Famous Deaths in August 1973

  • Aug 1 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • Aug 1 Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80
  • Aug 2 Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57
  • Aug 3 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
  • Aug 3 Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
  • Aug 4 Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68

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Aug 6 Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, Cuban Dictator (1940-58), dies at 72

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Aug 6 Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 7 Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
  • Aug 8 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)
  • Aug 9 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88
  • Aug 9 Dean Corll, shot, he raped & killed 26 boys
  • Aug 10 Douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57
  • Aug 11 Peggy Castle, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
  • Aug 12 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
  • Aug 12 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)

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Aug 12 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), dies at 74

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Aug 13 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
  • Aug 16 Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85
  • Aug 16 Veda Ann Borg, actress (Kid Galahad), dies at 54
  • Aug 17 Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74
  • Aug 17 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations), commits suicide at 32
  • Aug 17 Jean BarraquĆ©, French composer (b. 1928)
  • Aug 22 Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76
  • Aug 24 Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 29 Michael Dunn, short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
  • Aug 29 Stringer Davis, actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77

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Aug 31 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, The Searchers), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Aug 31 Raymond Keane, dies at 66
  • Aug 31 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies