Birthdays in History in August 1961

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 4 Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democrat: 2009-17) and first African-American president, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Aug 6 Bruce Matthews, center/guard (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Aug 6 Carol Norman, Ardmore Oklahoma, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1982)
  • Aug 8 Charmaine Crooks, Jamaica, Canadian 4X400m relayer (Oly-silver-1984)
  • Aug 9 John Key, New Zealand politician, Prime Minister (2008-2016), born in Auckland
  • Aug 11 Frederick W Sturckow, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88), born in La Mesa, California
  • Aug 13 Tom Perrotta, American novelist
  • Aug 15 Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
  • Aug 18 Bob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
  • Aug 20 Greg Egan, Australian author
  • Aug 21 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist
  • Aug 24 Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka
  • Aug 27 Tom Ford, American fashion designer