Famous Deaths in August 1988

  • 1st Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • 1st John Cardinal Dearden, US cardinal, dies at 80
  • 1st Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
  • 2nd Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50
  • 2nd Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90
  • 2nd Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (b. 1914)
  • 6th Anatoli S Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47
  • 6th J Skelly Wright, US judge (anti-segregationist), dies at 77
  • 8th Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85
  • 8th Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • 9th Alan Napier, (Alfred the Butler-Batman), dies at 85
  • 9th Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b. 1905)
  • 10th Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94
  • 10th Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama, dies at 86
  • 11th Anne Ramsey, actress (Throw Mama From Train), dies of cancer at 59
  • 11th Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
  • 11th Pauline Lafont, daughter of Bernadette, dies in hiking accident at 25
  • 12th Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
  • 13th Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77), dies at 88
  • 14th Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
  • 14th Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
  • 14th Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 15th Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
  • 15th Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash
  • 16th Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
  • 17th Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr, (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday
  • 17th Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1978-88), dies in plane crash at 64
  • 17th Victoria Shaw, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), dies
  • 18th Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42

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18th Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Frederick Ashton
  • 21st Hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78
  • 21st Ray Eames, American designer, artist and architect (b. 1912)
  • 24th Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • 24th Max Shulman, author (Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap), dies at 69
  • 25th Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas), dies at 77
  • 26th Paul Francis Lloyd, entertainer, dies
  • 26th Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer (b. 1957)
  • 27th Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
  • 28th Hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
  • 28th Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
  • 30th Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Swiss Botanist, dies at 87