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16. August 1868 (149 Jahre)
Bernarr MacFadden, American body-builder and "father of physical culture", was born.
16. August 1888 (129 Jahre)
Thomas Edward Lawrence, British army officer renowned for his liaison role during the Arab revolt, was born.
16. August 1916 (101 Jahre)
Umberto Boccioni, italienischer Maler des Futurismus, stirbt.
16. August 1948 (69 Jahre)
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, American baseball player and coach, died.
16. August 1951 (66 Jahre)
Fallschirmsprung von Bernarr MacFadden an seinem 83. Geburtstag.
16. August 1956 (61 Jahre)
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó, besser bekannt als Bela Lugosi, ungarischer Schauspieler bekannt für seine Rolle als Dracula, stirbt.
16. August 1958 (59 Jahre)
Madonna, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and director, was born.
16. August 1977 (40 Jahre)
Elvis Aaron Presley "the King of Rock and Roll" and one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, died.
16. August 1977 (40 Jahre)
Elvis Aaron Presley, der "King of Rock and Roll", stirbt.
16. August 1993 (24 Jahre)
Stewart Granger, English-American actor, died.
16. August 2003 (14 Jahre)
Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator, dies.
17. August 1893 (124 Jahre)
Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter, was born.
17. August 1943 (74 Jahre)
Robert De Niro, American actor, director, and producer, was born.
17. August 1969 (48 Jahre)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect, dies.
17. August 1987 (30 Jahre)
Rudolf Heß, deutscher Politiker der NSDAP und Stellvertreter Adolf Hitlers, stirbt.
18. August 1936 (81 Jahre)
Charles Robert Redford Jr., amerikanischer Schauspieler besser bekannt als Robert Redford, wird geboren.
18. August 1963 (54 Jahre)
James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
19. August 1743 (274 Jahre)
Madame du Barry, French mistress of Louis XV of France, was born.
19. August 1913 (104 Jahre)
Adolphe Pegoud becomes the first person in Europe to parachute jump from an aircraft.
19. August 1936 (81 Jahre)
Federico García Lorca, spanischer Lyriker und Dramatiker, stirbt.
19. August 1947 (70 Jahre)
First trial of notorious female nazi criminal Isle Koch.
19. August 1977 (40 Jahre)
Groucho Marx, US-amerikanischer Komiker und Schauspieler, stirbt.
20. August 1940 (77 Jahre)
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line "Never was so much owed by so many to so few".
21. August 1918 (99 Jahre)
WWI - Second Battle of the Somme, fought on the Western Front, in the basin of the River Somme.
21. August 1940 (77 Jahre)
Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist, was assassinated.
21. August 1959 (58 Jahre)
President Eisenhower signed proclamation admitting Hawaii to the union as the 50th state.
22. August 0565 (1452 Jahre)
St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.
22. August 1862 (155 Jahre)
Claude Debussy, französischer Komponist, wird geboren.
22. August 1893 (124 Jahre)
Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, was born.
22. August 1939 (78 Jahre)
The Molotov-Ribbentrop is signed. The pact between Germany and Russia, reported as a non-aggression treaty but was actually an agreement to split Poland between them.

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