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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

  • 1930
    Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)  
  • 1946
    Rick Coonce, American drummer (The Grass Roots) (d. 2011)  
  • 1985
    Kris Stadsgaard, Danish footballer  
  • 1986
    Damien Allen, English footballer  
  • 1987
    Karen Carney, English footballer  

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August 2

  • 1938
    Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2007)  
  • 1947
    Lawrence Wright, American journalist, author, and screenwriter  
  • 1960
    Linda Fratianne, American figure skater  
  • 1962
    Lee Mavers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The La's)  
  • 1992
    Hallie Eisenberg, American actress  

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August 3

  • 1920
    P. D. James, English author (d. 2014)  
  • 1924
    Leon Uris, American soldier and author (d. 2003)  
  • 1955
    Corey Burton, American voice actor  
  • 1970
    Gina G, Australian singer  
  • 1985
    Brent Kutzle, American bass player and producer (OneRepublic)  

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August 4

  • 1893
    Fritz Gause, German historian and curator (d. 1973)
  • 1939
    Frank Vincent, American actor and producer  
  • 1953
    Joanie Spina, American magician, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)  
  • 1957
    John Wark, Scottish footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1958
    Silvan Shalom, Tunisian-Israeli sergeant and politician, 30th Deputy Prime Minister of Israel  

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August 5

  • 1914
    Parley Baer, American actor (d. 2002)  
  • 1962
    Otis Thorpe, American basketball player  
  • 1967
    Thomas Lang, Austrian drummer and producer (stOrk and Vienna Art Orchestra)  
  • 1975
    Ami Foster, American actress and singer  
  • 1990
    Yui Minami, Japanese model and actress  

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August 6

  • 1504
    Matthew Parker, English archbishop (d. 1575)
  • 1775
    Daniel O'Connell, Irish lawyer and politician, Lord Mayor of Dublin (d. 1847)
  • 1908
    Will Lee, American actor (d. 1982)  
  • 1934
    Billy Boston, Welsh rugby player and soldier  
  • 1993
    Kaori Ishihara, Japanese voice actress and singer (StylipS)  

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August 7

  • 1904
    Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)  
  • 1913
    George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)  
  • 1926
    Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1930
    Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer and educator  
  • 1982
    Edwin Dewees, American mixed martial artist  

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August 8

  • 1960
    Ulrich Maly, German politician, 16th Mayor of Nuremberg  
  • 1968
    Abey Kuruvilla, Indian cricketer and coach  
  • 1973
    Gert Olesk, Estonian footballer and manager  
  • 1974
    Brian Harvey, English singer-songwriter (East 17)  
  • 1985
    Toby Flood, English rugby player  

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August 9

  • 1931
    James Freeman Gilbert, American geophysicist and academic (d. 2014)  
  • 1941
    Shirlee Busbee, American author  
  • 1968
    McG, American director and producer  
  • 1975
    Mahesh Babu, Indian actor and producer  
  • 1985
    Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer  

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August 10

  • 1740
    Samuel Arnold, English organist and composer (d. 1802)
  • 1827
    Lovro Toman, Slovenian lawyer and politician (d. 1870)
  • 1902
    Arne Tiselius, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)  
  • 1973
    Lisa Raymond, American tennis player  
  • 1986
    Andrea Hlaváčková, Czech tennis player  

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August 11

  • 1939
    Ronnie Dawson, American singer and guitarist (d. 2003)  
  • 1969
    Ashley Jensen, Scottish actress  
  • 1980
    Lee Suggs, American football player  
  • 1982
    Wilko Risser, Namibian footballer  
  • 1987
    Alyssa Alano, Filipino actress and singer (Viva Hot Babes)  

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August 12

  • 1917
    Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (d. 2008)  
  • 1926
    John Derek, American actor, director, and cinematographer (d. 1998)  
  • 1967
    Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer  
  • 1977
    Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer  
  • 1979
    Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater  

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August 13

  • 1898
    Jean Borotra, French tennis player (d. 1994)
  • 1958
    Feargal Sharkey, Irish singer (The Undertones)  
  • 1964
    Debi Mazar, American actress  
  • 1989
    Justin Greene, American basketball player  
  • 1991
    Alexander Kačaniklić, Swedish footballer  

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August 14

  • 1740
    Pope Pius VII (d. 1823)
  • 1944
    John Dunt, English admiral  
  • 1970
    Kevin Cadogan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Third Eye Blind)  
  • 1978
    Kate Ritchie, Australian actress  
  • 1990
    Naz Aydemir, Turkish volleyball player  

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August 15

  • 1857
    Albert Ballin, German businessman (d. 1918)
  • 1896
    Catherine Doherty, Russian-Canadian activist, founded the Madonna House Apostolate (d. 1985)
  • 1931
    Ernest C. Brace, American captain and pilot (d. 2014)  
  • 1938
    Maxine Waters, American educator and politician  
  • 1961
    Arjun Sarja, Indian actor and director  

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August 16

  • 1845
    Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourger-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1921)
  • 1908
    Orlando Cole, American cellist and educator (d. 2010)  
  • 1934
    John Standing, English actor  
  • 1950
    Neda Ukraden, Serbian singer  
  • 1959
    Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist and manager  

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August 17

  • 1944
    Jean-Bernard Pommier, French pianist and conductor  
  • 1956
    Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist  
  • 1958
    Kirk Stevens, Canadian snooker player  
  • 1959
    Eric Schlosser, American journalist and author  
  • 1979
    Marcus Patric, English actor  

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August 18

  • 1887
    John Anthony Sydney Ritson, English rugby player, mines inspector, engineer and professor of mining (d. 1957)
  • 1920
    Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (d. 1999)  
  • 1941
    Christopher Jones, American actor (d. 2014)  
  • 1961
    Birol Ünel, Turkish-German actor  
  • 1964
    Kenny Walker, American basketball player and sportscaster  

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August 19

  • 1928
    Norman Brooks, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)  
  • 1935
    Bobby Richardson, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1982
    Erika Christensen, American actress  
  • 1983
    Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1987
    Nico Hülkenberg, German race car driver  

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August 20

  • 1941
    Slobodan Milošević, Serbian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Serbia (d. 2006)  
  • 1949
    Patrick Kilpatrick, American actor and producer  
  • 1980
    Corey Carrier, American actor  
  • 1984
    Aílton José Almeida, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1990
    Bradley Klahn, American tennis player  

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August 21

  • 1665
    Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1729)
  • 1943
    Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1952
    Jiří Paroubek, Czech soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic  
  • 1954
    Archie Griffin, American football player  
  • 1984
    Melissa Schuman, American singer-songwriter, actress, an dancer (Dream)  

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August 22

  • 1918
    Mary McGrory, American journalist and author (d. 2004)  
  • 1934
    Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., American general and engineer (d. 2012)  
  • 1964
    Andrew Wilson, American actor and director  
  • 1966
    Brooke Dillman, American actress  
  • 1983
    Dani Thompson, Australian-English model and actress  

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August 23

  • 1894
    John Auden, English solicitor, deputy coroner and a territorial soldier (d. 1959)
  • 1911
    Birger Ruud, Norwegian ski-jumper (d. 1998)  
  • 1947
    David Robb, English-Scottish actor  
  • 1953
    John Rocha, Hong Kong-Irish fashion designer  
  • 1978
    Julian Casablancas, American singer-songwriter (The Strokes and Julian Casablancas + The Voidz)  

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August 24

  • 1498
    John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (d. 1537)
  • 1887
    Harry Hooper, American baseball player and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (d. 1974)
  • 1930
    Roger McCluskey, American race car driver (d. 1993)  
  • 1950
    John Banaszak, American football player and coach  
  • 1982
    Glen Atle Larsen, Norwegian footballer  

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August 25

  • 1916
    Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 2000)  
  • 1951
    Bill Handel, Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host  
  • 1966
    Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Planet X, Dream Theater, and Black Country Communion)  
  • 1969
    Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor  
  • 1987
    Velimir Jovanović, Serbian footballer  

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August 26

  • 1873
    Lee de Forest, American engineer and academic, invented the Audion tube (d. 1961)
  • 1947
    Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer and manager (d. 2007)  
  • 1957
    Nikky Finney, American poet and academic  
  • 1964
    Allegra Huston, English-American author and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Petey Williams, Canadian wrestler  

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August 27

  • 1899
    C. S. Forester, Egyptian-English author and educator (d. 1966)
  • 1939
    William Least Heat-Moon, American historian and author  
  • 1950
    Neil Murray, Scottish bass player and songwriter (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Colosseum II, and Gogmagog)  
  • 1958
    Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and actor  
  • 1981
    Alessandro Gamberini, Italian footballer  

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August 28

  • 1827
    Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1884
    Peter Fraser, Scottish-New Zealand journalist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1950)
  • 1949
    Svetislav Pešić, Serbian basketball player and coach  
  • 1961
    Cliff Benson, American football player  
  • 1982
    Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer  

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August 29

  • 1887
    Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian physicians and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 1978)
  • 1935
    William Friedkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1943
    Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photographer and journalist (d. 1996)  
  • 1956
    Mark Morris, American dancer and choreographer  
  • 1962
    Lycia Naff, American actress, dancer, and journalist  

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August 30

  • 1917
    Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (d. 1992)  
  • 1944
    Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)  
  • 1961
    Zafer Algöz, Turkish actor  
  • 1986
    Lelia Masaga, New Zealand rugby player  
  • 1991
    Jacqueline Cako, American tennis player  

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August 31

  • 1842
    Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, American journalist, publisher, and activist (d. 1924)
  • 1902
    Géza Révész, Hungarian general and politician, Hungarian Minister of Defence (d. 1977)  
  • 1948
    Harald Ertl, Austrian race car driver and journalist (d. 1982)  
  • 1955
    Anthony Thistlethwaite, English saxophonist and bass player (The Waterboys and The Saw Doctors)  
  • 1984
    Matti Breschel, Danish cyclist  

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