The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 5th.

  1. 882 - King Louis III of France (b. 863)
  2. 1063 - Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
  3. 1364 - Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)
  4. 1572 - Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)
  5. 1579 - Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)
  6. 1633 - Archbishop George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1562)
  7. 1678 - Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619)
  8. 1743 - John Hervey, Lord Hervey, English statesman and writer (b. 1696)
  9. 1778 - Charles Clémencet, French historian (b. 1703)
  10. 1792 - Frederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1732)
  11. 1799 - Richard Howe, British admiral (b. 1726)
  12. 1868 - Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (b. 1788)
  13. 1880 - Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra, Austrian physician (b. 1816)
  14. 1895 - Friedrich Engels, German philosopher (b. 1820)
  15. 1911 - Bob Caruthers, baseball player (b. 1864)
  16. 1923 - Vatroslav Jagic, Croatian slavist (b. 1835)
  17. 1929 - Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist and feminist (b. 1847)
  18. 1946 - Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863)
  19. 1952 - Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b.1917)
  20. 1955 - Carmen Miranda, Portuguese actress and singer (b. 1909)
  21. 1957 - Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1877)
  22. 1959 - Edgar Guest, English poet (b. 1881)
  23. 1960 - Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1874)
  24. 1962 - Marilyn Monroe, American actress (b. 1926)
  25. 1963 - Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (b. 1898)
  26. 1964 - Art Ross, professional ice hockey player and executive (b. 1886) (Art Ross Trophy)
  27. 1978 - Jesse Haines, baseball player (b. 1893)
  28. 1984 - Richard Burton, British actor (b. 1925)
  29. 1991 - Paul Brown, American football coach (b. 1908)
  30. 1992 - Jeff Porcaro, American drummer (b. 1954)
  31. 1992 - Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company (b. 1906)
  32. 1998 - Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian Communist dictator from 1956 to 1989 (b. 1911)
  33. 2000 - Sir Alec Guinness, British actor (b. 1914)
  34. 2000 - Otto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological activist (b. 1920)
  35. 2002 - Josh Ryan Evans, actor (b. 1982)
  36. 2002 - Chick Hearn, American basketball announcer (b. 1916)
  37. 2005 - Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)
  38. 2005 - Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
  39. 2005 - Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)
  40. 2006 - Susan Butcher, American Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion (b. 1954)