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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

  • 1957
    Taylor Negron, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)  
  • 1963
    Dean Wareham, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean & Britta)  
  • 1964
    Fiona Hyslop, Scottish businesswoman and politician  
  • 1968
    Stacey Augmon, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1972
    Nicke Andersson, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Hellacopters The Solution, The Hydromatics, and Imperial State Electric)  

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August 2

  • 1887
    Oskar Anderson, Bulgarian-German mathematician and statistician (d. 1960)
  • 1902
    Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (d. 1971)  
  • 1920
    Augustus Rowe, Canadian physician and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1960
    David Yow, American singer-songwriter (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard, and Qui)  
  • 1975
    Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress  

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August 3

  • 1803
    Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)
  • 1937
    Steven Berkoff, English actor, director, and playwright  
  • 1945
    Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer and journalist  
  • 1949
    Sue Slipman, English politician  
  • 1986
    Charlotte Casiraghi, Monacan journalist, co-founded ''Ever Manifesto''  

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August 4

  • 1939
    Frank Vincent, American actor and producer  
  • 1944
    Orhan Gencebay, Turkish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1953
    Joanie Spina, American magician, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)  
  • 1979
    Robin Peterson, South African cricketer  
  • 1990
    Hikmet Balioğlu, Turkish footballer  

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August 5

  • 1868
    Oskar Merikanto, Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1924)
  • 1968
    Funkmaster Flex, American rapper, producer, and radio host  
  • 1974
    Antoine Sibierski, French footballer  
  • 1974
    Julio César Enciso, Paraguayan footballer  
  • 1987
    Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Swiss model and actress  

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August 6

  • 1924
    Samuel Bowers, American activist, co-founded the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 2006)  
  • 1940
    Louise Sorel, American actress  
  • 1944
    Inday Badiday, Filipino journalist and actress (d. 2003)  
  • 1965
    Yuki Kajiura, Japanese pianist and composer (See-Saw)  
  • 1971
    Piyal Wijetunge, Sri Lankan cricketer  

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August 7

  • 1927
    Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (d. 2003)  
  • 1929
    Don Larsen, American baseball player  
  • 1978
    Jamey Jasta, American singer-songwriter (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, and Icepick)  
  • 1984
    Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player  
  • 1992
    Yusuf Erdoğan, Turkish footballer  

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August 8

  • 1889
    Jack Ryder, Australian cricketer (d. 1977)
  • 1944
    John Renbourn, English-Scottish guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle) (d. 2015)  
  • 1969
    Song Sung-il, South Korean wrestler  
  • 1972
    Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1989
    Ken Baumann, American actor and author  

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August 9

  • 1931
    Mário Zagallo, Brazilian footballer and coach  
  • 1953
    Jean Tirole, French economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1963
    Whitney Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (d. 2012)  
  • 1971
    Mark Povinelli, American actor and stuntman  
  • 1983
    Shane O'Brien, Canadian ice hockey player  

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August 10

  • 1905
    Era Bell Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 1986)  
  • 1918
    Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (d. 2013)  
  • 1943
    Michael Mantler, American trumpet player and composer (Jazz Composer's Orchestra)  
  • 1971
    Roy Keane, Irish footballer and manager  
  • 1979
    Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer  

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August 11

  • 1778
    Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Prussian gymnast, educator, and politician (d. 1852)
  • 1858
    Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)
  • 1870
    Tom Richardson, English cricketer (d. 1912)
  • 1957
    Ian Stuart Donaldson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Skrewdriver) (d. 1993)  
  • 1967
    Petter Wettre, Norwegian saxophonist and composer  

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August 12

  • 1925
    Dale Bumpers, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 38th Governor of Arkansas  
  • 1931
    William Goldman, American author, playwright, and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraqi politician  
  • 1980
    Matt Thiessen, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Relient K)  
  • 1992
    Teo Gheorghiu, Swiss-Canadian pianist and actor  

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August 13

  • 1947
    Fred Stanley, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1948
    Scott Powell, American singer (Sha Na Na)  
  • 1949
    Bobby Clarke, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1961
    Sam Champion, American journalist  
  • 1961
    Stuart Maconie, English journalist and author  

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August 14

  • 1928
    Lina Wertmüller, Italian director and screenwriter  
  • 1945
    Heidi Hartmann, American economist and scholar  
  • 1947
    Danielle Steel, American author  
  • 1977
    Juan Pierre, American baseball player  
  • 1984
    Nicolette van Dam, Dutch actress  

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August 15

  • 1195
    Anthony of Padua, Portuguese priest and saint (d. 1231)
  • 1902
    Jan Campert, Dutch journalist and critic (d. 1943)  
  • 1921
    August Kowalczyk, Polish actor and director (d. 2012)  
  • 1925
    Oscar Peterson, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 2007)  
  • 1946
    William Waldegrave, Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster  

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August 16

  • 1892
    Otto Messmer, American cartoonist and animator, co-created ''Felix the Cat'' (d. 1983)
  • 1919
    Karl-Heinz Euling, German captain (d. 2014)  
  • 1947
    Carol Moseley Braun, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to New Zealand  
  • 1962
    Steve Carell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1986
    Shawn Pyfrom, American actor  

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August 17

  • 1556
    Alexander Briant, English martyr and saint (d. 1581)
  • 1916
    Moses Majekodunmi, Nigerian physician and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1936
    Seamus Mallon, Irish educator and politician, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland  
  • 1968
    Ed McCaffrey, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1990
    Rachel Hurd-Wood, English actress  

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August 18

  • 1870
    Lavr Kornilov, Russian general and explorer (d. 1918)
  • 1913
    Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1983)  
  • 1957
    Carole Bouquet, French model and actress  
  • 1961
    Huw Edwards, Welsh-English journalist and author  
  • 1969
    Mark Kuhlmann, German rugby player and coach  

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August 19

  • 1907
    Archie League, American air traffic controller (d. 1986)  
  • 1959
    Derya Alabora, Turkish actress  
  • 1979
    Dave Douglas, American singer-songwriter and drummer (Relient K and Ace Troubleshooter)  
  • 1981
    Nick Kennedy, English rugby player  
  • 1982
    Willy Denzey, French singer  

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August 20

  • 1779
    Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Swedish chemist and academic (d. 1848)
  • 1941
    Rich Brooks, American football player and coach  
  • 1949
    Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer  
  • 1962
    Sophie Aldred, English actress  
  • 1976
    Kristen Miller, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  

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August 21

  • 1908
    M. M. Kaye, Indian-English author and illustrator (d. 2004)  
  • 1921
    Jaymala Shiledar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1923
    Mario Laserna Pinzón, French-Colombian educator and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1928
    Addison Farmer, American bassist (d. 1963)  
  • 1945
    Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player  

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August 22

  • 1880
    Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
  • 1914
    Jack Dunphy, American author and playwright (d. 1992)  
  • 1971
    Richard Armitage, English actor  
  • 1979
    Matt Walters, American football player  
  • 1991
    Federico Macheda, Italian footballer  

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August 23

  • 1900
    Ernst Krenek, Austrian-American composer and educator (d. 1991)
  • 1923
    Edgar F. Codd, English-American computer scientist and programmer (d. 2003)  
  • 1925
    Robert Mulligan, American director and producer (d. 2008)  
  • 1974
    Shifty Shellshock, American singer-songwriter and actor (Crazy Town)  
  • 1983
    Marianne Steinbrecher, German-Brazilian volleyball player  

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August 24

  • 1916
    Léo Ferré, Monegasque-Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1993)  
  • 1927
    Harry Markowitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1954
    Philippe Cataldo, Algerian-French singer-songwriter  
  • 1960
    Takashi Miike, Japanese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1964
    Dana Gould, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  

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August 25

  • 1910
    Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1993)  
  • 1956
    Takeshi Okada, Japanese footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1962
    Michael Zorc, German footballer and manager  
  • 1966
    Tracy-Ann Oberman, English actress and screenwriter  
  • 1969
    Rachel Shelley, English model and actress  

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August 26

  • 1898
    Peggy Guggenheim, American-Italian art collector and philanthropist (d. 1979)
  • 1944
    Judith Rees, English geographer and academic  
  • 1947
    Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer and manager (d. 2007)  
  • 1965
    Chris Burke, American actor and singer  
  • 1995
    Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, American son of Anwar al-Awlaki (d. 2011)  

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August 27

  • 1637
    Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, English politician, 2nd Proprietor of Maryland (d. 1715)
  • 1890
    Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (d. 1976)
  • 1899
    Byron Foulger, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1922
    Roelof Kruisinga, Dutch physician and politician, Minister of Defence for The Netherlands (d. 2012)  
  • 1976
    Audrey C. Delsanti, French astronomer and biologist  

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August 28

  • 1582
    Taichang Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • 1970
    Sherrié Austin, Australian-American actress and singer  
  • 1979
    Ruth Riley, American basketball player  
  • 1981
    Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player  
  • 1986
    Jeff Green, American basketball player  

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August 29

  • 1619
    Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1683)
  • 1939
    Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek, Hungarian discus thrower and shot putter  
  • 1963
    Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer-songwriter (Cocteau Twins)  
  • 1971
    Carla Gugino, American actress and producer  
  • 1973
    Adam Sessler, American television host and producer  

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August 30

  • 1808
    Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1892)
  • 1910
    Roger Bushell, South African-English soldier and pilot (d. 1944)  
  • 1930
    Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer and basketball player (d. 1981)  
  • 1939
    John Peel, English radio host and producer (d. 2004)  
  • 1972
    Cameron Diaz, American model, actress, and producer  

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August 31

  • 1802
    Husein Gradaščević, Ottoman general (d. 1834)
  • 1914
    Richard Basehart, American actor (d. 1984)  
  • 1916
    John S. Wold, American physicist and politician  
  • 1940
    Robbie Basho, American guitarist, pianist, and composer (d. 1986)  
  • 1998
    Saya Kawamoto, Japanese singer (AKB48)  

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