Famous Deaths for August 1981

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Deaths 1 - 21 of 21

1st - Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
1st - Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49
3rd - Robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered
4th - Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80
14th - Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies
14th - Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
17th - Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87
18th - Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88
19th - Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74
21st - Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85
26th - Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack
26th - Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (ACLU), dies at 97
27th - Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62
27th - Valery Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
28th - Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (b. 1900)
29th - Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89
30th - Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb
30th - Mohammad Javad Bahonar, prime minister of Iran, assassinated by a bomb
30th - Vera-Ellen, actress (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 55
Actress Vera-EllenActress Vera-Ellen (30th) 31st - Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
31st - Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies

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