Famous Deaths in August 1998

  • Aug 1 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), dies at 72
  • Aug 2 Shari Lewis, American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies at 64
  • Aug 3 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
  • Aug 4 Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • Aug 5 Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian dictator (b. 1911)
  • Aug 5 Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander (b. 1912)
  • Aug 6 Andre Weil, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Aug 8 Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
  • Aug 13 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), dies at 97
  • Aug 13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), dies at 63
  • Aug 17 Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)
  • Aug 17 Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
  • Aug 18 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Aug 20 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (Seven Lonely Days), dies at 82
  • Aug 24 E.G. Marshall, American actor (The Defenders), dies at 88
  • Aug 24 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Whitney Houston), dies at 58
  • Aug 26 Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)