Birthdays in History in August 1926

  • Aug 1 Burton Stein, historian
  • Aug 2 Betsy Bloomingdale, socialite and fashion leader, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Christa Reinig, writer
  • Aug 6 J[anet] O[pal] Jeppson, [nee Janet Asimov], author (2nd Experiment)
  • Aug 7 Amo Houghton, (Rep-R-New York)
  • Aug 10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Aug 11 Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist
  • Aug 11 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in London (d. 2009)
  • Aug 11 Claus Von Bulow, socialite accused of murdering his wife
  • Aug 11 J R S Fincham, geneticist
  • Aug 12 Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)

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Aug 13 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), born in BirĂ¡n, Holguin Province (d. 2016)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Aug 14 Alice Adams, US author
  • Aug 15 Lewis T Preston, banker
  • Aug 15 Costis Stephanopoulos, Greek politician

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Aug 17 Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (1989-2002) and President of the People's Republic of China (1993-2003), born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • Aug 19 Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
  • Aug 22 Marc Bohan, dress designer
  • Aug 23 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (d. 2006)
  • Aug 24 Nancy Spero, Cleveland USA, American feminist artist
  • Aug 27 Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2002)
  • Aug 31 Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russia, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)
  • Aug 31 Jan de Koning, minister of Agriculture/Social Businesses (CDA)