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Famous August Birthdays

The following 7,639 famous people including celebrities were born in the month of August. A random sample was chosen for each day. Click the    after the name to explore the birth date info. You might also want to browse the filtered celebrity birthdays in August.

Zodiac signs for August are Leo and Virgo . The modern birthstone for August is Peridot while the mystical gemstone (based on Tibetan origin) is Diamond.

August 1

  • 1907
    Eric Shipton, Sri Lankan-English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)  
  • 1959
    Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese guitarist and songwriter (Ground Zero and Filament)  
  • 1980
    Bryan Fisher, English-American actor  
  • 1981
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan, English rugby player  
  • 1985
    Dušan Švento, Slovak footballer  

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August 2

  • 1674
    Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1723)
  • 1905
    Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer (d. 1963)  
  • 1912
    Håkon Stenstadvold, Norwegian painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1977)  
  • 1945
    Alex Jesaulenko, Austrian-Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1947
    Ruth Bakke, Norwegian organist and composer  

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August 3

  • 1895
    Neva Morris, American super-centenarian (d. 2010)
  • 1900
    John T. Scopes, American educator (d. 1970)
  • 1918
    Eddie Jefferson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)  
  • 1921
    Hayden Carruth, American poet and critic (d. 2008)  
  • 1950
    Linda Howard, American author  

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August 4

  • 1704
    Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (d. 1752)
  • 1867
    Jake Beckley, American baseball player and coach (d. 1918)
  • 1898
    Ernesto Maserati, Italian race car driver and engineer (d. 1975)
  • 1965
    Wayne Pacelle, American humanitarian and author  
  • 1979
    Robin Peterson, South African cricketer  

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August 5

  • 1906
    Joan Hickson, English actress (d. 1998)  
  • 1964
    Rory Morrison, English journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1974
    Kajol, Indian actress  
  • 1981
    Anna Rawson, Australian golfer  
  • 1982
    Tobias Regner, German singer-songwriter  

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August 6

  • 1874
    Charles Fort, American author (d. 1932)
  • 1904
    Henry Iba, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)  
  • 1926
    Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 2013)  
  • 1947
    Tony Dell, English-Australian cricketer and soldier  
  • 1976
    Krisztina Sereny, Hungarian bodybuilder and model  

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August 7

  • 1907
    Albert Kotin, Belarusian-American soldier and painter (d. 1980)  
  • 1928
    Betsy Byars, American author and academic  
  • 1935
    Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)  
  • 1966
    Shobna Gulati, English actress and dancer  
  • 1975
    Rebecca Kleefisch, American journalist and politician, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin  

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August 8

  • 1929
    Larisa Bogoraz, Russian linguist and activist (d. 2004)  
  • 1942
    John Gustafson, English singer-songwriter and bass player (Roxy Music, Ian Gillan Band, The Big Three, Quatermass, and Episode Six) (d. 2014)  
  • 1962
    Kool Moe Dee, American rapper (Treacherous Three)  
  • 1979
    Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, Icelandic handball player  
  • 1989
    Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian-Kazakhstan tennis player  

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August 9

  • 1872
    Archduke Joseph August of Austria (d. 1962)
  • 1902
    Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Russian general and politician (d. 1984)  
  • 1945
    Zurab Sakandelidze, Georgian basketball player (d. 2004)  
  • 1949
    Ted Simmons, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1952
    Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai activist and politician  

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August 10

  • 1900
    Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt, New Zealand physician and politician, 11th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1994)
  • 1935
    Ad van Luyn, Dutch bishop  
  • 1939
    Kate O'Mara, English actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1980
    Roxanne McKee, Canadian-English model and actress  
  • 1981
    Guillaume Elmont, Dutch martial artist  

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August 11

  • 1908
    Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (d. 1999)  
  • 1950
    Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.  
  • 1973
    Carolyn Murphy, American model and actress  
  • 1976
    Erick Lindgren, American poker player  
  • 1984
    Kaire Palmaru, Estonian footballer  

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August 12

  • 1904
    Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (d. 1918)  
  • 1915
    Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2011)  
  • 1961
    Lawrence Hayward, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Felt, Denim, and Go Kart Mozart)  
  • 1976
    Brad Lukowich, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1980
    Dominique Swain, American actress  

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August 13

  • 1584
    Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (d. 1640)
  • 1803
    Vladimir Odoyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1869)
  • 1898
    Regis Toomey, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1958
    Feargal Sharkey, Irish singer (The Undertones)  
  • 1985
    Gerrit van Look, German rugby player and coach  

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August 14

  • 1777
    Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)
  • 1952
    Alex van Warmerdam, Dutch actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1972
    Yoo Jae-suk, South Korean actor and singer  
  • 1974
    Martin Bulloch, Scottish drummer (Mogwai)  
  • 1987
    James Buckley, English actor  

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August 15

  • 1931
    Ernest C. Brace, American captain and pilot (d. 2014)  
  • 1934
    Reginald Scarlett, Jamaican cricketer and coach  
  • 1935
    Jim Dale, English-American actor, singer, and screenwriter  
  • 1956
    Freedom Neruda, Ivorian journalist  
  • 1972
    Chris Morrissey, American actor and director  

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August 16

  • 1645
    Jean de La Bruyère, French philosopher and author (d. 1696)
  • 1946
    Dick Murdoch, American wrestler (d. 1996)  
  • 1968
    Wolfgang Tillmans, German photographer  
  • 1971
    Stefan Klos, German footballer  
  • 1982
    Cam Gigandet, American actor  

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August 17

  • 1918
    Michael John Wise, English geographer and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1929
    Augie Blunt, American actor (d. 1999)  
  • 1971
    Shaun Rehn, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1977
    William Gallas, French footballer  
  • 1982
    Mark Salling, American actor and singer  

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August 18

  • 1903
    Charlotte Klamroth, German super-centenarian (d. 2015)  
  • 1975
    Kaitlin Olson, American actress  
  • 1979
    Mohib Mirza, Pakistani actor and director  
  • 1990
    Elliot Justham, English footballer  
  • 1993
    Jung Eun-ji, South Korean singer and actress (A Pink)  

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August 19

  • 1881
    George Enescu, Romanian violinist, pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1955)
  • 1889
    Arthur Waley, English orientalist and sinologist (d. 1966)
  • 1916
    Dennis Poore, English race car driver and businessman (d. 1987)  
  • 1932
    Thomas P. Salmon, American lawyer and politician, 75th Governor of Vermont  
  • 1998
    Ella Guevara, Filipino actress  

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August 20

  • 1941
    Robin Oakley, English journalist and author  
  • 1944
    Rajiv Gandhi, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)  
  • 1979
    Sarah Borwell, English tennis player  
  • 1986
    Damien Gaudin, French cyclist  
  • 1988
    Naathan Phan, Scottish magician and actor  

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August 21

  • 1915
    Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (d. 1998)  
  • 1961
    Gerardo Barbero, Argentinian chess player and coach (d. 2001)  
  • 1973
    Steve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1978
    Alan Lee, Irish footballer and coach  
  • 1985
    Melissa M, French singer  

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August 22

  • 1936
    Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)  
  • 1972
    Max Wilson, German-Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1973
    Eurelijus Žukauskas, Lithuanian basketball player  
  • 1979
    Matt Walters, American football player  
  • 1986
    Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese model and actress  

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August 23

  • 1829
    Moritz Cantor, German mathematician and historian (d. 1920)
  • 1910
    Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer and manager (d. 1979)  
  • 1968
    Chris DiMarco, American golfer  
  • 1979
    Saskia Clark, English sailor  
  • 1982
    Scott Palguta, American soccer player  

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August 24

  • 1904
    Mary Burchell, English activist and author (d. 1986)  
  • 1936
    Kenny Guinn, American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (d. 2010)  
  • 1947
    Anne Archer, American actress and producer  
  • 1979
    Michael Redd, American basketball player  
  • 1994
    Aqib Khan, English actor  

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August 25

  • 1910
    Dorothea Tanning, American painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2012)  
  • 1924
    Zsuzsa Körmöczy, Hungarian tennis player and coach (d. 2006)  
  • 1969
    Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor  
  • 1973
    Fatih Akın, German director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1987
    James Wesolowski, Australian footballer  

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August 26

  • 1736
    Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1790)
  • 1942
    Vic Dana, American singer and dancer  
  • 1968
    Byron Lawson, Canadian actor  
  • 1978
    Raja Kaasheff, English-Indian singer  
  • 1982
    Tuğçe Kazaz, Turkish model and actress, Miss Turkey 2001  

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August 27

  • 1896
    Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (d. 1984)
  • 1925
    Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Italian cardinal  
  • 1944
    G.W. Bailey, American actor  
  • 1949
    Ann Murray, Irish soprano  
  • 1970
    Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer and manager  

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August 28

  • 1913
    Robert Irving, English conductor and director (d. 1991)  
  • 1979
    Shaila Dúrcal, Spanish singer-songwriter  
  • 1981
    Ahmed Talbi, Moroccan footballer  
  • 1986
    Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier and journalist  
  • 1986
    Simon Mannering, New Zealand rugby player  

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August 29

  • 1946
    Giorgio Orsoni, Italian lawyer and politician, 17th Mayor of Venice  
  • 1965
    Jeremy Applegate, American actor (d. 2000)  
  • 1979
    Kristjan Rahnu, Estonian decathlete  
  • 1979
    Ryan Shealy, American baseball player  
  • 1980
    Chris Simms, American football player  

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August 30

  • 1818
    Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1925
    Laurent de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator  
  • 1985
    Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer  
  • 1991
    Liam Cooper, Scottish footballer  
  • 2001
    Emily Bear, American pianist and composer  

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August 31

  • 1843
    Georg von Hertling, German academic and politician, 7th Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1919)
  • 1897
    Fredric March, American lieutenant, actor, and singer (d. 1975)
  • 1944
    Clive Lloyd, Guyanese cricketer  
  • 1953
    Jimmy McKenna, Scottish actor  
  • 1977
    Craig Nicholls, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Vines)  

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