On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1929

  • Aug 1 Ann Calvello, American roller derby queen, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival), born in Chigwell, Essex, England
  • Aug 2 John Hannam, British Conservative politician (MP for Exeter 1970-97)
  • Aug 2 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Aug 4 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British (d. 1987)
  • Aug 6 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Aug 6 Mike Elliott, saxophonist, born in Jamaica, West Indies
  • Aug 6 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 7 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (only perfect game in World Series history, Game 5 1956; World Series MVP 1956; NY Yankees), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Aug 7 James Pilditch, British designer, born in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Aug 7 Richard T. Schulze, American politician (Rep-R-PA, 1975- ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 7 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, American evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • Aug 7 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 8 Ronnie Biggs, English criminal (Great Train Robbery of 1963), born in Stockwell
  • Aug 8 Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)

  • Aug 8 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Aug 8 Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, born in Munich, Weimar Republic (d. 2018)
  • Aug 10 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • Aug 11 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • Aug 11 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, Dutch mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 12 Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • Aug 12 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold/silver-52)
  • Aug 12 Joji Yuasa, Japanese composer, born in Kōriyama, Fukushima
  • Aug 13 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • Aug 13 Michael Beavis, deputy Commanding-in-Chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
  • Aug 13 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Aug 14 Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
  • Aug 14 Louise Slaughter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Lynch, Kentucky (d. 2018)
  • Aug 14 Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • Aug 14 Dick Tiger, Nigerian professional boxer, born in Amaigbo, Nigeria (d. 1971)
  • Aug 14 Thomas Meehan, American writer (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2017)
  • Aug 14 Lorez Alexandria, American jazz and gospel singer (Alexandria the Great), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Aug 15 Jerry Groom, American College Football Hall of fame center (Notre Dame; NFL Pro Bowl 1954; Chicago Cardinals), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2008)
  • Aug 16 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • Aug 16 Wyatt Tee Walker, African-American pastor, civil rights leader, chief of staff for Martin Luther King, Jr. and cultural historian, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

  • Aug 16 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 16 Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • Aug 17 Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)
  • Aug 18 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • Aug 21 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, born in Schweizer-Reneke (d. 2017)
  • Aug 21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in New Jersey, Iowa
  • Aug 22 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Labour) spokesperson on Home Affairs, born in British India
  • Aug 22 Harry McPherson, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, born in Tyler, Texas (d. 2012)

Person of interestVera Miles

Aug 23 Vera Miles, American actress (Lila Crane-Psycho, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), born in Boise City, Oklahoma

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles
  • Aug 23 Peter Thomson, Australian golfer (British Open 1954-56, 58, 65), born in Brunswick, Victoria (d. 2018)
  • Aug 24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Aug 27 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)
  • Aug 27 Ira Levin, American author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Aug 28 Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Aug 28 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Aug 29 Thom Gunn, British poet (The Wound), born in Kent, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer

About August 1929

How Old? 90 or 91 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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