Famous Birthdays on 5th August

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 216

  • 1301 Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330)
  • 1397 Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)
  • 1461 Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)
  • 1540 Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating
  • 1604 John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized
  • 1607 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer
  • 1623 Antonio Cesti, composer
  • 1624 William Tucker, Jamestown Va, 1st child of African descent born in English America
  • 1641 John Hathorne, American magistrate (d. 1717)
  • 1662 James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
  • 1694 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer

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1704 William Allen, Mayor of Philadelphia, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen
Mayor of Philadelphia
William Allen
  • 1711 Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer
  • 1749 Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1797 Friedrich August Kummer, composer
  • 1802 Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
  • 1811 Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896)
  • 1813 Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general
  • 1813 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet
  • 1815 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)
  • 1822 Johann Georg Herzog, composer
  • 1827 Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1828 Giovanni Rossi, composer
  • 1828 WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands
  • 1829 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer
  • 1829 Milo Smith Hascall, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1904)
  • 1833 Carola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1907)
  • 1843 James Scott Skinner, composer
  • 1850 Anton Simon, composer
  • 1850 Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif)
  • 1862 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", Leicester, England (d. 1890)
  • 1864 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer
  • 1866 Alfred Holy, composer
  • 1866 Carl Harries, German chemist (d. 1923)
  • 1866 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
  • 1868 Oskar Merikanto, composer
  • 1872 Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (d. 1917)
  • 1876 Mary R Beard, historian (Woman as a Force in History), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1877 Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (d. 1917)
  • 1880 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
  • 1882 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I)
  • 1886 Oscar Espla, composer
  • 1887 Reginald Owen, Wheathampstead England, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
  • 1888 Victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)
  • 1889 Conrad P Aiken, US, Pulitzer poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
  • 1890 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1890 Hans Gal, composer
  • 1890 Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
  • 1891 Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
  • 1897 Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
  • 1901 Juan Carlos Paz, composer
  • 1901 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (d. 2000)
  • 1902 Irene Rice Pereira, Chelsea, Massachusetts, American abstract artist
  • 1904 Kenneth Thimann, botanist
  • 1906 Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • 1906 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • 1906 Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
  • 1907 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
  • 1908 Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
  • 1910 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38)
  • 1910 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
  • 1911 Robert Taylor, Filley Neb, actor (Death Valley Days)
  • 1912 Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)
  • 1914 Anita Colby, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1914 David Brian, actor (Accussed of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
  • 1918 Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
  • 1920 G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- )
  • 1920 Selma Diamond, London Ontario, comedienne (Selma-Night Court)
  • 1921 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
  • 1922 L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle
  • 1923 Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972)
  • 1923 Devan Nair, President of Singapore
  • 1925 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)
  • 1926 Betsy Jolas, composer
  • 1927 Gunnar Bucht, composer

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1930 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • 1930 Michal Kováč, President of Slovakia
  • 1932 Sister Vince Otto, mental health activist
  • 1932 Tera de Marez Oyens, composer
  • 1933 Joan Weldon, SF, actress (So This is Love, Them)
  • 1934 Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
  • 1934 Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer
  • 1935 John McCartan, St Paul Minn, ice hockey player (Oly-gold-60)
  • 1935 John Saxon, Bkln, actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman)
  • 1935 Zakes Mokae, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Comedians)
  • 1936 John Dancy, Jackson Tx, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)

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1937 Herb Brooks, Saint Paul Minnesota, American ice hockey coach (Olympic Gold Medal 1980)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 1937 Alan Howard, theatre and film actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London, UK (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964)
  • 1939 Irene, Princess of Netherlands
  • 1941 Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)
  • 1942 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Sammi Smith, singer
  • 1945 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Jacob Reitsma, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1945 Jo Collins, Oregon, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964)
  • 1946 Loni Anderson, St Paul Minn, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati)
  • 1946 Erika Slezak, Hollywood, California, actress (Viki-One Life to Live)
  • 1946 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • 1946 Ron Silliman, American poet
  • 1947 Rick Zehringer, American musician (McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1947 Greg Leskiw, rocker
  • 1947 Rick Derringer, rocker (I am the Real American (Hulk Hogan's theme)
  • 1947 Bernie Carbo, American baseball player
  • 1948 Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
  • 1948 Ray Clemence, English footballer
  • 1950 Holly Palance, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1951 John Jarratt, Australian actor
  • 1953 Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)
  • 1954 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, Bx NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
  • 1956 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)

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1956 Maureen McCormick, Encino California, actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch)

  • 1957 Andrei Yevgeniyevich Zaitsev, cosmonaut
  • 1957 Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)
  • 1957 Clayton Rohner, American actor
  • 1959 Pete Burns, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • 1960 Calvin Hayes, rocker
  • 1960 Mike Nocito, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
  • 1960 Seth Swirsky, American songwriter
  • 1961 Athula Samarasekera, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)
  • 1961 Tawny Kitaen, SD California, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)
  • 1961 Mark O'Connor, American violinist
  • 1962 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

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1962 Patrick Ewing, Kingston Jamaica, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92)

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 1962 Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
  • 1962 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • 1963 James Wilder, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1), born in Cleveland, Ohio

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1964 MCA [Adam Yauch], rock vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • 1965 M V Sridhar, cricketer (score 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994)
  • 1965 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
  • 1965 Scott William Winters, American actor
  • 1965 Jeff Coffin, American saxophonist, born in Massachusetts
  • 1966 Jonathan Silverman, LA Cal, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy)
  • 1967 Mike Fox, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Reid Hoffman, American entrepreneur (co-founder of LinkedIn), born in Stanford, California
  • 1968 Andreas Lupzig, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1968 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Funkmaster Flex, American hip hop DJ
  • 1968 Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1968 Terri Clark, Canadian country singer
  • 1968 Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1968 Marine Le Pen, French politician (President of the National Front Party), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine
  • 1969 Halle Cioffi, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1969 James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)
  • 1969 Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
  • 1969 Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
  • 1970 Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1970 James Gunn, American filmmaker
  • 1971 Perry Carter, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Valeri Karpov, Chelyabinsk Russia, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1972 Aaqib Javed, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1989- )
  • 1972 Arthur Reid, Nashville Tenn, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst)
  • 1972 Darryl Yung, Victoria BC, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 John Wasdin, Ft Belvoir WA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1972 Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)
  • 1972 Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1973 Brendan Todd, Australian mistral yachter (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1973 Sean Sherk, American mixed martial artist
  • 1973 Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1974 Frankie Hejduk, La Mesa California, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1974 Jamie Lynn Bolding, Lakeland Florida, Miss America-Florida (1997)
  • 1974 Jason Shelley, WLAF wide receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1974 Antoine Sibierski, French footballer
  • 1974 Kajol Mukherjee, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Indian actress (Fanaa, My Name Is Khan)
  • 1975 Ami Foster, actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster)
  • 1975 Erin Gingrich, Yuma Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1997)
  • 1975 Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • 1975 Antony Cotton, English actor
  • 1976 Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1976 Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer
  • 1976 Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor
  • 1977 Eric Hinske, American baseball player
  • 1977 Michael Walsh, English footballer
  • 1977 Mark Mulder, American baseball player
  • 1978 Kristin Link, Fairfax Va, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1978 Lorrie Fair, Los Altos CA, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1978 Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter
  • 1978 Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer
  • 1979 David Healy, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1980 Wayne Bridge, English footballer
  • 1980 Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer
  • 1980 Sophie Winkleman, English actress
  • 1980 Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
  • 1981 Carl Crawford, American baseball player
  • 1981 Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
  • 1981 Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer
  • 1981 Erik Guay, Canadian alpine skier
  • 1981 Cory Williams, American internet celebrity
  • 1981 Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer