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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

  • 1579
    Luis Vélez de Guevara, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1644)
  • 1815
    Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1882)
  • 1819
    Herman Melville, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1891)
  • 1928
    Jack Shea, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1973
    Gregg Berhalter, American soccer player and coach  

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August 2

  • 1937
    Billy Cannon, American football player and dentist  
  • 1961
    Cold 187um, American rapper and producer (Above the Law)  
  • 1964
    Mary-Louise Parker, American actress  
  • 1974
    Angie Cepeda, Colombian actress  
  • 1983
    Nick Diaz, American mixed martial artist and boxer  

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August 3

  • 1967
    Mathieu Kassovitz, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, founded MNP Entreprise  
  • 1978
    Jenny Tinmouth, English motorcycle racer  
  • 1986
    Charlotte Casiraghi, Monacan journalist, co-founded ''Ever Manifesto''  
  • 1995
    Victoria Kan, Russian tennis player  
  • 2000
    Landry Bender, American actress  

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August 4

  • 1935
    Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt, German footballer and coach (d. 1997)  
  • 1952
    Gábor Demszky, Hungarian sociologist, lawyer, and politician  
  • 1965
    Wayne Pacelle, American humanitarian and author  
  • 1981
    Marques Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (IMx)  
  • 1991
    Lucinda Dryzek, English actress  

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August 5

  • 1923
    Devan Nair, Malaysian-Singaporean union leader and politician, 3rd President of Singapore (d. 2005)  
  • 1960
    David Baldacci, American lawyer and author  
  • 1966
    Yoko Moriguchi, Japanese actress  
  • 1973
    Sean Sherk, American mixed martial artist  
  • 1987
    Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress  

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August 6

  • 1938
    Paul Bartel, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)  
  • 1948
    William McCrea, Irish soldier and politician  
  • 1955
    Gregory Bryant-Bey, American murderer (d. 2008)  
  • 1973
    Iain Morris, English screenwriter and producer  
  • 1983
    C. J. Mosley, American football player  

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August 7

  • 1726
    James Bowdoin, American banker and politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • 1944
    David Rasche, American actor  
  • 1979
    Miguel Llera, Spanish footballer  
  • 1984
    Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (d. 2003)  
  • 1988
    Melody Oliveria, American blogger  

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August 8

  • 1824
    Maria Alexandrovna, German-Russian wife of Alexander II of Russia (d. 1880)
  • 1909
    Bill Voce, England cricketer and coach (d. 1984)  
  • 1944
    John Renbourn, English-Scottish guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle) (d. 2015)  
  • 1968
    Huey Morgan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fun Lovin' Criminals)  
  • 1980
    Michael Urie, American actor, director, and producer  

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August 9

  • 1722
    Prince Augustus William of Prussia (d. 1758)
  • 1874
    Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan composer and conductor (d. 1947)
  • 1939
    The Mighty Hannibal, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2014)  
  • 1946
    Jim Kiick, American football player  
  • 1989
    Jason Heyward, American baseball player  

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August 10

  • 1877
    Frank Marshall, American chess player and author (d. 1944)
  • 1902
    Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1983)  
  • 1954
    Peter Endrulat, German footballer  
  • 1967
    Riddick Bowe, American boxer  
  • 1969
    Emily Symons, Australian actress  

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August 11

  • 1837
    Marie François Sadi Carnot, French engineer and politician, 4th President of the French Republic (d. 1894)
  • 1932
    Izzy Asper, Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician, founded Canwest (d. 2003)  
  • 1937
    Anna Massey, English actress (d. 2011)  
  • 1962
    John Micklethwait, English journalist and author  
  • 1977
    Dênio Martins, Brazilian footballer  

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August 12

  • 1939
    George Hamilton, American actor and producer  
  • 1950
    Jim Beaver, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1961
    Lawrence Hayward, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Felt, Denim, and Go Kart Mozart)  
  • 1978
    Chris Chambers, American football player  
  • 1978
    Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player  

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August 13

  • 1889
    Camillien Houde, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
  • 1948
    Kathleen Battle, American soprano and actress  
  • 1953
    Tom Cohen, American philosopher, theorist, and academic  
  • 1977
    Kenyan Weaks, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1989
    Israel Jiménez, Mexican footballer  

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August 14

  • 1714
    Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (d. 1789)
  • 1758
    Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer (d. 1835)
  • 1922
    Leslie Marr, English race car driver  
  • 1950
    Gary Larson, American cartoonist  
  • 1989
    Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player  

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August 15

  • 1912
    Wendy Hiller, English actress (d. 2003)  
  • 1940
    Gudrun Ensslin, German militant leader, founded Red Army Faction (d. 1977)  
  • 1947
    Jenny Hanley, English actress  
  • 1956
    Robert Syms, English businessman and politician  
  • 1962
    Rıdvan Dilmen, Turkish footballer and manager  

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August 16

  • 1832
    Wilhelm Wundt, German physician, psychologist, and physiologist (d. 1920)
  • 1882
    Christian Mortensen, Danish-American super-centenarian (d. 1998)
  • 1930
    Tony Trabert, American tennis player and sportscaster  
  • 1967
    Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish journalist, actress, and author  
  • 1982
    Joleon Lescott, English footballer  

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August 17

  • 1786
    Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (d. 1836)
  • 1980
    Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer  
  • 1984
    Dee Brown, American basketball player  
  • 1988
    Aidan Coleman, Irish jockey  
  • 1995
    Gracie Gold, American figure skater  

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August 18

  • 1927
    Rosalynn Carter, American wife of Jimmy Carter, 41st First Lady of the United States  
  • 1955
    Bruce Benedict, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1956
    Rainer Woelki, German cardinal  
  • 1962
    Geoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1970
    Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor and producer  

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August 19

  • 1925
    Claude Gauvreau, Canadian poet and playwright (d. 1971)  
  • 1932
    Thomas P. Salmon, American lawyer and politician, 75th Governor of Vermont  
  • 1955
    Mary-Anne Fahey, Australian actress and screenwriter  
  • 1957
    Ian Gould, English cricketer and umpire  
  • 1988
    Travis Tedford, American actor  

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August 20

  • 1881
    Aleksander Hellat, Estonian politician, 6th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1943)
  • 1886
    Paul Tillich, German-American philosopher and theologian (d. 1965)
  • 1905
    Jack Teagarden, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (d. 1964)  
  • 1949
    Alan Hardwick, English journalist, actor, and producer  
  • 1989
    Dean Winnard, English footballer  

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August 21

  • 1567
    Francis de Sales, Swiss bishop and saint (d. 1622)
  • 1929
    Marie Severin, American illustrator  
  • 1940
    Dominick Harrod, English journalist, historian, and author (d. 2013)  
  • 1965
    Caryn Mower, American wrestler, actress, and stuntwoman  
  • 1978
    Annie Wu, Taiwanese model and actress  

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August 22

  • 1836
    Archibald Willard, American soldier and painter (d. 1918)
  • 1860
    Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz (d. 1917)
  • 1928
    Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer and academic (d. 2007)  
  • 1939
    Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player  
  • 1986
    Janis Vahter, Estonian basketball player  

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August 23

  • 1903
    William Primrose, Scottish viola player and educator (d. 1982)  
  • 1917
    Tex Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)  
  • 1919
    Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Azerbaijani mathematician and theorist (d. 1984)  
  • 1952
    Santillana, Spanish footballer  
  • 1979
    Jessica Bibby, Australian basketball player  

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August 24

  • 1845
    James Calhoun, American lieutenant (d. 1876)
  • 1863
    Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918)
  • 1924
    Alyn Ainsworth, English singer and conductor (d. 1990)  
  • 1977
    Denílson de Oliveira Araújo, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1988
    Rupert Grint, English actor  

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August 25

  • 1917
    Lou van Burg, Dutch-German singer and game show host (d. 1986)  
  • 1928
    John "Kayo" Dottley, American football player  
  • 1938
    David Canary, American actor  
  • 1963
    Christine McGlade, Canadian actress and producer  
  • 1981
    Jean-Julien Rojer, Curaçaoan-Dutch tennis player  

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August 26

  • 1897
    Yun Posun, South Korean activist and politician, 2nd President of South Korea (d. 1990)
  • 1963
    Stephen J. Dubner, American journalist and author  
  • 1970
    Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian race walker  
  • 1975
    Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1985
    David Price, American baseball player  

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August 27

  • 1471
    George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539)
  • 1913
    Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, Russian-German wife of Claus von Stauffenberg (d. 2006)  
  • 1970
    Tony Kanal, English-American bass player, songwriter, and producer (No Doubt)  
  • 1976
    Milano Collection A.T., Japanese wrestler  
  • 1995
    Grete Paia, Estonian singer-songwriter  

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August 28

  • 1896
    Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)
  • 1905
    Cyril Walters, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 1992)  
  • 1938
    Maurizio Costanzo, Italian journalist and academic  
  • 1981
    Kelly Misa, Filipino model and actress  
  • 1983
    Ashley Hansen, Australian footballer  

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August 29

  • 1901
    Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 1986)  
  • 1950
    Frank Henenlotter, American director and screenwriter  
  • 1953
    Doña Croll, Jamaican-English actress  
  • 1971
    Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player and coach  
  • 1976
    Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer and manager  

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August 30

  • 1856
    Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist (d. 1927)
  • 1929
    Guy de Lussigny, French painter and sculptor (d. 2001)  
  • 1939
    John Peel, English radio host and producer (d. 2004)  
  • 1948
    Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer  
  • 1992
    Jessica Henwick, English actress  

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August 31

  • 1802
    Husein Gradaščević, Ottoman general (d. 1834)
  • 1908
    William Saroyan, American author and playwright (d. 1981)  
  • 1976
    Radek Martínek, Czech ice hockey player  
  • 1979
    Simon Neil, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Biffy Clyro and Marmaduke Duke)  
  • 1982
    Christopher Katongo, Zambian footballer  

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