On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1916

  • Aug 1 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister (d. 1996)
  • Aug 1 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska), born in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Quebec, Canada (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Reginald Murley, British surgeon (President of the Royal College of Surgeons) (d. 1997)
  • Aug 3 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist, born in Badayun, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (d. 1970)
  • Aug 3 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • Aug 6 Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), born in Bormla, Malta (d. 2012)
  • Aug 6 E. Michael Burke, sports executive (President New York Yankees, New York Knicks, Madison Square Garden), born in Enfield, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • Aug 11 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
  • Aug 14 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2005)
  • Aug 15 Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer (That way Myzeqe), born in Palasë, Himara, Albania (d. 1989)
  • Aug 16 Iggy Katona, American race car driver, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Aug 18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • Aug 19 Marie Wilson, American actress (The Story of Mankind, My Friend Irma), born in Anaheim, California (d. 1972)
  • Aug 20 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player, born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1984)
  • Aug 21 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 22 John Slater, British actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England (d. 1975)

  • Aug 24 Anita V Figueredo, American physician and humanitarian, born in Costa Rica (d. 2010)
  • Aug 24 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • Aug 24 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • Aug 25 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Boulevard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • Aug 25 Frederick Robbins, American pediatrician and bacteriologist (Nobel 1954), born in Auburn, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • Aug 25 Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2008)
  • Aug 25 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, born in Saga District, Japan (d. 2000)
  • Aug 26 Allan Leslie Merson, historian
  • Aug 27 Martha Raye [Margaret Reed], American actress (Waikiki Wedding, Martha Raye Show), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1994)
  • Aug 27 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 C. Wright Mills, American sociologist and writer (The Power Elite), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1962)
  • Aug 28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, American sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2013)
  • Aug 28 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist, born in Saint-Martin, Quebec (d. 1997)
  • Aug 29 George Montgomery, American actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination), born in Brady, Montana (d. 2000)
  • Aug 29 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee, columnist and businessman, born in Sittard, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Aug 30 John Thoday, British geneticist, born in Chinley, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • Aug 30 Kenneth Keith, Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker, born in Castle Acre, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)

About August 1916

How Old? 104 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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