Famous People Born in August 1939

About August 1939

How Old? 79 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), born in Charles City, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • Aug 1 Stephen Sykes, Church of England bishop, born in Bristol, England (d. 2014)
  • 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 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, Romanian athlete (Olympic gold, long jump 1968), born in Storozhynets, Romania
  • 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 Eric Weissberg, American singer and musician (Duelling Banjos), born in New York
  • 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, American actress (Pinky Lee Show), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2009)
  • Aug 18 Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2008)
  • Aug 18 Robert Horton, British businessman and CEO (BP), born in London, England (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, Portuguese composer, born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Person of interestCarl Yastrzemski

Aug 22 Carl Yastrzemski, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman (18-time MLB All Star), 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, British Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle
  • Aug 23 Ronnie A. Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles, born in CuraƧao
  • 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 27 Edward Patten, American soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • Aug 28 [Catherine] Cassie Mackin, American newswoman (NBC TV) and 1st woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1982)
  • Aug 28 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • Aug 30 Elizabeth Ashley, American actress (Coma, Evening Shade), born in Ocala, Florida
  • 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)
  • Aug 31 Jim McCrary, American photographer (album covers such as Tapestry, Ticket to Ride), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)