On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1967

  • Aug 2 Claude Albert Barnett, American journalist and founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
  • Aug 4 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • Aug 7 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 7 Max [Marcus] Tak, Dutch violinist and radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 8 Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/American composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
  • Aug 9 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Aug 9 Joe Orton, EBritish actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), is murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell at 34
  • Aug 10 John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 13 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
  • Aug 14 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
  • Aug 15 RenĂ© Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter (This is Not a Pipe), dies at 68
  • Aug 19 Carl Wilhelm de Vries, Dutch jurist, dies at 84
  • Aug 19 Isaac Deutscher, Polish-English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography), dies at 60
  • Aug 19 Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born American inventor and sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo), dies at 83
  • Aug 22 Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American endocrinologist (b. 1903)
  • Aug 23 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver, dies at 48
  • Aug 24 Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65

Person of interestHenry J. Kaiser

Aug 24 Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Henry J. Kaiser
  • Aug 25 George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated

Person of interestPaul Muni

Aug 25 Paul Muni, actor (Good Earth), dies after lengthy illness at 71

Actor Paul Muni
Paul Muni
  • Aug 25 Stanley Bruce, 8th Prime Minister of Australia, dies at 84
  • Aug 26 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies

Person of interestBrian Epstein

Aug 27 Brian Epstein, English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein
  • Aug 27 Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
  • Aug 28 Charles Darrow, American businessman who modified and popularized Monopoly game, dies at 78
  • Aug 28 Bruce Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1941, U of Minnesota; NFL: Green Bay Packers), dies of cancer at 47
  • Aug 31 Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76
  • Aug 31 Michael Fitzmaurice, American radio actor (Superman, Reported Missing, 14 Hours), dies of lymphoma at 59