On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1916

  • Aug 1 Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
  • Aug 2 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), dies at 48
  • Aug 3 Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, executed by the British at 51
  • Aug 5 George Butterworth, English composer, dies at 31
  • Aug 5 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer, dies at 46
  • Aug 7 Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36
  • Aug 9 Lily Braun, German feminist and socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen), dies at 51
  • Aug 13 Fritz Steinbach, German conductor and composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 18 Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
  • Aug 28 Francis Warre-Cornish, English writer and scholar, dies at 77