On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1907

  • Aug 2 Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (Pictorial Review, Good Housekeeping), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1984)
  • Aug 3 Adrienne Ames, American actress (Death Kiss, Panama Patrol), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1947)
  • Aug 3 Ernesto Geisel, 29th President of Brazil (1974-79), born in Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1996)
  • Aug 3 Irene Tedrow, American actress (Lucy-Dennis the Menace, Mr Novak), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • Aug 3 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 1988)
  • Aug 7 Albert Kotin, American abstract painter (d. 1980)
  • Aug 8 Benny Carter, American musician and composer (Easy Money, King Carter), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 9 Berta Waterstradt, German writer and actress, born in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Aug 11 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
  • Aug 12 James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
  • Aug 12 Miguel Torga [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese writer (O Quarto Dia da Criação do Mundo), born in São Martinho de Anta, Portugal (d. 1995)
  • Aug 12 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • Aug 13 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1967)
  • Aug 13 Basil Spence, British architect, born in Bombay, India (d. 1976)
  • Aug 14 Stanley Adams, American lyricist and songwriter (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 15 Paul Vincze, Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, born in Galgagyörk, Hungary (d. 1994)

  • Aug 16 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Israeli composer, born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • Aug 17 Marian Viktorovich Koval, Russian composer, born in Pristan Voznesenya, Olonets district, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • Aug 17 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), born in Castres, Tarn (d. 2000)
  • Aug 18 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC), born in Sheppey, Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 18 Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Aug 18 Howard Swanson, American composer known for his settings of poems of Langston Hughes, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • Aug 18 Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, born in Copenhagen (d. 1986)
  • Aug 19 Zygmunt Mycielsky, Polish composer and music critic, born in Przeworsk, Austrian Galicia (d. 1987)
  • Aug 19 Thruston B. Morton, American republican politician (Sen-Ky, 1957-69), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1982)
  • Aug 19 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, born in Písek, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Aug 20 Alan Reed, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and voice artist (Fred Flintstone, Lady and the Tramp), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Aug 20 Anatole Fistoulari, Ukrainian conductor, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • Aug 20 Stanley Devon, British photographer (British press photographer of the year 1948, 50) (d. 1995)
  • Aug 21 Roy K. Marshall, American astronomer and TV scientist (Nature of Things)
  • Aug 21 Betty Archdale OBE, Anglo-Australian educationalist and English cricket batsman and captain (5 Tests), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • Aug 22 Colin Buchanan, British town planner (Traffic in Towns), born in Simla, India (d. 2001)
  • Aug 22 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), born in Kipling, Alabama (d. 1971)
  • Aug 22 Cyril Astley Clarke, British physician and geneticist, born in Leicester, England (d. 2000)
  • Aug 25 Desmond Flower, English publisher, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Aug 28 Phil Edwards, Canadian-Guyanese runner (Olympic bronze 1928, 32, 36), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1971)
  • Aug 29 Joseph Wechsberg, Jewish-Czech writer (Looking For a Bluebird), born in Ostrava, Moravia, Czechoslovakia (d. 1983)
  • Aug 30 John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 31 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-75), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2007)

Person of interestRamon Magsaysay

Aug 31 Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines (US Legion of Merit-1952), born in Iba, Zambales, Philippines (d. 1957)

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • Aug 31 William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Aug 31 Altiero Spinelli, Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1986)

About August 1907

How Old? 113 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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