Famous Birthdays on August 21

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  • 1165 Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223), born in Gonesse, France (d. 1223)
  • 1535 Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord, born in Kagoshima, Japan (d. 1619)
  • 1567 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva, writer and saint, born in Sainte-Mondane, France (d. 1622)
  • 1597 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, born in East Peckham, Kent, England (d. 1672)
  • 1642 Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer
  • 1643 Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
  • 1660 Hubert Gautier, French engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building, born in Nîmes, France (d. 1737)
  • 1665 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, born in Perinaldo, Italy (d. 1729)
  • 1670 James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader, born in Moulins, France (d. 1734)
  • 1689 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer
  • 1721 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1789)
  • 1725 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter, born in Tournus, France (d. 1805)
  • 1751 Johann Georg Witthauer, composer
  • 1754 William Murdoch, Scottish inventor (oscillating cylinder steam engine), born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1839)
  • 1754 Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (Waxhaws Massacre), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1833)
  • 1765 William IV of the United Kingdom (1830-37)
  • 1780 Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
  • 1789 Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and physicist, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1798 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour), born in Paris (d. 1874)
  • 1800 Hiram Walden, American politician, born in Pawlet, Vermont (d. 1880)
  • 1801 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman and historian, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1876)
  • 1806 Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer
  • 1809 Francesco Schira, composer
  • 1810 Thomas Jefferson McKean, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Burlington, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • 1811 William Kelly, American inventor (pneumatic process of steelmaking), born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (d. 1888)
  • 1813 Jean Stas, Belgian chemist, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1891)
  • 1816 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1856)
  • 1821 William Barksdale, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1824 John Sanford Mason, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1897)
  • 1825 Kate Fanny Loder, composer
  • 1826 Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist, born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1829 Otto Goldschmidt, composer
  • 1847 Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
  • 1852 Benedetto Junck, composer
  • 1871 Leonid N Andreyev, Russian journalist and writer (Red Laugh, Seven Hangs), born in Oryol, Russia (d. 1919)
  • 1872 Aubrey Beardsley, English artist (Salome), born in Brighton, England (d. 1898)
  • 1874 Herman Adrian van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1875 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1879 Henry Ainley, English actor (As You Like It), born in Morley, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1945)
  • 1880 Johan H. Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter and leader of Order Service (OD), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1891 Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World's oldest living man 2004-2007, born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (d. 2007)

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1891 [George] Bugs Moran, American gangster, born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1957)

Gangster Bugs Moran
Gangster
Bugs Moran
  • 1892 Charles Vanel, French actor and director (Wages of Fear), born in Rennes, France (d. 1989)
  • 1893 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer
  • 1893 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Blossom Rock [Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald], American actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Raymond Herreman, Belgian poet, journalist and writer (Jericho's Rose), born in Menen, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • 1896 Roark Bradford, American writer and humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun), born in Lauderdale County, Tennessee (d. 1943)
  • 1900 Eileen Percy, Irish silent film actress (Let's Go), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • 1902 Renato Fasano, composer
  • 1903 Yannis Constantinidis, composer

  • 1904 [William] Count Basie, jazz musician and band leader ( "One O'Clock Jump"), born in Red Bank, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Isadore I Friz Freleng, animator (Warner Bros cartoons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1906 Joachim Homs, composer
  • 1906 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, French advertising magnate and Founder of Publicis Groupe, born in Enghien-les-Bains, France (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Miguel Torga [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese writer (O Quarto Dia da Criação do Mundo), born in O Quarto Dia da Criação do Mundo (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Roy K Marshall, Glen Carbon Ill, TV scientist (Nature of Things)
  • 1908 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), born in Forest Gate, London (d. 1995)
  • 1908 M. M. Kaye, British writer (The Far Pavilions), born in Shimla, India (d. 2004)
  • 1909 C. Dillon Douglas, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Jon William Jr Haussermann, composer
  • 1909 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1912 Bruce Trent, British singer and actor, born in St. Helier, Channel Islands (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1946)
  • 1913 Diana Churchill, English actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster), born in Wembley, England (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Victor Rosow, Russian dramatist, born in Yaroslavl (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Dallas Pratt, American collector (The American Museum in Britain), born in Islip, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (Seven Lonely Days), born in Copenhagen (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Joshua Hassan, first Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), born in Gibraltar (d. 1997)
  • 1916 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Christopher R. Milne, son of Alan A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh), born in Chelsea, London (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in Bippus, Indiana (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Arthur "Art" Janov, American psychologist, psychotherapist, creator of primal therapy (The Primal Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Gerald D. Lascelles, son of English princess Mary, born in Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire (d. 1952)

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1924 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 1924 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor, (4 Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date uncertain
  • 1925 Judy Grable [Nellya Baughman], American professional wrestler, born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (The Naked Childhood), born in Cunlhat, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Ben-Zion Orgad, composer
  • 1927 Wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer
  • 1927 Thomas S. Monson, 16th president of the (Mormon) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1928 Gillian Sheen, British fencer and foil champion (Olympic gold 1956), born in Willesden, London
  • 1928 Zdenek Lukas, composer
  • 1928 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), born in Golungo Alto, Portuguese Angola (d. 1990)
  • 1928 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market, The Jazztet), born in Council Buffs, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, born in Schweizer-Reneke (d. 2017)
  • 1929 X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in New Jersey, Iowa
  • 1930 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Margaret Rose Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II , born in London, England
  • 1931 Gregg Smith, choral conductor and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Nancy Hadley, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932 Melvin Van Peebles, American actor and director (Sophisticated Gent), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Barry Norman, British film critic (Film Greats), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Janet Baker, English mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave), born in Hatfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • 1934 Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist
  • 1935 Ken Taylor, English cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • 1936 Mart Crowley, American playwright (Boys in the Band), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi

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1936 Wilt Chamberlain, American NBA Legend (LA Lakers, 5 time MVP), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1936 Radish Tordia, Georgian painter of Figurative Art, born in Abasha, Georgia
  • 1937 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Donald Campbell Dewar, Scotish politician (1st minister of Scotland's first Parliament in almost 300yrs), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)

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1938 Kenny Rogers, singer (Through the Years), born in Houston, Texas

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 1939 Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter (Runaround Sue, Wanderer), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Clarence Williams III, American actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • 1939 James Burton, American guitarist, born in Dubberly, Louisiana
  • 1939 Festus Mogae, 3rd President of Botswana (1998-2008), born in Serowe, Bechuanaland, Botswana
  • 1940 Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, Argentinian rheumatologist, born in Buenos Aires
  • 1940 Robert Camac, American horse trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1943 Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1944 Jackie DeShannon, American singer (What the World Needs Now), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • 1944 Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944 Perry Christie, former prime minister of the Bahamas, born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1945 Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player, born in Oceanside, California
  • 1945 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1946 Lev Alburt, International Chess Master (1976), born in Orenburg, Russia
  • 1947 Carl Giammarese, rock guitarist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1949 Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950 Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer, born in Montreux, Switzerland
  • 1950 Arthur Bremer, American criminal who shot George Wallace in May 1972 leaving him paralyzed, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1951 Bernhard Germeshausen, German bobsled (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
  • 1951 Harry Smith, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1951 Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist, born in Antofagasta, Chile
  • 1951 Char Margolis, American psychic medium and Dutch TV star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951 Margo Kane, Canadian playwright, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1952 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash" (Rock the Casbah), born in Ankara, Turkey (d. 2002)
  • 1952 Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1952 Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple), born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • 1952 Jiří Paroubek, former Czech prime minister, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 1953 Ivan Stang, American writer and filmmaker (Church of the SubGenius), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1954 Steve Smith, rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 Carol Charbonnier, LPGA golfer

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1956 Kim Cattrall, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI), born in Liverpool, England

Actress Kim Cattrall
Actress
Kim Cattrall
  • 1957 Budgie [Peter Edward Clarke], English rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing), born in St Helens, Lancashire, England
  • 1957 Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • 1957 Kim Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Dom Mamzi, horse trainer
  • 1959 Anne Hobbs, English tennis star, born in Nottingham, England
  • 1959 Bud Schultz, American tennis star, born in Meriden, Connecticut
  • 1959 Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959 Richard Zokol, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open), born in Kitimat, Canada
  • 1961 Danny Sheaffer, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1961 Lance Earl Deal, American hammer thrower (Olympics-silver-96), born in Riverton, Wyoming
  • 1961 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 1961 V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer, born in Chennai, India
  • 1962 Jeff Stryker, American adult film actor, born in Carmi, Illinois
  • 1963 Melvin Douglas, American 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1963 Mohammed VI of Morocco, King of Morocco (1999-present), born in Rabat, Morocco
  • 1963 Richmond Arquette, American actor, born in New York City
  • 1964 Trinity Loren, American adult film actress and model, born in La Jolla, California (d. 1998)
  • 1965 Jim Bullinger, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965 Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1966 John Wetteland, American pitcher (NY Yanks, Rangers, Expos), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1967 Michael Bendetti, American actor (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings), born in Tonga
  • 1967 Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress (The Matrix Trilogy), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1967 Serj Tankian, Armenian-born singer (System of a Down), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1967 Darren Bewick, AFL footballer, born in Perth, Australia

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1967 Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, born in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (d. 2015)

  • 1968 Barbara Ann Moore, playmate (Dec, 1992), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1968 Shinichi Iwasaki, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1969 Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1969 Josee Chouinard, Canadian figure skater (Olympic-9th-1994), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1969 Nathan Jones, Australian professional wrestler and actor, born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • 1970 Bill Roth, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics-96), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1970 Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portuguese athlete, 10k runner, born in Barrancos, Portugal
  • 1970 Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1971 Shayne Edge, American NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons), born in Lake City, Florida
  • 1971 Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy), born in Braintree, Essex, England
  • 1971 Matthew Noonan, American Concert Organist
  • 1971 Robert Harvey, Australian Rules Footballer (St Kilda Football Club), born in Seaford, Australia
  • 1972 Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1973 Ismael Valdes, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico

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1973 Sergey Brin, Russian-born American computer scientist and businessman (co-founded Google with Larry Page), born in Moscow, Soviet Union

Co-Founder of Google Sergey Brin
Co-Founder of Google
Sergey Brin
  • 1974 Amy Fisher, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1974 Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1975 Alicia Witt, American actress (Cybill, Fun), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1975 Simon Katich, Australian cricketer, born in Middle Swan, Australia
  • 1976 Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player, born in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • 1978 Reuben Droughns, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978 Jason Marquis, American baseball pitcher, born in Manhasset, NY
  • 1978 Alan Lee, Irish footballer, born in Galway, Ireland
  • 1978 Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Peter Buxton, English rugby union player, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1979 Aiesha Lee Hendrick, Miss New York Teen USA (1996)
  • 1979 Ashley Whitney, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1979 Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer (Milkshake), born in NYC, New York
  • 1980 Paul Menard, American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1980 Burney Lamar, American race car driver, born in West Sacramento, California
  • 1981 Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player, born in Chania, Greece
  • 1981 Collie Buddz [Colin Patrick Harper], American Reggae & Dancehall artist (Come Around), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1981 Jarrod Lyle, Australian professional golfer, born in Shepparton, Australia