Famous Birthdays on 31st August

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12 Caligula [Gaius Caesar], 3rd Roman Emperor (37-41 AD), born in Anzio, Italy (d. 41)

3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
Caligula

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161 Commodus, Roman Emperor (180-192 AD), born in Lanuvium, Italy (d. 192)

Roman Emperor Commodus
Roman Emperor
Commodus
  • 1569 Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
  • 1602 Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik
  • 1663 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist
  • 1696 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer
  • 1721 George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)
  • 1741 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer
  • 1741 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834)
  • 1748 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer
  • 1749 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)
  • 1755 Johann Ignaz Walter, composer
  • 1775 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, composer
  • 1811 Goode Bryan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • 1811 Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)
  • 1821 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer
  • 1822 Fitz John Porter, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)
  • 1823 Galusha Aaron Grow, MC (Union), (d. 1907)
  • 1828 George Leonard Andrews, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1834 Amilcare Ponchielli, Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani)
  • 1843 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1919)
  • 1852 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister
  • 1855 Stefan Surzynski, composer
  • 1856 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer
  • 1864 Max Wilhelm Zach, composer
  • 1869 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1919)

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1870 Maria Montessori, Italian educator (spontaneous response), born in Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy (d. 1952)

  • 1871 James E. Ferguson, Texan governor (d. 1944)
  • 1874 Edward Thorndike, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology)
  • 1878 Albert Riemenschneider, composer
  • 1878 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (d. 1933)
  • 1879 Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)
  • 1879 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
  • 1879 Alma Mahler, wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel (d. 1964)
  • 1880 Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)
  • 1882 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer and bandmaster, born in Duntocher, near Glasgow, (d. 1964)
  • 1884 George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian
  • 1885 DuBose Heyward, US novelist (Porgy)
  • 1887 Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist
  • 1888 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
  • 1889 A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
  • 1892 Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest)
  • 1893 Lily Laskine, French harpist (d. 1988)
  • 1894 Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)
  • 1895 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
  • 1896 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)
  • 1897 Frederic March [Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel], Racine, Wisconsin, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives)
  • 1897 Marianne Bruns, writer
  • 1899 Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum
  • 1899 Walter Muller von Kulm, composer
  • 1900 Roland Culver, actor (Thunderball, Encore), born in London, England
  • 1900 Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1943)
  • 1903 Arthur Godfrey, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher (d. 1985)
  • 1905 Dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)
  • 1905 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist & CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]
  • 1905 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Vivienne Byerley, publicist
  • 1907 August F Hawkins, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )

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1907 Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines (US Legion of Merit-1952), born in Iba, Zambales, Philippines (d. 1957)

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1907 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (d. 2007)
  • 1907 William Shawn, American editor (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Altiero Spinelli, Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism (d. 1986)
  • 1908 Lab Rachel Katherine Hamilton-Russell ouchere, local historian
  • 1908 Peter Conrad Baden, composer
  • 1908 William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)
  • 1909 Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), born in Châtellerault, Poitou-Charentes (d. 2015)
  • 1911 Hilde Jarecki, educationist
  • 1912 Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone
  • 1912 Reinoud Anders, [Lady Blits], Dutch actor (Hamlet)
  • 1913 Michiel P Gorsira, 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Curacao (1951-67)
  • 1913 Sir Bernard Lovell, Bristol England, radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, (d. 2012)
  • 1914 Richard Basehart, Zanesville Oh, actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
  • 1916 Daniel Schorr, broadcast journalist (CBS)
  • 1918 Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist composer (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady)
  • 1918 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer
  • 1919 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)
  • 1920 James Lanphier, NY, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon)
  • 1921 Raymond Williams, Welsh academic (d. 1988)
  • 1923 Larry White Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game)
  • 1923 Serafina K "Sera" Anstadt, Polish/Dutch actress/author
  • 1924 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, Bkln, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man)
  • 1924 Klaus Hashagen, composer
  • 1926 Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russia, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)
  • 1926 Jan de Koning, minister of Agriculture/Social Businesses (CDA)
  • 1928 James Coburn, Laurel Nebr, actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven)
  • 1928 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer
  • 1929 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer
  • 1930 Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 1930 Tiny Little Jr, Worthington Minn, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1931 Dan Rather, news anchor (CBS-TV)

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1931 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 1931 Noble [Henry] Willingham, Mineola, Texas, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man)
  • 1932 Benito Wogatzki, writer
  • 1932 Robert [Franklin] Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)
  • 1932 Roy Castle, entertainer
  • 1934 Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor
  • 1935 Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican
  • 1935 Frank Robinson, baseball player/manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL)
  • 1936 Marva Nettles Collins, educator (west side preparatory school)
  • 1937 Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
  • 1937 Warren Berlinger, Bkln, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two)
  • 1938 Martin Bell, British journalist
  • 1939 Jerry Allison, Hillsboro Tx, rock drummer (Buddy Holly & Crickets)
  • 1940 Alain Calmat, France, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1964)
  • 1940 Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1941 Emanuel Nunes, composer
  • 1941 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • 1941 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
  • 1942 Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1942 Isao Aoki, Abiko Chiba Japan, PGA golfer (1983 Hawaiian Open)
  • 1942 Eugenio Trias, Barcelona, Spain, philosopher, (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Leonid Ivashov, Russian general
  • 1944 Clive Hubert Lloyd, cricketer ("Supercat", 110 Tests 1966-85)
  • 1944 Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1945 Bob Welch, rock vocalist/guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well), (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys)
  • 1945 Leonid Ivanovich Popov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 35/37, 40, T-7)
  • 1945 [George I] Van Morrison, Belfast, singer (Here Comes the Night)
  • 1945 Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician
  • 1946 Jerome Corsi, American writer
  • 1947 Mona Marshall, American voice actress
  • 1947 Luca di Montezemolo, Italian businessman
  • 1947 Yumiko Ōshima, Japanese manga artist
  • 1948 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 1948 Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
  • 1948 Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
  • 1948 Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)

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1949 Richard Gere, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1949 Rick Roberts, rocker (Firefall)
  • 1952 Bruce Soboroff, Chic Il, rocker (Buckinghams)
  • 1952 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer)
  • 1952 Herbert Reul, German politician
  • 1953 Marcia Clark, [Kleks], LA DA (OJ Simpson Case), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1953 Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver
  • 1953 György Károly, Hungarian author
  • 1954 Tula, [Barry Kenneth Cossey], England, transsexual (For Your Eyes Only)
  • 1955 Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Oly-2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)
  • 1956 Masashi Tashiro, Japanese television performer
  • 1957 Gina Schock, rocker (Gogos-Our Lips Are Sealed)
  • 1957 Glenn Tilbrook, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted), born in London, England
  • 1957 Tom Candiotti, Walnut creek CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1957 Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist
  • 1958 David H Mattheisen, Blue Island Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
  • 1958 Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer
  • 1959 Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1959 Tony DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
  • 1960 Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper
  • 1960 Chris Whitley, American musician (d. 2005)
  • 1961 David Chastain, heavy metal rocker (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland)
  • 1962 Wanda Guenette, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor
  • 1963 Reb Beach, heavy metal rocker (Winger-17)
  • 1963 Sonny Silooy, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1963 Todd Carty, Irish actor
  • 1964 Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and editor
  • 1965 Willie Watson, cricket pace bowler (NZ)
  • 1965 Daniel Bernhardt, Swiss actor
  • 1965 Céline Bonnier, French Canadian actress
  • 1966 Jeff Frye, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Oakland, California
  • 1966 Jan Einar Thorsen, Norwegian Alpine skier
  • 1967 Diane Madl, Mountain Top PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96)
  • 1967 Melanie Sullivan, Branford Ct, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994)
  • 1968 Glenroy Gilbert, Trinidad, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1968 Hideo Nomo, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1968 Jennifer Azzi, Oak Ridge Tenn, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1968 Jim Bob Howard, Wichita Falls Texas, actor (Flash & Bone)
  • 1968 Jolene Watanabe, tennis star (1994 Futures-Evansville), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Oly-S-98)
  • 1969 Andrew Phillip Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versache)
  • 1969 Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
  • 1969 Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969 Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
  • 1969 Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor
  • 1970 Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, singer (Only in My Dreams), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • 1970 Steve Nikataras, cricketer (left-arm pace bowler for NSW 1996-97)
  • 1970 Queen Rania of Jordan
  • 1970 Arie van Lent, Dutch-German footballer
  • 1970 Zack Ward, Canadian actor
  • 1971 Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer
  • 1972 Chris Tucker, American actor
  • 1973 Earl Scott, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1973 Priest Lauderdale, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1973 Reggie Geary, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1973 Scott Niedermayer, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
  • 1974 Andrei Medvedev, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1991 French Open junior)
  • 1974 Jeremy O'day, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1974 Jessy Viceisza, Miss Universe-Bonaire (1996)
  • 1975 Raleigh Roundtree, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1975 Daniel Harding, British conductor
  • 1975 Takahiro Suwa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1976 Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer
  • 1976 Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977 Jeff Hardy, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Ian Harte, Irish footballer
  • 1977 Craig Nicholls, Australian musician (The Vines)
  • 1978 Philippe Christanval, French footballer