Famous People Born in August 1922

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Maria Cole [née Hawkins], American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Aug 1 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2006)
  • Aug 1 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • Aug 1 Paul Lambert, American character actor (Executive Suite, Spartacus), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Aug 2 Lord Murray of Epping Forest [Lionel], British labour politician and union leader (General Secretary TUC), born in Hadley, Telford (d. 1984)
  • Aug 2 Paul Laxalt, American politician (22nd Governor of Nevada), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Aug 3 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author, born in Norwich, New York (d. 2016)
  • Aug 4 Charley Harper, American modernist artist, born in Frenchton, West Virginia (d. 2007)
  • Aug 5 L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle
  • Aug 6 Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)
  • Aug 6 Doug Ford, American golfer (PGA Championship 1955, US Masters 1957), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • Aug 8 Michael Parkin, journalist
  • Aug 8 Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • Aug 8 Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
  • Aug 8 Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
  • Aug 9 Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)

  • Aug 12 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), born in Paisley (d. 1987)
  • Aug 12 Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
  • Aug 12 Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
  • Aug 15 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Aug 16 Ernest Aaron "Ernie" Freeman, American musician, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • Aug 16 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • Aug 17 Roy Tattersall, cricketer (brilliant England off-spinner early 50's)
  • Aug 18 Alain Robbe-Grillet, French novelist (Voyeur)
  • Aug 18 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister
  • Aug 19 Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist
  • Aug 20 Tetsuzo Akutsu, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart, born in Japan (d. 2007)
  • Aug 22 Micheline Presle [Chassagne], French actress (Nea, Donkey Skin), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 23 Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid), born in Sri Lanka (d. 2016)
  • Aug 23 Jack Boddy, British trade union leader, born in Norwich (d. 2004)
  • Aug 23 George Kell, American baseball player, born in Swifton, Arkansas (d. 2009)
  • Aug 23 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 23 Pierre Gauvreau, Quebec painter, television writer and producer, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (d. 2011)
  • Aug 24 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, born in Campbellton, Canada (d. 1987)

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Aug 24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (A People's History of the United States), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Historian and Activist Howard Zinn
Historian and Activist
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  • Aug 25 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, born in Hoogeveen, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Aug 26 Lazar Nikolov, composer
  • Aug 26 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 2009)
  • Aug 29 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), born in Haifa (d. 1996)
  • Aug 29 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • Aug 29 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York (d. 2008)
  • Aug 30 Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 30 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician, born in Kensington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1986)