Famous Deaths in August 2005

  • Aug 1 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 1 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), dies at 84
  • Aug 1 Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
  • Aug 1 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (b. 1918)
  • Aug 2 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
  • Aug 3 Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 4 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist (b. 1932)
  • Aug 5 Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)
  • Aug 5 Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
  • Aug 5 Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)
  • Aug 6 Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)
  • Aug 6 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 6 Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)

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Aug 7 Peter Jennings, Canadian-born news anchor (b. 1938)

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • Aug 8 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas), dies at 82
  • Aug 8 Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Aug 8 Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  • Aug 8 Ilse Werner, German actress (b. 1921)
  • Aug 9 Matthew McGrory, American actor (b. 1973)
  • Aug 9 Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
  • Aug 11 James Booth, English actor (b. 1927)
  • Aug 12 John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)
  • Aug 13 David Lange, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)
  • Aug 14 Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)
  • Aug 16 Joe Ranft, American animator (b. 1960)
  • Aug 16 Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
  • Aug 16 Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Aug 16 William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)
  • Aug 16 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • Aug 17 John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (b. 1934)
  • Aug 18 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)
  • Aug 19 Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch comedian and actor (b. 1918)
  • Aug 20 Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981)
  • Aug 20 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
  • Aug 21 Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 21 Robert Moog, American pioneer of electronic music (b. 1934)
  • Aug 21 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936)
  • Aug 21 Martin Dillon, tenor, American opera singer (b. 1957)
  • Aug 22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Brock Peters, American actor (b. 1927)
  • Aug 23 Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
  • Aug 23 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Aug 24 Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • Aug 25 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • Aug 26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
  • Aug 26 Robert Denning, American interior designer (b. 1927)
  • Aug 26 Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Aug 27 Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 28 Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • Aug 28 Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
  • Aug 28 George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
  • Aug 29 Barry Cowsill, rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • Aug 31 Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)
  • Aug 31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)