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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

  • 1819
    Herman Melville, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1891)
  • 1933
    Teri Shields, American actress, producer, and agent (d. 2012)  
  • 1971
    Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez, Mexican drug lord  
  • 1978
    Dhani Harrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thenewno2, Traveling Wilburys, and Fistful of Mercy)  
  • 1989
    Tomoka Kurokawa, Japanese actress  

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August 2

  • 1884
    Rómulo Gallegos, Venezuelan author and politician, 46th President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
  • 1941
    Ede Staal, Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 1986)  
  • 1958
    Arshad Ayub, Indian cricketer and manager  
  • 1980
    Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer  
  • 1989
    Vanes-Mari Du Toit, South African netball player  

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August 3

  • 1832
    Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer, conductor, and director (d. 1914)
  • 1916
    Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1970)  
  • 1933
    Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (d. 2009)  
  • 1946
    Robert Ayling, English businessman  
  • 1957
    Bodo Rudwaleit, German footballer and manager  

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August 4

  • 1902
    Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (d. 1981)  
  • 1909
    Glenn Cunningham, American runner and academic (d. 1988)  
  • 1953
    Vini Reilly, English guitarist (The Durutti Column and The Invisible Girls)  
  • 1959
    John Gormley, Irish politician, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government  
  • 1978
    Kurt Busch, American race car driver  

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August 5

  • 1914
    David Brian, American actor and dancer (d. 1993)  
  • 1960
    Seth Swirsky, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1982
    Tobias Regner, German singer-songwriter  
  • 1984
    Helene Fischer, German singer and dancer  
  • 1985
    Jake Hurwitz, American comedian and actor  

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August 6

  • 1920
    Ella Raines, American actress (d. 1988)  
  • 1944
    Martin Wharton, English bishop  
  • 1944
    Michael Mingos, English chemist and academic  
  • 1948
    William McCrea, Irish soldier and politician  
  • 1984
    Vedad Ibišević, Bosnian footballer  

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August 7

  • 1963
    Harold Perrineau, American actor and producer  
  • 1973
    Kevin Muscat, English-Australian footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1978
    Vanness Wu, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (F4 and Kangta & Vanness)  
  • 1979
    Jason Ruta, Canadian actor  
  • 1992
    Ariel Camacho, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2015)  

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August 8

  • 1952
    Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer  
  • 1966
    John Hudek, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1972
    Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1972
    Steven Tweed, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1981
    Meagan Good, American actress and producer  

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August 9

  • 1942
    Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)  
  • 1943
    Ken Norton, American boxer and actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1972
    Ryan Bollman, American actor  
  • 1973
    Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1980
    Ryoo Seung-bum, South Korean actor and singer  

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August 10

  • 1740
    Samuel Arnold, English organist and composer (d. 1802)
  • 1956
    Charlie Peacock, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer  
  • 1978
    Chris Read, English cricketer  
  • 1979
    Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer  
  • 1982
    Shaun Murphy, English snooker player  

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August 11

  • 1667
    Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Italian wife of Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1743)
  • 1910
    Berthe Qvistgaard, Danish actress (d. 1999)  
  • 1943
    Denis Payton, English saxophonist (The Dave Clark Five) (d. 2006)  
  • 1975
    Chris Cummings, Canadian singer-songwriter  
  • 1993
    Sean McGinty, English-Irish footballer  

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August 12

  • 1773
    Karl Faber, Prussian historian and academic (d. 1853)
  • 1954
    Ibolya Dávid, Hungarian lawyer and politician, Minister of Justice of Hungary  
  • 1967
    Andy Hui, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor (Big Four)  
  • 1970
    Jim Schlossnagle, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1972
    Del the Funky Homosapien, American rapper and producer (Hieroglyphics, Deltron 3030, and Gorillaz)  

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August 13

  • 1935
    Mudcat Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1949
    Philippe Petit, French tightrope walker  
  • 1952
    Tom Davis, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1965
    Mark Lemke, American baseball player, coach, and radio host  
  • 1993
    Johnny Gaudreau, American ice hockey player  

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August 14

  • 1923
    Alice Ghostley, American actress and singer (d. 2007)  
  • 1957
    Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)  
  • 1958
    Philip Dunne, English farmer and politician, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology  
  • 1960
    Sarah Brightman, English singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1966
    Karl Petter Løken, Swedish-Norwegian footballer and sportscaster  

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August 15

  • 1769
    Napoleon, French general and emperor (d. 1821)
  • 1917
    Jack Lynch, Irish footballer and politician, 5th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1999)  
  • 1935
    Régine Deforges, French author, playwright, and director (d. 2014)  
  • 1949
    Mark B. Rosenberg, American political scientist and academic  
  • 1995
    Chief Keef, American rapper and producer  

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August 16

  • 1924
    Fess Parker, American actor and singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1928
    Eydie Gormé, American singer and actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1974
    Roger Cedeño, Venezuelan baseball player  
  • 1980
    Vanessa Carlton, American singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1991
    Evanna Lynch, Irish actress  

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August 17

  • 1844
    Menelik II of Ethiopia (d. 1913)
  • 1918
    Michael John Wise, English geographer and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1934
    Ron Henry, English footballer (d. 2014)  
  • 1940
    Barry Sheerman, English academic and politician  
  • 1966
    Maysa Leak, American singer and producer (Incognito)  

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August 18

  • 1606
    Maria Anna of Spain (d. 1646)
  • 1869
    Carl Rungius, German-American painter and educator (d. 1959)
  • 1893
    Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1925
    Anis Mansour, Egyptian journalist and author (d. 2011)  
  • 1940
    Adam Makowicz, Polish-Canadian pianist and composer  

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August 19

  • 1950
    Jennie Bond, English journalist and author  
  • 1969
    Paula Jai Parker, American actress, director, and producer  
  • 1973
    Clayton Counts, American DJ and composer (Bull of Heaven)  
  • 1977
    Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist  
  • 1980
    Jun Jin, South Korean singer and actor (Shinhwa)  

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August 20

  • 1905
    Jack Teagarden, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (d. 1964)  
  • 1972
    Chaney Kley, American actor, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2007)  
  • 1983
    Paulo André Cren Benini, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1985
    Álvaro Negredo, Spanish footballer  
  • 1992
    Demi Lovato, American singer-songwriter and actress  

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August 21

  • 1918
    Billy Reay, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2004)  
  • 1957
    Frank Pastore, American baseball player and radio host (d. 2012)  
  • 1985
    Melissa M, French singer  
  • 1990
    Bo Burnham, American comedian, singer-songwriter, and actor  
  • 1991
    Leandro Bacuna, Dutch footballer  

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August 22

  • 1902
    Thomas Pelly, American lawyer and politician (d. 1973)  
  • 1941
    Bill Parcells, American football player and coach  
  • 1959
    Juan Croucier, Cuban-American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Ratt and Dokken)  
  • 1970
    George Canyon, Canadian singer, guitarist, and actor  
  • 1983
    Miho Ohwada, Japanese actress  

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August 23

  • 1961
    Alexandre Desplat, French composer and conductor  
  • 1982
    Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer  
  • 1983
    James Collins, Welsh footballer  
  • 1986
    Kim Feenstra, Dutch model and actress  
  • 1988
    Jeremy Lin, American basketball player  

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August 24

  • 1887
    Harry Hooper, American baseball player and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (d. 1974)
  • 1922
    René Lévesque, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)  
  • 1963
    Francis Pangilinan, Filipino lawyer and politician  
  • 1983
    Brett Gardner, American baseball player  
  • 1983
    Maher Abu Remeleh, Palestinian martial artist  

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August 25

  • 1933
    István Gaál, Hungarian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)  
  • 1941
    Mario Corso, Italian footballer and coach  
  • 1949
    Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer and producer  
  • 1963
    Miro Cerar, Slovenian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia  
  • 1968
    Rafet El Roman, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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August 26

  • 1819
    Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1861)
  • 1826
    Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (d. 1875)
  • 1935
    Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)  
  • 1954
    Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player  
  • 1979
    Yağmur Sarıgül, Turkish guitarist and songwriter (maNga)  

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August 27

  • 1669
    Anne Marie d'Orléans, French wife of Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1728)
  • 1919
    Pee Wee Butts, American baseball player and coach (d. 1972)  
  • 1929
    George Scott, Canadian-American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)  
  • 1970
    Mark Ilott, English cricketer  
  • 1985
    Alexandra Nechita, Romanian-American painter and sculptor  

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August 28

  • 1789
    Stéphanie de Beauharnais, French wife of Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1860)
  • 1938
    Maurizio Costanzo, Italian journalist and academic  
  • 1944
    Melvin Dummar, American forger of Howard Hughes estate  
  • 1966
    Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician  
  • 1980
    Antony Hämäläinen, Finnish singer-songwriter (Meridian Dawn and Armageddon)  

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August 29

  • 1934
    Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor and director (d. 2004)  
  • 1946
    Demetris Christofias, Cypriot businessman and politician, 6th President of Cyprus  
  • 1977
    Roy Oswalt, American baseball player  
  • 1981
    Geneviève Jeanson, Canadian cyclist  
  • 1991
    Anikó Kovacsics, Hungarian handball player  

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August 30

  • 1918
    Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)  
  • 1953
    Lech Majewski, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1986
    Zafer Yelen, Turkish footballer  
  • 1988
    Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player  
  • 1989
    Ronald Huth, Paraguayan footballer  

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August 31

  • 161
    Commodus, Roman emperor (d. 192)
  • 1905
    Robert Bacher, American physicist and academic (d. 2004)  
  • 1957
    Colm O'Rourke, Irish footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1981
    Ahmad Al Harthy, Omani race car driver  
  • 1985
    Rolando, Portuguese footballer  

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