Famous People Born in August 1930

  • Aug 1 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie; The Wiz), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2014)
  • Aug 1 Jerry Frankel, American Broadway producer, born in Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • Aug 1 Julie Bovasso, American actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Aug 1 Károly Grósz, Hungarian communist politician, born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Aug 1 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • Aug 1 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist and anthropologist, born in Denguin, France (d. 2002)
  • Aug 2 Ron de Lugo, American politician (Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands' at-large district 1981-95), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 2 Vali Myers, Australian painter, born in Canterbury, Sydney (d. 2003)
  • Aug 4 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • Aug 4 Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric, born in Mashhad, Iran
  • Aug 4 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, born in Stratford, East London (d. 1996)
  • Aug 5 Michal Kováč, 1st President of Slovakia (1993-98), born in Ľubiša, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong (1930-2012)

Aug 5 American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio,

  • Aug 6 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], American jazz vocalist, songwriter, actress (Nothing But a Man), and civil rights activist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Aug 7 Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, specializing in choral music (Curse Upon Iron (Raua needmine)), born in Kuusalu, Estonia (d. 2017)
  • Aug 8 Jerry Tarkanian, American collegiate basketball coach (California State, UNLV, Fresno State; career record: 784–202), born in Euclid, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Aug 8 Joan Mondale (née Adams;), American artist, author, and wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale, born in Eugene, Oregon (d. 2014)
  • Aug 8 Nita Talbot [Anita Sokol], American actress (Hogan's Heroes; Supertrain; Here We Go Again), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 8 Terry Nation, British screenwriter (Dr Who; Blake 7), and novelist, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1997)
  • Aug 10 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 11 Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
  • Aug 11 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
  • Aug 11 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)

George SorosGeorge Soros (92 years old)

Aug 12 Hungarian-American investor and political activist (Open Society Foundation), born in Budapest, Hungary

  • Aug 12 Jack Scarbath, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Uni of Maryland; Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 12 Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
  • Aug 12 Ronald James Herron, architect
  • Aug 13 Don Ho, Hawaiian-American pop and Hawaiian music singer ("Tiny Bubbles"; "Ain't No Big Thing!"), born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2007)
  • Aug 13 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 1991)
  • Aug 13 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)

Earl WeaverEarl Weaver (1930-2013)

Aug 14 American Baseball HOF manager (World Series 1970 Baltimore Orioles), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • Aug 14 Gerald Solomon, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Okeechobee, Florida (d. 2001)
  • Aug 14 Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
  • Aug 15 Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • Aug 15 Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), born in Bellinzona, Switzerland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 16 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Robert Culp, American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Oakland, California (d. 2010)

Tony TrabertTony Trabert (1930-2021)

Aug 16 American tennis player (Wimbledon 1955; US Open 1953, 55; French Open 1954, 55), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Aug 17 Henry Thillberg, Swedish soccer midfielder (22 caps; Malmö FF), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2022)
  • Aug 17 James Gerald Gulliver, Scottish businessman (Argyll Foods), born in Campbeltown, Scotland (d. 1996)

Ted HughesTed Hughes (1930-1998)

Aug 17 English Poet and translator (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire

  • Aug 18 Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins)
  • Aug 18 Gene Bartow, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (US National Team 1974; Valparaiso, Memphis State, Illinois, UCLA), born in Browning, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 18 Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Aug 19 David G. Compton, British sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays), born in London, England
  • Aug 19 Frank McCourt, Irish-American Pulitzer Prize winning author (Angela's Ashes), and teacher, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2009)
  • Aug 20 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2013)
  • Aug 21 Alan Ashcroft, English rugby union number 8 (16 caps England, 2 caps British & Irish Lions; Waterloo FC), born in St. Helens, England (d. 2021)
  • Aug 21 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Aug 21 Margaret Rose, Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, born in Glamis Castle, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • Aug 22 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
  • Aug 23 Andy Ireland, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 23 Jack Bannister, English cricket commentator (BBC; Talksport radio) and bowler (Warwickshire 1,198 wickets), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • Aug 23 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser and computer designer, born in Yorkshire (d. 2003)
  • Aug 23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
  • Aug 24 Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, born in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • Aug 25 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Charlie"; Misery; 7th Heaven), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2003)

Sean ConnerySean Connery (1930-2020)

Aug 25 Scottish actor and producer (James Bond films; Indiana Jones), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Aug 26 Joe Solomon, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust), born in Port Mourant, Guyana
  • Aug 27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • Aug 27 John Watts, British army and Chief of Defense (Omani Armed Forces), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Aug 28 Ben Gazzara, American actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 Patriarch Irinej [Miroslav Gavrilović], Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, born in Vidova, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2020) [1]
  • Aug 28 Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Aug 29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive, born in Montreal, Québec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 Marius van Amelsvoort, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Aug 30 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 30 Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), born in Winton, New Zealand (d. 1981)

Warren BuffettWarren Buffett (92 years old)

Aug 30 American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Aug 30 Warren Burger, American author (The Midas Touch)
  • Aug 31 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Worthington Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • Aug 31 Owen B. Pickett, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia 1987-2001), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)

About August 1930

How Old? 92 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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