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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

  • 1932
    Meena Kumari, Indian actress (d. 1972)  
  • 1979
    Nathan Fien, Australian-New Zealand rugby player  
  • 1983
    Bobby Carpenter, American football player  
  • 1984
    Steve Feak, American game designer  
  • 1986
    Andrew Taylor, English footballer  

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August 2

  • 1920
    Augustus Rowe, Canadian physician and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1929
    John Gale, English director and producer  
  • 1941
    Ede Staal, Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 1986)  
  • 1978
    Kazuki Namioka, Japanese actor  
  • 1983
    Kim Jungah, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (After School)  

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August 3

  • 1817
    Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (d. 1895)
  • 1916
    José Manuel Moreno, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1978)  
  • 1916
    Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1970)  
  • 1941
    Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia  
  • 1952
    Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentinian footballer and manager  

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August 4

  • 1867
    Jake Beckley, American baseball player and coach (d. 1918)
  • 1960
    Dean Malenko, American wrestler, referee, and trainer  
  • 1971
    Rei Dan, Japanese actress  
  • 1977
    Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer and manager  
  • 1997
    Ekaterina Ryabova, Russian singer  

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August 5

  • 1662
    James Anderson, Scottish lawyer and historian (d. 1728)
  • 1911
    Robert Taylor, American actor and singer (d. 1969)  
  • 1932
    Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch pianist and composer (d. 1996)  
  • 1961
    Mark O'Connor, American violinist and composer  
  • 1997
    Olivia Holt, American actress and singer  

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August 6

  • 1844
    James Henry Greathead, South African-English engineer (d. 1896)
  • 1882
    Ernst Eklund, Swedish actor (d. 1971)
  • 1891
    William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, English field marshal and politician, 13th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1970)
  • 1951
    Christophe de Margerie, French businessman (d. 2014)  
  • 1964
    Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, Nigerian journalist, activist, social media expert, and pharmacist  

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August 7

  • 1950
    S. Thandayuthapani, Sri Lankan educator and politician  
  • 1966
    Jimmy Wales, American businessman, co-founded Wikipedia  
  • 1971
    Dominic Cork, England cricketer and sportscaster  
  • 1975
    Gerard Denton, Australian cricketer  
  • 1992
    Yusuf Erdoğan, Turkish footballer  

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August 8

  • 1919
    John David Wilson, English animator and producer (d. 2013)  
  • 1922
    Károly Reich, Hungarian illustrator (d. 1988)  
  • 1934
    Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1964
    Eddie Trunk, American radio host and author  
  • 1970
    Chester Williams, South African rugby player and coach  

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August 9

  • 1944
    Patrick Depailler, French race car driver (d. 1980)  
  • 1976
    Rhona Mitra, English actress and singer  
  • 1985
    Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer  
  • 1985
    Chandler Williams, American football player (d. 2013)  
  • 1991
    Alice Barlow, English actress and singer  

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August 10

  • 1825
    István Türr, Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908)
  • 1956
    Charlie Peacock, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer  
  • 1971
    Roy Keane, Irish footballer and manager  
  • 1976
    Roadkill, American wrestler  
  • 1982
    Katrina Begin, American actress  

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August 11

  • 1937
    Patrick Joseph McGovern, American businessman, founded International Data Group (d. 2014)  
  • 1954
    Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricketer and umpire  
  • 1959
    Richard Scudamore, English businessman  
  • 1961
    David Brooks, American journalist and author  
  • 1962
    Brian Azzarello, American author  

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August 12

  • 1914
    Gerd Buchdahl, German-English philosopher and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1915
    Michael Kidd, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)  
  • 1937
    Walter Dean Myers, American author and poet (d. 2014)  
  • 1941
    Dana Ivey, American actress  
  • 1988
    Matt Gillett, Australian rugby player  

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August 13

  • 1955
    Keith Ahlers, English race car driver  
  • 1966
    Scooter Barry, American basketball player  
  • 1971
    David Monahan, American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1992
    Lucas Moura, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1993
    Dominika Stará, Slovak singer  

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August 14

  • 1928
    Lina Wertmüller, Italian director and screenwriter  
  • 1960
    Stet Howland, American drummer and songwriter (Blackfoot, Impellitteri, and W.A.S.P.)  
  • 1962
    Andres Herkel, Estonian academic and politician  
  • 1968
    Darren Clarke, Northern Irish golfer  
  • 1981
    Matthew Etherington, English footballer  

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August 15

  • 1771
    Walter Scott, Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1832)
  • 1925
    Mike Connors, American actor and producer  
  • 1944
    Linda Ellerbee, American journalist and author  
  • 1985
    Santiago Stieben, Argentinian actor  
  • 1988
    Oussama Assaidi, Moroccan footballer  

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August 16

  • 1911
    E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (d. 1977)  
  • 1957
    Tim Farriss, Australian guitarist (INXS)  
  • 1979
    Eduardo Maiorino, Brazilian mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2012)  
  • 1980
    Emerson Ramos Borges, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1983
    Tomoko Honda, Japanese announcer  

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August 17

  • 1907
    Gustav Schwarzenegger, Austrian police officer (d. 1972)  
  • 1918
    Michael John Wise, English geographer and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1936
    Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor, singer, and activist (d. 2007)  
  • 1946
    Martha Coolidge, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    Tootsie Guevara, Filipino singer-songwriter and actress  

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August 18

  • 1606
    Maria Anna of Spain (d. 1646)
  • 1898
    Clemente Biondetti, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)
  • 1908
    Bill Merritt, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1977)  
  • 1949
    Rudy Hartono, Indonesian badminton player  
  • 1970
    Jessica Hsuan, Hong Kong actress  

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August 19

  • 1711
    Edward Boscawen, English admiral and politician (d. 1761)
  • 1926
    Angus Scrimm, American actor and author  
  • 1934
    Renée Richards, American tennis player and ophthalmologist  
  • 1946
    Charles Bolden, American general and astronaut  
  • 1982
    Willy Denzey, French singer  

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August 20

  • 1942
    Fred Norman, American baseball player  
  • 1957
    Paul Johnson, American football coach  
  • 1974
    Santino Rice, American fashion designer and actor  
  • 1987
    Egon Kaur, Estonian race car driver  
  • 1992
    Demi Lovato, American singer-songwriter and actress  

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August 21

  • 1891
    Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican soldier (d. 2007)
  • 1906
    Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1995)  
  • 1961
    Stephen Hillenburg, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor  
  • 1970
    Simone Eriksrud, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (D'Sound)  
  • 1986
    Kiami Davael, American actress  

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August 22

  • 1854
    Milan I of Serbia (d. 1901)
  • 1921
    Tony Pawson, English cricketer, footballer, and journalist (d. 2012)  
  • 1964
    Andrew Wilson, American actor and director  
  • 1967
    Ty Burrell, American actor  
  • 1979
    Angelu de Leon, Filipino actress  

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August 23

  • 1852
    Radha Gobinda Kar, Indian physician and philanthropist (d. 1918)
  • 1951
    Queen Noor of Jordan  
  • 1960
    Chris Potter, Canadian actor, singer, and director  
  • 1969
    Geneviève Brouillette, Canadian actress  
  • 1974
    Christian Beranek, American actor, producer, and author  

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August 24

  • 1714
    Alaungpaya, Burmese king (d. 1760)
  • 1899
    Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian-Swiss author, poet, and critic (d. 1986)
  • 1932
    Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, English cardinal  
  • 1952
    Marion Bloem, Dutch author, director, and painter  
  • 1986
    Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Indian actor  

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August 25

  • 1933
    Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet and Weather Report)  
  • 1946
    Rollie Fingers, American baseball player  
  • 1961
    Ally Walker, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Felix da Housecat, American DJ and producer  
  • 1987
    Stacey Farber, Canadian actress  

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August 26

  • 1929
    Reuben Kamanga, Zambian soldier and politician, 1st Vice President of Zambia (d. 1996)  
  • 1957
    Rick Hansen, Canadian wheelchair and philanthropist  
  • 1964
    Chad Kreuter, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1981
    Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player  
  • 1983
    Toshiaki Imae, Japanese baseball player  

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August 27

  • 1947
    Halil Berktay, Turkish historian and academic  
  • 1949
    Ann Murray, Irish soprano  
  • 1964
    Stephan Elliott, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1969
    Chandra Wilson, American actress and director  
  • 1976
    Milano Collection A.T., Japanese wrestler  

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August 28

  • 1913
    Jack Dreyfus, American businessman, founded the Dreyfus Corporation (d. 2009)  
  • 1928
    F. William Free, American businessman (d. 2003)  
  • 1929
    Roxie Roker, American actress (d. 1995)  
  • 1950
    Tony Husband, English cartoonist  
  • 1999
    Prince Nikolai of Denmark  

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August 29

  • 1805
    Frederick Denison Maurice, English priest, theologian, and author (d. 1872)
  • 1912
    Sohn Kee-chung, South Korean runner (d. 2002)  
  • 1933
    Sorel Etrog, Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (d. 2014)  
  • 1940
    James Brady, American politician and activist, 15th White House Press Secretary (d. 2014)  
  • 1993
    Lucas Cruikshank, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  

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August 30

  • 1937
    Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (d. 1970)  
  • 1942
    Zafer Ergin, Turkish actor  
  • 1946
    Peggy Lipton, American model and actress  
  • 1948
    Fred Hampton, American activist (d. 1969)  
  • 1976
    Mike Koplove, American baseball player  

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August 31

  • 1721
    George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1775)
  • 1916
    Daniel Schorr, American journalist and author (d. 2010)  
  • 1934
    Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor and singer  
  • 1941
    Emmanuel Nunes, Portuguese-French composer and educator (d. 2012)  
  • 1982
    Michele Rugolo, Italian race car driver  

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