Deaths in History in August 1962

  • Aug 1 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
  • Aug 7 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49

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Aug 9 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), dies at 85

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • Aug 15 Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
  • Aug 17 Peter Fechter trying to cross the Berlin Wall (b. 1944)
  • Aug 19 Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
  • Aug 23 Walter Anderson, German folklorist (b. 1885)