Famous Birthdays on August 2

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  • 1455 Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)
  • 1533 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)
  • 1627 Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter
  • 1632 Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)
  • 1672 Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)
  • 1674 Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)
  • 1696 Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia
  • 1703 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)
  • 1723 Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect
  • 1746 Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist/patriot

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1754 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., born in Paris, France (d. 1825)

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
  • 1775 Jose Angel Lamas, composer
  • 1788 Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1853)
  • 1802 Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster
  • 1815 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
  • 1818 [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major
  • 1820 John Tyndall, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow Ireland, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect
  • 1826 William Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1828 Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
  • 1832 Henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society)

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1834 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor and designer of the Statue of Liberty, born in Colmar, France (d. 1904)

  • 1834 Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist
  • 1835 Elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone)
  • 1854 Francis Marion Crawford, British author
  • 1858 Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen consort of William and Regent of the Netherlands
  • 1858 Catherina van Rennes, composer
  • 1858 William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)
  • 1865 Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)
  • 1865 John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)
  • 1867 Ernest C Dowson, British poet
  • 1867 Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1868 Constantine I, king of Greece
  • 1871 John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
  • 1872 George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1946)
  • 1875 Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian artist (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)
  • 1878 Princess Ingeborg, of Sweden
  • 1881 Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)
  • 1881 Stanislaw Kazuro, composer
  • 1882 Johannes Tralow, writer
  • 1882 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Virgin Doll)
  • 1882 Red Ames, baseball player (d. 1936)
  • 1884 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
  • 1884 Rómulo Gallegos, President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
  • 1886 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator (d. 1961)
  • 1887 Tommy Ward, Former South African cricketer (d. 1936)
  • 1888 Oscar Rasbach, composer
  • 1890 Pauline Hall, composer
  • 1890 Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • 1891 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, born in Roman (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (d. 1971)
  • 1892 Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros)
  • 1892 John Kieran, American columnist/author (Natural History of NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
  • 1896 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer (d. 1960)
  • 1897 Karl Otto Koch, German SS-officer (d. 1945)
  • 1897 Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Charles Bennett, screenwriter
  • 1899 George Malcolm Thomson, journalist
  • 1900 Helen Morgan [Riggins], Danville, Illinois, American singer/actress (Applause, Show Boat)
  • 1900 Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor/composer
  • 1905 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer

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1905 Myrna Loy, American actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1993)

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 1906 Albert Goodwin, historian
  • 1907 Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)
  • 1909 Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], Johannesburg South Africa, British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand)
  • 1910 Gertruida EW "Truss" van Aalten, actress (Girl in Blue Hat)
  • 1910 Lawrence Josset, engraver
  • 1910 Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Roger MacDougall, writer (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1912 Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist
  • 1912 Vladimir Zerjavic, Croatian statistician (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Felix Leclerc, composer
  • 1914 Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist
  • 1914 Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury, New York, American actress (Network, Poltergeist)
  • 1915 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1915 Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter
  • 1916 Reginald Murley, surgeon
  • 1919 John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Louis Pauwels, writer/editor
  • 1920 Phyllis James, mystery writer
  • 1920 Theo Marcuse, WA, actor (Mara of Wilderness)
  • 1922 Lord Murray of Epping Forest [Lionel], Hadley, Telford, British labour politician and union leader (General Secretary TUC)
  • 1922 Paul Laxalt, (Sen-R-NV, 1974- )

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1923 Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister (Labor), President (2007-14) and Nobel Peace Prize (1994), born in Wiszniewo, Poland (d. 2016)

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1924 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

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1924 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • 1924 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
  • 1925 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1925 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Betsy Bloomingdale, socialite and fashion leader, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, English mathematician, born in Ponteland, Northumberland
  • 1928 Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist
  • 1928 Malcolm Hilton, Former England cricketer (d. 1990)
  • 1929 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival)
  • 1929 John Hannam, British MP (C) (1970-1997)
  • 1929 Lord Waddington [David Charles], Burnley, United Kingdom, British politician (Governor of Bermuda)
  • 1930 Ron de Lugo, (Rep-D-Virgin Islands, 1973-79, 81- )
  • 1930 Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
  • 1931 Henryck Schiller, composer
  • 1931 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer
  • 1931 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Pierre DuMaine, Catholic bishop
  • 1932 Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)
  • 1932 Marvin David Levy, composer
  • 1932 Peter O'Toole, Ireland, actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Alan Tuffin, British trade union leader
  • 1934 Albert W Hall, actor (Apocalypse Now)
  • 1934 Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1934 Valery Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31)
  • 1935 Brian Wolfson, British CEO (Wembley Stadium Ltd), born in Merseyside (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Derek Anthony Enright, politician
  • 1935 John MacIvor Perkins, composer
  • 1936 Anthony Edward Payne, composer
  • 1936 Christopher Hogg, CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)
  • 1937 Garth Hudson, Canada, pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival)
  • 1937 Ronald Brierley, company chairman
  • 1937 William Cannon, football player (Heisman-1959)
  • 1938 Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1938 Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician
  • 1939 Edward Pattern, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1939 Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
  • 1940 Doris Kenner, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • 1941 Homer Banks, US singer/songwriter (Be What You Are)
  • 1942 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer
  • 1942 Isabel Allende, Chilean author
  • 1943 Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1943 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • 1943 Max Wright, actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)
  • 1943 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player
  • 1943 Max Wright, American actor
  • 1944 Jim Capaldi, English singer/songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong)
  • 1945 Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], Haddonfield, New Jersey, American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire)
  • 1945 Jewell Jackson McCabe, American feminist and social and political activist who led the National Coalition of 100 Black Women movement in the 1970s, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 John Bowis, British MP (C), born in Brighton, East Sussex
  • 1945 Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
  • 1947 Rose Tremain, novelist/playwright
  • 1947 Massiel, Spanish singer
  • 1948 Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
  • 1948 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
  • 1949 "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
  • 1949 Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
  • 1949 Madeleine Smith, Sussex England, actress (Vampire Lovers)
  • 1949 James Fallows, American journalist
  • 1950 Kathryn Harrold, Tazewell Va, actress (MacGruder & Loud)
  • 1950 Lance Ito, judge (O.J. Simpson trial)
  • 1950 Mathieu Carriere, Hanover West Germany, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames)
  • 1950 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (d. 1994)
  • 1951 Andrew Gold, rocker (Lonely Boy), born in Burbank, California
  • 1951 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
  • 1951 Per Westerberg, Swedish politician
  • 1952 Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1952 Paul David Crews, SC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1953 Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist
  • 1953 Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster-Munster)
  • 1954 Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)
  • 1954 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1954 James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian
  • 1955 Jimmy Lowe, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1955 Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
  • 1955 Tim Dunigan, American Actor
  • 1956 Bill Murchison Jr, Lake Charles LA, Nike golfer (1994 Boise Open-2nd)
  • 1956 Isabel Pantoja, Spain, spanish singer (Genio y Figura)
  • 1956 Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author
  • 1957 Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
  • 1957 Stephen Kelly Petterson, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1957 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
  • 1958 Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
  • 1959 Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
  • 1959 Victoria Jackson, comedian and actress (Casual Sex, Saturday Night Live), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1960 Apollonia, [Patricia Kotero], actress (Purple Rain), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1960 Linda Fratianne, US, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1960 Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
  • 1960 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
  • 1961 Ed West, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1961 Pete de Freitas, rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1989)
  • 1961 Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  • 1962 Cynthia Stevenson, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria), born in Oakland, California
  • 1963 Caroline Pierce, Cheshire England, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd)
  • 1963 Jeff Bloom, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963 Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
  • 1964 John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1964 Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)
  • 1965 Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1966 Joseph Wanag, Wilson Ct, US judoka (Olympic-92)
  • 1966 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], Melbourne, Florida, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year)
  • 1967 Aaron Krickstein, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1967 Derek Wells, actor (Fitzpatricks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1967 Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
  • 1968 Sean Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1968 Stefan Effenberg, German footballer