On This Day

Deaths in History in August 1956

  • Aug 2 Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109

Person of interestJackson Pollock

Aug 11 Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)

  • Aug 14 Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies
  • Aug 14 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Aug 15 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
  • Aug 25 Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies from a heart ailment and pneumonia at 62
  • Aug 26 Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist, dies at 75