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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

  • 1809
    William B. Travis, American colonel and lawyer (d. 1836)
  • 1831
    Antonio Cotogni, Italian opera singer and educator (d. 1918)
  • 1963
    Dean Wareham, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean & Britta)  
  • 1972
    Christer Basma, Norwegian footballer and coach  
  • 1981
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan, English rugby player  

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August 2

  • 1674
    Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1723)
  • 1957
    Mojo Nixon, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1969
    Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer and manager  
  • 1985
    David Hart Smith, Canadian wrestler  
  • 1989
    Vanes-Mari Du Toit, South African netball player  

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August 3

  • 1692
    John Henley, English minister and poet (d. 1759)
  • 1863
    Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1922)
  • 1936
    Edward Petherbridge, English actor  
  • 1978
    Dimitrios Zografakis, Greek footballer  
  • 1992
    Diāna Marcinkēviča, Latvian tennis player  

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August 4

  • 1964
    Gary King, English radio host  
  • 1965
    Adam Afriyie, English businessman and politician  
  • 1969
    Mark Bickley, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1973
    Xavier Marchand, French swimmer  
  • 1981
    Erica Carlson, Swedish actress  

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August 5

  • 1876
    Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and activist (d. 1958)
  • 1934
    Karl Johan Åström, Swedish engineer and theorist  
  • 1948
    Shin Takamatsu, Japanese architect and academic  
  • 1968
    John Olerud, American baseball player  
  • 1975
    Dan Hipgrave, English guitarist and journalist (Toploader)  

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August 6

  • 1908
    Lajos Vajda, Hungarian painter and illustrator (d. 1941)  
  • 1932
    Howard Hodgkin, English painter  
  • 1934
    Piers Anthony, English-American soldier and author  
  • 1943
    Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)  
  • 1946
    Masaaki Sakai, Japanese actor and singer (The Spiders)  

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August 7

  • 1884
    Billie Burke, American actress and singer (d. 1970)
  • 1937
    Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player and coach (d. 2011)  
  • 1943
    Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)  
  • 1961
    Walter Swinburn, English jockey and trainer  
  • 1978
    Alexandre Aja, French director, producer, and screenwriter  

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August 8

  • 1079
    Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
  • 1921
    Esther Williams, American swimmer, actress, and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1935
    Donald P. Bellisario, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1949
    Keith Carradine, American actor and singer  
  • 1980
    Craig Breslow, American baseball player  

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August 9

  • 1783
    Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
  • 1902
    Zino Francescatti, French violinist (d. 1991)  
  • 1927
    Robert Malpas, English engineer and businessman  
  • 1951
    James Naughtie, Scottish journalist and radio host  
  • 1978
    Dorin Chirtoacă, Moldavian lawyer and politician, Mayor of Chișinău  

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August 10

  • 1489
    Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German lawyer and politician (d. 1553)
  • 1903
    Ward Moore, American author (d. 1978)  
  • 1941
    Anita Lonsbrough, English swimmer and journalist  
  • 1956
    Perween Warsi, Indian-English businesswoman  
  • 1979
    JoAnna Garcia, American actress  

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August 11

  • 1913
    Bob Scheffing, American baseball player and manager (d. 1985)  
  • 1968
    Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian terrorist (d. 2009)  
  • 1975
    Chris Cummings, Canadian singer-songwriter  
  • 1985
    Asher Roth, American rapper  
  • 1987
    Shouta Aoi, Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actor  

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August 12

  • 1939
    Roy Romanow, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Saskatchewan  
  • 1954
    François Hollande, French lawyer and politician, 24th President of France  
  • 1955
    Ann M. Martin, American author  
  • 1986
    Kyle Arrington, American football player  
  • 1990
    Marvin Zeegelaar, Dutch footballer  

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August 13

  • 1662
    Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1748)
  • 1717
    Louis François, Prince of Conti (d. 1776)
  • 1984
    Boone Logan, American baseball player  
  • 1985
    Lacey Brown, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1991
    Alexander Kačaniklić, Swedish footballer  

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August 14

  • 1473
    Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (d. 1541)
  • 1599
    Méric Casaubon, Swiss-English scholar and author (d. 1671)
  • 1913
    Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)  
  • 1962
    Mark Gubicza, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1965
    Brannon Braga, American screenwriter and producer  

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August 15

  • 1898
    Jan Brzechwa, Polish author and poet (d. 1966)
  • 1949
    Beverly Burns, American captain and pilot  
  • 1972
    Jennifer Alexander, Canadian ballerina (d. 2007)  
  • 1983
    Timati, Russian rapper, producer, and actor  
  • 1994
    Lasse Vigen Christensen, Danish footballer  

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August 16

  • 1860
    Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke, English-Scottish cricketer (d. 1938)
  • 1876
    Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator and stage designer (d. 1942)
  • 1929
    Fritz Von Erich, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1997)  
  • 1934
    Dave Thomas, English-Welsh golfer and architect (d. 2013)  
  • 1957
    Laura Innes, American actress and director  

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August 17

  • 1840
    Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English poet and activist (d. 1922)
  • 1893
    Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1970
    Rupert Degas, English actor and producer  
  • 1985
    Yū Aoi, Japanese model and actress  
  • 1988
    Bianca Collins, American actress  

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August 18

  • 1929
    Hugues Aufray, French singer-songwriter  
  • 1943
    Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move, The Hollies, and The Vikings) (d. 2004)  
  • 1952
    Elayne Boosler, American actress, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1979
    Mohib Mirza, Pakistani actor and director  
  • 1988
    Eggert Jónsson, Icelandic footballer  

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August 19

  • 1948
    Tipper Gore, American author and photographer, co-founded the Parents Music Resource Center  
  • 1958
    Brendan Nelson, Australian physician and politician, 47th Minister for Defence for Australia  
  • 1973
    Carl Bulfin, New Zealand cricketer  
  • 1984
    Simon Bird, English actor and screenwriter  
  • 1998
    Ella Guevara, Filipino actress  

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August 20

  • 1961
    Joe Pasquale, English comedian and game show host  
  • 1968
    Frode Barth, Norwegian guitarist and composer  
  • 1972
    Scott Quinnell, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster  
  • 1987
    Roy Krishna, Fijian footballer  
  • 1991
    Luke O'Neill, English footballer  

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August 21

  • 1567
    Francis de Sales, Swiss bishop and saint (d. 1622)
  • 1940
    Dominick Harrod, English journalist, historian, and author (d. 2013)  
  • 1984
    Eve Torres, American wrestler, model, and dancer  
  • 1989
    Matteo Gentili, Italian footballer  
  • 1990
    Big Chocolate, American singer-songwriter, and producer (Burning the Masses)  

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August 22

  • 1857
    Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • 1922
    Micheline Presle, French actress  
  • 1943
    Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist and engineer, co-designed the Intel 4004  
  • 1983
    Justin Buchholz, American mixed martial artist  
  • 1997
    Alexander Solberg, Norwegian child prodigy  

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August 23

  • 1922
    Jean Darling, American actress and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1961
    Gary Mabbutt, English footballer and actor  
  • 1964
    Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1967
    Kazumi Totaka, Japanese voice actor and composer  
  • 1981
    Ozzy Lusth, Mexican-American reality show contestant on ''Survivor: Cook Islands''  

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August 24

  • 1198
    Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
  • 1916
    Hal Smith, American actor and singer (d. 1994)  
  • 1956
    John Culberson, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1974
    Órla Fallon, Irish singer-songwriter (Celtic Woman and Anúna)  
  • 1978
    Darren Robinson, American singer and guitarist (Phantom Planet)  

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August 25

  • 1916
    Van Johnson, American actor and singer (d. 2008)  
  • 1930
    György Enyedi, Hungarian economist and geographer (d. 2012)  
  • 1951
    Bill Handel, Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host  
  • 1987
    Logan Morrison, American baseball player  
  • 1989
    Amber Le Bon, English model  

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August 26

  • 1845
    Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
  • 1941
    Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress  
  • 1950
    Ahmet Özhan, Turkish singer, conductor, and actor  
  • 1964
    Chad Kreuter, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1982
    Gamze Özçelik, Turkish actress  

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August 27

  • 1919
    Pee Wee Butts, American baseball player and coach (d. 1972)  
  • 1940
    Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (Last Exit) (d. 1994)  
  • 1947
    Kirk Francis, American engineer and producer  
  • 1959
    Gerhard Berger, Austrian race car driver  
  • 1970
    Karl Unterkircher, Italian mountaineer (d. 2008)  

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August 28

  • 1728
    John Stark, American general (d. 1822)
  • 1899
    Andrei Platonov, Russian author and poet (d. 1951)
  • 1938
    Bengt Fahlström, Swedish journalist  
  • 1949
    Hugh Cornwell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Stranglers)  
  • 1983
    Luke McAlister, New Zealand rugby player  

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August 29

  • 1805
    Frederick Denison Maurice, English priest, theologian, and author (d. 1872)
  • 1905
    Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (d. 1979)  
  • 1959
    Stephen Wolfram, English-American physicist and mathematician  
  • 1962
    Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese game designer and composer  
  • 1989
    Aleksandr Bebikh, Russian footballer  

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August 30

  • 1720
    Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded Whitbread (d. 1796)
  • 1852
    J. Alden Weir, American painter and academic (d. 1919)
  • 1923
    William Duell, American actor and singer (d. 2011)  
  • 1953
    Lech Majewski, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1989
    Simone Guerra, Italian footballer  

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August 31

  • 1907
    Altiero Spinelli, Italian theorist and politician (d. 1986)  
  • 1940
    Wilton Felder, American saxophonist and bass player (The Crusaders) (d. 2015)  
  • 1967
    Nigel Avery, New Zealand weightlifter and bobsledder  
  • 1968
    Hideo Nomo, Japanese-American baseball player  
  • 1968
    Jolene Watanabe, American tennis player  

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