Famous Deaths in August 1964

  • Aug 2 Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
  • Aug 2 Jose Maria Castro, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 3 Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
  • Aug 5 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73
  • Aug 5 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • Aug 6 Cedric Hardwicke, actor (Capt Hook-Peter Pan), dies at 71
  • Aug 12 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
  • Aug 13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • Aug 14 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
  • Aug 16 Jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
  • Aug 21 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies
  • Aug 24 Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 27 Gracie Allen, actress (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Lumsden Hare, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox), dies at 89
  • Aug 30 Wesley Lau, actor (Lt Anderson-Perry Mason), dies at 43
  • Aug 31 Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42