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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.

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August 1

  • 1819
    Herman Melville, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1891)
  • 1946
    Rick Coonce, American drummer (The Grass Roots) (d. 2011)  
  • 1956
    Lewis Smith, American actor  
  • 1969
    Stuart Wade, English actor  
  • 1988
    Mustafa Abdellaoue, Norwegian footballer  

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August 2

  • 1867
    Ernest Dowson, English author and poet (d. 1900)
  • 1902
    Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (d. 1971)  
  • 1929
    David Waddington, Baron Waddington, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Bermuda  
  • 1974
    Phil Williams, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1978
    Kazuki Namioka, Japanese actor  

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August 3

  • 1934
    Jonas Savimbi, Angolan general, founded UNITA (d. 2002)  
  • 1954
    Gary Peters, English footballer and manager  
  • 1977
    Justin Lehr, American baseball player  
  • 1981
    Erlend Tvinnereim, Norwegian tenor  
  • 1984
    Ryan Lochte, American swimmer  

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August 4

  • 1908
    Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (d. 1994)  
  • 1957
    John Wark, Scottish footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1976
    Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer  
  • 1985
    Mark Milligan, Australian footballer  
  • 1986
    Nick Augusto, American drummer (Trivium)  

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August 5

  • 1914
    Parley Baer, American actor (d. 2002)  
  • 1935
    Peter Inge, Baron Inge, English field marshal  
  • 1948
    Barbara Flynn, English actress  
  • 1952
    Louis Walsh, Irish talent manager  
  • 2000
    Maya Bond, Japanese-American singer-songwriter and drummer  

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August 6

  • 1917
    Barbara Cooney, American author and illustrator (d. 2000)  
  • 1946
    Masaaki Sakai, Japanese actor and singer (The Spiders)  
  • 1952
    David McLetchie, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1964
    Lisa Boyle, American model and photographer  
  • 1982
    Karl Davies, English actor  

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August 7

  • 1931
    Jack Good, British television producer  
  • 1947
    Suthivelu, Indian actor (d. 2012)  
  • 1966
    Shobna Gulati, English actress and dancer  
  • 1991
    Luis Salom, Spanish motorcycle racer  
  • 1993
    Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper  

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August 8

  • 1807
    Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (d. 1892)
  • 1939
    Phil Balsley, American singer-songwriter (The Statler Brothers)  
  • 1961
    Annemieke Verdoorn, Dutch singer and actress  
  • 1978
    Alan Maybury, Irish footballer and coach  
  • 1983
    Willie Tonga, Australian rugby player  

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August 9

  • 1911
    William Alfred Fowler, American astronomer and astrophysicist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1996)  
  • 1924
    Frank Martínez, American soldier and painter (d. 2013)  
  • 1975
    Mike Lamb, American baseball player  
  • 1976
    Aled Haydn Jones, Welsh radio host and producer  
  • 1977
    Jason Frasor, American baseball player  

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August 10

  • 1520
    Madeleine of Valois (d. 1537)
  • 1825
    István Türr, Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908)
  • 1927
    Nejat Uygur, Turkish actor (b. 2013)  
  • 1987
    Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor and singer  
  • 1988
    Julia Melim, Brazilian actress  

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August 11

  • 1908
    Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (d. 1999)  
  • 1953
    Wijda Mazereeuw, Dutch swimmer  
  • 1979
    Walter Ayoví, Ecuadorian footballer  
  • 1987
    Maris Mägi, Estonian sprinter  
  • 1989
    Sebastian Huke, German footballer  

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August 12

  • 1889
    Zerna Sharp, American author and educator (d. 1981)
  • 1923
    John Holt, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1997)  
  • 1935
    John Cazale, American actor (d. 1978)  
  • 1954
    Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong businessman and politician, 3rd Chief Executive of Hong Kong  
  • 1986
    Elise Avellan, Venezuelan actress  

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August 13

  • 1818
    Lucy Stone, American activist (d. 1893)
  • 1959
    Michael Bradley, Irish bass player and radio host (The Undertones)  
  • 1974
    Scott MacRae, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1979
    Kasia Smutniak, Polish model and actress  
  • 1990
    Sae Miyazawa, Japanese singer and actress (AKB48 and Diva)  

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August 14

  • 1941
    Lynne Cheney, American wife of Dick Cheney, 32nd Second Lady of the United States  
  • 1951
    Peter Blegvad, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and illustrator (Slapp Happy and The Lodge)  
  • 1965
    Brannon Braga, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1966
    Karl Petter Løken, Swedish-Norwegian footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1972
    Laurent Lamothe, Haitian businessman and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Haiti  

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August 15

  • 1961
    Arjun Sarja, Indian actor and director  
  • 1964
    Melinda Gates, American businesswoman and philanthropist, co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  
  • 1966
    Dimitris Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player and coach  
  • 1970
    Maya Soetoro-Ng, Indonesian-American academic  
  • 1985
    Santiago Stieben, Argentinian actor  

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August 16

  • 1573
    Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland (d. 1598)
  • 1848
    Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • 1950
    Jeff Thomson, Australian cricketer  
  • 1970
    Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1984
    Konstantin Vassiljev, Estonian footballer  

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August 17

  • 1629
    John III Sobieski, Polish–Lithuanian king (d. 1696)
  • 1863
    Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and photographer (d. 1924)
  • 1894
    William Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes, English businessman, founded Rootes Group (d. 1964)
  • 1936
    Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor, singer, and activist (d. 2007)  
  • 1986
    Rudy Gay, American basketball player  

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August 18

  • 1908
    Olav H. Hauge, Norwegian poet and gardener (d. 1994)  
  • 1933
    Roman Polanski, French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor  
  • 1961
    Birol Ünel, Turkish-German actor  
  • 1969
    Everlast, American rapper (House of Pain and La Coka Nostra)  
  • 1972
    Keiko, Japanese singer (Globe)  

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August 19

  • 1398
    Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet and politician (d. 1458)
  • 1621
    Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter, etcher, and poet (d. 1674)
  • 1935
    Zahir Raihan, Bangladeshi author and director  
  • 1961
    Jonathan Coe, English author and academic  
  • 1965
    Kevin Dillon, American actor  

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August 20

  • 1856
    Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, German poet and playwright (d. 1909)
  • 1949
    Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer  
  • 1962
    James Marsters, American actor, singer, and guitarist (Ghost of the Robot)  
  • 1968
    Abdelatif Benazzi, Moroccan-French rugby player  
  • 1974
    Andy Strachan, Australian drummer and songwriter (The Living End and Pollyanna)  

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August 21

  • 1939
    Harold Reid, American singer-songwriter (The Statler Brothers)  
  • 1945
    Celia Brayfield, English journalist and author  
  • 1961
    Gerardo Barbero, Argentinian chess player and coach (d. 2001)  
  • 1963
    Nigel Pearson, English footballer and manager  
  • 1965
    Jim Bullinger, American baseball player  

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August 22

  • 1800
    William S. Harney, American general (d. 1889)
  • 1929
    Valery Alekseyev, Russian anthropologist and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1936
    Werner Stengel, German roller coaster designer and engineer, designed the maverick roller coaster  
  • 1959
    Kidd Kraddick, American radio host (d. 2013)  
  • 1965
    Wendy Botha, South African-Australian surfer  

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August 23

  • 1932
    Houari Boumediene, Algerian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Algeria (d. 1978)  
  • 1935
    Roy Strong, English historian, curator, and author  
  • 1949
    Geoff Capes, English shot putter and strongman  
  • 1971
    Bone Crusher, American rapper, producer, and actor  
  • 1989
    Heiko Schwarz, German footballer  

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August 24

  • 1899
    Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
  • 1904
    Alice White, American actress and singer (d. 1983)  
  • 1911
    Lofty England, English engineer and manager (d. 1995)  
  • 1963
    John Bush, American singer-songwriter (Anthrax and Armored Saint)  
  • 1994
    Aqib Khan, English actor  

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August 25

  • 1916
    Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)  
  • 1963
    Shock G, American rapper and producer (Digital Underground)  
  • 1972
    Bryan Stoltenberg, American football player (d. 2013)  
  • 1983
    James Rossiter, English race car driver  
  • 1994
    Edmunds Augstkalns, Latvian ice hockey player  

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August 26

  • 1874
    Zona Gale, American author and playwright (d. 1938)
  • 1937
    Don Bowman, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1957
    Rick Hansen, Canadian wheelchair and philanthropist  
  • 1964
    Allegra Huston, English-American author and screenwriter  
  • 1993
    Keke Palmer, American actress and singer  

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August 27

  • 1809
    Hannibal Hamlin, American publisher and politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (d. 1891)
  • 1916
    Tony Harris, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1993)  
  • 1976
    Audrey C. Delsanti, French astronomer and biologist  
  • 1983
    Chen Bolin, Taiwanese actor  
  • 1984
    Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer  

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August 28

  • 1910
    Morris Graves, American painter and academic (d. 2001)  
  • 1916
    Hélène Baillargeon, Canadian singer and actress (d. 1997)  
  • 1924
    Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1971
    Todd Eldredge, American figure skater and coach  
  • 2001
    Anna Trincher, Ukrainian singer  

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August 29

  • 1632
    John Locke, English physician and philosopher (d. 1704)
  • 1959
    Chris Hadfield, Canadian colonel, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1976
    Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player  
  • 1980
    Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer  
  • 1990
    Rizzini Alexis Gomez, Filipino model (d. 2015)  

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August 30

  • 1928
    Lloyd Casner, American race car driver (d. 1965)  
  • 1949
    Christopher Collins, American actor (d. 1994)  
  • 1953
    Ron George, American businessman and politician  
  • 1978
    Sinead Kerr, Scottish figure skater  
  • 1986
    Lelia Masaga, New Zealand rugby player  

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August 31

  • 1949
    Hugh David Politzer, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1955
    Gary Webb, American journalist and author (d. 2004)  
  • 1959
    Jessica Upshaw, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1964
    Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and critic  
  • 1976
    Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer and manager  

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