Famous People Born in August 1940

  • Aug 1 Joan Joyce, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Aug 1 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • Aug 2 Doris Kenner, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 John W Carlin, (Gov-D-KS)
  • Aug 3 Joseph Dorfman, composer
  • Aug 3 Lance Alworth, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas

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Aug 3 Martin Sheen, [Ramon Estevez], actor (Badlands, The West Wing), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • Aug 4 Karel Vachek, director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities)
  • Aug 4 Rosemarie "Timi" Yuro, US singer (Hurt)
  • Aug 4 Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia
  • Aug 6 Louise Sorel, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 6 Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
  • Aug 7 Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)
  • Aug 7 Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
  • Aug 7 Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), born in Montpellier, France, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 8 Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)
  • Aug 9 Beverlee McKinsey, Oklahoma, actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light)
  • Aug 10 Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Aug 10 Bobby Hatfield, Wisc, rocker (Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody)
  • Aug 10 Richard Wells, Chief Constable (South Yorkshire)
  • Aug 10 Sid Waddell, Darts Commentator for the PDC
  • Aug 11 Kip King, actor (Charlie & Company), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 12 Alexander Yossifov, composer
  • Aug 12 Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
  • Aug 12 Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
  • Aug 13 Ann Armstrong Dailey, founder (Children's Hospice Intl)
  • Aug 13 Timothy Wood, British government asst whip
  • Aug 14 Dash Crofts, Cisco Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
  • Aug 14 Galen Hall, WLAF Head Coach (Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire)
  • Aug 15 Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist
  • Aug 15 Rita Shane, American soprano
  • Aug 16 Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)
  • Aug 17 David E Price, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • Aug 17 Thomas Williams, US, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Aug 18 Joan Joyce, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Aug 19 Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
  • Aug 19 Jill St John, [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 19 Johnny Nash, rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 20 John Lantree, rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Newbury, Berkshire
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers, Aust cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests)
  • Aug 20 Sam Melville, Utah, actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks)
  • Aug 20 RubĂ©n Hinojosa, American politician
  • Aug 21 Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist
  • Aug 21 Robert Camac, horse trainer
  • Aug 22 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 22 David Vance, horse trainer
  • Aug 22 George Reinholt, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Aug 22 John Banham, director-general (CBI)
  • Aug 23 Richard Sanders, actor (Les Nessman -WKRP), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 23 Tony Bill, SD Cal, actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65)
  • Aug 24 Don Cormier Sr, horse trainer
  • Aug 24 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
  • Aug 24 Francine Lalonde, Quebec politician
  • Aug 25 Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Aug 26 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • Aug 27 David Hart, gen-sect (National Association of Head Teachers)
  • Aug 27 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist
  • Aug 28 William Cohen, US Secretary of Defense (1997-2001), (Sen-R Maine, 1979-97), born in Bangor, Maine
  • Aug 28 Ken Jenkins, American actor
  • Aug 28 Roger Pingeon, French cylist
  • Aug 28 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
  • Aug 29 James Brady, US press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt)
  • Aug 29 Wilhelm Ruska, Holland, judo champ (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Aug 29 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 31 Alain Calmat, France, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1964)
  • Aug 31 Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales