On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1942

  • Aug 2 Friedrich Aereboe, German landlord and agricultural economist, dies at 77
  • Aug 3 Richard Willstätter, German chemist (Nobel 1915), dies at 69
  • Aug 4 Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 7 Richard Gott, British gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43
  • Aug 7 Janusz Korczak [Henryk Goldszmit], Polish-Jewish educator and pedagogue (ran an orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto), is gassed at Treblinka extermination camp along with the residents of his orphanage at 64
  • Aug 9 Edith Stein, German philosopher and Discalced Carmelite nun (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), dies at 50
  • Aug 11 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 18 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), dies of tuberculosis at 48 in a German concentration camp in Wülzburg, Bavaria
  • Aug 21 Kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WWII), dies
  • Aug 22 Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 22 Mikhail Fokine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 62
  • Aug 25 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
  • Aug 25 Panayot Pipkov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 25 W van Daalen, opposition leader on Celebes, beheaded
  • Aug 25 George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
  • Aug 31 Von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle