On This Day

Deaths in History in August 1987

  • Aug 2 Myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79
  • Aug 6 Ira C Eaker, commandant USAF in Europe (WWII), dies at 91
  • Aug 7 Camille Chamoun, President of Lebanon (1952-58), dies at 87
  • Aug 7 Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan (1957-60), dies at 90
  • Aug 8 Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician, dies at 83
  • Aug 9 Kees de Galan, Dutch economist, dies at 55
  • Aug 10 I W Able, CEO (United Steel Workers of America, 1965-77), dies at 87
  • Aug 11 Clara Peller, commercial spokesperson (Wendy's), dies at 86
  • Aug 16 Charles H. Wesley, American author and historian (The History of Alpha Phi Alpha), dies at 95
  • Aug 17 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma), dies at 84

Person of interestRudolf Hess

Aug 17 Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (Deputy Fuhrer who dramatically escaped to Britain in 1941, sentenced to life in Spandau Prison), commits suicide at 93

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
  • Aug 21 Karl Bruck, entertainer, dies

Person of interestBayard Rustin

Aug 24 Bayard Rustin, American civil rights leader (March on Washington organizer, Social Democrats USA), dies of a perforated appendix at 75

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
Bayard Rustin
  • Aug 27 Scott La Rock, American DJ (Boogie Down Productions) (b. 1962)