On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1990

  • Aug 1 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • Aug 2 Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
  • Aug 2 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), dies at 68
  • Aug 3 Florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Aug 5 Herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies
  • Aug 6 Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • Aug 6 Gordon Metcalfe, American actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43
  • Aug 6 Jacques Soustelle, Fren ethnology/minister of Information, dies at 78
  • Aug 6 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), dies at 62
  • Aug 6 Robert Alex, shot to death by robber at 31
  • Aug 7 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
  • Aug 8 Andrzej Dobrowolski, Polish classical and experimental composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 9 Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer OBE, English soccer midfielder (5 caps; Everton, Arsenal) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, England 1974), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 76
  • Aug 10 Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
  • Aug 10 Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), dies at 77

  • Aug 12 Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
  • Aug 12 Sara Seegar [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
  • Aug 12 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), dies at 55
  • Aug 12 Piotr Perkowski, Polish composer, dies at 89
  • Aug 13 Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
  • Aug 14 Chester Zardis, American jazz 'slap-style' double-bassist, dies at 90
  • Aug 15 Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), dies of cancer at 70
  • Aug 15 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (Kino), dies in a car accident at 28
  • Aug 15 Lew DeWitt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), dies of Crohn's disease complications at 52
  • Aug 16 Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Aug 17 Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 17 Roderick Cook, English actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58
  • Aug 18 B F Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86
  • Aug 18 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor (Huisvuil, Het glas water), dies at 64
  • Aug 18 Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
  • Aug 19 Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80
  • Aug 20 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist and writer, dies at 90
  • Aug 22 Merlin Marston, American actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 46
  • Aug 22 "Boogie" Bill Webb, American Louisiana blues and R&B guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Bad Dog"), dies at 66
  • Aug 23 David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80
  • Aug 24 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer, dies at 48
  • Aug 24 Gailli AbedElrhman, Sudanese writer (b. 1931)
  • Aug 25 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • Aug 26 Minoru Honda, Japanese astronomer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 27 Raymond St Jacques, American actor, director and producer, who was the 1st African-American to hold a regular role in a western series (Simon Blake in "Rawhide"), dies of cancer at 60

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

Aug 27 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist (Texas Flood; "Pride And Joy"; David Bowie - Let's Dance), dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Aug 28 Larry Jackson, American baseball pitcher (5 × MLB All-Star; MLB wins leader 1964; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 59
  • Aug 28 Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
  • Aug 28 Patience Strong [Winifred Emma May], English poet and journalist, dies at 83
  • Aug 28 Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 29 Sandy, dog in the play Annie, dies at 16
  • Aug 31 Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
  • Aug 31 Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack