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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

  • 1963
    Coolio, American rapper, producer, and actor (WC and the Maad Circle)  
  • 1969
    Kevin Jarvis, American baseball player and scout  
  • 1984
    Francesco Gavazzi, Italian cyclist  
  • 1985
    Kris Stadsgaard, Danish footballer  
  • 1986
    Jonas Plass, German sprinter  

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August 2

  • 1882
    Albert Bloch, American painter and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1935
    Amidou, Moroccan-French actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1947
    Massiel, Spanish singer and actress  
  • 1954
    Ken MacLeod, Scottish blogger and author  
  • 1991
    Skyler Day, American actress and singer  

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August 3

  • 1918
    Sidney Gottlieb, American chemist and theorist (d. 1999)  
  • 1920
    Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1971)  
  • 1955
    Corey Burton, American voice actor  
  • 1964
    Abhisit Vejjajiva, English-Thai economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand  
  • 1970
    Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game designer, created ''Super Smash Bros.'' and ''Kirby''  

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August 4

  • 1876
    Giovanni Giuriati, Italian lawyer and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1943
    Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper and footballer  
  • 1958
    Allison Hedge Coke, American-Canadian poet and academic  
  • 1960
    Bernard Rose, English director, screenwriter, and cinematographer  
  • 1991
    Neil Coleta, Filipino actor  

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August 5

  • 1862
    Joseph Merrick, English man with severe deformities (d. 1890)
  • 1914
    David Brian, American actor and dancer (d. 1993)  
  • 1930
    Michal Kováč, Slovakian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Slovakia  
  • 1946
    Ron Silliman, American poet and blogger  
  • 1961
    Janet McTeer, English actress  

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August 6

  • 1904
    Henry Iba, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)  
  • 1941
    Andrew Green, Baron Green of Deddington, English diplomat  
  • 1949
    Dino Bravo, Italian-Canadian wrestler (d. 1993)  
  • 1963
    Charles Ingram, English soldier, author, and game show contestant  
  • 1980
    Seneca Wallace, American football player  

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August 7

  • 1928
    Betsy Byars, American author and academic  
  • 1937
    Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player and coach (d. 2011)  
  • 1944
    Robert Mueller, American soldier and lawyer, 6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation  
  • 1982
    Brit Marling, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1993
    Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper  

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August 8

  • 1935
    John Laws, Papua New Guinean-Australian singer and radio host  
  • 1950
    Lucjan Lis, Polish-German cyclist (d. 2015)  
  • 1953
    Mark Lazarowicz, English politician  
  • 1969
    Faye Wong, Chinese singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1980
    Michael Urie, American actor, director, and producer  

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August 9

  • 1201
    Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English historian and merchant (d. 1274)
  • 1911
    Eddie Futch, American boxer and trainer (d. 2001)  
  • 1918
    Giles Cooper, Irish soldier and playwright (d. 1966)  
  • 1951
    James Naughtie, Scottish journalist and radio host  
  • 1989
    Lucy Dixon, English actress  

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August 10

  • 1891
    Henry O'Neill, American actor and singer (d. 1961)
  • 1900
    Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt, New Zealand physician and politician, 11th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1994)
  • 1928
    Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)  
  • 1940
    Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (The Righteous Brothers) (d. 2003)  
  • 1972
    Dilana, South African-American singer-songwriter and actress  

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August 11

  • 1913
    Angus Wilson, English author and academic (d. 1991)  
  • 1962
    John Micklethwait, English journalist and author  
  • 1973
    Carolyn Murphy, American model and actress  
  • 1983
    Pavel 183, Russian painter (d. 2013)  
  • 1985
    Jacqueline Fernandez, Bahraini-Sri Lankan model and actress, Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2006  

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August 12

  • 1902
    Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician, 1st Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1980)  
  • 1904
    Tamás Lossonczy, Hungarian painter (d. 2009)  
  • 1907
    Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean physician and politician, 2nd President of Singapore (d. 1981)  
  • 1961
    Lawrence Hayward, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Felt, Denim, and Go Kart Mozart)  
  • 1993
    Imani Hakim, American actress  

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August 13

  • 1752
    Maria Carolina of Austria (d. 1814)
  • 1819
    Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Irish-English mathematician and physicist (d. 1903)
  • 1959
    Danny Bonaduce, American actor and wrestler  
  • 1967
    Dave Jamerson, American basketball player  
  • 1987
    Jason McCourty, American football player  

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August 14

  • 1857
    Max Wagenknecht, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1922)
  • 1961
    Buddy Landel, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2015)  
  • 1962
    Lady Bunny, American drag queen performer  
  • 1965
    Mark Collins, English guitarist and songwriter (The Charlatans and The Waltones)  
  • 1987
    James Buckley, English actor  

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August 15

  • 1892
    Louis de Broglie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1914
    Paul Rand, American graphic designer and art director (d. 1996)  
  • 1926
    Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician, 6th President of Greece  
  • 1958
    Simon Baron-Cohen, English-Canadian psychiatrist and author  
  • 1995
    Yui Ogura, Japanese voice actress and singer  

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August 16

  • 1845
    Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourger-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1921)
  • 1888
    Armand J. Piron, American violinist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1943)
  • 1939
    Billy Joe Shaver, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1958
    Diane Dodds, Northern Irish educator and politician  
  • 1978
    Ben Galea, Australian rugby player  

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August 17

  • 1928
    Willem Duys, Dutch tennis player, sportscaster, and producer (d. 2011)  
  • 1953
    Mick Malthouse, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1961
    Larry B. Scott, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1966
    Jüri Luik, Estonian politician and diplomat, 18th Estonian Minister of Defense  
  • 1974
    Giuliana Rancic, Italian-American journalist and actress  

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August 18

  • 1579
    Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau (d. 1640)
  • 1925
    Anis Mansour, Egyptian journalist and author (d. 2011)  
  • 1936
    Robert Redford, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1992
    Elizabeth Beisel, American swimmer  
  • 1999
    Talia Castellano, American blogger (d. 2013)  

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August 19

  • 1596
    Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662)
  • 1873
    Fred Stone, American actor and producer (d. 1959)
  • 1935
    Bobby Richardson, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1979
    Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer  
  • 1983
    Tammin Sursok, South African-Australian actress and singer  

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August 20

  • 1932
    Anthony Ainley, English actor (d. 2004)  
  • 1937
    Stelvio Cipriani, Italian composer  
  • 1972
    Melvin Booker, American basketball player  
  • 1988
    Nikki SooHoo, American actress  
  • 1989
    Dean Winnard, English footballer  

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August 21

  • 1754
    William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor, created gas lighting (d. 1839)
  • 1924
    Jack Buck, American sportscaster (d. 2002)  
  • 1968
    Laura Trevelyan, English journalist and author  
  • 1984
    Melvin Upton, Jr., American baseball player  
  • 1988
    Louise Setara, English singer-songwriter  

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August 22

  • 1929
    Valery Alekseyev, Russian anthropologist and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1932
    Gerald P. Carr, American engineer, colonel, and astronaut  
  • 1955
    Chiranjeevi, Indian actor, producer, and politician  
  • 1959
    Kidd Kraddick, American radio host (d. 2013)  
  • 1966
    Brooke Dillman, American actress  

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August 23

  • 1867
    Edgar de Wahl, Ukrainian-Estonian linguist and academic (d. 1948)
  • 1905
    Ernie Bushmiller, American cartoonist (d. 1982)  
  • 1975
    Sean Marks, New Zealand-American basketball player and manager  
  • 1983
    Ruta Gedmintas, English actress  
  • 1988
    Carl Hagelin, Swedish ice hockey player  

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August 24

  • 1930
    Roger McCluskey, American race car driver (d. 1993)  
  • 1970
    David Gregory, American journalist  
  • 1984
    Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player  
  • 1986
    Arian Foster, American football player  
  • 1986
    Joseph Akpala, Nigerian footballer  

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August 25

  • 1930
    György Enyedi, Hungarian economist and geographer (d. 2012)  
  • 1961
    Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  
  • 1966
    Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Planet X, Dream Theater, and Black Country Communion)  
  • 1970
    Claudia Schiffer, German model and fashion designer  
  • 1987
    Liu Yifei, Chinese-American actress and singer  

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August 26

  • 1921
    Benjamin C. Bradlee, American journalist and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1925
    Pyotr Todorovsky, Ukrainian-Russian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2013)  
  • 1928
    Peter Appleyard, English-Canadian vibraphone player and composer (d. 2013)  
  • 1949
    Leon Redbone, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1950
    Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)  

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August 27

  • 1914
    Heidi Kabel, German actress and singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1916
    Halet Çambel, Turkish fencer and archaeologist (d. 2014)  
  • 1935
    Ernie Broglio, American baseball player  
  • 1947
    Gavin Pfuhl, South African cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2002)  
  • 1959
    Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian painter and sculptor  

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August 28

  • 1885
    Vance Palmer, Australian author, playwright, and critic (d. 1959)
  • 1905
    Cyril Walters, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 1992)  
  • 1942
    Wendy Davies, Welsh historian and academic  
  • 1973
    Matthew John Armstrong, American actor  
  • 1989
    Christina Von Eerie, American wrestler  

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August 29

  • 1951
    Geoff Whitehorn, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (IF, Crawler, and Procol Harum)  
  • 1973
    Adam Sessler, American television host and producer  
  • 1976
    Pablo Mastroeni, Argentinian-American soccer player and manager  
  • 1980
    David Desrosiers, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player (Simple Plan and Reset)  
  • 1980
    Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer  

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August 30

  • 1918
    Harold Atcherley, English businessman  
  • 1929
    Guy de Lussigny, French painter and sculptor (d. 2001)  
  • 1948
    Lewis Black, American comedian, actor, and author  
  • 1954
    David Paymer, American actor and director  
  • 1970
    Carlo Checchinato, Italian rugby player and manager  

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August 31

  • 1834
    Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer and educator (d. 1886)
  • 1916
    John S. Wold, American physicist and politician  
  • 1920
    G. D. Spradlin, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2011)  
  • 1946
    Tom Coughlin, American football player and coach  
  • 1969
    Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor and physician  

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