Famous People Born in August 1904

  • Aug 3 Clifford D[onald] Simak, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station)
  • Aug 4 Theodore Newton, NJ, actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire)
  • Aug 4 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography)
  • Aug 4 Joe Tate, English footballer (d. 1973)
  • Aug 5 Kenneth Thimann, botanist
  • Aug 6 Henry Payne Iba, Easton Mo, US basketball coach (Olympic-gold-64, 68)
  • Aug 6 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman], author (Gelakte Brain)

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Aug 7 Ralph Bunche, founder/diplomat (UN) (Nobel 1950), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1971)

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Aug 8 Istvan Szelenyi, composer
  • Aug 8 Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
  • Aug 11 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Aug 12 Aleksei N Romanov, son of Tsar Nicholas II [OS=July 30]
  • Aug 12 Frank Ervin, harness racer (Hambletonian 1959, 66)
  • Aug 12 Kay Campbell, [Catherine Hibben], actress (All My Children)
  • Aug 13 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Olathe KS, actor (Wings)
  • Aug 15 Bill Baird, Grand Is Nebr, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie, Muppet Show)
  • Aug 16 Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
  • Aug 17 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (d. 1991)
  • Aug 17 Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
  • Aug 18 Max Factor Jr, CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics)
  • Aug 18 Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Aug 18 [Francis] Max Factor, cosmetics manufacturer (Max Factor)
  • Aug 19 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor
  • Aug 20 Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA)
  • Aug 21 [William] Count Basie, jazz musician and band leader ( "One O'Clock Jump"), born in Red Bank, New Jersey (d. 1984)

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Aug 22 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), born in Guang'an, Sichuan (d. 1997)

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Aug 24 Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory)
  • Aug 26 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)
  • Aug 27 Norah Lofts, British author (d. 1983)
  • Aug 27 John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
  • Aug 28 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer (d. 1980)
  • Aug 29 Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956)