Famous Birthdays on 7th August

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 201

  • 317 Flavius Julius Constantius II, Emperor Egypt/Byzantine/Rome (337-61)
  • 1282 Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
  • 1533 Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)

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1560 Elizabeth Báthory, Nyírbátor, Hungarian countess and serial killer

Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History Elizabeth Báthory
Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History
Elizabeth Báthory
  • 1574 Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)
  • 1598 Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)
  • 1726 James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)
  • 1742 Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General
  • 1746 Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian
  • 1751 Wilhelmina FS, Princess of Prussia/Orange/wife of Willem V
  • 1779 Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography
  • 1779 Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1783 John Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery)
  • 1783 Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (d. 1810)
  • 1818 Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist
  • 1823 Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer
  • 1826 Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)
  • 1829 Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • 1833 Powell Clayton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark)
  • 1836 Evander McIvor Law, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1920)
  • 1844 Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (d. 1911)
  • 1860 Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)
  • 1862 Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931)
  • 1867 Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist
  • 1868 Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)
  • 1868 Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1870 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born)
  • 1870 Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark)
  • 1872 Andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Neth Indies (1926-31)

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1876 Mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari
  • 1877 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
  • 1879 J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07)
  • 1880 Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)
  • 1883 J Ringelnatz, writer
  • 1884 Billie Burke [Mary William Ethelbert Appleton], American actress (The Wizard of Oz, Merrily We Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1885 Gordon Harker, actor (Facts of Love, Champagne), born in London, England
  • 1886 Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)
  • 1887 Jan HA Eman, Aruban politician
  • 1887 Luckey Roberts, composer
  • 1895 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • 1897 Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)
  • 1899 Ricci Riano, England
  • 1900 Taylor Caldwell, novelist
  • 1901 Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981)

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1903 Louis Leakey, Kabete Kenya, anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal), (d. 1972)

Archaeologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist
Louis Leakey
  • 1903 Saburo Moroi, composer

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1904 Ralph Bunche, founder/diplomat (UN) (Nobel 1950), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1971)

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • 1906 Gerhard Frommel, composer
  • 1907 Ben Carter, actor (Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907 Albert Kotin, American abstract painter (d. 1980)
  • 1911 R Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause)
  • 1913 George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)
  • 1918 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
  • 1919 John Hogan, Lowes, Kentucky, chemist (discovered methods of producing polypropylene), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)
  • 1921 Karel Husa, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Trojan Women)
  • 1921 M J bin Gorion, writer
  • 1921 Manitas de Plata, Gypsy guitarist
  • 1925 Felice Bryant, Milwaukee, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)
  • 1925 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer
  • 1925 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
  • 1926 Amo Houghton, (Rep-R-New York)
  • 1926 Stan Freberg, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1927 Carl Switzer, IL, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang)
  • 1927 Edwin W Edwards, (Gov-La)
  • 1927 Art Houtteman, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Amazing [James] Randi, skeptic magician (Nova), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1928 Herbert H Bateman, (Rep-R-Virginia)
  • 1928 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1929 Don Larsen, pitcher (NY Yankees), on what must have been a perfect day
  • 1929 James Pilditch, designer
  • 1929 Richard T Schulze, (Rep-R-PA, 1975- )
  • 1929 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, Plains Ga, 1st sister/evangelist
  • 1929 Don Larsen, American baseball player
  • 1930 Velio Tormis, composer
  • 1931 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
  • 1932 Ann Harding, US, actress (East is West, Janie)
  • 1932 Maria M L "Marijke" Bakker, Dutch actress (Mammaloe-Pipo the Clown)
  • 1932 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
  • 1932 Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist
  • 1932 Edward Hardwicke, British actor
  • 1933 Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, US, sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon)
  • 1936 Charles Pope, US soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me)
  • 1936 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1936 Richard L[ouis] Tierney, US, sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr)
  • 1937 Don Wilson, cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71)
  • 1938 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist
  • 1938 Helen Caldicott, Australian physician/anti-war activist, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1939 Verna Bloom, Lynn MA, actress (After Hours, Badge 373)
  • 1939 Anjanette Comer, American actress
  • 1940 Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)
  • 1940 Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
  • 1940 Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), born in Montpellier, France, (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)
  • 1942 Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)
  • 1942 B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • 1942 Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)
  • 1942 Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
  • 1942 Tobin Bell, American actor
  • 1942 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer
  • 1942 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • 1943 Alain Corneau, director (Choice of Arms)
  • 1943 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1943 Giorgio Alverà, Italy, bobsledder (WC 1975 gold), (d. 2013)
  • 1944 David Rasche, St Louis MO, actor (Sledge Hammer)
  • 1944 John Glover, Kingston NY, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special)
  • 1944 Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
  • 1945 Alan Page, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1945 Kerry Chater, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
  • 1945 Patrice Mestral, composer
  • 1946 Ed Seykota, American commodities and futures trader
  • 1947 Ann Beattie, writer
  • 1947 Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own)
  • 1948 Greg Chappell, cricketer (bro of Ian Elegant Aussie batsman 1970-84)
  • 1948 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author
  • 1949 Carlo Novi, rocker
  • 1949 Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
  • 1950 David James Wottle, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1950 Rodney Crowell, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1951 Gary Hall, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72)
  • 1952 Richard Joswick, rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods)
  • 1952 Alexei Sayle, British comedian
  • 1953 Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman
  • 1954 Caroline Aaron, Richmond VA, actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors)
  • 1955 Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer
  • 1955 Greg Nickels, mayor of Seattle
  • 1955 Wayne Knight, American actor
  • 1955 Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director
  • 1956 Kent V Rominger, Del Norte Colo, US Navy /astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85)
  • 1957 Alexander Dityatin, Leningrad, Russia, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion)
  • 1958 Alberto Salazar, marathoner (NYC Marathon Winner)
  • 1958 Bruce Dickinson, heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills)
  • 1958 Larisa Karlova, USSR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1959 Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)
  • 1960 David Duchovny, American actor (The X-Files, Californication), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)
  • 1961 Walter Swimburn, Irish jockey (Derby 1981)
  • 1961 Yelena Davydova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1962 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois singer
  • 1963 Marcus Lewis, Pontiac Mich, singer (Sing me a Song)
  • 1963 Patrick Kennedy, son of President Kennedy (lives only 3 days)
  • 1963 Patrick Newman, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-10-88, 96)
  • 1963 Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor
  • 1964 Patti Liscio, Santa Maria CA, golfer (1994 Chicago Challenge-49th)
  • 1964 Michael Weishan, American TV host
  • 1964 John Birmingham, Australian author
  • 1965 Caroline S Keggi, El Paso TX, LPGA golfer (1994 Dinah Shore-19th)
  • 1965 Elizabeth Manley, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)
  • 1966 Kristin Hersch, US singer/songwriter (Throwing Muses)
  • 1966 Tony Stargell, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Chicago Bears)
  • 1966 Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur
  • 1967 Charlotte Lewis, Kensington actress (Golden Child, Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1967 Jason Grimsley, Cleveland TX, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1968 Leslie Lyness, Paoli PA, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Tomas Carbonell, Barcelona Spain, tennis star
  • 1968 Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot)
  • 1969 Dave Smits, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1969 Jodi Figley, LPGA golfer
  • 1969 Keith Cash, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Ludovit Tatos, Lynnwood Wash, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Travis Brown, Durango Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Eric Namesnik, US, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-1992, 96)
  • 1970 Joe Cocozzo, NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Chris T Jones, NFL tackle/wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Dominic Cork, cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995)
  • 1971 Kevin Gaines, WLAF DB (London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Sydney Penny, actress (Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children)
  • 1972 Oscar Gray, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Tony Bouie, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1972 Willy Tate, NFL/WLAF tight end (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1972 Greg Serano, American actor
  • 1973 Bo Hanson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Kimmo Rinatnen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • 1973 Danny Graves, American baseball player
  • 1974 Jeff Buckey, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 Philippe De Rouville, Victoriaville, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1975 Alshermond Singleton, linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1975 Edgar Renteria, Barranquilla Colombia, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1975 Jimmy van Fessem, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1975 Gaahl (Kristian Eivind Espedal), Norwegian musician
  • 1975 Koray Candemir, Turkish singer

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1975 Charlize Theron, Transvaal, South Africa, actress (The Cider House Rules, Monster)

  • 1976 Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Shane Lechler, American football player
  • 1977 Samantha Ronson, British DJ.
  • 1978 Alexandre Aja, French director
  • 1978 Jamey Jasta, American singer (Hatebreed)
  • 1978 Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer
  • 1978 Cirroc Lofton, American actor
  • 1979 Eric Johnson, American actor
  • 1980 Aurélie Claudel, French model
  • 1982 Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer
  • 1982 Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
  • 1983 Tina O'Brien, British actress
  • 1987 Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player
  • 1988 Melody Oliveria, American internet blogger
  • 1994 Jack Antonio, son of Virginia Madisen & Antonio Sabatto Jr
  • 1994 Sara Grayson, daughter of actress Katey Sagal