Birthdays in History in August 1940

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 John W. Carlin, American politician (40th Governor of Kansas), born in Salina, Kansas
  • Aug 4 Karel Vachek, Czech director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities), born in Tišnov, Czech Republic
  • Aug 6 Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
  • Aug 7 Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
  • Aug 7 Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), born in Montpellier, France (d. 2014)
  • Aug 10 Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Aug 10 Richard Wells, Chief Constable (South Yorkshire)
  • Aug 13 Ann Armstrong Dailey, American founder (Children's Hospice International), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 13 Timothy Wood, British Conservative Party politician
  • Aug 14 Judith Kazantzis, English poet and feminist, born in Oxford, England (d. 2018)
  • Aug 15 Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist (Founder of Red Army Faction), born in Bartholomä, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Aug 16 Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)
  • Aug 17 David E Price, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • Aug 20 Rubén Hinojosa, American politician
  • Aug 21 Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, Argentinian rheumatologist, born in Buenos Aires
  • Aug 22 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher and multi-millionaire
  • Aug 22 John Banham, British director-general (CBI)
  • Aug 23 Thomas A. Steitz, American Biochemist (2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ribosome discoveries), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • Aug 24 Francine Lalonde, Quebec politician
  • Aug 27 David Hart, gen-sect (National Association of Head Teachers)
  • Aug 28 William Cohen, US Secretary of Defense (1997-2001), (Sen-R Maine, 1979-97), born in Bangor, Maine
  • Aug 29 James Brady, U.S. press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt), born in Centralia, Illinois (d. 2014)

About August 1940

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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