Famous people died in August 1955

Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker in the first half of the 20th century

FrenchFebruary 4, 1881104 views

Emmett Till

Emmett Till was an African-American teenager who was brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman

AmericanJuly 25, 1941142 views

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann was a Nobel Prize winning German novelist, short story writer, and philanthropist

GermanJune 6, 1875155 views

Wallace Stevens

Receiver of the Pulitzer Prize, Wallace Stevens was one of the most significant American poets