Birthdays in History in August 1921

  • Aug 1 Vic Marshall, chemist
  • Aug 3 Hayden Carruth, novelist (Crow & Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Aug 7 M J bin Gorion, writer
  • Aug 8 John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • Aug 8 Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • Aug 9 J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • Aug 9 Ernest Angley, televangelist
  • Aug 10 Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)

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Aug 11 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
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Alex Haley
  • Aug 12 Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
  • Aug 14 Giorgio Strehler, theatre director
  • Aug 17 Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer
  • Aug 18 Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
  • Aug 19 Philip A Potter, Dominica sec-gen World council of Churches
  • Aug 22 James Menter, British physicist and principal (Queen Mary College), born in Teynham, Kent (d. 2006)
  • Aug 23 Kenneth Arrow, American economist, (Nobel Prize 1972), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Aug 25 Brian Moore, Irish novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1999)
  • Aug 25 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), born in Winnipeg Canada (d. 2017)
  • Aug 25 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)

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Aug 26 Ben Bradlee, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • Aug 27 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1996)
  • Aug 31 Raymond Williams, Welsh academic and novelist (Second Generation), born in Llanfihangel Crucorney, Wales (d. 1988)