Famous People Who Died in August 1984

  • Aug 3 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), dies at 60
  • Aug 4 Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
  • Aug 4 Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • Aug 4 Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure
  • Aug 4 Walter Burke, American actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema

Richard Burton

Aug 5 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, The Robe), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 58

  • Aug 5 Rudolf Hagelstange, German writer, dies at 72
  • Aug 7 Esther Phillips, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
  • Aug 8 Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)
  • Aug 8 Richard Deacon, American actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Mel Cooley"), dies of cardiovascular disease at 62
  • Aug 11 Alfred A Knopf, American publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal), dies at 91
  • Aug 11 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player, dies at 67
  • Aug 11 Percy Mayfield, American singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63
  • Aug 13 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
  • Aug 14 (John) "Bobo" Jenkins, American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), dies at 68
  • Aug 14 J. B. Priestly, English novelist and scriptwriter (The Good Companions, An Inspector Calls), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Peter Wishart, English composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Tigran Petrosian, Soviet Armenian World Chess Champion (1963-69), dies at 55
  • Aug 16 György Kósa, Hungarian composer, dies at 87
  • Aug 17 Hammie Nixon [Nickerson], American blues harmonica player (Sleepy John Estes), dies at 76
  • Aug 17 Hollie Roffey, British youngest ever heart transplant, dies at 28 days
  • Aug 22 Charles Whittenberg, American composer, dies at 57
  • Aug 25 Andy Varipapa, American ten-pin bowler (BPAA All-Star champion 1947-48), dies at 93

Truman Capote

Aug 25 Truman Capote, American author (Breakfast At Tiffany's; In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

  • Aug 25 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 62
  • Aug 25 Waite Hoyt, American MLB baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1923, 27, 28; AL wins leader 1927; NY Yankees), dies from heart failure at 84
  • Aug 26 Julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67
  • Aug 27 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Aug 27 Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73
  • Aug 29 Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (b. 1901)
  • Aug 30 Wesley Lau, American actor (Lt Anderson-Perry Mason), dies at 63