Famous People Who Died in August 1974

  • Aug 1 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • Aug 2 W. Douglas Hawkes, British auto racer and designer, dies at 80
  • Aug 3 Almira Sessions, actress (Oklahoma Annie), dies at 85
  • Aug 6 Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist ("The Happy Blues"), dies of bone cancer at 49
  • Aug 7 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (Balún Canán), dies in an electrical accident at 49
  • Aug 7 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 72
  • Aug 8 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
  • Aug 9 Bill Chase, American jazz-rock trumpet player and bandleader (Chase), dies in a plane crash at 39
  • Aug 10 Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
  • Aug 10 Pedro Regas, Greek stage actor (Only Angels Have Wings, Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour), dies at 77
  • Aug 11 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies at 51
  • Aug 11 Vicente Emilio Sojo, Venezuelan composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 13 (Harold) "Tina" Brooks, American hard-bop jazz saxophonist, and composer ("True Blue"), dies of liver failure at 42
  • Aug 13 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • Aug 13 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
  • Aug 14 Raymond Budd, South African trade unionist
  • Aug 15 Edmund Cobb, American silent and sound screen actor, specializing in western film (A Final Reckoning; Motorcycle Gang; Comanche Territory), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Aug 15 Yuk Young-So, wife of South Korean president Park Chung-Hee, murdered in an assassination attempt on her husband at 48
  • Aug 16 Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
  • Aug 17 Aldo Palazzeschi [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • Aug 17 Edgar Dearing, American actor (Pollyanna, Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy), dies at 81
  • Aug 19 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
  • Aug 20 Ilona Massey [Hajmássy], Hungarian-American film, stage, and radio actress and singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 21 Buford Pusser, American sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, dies in a single vehicle car crash at 36
  • Aug 22 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Aug 23 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist and writer (Psychosynthesis,), dies at 86
  • Aug 24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)

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Aug 26 American aviator who was 1st to fly solo across the Atlantic, dies of lymphoma at 72

  • Aug 30 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87
  • Aug 31 Norman Kirk, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister of New Zealand 1971-74), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 51
  • Aug 31 William Pershing Benedict, American World War II fighter pilot in both the RCAF and U.S. Army Air Forces, killed in a plane crash while firefighting in California at 56