Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley’s amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. Born Phoebe Ann Moses in North Star, Ohio. (d. 1926)
John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird FRSE (14 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world’s first practical, publicly demonstrated television system, and also the world’s first fully electronic colour television tube. Born in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute. (d. 1946)
Bert Lahr (August 13, 1895 – December 4, 1967) was an American actor and comedian. Lahr is remembered today for his role as the Cowardly Lion in the film The Wizard of Oz (1939). Born Irving Lahrheim in New York City. (d. 1967)
Regis Toomey (August 13, 1898 – October 12, 1991) was an American film and television actor. Toomey appeared in over 180 films, including classics such as The Big Sleep with Humphrey Bogart. Born John Regis Toomey in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (d. 1991)
Sir Alfred Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. Psycho is almost certainly Hitchcock’s best-known film. Born Alfred Joseph Hitchcock in Leytonstone, (then part of Essex, now part of London). (d. 1980)
Felix Wankel (August 13, 1902 – October 9, 1988) was a German mechanical engineer and inventor after whom the Wankel engine was named. Born Felix Heinrich Wankel in Lahr, Baden, Germany. (d. 1988)
Sir Basil Spence, OM, OBE, RA (13 August 1907 – 19 November 1976) was a Scottish architect, most notably associated with Coventry Cathedral in England and the Beehive in New Zealand, but also responsible for numerous other buildings in the Modernist/Brutalist style. Born Basil Urwin Spence in Bombay, India. (d. 1976)
Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997) was an American professional golfer, generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Born William Ben Hogan in Stephenville, Texas. (d. 1997)
Makarios III (August 13, 1913 – August 3, 1977), was the archbishop and primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus, a Greek Orthodox Church (1950-1977), and the first President of the Republic of Cyprus (1960-1974 and 1974-1977). Born Michail Christodoulou Mouskos. (d. 1977)
Fred Davis, OBE (14 August 1913 – 16 April 1998) was an English professional player of snooker and billiards, being one of only two players ever to win the world title in both, along with his brother Joe. He was one of the most popular personalities in the game. His professional career spanned from 1929 to 1993. Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. (d. 1998)
Neville Brand (August 13, 1920 – April 16, 1992) was an American television and movie actor. He is probably most well known as Al Capone in the TV show The Untouchables. Born in Griswold, Iowa. (d. 1992)
Fidel Castro (born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. Born Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz in Birán, Oriente Province, Cuba.
Don Ho (August 13, 1930 – April 14, 2007) was a Hawaiian and traditional pop musician, singer and entertainer. Born Donald Tai Loy Ho in Honolulu, Hawaii. (d. 2007)
Bernard Manning (13 August 1930 – 18 June 2007) was an English comedian and nightclub owner. Manning told irreverent jokes about people from all walks of life, but his act was best known for material involving ethnic stereotypes and minority groups. Born Bernard John Manning in Ancoats, Manchester, England. (d. 2007)
Madhur Jaffrey, CBE (born 13 August 1933) is an Indian-born actress, food and travel writer, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing Indian cuisine to the Western world with her debut cookbook, An Invitation to Indian Cooking (1973). She played an instrumental part in bringing together film makers James Ivory and Ismail Merchant and acted in several of their films such as Shakespeare Wallah (1965), for which she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival. Born Madhur Bahadur in Civil Lines, Delhi, British India.
Rod Hull (13 August 1935 – 17 March 1999), better known as Rod Hull, was a popular entertainer on British television in the 1970s and 1980s. He rarely appeared without Emu, a mute, highly aggressive arm-length puppet of the flightless emu bird. Born Rodney Stephen Hull in the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England. (d. 1999)
Susan Jameson (born 13 August 1941) is an English actress who is best known for her television work.
Her television roles include Myra Booth in Coronation Street, Kate in Take Three Girls and Jessie Seaton in When the Boat Comes In. Born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England.
Howard Marks (born 13 August 1945) is a Welsh author and former drug smuggler who achieved notoriety as an international cannabis smuggler through high-profile court cases. At his peak he was supposedly smuggling consignments of the drug as large as 30 tons, and was connected with groups as diverse as the CIA, the IRA, MI6, and the Mafia. He had up to 43 different aliases. Born in Kenfig Hill, near Bridgend, Wales.
Jane Carr (born 13 August 1950) is an English actress. Her earliest film role was as Mary McGregor in the 1969 British film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She had a featured part as “Louise” in the US version of TV series Dear John. She is well known for the voice role of “Pud’n” on the animated The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. Born Ellen Jane Carr in Loughton, Essex, England.
Dan Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. Born Daniel Grayling Fogelberg in Peoria, Illinois. (d. 2007)
Feargal Sharkey (born 13 August 1958) is a singer from Northern Ireland who first found fame as the lead vocalist of pop punk band The Undertones. Born Sean Feargal Sharkey in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Danny Bonaduce (born August 13, 1959) is an American radio/television personality, comedian, professional wrestler, and former child actor. He became famous as a child actor of the 1970s on the sitcom/television series The Partridge Family. Born Dante Daniel Bonaduce in Broomall, Pennsylvania.
Phil Taylor (born 13 August 1960) is an English professional darts player, nicknamed Phil “The Power” Taylor. He is widely regarded as the best darts player of all time, having won more than 190 professional tournaments and a record 16 World Championships. Born Philip Douglas Taylor in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.
Stuart Maconie (born 13 August 1961) is an English radio DJ and television presenter, writer, journalist, and critic working in the field of pop music and popular culture. Born in Whiston, Lancashire.
John Slattery (born August 13, 1962) is an American actor and director, best known for his role as Roger Sterling on AMC’s series Mad Men. Born John M Slattery Jr in Boston, Massachusetts.
Alan Shearer OBE, DL (born 13 August 1970) is an English retired footballer. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and for the England national team. Born in Gosforth, Newcastle.