On This Day

Birthdays in History in August 1906

  • Aug 1 William Hayter, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-57), born in Oxford, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Albert Goodwin, English historian, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 3 Leonhard Huizinga, Dutch journalist and writer (Adriaan & Olivier), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • Aug 4 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess (last Queen of Italy), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 2001)
  • Aug 5 Francis Walder [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • Aug 5 Wassely Leontief, Russian American economist (Nobel 1973), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Aug 8 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • Aug 16 Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89), born in Schloss Frauenthal, Deutschlandsberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Aug 17 Hazel Bishop, American chemist and cosmetics manufacturer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Aug 17 Marcello Caetano, last Portuguese prime minister of the Estado Novo regime (1968-1974), born in Graça, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1980)
  • Aug 21 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, French advertising magnate and Founder of Publicis Groupe, born in Enghien-les-Bains, France (d. 1996)
  • Aug 25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU), born in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Aug 25 Mollie Panter-Downes, British writer and columnist (The Shoreless Sea), born in London (d. 1997)

Person of interestAlbert Sabin

Aug 26 Albert Sabin [Abram Saperstein], Polish American physician who invented the oral polio vaccine, born in Bialystok, Russian Empire

Physician and Scientist Albert Sabin
Physician and Scientist
Albert Sabin

Person of interestEd Gein

Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Aug 28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • Aug 30 Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, British historian, born in London (d. 2002)
  • Aug 31 Vivienne Byerley, publicist

About August 1906

How Old? 114 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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