Famous Deaths in August 1908

  • Aug 8 Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40
  • Aug 11 Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)
  • Aug 13 Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64

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Aug 25 Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], French physicist, dies at 55

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • Aug 26 Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (b. 1837)