3 August

 


1811

 Elisha Otis
Elisha Graves Otis (August 3, 1811 – April 8, 1861) was an American industrialist, founder of the Otis Elevator Company, and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails. Born in Halifax, Vermont. (d. 1861)

1867

 Stanley Baldwin
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG PC FRS (3 August 1867 – 14 December 1947) was a British Conservative politician, who served three times as Prime Minister. He is the only one to serve under three monarchs (George V, Edward VIII and George VI). Born at Lower Park House Lower Park Bewdley in Worcestershire, England. (d. 1947)

1887

 Rupert Brooke
Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially “The Soldier”. Born in Rugby, Warwickshire.
“If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.”. (d. 1915)

1900

 John T Scopes
John Thomas Scopes (August 3, 1900 – October 21, 1970) was a teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, who was charged on May 5, 1925 for violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee schools. He was tried in a case known as the Scopes Trial. Born in Texas. (d. 1970)
 Ernie Pyle
Ernie Pyle (August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist. As a roving correspondent for the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain, he earned wide acclaim for his accounts of ordinary people in rural America, and later, of ordinary American soldiers during World War II. Born Ernest Taylor Pyle in Dana, Indiana. (d. 1985)

1905

 Dolores del Río
Dolores del Río (August 3, 1905 – April 11, 1983), was a Mexican film, television and stage actress. She was a Hollywood star in the 1920s and 1930s, and one of the most important female figures of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. Born María de los Dolores Asúnsolo López-Negrete in Durango, Mexico. (d. 1983)

1920

 P. D James
Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL (3 August 1920 – 27 November 2014), known as P. D. James, was an English crime writer. She was most famous for a series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh. Born in Oxford, England. (d. 2014)

1924

 Leon Uris
Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003) was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels. His bestselling books include Exodus (published in 1958). Born in Baltimore, Maryland. (d. 2003)

1926

 Tony Bennett
Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), better known as Tony Bennett, is an Italian-American singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz. Bennett recorded his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in 1962. Born in Astoria, Queens, New York City.

1934

 Jonas Savimbi
Jonas Malheiro Savimbi (August 3, 1934 – February 22, 2002) was an Angolan political and military leader. He founded and led UNITA, a movement that first waged a guerrilla war against Portuguese colonial rule, 1966-1974, and after independence in 1975 fought the ruling MPLA in the Angolan Civil War. Born in Munhango, Moxico Province, Angola. (d. 2002)

1937

 Steven Berkoff
Steven Berkoff (born 3 August 1937) is an English actor, playwright, author and director, best known for his performances in villainous roles and his “In-yer-face” theatre. Born Leslie Steven Berks in Stepney in the East End of London.

1938

 Terry Wogan
Terry Wogan, KBE, DL (born 3 August 1938) was an Irish radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the BBC in the United Kingdom for most of his career. Born Michael Terence Wogan in Limerick, Republic of Ireland.

1940

 Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940) is an American actor who achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979). He has also appeared in television, notably as President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing (1999-2006). Born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez in Dayton, Ohio.

1941

 Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart (born August 3, 1941) is an American business magnate, writer, and television personality.She has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. Born Martha Helen Kostyra in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1946

 Jack Straw
Jack Straw (born 3 August 1946) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Blackburn since 1979. He served as Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons. From 2007 to 2010 he was the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and the Secretary of State for Justice. Born John Whitaker Straw in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England.
 Syreeta Wright
Syreeta Wright (August 3, 1946 – July 6, 2004), who recorded professionally under the single name Syreeta, was a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter most notably known for her work with ex-husband Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (d. 2004)
 Jacki Piper
Jacki Piper (born 3 August 1946) best known for her appearances as the female juvenile lead in the British film comedies Carry On Up the Jungle (1970), Carry On Loving (1970), Carry On at Your Convenience (1971), and Carry On Matron (1972). Born Jacqueline Crump in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.

1950

 John Landis
John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. Landis is known for his comedy films, his horror films, and his music videos with Michael Jackson. Born in Chicago, Illinois.

1951

 Jay North
Jay North (born August 3, 1951) is an American actor. Beginning a prolific career as a child actor at the age of six, North became a household name during the early 1960s for his role as the well-meaning, but mischievous, Dennis Mitchell on the situation comedy Dennis the Menace. Born Jay Waverly North in Hollywood, California.

1952

 Osvaldo Ardiles
Osvaldo César Ardiles (born 3 August 1952), often referred to in Britain as Ossie Ardiles, is a football coach, pundit and former midfielder who won the 1978 World Cup as part of the Argentine national team. Born in Bell Ville, Córdoba Province, Argentina.

1977

 Tom Brady
Tom Brady, Jr. (born August 3, 1977), nicknamed Tom Terrific, is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Born Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr in San Mateo, California.

1989

 Jules Bianchi
Jules Bianchi (3 August 1989 – 17 July 2015) was a French motor racing driver who was a driver for Marussia F1 in the FIA Formula One World Championship. He lost his life after succumbing to head injuries sustained in an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. Born in Nice, France.

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