Famous Deaths in August 1956

  • Aug 2 Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109

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Aug 11 Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)

  • Aug 13 Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
  • Aug 14 Bertold Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies at 58
  • Aug 14 Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies
  • Aug 15 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83

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Aug 16 Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73

  • Aug 23 ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day
  • Aug 24 Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)
  • Aug 25 Alfred C Kinsey, American biologist, zoologist and sexologist ("The Kinsey Reports"), dies at 62 from a heart ailment and pneumonia
  • Aug 26 Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (b. 1881)
  • Aug 30 Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer, dies at 70