Famous People Born in August 1939

  • Aug 1 Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), born in Charles City, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • Aug 1 Stephen Sykes, Bishop of Ely
  • Aug 2 Edward Pattern, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 2 Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Aug 2 Benjamin Barber, American political theorist (Jihad vs. McWorld), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 A K Sen Gupta, cricketer (Test India v WI 1959 without distinction)
  • Aug 4 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), born in Gretna, Louisiana, (d. 2015)
  • Aug 4 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Aug 5 Irene, Princess of Netherlands
  • Aug 6 William "Sonny" Sanders, US singer (Rayber Voices)
  • Aug 7 Verna Bloom, Lynn MA, actress (After Hours, Badge 373)
  • Aug 7 Anjanette Comer, American actress (Baby, Lepke), born in Dawson, Texas
  • Aug 8 Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • Aug 8 Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Aug 8 William Alden Hibbard, composer
  • Aug 8 Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
  • Aug 9 Billy Henderson, rocker (Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For)
  • Aug 9 Claude Osteen, baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Aug 9 Max Neuhaus, American percussionist and composer (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Aug 9 Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 9 Brito, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 10 Charles Rose, (Rep-D-North Carolina, 1973- )
  • Aug 10 Kate O'Mara, Leicaster England, actress (Caress Morell-Dynasty, AbFab)
  • Aug 11 Attila Bozay, composer
  • Aug 11 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 12 Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Aug 12 Roy Romanow, Canadian politician
  • Aug 12 Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, Prime Minister of Nepal (2014-2015), born in Biratnagar, Morang (d. 2016)
  • Aug 13 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Aug 15 Herman Onno C. R. Ruding, Dutch Financial minister (CDA) and Director of Amrobank
  • Aug 15 Herman van Keeken, Dutch singer (Daddy don't run so fast), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Aug 16 Carol Shelley, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple), born in London, England
  • Aug 16 Valeri V Ryumin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)
  • Aug 16 Wim Meijer, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Aug 16 Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Trinidadian-born British television newsreader
  • Aug 17 Luther Allison, Mayflower Ark, rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming)
  • Aug 17 Anthony Valentine, British actor (Colditz), born in Blackburn, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Aug 18 Joe Azcue, baseball player
  • Aug 18 Johnny Preston, singer (Running Bear), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Aug 18 Molly Bee, actress (Pinky Lee Show), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 18 Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2008)
  • Aug 18 Robert Horton, British businessman, born in London (d. 2011)
  • Aug 19 Ginger [Peter] Baker, England, drummer (Cream-White Room)
  • Aug 20 Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)
  • Aug 21 Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter (Runaround Sue, Wanderer), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • Aug 21 Clarence Williams III, American actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 21 Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • Aug 21 James Burton, American guitarist, born in Dubberly, Louisiana
  • Aug 21 Festus Mogae, 3rd President of Botswana (1998-2008), born in Serowe, Bechuanaland, Botswana
  • Aug 22 Candido Lima, composer

Person of interestCarl Yastrzemski

Aug 22 Carl Yastrzemski, American Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Aug 22 Fred Milano, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40], born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 22 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York
  • Aug 23 Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
  • Aug 23 Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles
  • Aug 25 John Badham, English-born American director (Dracula, Short Circuit), born in Luton, England
  • Aug 25 Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Issue Blum), born in Schiedam, Netherlands

Person of interestJorge Paulo Lemann

Aug 26 Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro

Investor and Beer Mogul Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Beer Mogul
Jorge Paulo Lemann
  • Aug 28 Cassie Mackin, newswoman (NBC TV)
  • Aug 28 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • Aug 28 Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • Aug 30 Elizabeth Ashley, [Cole], Ocala Florida, actress (Coma, Evening Shade)
  • Aug 30 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster (BBC Radio 1), born in Heswell, Merseyside (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Jerry Allison, Hillsboro Tx, rock drummer (Buddy Holly & Crickets)