Famous People Who Died in August 1941

  • Aug 2 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (el Florilegio), dies at 70

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

Aug 7 Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1913), dies at 80

  • Aug 12 Bobby Peel, English cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 3 x 50, 101 wickets, BB 7/31; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 84
  • Aug 14 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
  • Aug 14 Paul Sabatier, French chemist (Nobel 1912 - improving the hydrogenation of organic species in the presence of metals), dies at 86
  • Aug 14 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
  • Aug 23 Jack O'Connor, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 13 wickets, BB 5/40; NSW CA, SA CA), dies at 65
  • Aug 29 Henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40
  • Aug 29 Jan Louis Guillaume Doornik, Dutch resistance fighter in France, executed at 36
  • Aug 30 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist, dies at 67
  • Aug 31 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (The Train of Life), committed suicide at 48