On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1973

  • Aug 1 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • Aug 1 Walter Ulbricht, German politician (Head Of State, German Democratic Republic), dies at 80
  • Aug 2 Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57
  • Aug 3 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
  • Aug 3 Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
  • Aug 4 Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68

Person of interestFulgencio Batista

Aug 6 Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, Cuban Dictator (1940-58), dies at 72

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Aug 6 Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 6 James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), dies from pancreatitis at 44
  • Aug 7 Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies at 77
  • Aug 8 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author (The Emigrants) and historian, dies at 74
  • Aug 9 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (4 Olympic golds 1904, 08), dies at 88
  • Aug 9 Dean Corll, shot, he raped & killed 26 boys
  • Aug 10 Douglas Kennedy, American actor (Dark Passage, The Lone Ranger & the Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer at 57
  • Aug 11 Peggy Castle, American actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
  • Aug 12 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies

  • Aug 12 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)

Person of interestKarl Ziegler

Aug 12 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), dies at 74

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Aug 13 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
  • Aug 16 Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-American microbiologist (Nobel 1951-ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the soil microbes that led to the discovery of streptomycin), dies at 85
  • Aug 16 Veda Ann Borg, American model and actress (Kid Galahad, Avalanche, Accomplice), dies of cancer at 58
  • Aug 17 Conrad Aiken, American poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74
  • Aug 17 Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - Cloud Nine), commits suicide at 32
  • Aug 17 Jean BarraquĆ©, French composer, dies at 44 (b. 1928)
  • Aug 22 Louise Huff, American actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Billy Greene, American actor (Single Room Furnished, One Man's Family), dies at 76
  • Aug 24 Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 29 Michael Dunn, short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
  • Aug 29 Stringer Davis, actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77

Person of interestJohn Ford

Aug 31 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, The Searchers), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Aug 31 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), dies at 66
  • Aug 31 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies