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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.

August 1

  • 1903
    Paul Horgan, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1995)  
  • 1920
    Raul Renter, Estonian economist and chess player (d. 1992)  
  • 1924
    Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (d. 2015)  
  • 1964
    Kaspar Capparoni, Italian actor  
  • 1984
    Steve Feak, American game designer  

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August 2

  • 1891
    Arthur Bliss, English composer and conductor (d. 1975)
  • 1951
    Per Westerberg, Swedish businessman and politician, Speaker of the Parliament of Sweden  
  • 1953
    Marjo, Canadian singer-songwriter (Corbeau)  
  • 1978
    Dragan Vukmir, Serbian footballer  
  • 1989
    Vanes-Mari Du Toit, South African netball player  

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August 3

  • 1911
    Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor and producer (d. 1990)  
  • 1975
    Argyro Strataki, Greek heptathlete  
  • 1978
    Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer  
  • 1981
    Erlend Tvinnereim, Norwegian tenor  
  • 1986
    Charlotte Casiraghi, Monacan journalist, co-founded ''Ever Manifesto''  

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August 4

  • 1834
    John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1923)
  • 1909
    Glenn Cunningham, American runner and academic (d. 1988)  
  • 1951
    Peter Goodfellow, English geneticist and academic  
  • 1978
    Satoshi Hino, American-Japanese voice actor  
  • 1989
    Wang Hao, Chinese chess player  

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August 5

  • 1662
    James Anderson, Scottish lawyer and historian (d. 1728)
  • 1827
    Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian field marshal and politician, 1st President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1948
    Barbara Flynn, English actress  
  • 1965
    Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese keyboard player and composer  
  • 1985
    Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer  

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August 6

  • 1929
    Roch La Salle, Canadian politician, 42nd Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 2007)  
  • 1969
    Elliott Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Heatmiser) (d. 2003)  
  • 1973
    Karenna Gore Schiff, American lawyer, journalist, and author  
  • 1981
    Diána Póth, Hungarian figure skater  
  • 1985
    Mickaël Delage, French cyclist  

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August 7

  • 1925
    Felice Bryant, American songwriter (d. 2003)  
  • 1955
    Blas Giraldo Reyes Rodríguez, Cuban librarian  
  • 1955
    Diane Downs, American murderer  
  • 1980
    Tácio Caetano Cruz Queiroz, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1993
    Zaur Sizo, Russian footballer  

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August 8

  • 1079
    Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
  • 1909
    Bill Voce, England cricketer and coach (d. 1984)  
  • 1972
    Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1979
    Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson, Icelandic handball player  
  • 1993
    Ben Breedlove, American blogger (d. 2011)  

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August 9

  • 1939
    Bulle Ogier, French actress and screenwriter  
  • 1947
    John Varley, American author  
  • 1968
    Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol and Magnetic Morning)  
  • 1971
    Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist  
  • 1988
    Anthony Castonzo, American football player  

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August 10

  • 1827
    Lovro Toman, Slovenian lawyer and politician (d. 1870)
  • 1925
    George Cooper, English general  
  • 1942
    Michael Pepper, English physicist and engineer  
  • 1943
    Shafqat Rana, Indian-Pakistani cricketer  
  • 1954
    Peter Endrulat, German footballer  

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August 11

  • 1932
    Izzy Asper, Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician, founded Canwest (d. 2003)  
  • 1962
    Charles Cecil, English video game designer and co-founded Revolution Software  
  • 1965
    Embeth Davidtz, American actress  
  • 1965
    Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer, created ''Resident Evil''  
  • 1987
    Shouta Aoi, Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actor  

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August 12

  • 1930
    Jacques Tits, Belgian-French mathematician and academic  
  • 1931
    William Goldman, American author, playwright, and screenwriter  
  • 1972
    Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer  
  • 1983
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer  
  • 1992
    Isabella Escobar, Guatemalan tennis player  

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August 13

  • 1819
    Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Irish-English mathematician and physicist (d. 1903)
  • 1884
    Harry Dean, English cricketer and coach (d. 1957)
  • 1959
    Bruce French, English cricketer and coach  
  • 1961
    Dawnn Lewis, American actress and singer  
  • 1973
    Molly Henneberg, American journalist  

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August 14

  • 1923
    Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem (d. 2000)  
  • 1947
    Bruce Nash, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1957
    Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)  
  • 1960
    Stet Howland, American drummer and songwriter (Blackfoot, Impellitteri, and W.A.S.P.)  
  • 1987
    Tim Tebow, American football player and sportscaster  

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August 15

  • 1872
    Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, poet, and philosopher (d. 1950)
  • 1930
    Ageeda Paavel, Estonian activist  
  • 1950
    Tommy Aldridge, American drummer (Motörhead, Whitesnake, Black Oak Arkansas, and Thin Lizzy)  
  • 1959
    Scott Altman, American captain, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1988
    Zaira Nara, Argentinian model and television host  

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August 16

  • 1911
    E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (d. 1977)  
  • 1928
    Eddie Kirkland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)  
  • 1933
    Stuart Roosa, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1994)  
  • 1935
    Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach  
  • 1967
    Mark Coyne, Australian rugby player  

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August 17

  • 1952
    Nelson Piquet, Brazilian race car driver and businessman  
  • 1959
    Chika Sakamoto, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 1962
    John Marshall Jones, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1977
    Thierry Henry, French footballer  
  • 1980
    Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer  

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August 18

  • 1920
    Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (d. 1999)  
  • 1921
    Zdzisław Żygulski, Polish historian and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1957
    Denis Leary, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1965
    Ikue Ōtani, Japanese voice actress  
  • 1979
    Stuart Dew, Australian footballer  

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August 19

  • 1883
    Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company (d. 1971)
  • 1926
    Angus Scrimm, American actor and author  
  • 1952
    Jonathan Frakes, American actor and director  
  • 1977
    Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist  
  • 1980
    Michael Todd, American bass player (Coheed and Cambria)  

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August 20

  • 1932
    Anthony Ainley, English actor (d. 2004)  
  • 1971
    Steve Stone, English footballer and coach  
  • 1976
    Kristen Miller, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Paolo Bianco, Italian footballer  
  • 1984
    Rachelle Leah, American model and actress  

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August 21

  • 1906
    Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1995)  
  • 1934
    Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2001)  
  • 1951
    Harry Smith, American journalist and radio host  
  • 1966
    John Wetteland, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1985
    Aleksandra Kiryashova, Russian pole vaulter  

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August 22

  • 1679
    Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
  • 1860
    Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (d. 1940)
  • 1951
    Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician  
  • 1963
    Terry Catledge, American basketball player  
  • 1970
    Charlie Connelly, English-Irish journalist and author  

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August 23

  • 1932
    Enos Nkala, Zimbabwean soldier and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Defence (d. 2013)  
  • 1946
    Keith Moon, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (The Who and Plastic Ono Band) (d. 1978)  
  • 1949
    Shelley Long, American actress and producer  
  • 1966
    Rik Smits, Dutch-American basketball player  
  • 1971
    Tim Gutberlet, German footballer  

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August 24

  • 1887
    Harry Hooper, American baseball player and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (d. 1974)
  • 1904
    Mary Burchell, English activist and author (d. 1986)  
  • 1932
    Robert D. Hales, American captain and religious leader  
  • 1961
    Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian martial artist  
  • 1970
    David Gregory, American journalist  

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August 25

  • 1829
    Carlo Acton, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1909)
  • 1959
    Lane Smith, American author and illustrator  
  • 1968
    Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer-songwriter (Belle and Sebastian)  
  • 1969
    Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster  
  • 1970
    Helena Seger, Swedish model and actress  

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August 26

  • 1941
    Jane Merrow, English actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1949
    Leon Redbone, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1955
    Ian Dejardin, English historian and curator  
  • 1956
    Brett Cullen, American actor and producer  
  • 1983
    Mattia Cassani, Italian footballer  

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August 27

  • 1637
    Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, English politician, 2nd Proprietor of Maryland (d. 1715)
  • 1904
    Alar Kotli, Estonian architect (d. 1963)  
  • 1957
    Jeff Grubb, American game designer and author  
  • 1973
    Jazz, American wrestler  
  • 1984
    Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer  

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August 28

  • 1930
    Windsor Davies, English actor  
  • 1943
    Robert Greenwald, American director and producer  
  • 1967
    Jamie Osborne, English jockey and trainer  
  • 1983
    Lilli Schwarzkopf, German heptathlete  
  • 1989
    Cassadee Pope, American singer-songwriter (Hey Monday)  

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August 29

  • 1862
    Andrew Fisher, Scottish-Australian politician and diplomat, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
  • 1938
    Angela Huth, English journalist and author  
  • 1950
    Doug DeCinces, American baseball player  
  • 1958
    Lenny Henry, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Alex Griffin, English bass player (Ned's Atomic Dustbin)  

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August 30

  • 1917
    Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 2015)  
  • 1935
    John Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2001)  
  • 1943
    David Maslanka, American composer and academic  
  • 1951
    Timothy Bottoms, American actor and producer  
  • 1988
    Laura Põldvere, Estonian singer (Suntribe)  

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August 31

  • 1944
    Jos LeDuc, Canadian-American wrestler and actor (d. 1999)  
  • 1955
    Aleksander Krupa, Polish-American actor  
  • 1975
    John Grahame, American ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1978
    Sandis Valters, Latvian basketball player  
  • 1982
    Alexei Mikhnov, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player  

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