On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 2006

  • Aug 1 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (b. 1965)
  • Aug 1 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (Frank and Ernest), dies at 81
  • Aug 1 Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
  • Aug 3 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • Aug 3 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austro-British soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), dies at 90
  • Aug 4 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit -"I Got A Line On You"), dies of cancer at 62
  • Aug 5 Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954)
  • Aug 5 Hugo Schiltz, Flemish lawyer and politician, dies at 78
  • Aug 5 Ed Thrasher, American Grammy Award-winning art director (Warner Brothers Records, 1964-79), and photographer (album art for Frank Sinatra; Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead), dies of cancer at 74
  • Aug 7 Mary Anderson Bain, American New Deal politician (b. 1911)
  • Aug 8 Michael Hurd, British composer and musicologist known for his choral music (Jonah-Man Jazz), dies at 77
  • Aug 8 Irving "Duke" Jordan, American jazz pianist (Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt), dies at 84
  • Aug 9 James van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), dies at 91
  • Aug 9 Philip E. High, English sci-fi author, dies at 92
  • Aug 11 Mike Douglas, American talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show), dies at 86
  • Aug 13 Tony Jay, British-American stage, screen, and voice actor (Twins; The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), dies at 73
  • Aug 13 Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
  • Aug 14 Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Aug 15 Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen for 40 years, dies at 75
  • Aug 15 Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player
  • Aug 15 Doug White, American news anchor
  • Aug 15 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), dies at 82
  • Aug 16 Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (b. 1944)
  • Aug 16 Herschel Green, American pilot (b. 1920)
  • Aug 16 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (Dissection), dies at 31

Alfredo Stroessner

Aug 16 Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan army officer, Dictator and 42nd President of Paraguay (1954-89), dies of a stroke at 93

  • Aug 18 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 18 Jamie Astaphan, Caribbean-born physician (b. 1946)
  • Aug 20 Claude Blanchard, French Canadian singer, comedian and actor, dies at 74
  • Aug 20 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (Pulitzer Prize-Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima), dies at 94
  • Aug 20 Bryan Budd, British soldier (Afghanistan), dies at 29
  • Aug 20 Richard Arthur de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th Lord Deramore, British architect, dies at 95
  • Aug 21 Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)
  • Aug 21 Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian classical shehnai (reeded woodwind instrument) player, dies at 90
  • Aug 22 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack - "My Sharona"') dies of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 55
  • Aug 23 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning), dies at 84
  • Aug 23 Wasim Raja, Pakistani cricket all-rounder (57 Tests, 4 x 100, HS 125, 51 wickets; Lahore, Durham CCC), dies from a heart attack at 54
  • Aug 23 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 78

Ed Warren

Aug 23 Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79

  • Aug 24 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor, dies at 90
  • Aug 24 Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • Aug 24 James Carl Tenney, American composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 26 Rainer Barzel, German politician CDU-CSU) and minister, dies at 82
  • Aug 26 Sir Clyde Walcott, West Indian cricket batsman (44 Tests @ 56.68; 15 x 100s) and administrator (ICC chairman 1997-2000), dies at 80
  • Aug 26 Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), dies at 79
  • Aug 27 Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
  • Aug 27 Maria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (b. 1889)
  • Aug 27 Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (Napalm Death), dies of liver failure at 37
  • Aug 28 Benoît Sauvageau, French Canadian politician (b. 1963)
  • Aug 28 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), dies at 73
  • Aug 30 Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway), dies at 90
  • Aug 30 Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian novelist (Palace Walk, Sugar Street) and first Arabic writer to win a Nobel Prize (1988), dies at 94
  • Aug 30 Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand jurist and member of the British House of Lords (b. 1926)
  • Aug 31 Tom Delaney, British racing driver (b. 1911)
  • Aug 31 Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (b. 1977)
  • Aug 31 Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (b. 1983)