Famous Deaths in August 2007

  • Aug 1 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
  • Aug 2 Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)
  • Aug 2 Holden Roberto, Angolan founder and leader of the FNLA (b. 1923)
  • Aug 2 Kay Dotrice, English repertory actress (b. 1929)
  • Aug 3 John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
  • Aug 4 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 5 Florian Pittiş, Romanian artist (b. 1943)
  • Aug 5 Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal of France
  • Aug 6 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)
  • Aug 6 Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (SS) (b. 1920)
  • Aug 7 Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (b. 1931)
  • Aug 7 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • Aug 7 Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
  • Aug 8 Joybubbles, A notable phone phreak. (b. 1949)
  • Aug 8 Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)
  • Aug 8 Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • Aug 9 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (b. 1922)
  • Aug 9 Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart, dies at 84
  • Aug 10 Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • Aug 10 James E. Faust, Second Councilor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (b. 1920)
  • Aug 10 Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
  • Aug 12 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator (b. 1925)
  • Aug 12 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963)
  • Aug 13 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
  • Aug 13 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • Aug 13 Yone Minagawa, Japanese woman, oldest person (114) (b. 1893)
  • Aug 13 Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • Aug 13 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, dies at 85
  • Aug 14 Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 15 Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
  • Aug 15 John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
  • Aug 15 Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (b. 1908)
  • Aug 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian sports executive (b. 1925)
  • Aug 16 Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • Aug 16 Bahaedin Adab, Iranian MP (b. 1945)
  • Aug 16 The Missing Link, professional wrestler (b. 1939)
  • Aug 17 Bill Deedes, British journalist and politician (b. 1913)
  • Aug 17 Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff (b. 1938)
  • Aug 20 Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (b. 1920)
  • Aug 20 Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto (b. 1942)
  • Aug 21 Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish writer (b. 1960)
  • Aug 21 Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (b. 1918)
  • Aug 23 Robert Symonds, American actor (b. 1926)
  • Aug 24 Andrée P. Boucher, Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1937)
  • Aug 24 Aaron Russo, American film producer and director (b.1943)
  • Aug 25 Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
  • Aug 26 Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger politician (b. 1928)
  • Aug 26 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (b. 1935)
  • Aug 27 Emma Penella, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
  • Aug 28 Arthur Jones, American inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines (b. 1926)
  • Aug 28 Hilly Kristal, American Founder of CBGB/Punk rock legend (b. 1932)
  • Aug 28 Paul B. MacCready, Jr., American aeronautical engineer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 28 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
  • Aug 28 Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
  • Aug 28 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1929)
  • Aug 28 Nikola Nobilo, New Zealand winemaker (b. 1913)
  • Aug 29 Richard Jewell, central figure in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing (b. 1962)
  • Aug 29 Pierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (b. 1916)
  • Aug 29 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
  • Aug 29 James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
  • Aug 30 Michael Jackson, British beer and whiskey author/expert. (b. 1942)
  • Aug 30 Charles Vanik, American politician (b. 1918)
  • Aug 31 Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)
  • Aug 31 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1928)