Famous Deaths in August 2015

  • Aug 2 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), dies at 94
  • Aug 2 Cilla Black, English pop singer and TV host (Blind Date), dies at 72
  • Aug 3 Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), dies at 96
  • Aug 3 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), dies at 98
  • Aug 3 Coleen Gray, American Actress (The Killing), dies at 92
  • Aug 5 George Cole, English actor (Minder), dies at 90

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Aug 6 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, dies at 91

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Aug 7 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), dies at 101
  • Aug 9 Frank Gifford, American NFL player and broadcaster, dies at 84
  • Aug 9 David Nobbs, English comedic writer (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies at 80
  • Aug 10 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, dies at 74
  • Aug 15 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader and politician (D-Ga), dies at 75
  • Aug 15 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), dies at 71
  • Aug 16 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Aug 17 Yvonne Craig, American actress (Batgirl), dies at 78
  • Aug 18 Bud Yorkin, American producer and director (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), dies at 89
  • Aug 18 Louis Stokes, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), dies at 90
  • Aug 18 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 20 Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician (Ostpolitik policy), dies at 93
  • Aug 20 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop) dies at 66
  • Aug 21 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, dies at 91
  • Aug 21 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, dies at 80
  • Aug 21 Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and Nelson Mandela's lawyer, dies at 81
  • Aug 22 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), dies at 93
  • Aug 22 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, dies at 88
  • Aug 23 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), dies at 93
  • Aug 24 Justin Wilson, English Indycar driver, dies as a result of on track accident at 37
  • Aug 25 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, dies at 83
  • Aug 25 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spinner (1947-58) who averaged 64.08, dies at 90
  • Aug 26 P J [Patrick Joeseph] Kavanagh, English poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), dies at 84
  • Aug 27 Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), dies at 58
  • Aug 28 Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at 82
  • Aug 29 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You), dies at 75
  • Aug 30 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), dies at 82
  • Aug 30 Wes Craven, American filmmaker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), dies at 91
  • Aug 31 Colin Hope, British Industrialist (Turner and Newall), dies at 83