Famous Birthdays on 13th August

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  • 582 Arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640)
  • 1311 King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)
  • 1422 William Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)
  • 1584 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)
  • 1617 Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist
  • 1625 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)
  • 1655 Johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)
  • 1662 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)
  • 1666 William Wotton, English scholar (d. 1727)
  • 1692 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer
  • 1699 John Dyer, British poet, born in Aberglasney, Wales (Baptism date)
  • 1700 Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (d. 1763)
  • 1704 Lorenzo Fago, composer
  • 1717 Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer
  • 1717 Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)
  • 1721 Francis Ireland, composer
  • 1747 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer
  • 1748 Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot
  • 1752 Marie Caroline of Austria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1814)
  • 1764 Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)
  • 1790 William Wentworth, Australian explorer and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1792 Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen consort of William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1849)
  • 1802 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
  • 1803 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
  • 1814 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
  • 1817 Karoly Thern, composer
  • 1818 Lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Association)
  • 1819 George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)
  • 1820 George Grove, biblical scholar/misicographer, born in London, England
  • 1820 Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet (Dietsche Warande)
  • 1823 Goldwin Smith, English-born historian and journalist (d. 1910)
  • 1826 William Thomas Best, composer
  • 1831 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer
  • 1841 Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
  • 1851 John Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), (d. 1937)
  • 1851 Felix Adler, German-born educator (d. 1933)

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1860 Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], American sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), born in North Star, Ohio (d. 1926)

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • 1866 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist (d. 1945)
  • 1867 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)
  • 1867 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur)
  • 1871 Karl Liebknecht, German revolutionary marxist (Sparta Party)
  • 1872 Richard Willstätter, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1878 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer
  • 1878 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist/socialist theorist
  • 1879 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
  • 1881 Jacqueline [Pierrette] R van Stuwe, [Eline v S], Dutch author
  • 1884 Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1886 Jacob Pierneef, South Africa, painter
  • 1887 Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (d. 1952)
  • 1888 John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)
  • 1888 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)
  • 1889 Camillien Houde, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
  • 1890 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia
  • 1894 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
  • 1894 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
  • 1895 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic/actor (Lion-Wizard of Oz)
  • 1895 Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row)
  • 1896 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor
  • 1898 Jean Borota, France, tennis champ (35 Wimbledons between 1922-64)

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1899 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1980)

  • 1901 Ian Whyte, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1902 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic
  • 1902 Felix Wankel, Germany, inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine)
  • 1902 Lord Sainsbury of Drury Lane, president (J Sansbury Pics)
  • 1902 Regis Toomey, actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1903 Wilton Graff, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1904 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Olathe KS, actor (Wings)
  • 1907 Alfred Alwin Felix Krupp, Essen Germany, arms manufacturer
  • 1907 Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
  • 1908 Gene Raymond, actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 John Beal, Joplin MO, actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Amityville 3D)
  • 1909 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, US 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1911 William Bernbach, Famous Advertiser (d. 1982)

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1912 Ben Hogan, American PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1912 Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter/monumental artist
  • 1912 Max Croiset, playwright/director/actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark)
  • 1912 Metten Koornstra, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • 1912 Rita Johnson, Worcester Mass, actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give)
  • 1912 Salvador E Luria, Italian/US biologist (Nobel prize 1969)
  • 1913 Anatoly Vasilyevich Bogatiryov, composer
  • 1913 Francisco Escudero, composer
  • 1913 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent
  • 1913 Lord Oram, British MP (Labour)
  • 1913 Makarios III, [Michail Moeskos], archbishop/president Cyprus
  • 1913 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer (d. 1970)
  • 1917 Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1918 Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal
  • 1918 Frederick Sanger, England, biochemist (Nobel 1958, 1980)
  • 1918 John Bunting, senior civil servant
  • 1919 Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (Cathedral of Tomorrow), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist
  • 1920 George Shearing, blind pianist/composer (Lullabye of Byrdland), born in London, England
  • 1920 Neville Brand, Griswold, Iowa, American actor (DOA, Eaten Alive)
  • 1921 Jimmy McCracklin, blues musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1924 John Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)
  • 1925 Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter

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1926 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), born in Birán, Holguin Province, Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1929 Augustyn Bloch, composer
  • 1929 Charles Lyon, gen-sect (Transport Salaried Staffs Association)
  • 1929 Michael Beavis, deputy cmdr-in-chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
  • 1929 Pat Harrington Jr, actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time), born in NYC, New (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Don Ho, Hawaii, ukulele player (Tiny Bubbles)
  • 1930 Heino Jurisalu, composer
  • 1930 Don Ho, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Bernard Manning, British comedian
  • 1931 Norman Read, NZ, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1931 Roy Evans, general sect (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation)
  • 1933 Jocelyn Elders, US Surgeon General (-1994)
  • 1933 Madhur Jaffrey, cookbook writer/actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
  • 1934 Gary Davidson, US sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
  • 1934 Leifur Thorarinsson, composer
  • 1935 Rod Hull, entertainer
  • 1935 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player
  • 1938 Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist
  • 1939 Saul Steinberg, artist (The Art of Living)
  • 1940 Ann Armstrong Dailey, founder (Children's Hospice Intl)
  • 1940 Timothy Wood, British government asst whip
  • 1941 Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1941 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  • 1942 Robert Lee Stewart, Brig Gen US Army/astronaut (STS 41B, 51J), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1942 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1943 Gary Ilman, US, 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)
  • 1943 Susan Jameson, actress (Secret World of Polly Flint)
  • 1943 Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1944 David Mahler, composer
  • 1944 Kevin Tighe, actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
  • 1945 Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)
  • 1945 Lars Engqvist, Swedish politician
  • 1945 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), born in Kenfig Hill, Wales (d. 2016)

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1946 Janet Yellen, American economist (Chair of US Federal Reserve), born in Brooklyn,New York

15th Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
15th Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
  • 1947 Gretchen Corbett, Camp Sherman Ore, actress (Beth-Rockford Files)
  • 1947 John Stocker, Canadian actor
  • 1947 Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician
  • 1948 Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • 1948 Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth Ohio, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser)
  • 1948 Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader
  • 1948 Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1949 Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Philadelphia Flyer)
  • 1949 Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
  • 1949 Sheralee, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1950 Andre van de Berg, actor/director (Transport)
  • 1951 Dan Fogelberg, Peoria Ill, rocker (Same Auld Lang Syne)
  • 1951 Gwen Cheeseman, Harrisburg Pa, field hockey goalie (Oly-bronze-1984)
  • 1951 Jeff Altman, comedian/actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man)
  • 1952 Marie Helvin, model/actress (Children)
  • 1952 Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1952 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1954 Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1954 Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)

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1955 Betsy King, American LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1955 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver
  • 1955 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1955 Paul Greengrass, English film director
  • 1958 David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)
  • 1958 Feargal Sharkey, rocker (Undertones-Never Never, Good Heart)
  • 1958 Scott Hamilton, figure skater (Oly-gold-1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1958 Randall Shughart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • 1959 Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
  • 1959 Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)
  • 1959 Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • 1959 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player
  • 1960 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
  • 1960 Phil Taylor, English darts player
  • 1961 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star
  • 1961 Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
  • 1961 Neil Mallender, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
  • 1961 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • 1961 Tom Perrotta, American novelist
  • 1961 Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
  • 1962 Adam Kase, Socorro NM, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta Open-3rd)
  • 1962 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)
  • 1963 Pamela Jean Stein, playmate (Nov, 1987), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1963 Tigg Ketler, Chula Vista Ca, drummer (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1963 Sridevi, Indian actress
  • 1964 Ian Haughland, heavy metal rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
  • 1964 Jay Buhner, Nassau TX, outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees)
  • 1964 Tom Prince, Kankakee IL, catcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1964 Hank Cheyne, American actor
  • 1965 Cris Dishman, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins)
  • 1965 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965 Mark Lemke, Utica NY, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1965 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
  • 1966 Glenn Donald Hamilton, NZ, beach volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Shayne Corson, NHL forward (Team Canada Oly-1998, Montreal)
  • 1967 Quinn Cummings, actress (Annie-Family, Goodbye Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Taro Tan, 65 kg judoka (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967 Tracy Rogers, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967 Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer
  • 1968 Joe Garten, WLAF corner/guard (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968 William Thomas, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Alex Fernandez, Miami Beach FL, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1969 Midori Ito, ice skater (Oly-silver-92), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 Elvis Grbac, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 Tim Watson, NFL/WLAF safety (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1970 Will Clarke, American novelist
  • 1970 Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler