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  • Wes Craven: Born: 1939-08-02 - Died: 2015-08-30
    Wes Craven was a film director, writer, producer, and actor best known for creating what are considered some of the most landmark horror films of all time, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, and Scream. Other well-known titles include: The Hills Have Eyes, Shocker, The People Under the Stairs, […]
    Darryl Dawkins: Born: 1957-01-11 - Died: 2015-08-27
    Darryl Dawkins was a famous NBA player who played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons, and Utah Jazz. His nickname was Chocolate Thunder, and he was known for his dunks, which shattered backboards on more than one occasion and led to the NBA adopting breakaway rims.
    Justin Wilson: Born: 1978-07-31 - Died: 2015-08-24
    Justin Wilson was a race car driver from the U.K. who began competing part-time in the IndyCar Series before his death. He drove the No. 25 Honda for Andretti Autosport.
    Bud Yorkin: Born: 1926-02-22 - Died: 2015-08-18
    Bud Yorkin was a film and TV producer, director, writer, and actor. He is best known for work on showsl ike All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Sons, and Different Strokes.
    Yvonne Craig: Born: 1937-05-16 - Died: 2015-08-17
    Yvonne Craig was a ballet dancer and actress best known for playing Batgirl on the 1960s Batman TV show. She also played Marta in an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. Films Craig appeared in include Gidget, Seven Women from Hell, Kissin’ Cousins, Ski Party, Mars Needs Women, One Spy Too Many, In Like […]
    Julian Bond: Born: 1940-01-14 - Died: 2015-08-15
    Julian Bond was an activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as a politician, a professor, and a writer. He helped establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960s and was chairman of the NAACP. He was also elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and six […]
    Bob Johnston: Born: 1932-05-14 - Died: 2015-08-14
    Bob Johnston was a record producer best known for producing albums for Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, and Simon and Garfunkel. Albums from his discography include: Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding, Nashville Kyline, Self Portrait and New Morning; Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and […]
    Buddy Baker: Born: 1941-01-25 - Died: 2015-08-10
    Buddy Baker (whose real name was Elzie Wylie Baker, Jr.) was an American NASCAR driver. He was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998, and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1995. He won the 1980 Daytona 500, the 1970 Southern 500, the 1968, 1972, and 1973 World 600, […]
    Frank Gifford: Born: 1930-08-16 - Died: 2015-08-09
    Frank Gifford was an American football player and sportscaster. He played with the New York Giants for twelve years and called games on ABC’s Monday Night Football.
    Tony Lara: Born: NA-NA-NA - Died: 2015-08-08
    Tony Lara was a ship captain known for his appearance on the Discovery Channel reality program Deadliest Catch. He was on Season 7 with the Cornelia Marie fishing vessel.