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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

  • 1974
    Beckie Scott, Canadian skier  
  • 1980
    Romain Barras, French decathlete  
  • 1986
    Anton Strålman, Swedish ice hockey player  
  • 1988
    Patryk Małecki, Polish footballer  
  • 1998
    Khamani Griffin, American actor  

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August 2

  • 1871
    John French Sloan, American painter and illustrator (d. 1951)
  • 1900
    Helen Morgan, American actress and singer (d. 1941)
  • 1947
    Lawrence Wright, American journalist, author, and screenwriter  
  • 1953
    Donnie Munro, Scottish singer and guitarist (Runrig)  
  • 1962
    Cynthia Stevenson, Canadian actress  

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August 3

  • 1770
    Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
  • 1923
    Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (d. 2012)  
  • 1977
    Tom Brady, American football player  
  • 1985
    Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby player and boxer  
  • 1994
    Esther Earl, American activist and blogger (d. 2010)  

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August 4

  • 1859
    Knut Hamsun, Norwegian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1952)
  • 1912
    David Raksin, American composer and educator (d. 2004)  
  • 1976
    Trevor Woodman, English rugby player and coach  
  • 1981
    Marques Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (IMx)  
  • 1997
    Ekaterina Ryabova, Russian singer  

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August 5

  • 1926
    Betsy Jolas, French composer  
  • 1960
    David Baldacci, American lawyer and author  
  • 1965
    Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese keyboard player and composer  
  • 1988
    Eddie Nolan, Irish footballer  
  • 1988
    Michael Jamieson, Scottish-English swimmer  

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August 6

  • 1909
    Diana Keppel, Countess of Albemarle (d. 2013)  
  • 1941
    Lyle Berman, American businessman and poker player  
  • 1965
    Ravi Coltrane, American saxophonist  
  • 1972
    Darren Eales, English footballer and lawyer  
  • 1988
    Jared Murillo, American singer, dancer, and actor (V Factory)  

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August 7

  • 1779
    Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (d. 1859)
  • 1862
    Victoria of Baden (d. 1931)
  • 1928
    Betsy Byars, American author and academic  
  • 1939
    Anjanette Comer, American actress  
  • 1955
    Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director  

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August 8

  • 1911
    Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)  
  • 1928
    Don Burrows, Australian saxophonist, clarinet player, and flute player  
  • 1950
    Lucjan Lis, Polish-German cyclist (d. 2015)  
  • 1964
    Anastasia M. Ashman, American blogger and author  
  • 1981
    Bradley McIntosh, English singer and actor (S Club and Upper Street)  

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August 9

  • 1757
    Thomas Telford, Scottish architect and engineer, designed the Menai Suspension Bridge (d. 1834)
  • 1941
    Way Bandy, American make-up artist (d. 1986)  
  • 1942
    Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)  
  • 1969
    Troy Percival, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1985
    Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer  

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August 10

  • 1740
    Samuel Arnold, English organist and composer (d. 1802)
  • 1869
    Laurence Binyon, English poet, playwright, and scholar (d. 1943)
  • 1941
    Kees van Kooten, Dutch comedian, actor, and author  
  • 1965
    Mike E. Smith, American jockey and sportscaster  
  • 1985
    Julia Skripnik, Estonian tennis player  

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August 11

  • 1933
    Jerzy Grotowski, Polish director and producer (d. 1999)  
  • 1942
    Mike Hugg, English drummer and keyboard player (Manfred Mann and The Manfreds)  
  • 1943
    Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan  
  • 1965
    Marc Bergevin, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1971
    Julie Clarke, American model and actress  

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August 12

  • 1604
    Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
  • 1907
    Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean physician and politician, 2nd President of Singapore (d. 1981)  
  • 1926
    Joe Jones, American singer-songwriter (d. 2005)  
  • 1949
    Lou Martin, Northern Irish pianist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012)  
  • 1993
    Luna, South Korean actress, singer, and dancer (f(x))  

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August 13

  • 1823
    Goldwin Smith, English-Canadian historian and journalist (d. 1910)
  • 1851
    Felix Adler, German-American religious leader and educator (d. 1933)
  • 1941
    Erin Fleming, Canadian-American actress (d. 2003)  
  • 1964
    Debi Mazar, American actress  
  • 1985
    Lacey Brown, American singer-songwriter  

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August 14

  • 1727
    Princess Henriette of France (d. 1752)
  • 1940
    Alexei Panshin, American author  
  • 1942
    Lionel Morton, English singer, guitarist, and television host (The Four Pennies)  
  • 1954
    Christian Gross, Swiss footballer and coach  
  • 1979
    Jérémie Bréchet, French footballer  

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August 15

  • 1771
    Walter Scott, Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1832)
  • 1941
    Lou Perryman, American actor (d. 2009)  
  • 1944
    R. A. W. Rhodes, English political scientist and academic  
  • 1945
    Duffy Dyer, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1947
    Jenny Hanley, English actress  

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August 16

  • 1937
    Boris Rõtov, Estonian chess player (d. 1987)  
  • 1962
    Steve Carell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1968
    Wolfgang Tillmans, German photographer  
  • 1970
    Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1980
    Ryan Hanigan, American baseball player  

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August 17

  • 1964
    Maria McKee, American singer-songwriter (Lone Justice)  
  • 1976
    Geertjan Lassche, Dutch journalist and director  
  • 1979
    Antwaan Randle El, American football player and journalist  
  • 1990
    Rachel Hurd-Wood, English actress  
  • 1991
    Austin Butler, American actor and singer  

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August 18

  • 1935
    Hifikepunye Pohamba, Namibian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Namibia  
  • 1949
    Rudy Hartono, Indonesian badminton player  
  • 1956
    Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer and coach  
  • 1972
    Masahiro Nakai, Japanese singer and actor (SMAP)  
  • 1974
    Nicole Krauss, American novelist and critic  

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August 19

  • 1342
    Catherine of Bohemia (d. 1395)
  • 1711
    Edward Boscawen, English admiral and politician (d. 1761)
  • 1945
    Sandro de América, Argentinian singer and actor (d. 2010)  
  • 1956
    José Rubén Zamora, Guatemalan journalist, founded ''Siglo Veintiuno'' and ''El Periódico''  
  • 1980
    Russell Kane, English comedian and actor  

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August 20

  • 1923
    Jim Reeves, American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)  
  • 1947
    Alan Lee, English painter and illustrator  
  • 1975
    Elijah Williams, American football player and coach  
  • 1978
    Alberto Martín, Spanish tennis player  
  • 1988
    Nikki SooHoo, American actress  

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August 21

  • 1887
    James Paul Moody, English sailor (d. 1912)
  • 1954
    Chip Coffey, American psychic medium  
  • 1959
    Anne Hobbs, English tennis player and coach  
  • 1971
    Liam Howlett, English keyboard player, DJ, and producer (The Prodigy)  
  • 1978
    Peter Buxton, English rugby player and manager  

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August 22

  • 1834
    Samuel Pierpont Langley, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1906)
  • 1920
    Denton Cooley, American soldier and surgeon  
  • 1936
    John Callaway, American journalist and producer (d. 2009)  
  • 1940
    George Reinholt, American actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1989
    Chariz Solomon, Filipino actress  

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August 23

  • 1971
    Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1974
    Christian Beranek, American actor, producer, and author  
  • 1978
    Andrew Rannells, American actor and singer  
  • 1982
    Scott Palguta, American soccer player  
  • 1995
    Vlada Kubassova, Estonian footballer  

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August 24

  • 1918
    Sikander Bakht, Indian field hockey player and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2004)  
  • 1929
    Betty Dodson, American author and educator  
  • 1954
    Heini Otto, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1962
    Craig Kilborn, American actor and talk show host  
  • 1986
    Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Indian actor  

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August 25

  • 1912
    Erich Honecker, German soldier and politician (d. 1994)  
  • 1933
    Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet and Weather Report)  
  • 1977
    Andy McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1981
    Jean-Julien Rojer, Curaçaoan-Dutch tennis player  
  • 1987
    Stacey Farber, Canadian actress  

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August 26

  • 1901
    Jimmy Rushing, American singer and bandleader (Oklahoma City Blue Devils) (d. 1972)  
  • 1929
    Reuben Kamanga, Zambian soldier and politician, 1st Vice President of Zambia (d. 1996)  
  • 1941
    Chris Curtis, English singer and drummer (The Searchers) (d. 2005)  
  • 1952
    Will Shortz, American journalist and puzzle creator  
  • 1977
    Simone Motta, Italian footballer  

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August 27

  • 1896
    Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet (d. 1933)
  • 1916
    Martha Raye, American actress and singer (d. 1994)  
  • 1924
    Rosalie E. Wahl, American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)  
  • 1926
    Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist and academic (d. 2002)  
  • 1940
    Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (Last Exit) (d. 1994)  

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August 28

  • 1896
    Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)
  • 1913
    Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1993)  
  • 1936
    Don Denkinger, American baseball player and umpire  
  • 1951
    Wayne Osmond, American singer-songwriter and actor (The Osmonds)  
  • 1989
    Jo Kwon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (2AM)  

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August 29

  • 1912
    Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-English cinematographer and photographer  
  • 1935
    László Garai, Hungarian psychologist and scholar  
  • 1946
    Demetris Christofias, Cypriot businessman and politician, 6th President of Cyprus  
  • 1947
    Temple Grandin, American ethologist, academic, and author  
  • 1994
    Courtney Stodden, American model and singer  

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August 30

  • 1856
    Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist (d. 1927)
  • 1916
    Shailendra, Pakistani-Indian songwriter (d. 1968)  
  • 1939
    Elizabeth Ashley, American actress and singer  
  • 1947
    Allan Rock, Canadian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations  
  • 1961
    Zafer Algöz, Turkish actor  

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August 31

  • 1916
    John S. Wold, American physicist and politician  
  • 1928
    Jaime Sin, Filipino cardinal (d. 2005)  
  • 1946
    Ann Coffey, Scottish social worker and politician  
  • 1973
    Kaori Mizumori, Japanese singer  
  • 1984
    Ted Ligety, American skier  

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