On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1953

  • Aug 7 Abner Powell, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • Aug 11 Ludwig Strauss, German-Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver, dies at 60
  • Aug 13 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 15 Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • Aug 17 Johannes Tielrooy, Dutch literary professor (French Living Lesson), dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Bannister Fletcher, English architect and architectural historian (A History of Architecture), dies at 87
  • Aug 22 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • Aug 27 Nicolai Berezowsky, Russian-American composer, dies at 53
  • Aug 30 Dimitar Nenov, Bulgarian composer, pianist and architect, dies at 51