Deaths in History in August 1997

  • Aug 1 Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies
  • Aug 2 William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83
  • Aug 3 Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Aug 4 Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122
  • Aug 5 Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61
  • Aug 7 Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74
  • Aug 7 Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
  • Aug 20 Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 21 Misael Pastrana Borrero, President of Colombia (1970-74), dies
  • Aug 22 Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82
  • Aug 23 Eric Gairy, first PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
  • Aug 25 Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • Aug 25 Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78

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Aug 31 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36

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