Famous People Born in August 1901

  • Aug 1 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • Aug 3 Bernard Reichel, composer
  • Aug 3 John Stennis, (Sen-D-Miss)
  • Aug 3 Stefan Wyszynski, Polish cardinal

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Aug 4 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Aug 4 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1972)
  • Aug 5 Juan Carlos Paz, composer
  • Aug 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (d. 2000)
  • Aug 7 Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981)
  • Aug 8 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), born in Canton, South Dakota (d. 1958)
  • Aug 9 Charles Farrell, Cape Cod Mass, actor (Vern-My Little Margie)
  • Aug 13 Ian Whyte, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 14 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
  • Aug 15 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68)
  • Aug 15 Byron Arnold, composer
  • Aug 15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg (d. 1973)
  • Aug 15 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 15 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)

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Aug 20 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • Aug 23 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman
  • Aug 23 John Sherman Cooper, (Sen-Ky)
  • Aug 25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director (Tivoli)
  • Aug 26 Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
  • Aug 26 Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
  • Aug 26 Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
  • Aug 26 Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 27 Al Ritz, [Joaquim], actor (Ritz Brothers, Hi Ya Chum), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 27 Roger Pryor, American actor (Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 28 Cornelis J Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet)
  • Aug 28 Paul Henry Lang, Budapest, critic/musicologist (NY Herald Tribune)
  • Aug 29 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • Aug 29 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • Aug 30 John C Stennis, (Sen-D-MS, 1947-88)
  • Aug 30 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)