On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1935

  • Aug 1 Arthur Dehon Little, American chemist (patented rayon), dies at 71
  • Aug 6 Alexander Winkler, Russian composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 11 William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies at 77
  • Aug 12 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (Schottky's theorem), dies at 84
  • Aug 15 Paul Signac, French painter (developed the technique called pointillism with Georges Seurat), dies at 71
  • Aug 15 Gerard Brucken Fock, Dutch composer and painter, dies at 75

Wiley Post

Aug 15 Wiley Post, American aviator (1st solo flight around the world), killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36

Will Rogers

Aug 15 Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), dies in a plane crash in Alaska at 55

  • Aug 17 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, dies at 75
  • Aug 20 Otakar Ostrčil, Czech composer (Křížova cesta - Way of the Cross), and conductor (National Theater, 1920-35) dies at 56
  • Aug 21 Josef Cyril Sychra, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 John Hartley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1879-80), dies at 86
  • Aug 29 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), dies in a car accident at 29
  • Aug 29 Charles Lee Williams, English composer (Gloucester Cathedral), dies at 82
  • Aug 30 Henri Barbusse, French novelist (Le feu), dies at 62
  • Aug 31 Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies