Celebrity Deaths in August

1 September 2019 • Online Obituaries

Celebrity Deaths in August

Manuel Quezon

Manuel Quezon

Passed Away August 1, 1944

Manuel L. Quezon is widely recognised as the second President of The Philippines. After starting in the house of representatives and later becoming President, Manuel made huge progress towards gaining Independence from the United States and reshaping a corrupt government and a struggling economy.

Read more on Manuel Quezon's obituary here

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Date of Passing - August 5, 1962

Marilyn Monroe was one of the first pop culture sex symbols, from a career as a model, singer and actress, even today she is a major pop culture icon. In a very short life, she helped to reshape the film industry, pave new paths for female actors in Hollywood, and symbolise an evolving attitude toward sexuality in modern culture.

Read more on Marilyn Monroe's obituary here.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Passed away August 11, 2014

Robin Williams first came into our hearts as the alien from ‘Mork & Mindy’ then remained there with timeless performances from movies like ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’, ‘Dead Poets Society’ and ‘Good Will Hunting’. For some, he is remembered as Genie from Aladdin, Alan Parrish from Jumani or Mrs Doubtfire, but for most, he is remembered as a unique shining star unlike any other.

Read more on Robin William's obituary here.

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Passed away August 13, 1910

Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing after serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War. As well as her contributions to the medical world, she was also a renowned statistician developing novel ways of presenting data and improved sanitation standards across India to reduce mortality for the soldiers she cared for there.

Read more on Florence Nightingale's obituary here.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Passed away August 16, 1977

Elvis Presley, Elvis, The King of Rock and Roll or simply ‘The King’ was one of the 20th Century’s most significant cultural icons. Pioneering the fusion of African-American music into popular music, Elvis is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music and one of the first pop stars to experience true mania from his fans.

Read more on Elvis Presley's obituary here.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Date of Passing - August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong, one of NASA’s astronauts and aeronautical engineers, was the man who famously took the first steps on the moon in the Apollo 11 mission. The 1969 moon-landing was watched by an estimated 600 million people around the world and contained one of the most iconic quotes of all time: ‘That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.’

Read more on Neil Armstrong's obituary here.

Princess Diana Obituary

Princess Diana

Passed away August 31 1997

Diana Spencer, known mostly as Princess Diana, was a member of the British family and wife of the heir to the throne, Prince Charles. Through her life, Diana was a prominent public figure due to her approach to charity work, general philanthropy, her charisma and friendliness and fashionable appearance.

Read more on Princess Diana's obituary here.

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