Birthdays in History in August 1906

  • Aug 1 William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)
  • Aug 2 Albert Goodwin, historian
  • Aug 3 Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
  • Aug 4 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess
  • Aug 5 Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • Aug 5 Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
  • Aug 8 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • Aug 12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
  • Aug 17 Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
  • Aug 17 Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
  • Aug 19 Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)
  • Aug 21 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate
  • Aug 25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU)
  • Aug 25 Mollie Panter-Downes, writer
  • Aug 26 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Aug 28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • Aug 30 Countess of Longford, biographer/historian
  • Aug 31 Vivienne Byerley, publicist