Deaths in History in August 1972

  • Aug 2 Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, dies at 60
  • Aug 2 Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887)
  • Aug 5 Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905)
  • Aug 9 Bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53
  • Aug 11 Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), dies at 73
  • Aug 11 Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), dies at 90
  • Aug 14 Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
  • Aug 17 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76
  • Aug 17 Wampilow, writer, dies
  • Aug 26 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63
  • Aug 28 William HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29