Famous Deaths in August 1962

  • Aug 1 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62

Person of interestMarilyn Monroe

Aug 5 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), found dead of an apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36

  • Aug 7 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49

Person of interestHermann Hesse

Aug 9 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), dies at 85

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • Aug 9 Lowell Stockman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon, dies at 61
  • Aug 10 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
  • Aug 15 Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
  • Aug 17 Peter Fechter trying to cross the Berlin Wall (b. 1944)
  • Aug 18 Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68
  • Aug 19 Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
  • Aug 23 Edmund "Hoot" Gibson, American rodeo champion, western actor, director, and producer (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw), dies from cancer at 70
  • Aug 23 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
  • Aug 23 Walter Anderson, German folklorist, dies at 76
  • Aug 24 Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79