On This Day

Deaths in History in August 1982

  • Aug 4 Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
  • Aug 8 Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80
  • Aug 8 Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer (De Weerlozen), dies at 63
  • Aug 12 Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
  • Aug 14 Thruston B. Morton, American republican politician (Sen-Ky, 1957-69), dies at 74
  • Aug 15 Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903)
  • Aug 15 Axel Theorell, Swedish biochemist (Nobel 1955-discovering the oxidation enzyme and its effects), dies at 79 [1]
  • Aug 17 Ruth Voorst, South African (A World Apart), killed by letter bomb
  • Aug 21 Sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies
  • Aug 23 Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
  • Aug 23 Stanford Moore, American biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies at 68
  • Aug 23 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman and heir to the Bloomingdale's department store, dies at 66
  • Aug 24 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics), dies at 99
  • Aug 27 Anandamayi Ma [Nirmala Sundari], Indian spiritual leader, dies at 86
  • Aug 29 Nahum Goldmann, American president of Zionist World Organization, dies at 87