Birthdays in History in August 1916

  • Aug 1 Viscount Hanworth, barrister
  • Aug 1 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Reginald Murley, surgeon
  • Aug 6 Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), born in Bormla, Malta (d. 2012)
  • Aug 14 Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)
  • Aug 15 Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer (That way Myzeqe), born in Palasë, Himara, Albania (d. 1989)
  • Aug 17 John de Young, resistance fighter
  • Aug 20 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)
  • Aug 21 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 24 Anita V Figueredo, American physician and humanitarian, born in Costa Rica (d. 2010)
  • Aug 25 Frederick Robbins, American pediatrician and bacteriologist (Nobel 1954), born in Auburn, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • Aug 25 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, born in Saga District, Japan (d. 2000)
  • Aug 26 Allan Leslie Merson, historian
  • Aug 28 C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
  • Aug 28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, American sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 30 John Thoday, geneticist
  • Aug 30 Kornelis M R van der Beek, reformed vicar (Arnhem)
  • Aug 30 Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker