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Famous People Born in August 1910

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests), born in Hoshiarpur, India (d. 1963)
  • Aug 1 Walter Scharf, American film composer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2003)
  • Aug 1 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist who covered the Spanish Civil War, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1937)
  • Aug 2 Truus van Aalten [Geertruida van Aalten], Flemish actress (Girl in Blue Hat), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • Aug 2 Lawrence Josset, British engraver, born in Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Aug 2 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), born in Glasgow (d. 1993)
  • Aug 4 William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Aug 4 Anita Page, American silent screen actress (Our Dancing Daughters), born in Flushing, Queens (d. 2008)
  • Aug 4 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist , born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2011)
  • Aug 5 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)
  • Aug 5 Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38)
  • Aug 5 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
  • Aug 6 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
  • Aug 6 Friedrich Schroder, composer
  • Aug 6 William J Law, sailor

  • Aug 8 Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, Prime Minister of Brazil (1962)
  • Aug 8 Sylvia Sidney [Sophia Kosow], American actress (Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1999)
  • Aug 9 Robert van Gulik, Dutch diplomat and writer (Judge Dee), born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1967)
  • Aug 10 Angus Campbell, American psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
  • Aug 11 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • Aug 12 Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (National Association of Women)
  • Aug 12 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)

Person of interestJane Wyatt

Aug 12 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • Aug 12 Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
  • Aug 14 Pierre Schaeffer, French electronics engineer and composer, born in Nancy, France (d. 1995)
  • Aug 15 Hugo Winterhalter, American composer, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Aug 15 Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70), born in K├Âtschach-Mauthen, Austria (d. 1964)
  • Aug 15 Signe Hasso, Swedish actress (Johnny Angel, A Double Life), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • Aug 16 Mae Clarke [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Aug 17 Eric Aaltonen, composer
  • Aug 17 J A Manusama, Moluccan politician
  • Aug 18 Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor
  • Aug 18 Herman Berlinski, composer
  • Aug 19 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher
  • Aug 20 Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel), born in Kirkkonummi, Finland (d. 1961)
  • Aug 23 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Aug 24 Bernhard Heiden, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Aug 25 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Aug 25 Pierre Musy, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1936), born in Albeuve, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • Aug 25 Dorothea Tanning, American artist (Nachtmusik, 1943, Night Shadow, 1945), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 2012)

Person of interestMother Teresa

Aug 26 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian-born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), born in Skopje, Ottoman Empire (d. 1997)

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Aug 28 Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American economist (Nobel 1975), born in 's-Graveland, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Aug 29 Robert Pineda-Duque, Colombian composer, born in El Santuario, Colombia (d. 1977)
  • Aug 29 Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter (WWII), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2018)
  • Aug 30 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), born in Brentford, Middlesex, England (d. 1995)

About August 1910

How Old? 109 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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