August 4, 1854

Maria Zankovetska Ukrainian theater actress was born. She was the first person in Ukraine whom the government awarded the high title of the People’s Artist of the republic

August 10, 31 BC

Cleopatra VII Philopator Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt died.

August 31, 1945

Donyale Luna American Supermodel and Actress who is recognized as the “First Black Supermodel” is born.

August 19, 2021

Captain Amy Bauernschmidt becomes the  first woman to Captain a Nuclear Aircraft Carrier.

August 1, 1911

Jackie Ormes American cartoonist was born. She is known as the first Black woman cartoonist a

August 16, 1958

Angela Bassett  American Actress, Director, Producer, and Activist is born.

August 6, 1911

Lucille Désirée Ball American Actress, Comedienne, Model, Studio Executive and Producer was born.

August 24, 1945

Marsha P. Johnson, born Malcolm Michaels Jr.,  American gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen was born.

August 8, 2018

Vanessa Wyche becomes the first black deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

August 29, 1915

Ingrid Bergman Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films, is born,