Famous Deaths in August 1969

  • Aug 2 Clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96
  • Aug 6 Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 65
  • Aug 7 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 7 Russ Morgan, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 65
  • Aug 8 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (b. 1896)
  • Aug 9 Abigail Folger, US, coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered
  • Aug 9 George P Marshall, NFL president (Washington Redskins), dies at 72
  • Aug 9 Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art), dies

MurderMurder of Interest

Aug 9 Sharon Tate, actress (Valley of Dolls), murdered by Manson's gang at 26

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • Aug 9 Voyteck Freykowski, US director, murdered
  • Aug 9 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish writer (murdered) (b. 1936)
  • Aug 9 Jay Sebring, American hair stylist (murdered) (b. 1933)
  • Aug 9 Steven Parent, American student (murdered) (b. 1951)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 9 Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), dies at 65

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • Aug 10 Leno LaBianca, American businessman (murdered) (b. 1925)
  • Aug 10 Rosemary LaBianca, American housewife (murdered) (b. 1930)
  • Aug 12 Dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72
  • Aug 14 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
  • Aug 14 Sigrid Gurie, actor (3 Faces West, Algiers), dies at 58
  • Aug 15 Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97
  • Aug 16 Russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59
  • Aug 17 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect (November Group), dies at 83
  • Aug 17 Philip Blaiberg, after 19 days with artificial heart, dies
  • Aug 18 Laci Boldemann, composer, dies at 48
  • Aug 18 Mildred Davis, actress (Haunted Spooks), dies of coronary at 68
  • Aug 18 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81
  • Aug 27 Claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79
  • Aug 27 Erika Mann, German/US author/daughter of Thomas Mann, dies
  • Aug 27 Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
  • Aug 27 Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist, dies
  • Aug 28 Clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 74
  • Aug 31 Ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 31 Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano