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, American jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 6 James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), dies from pancreatitis at 44
  • Aug 6 Memphis Minnie [Lizzie Douglas], American blues musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 7 Jack Gregory, Australian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 2 x 100, 7 x 50, 85 wickets, BB 7/69; NSW CA), 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, American serial killer (Houston mass murders), fatally shot by an accomplice at 33
  • 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 Perry Botkin, American jazz and session guitarist, banjo player, composer, and musical director (Bing Crosby), dies at 66
  • Aug 12 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1949), dies of heart failure at 92
  • 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 Jean Barraqué, French composer, dies at 44
  • Aug 17 Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - "Cloud Nine"), commits suicide at 32
  • 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 Sláva Vorlová, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 29 Michael Dunn, American short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
  • Aug 29 Stringer Davis, English actress (Mouse on the Moon; Miranda), dies at about 77

John Ford

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

  • Aug 31 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), dies at 66
  • Aug 31 Stan Worthington, English cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 128, 8 wickets, BB 2/19; Derbyshire CCC, Northumberland CCC), dies at 68