Deaths in History in August 1996

  • Aug 1 Mohamed Farrah Aidid, President (ANS-CUS)/Somalia, dies
  • Aug 1 Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran, dies at 58
  • Aug 1 Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99
  • Aug 1 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (b. 1929)
  • Aug 2 Michel Debre, PM of France in (1959-62), dies
  • Aug 2 U Hia Than, politician, dies at 52
  • Aug 3 Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman, dies at 87
  • Aug 4 Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist, dies at 59
  • Aug 5 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician, dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic, dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Buland Al Haidary, poet, dies at 69
  • Aug 6 Hernan Siles Zuazo, President of Bolivia (1956-60, 1982-85), dies at 82
  • Aug 6 Muhammad al-Badr, magnate of Northern Yemen (1962), dies
  • Aug 6 Ossie Raymond Clark, fashion designer, dies at 54
  • Aug 6 Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist, dies at 83
  • Aug 7 Peter Winter, naval commander, dies at 78
  • Aug 8 George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101
  • Aug 8 Herbert Huncke, writer, dies at 80
  • Aug 8 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, dies at 91
  • Aug 8 Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90
  • Aug 9 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, dies at 89
  • Aug 9 James Whitman McLamore, businessman, dies at 70
  • Aug 9 Kenneth Fleetwood, fashion Designer, dies at 65
  • Aug 9 Ruth Holland, journalist, dies at 54
  • Aug 10 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest, dies at 78
  • Aug 11 Sigmund Koch, psychologist/philosopher, dies at 79
  • Aug 12 Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat, dies at 73
  • Aug 12 Victor Ambartsumian, astrophysicist, dies at 87
  • Aug 13 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 86
  • Aug 13 Christopher John Gray, priest, dies at 42
  • Aug 13 David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara, dies at 49
  • Aug 13 W Gordon Smith, playwright, dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Uzo Egonu, painter/print maker, dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Masao Maruyama, social scientist, dies at 82
  • Aug 16 Robert Lynn, anarchist, dies at 72
  • Aug 17 Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist, dies at 80
  • Aug 17 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, dies at 68
  • Aug 18 Geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103
  • Aug 18 Hugo Gabriel Gryn, rabbi, dies at 66
  • Aug 21 Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist, dies at 69
  • Aug 21 Sidney George Gray, company secretary, dies at 82
  • Aug 22 David Donaldson, painter, dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher, dies at 77
  • Aug 22 William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist, dies at 87
  • Aug 24 Ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69
  • Aug 24 Emile Noel, international civil servant, dies at 73
  • Aug 24 John Christopherson, artist/collector, dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer, dies at 42
  • Aug 25 Dai Houying, writer, dies at 58
  • Aug 25 Erskine Childers, UN official/civil servant, dies at 67
  • Aug 25 Les Burns, local councillor, dies at 53
  • Aug 26 Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician, dies at 77
  • Aug 26 Baron Baker, activist, dies at 71
  • Aug 26 Catherine Mary Hall, nurse, dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Abram Games, graphic artist, dies at 82
  • Aug 27 Alexander Lanusse, military President of Argentina (1971-73), dies
  • Aug 28 Lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50
  • Aug 28 Phyllis Pearsall, painter/writer, dies at 89
  • Aug 30 Jose Toribio Merino, admiral/milt junta of Chile (1973-80), dies at 80
  • Aug 31 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen, dies at 72
  • Aug 31 Harald James Penrose, pilot, dies at 92
  • Aug 31 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister, dies at 80