Famous People Born in August 1925

  • Aug 1 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Aug 1 Jack Kramer, actor (Kings of the Court)
  • Aug 2 Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
  • Aug 2 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 2 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 5 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)
  • Aug 6 Barbara Bates, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 6 Leland Smith, composer
  • Aug 7 Felice Bryant, rock writer (Bye Bye Love), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 7 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer
  • Aug 7 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
  • Aug 8 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
  • Aug 8 Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
  • Aug 9 Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music)
  • Aug 9 David A. Huffman, creator of Huffman coding (d. 1999)
  • Aug 10 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
  • Aug 10 George Cooper, general
  • Aug 10 Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 11 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • Aug 11 Mike Douglas, talk show host (Mike Douglas Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 11 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)
  • Aug 11 Floyd Curry, National Hockey League player (d. 2006)
  • Aug 12 Dale Bumpers, politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), born in Charleston, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Aug 12 Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • Aug 12 Robin Nicholson, metallurgist
  • Aug 12 Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • Aug 12 George Wetherill, American scientist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 13 Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter
  • Aug 14 Russell Baker, Loudoun County, Va, columnist/humorist (NY Times)
  • Aug 15 Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)
  • Aug 15 Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), born in Fresno, California (d. 2017)

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Aug 15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

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  • Aug 15 Gertrude Shope, South African leader of the ANC Women’s League, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 16 Fess Parker, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller), born in Fort Worth Texas
  • Aug 16 Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • Aug 17 John Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin)
  • Aug 17 John Howard Purnell, scientist
  • Aug 18 Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
  • Aug 18 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1981)
  • Aug 18 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)
  • Aug 19 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
  • Aug 21 Judy Grable, American professional wrestler (d. 2008)
  • Aug 21 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (d. 2003)
  • Aug 22 Honor Blackman, Plaistow, London, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers)
  • Aug 23 Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
  • Aug 23 Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
  • Aug 25 Thea Astley, Australian writer, (d. 2004)
  • Aug 26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
  • Aug 26 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
  • Aug 26 Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
  • Aug 27 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Aug 27 Richard Rutt, bishop of Leicester
  • Aug 27 Tony Crombie, drummer/bandleader
  • Aug 27 Viscount Rothermere, newspaper owner
  • Aug 27 Darry Cowl, French actor (d. 2006)
  • Aug 28 Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)
  • Aug 28 John Gillett, film researcher
  • Aug 28 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 28 Donald O'Connor, dancer/actor (Singing in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
  • Aug 30 Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea)
  • Aug 30 Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator