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Famous People Born in August 1942

  • Aug 1 Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor (Love and Anarchy) born in La Spezia, Italy
  • Aug 1 Jerry Garcia, American rock musician (Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 2 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Person of interestIsabel Allende

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

  • Aug 3 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 4 David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)
  • Aug 4 Cleon Jones, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, World Series 1969; New York Mets), born in Mobile, Alabama

Person of interestDavid Lange

Aug 4 David Lange, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1984-1990), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2005)

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
  • Aug 5 Rick Huxley, English guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in Dartford, England (d. 2013)
  • Aug 5 Charles "Chuck" and "Bing" Day, American session guitarist, bassist and blues performer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 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
  • Aug 7 Masa Saito, Japanese wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2018)
  • Aug 7 Garrison Keillor, American voice actor, humorist and radio personality (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Aug 7 Tobin Bell, American actor, born in Queens, New York

  • Aug 7 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer, born in San Javier, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Aug 7 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician, born in Santo Amaro, Brazil
  • Aug 8 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • 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 9 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 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 11 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • 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 14 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • Aug 15 Peter York, British rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Redcar, Yorkshire
  • Aug 15 Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 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 16 John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
  • 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 (1994- )

  • Aug 20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Darmstadt, Germany
  • Aug 20 Isaac Hayes, American musician and composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Aug 20 Fred Norman, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 22 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), born in Kırşehir, Turkey (d. 1993)

Person of interestNancy Richey

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

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride Lousada, American ballerina (NYC Ballet Co) and cookbook author, born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 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, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 24 Max Cleland, American politician (U.S. Senator from Georgia), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 24 Howard Jacobson, British novelist (The Finkler Question) and newspaper columnist, born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 24 Karen Uhlenbeck, American mathematician, 1st woman to win Abel Prize, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 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-Use to Be My Girl), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 26 John E Blaha, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 26 Vic Dana [Samuel Mendola], American singer and dancer (Red Roses For A Blue Lady), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 27 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together"), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2019)
  • Aug 27 Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • Aug 29 Sterling Morrison, American rock guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in East Meadow, New York (d. 1995)
  • 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 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 Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 31 Isao Aoki, Japanese golfer (World Matchplay C'ship 1978), born in Abiko, Chiba, Japan,
  • Aug 31 Eugenio Trias, philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 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"

About August 1942

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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