Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 15-Aug
Died on This Day (15-Aug)
Rita Borsellino was an Italian Sicilian anti-Mafia activist, politician and, between 2009 and 2014, a Member of the European Parliament for the Democratic Party.
Italian anti-Mafia activist
Dalian Robert Atkinson was an English footballer who played as a striker.
Timothy Cathcart was a Northern Irish rally driver from Enniskillen who was killed at the 2014 Todds Leap , a round of the 2014 British Rally Championship season, after his car, a Citroën DS3 R3T left the road and crashed near Fivemiletown.
Northern Irish rally driver
Harry Max Harrison was an American science fiction author, known mostly for his character The Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! .
American science fiction writer
Ahmad Alaadeen was a jazz saxophonist and educator whose career spanned over six decades.
Haim Yosef Zadok
Haim Yosef Zadok was an Israeli jurist and politician.
Edward Craven Walker was an English inventor, who invented the psychedelic Astro lamp, also known as the lava lamp.
Viktor Robertovich Tsoi was a Soviet and Russian singer and songwriter who co-founded Kino, one of the most popular and musically influential bands in the history of Russian music.
Imru Haile Selassie
Leul Ras Imru Haile Selassie, CBE was an Ethiopian noble, soldier, and diplomat.
Korechika Anami was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II who was War Minister during the surrender of Japan.
Paul Hereford Oliver MBE was an English architectural historian and writer on the blues and other forms of African-American music.
British architectural historian
Horace Julian Bond was an American social activist, leader of the civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer.
American social activist
Rosalía Mera Goyenechea was a Spanish businesswoman and entrepreneur.
World's richest woman
Richard Joseph Rypien was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who spent parts of six seasons in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks.
Canadian ice hockey player
Min Thu Wun
Min Thu Wun was a Burmese poet, writer and scholar who helped launch a new age literary movement called Khit-San in Burma.
Peter Mazur was an Austrian-born, Dutch physicist and one of the founders of the field of non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
John Cameron Swayze
John Cameron Swayze was an American news commentator and game show panelist during the 1940s and 1950s who later became best known as a product spokesman.
American news presenter and reporter
James Robert Maxwell was an American runner. He competed at the 1928 Olympics in the 400 m hurdles, but failed to reach the final.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman , shortened as Sheikh Mujib or just Mujib, was a Bangladeshi politician and statesman.
President of Bangladesh
John D. Imboden
John Daniel Imboden , American lawyer, Virginia state legislator, and a Confederate army general.
Confederate Army general