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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.

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August 1

  • 1815
    Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1882)
  • 1921
    Pat McDonald, Australian actress (d. 1990)  
  • 1968
    Stacey Augmon, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1975
    Ane Dahl Torp, Norwegian actress  
  • 1981
    Miracle Laurie, American actress  

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August 2

  • 1922
    Geoffrey Dutton, Australian historian and author (d. 1998)  
  • 1923
    Shimon Peres, Polish-Israeli lawyer and politician, 9th President of Israel  
  • 1965
    Hisanobu Watanabe, Japanese baseball player and coach  
  • 1976
    Reyes Estévez, Spanish runner  
  • 1985
    Stephen Ferris, Irish rugby player  

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August 3

  • 1890
    Konstantin Melnikov, Russian architect, designed the Rusakov Workers' Club (d. 1974)
  • 1901
    Stefan Wyszyński, Polish cardinal (d. 1981)  
  • 1918
    James MacGregor Burns, American historian, political scientist, and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1921
    Hayden Carruth, American poet and critic (d. 2008)  
  • 1981
    Travis Bowyer, American baseball player  

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August 4

  • 1942
    Don S. Davis, American actor and painter (d. 2008)  
  • 1952
    Moya Brennan, Irish singer-songwriter and harp player (Clannad and T with the Maggies)  
  • 1974
    Chris Crippin, Canadian drummer (Hedley)  
  • 1978
    Satoshi Hino, American-Japanese voice actor  
  • 1989
    Wang Hao, Chinese chess player  

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August 5

  • 1828
    Louise of the Netherlands (d. 1871)
  • 1956
    Maureen McCormick, American actress and singer  
  • 1960
    David Baldacci, American lawyer and author  
  • 1982
    Lolo Jones, American hurdler  
  • 1988
    Michael Jamieson, Scottish-English swimmer  

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August 6

  • 1861
    Edith Roosevelt, American wife of Theodore Roosevelt, 27th First Lady of the United States (d. 1948)
  • 1964
    Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, Nigerian journalist, activist, social media expert, and pharmacist  
  • 1970
    Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1973
    Karenna Gore Schiff, American lawyer, journalist, and author  
  • 1980
    Seneca Wallace, American football player  

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August 7

  • 1927
    Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)  
  • 1969
    Paul Lambert, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1975
    David Hicks, Australian criminal  
  • 1982
    Abbie Cornish, Australian actress  
  • 1984
    Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player  

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August 8

  • 1839
    Nelson A. Miles, American general (d. 1925)
  • 1967
    Eric Angle, American wrestler  
  • 1973
    Senta Moses, American actress  
  • 1979
    Pooja Shah, English actress  
  • 1988
    Laura Slade Wiggins, American actress and singer  

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August 9

  • 1927
    Robert Shaw, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1978)  
  • 1947
    John Varley, American author  
  • 1971
    James Kim, American technology expert (d. 2006)  
  • 1989
    Lucy Dixon, English actress  
  • 1999
    Deniss Vasiļjevs, Latvian figure skater  

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August 10

  • 1880
    Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1964)
  • 1909
    Leo Fender, American businessman, founded Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (d. 1991)  
  • 1911
    Leonidas Andrianopoulos, Greek footballer (d. 2011)  
  • 1964
    Kåre Kolve, Norwegian saxophonist and composer  
  • 1985
    Melissa Barrera, American television host  

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August 11

  • 1905
    Ernst Jaakson, Estonian diplomat (d. 1998)  
  • 1964
    Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1965
    Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer, created ''Resident Evil''  
  • 1970
    Ali Shaheed Muhammad, American rapper and producer (A Tribe Called Quest, The Ummah, and Lucy Pearl)  
  • 1978
    Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer  

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August 12

  • 1866
    Jacinto Benavente, Spanish playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
  • 1925
    Dale Bumpers, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 38th Governor of Arkansas  
  • 1954
    Ibolya Dávid, Hungarian lawyer and politician, Minister of Justice of Hungary  
  • 1969
    Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor and politician  
  • 1993
    Imani Hakim, American actress  

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August 13

  • 1888
    Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)
  • 1961
    Neil Mallender, English cricketer and umpire  
  • 1962
    Thanos Kalliris, Greek singer-songwriter (Bang)  
  • 1976
    Grégory Fitoussi, French actor  
  • 1989
    Justin Greene, American basketball player  

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August 14

  • 1642
    Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
  • 1949
    Bob Backlund, American wrestler and actor  
  • 1954
    Stanley A. McChrystal, American general  
  • 1981
    Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian-American wrestler  
  • 1986
    Terin Humphrey, American gymnast  

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August 15

  • 1717
    Blind Jack, English engineer (d. 1810)
  • 1949
    Edward McMillan-Scott, English lawyer and politician  
  • 1958
    Simon Baron-Cohen, English-Canadian psychiatrist and author  
  • 1964
    Srihari, Indian actor and producer (d. 2013)  
  • 1975
    Bertrand Berry, American football player and radio host  

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August 16

  • 1860
    Jules Laforgue, Uruguayan-French poet and author (d. 1887)
  • 1877
    Roque Ruaño, Spanish priest and engineer (d. 1935)
  • 1928
    Eydie Gormé, American singer and actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1948
    Pierre Reid, Canadian educator and politician  
  • 1974
    Iván Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer and politician  

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August 17

  • 1888
    Monty Woolley, American actor and singer (d. 1963)
  • 1939
    Luther Allison, American singer and guitarist (d. 1997)  
  • 1956
    Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist  
  • 1959
    David Koresh, American cult leader (d. 1993)  
  • 1966
    Maysa Leak, American singer and producer (Incognito)  

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August 18

  • 1972
    Victoria Coren Mitchell, English journalist and poker player  
  • 1979
    Mohib Mirza, Pakistani actor and director  
  • 1979
    Stuart Dew, Australian footballer  
  • 1980
    Esteban Cambiasso, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1980
    Rob Nguyen, Australian race car driver  

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August 19

  • 1900
    Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1976)
  • 1941
    Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek educator and politician (d. 2009)  
  • 1943
    Billy J. Kramer, English singer  
  • 1946
    Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor and director  
  • 1946
    Charles Bolden, American general and astronaut  

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August 20

  • 1931
    Mikhail Kaaleste, Estonian canoe racer and coach  
  • 1946
    Connie Chung, American journalist  
  • 1952
    John Emburey, English cricketer and coach  
  • 1973
    Cameron Mather, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster  
  • 1974
    Santino Rice, American fashion designer and actor  

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August 21

  • 1929
    Marie Severin, American illustrator  
  • 1934
    Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2001)  
  • 1944
    Jackie DeShannon, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1952
    Glenn Hughes, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Finders Keepers, Trapeze, Deep Purple, and Black Country Communion)  
  • 1986
    Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter  

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August 22

  • 1940
    Bill McCartney, American football player and coach, founded Promise Keepers  
  • 1940
    George Reinholt, American actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1967
    Bill Welke, American baseball player and umpire  
  • 1973
    Sornram Teppitak, Thai actor and singer  
  • 1982
    Rodrigo Nehme, Mexican actor  

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August 23

  • 1783
    William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge (d. 1852)
  • 1846
    Alexander Milne Calder, Scottish-American sculptor (d. 1923)
  • 1909
    Syd Buller, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1970)  
  • 1959
    Edwyn Collins, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Orange Juice)  
  • 1961
    Alexandre Desplat, French composer and conductor  

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August 24

  • 1909
    Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricketer and soldier (d. 1998)  
  • 1936
    A. S. Byatt, English author and poet  
  • 1947
    Joe Manchin, American politician, 34th Governor of West Virginia  
  • 1950
    John Banaszak, American football player and coach  
  • 1973
    Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer  

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August 25

  • 1934
    Eddie Ilarde, Filipino journalist and politician  
  • 1939
    John Badham, English-American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1942
    Howard Jacobson, English journalist and author  
  • 1960
    Georg Zellhofer, Austrian footballer and manager  
  • 1969
    Steve Staley, American voice actor and singer  

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August 26

  • 1965
    Chris Burke, American actor and singer  
  • 1969
    Elaine Irwin, American model  
  • 1977
    Trần Thu Hà, Vietnamese singer, producer, and dancer  
  • 1980
    Chris Pine, American actor  
  • 1981
    Jesse Martin, German-Australian sailor  

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August 27

  • 1887
    George, Crown Prince of Serbia (d. 1972)
  • 1941
    Cesária Évora, Cape Verdean singer (d. 2011)  
  • 1947
    Kirk Francis, American engineer and producer  
  • 1949
    Ann Murray, Irish soprano  
  • 1969
    Chandra Wilson, American actress and director  

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August 28

  • 1827
    Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1910
    Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)  
  • 1953
    Ditmar Jakobs, German footballer  
  • 1975
    Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer and manager  
  • 1981
    Ahmed Talbi, Moroccan footballer  

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August 29

  • 1862
    Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
  • 1928
    Charles Gray, English actor and singer (d. 2000)  
  • 1956
    Mark Morris, American dancer and choreographer  
  • 1958
    Lenny Henry, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Georgios Kalaitzis, Greek basketball player  

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August 30

  • 1848
    Andrew Onderdonk, American surveyor and contractor (d. 1905)
  • 1918
    Harold Atcherley, English businessman  
  • 1923
    Nate Saint, American missionary and pilot (d. 1956)  
  • 1948
    Lewis Black, American comedian, actor, and author  
  • 1983
    Marco Vianello, Italian footballer  

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August 31

  • 1896
    Félix-Antoine Savard, Canadian priest and author (d. 1982)
  • 1913
    Helen Levitt, American photographer and cinematographer (d. 2009)  
  • 1931
    Jean Béliveau, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)  
  • 1963
    Reb Beach, American guitarist (Winger, Whitesnake, Night Ranger, and Dokken)  
  • 1977
    Jeff Hardy, American wrestler and singer (PeroxWhy?Gen)  

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