Died On August 15th

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Discover the most famous people who died on August 15. The list includes people like Rene Magritte, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Will Rogers, Paul Signac, Jacques Vergès. Famous personalities featured on this list, include composers, actors, artists and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Hungary & Sweden and many more countries.
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 1 
Will Rogers
(Vaudeville Performer, Humorist)
Will Rogers
7
Birthdate: November 4, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Died: 1935
 2 
Rene Magritte
(Belgian Surrealist Artist, Who Became Well Known for Creating a Number of Witty and Thought-Provoking Images)
Rene Magritte
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lessines, Belgium
Died: 1967
 3 
Lisa Robin Kelly
4
Birthdate: March 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Southington, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Gerd Müller
(One of the Greatest Football Goal Scorers of All Time)
Gerd Müller
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nördlingen, Germany
Died: 2021
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(Founding Father of Bangladesh)
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tungipara, Bangladesh
Died: 1975
 6 
James Dougherty
(American Police Officer and First Husband of Actress Marilyn Monroe)
James Dougherty
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Died: 2005
 7 
Viktor Tsoi
(Soviet Singer-Songwriter and Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'Kino')
Viktor Tsoi
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1990
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Julian Bond
(Social Activist)
Julian Bond
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2015
 9 
Jerry Wexler
(Record producer, Journalist, Composer)
Jerry Wexler
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2008
 10 
Paul Signac
(French Neo-Impressionist Painter Who Developed the Painting Technique Called 'Pointillism')
Paul Signac
4
Birthdate: November 11, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1935
 11 
Wiley Post
(Native American Aviator Who Completed the First Solo Flight around the World)
Wiley Post
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grand Saline, Texas, United States
Died: 1935
 12 
Big Bill Broonzy
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lake Dick, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1958
 13 
Clay Shaw
(Businessman)
Clay Shaw
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 17, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kentwood, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1974
 14 
John Cameron Swayze
1
Birthdate: April 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: 1995
 15 
Joe Seneca
(Actor, Singer)
Joe Seneca
0
Birthdate: January 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1996
 16 
Ibn Hazm
(muhaddith, writer, philosopher)
Ibn Hazm
0
Birthdate: November 7, 0994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Córdoba
Died: 1064
 17 
Joseph Joachim
(Violinist Known for His Interpretations of Works of Bach, Mozart & Beethoven)
Joseph Joachim
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 28, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kittsee, Austria
Died: 1907
 18 
Bobby Hutcherson
(Vibraphonist)
Bobby Hutcherson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2016
 19 
Alexios I Komnenos
0
Birthdate: 1048 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: 1118
 20 
Stanislaus Kostka
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 28, 1550
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rostkowo, Poland
Died: 1568
 21 
Grazia Deledda
(Italian Author and Winner of 1926 Nobel Prize for Literature)
Grazia Deledda
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 27, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nuoro, Italy
Died: 1936
 22 
Roland
(Frankish Military Leader Under Charlemagne)
Roland
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0736 AD
Birthplace: Spain
Died: 0778
 23 
Honorius
(Emperor)
Honorius
2
Birthdate: September 9, 0384
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 0423
 24 
Stephen I of Hungary
(The First King of Hungary (1000 - 1038))
Stephen I of Hungary
0
Birthdate: 0975 AD
Birthplace: Esztergom, Hungary
Died: 1038
 25 
Abdul Rahman Al-Sumait
(Medical practitioner)
Abdul Rahman Al-Sumait
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kuwait
Died: 2013
 26 
Rick Rypien
(Former Ice hockey forward)
Rick Rypien
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blairmore, Canada
Died: 2011
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 27 
Philippa Of Hainaut
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1313
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
Died: 1369
 28 
Kęstutis
(Ruler)
Kęstutis
0
Birthdate: 1297 AD
Birthplace: Senieji Trakai, Lithuania
Died: 1382
 29 
Ena Begović
(Actress)
Ena Begović
0
Birthdate: July 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trpanj, Croatia
Died: 2000
 30 
Paul Lukas
(Hungarian Actor Best Known for His Performance in the Film 'Watch on the Rhine')
Paul Lukas
1
Birthdate: May 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1971
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Rosalía Mera
(Businesswoman)
Rosalía Mera
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Died: 2013
 32 
Jacques Vergès
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 5, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ubon Ratchathani
Died: 2013
 33 
James J. Kilpatrick
0
Birthdate: November 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2010
 34 
Libius Severus
0
Birthdate: 0420 AD
Birthplace: Lucania
Died: 0465
 35 
Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tungipara, Bangladesh
Died: 1975
 36 
Marin Marais
(Composer)
Marin Marais
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1656
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1728
 37 
Ludwig Prandtl
(Physicist, Mechanical engineer, University teacher)
Ludwig Prandtl
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 4, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Freising
Died: 1953
 38 
Artur Schnabel
(Composer and pedagogue known for his intellectual seriousness as a musician)
Artur Schnabel
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lipnik, Poland
Died: 1951
 39 
Jan Kiepura
(Singer)
Jan Kiepura
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sosnowiec, Poland
Died: 1966
 40 
Hugo Theorell
(Scientist)
Hugo Theorell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Linköping, Sweden
Died: 1982
 41 
Hans Bernd von Haeften
(Jurist, Diplomat)
Hans Bernd von Haeften
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1944
 42 
Paul Anderson
(American Weightlifter and Two-Time National Champion in Olympic Weightlifting)
Paul Anderson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toccoa, Georgia, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 43 
Macbeth of Scotland
(Macbeth son of Findlay)
Macbeth of Scotland
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1005 AD
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: 1057
 44 
Frederick William Robertson
(British Clergyman and Theologian)
Frederick William Robertson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 3, 1816
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1853
 45 
Johan Gadolin
(Finnish Physicist, Chemist, and Mineralogist Who Achieved Popularity for His Description of Yttrium)
Johan Gadolin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1760
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: 1852
Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile
0
Birthdate: 1428 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Died: 1496
 47 
Dr. Atl
(Painter and writer)
Dr. Atl
0
Birthdate: October 3, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: 1964
 48 
August Schellenberg
1
Birthdate: July 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 49 
Sławomir Mrożek
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borzęcin, Poland
Died: 2013
 50 
Sune Bergström
(Swedish Biochemist Who Shared the 1982 Nobel Prize in Medicine for His Work on Prostaglandins and Related Substances)
Sune Bergström
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 10, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2004