Birthdays in History in August 1933

About August 1933

How Old? 85 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist and Minister of Housing (D66), born in Bloemendaal, North Holland
  • Aug 1 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary (Welsh Office 1985–93)
  • Aug 1 Ko Un, South Korean poet, born in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province
  • Aug 2 Alan Tuffin, British trade union leader (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Thé Tjong-Khing, Dutch illustrator of children books (Miep Diekman), born in Purworedjo, Java

Person of interestSheldon Adelson

Aug 4 Sheldon Adelson, American business magnate (CEO of Las Vegas Sands), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson
Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands
Sheldon Adelson
  • Aug 7 Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, American sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon)
  • Aug 10 Alan Hardcastle, chairman (Lloyds Regulatory Board)
  • Aug 10 Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
  • Aug 10 David Rowland, chairman (Lloyd's)
  • Aug 10 Doyle Brunson, American poker player
  • Aug 10 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; d. 2005)
  • Aug 11 Jerry Falwell, American TV evangelist (Moral Majority)
  • Aug 11 Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
  • Aug 13 Jocelyn Elders, 15th US Surgeon General (1993-94) 1st African American holder, born in Schaal, Arkansas
  • Aug 14 Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate

  • Aug 14 Bryce Courtenay, Australian novelist (The Power of One), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • Aug 16 Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
  • Aug 16 Reiner Kunze, German writer (The Lovely Years), born in Oelsnitz, Saxony
  • Aug 16 Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
  • Aug 17 Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA executive
  • Aug 19 Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 20 Don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86)
  • Aug 20 George John Mitchell, (Sen-D-ME, 1980-94/Senate Whip 1989- )
  • Aug 22 Irmtraud Morgner, German writer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Aug 23 Pete Wilson, American politician (36th Governor of California), born in Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Aug 23 Robert Curl, American chemist (Nobel 1996), born in Alice, Texas

Person of interestYasser Arafat

Aug 24 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2004)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Aug 27 Joke Smit, Dutch feminist
  • Aug 29 Jehan Sadat, Widow of Anwar Sadat and 1st Lady of Egypt, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Aug 29 Arnold Koller, Swiss politician (member of Swiss Federal Councilor), born in St. Gallen, Switzerland