On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1948

  • Aug 3 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Evolution of parliament), dies at 78
  • Aug 3 Tommy Ryan, American boxer (World Welterweight, Middleweight champion), dies at 78
  • Aug 6 Cyril Walker, English golfer (US Open 1924), dies of pleural pneumonia at 55
  • Aug 10 E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63
  • Aug 10 Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(b. 1873)
  • Aug 10 Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
  • Aug 10 Montague Summers, English clergyman and writer (Malleus Maleficarum), dies at 68
  • Aug 12 Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)
  • Aug 13 Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
  • Aug 13 Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)

Person of interestBabe Ruth

Aug 16 Babe Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; 7 x World Series champion; 12 × AL home run leader 1918–21, 23-24, 1926–31), dies of Nasopharynx cancer at 53

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  • Aug 17 Nico J. Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60
  • Aug 20 David John de Lloyd, Welsh musician composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 26 Oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
  • Aug 27 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, Brazilian conductor and composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
  • Aug 27 Charles Evans Hughes, American statesman, Republican politician and 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41), dies at 86
  • Aug 31 Andrei A Zjdanov, Rus politician (against kosmopolitism), dies at 52
  • Aug 31 Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), dies in a car accident at 16