Famous People Born in August 1931

About August 1931

How Old? 87 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Lucien Blackwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Whitsett, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Aug 1 Monty Losowsky, British physician and medical educator, born in London
  • Aug 1 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 1 Seán Ó Riada [John Reidy], Irish composer (Mise Éire), born in Cork City (d. 1971)
  • Aug 1 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Aug 2 Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), born in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • Aug 2 Henryk Schiller, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 Philippa Schuyler, African-American child prodigy and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1967)
  • Aug 2 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Pierre DuMaine, American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Aug 4 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • Aug 7 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
  • Aug 8 Jonathan Elkus, composer
  • Aug 9 Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 9 Chuck Essegian, American baseball player
  • Aug 11 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), born in Kolkata (d. 1992)
  • Aug 12 William Goldman, author
  • Aug 13 Bernard Manning, British comedian, born in Ancoats, Manchester, England (d. 2007)
  • Aug 13 Norman Read, New Zealand 50K walker (Olympic gold 1956), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1944)
  • Aug 13 Roy Evans, British trade unionist and General Secretary (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation), born in Pontarddulais, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Aug 14 Frederic Raphael, writer (After the War, California Time)
  • Aug 14 Marylyn Roberts, librarian/founding member (WIC)
  • Aug 15 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Aug 15 Mario Kuri-Aldana, composer
  • Aug 15 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Forrest E. Mars Jr., Candy Manufacturer (Mars), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 18 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Aug 18 Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
  • Aug 18 Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
  • Aug 18 Dick White, English footballer
  • Aug 19 Bill Shoemaker, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), born in Fabens, Texas (d. 2003)
  • Aug 20 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)
  • Aug 20 Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles
  • Aug 21 Gregg Smith, choral conductor and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 21 Nancy Hadley, American actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 23 Richard Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill, British chief of Defense, born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England

Person of interestBarbara Eden

Aug 23 Barbara Eden, American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • Aug 25 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 26 Dane Skerl, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • Aug 26 Gordon Greig, journalist
  • Aug 26 Guy Vander Jagt, (Rep-R-MI, 1966- )
  • Aug 27 Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru, born in Shakpura, British India (now Bangladesh) (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • Aug 28 John Perkins, Canadian singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 28 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 28 Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Aug 29 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, born in Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece (d. 2001)
  • Aug 29 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist, born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 30 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st African-American mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 30 John Leonard Swigert Jr., American astronaut (Apollo 13), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1982)

Person of interestJean Beliveau

Aug 31 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Aug 31 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)