Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 12-Aug
Died on This Day (12-Aug)
Ange Didier Houon , known professionally as DJ Arafat, Arafat Muana and various other stage names, was an Ivorian DJ and singer who made music in the Coupé-Décalé genre.
Ivorian disc jockey and musician
Martin Ramirez Sostre was an American activist known for his role in the prisoners' rights movement.
David William McLetchie CBE was a Scottish politician who served as Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party from 1999 to 2005.
Robert Henry Robinson was an English radio and television presenter, game show host, journalist and author.
Karl-Erik Albert "Charlie" Norman also known as Charles was a Swedish musician and entertainer.
Enos Bradsher Slaughter , nicknamed "Country", was an racist American Major League Baseball right fielder.
American baseball player and coach
Loretta Young was an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953.
Kyu Sakamoto and raised as Hisashi Ōshima , 10 December 1941 – 12 August 1985) was a Japanese singer and actor, best known outside Japan for his international hit song "Ue o Muite Arukō" , which was sung in Japanese and sold over 13 million copies.
Japanese singer and acttor
Joseph William Storey was an internationally renowned architect based in Chatham, Ontario, Canada.
Karl Hermann von Struve was a Baltic German astronomer.
Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim
Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim , was a Sudanese writer, women's rights activist and socialist leader.
Politician and human rights campaigner
Lauren Bacall was an American actress. She was named the 20th-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute and received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009 in recognition of her contribution to the Golden Age of motion pictures.
American actress and singer
Joseph Kubert was a Polish-born American comic book artist, art teacher, and founder of The Kubert School.
Polish-born American comic book artist
Guido de Marco
Guido de Marco, was a Maltese politician, who served as the sixth President of Malta from 1999 to 2004.
Christian Boussus was a left-handed French tennis player who found success in the 1920s and 1930s.
Left-handed french tennis player
James Robert Hughes was an American professional baseball player.
American baseball player
Bernard "Hap" Kliban was an American cartoonist.
F. S. Platou
Frithjof Stoud Platou was a Norwegian architect. He worked for the international architects Lars Backer and Erich Mendelsohn before he established his own architectural firm in Oslo.
Count Pavel Nikolayevich Ignatiev was an Imperial Russian politician who served as Education Minister for Tsar Nicholas II.
Russian noble and politician
David Bierens de Haan
David Bierens de Haan was a Dutch mathematician and historian of science.