Famous Deaths in August 1990

  • Aug 1 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • Aug 2 Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
  • Aug 2 Edwin Richfield, British actor (b. 1921)
  • Aug 3 Florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Aug 5 Herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies
  • Aug 6 Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • Aug 6 Gordon Metcalfe, actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43
  • Aug 6 Jacques Soustelle, Fren ethnology/minister of Information, dies at 78
  • Aug 6 M├írio Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), dies at 62
  • Aug 6 Robert Alex, shot to death by robber at 31
  • Aug 7 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
  • Aug 9 Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer, English footballer (b. 1914)
  • Aug 10 Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
  • Aug 12 Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
  • Aug 12 Sara Seegar, [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
  • Aug 12 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), dies at 55
  • Aug 13 Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66
  • Aug 15 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
  • Aug 16 Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Aug 17 Pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 17 Roderick Cook, actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58
  • Aug 18 B F Skinner, psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86
  • Aug 18 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor, dies
  • Aug 18 Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
  • Aug 19 Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80
  • Aug 20 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies
  • Aug 21 George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya
  • Aug 22 Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45
  • Aug 23 David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80
  • Aug 24 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)
  • Aug 24 Gailli AbedElrhman, Sudanese writer (b. 1931)
  • Aug 25 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • Aug 26 Minoru Honda, Japanese astronomer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 27 Raymond St Jacques, actor/dir (Falcon Crest), dies of cancer at 60

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Aug 27 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35

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  • Aug 28 Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
  • Aug 29 Sandy, dog in the play Annie, dies at 16
  • Aug 31 Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
  • Aug 31 Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack