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Day History: August-1

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Famous Birthdays


10 - [[Claudius]] -Roman emperor (d. 54)

126 - [[Pertinax]] -Roman emperor (d. 193)

1068 - [[Emperor Taizu of Jin]] -(d. 1123)

1313 - [[Emperor Kōgon]] -of Japan (d. 1364)

1377 - [[Emperor Go-Komatsu]] -of Japan (d. 1433)

1545 - [[Andrew Melville]] -Scottish theologian and scholar (d. 1622)

1555 - [[Edward Kelley]] -English occultist (d. 1597)

1579 - [[Luis Vélez de Guevara]] -Spanish author and playwright (d. 1644)

1626 - [[Sabbatai Zevi]] -Montenegrin rabbi and theorist (d. 1676)

1630 - [[Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh]] -English politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1673)

1659 - [[Sebastiano Ricci]] -Italian painter (d. 1734)

1713 - [[Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel]] -(d. 1780)

1714 - [[Richard Wilson (painter)|Richard Wilson]] -Welsh painter and academic (d. 1782)

1738 - [[Jacques François Dugommier]] -French general (d. 1794)

1744 - [[Jean-Baptiste Lamarck]] -French soldier, biologist, and academic (d. 1829)

1770 - [[William Clark]] -American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th List of Governors of Missouri|Governor of Missouri Territory (d. 1838)

1779 - [[Francis Scott Key]] -American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1843)

1779 - [[Lorenz Oken]] -German-Swiss botanist, biologist, and ornithologist (d. 1851)

1809 - [[William B. Travis]] -American colonel and lawyer (d. 1836)

1815 - [[Richard Henry Dana, Jr.]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1882)

1818 - [[Maria Mitchell]] -American astronomer and academic (d. 1889)

1819 - [[Herman Melville]] -American author and poet (d. 1891)

1831 - [[Antonio Cotogni]] -Italian opera singer and educator (d. 1918)

1843 - [[Robert Todd Lincoln]] -American lawyer and politician, 35th United States Secretary of War (d. 1926)

1856 - [[George Coulthard]] -Australian footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)

1858 - [[Gaston Doumergue]] -French lawyer and politician, 13th President of France (d. 1937)

1858 - [[Hans Rott]] -Austrian organist and composer (d. 1884)

1861 - [[Sammy Jones]] -Australian cricketer (d. 1951)

1871 - [[John Lester]] -American cricketer and soccer player (d. 1969)

1877 - [[George Hackenschmidt]] -Estonian-English wrestler and strongman (d. 1968)

1881 - [[Otto Toeplitz]] -German mathematician and academic (d. 1940)

1885 - [[George de Hevesy]] -Hungarian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)

1889 - [[Walter Gerlach]] -German physicist and academic (d. 1979)

1891 - [[Karl Kobelt]] -Swiss lawyer and politician, 52nd List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation|President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1968)

1893 - [[Alexander of Greece]] -(d. 1920)

1894 - [[Ottavio Bottecchia]] -Italian cyclist (d. 1927)

1899 - [[Raymond Mays]] -English race car driver and businessman (d. 1980)

1900 - [[Otto Nothling]] -Australian cricketer and rugby player (d. 1965)

1901 - [[Francisco Guilledo]] -Filipino boxer (d. 1925)

1903 - [[Paul Horgan]] -American historian, author, and academic (d. 1995)

1905 - [[Helen Sawyer Hogg]] -American-Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1993)

1907 - [[Eric Shipton]] -Sri Lankan-English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)

1910 - [[James Henry Govier]] -English painter and illustrator (d. 1974)

1910 - [[Mohammad Nissar]] -Indian cricketer (d. 1963)

1910 - [[Walter Scharf]] -American pianist and composer (d. 2003)

1911 - [[Jackie Ormes]] -American journalist and cartoonist (d. 1985)

1912 - [[Gego]] -German-Venezuelan sculptor and academic (d. 1994)

1912 - [[Henry Jones (actor)|Henry Jones]] -American actor (d. 1999)

1914 - [[Jack Delano]] -American photographer and composer (d. 1997)

1914 - [[J. Lee Thompson]] -English-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1916 - [[Fiorenzo Angelini]] -Italian cardinal (d. 2014)

1916 - [[Anne Hébert]] -Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)

1918 - [[T. J. Jemison]] -American minister and activist (d. 2013)

1918 - [[Richard Pearson (actor)|Richard Pearson]] -Welsh-English actor (d. 2011)

1919 - [[Stanley Middleton]] -English author (d. 2009)

1920 - [[Raul Renter]] -Estonian economist and chess player (d. 1992)

1920 - [[Jeffrey Segal]] -English actor (d.2015)

1921 - [[Jack Kramer]] -American tennis player, sailor, and sportscaster (d. 2009)

1921 - [[Pat McDonald (actress)|Pat McDonald]] -Australian actress (d. 1990)

1922 - [[Arthur Hill (actor)|Arthur Hill]] -Canadian-American actor (d. 2006)

1923 - [[Val Bettin]] -American actor

1924 - [[Marcia Mae Jones]] -American actress and singer (d. 2007)

1924 - [[Abdullah of Saudi Arabia]] -(d. 2015)

1924 - [[Frank Worrell]] -Barbadian cricketer (d. 1967)

1925 - [[Ernst Jandl]] -Austrian poet and author (d. 2000)

1926 - [[Theo Adam]] -German opera singer

1926 - [[George Hauptfuhrer]] -American basketball player and lawyer (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Anthony G. Bosco]] -American bishop (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Jack Shea (director)|Jack Shea]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1929 - [[Hafizullah Amin]] -Afghan educator and politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Afghanistan)|Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1979)

1929 - [[Ann Calvello]] -American roller derby racer (d. 2006)

1930 - [[Lionel Bart]] -English composer (d. 1999)

1930 - [[Pierre Bourdieu]] -French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher (d. 2002)

1930 - [[Julie Bovasso]] -American actress (d. 1991)

1930 - [[Lawrence Eagleburger]] -American lieutenant and politician, 62nd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)

1930 - [[Károly Grósz]] -Hungarian politician, 51st Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1996)

1930 - [[Geoffrey Holder]] -Trinidadian-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)

1931 - [[Ramblin' Jack Elliott]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1931 - [[Trevor Goddard (cricketer)|Trevor Goddard]] -South African cricketer

1932 - [[Meir Kahane]] -American-Israeli rabbi and activist, founded the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)

1932 - [[Meena Kumari]] -Indian actress (d. 1972)

1933 - [[Dom DeLuise]] -American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2009)

1933 - [[Masaichi Kaneda]] -Japanese baseball player and manager

1933 - [[Teri Shields]] -American actress, producer, and agent (d. 2012)

1933 - [[Dušan Třeštík]] -Czech historian and author (d. 2007)

1934 - [[John Beck (cricketer)|John Beck]] -New Zealand cricketer (d. 2000)

1934 - [[Derek Birdsall]] -English graphic designer

1935 - [[Geoff Pullar]] -English cricketer (d. 2014)

1936 - [[W. D. Hamilton]] -Egyptian-English biologist, psychologist, and academic (d. 2000)

1936 - [[Yves Saint Laurent (designer)|Yves Saint Laurent]] -Algerian-French fashion designer, co-founded Yves Saint Laurent (brand)|Yves Saint Laurent (d. 2008)

1936 - [[Laurie Taylor (sociologist)|Laurie Taylor]] -English sociologist, radio host, and academic

1937 - [[Al D'Amato]] -American lawyer and politician

1939 - [[Bob Frankford]] -English-Canadian physician and politician (d. 2015)

1939 - [[Terry Kiser]] -American actor

1939 - [[Stephen Sykes]] -English bishop and theologian (d. 2014)

1939 - [[Robert James Waller]] -American author and photographer

1940 - [[Mervyn Kitchen]] -English cricketer and umpire

1940 - [[Ram Loevy]] -Israeli director and screenwriter

1940 - [[Henry Silverman]] -American businessman, founded the Cendant| Cendant Corporation

1941 - [[Ron Brown (U.S. politician)|Ron Brown]] -American captain and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1996)

1941 - [[Étienne Roda-Gil]] -French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1942 - [[Jerry Garcia]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Grateful Dead, Legion of Mary (band)|Legion of Mary, Old and in the Way, and New Riders of the Purple Sage) (d. 1995)

1942 - [[Giancarlo Giannini]] -Italian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1944 - [[Dmitry Nikolayevich Filippov]] -Russian banker and politician (d. 1998)

1944 - [[Andrew G. Vajna]] -Hungarian-American film producer

1945 - [[Douglas Osheroff]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1946 - [[Boz Burrell]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (King Crimson and Bad Company) (d. 2006)

1946 - [[Rick Coonce]] -American drummer (The Grass Roots) (d. 2011)

1946 - [[Richard O. Covey]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1946 - [[Sandi Griffiths]] -American singer

1946 - [[Fiona Stanley]] -Australian epidemiologist and academic

1947 - [[Lorna Goodison]] -Jamaican poet and author

1948 - [[Avi Arad]] -Israeli-American screenwriter and producer, founded Marvel Studios

1948 - [[Cliff Branch]] -American football player

1948 - [[David Gemmell]] -English journalist and author (d. 2006)

1949 - [[Kurmanbek Bakiyev]] -Kyrgyzstani politician, 2nd President of Kyrgyzstan

1949 - [[Jim Carroll]] -American poet and author (d. 2009)

1949 - [[Ray Nettles]] -American football player (d. 2009)

1950 - [[Bunkhouse Buck]] -American wrestler

1950 - [[Roy Williams (coach)|Roy Williams]] -American basketball player and coach

1951 - [[Tim Bachman]] -Canadian singer and guitarist (Bachman–Turner Overdrive and Brave Belt)

1951 - [[Tommy Bolin]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Deep Purple, Zephyr (band)|Zephyr, and James Gang) (d. 1976)

1951 - [[Pete Mackanin]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1952 - [[Zoran Đinđić]] -Serbian philosopher and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)

1952 - [[Yajurvindra Singh]] -Indian cricketer

1953 - [[Robert Cray]] -American singer and guitarist

1953 - [[Howard Kurtz]] -American journalist and author

1954 - [[Trevor Berbick]] -Jamaican-Canadian boxer (d. 2006)

1954 - [[James Gleick]] -American journalist and author

1954 - [[Benno Möhlmann]] -German footballer and manager

1955 - [[Arun Lal]] -Indian cricketer and sportscaster

1956 - [[Ku Ok-hee]] -South Korean golfer (d. 2013)

1956 - [[Lewis Smith]] -American actor

1957 - [[C. J. Laing]] -American porn actress

1957 - [[Taylor Negron]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1958 - [[Rob Buck]] -American guitarist and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)

1958 - [[Adrian Dunbar]] -Irish actor

1958 - [[Tor Håkon Holte]] -Norwegian skier

1958 - [[Michael Penn]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Doll Congress)

1958 - [[Kiki Vandeweghe]] -American basketball player and coach

1959 - [[Joe Elliott]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Def Leppard, Atomic Mass (band)|Atomic Mass, and Down 'n' Outz)

1959 - [[Otomo Yoshihide]] -Japanese guitarist and songwriter (Ground Zero (band)|Ground Zero and Filament (band)|Filament)

1960 - [[Chuck D]] -American rapper and producer (Public Enemy (band)|Public Enemy, The Bomb Squad, and Confrontation Camp)

1960 - [[Suzi Gardner]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (L7 (band)|L7)

1960 - [[Professor Griff]] -American rapper (Public Enemy (band)|Public Enemy and Confrontation Camp)

1962 - [[Jesse Borrego]] -American actor and singer

1962 - [[Jacob Matlala]] -South African boxer (d. 2013)

1962 - [[Cesar Montano]] -Filipino actor and director

1963 - [[Coolio]] -American rapper, producer, and actor (WC and the Maad Circle)

1963 - [[Demián Bichir]] -Mexican-American actor and producer

1963 - [[John Carroll Lynch]] -American actor

1963 - [[Lynette Sadleir]] -New Zealand swimmer

1963 - [[Koichi Wakata]] -Japanese astronaut and engineer

1963 - [[Dean Wareham]] -New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (Galaxie 500, Luna (band)|Luna, and Dean & Britta)

1964 - [[Adam Duritz]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Counting Crows and The Himalayans)

1964 - [[Kaspar Capparoni]] -Italian actor

1964 - [[Fiona Hyslop]] -Scottish businesswoman and politician

1965 - [[Brandt Jobe]] -American golfer

1965 - [[Sam Mendes]] -English director and producer

1966 - [[George Ducas (singer)|George Ducas]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1966 - [[James St. James]] -American club promoter and author

1967 - [[Gregg Jefferies]] -American baseball player and coach

1967 - [[José Padilha]] -Brazilian director, producer and screenwriter

1968 - [[Stacey Augmon]] -American basketball player and coach

1968 - [[Dan Donegan]] -American guitarist (Disturbed (band)|Disturbed, Fight or Flight (band)|Fight or Flight, and Vandal (band)|Vandal)

1968 - [[Shigetoshi Hasegawa]] -Japanese baseball player and sportscaster

1969 - [[Andrei Borissov]] -Estonian footballer and manager

1969 - [[Kevin Jarvis]] -American baseball player and scout

1969 - [[Graham Thorpe]] -English cricketer and journalist

1969 - [[Stuart Wade]] -English actor

1969 - [[David Wain]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1970 - [[Sibel Can]] -Turkish singer, actress, and dancer

1970 - [[Quentin Coryatt]] -American football player

1970 - [[David James (footballer)|David James]] -English footballer and manager

1970 - [[Elon Lindenstrauss]] -Israeli mathematician and academic

1971 - [[Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez]] -Mexican drug lord

1971 - [[Ágúst Gylfason]] -Icelandic footballer

1971 - [[Charles Malik Whitfield]] -American actor and producer

1971 - [[İdil Üner]] -German-Turkish actress and singer

1972 - [[Nicke Andersson]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Hellacopters The Solution (band)|The Solution, The Hydromatics, and Imperial State Electric)

1972 - [[Christer Basma]] -Norwegian footballer and coach

1972 - [[Todd Bouman]] -American football player and coach

1972 - [[Martin Damm]] -Czech-American tennis player

1972 - [[Devon Hughes]] -American wrestler and trainer

1972 - [[Thomas Woods]] -American historian, economist, and academic

1973 - [[Gregg Berhalter]] -American soccer player and coach

1973 - [[Tempestt Bledsoe]] -American actress

1973 - [[Veerle Dejaeghere]] -Belgian runner

1973 - [[Kris Holden-Ried]] -Canadian actor

1973 - [[Eduardo Noriega (Spanish actor)|Eduardo Noriega]] -Spanish actor

1973 - [[Edurne Pasaban]] -Spanish mountaineer

1974 - [[Cher Calvin]] -American journalist

1974 - [[Marek Galiński (cyclist)|Marek Galiński]] -Polish cyclist (d. 2014)

1974 - [[Tyron Henderson]] -South African cricketer

1974 - [[Dennis Lawrence]] -Trinidadian footballer and coach

1974 - [[Beckie Scott]] -Canadian skier

1975 - [[Vhrsti]] -Czech author and illustrator

1975 - [[Håkon Mjåset Johansen]] -Norwegian drummer and composer (Motif (band)|Motif and Come Shine)

1975 - [[Teresa Mak]] -Hong Kong actress

1975 - [[Ane Dahl Torp]] -Norwegian actress

1975 - [[Ryoko Yonekura]] -Japanese model and actress

1976 - [[Don Hertzfeldt]] -American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor

1976 - [[Søren Jochumsen]] -Danish footballer

1976 - [[Nwankwo Kanu]] -Nigerian footballer

1976 - [[David Nemirovsky]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1976 - [[Hasan Şaş]] -Turkish footballer and manager

1976 - [[Cristian Stoica]] -Romanian-Italian rugby player

1977 - [[Marc Denis]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1977 - [[Haspop]] -French-Moroccan dancer, choreographer, and actor

1977 - [[Darnerien McCants]] -American-Canadian football player

1977 - [[Damien Saez]] -French singer-songwriter and guitarist

1977 - [[Yoshi Tatsu]] -Japanese wrestler and boxer

1978 - [[Andy Blignaut]] -Zimbabwean cricketer

1978 - [[Björn Ferry]] -Swedish biathlete

1978 - [[Dhani Harrison]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thenewno2, Traveling Wilburys, and Fistful of Mercy)

1978 - [[Chris Iwelumo]] -Scottish footballer

1978 - [[Edgerrin James]] -American football player

1978 - [[Jonathan Wilkes]] -English singer and actor

1979 - [[Junior Agogo]] -Ghanaian footballer

1979 - [[Nathan Fien]] -Australian-New Zealand rugby player

1979 - [[Bernadette Flynn]] -Irish actress and dancer

1979 - [[Jason Momoa]] -American actor, director, and producer

1979 - [[Honeysuckle Weeks]] -Welsh actress

1980 - [[Mancini (Brazilian footballer)|Mancini]] -Brazilian footballer

1980 - [[Oluchi]] -Nigerian model

1980 - [[Romain Barras]] -French decathlete

1980 - [[Bryan Fisher]] -English-American actor

1980 - [[Esteban Paredes]] -Chilean footballer

1980 - [[Krisztina Fazekas Zur]] -Hungarian-American canoe racer

1981 - [[Ashley Parker Angel]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (O-Town)

1981 - [[Brett Chukerman]] -American actor

1981 - [[Dean Cox]] -Australian footballer

1981 - [[Vaiko Eplik]] -Estonian singer-songwriter guitarist, and producer

1981 - [[Taylor Fry]] -American actress

1981 - [[Pia Haraldsen]] -Norwegian journalist and author

1981 - [[Christofer Heimeroth]] -German footballer

1981 - [[Stephen Hunt (footballer, born 1981)|Stephen Hunt]] -Irish footballer

1981 - [[Jamie Jones-Buchanan]] -English rugby player

1981 - [[Miracle Laurie]] -American actress

1981 - [[Sally Pressman]] -American actress and dancer

1982 - [[Basem Fathi]] -Jordanian footballer

1982 - [[Montserrat Lombard]] -English actress, director, and screenwriter

1982 - [[Ai Tominaga]] -Japanese model and actress

1983 - [[Bobby Carpenter (American football)|Bobby Carpenter]] -American football player

1983 - [[Craig Clarke]] -New Zealand rugby player

1983 - [[Julien Faubert]] -French footballer

1983 - [[David Gervasi]] -Swiss decathlete

1984 - [[Steve Feak]] -American game designer

1984 - [[Francesco Gavazzi]] -Italian cyclist

1984 - [[Brandon Kintzler]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Valery Ortiz]] -Puerto Rican-American actress and singer

1984 - [[Bastian Schweinsteiger]] -German footballer

1985 - [[Stuart Holden]] -Scottish-American soccer player

1985 - [[Adam Jones (baseball)|Adam Jones]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Hyun Jyu-ni]] -South Korean singer and actress

1985 - [[Cole Kimball]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Gegard Mousasi]] -Iranian-Dutch mixed martial artist and kick-boxer

1985 - [[Tendai Mtawarira]] -South African rugby player

1985 - [[Kris Stadsgaard]] -Danish footballer

1985 - [[Dušan Švento]] -Slovak footballer

1986 - [[Damien Allen]] -English footballer

1986 - [[Elijah Kelley]] -American actor, singer, and dancer

1986 - [[Jonas Plass]] -German sprinter

1986 - [[Jörn Schlönvoigt]] -German actor and singer

1986 - [[Lucas Simón]] -Argentinian footballer

1986 - [[Anton Strålman]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1986 - [[Andrew Taylor (footballer, born 1986)|Andrew Taylor]] -English footballer

1986 - [[Elena Vesnina]] -Russian tennis player

1986 - [[Mike Wallace (American football)|Mike Wallace]] -American football player

1987 - [[Stan (singer)|Stan]] -Greek singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Karen Carney]] -English footballer

1987 - [[Jakov Fak]] -Croatian-Slovenian biathlete

1987 - [[Rumi Hiiragi]] -Japanese actress

1987 - [[Sébastien Pocognoli]] -Belgian footballer

1987 - [[Lee Wallace]] -Scottish footballer

1988 - [[Mustafa Abdellaoue]] -Norwegian footballer

1988 - [[Max Carver]] -American actor

1988 - [[Sasha Jackson]] -English-American actress

1988 - [[Patryk Małecki]] -Polish footballer

1988 - [[Bodene Thompson]] -New Zealand rugby player

1988 - [[Joanna Wang]] -Taiwanese singer-songwriter

1989 - [[Tiffany (South Korean singer)|Tiffany]] -American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls' Generation and Girls' Generation-TTS)

1989 - [[Madison Bumgarner]] -American baseball player

1989 - [[Tomoka Kurokawa]] -Japanese actress

1990 - [[Aledmys Díaz]] -Cuban baseball player

1990 - [[Jean Hugues Gregoire]] -Mauritian swimmer

1990 - [[Elton Jantjies]] -South African rugby player

1990 - [[Jack O'Connell (actor)|Jack O'Connell]] -English actor

1991 - [[Marco Puntoriere]] -Italian footballer

1992 - [[Austin Rivers]] -American basketball player

1993 - [[Álex Abrines]] -Spanish basketball player

1993 - [[Leon Thomas III]] -American actor and singer

1994 - [[Sergeal Petersen]] -South African rugby player

1994 - [[Ayaka Wada]] -Japanese singer (S/mileage, Hello Pro Kenshūsei, and Shugo Chara Egg!)

1995 - [[Derrick Monasterio]] -Filipino actor, singer, and dancer

1996 - [[Katie Boulter]] -English tennis player

1996 - [[Cymphonique Miller]] -American actress and singer

1996 - [[Ellona Santiago]] -Filipino-American singer

1998 - [[Khamani Griffin]] -American actor

1999 - [[Deimantė Kizalaitė]] -Lithuanian figure skater

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