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Day History: August-13

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Famous Birthdays


1311 - [[Alfonso XI of Castile]] -(d. 1350)

1584 - [[Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk]] -English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (d. 1640)

1625 - [[Rasmus Bartholin]] -Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)

1662 - [[Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset]] -English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1748)

1666 - [[William Wotton]] -English linguist and scholar (d. 1727)

1700 - [[Heinrich von Brühl]] -Polish-German politician (d. 1763)

1717 - [[Louis François, Prince of Conti]] -(d. 1776)

1752 - [[Maria Carolina of Austria]] -(d. 1814)

1764 - [[Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers]] -French general (d. 1816)

1790 - [[William Wentworth]] -Australian journalist, explorer, and politician (d. 1872)

1792 - [[Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen]] -(d. 1849)

1803 - [[Vladimir Odoyevsky]] -Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1869)

1814 - [[Anders Jonas Ångström]] -Swedish physicist and astronomer (d. 1874)

1818 - [[Lucy Stone]] -American activist (d. 1893)

1819 - [[Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet]] -Irish-English mathematician and physicist (d. 1903)

1820 - [[George Grove]] -English musicologist and historian (d. 1900)

1823 - [[Goldwin Smith]] -English-Canadian historian and journalist (d. 1910)

1831 - [[Salomon Jadassohn]] -German pianist and composer (d. 1902)

1841 - [[Johnny Mullagh]] -Australian cricketer (d. 1891)

1842 - [[Charles Wells (brewer)|Charles Wells]] -English brewer, founded Charles Wells Ltd (d. 1914)

1851 - [[Felix Adler (professor)|Felix Adler]] -German-American religious leader and educator (d. 1933)

1860 - [[Annie Oakley]] -American target shooter (d. 1926)

1866 - [[Giovanni Agnelli]] -Italian businessman, founded Fiat|Fiat S.p.A (d. 1945)

1867 - [[George Luks]] -American painter and illustrator (d. 1933)

1872 - [[Richard Willstätter]] -German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)

1879 - [[John Ireland (composer)|John Ireland]] -English composer and educator (d. 1962)

1884 - [[Harry Dean (cricketer)|Harry Dean]] -English cricketer and coach (d. 1957)

1888 - [[John Logie Baird]] -Scottish engineer, invented the History of television|television (d. 1946)

1888 - [[Gleb W. Derujinsky]] -Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)

1889 - [[Camillien Houde]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)

1895 - [[István Barta]] -Hungarian water polo player (d. 1948)

1895 - [[Bert Lahr]] -American actor and singer (d. 1967)

1898 - [[Jean Borotra]] -French tennis player (d. 1994)

1898 - [[Regis Toomey]] -American actor (d. 1991)

1899 - [[Alfred Hitchcock]] -English-American director and producer (d. 1980)

1899 - [[Soledad Mexia]] -Mexican–American super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1902 - [[Felix Wankel]] -German engineer (d. 1988)

1904 - [[Buddy Rogers (actor)|Buddy Rogers]] -American actor and trombonist (d. 1999)

1906 - [[Chuck Carroll]] -American football player and lawyer (d. 2003)

1906 - [[Art Shires]] -American baseball player and boxer (d. 1967)

1907 - [[Basil Spence]] -Scottish architect, designed the Coventry Cathedral (d. 1976)

1908 - [[Gene Raymond]] -American actor, singer, and pilot (d. 1998)

1911 - [[William Bernbach]] -American advertiser, co-founded DDB Worldwide (d. 1982)

1912 - [[Claire Cribbs]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 1985)

1912 - [[Ben Hogan]] -American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1997)

1912 - [[Salvador Luria]] -Italian-American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

1913 - [[Makarios III]] -Greek archbishop and politician, 1st President of Cyprus (d. 1977)

1913 - [[Fred Davis (snooker player)|Fred Davis]] -English snooker player (d. 1998)

1914 - [[Luis Mariano]] -Spanish actor and singer (d. 1970)

1917 - [[Sid Gordon]] -American baseball player (d. 1975)

1918 - [[Noor Hassanali]] -Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2006)

1918 - [[Frederick Sanger]] -English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1919 - [[Rex Humbard]] -American evangelist and television host (d. 2007)

1919 - [[George Shearing]] -English-American pianist and composer (d. 2011)

1920 - [[Neville Brand]] -American actor (d. 1992)

1921 - [[Louis Frémaux]] -French conductor

1921 - [[Jimmy McCracklin]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2012)

1922 - [[Chuck Gilmur]] -American basketball player, coach, and educator (d. 2011)

1925 - [[Benny Bailey]] -American trumpet player, songwriter, and producer (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band) (d. 2005)

1926 - [[Fidel Castro]] -Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba

1928 - [[John Tidmarsh]] -English journalist and radio host

1929 - [[Pat Harrington, Jr.]] -American actor and screenwriter

1930 - [[Wilfried Hilker]] -German footballer and referee

1930 - [[Don Ho]] -American singer and ukulele player (d. 2007)

1930 - [[Bernard Manning]] -English comedian (d. 2007)

1930 - [[Wilmer Mizell]] -American baseball player and politician (d. 1999)

1930 - [[Bob Wiesler]] -American baseball player (d. 2014)

1933 - [[Joycelyn Elders]] -American admiral and physician, 15th Surgeon General of the United States

1933 - [[Madhur Jaffrey]] -Indian actress and author

1935 - [[Alex de Renzy]] -American director and producer (d. 2001)

1935 - [[Mudcat Grant]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1935 - [[Rod Hull]] -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1936 - [[Kostas Hatzis]] -Greek singer-songwriter

1938 - [[Dave "Baby" Cortez]] -American pianist

1940 - [[Bill Musselman]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2000)

1941 - [[Erin Fleming]] -Canadian-American actress (d. 2003)

1941 - [[Susan Jameson]] -English actress

1943 - [[Fred Hill (American football)|Fred Hill]] -American football player

1943 - [[Michael Willetts]] -English sergeant, George Cross recipient (d. 1971)

1944 - [[Divina Galica]] -English skier and race car driver

1944 - [[Kevin Tighe]] -American actor and director

1945 - [[Lars Engqvist]] -Swedish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden

1945 - [[Gary Gregor]] -American basketball player

1945 - [[Robin Jackman]] -Indian-English cricketer and sportscaster

1947 - [[Fred Stanley (baseball)|Fred Stanley]] -American baseball player and manager

1947 - [[John Stocker (voice actor)|John Stocker]] -Canadian voice actor and director

1947 - [[Margareta Winberg]] -Swedish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden

1947 - [[Justus Thigpen]] -American basketball player

1948 - [[Kathleen Battle]] -American soprano and actress

1948 - [[Scott Powell]] -American singer (Sha Na Na)

1949 - [[Jim Brunzell]] -American wrestler

1949 - [[Bobby Clarke]] -Canadian ice hockey player and manager

1949 - [[Philippe Petit]] -French Tightrope walking|tightrope walker

1950 - [[Rusty Gerhardt]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1951 - [[Dan Fogelberg]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

1951 - [[Ric Parnell]] -English drummer and songwriter (Atomic Rooster and Nova (Italian band)|Nova)

1952 - [[Dave Carter]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer) (d. 2002)

1952 - [[Tom Davis (comedian)|Tom Davis]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1952 - [[Gary Gibbs]] -American football player and coach

1952 - [[Marie Helvin]] -Japanese-American model and author

1952 - [[Herb Ritts]] -American photographer and director (d. 2002)

1952 - [[Hughie Thomasson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Outlaws (band)|Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2007)

1953 - [[Tom Cohen]] -American philosopher, theorist, and academic

1953 - [[Thomas Pogge]] -German philosopher and academic

1953 - [[Peter Wright]] -English historian and author

1954 - [[Nico Assumpção]] -Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)

1955 - [[Keith Ahlers]] -English race car driver

1955 - [[Hideo Fukuyama]] -Japanese race car driver

1955 - [[Paul Greengrass]] -English director and screenwriter

1955 - [[Mulgrew Miller]] -American pianist and composer (d. 2013)

1958 - [[David Feherty]] -Northern Irish golfer and sportscaster

1958 - [[Feargal Sharkey]] -Irish singer (The Undertones)

1958 - [[Randy Shughart]] -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)

1959 - [[Danny Bonaduce]] -American actor and wrestler

1959 - [[Michael Bradley (musician)|Michael Bradley]] -Irish bass player and radio host (The Undertones)

1959 - [[Bruce French (cricketer)|Bruce French]] -English cricketer and coach

1959 - [[Tom Niedenfuer]] -American baseball player

1960 - [[Koji Kondo]] -Japanese pianist and composer

1960 - [[Ivar Stukolkin]] -Estonian swimmer

1961 - [[Chad Brown (poker player)|Chad Brown]] -American poker player and actor (d. 2014)

1961 - [[Sam Champion]] -American journalist

1961 - [[Dawnn Lewis]] -American actress and singer

1961 - [[Stuart Maconie]] -English journalist and author

1961 - [[Neil Mallender]] -English cricketer and umpire

1961 - [[Tom Perrotta]] -American author and screenwriter

1961 - [[Tomasz Starzewski]] -English fashion designer

1961 - [[Cary Stayner]] -American serial killer

1962 - [[Thanos Kalliris]] -Greek singer-songwriter (Bang (band)|Bang)

1962 - [[John Slattery]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1963 - [[Sridevi]] -Indian actress and singer

1963 - [[Steve Higgins]] -American talk show co-host and announcer, writer, producer, comedian and impressionist

1963 - [[Valerie Plame]] -American Central Intelligence Agency|CIA agent and author

1964 - [[Jay Buhner]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1964 - [[Hank Cheyne]] -American actor

1964 - [[Ian Haugland]] -Swedish drummer (Europe (band)|Europe, Last Autumn's Dream, and Baltimoore)

1964 - [[Debi Mazar]] -American actress

1964 - [[Tom Prince]] -American baseball player and manager

1965 - [[Mark Lemke]] -American baseball player, coach, and radio host

1965 - [[Hayato Matsuo]] -Japanese composer and conductor

1966 - [[Scooter Barry]] -American basketball player

1966 - [[Shayne Corson]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1967 - [[Quinn Cummings]] -American actress

1967 - [[Dave Jamerson]] -American basketball player

1967 - [[Digna Ketelaar]] -Dutch tennis player

1968 - [[Tal Bachman]] -Canadian singer-songwriter

1968 - [[Todd Hendricks]] -American football player and coach

1968 - [[Tony Jarrett]] -English sprinter and hurdler

1969 - [[Midori Ito]] -Japanese figure skater

1970 - [[Will Clarke (novelist)|Will Clarke]] -American author

1970 - [[Spike Dudley]] -American wrestler and trainer

1970 - [[Elvis Grbac]] -American football player and coach

1970 - [[Alan Shearer]] -English footballer and manager

1971 - [[Moritz Bleibtreu]] -German actor

1971 - [[Patrick Carpentier]] -Canadian race car driver

1971 - [[Adam Housley]] -American baseball player and journalist

1971 - [[Heike Makatsch]] -German actress and singer

1971 - [[Rolando Molina]] -Salvadoran-American actor

1971 - [[David Monahan]] -American actor and screenwriter

1972 - [[Hani Hanjour]] -Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of American Airlines Flight 77 (d. 2001)

1972 - [[Kevin Plank]] -American businessman, founded Under Armour

1972 - [[John Safran]] -Australian screenwriter and producer

1972 - [[Michael Sinterniklaas]] -French-American actor, director, and screenwriter

1973 - [[Brittany Andrews]] -American porn actress, director, and producer

1973 - [[Molly Henneberg]] -American journalist

1973 - [[Eric Medlen]] -American race car driver (d. 2007)

1973 - [[Ryoko Shinohara]] -Japanese singer and actress

1974 - [[Sam Endicott]] -American singer-songwriter (The Bravery)

1974 - [[Scott MacRae]] -American baseball player and coach

1974 - [[Dušan Jelić]] -Serbian-Greek basketball player

1974 - [[Joe Perry (snooker player)|Joe Perry]] -English snooker player

1974 - [[Jarrod Washburn]] -American baseball player and coach

1975 - [[Shoaib Akhtar]] -Pakistani cricketer

1975 - [[James Carpinello]] -American actor and producer

1975 - [[Marty Turco]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1976 - [[Geno Carlisle]] -American basketball player

1976 - [[Grégory Fitoussi]] -French actor

1976 - [[Nicolás Lapentti]] -Ecuadorian tennis player

1976 - [[Özge Özberk]] -Turkish actress

1976 - [[Jody Thompson]] -Canadian actress, director, and producer

1977 - [[Michael Klim]] -Polish-Australian swimmer

1977 - [[Damian O'Hare]] -Irish actor

1977 - [[Kenyan Weaks]] -American basketball player and coach

1978 - [[Dwight Smith (American football)|Dwight Smith]] -American football player

1979 - [[Román Colón]] -Dominican baseball player

1979 - [[Kathryn Fiore]] -American actress

1979 - [[Corey Patterson]] -American baseball player

1979 - [[Kasia Smutniak]] -Polish model and actress

1979 - [[Taizō Sugimura]] -Japanese politician

1979 - [[Jamie Travis]] -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

1980 - [[Álex González (actor)|Álex González]] -Spanish actor

1980 - [[Murtz Jaffer]] -Canadian journalist

1980 - [[Panagiotis Markouizos]] -Greek figure skater

1981 - [[Jonathon Dutton]] -Australian actor and director

1981 - [[C. C. Swiney]] -American actor and screenwriter

1982 - [[Shani Davis]] -American speed skater

1982 - [[Kalenna Harper]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Diddy – Dirty Money)

1982 - [[Gary McSheffrey]] -English footballer

1982 - [[Gil Ofarim]] -German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1982 - [[Christopher Raeburn (designer)|Christopher Raeburn]] -English fashion designer

1983 - [[Dallas Braden]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Aleš Hemský]] -Czech ice hockey player

1983 - [[Stephen James King]] -Australian actor

1983 - [[Ľubomír Michalík]] -Slovak footballer

1983 - [[Christian Müller (footballer, born 1983)|Christian Müller]] -German footballer

1983 - [[Sebastian Stan]] -Romanian-American actor

1983 - [[Elisha Yaffe]] -American actor and producer

1984 - [[L'Aura]] -Italian singer-songwriter and pianist

1984 - [[Alona Bondarenko]] -Ukrainian tennis player

1984 - [[Niko Kranjčar]] -Croatian footballer

1984 - [[Lidi Lisboa]] -Brazilian actress

1984 - [[Boone Logan]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[James Morrison (singer)|James Morrison]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1984 - [[Morteza Pashaei]] -Iranian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1985 - [[Grega Bole]] -Slovenian cyclist

1985 - [[Lacey Brown]] -American singer-songwriter

1985 - [[Gerrit van Look]] -German rugby player and coach

1986 - [[Yasuhisa Furuhara]] -Japanese actor

1986 - [[Demetrious Johnson (fighter)|Demetrious Johnson]] -American mixed martial artist

1986 - [[Daniil Steptšenko]] -Estonian biathlete

1987 - [[Pepe Diokno]] -Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter

1987 - [[Devin McCourty]] -American football player

1987 - [[Jason McCourty]] -American football player

1987 - [[Jamie Reed (footballer)|Jamie Reed]] -Welsh footballer

1988 - [[MØ]] -Danish singer-songwriter

1988 - [[Keith Benson]] -American basketball player

1988 - [[Brandon Workman]] -American baseball player

1989 - [[Greg Draper]] -New Zealand footballer

1989 - [[Justin Greene]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Israel Jiménez]] -Mexican footballer

1990 - [[Shila Amzah]] -Malaysian singer-songwriter and actress

1990 - [[DeMarcus Cousins]] -American basketball player

1990 - [[Sae Miyazawa]] -Japanese singer and actress (AKB48 and Diva (Japanese band)|Diva)

1990 - [[Benjamin Stambouli]] -French footballer

1991 - [[Dave Days]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1991 - [[Alexander Kačaniklić]] -Swedish footballer

1992 - [[Lucas Moura]] -Brazilian footballer

1993 - [[Johnny Gaudreau]] -American ice hockey player

1993 - [[Dominika Stará]] -Slovak singer

1994 - [[Filip Forsberg]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1996 - [[Antonia Lottner]] -German tennis player

1998 - [[Dalma Gálfi]] -Hungarian tennis player

2000 - [[Piper Reese]] -American blogger and actress

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