Died On August 10th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 10. The list includes people like Henry Moseley, Walter Gerlach, Leos Janacek, Isaac Hayes, Euronymous. Famous personalities featured on this list, include physicists, aerospace engineers, composers and inventors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Spain and many more countries.
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Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2008
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Euronymous
(Guitarist)
Euronymous
46
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Egersund
Died: 1993
Øystein Aarseth, better known as Euronymous, was a pioneer in the Norwegian black-metal circuit. He co-founded the band Mayhem and was its guitarist. He also launched the metal record label Deathlike Silence Productions and the black-metal record shop Helvete. A self-proclaimed Satanist, he was murdered by his bandmate Varg Vikernes.
 3 
Jani Lane
(Singer-songwriter)
Jani Lane
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA
Died: 2011
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Eydie Gormé
(Singer)
Eydie Gormé
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2013
 5 
Henry Moseley
(Physicist)
Henry Moseley
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: 1915

Henry Moseley was an English physicist best known for his development of Moseley's law in X-ray spectra. He made major contributions to the fields of atomic physics, nuclear physics, and quantum physics. He was working at the University of Oxford when World War I broke out, following which he went to volunteer for the Royal Engineers of the British Army. 

 6 
Robert H. Goddard
14
Birthdate: October 5, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1945

The son of a machine shop owner, Robert H. Goddard grew up to become a pioneer of rocketry. Interested in physics and mechanics since childhood, he dreamed of space flight. He developed the world’s first rocket that ran on liquid fuel. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is named after him.

 7 
John Saunders
(Canadian-American Sports Journalist)
John Saunders
5
Birthdate: February 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2016

John Saunders was a sports journalist who worked for the popular cable sports channel ESPN from 1986 to 2016. During his career, Saunders anchored important events, such as the 1995 World Series of Major League Baseball (MLB). His book Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope was published posthumously.

 8 
Tony Esposito
(Canadian-American Professional Ice Hockey Goaltender)
Tony Esposito
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Died: 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Joaquín Sorolla
(Spanish Valencian Painter Best Known for His Depictions of Beach and Water Scenes)
Joaquín Sorolla
2
Birthdate: February 27, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Died: 1923

Born into poverty and orphaned at age 2, Impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla later traveled to Rome to acquire training in painting. He began his career painting on themes of historical and social relevance and later also excelled in landscapes and portraits. Sad Inheritance remains one of his best works.

 10 
Otto Lilienthal
(German Aeronautical Engineer Who Completed Successful Glider Flights for the First Time)
Otto Lilienthal
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 23, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anklam, Germany
Died: 1896

German aeronautical engineer Otto Lilienthal became the first known person to use gliders for a successful flight. A mechanical engineer, he owned a shop and flight factory and developed gliders, with which he completed around 2,000 flights. Lilienthal, however, died after breaking his back in a glider crash.

 11 
Buddy Baker
(American Professional Stock Car Racing Driver)
Buddy Baker
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 12 
Ferdinand VI of Spain
(King)
Ferdinand VI of Spain
2
Birthdate: September 23, 1713
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1759
 13 
Lou Boudreau
(Baseball player)
Lou Boudreau
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harvey, Illinois, United States
Died: 2001
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Michael Haydn
(Composer of the Classical period, the younger brother of Joseph Haydn)
Michael Haydn
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1737
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rohrau, Austria
Died: 1806
 15 
Aletta Jacobs
(Physician)
Aletta Jacobs
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 9, 1854
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sappemeer, Netherlands
Died: 1929

Apart from being the first female university graduate in the Netherlands, the first Dutch female physician, and the first female to get a medical doctorate in her country, Aletta Jacobs was also a pioneering women’s suffrage activist. She traveled the world for her feminist mission with fellow suffragette Carrie Chapman.

 16 
Jennifer Paterson
(Celebrity Cook Known for Her Liberal Use of Butter and Cream & The Show 'Two Fat Ladies')
Jennifer Paterson
2
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: April 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: 1999

Jennifer Paterson was a British celebrity cook, television personality, actress, and author. She is best remembered for hosting the popular TV show Two Fat Ladies along with Clarissa Dickson Wright. She also contributed as a columnist for magazines like The Oldie and The Spectator.

 17 
Robert Cornelius
(American Photographer and Pioneer in the History of Photography)
Robert Cornelius
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 1, 1809
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1893
 18 
Anthony Radziwiłł
(Swiss-born American Filmmaker and Television Executive)
Anthony Radziwiłł
4
Birthdate: August 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: 1999

Anthony Radziwill was a Swiss-born American filmmaker and television executive. The son of Polish Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł and socialite Lee Radziwiłł, Anthony started his career as a television producer, winning the prestigious Peabody Award in 1990 for his investigation on the revival of Nazism in the US. Anthony Radziwill died at the age of 40 due to cancer.

 19 
David Wolper
(Producer)
David Wolper
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2010
 20 
Joe Gans
(Boxer)
Joe Gans
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1910
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Antonio Pettigrew
(American Sprinter Who Specialized in the 400 Meters)
Antonio Pettigrew
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Conlon Nancarrow
(Composer)
Conlon Nancarrow
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Texarkana, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1997
 23 
Saint Lawrence
(Religious Leader)
Saint Lawrence
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 0225
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hispania
Died: 0258

Saint Lawrence was one of the seven deacons of the Roman church serving Pope Sixtus II, who were executed by the Roman emperor Valerian during the persecution of the Christians. As a deacon, he was responsible for the distribution of alms to the poor. He was captured and martyred in 258 AD. His feast day is on 10 August. 

 24 
Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
(Advocate, Resistance fighter)
Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died: 1944
 25 
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
(Expressionist painter)
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
0
Birthdate: December 1, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chemnitz, Germany
Died: 1976
 26 
Joe Lapchick
(Basketball Player)
Joe Lapchick
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: 1970
 27 
Kristen Nygaard
(Norwegian Computer Scientist Known for Co-inventing of 'Object-Oriented Programming' and the Programming Language 'Simula')
Kristen Nygaard
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: 2002

Kristen Nygaard was a Norwegian programming language pioneer, computer scientist, and politician. He is remembered for co-inventing Object-oriented programming (OOP), a programming paradigm currently taught at engineering colleges of many countries including India. In 2001, he received the A.M. Turing Award for co-inventing the programming language Simula. Kristen Nygaard and Ole-Johan Dahl were the first winners of the Rosing Prize.

 28 
Raquel Torres
(Actress)
Raquel Torres
0
Birthdate: November 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hermosillo, Mexico
Died: 1987
 29 
Louis II, Duke of Bourbon
(Duke)
Louis II, Duke of Bourbon
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 4, 1337
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1410
 30 
Madeleine Leininger
(Nursing Theorist and Developer of the Concept of Transcultural Nursing)
Madeleine Leininger
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sutton, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2012

Madeleine Leininger was an American nursing professor and nursing theorist. She is credited with developing the concept of transcultural nursing. Madeleine Leininger's contributions to nursing theory were honored by the American Academy of Nursing with a Living Legend award in 1998.

 31 
Adela Rogers St. Johns
(American journalist)
Adela Rogers St. Johns
0
Birthdate: May 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1988
 32 
Frank Lloyd
(Former Director best known as one of the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Frank Lloyd
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1960
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Estes Kefauver
(Politician)
Estes Kefauver
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 26, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madisonville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1963
 34 
Adah Isaacs Menken
(Actress)
Adah Isaacs Menken
3
Birthdate: June 15, 1835
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: 1868
 35 
Fritz-Dietlof von der Schulenburg
(Government official, Military leader)
Fritz-Dietlof von der Schulenburg
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 1944
 36 
Edward Henry Palmer
(Explorer)
Edward Henry Palmer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: 1882
 37 
Terence Rigby
(Actor)
Terence Rigby
2
Birthdate: January 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Erdington, Birmingham, England
Died: 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
Charles Russell, Baron Russell
(Jurist)
Charles Russell, Baron Russell
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 10, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: County Down, Ireland
Died: 1900
 39 
Jean-Claude Lauzon
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Jean-Claude Lauzon
0
Birthdate: September 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 1997
 40 
Walter Gerlach
(Physicist)
Walter Gerlach
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 1, 1889
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Biebrichn, Germany
Died: 1979
 41 
Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany
(Duchess)
Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1184 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1241
 42 
Piero Tosi
(Costume Designer Known for His Exhaustively Researched & Intricately Detailed Historical Costumes)
Piero Tosi
0
Birthdate: April 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Died: 2019

Piero Tosi was an Italian costume designer known for his extensively researched and intricately detailed historical costumes. He began his career in the 1950s, and his first significant period film was Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti. He collaborated with Visconti in many other films in the coming decades. He was awarded an Academy Honorary Award in 2013. 

 43 
John Kane
(Painter)
John Kane
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Calder, Scotland
Died: 1934
 44 
Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia
(Aristocrat)
Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1825
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1844
 45 
Neal Conan
(Radio personality, Journalist)
Neal Conan
0
Birthdate: November 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: 2021
 46 
James Stillman Rockefeller
(American Rower and Olympic Gold Medalist)
James Stillman Rockefeller
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2004
 47 
Sabina Ajrula
(Actress)
Sabina Ajrula
1
Birthdate: April 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: 2021
 48 
Fastrada
(Queen consort)
Fastrada
0
Birthdate: 0765 AD
Birthplace: Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany
Died: 0794
 49 
Charles Elmé Francatelli
(Food Writer Who Wrote The Modern Cook)
Charles Elmé Francatelli
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1805 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1876
 50 
Maarten Tromp
(General)
Maarten Tromp
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 23, 1598
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Breille, Netherlands
Died: 1653