Famous People Who Died in August 1998

  • Aug 1 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), dies at 72
  • Aug 2 Shari Lewis [Phyllis Hurwitz], American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies of breast cancer at 65
  • Aug 3 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer and musicologist, dies after a series strokes at 63
  • Aug 4 Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • Aug 5 Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander, dies at 86
  • Aug 5 Todor Zhivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), 1954-89, dies at 86
  • Aug 6 AndrĂ© Weil, French mathematician (foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry), dies at 92
  • Aug 6 Nat Gonella, British big band jazz trumpeter, mellophonist, singer, and bandleader (The Georgians; Oh, Monah), dies at 90
  • Aug 8 Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
  • Aug 11 Benjamin "Benny" Waters, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, dies at 96
  • Aug 13 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), dies at 97
  • Aug 13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), dies at 63
  • Aug 17 Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
  • Aug 17 Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)
  • Aug 18 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Aug 19 Vasili Arkhipov, Soviet Russian Navy submarine officer credited with successfully arguing against a Soviet nuclear strike during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, dies at 72
  • Aug 20 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer ("Seven Lonely Days"), dies at 82
  • Aug 24 E. G. Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Aug 24 Gene Page, American arranger, composer, and record producer (Righteous Brothers; Marvin Gaye; Whitney Houston), dies at 58
  • Aug 25 Lewis F. Powell Jr., American Supreme Court justice (1972-87), dies at 90
  • Aug 26 Frederick Reines, American physicist, (1995 Nobel Prize for Physics for co-discovering the Neutrino), dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Charlie Feathers, American country music and rockabilly singer-songwriter, and musician ("Can't Hardly Stand It"), dies at from stroke complications at 66