Famous People Born in August 1912

  • Aug 1 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
  • Aug 1 Henry Jones, actor (Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 1 Masaya Hanai, Japanese businessman
  • Aug 2 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Aug 2 Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist
  • Aug 2 Vladimir Zerjavic, Croatian statistician (d. 2001)
  • Aug 4 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Aug 4 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews), born in Lidingö Municipality, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • Aug 4 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, born in Volyn, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1999)
  • Aug 5 Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest (d. 2007)
  • Aug 8 Daniel Mann, director (Willard, Butterfield 8), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 10 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • Aug 10 Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam
  • Aug 10 Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval)
  • Aug 10 Richard Reeves, American actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)
  • Aug 11 Jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)
  • Aug 11 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • Aug 12 Samuel Fuller, actor (Return to Salem's Lot), born in Worcester, Massachusetts

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Aug 13 Ben Hogan, American PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)

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  • Aug 13 Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter/monumental artist
  • Aug 13 Max Croiset, playwright/director/actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark)
  • Aug 13 Metten Koornstra, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 13 Rita Johnson, actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 13 Salvador E Luria, Italian/US biologist (Nobel prize 1969)
  • Aug 14 Eva Strittmatter, writer
  • Aug 15 Julia Child, chef (French Chef), born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 15 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), born in Bramhall, Cheshire, England (d. 2003)
  • Aug 15 Wijnanda M C "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Reve Sr
  • Aug 16 Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister
  • Aug 16 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, born in Southampton, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 17 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop
  • Aug 18 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, born in Rome (d. 1985)
  • Aug 20 Philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven)
  • Aug 21 Bruce Trent, British singer and actor, born in St. Helier, Channel Islands (d. 1995)
  • Aug 21 Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • Aug 22 Edith Porada, art historian and archaeologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Aug 22 Richard Catling, British commissioner of police (Kenya), born in Leiston, Suffolk (d. 2005)
  • Aug 23 Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Aug 23 Jara Ribnikar, Serbian writer, born in Königgrätz, Bohemia (d. 2007)
  • Aug 23 Lord Kissin, president (GPG)
  • Aug 24 Durward Kirby, American TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • Aug 25 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany 1971-89), born in Neunkirchen (d. 1994)
  • Aug 27 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral
  • Aug 28 Ruurd Faber, Dutch politcian and Mayor of Aalten (1971-75), born in Veenhuizen, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Aug 29 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 29 Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects), born in Hagen, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Aug 29 Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-Polish cinematographer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • Aug 29 Sohn Kee-chung, Korean athlete and long-distance runner, born in Sinuiju, North Korea (d. 2002)
  • Aug 30 Edward M Purcell, US physicist (Nobel 1952)
  • Aug 30 Nancy Wake, New Zealand-born World War II secret agent (Special Operations Executive), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2011)
  • Aug 31 Ramon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor, born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1996)
  • Aug 31 Reinoud Anders, Dutch actor (Hamlet)