Birthdays in History in August 1959

  • Aug 3 Koichi Tanaka, Japanese scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Aug 4 John Gormley, Irish politician
  • Aug 4 Laurence Anholt, British children's author, born in London, England
  • Aug 8 Ronald Weigel, German DR speed walker (5 km indoor)
  • Aug 9 Michael Kors, American fashion designer and Project Runway judge, born in Long Island, New York
  • Aug 10 Mark Price, bass/vocals (All About Eve, Tin Huey-Contents Dislodged)
  • Aug 11 Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese investor
  • Aug 15 Scott D Altman, Lincoln Ill, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • Aug 17 David Koresh, American cult leader (d. 1993)
  • Aug 17 Jonathan Franzen, American author
  • Aug 19 Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer
  • Aug 22 Pia Gjellerup, Danish Social Democrat politician, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Aug 26 Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • Aug 27 Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian artist
  • Aug 27 Leila de Lima, Filipino lawyer, Senator, Chair of the Philippine Senate Electoral Reforms and People's Participation Committee, born in Iriga, Philippines

Person of interestChris Hadfield

Aug 29 Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99), born in Sarnia, Ontario

Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Astronaut
Chris Hadfield
  • Aug 29 Timothy Perry Shriver, member of the Kennedy Family