Famous Birthdays on 22nd August

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  • 1530 Bartolomeo Spontone, composer
  • 1601 Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)
  • 1615 Christopher Gibbons, composer
  • 1624 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)
  • 1647 Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
  • 1679 Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
  • 1681 Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
  • 1753 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer
  • 1760 Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29)
  • 1764 Charles Percier, French architect (d. 1838)
  • 1766 Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
  • 1771 Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
  • 1771 Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
  • 1773 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer (d. 1858)
  • 1779 James Kirke Paulding, American author (d. 1860)
  • 1788 Thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter
  • 1795 Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary
  • 1800 William S. Harney, U.S. general (d. 1889)
  • 1800 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)
  • 1811 William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888)
  • 1822 George Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-California, 1883-87)
  • 1822 Virginia Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe (d. 1847)
  • 1827 Edouard Silas, composer
  • 1827 Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1870)
  • 1827 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman, industrialist and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1834 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1834 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer (d. 1906)
  • 1836 Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
  • 1844 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer whose disastrous expedition provided evidence to support the theory of trans-Arctic oceanic drift, born in New York City
  • 1845 William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • 1846 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
  • 1847 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer
  • 1848 Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
  • 1852 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
  • 1854 Milan I, King of Serbia
  • 1857 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • 1860 Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
  • 1860 Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 1917)

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1862 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1865 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
  • 1867 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
  • 1867 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1868 Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research
  • 1873 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
  • 1873 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
  • 1874 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer
  • 1874 Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
  • 1880 George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
  • 1880 Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
  • 1882 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21)
  • 1888 Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
  • 1890 Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
  • 1891 Francis McDonald, Bowling Green Ky, actor (Will-Adv of Champion)
  • 1891 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor
  • 1892 Percy Fender, cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder)

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1893 Dorothy Parker, American short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1967)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1894 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Cape Town (d. 1973)
  • 1895 Paul White, Bangor Maine, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello)
  • 1895 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (d. 1966)
  • 1896 Laurence McKinley Gould, Lacota Michigan, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929
  • 1897 Bill Woodfull, cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series)
  • 1898 Francine Larrimore, Verdun France, actress (John Meade's Woman)
  • 1900 Elizabeth Bergner, actress (Catherine the Great), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1900 Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)

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1902 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 1902 Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
  • 1902 Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)
  • 1903 René Wellek, writer (Concepts of Criticism), Vienna, Austria

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1904 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), born in Guang'an, Sichuan (d. 1997)

Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping
Chinese Communist Party Leader
Deng Xiaoping
  • 1905 Wade Crosby, IA, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood)
  • 1907 Colin Buchanan, town planner
  • 1907 Oliver F McGowan, Kipling AL, actor (Banning, Stagecoach)
  • 1907 Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist

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1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment', born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (d. 2004)

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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1909 Mel Hein, American NFL center (NY Giants), born in Redding, California (d. 1992)

NFL Offensive Lineman Mel Hein
NFL Offensive Lineman
Mel Hein
  • 1909 Sergius Kagen, composer
  • 1909 Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
  • 1909 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Edith Atwater, Chic, actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop)
  • 1911 Somerset de Chair, British writer, MP and poet, born in Somerset (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist
  • 1912 Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)
  • 1913 Robert Schollum, composer
  • 1913 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
  • 1915 David Dellinger, American social rights and peace movement leader (d. 2004)
  • 1915 Hugh Paddick, British actor (d. 2000)
  • 1915 James Hillier, Co-inventor of the electron microscope (d. 2007)
  • 1916 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England
  • 1917 John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen)
  • 1918 Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Earl Cathcart, British major-general
  • 1919 Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant
  • 1920 Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
  • 1920 Denton Cooley, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1920 Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
  • 1920 Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • 1921 James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
  • 1922 Micheline Presle, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin), born in Paris, France
  • 1923 Gerald Long, journalist/CEO (Reuters)
  • 1924 Andrzej Markowski, composer
  • 1924 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Hired Wife), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924 Peter Allsop, publisher
  • 1925 Honor Blackman, Plaistow, London, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers)
  • 1926 Bob Flannigan, jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Greencastle, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Marc Bohan, dress designer
  • 1927 Aleksandar Obradovic, composer
  • 1928 John Lupton, Highland Park Ill, actor (Tom-Broken Arrow)
  • 1928 Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate
  • 1928 Karlheinz Stockhausen, Modrath, German composer
  • 1929 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
  • 1929 Harry McPherson, Tyler, Texas, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Gerald P Carr, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932 Theoni Vachliotis aldredge, award winning costume designer
  • 1933 Irmtraud Morgner, writer
  • 1933 Sylva Koscina, Zagreb Yugo, actress (Jessica, Hercules)
  • 1934 Diana Sands, actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 H Norman Schwarzkopf, 4-star Army general (Gulf War), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934 John M Chowning, composer
  • 1934 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
  • 1935 Morton Dean, Fall River Mass, TV newscaster (CBS, ABC)
  • 1935 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1935 E. Annie Proulx, American author
  • 1936 Anne Downey, British circuit judge
  • 1936 Lex P Humphries, drummer
  • 1937 Donald MacLeary, dancer
  • 1937 Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
  • 1938 Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
  • 1938 Paul Maguire, American football commentator
  • 1939 Candido Lima, composer

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1939 Carl Yastrzemski, American Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1939 Fred Milano, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40], born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1939 Valerie Harper, Suffern, New York, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda)
  • 1940 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
  • 1940 David Vance, horse trainer
  • 1940 George Reinholt, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1940 John Banham, director-general (CBI)

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1941 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 1941 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, born in Wels (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Michael Aldrich, British inventor (online shopping), born in Brocket Hall, England (d. 2014)
  • 1942 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1942 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Alun Michael, MP (Labour)
  • 1943 Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist
  • 1944 Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1945 Derek Fatchett, MP (Labour)
  • 1945 James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1945 Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1945 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • 1945 Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician
  • 1946 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host
  • 1947 Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)
  • 1947 Cindy Williams, Van Nuys California, actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley)
  • 1947 Donna Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • 1948 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster/actor (Pink Medicine Show)
  • 1948 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress
  • 1949 Diana Nyad, swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979)
  • 1949 Doug Bair, baseball player
  • 1949 Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer
  • 1949 Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire
  • 1950 Ray Burris, baseball player
  • 1950 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, White House Chief of Staff
  • 1951 Teresa Davis, American Soul singer (The Emotions)
  • 1951 Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • 1952 Peter Laughner, American musician (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (d. 1977)
  • 1953 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager
  • 1954 John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)
  • 1955 Will Shetterly, writer
  • 1955 Chiranjeevi, Telugu film actor
  • 1956 Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban
  • 1956 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1956 Peter Taylor, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92)
  • 1957 Holly Dunn, country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1957 Randy Romero, Garden City NY, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89)
  • 1957 Steve Davis, snooker player
  • 1958 Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1958 Ian Mitchell, Edinburgh, rocker (Bay City Rollers)
  • 1958 Colm Feore, American actor
  • 1958 Lane Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • 1958 Vernon Reid, American musician (Living Colour)
  • 1959 Denise Curry, Daivs California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1959 Juan Croucier, heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round)
  • 1959 Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
  • 1961 Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Jay Ashton, rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel)
  • 1961 John Kidd, NFL punter (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1961 Roland Orzabal, rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels)
  • 1962 Gene Craig Sauers, Savannah GA, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston)
  • 1962 James Debarge, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1962 Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)
  • 1963 Lily Yip, Canton China, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1963 Terry Catledge, NBA star (Orlando Magic)
  • 1963 Thomas Ansberry, Okinawa Japan, US 10K runner
  • 1963 Tori Amos, [Myra Ellen Amos], NC, pianist/vocalist (Under The Pink,)
  • 1964 Dean Evason, Flin Flon, NHL center (Calgary Flames)

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1964 Mats Wilander, Swedish tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French), born in Vaxjo, Sweden

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 1965 Patricia Hy-Boulais, Cambodia, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles)
  • 1965 Tom Gibis, American voice actor