The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 16th.

  1. 1027 - Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)
  2. 1297 - John II of Trebizond (b. 1262)
  3. 1327 - Roch, French saint
  4. 1358 - Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)
  5. 1419 - Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)
  6. 1443 - Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)
  7. 1445 - Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)
  8. 1518 - Loyset Compère, French composer
  9. 1532 - John, Elector of Saxony (b. 1468)
  10. 1661 - Thomas Fuller, English churchman and historian (b. 1608)
  11. 1678 - Andrew Marvell, English poet (b. 1621)
  12. 1705 - Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and scientist (b. 1654)
  13. 1733 - Matthew Tindal, English deist (b. 1657)
  14. 1791 - Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1719)
  15. 1836 - Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (b. 1755)
  16. 1876 - Ivan Bilibin, Russian illusitrator (d. 1942)
  17. 1886 - Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Indian guru (b. 1836)
  18. 1888 - John Pemberton, American druggist and Coca-Cola inventor (b. 1831)
  19. 1893 - Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (b. 1825)
  20. 1899 - Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, German chemist (b. 1811)
  21. 1900 - Eça de Queirós, Portuguese writer (b. 1845)
  22. 1907 - James Hector, Scottish geologist (b. 1834)
  23. 1921 - King Peter I of Serbia (b. 1844)
  24. 1938 - Robert Johnson, American singer and guitarist (b. 1911)
  25. 1938 - Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and priest (b. 1864)
  26. 1948 - Babe Ruth, baseball player (b. 1895)
  27. 1949 - Margaret Mitchell, American novelist (b. 1900)
  28. 1956 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor (b. 1882)
  29. 1957 - Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1881)
  30. 1959 - Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (b. 1879)
  31. 1961 - Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Modern Urdu (b. 1870)
  32. 1972 - Pierre Brasseur, French actor (b. 1905)
  33. 1973 - Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-born biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1888)
  34. 1975 - Vladimir Kuts, Ukrainian-born runner (b. 1927)
  35. 1977 - Elvis Presley, American singer and actor (b. 1935)
  36. 1979 - John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1895)
  37. 1983 - Earl Averill, baseball player (b. 1902)
  38. 1989 - Amanda Blake, American actress (b. 1929)
  39. 1990 - Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  40. 1995 - J.P. McCarthy, American radio personality (b. 1933)
  41. 1997 - Gerard McLarnon, Irish playwright and actor (b. 1915)
  42. 2002 - Jeff Corey, American actor (b. 1914)
  43. 2002 - Abu Nidal, Palestinian political leader (b. 1937)
  44. 2003 - Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator (b. 1928)
  45. 2004 - Ivan Hlinka, Czech hockey coach (b. 1950)
  46. 2004 - Carl Mydans, American photographer (b. 1907)
  47. 2004 - Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)
  48. 2005 - Joe Ranft, American animator (b. 1960)
  49. 2005 - Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
  50. 2005 - Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  51. 2006 - Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (b. 1944)
  52. 2006 - Herschel Green, American pilot (b. 1920)
  53. 2006 - Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (b. 1975)
  54. 2006 - Alfredo Stroessner, President of Paraguay (b. 1912)