On This Day

Birthdays in History in August 1928

  • Aug 2 Hugh Francis Lamprey, British ecologist (d. 1996)
  • Aug 7 James Randi, Canadian skeptic magician (Nova), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 7 Herbert H. Bateman, American politician (Rep-R-Virginia), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Aug 8 Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 11 Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 12 Charles Blackman, Australian artist
  • Aug 14 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, born in Maastricht, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Aug 21 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), born in Golungo Alto, Portuguese Angola (d. 1990)
  • Aug 22 Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate, born in Moyamba, Sierra Leone
  • Aug 26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
  • Aug 27 Jack Thompson, British politician (Labour), born in Ashington, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 27 Mangosuthu Buthelezi, South African politician (Chief Minister of KwaZulu 1972-94), born in Mahlabathini, Natal, South Africa
  • Aug 28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (I'm Cheryl – Fly Me.), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Aug 31 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer

About August 1928

How Old? 92 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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