Famous Birthdays on August 12

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  • 1503 Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
  • 1566 Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
  • 1592 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
  • 1604 Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
  • 1620 Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer
  • 1626 Giovanni Legrenzi, composer
  • 1629 Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
  • 1644 Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer
  • 1644 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, composer
  • 1647 Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
  • 1686 John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
  • 1696 Maurice Greene, English composer, born in London (d. 1755)
  • 1720 Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778)
  • 1744 Rowland Hill, preacher
  • 1751 Johann Baptist Lasser, composer
  • 1753 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
  • 1757 ALF, alien life form (ALF)
  • 1762 King George IV of the United Kingdom (1820-30)
  • 1774 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), born in Bristol, England (d. 1843)
  • 1778 Francis Horner, politician
  • 1781 Robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)
  • 1819 Daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1820 Oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation
  • 1825 Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer
  • 1829 John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1832 Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor
  • 1833 William Price Sanders, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1838 Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal
  • 1848 Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • 1849 Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist
  • 1853 Jean Louis Nicode, composer
  • 1854 Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith
  • 1854 Johannes P Kelly, Dutch [Kellij], actor/operetta writer
  • 1856 "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
  • 1859 Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)
  • 1866 Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)
  • 1867 Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)
  • 1868 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1872 Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1956)
  • 1875 Ettore Panizza, composer
  • 1875 Mezio Agostini, composer
  • 1876 Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)
  • 1880 Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
  • 1880 Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author
  • 1881 Vaclav Vackar, composer

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1881 Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments), born in Ashfield, Massachusetts (d. 1959)

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1883 Jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP)
  • 1883 Pauline Frederick, American actress (d. 1938)
  • 1884 Frank Arthur Swinnerton, English novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
  • 1885 Alexander Albrecht, composer
  • 1885 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Marion Lorne, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1886 Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)

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1887 Erwin Schrodinger, physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Erwin Schrödinger
  • 1888 Marion Lorne, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1888 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)
  • 1889 Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
  • 1890 Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • 1893 Howard Smith, Attleboro Mass, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel)
  • 1897 Manuel Blancafort, composer
  • 1897 Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory)
  • 1897 Ramon Gonzalez Barron, composer
  • 1898 Oscar Homolka, actor (I Remember Mama), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1899 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • 1899 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1900 Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer
  • 1903 Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)
  • 1904 Aleksei N Romanov, son of Tsar Nicholas II [OS=July 30]
  • 1904 Frank Ervin, harness racer (Hambletonian 1959, 66)
  • 1904 Kay Campbell, [Catherine Hibben], actress (All My Children)
  • 1905 Joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)
  • 1906 Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • 1907 James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
  • 1907 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
  • 1909 Maurice Heath, air marshal
  • 1909 Richard Bare, American director
  • 1910 Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (National Association of Women)
  • 1910 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)

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1910 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 1910 Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
  • 1911 Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days)
  • 1912 Samuel Fuller, actor (Return to Salem's Lot), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1913 Kurt Kaszner, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1914 [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)
  • 1914 Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
  • 1915 Michael Kidd, American choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Douglas Gunsekera, banker

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1918 Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross, born in Simla, India (d. 1944)

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • 1918 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros)
  • 1919 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
  • 1919 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • 1920 Percy Mayfield, US singer (Please Send Me Someone to Love)
  • 1920 Peter West, British sports commentator
  • 1921 Marjorie Reynolds, [Goodspeed], Buhl Id, actress (Peggy-Life of Riley)
  • 1921 Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
  • 1922 Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
  • 1922 Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
  • 1923 John Holt Jr, cricketer (WI batsman in 17 Tests, 1066 runs at 36 75)
  • 1924 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
  • 1924 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Dale Bumpers, politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), born in Charleston, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • 1925 Robin Nicholson, metallurgist
  • 1925 Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • 1925 George Wetherill, American scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1926 John Derek, actor/director (10, Annapolis Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come), (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Charles Blackman, Australian artist
  • 1928 Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1929 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Oly-gold/silver-52)
  • 1929 Joji Yuasa, Japanese composer, born in Kōriyama, Fukushima
  • 1930 Ronald James Herron, architect
  • 1930 Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
  • 1931 William Goldman, author
  • 1932 Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)
  • 1932 Sergey Mikhaylovich Slonimsky, composer
  • 1932 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer
  • 1934 Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)
  • 1935 Karl Mickel, German writer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1935 John Cazale, Italian-American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1936 Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist
  • 1936 Gerard Masson, composer
  • 1936 Hans Haacke, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1936 John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff
  • 1937 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, (d. 2014)
  • 1938 Anthony Joliffe, mayor of London
  • 1938 Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian Mayor of Quebec
  • 1939 Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1939 Roy Romanow, Canadian politician
  • 1939 Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, Prime Minister of Nepal (2014-2015), born in Biratnagar, Morang (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Alexander Yossifov, composer
  • 1940 Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
  • 1940 Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
  • 1941 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1941 Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
  • 1943 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
  • 1944 Donna Michele, playmate (Dec, 1963)/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo)
  • 1944 Peter Hofmann, German tenor
  • 1947 Sam Rosen, American sportscaster
  • 1948 Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
  • 1948 Ron Mael, [J Ronald Day], Culver City Ca, rock keyboardist (Sparks)
  • 1949 Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
  • 1949 Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • 1949 Mark Knopfler, guitar/vocals (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • 1949 Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
  • 1950 Kid Creole, [August Darnell], rocker/actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear)
  • 1950 Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • 1951 Charles E Brady Jr, Pinehurst NC, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 78)
  • 1951 Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1951 Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
  • 1952 Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
  • 1954 Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Pat Metheny, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)

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1954 François Hollande, 24th President of France (Socialist: 2012-), born in Rouen, France

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • 1955 Heintje, [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
  • 1955 Ann M. Martin, American author
  • 1956 Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)
  • 1956 Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)
  • 1956 Terry Taylor, [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
  • 1959 Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic-gold-1984, Harlem Globetrotter)
  • 1960 Lonny Chin, playmate (Jan, 1983), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1960 Morty Black, heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)
  • 1960 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
  • 1961 Roy Hay, guitarist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
  • 1961 Lawrence Hayward, English musician (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
  • 1961 Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1962 Miss Cleo, American psychic
  • 1963 Sir Mix A Lot, American rapper
  • 1965 Angeliki Kanellopoulou, Greece, tennis star
  • 1965 Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1965 Peter Krause, American actor
  • 1966 Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1966 Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1966 Gordy Morgan, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1966 Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Les Ferdinand, English footballer
  • 1967 Andrew Glover, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Tom Holkenborg, drummer (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • 1967 Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
  • 1967 Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
  • 1967 Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1968 Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1968 Andras Jones, American actor
  • 1969 Kitty G, [Katia Geiger], Leningrad Russia, cable tv actress
  • 1969 Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969 Nate Gwynne, Davis California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )
  • 1969 Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
  • 1970 Alison Inverarity, Australian high jumper (Olympics-8th-92, 96)
  • 1970 Anthony Swofford, American novelist