On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1955

  • Aug 2 Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies
  • Aug 2 Wallace Stevens, American poet (The Auroras of Autumn), dies at 75
  • Aug 2 Alfred L├ępine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at
  • Aug 5 Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer and actress (Down Argentine Way), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Aug 5 Suzan (Susan) Ball, American actress, dies of cancer at 21
  • Aug 9 Marion Eugene Bauer, American composer, dies at 57

Person of interestThomas Mann

Aug 12 Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • Aug 12 James B. Sumner, American chemist (Nobel 1946 - discovered that enzymes can be crystallized), dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Fiske Kimball, American architect and art historian, dies at 66
  • Aug 14 Herbert Putnam, American Librarian of Congress, dies at 93
  • Aug 23 Reginald Tate, British actor (b. 1896)
  • Aug 27 Joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies

Person of interestEmmett Till

Aug 28 Emmett Till, African American kidnapped & lynched at 14, in Money, Mississippi

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till