Famous Deaths in August 1920

  • Aug 1 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies
  • Aug 2 Ormer Locklear, American stunt pilot (b. 1891)
  • Aug 4 Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 6 Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, first flight in independent Poland (b. 1890)
  • Aug 10 Ádám Politzer, Austrian physician (b. 1835)
  • Aug 16 J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies
  • Aug 17 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 29 after being hit in the head by a pitch from NY Yankees Carl Mays
  • Aug 22 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60
  • Aug 31 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher, dies