Birthdays in History in August 1901

  • Aug 3 Stefan Wyszynski, Polish cardinal
  • Aug 8 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), born in Canton, South Dakota (d. 1958)
  • Aug 14 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
  • Aug 15 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68), born in PenonomĂ©, CoclĂ©, Panama (d. 1988)
  • Aug 15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt, Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Aug 15 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1975)

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Aug 20 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
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Salvatore Quasimodo
  • Aug 23 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Aug 23 John Sherman Cooper, American politician and U.S. Ambassador to East Germany, born in Somerset, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Aug 26 Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
  • Aug 26 Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
  • Aug 26 Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 28 Cees Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1981)
  • Aug 30 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)