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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

  • 1626
    Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi and theorist (d. 1676)
  • 1969
    Kevin Jarvis, American baseball player and scout  
  • 1973
    Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian runner  
  • 1975
    Vhrsti, Czech author and illustrator  
  • 1983
    David Gervasi, Swiss decathlete  

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August 2

  • 1875
    Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1957)
  • 1923
    Shimon Peres, Polish-Israeli lawyer and politician, 9th President of Israel  
  • 1929
    Roy Crimmins, English trombonist and composer (d. 2014)  
  • 1941
    François Weyergans, Belgian director and screenwriter  
  • 1965
    Hisanobu Watanabe, Japanese baseball player and coach  

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August 3

  • 1692
    John Henley, English minister and poet (d. 1759)
  • 1811
    Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (d. 1861)
  • 1896
    Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
  • 1920
    Max Fatchen, Australian journalist and author (d. 2012)  
  • 1948
    Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French lawyer and politician, 166th Prime Minister of France  

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August 4

  • 1952
    Moya Brennan, Irish singer-songwriter and harp player (Clannad and T with the Maggies)  
  • 1969
    Michael DeLuise, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1975
    Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress  
  • 1981
    Ben Scott, English cricketer  
  • 1994
    Mayuko Fukuda, Japanese actress  

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August 5

  • 1934
    Gay Byrne, Irish radio and television host  
  • 1943
    Nelson Briles, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2005)  
  • 1946
    Bob McCarthy, Australian rugby player and coach  
  • 1978
    Carolina Duer, Argentinian boxer  
  • 1998
    Kanon Suzuki, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)  

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August 6

  • 1922
    Dan Walker, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Illinois (d. 2015)  
  • 1930
    Abbey Lincoln, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1962
    Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian-Hong Kong actress and producer  
  • 1976
    Krisztina Sereny, Hungarian bodybuilder and model  
  • 1984
    Sofia Essaïdi, Moroccan singer, dancer, and actress  

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August 7

  • 1947
    Sofia Rotaru, Ukrainian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  
  • 1961
    Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast  
  • 1986
    Altair Jarabo, Mexican model and actress  
  • 1987
    Mustapha Dumbuya, Sierra Leonean footballer  
  • 1993
    Karol Zalewski, Polish sprinter  

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August 8

  • 1921
    Esther Williams, American swimmer, actress, and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1947
    Larry Wilcox, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1953
    Don Most, American actor and director  
  • 1962
    Kool Moe Dee, American rapper (Treacherous Three)  
  • 1979
    Pooja Shah, English actress  

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August 9

  • 1788
    Adoniram Judson, American missionary and lexicographer (d. 1850)
  • 1896
    Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist and philosopher (d. 1980)
  • 1914
    Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (d. 2001)  
  • 1973
    Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1990
    Brice Roger, French skier  

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August 10

  • 1932
    Alexander Goehr, English composer and academic  
  • 1943
    Ronnie Spector, American singer-songwriter (The Ronettes)  
  • 1971
    Justin Theroux, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler  
  • 1976
    Ian Murray, Scottish businessman and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland  

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August 11

  • 1921
    Alex Haley, American historian and author (d. 1992)  
  • 1932
    John Gorrie, English director and screenwriter  
  • 1962
    Charles Cecil, English video game designer and co-founded Revolution Software  
  • 1977
    Gemma Hayes, Irish singer-songwriter  
  • 1978
    Jermain Taylor, American boxer  

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August 12

  • 1912
    Samuel Fuller, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1997)  
  • 1940
    Eddie Barlow, South African cricketer and coach (d. 2005)  
  • 1949
    Lou Martin, Northern Irish pianist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012)  
  • 1983
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer  
  • 1990
    Marvin Zeegelaar, Dutch footballer  

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August 13

  • 1872
    Richard Willstätter, German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1906
    Chuck Carroll, American football player and lawyer (d. 2003)  
  • 1912
    Claire Cribbs, American basketball player and coach (d. 1985)  
  • 1922
    Chuck Gilmur, American basketball player, coach, and educator (d. 2011)  
  • 1991
    Dave Days, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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August 14

  • 1946
    Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and businessman (d. 2010)  
  • 1969
    DJ Uncle Al, American rapper and DJ (d. 2001)  
  • 1972
    Laurent Lamothe, Haitian businessman and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Haiti  
  • 1976
    Steve Braun, Canadian actor  
  • 1979
    Paul Burgess, Australian pole vaulter  

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August 15

  • 1896
    Catherine Doherty, Russian-Canadian activist, founded the Madonna House Apostolate (d. 1985)
  • 1901
    Pyotr Novikov, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1975)  
  • 1945
    Duffy Dyer, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1967
    Tony Hand, Scottish ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1970
    Anthony Anderson, American comedian, actor, and producer  

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August 16

  • 1645
    Jean de La Bruyère, French philosopher and author (d. 1696)
  • 1930
    Leslie Manigat, Haitian educator and politician, 43rd President of Haiti (d. 2014)  
  • 1970
    Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (d. 1995)  
  • 1975
    Álvaro Tardáguila, Uruguayan cyclist  
  • 1986
    Yu Darvish, Japanese baseball player  

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August 17

  • 1926
    Jean Poiret, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1928
    T. J. Anderson, American composer, conductor, and educator  
  • 1936
    Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor, singer, and activist (d. 2007)  
  • 1941
    Jean Pierre Lefebvre, Canadian director and screenwriter  
  • 1958
    Belinda Carlisle, American singer-songwriter (The Go-Go's)  

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August 18

  • 1750
    Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1825)
  • 1930
    Liviu Librescu, Romanian-American engineer and academic (d. 2007)  
  • 1949
    Rudy Hartono, Indonesian badminton player  
  • 1987
    Tine Thing Helseth, Norwegian trumpet player  
  • 1988
    Jack Hobbs, English footballer  

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August 19

  • 1835
    Tom Wills, Australian cricketer and umpire, co-founded Australian rules football (d. 1880)
  • 1887
    S. Satyamurti, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1943)
  • 1949
    Michael Nazir-Ali, Pakistani-English bishop  
  • 1958
    Anthony Muñoz, American football player, sportscaster, and actor  
  • 1961
    Cor Bakker, Dutch pianist and radio host  

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August 20

  • 1561
    Jacopo Peri, Italian singer and composer (d. 1633)
  • 1963
    Kal Daniels, American baseball player  
  • 1969
    Billy Gardell, American comedian, actor, and producer  
  • 1976
    Gene Kingsale, Aruban-Dutch baseball player  
  • 1992
    Andrei Peteleu, Romanian footballer  

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August 21

  • 1879
    Claude Grahame-White, English pilot and engineer (d. 1959)
  • 1951
    Harry Smith, American journalist and radio host  
  • 1970
    Craig Counsell, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1976
    Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player and scout  
  • 1988
    Louise Setara, English singer-songwriter  

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August 22

  • 1836
    Archibald Willard, American soldier and painter (d. 1918)
  • 1943
    Alun Michael, Welsh police officer and politician, 1st First Minister of Wales  
  • 1947
    Donna Jean Godchaux, American singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead, Heart of Gold Band, and Jerry Garcia Band, and Donna Jean Godchaux Band)  
  • 1985
    Luke Russert, American journalist  
  • 1990
    Randall Cobb, American football player  

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August 23

  • 1930
    Michel Rocard, French civil servant and politician, 160th Prime Minister of France  
  • 1931
    Barbara Eden, American actress and singer  
  • 1931
    Hamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1963
    Park Chan-wook, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1970
    KK, Indian singer-songwriter  

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August 24

  • 1897
    Fred Rose, American pianist, songwriter, and publisher (d. 1954)
  • 1958
    Chris Offutt, American author and academic  
  • 1979
    Vahur Afanasjev, Estonian author and poet  
  • 1986
    Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Indian actor  
  • 1989
    Rocío Igarzábal, Argentinian actress and singer (Teen Angels)  

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August 25

  • 1930
    Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer  
  • 1963
    Miro Cerar, Slovenian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia  
  • 1964
    Joanne Whalley, English actress  
  • 1969
    Olga Konkova, Norwegian-Russian pianist and composer  
  • 1998
    China Anne McClain, American actress and singer (McClain)  

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August 26

  • 1874
    Zona Gale, American author and playwright (d. 1938)
  • 1964
    Zadok Malka, Israeli footballer and manager  
  • 1979
    Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer  
  • 1982
    Akiko Kikuchi, Japanese model and actress  
  • 1982
    Gamze Özçelik, Turkish actress  

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August 27

  • 1936
    Joel Kovel, American scholar and author  
  • 1953
    Alex Lifeson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Rush and Big Dirty Band)  
  • 1967
    Ogie Alcasid, Filipino singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1973
    Jazz, American wrestler  
  • 1985
    Alexandra Nechita, Romanian-American painter and sculptor  

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August 28

  • 1896
    Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)
  • 1898
    Charlie Grimm, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1983)
  • 1918
    L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (d. 1995)  
  • 1921
    Nancy Kulp, American actress and soldier (d. 1991)  
  • 1925
    Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)  

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August 29

  • 1792
    Charles Grandison Finney, American minister and author (d. 1875)
  • 1876
    Charles F. Kettering, American engineer and businessman, founded Delco Electronics (d. 1958)
  • 1976
    Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player  
  • 1983
    Antti Niemi, Finnish ice hockey player  
  • 1990
    Nicole Gale Anderson, American actress  

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August 30

  • 1850
    Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino journalist and lawyer (d. 1896)
  • 1917
    Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 2015)  
  • 1924
    Lajos Kisfaludy, Hungarian chemist and engineer (d. 1988)  
  • 1943
    David Maslanka, American composer and academic  
  • 1976
    Mike Koplove, American baseball player  

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August 31

  • 1918
    Alan Jay Lerner, American songwriter and composer (d. 1986)  
  • 1936
    Vladimir Orlov, Russian journalist and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1946
    Tom Coughlin, American football player and coach  
  • 1951
    Sirje Tamul, Estonian historian, author, and academic  
  • 1977
    Ian Harte, Irish footballer  

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