Famous People Born in August 1899

  • Aug 1 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Aug 2 Charles Bennett, screenwriter
  • Aug 2 George Malcolm Thomson, journalist
  • Aug 3 Sally Benson, novelist
  • Aug 3 Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
  • Aug 4 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of Mormon Church and US Secretary of Agriculture (d. 1994)
  • Aug 7 Rennie Riano, English-born American actress, born in London (d. 1971)
  • Aug 9 Armand Salacrou, French playwright
  • Aug 9 Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)
  • Aug 12 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • Aug 12 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)

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Aug 13 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1980)

  • Aug 14 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer
  • Aug 16 Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
  • Aug 19 Kenneth MacKenna, Canterbury NH, actor/director (Those We Love)
  • Aug 19 Olga Baclanova, Moscow Russia, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY)
  • Aug 19 Colleen Moore, Port Huron MI, actress (Scarlet Letter)
  • Aug 19 Charlie Hall, English comedian actor (d. 1959)
  • Aug 19 Franz C. Schmelkes, Prague, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns
  • Aug 20 Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)
  • Aug 24 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)

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Aug 24 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • Aug 24 Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)
  • Aug 26 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
  • Aug 27 Byron Foulger, Ogden UT, actor (River's Edge, Up in Smoke)
  • Aug 27 Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)
  • Aug 28 Charles Boyer, France, actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park)
  • Aug 29 George Macready, Providence RI, actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place)
  • Aug 29 Lyman L Lemnitzer, Marine Corps general (WW II)
  • Aug 31 Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum
  • Aug 31 Walter Muller von Kulm, composer