Famous Deaths in August 1943

  • Aug 1 Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68
  • Aug 5 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter, is executed during WWII at 55
  • Aug 6 Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
  • Aug 7 Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle
  • Aug 10 C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10 J Janzen, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10 J Posthuma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 12 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 14 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Aug 18 Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide
  • Aug 18 Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)
  • Aug 21 Henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
  • Aug 23 Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
  • Aug 24 Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies
  • Aug 24 Simone Weil, French philosopher and social activist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 27 Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies
  • Aug 28 Boris III, of Saksen-Coburg, King of Bulgaria (1918-43), dies
  • Aug 30 A[braham] [P] Merritt, author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!), dies at 58