Birthdays in History in August 1940

  • Aug 3 John W Carlin, (Gov-D-KS)
  • Aug 4 Karel Vachek, director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities)
  • Aug 4 Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia
  • Aug 6 Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
  • Aug 7 Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
  • Aug 7 Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), born in Montpellier, France, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 10 Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Aug 10 Richard Wells, Chief Constable (South Yorkshire)
  • Aug 10 Sid Waddell, Darts Commentator for the PDC
  • Aug 13 Ann Armstrong Dailey, founder (Children's Hospice Intl)
  • Aug 13 Timothy Wood, British government asst whip
  • Aug 15 Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist
  • Aug 16 Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)
  • Aug 17 David E Price, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • Aug 20 RubĂ©n Hinojosa, American politician
  • Aug 21 Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist
  • Aug 22 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 22 John Banham, director-general (CBI)
  • Aug 24 Francine Lalonde, Quebec politician
  • Aug 27 David Hart, gen-sect (National Association of Head Teachers)
  • Aug 28 William Cohen, US Secretary of Defense (1997-2001), (Sen-R Maine, 1979-97), born in Bangor, Maine
  • Aug 28 Roger Pingeon, French cylist
  • Aug 29 James Brady, US press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt)