Famous Birthdays on 3rd August

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  • 1509 Étienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)
  • 1645 August Kuhnel, composer
  • 1692 John Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759)
  • 1748 Carl Ludwig Junker, composer
  • 1770 Frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840)
  • 1803 Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace), born in Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire (d. 1865)
  • 1808 Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)

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1811 Elisha Otis, American founder of the Otis Elevator Company and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails, born in Halifax, Vermont (d. 1861)

Inventor and Elevator Industrialist Elisha Otis
Inventor and Elevator Industrialist
Elisha Otis
  • 1816 John Eugene Smith, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1817 Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austria (Battle at Custozza)
  • 1818 HM Jozef Schadde, Flemish architect (New Stock exchange Antwerp)
  • 1820 Luther Orlando Emerson, composer
  • 1820 William Miller, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1909)
  • 1823 Thomas Francis Meagher, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1824 William Burnham Woods, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1832 Ivan Zajc, Czech composer and conductor, born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1914)
  • 1833 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist
  • 1847 Jan de Louter, lawyer/tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina
  • 1850 Paul A Daum, Dutch writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper)
  • 1850 Reginald Heber Roe, 2nd Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School (d. 1926)
  • 1851 Isabella Caroline Somerset, temperance leader
  • 1854 Fernand de La Tombelle, composer
  • 1855 Joe Hunter, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1856 Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1860 W. K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
  • 1867 Stanley Baldwin, (C) British PM (1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37)
  • 1871 Vernon Louis Parrington, author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928)
  • 1872 Haakon VII, Charlottenlund Denmark, King of Norway (1905-57)
  • 1873 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39)
  • 1874 Eugene Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra)
  • 1878 Constantino Gaito, composer
  • 1882 Charles O'Neill, composer
  • 1882 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer
  • 1884 Louis Gruenberg, near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer (Daniel Jazz)
  • 1885 Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer
  • 1887 Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (1914)
  • 1892 Oscar van Hemel, composer
  • 1894 Harry Heilmann, SF Cal, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit)
  • 1894 John H van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice/Internal minister
  • 1895 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (d. 1941)
  • 1898 Brother Adam [Kehrle], benedictine monk/beekeeper
  • 1899 Sally Benson, novelist
  • 1899 Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Arnoldus J N M Struycken, Dutch lawyer
  • 1900 Ernie Pyle, England, correspondent during WW II
  • 1900 John T Scopes, Tennessee teacher convicted for teaching evolution
  • 1901 Bernard Reichel, composer
  • 1901 John Stennis, (Sen-D-Miss)
  • 1901 Stefan Wyszynski, Polish cardinal
  • 1902 Habib Bourguiba, 1st president of Tunisia (1957-87)
  • 1902 Judson Laire, actor/singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902 Ray Block, France, orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason)
  • 1902 Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi (d. 1944)
  • 1904 Clifford D[onald] Simak, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station)
  • 1905 Maggie Kuhn, activist/co-founder (Gray Panthers)
  • 1906 Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
  • 1907 Adrienne Ames, actress (Death Kiss, Panama Patrol), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1907 Ernesto Geisel, politician
  • 1907 Irene Tedrow, actress (Lucy-Dennis the Menace, Mr Novak), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1907 Lawrence Brown, US trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra)
  • 1908 Dolores del Rio, silent screen actress (Deseada, Bugambilia)
  • 1911 Karel G Bakker, Dutch actor (Lady Windermere's Fan)
  • 1911 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-born television comedy writer (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Rick Slabbinck, Flemish painter
  • 1915 Sal Santen, Dutch writer
  • 1916 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
  • 1916 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1917 Jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox)
  • 1918 James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
  • 1918 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Maria Karnilova, actress (Olga-Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1920 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford
  • 1920 Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player (d. 1971)
  • 1920 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect
  • 1921 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Hayden Carruth, Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow & Heart)
  • 1921 Marilyn Maxwell, actress (East of Sumatra)
  • 1921 Richard Adler, NYC composer (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees)
  • 1922 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author
  • 1923 Anne Klein, fashion designer (Anne Klein II)
  • 1923 Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet
  • 1923 Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of the Coptic Christianity, (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Leon Uris, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1924 Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
  • 1926 Tony Bennett, singer (Left a body part in SF), born in Queens, New York
  • 1927 Enrique Pinella, composer
  • 1927 Gordon Scott, Portland Oregon, actor (Tarzan & the Trappers)
  • 1928 Cécile Aubry, French actress
  • 1929 Bethel Leslie, entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 James Komack, writer/director/actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Alex Cord, [Viespi], actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932 Elsa Martinelli, Grosseto Italy, actress (Indian Fighter)
  • 1932 Mario Montes de Oca, Mexican poet
  • 1933 Pat Crawford, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956)
  • 1933 The Tjong King, Dutch illustrator of children books (Miep Diekman)
  • 1934 Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler (d. 1989)
  • 1935 Georgi Stepanovich Shonin, Odessa USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6)
  • 1935 Richard D Lamm, (Gov-D-Colo)
  • 1935 Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader
  • 1936 Edward Petherbridge, English actor
  • 1937 Duncan Sharpe, cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60)
  • 1937 Steven Berkoff, English actor
  • 1937 Diane Wakoski, Whittier, California, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal)
  • 1938 George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1939 A K Sen Gupta, cricketer (Test India v WI 1959 without distinction)
  • 1940 John W Carlin, (Gov-D-KS)
  • 1940 Joseph Dorfman, composer
  • 1940 Lance Alworth, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas

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1940 Martin Sheen, [Ramon Estevez], actor (Badlands, The West Wing), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1941 Beverly Lee, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey

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1941 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • 1942 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1945 Ron Hendren, Pinehurst NC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1945 Eamon Dunphy, former Irish footballer
  • 1946 Jack Straw, British politician
  • 1948 Pierre Lacroix, National Hockey League executive
  • 1949 Morris "B B" Dickerson, Torrence Ca, bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw)
  • 1949 Reed Waller, American comic book author
  • 1949 Valeri Vasiliev, Gorky Soviet Union, ice hockey defenceman (2x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1950 JoMari Payton Noble, Albany GA, actress (Harriette-Family Matters)
  • 1950 Waldemar Cierpinski, German DR, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1950 John Landis, director (Animal House, Michael Jackson's Thriller video), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Jon Graham, rock guitarist/vocalist (Earth Wind & Fire-Celebrate)

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1951 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • 1952 Aleksandr A Volkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1952 Jay North, North actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1952 Wojtek Fibak, Poland, tennis star
  • 1952 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player
  • 1952 Frank Schaeffer, American author
  • 1952 Loles León, Spanish actress
  • 1954 Denise Craig, WBL forward (Dayton Rockettes, NY Stars)
  • 1954 Gary Peters, English footballer
  • 1955 Corey Burton, American voice actor
  • 1956 Kirk Brandon, rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland)
  • 1956 Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thai politician
  • 1956 Todd Christensen, Bellefonte, PA, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, (d. 2013)
  • 1957 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker
  • 1958 Cindy Nixon, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director
  • 1959 Martin Atkins, rocker
  • 1959 Koichi Tanaka, Japanese scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1960 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85)
  • 1960 Tim Mayotte, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • 1961 Lee Rocker, [Leon Drucker], rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball)
  • 1961 Molly Hagan, American actress
  • 1962 Alberto Tous, Spain, tennis star
  • 1962 Lucky Dube, South African reggae singer
  • 1962 Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)
  • 1963 Carlo Imperato, actor (Fame), born in The Bronx, New York

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1963 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica-Helpless), born in Downey, California

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 1963 Libor Pimek, Czech, tennis star
  • 1963 Kyoko Chan Cox, American musician, daughter of Yoko Ono
  • 1963 Isaiah Washington, American actor
  • 1964 Joan E Higginbotham, astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Johnny Thomas, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964 Kevin Elster, San Pedro CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964 Nate McMillan, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1966 Christine Richters, Fullerton Ca, playmate (May, 1986)
  • 1966 Eric Esch, American boxer
  • 1967 John Femia, American actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Rod Beck [Rodney Roy], American MLB relief pitcher (SF Giants-1994 NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year), born in Burbank, California
  • 1969 Doug Overton, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Darren Mickell, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, NO Saints)
  • 1970 Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer
  • 1970 Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones)
  • 1971 Moira C Dunn, Utica NY, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-6th)
  • 1971 Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1972 Alain Bolduc, sailor (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Jeff Nygaard, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1972 John Lilley, Wakefield Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
  • 1972 Sandis Ozolinsh, Riga Lat, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1972 Travis Hall, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Kari Litton, Pontotoc Miss, Miss America (Mississippi-Top 10-1997)
  • 1973 Kurt Grote, US, 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympics-6th-96)
  • 1973 Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
  • 1973 Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
  • 1974 Blaine Wilson, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1974 Jenny Beck, actress (Claire Carroll-Guns & Paradise)
  • 1975 Ndukwe Kalu, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1975 Trevor Pryce, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1975 Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
  • 1975 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1976 Sarybel Velila, Miss Universe-Puerto Rico (1996)
  • 1976 Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)

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1977 Tom Brady, American football player (New England Patriots, 4 Super Bowls), born in San Mateo, California

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 1977 Tómas Lemarquis, Icelandic actor
  • 1977 Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist
  • 1978 Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
  • 1979 Kris Jenkins, American football player
  • 1979 Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress (Lost, The Hobbit), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
  • 1980 Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through)
  • 1980 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Mamie Gummer, American actress '
  • 1984 Jon Foster, American actor
  • 1984 Amanda Kimmel, American beauty queen
  • 1984 Yasin Avci, Danish footballer