On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1948

  • Aug 1 Bob Spink, British politician (MP for Castle Point in Essex), born in Haworth, Worth Valley, Yorkshire
  • Aug 1 Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria (2014 - present), born in Constantine, Algeria
  • Aug 2 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), born in Hythe, England (d. 2009)
  • Aug 2 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist (Amen Corner), born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales
  • Aug 2 Chris Bennett, American musician (The Theme from Midnight Express), born in Marshall, Illinois
  • Aug 3 Pierre Lacroix, Canadian NHL executive (Quebec Nordiques; Stanley Cup 1996, 2001 Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • Aug 4 James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
  • Aug 5 Tony DiCicco, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996), born in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  • Aug 5 Ray Clemence MBE, English soccer goalkeeper (England 61 caps, Liverpool, Tottenham), born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 2020)
  • Aug 6 Michael Peters, choreographer (What's Love Got to Do with It)
  • Aug 7 James Allison, American immunologist (Noble Prize for Medicine 2018), born in Alice, Texas
  • Aug 7 Greg Chappell, Australian Cricket Batsman and captain (87 Tests; 7,110 @ 53.86), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Aug 7 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 8 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
  • Aug 9 Bill Campbell, American baseball player
  • Aug 10 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)

  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 11 Don Boyd, Scottish director and producer (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock), born in Nairn
  • Aug 11 Jan Palach, Czech student protester (d. 1969)
  • Aug 12 Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
  • Aug 13 Cliff Fish, English bassist (Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died), born in Ripley, Derbyshire
  • Aug 13 Kathleen Battle, American operatic soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Aug 13 Mosiuoa Lekota, South African UDF/ANC leader, born in Kroonstad, South Africa
  • Aug 13 Tony Santini [Scott Powell], American rocker (Sha Na Na), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 14 Terry Adams, American piano player and composer (NRBQ - Me And The Boys), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 14 Joseph Marcell, British actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), born in Castries, Saint Lucia
  • Aug 15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer (It'll All Come Around), born in Campbellton, New Brunswick
  • Aug 15 George Ryton, British engineer, born in Singapore
  • Aug 15 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • Aug 16 Barry Hay, Dutch singer, guitarist, flute and saxophone player (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in Faizabad, India
  • Aug 16 Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • Aug 16 Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
  • Aug 17 Bo Rucker, American actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 17 Rod MacDonald, American singer-songwriter, born in Southington, Connecticut
  • Aug 17 Alexander Ivashkin, Russian cellist, conductor, and sitar player, born in Blagoveshchensk, Russia (d. 2014)
  • Aug 18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia

  • Aug 19 Tipper Gore, wife of US Vice President Al Gore (1993-01)
  • Aug 19 Susan Jacks [Pesklevits], Canadian singer and songwriter), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Person of interestRobert Plant

Aug 20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
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Robert Plant
  • Aug 20 John Noble, Australian actor (Dr. Walter Bishop-Fringe) and theatre director, born in Port Pirie, Australia
  • Aug 21 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Aug 22 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • Aug 22 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress (The Sailor from Gibraltar), born in Naples, Italy
  • Aug 23 Ron Blomberg, American 1st baseman (NY Yankees) and 1st designated hitter, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 23 Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer and essayist, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Aug 23 Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Aug 24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician (Oxygène), born in Lyon
  • Aug 24 Kim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force, born in Jinhae, South Gyeongsang
  • Aug 27 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler, born in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • Aug 28 Daniel "Danny" Seraphine, American rock drummer (Chicago, 1969-90 - "25 or 6 to 4"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976), born in Dannevirke, Manawatu, New Zealand
  • Aug 28 Vonda N. McIntyre, American sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 28 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Aug 29 Charles David Walker, American engineer and astronaut (STS 12 STS 16 STS 23), born in Bedford, Indiana
  • Aug 30 Lewis Black, American stand-up comedian (Lewis Black's Root of All Evil), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 30 Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer
  • Aug 31 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Aug 31 Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
  • Aug 31 Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
  • Aug 31 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer), born in Hildesheim, Germany

About August 1948

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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