Famous Deaths in August 1976

  • Aug 2 Friedrich "Fritz" Lang, German director (M, Metropolis, Fury, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse), dies from a stroke at 85
  • Aug 4 Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop
  • Aug 4 Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
  • Aug 5 Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
  • Aug 5 Betty Clooney, American singer (Jack Paar Show), dies at 45
  • Aug 6 Gregor Piatigorsky, Ukrainian-American cellist, dies at 73
  • Aug 7 Cecil Weston, South African-born actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
  • Aug 8 John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered
  • Aug 9 Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
  • Aug 9 Max Vredenburg, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 10 Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
  • Aug 10 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
  • Aug 12 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
  • Aug 15 Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
  • Aug 17 Murvyn Vye [Marvin], American actor (Road to Bali, Bob Cummings Show), dies of natural causes at 63
  • Aug 17 William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), dies of leukaemia at 49
  • Aug 19 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
  • Aug 19 Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 19 Ken Wadsworth, cricketer (Exciting NZ keeper), dies of cancer at 29
  • Aug 20 Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
  • Aug 21 Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
  • Aug 22 Juscelino Kubitschek, President of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
  • Aug 22 Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
  • Aug 22 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
  • Aug 24 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • Aug 25 Perc Hornibrook, cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies
  • Aug 26 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, More than singing), dies at 88
  • Aug 26 Warner Anderson, American actor (The Bubble, Destination Moon, Peyton Place), dies at 65
  • Aug 27 Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
  • Aug 29 Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy, Family Affair), ODs at 18
  • Aug 29 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), dies of epileptic seizure at 50
  • Aug 29 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
  • Aug 31 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81