Famous People Born in August 1936

  • Aug 1 Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 1 Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, born in Oran, French Algeria (d. 2008)
  • Aug 2 Anthony Payne, British composer (Phoenix Mass; Visions and Journeys), critic, and musicologist, born in London (d. 2021)
  • Aug 2 Christopher Hogg, British industrialist and CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)
  • Aug 3 Edward Petherbridge, English actor (The Guardians), born in West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • Aug 3 Vinko "Vice" Vukov, Croatian singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1963 & 1965), born in Šibenik, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
  • Aug 4 Elsbeary Hobbs, American bass doo-wop vocalist (The Drifters - "There Goes My Baby"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Aug 5 John Dancy, American newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Jackson, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Aug 7 Charles Pope, American soul singer (Tams - "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 Richard L. Tierney, American sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr), born in Spencer, Iowa
  • Aug 8 Don Bowden, American middle distance runner (1st American to run sub 4 minute mile 1957, 3:58.7), born in San José, California
  • Aug 8 Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
  • Aug 8 Keith Barron, Mexborough England, actor (At Earth's Core, Baby Love)
  • Aug 9 Julián Javier, American baseball player, born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 10 Chuck Israels, American jazz double bassist, composer (Bill Evans Trio), arranger, and band leader, born in New York City
  • Aug 10 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao
  • Aug 11 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Aug 11 D V Day, Principal (St John's College, Durham U)
  • Aug 11 J L Thompson, Bishop (Bath & Wells)
  • Aug 12 Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist
  • Aug 12 Gerard Masson, composer
  • Aug 12 Hans Haacke, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Aug 12 John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff
  • Aug 14 Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), born in Durrington, Wiltshire (d. 2011)
  • Aug 16 Anita Gillette, American actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician and actor and activist, born on Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2007)
  • Aug 17 Ivan Parik, Czech classical and electro-acoustic composer (Quadrophony), born in Bratislava (d. 2005)
  • Aug 17 Margaret Hamilton, American computer scientist, systems engineer (MIT), and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient (2016, for her work with NASA's Apollo missions), born in Paoli, Indiana

Robert RedfordRobert Redford (86 years old)

Aug 18 American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California

  • Aug 20 Carla Fracci, Italian ballerina, born in Milan, Italy
  • Aug 20 Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist (Nobel Prize 2000 - discovery and development of conductive polymers), born in Tokyo
  • Aug 20 Sam Melville, American actor (The Rookies -"Mike Danko"; Roughnecks), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1989)
  • Aug 21 Mart Crowley, American playwright (Boys in the Band), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Aug 21 Radish Tordia, Georgian painter of Figurative Art, born in Abasha, Georgia

Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain (1936-1999)

Aug 21 American College / Basketball HOF center (4 x NBA MVP; 13 x All Star; NBA C'ship 1967, 72 [MVP]; Philadelphia/SF Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, LA Lakers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Aug 22 Anne Downey, British circuit judge
  • Aug 22 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer (Sun Ra Arkestra), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 23 Henry Lee Lucas, American drifter and serial killer, born in Blacksburg, Virginia (d. 2001)
  • Aug 23 Rudy Lewis, American pop vocalist (The Drifters - "Up On The Roof"; "On Broadway"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Aug 24 A. S. Byatt, English novelist (The Virgin in the Garden), born in Sheffield, England
  • Aug 24 Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • Aug 24 William J. Coyne, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981-2003), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Aug 25 Max Beauvoir, Haiti Chief Voodoo Priest, born in Haiti (d. 2015)
  • Aug 26 Francine York, American actress (Slattery's People), born in Aurora, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • Aug 26 Yvette Vickers, American actress (Attack of 50' Woman), Playboy playmate (July 1959), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. c. 2010)
  • Aug 27 Joel Kovel, American politician
  • Aug 28 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire, born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Aug 28 Harry McLevy, Scottish trade unionist, born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Aug 29 Gilbert Amy, French composer (Mouvements; Épigrammes), conductor, and educator, born in Paris, France

John McCainJohn McCain (1936-2018)

Aug 29 American war hero and Republican politician (Rep-Arizona, 1983-2018, Presidential nominee 2008), born in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone

  • Aug 29 Ken Scotland, Scottish rugby union full-back (27 Tests Scotland, 5 British & Irish Lions; Leicester Tigers RUFC, London Scottish FC), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2023)
  • Aug 30 Edward Pałłasz, Polish classical, theater, and film composer, born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 2019)
  • Aug 30 Fabrizia Ramondino, Italian author, born in Naples, Italy (d. 2008)
  • Aug 31 Igor Zhukov, Russian pianist, conductor (Moscow Chamber Orchestra), and sound engineer, born in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod), Russia (d. 2018)
  • Aug 31 Marva Nettles Collins, American educator (West Side Preparatory School), born in Monroeville, Alabama (d. 2015)

About August 1936

How Old? 86 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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