Famous People Who Died in August 1994

  • Aug 1 George Dixon, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • Aug 1 Gerard van de Groenekan, furniture maker/designer, dies at 90
  • Aug 2 Bert Freed, American character actor (Shane, Invaders From Mars), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Aug 2 Bhagwatpersad Ausan, commandant Suriname military police, dies at 38
  • Aug 3 Carel van Dillen, resistance fighter, dies at 77
  • Aug 3 Christy Henrich, US turnster, dies of anorexia nervosa at 22
  • Aug 3 Hidalgo Moya, American architect and designer (Skylon), dies at 74
  • Aug 3 Innokenti Smoktunovski, Russian actor (Hamlet), dies at 69
  • Aug 3 John van Raay [John Oradi], radio-imitator (Paul Flanders)
  • Aug 4 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian and politician, dies at 69
  • Aug 4 Richard Du Cann, English lawyer and QC,, dies at 65
  • Aug 4 Sol Adler, economist Sinophile, dies at 85
  • Aug 5 Amy Sacks, American TV producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
  • Aug 5 Audrey Langford, English singing teacher, dies at 82
  • Aug 5 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot, dies at 84
  • Aug 5 Terry Hibbitt, English footballer, dies at 47
  • Aug 6 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter (Volare), dies at 66
  • Aug 7 Larry Martyn, comedy actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 7 Robert Hutton [Winne], American actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), dies at 74
  • Aug 8 Henriette Santer, Dutch-English clinical psychologist, dies at 62
  • Aug 8 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer and playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
  • Aug 8 Robin Cavendish, English campaigner for the disabled, dies at 64
  • Aug 9 Clarence Ford, American sax player, dies at 64
  • Aug 9 Mien van 't Sant, Dutch author, dies at 93
  • Aug 9 Toby Rowland, American theatrical manager, dies at 77
  • Aug 10 Bill Baker, American doo-wop singer The Five Satins - "In The Still Of The Night"), dies at 58
  • Aug 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver, dies at 91
  • Aug 10 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao, murdered at 58
  • Aug 10 Marie Dollinger, German track and field athlete (dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint), dies at 83
  • Aug 11 Dorothy Grenfell Williams, radio producer and broadcaster, dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Gordon Cullen, architect, dies at 80
  • Aug 11 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK; 8 Seconds; Want to Live), dies when his car is struck by a train at 33

Peter CushingPeter Cushing (1913-1994)

Aug 11 English actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81

  • Aug 12 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, dies at 59
  • Aug 12 Manfred Salzgeber, German film distributor/publicist, dies at about 51
  • Aug 13 Manfred Wörner, German general and Secretary-General of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59
  • Aug 13 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, French violinist and composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 14 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, dies at 77
  • Aug 14 Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78
  • Aug 14 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Crowds and Power) and winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Joan Harrison, English screenwriter and producer who often worked with Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca, They Won't Believe Me), dies at 83
  • Aug 14 Patrick Meehan, Scottish petty criminal, wrongly convicted of murder, dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Tom Greenshields, English sculptor, dies at 79
  • Aug 15 Shepherd Mead, American writer (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), dies of stroke at 80
  • Aug 15 Simon R. Naoli, Tanzanian marathoner, dies in an accident at 28
  • Aug 15 Wout Wagtmans, Dutch cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64
  • Aug 16 Earnest Pawel, Polish/American author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74
  • Aug 16 Frits de Knight, photographer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • Aug 16 Henry Geldzahler, US critic, dies
  • Aug 16 John Doucette, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Lock Up, Big Town), dies of cancer at 73
  • Aug 17 Jack Sharkey, American boxer (NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight champion 1932-33), dies at 91
  • Aug 18 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, dies at 88
  • Aug 18 Judy Ann Scott-Fox, literary agent, dies at 56
  • Aug 18 Richard Laurence Millington Synge, British biochemist (Nobel 1952), dies at 79
  • Aug 19 John George Hughes, British academic and 9th bishop of Kensington (1987-1994), dies at 59
  • Aug 19 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, dies at 70

Linus PaulingLinus Pauling (1901-1994)

Aug 19 American chemist, engineer and peace activist (1954 Nobel prize for Chemistry, 1962 Nobel Peace Prize), dies at 93

  • Aug 19 Nancy Lancaster, American British decorator (Colefax and Fowler), dies at 96
  • Aug 19 Robert Rozhdestvensky, Soviet poet, dies at 64
  • Aug 19 Walter Bartley, English biochemist, dies at 78
  • Aug 20 Aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65
  • Aug 20 Kalman Kahana, Polish co-founder of state Israel, dies at 81
  • Aug 21 Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1937; first Latin American major winner), dies at 78
  • Aug 21 Danitra Vance, American comedienne (SNL, 1985), and actress (Jumpin' At The Boneyard), dies of breast cancer at 40
  • Aug 21 Hein Fentener van Vlissingen, eccentric millionaire, dies at 73
  • Aug 22 Leo Lerman, American writer and editor (Condé Nast Publications), dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Tom Quirke, journalist, dies at 42
  • Aug 23 Henri Rousselot, French admiral (submarine commander WWII), dies at 82
  • Aug 23 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
  • Aug 23 Rabah Stambouli, Algerian sociologist/politician, murdered at 65
  • Aug 23 Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer, dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23
  • Aug 24 Wijnanda MC "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Van de Reve Sr, dies at 82
  • Aug 25 Ramdas Nayak, Indian Hindu leader and politician, murdered at 52
  • Aug 26 Tariq Yunus, Indian actor (Bollywood; Ashanti; Deceivers), dies at 54
  • Aug 27 Roberto Goyeneche [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies at 68
  • Aug 28 Alfonso Letelier (-Llona), Chilean composer and educator (El Hombre ante la Ciencia - (Man Before Science)), dies at 88
  • Aug 28 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), dies of cancer at 74
  • Aug 28 Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian pater, murdered
  • Aug 28 Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies of cancer at 25
  • Aug 29 Arthur Ernest Mourant, British hematologist, dies at 90
  • Aug 29 Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian Catholic priest, shot dead
  • Aug 29 Marea Hartman, English athletics administrator who integrated women's sports, dies at 74
  • Aug 29 Michael Peters, American choreographer and dancer (Dreamgirls; Michael Jackson), dies of complications from AIDS at 46
  • Aug 29 Phillip Gilmore, American actor (Malcolm X), dies at 38
  • Aug 29 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, Indian journalist and world's oldest and longest serving newspaper editor, dies at 93
  • Aug 30 Lindsay Anderson, British director (If ...), dies at 71
  • Aug 30 Michael Gribble, American film animator (Mike & Spike Festival), dies of cancer at 42
  • Aug 31 Artur Balsam, Polish-American pianist, dies at 88
  • Aug 31 Barbara Avedon, American scriptwriter (Bewitched), dies at 69
  • Aug 31 Norman "Doc" Jones, American jazz bass player (Jo Jo Parnell Trio), dies at 68