Famous People Born in August 1916

  • Aug 1 Viscount Hanworth, barrister
  • Aug 1 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Reginald Murley, surgeon
  • Aug 3 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
  • Aug 3 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978)
  • Aug 6 Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), born in Bormla, Malta (d. 2012)
  • Aug 6 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
  • Aug 10 John Clark, Hampton IA, actor (Graveyard of Horror)
  • Aug 11 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
  • Aug 14 Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)
  • Aug 14 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
  • Aug 15 Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer
  • Aug 16 Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)
  • Aug 17 John de Young, resistance fighter
  • Aug 18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • Aug 19 Marie Wilson, Anaheim California, actress (My Friend Irma)
  • Aug 20 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)
  • Aug 21 William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist
  • Aug 22 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England
  • Aug 24 Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian
  • Aug 24 Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman
  • Aug 24 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer (d. 1993)
  • Aug 24 Hal Smith, American actor (d. 1994)
  • Aug 25 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, actor/director (Napoleon, Sunset Blvd)
  • Aug 25 Frederic Robbins, US bacteriologist
  • Aug 25 Van Johnson, actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, born in Newport, Rode Island
  • Aug 25 Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • Aug 25 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator (d. 2000)
  • Aug 26 Allan Leslie Merson, historian
  • Aug 27 Martha Raye, [Margaret Reed], Butte Mont, actress (Martha Raye Show)
  • Aug 27 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
  • Aug 28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 28 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
  • Aug 29 George Montgomery, Brady Mont, actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination)
  • Aug 29 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee/columnist/businessman
  • Aug 30 John Thoday, geneticist
  • Aug 30 Kornelis M R van der Beek, reformed vicar (Arnhem)
  • Aug 30 Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker
  • Aug 31 Daniel Schorr, broadcast journalist (CBS)