People died on 16 August

(18 found)

Xavier
wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Bedoya
Also Known As:
John Xavier
Juan Xavier
Johnny Jirus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American professional wrestler, with Ring of Honor.

Mike McGee
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Michael B. McGee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard. Teams Duke University, St. Louis Cardinals.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Peter Fonda
actor, director, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seymour Fonda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
son of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Jane Fonda by 2 years.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Easy Rider, 3:10 to Yuma, Supernova, The Laramie Project, Ulee'sGold, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Ghost Rider.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry15 August 2000
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 301 N. Palm Canyon Drive22 October 2000

Aretha Franklin
singer, R&B, jazz, actor, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer. Movie The Blues Brothers.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry13 June 1979

Count Prince Miller
reggae music, actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Linberg Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Mule Train Parts One & Two.

William Windom
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Windom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Uncle Buck, Miracle on 34th Street (1994), To Kill a Mockingbird. TV series Murder, She Wrote.

Pete Pihos
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Louis Pihos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, fullback. Teams Indiana University, Philadelphia Eagles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Acquanetta
actor, model, poet

Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Davenport
Also Known As:
Burnu Acquanetta
Nickname(s):
The Venezualan Volcano
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 30 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Appeared in "jungle" movies Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, Jungle Woman, Captive Wild Woman, Lost Continent. Conflicting origin stories.

Abu Nidal
terrorist

Real/Birth Name:
Sabri Khalil al-Banna
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The founder of group Fatah: The Revolutionary Council, a militant Palestinian splinter group more commonly known as the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO). Palestinian sources believed he was killed on the orders of Saddam Hussein, while Iraqi officials insisted he had committed suicide during an interrogation.

Jeff Corey
actor, director, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Jeff Corey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Little Big Man, True Grit, Conan the Destroyer, Petticoat Politics. Blacklisted after testimony before the HUAC and did not work in films or television for 12 years.

Jim Murray
writer, sports analyst, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
James Patrick Murray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports columnist at newspaper Los Angeles Times. Known for funny columns.

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive28 November 2008

Amanda Blake
actor, western, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Beverly Louise Neill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Miss Kitty on TV series Gunsmoke. Died of AIDS.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tommie Aaron
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Tommie Lee Aaron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Team Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves. Coach for Atlanta Braves. Died of leukemia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Elvis Presley
actor, singer, dancer, military, overdose, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Movie Blue Hawaii. Died of a drug overdose.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant2 February 2016
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive27 March 1994

Bela Lugosi
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó
Also Known As:
Arisztid Olt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for roles as Dracula, Ygor in horror films. Movies Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Raven, Son of Frankenstein, The Invisible Ray, The Body Snatcher. Broadway plays Dracula, Murder at the Vanities.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Margaret Mitchell
writer, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell
Nickname(s):
Peg
Peggy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel Gone with the Wind, movie Gone with the Wind. Wrote articles and news for newspaper Atlanta Journal. Died 5 days after being struck by an auto while crossing a street.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Babe Ruth
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
George Herman Ruth
Nickname(s):
the Babe
the Bambino
the Sultan of Swat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher and outfielder with 714 home runs - considered the best player ever. Team New York Yankees.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert Johnson
blues, singer, musician, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Leroy Johnson
Also Known As:
R. L. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Robert Lonnie Johnson
Nickname(s):
King of the Delta Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Subject of the movie Crossroads. Song Terraplane Blues. Possibly poisoned, possible death by illness.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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