Famous Deaths in August 1968

  • Aug 3 Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71
  • Aug 5 Luther Perkins American guitarist
  • Aug 6 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • Aug 8 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, dies at 74
  • Aug 11 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies
  • Aug 12 Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81
  • Aug 12 Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)
  • Aug 15 Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84
  • Aug 16 Luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 18 Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52
  • Aug 19 Sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44
  • Aug 19 George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist (b. 1904)
  • Aug 20 Earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69
  • Aug 21 Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45
  • Aug 24 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
  • Aug 25 John George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70
  • Aug 25 Stan McCabe, cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies
  • Aug 26 Kay Francis, American actress (Charley's Aunt, False Madonna), dies of cancer at 63
  • Aug 27 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
  • Aug 28 John Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
  • Aug 28 Nick Castle, choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), dies at 58
  • Aug 29 Victor Sutherland, dies at 79
  • Aug 29 Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (b. 1881)
  • Aug 30 William Talman, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason), dies at 53
  • Aug 31 Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Aug 31 George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies