On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 2010

  • Aug 1 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 1 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby, cricket representative (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), dies at 99
  • Aug 1 Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director, dies at 100
  • Aug 5 Robert Aitken, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha), dies at 93
  • Aug 7 Manon Alving, Dutch actress (The Assault, Short American), dies at 87

Person of interestPatricia Neal

Aug 8 Patricia Neal, American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses) and wife of Roald Dahl, dies at 84

Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal
  • Aug 9 Ted Stevens, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009), dies at 86
  • Aug 10 Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m 1991), dies by overdose medication containing diphenhydramine at 42
  • Aug 11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • Aug 11 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), dies at 86
  • Aug 11 Dan Rostenkowski, American politician (Rep-D-Il, 1959-94), convicted of mail fraud, dies at 82
  • Aug 12 Isaac Bonewits, founder of U.S. Druid organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein (b. 1949)
  • Aug 12 Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931)
  • Aug 12 Richie Hayward, American drummer (Little Feat), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • Aug 12 Paul Ryan Rudd, American stage and screen actor, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 Lance Cade, American pro wrestler (WWE Tag Team Champion [with Trevor Murdoch] 2005), dies from accidental drug overdose at 29

  • Aug 13 Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 14 Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Aug 14 Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
  • Aug 14 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], African-American civil rights activist, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress (Nothing But a Man), dies at 80
  • Aug 14 Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset), dies at 88
  • Aug 15 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), dies at 89
  • Aug 16 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, dies at 86
  • Aug 17 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and 8th President of the Italian Republic (1985-92), dies at 82
  • Aug 17 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), dies at 90
  • Aug 18 Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931)
  • Aug 18 Scott Davis, American Announcer of Track and Field (b.1943)
  • Aug 18 Benjamin Kaplan, American copyright scholar, dies at 99
  • Aug 18 Kenneth "Kenny" Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys, Bryndle), dies of cancer and a blood disorder at 64
  • Aug 19 Michael Been, American musician (The Call), dies at 60
  • Aug 21 Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean writer (b. 1941)
  • Aug 21 Nancy Dolman, Canadian actress and comedienne (b. 1950)
  • Aug 22 Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav football player (b. 1923)
  • Aug 24 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director, dies at 46
  • Aug 27 Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (first non-Japanese world champion, Olympic gold 1964), dies at 76
  • Aug 27 Luna Vachon, Professional Wrestler (b. 1962)
  • Aug 28 William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University
  • Aug 29 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 30 Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (b. 1943)
  • Aug 31 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), dies of cancer at 50