Famous People Born in August 1908

  • Aug 1 Miloslav Kabelac, composer
  • Aug 4 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
  • Aug 4 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
  • Aug 4 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist and author (Daily Express), born in London (d. 1986)
  • Aug 5 Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
  • Aug 6 George Singer, composer
  • Aug 6 Helen Hull Jacobs, Berkley California, US tennis champ (1932-35)
  • Aug 6 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • Aug 6 Sol Adler, economist Sinophile
  • Aug 6 Svend Erik Tarp, composer
  • Aug 6 Will Lee, American actor (d. 1982)
  • Aug 8 Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
  • Aug 8 Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
  • Aug 10 Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
  • Aug 10 Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • Aug 12 Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
  • Aug 13 Gene Raymond, American actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 14 Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)
  • Aug 14 Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (d. 1984)
  • Aug 16 William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (The New Yorker), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Aug 17 Kurt Hessenberg, composer
  • Aug 18 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu), born in North Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 18 Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
  • Aug 18 Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)
  • Aug 18 Milan Ristic, composer
  • Aug 20 Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)
  • Aug 20 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), born in Bedous, Aquitaine (d. 1998)
  • Aug 20 John Reginald Bevins, politician
  • Aug 20 Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)
  • Aug 21 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), born in Forest Gate, London (d. 1995)
  • Aug 21 M. M. Kaye, British writer (The Far Pavilions), born in Shimla, India (d. 2004)

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Aug 22 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment', born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (d. 2004)

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Aug 23 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), born in Kislovodsk, Terek Oblast, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 23 Cornelis van Dis sr., Dutch chemist and politician
  • Aug 23 Hannah Frank, Scottish artist and sculptor, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • Aug 25 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Aug 26 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
  • Aug 26 W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)

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Aug 27 Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (6,996 runs), born in Cootamundra, New South Wales (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Aug 27 Frank Leahy, O'Neill Nebraska, football coach (Notre Dame)

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Aug 27 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), born in Stonewall, Texas (d. 1973)

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Aug 27 Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
  • Aug 28 Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1996)
  • Aug 30 Fred MacMurray, Kankakee, Illinois, American actor (Double Indemnity, My Three Sons)
  • Aug 30 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1996)
  • Aug 30 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 31 Peter Conrad Baden, composer
  • Aug 31 William Saroyan, American novelist and playwright (Time of Your Life), born in Fresno, California (d. 1981)