Birthdays in History in August 1949

  • Aug 1 Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • Aug 2 Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
  • Aug 2 James Fallows, American journalist
  • Aug 3 Reed Waller, American comic book author
  • Aug 6 Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
  • Aug 6 Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • Aug 6 Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
  • Aug 7 Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
  • Aug 8 Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
  • Aug 9 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
  • Aug 11 Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)
  • Aug 12 Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
  • Aug 12 Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • Aug 12 Mark Knopfler, guitar/vocals (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • Aug 12 Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
  • Aug 13 Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
  • Aug 14 John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher
  • Aug 15 Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
  • Aug 15 Beverly Burns, American pilot and 1st woman to captain a Boeing 747, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 15 Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
  • Aug 17 Norm Coleman, American politician
  • Aug 22 Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer
  • Aug 22 Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire
  • Aug 23 Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
  • Aug 23 Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
  • Aug 24 Anna Lee Fisher, St Albans NY, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A)
  • Aug 25 Martin Amis, English novelist
  • Aug 26 Robert (Bob) Cowsill, (The Cowsills - Hair, We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Aug 27 Andrew McKay, conservative MP
  • Aug 27 Edmund Weiner, lexicographer
  • Aug 30 Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001)
  • Aug 30 Don Boudria, Canadian politician