On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1853

  • Aug 6 Josif Josifovich Genishta, Russian composer, dies at 57
  • Aug 15 Giovanni Battista Polledro, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 18 Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 23 Alexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (b. 1806)

Person of interestCharles Napier

Aug 29 Charles Napier, British soldier and Major General of the Bombay Army who conquered Sindh and became its Governor (1843-47), dies at 71