Famous Deaths in August 1936

  • Aug 2 Louis BlĂ©riot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 4 Henry Schoenfeld, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 11 Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)
  • Aug 14 Rainey Bethea, American murderer, hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, last US public hanging
  • Aug 15 Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 17 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36
  • Aug 19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
  • Aug 22 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
  • Aug 25 Grogorij J Zinovjev, Russian revolutionary, dies