Birthdays in History in August 1933

  • Aug 1 Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist/minister of Housing (D66)
  • Aug 1 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary, Welsh Office
  • Aug 1 Ko Un, South Korean poet, born in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province
  • Aug 2 Alan Tuffin, British trade union leader
  • Aug 3 The Tjong King, Dutch illustrator of children books (Miep Diekman)
  • Aug 7 Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, US, sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon)
  • Aug 10 Alan Hardcastle, chairman (Lloyds Regulatory Board)
  • Aug 10 Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
  • Aug 10 David Rowland, chairman (Lloyd's)
  • Aug 10 Doyle Brunson, American poker player
  • Aug 10 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; d. 2005)
  • Aug 11 Jerry Falwell, US, TV evangelist (Moral Majority)
  • Aug 11 Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
  • Aug 13 Jocelyn Elders, US Surgeon General (-1994)
  • Aug 14 Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • Aug 14 Bryce Courtenay, Johannesburg, South Africa, Australian novelist (The Power of One), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 16 Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
  • Aug 16 Reiner Kunze, German writer (The Lovely Years), born in Oelsnitz, Saxony
  • Aug 16 Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
  • Aug 17 Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA executive
  • Aug 18 Roman Polanski, Poland, director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates)
  • Aug 19 Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Aug 20 Don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86)
  • Aug 20 George John Mitchell, (Sen-D-ME, 1980-94/Senate Whip 1989- )
  • Aug 22 Irmtraud Morgner, writer
  • Aug 23 Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer
  • Aug 23 Pete Wilson, (Sen-R-CA, 1983-88/Gov-R-Ca 1991- )
  • Aug 23 Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

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Aug 24 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2004)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Aug 27 Joke Smit, Dutch feminist
  • Aug 29 Jehan Sadat, Widow of Anwar Sadat and 1st Lady of Egypt, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Aug 29 Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor