Famous People Born in August 1901

  • Aug 1 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, born in Ilog, Negros Occidental, Philippine Islands (d. 1925)
  • Aug 2 Charlie Caldwell, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Williams, Princeton), born in Bristol, Virginia (d. 1957)
  • Aug 3 Bernard Reichel, Swiss composer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • Aug 3 John Stennis, American politician, Mississippi Senator, born in Kemper County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Aug 3 Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Cardinal, born in Zuzela, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1981)
  • Aug 4 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)

Louis Armstrong

Aug 4 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer ("Hello, Dolly!"; "What A Wonderful World"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

  • Aug 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (Four Bags Full, Rouge et noir), born in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2000)
  • Aug 5 Juan Carlos Paz, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1972)
  • Aug 8 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), born in Canton, South Dakota (d. 1958)
  • Aug 9 Charles Farrell, American actor (7th Heaven, My Little Margie), born in Onset Bay, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Aug 13 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 14 James Pitman, British educator and spelling reformer (Alphabets and Reading: The Initial Teaching Alphabet) (d. 1985)
  • Aug 15 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68), born in Penonomé, Coclé, Panama (d. 1988)
  • Aug 15 Byron Arnold, American composer, born in Vancouver, Washington (d. 1971)
  • Aug 15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt, Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Aug 15 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1975)
  • Aug 15 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 17 Henri Tomasi, French classical and film music composer (Requiem for Peace; The Silence of the Sea), born of Marseille, France (d. 1971)

Salvatore Quasimodo

Aug 20 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

  • Aug 23 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Aug 23 John Sherman Cooper, American politician and U.S. Ambassador to East Germany, born in Somerset, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Aug 25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • Aug 26 Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 26 Frankie Genaro, American boxer (World flyweight champion 1928-31; Olympic gold flyweight 1920), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Aug 26 Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war and premier (KVP, 1959-63)
  • Aug 26 Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • Aug 26 Maxwell D. Taylor, American general (commander of WWII 101 Airborne Division) US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1962-64), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Aug 26 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1983)
  • Aug 27 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Ritz Brothers, Hi Ya Chum), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • Aug 27 Roger Pryor, American actor (Lady by Choice, Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Aug 28 Cees Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1981)
  • Aug 28 Paul Henry Lang, Hungarian-American critic and musicologist (NY Herald Tribune), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Aug 29 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1986)

Sherwin Badger

Aug 29 Sherwin Badger, American figure skater (US singles championship 1920-24; Olympic silver pairs [with Beatrix Loughran] 1932), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)

  • Aug 30 John Gunther, American author and host (John Gunther's High Road), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • Aug 30 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)

About August 1901

How Old? 121 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)