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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

  • 126
    Pertinax, Roman emperor (d. 193)
  • 1891
    Karl Kobelt, Swiss lawyer and politician, 52nd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1968)
  • 1916
    Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)  
  • 1973
    Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress  
  • 1981
    Dean Cox, Australian footballer  

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August 2

  • 1943
    Jon R. Cavaiani, English-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)  
  • 1949
    Bertalan Farkas, Hungarian general and astronaut  
  • 1965
    Joe Hockey, Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Treasurer of Australia  
  • 1980
    Uğur Rıfat Karlova, Turkish comedian and actor  
  • 1992
    Hallie Eisenberg, American actress  

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August 3

  • 1937
    Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani-Australian cricketer  
  • 1941
    Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia  
  • 1950
    John Landis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1956
    Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricketer and coach  
  • 1959
    John C. McGinley, American actor and producer  

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August 4

  • 1901
    Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1972)  
  • 1949
    John Riggins, American football player, sportscaster, and actor  
  • 1970
    Bret Baier, American journalist  
  • 1975
    Jutta Urpilainen, Finnish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Finland  
  • 1988
    Carly Foulkes, Canadian model and actress  

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August 5

  • 1877
    Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (d. 1917)
  • 1956
    Christopher Chessun, English bishop  
  • 1974
    Alvin Ceccoli, Australian footballer  
  • 1974
    Olle Kullinger, Swedish footballer  
  • 1982
    Ryu Seung-min, South Korean table tennis player  

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August 6

  • 1881
    Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1892
    Hoot Gibson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1962)
  • 1902
    Dutch Schultz, American mob boss (d. 1935)  
  • 1920
    Selma Diamond, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)  
  • 1977
    Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager  

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August 7

  • 1574
    Robert Dudley, English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)
  • 1918
    Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1960
    David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1960
    Rosana Pastor, Spanish actress  
  • 1978
    Mark McCammon, English-Barbadian footballer  

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August 8

  • 1955
    Diddú, Icelandic singer-songwriter  
  • 1965
    El Hefe, American guitarist and trumpet player (NOFX)  
  • 1973
    Shane Lee, Australian cricketer and guitarist (Six & Out)  
  • 1977
    Szilárd Németh, Slovak footballer and manager  
  • 1978
    Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer  

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August 9

  • 1939
    Hércules Brito Ruas, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1955
    John E. Sweeney, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1968
    Carmi Martin, Filipino actress  
  • 1982
    Yekaterina Samutsevich, Russian singer and activist (Pussy Riot)  
  • 1991
    Alice Barlow, English actress and singer  

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August 10

  • 1912
    Jorge Amado, Brazilian author, poet, and academic (d. 2001)  
  • 1923
    Fred Ridgway, English cricketer and footballer (d. 2015)  
  • 1923
    SM Sultan, Bangladeshi painter and illustrator (d. 1994)  
  • 1970
    Steve Mautone, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1971
    Roy Keane, Irish footballer and manager  

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August 11

  • 1902
    Lloyd Nolan, American actor (d. 1985)  
  • 1955
    Marc Bureau, Canadian politician, 16th Mayor of Gatineau  
  • 1973
    Nigel Harman, English actor  
  • 1982
    Alan Halsall, English actor  
  • 1986
    Mokhtar Benmoussa, Algerian footballer  

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August 12

  • 1954
    Pat Metheny, American guitarist and songwriter (Pat Metheny Group)  
  • 1958
    Jürgen Dehmel, German bass player and songwriter (Nena)  
  • 1969
    Tanita Tikaram, German-English singer-songwriter  
  • 1984
    Martin Goeres, German actor and stuntman  
  • 1990
    Martin Zurawsky, German footballer  

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August 13

  • 1666
    William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (d. 1727)
  • 1895
    István Barta, Hungarian water polo player (d. 1948)
  • 1928
    John Tidmarsh, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1971
    Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor  
  • 1976
    Jody Thompson, Canadian actress, director, and producer  

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August 14

  • 1727
    Louise Élisabeth of France (d. 1759)
  • 1892
    Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English pianist, composer, and critic (d. 1988)
  • 1966
    Karl Petter Løken, Swedish-Norwegian footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1973
    Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer, voice actor, and composer, created ''Guilty Gear''  
  • 1986
    Braian Rodríguez, Uruguayan footballer  

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August 15

  • 1865
    Mikao Usui, Japanese spiritual leader, founded Reiki (d. 1926)
  • 1882
    Marion Bauer, American composer and critic (d. 1955)
  • 1945
    Duffy Dyer, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1965
    Mark Labbett, English television personality  
  • 1965
    Rob Thomas, American author, screenwriter, and producer  

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August 16

  • 1645
    Jean de La Bruyère, French philosopher and author (d. 1696)
  • 1917
    Matt Christopher, American author (d. 1997)  
  • 1933
    Stuart Roosa, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1994)  
  • 1958
    Diane Dodds, Northern Irish educator and politician  
  • 1993
    Cameron Monaghan, American actor  

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August 17

  • 1894
    William Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes, English businessman, founded Rootes Group (d. 1964)
  • 1914
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1988)  
  • 1926
    Jiang Zemin, Chinese engineer and politician, 5th President of the People's Republic of China  
  • 1965
    Steve Gorman, American drummer (The Black Crowes and Trigger Hippy)  
  • 1993
    Sarah Sjöström, Swedish swimmer  

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August 18

  • 1935
    Howard Morrison, New Zealand singer (Howard Morrison Quartet) (d. 2009)  
  • 1935
    Rafer Johnson, American decathlete and actor  
  • 1957
    Ron Strykert, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Men at Work)  
  • 1988
    Luke Jackson, English author  
  • 1993
    Jung Eun-ji, South Korean singer and actress (A Pink)  

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August 19

  • 1590
    Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1649)
  • 1889
    Arthur Waley, English orientalist and sinologist (d. 1966)
  • 1906
    Philo Farnsworth, American inventor, invented the Fusor (d. 1971)  
  • 1915
    Alfred Rouleau, Canadian businessman (d. 1985)  
  • 1984
    Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer  

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August 20

  • 1906
    Charles Arnt, American actor (d. 1990)  
  • 1908
    Al López, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)  
  • 1937
    Stelvio Cipriani, Italian composer  
  • 1972
    Melvin Booker, American basketball player  
  • 1977
    Felipe Contepomi, Argentinian rugby player, coach, and physician  

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August 21

  • 1905
    Bipin Gupta, Indian actor and producer (d. 1981)  
  • 1921
    Jaymala Shiledar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1951
    Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist  
  • 1954
    Archie Griffin, American football player  
  • 1970
    Cathy Weseluck, Canadian actress, singer, and director  

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August 22

  • 1601
    Georges de Scudéry, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1667)
  • 1902
    Edward Rowe Snow, American historian and author (d. 1982)  
  • 1973
    Howie Dorough, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Backstreet Boys)  
  • 1975
    Clint Bolton, Australian footballer  
  • 1979
    Angelu de Leon, Filipino actress  

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August 23

  • 1623
    Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer, theologian, and historian (d. 1675)
  • 1829
    Moritz Cantor, German mathematician and historian (d. 1920)
  • 1972
    Manuel Vidrio, Mexican footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1981
    Ozzy Lusth, Mexican-American reality show contestant on ''Survivor: Cook Islands''  
  • 1982
    Cristian Tudor, Romanian footballer (d. 2012)  

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August 24

  • 1498
    John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (d. 1537)
  • 1947
    Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral  
  • 1962
    Craig Kilborn, American actor and talk show host  
  • 1970
    David Gregory, American journalist  
  • 1990
    Anna-Liisa Põld, Estonian-American swimmer  

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August 25

  • 1530
    Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d. 1584)
  • 1803
    Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (d. 1880)
  • 1899
    Paul Herman Buck, American historian and author (d. 1978)
  • 1967
    Nobuyuki Hiyama, Japanese voice actor  
  • 1973
    Fatih Akın, German director, producer, and screenwriter  

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August 26

  • 1909
    Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)  
  • 1944
    Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester  
  • 1964
    Carsten Wolf, German cyclist  
  • 1964
    Kevin Burns, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1977
    Liam Botham, English rugby player and cricketer  

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August 27

  • 1916
    Tony Harris, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1993)  
  • 1925
    Darry Cowl, French actor and composer (d. 2006)  
  • 1929
    Ira Levin, American author, playwright, and composer (d. 2007)  
  • 1961
    Helmut Winklhofer, German footballer  
  • 1961
    Mark McConnell, American drummer (Blackfoot, Madam X, and Southern Rock Allstars) (d. 2012)  

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August 28

  • 1943
    Robert Greenwald, American director and producer  
  • 1954
    Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic  
  • 1969
    Jack Black, American actor, singer, guitarist, and producer (Tenacious D)  
  • 1979
    Ruth Riley, American basketball player  
  • 1982
    Karanvir Bohra, Indian actor  

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August 29

  • 1917
    Isabel Sanford, American actress (d. 2004)  
  • 1926
    Helene Ahrweiler, Greek historian and academic  
  • 1935
    Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch linguist and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1983
    Antti Niemi, Finnish ice hockey player  
  • 1992
    Noah Syndergaard, American baseball player  

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August 30

  • 1797
    Mary Shelley, English author and playwright (d. 1851)
  • 1930
    Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer and basketball player (d. 1981)  
  • 1946
    Queen Anne-Marie of Greece  
  • 1960
    Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)  
  • 1985
    Holly Weston, English actress  

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August 31

  • 1842
    Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, American journalist, publisher, and activist (d. 1924)
  • 1896
    Brian Edmund Baker, English Air Marshal (d. 1979)
  • 1970
    Arie van Lent, Dutch-German footballer and manager  
  • 1973
    Kaori Mizumori, Japanese singer  
  • 1975
    Daniel Harding, English conductor  

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