On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1926

  • Aug 1 Israel Zangwill, Jewish author (Children of The Ghetto) and Zionist leader, dies at 62
  • Aug 14 John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
  • Aug 22 Charles William Eliot, American University president (Harvard, 1869-1909), dies at 92

Person of interestRudolph Valentino

Aug 23 Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), dies of a relapse of pleuritis in NY at 31

Actor and Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino
Actor and Silent Film Idol
Rudolph Valentino