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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

  • 1910
    Walter Scharf, American pianist and composer (d. 2003)  
  • 1919
    Stanley Middleton, English author (d. 2009)  
  • 1932
    Meena Kumari, Indian actress (d. 1972)  
  • 1945
    Douglas Osheroff, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1990
    Jean Hugues Gregoire, Mauritian swimmer  

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August 2

  • 1876
    Pingali Venkayya, Indian geologist, designed the Flag of India (d. 1963)
  • 1929
    K. M. Peyton, English author and educator  
  • 1945
    Eric Simms, Australian rugby player and coach  
  • 1948
    Snoo Wilson, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1970
    Tony Amonte, American ice hockey player and coach  

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August 3

  • 1509
    Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (d. 1546)
  • 1920
    P. D. James, English author (d. 2014)  
  • 1946
    Jack Straw, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom  
  • 1958
    Lindsey Hilsum, English journalist and author  
  • 1959
    Koichi Tanaka, Japanese chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate  

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August 4

  • 1918
    Brian Crozier, Australian-English historian and journalist (d. 2012)  
  • 1928
    Gerard Damiano, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)  
  • 1950
    N. Rangaswamy, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Chief Minister of Puducherry  
  • 1969
    Michael DeLuise, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 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)  
  • 1943
    Sammi Smith, American singer-songwriter (d. 2005)  
  • 1963
    Steve Lee, Swiss singer-songwriter (Gotthard) (d. 2010)  
  • 1978
    Cosmin Bărcăuan, Romanian footballer and manager  
  • 1991
    Esteban Gutiérrez, Mexican race car driver  

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August 6

  • 1937
    Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (Old and New Dreams) (d. 2014)  
  • 1952
    David McLetchie, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1971
    Merrin Dungey, American actress  
  • 1974
    Alvin Williams, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1978
    Reuben Rox, American actor, director, and producer  

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August 7

  • 1574
    Robert Dudley, English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)
  • 1927
    Edwin Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of Louisiana  
  • 1944
    David Rasche, American actor  
  • 1950
    Rodney Crowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Notorious Cherry Bombs)  
  • 1955
    Vladimir Sorokin, Russian author and playwright  

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August 8

  • 1920
    Leo Chiosso, Italian songwriter and producer (d. 2006)  
  • 1922
    Rory Calhoun, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)  
  • 1936
    Jan Pieńkowski, Polish-English author and illustrator  
  • 1974
    Brian Harvey, English singer-songwriter (East 17)  
  • 1990
    Vladimír Darida, Czech footballer  

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August 9

  • 1925
    David A. Huffman, American computer scientist, developed Huffman coding (d. 1999)  
  • 1945
    Barbara Delinsky, American author  
  • 1966
    Vinny Del Negro, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1986
    Rafaela Zanella, Brazilian model, Miss Brazil 2006  
  • 1989
    Stefano Okaka, Italian footballer  

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August 10

  • 1805
    Ferenc Toldy, German-Hungarian historian and critic (d. 1875)
  • 1930
    Barry Unsworth, English-Italian author and academic (d. 2012)  
  • 1947
    Ian Anderson, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jethro Tull)  
  • 1959
    Mark Price, English drummer (All About Eve and Del Amitri)  
  • 1984
    Mokomichi Hayami, Japanese model and actor  

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August 11

  • 1833
    Robert G. Ingersoll, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1899)
  • 1902
    Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)  
  • 1953
    Cory Quirino, Filipino television host and author  
  • 1971
    Julie Clarke, American model and actress  
  • 1981
    Sandi Thom, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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August 12

  • 1907
    Boy Charlton, Australian swimmer (d. 1975)  
  • 1932
    Dallin H. Oaks, American lawyer, jurist, and religious leader  
  • 1960
    Greg Thomas, Welsh-English cricketer  
  • 1976
    Brad Lukowich, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1996
    Torri Webster, Canadian actress and singer  

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August 13

  • 1625
    Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)
  • 1866
    Giovanni Agnelli, Italian businessman, founded Fiat S.p.A (d. 1945)
  • 1973
    Molly Henneberg, American journalist  
  • 1973
    Ryoko Shinohara, Japanese singer and actress  
  • 1998
    Dalma Gálfi, Hungarian tennis player  

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August 14

  • 1881
    Francis Ford, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)
  • 1941
    Lynne Cheney, American wife of Dick Cheney, 32nd Second Lady of the United States  
  • 1945
    Heidi Hartmann, American economist and scholar  
  • 1969
    DJ Uncle Al, American rapper and DJ (d. 2001)  
  • 1984
    Nicola Slater, Scottish tennis player  

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August 15

  • 1875
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, English pianist, violinist, and composer (d. 1912)
  • 1949
    Beverly Burns, American captain and pilot  
  • 1963
    Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actress  
  • 1994
    Kosuke Hagino, Japanese swimmer  

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August 16

  • 1924
    Inez Voyce, American baseball player  
  • 1933
    Tom Maschler, English author and publisher  
  • 1934
    Ketty Lester, American singer and actress  
  • 1972
    George Stroumboulopoulos, Canadian radio and television host  
  • 1982
    Todd Haberkorn, American voice actor, director, and producer  

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August 17

  • 1866
    Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, Indian 6th Nizam of Hyderabad (d. 1911)
  • 1944
    Jean-Bernard Pommier, French pianist and conductor  
  • 1951
    Richard Hunt, American puppeteer and actor (d. 1992)  
  • 1956
    Gail Berman, American businessman, co-founded BermanBraun  
  • 1970
    Øyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer and coach  

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August 18

  • 1870
    Lavr Kornilov, Russian general and explorer (d. 1918)
  • 1967
    Daler Mehndi, Indian singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1968
    Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress and talk show host  
  • 1973
    Carmen Serano, American actress  
  • 1986
    Ross McCormack, Scottish footballer  

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August 19

  • 1940
    Johnny Nash, American singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1973
    Carl Bulfin, New Zealand cricketer  
  • 1977
    Callum Blue, English actor  
  • 1980
    Paul Parry, Welsh footballer  
  • 1986
    Rúben Micael, Portuguese footballer  

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August 20

  • 1890
    H. P. Lovecraft, American author and poet (d. 1937)
  • 1936
    Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1973
    Alexandre Finazzi, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1985
    Álvaro Negredo, Spanish footballer  
  • 2000
    Anastasia A. Gubanova, Russian figure skater  

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August 21

  • 1840
    Ferdinand Hamer, Dutch bishop and missionary (d. 1900)
  • 1906
    Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1995)  
  • 1934
    Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2001)  
  • 1953
    Ivan Stang, American author, publisher, and director  
  • 1984
    Barun Sobti, Indian actor  

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August 22

  • 1890
    Cecil Kellaway, South African-American actor and singer (d. 1973)
  • 1915
    Hugh Paddick, English actor (d. 2000)  
  • 1926
    Marc Bohan, French fashion designer  
  • 1974
    Jenna Leigh Green, American actress and singer  
  • 1986
    Monsieur Adi, French DJ and producer  

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August 23

  • 1836
    Marie Henriette of Austria (d. 1902)
  • 1960
    Gary Hoey, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Heavy Bones)  
  • 1970
    Brad Mehldau, American pianist and composer  
  • 1971
    Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1974
    Christian Beranek, American actor, producer, and author  

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August 24

  • 1934
    Kenny Baker, English actor  
  • 1959
    Adrian Kuiper, South African cricketer and farmer  
  • 1964
    Oteil Burbridge, American bass player (The Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Vida Blue, BK3, and Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit)  
  • 1966
    Nick Denton, English-American journalist and businessman, founded Gawker Media  
  • 1988
    Rupert Grint, English actor  

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August 25

  • 1931
    Peter Gilmore, German-English actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1964
    Marti Noxon, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1976
    Javed Qadeer, Pakistani cricketer and coach  
  • 1977
    Masumi Asano, Japanese voice actress and producer  
  • 1981
    Clare Oliver, Australian activist (d. 2007)  

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August 26

  • 1906
    Albert Sabin, Polish-American physician and virologist, developed the polio vaccine (d. 1993)  
  • 1909
    Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)  
  • 1950
    Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)  
  • 1969
    Elaine Irwin, American model  
  • 1980
    Chris Pine, American actor  

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August 27

  • 1914
    Heidi Kabel, German actress and singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1928
    Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (d. 2003)  
  • 1953
    Peter Stormare, Swedish actor, director, and playwright  
  • 1958
    Sergei Krikalev, Russian engineer and astronaut  
  • 1967
    Ogie Alcasid, Filipino singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  

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August 28

  • 1938
    Bengt Fahlström, Swedish journalist  
  • 1941
    John Stanley Marshall, English drummer (Nucleus, Soft Machine, and Centipede)  
  • 1952
    Guy Nadon, Canadian actor  
  • 1967
    Jamie Osborne, English jockey and trainer  
  • 1969
    Mary McCartney, English photographer and activist  

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August 29

  • 1725
    Charles Townshend, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1767)
  • 1924
    María Dolores Pradera, Spanish singer and actress  
  • 1950
    Michael, American bishop  
  • 1980
    William Levy, Cuban-American model and actor  
  • 1987
    Tony Kane, Irish footballer  

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August 30

  • 1913
    Richard Stone, English economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)  
  • 1941
    Sue MacGregor, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1948
    Victor Skumin, Russian psychiatrist, psychologist, and academic  
  • 1954
    David Paymer, American actor and director  
  • 1955
    Jamie Moses, English-American guitarist  

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August 31

  • 1652
    Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (d. 1708)
  • 1907
    Augustus F. Hawkins, American lawyer and politician (d. 2007)  
  • 1935
    Frank Robinson, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1978
    Morten Qvenild, Norwegian pianist and composer (In the Country and Magical Orchestra)  
  • 1984
    Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer  

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