On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1943

  • Aug 1 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 Geoffrey Britton, British rock drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • Aug 2 Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Noordwolde, Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Kathy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 2 Max Wright, American actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 2 Rose Tremain, British novelist and playwright (Restoration), born in London, England
  • Aug 2 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 4 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • Aug 4 Michael J. McCulley, American naval officer, aviator and astronaut (STS-34), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 4 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • Aug 4 Tina Cole, American singer (King Cousins) and actress (Katie-My Three Sons), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 4 Milan Máčala, Czech football coach, born in Biskupice, Czech Republic
  • Aug 4 Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper, born in Alta, Norway
  • Aug 5 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)
  • Aug 6 Michael Anderson Jr, actor (Clay-The Monroes), born in London, England
  • Aug 6 Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village actor (Rhoda, House Calls), born in NYC, New York

  • Aug 6 Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
  • Aug 7 Alain Corneau, French director (Choice of Arms), born in Meung-sur-Loire, France (d. 2010)
  • Aug 7 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 7 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder (WC 1975 gold), born in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Aug 9 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Aug 9 Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman and football executive (president Real Madrid 1995-2000; owner Málaga CF), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2020)
  • Aug 10 Ronnie Spector, [Veronica Bennett], American singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Shafqat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (5 Tests, top score 95), born in Simla, British Punjab
  • Aug 10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • Aug 11 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London (d. 2006)
  • Aug 11 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • Aug 11 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter, "Philadelphia Soul" producer (Me & Mrs Jones) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 11 Krzysztof Meyer, Polish pianist, composer, and music scholar, born in Kraków, Poland
  • Aug 11 Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Aug 11 Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008), born in Delhi, British India
  • Aug 12 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
  • Aug 13 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964), born in Glendale, California
  • Aug 13 Susan Jameson, English actress (Secret World of Polly Flint), born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England
  • Aug 13 Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Omsk, Russia
  • Aug 14 Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds

  • Aug 14 Jon Andrew McBride, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 41G), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Aug 14 Keith Hampson, British politician (C), arrested, not charged for sexual assault
  • Aug 15 Barbara Bouchet, German-American actress (Casino Royale), born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • Aug 15 Eni Faleomavaega, American-Samoan politician (3rd Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa), born in Vailoatai, American Samoa (d. 2017)
  • Aug 15 María Rojo, Mexican actress and politician, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Aug 17 Edward Cowie, English composer, born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 17 Koos Postema, Dutch editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk) and TV host

Person of interestRobert De Niro

Aug 17 Robert De Niro, American actor (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), born in NYC, New York

  • Aug 17 Yukio Kasaya, Japanese ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972), born in Yoichi, Japan
  • Aug 17 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American musician (d. 2002)
  • Aug 18 Martin Mull, American actor and comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 18 Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician, born in Alessandria, Italy
  • Aug 19 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 19 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • Aug 20 Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor (Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Dunoon
  • Aug 21 Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor (Blast from the Past, Frank's Place), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2018)
  • Aug 21 Clydie Mae King, American session and touring vocalist (Ray Charles; Bob Dylan; Humble Pie; Lynyrd Skynrd), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Aug 22 Alun Michael, British Labour and Co-operative politician, born in Bryngwran, Anglesey
  • Aug 22 Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist, born in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 23 Bobby Diamond, American actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 23 Dale Campbell-Savours, British Labour Party politician
  • Aug 23 Peter Lilley, British Conservative Party politician and Secretary of state for British social security, born in Hayes, Kent, England
  • Aug 23 Nelson DeMille, American action adventure and suspense novels author (Plum Island), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • Aug 24 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Aug 24 Pini Zahavi, Israeli football agent, born in Ness Ziona, Israel
  • Aug 26 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Aug 27 Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)
  • Aug 27 [Susan] Tuesday Weld, American actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 28 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Hayes, Middlesex (d. 2019)
  • Aug 28 David Soul [Solberg], American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer (Don't Give Up On Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 28 Surayud Chulanont, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand (2006-08), born in Prachinburi, Thailand
  • Aug 29 Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist, born in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya (d. 1996)
  • Aug 29 Richard Halligan, American jazz multi-instrumentalist and arranger (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • Aug 30 David Henry Maslanka, American composer, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Aug 30 Jean-Claude Killy, French alpine skier (3 Olympic gold 1968), born in Paris, France

Person of interestRobert Crumb

Aug 30 Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat) and album cover artist (Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cartoonist Robert Crumb
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Robert Crumb
  • Aug 31 Leonid Ivashov, Russian general

About August 1943

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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