On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1952

  • Aug 5 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • Aug 11 Riccardo Martin, American tenor and composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 12 David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
  • Aug 16 Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (b. 1866)
  • Aug 18 Ralph Byrd, American actor (Dick Tracy TV Show, SOS Coast Guard), dies from a heart attack at 43
  • Aug 18 Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)
  • Aug 20 Kurt Schumacher, German political chairman (SPD), dies at 56
  • Aug 21 Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies
  • Aug 22 Hiranuma Kiichirō, 24th Prime Minister of Japan, dies at 84
  • Aug 30 Arky Vaughn, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All-Star 1934–42; NL batting champion 1935; NL stolen base leader 1943), drowns whilst fishing at 40
  • Aug 31 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)