Deaths in History in August 1985

  • Aug 1 Joseph Walker, cameraman, dies at 92
  • Aug 2 Frank Faylen, American actor (It's a Wonderful Life, Funny Girl), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Aug 5 Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 Harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists
  • Aug 22 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97
  • Aug 26 Pieter "Piet" Jongeling, Dutch politician and author (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Taylor Caldwell [Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell], Anglo-American novelist (Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician), dies at 84
  • Aug 31 Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)