Famous Birthdays on August 31

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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 Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), born in Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal Empire (d. 1627)
  • 1602 Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange
  • 1663 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, born in Paris (d. 1705)
  • 1696 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer
  • 1721 George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)
  • 1741 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer, born in Freystadt, Germany (d. 1816)
  • 1741 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general, born in Gradačac, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1834)
  • 1748 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, French ballet dancer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1820)
  • 1749 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)
  • 1755 Johann Ignaz Walter, German opera singer and composer, born in Perutz, Bohemia (d. 1822)
  • 1775 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1849)
  • 1811 Théophile Gautier, French writer, historian and poet (Albertus, La Chanson de Roland, Émaux et camées), born in Tarbes, France (d. 1872)
  • 1811 Goode Bryan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Hancock County, Georgia (d. 1885)
  • 1821 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer
  • 1821 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1894)
  • 1822 Fitz John Porter, American Major General (Union Army), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 1901)
  • 1823 Galusha Aaron Grow, American politician, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1907)
  • 1828 George Leonard Andrews, American professor, civil engineer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (d. 1899)
  • 1834 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (I Lituani), born in Paderno Ponchielli, Italy (d. 1886)
  • 1843 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (1917-18), born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1919)
  • 1852 Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1925)
  • 1855 Stefan Surzynski, Polish conductor and composer, born in Srem, Poland (d. 1919)
  • 1856 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, Armenian composer, born in Gyumri, Armenia (d. 1951)
  • 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, American Democratic politician and Texan Governor (1915-17), born in Salado, Texas (d. 1944)
  • 1874 Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology), born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts (d. 1949)
  • 1878 Albert Riemenschneider, American musician and composer, born in Berea, Ohio (d. 1950)
  • 1878 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (Olympic 100m Champion-1900), born in California, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • 1879 Yoshihito [Taishō], 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), born in Akasaka Palace, Tokyo City, Japan (d. 1926)
  • 1879 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
  • 1879 Alma Mahler, Viennese composer and Wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)
  • 1880 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1890-1948), born in Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • 1882 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer and bandmaster, born in Duntocher, near Glasgow, (d. 1964)
  • 1884 George Al Sarton, Belgian-American chemist and historian, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1885 DuBose Heyward, American novelist (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1940)
  • 1887 Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian-British chemist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1958)
  • 1888 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer and diplomat (La Obra de Trajano), born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1928)
  • 1889 A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
  • 1889 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Claire DuBrey, American actress (Lightnin' in the Forest), born in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho (d. 1993)
  • 1893 Lily Laskine, French harpist, born in Paris (d. 1988)
  • 1894 Albert Facey, Australian writer (A Fortunate Life), born in Maidstone, Victoria, Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1895 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
  • 1896 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1982)

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1897 Fredric March, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1975)

  • 1897 Marianne Bruns, German writer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1899 Paul E Garber, American founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1992)

  • 1899 Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1967)
  • 1900 Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball, Encore), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • 1900 Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist, born Carrara, Italy (d. 1943)
  • 1903 Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1903 Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher, born in Bourges, France (d. 1985)
  • 1905 Dore Schary, American producer, writer and director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1905 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist & CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]
  • 1905 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Vivienne Byerley, publicist
  • 1907 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-75), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2007)

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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 William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Altiero Spinelli, Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1986)
  • 1908 Peter Conrad Baden, composer
  • 1908 William Saroyan, American novelist and playwright (Time of Your Life), born in Fresno, California (d. 1981)
  • 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, Chilean operatic tenor, born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Reinoud Anders, Dutch actor (Hamlet)
  • 1913 Michiel P Gorsira, 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Curacao (1951-67)
  • 1913 Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, born in Oldland Common, Bristol (d. 2012)
  • 1914 Richard Basehart, American actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1918 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1918 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer
  • 1919 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, born in Gujranwala, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1920 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1921 Raymond Williams, Welsh academic and novelist (Second Generation), born in Llanfihangel Crucorney, Wales (d. 1988)
  • 1923 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1923 Serafina K "Sera" Anstadt, Polish/Dutch actress/author
  • 1924 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924 Klaus Hashagen, composer
  • 1926 Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russian 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 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Worthington Minnesota (d. 2010)

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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 Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Benito Wogatzki, writer
  • 1932 Robert [Franklin] Adams, American sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)
  • 1932 Roy Castle, English dancer and television entertainer (Record Breakers), born in Scholes, Yorkshire (d. 1994)
  • 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, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Martin Bell, British journalist
  • 1939 Jerry Allison, Hillsboro Tx, rock drummer (Buddy Holly & Crickets)
  • 1940 Alain Calmat, French 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, philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain (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 Van Morrison [George Ivan], Northern Irish singer (Them, Brown Eyed Girl), born in Bloomfield, Belfast,Bloomfield, Belfast
  • 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 rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer), born in Hildesheim, Germany

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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 Herbert Reul, German politician
  • 1953 Marcia Clark, [Kleks], LA DA (O.J. 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, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 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, Canadian musician (The 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 Al-Abdullah of Jordan, born in Kuwait City
  • 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, tennis star (1991 French Open junior), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 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
  • 1975 James Black, Canadian singer-songwriter (Finger Eleven), born in Ontario, Canada
  • 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
  • 1978 Phina Oruche, British actress
  • 1979 Clay Hensley, American baseball player