On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1946

  • Aug 1 Rick Boucher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia), born in Abingdon, Virginia
  • Aug 1 Richard O. Covey, American astronaut (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61) and USAF officer, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Aug 1 Tom Loeffler, American politician (member of the United States House of Representatives from central Texas), born in Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Aug 1 Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), born in Little Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Aug 1 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 2006)
  • Aug 3 Jack Straw, British politician (Member of Parliament for Blackburn), born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex
  • Aug 3 Petko Petkov, Bulgarian soccer forward (33 caps; Beroe Stara Zagora, Austria Wien), born in Sinitevo, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • Aug 3 John York [Foley], American rock bassist and guitarist, born in White Plains, New York.
  • Aug 4 Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], English ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1994)
  • Aug 4 Max Middleton, British rock keyboard player (Jeff Beck Group), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Aug 5 Erika Slezak, actress (Viki-One Life to Live), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 5 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • Aug 5 Ron Silliman, American poet (The Alphabet), born in Pasco,Washington
  • Aug 5 Gary Beban, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1967, UCLA: NFL: Washington Redskins), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 6 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 6 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)

  • Aug 6 Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean politician
  • Aug 6 Masaaki Sakai, Japanese comedian
  • Aug 7 Ed Seykota, American commodities and futures trader
  • Aug 8 Robin M Tallon, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
  • Aug 8 James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • Aug 9 Marinus "Rinus ' Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
  • Aug 9 Jim Kiick, American football running back (Super Bowl 1972, 73; AFL All-Star 1968, 69; Miami Dolphins), born in Lincoln Park, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Aug 10 James Reynolds, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Oskaloosa, Kansas
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Conway, Irish soccer midfielder (20 caps Republic of Ireland; Fulham), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 11 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
  • Aug 11 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 11 Michael Fonfara, Canadian rock and blues keyboard player (The Electric Flag; Lou Reed), born in Stevensville, Ontario

Person of interestJanet Yellen

Aug 13 Janet Yellen, American economist (Chair of US Federal Reserve 2014-18), born in Brooklyn, New York

Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
  • Aug 14 Alexander Curly [Harm Breemer], Dutch artist, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • Aug 14 Antonio Fargas, American actor (Huggy Bear-Starsky & Hutch), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 14 Larry Graham Jr., American bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Aug 14 Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 14 Susan Saint James, American actress (Kate & Allie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15 Jimmy Webb, American singer and songwriter (MacArthur Park; Up Up & Away), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 15 Kathryn Whitmire, American accountant and politician (4 time Mayor-Houston), born in Houston, Texas

  • Aug 15 Tony Robinson, English actor, comedian and author, born in Homerton, London
  • Aug 15 Jean-Claude Arnault, French Swedish photographer involved in Nobel Prize scandal, born in Marseille, France
  • Aug 16 Lesley Ann Warren, American actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 16 Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
  • Aug 16 Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
  • Aug 17 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
  • Aug 17 Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), born in San Fernando (d. 2016)
  • Aug 18 Derryl Cousins, American baseball umpire (World Series 1988, 99, 2005; MLB All-Star Game 1987, 98, 2008), born in Fresno, California (d. 2020)
  • Aug 19 Charles F Bolden Jr, astronaut (STS 61C, 31, 45, 60), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Aug 19 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)

Person of interestBill Clinton

Aug 19 Bill Clinton [William Jefferson], 42nd US President (Democrat, 1993-2001), born in Hope, Arkansas

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Aug 19 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor, born in Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Aug 20 Connie Chung [Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich], American news anchor (NBC, CBS), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Krefeld, Germany
  • Aug 20 N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian industrialist and co-founder (Infosys), born in Shidlaghatta, Kolar district, India
  • Aug 21 Lev Alburt, International Chess Master (1976), born in Orenburg, Russia
  • Aug 22 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host, born in Maastricht, Netherlands

Person of interestKeith Moon

Aug 23 Keith Moon, British rock drummer (The Who - "Bell Boy"), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • Aug 24 Richard N. Richards, American naval officer and astronaut (STS 28, 41, 50, 64), born in Key West, Florida
  • Aug 25 Larry LaRocco, American politician (Rep-D-Idaho), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Rollie Fingers, American baseball relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, AL MVP, Cy Young Award 1981), born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • Aug 25 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children's books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
  • Aug 25 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Aug 26 Alison Steadman, actress (Life is Sweet), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 26 Valerie Simpson, American singer, songwriter and producer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 26 Mark Snow [Martin Fulterman], American television and film composer (The X-Files theme), born in New York City
  • Aug 26 Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 26 Ladislav Kubík, Czech-American composer (Aulos; Subterranean River) and educator (Florida State University, 1990-2017), born in Prague (d. 2017)
  • Aug 27 Tony Howard, cricketer (WI off-spinner one Test v NZ 1972)
  • Aug 29 Bob Beamon, American track and field long jumper (Olympic gold 1968, 29' 2½" 8.9m), born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • Aug 30 Anne-Marie of Greece, Danish princess and daughter of Frederik IX, born in Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark
  • Aug 30 Peggy Lipton [Margaret Ann], American actress (The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 31 Jerome Corsi, American writer and conspiracy theorist, born in East Cleveland, Ohio

About August 1946

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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