Birthdays in History in August 1928

  • Aug 2 Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist
  • Aug 7 Amazing [James] Randi, skeptic magician (Nova), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 7 Herbert H Bateman, (Rep-R-Virginia)
  • Aug 8 Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 11 Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 12 Charles Blackman, Australian artist
  • Aug 14 Laurentius L M [Laurens] van Deenen, (pathed)physiologist
  • Aug 17 Jean R Adams, entomologist
  • Aug 21 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), born in Golungo Alto, Portuguese Angola (d. 1990)
  • Aug 21 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (d. 1999)
  • Aug 22 Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate
  • Aug 26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
  • Aug 27 Jack Thompson, MP (Labour)
  • Aug 27 Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, premier of Kwazulu (Shaka Zulu)
  • Aug 27 Othmar Schneider, Lech am, Arlberg, skier (Oly Gld 1952), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • Aug 30 Ruth Westerheimer, sex therapist (Dr Ruth)
  • Aug 31 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer