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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

  • 1871
    John Lester, American cricketer and soccer player (d. 1969)
  • 1929
    Ann Calvello, American roller derby racer (d. 2006)  
  • 1948
    Avi Arad, Israeli-American screenwriter and producer, founded Marvel Studios  
  • 1966
    George Ducas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1992
    Austin Rivers, American basketball player  

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August 2

  • 1914
    Félix Leclerc, Canadian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1988)  
  • 1929
    John Gale, English director and producer  
  • 1935
    Amidou, Moroccan-French actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1967
    Aaron Krickstein, American tennis player  
  • 1980
    Uğur Rıfat Karlova, Turkish comedian and actor  

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August 3

  • 1900
    Ernie Pyle, American soldier and journalist (d. 1945)
  • 1918
    Eddie Jefferson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)  
  • 1940
    Lance Alworth, American football player  
  • 1972
    Sandis Ozoliņš, Latvian ice hockey player and politician  
  • 1977
    Tómas Lemarquis, Icelandic actor  

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August 4

  • 1904
    Joe Tate, English footballer and manager (d. 1973)  
  • 1941
    Ted Strickland, American psychologist and politician, 68th Governor of Ohio  
  • 1943
    Vicente Álvarez Areces, Spanish politician, 6th President of the Principality of Asturias  
  • 1953
    Joanie Spina, American magician, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)  
  • 1975
    Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah, Saudi Arabian terrorist (d. 2014)  

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August 5

  • 1461
    Alexander Jagiellon, Polish king (d. 1506)
  • 1827
    Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian field marshal and politician, 1st President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1872
    Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician, bacteriologist, and epidemiologist, founded the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (d. 1917)
  • 1964
    Rory Morrison, English journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1973
    Sean Sherk, American mixed martial artist  

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August 6

  • 1809
    Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet and author (d. 1892)
  • 1911
    Norman Gordon, South African cricketer (d. 2014)  
  • 1938
    Peter Bonerz, American actor and director  
  • 1942
    Byard Lancaster, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012)  
  • 1975
    Jamie McGonnigal, American voice actor and producer  

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August 7

  • 1876
    Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (d. 1917)
  • 1921
    Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor  
  • 1960
    Jacquie O'Sullivan, English singer-songwriter (Bananarama and Shillelagh Sisters)  
  • 1968
    Francesca Gregorini, Italian-American director and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Randy Wayne, American actor and producer  

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August 8

  • 1919
    Dino De Laurentiis, Italian actor and producer (d. 2010)  
  • 1937
    Dustin Hoffman, American actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1942
    Dennis Canavan, Scottish educator and politician  
  • 1952
    Anton Fig, South African-American drummer (Spider, Frehley's Comet, and Booker T. & the M.G.'s)  
  • 1970
    Chester Williams, South African rugby player and coach  

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August 9

  • 1861
    Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer and academic (d. 1942)
  • 1945
    Posy Simmonds, English author and illustrator  
  • 1958
    James Lileks, American journalist and blogger  
  • 1979
    Lisa Nandy, English lawyer and politician  
  • 1990
    İshak Doğan, Turkish footballer  

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August 10

  • 1874
    Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)
  • 1911
    A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian and author (d. 1993)  
  • 1928
    Gerino Gerini, Italian race car driver (d. 2013)  
  • 1964
    Kåre Kolve, Norwegian saxophonist and composer  
  • 1971
    Roy Keane, Irish footballer and manager  

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August 11

  • 1908
    Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (d. 1999)  
  • 1947
    Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek journalist and politician  
  • 1951
    Vincent Bilodeau, Canadian actor  
  • 1976
    Iván Córdoba, Colombian footballer and manager  
  • 1984
    Lucas di Grassi, Brazilian race car driver  

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August 12

  • 1906
    Tedd Pierce, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1972)  
  • 1923
    John Holt, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1997)  
  • 1955
    Terry Taylor, American wrestler and trainer  
  • 1984
    Bryan Pata, American football player (d. 2006)  
  • 1986
    Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukrainian tennis player  

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August 13

  • 1953
    Tom Cohen, American philosopher, theorist, and academic  
  • 1972
    John Safran, Australian screenwriter and producer  
  • 1976
    Nicolás Lapentti, Ecuadorian tennis player  
  • 1983
    Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player  
  • 1984
    Boone Logan, American baseball player  

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August 14

  • 1777
    Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)
  • 1929
    Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)  
  • 1935
    John Brodie, American football player and golfer  
  • 1949
    Morten Olsen, Danish footballer and manager  
  • 1962
    Mark Gubicza, American baseball player and sportscaster  

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August 15

  • 1798
    Sangolli Rayanna, Indian warrior (d. 1831)
  • 1923
    Rose Marie, American actress and singer  
  • 1950
    Tom Kelly, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1966
    Scott Brosius, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1989
    Belinda Peregrín, Spanish-Mexican singer-songwriter and actress  

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August 16

  • 1860
    Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke, English-Scottish cricketer (d. 1938)
  • 1934
    Pierre Richard, French actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    Iván Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer and politician  
  • 1980
    Hwangbo, South Korean rapper and actress (Chakra)  
  • 1983
    Tomoko Honda, Japanese announcer  

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August 17

  • 1888
    Monty Woolley, American actor and singer (d. 1963)
  • 1919
    Georgia Gibbs, American singer (d. 2006)  
  • 1929
    Francis Gary Powers, American captain and pilot (d. 1977)  
  • 1932
    Duke Pearson, American pianist and composer (d. 1980)  
  • 1963
    Shankar, Indian director and producer  

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August 18

  • 1935
    Gail Fisher, American actress (d. 2000)  
  • 1945
    Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and author (d. 1994)  
  • 1966
    Gustavo Charif, Argentinian director and producer  
  • 1968
    Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress and talk show host  
  • 1970
    Jason Furman, American economist and politician  

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August 19

  • 1903
    James Gould Cozzens, American soldier and author (d. 1978)  
  • 1948
    Robert Hughes, Australian actor  
  • 1969
    Kirk Herbstreit, American sportscaster  
  • 1972
    Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentinian footballer and manager  
  • 1974
    Anja Knippel, German runner  

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August 20

  • 1974
    Amy Adams, American actress and singer  
  • 1982
    Monty Dumond, South African rugby player  
  • 1986
    Andrew Surman, South African-English footballer  
  • 1987
    Kristína, Slovak singer and pianist  
  • 1992
    Deniss Rakels, Latvian footballer  

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August 21

  • 1937
    Robert Stone, American journalist and author (d. 2015)  
  • 1951
    Chesley V. Morton, American businessman and politician  
  • 1971
    Liam Howlett, English keyboard player, DJ, and producer (The Prodigy)  
  • 1974
    Johnny Reid, Scottish-Canadian singer  
  • 1984
    Barun Sobti, Indian actor  

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August 22

  • 1862
    Claude Debussy, French pianist and composer (d. 1918)
  • 1914
    Connie B. Gay, American businessman, co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (d. 1989)  
  • 1955
    Chiranjeevi, Indian actor, producer, and politician  
  • 1961
    Debbi Peterson, American singer and drummer (The Bangles and Kindred Spirit)  
  • 1983
    Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist  

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August 23

  • 1783
    William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge (d. 1852)
  • 1864
    Eleftherios Venizelos, Greek lawyer, jurist, and politician, 93rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1936)
  • 1908
    Hannah Frank, Scottish sculptor and illustrator (d. 2008)  
  • 1948
    Lev Zeleny, Russian physicist and academic  
  • 1956
    Andreas Floer, German mathematician and academic (d. 1991)  

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August 24

  • 1635
    Peder Griffenfeld, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1699)
  • 1880
    Joshua Lionel Cowen, American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965)
  • 1960
    Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player and coach  
  • 1962
    Craig Kilborn, American actor and talk show host  
  • 1977
    Denílson de Oliveira Araújo, Brazilian footballer  

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August 25

  • 1933
    Patrick F. McManus, American journalist and author  
  • 1938
    David Canary, American actor  
  • 1945
    Hannah Louise Shearer, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1975
    Petria Thomas, Australian swimmer and coach  
  • 1988
    Alexandra Burke, English singer-songwriter  

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August 26

  • 1694
    Elisha Williams, American minister, academic, and politician (d. 1755)
  • 1926
    Robert Vickrey, American painter and author (d. 2011)  
  • 1963
    Stephen J. Dubner, American journalist and author  
  • 1979
    Allison Robertson, American guitarist (The Donnas)  
  • 1989
    Héloïse Guérin, French model  

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August 27

  • 1669
    Anne Marie d'Orléans, French wife of Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1728)
  • 1941
    Harrison Page, American actor  
  • 1959
    Jeanette Winterson, English journalist and novelist  
  • 1982
    Damien Monier, French cyclist  
  • 1986
    Nabil El Zhar, French-Moroccan footballer  

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August 28

  • 1931
    Ola L. Mize, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)  
  • 1975
    Hamish McLachlan, Australian television personality  
  • 1982
    LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1983
    Luke McAlister, New Zealand rugby player  
  • 1990
    Bojan Krkić, Spanish footballer  

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August 29

  • 1875
    Leonardo De Lorenzo, Italian flute player and educator (d. 1962)
  • 1943
    Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photographer and journalist (d. 1996)  
  • 1960
    Tony MacAlpine, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Planet X, CAB, Ring of Fire, and Seven the Hardway)  
  • 1973
    Vincent Cavanagh, English singer and guitarist (Anathema)  
  • 1980
    David Desrosiers, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player (Simple Plan and Reset)  

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August 30

  • 1917
    Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (d. 1992)  
  • 1919
    Kitty Wells, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)  
  • 1988
    Michael Cavanaugh, American gamer  
  • 1992
    Jessica Henwick, English actress  
  • 2001
    Emily Bear, American pianist and composer  

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August 31

  • 1909
    Ferenc Fejtő, Hungarian-French journalist and political scientist (d. 2008)  
  • 1941
    Emmanuel Nunes, Portuguese-French composer and educator (d. 2012)  
  • 1943
    Leonid Ivashov, Russian general  
  • 1975
    Takahiro Suwa, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1983
    Larry Fitzgerald, American football player  

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