Deaths in History in August 1991

  • Aug 4 Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80
  • Aug 5 Soichiro Hondo, CEO & founder (Honda), dies of liver cancer at 84
  • Aug 6 Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris
  • Aug 6 Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)
  • Aug 7 Shapur Bahktiar, PM of Iran (1979), assassinated
  • Aug 8 James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61
  • Aug 8 John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
  • Aug 8 Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies
  • Aug 10 Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
  • Aug 11 Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89
  • Aug 13 Jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65
  • Aug 15 Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74
  • Aug 16 Shamu the Whale, dies of respiratory failure at 16
  • Aug 16 Stuart Karl, CEO (Karl Home Video), dies at 38 of skin cancer
  • Aug 17 Leo Geerts, [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies
  • Aug 17 Mervyn Nelson, director (Some of My Best Friends Are...), dies at 76
  • Aug 18 Vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies
  • Aug 20 Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90
  • Aug 21 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101
  • Aug 21 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies
  • Aug 22 Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
  • Aug 23 Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93
  • Aug 24 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
  • Aug 24 Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87
  • Aug 25 Don Nute, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Aug 25 Niven Busch, American writer (Duel in the Sun), dies
  • Aug 25 Sergei Ajromeiev, soviet general, commits suicide
  • Aug 29 Daniel Ocko, dies of respiratory condition at 78
  • Aug 29 Dixie Dunbar, [Charlotte King], dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 29 Kathryn Cravens, news correspondent, dies at 92
  • Aug 29 Libero Grassi, Italian underwear manufacturer/anti mafia, dies
  • Aug 30 Hans Koetsier, sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), dies
  • Aug 30 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies
  • Aug 31 Leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93