Famous Deaths in August 1974

  • Aug 1 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • Aug 2 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893)
  • Aug 3 Almira Sessions, actress (Oklahoma Annie), dies at 85
  • Aug 3 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • Aug 6 Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
  • Aug 7 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • Aug 7 Sylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • Aug 8 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
  • Aug 9 Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
  • Aug 10 Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
  • Aug 10 Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
  • Aug 11 Jack Hill, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies
  • Aug 11 Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 13 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies
  • Aug 13 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
  • Aug 14 Raymond Budd, South African trade unionist
  • Aug 15 Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
  • Aug 16 Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
  • Aug 17 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • Aug 17 Edgar Dearing, actor (Free & Easy, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 81
  • Aug 19 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
  • Aug 20 Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62
  • Aug 22 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Aug 23 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (b. 1888)
  • Aug 24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)

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Aug 26 Charles Lindbergh, US aviator, dies at 72

  • Aug 30 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87
  • Aug 31 William Pershing Benedict, American pilot
  • Aug 31 Norman Kirk, New Zealand prime minister (b. 1923