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12th August 1942 (77 Years)
The Second Moscow Conference between the major Allies of World War II convenes.
12th August 1988 (31 Years)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, American painter, died.
13th August 1863 (156 Years)
Eugene Delacroix, French romantic artist, dies.
13th August 1888 (131 Years)
John Logie Baird, inventor of TV, was born.
13th August 1899 (120 Years)
Alfred Hitchcock, the British film director and producer, also known as the "Master of Suspense" was born.
13th August 1926 (93 Years)
Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer, communist politician and revolutionary, is born.
13th August 1937 (82 Years)
The Battle of Shanghai, the 1st and bloodiest battle fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, began.
13th August 1937 (82 Years)
The Battle of Shanghai, the 1st and bloodiest battle fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, began.
13th August 1946 (73 Years)
H. G. Wells, English novelist and journalist best known for such science fiction novels, dies.
14th August 1867 (152 Years)
John Galsworthy, novelist, is born.
14th August 1915 (104 Years)
Mary Fedden, British artist, is born.
14th August 1941 (78 Years)
World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
14th August 1984 (35 Years)
J.B. Priestley, the British novelist, playwright and broadcaster, dies.
14th August 1988 (31 Years)
Enzo Ferrari, sports car manufacturer, died.
15th August 1769 (250 Years)
Napoleon Bonaparte French military and political leader, was born in Ajaccio.
15th August 1771 (248 Years)
Sir Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet, was born.
15th August 1928 (91 Years)
Nicolas Roeg, English director and cinematographer, was born.
15th August 1939 (80 Years)
The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (released in theatres everywhere on August 25th).
15th August 1967 (52 Years)
René Magritte, Belgian artist, dies.
15th August 1969 (50 Years)
The first Woodstock music & arts festival is held on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains, northwest of New York City.
16th August 1868 (151 Years)
Bernarr MacFadden, American body-builder and "father of physical culture", was born.
16th August 1888 (131 Years)
Thomas Edward Lawrence, British army officer renowned for his liaison role during the Arab revolt, was born.
16th August 1916 (103 Years)
Umberto Boccioni, Italian Futurist artist and sculptor, died.
16th August 1948 (71 Years)
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, American baseball player and coach, died.
16th August 1956 (63 Years)
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó, better known as Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the original 1931 film, died.
16th August 1958 (61 Years)
Madonna, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and director, was born.
16th August 1977 (42 Years)
Elvis Aaron Presley "the King of Rock and Roll" and one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, died.
16th August 1977 (42 Years)
Elvis Aaron Presley "the King of Rock and Roll" and one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, died.
16th August 1993 (26 Years)
Stewart Granger, English-American actor, died.
17th August 1893 (126 Years)
Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter, was born.

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