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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.

August 1

  • 1877
    George Hackenschmidt, Estonian-English wrestler and strongman (d. 1968)
  • 1936
    W. D. Hamilton, Egyptian-English biologist, psychologist, and academic (d. 2000)  
  • 1958
    Michael Penn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Doll Congress)  
  • 1978
    Edgerrin James, American football player  
  • 1983
    Craig Clarke, New Zealand rugby player  

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August 2

  • 1702
    Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1769)
  • 1858
    Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (d. 1934)
  • 1861
    Prafulla Chandra Ray, Bangladeshi chemist and academic (d. 1944)
  • 1939
    Wes Craven, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)  
  • 1988
    Rob Kwiet, Canadian ice hockey player  

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August 3

  • 1803
    Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)
  • 1946
    Robert Ayling, English businessman  
  • 1978
    Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer  
  • 1984
    Ryan Lochte, American swimmer  
  • 1992
    Gamze Bulut, Turkish runner  

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August 4

  • 1901
    Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1972)  
  • 1918
    Brian Crozier, Australian-English historian and journalist (d. 2012)  
  • 1962
    Paul Reynolds, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls)  
  • 1965
    James Tupper, Canadian actor and screenwriter  
  • 1968
    Daniel Dae Kim, South Korean-American actor  

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August 5

  • 1827
    Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian field marshal and politician, 1st President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1866
    Carl Harries, German chemist and academic (d. 1923)
  • 1934
    Wendell Berry, American author, poet, and farmer  
  • 1947
    Bernie Carbo, American baseball player and hairdresser  
  • 1975
    Josep Jufré, Catalan cyclist  

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August 6

  • 1861
    Edith Roosevelt, American wife of Theodore Roosevelt, 27th First Lady of the United States (d. 1948)
  • 1889
    John Middleton Murry, English poet and author (d. 1957)
  • 1946
    Masaaki Sakai, Japanese actor and singer (The Spiders)  
  • 1962
    Marc Lavoine, French singer and actor  
  • 1971
    Merrin Dungey, American actress  

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August 7

  • 1927
    Edwin Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of Louisiana  
  • 1942
    B. J. Thomas, American singer and actor  
  • 1959
    Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach  
  • 1960
    David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1991
    Mitchell te Vrede, Dutch footballer  

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August 8

  • 1673
    John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
  • 1876
    Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian-Syrian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (d. 1929)
  • 1939
    Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romanian long jumper  
  • 1956
    Chris Foreman, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Madness)  
  • 1977
    Darren Manzella, American sergeant (d. 2013)  

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August 9

  • 1964
    Brett Hull, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1966
    Linn Ullmann, Norwegian journalist and author  
  • 1971
    Mack 10, American rapper and actor (Westside Connection)  
  • 1977
    Tuncay Çalışkan, Turkish-Austrian martial artist  
  • 1978
    Ana Serradilla, Mexican actress and producer  

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August 10

  • 1744
    Alexandrine Le Normant d'Étiolles, French daughter of Madame de Pompadour (d. 1754)
  • 1869
    Laurence Binyon, English poet, playwright, and scholar (d. 1943)
  • 1877
    Frank Marshall, American chess player and author (d. 1944)
  • 1911
    Leonidas Andrianopoulos, Greek footballer (d. 2011)  
  • 1965
    Toumani Diabaté, Malian kora player  

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August 11

  • 1942
    Mike Hugg, English drummer and keyboard player (Manfred Mann and The Manfreds)  
  • 1947
    Theo de Jong, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1949
    Tim Hutchinson, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1950
    Erik Brann, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003)  
  • 1954
    Tarmo Rüütli, Estonian footballer, coach, and manager  

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August 12

  • 1902
    Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician, 1st Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1980)  
  • 1904
    Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (d. 1918)  
  • 1906
    Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player and coach (d. 1985)  
  • 1954
    Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong businessman and politician, 3rd Chief Executive of Hong Kong  
  • 1973
    Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraqi politician  

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August 13

  • 1888
    John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer, invented the television (d. 1946)
  • 1935
    Rod Hull, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1999)  
  • 1977
    Damian O'Hare, Irish actor  
  • 1982
    Kalenna Harper, American singer-songwriter and producer (Diddy – Dirty Money)  
  • 1984
    Boone Logan, American baseball player  

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August 14

  • 1777
    Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)
  • 1871
    Guangxu Emperor of China (d. 1908)
  • 1955
    Gillian Taylforth, English actress  
  • 1968
    Adrian Lester, English actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1984
    Nick Grimshaw, English radio and television host  

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August 15

  • 1702
    Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian painter and academic (d. 1788)
  • 1931
    Ernest C. Brace, American captain and pilot (d. 2014)  
  • 1944
    Sylvie Vartan, Bulgarian-French singer and actress  
  • 1948
    Patsy Gallant, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1989
    Joe Jonas, American singer-songwriter and actor (Jonas Brothers)  

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August 16

  • 1860
    Jules Laforgue, Uruguayan-French poet and author (d. 1887)
  • 1928
    Ann Blyth, American actress and singer  
  • 1958
    Angela Bassett, American actress, singer, and producer  
  • 1962
    Steve Carell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1986
    Yu Darvish, Japanese baseball player  

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August 17

  • 1844
    Menelik II of Ethiopia (d. 1913)
  • 1948
    Rod MacDonald, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1970
    Rupert Degas, English actor and producer  
  • 1974
    Giuliana Rancic, Italian-American journalist and actress  
  • 1988
    Brady Corbet, American actor, director, and screenwriter  

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August 18

  • 1930
    Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1931
    Hans van Mierlo, Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2010)  
  • 1970
    Jessica Hsuan, Hong Kong actress  
  • 1980
    Rob Nguyen, Australian race car driver  
  • 1988
    Jack Hobbs, English footballer  

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August 19

  • 1906
    Philo Farnsworth, American inventor, invented the Fusor (d. 1971)  
  • 1935
    Bobby Richardson, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1944
    Eddy Raven, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1950
    Graeme Beard, Australian cricketer  
  • 1983
    Reeva Steenkamp, South African model (d. 2013)  

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August 20

  • 1941
    Dave Brock, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hawkwind)  
  • 1958
    Nigel Dodds, Northern Irish lawyer and politician  
  • 1967
    Andy Benes, American baseball player  
  • 1969
    Billy Gardell, American comedian, actor, and producer  
  • 1986
    Steven Zalewski, American ice hockey player  

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August 21

  • 1914
    Doug Wright, English cricketer and coach (d. 1998)  
  • 1929
    X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author  
  • 1947
    Carl Giammarese, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Buckinghams)  
  • 1963
    Nigel Pearson, English footballer and manager  
  • 1984
    Eve Torres, American wrestler, model, and dancer  

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August 22

  • 1942
    Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and author (d. 1993)  
  • 1968
    Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis player (d. 2008)  
  • 1973
    Beenie Man, Jamaican rapper and producer  
  • 1973
    Kristen Wiig, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1983
    Jahri Evans, American football player  

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August 23

  • 1754
    Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
  • 1931
    Barbara Eden, American actress and singer  
  • 1948
    Rudy Ruettiger, American football player  
  • 1951
    Allan Bristow, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1970
    Jay Mohr, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  

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August 24

  • 1578
    John Taylor, English poet and author (d. 1653)
  • 1837
    Théodore Dubois, French organist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
  • 1899
    Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
  • 1902
    Fernand Braudel, French historian and academic (d. 1985)  
  • 1954
    Alain Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player  

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August 25

  • 1913
    Don DeFore, American actor and singer (d. 1993)  
  • 1921
    Bryce Mackasey, Canadian businessman and politician, 20th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1999)  
  • 1933
    István Gaál, Hungarian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)  
  • 1968
    Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer-songwriter (Belle and Sebastian)  
  • 1994
    Josh Flitter, American actor  

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August 26

  • 1901
    Jimmy Rushing, American singer and bandleader (Oklahoma City Blue Devils) (d. 1972)  
  • 1919
    Gerard Campbell, American priest and academic (d. 2012)  
  • 1944
    Judith Rees, English geographer and academic  
  • 1964
    Mehriban Aliyeva, Azerbaijani wife of Ilham Aliyev  
  • 1986
    Vladislav Gussev, Estonian footballer  

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August 27

  • 1896
    Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (d. 1984)
  • 1904
    John Hay Whitney, American businessman, publisher, and diplomat, founded J.H. Whitney & Company (d. 1982)  
  • 1971
    Aygül Özkan, German lawyer and politician  
  • 1973
    Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer  
  • 1992
    Stephen Morris, American football player  

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August 28

  • 1023
    Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
  • 1898
    Charlie Grimm, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1983)
  • 1928
    F. William Free, American businessman (d. 2003)  
  • 1957
    Ivo Josipović, Croatian lawyer, jurist, and politician, 3rd President of Croatia  
  • 1983
    Luke McAlister, New Zealand rugby player  

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August 29

  • 1901
    Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 1986)  
  • 1910
    Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (d. 1985)  
  • 1935
    Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch linguist and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1951
    Geoff Whitehorn, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (IF, Crawler, and Procol Harum)  
  • 1975
    Juan Diego Botto, Argentinian-Spanish actor  

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August 30

  • 1926
    Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (d. 2010)  
  • 1937
    Jewel Brown, American singer  
  • 1966
    Joann Fletcher, English historian and academic  
  • 1982
    Will Davison, Australian race car driver  
  • 1988
    Laura Põldvere, Estonian singer (Suntribe)  

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August 31

  • 1909
    Ferenc Fejtő, Hungarian-French journalist and political scientist (d. 2008)  
  • 1943
    Leonid Ivashov, Russian general  
  • 1970
    Queen Rania of Jordan  
  • 1973
    Scott Niedermayer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1979
    Yuvan Shankar Raja, Indian singer-songwriter and producer  

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