Deaths in History in August 2015

  • Aug 2 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), dies at 94
  • Aug 3 Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), dies at 96
  • Aug 3 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), dies at 98
  • Aug 7 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), dies at 101
  • Aug 9 David Nobbs, English comedic writer (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies at 80
  • Aug 15 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader and politician (D-Ga), dies at 75
  • Aug 16 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Aug 18 Louis Stokes, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), dies at 90
  • Aug 20 Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician (Ostpolitik policy), dies at 93
  • Aug 21 Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and Nelson Mandela's lawyer, dies at 81
  • Aug 22 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, dies at 88
  • Aug 25 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, dies at 83
  • Aug 29 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You), dies at 75
  • Aug 30 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), dies at 82
  • Aug 30 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), dies at 91
  • Aug 31 Colin Hope, British Industrialist (Turner and Newall), dies at 83