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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

  • 1918
    Richard Pearson, Welsh-English actor (d. 2011)  
  • 1959
    Joe Elliott, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Def Leppard, Atomic Mass, and Down 'n' Outz)  
  • 1964
    Adam Duritz, American singer-songwriter and producer (Counting Crows and The Himalayans)  
  • 1987
    Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer  
  • 1987
    Stan, Greek singer-songwriter  

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August 2

  • 1696
    Mahmud I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1754)
  • 1882
    Albert Bloch, American painter and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1959
    Johnny Kemp, Bahamian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)  
  • 1978
    Dragan Vukmir, Serbian footballer  
  • 1980
    Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor, singer, director, and producer  

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August 3

  • 1900
    John T. Scopes, American educator (d. 1970)
  • 1971
    DJ Spinderella, American DJ, rapper, and producer (Salt-N-Pepa)  
  • 1981
    Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer  
  • 1987
    Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (SS501)  
  • 1992
    Aljon Mariano, Filipino basketball player  

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August 4

  • 1934
    Dallas Green, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1957
    Brooks D. Simpson, American historian and author  
  • 1965
    James Tupper, Canadian actor and screenwriter  
  • 1970
    Kate Silverton, English journalist  
  • 1985
    Crystal Bowersox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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August 5

  • 1961
    Janet McTeer, English actress  
  • 1966
    Jonathan Silverman, American actor and producer  
  • 1977
    Michael Walsh, English footballer  
  • 1980
    Wayne Bridge, English footballer  
  • 1982
    Tobias Regner, German singer-songwriter  

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August 6

  • 1886
    Edward Ballantine, American composer and academic (d. 1971)
  • 1943
    Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)  
  • 1944
    Inday Badiday, Filipino journalist and actress (d. 2003)  
  • 1953
    Iqbal Qasim, Pakistani cricketer  
  • 1974
    Bobby Petta, Dutch footballer  

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August 7

  • 1844
    Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and author (d. 1911)
  • 1926
    Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1928
    Romeo Muller, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1971
    Rachel York, American actress and singer  
  • 1981
    David Testo, American soccer player  

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August 8

  • 1640
    Amalia Catharina, German poet and composer (d. 1697)
  • 1941
    George Tiller, American physician (d. 2009)  
  • 1942
    John Gustafson, English singer-songwriter and bass player (Roxy Music, Ian Gillan Band, The Big Three, Quatermass, and Episode Six) (d. 2014)  
  • 1953
    Nigel Mansell, English race car driver  
  • 1980
    Craig Breslow, American baseball player  

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August 9

  • 1201
    Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English historian and merchant (d. 1274)
  • 1875
    Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1959)
  • 1909
    Adam von Trott zu Solz, German lawyer and diplomat (d. 1944)  
  • 1921
    J. James Exon, American soldier and politician, 33rd Governor of Nebraska (d. 2005)  
  • 1981
    Jarvis Hayes, American basketball player  

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August 10

  • 1903
    Ward Moore, American author (d. 1978)  
  • 1913
    Kalevi Kotkas, Estonian-Finnish high jumper and discus thrower (d. 1983)  
  • 1939
    Kate O'Mara, English actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1958
    Michael Dokes, American boxer (d. 2012)  
  • 1985
    Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer  

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August 11

  • 1833
    Robert G. Ingersoll, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1899)
  • 1948
    Don Boyd, Scottish director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1961
    Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer  
  • 1970
    Ali Shaheed Muhammad, American rapper and producer (A Tribe Called Quest, The Ummah, and Lucy Pearl)  
  • 1994
    Storm Sanders, Australian tennis player  

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August 12

  • 1949
    Alex Naumik, Lithuanian-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)  
  • 1961
    Lawrence Hayward, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Felt, Denim, and Go Kart Mozart)  
  • 1971
    Michael Ian Black, American comedian, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer  
  • 1981
    Tony Capaldi, Norwegian-Northern Irish footballer  

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August 13

  • 1912
    Claire Cribbs, American basketball player and coach (d. 1985)  
  • 1920
    Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)  
  • 1930
    Bernard Manning, English comedian (d. 2007)  
  • 1979
    Jamie Travis, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1987
    Jamie Reed, Welsh footballer  

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August 14

  • 1932
    Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)  
  • 1961
    Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler and manager (d. 1995)  
  • 1965
    Mark Collins, English guitarist and songwriter (The Charlatans and The Waltones)  
  • 1971
    Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer  
  • 1978
    Greg Rawlinson, South African-New Zealand rugby player  

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August 15

  • 1905
    Emile St. Godard, Canadian dog sled racer (d. 1948)  
  • 1925
    Bill Pinkney, American singer (The Drifters) (d. 2007)  
  • 1934
    Reginald Scarlett, Jamaican cricketer and coach  
  • 1951
    Bobby Caldwell, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1972
    Chris Morrissey, American actor and director  

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August 16

  • 1908
    Orlando Cole, American cellist and educator (d. 2010)  
  • 1934
    Donnie Dunagan, American actor and soldier  
  • 1937
    David Behrman, American composer and producer  
  • 1955
    James Reilly, Irish surgeon and politician, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs  
  • 1967
    Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish journalist, actress, and author  

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August 17

  • 1916
    Moses Majekodunmi, Nigerian physician and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1960
    Sean Penn, American actor and director  
  • 1980
    Van Tuong Nguyen, Thai-Australian drug trafficker (d. 2005)  
  • 1989
    Elena Hight, American snowboarder  
  • 1991
    Austin Butler, American actor and singer  

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August 18

  • 1913
    Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1983)  
  • 1916
    Moura Lympany, English pianist (d. 2005)  
  • 1931
    Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian 14th General of The Salvation Army  
  • 1949
    Nigel Griggs, English bass player, songwriter, and producer (Split Enz and Schnell Fenster)  
  • 1986
    Ross McCormack, Scottish footballer  

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August 19

  • 1570
    Salamone Rossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1630)
  • 1930
    David G. Compton, English author  
  • 1930
    Frank McCourt, American author and educator (d. 2009)  
  • 1963
    John Stamos, American actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1990
    Danny Galbraith, Scottish footballer  

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August 20

  • 1941
    Slobodan Milošević, Serbian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Serbia (d. 2006)  
  • 1962
    Song Dong-wook, South Korean tennis player  
  • 1971
    Nenad Bjelica, Croatian footballer and manager  
  • 1973
    Scott Goodman, Australian swimmer  
  • 1989
    Slavcho Shokolarov, Bulgarian footballer  

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August 21

  • 1878
    Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (d. 1963)
  • 1884
    Chandler Egan, American golfer and architect (d. 1936)
  • 1938
    Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The New Christy Minstrels and The First Edition)  
  • 1951
    Harry Smith, American journalist and radio host  
  • 1961
    Peter Slaghuis, Dutch DJ and producer (d. 1991)  

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August 22

  • 1924
    Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author (d. 2015)  
  • 1966
    GZA, American rapper and producer (Wu-Tang Clan)  
  • 1972
    Steve Kline, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1979
    Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian actress and producer  
  • 1989
    Chariz Solomon, Filipino actress  

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August 23

  • 1783
    William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge (d. 1852)
  • 1973
    Casey Blake, American baseball player  
  • 1979
    Zuzana Váleková, Slovak tennis player  
  • 1984
    Eric Tai, New Zealand rugby player and actor  
  • 1988
    Jeremy Lin, American basketball player  

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August 24

  • 1113
    Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)
  • 1942
    Max Cleland, American captain and politician, 23rd Secretary of State of Georgia  
  • 1950
    Tim D. White, American paleoanthropologist and academic  
  • 1968
    Andreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Sepultura and Hail!)  
  • 1979
    Vahur Afanasjev, Estonian author and poet  

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August 25

  • 1913
    Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)  
  • 1921
    Brian Moore, Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1999)  
  • 1928
    John "Kayo" Dottley, American football player  
  • 1962
    Vivian Campbell, Irish guitarist and songwriter (Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Dio, Thin Lizzy, and Sweet Savage)  
  • 1968
    Rachael Ray, American chef, author, and television host  

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August 26

  • 1819
    Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1861)
  • 1924
    Alex Kellner, American baseball player (d. 1996)  
  • 1946
    Chantal Renaud, Canadian singer, actress, and screenwriter  
  • 1946
    Zhou Ji, Chinese engineer and politician, 14th Chinese Minister of Education  
  • 1985
    Brandon McDonald, American football player  

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August 27

  • 1874
    Carl Bosch, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
  • 1925
    Jaswant Singh Neki, Indian poet and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1961
    Mark Curry, English television host and actor  
  • 1967
    Ogie Alcasid, Filipino singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1970
    Mark Ilott, English cricketer  

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August 28

  • 1899
    Andrei Platonov, Russian author and poet (d. 1951)
  • 1924
    Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (d. 2004)  
  • 1941
    Toomas Leius, Estonian tennis player and coach  
  • 1942
    Wendy Davies, Welsh historian and academic  
  • 1974
    Carsten Jancker, German footballer and manager  

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August 29

  • 1928
    Dick O'Neill, American actor (d. 1998)  
  • 1960
    Tony MacAlpine, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Planet X, CAB, Ring of Fire, and Seven the Hardway)  
  • 1963
    Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer-songwriter (Cocteau Twins)  
  • 1973
    Olivier Jacque, French motorcycle racer  
  • 1977
    Cayetano, Greek DJ and producer  

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August 30

  • 1915
    Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (d. 2013)  
  • 1915
    Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2003)  
  • 1960
    Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)  
  • 1969
    Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist and composer  
  • 1979
    Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentinian tennis player  

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August 31

  • 1905
    Sanford Meisner, American actor and educator (d. 1997)  
  • 1949
    Hugh David Politzer, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1968
    Hideo Nomo, Japanese-American baseball player  
  • 1969
    Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor and physician  
  • 1995
    Ceallach Spellman, English actor  

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