On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1934

  • 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 1 Hermann Baumann, German classical horn player, composer and teacher, born in Hamburg
  • 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, Angolian leader of Unita
  • 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 John Storey Bonington, UK, mountain climber (Annapurna I in 1970)
  • Aug 6 Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)
  • Aug 6 Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
  • Aug 8 Julian Dixon, American politician (Rep-D-California, 1979-2000), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • 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 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. 1908)
  • Aug 15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Aug 16 Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
  • Aug 16 Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
  • Aug 16 John Standing, British actor (Edward-Lime Street), born in London, England
  • Aug 16 Ketty Lester [Revoyda Frierson], American singer/actress (Love Letters), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • Aug 16 Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland batsman, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
  • Aug 16 Pierre Richard, French actor and director (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe), born in Valenciennes, Nord, France
  • Aug 16 Angela Buxton, English tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon women's doubles 1956 [with Althea Gibson]), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2020)

Person of interestRoberto Clemente

Aug 18 Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico (d. 1972)

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Aug 18 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Aug 18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 19 Bill Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 19 David F Durenberger, Minn, (Sen-R-MN, 1978- )

  • Aug 19 Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
  • Aug 19 William Cleary, hockey center, (Olympic gold/silver 56, 60), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Aug 20 Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen (1st Miss Universe, 1952), born in Muhos, Finland
  • Aug 20 "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, American country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • 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

Person of interestNorman Schwarzkopf

Aug 22 Norman Schwarzkopf, US Army General and commander of coalition forces in the Gulf War, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)

US General Norman Schwarzkopf
US General
Norman Schwarzkopf
  • 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)
  • Aug 23 Lojze Lebic, Slovenian composer, born in Prevalje, Slovenia
  • Aug 23 Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, American NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins) and sportscaster, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 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 John Stears, special effects expert (Dr No), born in Middlesex, England
  • Aug 25 Valery F. Bykovsky, USSR cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39), born in Pavlovsky Posad, Soviet Union
  • Aug 25 Lise Bacon, French-Canadian politician, born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
  • Aug 25 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 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 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 cricketer (brother of Fergie, Indian leggie), born in Bombay, India
  • Aug 30 Eric Schneider, Dutch actor (Drop Out, Family, Flanagan), born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Aug 31 Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor

About August 1934

How Old? 86 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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