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 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • Aug 4 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), born in Sansarpur, India (d. 2000)

Andy WarholAndy Warhol (1928-1987)

Aug 6 American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Aug 6 Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Aug 6 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics 1948-68)
  • Aug 7 Herb Reed, American musician and vocalist (The Platters - "Twilight Time"; "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 7 Herbert H. Bateman, American politician (Rep-R-Virginia), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Aug 7 James Randi, Canadian skeptic magician (Nova), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 7 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 1992)
  • Aug 8 Don Burrows, Australian musician
  • Aug 8 François Remetter, French soccer goalkeeper (26 caps; RC Strasbourg, FC Metz, FC Sochaux), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2022)
  • Aug 8 Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 8 Lord Alfred Hayes, English pro wrestler, manager and commentator (WWF), born in London, England (d. 2005)

Bob CousyBob Cousy (94 years old)

Aug 9 Basketball Hall of Fame guard (NBA C'ship 1957, 59-63; NBA MVP 1957; 13 × NBA All-Star 1951–63; Boston Celtics), born in Manhattan, NYC

  • Aug 10 Eddie Fisher, American pop singer ("Oh My Papa"; "Lady of Spain"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Aug 10 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), born in West Bend, Wisconsin (d. 2010)
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Dean, American country and rockabilly singer ("Big Bad John"), television host (Jimmy Dean Show), actor (Diamonds Are Forever), and sausage maker, born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Aug 11 Bill Bartholomay, American businessman and MLB owner (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 1962-76), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Aug 11 Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 11 Stan Kesler, American session musician, songwriter and, record producer and songwriter (Sun Studio), born in Abbeville, Mississippi (d. 2020)
  • Aug 12 Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 12 Charles Blackman, Australian artist
  • 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 16 Eydie Gormé [Edithe Gormezano], American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pop singer ("Blame It On The Bossa Nova"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 17 (Thomas Jefferson) "T.J." Anderson, American classical composer, and educator (Tufts, 1972-90), 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 19 Walter Massey, Canadian stage and screen actor (Shoestring Theatre; Arthur), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • Aug 20 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (33 caps; Stormvogels, Elinkwijk), born in Alblasserdam, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • Aug 21 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market; The Jazztet), born in Council Buffs, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • Aug 21 Gillian Sheen, British fencer (Olympic gold individual foil 1956), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • 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 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2007)
  • Aug 22 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Aug 22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German classical and electronic music composer, born in Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Aug 22 Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate, born in Moyamba, Sierra Leone
  • 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 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, born in Horace, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • Aug 25 Karl Korte, American composer and educator, born in Ossining, New York
  • Aug 26 Andrew Porter, British organist, opera director, music critic, and librettist, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2015)
  • Aug 26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist, born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2021)
  • Aug 26 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • 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 Othmar Schneider, Austrian alpine skier (Olympic gold men's slalom, silver downhill 1952), born in Lech am Arlberg, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Aug 27 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, born in Bramdean, Hampshire (d. 2009)
  • Aug 28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (I'm Cheryl – Fly Me.), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Aug 28 Kenny Drew, American-Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Aug 29 Bobby Carcassés, Cuban jazz and Latin music singer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 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 Maas, British art dealer and writer, born in Penang, British Malaya (d. 1997)

About August 1928

How Old? 94 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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