Famous People Born in August 1926

  • Aug 1 Burton Stein, historian
  • Aug 1 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 2 Betsy Bloomingdale, socialite and fashion leader, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)
  • Aug 3 Tony Bennett, singer (Left a body part in SF), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 5 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
  • Aug 6 Christa Reinig, writer
  • Aug 6 Frank Finlay, English actor (Robbery, Lifeforce), born in Farnworth Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 J[anet] O[pal] Jeppson, [nee Janet Asimov], author (2nd Experiment)
  • Aug 6 Clem Labine, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Aug 6 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • Aug 7 Amo Houghton, (Rep-R-New York)
  • Aug 7 Stan Freberg, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 8 Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
  • Aug 8 Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • Aug 9 Denis Atkinson, cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955)
  • Aug 9 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
  • Aug 10 Edwin James Nairn Carr, composer
  • Aug 10 Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
  • Aug 10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Aug 11 Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist
  • Aug 11 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in London (d. 2009)
  • Aug 11 Claus Von Bulow, socialite accused of murdering his wife
  • Aug 11 J R S Fincham, geneticist
  • Aug 11 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist
  • Aug 12 John Derek, actor/director (10, Annapolis Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 12 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
  • Aug 12 Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)

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Aug 13 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), born in Birán, Holguin Province (d. 2016)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Aug 14 Alice Adams, US author
  • Aug 14 Alice Ghostley, Eve Montana, actress (Bewitched, Designing Women)
  • Aug 14 Buddy Greco, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Aug 14 René Goscinny, French song/cartoon text writer (Asterix)
  • Aug 15 Georgiann Johnson, Decorah Iowa, actress (Marge-Mr Peepers)
  • Aug 15 Lewis T Preston, banker
  • Aug 15 Lyutsian Abramovich Prigozhn, composer
  • Aug 15 Costis Stephanopoulos, Greek politician
  • Aug 17 Haakon Barfod, Norway, yachting (Olympic-gold-1948, 52), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 17 Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (Le Dernier Metro)

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Aug 17 Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (1989-2002) and President of the People's Republic of China (1993-2003), born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • Aug 17 George Melly, British singer (d. 2007)
  • Aug 19 Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
  • Aug 20 Nobby Wirkowski, American and Canadian football player and coach
  • Aug 21 Ben-Zion Orgad, composer
  • Aug 22 Bob Flannigan, jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Greencastle, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • Aug 22 Marc Bohan, dress designer
  • Aug 23 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (d. 2006)
  • Aug 24 Nancy Spero, Cleveland USA, American feminist artist
  • Aug 27 Pat Coombs, English actress (d. 2002)
  • Aug 27 Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2002)
  • Aug 29 Betty Lynn, American actress
  • Aug 29 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
  • Aug 30 Olgerts Gravitis, composer
  • Aug 31 Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russia, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)
  • Aug 31 Jan de Koning, minister of Agriculture/Social Businesses (CDA)