Famous People Who Died in August 1929

  • Aug 1 Syd Gregory, Australian cricket batsman & captain (58 Tests, 4 x 100, 8 x 50, HS 201; NSW CA), dies at 59
  • Aug 2 Mae Costello [Altschuk], American actress (The Joys of a Jealous Wife), dies of heart disease at 47
  • Aug 3 Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • Aug 3 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899), dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Millicent Fawcett, English suffragist, dies at 82
  • Aug 9 Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 Aletta Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and women's suffrage activist, dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Aug 16 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 17 Horace Alderman, American smuggler who murdered two coast guards and a secret service agent, hanged at 38
  • Aug 19 Serge Diaghilev, Russian ballet director (founder of the Ballets Russes), dies at 57
  • Aug 22 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WWI), dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • Aug 25 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63
  • Aug 26 Ernest Mason Satow, British diplomat and scholar, dies at 86
  • Aug 27 Herman Poto─Źnik, Slovenian rocket scientist, dies at 36