Famous Deaths in August 1970

  • Aug 1 Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
  • Aug 1 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German Biochemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 86
  • Aug 6 Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58
  • Aug 7 Harold Haley, US judge, shot dead in courthouse shootout in San Rafael at 67
  • Aug 7 James McClain, US African American activist, shot dead
  • Aug 7 Jonathan Jackson, US African American activist, shot dead in a shootout at 17
  • Aug 7 William Christmas, US African American activist, shot dead
  • Aug 10 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52
  • Aug 13 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 14 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
  • Aug 15 Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (b. 1908)
  • Aug 19 PaweĊ‚ Jasienica, Polish historian (b. 1909)
  • Aug 20 Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86
  • Aug 21 Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 22 Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 22 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • Aug 23 Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55
  • Aug 29 Mary Clare, dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41
  • Aug 30 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53