Famous Birthdays on August 21

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  • 1165 Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
  • 1535 Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)
  • 1567 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
  • 1597 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)
  • 1642 Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer
  • 1643 Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
  • 1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building
  • 1665 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)
  • 1670 James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader (d. 1734)
  • 1689 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer
  • 1721 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
  • 1725 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter
  • 1751 Johann Georg Witthauer, composer
  • 1754 William Murdoch, Scottish inventor (d. 1839)
  • 1754 Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (d. 1833)
  • 1765 William IV of the United Kingdom (1830-37)
  • 1780 Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
  • 1789 Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician
  • 1798 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)
  • 1800 Hiram Walden, American politician (d. 1880)
  • 1801 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
  • 1806 Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer
  • 1809 Francesco Schira, composer
  • 1810 Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1813 Jean Stas, Belgian chemist (d. 1891)
  • 1816 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist (d. 1856)
  • 1821 William Barksdale, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1824 John Sanford Mason, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • 1825 Kate Fanny Loder, composer
  • 1826 Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist (d. 1903)
  • 1829 Otto Goldschmidt, composer
  • 1847 Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
  • 1852 Benedetto Junck, composer
  • 1871 Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)
  • 1872 Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)
  • 1874 Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)
  • 1875 Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo
  • 1879 Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)
  • 1880 Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)
  • 1891 Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World's oldest living man 2004-2007 (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, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear)
  • 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, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family)
  • 1896 Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)
  • 1896 Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)
  • 1900 Eileen Percy, Belfast Ireland, silent film actress (Let's Go)
  • 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, advertising magnate
  • 1907 Miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author
  • 1907 Roy K Marshall, Glen Carbon Ill, TV scientist (Nature of Things)
  • 1908 David Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse)
  • 1908 M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)
  • 1908 Oversight (nom de plume), American philosopher
  • 1909 C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)
  • 1909 Jon William Jr Haussermann, composer
  • 1909 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (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 (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Cornelius Johnson, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1913 Diana Churchill, actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster)
  • 1913 Victor Rosow, Russian dramatist, born in Yaroslavl (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Dallas Pratt, collector
  • 1914 Doug Wright, cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's)
  • 1915 Jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], actor (4 Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1915 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Joshua Hassan, first Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), born in Gibraltar (d. 1997)
  • 1916 William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist
  • 1918 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
  • 1923 Chris Schenkel, Biuppus Ind, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights)
  • 1924 Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary

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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, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Judy Grable, American professional wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (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
  • 1928 Gillian Sheen, England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 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 (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of South African Communist Party
  • 1929 X. J. Kennedy, American poet
  • 1930 Frank Perry, film director
  • 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, actor/director (Sophisticated Gent), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)
  • 1933 Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)
  • 1934 Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist
  • 1935 Ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64)
  • 1936 Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)

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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, painter of Figurative Art from Georgia
  • 1937 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

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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, singer/songwriter (Runaround Sue, Wanderer)
  • 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
  • 1939 Festus Mogae, president of Botswana
  • 1940 Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist
  • 1940 Robert Camac, horse trainer
  • 1943 Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor
  • 1944 Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)
  • 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
  • 1945 Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Jerry DaVanon, baseball player
  • 1945 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (d. 2006)
  • 1946 Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)
  • 1947 Carl Giammarese, rock guitarist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Robert Hazard, American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), (d. 2008)
  • 1949 Loretta Devine, American actress
  • 1950 Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer
  • 1950 Arthur Bremer, American criminal who shot George Wallace in May 1972 leaving him paralyzed, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1951 Bernhard Germeshausen, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1951 Harry Smith, Hammond Ind, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show)
  • 1951 Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1951 Char Margolis, American psychic medium and Dutch TV star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951 Margo Kane, Canadian playwright.
  • 1952 Joe Strummer, lead singer of the British punk band The Clash (Rock the Casbah)
  • 1952 Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1952 Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple)
  • 1952 Jiří Paroubek, former Czech prime minister
  • 1953 Ivan Stang, American writer
  • 1954 Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State)
  • 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, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)
  • 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, England, tennis star
  • 1959 Bud Schultz, Meriden Conn, tennis star
  • 1959 Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959 Richard Zokol, Kitimat BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open)
  • 1961 Danny Sheaffer, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1961 Lance Earl Deal, Riverton Wyoming, hammer thrower (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1961 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist
  • 1961 V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer
  • 1962 Jeff Stryker, American actor
  • 1963 Melvin Douglas, Topeka KS, 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
  • 1963 King Mohammed VI of Morocco
  • 1963 Richmond Arquette, American actor, born in New York City
  • 1964 Trinity Loren, American actress and model (d. 1998)
  • 1965 Jim Bullinger, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965 Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler
  • 1966 John Wetteland, San Mateo CA, pitcher (NY Yanks, Rangers, Expos)
  • 1967 Michael Bendetti, actor (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street)
  • 1967 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
  • 1967 Serj Tankian, Armenian-born singer (System of a Down)
  • 1967 Darren Bewick, AFL footballer

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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, Rosemont Quebec, figure skater (Olymp-9th-1994)
  • 1969 Nathan Jones, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australian professional wrestler and actor
  • 1970 Bill Roth, Yonkers NY, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portugal, 10k runner
  • 1970 Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Shayne Edge, NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1971 Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy)
  • 1971 Matthew Noonan, American Concert Organist
  • 1971 Robert Harvey, Australian Rules Footballer (St Kilda Football Club)
  • 1972 Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1973 Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1973 Ismael Valdes, Ciudad Victoria Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973 Sergey Brin, Russian-born American computer scientist and co-founder of Google, born in Moscow
  • 1974 Amy Fisher, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1974 Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1975 Alicia Witt, Worcester, Massachusetts, American actress (Cybill, Fun)
  • 1975 Simon Katich, Australian cricketer
  • 1976 Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player
  • 1978 Reuben Droughns, American football player
  • 1978 Jason Marquis, American baseball player
  • 1978 Alan Lee, Irish footballer
  • 1978 Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player
  • 1978 Peter Buxton, English rugby union player
  • 1979 Aiesha Lee Hendrick, Miss New York Teen USA (1996)
  • 1979 Ashley Whitney, Nashville TN, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
  • 1979 Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer
  • 1980 Paul Menard, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver
  • 1980 Burney Lamar, American race car driver
  • 1981 Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player
  • 1981 Collie Buddz, (Colin Harper) Reggae & Dancehall artist
  • 1981 Jarrod Lyle, Australian Golfer
  • 1983 Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider