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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 6

Last Updated 12-05-2019

🎭🎵Ella Jenkins -- is 95 in the year 2019 and 96 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1924 N.S.
Actress, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco, California; NN:The First Lady of the Children's Folk Song
Misc: Children's performer

🎵Mike Elliott -- is 90 in the year 2019 and 91 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1929
Saxophonist, Jamaican
Misc: some sources say b. 1939
Group Names: Foundations

🎭Anneli Sauli -- is 87 in the year 2019 and 88 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1932
Actress, Finnish

Piers Anthony -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1934
Sci-fi Writer, English

John Storey Bonington -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1934
Explorer, English
Misc: of the UK who led the highest final stage in any wall climb when a British expedition climbed the south face of Annapurna I in 1970.

🎭Barbara Windsor -- is 82 in the year 2019 and 83 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1937
Actress, Producer, English
TV Shows: EastEnders (as Peggy)
Movie Titles: Alice in Wonderland (2010), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Alice Throught the Looking Glass (2016)

🎭Peter Bonerz -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1938
Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in Portsmouth, NH
TV Shows: Bob Newhart Show (as Jerry Robinson), 9 to 5 (as Franklin Hart), Murphy Brown (director)
Movie Titles: Police Academy 6

🎭Louise Sorel -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1940
Actress
Names/Places: Ken Howard & Herb Edelman's ex-
TV Shows: One Life to Live (as Judith), Santa Barbara (as Augusta Lockridge), The Survivors, Don Rickles Show, Days of Our Lives (as Vivian Alamain), Port Charles (as Donatella Stewart), Passions (as Dort)
Movie Titles: Plaza Suite

✍🎭🎵Mike Sarne -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1940
Writer, Movie Actor, Producer/Director, Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Michael Scheur
Movie Titles: Eastern Promises, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The World's End, Les Miserables

🏆⚾Ray Culp -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1941
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

🎭Michael Anderson Jr. -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1943
TV/Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: The Monroes (as Clayt)
Movie Titles: Logan's Run, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Sons of Katie Ellder

🎭Ray Buktenica -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1943 N.S.
TV Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Rhoda, House Calls (as Dr. Norman Solomon), Life Goes On (as Jerry Berkson)
Movie Titles: Heat, My Girl

🏆🏌Ed Sneed -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1944
Sportscaster, Golfer
Misc: Golf Course Design Consultant

🏆⚾Andy Messersmith -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1945
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RN:John Alexander Messersmith
Misc: one of the first players to go free agent; 4x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: California Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers

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🎵Judy Craig -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1946
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Chiffons

🏆🏈Ken Riley -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1947
NFL Cornerback
Misc: intercepted 596 yards with 5 TDs; Cincinnati Bengals; Super Bowl XVI
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Bengals

🎭🎵Sally Eaton -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1947
Actress, Singer

🎵Dennis Alcapone -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1947
Music Producer, Musician, Jamaican

🎭🎵🎸Carol Pope -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1949
Actress, Songwriter, New Wave Singer, Canadian, English

🎭Nathan Purdee -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1950 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: One Life to Live (as Hank Gannon)
Movie Titles: The Return of Superfly, Life of Crime, In a Blue Mood

🎭🎮Dorian Harewood -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1950
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Roots (as Simon), Strike Force, Trauma Center, Glitter, Capitol Critters, Trials of Rosie O'Neill (as Hank Mitchell), Viper (as Julian Wilkes)
Movie Titles: Full Metal Jacket, Gothika, 12 Angry Men, The Legend of Prince Valiant
Video Games: Biker Mice from Mars, Diablo (series), Metal Gear Rising (series), Lost Planet: Colonies

🎭Catherine Hicks -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1951
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Scottsdale, AZ
TV Shows: The Bad News Bears, Tucker's Witch, Ryan's Hope, Seventh Heaven (as Annie Camden)
Movie Titles: Child's Play, Peggy Sue Got Married, Star Trek IV

✍🎭Brian Levant -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1952
Writer, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Bad News Bears, Mork and Mindy, Happy Days, The New Leave It to Beaver
Movie Titles: Jingle All the Way, Beethoven, Problem Child 2, The Flintstones, The Spy Next Door

🎵🎸Pat MacDonald -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1952
Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Timbuk 3

🎭Valerie Wildman -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1953
Actress
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Christine Pettie 92-94), Days of Our Lives (as Fay Walker)
Movie Titles: Cast Away, Beverly Hills Cop II, Mars Attacks!, Disaster Movie

🎵Mark Dufresne -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1953
Country Performer
Group Names: Confederate Railroad

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🏆⚾Ken Phelps -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1954
MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN: Digger

🎭🎵Stepfanie Kramer -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1956
TV/Movie Actress, Director, Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Stephanie (SAG neccesated her to change her first name)
TV Shows: We Got It Made (as Claudia), Hunter (as Det. Sgt. Dee Dee McCall)

🏆⚾Bob Horner -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1957
MLB Player

🎭Ira Angustain -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1958
Actor
Misc: retired from actin in 1986; looks like Freddie Prinze
TV Shows: The White Shadow (as Ricky Gomez)
Movie Titles: 80 Steps to Jonah, Panic in Echo Park

🎵Randy DeBarge -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1958
Bassist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: DeBarge

🎭Grant Aleksander -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1959
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Guiding Light (as Phillip Spaulding), All My Children (as Alec McIntyre)

🎭Scott Allan Campbell -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1959
Actor, Producer, Entertainment Art Department
TV Shows: NYPD Blue (as IAB Sgt. Martens)
Movie Titles: White Oleander, Hostage, Gettsburg

🎵Joyce Sims -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1959
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer, American
Group Names: All & All

🎭Leland Orser -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1960
Actor, Director
TV Shows: ER (as Dr. Lucien Dubenko)
Movie Titles: Taken, Taken 2, Se7en, Independence Day; The Bone Collector

🏆🏀Dale Ellis -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1960
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

🏆🎳Carol Norman -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1961
Bowler
Misc: LPBT bowler, rookie of the year 1982

🎭🏆Kimberly Conrad-Hefner -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1962
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: Hugh Hefner's wife
Misc: January 1988; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1989; Playboy Playmate for life; b. Aug 6 1963?

🎭🏆Michelle Yeoh -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1962
Actress, Producer, Beauty Pagent Winner, Malaysia
Names/Places: aka Michelle Khan; RN:Yeoh Chu-Kheng
Misc: Miss Malaysia 1983
Movie Titles: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", Tomorrow Never Dies, Sunshine, Babylon A.D., Supercop

🏆🏁🏃Thomas Jefferson -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1962
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)

🎵Barry Bookbinder -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1963 N.S.
Novelty Singer
Group Names: Barry and the Bookbinders
Song Titles: 2 Hot 4 U, Part II, Learn How To Drive, She Grabbed My Coconuts, How Wuz I 2 Know, 18 Wheels Later, The Knuckle Song, Fart in an Elevator, Inner Thoughts, This Song

🎵Jamie Kensit -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1963
Guitarist, Keyboardist, British
Misc: some say b. Aug 5

🎭🏆Lisa Boyle -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1964
Actress, Cameraperson, Model
Movie Titles: Bad Boys, Face/Off, Lost Highway, The Nutty Professor, Showgirls

🎭Moosie Drier -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1964
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
TV Shows: Laugh In
Movie Titles: Ice Age: Collision Course, Howl's Moving Castle, Epic, The 'Burbs, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

🎵Patsy Lynn -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1964
Country Singer
Names/Places: Loretta's twin daughter

🎵Peggy Lynn -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1964
Country Singer
Names/Places: Loretta's twin daughter

🎵🎸Robert Mason -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1964
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Lynch Mob

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🏆🏈Brian Kinchen -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1965
NFL Player

🎭De'Voreaux White -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1965
Actor
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as Aristotle McKenzie)
Movie Titles: Die Hard, The Blues Brothers, Trespass, Places in the Heart

🎭Jeremy Ratchford -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1965
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Cold Case (as Nick Vera)
Movie Titles: Unforgiven, Fly Away Home, Blue Murder

🏆🏀David Maurice Robinson -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Center, Olympic Athlete
Misc: college Player of Year at Navy in 1987; overall first pick by San Antonio in 1987 NBA Draft; served in military from 1987-89; led NBA in scoring in 1994; played on bronze medal-winning Olympic team in 1988 and Dream Team gold medal winner in '92; 1996 Dream Team; 2x NBA Champion (1999, 2003); 1x NBA MVP (1995); 10x NBA All-Star (1990-96, 1998, 2000-01); 4x All-NBA First Team Selection (1991-92, 1995-96); 2x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1994, 1998); 4x All-NBA Third Team Selection (1990, 1993, 2000-01); 1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992); 4x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1991-92, 1995-96); 4x NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection (1990, 1993-94, 1998); NBA Rookie of the Year (1990); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1990); FIBA World Championship gold medalist (1986); 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (1992, 1996); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1986); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 1x World Champion (1986); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Spurs #50 retired
Sports Teams: Navy (1983-1987), San Antonio Spurs (1989-2003)

🎵🎷Ravi Coltrane -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1965
Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Names/Places: John's son

🏆🏌Billy Mayfair -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1966
Golfer

🎭Nita Dee Di Giampaolo -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1966
Actress, Dancer
Misc: retired from acting in 1981
TV Shows: The New Mickey Mouse Club

🏆⚾Stan Belinda -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1966
MLB Pitcher

🎭🎵Lisa Stewart -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1968
Actress, TV Hostess, Country Performer
Movie Titles: Country Strong, Jericho, The Identical, Ask Me No Questions

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✍🎭M. Night Shyamalan -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1970
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Producer/Director, India
Movie Titles: The Sixth Sense, Wide Awake, Stuart Little, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, Lady in the Water

🎭Merrin Dungey -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1971
Actress
TV Shows: Alias (as Francine 'Francie' Calfo), Summerland (as Susannah Rexford), King of Queens (as Kelly Palmer), Malcolm in the Middle (as Kitty Kenarban)
Movie Titles: Edtv, Deep Impact

🏆🏒Mike Bales -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1971
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🎭Jason O'Mara -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1972
Actor, Irish
TV Shows: Vegas (as Deputy Lamb)
Movie Titles: Resident Evil: Extinction, One For the Money, Son of Batman, Batman: Bad Blood

🏆🏈Mike Frederick -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1972
NFL Defensive End

🎵Geri Estelle "Ginger" Halliwell -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1972 N.S.
Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: aka Geri Halliwell Horner
Misc: rumor she was actually born in 1962?
Group Names: The Spice Girls, soloist

🎭Vera Farmiga -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1973
Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Bates Motel (as Norma Louise Bates)
Movie Titles: 15 Minutes, The Conjuring, Source Code, Up in the Air, The Departed

🎭🎵David Campbell -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1973
Actor, Producer, Singer

🎵Donna Lewis -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1973
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Welsh (Wales)
Song Titles: I Love You Always Forever

🎭Ever Carradine -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1974
Actress
Movie Titles: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Lost and Found, Bubble Boy, Dead and Breakfast

🏆⚾Víctor Zambrano -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1975
MLB Pitcher, Venezuelan

🎭🎮Soliel Moon Frye -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1976
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Director, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Glendora, CA; Meeno Peluce's sister
Misc: PRON:So-LAY
TV Shows: Punky Brewster (as Penelope Punky Brewster also in cartoon version of the show), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Roxie King), The Proud Family (as Zoey Howzer), Planet Sheen
Movie Titles: The Girls' Room
Video Games: Bratz (series)

🎭🏆🏁Melissa George -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1976
Actress, Roller Skater, American, Australian
TV Shows: Home and Away (as Angel), Alias (as Lauren Reed), Heartbeat (as Dr. Alexandra Panttiere)
Movie Titles: 30 Days of Night, Triangle, The Amityville Horror

🏆⚾Kris Wilson -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1976
MLB Pitcher

🏆Marisa Miller -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1978 N.S.
Model

🎭Rory Scovel -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1980 N.S.
Comedian

🎭🎵Leslie Odom Jr. -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1981
Actor, Singer
Misc: stage: Hamilton
TV Shows: Vanished, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Smash (as Sam Strickland), Person of Interest (as Peter Collier), CSI: Miami (as Joseph Kayle)
Movie Titles: Red Tails

🎵🎸Travis McCoy -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1981
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rap-Rock Performer
Group Names: Gym Class Heroes

🎭Romola Garai -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1982
Actress, English, Hong Kong
Movie Titles: Amazing Grace, I Capture the Castle, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Last Days on Mars

🎭🏆Adrianne Curry -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1982
Actress, Producer, Personality, Model
TV Shows: My Fair Brady (producer, has nothing to do with The Brady Bunch); America's Next Top Model (winner 2003)

🏆⚽Robin Van Persie -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1983 N.S.
Soccer Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

🎵🎸Eric Roberts -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1984
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Gym Class Heroes

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🎭💻Lauren Watson -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1986 N.S.
Actress, Producer/Director, Internet Video Actress, Australian
TV Shows: 13 Witches
Movie Titles: This Means War, From Beneath

🎭Michael Parr -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1986 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Emmerdale (as Ross Barton)

🎭Chelsee Healey -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1988 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Waterloo Road, Hollyoaks

🎭Kacey Rohl -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1991 N.S.
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Hannibal, The Killing, Working the Engels
Movie Titles: Red Riding Hood, Geek Charming (TV movie)

🎭Jack Brett Anderson -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1991 N.S.
Actor, English

John Albert Victor McKeown -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1991
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Tracey Ullman & Allan's son

🏆⚾Wilmer Flores -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1991 N.S.
MLB Infielder, Venezuelan

🎭🏆Charlotte McKinney -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1993 N.S.
Dancer, Model

Hopper Jack Penn -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1993
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Robin Wright & Sean's son

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🏆🏈Tre Mason -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1993 N.S.
NFL Runningback

Jack Antonio Sabàto -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1994
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Virginia Madsen & Antonio's son

🏆🏈Kareem Hunt -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1995 N.S.
NFL Runningback

Jon Walker Landgraf -- is 22 in the year 2019 and 23 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Ally and John's son

🎭Ty Simpkins -- is 18 in the year 2019 and 19 in the year 2020; b.8/6/2001 N.S.
Actor

Mary Lucille Diana Hanson -- is 3 in the year 2019 and 4 in the year 2020; b.8/6/2016 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Kate and Zac's daughter; sister of Shepherd, Junia and Abraham

🎭Frank Schofield -- b.8/6/????
Actor
Misc: b. c. 1930?; retired from acting in 1976
Movie Titles: The Outlaw Josey Wales

🎭Shareen Mitchell -- b.8/6/????
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Hudson Street (as Lucy Canetti)
Movie Titles: Out for Justice, A Table for One

📰Laurin Sydney -- b.8/6/????
Newscaster
TV Shows: CNN's Showbiz Today

François Fénelon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1651 N.S. d.1/7/1715 N.S. (63)
Theologian, French

Johann I Bernoulli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/27/1667 O.S. or 8/6/1667 N.S. d.1/1/1748 N.S.
Mathematician, Swiss
Names/Places: RFN:Jean
Misc: investigated the then new mathematical calculus, which he applied to the measurement of curves, to differential equations, and to mechanical problems.

👑King Charles VII Of Germany -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1697 N.S. d.1/20/1745 N.S. (47)
King, German
Misc: ruled 1726-45

Daniel O'Connell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1775 d.5/15/1847 (71)
Head of State, Irish
Misc: First of the great 19th-century Irish leaders in the British House of Commons.

Alfred Lord Tennyson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1809 d.10/6/1892 (83)
Poet, English
Misc: 1st Baron; Poet Laureate
Book Titles: The Charge of the Light Brigade, In Memoriam

🎨Francis B. Carpenter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1830 d.5/23/1900 (69)
Painter

Adolph F. A. Bandelier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1840 d.3/18/1914 (73)
Archaeologist

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Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1861 d.9/30/1948 (87)
First Lady
Names/Places: Theodore's wife #2

✍📰Frederick T. Jane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1865 d.3/8/1916 (50)
Author, Historian, British
Misc: was the founding editor of reference books on warships (All the World's Fighting Ships) and aircraft (All the World's Airships).

🎭Chief Thundercloud -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1866 d.1/31/1967 (100)
Actor
Names/Places: RN:Scott T. Williams
TV Shows: The Lone Ranger

📰Frank Irving Cobb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1869 d.12/21/1923 (54)
Journalist
Misc: who succeeded Joseph Pulitzer as editor of the; New York World, and who became famous for his "fighting" editorials. He was described as "liberal but sane, brilliant but sound."

⚖🎭Leo Carrillo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1881 N.S. d.9/10/1961 N.S. (80)
Statesman, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: The Cisco Kid (as Pancho)

Sir Alexander Fleming -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1881 N.S. d.3/11/1955 (73)
Scientist, Bacteriologist, Scotish
Misc: Penicillin founder (Nobel 1954); b. Aug 16?

📰Louella Parsons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1881 d.12/9/1972 (91)
Journalist, Columnist
Names/Places: RLN:Oettinger
Misc: Hollywood Gossip

✍⚛Scott Nearing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1883 d.8/24/1983 (100)
Author, Sociologist

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🎵Arthur Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1888 d.3/29/1953 (64)
Songwriter, Singer

🏆🏈🏀Arthur Schabinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1889 N.S. d.10/13/1972 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Schabinger is credited (although disputed) with throwing the first forward pass in college football history.
Sports Teams: Ottawa (football coach 1915-1919, basketball coach 1916-1920), Emporia State (basketball coach 1920-1922), Creighton (basketball coach 1922-1935)

🎖George Kenney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1889 d.8/9/1977 (88)
General, Canadian
Misc: Air Force

✍📰John Middleton Murry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1889 d.3/13/1957 (67)
Critic, Journalist, English

🎖William (Joseph) Slim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1891 d.12/14/1970 (79)
Hero, British
Misc: field marshal and chief of the Imperial General Staff who turned back an attempted Japanese invasion of India and defeated the Japanese armies in Burma (Myanmar) during World War II.

🎭Hoot Gibson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1892 d.8/23/1962 (70)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RFMN:Edmund Richard
Misc: silent westerns

✍🎭Frank Tuttle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1892 d.1/6/1963 (70)
Writer, Movie Director

🎭Guthrie McClintic -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1893 d.10/29/1961 (68)
Producer, Movie Director
Misc: Theater director

Bonner Means Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1894 d.4/26/1991 (96)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: FN:Ethel; James A.'s mom

🎭Jack Kirkwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1894 d.8/2/1964 (69)
Actor
TV Shows: Fibber McGee & Molly (as Fred Nitney), One Happy Family

🎵Ernesto Lecuona -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1895 d.11/29/1963 (68)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Cuban

William Hillcourt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1900 d.11/9/1992 (92)
Author
Misc: Boy Scout Handbook

🎵Tony Parenti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1900 d.4/17/1972 (71)
Reeds

"Dutch" Schultz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1901 d.10/24/1935 (34)
Outlaw
Names/Places: RN:Arthur Flegenheimer
Misc: Mobster; big bootleg operator during prohibition era; some say b. 1900 or 1902

Georgette Heyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1902 d.7/4/1974 (71)
Novelist, Mystery Writer, British

🎵🎷Luis Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1902 d.12/11/1963 (61)
Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist

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Philip Morse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1903 d.9/5/1985 (82)
Physicist

🎭Ballard Berkeley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.1/19/1988 (83)
Actor
TV Shows: Fawlty Towers (as Major Gowen)

🏆🏌Harry Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.10/17/2000 (96)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: NN:Lighthorse

🏆🏀Henry "Hank" Iba -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.1/15/1993 (88)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: 767 wins, 2 NCAA titles; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Oklahoma State University (1957-1970), Oklahoma A&M (1934-1957)

🎵Franz Allers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1905 d.1/26/1995 (89)
Conductor, Czech
Misc: Camelot, My Fair Lady

🎵🎷Vic Dickenson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1906 d.11/16/1984 (78)
Composer, Trombonist, Jazz Musician

John Sterling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1906 d.7/1/1985 (78)
Educator

🎵Frankie Froeba -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1907 d.2/18/1981 (73)
Pianist
Group Names: Benny Goodman

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🎭William A. "Will" Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1908 N.S. d.12/7/1982 N.S. (74)
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Mr. Hooper)

🏆🎾Helen Hull Jacobs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1908 d.6/2/1997 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: 4-time winner of U.S. Championship (1932-35); Wimbledon winner in 1936; lost 4 Wimbledon finals to arch-rival Helen Wills Moody.

🎭Charles Crichton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1910 d.9/14/1999 (89)
Movie Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: Battle Of Sexes, A Fish Called Wanda

🎭Lucille Ball -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1911 d.4/26/1989 (77)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actress, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Celoron, NY; NN:Queen of Comedy; RN:Desiree; 2x Desi Arnaz's (1940-60), then Gary Morton's (61-) wife
Misc: died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; first person D.T. ever recognized
TV Shows: My Favorite Husband, I Love Lucy (as Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo), The Lucy Show (as Lucy Carmichael), Here's Lucy (as Lucy Carter), Life with Lucy (as Lucy Barker)
Movie Titles: Mame

🎖🎭Wild Bill Cody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1913 d.10/25/1988 (75)
Hero, Actor
Names/Places: RN:Albert William

🎭Jim Ameche -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1915 d.2/4/1983 (67)
Radio Actor, TV Host
Names/Places: Don's brother

🎨✍Barbara Cooney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1916 d.3/10/2000 (83)
Illustrator, Children's Author

📰Richard Hofstadter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1916 d.10/24/1970 (54)
Historian

🎖🎭🏆⚾🏀🏒E. Michael Burke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1916 N.S. d.2/5/1987 N.S. (70)
Naval Officer, TV Executive, MLB Executive, NBA Executive, NHL Executive
Names/Places: RFN: Edmund
Misc: C.I.A. agent, O.S.S. agent, President of Madison Square Garden, General Manager of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, New York Knichs, New York Rangers
TV Shows: CBS TV (executive)

🎭George Tyne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1917 d.3/7/2008 (90)
TV Director

⛪🎭Robert Mitchum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1917 d.7/1/1997 (79)
Protestant, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Bridgeport, CT
TV Shows: The Winds of War, North & South
Movie Titles: Cape Fear, Hopalong Cassidy (western series), Gung Ho, The Story of GI Joe, Out of the Past, Night of the Hunter

🎵🎷Norman Granz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1918 d.11/22/2001 (83)
Music Producer, Jazz Musician
Misc: label boss

🏆🎾Pauline Betz Addie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1919 d.5/31/2011 (91)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: Wimbledon champ 1946

🎭Ella Raines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1921 d.6/6/1988 (66)
Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: RN:Ella Wallace Raubes
Misc: d. May 30?
TV Shows: Janet Dean RN

🎭Jackie Kelk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1921 d.9/5/2002 (81)
Actor, Radio Actor
TV Shows: The Aldrich Family (as Homer Brown)

🎵Buddy Collette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1921 d.9/19/2010 (89)
Composer, Pianist, Reeds

💰🎭Sir Freddie Laker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1922 d.2/9/2006 (83)
Executive, Game Show Host, English
Misc: airline executive

🏆🏌Doug Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1922 N.S. d.5/14/2018 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: Masters [1957], PGA [1955]

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Bruce Laingen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1922 N.S. d.7/15/2019 N.S. (96)
Diplomat
Misc: highest-ranking diplomat among the 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days

🎭Sherwood Bailey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1923 d.8/6/1987 (64)
Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Spud)

🎭🎵William B. Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1923 N.S. d.8/3/1986 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Announcer, Radio Disc Jock

🎵Jack Parnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1923 d.8/8/2010 (87)
Bandleader, English
Misc: on 10 TV series 1967-71

🎵🎷E. Parker McDougal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1924 d.7/18/1994 (69)
Tenor-sax, Jazz Performer

🎭Barbara Bates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1925 d.3/18/1969 (43)
Actress
TV Shows: It's a Great Life (as Kathy Morgan)

🎭Frank Finlay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1926 d.1/30/2016 N.S. (89)
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Othello, The Pianist, The Three Musketeers

💰Jackie Presser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1926 d.7/9/1988 (61)
Leader
Misc: Teamsters president 1980s

🏆⚾Clem Labine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1926 d.3/2/2007 (80)
MLB Player

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🏆🥊Janice-Lee York Romary -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1927 d.5/31/2007 (79)
Fencer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: competed in all six Olympic Games from 1948 to 1968; holder of 10 U.S. championships.

🎨🎭Andy Warhol -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1928 d.2/22/1987 (58)
Artist, Producer, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh, PA; RN:Andrew Warhola
Misc: Campbell's soupcans, Brillo boxes, Marilyn Monroe, Mao Tse-Tung; Pop art; some say 1927

✍⚖🎭Roger MacBride -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1929 d.3/5/1995 (65)
Writer, Politician, Attorney/Lawyer, Producer

Kateb Yacine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1929 d.10/28/1989 (60)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, African

🎭🎵🎷Abbey Lincoln -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1930 d.8/14/2010 (80)
Actress, Jazz Singer

🎵🎷Baden Powell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1936 d.9/26/2000 (64)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer, Brazilian
Misc: a pioneer of bossa nova who was more popular abroad than at home

🎵🎷Charlie Haden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1937 d.7/11/2014 (76)
Composer, Bassist, Jazz Musician

🏆🏌Bert Yancey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1938 d.8/26/1994 (56)
Golfer

🎭Paul Bartel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1938 d.5/13/2000 (61)
Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Eating Raoul

🎭🎵Isaac Hayes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1943 N.S. d.8/10/2008 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Organist, Pianist, Saxophonist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Covington, TN
Misc: he once celebrated his birthday on Aug 20 instead of Aug 6 according to Gold Today.
TV Shows: South Park (as Chef)
Movie Titles: Shaft

🎵🎷Allan Holdsworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1946 d.4/16/2017 N.S. (70)
Composer, Violinist, Jazz Guitarist, English
Group Names: Soft Machine

🎭Michael Peters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1948 d.8/27/1994 (46)
Choreographer
Misc: won a Tony award for choreographing "Dreamgirls" and helped create Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video; d. Aug 29?

🎭Cara Lott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1961 N.S. d.3/19/2018 N.S. (56)
XXX-rated actress

🎵Elliott Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1969 N.S. d.10/21/2003 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Song Titles: Needle in the Hay

🏆Jon Benet Ramsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1990 d.12/26/1996 (6)
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Colorado child beauty queenette, murdered at 6

Pope Calixtus III -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1378 d.8/6/1458 (79)
Pope
Misc: from 1455-58

Ben Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1572 J-LD d.8/6/1637 J-LD (65)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Satirist, English
Names/Places: RFN:Benjamin; correct spelling: Ben Jonson
Misc: The first Poet Laureate

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🎨Diego Velázquez -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1599 N.S. d.8/6/1660 N.S. (61)
Painter, Spanish
Names/Places: MN:Rodriguez de Silva y

👑King Christian VI Of Denmark And Norway -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1699 d.8/6/1746 (46)
King

James Asheton Bayard -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1767 d.8/6/1815 (48)
Congressperson, Senator

📰💰Pierre Samuel du Pont -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1739 d.8/6/1817 (77)
Economist, Industrialist, French

Ludwig Ross -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1806 d.8/6/1859 (53)
Scientist, Archaeologist, German

Johann Von Lamont -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1805 d.8/6/1879 (73)
Astronomer, Physicist, Scotish
Misc: noted for discovering that the magnetic field of the Earth fluctuates with a period somewhat in excess of 10 years.

🎵George Frederick Root -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1820 d.8/6/1895 (74)
Composer, Songwriter, Musician

Ellen Louise Axson Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1860 d.8/6/1914 (54)
First Lady
Names/Places: Woodrow's wife #1; MN:Axson

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Alfred Wilm -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/25/1869 d.8/6/1937 (68)
Scientist, German
Misc: Metallurgist

Richard I Bong -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1920 d.8/6/1945 (24)
Aviator
Misc: WW2 flying ace shot down 40 emeny planes in 3 years

🏆🥊Benny Lynch -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1913 d.8/6/1946 (33)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Scotish

🏆⚾Tony Lazzeri -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1903 d.8/6/1946 (42)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Misc: some say b. on Dec 26
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1926-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939), New York Giants (1939)

David Grandison Fairchild -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1869 d.8/6/1954 (85)
Botanist, Explorer
Misc: introduced 200,000 plant species from abroad; brought plants to US

🎭Janet Beecher -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1884 d.8/6/1955 (70)
Movie Actress

✍🎭Preston Sturges -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1898 d.8/6/1959 (60)
Screenwriter, Satirist, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:Edward P. Biden

🎭Sir Cedric Hardwicke -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1893 N.S. d.8/6/1964 N.S. (71)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
Names/Places: MN:Webster
Misc: 1950s TV playhouse actor
Movie Titles: Peter Pan (as Captain Hook)

🎭Nancy Carroll -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1903 d.8/6/1965 (61)
TV/Movie Actress
Misc: 30s movie beauty
TV Shows: The Aldrich Family (as Mrs. Alice Aldrich)

🎭🎵Everett Sloane -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1909 d.8/6/1965 (55)
TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Songwriter

📰W. M. Kiplinger -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1891 d.8/6/1967 (76)
Journalist

🎭George Beatty -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1895 d.8/6/1971 (75)
Actor

🎵Fausto Cleva -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1902 d.8/6/1971 (69)
Conductor, American, Italian
Misc: conductor of Symphonies

🎵Memphis Minnie -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1897 d.8/6/1973 (76)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Lizzie Douglas

F. Batista Y Zaldivar -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1901 d.8/6/1973 (72)
Head of State, Dictator, Cuban
Names/Places: FN:Fulgencio
Misc: the man Fidel Castro deposed

🎵🎷Gene "Jug" Eugene Ammons -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1925 N.S. d.8/6/1974 N.S. (49)
Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Names/Places: Albert's son
Misc: d. July 23?

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🎭Sir Peter Daubeny -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1921 d.8/6/1975 (54)
Movie Director, English, German

🎵Gregor Piatigorsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1903 Ju-1 or 4/17/1903 N.S. d.8/6/1976 N.S. (73)
Cellist, Russian

🎨Edward Durell Stone -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1902 d.8/6/1978 (76)
Architect
Misc: Kennedy Center, US Embassy, New Delhi

Pope Paul VI -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1897 d.8/6/1978 (80)
Religious Leader, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Giovanni Battista Montini
Misc: 262nd Pope 1963-78

🎭Kurt Kasznar -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1913 d.8/6/1979 (65)
TV/Stage Actor, Austrian
Names/Places: RLN:Serwischer
TV Shows: Land of the Giants (as Cmdr. Alexander Fitzhugh)
Movie Titles: The Sound of Music

Feodor Lynen -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1911 d.8/6/1979 (68)
Scientist, Biochemist, German
Misc: cholesterol research

Byron Price -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1891 d.8/6/1981 (90)
Politician, Government Official

🎵🎷Joe Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1909 d.8/6/1984 (75)
Jazz Trumpeter

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🎭Emilio Fernández -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1904 d.8/6/1986 (82)
Movie Director, Mexican

🎖William J. Schroeder -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1932 d.8/6/1986 (54)
Hero
Misc: 2nd person to receive the Jarvik 7 artifical heart; lives 620 days

🎭Sherwood Bailey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1923 d.8/6/1987 (64)
Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Spud)

🏆🏒Myles Stanley J. Lane -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/2/1903 N.S. d.8/6/1987 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Misc: played 1928-1934
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins

🎭Charles Arnt -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1908 d.8/6/1990 (81)
Actor

🎨Gordon Bunshaft -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1909 d.8/6/1990 (81)
Architect

🏆🏁🏊Joseph Thomas "Joe" Verdeur -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1926 N.S. d.8/6/1991 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

📰Harry Reasoner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1923 d.8/6/1991 (68)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Dakota City, Ia
Misc: 4x Emmy
TV Shows: 60 Minutes (first co-editor 1968-1970, 1978-1991), CBS News, ABC News

🏆⚾Bob Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1939 d.8/6/1993 (54)
MLB Pitcher

🎭🎵Domenico Modugno -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1928 d.8/6/1994 (66)
Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Italian
Song Titles: Volare (or 'Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu')

🏆⚾Jack Brickhouse -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1916 d.8/6/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: RFMN:John Beasley
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1983
Sports Teams: Chicaco Cubs, Chicago White Sox

🎵🎷Nat Gonella -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1908 d.8/6/1998 (90)
Trumpeter, Jazz Performer, English

🏆⛸Ilse Pausin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1919 d.8/6/1999 (80)
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Austrian
Misc: figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)

🎭Kathryn Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1906 d.8/6/1999 (92)
Variety Show Hostess, Dancer
Names/Places: RLN:Kohnfelder; Arthur's wife & partner
TV Shows: Arthur Murray Party

🏆🥊Aurele Couture -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1922 d.8/6/2000 (77)
Boxer
Misc: welterweight fighter Aurele ''Al'' Couture, held the record for the fastest knockout in boxing history when on Sept 24, 1946, he KOd Ralph Walton in 10 1/2 seconds.

🎭Dorothy Tutin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1930 d.8/6/2001 (71)
Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: The Six Wives of Henry VII

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🎭Alan Rafkin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1928 d.8/6/2001 (73)
Producer/Director
Misc: Prolific television director
TV Shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Murphy Brown, M-A-S-H, The Love Boat, Laverne & Shirley, Suddenly Susan, Veronica's Closet, The Jeff Foxworthy Show

Jorge Amado -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1912 d.8/6/2001 (88)
Novelist, Brazilian

🎵Larry Adler -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1914 d.8/6/2001 (87)
Composer, Harmonicaist
Misc: Virtuoso

🎵Rick James -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1948 d.8/6/2004 (56)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo, NY; Punk Funk; RN:James Johnson
Song Titles: Superfreak, Give It To Me Baby, You and I

🎭Jud Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1932 d.8/6/2008 N.S. (76)
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Dr. Kildare (as Dr. Thomas Gerson)
Movie Titles: The Old Man and the Sea, Foxfire, Kaleidoscope, Tail Gunner Joe

Simon Gray -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1936 d.8/6/2008 (71)
Dramatist/Playwright, English

✍🎭John Hughes -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1950 N.S. d.8/6/2009 N.S. (59)
Screenwriter, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Curly Sue, Uncle Buck, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Mr. Mom, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Breakfast Club, Weird Science

🎭🎵🎸Willy Deville -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1950 d.8/6/2009 (58)
Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Bandleader, Punk Rock Performer
Names/Places: NN:Mink; RFMN:William Borsay
Misc: some say b. Aug 27
Group Names: Mink DeVille

Fred Imus -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1942 d.8/6/2011 (69)
Names/Places: Don's Brother

🎭John Wood -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1930 d.8/6/2011 (81)
Actor, English

Fe del Mundo -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1911 N.S. d.8/6/2011 N.S. (99)
Pediatrician, Phillipean
Misc: the first woman admitted to Harvard Medical School

🏆🏀Dan Roundfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1953 d.8/6/2012 (59)
NBA Player

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Robert Hughes -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1938 d.8/6/2012 (74)
Art Critic

Sir Bernard Lovell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1913 d.8/6/2012 (98)
Astronomer, English
Misc: the force behind the world's first major radio telescope in 1957.

🎵Stuart Swanlund -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1958 d.8/6/2012 (54)
Country Performer
Group Names: Marshall Tucker Band

⛪🎵Marvin Hamlisch -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1944 d.8/6/2012 (68)
Jewish, Arranger, Composer, Pianist, Conductor, American
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Merv Griffin's cousin; FN:Andy Renko
Misc: famous for numerous soundtracks like The Way We Were, A Chorus Line, & The Sting (The Entertainer), The Spy Who Loved Me

🎵Ruggiero Ricci -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1920 d.8/6/2012 (92)
Violinist

🎵🎷Pete Fountain -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1930 d.8/6/2016 N.S. (86)
Jazz Clarinetist
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans
TV Shows: The Lawrence Welk Show (as the dixieland clarinetist)

Helen Delich Bentley -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1923 d.8/6/2016 N.S. (92)
Congressperson

🏆🏁🏃Betty Cuthbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1938 d.8/6/2017 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Australian
Misc: won gold medals in 100 and 200 meters and 4x100m relay at 1956 Olympics; also won 400m gold at 1964 Olympics, co-holder of the most Olympic gold medals (4) in track and field by a woman; in the Australian Hall of Fame.

🏆⚾Darren Daulton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1962 d.8/6/2017 N.S. (55)
MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN: Dutch
Misc: 3x All-Star, Silver Slugger Award

🎭Robert Dix -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1935 N.S. d.8/6/2018 N.S. (83)
Actor

Paul Laxalt -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1922 N.S. d.8/6/2018 N.S. (96)
Senator, Governor
Misc: Governor of Nevada 1967-1971, U.S. Senator 1974-1987

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