Birthdays in History in August 1934

  • Aug 2 Valery Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31)
  • Aug 4 Jonas Savimbi, Angolian leader of Unita
  • Aug 4 Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
  • Aug 5 Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer
  • Aug 6 John Storey Bonington, UK, mountain climber (Annapurna I in 1970)
  • Aug 6 Leopold M de Beer, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Aug 6 Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)
  • Aug 8 Julian C Dixon, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • Aug 11 Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and master of Clare College Cambridge, (d. 2015)
  • Aug 12 Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)
  • Aug 14 Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)
  • Aug 15 Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 16 Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
  • Aug 16 Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
  • Aug 18 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney/author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Aug 19 David F Durenberger, Minn, (Sen-R-MN, 1978- )
  • Aug 19 William Cleary, hockey center, (Oly-gold/silv-56, 60), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Aug 22 H Norman Schwarzkopf, 4-star Army general (Gulf War), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Aug 25 John Stears, special effects expert (Dr No), born in Middlesex, England
  • Aug 25 Valery F Bykovsky, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39)
  • Aug 25 Lise Bacon, French Canadian politician
  • Aug 26 Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist
  • Aug 29 David H Pryor, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1979-97), born in Camden, Arkansas