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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

  • 1905
    Helen Sawyer Hogg, American-Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1993)  
  • 1930
    Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)  
  • 1933
    Teri Shields, American actress, producer, and agent (d. 2012)  
  • 1968
    Dan Donegan, American guitarist (Disturbed, Fight or Flight, and Vandal)  
  • 1974
    Marek Galiński, Polish cyclist (d. 2014)  

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August 2

  • 1455
    John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1499)
  • 1914
    Beatrice Straight, American actress (d. 2001)  
  • 1927
    Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, English mathematician and academic  
  • 1942
    Juan Formell, Cuban singer-songwriter and bass player (Los Van Van) (d. 2014)  
  • 1969
    Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer and manager  

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August 3

  • 1509
    Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (d. 1546)
  • 1927
    Gordon Scott, American actor (d. 2007)  
  • 1970
    Gina G, Australian singer  
  • 1971
    Will Muschamp, American football player and coach  
  • 1989
    Nick Viergever, Dutch footballer  

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August 4

  • 1917
    John Fitch, American race car driver and engineer (d. 2012)  
  • 1939
    Jack Cunningham, Baron Cunningham of Felling, English politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office  
  • 1957
    Valdis Valters, Latvian basketball player and coach  
  • 1958
    Kym Karath, American actress and singer  
  • 1991
    River Viiperi, Spanish model  

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August 5

  • 1813
    Ivar Aasen, Norwegian poet and linguist (d. 1896)
  • 1945
    Loni Anderson, American actress  
  • 1961
    Mark O'Connor, American violinist and composer  
  • 1968
    Marine Le Pen, French lawyer and politician  
  • 1981
    Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress  

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August 6

  • 1809
    Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet and author (d. 1892)
  • 1916
    Dom Mintoff, Maltese journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 2012)  
  • 1934
    Billy Boston, Welsh rugby player and soldier  
  • 1945
    Andy Messersmith, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1965
    Vince Wells, English cricketer  

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August 7

  • 1779
    Louis de Freycinet, French navigator and explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1917
    Budd Lynch, Canadian-American sportscaster (d. 2012)  
  • 1942
    Tobin Bell, American actor and producer  
  • 1950
    S. Thandayuthapani, Sri Lankan educator and politician  
  • 1987
    Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player  

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August 8

  • 1898
    Alexis Minotis, Greek actor and director (d. 1990)
  • 1955
    Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer and manager  
  • 1964
    Anastasia M. Ashman, American blogger and author  
  • 1987
    Tatjana Malek, German tennis player  
  • 1989
    Aleksandra Szwed, Polish actress and singer  

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August 9

  • 1901
    Charles Farrell, American actor and singer (d. 1990)  
  • 1941
    Way Bandy, American make-up artist (d. 1986)  
  • 1957
    Melanie Griffith, American actress and producer  
  • 1971
    Nikki Ziering, American model and actress  
  • 1977
    Adewale Ogunleye, American football player  

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August 10

  • 1267
    James II of Aragon (d. 1327)
  • 1955
    Mel Tiangco, Filipino journalist and talk show host  
  • 1959
    Florent Vollant, Canadian singer-songwriter (Kashtin)  
  • 1981
    Malek Mouath, Saudi Arabian footballer  
  • 1985
    Jared Nathan, American actor (d. 2006)  

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August 11

  • 1667
    Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Italian wife of Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1743)
  • 1933
    Jerzy Grotowski, Polish director and producer (d. 1999)  
  • 1936
    Andre Dubus, American author and educator (d. 1999)  
  • 1940
    Lennie Pond, American race car driver  
  • 1987
    Alyssa Alano, Filipino actress and singer (Viva Hot Babes)  

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August 12

  • 1916
    Ioan Dicezare, Romanian general and pilot (d. 2012)  
  • 1949
    Lou Martin, Northern Irish pianist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012)  
  • 1956
    Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer  
  • 1960
    Laurent Fignon, French cyclist and sportscaster (d. 2010)  
  • 1979
    Austra Skujytė, Lithuanian pentathlete  

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August 13

  • 1972
    Michael Sinterniklaas, French-American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    Joe Perry, English snooker player  
  • 1982
    Shani Davis, American speed skater  
  • 1989
    Israel Jiménez, Mexican footballer  
  • 1991
    Dave Days, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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August 14

  • 1473
    Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (d. 1541)
  • 1929
    Gene Scott, American pastor and broadcaster (d. 2005)  
  • 1983
    Black Milk, American rapper and producer  
  • 1984
    Nicolette van Dam, Dutch actress  
  • 1984
    Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player  

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August 15

  • 1890
    Jacques Ibert, French composer and educator (d. 1962)
  • 1938
    Pran Kumar Sharma, Indian cartoonist (d. 2014)  
  • 1946
    Tony Robinson, English actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1963
    Simon Hart, Welsh soldier and politician  
  • 1990
    Toomas Raadik, Estonian basketball player  

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August 16

  • 1401
    Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (d. 1436)
  • 1596
    Frederick V, Elector Palatine, Bohemian king (d. 1632)
  • 1939
    Billy Joe Shaver, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1963
    Christine Cavanaugh, American actress and singer (d. 2014)  
  • 1974
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyanese cricketer  

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August 17

  • 1904
    Mary Cain, American journalist and politician (d. 1984)  
  • 1938
    Abu Bakar Bashir, Indonesian cleric and educator  
  • 1956
    Gail Berman, American businessman, co-founded BermanBraun  
  • 1966
    Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1980
    Tootsie Guevara, Filipino singer-songwriter and actress  

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August 18

  • 1917
    Caspar Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2006)  
  • 1943
    Sarah Dash, American singer-songwriter and actress (Labelle)  
  • 1965
    Ikue Ōtani, Japanese voice actress  
  • 1973
    Paulo Schroeber, Brazilian guitarist (Almah and Astafix) (d. 2014)  
  • 1992
    Elizabeth Beisel, American swimmer  

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August 19

  • 1870
    Bernard Baruch, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1965)
  • 1934
    Renée Richards, American tennis player and ophthalmologist  
  • 1944
    Bodil Malmsten, Swedish author and poet  
  • 1957
    Christine Soetewey, Belgian high jumper  
  • 1969
    Matthew Perry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  

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August 20

  • 1955
    Danny Murphy, American actor (d. 2014)  
  • 1963
    Kal Daniels, American baseball player  
  • 1968
    Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 1976
    Kristen Miller, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1985
    Brant Daugherty, American actor  

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August 21

  • 1789
    Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and academic (d. 1857)
  • 1971
    Robert Harvey, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1975
    Simon Katich, Australian cricketer and manager  
  • 1990
    Bo Burnham, American comedian, singer-songwriter, and actor  
  • 1992
    Song Seung-hyun, Korean singer, guitarist and actor (F.T. Island)  

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August 22

  • 1924
    James Kirkwood, Jr., American playwright and author (d. 1989)  
  • 1959
    Juan Croucier, Cuban-American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Ratt and Dokken)  
  • 1966
    Brooke Dillman, American actress  
  • 1973
    Kristen Wiig, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    Jenna Leigh Green, American actress and singer  

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August 23

  • 1875
    Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1946)
  • 1922
    Jean Darling, American actress and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1948
    Andrei Pleșu, Romanian journalist and politician, 95th Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1960
    Rodney Greenblat, American painter and graphic designer  
  • 1961
    Gary Mabbutt, English footballer and actor  

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August 24

  • 1498
    John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (d. 1537)
  • 1932
    Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, English cardinal  
  • 1952
    Holly Hallstrom, American model and actress  
  • 1957
    Jeffrey Daniel, American singer-songwriter and dancer (Shalamar)  
  • 1961
    Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian martial artist  

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August 25

  • 1946
    Charles Ghigna, American poet and author  
  • 1960
    Ashley Crow, American actress  
  • 1963
    Tiina Intelmann, Estonian lawyer and diplomat  
  • 1964
    Marti Noxon, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1979
    Masato Wada, Japanese actor and singer (D-Boys)  

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August 26

  • 1921
    Benjamin C. Bradlee, American journalist and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1928
    Naïm Kattan, Iraqi-Canadian author and critic  
  • 1941
    Jane Merrow, English actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1988
    Evan Ross, American actor and singer  
  • 1988
    Wayne Simmonds, Canadians ice hockey player  

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August 27

  • 1941
    Cesária Évora, Cape Verdean singer (d. 2011)  
  • 1965
    Cheryl Fergison, English actress  
  • 1970
    Jim Thome, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1981
    Maxwell Cabelino Andrade, Spanish footballer  
  • 1984
    Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer  

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August 28

  • 1853
    Vladimir Shukhov, Russian architect and engineer, designed the Adziogol Lighthouse (d. 1939)
  • 1906
    John Betjeman, English poet and academic (d. 1984)  
  • 1918
    L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (d. 1995)  
  • 1924
    Janet Frame, New Zealand author and poet (d. 2004)  
  • 1924
    Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer and engineer (d. 2010)  

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August 29

  • 1933
    Sorel Etrog, Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (d. 2014)  
  • 1935
    Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch linguist and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1954
    Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American journalist, author, and academic  
  • 1955
    Diamanda Galás, American singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1961
    Rodney McCray, American basketball player  

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August 30

  • 1852
    Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1911)
  • 1896
    Raymond Massey, Canadian-American actor and playwright (d. 1983)
  • 1901
    John Gunther, American journalist and author (d. 1970)  
  • 1916
    Shailendra, Pakistani-Indian songwriter (d. 1968)  
  • 1952
    Simon Bainbridge, English composer and educator  

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August 31

  • 1916
    Danny Litwhiler, American baseball player and coach (d. 2011)  
  • 1948
    Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1961
    Magnus Ilmjärv, Estonian historian and author  
  • 1962
    Thomas Suozzi, American politician  
  • 1979
    Yuvan Shankar Raja, Indian singer-songwriter and producer  

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