Birthdays in History in August 1944

  • Aug 1 Elske Terveld, Dutch undersecretary Social Affairs (PvdA)
  • Aug 1 Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2)
  • Aug 7 Robert Mueller, American lawyer, FBI Director (2001-13) Special Counsel Russian Investigation (2017-), born in New York City
  • Aug 9 Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin
  • Aug 9 Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch politician (D66)
  • Aug 11 David Pearl, British judge
  • Aug 15 Tom Murphy, American politician
  • Aug 16 Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)

Person of interestLarry Ellison

Aug 17 Larry Ellison, American businessman (billionaire founder of Oracle Corporation), born in Manhattan, New York

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison
  • Aug 19 Samuel J de Beer, South Africa vicar/underminister of Education
  • Aug 19 Buzz Kilman, Chicago radio personality
  • Aug 19 Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer
  • Aug 19 Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist
  • Aug 20 Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (1984-89), born in Bombay, India (d.1991)
  • Aug 21 Perry Christie, former prime minister of the Bahamas, born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • Aug 22 Henk Veldhoen, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Heinenoord, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Aug 23 Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92) 1dt woman and Hispanic holder, born in Farjardo, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 24 Gregory Bruce Jarvis, astronaut (STS 25), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 25 Sherley Anne Williams, American poet and novelist (Dessa Rose), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Aug 25 Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 26 Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
  • Aug 27 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD)
  • Aug 28 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate