Famous People Born in August 1934

  • Aug 1 Hermann Baumann, German classical horn player, composer and teacher, born in Hamburg
  • Aug 1 John Beck, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 3 x 50; top score 99; Wellington), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Albert Hall, American hammer throw athlete, born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (d. 2008)
  • Aug 2 Carl Cecil Cain, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956), born in Freeport, Illinois
  • Aug 2 Valery Bykovsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31), born in Pavlovsky Posad, Russia
  • Aug 3 Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Aug 4 Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Newport, Delaware (d. 2017)
  • Aug 4 Jonas Savimbi, Angolan revolutionary politician and military leader who founded the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), born in Munhango, Bié, Portuguese Angola (d. 2002)
  • Aug 4 Rutger Kopland [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
  • Aug 5 Vern Gosdin, American country singer ("Set 'Em Up Joe"), born in Woodland, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Aug 5 Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer, born in Henry County, Kentucky
  • Aug 6 Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
  • Aug 6 John Storey Bonington, UK, mountain climber (Annapurna I in 1970)
  • Aug 6 Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)
  • Aug 8 Julian Dixon, American politician (Rep-D-California, 1979-2000), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • Aug 9 Cynthia Harris, American stage and screen actress (Edward & Mrs. Simpson; Mad About You - "Sylvia"), born in New York City (d. 2021)
  • Aug 9 Yves Coppens, French anthropologist, born in Vannes, France
  • Aug 10 James Carl Tenney, American composer, born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Aug 11 Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and master of Clare College Cambridge, (d. 2015)
  • Aug 12 Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)
  • Aug 13 Gary Davidson, American sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
  • Aug 13 Leifur Thórarinsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1998)
  • Aug 14 Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)
  • Aug 15 Georgy Garanian, Armenian-Russian jazz saxophonist, bandleader and composer, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2010)
  • Aug 15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Aug 15 Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960), born in Port Maria, St Mary, Jamaica (d. 2019)
  • Aug 15 Valentin Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Sukhaya Tereshka, Russia (d. 1980)
  • Aug 16 Angela Buxton, English tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon women's doubles 1956 [with Althea Gibson]), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2020)
  • Aug 16 Diana Wynne Jones, British sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet; Witch Week), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 16 Ed van Thijn, Dutch politician (House of Representatives, 1977-82; Mayor of Amsterdam, 1983-94; Member of Senate, 1999-2007), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • Aug 16 John Standing, British actor (Lime Street - "Edward"), born in London, England
  • Aug 16 Ketty Lester [Revoyda Frierson], American singer/actress (Love Letters), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • Aug 16 Pierre Richard, French actor and director (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe), born in Valenciennes, Nord, France
  • Aug 16 Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland batsman, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
  • Aug 18 Rafer Johnson, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1960), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 2020)

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente (1934-1972)

Aug 18 Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (15 x MLB All Star; World Series 1960, 71 [MVP]; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico

  • Aug 18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 18 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Aug 19 Bill Cleary, American US Hockey HOF center, (Olympic gold 1960, silver 1956) and coach (Harvard University 1971-90), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 David Durenberger, American politician, (US Sen-R-MN, 1978-95), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota (d. 2023)
  • Aug 19 Michael Naura, German jazz pianist, radio broadcaster, editor and anti-nuclear proliferation activist, born in Memel, Lithuania (d. 2017)
  • Aug 19 Renee Richards [Richard Rankind], American trans-sexual tennis player and coach (took USTA to court and won), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, American country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen (1st Miss Universe, 1952), born in Muhos, Finland
  • Aug 21 Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Aug 22 Diana Sands, American actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 22 John Chowning, American composer (Turenas), born in Salem, New Jersey
  • Aug 22 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC), born in London (d. 2008)

Norman SchwarzkopfNorman Schwarzkopf (1934-2012)

Aug 22 US Army General and commander of coalition forces in the Gulf War, born in Trenton, New Jersey

  • Aug 22 Ralph Mellanby, Canadian sportscaster / television producer (EP Hockey Night in Canada 1966-85; 5 x Emmy Awards various Olympic Games), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2022)
  • Aug 23 Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, American NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins) and sportscaster, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Aug 23 Eduardo González Pálmer, Mexican soccer forward (4 caps; Club América), born in Maravatío, Mexico (d. 2022)
  • Aug 23 Lojze Lebič, Slovenian composer (Myths and Apocrypha), peadagogue, and musicologist, born in Prevalje, Slovenia
  • Aug 24 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2016)
  • Aug 24 Roger Donald Dickerson, American composer (New Orleans Concerto), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 25 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 4th President of Iran (1989-97) and de facto commander-in-chief of the Iranian military during the Iran-Iraq War, born in Bahreman, Persia (d. 2017)
  • Aug 25 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • Aug 25 John Stears, special effects expert (Dr No), born in Middlesex, England
  • Aug 25 Lise Bacon, French Canadian politician, born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
  • Aug 25 Valery F. Bykovsky, USSR cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39), born in Pavlovsky Posad, Soviet Union
  • Aug 26 Gordon Clough, English journalist (BBC Radio 4), born in Salford, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 29 David Pryor, American politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1979-97), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • Aug 29 Gene Allison, American R&B-singer ("You Can Make It If You Try"), born in Pegram, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Aug 29 Jean-Pierre Guézec, French composer (Colorful Architectures), born in Dijon (d. 1971)
  • Aug 29 John Guy, New Zealand cricketer (solid left-handed batsman for NZ in late 1950's), born in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Aug 30 Baloo Gupte, Indian cricket leg spin bowler (3 Tests, 3 wickets; Bombay, Bengal, Railways), born in Bombay, India (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Eric Schneider, Dutch actor (Drop Out, Family, Flanagan), born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Aug 31 Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor, born in Athens, Greece

About August 1934

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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