On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1922

  • Aug 1 Vaclav Juda Novotny, Czech music writer, composer, and libretti translator, dies at 72

Alexander Graham Bell

Aug 2 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born British American inventor (telephone), dies of diabetes complications at 75

  • Aug 2 Mina Kruseman, Dutch author and feminist, dies at 82

Enver Pasha

Aug 4 Enver Pasha, Turkish general and politician, dies in battle at 40

Arthur Griffith

Aug 12 Arthur Griffith, Irish writer and politician who founded Sinn Féin (President of Ireland 1922), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 51

  • Aug 14 Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies
  • Aug 19 Felipe Pedrell, Spanish guitarist, composer (Excelsior; La Celestina), and musical scholar, dies at 81

Michael Collins

Aug 22 Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary leader and leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century, killed in ambush by anti-treaty forces during the Irish Civil War at 31

  • Aug 27 Carl Fuchs, German composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 28 Gaston of Orleans, Count of Eu, dies at 80