Birthdays in History in August 1930

About August 1930

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Károly Grósz, Hungarian communist politician, born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Aug 1 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist and anthropologist, born in Denguin, France (d. 2002)
  • Aug 2 Ron de Lugo, American politician (Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands' at-large district 1981-95), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 2 Vali Myers, Australian painter, born in Canterbury, Sydney (d. 2003)
  • Aug 4 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • Aug 4 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, born in Stratford, East London (d. 1996)
  • Aug 4 Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric, born in Mashhad, Iran

Person of interestNeil Armstrong

Aug 5 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Aug 5 Michal Kováč, President of Slovakia
  • Aug 8 Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
  • Aug 8 Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
  • Aug 10 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 11 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
  • Aug 11 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • Aug 12 Ronald James Herron, architect
  • Aug 12 Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician

Person of interestGeorge Soros

Aug 12 George Soros [György Schwartz], Hungarian-American investor and political activist (Open Society Foundation), born in Budapest, Hungary

Investor and Political Activist George Soros
Investor and Political Activist
George Soros
  • Aug 14 Gerald B H Solomon, (Rep-R-New York, 1979- )
  • Aug 14 Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
  • Aug 15 Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • Aug 17 James Gulliver, businessman

Person of interestTed Hughes

Aug 17 Ted Hughes, Poet (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire (d. 1998)

  • Aug 18 Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Aug 19 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
  • Aug 21 Margaret Rose Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II , born in London, England
  • Aug 23 Andy Ireland, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 23 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser and computer designer, born in Yorkshire (d. 2003)
  • Aug 23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
  • Aug 27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • Aug 27 John Watts, British army and Chief of Defense (Omani Armed Forces), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Aug 29 Marius van Amelsvoort, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive, born in Montreal, Québec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • Aug 30 Warren Burger, American author (The Midas Touch)

Person of interestWarren Buffett

Aug 30 Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Investor Warren Buffett
Investor
Warren Buffett
  • Aug 31 Owen B Pickett, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia 1987-2001), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)