August 24 Deaths in History - August 24 Birthdays - August 24 Events
2005 Harold Kalin, singer, member of pop music duo with brother Herbert 'Herbie' Kalin, dies from automobile accident injuries, at age 71
2004 Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, writer/physician, On Death and Dying, dies at 78
2003 John Jacob Rhodes, Representative-R-Arizona 1953 - 1983, died from cancer
1999 Mary Jane Croft, actress, The Lucy Show, dies at 83
1998 E. G. Marshall, actor, The Defenders, dies at 88
1997 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
1996 Ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69
1996 Emile Noel, international civil servant, dies at 73
1996 John Christopherson, artist/collector, dies at 75
1996 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer, dies at 42
1995 Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78
1995 Gary Crosby, singer and actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
1994 Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23
1994 Wijnanda MC "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Van de Reve Sr, dies at 82
1992 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
1992 Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
1991 Abel Kivlat, U.S. 1500m runner. Silver Medal 1912 Olympics, dies at 99
1991 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Netherlands/Indian writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
1991 Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87
1991 Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
1988 Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
1988 Max Shulman, author (Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap), dies at 69
1987 Bayard Rustin, U.S. civil rights activist, dies at 77
1985 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], U.S. composer, dies at 78
1983 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64
1983 Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone overdose
1978 Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66
1978 Kofi Busia, statesman, leader of the Ghana Congress Party, which became the United Party, Prime Minister, 2nd Republic of Ghana, 1969 - 1972, died
1976 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
1975 Charles H Revson, U.S. cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
1973 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76
1973 Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
1972 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, U.S. jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
1972 Don Byas, American Musician
1967 Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
1967 Henry J Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85
1964 Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
1962 Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
1958 John G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65
1958 Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
1957 Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71
1954 Getulio D Vargas, president/dictator Brazil: 1930 - 1945, 1951 - 1954, suicide at 71
1950 Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63
1943 Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies
1943 Simone Weil, French philosopher (Le pesanteur et la grace), dies at 34
1940 Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80
1939 Frederick Carl Frieseke, American Artist
1923 Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66
1907 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
1906 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
1895 John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74
1889 Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies
1888 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
1841 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
1840 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
1833 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65
1806 Paul-Louis Cyffle, Flemish sculptor/goldsmith (Terre Lorraine), dies
1801 Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
1770 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies
1759 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44
1724 Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75
1712 Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54
1680 Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
1680 Thomas Blood, English Soldier
1666 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57
1647 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
1572 Charles de Feligny, French officer/huguenot, murdered
1572 Gaspard de Chatillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded
1371 Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated
1313 Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
1217 Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
1103 Magnus III Berbein, Blootbeen, King of Norway (1093-1103), dies




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