Famous Deaths in August 1963

  • Aug 1 Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies
  • Aug 2 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, American anthropologist and novelist, dies at 61
  • Aug 5 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 6 Tom Keene, American actor (Our Daily Bread), dies of cancer at 68
  • Aug 8 Sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 10 Estes Kefauver, American politician (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60
  • Aug 10 Patrick Kennedy, son of US President JFK, dies at only 3 days
  • Aug 10 Ernst Wetter, Member of the Swiss Federal Council, dies at 85
  • Aug 14 Clifford Odets, American playwright (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy), dies at 57
  • Aug 15 John Powell, American composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 17 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68
  • Aug 19 Kathleen Parlow, Canadian violinist (b. 1890)
  • Aug 20 Joan VoĆ»te, Dutch astronomer, dies at 84
  • Aug 21 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies at 87
  • Aug 22 William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies
  • Aug 23 Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (b. 1900)
  • Aug 26 Larry Keating, actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67

Person of interestW.E.B. Du Bois

Aug 27 W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights activist, writer (Souls of Black Folk) and founder of the NAACP, dies at 95 in Accra, Ghana

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Aug 27 Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
  • Aug 30 Axel Stordahl, orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 50
  • Aug 30 Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy, dies of acute liver failure at 52
  • Aug 31 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, dies at 81