Famous Deaths in August 1977

  • Aug 1 Francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47
  • Aug 3 Alfred Lunt, actor (Guardsman, Sally of Sawdust), dies at 83
  • Aug 3 Makarios III, [Michail Mouskos], archbishop/pres (Cyprus), dies at 63
  • Aug 4 Emil Bloch, German philosopher (Principle Hope, Traces), dies at 92
  • Aug 5 Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87
  • Aug 9 Edward Chapman, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75
  • Aug 13 Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies

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Aug 16 Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42. Official cause of death is cardiac arrhythmia

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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Aug 19 Groucho Marx, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86

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Groucho Marx
  • Aug 21 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87
  • Aug 21 Danny Lockin, American actor/dancer, dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • Aug 22 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair), dies at 59
  • Aug 23 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59
  • Aug 24 Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
  • Aug 26 HA Rey, author of popular constellation book, dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Heinz Rottger, composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Willis Bouchey, actor (Battle Cry, From Here to Eternity), dies at 34
  • Aug 27 George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86
  • Aug 27 Steve Dunne, actor (Professional Father), dies at 59
  • Aug 29 Jean Hagen, actress (Dead Ringer, Shaggy Dog, Arena), dies at 54
  • Aug 29 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, killing practising at Brands Hatch at 31