On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1932

  • Aug 1 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League, born Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Aug 1 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (Parineeta), born in Dadar, Mumbai, India (d. 1972)
  • Aug 2 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2015)

Person of interestPeter O'Toole

Aug 2 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Leeds (d. 2013)

  • Aug 5 Sister Vince Otto, American mental health activist (Vince)
  • Aug 5 Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, born in Velsen, Netherlands (d.1996)
  • Aug 6 Anneli Sauli [Savolainen], Finnish actress (Milkmaid), born in Pyhäjoki, Finland
  • Aug 6 Howard Hodgkin, British abstract painter, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Aug 7 Maurice Rabb Jr., American ophthalmologist, born in Shelbyville, Kentucky (d. 2005)
  • Aug 7 Edward Hardwicke, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England (d. 2011)

Person of interestAbebe Bikila

Aug 7 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian Olympic marathon champion (Olympic gold, marathon 1960, 64) and Africa's first world record breaking athlete in any sport, who won the 1960 Olympics marathon barefoot, born in Jato, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1973)

Marathon Runner Abebe Bikila
Marathon Runner
Abebe Bikila
  • Aug 8 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), born in Pahokee, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Aug 8 Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
  • Aug 9 John Gomery, Canadian jurist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 10 Alexander Goehr, composer

  • Aug 11 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), born in Bristol (d. 2010)
  • Aug 11 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
  • Aug 11 Geoffrey Cass, CEO (Cambridge U Press)
  • Aug 11 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, born in Poolsbrook, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • Aug 11 Sam McCluskie, trade unionist
  • Aug 11 Wilson "Papa" Godett, Curacaos worker's union leader/boxer
  • Aug 11 Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 11 John Gorrie, English director
  • Aug 12 Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)
  • Aug 12 Sergey Mikhaylovich Slonimsky, composer
  • Aug 12 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer (Wheel of Fortune), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Aug 14 James V. Hansen, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2018)
  • Aug 14 Lee Hoffman, American author (The Valdez Horses), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Aug 14 Barry Frank, American television sports impresario (CBS, ABC and IMG), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Aug 15 Robert L. Forward, American physicist and sci-fi writer (Dragon's Egg, Starquake), born in Geneva, NY (d. 2002)
  • Aug 16 Eydie Gorme [Edithe Gormezano], American singer (Bossa Nova), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 16 Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh

Person of interestV. S. Naipaul

Aug 17 V.S. Naipaul, British novelist (Middle Passage), born in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2018)

Novelist V. S. Naipaul
Novelist
V. S. Naipaul
  • Aug 18 István Kausz, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold team, épée 1964), born in Budapest. Hungary (d. 2020)
  • Aug 18 Luc Montagnier, French virologist (Nobel Prize 2008, discovered HIV), born in Chabris, France

  • Aug 19 John James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 19 Thomas P. Salmon, 75th Governor of Vermont
  • Aug 19 Banharn Silpa-archa, Prime Minister of Thailand (1995-96), born in Suphanburi, Thailand (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 Anthony Ainley, British actor (Doctor Who), born in Stanmore, Middlesex (d. 2004)
  • Aug 20 Vasily Aksyonov, Soviet-Russian novelist (The Burn), born in Kazan, Soviet Union (d. 2009)
  • Aug 20 Atholl Mckinnon, South African cricket spin bowler (8 Tests, 26 wickets), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • Aug 21 Melvin Van Peebles, American actor and director (Sophisticated Gent), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Gerald P Carr, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 22 Theoni Vachliotis Aldredge, Greek-American award winning costume designer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 2011)
  • Aug 23 Mark Russell, American political satirist and pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 24 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2009)
  • Aug 24 Robert D. Hales, LDS Church apostle, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 25 Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Sadovoye, Russia (d. 2005)
  • Aug 26 Joe H Engle, American Brigader General and astronaut (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 51I), born in Chapman, Kansas
  • Aug 27 Antonia Fraser, British author and biographer (Mary Queen of Scots), born in London, England
  • Aug 27 François Glorieux, Flemish pianist and composer, born in Courtrai, Belgium
  • Aug 27 Mikhail Nikolayevich Burdayev, Feodosina Krim, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 28 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • Aug 28 Carlene Polite, American dancer, activist and author (Sister X), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Aug 31 Benito Wogatzki, writer
  • Aug 31 Robert [Franklin] Adams, American sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)
  • Aug 31 Roy Castle, English dancer and television entertainer (Record Breakers), born in Scholes, Yorkshire (d. 1994)

About August 1932

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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