Famous Deaths in August 1919

  • Aug 4 D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies
  • Aug 9 Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
  • Aug 9 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), dies at 62

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Aug 11 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Aug 18 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (b. 1841)
  • Aug 20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • Aug 21 Laurence Doherty, British tennis player (US Open-1903), dies at 43
  • Aug 27 Louis Botha, South African soldier/statesman, dies at 56
  • Aug 30 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies