Famous Deaths in August 1954

  • Aug 1 Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
  • Aug 2 Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 3 Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • Aug 6 Theo[by] Van Reijn, sculptor/drawer/lithograph, dies at 70 [or 8/10]
  • Aug 8 Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 11 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (b. 1886)
  • Aug 13 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, dies at 86

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Aug 17 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
  • Aug 19 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 24 Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer and dictator, commits suicide at 71

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas