Famous Birthdays on August 1

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 258

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10 BC Claudius, Roman Emperor (41-54), born in Lugdunum, Gaul (d. 54AD)

Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
Claudius
  • 126 Pertinax [Publius Helvius Pertinax], Alba Pompeia, Roman emperor (Year of the Five Emperors)
  • 1313 Emperor Kogon of Japan (Ashikaga Pretenders)
  • 1322 Peter van Herentals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian
  • 1377 Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan, 100th emperor of Japan
  • 1495 Jan van Scorel, Schoorl Holland, Dutch painter/architect
  • 1520 Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72), born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1545 Andrew Melville, Baldovie, Scottish theologian and religious reformer
  • 1555 Edward Kelley, Worcester, English spirit medium
  • 1579 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Écija, Spanish writer
  • 1626 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement
  • 1630 Thomas Clifford, Ugbrooke, English statesman (1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh)
  • 1642 Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95) [or Feb 25, 1643]
  • 1659 Antoine Mouque, composer
  • 1685 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer
  • 1686 Benedetto Marcello, Venice Italy, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)
  • 1713 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
  • 1714 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
  • 1738 Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)

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1744 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution), born in Paris, France

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  • 1753 Charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
  • 1755 Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer
  • 1766 Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
  • 1766 Jeffrey Wyatville, architect

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1770 William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, born in Ladysmith, Virginia (d. 1838)

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • 1779 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star-Spangled Banner", born in Carroll County, Maryland (d. 1843)
  • 1779 Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (d. 1851)
  • 1786 Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister
  • 1808 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1814 Maxcy Gregg, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1815 Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast
  • 1818 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island

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1819 Herman Melville, author (Moby-Dick, Billy Budd),born in New York City (d. 1891)

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1824 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer
  • 1837 Mother Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
  • 1840 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer
  • 1843 Robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), (d. 1926)
  • 1847 Guido Papini, violinist/composer
  • 1848 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor
  • 1856 George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
  • 1858 Hans Rott, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1884)
  • 1858 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist
  • 1858 Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
  • 1861 Sam Jones, cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's)
  • 1862 Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor
  • 1863 Gaston Doumergue, premier/President of France (1913..34)
  • 1867 William Orlamond, Denmark, actor (Flesh & Devil, Wind)
  • 1870 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist who perfected the artificial insemination of animals and showed that his technology allowed one stallion to fertilize up to 500 mares
  • 1871 Oskar Fried, German Russian composer, born in Berlin (d. 1941)
  • 1871 John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1877 Charlotte Hughes, 1990 (oldest person in Great Britain)
  • 1877 Jan van den Tempel, Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • 1881 Emilie Rose Macaulay, English writer
  • 1882 Vaclav Klicka, composer
  • 1885 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
  • 1886 Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher/founder (System Keesing)
  • 1888 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • 1889 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 1957)
  • 1889 Walther Gerlach, Biebrich, German Physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect)
  • 1890 George II, king of Greece
  • 1892 Constantly Burniaux, Belg, art historian (Temps Inquiets)
  • 1894 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
  • 1895 Benjamin E Mays, SC, African American educator (Morehouse, Howard University)
  • 1898 Morris Stoloff, violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1899 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Otto Nothling, cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26)
  • 1901 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • 1902 Hendrik J Kruls, Neth, general/chief military authority (1944-46)
  • 1902 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor
  • 1903 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist
  • 1906 William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)
  • 1908 Miloslav Kabelac, composer
  • 1909 Nigel Henderson, British admiral (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests)
  • 1910 Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), Stuttgart Germany, photojournalist
  • 1911 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician
  • 1911 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • 1911 Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)
  • 1912 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
  • 1912 Henry Jones, actor (Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912 Masaya Hanai, businessamn
  • 1913 Jerome Moross, composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Viscount Hanworth, barrister
  • 1916 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics) (d. 2011)
  • 1918 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, born in Carmarthenshire (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Stanley Middleton, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men)
  • 1920 Jeffrey Segal, actor (Traitors)/playwright
  • 1920 Maria Cole, American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Sammy Lee, platform diver (Oly-2 gold/bronze-1948, 52), born in Fresno, California
  • 1921 Jack Kramer, Las Vegas, tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946)
  • 1921 Vic Marshall, chemist
  • 1922 Arthur Hill, Saskatchewan Canada, actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter)
  • 1922 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Paul Lambert, actor (Tom-Executive Suite), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1923 Yoshinao Nakada, composer
  • 1924 Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
  • 1924 Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)
  • 1924 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France
  • 1925 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Jack Kramer, actor (Kings of the Court)
  • 1926 Burton Stein, historian
  • 1926 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1927 Andre Cools, Belgium, minister of Budget/vice-premier
  • 1927 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London, England
  • 1929 Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidad, dancer/actor (Annie, The Wiz)
  • 1930 Julie Bovasso, actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 Karoly Grosz, politician
  • 1930 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], English pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1930 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1931 Monty Losowsky, prof of medicine (St James University England)
  • 1931 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Sean O Riada, composer
  • 1931 Trevor Goddard, cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • 1932 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
  • 1932 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (d. 1972)
  • 1933 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933 Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist/minister of Housing (D66)
  • 1933 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary, Welsh Office
  • 1933 Ko Un, South Korean poet, born in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province
  • 1933 Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-born actor and comedian
  • 1933 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
  • 1934 J E F "John" Beck, cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56)
  • 1935 Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's)
  • 1936 Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936 Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
  • 1937 Alfonse M D'Amato, (Sen-R-NY 1981- ), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939 Stephen Sykes, Bishop of Ely
  • 1940 Joan Joyce, Waterbury Ct, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983)
  • 1940 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • 1941 Ronald Harmon Brown, chairman (Democratic Party)
  • 1941 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1942 Giancarlo Giannini, La Spezia Italy, actor (Seduction of Mimi)
  • 1942 Jerry Garcia, SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia)
  • 1942 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1943 Andy Roxburgh, football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1943 Denis Payton, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1944 Elske Terveld, Dutch undersecretary Social Affairs (PvdA)
  • 1944 Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2)
  • 1945 Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946 Frederick C Boucher, (Rep-D-Virginia, 1983- )
  • 1946 J Guillermo, ex-husband of princess Christina of Netherlands
  • 1946 Richard O Covey, Fayetteville Ar, USAF/astro (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61)
  • 1946 Tom Loeffler, (Rep-R-TX, 1979- )
  • 1946 Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist
  • 1947 Rick Anderson, rock bassist (Tubes)
  • 1947 Ricky Coonce, rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
  • 1947 Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Councilman
  • 1948 Robert [Bob] Spink, British MP
  • 1949 Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV director/film-maker
  • 1949 Primous, III Fountain, composer
  • 1949 Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • 1950 Doug Tract, radio DJ (Greaseman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • 1951 Robin Heifetz, composer
  • 1952 Brian Patrick Clarke, Gettysburg Pa, actor (Merle-Eight is Enough)
  • 1952 C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1952 Yajurvindra Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's)
  • 1952 Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
  • 1953 Robert Cray, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1955 Arun Lal, cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's)
  • 1955 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (d. 2006)
  • 1956 Tom Leykis, American radio personality
  • 1957 Glen Gorbous, Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")
  • 1957 Laura Johnson, actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • 1957 Taylor Negron [Brad Taylor], American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California
  • 1958 Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor
  • 1958 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
  • 1958 Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier
  • 1959 Joe Elliott, English heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • 1959 Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician
  • 1960 Chuck D, [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy)
  • 1960 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic
  • 1961 Andrew Nicholson, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
  • 1961 Bart Conner, US, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1961 Bradford John Faxon Jr, Oceanport NJ, PGA golfer (1986 Provident)
  • 1961 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax)
  • 1961 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, I Want to Live), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1961 Mike Watkinson, cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995)
  • 1962 Gertjan Verbeek, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1962 Joetta Clark, 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1962 Traci Phillips, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

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1963 Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], American rapper (Gangsta's Paradise), born in Monessen Pennsylvania

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio
  • 1963 Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92), born in Ōmiya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1963 Demián Bichir, Mexican actor
  • 1963 John Carroll Lynch, American actor
  • 1964 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1964 Nick Christian Sayer, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • 1964 Rob Camilletti, Cher's boyfriend
  • 1964 Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • 1965 Sam Mendes, British stage and film director
  • 1966 Darryl Hall, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1966 Ganesh Mylvaganam, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1966 Horacia de la Pena, Argentina, tennis star