Famous People Born in August 1918

  • Aug 1 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, born in Carmarthenshire (d. 1999)
  • Aug 3 James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
  • Aug 3 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
  • Aug 3 Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • Aug 4 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Aug 5 Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
  • Aug 5 Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
  • Aug 6 Norman Granz, American record producer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 7 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
  • Aug 9 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
  • Aug 10 Eugene Wilkinson, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)

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Aug 12 Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross, born in Simla, India (d. 1944)

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • Aug 12 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 13 Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal
  • Aug 13 Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (Sanger sequencing, Nobel Prize 1958, 1980), born in Rendcomb, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2013)
  • Aug 13 John Bunting, senior civil servant
  • Aug 15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 15 Fay Honey Knopp, American activist (founded a Quaker ministry for men and women in prisons), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1995)
  • Aug 15 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, composer
  • Aug 17 Mort Marshall, American actor (Cully-Dumplings), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 17 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, born in Newark. New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • Aug 19 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist

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Aug 20 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)

  • Aug 21 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2004)
  • Aug 22 Mary McGrory, American journalist and columnist, born in Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Aug 23 Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • Aug 24 Ray McIntire, American chemical engineer, born in Gardner, Kansas (d. 1996)
  • Aug 24 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)
  • Aug 25 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Aug 25 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • Aug 26 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • Aug 27 Lord Winstanley, physician/British MP (Labour)
  • Aug 28 Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician
  • Aug 29 Jelle Zijlstra, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank (1967-82), born in Oosterbierum, Netherlands (d. 2001)

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Aug 30 Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 30 Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Aug 31 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer