Birthdays in History in August 1920

  • Aug 2 Louis Pauwels, writer/editor
  • Aug 2 Phyllis James, mystery writer
  • Aug 3 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford
  • Aug 3 Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player (d. 1971)
  • Aug 3 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect
  • Aug 4 Helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)
  • Aug 5 G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- )
  • Aug 5 Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), born in London, Ontario
  • Aug 7 Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)
  • Aug 8 Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
  • Aug 9 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
  • Aug 11 Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
  • Aug 19 Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter
  • Aug 21 Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Aug 22 Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
  • Aug 22 Denton Cooley, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 22 Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
  • Aug 22 Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 22 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • Aug 25 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter
  • Aug 26 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 James Molyneaux [Baron Molyneaux of Killead], MP (Ulster unionist), born in Killead, Ireland
  • Aug 28 Frits Bernard, pedophile activist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 Joseph Lesniewski, Erie, Pennsylvania, Easy Company soldier in 101st Airborne, (d. 2012)
  • Aug 30 Ben Cami, Flemish writer/poet (Rose from Mud)