Birthdays in History in August 1936

  • Aug 1 Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
  • Aug 2 Christopher Hogg, CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)
  • Aug 7 Richard L[ouis] Tierney, American sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr)
  • Aug 8 Don Bowden, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile (1957), born in San José, California
  • Aug 10 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao
  • Aug 11 D V Day, Principal (St John's College, Durham U)
  • Aug 11 J L Thompson, Bishop (Bath & Wells)
  • Aug 12 Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist
  • Aug 12 Hans Haacke, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Aug 12 John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff
  • Aug 17 Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), born in San Fernando (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 Carla Fracci, ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • Aug 20 Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Aug 21 Mart Crowley, American playwright (Boys in the Band), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Aug 21 Radish Tordia, Georgian painter of Figurative Art, born in Abasha, Georgia
  • Aug 22 Anne Downey, British circuit judge
  • Aug 23 Henry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 24 William J. Coyne, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981-2003), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Aug 24 A. S. Byatt, English novelist (The Virgin in the Garden), born in Sheffield, England
  • Aug 24 Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • Aug 25 Max Beauvoir, Haiti Chief Voodoo Priest, born in Haiti (d. 2015)
  • Aug 27 Joel Kovel, American politician
  • Aug 28 Harry McLevy, trade Unionist

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Aug 29 John McCain, American war hero and politician (Rep-R-Arizona, 1983-, Presidential nominee 2008), born in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone

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  • Aug 30 Fabrizia Ramondino, writer
  • Aug 31 Marva Nettles Collins, educator (west side preparatory school)