Famous Deaths in August 2005

  • Aug 1 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 1 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), dies at 84
  • Aug 1 Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
  • Aug 1 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (b. 1918)
  • Aug 2 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
  • Aug 3 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2, Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Aug 3 Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 4 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • Aug 4 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain't Groceries), dies at 70
  • Aug 5 Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)
  • Aug 5 Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
  • Aug 5 Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)
  • Aug 6 Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)
  • Aug 6 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 6 Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)

Person of interestPeter Jennings

Aug 7 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings

  • Aug 8 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), dies at 82
  • Aug 8 Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Aug 8 Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  • Aug 8 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), dies at 84
  • Aug 9 Matthew McGrory, American actor (b. 1973)
  • Aug 9 Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
  • Aug 11 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), dies at 77
  • Aug 12 John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)
  • Aug 12 Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka), dies at 73

Person of interestDavid Lange

Aug 13 David Lange, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1984-1990), dies of complications associated with renal failure at 63

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
  • Aug 14 Coo Coo Marlin, American NASCAR race car driver, dies at 73
  • Aug 16 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), dies at 45
  • Aug 16 Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
  • Aug 16 Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Aug 16 William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)
  • Aug 16 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • Aug 17 John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (b. 1934)
  • Aug 18 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)
  • Aug 19 Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), dies at 55
  • Aug 20 Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981)
  • Aug 20 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
  • Aug 21 Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)

  • Aug 21 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Aug 21 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936)
  • Aug 21 Martin Dillon, tenor, American opera singer (b. 1957)
  • Aug 21 David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • Aug 23 Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
  • Aug 23 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Aug 24 Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • Aug 25 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • Aug 25 Terence Morgan, British actor (Sir Francis Drake, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
  • Aug 26 Robert Denning, American interior designer, dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Aug 27 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey, Vic Damone), dies at 92
  • Aug 27 Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 28 Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • Aug 28 Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
  • Aug 28 George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
  • Aug 29 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed to have drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • Aug 31 Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)
  • Aug 31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)