Birthdays in History in August 1944

  • Aug 1 Elske Terveld, Dutch undersecretary Social Affairs (PvdA)
  • Aug 1 Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2)
  • Aug 7 Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
  • Aug 9 Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin
  • Aug 9 Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch MP (D66)
  • Aug 11 David Pearl, British judge
  • Aug 15 Tom Murphy, American politician
  • Aug 16 Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
  • Aug 17 Lawrence Joseph Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, Billionaire
  • Aug 19 Samuel J de Beer, South Africa vicar/underminister of Education
  • Aug 19 Buzz Kilman, Chicago radio personality
  • Aug 19 Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer
  • Aug 19 Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist
  • Aug 20 Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89)
  • Aug 21 Perry Christie, former prime minister of the Bahamas
  • Aug 22 Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Aug 23 Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92) 1dt woman and Hispanic holder, born in Farjardo, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 24 Gregory Bruce Jarvis, astronaut (STS 25), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 25 Sherley Anne Williams, US literary (Dessa Rose)
  • Aug 25 Conrad Black, newspaper magnate
  • Aug 26 Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
  • Aug 27 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD)
  • Aug 28 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate