On This Day

Deaths in History in August 1998

  • Aug 4 Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • Aug 5 Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian dictator (b. 1911)
  • Aug 5 Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander, dies at 86
  • Aug 5 Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), dies at 86
  • Aug 6 André Weil, French mathematician (foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry), dies at 92
  • Aug 8 Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
  • Aug 13 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), dies at 97
  • Aug 25 Lewis F. Powell Jr., American Supreme Court justice (1972-87), dies at 90
  • Aug 26 Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)