Famous Deaths in August 1971

  • Aug 2 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77
  • Aug 5 Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 13 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37
  • Aug 14 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
  • Aug 15 Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76
  • Aug 16 Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78
  • Aug 17 Horace McMahon, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
  • Aug 17 Wilhelm List, German field marshal (b. 1880)
  • Aug 19 Walther Victor, writer, dies
  • Aug 20 Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force pilot (b. 1951)
  • Aug 21 George Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29
  • Aug 23 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 23 Oliver F McGowan, actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
  • Aug 23 The original Shamu, Sea World orca
  • Aug 25 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), dies of lung failure at 81
  • Aug 26 Francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88
  • Aug 27 Bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Margaret Bourke-White, US photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, dies at 67
  • Aug 28 Nathan Leopold, US kidnapper/murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies