Famous People Born in August 1903

  • Aug 1 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist

Person of interestLouis Leakey

Aug 7 Louis Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist and archaeologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal), born in Kabete, Kenya (d. 1972)

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey
  • Aug 7 Saburo Moroi, composer
  • Aug 8 August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
  • Aug 9 Tom Tyler [Vincent Markowsky], American actor (Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), born in Port Henry, New York (d. 1954)
  • Aug 11 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist
  • Aug 12 Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)
  • Aug 13 Wilton Graff, American actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • Aug 14 John Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros)
  • Aug 14 Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1963)
  • Aug 14 Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
  • Aug 17 Abram Chasins, composer
  • Aug 18 Ake Olof Sebastian Udden, composer
  • Aug 18 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (Parlez-moi d'amour), born in Paris (d. 1983)
  • Aug 19 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Barbarella, April in Paris, Deported), born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne, France (d. 1978)
  • Aug 19 James Gould Cozzens, American novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • Aug 19 Muriel Kirkland, American actress (Fast Workers, Hold Your Man), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1971)
  • Aug 21 Yannis Constantinidis, composer
  • Aug 22 René Wellek, writer (Concepts of Criticism), Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 23 Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian and senator
  • Aug 23 William Primrose, violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 24 Karl Hanke, Official of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany, born in Lubań, Poland (d. 1945)
  • Aug 25 Arpad Elo, American chess writer and creator of the Elo rating system for two-player games such as chess, born in Egyházaskesző, Hungary (d. 1992)
  • Aug 26 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer
  • Aug 27 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nocturno de los Angeles)
  • Aug 28 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, born in Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1969)
  • Aug 29 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), born in Zeitz, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Aug 31 Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Aug 31 Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher, born in Bourges, France (d. 1985)