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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.

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August 1

  • 1894
    Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
  • 1910
    Mohammad Nissar, Indian cricketer (d. 1963)  
  • 1912
    Henry Jones, American actor (d. 1999)  
  • 1983
    David Gervasi, Swiss decathlete  
  • 1986
    Anton Strålman, Swedish ice hockey player  

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August 2

  • 1533
    Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar (d. 1588)
  • 1935
    Amidou, Moroccan-French actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1951
    Joe Lynn Turner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Fandango, Brazen Abbot, and Hughes Turner Project)  
  • 1956
    Isabel Pantoja, Spanish singer and actress  
  • 1987
    Yura Movsisyan, Armenian footballer  

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August 3

  • 1961
    Lee Rocker, American bassist (Stray Cats)  
  • 1964
    Kevin Sumlin, American football player and coach  
  • 1971
    Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)  
  • 1985
    Brent Kutzle, American bass player and producer (OneRepublic)  
  • 1993
    Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer (Berryz Kobo and Guardians 4)  

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August 4

  • 1908
    Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (d. 1994)  
  • 1912
    Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, and mountaineer (d. 1999)  
  • 1928
    Gerard Damiano, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)  
  • 1986
    Leon Camier, English motorcycle racer  
  • 1990
    Hikmet Balioğlu, Turkish footballer  

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August 5

  • 1930
    Richie Ginther, American race car driver (d. 1989)  
  • 1959
    Pat Smear, American guitarist and songwriter (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Germs, and Adolescents)  
  • 1970
    Leonid Stadnyk, Ukrainian giant (d. 2014)  
  • 1988
    Princess Salwa Aga Khan, American model  
  • 1998
    Mimi Keene, English actress  

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August 6

  • 1881
    Leo Carrillo, American actor, singer, and cartoonist (d. 1961)
  • 1887
    Dudley Benjafield, English race car driver (d. 1957)
  • 1926
    Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)  
  • 1929
    Mike Elliott, Jamaican saxophonist (The Foundations and Rico's Combo)  
  • 1938
    Paul Bartel, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)  

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August 7

  • 1904
    Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)  
  • 1928
    Romeo Muller, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1933
    Jerry Pournelle, American journalist and author  
  • 1955
    Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director  
  • 1960
    Rosana Pastor, Spanish actress  

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August 8

  • 1934
    Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1969
    Monika Tsõganova, Estonian chess player  
  • 1972
    Andrea de Rossi, Italian rugby player and coach  
  • 1973
    Gert Olesk, Estonian footballer and manager  
  • 1985
    Toby Flood, English rugby player  

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August 9

  • 1939
    Hércules Brito Ruas, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1966
    Vinny Del Negro, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1968
    Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol and Magnetic Morning)  
  • 1972
    Ryan Bollman, American actor  
  • 1974
    Matt Morris, American baseball player  

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August 10

  • 1740
    Samuel Arnold, English organist and composer (d. 1802)
  • 1902
    Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1983)  
  • 1943
    Michael Mantler, American trumpet player and composer (Jazz Composer's Orchestra)  
  • 1947
    Alan Ward, English cricketer  
  • 1984
    Mariel Rodriguez, Filipino television host and actress  

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August 11

  • 1943
    Jim Kale, Canadian bass player (The Guess Who)  
  • 1944
    Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor and director  
  • 1952
    Reid Blackburn, American photographer (d. 1980)  
  • 1955
    Sylvia Hermon, Northern Irish academic and politician  
  • 1988
    Patty Mills, Australian basketball player  

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August 12

  • 1885
    Juhan Simm, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1959)
  • 1971
    Rebecca Gayheart, American actress  
  • 1979
    Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater  
  • 1980
    Dominique Swain, American actress  
  • 1994
    Bex Taylor-Klaus, American actress  

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August 13

  • 1920
    Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)  
  • 1976
    Jody Thompson, Canadian actress, director, and producer  
  • 1979
    Corey Patterson, American baseball player  
  • 1979
    Román Colón, Dominican baseball player  
  • 1979
    Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician  

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August 14

  • 1817
    Alexander H. Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1924
    Georges Prêtre, French conductor  
  • 1946
    Larry Graham, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station)  
  • 1960
    Stet Howland, American drummer and songwriter (Blackfoot, Impellitteri, and W.A.S.P.)  
  • 1977
    Elisavet Mystakidou, Greek martial artist  

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August 15

  • 1813
    Jules Grévy, French lawyer and politician, 4th President of the French Republic (d. 1891)
  • 1860
    Florence Harding, American publisher, 31st First Lady of the United States (d. 1924)
  • 1958
    Victor Shenderovich, Russian journalist and radio host  
  • 1966
    Dimitris Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player and coach  
  • 1975
    Kara Wolters, American basketball player  

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August 16

  • 1401
    Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (d. 1436)
  • 1860
    Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke, English-Scottish cricketer (d. 1938)
  • 1928
    Eydie Gormé, American singer and actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1958
    Angela Bassett, American actress, singer, and producer  
  • 1987
    Kyal Marsh, Australian actor and gymnast  

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August 17

  • 1918
    Michael John Wise, English geographer and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1930
    Ted Hughes, English poet, author, and playwright (d. 1998)  
  • 1957
    Laurence Overmire, American poet, author, and actor  
  • 1989
    Frederick Lau, German actor  
  • 1989
    Lil B, American rapper and producer (The Pack)  

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August 18

  • 1898
    Clemente Biondetti, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)
  • 1909
    Gérard Filion, Canadian businessman and journalist (d. 2005)  
  • 1945
    Barbara Harris, American singer-songwriter (The Toys)  
  • 1977
    Mizuo Peck, American actress  
  • 1995
    Alīna Fjodorova, Latvian figure skater  

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August 19

  • 1910
    Quentin Bell, English historian and author (d. 1996)  
  • 1965
    Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress, singer, and director  
  • 1968
    Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek sailor and windsurfer  
  • 1973
    Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1974
    Ryo Fukawa, Japanese comedian and singer (No Plan)  

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August 20

  • 1910
    Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, designed the Gateway Arch (d. 1961)  
  • 1943
    Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor  
  • 1944
    Graig Nettles, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1949
    Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer  
  • 1970
    Adrian Bower, English actor  

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August 21

  • 1872
    Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (d. 1898)
  • 1957
    Frank Pastore, American baseball player and radio host (d. 2012)  
  • 1967
    B. D. Foxmoor, Greek rapper and producer (Active Member)  
  • 1974
    Martin Andanar, Filipino journalist and radio host  
  • 1992
    Song Seung-hyun, Korean singer, guitarist and actor (F.T. Island)  

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August 22

  • 1940
    Bill McCartney, American football player and coach, founded Promise Keepers  
  • 1977
    Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer  
  • 1978
    Ed Petrie, English comedian and actor  
  • 1978
    Ioannis Gagaloudis, Greek basketball player  
  • 1986
    Monsieur Adi, French DJ and producer  

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August 23

  • 1919
    Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Azerbaijani mathematician and theorist (d. 1984)  
  • 1922
    George Kell, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2009)  
  • 1967
    Ant, American comedian and actor  
  • 1971
    Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1986
    Neil Cicierega, American comedian, actor, singer, and director  

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August 24

  • 1899
    Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian-Swiss author, poet, and critic (d. 1986)
  • 1901
    Preston Foster, American actor and singer (d. 1970)  
  • 1902
    Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1976)  
  • 1917
    Dennis James, American game show host and actor (d. 1997)  
  • 1981
    Chad Michael Murray, American model and actor  

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August 25

  • 1928
    Herbert Kroemer, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1931
    Hal Fishman, American journalist and actor (d. 2007)  
  • 1963
    Christine McGlade, Canadian actress and producer  
  • 1964
    Vasilios Kotronias, Greek chess player and author  
  • 1979
    Marlon Harewood, English footballer  

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August 26

  • 1919
    Gerard Campbell, American priest and academic (d. 2012)  
  • 1925
    Jack Hirshleifer, American economist and academic (d. 2005)  
  • 1925
    Pyotr Todorovsky, Ukrainian-Russian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2013)  
  • 1935
    Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)  
  • 1960
    Nancy Martinez, Canadian singer  

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August 27

  • 1845
    Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (d. 1909)
  • 1916
    Martha Raye, American actress and singer (d. 1994)  
  • 1949
    Ann Murray, Irish soprano  
  • 1953
    Peter Stormare, Swedish actor, director, and playwright  
  • 1987
    Joel Grant, English-Jamaican footballer  

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August 28

  • 1906
    John Betjeman, English poet and academic (d. 1984)  
  • 1910
    Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)  
  • 1932
    Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager  
  • 1957
    Daniel Stern, American actor and director  
  • 1975
    Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer and manager  

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August 29

  • 1931
    Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer and guitarist (d. 2001)  
  • 1950
    Doug DeCinces, American baseball player  
  • 1953
    James Quesada, Nicaraguan-American anthropologist and academic  
  • 1984
    Alexander Hug, German rugby player  
  • 1990
    Julia Vlassov, American figure skater  

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August 30

  • 1839
    Gulstan Ropert, French-American bishop and missionary (d. 1903)
  • 1856
    Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist (d. 1927)
  • 1909
    Virginia Lee Burton, American author and illustrator (d. 1968)  
  • 1943
    Jean-Claude Killy, French skier  
  • 1985
    Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer  

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August 31

  • 1934
    Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor and singer  
  • 1945
    Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor  
  • 1962
    Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor and singer  
  • 1967
    Jonathan Cake, English actor  
  • 1979
    Mark Johnston, Canadian swimmer  

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