Famous People Born in August 1917

  • Aug 1 Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics) (d. 2011)
  • Aug 3 Jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox) (d. 1967)
  • Aug 6 Robert Mitchum, actor (Winds of War, North & South), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 11 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)
  • Aug 12 Douglas Gunsekera, banker
  • Aug 13 Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • Aug 15 Jack Lynch, Irish politician, fourth Taoiseach (d. 1999)
  • Aug 15 Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (d. 1980)
  • Aug 16 Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)
  • Aug 17 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, born in Baghdad (d. 1995)
  • Aug 18 Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
  • Aug 22 John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen)
  • Aug 23 Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
  • Aug 24 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Aug 25 Don Defore, actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Aug 25 Mel Ferrer, Elberon New Jersey, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor)
  • Aug 26 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
  • Aug 26 William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)
  • Aug 27 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player (d. 1986)

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Aug 28 Jack Kirby, American cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Capt America), born in New York City (d. 1994)

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • Aug 29 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 30 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in London, (d. 2015)