Famous Birthdays on 6th August

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  • 1180 Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)
  • 1504 Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1609 Richard Bennett, English Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
  • 1619 Barbara Strozzi, composer
  • 1638 Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher
  • 1644 Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV
  • 1651 Francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)
  • 1651 Johann Michael Zacher, composer
  • 1656 Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (d. 1733)
  • 1664 Johann Christoph Schmidt, composer
  • 1665 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, French composer (d. 1743)
  • 1666 Maria Sofia of the Palatinate, queen of Portugal (d. 1699)
  • 1697 Charles VII, Holy Roman emperor (1742-45)
  • 1715 Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)
  • 1748 Bernhard Haltenberger, composer
  • 1775 Louis-Antoine the Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme/General of France
  • 1775 Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician (d. 1847)
  • 1800 Catherine Beecher, educator (championed higher education for women)
  • 1804 Justinus van der Brugghen, Dutch lawyer/minister of Justice (1856-58)

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1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain, born in Somersby, Lincolnshire (d. 1892)

  • 1811 Judah Philip Benjamin, Secy War/Secy State (Confederacy) [or Aug 11]
  • 1819 Samuel Powhatan Carter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1826 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (d. 1915)
  • 1844 Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900)
  • 1845 Anthonie A Vorsterman van Oyen, Dutch genealogist
  • 1858 Albert Fuchs, composer
  • 1859 J Arthur S Berson, Austria meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon)

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1861 Edith Roosevelt, US First Lady and wife of Teddy Roosevelt, born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1948)

First Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States
Edith Roosevelt
  • 1866 Chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger)
  • 1868 Paul Claudel, France, diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909)
  • 1871 Emanuel Querido, [Joost Mendes], author/publisher
  • 1873 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, born in Nashville, Tennessee (or 1871) (d. 1925)
  • 1873 Mary Carr Moore, composer
  • 1874 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)
  • 1875 Marcel Labey, composer
  • 1877 Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (d. 1952)
  • 1879 Joseph Wirth, German politician (Stalin Peace Prize)
  • 1880 Hans Moser, Austrian actor (d. 1964)

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1881 Alexander Fleming, bacteriologist (penicillin; Nobel 1954), born in London, England (d. 1955)

  • 1881 Leo Carrillo, actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1881 Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (d. 1972)
  • 1882 Gerrit H Kersten, Dutch vicar/founder (Calvinist party)
  • 1883 Francesco Santoliquido, composer
  • 1883 Scott Nearing, US sociologist/pacifist/author (The Good Life)
  • 1885 Jozef M E Meeus, Belgian director H-Heart union
  • 1886 Edward Ballantine, composer
  • 1887 Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
  • 1888 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (d. 1952)
  • 1889 George Kenney, American Air Force General (d. 1977)
  • 1889 John Middleton Murry, English poet (d. 1957)
  • 1891 William Slim, British general (d. 1970)
  • 1892 Hoot Gibson, Tekamah NE, western actor (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw)
  • 1893 Guthrie McClintic, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1893 Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Cyril Mockridge, composer
  • 1900 Cecil H. Green, American geophysicist (d. 2003)
  • 1902 Michal Vilec, composer
  • 1902 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
  • 1902 Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger (d. 1935)
  • 1904 Henry Payne Iba, Easton Mo, US basketball coach (Olympic-gold-64, 68)
  • 1904 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman], author (Gelakte Brain)
  • 1906 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • 1906 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • 1908 George Singer, composer
  • 1908 Helen Hull Jacobs, Berkley California, US tennis champ (1932-35)
  • 1908 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Sol Adler, economist Sinophile
  • 1908 Svend Erik Tarp, composer
  • 1908 Will Lee, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1910 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
  • 1910 Friedrich Schroder, composer
  • 1910 William J Law, sailor

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1911 Lucille Ball, American comedienne and actress (I Love Lucy, Mame), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1989)

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
  • 1911 Norman Gordon, Souty African cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39)
  • 1914 Susan Cowdy, ornithologist
  • 1914 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1916 Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), born in Bormla, Malta (d. 2012)
  • 1916 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
  • 1917 Robert Mitchum, actor (Winds of War, North & South), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1918 Norman Granz, American record producer (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Pauline Betz Addie, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1921 Ella Raines, Sinoqualmie Falls Wash, actress (Janice Dean RN)
  • 1922 Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)
  • 1923 Jack Parnell, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show), born in London, England
  • 1923 Jackie Kelk, actor (Homer-Aldrich Family), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923 William B Williams, Babylon NY, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company)
  • 1923 Jess Collins, American artist (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Barbara Bates, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1925 Leland Smith, composer
  • 1926 Christa Reinig, writer
  • 1926 Frank Finlay, English actor (Robbery, Lifeforce), born in Farnworth Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1926 J[anet] O[pal] Jeppson, [nee Janet Asimov], author (2nd Experiment)
  • 1926 Clem Labine, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1927 William David Ford, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1965- )

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1928 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1928 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)
  • 1928 Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1929 Mike Elliott, saxophonist, born in Jamaica, West Indies
  • 1929 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Abbey Lincoln, actress/singer (Nothing But a Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Anneli Sauli, [Savolainen], actress (Milkmaid)
  • 1932 Howard Hodgkin, British painter
  • 1933 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • 1934 John Storey Bonington, UK, mountain climber (Annapurna I in 1970)
  • 1934 Leopold M de Beer, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1934 Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)
  • 1934 Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
  • 1937 Barbara Windsor, actress (Study in Terror)
  • 1937 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1937 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1938 Carry Tefsen, Dutch actress (Say A)
  • 1938 Paul Bartel, director/actor (Eating Raoul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Peter Bonerz, Portsmouth NH, actor (Jerry-Bob Newhart Show, 9 to 5)
  • 1939 William "Sonny" Sanders, US singer (Rayber Voices)
  • 1940 Louise Sorel, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
  • 1941 Doris Ernestine Hays, composer
  • 1941 Hubertus AGM "Bert" Andre, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit-Come Back)
  • 1941 Lyle Berman, American poker player
  • 1941 Ray Culp, American baseball player
  • 1942 George Jung [Boston George], American convicted drug felon whose story was portrayed in the biopic "Blow", born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Michael Anderson Jr, actor (Clay-The Monroes), born in London, England
  • 1943 Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village actor (Rhoda, House Calls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
  • 1945 Ron Jones, British TV director (d. 1995)
  • 1945 Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • 1946 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics-1996)
  • 1946 Allan Holdsworth, British musician
  • 1946 Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean politician
  • 1946 Masaaki Sakai, Japanese comedian
  • 1947 Sally Eaton, Ill, Broadway actress (Jeanie-Hair)
  • 1947 Tony Dell, cricketer (Australian left-arm quick, 2 Tests 1971 & 74)
  • 1948 Michael Peters, choreographer (What's Love Got to Do with It)
  • 1949 Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
  • 1949 Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1949 Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • 1949 Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
  • 1950 Dorian Harewood, actor (Earl-Glitter, Trauma Center), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1950 Nathan Purdee, actor (Nathan-Young & Restless, Hank-1 Life to Live)
  • 1950 Winston E Scott, USN Commander/astronaut (STS 72, 87), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1951 Catherine Hicks, Scottsdale Az, actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play)
  • 1951 Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
  • 1952 Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Kayak, Earth & Fire), born in Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • 1952 Wojiech Fortuna, Poland, ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1952 Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes)
  • 1953 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • 1953 Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • 1954 Carl C Perkins, (Rep-D-KY, 1984- )
  • 1954 Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
  • 1955 Tom Inskeep, Bluffton Ind, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1956 Stepfanie Kramer, actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Faith Prince, Broadway actress (Guys & Dolls, Carousel), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1957 Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • 1957 Jim McGreevey, American politician
  • 1958 Randy DeBarge, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1958 Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)
  • 1959 Grant Aleksander, Balt Md, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children)
  • 1959 Joyce Sims, rocker (All & All)
  • 1960 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1961 Bruce Matthews, center/guard (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1961 Carol Norman, Ardmore Oklahoma, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1982)
  • 1961 Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1961 Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
  • 1962 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962 Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress
  • 1963 Kimberley Conrad Hefner, Moulton Al, playmate of year (Jan, 1988)
  • 1963 Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • 1963 [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
  • 1964 John Mooney, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964 Lauren Cowan, Benalla Victoria, golfer (1994 66th English Womens Open)
  • 1964 Lisa Boyle, actress (Showgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Moosie Drier, actor (Laugh-in), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1965 Brian Kinchen, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

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1965 David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic-gold-92), born in Key West, Florida

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • 1965 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
  • 1965 Juliane K√∂hler, German actress
  • 1965 Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)
  • 1965 Vincent Wells, England cricketer
  • 1966 William Fred Mayfair, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1993 Greater Milw Open)
  • 1967 Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, NO Saints)
  • 1967 Archbishop Alexy (Bondarenko), Ukrainian-born theologian
  • 1967 Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
  • 1968 Celena Mondie-Milner, Milledgeville Ga, 100m/200m runner
  • 1968 Chris Boardman, English cyclist (world 1 hour record)
  • 1968 Jack de Gier, soccer player (Cambuur L, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1968 Jeff Barlow, Jackson MS, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Carolina Classic-5th)
  • 1968 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
  • 1968 Siran Stacy, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1969 Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
  • 1969 Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1970 Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 M. Night Shyamalan, Indian/American film director
  • 1970 Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
  • 1971 Curtis Shearer, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Mike Bales, Saskatoon, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1971 Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)