Deaths in History in August 2011

  • Aug 4 Mark Duggan is shot by police in London at 29, sparking widespread riots
  • Aug 5 Andrzej Lepper, former Polish Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1954)
  • Aug 6 Mark Hatfield, American politician (29th Governor of Oregon), dies at 89
  • Aug 6 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist (b. 1911)
  • Aug 7 Nancy Wake, New Zealand-born World War II secret agent (Special Operations Executive), dies at 98
  • Aug 7 Hugh Carey, American politician and attorney (Gov-D-NY), dies at 92
  • Aug 19 Gun Hägglund, Swedish news presenter (b. 1932)
  • Aug 22 Jack Layton, Canadian politician (b. 1950)
  • Aug 26 George Band, British mountaineer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 26 John McAleese, British SAS Trooper, Team leader during 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege (b. 1949)
  • Aug 31 Valery Rozhdestvensky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), dies at 72
  • Aug 31 Peter Twiss, British test pilot (breaking the World Air Speed Record and being the first person to exceed 1,000 mph in flight), dies at 90