On this day in 1945, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrite, August Wilson, was born. He's best remembered for his plays, Fences and The Piano Player -- part of a larger work called The Pittsburgh Cycle, which chronicled the African-American experience in Pittsburgh all through the 20th Century (each play set in a different decade).
Other well-known Augusts in history include:
August Wenzinger - cellist and conductor
August Vollmer - criminologist extraordinaire
Augustus (aka Gaius Octavius, aka Gaius Thurinus) - first Roman emperor
Augustus Gloop - world famous nincompoop