Birthdays in History in August 1929

  • Aug 1 Ann Calvello, American roller derby queen (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival)
  • Aug 2 John Hannam, British MP (C) (1970-1997)
  • Aug 2 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 6 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 7 James Pilditch, designer
  • Aug 7 Richard T Schulze, (Rep-R-PA, 1975- )
  • Aug 7 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia
  • Aug 7 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 8 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Aug 13 Charles Lyon, gen-sect (Transport Salaried Staffs Association)
  • Aug 13 Michael Beavis, deputy cmdr-in-chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
  • Aug 14 Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
  • Aug 14 Louise M Slaughter, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Aug 14 Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • Aug 14 Thomas Meehan, American writer (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) born in Ossining, New York (d. 2017)
  • Aug 17 Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)
  • Aug 21 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, born in Schweizer-Reneke (d. 2017)
  • Aug 21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in New Jersey, Iowa
  • Aug 22 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Labour) spokesperson on Home Affairs, born in British India
  • Aug 22 Harry McPherson, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, born in Tyler, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Aug 27 Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)
  • Aug 29 Thom Gunn, Kent England, poet (The Wound)
  • Aug 31 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer