Famous People Born in August 1942

  • Aug 1 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • Aug 1 Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor (Love and Anarchy), born in La Spezia, Italy

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia (1942-1995)

Aug 1 American rock and bluegrass guitarist, singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"; "Ripple"; "Brokedown Palace"), and painter, born in San Francisco, California

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende (80 years old)

Aug 2 Chilean-American author (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts), born in Lima, Peru

  • Aug 2 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 3 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 4 Cleon Jones, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, World Series 1969; New York Mets), born in Mobile, Alabama

David LangeDavid Lange (1942-2005)

Aug 4 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (Labour: 1984-89), born in Otahuhu, Auckland

  • Aug 5 Chuck Day (also known as "Bing" Day), American session guitarist, bassist and blues performer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Aug 5 Rick Huxley, British rock guitarist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in Dartford, England (d. 2013)
  • Aug 6 George Jung [Boston George], American convicted drug felon whose story was portrayed in the biopic "Blow", born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 7 B.J. Thomas, American singer ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"; "Hooked On A Feeling"; "Growing Pains Theme"), born in Hugo, Oklahoma (d. 2021)
  • Aug 7 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian Tropicalismo singer-songwriter, and guitarist, born in Santo Amaro, Brazil
  • Aug 7 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer (Undisputed world middleweight champion 1970-74, 76-77), born in San Javier, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Aug 7 David Rubinson, American sound engineer, record producer (Herbie Hancock; Santana; The Pointer Sisters; The Clancy Brothers), and film producer, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Aug 7 Garrison Keillor, American writer, humorist and radio personality (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Aug 7 Masa Saito, Japanese wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2018)
  • Aug 7 Tobin Bell, American actor, born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 8 Henery Hawk [misspelled as Henry], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "The Squawkin' Hawk"
  • Aug 8 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • Aug 8 Vardo Rumessen, Estonian classical pianist, musicologist, politician, and independence advocate, born in Pärnu, Estonian SSR, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Aug 9 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Aug 9 Jack DeJohnette, American Jazz drummer (Skyline), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 9 Miguel Littín, Chilean film director (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor), born in Palmilla, Chile
  • Aug 9 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 10 Betsy Johnson, fashion designer (1971 Winnie Award)
  • Aug 10 Norbert Putnam, American session bassist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), and record producer (Jimmy Buffet; Dan Fogelberg; Joan Baez), born in Florence, Alabama
  • Aug 10 Speedy Duncan, American football cornerback (Pro Bowl 1971; AFL All-Star 1965, 66, 67; SD Chargers, Washington Redskins), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 2021)
  • Aug 11 Mike Hugg, British rock drummer (Manfred Mann - "Mighty Quinn"), and film composer (Up The Junction), born in Gosport, Hampshire, England
  • Aug 13 (Frank) "Son" Seals, American electric blues guitarist and singer (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)

Hissène HabréHissène Habré (1942-2021)

Aug 13 Dictator of Chad (1982-90) and convicted war criminal, born in Faya-Largeau, Chad, French Equatorial Africa [1]

  • Aug 13 Robert Lee Stewart, American Brigadier General and astronaut (STS 41B, 51J), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 13 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • Aug 14 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Aug 15 Gary Woollard, New Zealand rugby league five eighth (10 Tests; Wellington), born in Waiuku, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • Aug 15 Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Peter York, British rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Redcar, Yorkshire
  • Aug 16 John Challis, British stage and screen actor (Only Fools and Horses - "Boycie"; Green Green Grass), born in Chiswick, England (d. 2021)
  • Aug 16 John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
  • Aug 16 Les Hunter, American basketball center (NCAA C'ship 1963, Loyola Ramblers; NBA: Baltimore Bullets; ABA All Star 1968, 69; Miami Floridians), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Aug 17 John Tyrrell, British musicologist (Leoš Janáček; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) (d. 2018)
  • Aug 17 Tommy West [Picardo], American record producer (Jim Croce; Anne Murray), and singer-songwriter, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2021)
  • Aug 18 Tommy Carroll, Irish soccer defender (17 caps, Republic of Ireland; Ipswich Town), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 19 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Aug 19 Michiel Patijn, Dutch asst sect of state of Foreign affairs, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Aug 20 Bernd Kannenber, German race walker (Olympic gold FRG 50k 1972), born in Kaliningrad, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Aug 20 Fred Norman, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Darmstadt, Germany

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes (1942-2008)

Aug 20 American musician and composer ("Shaft"), born in Covington, Tennessee

  • Aug 22 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), born in Kırşehir, Turkey (d. 1993)

Nancy RicheyNancy Richey (80 years old)

Aug 23 American tennis player (Australian Open 1967, French Open 1968), born in San Angelo, Texas

  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride, American ballerina (New York City Ballet, 1959-89), artistic director and ballet master (Charlotte Ballet), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Aug 24 Howard Jacobson, British novelist (The Finkler Question) and newspaper columnist, born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 24 Joe Chambers, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 24 Karen Uhlenbeck, American mathematician and founder of modern geometric analysis (Abel Prize), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 24 Max Cleland, American politician (U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1997-2003), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 25 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), born in Surrey England (d. 1980)
  • Aug 25 Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 1976), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Aug 25 Nathan Deal, American attorney and politician (Rep-D-Georgia), born in Millen, Georgia
  • Aug 25 Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays - "Love Train"; Use Ta Be My Girl"), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 26 John E. Blaha, American USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 26 Keith Alison, American session and touring guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders, 1968-75), and songwriter, born in Coleman, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Aug 26 Vic Dana [Samuel Mendola], American singer and dancer ("Red Roses For A Blue Lady"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 26 Yevgeniy Zagorulko, Russian high jump coach (Andrey Silnov, Yelena Yelesina, Anna Chicherova), born in Tyrma, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Aug 27 "Chip" Douglas [Hatlelid], American songwriter, arranger, bassist (The Turtles, 1966-67 -"Happy Together"), and record producer (The Monkees), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 27 Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • Aug 27 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together"), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2019)
  • Aug 29 James Glennon, American cinematographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 John Heuser, American electron microscopist, born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 29 Sterling Morrison, American rock guitarist (Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"), born in East Meadow, New York (d. 1995)
  • Aug 30 Jonathan Aitken, English politician (Conservative MP), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 30 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aug 31 Barnyard Dawg [George P Dog], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Walky Talky Hawky"
  • Aug 31 Carole Wells, American actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 31 Eugenio Trías Sagnier, Spanish philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Aug 31 Isao Aoki, Japanese golfer (World Matchplay C'ship 1978), born in Abiko, Chiba, Japan,

About August 1942

How Old? 80 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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