On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1920

  • Aug 1 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, early Indian nationalist leader, dies at 64
  • Aug 2 Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (The Great Air Robbery), dies at 28
  • Aug 4 Vladimir Rebikov, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 6 Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, first flight in independent Poland (b. 1890)
  • Aug 10 Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician, dies at 84
  • Aug 16 Sir Norman Lockyer, English physicist, co-founder of helium gas, founder and editor of "Nature" magazinem dies at 84
  • Aug 17 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 29 after being hit in the head by a pitch from NY Yankees Carl Mays
  • Aug 22 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60
  • Aug 31 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist, psychologist and philosopher, dies at 88