Deaths in History in August 1968

  • Aug 3 Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71
  • Aug 6 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • Aug 8 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, dies at 74
  • Aug 11 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies
  • Aug 12 Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81
  • Aug 12 Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)
  • Aug 19 George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist (b. 1904)
  • Aug 21 Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45
  • Aug 27 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
  • Aug 28 John Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
  • Aug 28 Nick Castle, choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), dies at 58
  • Aug 29 Victor Sutherland, American actor (Captive City), dies at 79
  • Aug 29 Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (b. 1881)
  • Aug 31 George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies