Died On August 7th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 7. The list includes people like Rabindranath Tagore, Nancy Wake, Virginia Apgar, Ugyen Wangchuck, Peter Jennings. Famous personalities featured on this list, include diplomats, poets, emperors & kings and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Italy & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Markie Post
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Terri Michaels’ in the TV Series ‘The Fall Guy’)
Markie Post
34
Birthdate: November 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
Died: 2021

Markie Post is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The Fall Guy, Night Court, and Hearts Afire. Before starting her acting career, Markie Post worked on game shows. She worked as an associate producer for Double Dare, which ran from 1976 to 1977. Markie Post has also voiced animated characters like June Darby.

 2 
Oliver Hardy
(Actor)
Oliver Hardy
17
Birthdate: January 18, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Harlem, Georgia, United States
Died: 1957
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Rabindranath Tagore
77
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: 1941

Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath who contributed greatly to the fields of literature, art, and philosophy. Referred to as the Bard of Bengal, Tagore is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and music. The first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore is also credited with composing the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.

 4 
Peter Jennings
(One of the Most Prominent Television Journalists and the Anchor of 'ABC World News Tonight’)
Peter Jennings
13
Birthdate: July 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2005

Canadian-American journalist Peter Jennings is best remembered for his stint on ABC World News Tonight, as its sole anchor. A high-school drop-out, Jennings became one of the U.S.’s Big Three news anchors, along with Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather. He was known for his meticulous coverage of breaking news stories.

 5 
Nancy Wake
(British Agent who Led the Maquis Groups of the French Resistance - One of the Most Decorated Servicewomen During WW II)
Nancy Wake
17
Birthdate: August 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Died: 2011

Initially a journalist, Nancy Wake earned the nickname The White Mouse for her skilful spying on Germans. Working under the alias Helene for the SOE, the stiletto-wearing socialite earned respect for her 500 km bicycle ride to report a situation to London, while being chased by the Nazis.

 6 
Virginia Apgar
(Physician and Anesthesiologist)
Virginia Apgar
6
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1974
 7 
David McCullough
(American Historian & Author)
David McCullough
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 2022

David McCullough was an American historian, author, narrator, and lecturer. Over the course of his illustrious career, McCullough received two National Book Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, and two Francis Parkman Prizes among other prestigious awards. In 2006, he was honored with America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also received over 40 honorary degrees.

 8 
Roger E. Mosley
(Actor)
Roger E. Mosley
4
Birthdate: December 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2022
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Brion James
(Actor)
Brion James
0
Birthdate: February 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Redlands, California, USA
Died: 1999
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Konstantin Stanislavski
(Co-founder of ‘Moscow Art Theatre’ and Developer of Stanislavski's System of Acting)
Konstantin Stanislavski
1
Birthdate: January 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1938

Legendary Soviet and Russian theatre-practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski, who played an instrumental role in promoting new Russian drama of his time, is best-known for co-founding the world-renowned Moscow Art Theatre and developing the Stanislavski's system of training and preparing actors. Sergeyevich was considered one of the prominent theatre directors of his day and also earned repute as a remarkable character actor.

 11 
Caroline of Brunswick-Lüneburg
(Queen of United Kingdom)
Caroline of Brunswick-Lüneburg
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1768
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunschweig
Died: 1821
 12 
Salvatore Ferragamo
(Italian Shoe Designer and the Founder of Luxury Goods Company 'Salvatore Ferragamo S.P.A')
Salvatore Ferragamo
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bonito, Italy
Died: 1960

Salvatore Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer. An innovative designer, Ferragamo is remembered for inventing the Cage heel. Also a pioneering shoe designer, Ferragamo experimented with materials including fish, crocodile, and kangaroo skin. He is also credited with founding the popular luxury goods company, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. Today, his company has extended its operations to include a ready-to-wear clothing line.

 13 
Stan Mikita
(Canadian Ice Hockey Centre)
Stan Mikita
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sokolče, Vlachy, Slovakia
Died: 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Frances Oldham Kelsey
(Canadian-American Pharmacologist Known for Preventing 'Thalidomide' From Being Marketed in the United States)
Frances Oldham Kelsey
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 2015

As part of the FDA, Frances Oldham Kelsey prevented thalidomide from being allowed in the US drug market as a painkiller, as she was unsure of its impact. Her concerns were proved right when the drug caused birth defects in European children. She was subsequently awarded by the US president.

 15 
Janusz Korczak
(Polish Jewish Educator, Children’s Author and Pedagogue)
Janusz Korczak
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1942

A reputed Polish doctor, Henryk Goldszmit was better known by his pseudonym, Janusz Korczak, which he used to write several children’s books. Apart from working as a pediatrician and a military doctor, he also owned a Jewish orphanage and stayed with the children while the Germans deported him and other staff to Treblinka.

 16 
M. Karunanidhi
(2nd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (2006 - 2011))
M. Karunanidhi
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Thirukkuvalai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 2018

The patriarch of the Karunanidhi political family of India, M. Karunanidhi had been the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for almost 20 years. The DMK leader was also a noted scriptwriter and author, having written films such as Parasakthi. His son, M. K. Stalin is the current Tamil Nadu chief minister.

 17 
Don Baylor
(Baseball player)
Don Baylor
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor
3
Birthdate: November 11, 1050
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Goslar
Died: 1106
 19 
Kary B. Mullis
(Biochemist)
Kary B. Mullis
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2019
Biochemist Kary Mullis won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for inventing the polymerase chain reaction. He was also known for practicing clandestine chemistry and researching on hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD. He also wrote several books, including an autobiography named Dancing Naked in the Mind Field.
 20 
Ugyen Wangchuck
(The First Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan))
Ugyen Wangchuck
17
Birthdate: 1862 AD
Birthplace: Bumthang District
Died: 1926

Ugyen Wangchuck reigned as the first king of Bhutan from 1907 until his death in 1926. He is remembered for his efforts to unite Bhutan and gain the trust of his subjects. Wangchuck is credited with founding the Buddhist monarchy in 1907. A spiritual person who had close relationships with spiritual masters, Wangchuck oversaw the construction of the Kurjey temple.

 21 
Alexander Blok
(Poet)
Alexander Blok
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1880
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1921
 22 
Bruno Mussolini
(Aviator)
Bruno Mussolini
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan
Died: 1941
 23 
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
(Chemist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher)
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 20, 1779
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Östergötland
Died: 1848

Jöns Jacob Berzelius was a Swedish chemist who is often counted among the founders of modern chemistry alongside Robert Boyle, Antoine Lavoisier, and John Dalton. He is also referred to as the Father of Swedish Chemistry. Jöns Jacob Berzelius is also credited with making immense contributions to the field of stoichiometry. In 1836, he was honored with the Copley Medal.

 24 
Hasekura Tsunenaga
(The First Japanese Ambassador to the Spain and to the Americas)
Hasekura Tsunenaga
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1571 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1622

Hasekura Tsunenaga was a Japanese samurai who served under Date Masamune, the daimyō of Sendai. He is best remembered for heading a diplomatic mission called the Keichō Embassy and is regarded as the first Japanese ambassador in Spain and in the Americas. Hasekura Tsunenaga's life and career have inspired several works of art including a 1980 novel titled The Samurai

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Grayson Hall
(Actress)
Grayson Hall
1
Birthdate: September 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1985
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Ira Aldridge
(Actor)
Ira Aldridge
1
Birthdate: July 24, 1807
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1867
 27 
Elisabeth Maxwell
(Researcher)
Elisabeth Maxwell
2
Birthdate: March 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Grive, France
Died: 2013
 28 
Tom Neal
(Actor)
Tom Neal
0
Birthdate: January 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: 1972
 29 
Hugh Leo Carey
(Politician)
Hugh Leo Carey
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 30 
Leonard Wood
(Politician, Military personnel)
Leonard Wood
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1927
 31 
Sean Sasser
(Chef)
Sean Sasser
1
Birthdate: October 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: 2013
 32 
Nobusuke Kishi
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (1957 – 1960))
Nobusuke Kishi
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 13, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tabuse, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: 1987

Beginning his career as a civil servant, Nobusuke Kishi entered politics as a vice minister of the Manchukuo government and later served in the Cabinet of Tōjō Hideki. Imprisoned for three years by the Allied Occupation authorities after the war, he eventually became the Prime Minister of Japan. As Prime Minister of Japan, he signed a new U.S.-Japan security treaty.

 33 
Hermine Reuss of Greiz
(Princess)
Hermine Reuss of Greiz
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greiz, Principality of Reuss-Greiz, German Empire
Died: 1947
 34 
Anastasia Romanovna
(First spouse of the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible)
Anastasia Romanovna
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1560
 35 
Rosario Castellanos
(One of Mexico's Most Important Literary Voices in the 20th Century)
Rosario Castellanos
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1974

Mexican poet and author Rosario Castellanos was one of the most prominent literary voices of Mexico and perhaps the most significant Mexican woman writer of the last century. Her literary work on cultural and gender oppression has greatly influenced Mexican feminist theory and cultural studies. Her notable works include her master’s thesis, Sobre cultura femenina and the poem Valium 10.

 36 
Hal Fishman
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Hal Fishman
0
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2007
 37 
Bernard Levin
(Journalist)
Bernard Levin
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2004
 38 
Joseph Marie Jacquard
(Inventor)
Joseph Marie Jacquard
1
Birthdate: July 7, 1752
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1834
 39 
Saint Cajetan
(Italian Catholic Priest and Religious Reformer, Co-founder of the Theatines)
Saint Cajetan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 1, 1480
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy
Died: 1547

Gaetano dei Conti di Thiene, better known as Saint Cajetan, was a Italian priest who co-established the Theatine order, thus becoming a significant figure of the Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also created what later became the Bank of Naples. He is the patron saint of Argentina, bankers, gamblers, and unemployed people.

 40 
Camille Chamoun
(2nd President of Lebanon (1952 - 1958))
Camille Chamoun
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Deir El Qamar, Lebanon
Died: 1987

Camille Chamoun served as President of Lebanon from September 23, 1952, to September 22, 1958, and later founded the National Liberal Party. He emerged as a prominent Christian leader during the 1958 Lebanon crisis. An attempt to overthrow his government in June 1958, amidst the crisis, was prevented after he appealed to the US leading to a US military intervention.  

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Majorian
(Roman Emperor in the West)
Majorian
0
Birthdate: 0420
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 0461
 42 
Michael Ojo
(Basketball player)
Michael Ojo
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Died: 2020
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 43 
Mike Seeger
(Musician)
Mike Seeger
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2009
 44 
Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours
(French-American Writer, Economist, Publisher and Government Official)
Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1739
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1817

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours was a French-American writer and economist. An ambitious man, he served as French inspector general of commerce under Louis XVI. He moved to America during the French Revolution and was later elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. His son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont founded E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. 

 45 
Robert Patterson
(Officer)
Robert Patterson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1792
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cappagh
Died: 1881
 46 
Eddie Calvert
(Trumpeter)
Eddie Calvert
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Died: 1978
 47 
Red Adair
(Firefighter)
Red Adair
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 18, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: 2004
 48 
Karl Lashley
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Karl Lashley
0
Birthdate: June 7, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Davis
Died: 1958
 49 
Andrea Pininfarina
(Engineer, Ceo)
Andrea Pininfarina
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 2008
 50 
Bruno Cremer
(Actor)
Bruno Cremer
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France
Died: 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)