Famous People Born in August 1921

Jack KramerJack Kramer (1921-2009)

Aug 1 American tennis player (Wimbledon 1947, US Open 1946, 47), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Aug 2 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2013)
  • Aug 3 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Aug 3 Hayden Carruth, American poet (The Crow and the Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • Aug 3 Marilyn Maxwell, American actress and entertainer (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid, East of Sumatra), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1972)
  • Aug 3 Richard Adler, American composer and songwriter (Pajama Game; Damn Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)

Maurice RichardMaurice Richard (1921-2000)

Aug 4 Canadian NHL Star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • Aug 5 Nazar Mohammad, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 100 Pakistan's 1st centurion), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • Aug 7 Karel Husa, Czech-American Pulitzer prize winning composer (Trojan Women), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • Aug 7 Manitas de Plata [Ricardo Baliardo], French gypsy flamenco guitarist, born in Sète, France (d. 2014)
  • Aug 8 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Inglewood California (d. 2013)
  • Aug 8 Roger Nixon, American composer, born in Tulare, California (d. 2009)
  • Aug 8 Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist, born in Srikakulam, British India (d. 2001)
  • Aug 8 Webb Pierce, American honky-tonk country singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("In The Jailhouse Now"; "Wondering"; "There Stands The Glass"), born in West Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1991)
  • Aug 9 Ernest Angley, American Christian televangelist, born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Aug 9 J. James Exon, American Democratic politician (33rd Governor of Nebraska), born in Geddes, South Dakota (d. 2005)
  • Aug 10 Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)

Alex HaleyAlex Haley (1921-1992)

Aug 11 American writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York

  • Aug 12 Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
  • Aug 13 Jimmy McCracklin [Walker], American R&B pianist, and composer ("The Walk"; "Tramp"), born in Elaine, Arkansas (d. 2012)
  • Aug 13 Louis Frémaux, French conductor (Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, 1956-65; City of Birmingham Symphony, 1969-78; Sydney Symphony, 1979-82), born in Aire-sur-la-Lys, France (d. 2017)
  • Aug 14 Giorgio Strehler, Italian opera and theatre director, born in Barcola, Trieste, Italy (d. 1997)
  • Aug 16 Gido Kokars, Latvian choral conductor, born in Gulbene, Latvia (d. 2017)
  • Aug 17 Geoffery Elton, German born British historiographer, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Aug 18 Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
  • Aug 19 Gene Roddenberry, American creator of Star Trek, born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1991)
  • Aug 19 Philip A. Potter, Dominica Secretary-General World council of Churches
  • Aug 20 Jack Wilson, Australian cricket spin bowler (1 Test; 43 wickets on England Tour 1956), born in Albert Park, Victoria (d. 1985)
  • Aug 22 James Menter, British physicist and principal (Queen Mary College), born in Teynham, Kent (d. 2006)
  • Aug 23 Kenneth Arrow, American economist, (Nobel Prize, 1972), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Aug 23 Sam Cook, English cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test), born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 24 Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver, born in Manchester, England (d. 2008)
  • Aug 25 Brian Moore, Irish novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1999)
  • Aug 25 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • Aug 25 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), born in Winnipeg Canada (d. 2017)

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee (1921-2014)

Aug 26 American editor, journalist and newspaper executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Aug 26 David Begelman, American film producer who embezzled Columbia Pictures, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Aug 26 Naomi Parker Fraley, American who inspired "Rosie the Riveter" poster, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • Aug 27 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Nice, France (d. 1996)
  • Aug 27 Leo Penn, American actor and film director, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • Aug 28 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2007)
  • Aug 28 Johan "Joop" Doderer, Dutch actor (Swiebertje; My Fair Lady), born in Velsen, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • Aug 28 John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist, and space researcher, born in London, Ontario (d. 1979)
  • Aug 28 Nancy Kulp, American actress (The Beverly Hillbillies, The Aristocats, Shane), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Aug 29 Wendell Scott, American auto racer (first black driver to win a race at NASCAR's premier level [Jacksonville 200 1963]), born in Danville, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • Aug 30 Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman (Muhammad Ali 1960–81 & 15 other world boxing champions), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Aug 31 Raymond Williams, Welsh academic and novelist (Second Generation), born in Llanfihangel Crucorney, Wales (d. 1988)

About August 1921

How Old? 101 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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