Famous Deaths in August 1944

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Aug 1 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • Aug 3 Felix Nussbaum, German painter (Widerstandskunst), dies in Auschwitz
  • Aug 3 Felka Platek, wife of painter Felix Nussbaum, dies in Auschwitz
  • Aug 5 Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies
  • Aug 8 Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62
  • Aug 10 Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg, attempt Hitler assassination, dies
  • Aug 12 Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy (b. 1915)
  • Aug 16 Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28
  • Aug 17 John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies
  • Aug 18 Ernst "Teddy" Thalmann, leader of German KPD, dies
  • Aug 19 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62
  • Aug 19 Henry J Wood, English conductor (My Life of Music, Proms), dies at 75
  • Aug 22 Raymond Aimos, actor (Golem, Mayerling, La Bandera), dies at 55
  • Aug 23 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 25 Krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death
  • Aug 25 Mussa Dshalil, writer, dies
  • Aug 26 Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (b. 1909)
  • Aug 27 Georg von Boeselager, German nobleman (b. 1915)
  • Aug 28 Ernst Thalmann, German communist, dies in Buchenwald
  • Aug 30 Morten Nielsen, Danish resistance fighter, dies