Famous People Born in August 1924

  • Aug 1 Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
  • Aug 1 Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)
  • Aug 1 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
  • Aug 1 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 2 Carroll O'Connor, actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

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Aug 2 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • Aug 2 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
  • Aug 3 Leon Uris, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 3 Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
  • Aug 8 Thomas Beversdorf, composer
  • Aug 10 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, TX, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 11 Arlene Dahl, American actress and TV panelist (Ambush), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
  • Aug 12 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • Aug 13 John Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)
  • Aug 14 Georges Prêtre, French conductor

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Aug 15 Phyllis Schlafly, right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum president, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • Aug 15 Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago)
  • Aug 17 Evan S Connell, US writer
  • Aug 17 Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
  • Aug 17 John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
  • Aug 17 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
  • Aug 17 Evan Connell, author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Aug 18 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • Aug 19 William Marshall, actor (Blacula, Something of Value), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Aug 21 Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary

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Aug 21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Jack Buck
  • Aug 21 Jack Weston, American actor (d. 1996)
  • Aug 22 Andrzej Markowski, composer
  • Aug 22 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Hired Wife), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 22 Peter Allsop, publisher
  • Aug 23 Denis Sargan, econometrician
  • Aug 23 Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
  • Aug 23 Ephraim Kishon, writer
  • Aug 23 Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia
  • Aug 24 Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)
  • Aug 26 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Aug 27 David Rowbotham, Australian poet
  • Aug 28 Janet Frame, NZ, novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
  • Aug 28 Peggy Ryan, actress (Jenny-Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 28 Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
  • Aug 28 Vilayat Khan, composer
  • Aug 29 Dinah Washington, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 29 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • Aug 29 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], Fairfield, Texas, jazz trumpeter, (d. 1972)
  • Aug 31 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, Bkln, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man)
  • Aug 31 Klaus Hashagen, composer