On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 2003

  • Aug 1 Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  • Aug 1 Marie Trintignant, French actress (b. 1962)
  • Aug 2 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer ("It Ain't Half Hot Mum"), dies at 70
  • Aug 2 Mike Levey, American TV infomercials host, dies of cancer at 55
  • Aug 2 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (pioneered cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR), dies at 79
  • Aug 2 Charles Kerruish, Manx politician and President of Tyndwald Isle of Man, dies at 86
  • Aug 3 Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
  • Aug 4 Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist and Nobel Prize laureate 1954, dies at 86
  • Aug 7 Mickey McDermott, baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Aug 8 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 8 Jack Noreiga, West Indian cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971), dies at 67
  • Aug 9 Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
  • Aug 9 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights; Taps), dies of liver cancer at 57
  • Aug 9 Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)
  • Aug 9 Chester Ludgin, American operatic baritone (San Francisco Opera, 1962-85), dies of cancer at 78
  • Aug 10 Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer (Tierra Rica"; "La Vida En Rosa"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 11 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 93
  • Aug 11 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)
  • Aug 13 Ed Townsend, American doo-wop singer, and songwriter ("For Your Love"; Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"), producer, dies at 73
  • Aug 14 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 15 Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (Leevi and the Leavings), dies of a heart attack at 43

Idi Amin

Aug 16 Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator (1971-79) who killed an estimated 100,000 to 500,000 people, dies of kidney failure aged between 75-80

  • Aug 16 Andrew Pryce Jackman, British progressive rock keyboardist, arranger and composer, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Aug 18 Tony Jackson, British bass player (The Searchers, 1962-64 - "Sugar And Spice"), dies from a combination of diabetes, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver at 65
  • Aug 19 Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • Aug 19 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)
  • Aug 21 Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and aid worker (b. 1946)
  • Aug 21 Wesley Willis, American underground singer-songwriter, and visual artist, dies of leukemia at 40
  • Aug 22 Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
  • Aug 22 Generosa Ammon, American widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
  • Aug 22 Imperio Argentina [María Magdalena Nile], Argentinian-Spanish singer and actress, dies at 92
  • Aug 23 Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 23 John Geoghan, American Catholic priest (b. 1935)
  • Aug 23 Bobby Bonds, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1968-81, 3x All-Star, 3x Golden Glove (San Francisco Giants, 1968-74 and 7 other teams), father of Barry Bonds, dies of lung cancer and brain tumor at 57
  • Aug 24 Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)
  • Aug 24 John Jacob Rhodes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona), dies at 86
  • Aug 26 Jim Wacker, American football coach (Southwest Texas State), dies of cancer at 66
  • Aug 26 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 26 Wayne Andre, American jazz and session trombonist, dies at 72
  • Aug 27 Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
  • Aug 27 Jinx Falkenburg [Eugenia], American actress and well-known US cover-girl model throughout 1930s-40s, dies at 84
  • Aug 28 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)
  • Aug 29 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b. 1939)
  • Aug 29 Patrick Procktor, English artist, dies at 67
  • Aug 29 Michel Constantin, French film actor, dies at 79

Charles Bronson

Aug 30 Charles Bronson, American actor (The Dirty Dozen, Death Wish), dies at 81 [1]

  • Aug 30 Donald Davidson, American philosopher (b. 1917)
  • Aug 31 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, dies at 79