Deaths in History in August 1976

  • Aug 2 Friedrich "Fritz" Lang, German director (M, Metropolis, Fury, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse), dies from a stroke at 85
  • Aug 4 Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop
  • Aug 4 Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
  • Aug 5 Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
  • Aug 8 John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered
  • Aug 9 Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
  • Aug 10 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
  • Aug 12 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
  • Aug 15 Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
  • Aug 22 Juscelino Kubitschek, President of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
  • Aug 22 Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
  • Aug 25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • Aug 31 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81