Famous People Who Died in August 1992

  • Aug 1 Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orchestra), dies of cancer at 72
  • Aug 1 Kenny Sacha, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer film), dies of AIDS at 39
  • Aug 1 Margarita Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja), dies at 76
  • Aug 1 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • Aug 2 Ephraim Katz, Israeli American writer and filmmaker (The Film Encyclopedia), dies at 60
  • Aug 2 Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44
  • Aug 2 Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/American journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies
  • Aug 2 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French singer-songwriter, and record producer. dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Aug 3 Wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies
  • Aug 4 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, dies at 93
  • Aug 4 Ralph Cooper, creator (Amateur Night at the Apollo), dies of cancer
  • Aug 5 Jeff Porcaro, American drummer (Toto - "Rosanna"; "Africa"), dies of cardiac arrest at 38

Robert Muldoon

Aug 5 Robert Muldoon, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1975-1984), dies at 70

  • Aug 7 John Anderson, American actor (Psycho, Ride the High Country, Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies of heart attack at 69
  • Aug 7 Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • Aug 8 Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Iranian influential Shia Islamic scholar, dies at 92
  • Aug 8 Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist, Esquire women of year, dies of aids at 26
  • Aug 8 Arthur Lang, American boxer and businessman, dies at 115
  • Aug 8 Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker and advisor, dies at 58
  • Aug 8 Lou Krugman, American actor (I Want to Live), dies of cancer at 78
  • Aug 8 Thomas J. McIntyre, American senator and writer (Fear Brokers), dies at 77
  • Aug 9 Christopher Todd [Todd Wangberg], American performer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • Aug 9 Jan van Baal, Dutch anthropologist and governor of Dutch New Guinea, dies (b. 1909)
  • Aug 9 Patrick Devlin, English judge and legal philosopher, dies at 86
  • Aug 9 Thomas J. McIntyre, American politician (Sen-NH, 1963-79), dies at 77
  • Aug 9 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), dies at 87
  • Aug 10 Aribert Heim, Austrian SS physician (served at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Mauthausen, known as Dr. Death), dies at 78
  • Aug 12 John Cage, American composer (4′33″; Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Aug 12 Mazoon al-Mashani, 2nd wife of Sultan Said bin Taimur and Queen Mother of Oman, dies at about 72
  • Aug 12 Patricia Harmsworth, Lady Rothermere [Bubbles], English socialite and actress, dies at 59
  • Aug 13 Bill Elverman, American playwright and actor (After Hours), dies at 40
  • Aug 13 Clifford Allison, American stock-car racer, dies in a practice race at 27
  • Aug 13 David Kaplan, American news producer (ABC), shot and killed reporting in Sarajevo Yugoslavia at 44 or 45
  • Aug 13 Jan Elburg [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Geen letterheren), dies at 72
  • Aug 14 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian-Dutch painter, dies at 104
  • Aug 14 Flora Benson, American wife of Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies at 91

John Sirica

Aug 14 John Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings), dies at 88

  • Aug 14 Marion P Ames, American advocate/activist, dies
  • Aug 14 Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters, 1953-59 - "Only You"; "Great Pretender"), dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, American author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • Aug 15 Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (who saved 5,200 Jews from deportation in Hungary), dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Jackie Edwards, Jamaican songwriter (Keep On Running), dies at 53 or 54
  • Aug 15 Marie Paxton, English actress, dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies at 48
  • Aug 15 Osamu Inaba, Japanese Minister of justice (helped bring down Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka in Lockheed bribery scandal), dies at 82
  • Aug 16 Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack
  • Aug 17 Andre de Villiers, South African farmer and ANC informant, murdered at 42
  • Aug 17 Barbara Morgan, American photographer (Martha Graham), dies at 92
  • Aug 17 Tommy Nutter, English fashion designer (bell bottom pants), dies of AIDs at 49
  • Aug 18 Christopher McCandless, subject of the book Into the Wild (b. 1968)
  • Aug 18 Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies
  • Aug 18 John Sturges, director (Gunfight at the OK Corral), dies of emphysema at 82
  • Aug 19 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron, dies of a brain tumor at 80
  • Aug 19 Feliks Arons, Dutch director and actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48
  • Aug 19 Norvel Lee, American boxer (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut, dies at 59
  • Aug 20 William Taylor, chairman (FDIC), dies at 53
  • Aug 21 Dai Vernon [David Frederick Wingfield Verner], Canadian magician, dies at 98
  • Aug 21 Lucille Brown, American actress (Our Gang - "Farina"(the 1st one)), dies after illness at 74
  • Aug 21 Theo van Tijn, Marxist/social-historian, dies at 65
  • Aug 21 Theodor Berger, Austrian composer. (Sinfonia Parabolica), dies at 87
  • Aug 22 Paul Winter, American classical and session violinist (NBC Orchestra, 1937-58), dies at 78
  • Aug 23 Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), dies at 85
  • Aug 23 Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92
  • Aug 24 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
  • Aug 24 Larrie Londin [Ralph Gallant], American session drummer (Motown and Nashville), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Aug 25 Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
  • Aug 25 Frederick O'Neal, American actor, theatre producer and television director (Pinky, Car 54 Where Are You), dies from natural causes at 86
  • Aug 25 Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Arthur Leigh Allen, American suspected of being the Zodiac killer) (b. 1933)
  • Aug 26 Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Tintin, Kuifje), dies at 66
  • Aug 29 Mary Norton, English children book author (Borrowers), dies at 88
  • Aug 29 Teddy Turner, English comedian (Coronation Street), dies at 75