Famous Deaths in August 1957

  • Aug 1 Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]
  • Aug 3 John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier, father of Jacqueline Kennedy, dies of cancer
  • Aug 4 Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (b. 1869)
  • Aug 5 Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80

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Aug 7 Oliver Hardy, American comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies at 65

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
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  • Aug 9 Carl Clauberg, Nazi doctor (b. 1898)
  • Aug 16 Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1881)
  • Aug 18 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer, dies at 41
  • Aug 19 David Bomberg, English painter (b. 1890)
  • Aug 19 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (b. 1898)
  • Aug 21 Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)
  • Aug 21 Nels Stewart, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • Aug 24 Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 24 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
  • Aug 25 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, dies at 74
  • Aug 26 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, dies at 74