On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1949

  • Aug 9 Harry Davenport, American actor and director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), dies at 83
  • Aug 9 Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology), dies at 74
  • Aug 11 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 14 Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
  • Aug 14 Husni el-Zaim, president/dictator of Syria, shot to death

Person of interestMargaret Mitchell

Aug 16 Margaret Mitchell, American author (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48

  • Aug 17 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist (48th Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court) and politician, dies at 57
  • Aug 18 Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49
  • Aug 21 Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 26 Nico van Suchtelen, Dutch writer and publisher, dies at 70
  • Aug 27 Arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67
  • Aug 30 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies at 72
  • Aug 31 Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies
  • Aug 31 Paul Hoffer, German composer, dies at 53