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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

  • 1770
    William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory (d. 1838)
  • 1916
    Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)  
  • 1941
    Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)  
  • 1974
    Dennis Lawrence, Trinidadian footballer and coach  
  • 1978
    Dhani Harrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thenewno2, Traveling Wilburys, and Fistful of Mercy)  

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August 2

  • 1902
    Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (d. 1971)  
  • 1921
    Alan Whicker, Egyptian-English journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1931
    Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (d. 2008)  
  • 1973
    Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer  
  • 1978
    Kazuki Namioka, Japanese actor  

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August 3

  • 1900
    John T. Scopes, American educator (d. 1970)
  • 1934
    Jonas Savimbi, Angolan general, founded UNITA (d. 2002)  
  • 1967
    Skin, English singer and guitarist (Skunk Anansie)  
  • 1973
    Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer  
  • 1975
    Wael Gomaa, Egyptian footballer  

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August 4

  • 1853
    John Henry Twachtman, American painter, etcher, and academic (d. 1902)
  • 1893
    Fritz Gause, German historian and curator (d. 1973)
  • 1978
    Luke Allen, American baseball player  
  • 1978
    Victor Marius Beliciu, Romanian sitar player  
  • 1994
    Mayuko Fukuda, Japanese actress  

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August 5

  • 1935
    Michael Ballhaus, German director and cinematographer  
  • 1961
    Roly Keating, English businessman  
  • 1979
    David Healy, Irish footballer  
  • 1989
    Mathieu Manset, French footballer  
  • 1991
    Konrad Hurrell, New Zealand rugby league player  

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August 6

  • 1940
    Mukhu Aliyev, Russian philologist and politician, 2nd President of Dagestan  
  • 1941
    Andrew Green, Baron Green of Deddington, English diplomat  
  • 1955
    Rusty Magee, American actor and composer (d. 2003)  
  • 1971
    Scott Minto, English footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1980
    Wilber Pan, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor  

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August 7

  • 1952
    Alexei Sayle, English comedian, actor, and author  
  • 1982
    Marquise Hill, American football player (d. 2007)  
  • 1983
    Christian Chávez, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (RBD)  
  • 1987
    Rouven Sattelmaier, German footballer  
  • 1991
    Mitchell te Vrede, Dutch footballer  

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August 8

  • 1922
    Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian, author, and academic  
  • 1961
    Simon Weston, Welsh soldier  
  • 1979
    Rashard Lewis, American basketball player  
  • 1984
    Brenda Gandini, Argentinian model, actress, and singer  
  • 1984
    Kirk Broadfoot, Scottish footballer  

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August 9

  • 1861
    Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer and academic (d. 1942)
  • 1919
    Ralph Houk, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)  
  • 1939
    Hércules Brito Ruas, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1959
    Kurtis Blow, American rapper, producer, and actor  
  • 1979
    Lisa Nandy, English lawyer and politician  

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August 10

  • 1902
    Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1983)  
  • 1971
    Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler  
  • 1971
    Paul Newlove, English rugby player  
  • 1978
    Claire Yiu, Hong Kong model and actress  
  • 1985
    Jared Nathan, American actor (d. 2006)  

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August 11

  • 1950
    Gennadiy Nikonov, Russian engineer, designed the AN-94 rifle (d. 2003)  
  • 1952
    Reid Blackburn, American photographer (d. 1980)  
  • 1959
    László Szlávics, Jr., Hungarian sculptor  
  • 1980
    Lee Suggs, American football player  
  • 1982
    Alan Halsall, English actor  

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August 12

  • 1867
    Edith Hamilton, German-American author and educator (d. 1963)
  • 1918
    Guy Gibson, Indian-English commander and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944)  
  • 1951
    Willie Horton, American murderer  
  • 1972
    Del the Funky Homosapien, American rapper and producer (Hieroglyphics, Deltron 3030, and Gorillaz)  
  • 1991
    Jesinta Campbell, Australian model, Miss Universe Australia 2010  

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August 13

  • 1948
    Scott Powell, American singer (Sha Na Na)  
  • 1963
    Steve Higgins, American talk show co-host and announcer, writer, producer, comedian and impressionist  
  • 1980
    Álex González, Spanish actor  
  • 1984
    Lidi Lisboa, Brazilian actress  
  • 1985
    Grega Bole, Slovenian cyclist  

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August 14

  • 1889
    Otto Tief, Estonian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Estoria (d. 1976)
  • 1935
    John Brodie, American football player and golfer  
  • 1958
    Bobby Eaton, American wrestler and trainer  
  • 1965
    Mark Collins, English guitarist and songwriter (The Charlatans and The Waltones)  
  • 1985
    Christian Gentner, German footballer  

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August 15

  • 1785
    Thomas De Quincey, English journalist and author (d. 1859)
  • 1949
    Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor and academic  
  • 1953
    Carol Thatcher, English journalist and author  
  • 1961
    Gary Kubiak, American football player and coach  
  • 1964
    Jane Ellison, English lawyer and politician  

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August 16

  • 1650
    Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian monk, cosmographer, and cartographer (d. 1718)
  • 1856
    Aparicio Saravia, Uruguayan general and politician (d. 1904)
  • 1939
    Billy Joe Shaver, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1946
    Lesley Ann Warren, American actress and singer  
  • 1970
    Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor, singer, and producer  

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August 17

  • 1786
    Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1861)
  • 1946
    Martha Coolidge, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1972
    Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer  
  • 1976
    Serhiy Zakarlyuka, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1980
    Daniel Güiza, Spanish footballer  

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August 18

  • 1934
    Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball player and soldier (d. 1972)  
  • 1957
    Carole Bouquet, French model and actress  
  • 1958
    Madeleine Stowe, American actress  
  • 1964
    Kenny Walker, American basketball player and sportscaster  
  • 1980
    Rob Nguyen, Australian race car driver  

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August 19

  • 1913
    John Argyris, Greek engineer and academic (d. 2004)  
  • 1945
    Sandro de América, Argentinian singer and actor (d. 2010)  
  • 1948
    Tipper Gore, American author and photographer, co-founded the Parents Music Resource Center  
  • 1950
    Graeme Beard, Australian cricketer  
  • 1969
    Nate Dogg, American rapper and actor (213) (d. 2011)  

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August 20

  • 1625
    Thomas Corneille, French playwright and philologist (d. 1709)
  • 1890
    H. P. Lovecraft, American author and poet (d. 1937)
  • 1942
    Fred Norman, American baseball player  
  • 1988
    José Zamora, Spanish footballer  
  • 1988
    Sarah R, Lotfi, American director, producer, and screenwriter  

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August 21

  • 1725
    Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter and educator (d. 1805)
  • 1754
    Banastre Tarleton, English general and politician (d. 1833)
  • 1924
    Jack Buck, American sportscaster (d. 2002)  
  • 1967
    Serj Tankian, Lebanese-American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (System of a Down and Axis of Justice)  
  • 1985
    Aleksandra Kiryashova, Russian pole vaulter  

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August 22

  • 1895
    László Almásy, Hungarian captain, pilot, and explorer (d. 1951)
  • 1920
    Denton Cooley, American soldier and surgeon  
  • 1963
    Tori Amos, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Y Kant Tori Read)  
  • 1972
    Pontus Schultz, Swedish journalist (d. 2012)  
  • 1987
    Leonardo Moracci, Italian footballer  

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August 23

  • 1846
    Alexander Milne Calder, Scottish-American sculptor (d. 1923)
  • 1901
    John Sherman Cooper, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 2nd United States Ambassador to East Germany (d. 1991)  
  • 1929
    Vladimir Beekman, Estonian poet and translator (d. 2009)  
  • 1932
    Mark Russell, American comedian, singer, and pianist  
  • 1943
    Pino Presti, Italian bass player, composer, conductor, and producer  

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August 24

  • 1732
    Peter Ernst Wilde, German physician and journalist (d. 1785)
  • 1787
    James Weddell, Belgian-English sailor, hunter, and explorer (d. 1834)
  • 1888
    Valentine Baker, Welsh co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company (d. 1942)
  • 1922
    Howard Zinn, American historian, author, and activist (d. 2010)  
  • 1949
    Pia Degermark, Swedish actress  

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August 25

  • 1909
    Michael Rennie, English actor and producer (d. 1971)  
  • 1944
    Jacques Demers, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician  
  • 1955
    John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (Magazine, Visage, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd, and The Armoury Show) (d. 2004)  
  • 1958
    Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Robert Mohr, German rugby player  

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August 26

  • 1909
    Gene Moore, American baseball player (d. 1978)  
  • 1928
    Om Prakash Munjal, Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Hero Cycles (d. 2015)  
  • 1939
    Todor Kolev, Bulgarian actor and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1944
    Alan Parker, English guitarist and songwriter (Blue Mink)  
  • 1974
    Kelvin Cato, American basketball player and coach  

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August 27

  • 1875
    Katharine McCormick, American biologist, philanthropist, and activist (d. 1967)
  • 1947
    Halil Berktay, Turkish historian and academic  
  • 1958
    Hugh Orde, English police officer  
  • 1965
    Scott Dibble, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1972
    Denise Lewis, English heptathlete  

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August 28

  • 1910
    Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)  
  • 1929
    István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)  
  • 1952
    Guy Nadon, Canadian actor  
  • 1954
    Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic  
  • 1962
    Paul Allen, English footballer  

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August 29

  • 1842
    Alfred Shaw, English cricketer, rugby player, and umpire (d. 1907)
  • 1956
    Steve Yarbrough, American novelist and short story writer  
  • 1957
    Jerry D. Bailey, American jockey and sportscaster  
  • 1975
    Kyle Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Matchbox 20 and The New Left)  
  • 1980
    Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer  

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August 30

  • 1808
    Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1892)
  • 1818
    Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1970
    Carlo Checchinato, Italian rugby player and manager  
  • 1984
    Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer  
  • 1989
    Bebe Rexha, American singer-songwriter (Black Cards)  

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August 31

  • 1890
    August Alle, Estonian poet and author (d. 1952)
  • 1955
    Gary Webb, American journalist and author (d. 2004)  
  • 1962
    Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor and singer  
  • 1965
    Zsolt Borkai, Hungarian gymnast and politician  
  • 1978
    Philippe Christanval, French footballer  

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