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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

  • 1936
    W. D. Hamilton, Egyptian-English biologist, psychologist, and academic (d. 2000)  
  • 1956
    Ku Ok-hee, South Korean golfer (d. 2013)  
  • 1970
    David James, English footballer and manager  
  • 1971
    Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez, Mexican drug lord  
  • 1974
    Dennis Lawrence, Trinidadian footballer and coach  

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August 2

  • 1884
    Rómulo Gallegos, Venezuelan author and politician, 46th President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
  • 1924
    Joe Harnell, American pianist and composer (d. 2005)  
  • 1925
    John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1953
    Butch Patrick, American actor and singer  
  • 1993
    Serhiy Nigoyan, Ukrainian activist (d. 2014)  

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August 3

  • 1872
    Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
  • 1977
    Justin Lehr, American baseball player  
  • 1978
    Joi Chua, Singaporean singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1980
    Nadia Ali, Libyan-American singer-songwriter (iiO)  
  • 1984
    Chris Maurer, American singer and bass player (Suburban Legends)  

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August 4

  • 1870
    Harry Lauder, Scottish actor and singer (d. 1950)
  • 1921
    Maurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2000)  
  • 1960
    José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish academic and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Spain  
  • 1978
    Benet Kaci, Kosovan journalist and singer  
  • 1995
    Jessica Sanchez, American singer-songwriter  

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August 5

  • 1828
    Louise of the Netherlands (d. 1871)
  • 1929
    Ottó Boros, Hungarian water polo player (d. 1988)  
  • 1974
    Kajol, Indian actress  
  • 1981
    Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer  
  • 1997
    Olivia Holt, American actress and singer  

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August 6

  • 1920
    Selma Diamond, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)  
  • 1923
    Paul Hellyer, Canadian engineer and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of Defence  
  • 1937
    Barbara Windsor, English actress and singer  
  • 1964
    Lisa Boyle, American model and photographer  
  • 1965
    Yuki Kajiura, Japanese pianist and composer (See-Saw)  

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August 7

  • 1901
    Ann Harding, American actress and singer (d. 1981)  
  • 1921
    Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor  
  • 1979
    Nicole Tubiola, American actress  
  • 1986
    Valter Birsa, Slovenian footballer  
  • 1993
    Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper  

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August 8

  • 1814
    Esther Hobart Morris, American lawyer and judge (d. 1902)
  • 1974
    Manjul Bhargava, Canadian-American mathematician and academic  
  • 1978
    Alan Maybury, Irish footballer and coach  
  • 1980
    Denisse Guerrero, Mexican singer-songwriter (Belanova)  
  • 1989
    Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian-Kazakhstan tennis player  

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August 9

  • 1899
    P. L. Travers, Australian-English author and actress (d. 1996)
  • 1939
    Bulle Ogier, French actress and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor and director  
  • 1977
    Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player  
  • 1980
    Rachel Kramer, Dutch singer  

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August 10

  • 1908
    Billy Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)  
  • 1927
    Nejat Uygur, Turkish actor (b. 2013)  
  • 1942
    Michael Pepper, English physicist and engineer  
  • 1947
    John Spencer, English rugby player and manager  
  • 1985
    Julia Skripnik, Estonian tennis player  

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August 11

  • 1891
    Stancho Belkovski, Bulgarian architect and educator (d. 1962)
  • 1957
    Richie Ramone, American drummer and songwriter (Ramones)  
  • 1961
    Craig Ehlo, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1987
    Maris Mägi, Estonian sprinter  
  • 1989
    Gui Gui, Taiwanese singer and actress (Hey Girl)  

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August 12

  • 1866
    Henrik Sillem, Dutch target shooter, mountaineer, and jurist (d. 1907)
  • 1889
    Zerna Sharp, American author and educator (d. 1981)
  • 1919
    Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist and academic (d. 1971)  
  • 1964
    Michael Hagan, Australian rugby player and coach  
  • 1982
    Iza Calzado, Filipino actress  

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August 13

  • 1953
    Peter Wright, English historian and author  
  • 1959
    Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player  
  • 1961
    Cary Stayner, American serial killer  
  • 1976
    Özge Özberk, Turkish actress  
  • 1991
    Alexander Kačaniklić, Swedish footballer  

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August 14

  • 1944
    John Dunt, English admiral  
  • 1972
    Tamer El Said, Egyptian director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1984
    Giorgio Chiellini, Italian footballer  
  • 1984
    Nicola Slater, Scottish tennis player  
  • 1986
    Cameron Jerome, English footballer  

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August 15

  • 1935
    Lionel Taylor, American football player and coach  
  • 1944
    Dimitris Sioufas, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Health  
  • 1961
    Gary Kubiak, American football player and coach  
  • 1975
    Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer and coach  
  • 1983
    Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)  

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August 16

  • 1848
    Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • 1876
    Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator and stage designer (d. 1942)
  • 1917
    Roque Cordero, Panamanian composer and educator (d. 2008)  
  • 1950
    Stockwell Day, Canadian businessman and politician, 15th Canadian Minister of International Trade  
  • 1972
    Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer  

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August 17

  • 1890
    Harry Hopkins, American politician and diplomat, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1946)
  • 1914
    Bill Downs, American journalist (d. 1978)  
  • 1930
    Ted Hughes, English poet, author, and playwright (d. 1998)  
  • 1952
    Aleksandr Maksimenkov, Russian footballer and coach (d. 2012)  
  • 1989
    Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Turkish actress  

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August 18

  • 1902
    Margaret Murie, American environmentalist and author (d. 2003)  
  • 1933
    Roman Polanski, French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor  
  • 1943
    Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician  
  • 1956
    Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer and coach  
  • 1972
    Masahiro Nakai, Japanese singer and actor (SMAP)  

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August 19

  • 1398
    Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet and politician (d. 1458)
  • 1944
    Charles Wang, Chinese-American businessman and philanthropist; co-founder, Computer Associates International  
  • 1955
    Mary-Anne Fahey, Australian actress and screenwriter  
  • 1955
    Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1979
    Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer  

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August 20

  • 1931
    Don King, American boxing promoter  
  • 1949
    Alan Hardwick, English journalist, actor, and producer  
  • 1963
    Uwe Bialon, German footballer and manager  
  • 1976
    Gene Kingsale, Aruban-Dutch baseball player  
  • 1982
    Mijaín López, Cuban wrestler  

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August 21

  • 1945
    Basil Poledouris, American composer and conductor (d. 2006)  
  • 1945
    Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player  
  • 1945
    Patty McCormack, American actress and singer  
  • 1947
    Carl Giammarese, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Buckinghams)  
  • 1970
    Cathy Weseluck, Canadian actress, singer, and director  

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August 22

  • 1860
    Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz (d. 1917)
  • 1936
    John Callaway, American journalist and producer (d. 2009)  
  • 1943
    Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist and engineer, co-designed the Intel 4004  
  • 1961
    Debbi Peterson, American singer and drummer (The Bangles and Kindred Spirit)  
  • 1967
    Ty Burrell, American actor  

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August 23

  • 1964
    Kong Hee, Singaporean pastor, founded the City Harvest Church  
  • 1972
    Manuel Vidrio, Mexican footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1976
    Scott Caan, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1979
    Saskia Clark, English sailor  
  • 1988
    Olga Govortsova, Belarusian tennis player  

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August 24

  • 1911
    Michel Pablo, Egyptian-Greek Trotskyist leader (d. 1996)  
  • 1959
    Meg Munn, English social worker and politician  
  • 1968
    Tim Salmon, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1974
    Jennifer Lien, American actress and producer  
  • 1986
    Fabiano Santacroce, Italian footballer  

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August 25

  • 1841
    Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1850
    Charles Richet, French physiologist and occultist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1910
    George Cisar, American baseball player (d. 2010)  
  • 1919
    George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)  
  • 1956
    Henri Toivonen, Finnish race car driver (d. 1986)  

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August 26

  • 1944
    Maureen Tucker, American singer-songwriter and drummer (The Velvet Underground and Half Japanese)  
  • 1945
    Jo Freeman, American lawyer and scholar  
  • 1952
    Bryon Baltimore, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1979
    Allison Robertson, American guitarist (The Donnas)  
  • 1980
    Macaulay Culkin, American actor  

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August 27

  • 1918
    Jelle Zijlstra, Dutch economist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2001)  
  • 1935
    Michael Holroyd, English author  
  • 1946
    Tony Howard, Barbadian cricketer and manager  
  • 1951
    Mack Brown, American football player and coach  
  • 1969
    Cesar Millan, Mexican-American dog trainer and author  

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August 28

  • 1853
    Vladimir Shukhov, Russian architect and engineer, designed the Adziogol Lighthouse (d. 1939)
  • 1891
    Benno Schotz, Estonian-Scottish sculptor and engineer (d. 1984)
  • 1933
    Patrick Kalilombe, Malawian bishop and theologian (d. 2012)  
  • 1970
    Rick Recht, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1980
    Jonathan Reynolds, English lawyer and politician  

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August 29

  • 1955
    Frank Hoste, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1962
    Ian James Corlett, Canadian voice actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1963
    Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer-songwriter (Cocteau Twins)  
  • 1980
    Chris Simms, American football player  
  • 1992
    Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter (Banda do Mar)  

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August 30

  • 1908
    Fred MacMurray, American actor and singer (d. 1991)  
  • 1943
    Robert Crumb, American illustrator  
  • 1946
    Peggy Lipton, American model and actress  
  • 1956
    Frank Conniff, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1994
    Heo Young-ji, South Korean singer and dancer (Kara)  

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August 31

  • 1925
    Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (d. 2003)  
  • 1962
    Thomas Suozzi, American politician  
  • 1969
    Nathalie Bouvier, French skier  
  • 1970
    Debbie Gibson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  
  • 1975
    Sara Ramirez, Mexican-American actress and singer  

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