Deaths in History in August 1981

  • Aug 3 Roberto Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered at 25
  • Aug 18 Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88
  • Aug 26 Roger Nash Baldwin, American founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, dies at 97
  • Aug 30 Mohammad Ali Rajai, President of Iran (1981), assassinated by a bomb at 48
  • Aug 30 Mohammad Javad Bahonar, prime minister of Iran, assassinated by a bomb
  • Aug 31 Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82