On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1964

  • Aug 2 Jack Kirkwood, Scottish actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
  • Aug 2 José María Castro, Argentine composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 3 Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
  • Aug 5 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73
  • Aug 5 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • Aug 6 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope; Suspicion; Peter Pan; Richard III), dies at 71
  • Aug 12 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), dies at 56
  • Aug 13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and the United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • Aug 14 Johnny Burnette, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist ('Train Kept A-Rollin'"; "You're Sixteen"), drowns in nighttime boating mishap at 30
  • Aug 16 Jack Pennick, American actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
  • Aug 21 Palmiro Togliatti, Italian politician and founder of the Communist Party of Italy, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 71
  • Aug 24 Maurice Schoemaker, Belgian composer (Fireworks), dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, Russian composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 27 Gracie Allen, American actress and comedienne (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), dies at 89
  • Aug 31 Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42