Deaths in History in August 1984

  • Aug 3 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), dies at 60
  • Aug 5 R Hagelstange, writer, dies
  • Aug 8 Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)
  • Aug 11 Alfred A Knopf, American publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal), dies at 91
  • Aug 11 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (b. 1916)
  • Aug 14 John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Tigran Petroshan, Russian chess grand master, dies at 55
  • Aug 17 Holly Roffey, youngest heart transplant, dies at 4 weeks

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 25 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

  • Aug 29 Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (b. 1901)