On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1928

  • Aug 2 Hugh Francis Lamprey, British ecologist (d. 1996)
  • Aug 2 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), born in Chadderton, Lancashire (d. 1990)
  • Aug 3 Cécile Aubry, French actress (The Black Rose), author (Belle et Sébastien), television screenwriter and director, born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • Aug 4 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), born in Sansarpur, India (d. 2000)
  • Aug 4 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 2003)

Person of interestAndy Warhol

Aug 6 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • Aug 6 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics 1948-68)
  • Aug 6 Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Aug 7 James Randi, Canadian skeptic magician (Nova), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 7 Herbert H. Bateman, American politician (Rep-R-Virginia), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Aug 7 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 1992)
  • Aug 7 Herb Reed, American musician (The Platters), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 8 Don Burrows, Australian musician
  • Aug 8 Lord Alfred Hayes, English pro wrestler, manager and commentator (WWF), born in London, England (d. 2005)

Person of interestBob Cousy

Aug 9 Bob Cousy, Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Boston Celtics, 6-time NBA champion), born in Manhattan, NYC

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy

  • Aug 10 Eddie Fisher, American singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Aug 10 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), born in West Bend, Wisconsin (d. 2010)
  • Aug 11 Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 11 Bill Bartholomay, American businessman and MLB owner (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 1962-76), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Aug 12 Charles Blackman, Australian artist
  • Aug 12 Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 14 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, born in Maastricht, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Aug 14 Lina Wertmüller [Arcangela Braueich], Italian screenwriter, film director, and 1st woman nominated for an Academy Award for Directing (Seven Beauties), born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 15 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Aug 16 Ann Blyth, American actress and singer (Kismet, Mildred Pierce), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Aug 16 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican-American blues guitarist, singer and harmonica player (Have Mercy On Me), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2011)
  • Aug 17 T.J. [Thomas Jefferson] Anderson, American composer, born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 17 Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host
  • Aug 18 Marge Schott, American MLB owner (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Aug 21 Gillian Sheen, British fencer and foil champion (Olympic gold 1956), born in Willesden, London
  • Aug 21 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2007)
  • Aug 21 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), born in Golungo Alto, Portuguese Angola (d. 1990)
  • Aug 21 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market, The Jazztet), born in Council Buffs, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • Aug 22 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1993)

  • Aug 22 Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate, born in Moyamba, Sierra Leone
  • Aug 22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German classical and electronic music composer, born in Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Aug 23 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Aug 23 Marian Seldes, American actress (A Delicate Balance, Father's Day), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Aug 25 Karl Korte, American composer and educator, born in Ossining, New York
  • Aug 25 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, born in Horace, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • Aug 26 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • Aug 26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
  • Aug 27 Jack Thompson, British politician (Labour), born in Ashington, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 27 Joan Kroc [Mansfield], American 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, born in West St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Aug 27 Mangosuthu Buthelezi, South African politician (Chief Minister of KwaZulu 1972-94), born in Mahlabathini, Natal, South Africa
  • Aug 27 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, born in Bramdean, Hampshire (d. 2009)
  • Aug 27 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Lech, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (I'm Cheryl – Fly Me.), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Aug 29 Charles Gray, British actor (Clay-Rawhide, Diamonds Are Forever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Bournemouth, Hampshire (d. 2000)
  • Aug 29 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), born in San Saba, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Aug 30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Singers; Stand Up And Cheer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • Aug 30 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (Casner Motor Racing Division team), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1965)
  • Aug 31 James Coburn, American actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven), born in Laurel, Nebraska (d. 2002)
  • Aug 31 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer

About August 1928

How Old? 92 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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