Famous Deaths in August 1962

  • Aug 1 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62

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Aug 5 Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36

  • Aug 7 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49

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Aug 9 Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
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Hermann Hesse
  • Aug 10 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
  • Aug 15 Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
  • Aug 17 Peter Fechter trying to cross the Berlin Wall (b. 1944)
  • Aug 18 Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68
  • Aug 19 Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
  • Aug 23 Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70
  • Aug 23 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
  • Aug 23 Walter Anderson, German folklorist (b. 1885)
  • Aug 24 Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79