Famous Deaths in August 1995

  • Aug 1 Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
  • Aug 1 Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 2 Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
  • Aug 2 Colin Falkland Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War, dies at 80
  • Aug 3 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, American jazz drummer, dies at 79
  • Aug 3 Harry Craft, baseball manager, dies at 80
  • Aug 3 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), dies at 77
  • Aug 3 Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
  • Aug 3 Marcus Chenault, killer of Martin Luther King Jr's mother, dies at 54
  • Aug 3 Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 4 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87
  • Aug 4 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II], American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, dies at 90
  • Aug 5 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
  • Aug 5 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81
  • Aug 6 André Fleury, French organist and composer, dies at 92
  • Aug 6 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer, dies at 52

  • Aug 6 Youly Algaroff, Russian-French ballet dancer, dies at 77
  • Aug 7 Brigid Brophy, British novelist (Hackenfeller's Ape) and campaigner, dies at 66
  • Aug 7 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), dies at 77
  • Aug 8 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
  • Aug 9 Jerry Garcia, American rock musician (Grateful Dead), dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Aug 9 John Schofield, BBC journalist, shot to death in Croatia at 29
  • Aug 9 Willem Noordhoek, photographer, dies at 78
  • Aug 10 Fay Honey Knopp, American activist (founded a Quaker ministry for men and women in prisons), dies of complications from ovarian cancer at 76
  • Aug 10 Peter Lancelot Williams, English dance journalist, dies at 81
  • Aug 10 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Aug 11 Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58
  • Aug 11 Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
  • Aug 11 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer and restaurateur, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Aug 11 Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83
  • Aug 12 Frank Cvitanovich, filmmaker, dies at 68
  • Aug 13 Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer and 1st woman to climb Mount Everest alone without bottled oxygen (1995), dies in a storm on top of K2 summit, Pakistan at 33
  • Aug 13 Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84

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Aug 13 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), dies of liver cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
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  • Aug 13 Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81
  • Aug 13 Jan Křesadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
  • Aug 14 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • Aug 15 Humphrey Sims Moore, British pacifist and journalist (founder of Peace News), dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74

  • Aug 16 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), dies at 89
  • Aug 16 J. P. McCarthy, American radio personality (WJR Detroit), dies at 62
  • Aug 16 Robert "Robby" Debarge, R&B Musician, dies at 36
  • Aug 17 David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60
  • Aug 17 Howard Koch, screenwriter, dies at 92
  • Aug 17 Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner, dies at 90
  • Aug 17 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 17 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer, dies at 62
  • Aug 18 James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), dies at 66
  • Aug 18 Sylvester Louis Adams, murderer, dies at 39
  • Aug 19 Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
  • Aug 19 Pierre Schaeffer, composer/radio innovator, dies at 85
  • Aug 20 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68
  • Aug 20 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63
  • Aug 20 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
  • Aug 20 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist, dies at 64
  • Aug 20 Von McDaniel, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Aug 20 William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Anatole Fistoulari, Ukrainian conductor, dies at 88
  • Aug 21 Hilda Beatritz Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, dies at 39
  • Aug 21 James Truitte, dancer, dies at 72
  • Aug 21 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies at 71
  • Aug 21 Len Martin, sports broadcaster, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, dies at 61
  • Aug 21 Nanni Loy, film Director, dies at 69
  • Aug 21 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84
  • Aug 22 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, dies at 83
  • Aug 23 Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96
  • Aug 23 Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
  • Aug 23 Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
  • Aug 23 Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Aug 24 Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78
  • Aug 24 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • Aug 25 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), dies at 60
  • Aug 25 R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
  • Aug 26 David James Moore, educationalist, dies at 62
  • Aug 26 Evelyn Wood, speed reading guru, dies at 86
  • Aug 26 John Costello, British military historian, dies at 52
  • Aug 26 Omukama Patrick D Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro, dies at 49
  • Aug 26 Ronald "Ronnie" White, American singer (The Miracles - "Shop Around"), dies of leukaemia at 57
  • Aug 27 Dick Bentley, entertainer, dies at 88
  • Aug 27 Marty Paich, American musician, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), dies of colon cancer at 70
  • Aug 28 Carl Ronald Giles, British cartoonist (Daily Express), dies at 78
  • Aug 28 Michael Ende, German writer (The Neverending Story), dies at 65
  • Aug 28 Michael VerMeulen, journalist, dies at 38
  • Aug 28 Earl Bascom, American rodeo pioneer (b. 1906)
  • Aug 29 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • Aug 29 Harry Broadhurst, British airman, dies at 89
  • Aug 29 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist, dies at 70
  • Aug 29 Thomas Strittmatter, writer, dies at 33
  • Aug 30 Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96
  • Aug 30 Fischer S Black Jr, American financial Theorist, dies at 57
  • Aug 30 Sterling Morrison, American musician (Velvet Underground), dies at 53
  • Aug 30 Thomas Chalmers, British broadcaster, dies at 82
  • Aug 31 Beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
  • Aug 31 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), dies at 87
  • Aug 31 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor, dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Hajime Miterai, industrialist, dies at 56
  • Aug 31 Horst Janssen, graphic Artist, dies at 65
  • Aug 31 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, dies at 93