Famous People Born in August 1941

  • Aug 1 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, born in Septfonds, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 2004)
  • Aug 1 Ron Brown, American politician (US Secretary of Commerce, 1993-96; Democratic Party Chairman, 1989-93), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • Aug 2 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Homer Banks, American singer and songwriter (Be What You Are), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • Aug 3 Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy"), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 Hage Geingob, Namibian politician (President of Namibia 2015-), born in Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Martha StewartMartha Stewart (81 years old)

Aug 3 American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • Aug 4 Martin Jarvis, English actor, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • Aug 4 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 4 Ted Strickland, American politician, Governor of Ohio (2007-2011), born in Lucasville, Ohio
  • Aug 5 Airto Moreira, Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist (Quarteto Novo, Miles Davis, Return to Forever), born in Itaiópolis, Brazil
  • Aug 5 Jan Gomola, Polish soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Górnik Zabrze), born in Ustron, Poland (d. 2022)
  • Aug 5 Leonid Kizim, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15), born in rasnyi Lyman, Soviet Union (d. 2010)
  • Aug 6 (Doris) "Sorrel" Hays, American pianist and composer (The Glass Woman), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Aug 6 Hubertus AGM "Bert" Andre, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit-Come Back)
  • Aug 6 Lyle Berman, American poker player
  • Aug 6 Ray Culp, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1963, 69; Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox), born in Elgin, Texas
  • Aug 7 Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author (Mr. Olympia 1976, 81), born in Ollolai, Sardinia (d. 2019)
  • Aug 7 Howard Johnson, American jazz and session baritone saxophonist and tuba player (SNL band), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Aug 7 Ken Jones, Welsh rugby union centre (14 caps Wales, 6 British Lions; Cardiff RFC, London Welsh RFC, Barbarian FC), born in Cross Hands, Wales (d. 2022)
  • Aug 7 Thomas F. Hartnett, American politician (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Aug 9 Paul Lindblad, American baseball pitcher (World Series champion 1973-74, 78; Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics), born in Chanute, Kansas (d. 2006)
  • Aug 9 Viv Prince, British drummer (Pretty Things - "Honey I Need"), born in Loughborough, England
  • Aug 10 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 10 George Bellamy, English rocker (The Tornados), born in Sunderland, England
  • Aug 10 Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder (Simplistic Union)
  • Aug 11 Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)
  • Aug 11 John Simon, American record producer (The Band), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Aug 11 Patricio Guzman, director/actor (Cruz del Sur, Moon over Parador)
  • Aug 12 Craig Douglas [Terence Perkins], British pop singer ("Only Sixteen"), born in Newport, England
  • Aug 12 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 12 Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 12 Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
  • Aug 13 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress, born in New Liskeard, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • Aug 13 Jim Barnes, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Tuckerman, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • Aug 14 Connie Smith, American singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • Aug 14 David Crosby, American rock singer-songwriter (The Byrds, 1964-67 - "Eight Miles High"; Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Guinnevere"; "Wooden Ships"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2023) [1]
  • Aug 14 Peter Truscott, New Zealand cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26), born in Pahiatua, Manawatu, New Zealand
  • Aug 15 Don Rich, American guitarist and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Olympia, Washington (d. 1974)
  • Aug 15 Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 17 Boog Powell, American baseball player (AL MVP 1970), born in Lakeland, Florida

Ibrahim BabangidaIbrahim Babangida (81 years old)

Aug 17 Nigerian Head of State (1985–1993), born in Northern Region, British Nigeria

  • Aug 18 Christopher Jones, American actor (Wild in the Streets), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • Aug 18 Dennis Claridge, American football quarterback (NFL C'ship 1965, Green Bay Packers; Atlantic Falcons), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2018)
  • Aug 18 Matt Snell, American football running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III), born in Garfield, Georgia
  • Aug 19 Christopher Cerf, American book editor, writer (National Lampoon), Emmy Award-winning television producer (Free To Be You and Me; Between the Lions), and Grammy Award-winning songwriter (Sesame Street - "Put Down the Duckie"; "Born To Add"), born in NYC
  • Aug 19 Milford Graves, American avant-garde and free jazz drummer, percussionist (New York Art Quartet), and educator (Bennington College, Vermont, 1973-2012), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • Aug 20 Dave Brock, British progressive rock singer, and multi-instrumental musician (Hawkwind), born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England
  • Aug 20 Jo Ramírez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Aug 20 Rich Brooks, American football player and coach (University of Oregon 1977-94; St. Louis Rams 1995-96), born in Forest, California
  • Aug 20 Robin Oakley, British journalist and political editor (BBC 1998-2000, CNN 2000-08)

Slobodan MiloševićSlobodan Milošević (1941-2006)

Aug 20 President of Serbia (1991-97) and Yugoslavia (1997-2000), born in Pozarevac, Yugoslavia

  • Aug 20 Stevan Ostojić, Serbian soccer striker (2 caps Yugoslavia; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (RS Belgrade), born in Ostojićevo, Serbia (d. 2022)
  • Aug 20 William H. Gray III, American politician (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Aug 21 Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor (Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes), born in London (d. 2018)
  • Aug 21 Jackie DeShannon [Sharon Lee Myers], American singer-songwriter ("What the World Needs Now Is Love"; "When You Walk In The Room"), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • Aug 21 Tom Coster, American rock and jazz keyboard player (Santana), born in Detroit Michigan
  • Aug 21 Tony Clarke, British rock musician and producer (Moody Blues), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 2010) [1]

Bill ParcellsBill Parcells (81 years old)

Aug 22 American NFL coach, 1993-2006, 2X Super Bowl wins (NY Giants, NE Patriots, NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • Aug 22 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, born in Wels (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22 Howard Grimes, American soul music session drummer (Al Green; Ann Peeples), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2022)
  • Aug 22 Michael Aldrich, British inventor (online shopping), born in Brocket Hall, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 22 Thomas Lovejoy, American conservation biologist who coined the term "biodiversity", born in New York City (d. 2021)
  • Aug 23 Gloria Ehret, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1966), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 23 Patrick Taylor, Irish-Canadian medical researcher, editor, and novelist (An Irish Country series), born in Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 23 Rafael Albrecht, Argentine soccer defender (39 caps; San Lorenzo, Club León), born in Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Aug 24 Ernest Wright Jr, American R&B vocalist (Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow"; "Goin' Out of My Head"), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Aug 25 Ludwig Müller, German soccer defender (6 caps; FC Nürnberg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC), born in Haßfurt, Germany (d. 2021)
  • Aug 25 Mario Corso, Italian soccer winger (23 caps; Inter Milan 413 games) and coach (Lecce, Inter), born in Verona, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Aug 25 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1996)
  • Aug 26 Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress (You Only Live Twice), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 26 Barbet Schroeder, Iranian-Swiss director (Barfly, Single White Female, More), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Aug 26 Chris Curtis [Crummey], British rock drummer, songwriter and vocalist (The Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2005)
  • Aug 27 Cesária Évora, Cape Verdean Grammy Award-winning morna singer (Voz d'Amor), known as "the Barefoot Diva", born in Mindelo, Cape Verde (d. 2011)
  • Aug 27 Harrison Page, American actor
  • Aug 27 Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
  • Aug 28 Paul Peter Plishka, American operatic bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 29 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Aug 30 Ben Jones, American politician and actor (The Dukes of Hazzard), born in Tarboro, North Carolina
  • Aug 30 John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 30 Sue MacGregor, BBC 4 radio broadcaster (Woman's Hour), born in Oxford, England
  • Aug 31 Emanuel Nunes, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2012)
  • Aug 31 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • Aug 31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman (Chairman of St. Louis Cardinals), born in St. Louis, Missouri

About August 1941

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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