Deaths in History in August 2005

  • Aug 1 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), dies at 84
  • Aug 1 Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
  • Aug 1 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (b. 1918)
  • Aug 2 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
  • Aug 3 Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 4 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)
  • Aug 6 Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)
  • Aug 8 Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  • Aug 9 Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
  • Aug 12 John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)
  • Aug 12 Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka), dies at 73

Person of interestDavid Lange

Aug 13 David Lange, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1984-1990), dies of complications associated with renal failure at 63

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
  • Aug 16 Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
  • Aug 16 William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)
  • Aug 17 John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (b. 1934)
  • Aug 19 Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), dies at 55
  • Aug 21 Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 21 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936)
  • Aug 23 Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
  • Aug 25 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • Aug 26 Robert Denning, American interior designer, dies at 78
  • Aug 28 Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
  • Aug 28 George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
  • Aug 31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)