23rd July 1966
Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift, American film and stage actor, died. 50 years.
25th July 1986
Vincente Minnelli, American stage and film director, famous for directing classic movie musicals as An American in Paris, died. 30 years.
26th July 1791
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor, son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is born. 225 years.
27th July 1946
Gertrude Stein, American modernist and avant-garde author, died. 70 years.
28th July 1876
Beatrix Potter, English writer of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", is born. 150 years.
30th July 1966
At Wembley Stadium, England beats West Germany 4-2 and wins the 8th World Cup. 50 years.
30th July 1996
Claudette Colbert, French-American actress and singer, died. 20 years.
1st August 1936
Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer who impacted fashion from the 1960s to the present day, is born. 80 years.
2nd August 1976
Fritz Lang, Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor, dies. 40 years.
3rd August 1881
William Fargo, American businessman and politician, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express, died. 135 years.
5th August 2016
Rio 2016: South America plays Olympic host for first time in Brazil.
6th August 1766
William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist famous for discovering palladium and rhodium, is born. 250 years.
6th August 1881
Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist, best-known for discovery Penicillin, was born. 135 years.
6th August 1926
Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel. 90 years.
7th August 1616
Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect, who designed Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza, dies. 400 years.
8th August 1921
Esther Williams, American swimmer, actress, and singer, was born. 95 years.
9th August 1516
Hieronymus Bosch, northern European painter, best known for his fantastic and detailed imagery, died. 500 years.
9th August 1936
Jesse Owens became the first American to win 4 gold medals at a single Olympic in Berlin. 80 years.
11th August 1956
Jackson Pollock, American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement, dies. 60 years.
13th August 1926
Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer, communist politician and revolutionary, is born. 90 years.

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