Famous People Born in August 1919

  • Aug 1 Stanley Middleton, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men)
  • Aug 2 John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Aug 6 Pauline Betz Addie, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 7 John Hogan, Lowes, Kentucky, chemist (discovered methods of producing polypropylene), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)
  • Aug 9 Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Dutch Premier (PVDA, 1973-77)
  • Aug 9 Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)
  • Aug 10 Elizabeth Thomas, literary consultant
  • Aug 10 Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 11 Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)
  • Aug 11 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • Aug 12 Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros)
  • Aug 12 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
  • Aug 12 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • Aug 13 Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (Cathedral of Tomorrow), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Huntz Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 15 Benedict Kiely, Irish author
  • Aug 18 Walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)

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Aug 19 Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Malcolm Forbes
  • Aug 22 Earl Cathcart, British major-general
  • Aug 22 Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant
  • Aug 23 James Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord)
  • Aug 23 Robert Crichton-Brown, CEO (Rothmans International)
  • Aug 24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
  • Aug 24 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
  • Aug 24 Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2004)

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Aug 25 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, born in Clio, Alabama (d. 1998)

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Aug 26 Ronny Graham, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 27 John Cox, Flemish/US painter/dir (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • Aug 27 Lord Dormand, of Eastington, British MP (Labour)
  • Aug 28 Ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
  • Aug 30 Kitty Wells, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • Aug 30 Maurice R. Hilleman, Miles City Montana, American Microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia
  • Aug 31 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)