On This Day

Famous People Born in 1925 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 668

  • Apr 14 Bill Harris, American guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin'), born in Nashville, North Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Apr 14 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)

Person of interestRod Steiger

Apr 14 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York (d. 2002)

  • Apr 17 John Yates, Anglican bishop (Lambeth England), born in Burslem, Staffordshire
  • Apr 18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 18 Robert Crawford, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 2011)
  • Apr 19 Hugh O'Brian, American actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 20 Elena Verdugo, American actress (Little Giant, Cavalier of the West), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2017)
  • Apr 20 Ernie Stautner, German-American football player, born in Cham, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Apr 20 Richard Hoffmann, Austrian composer, born in Vienna
  • Apr 22 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • Apr 25 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Apr 26 Jørgen Ingmann, Danish jazz guitarist (Apache, Dansevise), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • Apr 26 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)
  • Apr 29 Albert "Ab" Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2000)

  • Apr 29 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], country musician (Nashville Brass), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Apr 29 Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 30 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Phantom of Hollywood, Apache Uprising), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Johnny Horton, American country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • May 1 Chuck Bednarik, Pro/College Football Hall of Fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • May 1 Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • May 2 David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), born in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique (d. 2005)
  • May 2 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), born in Woodbury, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • May 2 Svatopluk Havelka, Czech composer, born in Vrbice, Karviná, Czech Republic (d. 2009)
  • May 2 John Neville, English theatre and film actor, born in Willesden, London (d. 2011)
  • May 4 Peter Blum, Afrikaan poet (Capricorn), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1990)
  • May 4 Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman and CEO of American International Group (AIG), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 Leo Ryan, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1978)
  • May 5 Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian president (1978-81), born in Rusiv, Ukraine (d. 2012)
  • May 5 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • May 6 Patrick Meaney, British businessman and CEO (Rank Organization), born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1992)
  • May 8 Ali Hassan Mwinyi, 2nd President of Tanzania (1985-1995) and the 3rd President of Zanzibar (1984-85), born in Kivure, Pwani Region, British Tanganyika
  • May 8 Charles Jauncey, Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle, Scottish judge and advocate, born in Edinburgh (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Bettina Graziani [Simone Bodin] French model, one of the first supermodels, born in Normandy, France (d. 2015)
  • May 9 Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance

  • May 10 Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
  • May 11 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), born in Haslingden, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • May 11 William Glasser, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • May 12 John Simon, American author, literary and theater critic (NY Times), born in Subotica, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

Person of interestYogi Berra

May 12 Yogi Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18 × MLB All-Star; 13 × World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • May 13 Anthony Milner, British composer, born in Bristol, England (d. 2002)
  • May 14 Patrice Munsel, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • May 14 Tristram Ogilvie Cary, composer
  • May 14 Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
  • May 15 Andrey Yakoulevich Eshpay, composer
  • May 15 Emmanuel Ghent, Canadian American electronic music composer (Phosphones), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2003)
  • May 15 Jos Jacobs, Flemish director (Madonna of Nedermunster)
  • May 15 Mary Lyon, English geneticist (X-chromosome inactivation), born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 2014)
  • May 16 Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer
  • May 16 Nancy Roman, American, NASA's first chief of astronomy 'Mother of the Hubble', born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • May 18 Nigel Howard, English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests; Lancashire, MCC), born in Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire (d. 1979)

Person of interestMalcolm X

May 19 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1965)

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X

Person of interestPol Pot

May 19 Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (1976-79) and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge (1963-97), born in Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thom, Cambodia (d. 1998)

Dictator and Revolutionary Pol Pot
Dictator and Revolutionary
Pol Pot
  • May 19 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)
  • May 20 D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
  • May 20 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (d. 2003)
  • May 22 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects), born in Fribourg, Switzerland (d. 1991)
  • May 22 James King, American tenor, born in Dodge City, Kansas (d. 2005)
  • May 23 Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • May 23 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, born in Crimora, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • May 24 Francois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)
  • May 24 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), born in Västerås, Västmanland (d. 1994)
  • May 24 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, American actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares, Texas (d. 2006)
  • May 25 Aldo Clementi, Italian composer, born in Catania, Sicily (d. 2011)
  • May 25 Jeanne Crain, American actress (Man Without a Star, Pinky), born in Barstow California (d. 2003)
  • May 25 Don Liddle, American baseball player, born in Mount Carmel, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • May 26 Alec McCowen, English actor (Never Say Never Again), born in Tunbridge Wells (d. 2017)
  • May 27 Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (The Mail on Sunday), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • May 27 Tony Hillerman, American writer ( Navajo Tribal Police), born in Sacred Heart Oklahoma,
  • May 28 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone (Doktor Faust), born in Zehlendorf, Germany (d. 2012)
  • May 28 Martha Vickers, American actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 1971)
  • May 28 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • May 29 Sir Kenneth Couzens, British Deputy Chairman of the British Coal Board
  • May 30 Claude Prey, French composer, born in Fleury sur Andelle (d. 1998)
  • May 30 Eddy Bruma, Suriname politician
  • May 30 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
  • Jun 1 Richard Erdman, Enid Ok, actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes)
  • Jun 1 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • Jun 3 Gerhard Zwerenz, writer
  • Jun 3 Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)
  • Jun 3 Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 4 Antonio Puchades, Spanish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Jun 5 Art Donovan, NFL defensive tackle (Balt, NY Yanks, Dallas), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 5 Bill Hayes, Harvey Ill, actor (Your Show of Shows, Days of our Life)
  • Jun 5 Dorothy Claire [Marietta Wright], American big band singer (Bobby Byrne, Winchell & Mahoney Show), born in Laporte, Indiana (d. 1982)
  • Jun 5 William L Dickinson, (Rep-R-AL, 1965- )
  • Jun 6 Al Grey, American jazz trombonist (Snap Your Fingers), born in Aldie, Virginia (d. 2000)

Person of interestBarbara Bush

Jun 8 Barbara Bush, First Lady of the US (1989-93) and wife of George H. W. Bush, born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • Jun 8 Eddie Gaedel, American baseball pinch-hitter (shortest player in MLB history 3' 7"; St. Louis Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • Jun 8 Del Ennis, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 51, 55; NL RBI leader 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 9 Roy Hughes, Baron Islwyn, British politician (L), born in Pontllanfraith, Monmouthshire (d. 2003)
  • Jun 9 Keith Laumer [Anthony LeBaron], American sci-fi author (Retief's War), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jun 10 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • Jun 10 Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
  • Jun 11 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Jun 11 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player (55 games as an All Black), born in Gisborne, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Jun 13 Hans Fellner, bookseller, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • Jun 14 Barbara Avedon, American scriptwriter (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jun 14 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jun 14 Pierre Salinger, American newsman (ABC) and press secretary (John F. Kennedy), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2004)
  • Jun 15 Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (Tarumba, Maltiempes)
  • Jun 15 Richard Baker, English broadcaster (newsreader for BBC News, 1954-1982), born in Willesden, Middlesex, England
  • Jun 15 Gene Baker, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1955; World Series 1960; Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • Jun 16 Faith Domergue, American actress and early "scream queen" (Vendetta, House of 7 Corpses), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • Jun 16 Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jun 17 Keith Larsen, American actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2006)
  • Jun 18 Herman "Ace" Wallace, American blues guitarist and singer, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Rex Collings, English publisher (Rex Collings), (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Robert Arthur, American actor (12 O'Clock High, Just For You), born in Aberdeen Washington (d. 2008)
  • Jun 19 Alfred Nzo, South African General Secretary of the ANC (1969-91), born in Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2000)
  • Jun 19 Charlie Drake [Charles Springall], English comedian (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • Jun 20 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), born in Kingston, Texas (d. 1971)
  • Jun 20 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • Jun 21 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jun 21 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian and politician, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Jun 23 Amada Galvez Santos Ocampo, composer
  • Jun 23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 23 Richard Barber, cricketer (scored 12 & 5 in only Test NZ v WI 1956)
  • Jun 23 Miriam Karlin, British actress (The Rag Trade), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2011)

  • Jun 23 Oliver Smithies, British biochemist (2007 Noble Prize for gene targeting), born in Halifax (d. 2017)
  • Jun 24 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 25 Clifton Chenier, American blues singer (Bayou Blues), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • Jun 25 June Lockhart, American actress (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Robert Venturi, American architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 25 Ziggy Talent, American singer (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1997)
  • Jun 25 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Jun 26 Pavel Belyayev, Soviet fighter pilot and cosmonaut (Voskhod II), born in Chelishchevo, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Jun 27 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter (Save the Last Dance for Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 28 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete, born in Ceres, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Jun 29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 29 Hale Smith, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jun 29 Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician, President of Italy (2006-15), born in Naples, Italy
  • Jun 30 Will Gay Bottje, American omposer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • Jul 1 Farley Granger, American actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California (d. 2011)
  • Jul 1 Frank Lowson, England cricketer and batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • Jul 1 Art McNally, American football referee and administrator (NFL Head of Officiating 1968-91), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 2 Marvin Rainwater, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • Jul 2 Patrice Lumumba, Congolese revolutionary, 1st prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, born in Onalua, Belgian Congo (d. 1961)
  • Jul 2 Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist and NAACP official who was assassinated, born in Decatur, Mississippi (d. 1963)
  • Jul 3 Michael Oliver, British cardiologist (linked cholesterol with coronary artery disease), born in Borth, Wales (d. 2015)

Person of interestBill Haley

Jul 6 Bill Haley, American rock vocalist known as the father of Rock 'n' Roll (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1981)

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • Jul 6 Huub Jacobse, Dutch politician and member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal), born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Jul 6 Merv Griffin, American TV host (Merv Griffin Show), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2007)
  • Jul 6 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (Mother and Son), born in Maitland (d. 2002)
  • Jul 7 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • Jul 7 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jul 9 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Jul 9 Tom Luken, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)

  • Jul 9 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • Jul 9 Borislav Stanković, Serbian Basketball Hall of Fame administrator (International Basketball Federation secretary general 1976-2002), born in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2020)
  • Jul 10 Dorothea Hochleitner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 2012)

Person of interestMahathir bin Mohamad

Jul 10 Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003 and 2018-), born in Alor Setar, Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad
  • Jul 11 Mattiwilda Dobbs, soprano, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Jul 11 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm (d. 2017)
  • Jul 11 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jul 12 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1989)
  • Jul 12 Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors), born in Colombus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Jul 13 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist
  • Jul 14 Luis Antonio Escobar, Colombian composer and musicologist, born in Villapinzón, Cundinamarca (d. 1993)
  • Jul 15 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), born in Hackensack, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 15 [Donn Alan] DA Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker (Don't Look Back), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Jul 16 Phillip Pine, American actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2006)
  • Jul 16 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • Jul 18 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), born in Earl's Court, London (d. 2018)
  • Jul 18 Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Spanish actor and publicist (Last Judgement), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australian 100m dash (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Guildford, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Jul 18 Glen Wood, American auto racer, team owner (Wood Bros Racing), born in Stuart, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • Jul 19 Sue Thompson [Eva Sue Mckee], American pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • Jul 20 Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
  • Jul 20 Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), born in Martinique, France (d. 1961)
  • Jul 21 Al Checco, actor (Extreme Close-up), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 21 Lovro Zupanovic, Croatian composer, born in Šibenik, Croatia (d. 2004)
  • Jul 23 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 23 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • Jul 24 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1969)
  • Jul 25 Alistair Taylor, South African cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (d. 2004)
  • Jul 25 Jerry Paris, American director (Happy Days) and actor (Dick Van Dyke Show-Jerry), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • Jul 25 William "Benny" Benjamin, American session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1969)

  • Jul 26 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician, born in Częstochowa, Poland (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Bruce Matthews, Australian newspaper executive who worked for Rupert Murdoch, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1966)
  • Jul 28 Larry Pruden, New Zealand composer, born in New Plymouth, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • Jul 28 Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American scientist, (1976 Nobel laureate for Physiology or Medicine for work on Hepatitis B), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • Jul 29 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Raven; Zorba the Greek; Serpico), born on the island of Chios, Greece

Person of interestTed Lindsay

Jul 29 Ted Lindsay, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1950, NHL Players Association pioneer), born in Renfrew, Ontario (d. 2019)

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • Jul 30 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, born in Valmondois, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2014)
  • Jul 30 Jacques Sernas [Jokūbas Bernardas Šernas], Lithuanian actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2015)
  • Aug 1 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (d. 2017)
  • Aug 2 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, born in Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Aug 5 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Aug 6 Stig-Göran Myntti, Finnish soccer midfielder (61 caps; Vasa IFK), born in Maalahti, Finland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 6 Barbara Bates, American actress (All About Eve, It's a Great Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1969)
  • Aug 6 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), born in Oakland, California (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 Felice Bryant, American songwriter (Bye Bye Love; Wake Up Little Susie), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Aug 7 Julian Orbon De Soto, Cuban composer, born in Aviles, Spain (d. 1991)
  • Aug 7 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist, born in Kumbakonam, India
  • Aug 8 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist