Famous Deaths in August 1935

  • Aug 6 Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 11 William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies
  • Aug 12 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (b. 1851)
  • Aug 15 Gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 15 Wiley Post, aviation pioneer, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36

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Aug 15 Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), dies in a plane crash in Alaska at 55

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  • Aug 17 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, dies at 75
  • Aug 20 Otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 21 Josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (b. 1849)
  • Aug 29 Astrid S L T Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden, dies
  • Aug 29 Charles Lee Williams, composer, dies at 82
  • Aug 30 Henri Barbusse, French writer (Le feu), dies at 62
  • Aug 31 Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies