Famous Deaths in August 1929

  • Aug 1 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • Aug 2 Mae Costello, American actress (b. 1882)
  • Aug 3 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (b. 1857)
  • Aug 3 Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • Aug 5 Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist (b. 1847)
  • Aug 9 Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and feminist, dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Aug 16 Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 19 Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57
  • Aug 22 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • Aug 25 Frederick Burton, cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies
  • Aug 27 Herman Poto─Źnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)