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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

  • 1893
    Alexander of Greece (d. 1920)
  • 1918
    Richard Pearson, Welsh-English actor (d. 2011)  
  • 1939
    Stephen Sykes, English bishop and theologian (d. 2014)  
  • 1979
    Nathan Fien, Australian-New Zealand rugby player  
  • 1987
    Jakov Fak, Croatian-Slovenian biathlete  

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August 2

  • 1861
    Prafulla Chandra Ray, Bangladeshi chemist and academic (d. 1944)
  • 1900
    Helen Morgan, American actress and singer (d. 1941)
  • 1934
    Valery Bykovsky, Russian general and astronaut  
  • 1938
    Terry Peck, Falkland Islander soldier (d. 2006)  
  • 1955
    Tim Dunigan, American actor  

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August 3

  • 1943
    Steven Millhauser, American author and academic  
  • 1946
    Jack Straw, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom  
  • 1957
    Bodo Rudwaleit, German footballer and manager  
  • 1966
    Eric Esch, American wrestler, boxer, and mixed martial artist  
  • 1984
    Sunil Chhetri, Indian footballer  

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August 4

  • 1704
    Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (d. 1752)
  • 1947
    Klaus Schulze, German keyboard player and songwriter (Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, and The Cosmic Jokers)  
  • 1966
    Kensuke Sasaki, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist  
  • 1969
    Mark Bickley, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1970
    Steven Jack, South African cricketer  

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August 5

  • 1850
    Guy de Maupassant, French author and poet (d. 1893)
  • 1897
    Roberta Dodd Crawford, American soprano and educator (d. 1954)
  • 1961
    Janet McTeer, English actress  
  • 1980
    Salvador Cabañas, Paraguayan footballer  
  • 1993
    Suzuka Ohgo, Japanese actress  

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August 6

  • 1644
    Louise de La Vallière, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1710)
  • 1911
    Norman Gordon, South African cricketer (d. 2014)  
  • 1956
    Stepfanie Kramer, American actress and singer  
  • 1961
    Mary Ann Sieghart, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1975
    Jamie McGonnigal, American voice actor and producer  

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August 7

  • 1571
    Thomas Lupo, English viol player and composer (d. 1627)
  • 1901
    Ann Harding, American actress and singer (d. 1981)  
  • 1910
    Freddie Slack, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1965)  
  • 1942
    Tobin Bell, American actor and producer  
  • 1973
    Danny Graves, Vietnamese-American baseball player  

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August 8

  • 1915
    James Elliott, American runner and coach (d. 1981)  
  • 1967
    Sable, American wrestler and actress  
  • 1967
    Yūki Amami, Japanese actress  
  • 1972
    Steven Tweed, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1977
    Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer  

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August 9

  • 1902
    Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Russian general and politician (d. 1984)  
  • 1914
    Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (d. 2001)  
  • 1957
    Melanie Griffith, American actress and producer  
  • 1973
    Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1985
    JaMarcus Russell, American football player  

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August 10

  • 1889
    Charles Darrow, American game designer, created ''Monopoly'' (d. 1967)
  • 1923
    Fred Ridgway, English cricketer and footballer (d. 2015)  
  • 1927
    Jimmy Martin, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)  
  • 1928
    Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)  
  • 1981
    Yaani King, American actress  

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August 11

  • 1808
    William W. Chapman, American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)
  • 1927
    Stuart Rosenberg, American director and producer (d. 2007)  
  • 1937
    Patrick Joseph McGovern, American businessman, founded International Data Group (d. 2014)  
  • 1967
    Collin Chou, Taiwanese actor and martial artist  
  • 1985
    J-Boog, American rapper, producer, and actor (B2K)  

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August 12

  • 1914
    Gerd Buchdahl, German-English philosopher and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1928
    Charles Blackman, Australian painter and illustrator  
  • 1942
    Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, German physician and author  
  • 1969
    Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor and politician  
  • 1976
    Pedro Collins, Barbadian cricketer  

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August 13

  • 1968
    Tony Jarrett, English sprinter and hurdler  
  • 1979
    Kasia Smutniak, Polish model and actress  
  • 1982
    Kalenna Harper, American singer-songwriter and producer (Diddy – Dirty Money)  
  • 1984
    Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer  
  • 1987
    Jamie Reed, Welsh footballer  

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August 14

  • 1599
    Méric Casaubon, Swiss-English scholar and author (d. 1671)
  • 1910
    Pierre Schaeffer, French composer and producer (d. 1995)  
  • 1959
    Magic Johnson, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1961
    Susan Olsen, American actress, singer, and radio host  
  • 1969
    Tracy Caldwell Dyson, American chemist and astronaut  

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August 15

  • 1912
    Julia Child, American chef and author (d. 2004)  
  • 1943
    Eileen Bell, Northern Irish civil servant and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly  
  • 1953
    Mark Thatcher, English businessman  
  • 1965
    Rob Thomas, American author, screenwriter, and producer  
  • 1982
    Cori Yarckin, American actress and singer  

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August 16

  • 1930
    Robert Culp, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)  
  • 1943
    Woody Peoples, American football player (d. 2010)  
  • 1969
    Kate Higgins, American voice actress, singer, and pianist  
  • 1987
    Evan Berger, Australian footballer  
  • 1993
    Cameron Monaghan, American actor  

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August 17

  • 1887
    Marcus Garvey, Jamaican journalist and activist, founded Black Star Line (d. 1940)
  • 1923
    Larry Rivers, American painter and sculptor (d. 2002)  
  • 1980
    Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer  
  • 1989
    Lil B, American rapper and producer (The Pack)  
  • 1992
    Alex Elisala, New Zealand-Australian rugby player (d. 2013)  

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August 18

  • 1916
    Moura Lympany, English pianist (d. 2005)  
  • 1932
    Luc Montagnier, French virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1935
    Hifikepunye Pohamba, Namibian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Namibia  
  • 1972
    Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer, actor, producer, and director  
  • 1974
    Nicole Krauss, American novelist and critic  

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August 19

  • 1848
    Gustave Caillebotte, French painter and engineer (d. 1894)
  • 1957
    Martin Donovan, American actor and director  
  • 1958
    Anthony Muñoz, American football player, sportscaster, and actor  
  • 1976
    Stephan Schmidt, German footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Reeva Steenkamp, South African model (d. 2013)  

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August 20

  • 1974
    Adam Korol, Polish rower  
  • 1974
    Santino Rice, American fashion designer and actor  
  • 1977
    A. M. Esmonde, Welsh author, director, and producer  
  • 1982
    Enyelbert Soto, Venezuelan-Japanese baseball player  
  • 1992
    Matej Delač, Croatian footballer  

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August 21

  • 1823
    Nathaniel Everett Green, English painter and astronomer (d. 1899)
  • 1932
    Menashe Kadishman, Israeli sculptor and painter (d. 2015)  
  • 1938
    Ernie Maresca, American singer-songwriter (The Regents) (d. 2015)  
  • 1984
    Eve Torres, American wrestler, model, and dancer  
  • 1984
    Melvin Upton, Jr., American baseball player  

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August 22

  • 1929
    Valery Alekseyev, Russian anthropologist and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1942
    Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and author (d. 1993)  
  • 1952
    Peter Laughner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rocket from the Tombs and Pere Ubu) (d. 1977)  
  • 1956
    Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer  
  • 1976
    Laurent Hernu, French decathlete  

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August 23

  • 1852
    Arnold Toynbee, English economist and historian (d. 1883)
  • 1880
    Alexander Grin, Russian sailor and author (d. 1932)
  • 1912
    Gene Kelly, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1996)  
  • 1921
    Sam Cook, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1996)  
  • 1979
    Jessica Bibby, Australian basketball player  

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August 24

  • 1890
    Jean Rhys, Dominican-English author (d. 1979)
  • 1942
    Max Cleland, American captain and politician, 23rd Secretary of State of Georgia  
  • 1949
    Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)  
  • 1973
    Dave Chappelle, American comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter  
  • 1983
    George Perris, Greek-French singer-songwriter and pianist  

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August 25

  • 1891
    David Shimoni, Belarusian-Israeli poet and translator (d. 1956)
  • 1916
    Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 2000)  
  • 1961
    Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  
  • 1963
    Tiina Intelmann, Estonian lawyer and diplomat  
  • 1981
    Jan-Berrie Burger, Namibian cricketer  

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August 26

  • 1908
    Walter Bruno Henning, Prussian-American linguist and scholar (d. 1967)  
  • 1961
    Daniel Lévi, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1969
    Elaine Irwin, American model  
  • 1977
    Dominic Treadwell-Collins, English television producer  
  • 1989
    Lil' Chris, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)  

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August 27

  • 1677
    Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian general (d. 1748)
  • 1943
    Bob Kerrey, American lieutenant and politician, 35th Governor of Nebraska  
  • 1960
    Mike Golding, English sailor  
  • 1969
    Cesar Millan, Mexican-American dog trainer and author  
  • 1985
    Alexandra Nechita, Romanian-American painter and sculptor  

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August 28

  • 1749
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German author, poet, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1832)
  • 1887
    István Kühár, Slovenian priest and politician (d. 1922)
  • 1978
    Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY, Foreign Objects, Viking Skull, and The Company Band)  
  • 1982
    Kelly Thiebaud, American actress  
  • 1989
    Jo Kwon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (2AM)  

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August 29

  • 1935
    László Garai, Hungarian psychologist and scholar  
  • 1943
    Dick Halligan, American pianist and composer (Blood, Sweat & Tears)  
  • 1955
    Diamanda Galás, American singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1985
    Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Greek trombonist (Canadian Brass)  
  • 1986
    Hajime Isayama, Japanese illustrator, created ''Attack on Titan''  

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August 30

  • 1937
    Jewel Brown, American singer  
  • 1941
    Sue MacGregor, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1948
    Victor Skumin, Russian psychiatrist, psychologist, and academic  
  • 1953
    Ron George, American businessman and politician  
  • 1969
    Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist and composer  

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August 31

  • 1943
    Leonid Ivashov, Russian general  
  • 1963
    Sonny Silooy, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1971
    Candis Cayne, American actress  
  • 1977
    Jeff Hardy, American wrestler and singer (PeroxWhy?Gen)  
  • 1986
    Riza Santos, Canadian model and actress, Miss Universe Canada 2013  

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