Famous People Born in August 1931

  • Aug 1 Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Aug 1 Monty Losowsky, prof of medicine (St James University England)
  • Aug 1 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 1 Sean O Riada, composer
  • Aug 1 Trevor Goddard, cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • Aug 2 Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
  • Aug 2 Henryck Schiller, composer
  • Aug 2 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer
  • Aug 2 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Pierre DuMaine, Catholic bishop
  • Aug 3 Alex Cord, [Viespi], American actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 4 Narendra Tamhane, dependable Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's)
  • Aug 7 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
  • Aug 8 Jonathan Elkus, composer
  • Aug 9 Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 9 Chuck Essegian, American baseball player
  • Aug 12 William Goldman, author
  • Aug 13 Bernard Manning, British comedian
  • Aug 13 Norman Read, NZ, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Aug 13 Roy Evans, general sect (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation)
  • Aug 14 Frederic Raphael, writer (After the War, California Time)
  • Aug 14 Marylyn Roberts, librarian/founding member (WIC)
  • Aug 15 Janice Rule, Norwood Ohio, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife)
  • Aug 15 Mario Kuri-Aldana, composer
  • Aug 15 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Forrest E. Mars Jr., Candy Manufacturer (Mars), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 18 Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
  • Aug 18 Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
  • Aug 18 Dick White, English footballer
  • Aug 19 Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)
  • Aug 20 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)
  • Aug 20 Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles
  • Aug 21 Gregg Smith, choral conductor and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 21 Nancy Hadley, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 23 Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense

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Aug 23 Barbara Eden, American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Barbara Eden
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Barbara Eden
  • Aug 25 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 26 Dane Skerl, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • Aug 26 Gordon Greig, journalist
  • Aug 26 Guy Vander Jagt, (Rep-R-MI, 1966- )
  • Aug 27 Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • Aug 28 John Perkins, singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 28 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 28 Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario
  • Aug 29 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 29 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist
  • Aug 30 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st African American mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT)
  • Aug 30 John Leonard Swigert Jr, astronaut (Apollo 13), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 31 Dan Rather, news anchor (CBS-TV)

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Aug 31 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
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Jean Beliveau
  • Aug 31 Noble [Henry] Willingham, Mineola, Texas, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man)