On This Day

Deaths in History in August 1959

  • Aug 5 Edgar Albert Guest, American poet and newspaperman, dies at 77
  • Aug 16 William Halsey Jr., US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel), dies at 78

Person of interestClaude Grahame-White

Aug 19 Claude Grahame-White, English aviation pioneer who was the 1st to make a night flight, dies at 79

Aviation Pioneer Claude Grahame-White
Aviation Pioneer
Claude Grahame-White
  • Aug 20 Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, dies at 82