Famous Birthdays on 19th August

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  • 1342 Katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395)
  • 1398 Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)
  • 1521 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)
  • 1557 Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)
  • 1558 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • 1580 Pierre Vernier, Ornans, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements
  • 1590 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)
  • 1596 Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, Queen of Bohemia and daughter of James IV and I of England and Scotland (d. 1662)
  • 1621 Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (d. 1674)
  • 1631 John Dryden, 1st poet laureate of England (All for Love)
  • 1646 John Flamsteed, Denby Derbyshire, English astronomer and first Astronomer Royal
  • 1686 Antonio Tonelli, composer
  • 1686 Eustace Budgell, English writer (d. 1737)
  • 1689 Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)
  • 1711 Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
  • 1737 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer
  • 1743 Marie Jeanne Becu Comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV (d. 1793)
  • 1756 Anthony FRE Haersolte, member of Executing Regime
  • 1780 Baranger, writer
  • 1785 Seth Thomas, American pioneer in mass production of clocks
  • 1790 Edward John Dent, British Clockmaker to Queen Victoria and commissioned to make Big Ben, London (completed after his death by his son Frederick Dent), born in London, England
  • 1808 James Nasmyth, Edinburgh, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer
  • 1813 William Henry Fry, composer
  • 1815 John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1816 Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1824 Georg Goltermann, composer
  • 1830 Julius Lothar Meyer, Varel Oldenburg, German Chemist who developed the first periodic table of chemical elements independently of Dimitri Mendeleev
  • 1831 Stephen Gano Burbridge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1839 Oskar Brefeld, German botanist
  • 1846 Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1906)
  • 1848 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
  • 1851 Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)
  • 1851 Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1853 Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • 1858 Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)
  • 1859 Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1859 Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian/hagiographer
  • 1860 John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait)
  • 1870 Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)

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1871 Orville Wright, Dayton OH, aviator (Wright Brothers), (d. 1912)

  • 1873 Fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams)
  • 1875 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1936)

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1878 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42)

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1881 Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)
  • 1883 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel)
  • 1883 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
  • 1883 Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), born in NYC, New York
  • 1883 Leonid Kulik, Tartu Estonia, Russian Minerologist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history
  • 1885 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian (d. 1954)
  • 1886 Robert Heger, composer
  • 1889 Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese
  • 1890 Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist
  • 1893 Alfred Lunt, Milwaukee WI, Broadway actor (Emmy 1965)
  • 1895 Andrzejewski, writer
  • 1895 Arnoldt Bronnen, writer
  • 1896 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
  • 1899 Kenneth MacKenna, Canterbury NH, actor/director (Those We Love)
  • 1899 Olga Baclanova, Moscow Russia, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY)
  • 1899 Colleen Moore, Port Huron MI, actress (Scarlet Letter)
  • 1899 Charlie Hall, English comedian actor (d. 1959)
  • 1899 Franz C. Schmelkes, Prague, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns
  • 1900 Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Ogden Nash, Rye NY, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself)
  • 1902 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
  • 1902 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
  • 1903 Claude Dauphin, Corbell France, actor (April in Paris, Deported)
  • 1903 James Gould Cozzens, US, novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor)
  • 1903 Muriel Kirkland, Yonkers NY, actress (Fast Workers, Hold Your Man)
  • 1904 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor
  • 1905 Fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)
  • 1905 Jacques de Menasce, composer
  • 1906 June Collyer, actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906 Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)
  • 1907 Thurston Morton, (Sen-Ky, 1957-1969)
  • 1907 Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer
  • 1907 Thruston B. Morton, American politician (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Warsaw Poland, writer (Ashes & Diamonds)
  • 1910 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher
  • 1913 Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92)
  • 1913 Richard Simmons, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1913 John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer, one of the creators of the Finite Element Method (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Fumio Hayasaka, composer
  • 1914 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • 1916 Marie Wilson, Anaheim California, actress (My Friend Irma)
  • 1918 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist

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1919 Malcolm Forbes, publisher (Forbes Magazine), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Publisher
Malcolm Forbes
  • 1920 Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter
  • 1920 Paul Kont, composer
  • 1921 Gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek)
  • 1921 Philip A Potter, Dominica sec-gen World council of Churches
  • 1922 Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist
  • 1924 William Marshall, actor (Blacula, Something of Value), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1925 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
  • 1926 Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
  • 1927 James T Broyhill, (Sen-R-NC, 1986)
  • 1930 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
  • 1931 Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)
  • 1932 John James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire
  • 1932 Thomas P. Salmon, 75th Governor of Vermont
  • 1933 Debra Paget [Debralee Griffin], American actress (Love Me Tender), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1933 Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1934 Bill Cleary, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1934 David F Durenberger, Minn, (Sen-R-MN, 1978- )
  • 1934 Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
  • 1934 William Cleary, Cambridge Massachusetts, hockey center, (Oly-gold/silv-56, 60)
  • 1935 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1935 F Story Musgrave, MD/astronaut (STS 6, 51-F, 33, 44, 61, 80), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Alan Baker, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory, born in London, England
  • 1938 Diana Muldaur, actress (McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1939 Ginger [Peter] Baker, England, drummer (Cream-White Room)
  • 1940 Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
  • 1940 Jill St John, [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Johnny Nash, rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1942 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Michiel Patijn, Dutch asst sect of state of Foreign affairs (1994- )
  • 1943 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944 Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
  • 1944 Samuel J de Beer, South Africa vicar/underminister of Education
  • 1944 Buzz Kilman, Chicago radio personality
  • 1944 Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer
  • 1944 Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist
  • 1945 Ian Gillian, heavy metal rocker (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor)
  • 1945 Jane Blalock, champion golfer
  • 1946 Charles F Bolden Jr, Columbia SC, astronaut (STS 61C, 31, 45, 60)
  • 1946 Dawn Steel, filmmaker

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1946 Bill Clinton [William Jefferson], Hope Arkansas, 42nd United States President (Democrat, 1993-01)

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1946 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
  • 1947 Gerard Schwarz, Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orch)
  • 1947 Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad)
  • 1947 Dave Dutton, English actor
  • 1947 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • 1948 Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter
  • 1948 Tipper Gore, wife of vice president Al Gore (1993-01)
  • 1950 Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
  • 1950 Jennie Bond, British journalist
  • 1951 John Deacon, British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)
  • 1951 Lillian Muller, Grimstad Norway, playmate of year (Aug, 1975)
  • 1951 Randi Oakes, Randalia Iowa, actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs)
  • 1951 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • 1952 Jonathan Frakes, actor (Commander William T Riker-Star Trek Next Gen)
  • 1953 Johan F de Leeuw, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1953 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • 1953 Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • 1954 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1955 Peter Gallagher, Armonk NY, actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild)
  • 1955 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 Adam Arkin, Bkln, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure)
  • 1956 Cindy Nelson, US, skier (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1957 Darby Hinton, actor (Israel-Daniel Boone), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1957 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • 1957 Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
  • 1957 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • 1958 Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1958 Brendan Nelson, Australian politician
  • 1959 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1959 Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
  • 1959 Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer
  • 1960 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, rocker
  • 1960 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
  • 1961 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Eric Lutes, Charlestown RI, actor (Del-Caroline in the City)
  • 1962 Kim Shipman, Athens PA, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-25th)
  • 1962 Michael J Massimino, Oceanside NY, PhD/astronaut
  • 1962 Nancy Ramsbottom, Birmingham AL, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-2nd)
  • 1962 Valerie Kaprisky, Paris France, actress (Breathless, Public Woman)
  • 1962 Tammy Bruce, American political commentator
  • 1963 Joey Tempest, rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
  • 1963 John Stamos, Cypress California, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • 1965 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Kevin Dillon, NY, actor (Heaven Help Us, Remote Control, Platoon)
  • 1965 Kyra Sedgwick, actress (Phenomenon, Singles, Julia-Another World)
  • 1965 Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • 1966 Lilian Garcia, wrestling announcer
  • 1966 Lee Ann Womack, American musician
  • 1967 Jason Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo
  • 1967 Randy Baldwin, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Tabitha Soren, MTV reporter (This Week in Rock), born in San Antonio, Texas

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1967 Satya Nadella, Indian-American businessman (CEO of Microsoft), born in Hyderabad

CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella
CEO of Microsoft
Satya Nadella
  • 1968 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
  • 1968 Mark McGuinn, country music singer
  • 1969 Matthew Perry, Williamstown Mass, Canadian/American actor (Chandler Bing on Friends)
  • 1969 Scott Ford, Norbrooke Germany, golfer (1994 Trafalgar CPGA-2nd)
  • 1969 Nate Dogg, American rapper
  • 1969 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
  • 1969 Emigdio Preciado, Hispanic fugitive on FBI's Most Wanted list
  • 1969 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • 1969 Patrick Van Horn, American actor
  • 1969 Clay Walker, American singer
  • 1970 Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Fat Joe, American rapper
  • 1971 Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, US tennis star (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1971 Tricia Ann Luedtke, Oostburg Wisc, Miss Wisc-America-1991
  • 1971 João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
  • 1972 Colleen Thornburn, softball catcher (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)