Famous People Born in August 1937

About August 1937

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Al D'Amato, American lawyer and politician (U.S. Senator from NY), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 2 Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 2 Ronald Brierley, New Zealand investor and company director, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Aug 2 Billy Cannon, American football player (Heisman-1959), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Aug 3 Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India
  • Aug 3 Steven Berkoff, English actor (Rambo: First Blood Part II), born in Stepney, London
  • Aug 3 Diane Wakoski, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal), born in Whittier, California
  • Aug 4 David Vickerman Bedford, composer
  • Aug 4 Jacobus H "Koos" van de Merwe, South African attorney/CP parliament leader

Person of interestHerb Brooks

Aug 5 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • Aug 5 Alan Howard, theatre and film actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Aug 6 Barbara Windsor, actress (Study in Terror)
  • Aug 6 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
  • Aug 6 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)
  • Aug 6 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Aug 7 Don Wilson, cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71)

Person of interestDustin Hoffman

Aug 8 Dustin Hoffman, American actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Aug 8 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer
  • Aug 10 Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 10 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician
  • Aug 11 Allegra Kent, US actress (Addams Family)
  • Aug 11 Anna Massey, actress (De Sade, Doll's House)
  • Aug 11 Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 12 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 14 Brian Fenelly, American composer (A Thoreau Symphony), born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • Aug 14 Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer and British welterweight champion (1960-1964), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2012)
  • Aug 15 Ronnie G. Flippo, former United States Congressman from Alabama (1977-91), born in Florence, Alabama
  • Aug 16 David Behrman, American composer (On The Other Ocean), born in Salzburg, Austria
  • Aug 16 Lorraine Gary, American actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 16 Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt, American sci-fi author (Undying Wizard)
  • Aug 16 David Anderson, Canadian politician
  • Aug 17 Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Illyin, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 18 William George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 20 Corrie Moret-de Jong, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Aug 20 George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 20 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, born in Heswall, England (d. 2018)
  • Aug 20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • Aug 21 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Aug 21 Donald Campbell Dewar, Scotish politician (1st minister of Scotland's first Parliament in almost 300yrs), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • Aug 22 Donald MacLeary, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 22 Max Hebditch, British director (Museum of London), born in Yeovil, England
  • Aug 24 Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Nigerian politician, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria (d. 1998)
  • Aug 26 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtics)
  • Aug 27 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz musician (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Mark Potter, British court judge
  • Aug 27 Phil Shulman, Welsh rocker (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 27 Tommy Sands, singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Ian Campbell, 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain and large landowner
  • Aug 28 Joe Osborn, American bass player (Bridge over Troubled Water), born in Mound, Louisana
  • Aug 29 James Florio, American politician (49th Governor of New Jersey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 30 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)
  • Aug 31 Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
  • Aug 31 Warren Berlinger, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two), born in Brooklyn, New York