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  • What happened on August 7
  • August 7 is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on August 7
  • 322 BC – Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedonia.
  • 461 – Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer.
  • 626 – The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
  • 936 – Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.
  • 1420 – Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.
  • 1427 – The Visconti of Milan’s fleet is destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River.
  • 1461 – The Ming dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
  • 1679 – The brigantine Le Griffon, commissioned by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the south-eastern end of theNiagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America.
  • 1714 – The Battle of Gangut: The first important victory of the Russian Navy.
  • 1782 – George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.
  • 1789 – The United States Department of War is established.
  • 1791 – American troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1794 – U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
  • 1819 – Simón Bolívar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.
  • 1858 – The first Australian rules football match is played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College.
  • 1879 – The opening of the Poor Man’s Palace in Manchester, England.
  • 1890 – Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
  • 1909 – Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, taking 59 days to travel from New York, New Yorkto San Francisco, California.
  • 1927 – The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
  • 1930 – The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana; two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed.
  • 1933 – The Simele massacre: The Iraqi government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Simele.
  • 1938 – The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
  • 1940 – World War II: Alsace-Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal begins as the United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanaland Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
  • 1944 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
  • 1946 – The government of the Soviet Union presented a note to its Turkish counterparts which refuted the latter’s sovereignty over the Turkish Straits, thus beginning the Turkish Straits crisis.
  • 1947 – Thor Heyerdahl’s balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.
  • 1947 – The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
  • 1955 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sells its first transistor radios in Japan.
  • 1959 – The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the “sheaves of wheat” design, and was minted until 2008.
  • 1959 – Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1960 – Ivory Coast becomes independent from France.
  • 1962 – Canadian-born American pharmacologist Frances Oldham Kelsey awarded the U.S. President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service for her refusal to authorize thalidomide.
  • 1964 – Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.
  • 1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
  • 1974 – Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet (417 m) in the air.
  • 1976 – Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.
  • 1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been disposed of negligently.
  • 1979 – Several tornadoes strike the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities.
  • 1981 – The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
  • 1985 – Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan’s first astronauts.
  • 1987 – Lynne Cox becomes first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, crossing from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union
  • 1989 – U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
  • 1990 – First American soldiers arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf war.
  • 1998 – Bombings at United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.
  • 1999 – The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades neighboring Dagestan.
  • 2008 – The start of the Russo-Georgian War over the territory of South Ossetia.

 

 

 

  • Births on August 7
  • 317 – Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361)
  • 1282 – Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
  • 1533 – Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (d. 1595)
  • 1560 – Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian aristocrat and serial killer (d. 1614)
  • 1571 – Thomas Lupo, English viol player and composer (d. 1627)
  • 1574 – Robert Dudley, English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)
  • 1598 – Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet and linguist (d. 1672)
  • 1726 – James Bowdoin, American banker and politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • 1742 – Nathanael Greene, American general (d. 1786)
  • 1751 – Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)
  • 1779 – Louis de Freycinet, French navigator and explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1779 – Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (d. 1859)
  • 1783 – Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (d. 1810)
  • 1844 – Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and author (d. 1911)
  • 1860 – Alan Leo, English astrologer and author (d. 1917)
  • 1862 – Victoria of Baden (d. 1931)
  • 1867 – Emil Nolde, Danish-German painter and illustrator (d. 1956)
  • 1868 – Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian-German economist and statistician (d. 1931)
  • 1876 – Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (d. 1917)
  • 1877 – Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
  • 1879 – Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931)
  • 1884 – Billie Burke, American actress and singer (d. 1970)
  • 1884 – Nikolai Triik, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1940)
  • 1887 – Anna Elisabet Weirauch, German author and playwright (d. 1970)
  • 1890 – Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, American author and activist (d. 1964)
  • 1901 – Ann Harding, American actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1903 – Louis Leakey, Kenyan-English palaeontologist and archaeologist (d. 1972)
  • 1904 – Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1907 – Albert Kotin, Belarusian-American soldier and painter (d. 1980)
  • 1910 – Freddie Slack, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1965)
  • 1911 – István Bibó, Hungarian lawyer and politician (d. 1979)
  • 1911 – Nicholas Ray, American director and screenwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1913 – George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1916 – Kermit Love, American actor, puppeteer, and costume designer (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – C. Buddingh’, Dutch poet and translator (d. 1985)
  • 1918 – Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor
  • 1924 – Kenneth Kendall, Indian-English journalist and actor (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Felice Bryant, American songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – M. S. Swaminathan, Indian geneticist and academic
  • 1926 – Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Edwin Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of Louisiana
  • 1927 – Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1927 – Carl Switzer, American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1928 – Betsy Byars, American author and academic
  • 1928 – Owen Luder, English architect, designed Tricorn Centre and Trinity Square
  • 1929 – Don Larsen, American baseball player
  • 1930 – Togrul Narimanbekov, Azerbaijani-French painter and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer and educator
  • 1931 – Jack Good, British television producer
  • 1931 – Charles E. Rice, American scholar and author (d. 2015)
  • 1932 – Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian runner (d. 1973)
  • 1932 – Edward Hardwicke, English actor (d. 2011)
  • 1932 – Rien Poortvliet, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
  • 1932 – Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1933 – Eddie Firmani, South African footballer and manager
  • 1933 – Elinor Ostrom, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Jerry Pournelle, American journalist and author
  • 1934 – Sándor Simó, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1935 – Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)
  • 1937 – Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1937 – Don Wilson, English cricketer and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1940 – Jean-Luc Dehaene, French-Belgian lawyer and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)
  • 1941 – Matthew Evans, Baron Evans of Temple Guiting, English publisher and politician
  • 1941 – Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, actor, and weightlifter
  • 1942 – Garrison Keillor, American humorist, novelist, short story writer, and radio host
  • 1942 – Richard Sykes, English biochemist and academic
  • 1942 – B. J. Thomas, American singer
  • 1942 – Caetano Veloso, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1943 – Mohammed Badie, Egyptian religious leader
  • 1943 – Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1944 – John Glover, American actor
  • 1944 – Robert Mueller, American soldier and lawyer, 6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1945 – Kenny Ireland, Scottish actor and director (d. 2014)
  • 1945 – Alan Page, American football player and jurist
  • 1947 – Franciscus Henri, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Sofia Rotaru, Ukrainian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1948 – Marty Appel, American businessman and author
  • 1948 – Greg Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1949 – Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese journalist and politician
  • 1949 – Matthew Parris, South African-English journalist and politician
  • 1950 – Rodney Crowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – Alan Keyes, American politician and diplomat, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
  • 1950 – S. Thandayuthapani, Sri Lankan educator and politician
  • 1952 – Eamonn Darcy, Irish golfer
  • 1952 – Kees Kist, Dutch footballer
  • 1952 – Alexei Sayle, English comedian, actor, and author
  • 1953 – Anne Fadiman, American journalist and author
  • 1954 – Jonathan Pollard, Israeli spy
  • 1954 – Alan Reid, Scottish politician
  • 1955 – Diane Downs, American murderer
  • 1955 – Wayne Knight, American actor, comedian and voice actor
  • 1955 – Greg Nickels, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Seattle
  • 1955 – Blas Giraldo Reyes Rodríguez, Cuban librarian
  • 1955 – Vladimir Sorokin, Russian author and playwright
  • 1955 – Grigoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director
  • 1956 – Sharon Isbin, American guitarist
  • 1957 – Caroline Aaron, American actress and producer
  • 1957 – Daire Brehan, Irish journalist, lawyer, and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1957 – Alexander Dityatin, Russian gymnast and colonel
  • 1958 – Russell Baze, Canadian-American jockey
  • 1958 – Bruce Dickinson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Alberto Salazar, Cuban-American runner and coach
  • 1959 – Koenraad Elst, Belgian orientalist and author
  • 1959 – Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
  • 1960 – David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Jacquie O’Sullivan, English singer-songwriter
  • 1961 – Brian Conley, English actor and singer
  • 1961 – Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast
  • 1961 – Walter Swinburn, English jockey and trainer
  • 1962 – Alison Brown, American banjo player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1963 – Paul Dunn, Australian rugby league player
  • 1963 – Nick Gillespie, American journalist and author
  • 1963 – Marcus Roberts, American pianist and educator
  • 1964 – John Birmingham, English-Australian journalist and author
  • 1964 – Peter Niven, Scottish jockey
  • 1965 – Raul Malo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1965 – Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater
  • 1966 – David Cairns, Scottish laicised priest and politician, Minister of State for Scotland (d. 2011)
  • 1966 – Kristin Hersh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Jimmy Wales, American businessman, co-founder of Wikipedia
  • 1967 – Jason Grimsley, American baseball player
  • 1968 – Francesca Gregorini, Italian-American director and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Trevor Hendy, Australian surfer and coach
  • 1968 – Sophie Lee, Australian actress and author
  • 1968 – Lynn Strait, American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1969 – Paul Lambert, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Eric Namesnik, American swimmer (d. 2006)
  • 1971 – Dominic Cork, England cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Rachel York, American actress and singer
  • 1972 – Gerry Peñalosa, Filipino boxer and promoter
  • 1973 – Mikhail Gorsheniov, Russian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1973 – Danny Graves, Vietnamese-American baseball player
  • 1973 – Kevin Muscat, English-Australian footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1974 – Chico Benymon, American actor
  • 1974 – Michael Shannon, American actor
  • 1975 – Koray Candemir, Turkish singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Gerard Denton, Australian cricketer
  • 1975 – Ray Hill, American football player (d. 2015)
  • 1975 – Rebecca Kleefisch, American journalist and politician, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
  • 1975 – Édgar Rentería, Colombian baseball player
  • 1975 – Charlize Theron, South African-American actress and producer
  • 1976 – Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Shane Lechler, American football player
  • 1977 – Charlotte Ronson, English fashion designer
  • 1977 – Samantha Ronson, English singer-songwriter and DJ
  • 1978 – Alexandre Aja, French director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1978 – Jamey Jasta, American singer-songwriter
  • 1978 – Mark McCammon, English-Barbadian footballer
  • 1978 – Vanness Wu, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1979 – Eric Johnson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1979 – Miguel Llera, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 – Birgit Zotz, Austrian anthropologist and author
  • 1980 – Carsten Busch, German footballer
  • 1980 – Aurélie Claudel, French model and actress
  • 1980 – Tácio Caetano Cruz Queiroz, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 – Seiichiro Maki, Japanese footballer
  • 1981 – David Testo, American soccer player
  • 1981 – Randy Wayne, American actor and producer
  • 1982 – Ángeles Balbiani, Argentine actress and singer
  • 1982 – Abbie Cornish, Australian actress
  • 1982 – Juan Martín Hernández, Argentine rugby player
  • 1982 – Marquise Hill, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1982 – Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer
  • 1982 – Brit Marling, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1982 – Marco Melandri, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1982 – Vassilis Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
  • 1982 – Martin Vučić, Macedonian singer and drummer
  • 1983 – Christian Chávez, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (RBD)
  • 1983 – Murat Dalkılıç, Turkish singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Andriy Hrivko, Ukrainian cyclist
  • 1983 – Mark Pettini, English cricketer and journalist
  • 1984 – Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player
  • 1984 – Tooba Siddiqui, Pakistani model and actress
  • 1984 – Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (d. 2003)
  • 1986 – Paul Biedermann, German swimmer
  • 1986 – Valter Birsa, Slovenian footballer
  • 1986 – Altaír Jarabo, Mexican model and actress
  • 1986 – Juan de la Rosa, Mexican boxer
  • 1987 – Sidney Crosby, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Mustapha Dumbuya, Sierra Leonean footballer
  • 1987 – Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Rouven Sattelmaier, German footballer
  • 1988 – Mohamed Coulibaly, Senegalese footballer
  • 1988 – Anisa Mohammed, West Indian cricketer
  • 1988 – Melody Oliveria, American blogger
  • 1988 – Erik Pieters, Dutch footballer
  • 1988 – Beanie Wells, American football player
  • 1989 – DeMar DeRozan, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Helen Flanagan, English actress
  • 1990 – Josh Franceschi, English singer-songwriter
  • 1991 – Luis Salom, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2016)
  • 1991 – Mitchell te Vrede, Dutch footballer
  • 1991 – Mike Trout, American baseball player
  • 1992 – Ariel Camacho, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1992 – Adam Yates, English cyclist
  • 1992 – Simon Yates, English cyclist
  • 1992 – Yusuf Erdoğan, Turkish footballer
  • 1993 – Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper
  • 1993 – Zaur Sizo, Russian footballer
  • 1993 – Karol Zalewski, Polish sprinter

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on August 7
  • 461 – Majorian, Roman emperor (b. 420)
  • 1106 – Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1050)
  • 1385 – Joan of Kent (b. 1328)
  • 1485 – Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany (b. 1454)
  • 1613 – Thomas Fleming, English judge and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1544)
  • 1616 – Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect, designed Teatro Olimpico (b. 1548)
  • 1632 – Robert de Vere, 19th Earl of Oxford, English soldier (b. 1575)
  • 1635 – Friedrich Spee, German poet and academic (b. 1591)
  • 1639 – Martin van den Hove, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1605)
  • 1661 – Jin Shengtan, Chinese journalist and critic (b. 1608)
  • 1817 – Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French economist and politician (b. 1739)
  • 1834 – Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor, invented the Jacquard loom (b. 1752)
  • 1848 – Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1779)
  • 1855 – Mariano Arista, Mexican general and politician, 19th President of Mexico (b. 1802)
  • 1864 – Li Xiucheng, Chinese field marshal (b. 1823)
  • 1893 – Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer and academic (b. 1854)
  • 1899 – Jacob Maris, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1837)
  • 1900 – Wilhelm Liebknecht, German lawyer and politician (b. 1826)
  • 1912 – François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss limnologist and academic (b. 1841)
  • 1917 – Edwin Harris Dunning, South African-English commander and pilot (b. 1891)
  • 1938 – Konstantin Stanislavski, Russian actor and director (b. 1863)
  • 1941 – Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
  • 1945 – Yi Wu, Korean colonel (b. 1912)
  • 1948 – Charles Bryant, English-American actor and director (b. 1879)
  • 1953 – Abner Powell, American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)
  • 1957 – Oliver Hardy, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1892)
  • 1958 – Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, American author and educator (b. 1892)
  • 1960 – Luis Ángel Firpo, Argentine boxer (b. 1894)
  • 1968 – Giovanni Bracco, Italian race car driver (b. 1908)
  • 1969 – Jean Bastien, French professional footballer (b. 1915)
  • 1969 – Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French composer (b. 1905)
  • 1970 – Harold Haley, American lawyer and judge (b. 1904)
  • 1970 – Jonathan P. Jackson, American bodyguard (b. 1953)
  • 1972 – Joi Lansing, American model, actress, and singer (b. 1929)
  • 1973 – Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (b. 1895)
  • 1974 – Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (b. 1925)
  • 1974 – Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)
  • 1981 – Gunnar Uusi, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
  • 1985 – Grayson Hall, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1987 – Camille Chamoun, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)
  • 1989 – Mickey Leland, American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
  • 1992 – John Anderson, American actor and director (b. 1922)
  • 1994 – Larry Martyn, English actor (b. 1934)
  • 1995 – Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (b. 1929)
  • 1999 – Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 2001 – Algirdas Lauritėnas, Lithuanian basketball player (b. 1932)
  • 2003 – K. D. Arulpragasam, Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2003 – Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2004 – Red Adair, American firefighter (b. 1915)
  • 2004 – Colin Bibby, English ornithologist and academic (b. 1948)
  • 2005 – Peter Jennings, Canadian-American journalist and author (b. 1938)
  • 2006 – Mary Anderson Bain, American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)
  • 2007 – Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, and producer (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Hal Fishman, American journalist and actor (b. 1931)
  • 2007 – Angus Tait, New Zealand businessman, founded Tait Communications (b. 1919)
  • 2008 – Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (b. 1931)
  • 2008 – Andrea Pininfarina, Italian engineer and businessman (b. 1957)
  • 2009 – Louis E. Saavedra, American educator and politician, 48th Mayor of Albuquerque (b. 1933)
  • 2009 – Mike Seeger, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – John Nelder, English mathematician and statistician (b. 1924)
  • 2011 – Mark Hatfield, American soldier, academic, and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Nancy Wake, New Zealand-English captain and espionage agent (b. 1912)
  • 2011 – Joe Yamanaka, Japanese singer (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Murtuz Alasgarov, Azerbaijani academic and politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Judith Crist, American critic and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Vladimir Kobzev, Russian footballer and coach (b. 1959)
  • 2012 – Anna Piaggi, Italian journalist and author (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Mayer Zald, American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Dušan Zbavitel, Czech indologist and author (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Samuel G. Armistead, American linguist, historian, and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Almir Kayumov, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2013 – Anthony Pawson, English-Canadian biologist, chemist, and academic (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Margaret Pellegrini, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Meeli Truu, Estonian architect (d. 1946)
  • 2013 – Alexander Yagubkin, Russian boxer (b. 1961)
  • 2014 – Víctor Fayad, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1955)
  • 2014 – Perry Moss, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Henry Stone, American record producer (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian pharmacologist and physician (b. 1914)
  • 2015 – Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founded LPGA (b. 1923)
  • 2016 – Bryan Clauson, American racing driver (b. 1989)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on August 7
  • Christian feast day:
    • Albert of Trapani
    • Cajetan of Thienna
    • Carpophorus
    • Dometius of Persia
    • Donatus of Arezzo
    • John Mason Neale and Catherine Winkworth (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Nantovinus
    • Pope Sixtus II
    • August 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Assyrian Martyrs Day (Assyrian community)
  • Battle of Boyacá Day (Colombia)
  • Emancipation Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
  • Republic Day (Ivory Coast)
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