On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Aug 2 Charles Bennett, English screenwriter, born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 George Malcolm Thomson, British journalist, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Aug 3 Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing driver, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco (d. 1979)
  • Aug 4 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of Mormon Church and US Secretary of Agriculture, born in Whitney, Idaho (d. 1994)
  • Aug 7 Irene "Renie" Riano, English-born American actress [The Family Jewels], born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • Aug 9 Armand Salacrou, French playwright, born in Rouen, France (d. 1989)
  • Aug 9 P.L. [Pamela Lyndon] Travers, Australian British writer (Mary Poppins), born in Maryborough, Australia (d. 1996)
  • Aug 12 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • Aug 12 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)

Person of interestAlfred Hitchcock

Aug 13 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1980)

  • Aug 14 Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer, born in Pisek, Bohemia Austria-Hungary (d. 1919)
  • Aug 16 Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), born in Weed, New Mexico (d. 1973)
  • Aug 19 Kenneth MacKenna, American actor and director (Judgment at Nuremberg, Those We Love), born in Canterbury, New Hampshire (d. 1962)
  • Aug 19 Colleen Moore, American actress (The Scarlet Letter), born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1988)
  • Aug 19 Charlie Hall, English comedic actor (Tit for Tat, A Chump at Oxford), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1959)
  • Aug 19 Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 20 Hanns Lilje, German Lutheran bishop and antifascist (Church und Welt), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Aug 24 Johan Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons), born in Bandung, Java, Indonesia (d. 1981)

Person of interestJorge Luis Borges

Aug 24 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • Aug 24 Ruth Schaumann, German painter, writer and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Aug 26 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
  • Aug 27 Byron Foulger, American actor (River's Edge, Up in Smoke), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1970)
  • Aug 27 C. S. Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1966)
  • Aug 28 Charles Boyer, French actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park), born in Figeac, Lot, France (d. 1978)
  • Aug 29 George Macready, American actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1973)
  • Aug 29 Lyman Lemnitzer, United States Army Marine Corps general (WWII), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • Aug 31 Paul E Garber, American founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • Aug 31 Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1967)