13th August 1946
H. G. Wells, English novelist and journalist best known for such science fiction novels, dies. 70 years.
14th August 1941
World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims. 75 years.
15th August 1771
Sir Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet, was born. 245 years.
16th August 1916
Umberto Boccioni, Italian Futurist artist and sculptor, died. 100 years.
16th August 1956
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó, better known as Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the original 1931 film, died. 60 years.
18th August 1936
Charles Robert Redford Jr., known as Robert Redford, American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist, was born. 80 years.
19th August 1936
Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, theatre director and emblematic member of the Generation of '27, died. 80 years.
23rd August 1926
Rudolph Valentino, Italian-American film actor who was admired as the 'Great Lover' of the 1920s, dies. 90 years.
23rd August 1946
Keith Moon, English musician best known as the drummer of the English rock group the Who, is born. 70 years.
26th August 1666
Frans Hals, Dutch painter and educator, died. 350 years.
30th August 1716
Lancelot Brown, more commonly known as Capability Brown, English landscape architect, was born. 300 years.
30th August 2006
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" For, Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that lasted more than 50 years, died. 10 years.
31st August 2006
Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police. 10 years.
2nd September 1666
Great Fire of London, major conflagration that swept through the central parts of London. 350 years.
3rd September 1991
Frank Russell Capra, Italian-American film director, producer and writer of some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s, died. 25 years.
7th September 1556
Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman sultan, died. 450 years.
7th September 1866
Tristan Bernard, French playwright, novelist, journalist and lawyer, is born. 150 years.
8th September 1966
Star Trek started “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” 50 years.
9th September 1976
Mao Zedong, Chinese communist leader, dies. 40 years.
13th September 1916
Roald Dahl, British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot, and screenwriter, is born. 100 years.

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