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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

  • 1861
    Sammy Jones, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
  • 1900
    Otto Nothling, Australian cricketer and rugby player (d. 1965)
  • 1930
    Julie Bovasso, American actress (d. 1991)  
  • 1944
    Andrew G. Vajna, Hungarian-American film producer  
  • 1963
    Dean Wareham, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean & Britta)  

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August 2

  • 1455
    John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1499)
  • 1702
    Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1769)
  • 1916
    Alfonso A. Ossorio, Filipino-American painter and sculptor (d. 1990)  
  • 1942
    Isabel Allende, Chilean-American journalist and author  
  • 1977
    Mark Velasquez, American photographer  

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August 3

  • 1937
    Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani-Australian cricketer  
  • 1938
    Terry Wogan, Irish-English radio and television host  
  • 1969
    Doug Overton, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1973
    Michael Ealy, American actor  
  • 1977
    Justin Lehr, American baseball player  

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August 4

  • 1844
    Henri Berger, German composer and bandleader (d. 1929)
  • 1915
    Warren Avis, American businessman, founded Avis Rent a Car System (d. 2007)  
  • 1961
    Barack Obama, American lawyer and politician, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1981
    Ben Scott, English cricketer  
  • 1990
    Siim Tenno, Estonian footballer  

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August 5

  • 1301
    Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1330)
  • 1540
    Joseph Justus Scaliger, French philologist and historian (d. 1609)
  • 1912
    Abbé Pierre, French priest and humanitarian (d. 2007)  
  • 1975
    Haim Goldenberg, Israeli-Canadian television host  
  • 1998
    Kanon Suzuki, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)  

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August 6

  • 1895
    Ernesto Lecuona, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1963)
  • 1917
    Barbara Cooney, American author and illustrator (d. 2000)  
  • 1957
    Jim McGreevey, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New Jersey  
  • 1985
    Viktoria Baškite, Estonian chess player  
  • 2001
    Ty Simpkins, American actor  

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August 7

  • 1574
    Robert Dudley, English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)
  • 1918
    Poni Adams, American actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1921
    Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor  
  • 1977
    Charlotte Ronson, English-American fashion designer  
  • 1986
    Altair Jarabo, Mexican model and actress  

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August 8

  • 1880
    Earle Page, Australian lawyer, academic, and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1961)
  • 1920
    Leo Chiosso, Italian songwriter and producer (d. 2006)  
  • 1973
    Jessica Calvello, American voice actress  
  • 1978
    Natsuko Kuwatani, Japanese voice actress  
  • 1984
    Norbert Michelisz, Hungarian race car driver  

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August 9

  • 1805
    Joseph Locke, English engineer and politician (d. 1860)
  • 1927
    Marvin Minsky, American computer scientist and academic  
  • 1927
    Robert Shaw, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1978)  
  • 1928
    Bob Cousy, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1928
    Camilla Wicks, American violinist and educator  

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August 10

  • 1827
    Lovro Toman, Slovenian lawyer and politician (d. 1870)
  • 1938
    Tony Ross, English author and illustrator  
  • 1941
    Susan Dorothea White, Australian painter and sculptor  
  • 1958
    Michael Dokes, American boxer (d. 2012)  
  • 1986
    Andrea Hlaváčková, Czech tennis player  

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August 11

  • 1932
    Fernando Arrabal, Spanish actor, director, and playwright  
  • 1933
    Jerzy Grotowski, Polish director and producer (d. 1999)  
  • 1965
    Duane Martin, American actor and producer  
  • 1965
    Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer, created ''Resident Evil''  
  • 1980
    Lee Suggs, American football player  

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August 12

  • 1647
    Johann Heinrich Acker, German pastor and educator (d. 1719)
  • 1915
    Michael Kidd, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)  
  • 1925
    Guillermo Cano Isaza, Colombian journalist (d. 1986)  
  • 1928
    Dan Curtis, American director and producer (d. 2006)  
  • 1969
    Tanita Tikaram, German-English singer-songwriter  

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August 13

  • 1917
    Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)  
  • 1944
    Divina Galica, English skier and race car driver  
  • 1949
    Philippe Petit, French tightrope walker  
  • 1950
    Rusty Gerhardt, American baseball player, coach, and manager  
  • 1990
    DeMarcus Cousins, American basketball player  

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August 14

  • 1871
    Guangxu Emperor of China (d. 1908)
  • 1913
    Hector Crawford, Australian director and producer (d. 1991)  
  • 1935
    John Brodie, American football player and golfer  
  • 1947
    Bruce Nash, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Paul Gallen, Australian rugby player  

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August 15

  • 1858
    E. Nesbit, English author and poet (d. 1924)
  • 1915
    Signe Hasso, Swedish-American actress (d. 2002)  
  • 1924
    Werner Abrolat, Russian-German actor (d. 1997)  
  • 1928
    Nicolas Roeg, English director and cinematographer  
  • 1982
    Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Japanese actor  

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August 16

  • 1904
    Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)  
  • 1920
    Charles Bukowski, German-American author and poet (d. 1994)  
  • 1928
    Ann Blyth, American actress and singer  
  • 1972
    George Stroumboulopoulos, Canadian radio and television host  
  • 1982
    Tomohiro Ito, Japanese sprinter  

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August 17

  • 1936
    Seamus Mallon, Irish educator and politician, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland  
  • 1938
    Abu Bakar Bashir, Indonesian cleric and educator  
  • 1957
    Laurence Overmire, American poet, author, and actor  
  • 1961
    Larry B. Scott, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1977
    Mike Lewis, Welsh guitarist (Lostprophets, Public Disturbance, and No Devotion)  

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August 18

  • 1916
    Don Keefer, American actor (d. 2014)  
  • 1916
    Moura Lympany, English pianist (d. 2005)  
  • 1942
    Judith Keppel, English game show contestant, first one-million pound winner on ''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?''  
  • 1969
    Christian Slater, American actor and producer  
  • 1983
    Cameron White, Australian cricketer  

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August 19

  • 1913
    Peter Kemp, Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1993)  
  • 1928
    Norman Brooks, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)  
  • 1966
    Wilco Zeelenberg, Dutch motorcycle racer and manager  
  • 1972
    Sammi Cheng, Hong Kong singer and actress  
  • 1988
    Veronica Roth, American author  

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August 20

  • 1625
    Thomas Corneille, French playwright and philologist (d. 1709)
  • 1719
    Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer and educator (d. 1783)
  • 1943
    Roger Gale, English journalist and politician  
  • 1955
    Agnes Chan, Hong Kong singer and author  
  • 1989
    Judd Trump, English snooker player  

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August 21

  • 1912
    Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)  
  • 1940
    Dominick Harrod, English journalist, historian, and author (d. 2013)  
  • 1943
    Lucius Shepard, American author and critic (d. 2014)  
  • 1985
    Melissa M, French singer  
  • 1986
    Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter  

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August 22

  • 1601
    Georges de Scudéry, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1667)
  • 1834
    Samuel Pierpont Langley, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1906)
  • 1928
    Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean academic and diplomat  
  • 1949
    Diana Nyad, American swimmer and author  
  • 1973
    Eurelijus Žukauskas, Lithuanian basketball player  

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August 23

  • 1872
    Tanguturi Prakasam, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Andhra (d. 1957)
  • 1931
    Barbara Eden, American actress and singer  
  • 1974
    Shifty Shellshock, American singer-songwriter and actor (Crazy Town)  
  • 1977
    Jelena Rozga, Croatian singer (Magazin)  
  • 1985
    Valeria Lukyanova, Moldovan-Ukrainian model and singer  

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August 24

  • 1893
    Haim Ernst Wertheimer, German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1978)
  • 1913
    Charles Snead Houston, American physician and mountaineer (d. 2009)  
  • 1960
    Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player and coach  
  • 1964
    Dana Gould, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Nick Denton, English-American journalist and businessman, founded Gawker Media  

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August 25

  • 1913
    Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)  
  • 1930
    György Enyedi, Hungarian economist and geographer (d. 2012)  
  • 1935
    Charles Wright, American poet and academic  
  • 1959
    Ian Falconer, American author and illustrator  
  • 1979
    Marlon Harewood, English footballer  

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August 26

  • 1903
    Caroline Pafford Miller, American author (d. 1992)  
  • 1908
    Walter Bruno Henning, Prussian-American linguist and scholar (d. 1967)  
  • 1945
    Jo Freeman, American lawyer and scholar  
  • 1963
    Stephen J. Dubner, American journalist and author  
  • 1980
    Macaulay Culkin, American actor  

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August 27

  • 1809
    Hannibal Hamlin, American publisher and politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (d. 1891)
  • 1925
    Nat Lofthouse, English footballer and manager (d. 2011)  
  • 1926
    Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist and academic (d. 2002)  
  • 1954
    John Lloyd, English tennis player and sportscaster  
  • 1975
    Blake Adams, American golfer  

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August 28

  • 1887
    August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (d. 1973)
  • 1910
    Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)  
  • 1930
    Windsor Davies, English actor  
  • 1974
    Carsten Jancker, German footballer and manager  
  • 1986
    Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier and journalist  

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August 29

  • 1928
    Dick O'Neill, American actor (d. 1998)  
  • 1945
    Wyomia Tyus, American runner  
  • 1952
    Dave Malone, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Radiators)  
  • 1990
    Rizzini Alexis Gomez, Filipino model (d. 2015)  
  • 1991
    Anikó Kovacsics, Hungarian handball player  

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August 30

  • 1813
    Princess Mathilde Caroline of Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • 1818
    Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1928
    Lloyd Casner, American race car driver (d. 1965)  
  • 1935
    John Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2001)  
  • 1958
    Martin Jackson, English drummer (Swing Out Sister, Magazine, The Chameleons, The Freshies, and The Durutti Column)  

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August 31

  • 1721
    George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1775)
  • 1945
    Van Morrison, Irish singer-songwriter (Them)  
  • 1948
    Ken McMullen, English director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1958
    Julie Brown, American actress, singer, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Craig Cumming, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster  

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