On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1938

  • Aug 2 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Icelandic organist, composer, musical folklorist, and priest, dies at 76
  • Aug 3 Alexander Malyschkin, writer, dies
  • Aug 4 L H Perquin, Dutch radio announcer, dies at 73
  • Aug 4 Pearl White, American actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), dies at 49
  • Aug 4 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), dies at 70
  • Aug 6 Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), dies at 58
  • Aug 7 Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russian director (S Method), dies at 75
  • Aug 9 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), dies at 65
  • Aug 10 Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 12 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist, dies at 74
  • Aug 14 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (32 Tests, 141 wickets; 2 x Test hat-tricks), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Aug 14 Jim Kelly, Australian cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies at 71
  • Aug 14 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianist and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), dies at 65
Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • Aug 16 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic priest, dies at 1938
  • Aug 25 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67
  • Aug 30 Max Factor, Polish-American make-up artist, inventor and founder of cosmetics manufacturer Max Factor & Company, dies at 60