Famous Deaths in August 1958

  • Aug 3 Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
  • Aug 4 Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (b. 1883)
  • Aug 5 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • Aug 9 Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 10 Frank Demaree, baseball player (b. 1910)
  • Aug 13 Otto Witte, acrobat and, purportedly, King of Albania (b. 1868)
  • Aug 14 Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
  • Aug 14 Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies
  • Aug 14 Gladys L Presley, mom of Elvis, dies at 46
  • Aug 14 Mary Ritter Beard, American historian, dies at 82
  • Aug 14 Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
  • Aug 15 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
  • Aug 16 Paul Panzer, German-American silent film actor (The Perils of Pauline, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin), dies at 85
  • Aug 17 Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
  • Aug 19 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63
  • Aug 21 Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 21 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and composer (Rhenish), dies at 44
  • Aug 22 Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
  • Aug 23 Martin du Gard, writer, dies
  • Aug 24 John G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65
  • Aug 24 Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
  • Aug 24 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • Aug 24 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)
  • Aug 26 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
  • Aug 27 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), dies at 57
  • Aug 28 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67