Famous People Who Died in August 1951

  • Aug 3 Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket-keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • Aug 11 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish opera composer (Stepan; Marie Grubbe), drowns in a sailing accident at 52

William Randolph Hearst

Aug 14 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

  • Aug 15 Artur Schnabel, Austrian pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
  • Aug 16 Du Yuesheng, Chinese mob boss, dies at 62
  • Aug 16 Louis Jouvet, French actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • Aug 21 Leonard Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45
  • Aug 22 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 66
  • Aug 28 Robert Walker, American actor and writer (Strangers on a Train, Bataan, Madame Curie), dies from an adverse reaction to prescription drugs at 32