August 8, 1996 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Deaths in History

  • Frank A Whittle, inventor of the Jet engine, dies at 89
  • George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101
  • Herbert Huncke, writer, dies at 80
  • Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, dies at 91
  • Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90