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What happend on 24. August in History

In our data base we found 363 events happened on 24. August:
  • 79: Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and philosopher (b. 23) [category: Deaths]
  • 79: Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash (note: this traditional date has been challenged, and many scholars believe that the event occurred on October 24). [category: Events]
  • 410: The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome. [category: Events]
  • 455: The Vandals, led by king Genseric, begin to plunder Rome. Pope Leo I requests Genseric not destroy the ancient city or murder its citizens. He agrees and the gates of Rome are opened. However, the Vandals loot a great amount of treasure. [category: Events]
  • 1042: Michael V Kalaphates, Byzantine emperor (b. 1015) [category: Deaths]

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  • 1103: Magnus III of Norway (b. 1073) [category: Deaths]
  • 1113: Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) [category: Births]
  • 1185: Sack of Thessalonica by the Normans. [category: Events]
  • 1198: Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) [category: Births]
  • 1200: King John of England, signee of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral. [category: Events]
  • 1215: Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid. [category: Events]
  • 1217: Eustace the Monk, French mercenary and pirate (b. 1170) [category: Deaths]
  • 1349: Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague. [category: Events]
  • 1358: John I of Castile (d. 1390) [category: Births]
  • 1391: Jews are massacred in Palma de Mallorca. [category: Events]
  • 1393: Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) [category: Births]
  • 1456: The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed. [category: Events]
  • 1482: The town and castle of Berwick upon Tweed is captured from Scotland by an English army [category: Events]
  • 1540: Parmigianino, Italian painter (b. 1503) [category: Deaths]
  • 1542: Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) [category: Deaths]

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  • 1552: Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614) [category: Births]
  • 1561: Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony. [category: Events]
  • 1572: Charles de Téligny, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1535) [category: Deaths]
  • 1572: Gaspard II de Coligny, French admiral and Huguenot leader (b. 1519) [category: Deaths]
  • 1572: Petrus Ramus, French academic and writer (b. 1515) [category: Deaths]
  • 1572: Victims of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. [category: Deaths]
  • 1578: John Taylor, English poet (d. 1653) [category: Births]
  • 1591: Robert Herrick, English poet (d. 1674) [category: Births]
  • 1595: Thomas Digges, English astronomer (b. 1546) [category: Deaths]
  • 1608: The first official English representative to India lands in Surat. [category: Events]
  • 1635: Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman (d. 1699) [category: Births]
  • 1647: Nicholas Stone, English sculptor and architect (b. 1586) [category: Deaths]
  • 1662: The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer. [category: Events]
  • 1664: Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (b. 1610) [category: Deaths]
  • 1669: Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer (d. 1747) [category: Births]
  • 1679: Jean François Paul de Gondi, French cardinal and writer (b. 1614) [category: Deaths]
  • 1680: Ferdinand Bol, Dutch painter (b. 1616) [category: Deaths]
  • 1680: Thomas Blood, Irish criminal (b. 1618) [category: Deaths]
  • 1682: William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania. [category: Events]
  • 1683: John Owen, English theologian (b. 1616) [category: Deaths]
  • 1690: Job Charnock of the East India Company establishes a factory in Calcutta, an event formerly considered the founding of the city (in 2003 the Calcutta High Court ruled that the city has no birthday). [category: Events]
  • 1707: Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, English religious leader (d. 1791) [category: Births]
  • 1750: Letizia Ramolino, French mother of Napoleon (d. 1836) [category: Births]
  • 1758: Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794) [category: Births]
  • 1759: William Wilberforce, English politician and philanthropist (d. 1833) [category: Births]
  • 1759: Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (b. 1715) [category: Deaths]
  • 1772: William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840) [category: Births]
  • 1779: Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek monk (b. 1714) [category: Deaths]
  • 1787: James Weddell, English sailor and explorer (d. 1834) [category: Births]
  • 1798: Thomas Alcock, English clergyman and author (b. 1709) [category: Deaths]
  • 1812: Peninsula War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz. [category: Events]
  • 1814: British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington the White House is set ablaze, though not burned to the ground; as well as several other buildings. [category: Events]
  • 1815: The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed. [category: Events]
  • 1816: The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri. [category: Events]
  • 1818: James Carr, American politician (b. 1777) [category: Deaths]
  • 1820: Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal. [category: Events]
  • 1821: The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. [category: Events]
  • 1824: Antonio Stoppani, Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891) [category: Births]
  • 1831: August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1760) [category: Deaths]
  • 1832: Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796) [category: Deaths]
  • 1837: Théodore Dubois, French composer and teacher (d. 1924) [category: Births]
  • 1841: John Ordronaux, French-American privateer (b. 1778) [category: Deaths]
  • 1841: Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788) [category: Deaths]
  • 1845: James Calhoun, American soldier (d. 1876) [category: Births]
  • 1851: Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (d. 1924) [category: Births]
  • 1857: The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history. [category: Events]
  • 1863: Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918) [category: Births]
  • 1865: Ferdinand of Romania (d. 1927) [category: Births]
  • 1870: The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion. [category: Events]
  • 1872: Max Beerbohm, English writer and painter (d. 1956) [category: Births]
  • 1875: Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel [category: Events]
  • 1880: Joshua Lionel Cowen, American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965) [category: Births]
  • 1884: Earl Derr Biggers, American author (d. 1933) [category: Births]
  • 1887: Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974) [category: Births]
  • 1888: Rudolf Clausius, German physicist (b. 1822) [category: Deaths]
  • 1890: Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer and surfer (d. 1968) [category: Births]
  • 1890: Jean Rhys, Dominican author (d. 1979) [category: Births]
  • 1891: Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. [category: Events]
  • 1893: Haim Ernst Wertheimer, German-Israeli biochemist, recipient of the Israel Prize (d. 1978) [category: Births]
  • 1895: Richard Cushing, American archbishop (d. 1970) [category: Births]
  • 1895: Albert F. Mummery, English mountaineer and author (b. 1855) [category: Deaths]
  • 1897: Fred Rose, American pianist, songwriter, and publisher (d. 1954) [category: Births]
  • 1898: Malcolm Cowley, American critic (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1898: Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference. [category: Events]
  • 1899: Albert Claude, Belgian biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983) [category: Births]
  • 1899: Gaylord DuBois, American author (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1899: Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (d. 1986) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Preston Foster, American actor (d. 1970) [category: Births]
  • 1902: Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mobster (d. 1976) [category: Births]
  • 1902: Fernand Braudel, French historian (d. 1985) [category: Births]
  • 1903: Karl Hanke, German nazi official (d. 1945) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Alice White, American actress (d. 1983) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Mary Burchell, English activist and author (d. 1986) [category: Births]
  • 1905: Arthur Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976) [category: Births]
  • 1905: Siaka Stevens, Sierra Leonean politician, 1st President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1907: Bruno Giacometti, Swiss architect, designed the Hallenstadion (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1908: Shivaram Rajguru, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Ronald Grieveson, South African cricketer (d. 1998) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal. [category: Events]
  • 1911: Durward Kirby, American television host and announcer (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Lofty England, English engineer and race team manager (d. 1995) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Michel Pablo, Greek Trotskyist leader (d. 1996) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Viktor Barna, Hungarian table tennis player (d. 1972) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Alaska becomes a United States territory. [category: Events]
  • 1913: Charles Snead Houston, American mountaineer (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Ivar Iversen, Norwegian canoe racer (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1914: World War I: German troops capture Namur. [category: Events]
  • 1915: James Tiptree, Jr., American writer (d. 1987) [category: Births]
  • 1916: Hal Smith, American actor (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1916: Léo Ferré, French singer, composer, and poet (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1916: Ruy de Freitas, Brazilian basketball player (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Dennis James, American game show host (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1918: Sikander Bakht, Indian politician (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1919: Enrique Llanes, Mexican wrestler (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Alex Colville, Canadian painter [category: Births]
  • 1921: Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886) [category: Deaths]
  • 1922: Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1922: René Lévesque, Canadian politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1987) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Arthur Jensen, American psychologist [category: Births]
  • 1924: Alyn Ainsworth, English singer and conductor (d. 1990) [category: Births]
  • 1924: Jimmy Gardner, English actor (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1927: David Ireland, Australian author [category: Births]
  • 1927: Harry Markowitz, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate [category: Births]
  • 1929: Betty Dodson, American sex educator and author [category: Births]
  • 1929: Yasser Arafat, Palestinian engineer and politician (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1929: Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city. [category: Events]
  • 1930: Roger McCluskey, American race car driver (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Tom Norman, English businessman and showman (b. 1860) [category: Deaths]
  • 1931: France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty. [category: Events]
  • 1931: Resignation of the United Kingdom's Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government. [category: Events]
  • 1932: Robert D. Hales, American religious leader, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles [category: Births]
  • 1932: W. Morgan Sheppard, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1932: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey). [category: Events]
  • 1933: The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane. [category: Events]
  • 1934: Kenny Baker, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1936: A. S. Byatt, English novelist [category: Births]
  • 1936: Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr., American physicist (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1936: Kenny Guinn, American politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1936: The Australian Antarctic Territory is created. [category: Events]
  • 1937: Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Nigerian politician (d. 1998) [category: Births]
  • 1937: In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement. [category: Events]
  • 1938: David Freiberg, American singer and bass player (Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, and Jefferson Starship) [category: Births]
  • 1938: Halldór Blöndal, Icelandic politician [category: Births]
  • 1938: Mason Williams, American guitarist and composer [category: Births]
  • 1940: Francine Lalonde, Canadian politician [category: Births]
  • 1940: Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, German technician and inventor, invented the Nipkow disk (b. 1860) [category: Deaths]
  • 1941: Adolf Hitler orders the cessation of Nazi Germany's systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests, although killings continue for the remainder of the war. [category: Events]
  • 1942: Max Cleland, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1942: World War II: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō is sunk and US carrier USS Enterprise heavily damaged. [category: Events]
  • 1943: John Cipollina, American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Dinosaurs, and Man) (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1943: Pini Zahavi, Israeli football agent [category: Births]
  • 1943: Antonio Alice, Argentine painter (b. 1886) [category: Deaths]
  • 1943: Simone Weil, French philosopher and activist (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 1944: Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Gregory Jarvis, American astronaut (d. 1986) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Rocky Johnson, Canadian wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1944: World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris. [category: Events]
  • 1945: Ken Hensley, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Uriah Heep, The Gods, and Toe Fat) [category: Births]
  • 1945: Malcolm Duncan, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band) [category: Births]
  • 1945: Ronee Blakley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress [category: Births]
  • 1945: Vince McMahon, American wrestler, promoter, producer, and actor [category: Births]
  • 1945: Midori Naka, Japanese actress (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 1946: James Clark McReynolds, American lawyer and judge (b. 1862) [category: Deaths]
  • 1947: Anne Archer, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1947: Joe Manchin, American politician, 34th Governor of West Virginia [category: Births]
  • 1947: Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author [category: Births]
  • 1947: Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist [category: Births]
  • 1947: Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral [category: Births]
  • 1948: Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish author [category: Births]
  • 1948: Jean Michel Jarre, French pianist, composer, and producer [category: Births]
  • 1948: Kim Sung-Il, Korean pilot [category: Births]
  • 1948: Sauli Niinistö, Finnish politician, 12th President of Finland [category: Births]
  • 1949: Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1949: Joe Regalbuto, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1949: Pia Degermark, Swedish actress [category: Births]
  • 1949: The treaty creating NATO goes into effect. [category: Events]
  • 1950: John Banaszak, American football player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1950: Tim D. White, American paleoanthropologist [category: Births]
  • 1950: Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations. [category: Events]
  • 1951: Orson Scott Card, American author and critic [category: Births]
  • 1951: Oscar Hijuelos, American author [category: Births]
  • 1952: Bob Corker, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1952: Carlo Curley, American organist (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1952: Holly Hallstrom American model [category: Births]
  • 1952: John Cowan, American singer and bass player (New Grass Revival, The Sky Kings, and The Doobie Brothers) [category: Births]
  • 1952: Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican poet [category: Births]
  • 1952: Marion Bloem, Dutch author, director, and painter [category: Births]
  • 1952: Mike Shanahan, American football coach [category: Births]
  • 1952: Peter Vogel, German footballer [category: Births]
  • 1953: Ron Holloway, American saxophonist [category: Births]
  • 1954: Alain Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1954: Heini Otto, Dutch footballer [category: Births]
  • 1954: Philippe Cataldo, French singer and composer [category: Births]
  • 1954: Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian politician, 17th President of Brazil (b. 1882) [category: Deaths]
  • 1954: Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho. [category: Events]
  • 1954: The Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed. [category: Events]
  • 1955: Mike Huckabee, American politician, 44th Governor of Arkansas [category: Births]
  • 1956: Dick Lee, Singaporean singer-songwriter, composer, and playwright [category: Births]
  • 1956: John Culberson, American lawyer and politician [category: Births]
  • 1956: Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese director (b. 1898) [category: Deaths]
  • 1957: Jeffrey Daniel, American singer-songwriter and dancer (Shalamar) [category: Births]
  • 1957: Stephen Fry, English comedian, actor, journalist, and author [category: Births]
  • 1958: Chris Offutt, American author [category: Births]
  • 1958: Steve Guttenberg, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1958: Tracy Harris, American artist [category: Births]
  • 1958: Paul Henry, Irish painter (b. 1876) [category: Deaths]
  • 1959: Adrian Kuiper, South African cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1960: Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1960: Kim Christofte, Danish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1960: Takashi Miike, Japanese director, producer, writer, and actor [category: Births]
  • 1961: Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka [category: Births]
  • 1961: Jared Harris, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1961: Günter Litfin, German victim, first person to be shot at the Berlin Wall (b. 1937) [category: Deaths]
  • 1962: Craig Kilborn, American actor and talk show host [category: Births]
  • 1962: David Koechner, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1962: Emile Roemer, Dutch politician [category: Births]
  • 1962: Major Garrett, American journalist [category: Births]
  • 1963: Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director and producer [category: Births]
  • 1963: John Bush, American singer-songwriter (Anthrax and Armored Saint) [category: Births]
  • 1963: Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xa Loi Pagoda raids, the US State Department cables the US Embassy in Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not remove his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu. [category: Events]
  • 1964: Dana Gould, American comedian, actor, and writer [category: Births]
  • 1964: Salizhan Sharipov, Russian astronaut [category: Births]
  • 1964: Éric Bernard, French race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1965: Brian Rajadurai, Sri Lankan cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1965: Marlee Matlin, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1965: Reggie Miller, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1967: Michael Thomas, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1967: Henry J. Kaiser, American industrialist, founded Kaiser Shipyards and Kaiser Aluminum (b. 1882) [category: Deaths]
  • 1967: Lam Bun, Hong Kong radio commentator (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 1967: Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them. [category: Events]
  • 1968: Andreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist (Sepultura) [category: Births]
  • 1968: Benoît Brunet, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1968: James Toney, American boxer [category: Births]
  • 1968: Shoichi Funaki, Japanese-American wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1968: Tim Salmon, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1969: Jans Koerts, Dutch cyclist [category: Births]
  • 1970: Dan Henderson, American mixed martial artist [category: Births]
  • 1970: David Gregory, American journalist [category: Births]
  • 1970: Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1971: Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor [category: Births]
  • 1972: Jean-Luc Brassard, Canadian skier [category: Births]
  • 1973: Andrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1973: Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor and singer [category: Births]
  • 1973: Dave Chappelle, American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer [category: Births]
  • 1973: Grey DeLisle, American voice actress and singer [category: Births]
  • 1973: Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer [category: Births]
  • 1974: Jennifer Lien, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1974: Órla Fallon, Irish singer-songwriter (Celtic Woman) [category: Births]
  • 1974: Alexander P. de Seversky, Russian-American aviator, author, and inventor, co-founded Republic Aviation (b. 1894) [category: Deaths]
  • 1975: Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer [category: Births]
  • 1975: Roberto Colombo, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1976: Alex O'Loughlin, Australian actor [category: Births]
  • 1976: Nordin Wooter, Dutch footballer [category: Births]
  • 1977: Denílson de Oliveira Araújo, Brazilian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1977: John Green, American author [category: Births]
  • 1977: Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1977: Per Gade, Danish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1977: Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1977: Robert Enke, German footballer (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1977: Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916) [category: Deaths]
  • 1978: Beth Riesgraf, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1978: Beth Riesgraf, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1978: Darren Robinson, American singer and guitarist (Phantom Planet) [category: Births]
  • 1978: Derek Morris, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1978: Louis Prima, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, actor, and bandleader (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 1979: Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer [category: Births]
  • 1979: Kaki King, American guitarist and composer [category: Births]
  • 1979: Markus Walger, German rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1979: Michael Redd, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1979: Orlando Engelaar, Dutch footballer [category: Births]
  • 1979: Vahur Afanasjev, Estonian writer [category: Births]
  • 1979: Hanna Reitsch, German pilot (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 1979: Sampson Sievers, Russian monk and mystic (b. 1898) [category: Deaths]
  • 1980: Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress [category: Births]
  • 1980: Yootha Joyce, English actress (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 1981: Chad Michael Murray, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1981: Jiro Wang, Taiwanese singer and actor (Fahrenheit and Dong Cheng Wei) [category: Births]
  • 1981: Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon. [category: Events]
  • 1982: José Bosingwa, Portuguese footballer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Kim Kallstrom, Swedish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Félix-Antoine Savard, Canadian priest and author (b. 1896) [category: Deaths]
  • 1983: Brett Gardner, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1983: Christopher Parker, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1983: Maher Abu Remeleh, Palestinian judoka [category: Births]
  • 1983: Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1983: Scott Nearing, American writer, educator, and activist (b. 1883) [category: Deaths]
  • 1984: Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1984: Yesung, South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior) [category: Births]
  • 1985: Paul Creston, American composer (b. 1906) [category: Deaths]
  • 1986: Arian Foster, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1986: Fabiano Santacroce, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1986: Joseph Akpala, Nigerian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1986: Nick Adenhart, American baseball player (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1986: Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Indian actor [category: Births]
  • 1987: Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Jon Scheyer, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936) [category: Deaths]
  • 1988: Helga Krapf, Filipino actress [category: Births]
  • 1988: Maya Yoshida, Japanese footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Rupert Grint, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1989: Rocío Igarzábal, Argentine actress and singer (Teen Angels) [category: Births]
  • 1989: Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti. [category: Events]
  • 1989: Colombian drug barons declare "total war" on the Colombian government. [category: Events]
  • 1990: Jeffrey Vinokur, American dancer [category: Births]
  • 1990: Juan Pedro Lanzani, Argentine actor and singer (Teen Angels) [category: Births]
  • 1990: Sarah Heinke, American voice actress [category: Births]
  • 1990: Gailli AbedElrhman, Sudanese writer (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 1991: Anett Schutting, Estonian tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1991: Bernard Castro, Italian-American inventor (b. 1904) [category: Deaths]
  • 1991: Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. [category: Events]
  • 1991: Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union. [category: Events]
  • 1992: André Donner, Dutch judge (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: Hurricane Andrew makes landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 hurricane. [category: Events]
  • 1994: Aqib Khan, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1994: Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank. [category: Events]
  • 1995: Wenwen Han, Chinese actress and dancer [category: Births]
  • 1995: Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photographer journalist (b. 1898) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Werner Abrolat, German actor (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: E.G. Marshall, American actor (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom. [category: Events]
  • 1999: Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian guitarist (b. 1929) [category: Deaths]
  • 2000: Andy Hug, Swiss martial artist and kickboxer (b. 1964) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Jane Greer, American actress (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores. [category: Events]
  • 2002: Nikolay Guryanov Russian mystic and priest (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Alexandre Coste, French son of Albert II, Prince of Monaco [category: Births]
  • 2003: Wilfred Thesiger, English explorer and writer (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist (b. 1926) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Eighty-nine passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya. [category: Events]
  • 2005: Hal Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins) (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Kaleth Morales, Colombian singer-songwriter (b. 1984) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Cristian Nemescu, Romanian director (b. 1979) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor (b. 1916) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Rocco Petrone, American engineer (b. 1926) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a Dwarf Planet. [category: Events]
  • 2007: Aaron Russo, American director and producer (b. 1943) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1937) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Satoshi Kon, Japanese director (b. 1963) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 72 illegal immigrants are killed by Los Zetas and eventually found dead by Mexican authorities. [category: Events]
  • 2011: Mike Flanagan, American baseball player (b. 1951) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Claire Malis, American actress (b. 1943) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Dadullah, Pakistani Taliban leader (b. 1965) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Dale Sommers, American radio host (b. 1943) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Félix Miélli Venerando, Brazilian footballer (b. 1937) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Krum Yanev, Bulgarian footballer (b. 1929) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Lijon Eknilang, Marshallese activist (b. 1946) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Maureen Toal, Irish actress (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Pauli Ellefsen, Faroese politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1936) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Steve Franken, American actor (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Zygmunt Kiszkurno, Polish target shooter (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 49_bc: Julius Caesar's general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture. [category: Events]
  • _: Abban of Ireland [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: August 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Aurea of Ostia [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Bartholomew (Roman Catholic, Anglican) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian Feast Day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Earliest date on which Notting Hill Carnival can fall, while August 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Monday in August and the day before. (Notting Hill) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Day or Den' Nezalezhnosti, celebrates the independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union in 1991. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Nostalgia Night in Uruguay. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: One of the three Mundus patet, a harvest feast involving the dead. (Roman Empire) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Ouen [category: Holidays and observances]