Birthdays in History in August 1912

  • Aug 1 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
  • Aug 1 Masaya Hanai, Japanese businessman
  • Aug 2 Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist
  • Aug 2 Vladimir Zerjavic, Croatian statistician (d. 2001)
  • Aug 4 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews), born in Lidingö Municipality, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • Aug 4 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, born in Volyn, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1999)
  • Aug 5 Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest (d. 2007)
  • Aug 8 Daniel Mann, director (Willard, Butterfield 8), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 10 Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam
  • Aug 10 Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval)
  • Aug 11 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • Aug 13 Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter/monumental artist
  • Aug 13 Metten Koornstra, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 13 Salvador E Luria, Italian/US biologist (Nobel prize 1969)
  • Aug 14 Eva Strittmatter, writer
  • Aug 15 Julia Child, chef (French Chef), born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 15 Wijnanda M C "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Reve Sr
  • Aug 16 Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister
  • Aug 17 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop
  • Aug 18 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, born in Rome (d. 1985)
  • Aug 20 Philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven)
  • Aug 22 Edith Porada, art historian and archaeologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Aug 22 Richard Catling, British commissioner of police (Kenya), born in Leiston, Suffolk (d. 2005)
  • Aug 23 Jara Ribnikar, Serbian writer, born in Königgrätz, Bohemia (d. 2007)
  • Aug 23 Lord Kissin, president (GPG)
  • Aug 25 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany 1971-89), born in Neunkirchen (d. 1994)
  • Aug 27 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral
  • Aug 28 Ruurd Faber, Dutch politcian and Mayor of Aalten (1971-75), born in Veenhuizen, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Aug 29 Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects), born in Hagen, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Aug 29 Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-Polish cinematographer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • Aug 30 Edward M Purcell, US physicist (Nobel 1952)
  • Aug 30 Nancy Wake, New Zealand-born World War II secret agent (Special Operations Executive), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2011)