Famous People Born in August 1920

  • Aug 1 Jeffrey Segal, actor (Traitors)/playwright
  • Aug 1 Maria Cole, American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Aug 1 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 52), born in Fresno, California (d. 2016)
  • Aug 2 Louis Pauwels, writer/editor
  • Aug 2 Phyllis James, mystery writer
  • Aug 2 Theo Marcuse, WA, actor (Mara of Wilderness)
  • Aug 3 Maria Karnilova, actress (Olga-Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 3 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford
  • Aug 3 Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player (d. 1971)
  • Aug 3 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect
  • Aug 4 Helen Thomas, American reporter and UPI journalist (starts press conferences), born in Winchester, Kentucky (d. 2013)
  • Aug 5 G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- )
  • Aug 5 Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), born in London, Ontario
  • Aug 7 Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)
  • Aug 8 Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
  • Aug 8 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 8 James "Jimmy" Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (Ain't Nobody's Business), born in Gurdon, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • Aug 9 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
  • Aug 9 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • Aug 10 William "Red" Holzman, NBA coach (NY Knickerbockers, 754 wins)
  • Aug 11 Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
  • Aug 11 William Masselos, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Aug 12 Percy Mayfield, US singer (Please Send Me Someone to Love)
  • Aug 12 Peter West, British sports commentator
  • Aug 13 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist
  • Aug 13 Neville Brand, Griswold, Iowa, American actor (DOA, Eaten Alive)
  • Aug 14 Nehemiah Persoff, Jerusalem Palestine, actor (Al Capone, Yentl)
  • Aug 16 Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, American writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
  • Aug 17 Georgia Gibbs, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Bob Kennedy, baseball player
  • Aug 18 [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket keeper (1950's)

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Aug 18 Shelley Winters, American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2006)

  • Aug 19 Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter
  • Aug 19 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Aug 21 Christopher R. Milne, son of Alan A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh), born in Chelsea, London (d. 1996)
  • Aug 22 Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
  • Aug 22 Denton Cooley, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 22 Pierre A. Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria), born in Curacao, Venezuela (d. 1981)
  • Aug 22 Ray Bradbury, American sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Aug 22 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • Aug 23 Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke)
  • Aug 25 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter, born in Heerlen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • Aug 26 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 James Molyneaux [Baron Molyneaux of Killead], MP (Ulster unionist), born in Killead, Ireland
  • Aug 28 Frits Bernard, pedophile activist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 Charles White, American actor (Airpot 95, Serpico), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Aug 29 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American jazz saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1955)
  • Aug 29 Joseph Lesniewski, American Easy Company, soldier in 101st Airborne, born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Aug 30 Ben Cami, Flemish writer/poet (Rose from Mud)
  • Aug 31 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 1969)