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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

  • 1920
    Jeffrey Segal, English actor (d.2015)  
  • 1969
    Graham Thorpe, English cricketer and journalist  
  • 1970
    Elon Lindenstrauss, Israeli mathematician and academic  
  • 1987
    Jakov Fak, Croatian-Slovenian biathlete  
  • 1999
    Deimantė Kizalaitė, Lithuanian figure skater  

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August 2

  • 1820
    John Tyndall, Irish-English physicist and mountaineer (d. 1893)
  • 1886
    John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian pilot and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1961)
  • 1931
    Pierre DuMaine, American bishop and academic  
  • 1941
    Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles) (d. 2000)  
  • 1965
    Hisanobu Watanabe, Japanese baseball player and coach  

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August 3

  • 1926
    Tony Bennett, American singer and actor  
  • 1940
    James Tyler, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2010)  
  • 1951
    Marcel Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1952
    Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentinian footballer and manager  
  • 1977
    Justin Lehr, American baseball player  

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August 4

  • 1910
    Hedda Sterne, Romanian-American painter and photographer (d. 2011)  
  • 1961
    Barack Obama, American lawyer and politician, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1962
    Paul Reynolds, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls)  
  • 1973
    Eva Amaral, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Amaral)  
  • 1978
    Duane Ludwig, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer  

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August 5

  • 1872
    Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician, bacteriologist, and epidemiologist, founded the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (d. 1917)
  • 1947
    Bernie Carbo, American baseball player and hairdresser  
  • 1964
    Adam Yauch, American rapper and director (Beastie Boys) (d. 2012)  
  • 1967
    Matthew Caws, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nada Surf)  
  • 1991
    Konrad Hurrell, New Zealand rugby league player  

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August 6

  • 1880
    Hans Moser, Austrian actor and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1922
    Freddie Laker, English businessman, founded Laker Airways (d. 2006)  
  • 1978
    Marvel Smith, American football player  
  • 1981
    Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver  
  • 1986
    Reby Sky, American wrestler and model  

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August 7

  • 1929
    Don Larsen, American baseball player  
  • 1962
    Alain Robert, French rock climber  
  • 1976
    Shane Lechler, American football player  
  • 1987
    Rouven Sattelmaier, German footballer  
  • 1988
    Erik Pieters, Dutch footballer  

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August 8

  • 1969
    Monika Tsõganova, Estonian chess player  
  • 1972
    Steven Tweed, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1973
    Jessica Calvello, American voice actress  
  • 1976
    Drew Lachey, American singer and actor (98 Degrees)  
  • 1977
    Nicolas Vogondy, French cyclist  

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August 9

  • 1909
    Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, Indian scholar, author, and academic (d. 1992)  
  • 1920
    Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1941
    Way Bandy, American make-up artist (d. 1986)  
  • 1962
    Louis Lipps, American football player and radio host  
  • 1980
    Ryoo Seung-bum, South Korean actor and singer  

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August 10

  • 1880
    Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1964)
  • 1897
    John W. Galbreath, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Darby Dan Farm (d. 1988)
  • 1908
    Billy Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)  
  • 1941
    Kees van Kooten, Dutch comedian, actor, and author  
  • 1984
    Jigar Naik, English cricketer  

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August 11

  • 1892
    Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet and linguist (d. 1978)
  • 1954
    M. V. Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer and coach  
  • 1974
    Anju Jain, Indian cricketer and coach  
  • 1981
    Sandi Thom, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1984
    Katie Rees, American model, Miss Nevada USA 2007  

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August 12

  • 1856
    Diamond Jim Brady, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1917)
  • 1866
    Henrik Sillem, Dutch target shooter, mountaineer, and jurist (d. 1907)
  • 1941
    Réjean Ducharme, Canadian author and playwright  
  • 1956
    Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer  
  • 1964
    Katherine Boo, American journalist and author  

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August 13

  • 1898
    Jean Borotra, French tennis player (d. 1994)
  • 1950
    Rusty Gerhardt, American baseball player, coach, and manager  
  • 1969
    Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater  
  • 1982
    Christopher Raeburn English fashion designer  
  • 1984
    James Morrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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August 14

  • 1887
    Marija Leiko, Latvian actress (d. 1937)
  • 1924
    Georges Prêtre, French conductor  
  • 1941
    Lynne Cheney, American wife of Dick Cheney, 32nd Second Lady of the United States  
  • 1955
    Gillian Taylforth, English actress  
  • 1987
    James Buckley, English actor  

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August 15

  • 1873
    Ramaprasad Chanda, Indian archaeologist and historian (d. 1942)
  • 1902
    Jan Campert, Dutch journalist and critic (d. 1943)  
  • 1922
    Sabino Barinaga, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1988)  
  • 1945
    Gene Upshaw, American football player (d. 2008)  
  • 1957
    Željko Ivanek, Slovenian-American actor  

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August 16

  • 1862
    Amos Alonzo Stagg, American baseball player and coach (d. 1965)
  • 1894
    George Meany, American plumber and labor leader (d. 1980)
  • 1956
    Vahan Hovhannisyan, Armenian soldier and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1972
    Emily Robison, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (Dixie Chicks and Court Yard Hounds)  
  • 1977
    Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer-songwriter and actor  

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August 17

  • 1904
    Mary Cain, American journalist and politician (d. 1984)  
  • 1934
    Ron Henry, English footballer (d. 2014)  
  • 1949
    Sib Hashian, American drummer (Boston and Ernie and the Automatics)  
  • 1951
    Richard Hunt, American puppeteer and actor (d. 1992)  
  • 1970
    Øyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer and coach  

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August 18

  • 1934
    Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author (d. 2015)  
  • 1948
    James Jones, English bishop  
  • 1964
    Craig Bierko, American actor and singer  
  • 1966
    Sarita Choudhury, English actress  
  • 1992
    Amy Willerton, English model and actress, Miss Universe Great Britain 2013  

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August 19

  • 1777
    Francis I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
  • 1926
    Arthur Rock, American businessman  
  • 1928
    Norman Brooks, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)  
  • 1975
    Chynna Clugston, American illustrator  
  • 1977
    Takahiro Yamada, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)  

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August 20

  • 1888
    Tôn Đức Thắng, Vietnamese politician, 2nd President of Vietnam (d. 1980)
  • 1941
    Anne Evans, English soprano and actress  
  • 1947
    Alan Lee, English painter and illustrator  
  • 1968
    Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 1992
    Deniss Rakels, Latvian footballer  

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August 21

  • 1765
    William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
  • 1862
    Emilio Salgari, Italian journalist and author (d. 1911)
  • 1872
    Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (d. 1898)
  • 1937
    Gustavo Noboa, Ecuadorian academic and politician, 51st President of Ecuador  
  • 1971
    Robert Harvey, Australian footballer and coach  

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August 22

  • 1773
    Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (d. 1858)
  • 1882
    Raymonde de Laroche, French pilot (d. 1919)
  • 1922
    Micheline Presle, French actress  
  • 1974
    Agustín Pichot, Argentinian rugby player  
  • 1981
    Jang Hyun-kyu, South Korean footballer (d. 2012)  

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August 23

  • 1852
    Arnold Toynbee, English economist and historian (d. 1883)
  • 1872
    Tanguturi Prakasam, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Andhra (d. 1957)
  • 1956
    Skipp Sudduth, American actor and director  
  • 1969
    Jack Lopresti, English soldier and politician  
  • 1970
    Brad Mehldau, American pianist and composer  

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August 24

  • 1913
    Charles Snead Houston, American physician and mountaineer (d. 2009)  
  • 1947
    Anne Archer, American actress and producer  
  • 1950
    Tim D. White, American paleoanthropologist and academic  
  • 1955
    Mike Huckabee, American minister and politician, 44th Governor of Arkansas  
  • 1973
    Grey DeLisle, American voice actress and singer  

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August 25

  • 1624
    François de la Chaise, French priest (d. 1709)
  • 1933
    Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet and Weather Report)  
  • 1952
    Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach  
  • 1977
    Diego Corrales, American boxer (d. 2007)  
  • 1986
    Rona Nishliu, Kosovo-Albanian singer-songwriter  

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August 26

  • 1743
    Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist and biologist (d. 1794)
  • 1792
    Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan soldier and politician, 4th President of Uruguay (d. 1857)
  • 1909
    Gene Moore, American baseball player (d. 1978)  
  • 1932
    Luis Salvadores Salvi, Chilean basketball player (d. 2014)  
  • 1982
    Noah Welch, American ice hockey player  

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August 27

  • 1803
    Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (d. 1895)
  • 1870
    Amado Nervo, Mexican journalist, poet, and diplomat (d. 1919)
  • 1926
    Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist and academic (d. 2002)  
  • 1970
    Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer and manager  
  • 1992
    Stephen Morris, American football player  

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August 28

  • 1942
    Wendy Davies, Welsh historian and academic  
  • 1966
    Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician  
  • 1981
    Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter  
  • 1984
    Sarah Roemer, American actress  
  • 1989
    Cassadee Pope, American singer-songwriter (Hey Monday)  

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August 29

  • 1920
    Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1955)  
  • 1922
    John Edward Williams, American author and educator (d. 1994)  
  • 1924
    María Dolores Pradera, Spanish singer and actress  
  • 1938
    Angela Huth, English journalist and author  
  • 1990
    Patrick van Aanholt, Dutch footballer  

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August 30

  • 1926
    Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (d. 2010)  
  • 1935
    John Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2001)  
  • 1955
    Jamie Moses, English-American guitarist  
  • 1973
    Lisa Ling, American journalist and author  
  • 1989
    Simone Guerra, Italian footballer  

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August 31

  • 1663
    Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker (d. 1705)
  • 1916
    John S. Wold, American physicist and politician  
  • 1921
    Raymond Williams, Welsh author and academic (d. 1988)  
  • 1940
    Robbie Basho, American guitarist, pianist, and composer (d. 1986)  
  • 1980
    Joe Budden, American rapper (Slaughterhouse)  

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