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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.

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August 1

  • 1881
    Otto Toeplitz, German mathematician and academic (d. 1940)
  • 1951
    Pete Mackanin, American baseball player, coach, and manager  
  • 1958
    Adrian Dunbar, Irish actor  
  • 1958
    Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)  
  • 1963
    Lynette Sadleir, New Zealand swimmer  

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August 2

  • 1938
    Pierre de Bané, Israeli-Canadian lawyer and politician  
  • 1941
    Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles) (d. 2000)  
  • 1950
    Lance Ito, American lawyer and judge  
  • 1965
    Joe Hockey, Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Treasurer of Australia  
  • 1992
    Charli XCX, English singer-songwriter  

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August 3

  • 1909
    Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and educator (d. 1971)  
  • 1923
    Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (d. 2012)  
  • 1949
    B. B. Dickerson, American bass player and songwriter (War)  
  • 1964
    Lucky Dube, South African singer and keyboard player (d. 2007)  
  • 1971
    DJ Spinderella, American DJ, rapper, and producer (Salt-N-Pepa)  

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August 4

  • 1928
    Christian Goethals, Belgian race car driver (d. 2003)  
  • 1945
    Alan Mulally, American engineer and businessman  
  • 1957
    Brooks D. Simpson, American historian and author  
  • 1978
    Michail Stifunin, Russian ice dancer  
  • 1981
    Jana Kolukanova, Estonian swimmer  

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August 5

  • 1959
    Pete Burns, English singer-songwriter (Dead or Alive)  
  • 1965
    Scott William Winters, American actor  
  • 1968
    John Olerud, American baseball player  
  • 1974
    Alvin Ceccoli, Australian footballer  
  • 1983
    Dawn Richard, American singer-songwriter and dancer (Danity Kane and Diddy – Dirty Money)  

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August 6

  • 1666
    Maria Sophia of Neuburg (d. 1699)
  • 1911
    Constance Heaven, English author and actress (d. 1995)  
  • 1956
    Bill Emmott, English journalist and author  
  • 1982
    Adrianne Curry, American model, actress, and producer  
  • 1998
    Jack Scanlon, English actor  

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August 7

  • 1876
    Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (d. 1917)
  • 1948
    Greg Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach  
  • 1978
    Shirley Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer  
  • 1982
    Brit Marling, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1982
    Martin Vučić, Macedonian singer and drummer  

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August 8

  • 1881
    Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (d. 1954)
  • 1965
    El Hefe, American guitarist and trumpet player (NOFX)  
  • 1977
    Nicolas Vogondy, French cyclist  
  • 1986
    Pierre Garçon, American football player  
  • 1987
    Pierre Boulanger, French actor  

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August 9

  • 1902
    Zino Francescatti, French violinist (d. 1991)  
  • 1931
    Mário Zagallo, Brazilian footballer and coach  
  • 1963
    Jay Leggett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1967
    Deion Sanders, American football and baseball player  
  • 1974
    Raphaël Poirée, French biathlete  

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August 10

  • 1825
    István Türr, Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908)
  • 1923
    Fred Ridgway, English cricketer and footballer (d. 2015)  
  • 1927
    Jimmy Martin, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)  
  • 1942
    Betsey Johnson, American fashion designer  
  • 1957
    Zuhal Olcay, Turkish actress and singer  

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August 11

  • 1920
    Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (d. 2006)  
  • 1958
    Jah Wobble, English singer-songwriter and bass player (Public Image Ltd and The Damage Manual)  
  • 1965
    Embeth Davidtz, American actress  
  • 1969
    Ashley Jensen, Scottish actress  
  • 1989
    Sebastian Huke, German footballer  

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August 12

  • 1566
    Isabella Clara Eugenia Spanish wife of Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (d. 1633)
  • 1928
    Dan Curtis, American director and producer (d. 2006)  
  • 1960
    Greg Thomas, Welsh-English cricketer  
  • 1973
    Marcy Borders, American bank clerk (d. 2015)  
  • 1979
    D. J. Houlton, American baseball player  

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August 13

  • 1928
    John Tidmarsh, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1949
    Bobby Clarke, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1961
    Sam Champion, American journalist  
  • 1967
    Quinn Cummings, American actress  
  • 1970
    Elvis Grbac, American football player and coach  

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August 14

  • 1817
    Alexander H. Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1947
    Danielle Steel, American author  
  • 1969
    Tracy Caldwell Dyson, American chemist and astronaut  
  • 1974
    Christopher Gorham, American actor and director  
  • 1977
    Ed Harcourt, English singer-songwriter and producer  

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August 15

  • 1896
    Gerty Cori, Czech-American biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1919
    Huntz Hall, American actor and singer (d. 1999)  
  • 1924
    Robert Bolt, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1995)  
  • 1926
    Kenneth Newman, English police officer  
  • 1934
    Reginald Scarlett, Jamaican cricketer and coach  

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August 16

  • 1934
    Dave Thomas, English-Welsh golfer and architect (d. 2013)  
  • 1947
    Carol Moseley Braun, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to New Zealand  
  • 1972
    Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian and television host  
  • 1975
    Álvaro Tardáguila, Uruguayan cyclist  
  • 1980
    Emerson Ramos Borges, Brazilian footballer  

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August 17

  • 1473
    Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (d. 1483)
  • 1601
    Pierre de Fermat, French lawyer and mathematician (d. 1665)
  • 1939
    Luther Allison, American singer and guitarist (d. 1997)  
  • 1970
    Øyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer and coach  
  • 1978
    Ebon Moss-Bachrach, American actor  

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August 18

  • 1611
    Marie Louise Gonzaga, French wife of John II Casimir Vasa (d. 1650)
  • 1934
    Ronnie Carroll, Irish singer and politician (d. 2015)  
  • 1952
    Ricardo Villa, Argentinian footballer and coach  
  • 1979
    Stuart Dew, Australian footballer  
  • 1993
    Jung Eun-ji, South Korean singer and actress (A Pink)  

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August 19

  • 1933
    Bettina Cirone, American model and photographer  
  • 1958
    Gary Gaetti, American baseball player, coach, and manager  
  • 1962
    Toll Yagami, Japanese drummer (Buck-Tick)  
  • 1975
    Tracie Thoms, American actress and singer  
  • 1977
    Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist  

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August 20

  • 1930
    Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 2013)  
  • 1963
    José Cecena, Mexican baseball player  
  • 1972
    Scott Quinnell, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster  
  • 1974
    Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist and conductor  
  • 1985
    Blake DeWitt, American baseball player  

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August 21

  • 1903
    Kostas Giannidis, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1984)  
  • 1944
    Jackie DeShannon, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1978
    Bhumika Chawla, Indian actress  
  • 1987
    Kim Kibum, South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior)  
  • 1990
    Big Chocolate, American singer-songwriter, and producer (Burning the Masses)  

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August 22

  • 1412
    Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1464)
  • 1848
    Melville Elijah Stone, American publisher, founded the ''Chicago Daily News'' (d. 1929)
  • 1928
    Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer and academic (d. 2007)  
  • 1961
    Iain Coucher, English businessman  
  • 1979
    Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian actress and producer  

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August 23

  • 1868
    Edgar Lee Masters, American lawyer, author, poet, and playwright (d. 1950)
  • 1924
    Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, screenwriter, and director (d. 2005)  
  • 1943
    Peter Lilley, English politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills  
  • 1952
    Georgios Paraschos, Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Bruno Spengler, Canadian race car driver  

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August 24

  • 1903
    Karl Hanke, Polish-German businessman and politician (d. 1945)  
  • 1915
    James Tiptree, Jr., American psychologist and author (d. 1987)  
  • 1968
    James Toney, American boxer and mixed martial artist  
  • 1977
    Per Gade, Danish footballer  
  • 1986
    Arian Foster, American football player  

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August 25

  • 1902
    Stefan Wolpe, German-American composer and educator (d. 1972)  
  • 1910
    Dorothea Tanning, American painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2012)  
  • 1933
    Patrick F. McManus, American journalist and author  
  • 1949
    John Savage, American actor and producer  
  • 1987
    Ollie Hancock, English race car driver  

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August 26

  • 1950
    Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)  
  • 1975
    Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1985
    Oleksiy Kasyanov, Ukrainian decathlete  
  • 1988
    Evan Ross, American actor and singer  
  • 1989
    Héloïse Guérin, French model  

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August 27

  • 1938
    Tanju Okan, Turkish singer and actor (d. 1996)  
  • 1940
    Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (Last Exit) (d. 1994)  
  • 1956
    Glen Matlock, English singer-songwriter and bass player (Sex Pistols, Rich Kids, The Faces, and The International Swingers)  
  • 1969
    Cesar Millan, Mexican-American dog trainer and author  
  • 1977
    Deco, Brazilian-Portuguese footballer  

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August 28

  • 1913
    Terence Reese, English bridge player and author (d. 1996)  
  • 1921
    Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and playwright (d. 2007)  
  • 1968
    Billy Boyd, Scottish actor and singer  
  • 1973
    Kirby Morrow, Canadian actor  
  • 1982
    Gionna Cabrera, Filipino model, Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2005  

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August 29

  • 1929
    Thom Gunn, English-American poet and academic (d. 2004)  
  • 1938
    Angela Huth, English journalist and author  
  • 1956
    Mark Morris, American dancer and choreographer  
  • 1977
    Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian and radio host  
  • 1987
    Elliot Benyon, English footballer  

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August 30

  • 1896
    Raymond Massey, Canadian-American actor and playwright (d. 1983)
  • 1944
    Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1949
    Don Boudria, Canadian public servant and politician, 2nd Canadian Minister for International Cooperation  
  • 1953
    Robert Parish, American basketball player  
  • 1966
    Michael Michele, American actress  

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August 31

  • 1940
    Robert Morris, English actor  
  • 1948
    Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1951
    Sirje Tamul, Estonian historian, author, and academic  
  • 1960
    Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper  
  • 1978
    Philippe Christanval, French footballer  

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