On This Day

Deaths in History in August 2020

  • Aug 1 Rodney H. Pardey, American poker player (2 x World Series of Poker C'ships; World Series of Poker Bracelets 1991, 94), dies of stroke complications at 75
  • Aug 3 John Hume, Northern Irish politician (jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize for Good Friday Agreement), dies at 83 [1]
  • Aug 3 Ralph Barbieri, American sports radio personality (KNBR San Francisco; 'The Razor and Mr. T' 1996-2012), dies of Parkinson's disease at 74
  • Aug 5 Aritana Yawalapiti, Brazilian indigenous cacique (leader) of Yawalapiti people, who sought to preserve the Amazon, dies of COVID-19 at 71
  • Aug 7 Lê Khả Phiêu, Vietnamese leader, General Secretary (1997-2001), dies at 88 [1]
  • Aug 7 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), dies at 99
  • Aug 12 Marvin Creamer, American mariner, 1st recorded person to sail around the world without navigational instruments, dies at 104
  • Aug 14 James R. Thompson, American politician, (longest serving Governor of Illinois, 1977-91), dies at 84
  • Aug 19 Slade Gorton, American politician (Sen-R-WA, 1981-87, 1989-2001), dies at 92
  • Aug 27 David Bryant, English lawn bowler (World Outdoor C'ship singles 1966, 80, 88; 4 x C'wealth Games gold singles), dies at 88
  • Aug 27 David Mercer, Welsh television sports presenter (BBC tennis; Eurosports) and tennis umpire (Wimbledon men's final 1984), dies at 70
  • Aug 27 Dick Ritger, American ten-pin bowler (Tournament of Champions 1970, 79 runner-up; 20 career PBA Tour titles), dies at 81
  • Aug 29 Jürgen Schadeberg, German-born South African photographer who photographed apartheid struggle, dies at 89
  • Aug 31 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician, 13th President of India (2012-17), dies at 84