Famous People Born in August 1906

  • Aug 1 William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)
  • Aug 2 Albert Goodwin, historian
  • Aug 3 Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
  • Aug 4 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess
  • Aug 5 Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • Aug 5 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • Aug 5 Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
  • Aug 6 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • Aug 6 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • Aug 7 Gerhard Frommel, composer
  • Aug 8 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • Aug 10 Era Bell Thompson, [Dakota Dick], US actress (Ebony)
  • Aug 12 Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  • Aug 12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • Aug 15 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, born in Fuglebjerg, N├Žstved (d. 1987)
  • Aug 16 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
  • Aug 17 Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
  • Aug 17 Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
  • Aug 18 Andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile)
  • Aug 19 June Collyer, American actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 19 Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)
  • Aug 21 Joachim Homs, composer
  • Aug 21 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate
  • Aug 25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU)
  • Aug 25 Mollie Panter-Downes, writer
  • Aug 25 Jim Smith, England cricketer (d. 1979)
  • Aug 26 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

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Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Aug 28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • Aug 29 Lurene Tuttle, Pleasant Lake Ind, actress (Father of Bride, Julia)
  • Aug 30 Countess of Longford, biographer/historian
  • Aug 30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 31 Vivienne Byerley, publicist