Famous Deaths in August 1986

  • Aug 1 Willem Klein, variety artist, dies at about 73
  • Aug 1 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, dies at 70
  • Aug 2 Roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies
  • Aug 2 Roy Cohn, American politician (b. 1927)
  • Aug 3 Paul [Saul] de Groot, chairman Dutch Communist party, dies at 87
  • Aug 3 Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
  • Aug 3 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41
  • Aug 6 Emilio Fernandez, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), dies at 82
  • Aug 6 Manfred Hausmann, writer, dies at 87
  • Aug 6 William J Schroeder, (longest-survivor with permanent artificial) heart, dies at 54, after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump)
  • Aug 9 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77

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Aug 11 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Aug 13 Helen Mack, actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies
  • Aug 16 John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45
  • Aug 16 Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)
  • Aug 19 Hermione Baddeley, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79
  • Aug 19 Jacob A W Burger, chairman (Dutch soc-dem party), dies at 81
  • Aug 19 Lorenzo Tucker, actor (Black King), dies
  • Aug 20 Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76
  • Aug 20 Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
  • Aug 20 Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71
  • Aug 20 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)
  • Aug 23 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
  • Aug 25 Allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
  • Aug 26 Jennifer Levin, American murder victim, strangled by Robert Chambers in New York City's Central Park aged 18
  • Aug 26 Ted Knight, [Tadeus Konopka], actor (Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 62
  • Aug 29 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies
  • Aug 30 Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 31 Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88
  • Aug 31 Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president of Finland, dies at 85