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Birthdays in History in August 1947

  • Aug 1 Dennis Zine, American politician (Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 3rd district), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 5 Greg Leskiw, Canadian rocker (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Aug 7 Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own), born in Tzaneen, South Africa
  • Aug 10 Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian politician and founder of the People's Justice Party (PKR), born in Bukit Mertajam, Malaya
  • Aug 11 Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician
  • Aug 13 Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician (Minister of Gender Equality), born in Sjuntorp, Sweden

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Aug 14 Danielle Steel, American author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in New York City, New York

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  • Aug 15 Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, American chemist and NASA astronaut (STS 33), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Aug 16 Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
  • Aug 17 Francine Hughes Wilson, American domestic abuse victim "The Burning Bed" who changed pubic perceptions, born in Stockbridge, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Aug 22 Bud Cramer, American politician (Rep-D-Alabama), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Aug 24 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author (The Alchemist), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Aug 24 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral (commanded the Caspian Flotilla 1996-2002), born in Bely, Tver Oblast, Soviet Union
  • Aug 27 Jacques Arnold, MP (Conservative)
  • Aug 28 Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist, born in Matsubushi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 29 Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 30 Allan Rock, Canadian politician and diplomat, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 31 Luca di Montezemolo, Italian businessman
  • Aug 31 Yumiko Ōshima, Japanese manga artist

About August 1947

How Old? 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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