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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.

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August 1

  • 1858
    Gaston Doumergue, French lawyer and politician, 13th President of France (d. 1937)
  • 1958
    Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)  
  • 1978
    Dhani Harrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thenewno2, Traveling Wilburys, and Fistful of Mercy)  
  • 1987
    Stan, Greek singer-songwriter  
  • 1990
    Jack O'Connell, English actor  

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August 2

  • 1912
    Palle Huld, Danish actor (d. 2010)  
  • 1921
    Alan Whicker, Egyptian-English journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1922
    Geoffrey Dutton, Australian historian and author (d. 1998)  
  • 1937
    Ron Brierley, New Zealand businessman  
  • 1943
    Max Wright, American actor  

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August 3

  • 1920
    P. D. James, English author (d. 2014)  
  • 1956
    Todd Christensen, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)  
  • 1975
    Wael Gomaa, Egyptian footballer  
  • 1977
    Tom Brady, American football player  
  • 1984
    Matt Joyce, American baseball player  

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August 4

  • 1870
    Harry Lauder, Scottish actor and singer (d. 1950)
  • 1893
    Fritz Gause, German historian and curator (d. 1973)
  • 1929
    Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1987)  
  • 1950
    Caldwell Jones, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)  
  • 1985
    Ha Seung-jin, South Korean basketball player  

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August 5

  • 1934
    Karl Johan Åström, Swedish engineer and theorist  
  • 1935
    Peter Inge, Baron Inge, English field marshal  
  • 1976
    Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor  
  • 1980
    Jason Culina, Australian footballer  
  • 1981
    Anna Rawson, Australian golfer  

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August 6

  • 1844
    Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900)
  • 1947
    Radhia Cousot, French computer scientist and academic  
  • 1948
    William McCrea, Irish soldier and politician  
  • 1980
    András Horváth, Hungarian footballer  
  • 1982
    Romola Garai, English model and actress  

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August 7

  • 1926
    Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1960
    Rosana Pastor, Spanish actress  
  • 1984
    Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (d. 2003)  
  • 1986
    Paul Biedermann, German swimmer  
  • 1996
    Tessa Allen, American actress  

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August 8

  • 1879
    Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
  • 1889
    Jack Ryder, Australian cricketer (d. 1977)
  • 1956
    David Grant, English singer (Linx)  
  • 1973
    Gert Olesk, Estonian footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Willie Tonga, Australian rugby player  

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August 9

  • 1909
    Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, Indian scholar, author, and academic (d. 1992)  
  • 1939
    Bulle Ogier, French actress and screenwriter  
  • 1951
    James Naughtie, Scottish journalist and radio host  
  • 1966
    Linn Ullmann, Norwegian journalist and author  
  • 1982
    Yekaterina Samutsevich, Russian singer and activist (Pussy Riot)  

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August 10

  • 1927
    Nejat Uygur, Turkish actor (b. 2013)  
  • 1933
    Rocky Colavito, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1964
    Aaron Hall, American singer-songwriter (Guy)  
  • 1976
    Ian Murray, Scottish businessman and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland  
  • 1980
    Roxanne McKee, Canadian-English model and actress  

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August 11

  • 1833
    Kido Takayoshi, Japanese samurai and politician (d. 1877)
  • 1919
    Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican baseball player and manager  
  • 1984
    Kaire Palmaru, Estonian footballer  
  • 1986
    Kaori Fukuhara, Japanese voice actress  
  • 1993
    Gita Gutawa, Indonesian singer-songwriter and actress  

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August 12

  • 1885
    Jean Cabannes, French physicist and academic (d. 1959)
  • 1904
    Idel Jakobson, Latvian-Estonian NKVD officer (d. 1997)  
  • 1906
    Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player and coach (d. 1985)  
  • 1960
    Greg Thomas, Welsh-English cricketer  
  • 1965
    Peter Krause, American actor and producer  

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August 13

  • 1935
    Rod Hull, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1999)  
  • 1962
    Thanos Kalliris, Greek singer-songwriter (Bang)  
  • 1979
    Corey Patterson, American baseball player  
  • 1987
    Devin McCourty, American football player  
  • 1998
    Dalma Gálfi, Hungarian tennis player  

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August 14

  • 1930
    Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)  
  • 1958
    Philip Dunne, English farmer and politician, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology  
  • 1962
    Mark Gubicza, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1980
    Roy Williams, American football player  
  • 1988
    Kayla Mueller, American humanitarian and activist (d. 2015)  

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August 15

  • 1857
    Albert Ballin, German businessman (d. 1918)
  • 1917
    Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (d. 1980)  
  • 1919
    Huntz Hall, American actor and singer (d. 1999)  
  • 1946
    William Waldegrave, Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster  
  • 1958
    Victor Shenderovich, Russian journalist and radio host  

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August 16

  • 1928
    Ara Güler, Turkish photographer and journalist  
  • 1939
    Trevor McDonald, Trinidadian-English journalist and academic  
  • 1950
    Jeff Thomson, Australian cricketer  
  • 1958
    José Luis Clerc, Argentinian tennis player and coach  
  • 1992
    Zawachin, Japanese model  

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August 17

  • 1953
    Kevin Rowland, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dexys Midnight Runners)  
  • 1958
    Fred Goodwin, Scottish banker and accountant  
  • 1987
    Paolo Serrano, Filipino actor  
  • 1989
    Elena Hight, American snowboarder  
  • 1992
    Alex Elisala, New Zealand-Australian rugby player (d. 2013)  

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August 18

  • 1692
    Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (d. 1740)
  • 1819
    Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1876)
  • 1893
    Ernest MacMillan, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 1973)
  • 1969
    Mark Kuhlmann, German rugby player and coach  
  • 1987
    Siri Tollerød, Norwegian model  

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August 19

  • 1915
    Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (d. 2000)  
  • 1938
    Joe Frank, American radio host  
  • 1961
    Tony Longo, American actor, producer, screenwriter (d. 2015)  
  • 1971
    João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese footballer  
  • 1983
    Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter and actress  

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August 20

  • 1931
    Don King, American boxing promoter  
  • 1939
    Fernando Poe, Jr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)  
  • 1982
    Aleksandr Amisulashvili, Georgian footballer  
  • 1982
    Enyelbert Soto, Venezuelan-Japanese baseball player  
  • 1986
    Ryo Katsuji, Japanese actor  

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August 21

  • 1754
    Banastre Tarleton, English general and politician (d. 1833)
  • 1879
    Claude Grahame-White, English pilot and engineer (d. 1959)
  • 1934
    Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer (d. 2015)  
  • 1984
    Alizée, French actress, singer, and dancer  
  • 1989
    Charlison Benschop, Dutch footballer  

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August 22

  • 1834
    Samuel Pierpont Langley, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1906)
  • 1940
    Bill McCartney, American football player and coach, founded Promise Keepers  
  • 1973
    Sornram Teppitak, Thai actor and singer  
  • 1979
    Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian actress and producer  
  • 1990
    Syque Caesar, Bangladeshi gymnast  

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August 23

  • 1867
    Edgar de Wahl, Ukrainian-Estonian linguist and academic (d. 1948)
  • 1900
    Ernst Krenek, Austrian-American composer and educator (d. 1991)
  • 1930
    Michel Rocard, French civil servant and politician, 160th Prime Minister of France  
  • 1970
    Lawrence Frank, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1983
    J. C. Bailey, American wrestler (d. 2010)  

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August 24

  • 1358
    John I of Castile (d. 1390)
  • 1865
    Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)
  • 1888
    Valentine Baker, Welsh co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company (d. 1942)
  • 1944
    Rocky Johnson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer  
  • 1991
    Anett Schutting, Estonian tennis player  

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August 25

  • 1850
    Charles Richet, French physiologist and occultist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1938
    David Canary, American actor  
  • 1966
    Tracy-Ann Oberman, English actress and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Jan-Berrie Burger, Namibian cricketer  
  • 1983
    James Rossiter, English race car driver  

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August 26

  • 1826
    Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (d. 1875)
  • 1975
    Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1977
    Liam Botham, English rugby player and cricketer  
  • 1977
    Saeko Chiba, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 1983
    Toshiaki Imae, Japanese baseball player  

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August 27

  • 1896
    Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (d. 1993)
  • 1922
    Roelof Kruisinga, Dutch physician and politician, Minister of Defence for The Netherlands (d. 2012)  
  • 1939
    William Least Heat-Moon, American historian and author  
  • 1953
    Tom Berryhill, American businessman and politician  
  • 1980
    Neha Dhupia, Indian model and actress  

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August 28

  • 1894
    Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (d. 1981)
  • 1957
    Greg Clark, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  
  • 1957
    Rick Rossovich, American actor  
  • 1961
    Deepak Tijori, Indian actor and director  
  • 1991
    Kyle Massey, American actor and rapper  

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August 29

  • 1912
    Sohn Kee-chung, South Korean runner (d. 2002)  
  • 1935
    William Friedkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1938
    Angela Huth, English journalist and author  
  • 1959
    Stephen Wolfram, English-American physicist and mathematician  
  • 1973
    Vincent Cavanagh, English singer and guitarist (Anathema)  

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August 30

  • 1919
    Wolfgang Wagner, German director and manager (d. 2010)  
  • 1925
    Laurent de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator  
  • 1928
    Johnny Mann, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 2014)  
  • 1943
    Tal Brody, American-Israeli basketball player and coach  
  • 1944
    Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (d. 2007)  

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August 31

  • 1748
    Jean-Étienne Despréaux, French ballet dancer, choreographer, composer, and playwright (d. 1820)
  • 1890
    August Alle, Estonian poet and author (d. 1952)
  • 1945
    Bob Welch, American singer and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac and Paris) (d. 2012)  
  • 1968
    Valdon Dowiyogo, Nauruan politician  
  • 1970
    Kristina Cook, English horse rider  

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