Famous Birthdays on August 7

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, Hungarian countess and serial killer, born in Nyírbátor, Hungary (d. 1614)

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, co-founder 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 Geertruida Zelle], Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and WWI spy, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1917)

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 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1934)
  • 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 Rennie Riano, English-born American actress, born in London (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Taylor Caldwell, novelist
  • 1901 Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981)

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1903 Louis Leakey, British anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal), born in Kabete, Kenya (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, rock writer (Bye Bye Love), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born on what must have been a perfect day in Michigan City, Indiana
  • 1929 James Pilditch, designer
  • 1929 Richard T Schulze, (Rep-R-PA, 1975- )
  • 1929 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia
  • 1929 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 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, actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 John Glover, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special), born in Kingston, New York
  • 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, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington D.C.
  • 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, Mexican songwriter and saxopone player (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), born in Mexico City (d. 2010)
  • 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, actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 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 US President JFK (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, LPGA golfer (1994 Dinah Shore-19th), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 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, South African actress (The Cider House Rules, Monster), born in Benoni, Transvaal

  • 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