Famous Birthdays on 8th August

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  • 1079 Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
  • 1518 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
  • 1571 John Ward, composer
  • 1586 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen
  • 1605 Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)
  • 1617 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)
  • 1646 Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
  • 1653 Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar
  • 1673 John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
  • 1693 Laurent Belissen, composer
  • 1694 Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)
  • 1705 Gustaaf Imhoff, gov of Ceylon (1736-40)/gov of Neth-Indies (1743-50)
  • 1720 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
  • 1732 Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian
  • 1746 Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)
  • 1755 Luigi Marchesi, composer
  • 1763 Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1805 Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer
  • 1807 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
  • 1812 John Rodgers II, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • 1814 Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist
  • 1819 Charles Anderson Dana, Asst Secy War, (Union) (d. 1897)
  • 1820 Winfield Scott "Old Swet" Featherston, Army Brigadier General (Confederate)
  • 1823 Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter
  • 1824 Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
  • 1835 James William Forsyth, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • 1839 Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1925)
  • 1852 Barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)
  • 1857 Cecile Chaminade, composer
  • 1857 Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)
  • 1861 William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")
  • 1864 Henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo)
  • 1866 Matthew A Henson, 1st African American to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)
  • 1871 William Henry Squire, composer
  • 1875 Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (d. 1955)
  • 1879 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader
  • 1879 Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
  • 1880 Earle Page, Australian politician (d. 1961)
  • 1881 Paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front)
  • 1882 Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)
  • 1884 Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")
  • 1886 Daniel Ruyneman, composer
  • 1886 Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer
  • 1887 Esme Percy, actor (Old Spanish Custom), born in London, England
  • 1887 J C Heldring, Dutch businessman
  • 1887 Malcolm Keen, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Chris-Mama)
  • 1887 Ullrich Haupt, Prussia, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion)
  • 1889 Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
  • 1891 Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
  • 1892 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)
  • 1895 Law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)
  • 1896 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, writer (Yearling), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1898 Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans)
  • 1898 Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (d. 1990)
  • 1900 Josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange
  • 1900 Victor Young, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show, In Old California), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1901 Ernest O Lawrence, Canton SC, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939)

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1902 Paul Dirac, Bristol, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933), (d. 1984)

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat
Paul Dirac
  • 1903 August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
  • 1904 Istvan Szelenyi, composer
  • 1904 Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
  • 1905 Andre Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)
  • 1905 Nino Martini, Verona Italy, actor (Here's to Romance)
  • 1905 Wachtang Ananjan, writer
  • 1906 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • 1907 Benny Carter, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
  • 1908 Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
  • 1909 Bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)
  • 1910 Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962)
  • 1910 Sylvia Sidney, actress (WKRP, Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1911 Rosetta LeNoire, actor (Grandma Winslow-Family Matters), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Daniel Mann, director (Willard, Butterfield 8), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913 Axel Stordahl, orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1913 Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
  • 1913 Robert T Stafford, (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88)
  • 1914 Arthur Holt, politician
  • 1915 Jumbo Elliott, American track coach (d. 1981)
  • 1918 Rory Calhoun, actor (Capitol, Motel Hell, Bill-Texan), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919 Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)
  • 1920 Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
  • 1920 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Roger Nixon, composer
  • 1921 John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1921 Webb Pierce, American singer (d. 1991)
  • 1921 Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Michael Parkin, journalist
  • 1922 Rory Calhoun, actor (Blue & Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol)
  • 1922 Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
  • 1922 Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
  • 1923 Esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet), (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Thomas Beversdorf, composer
  • 1925 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
  • 1925 Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
  • 1926 Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1927 Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)
  • 1927 Jim Weaver, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
  • 1927 Juri Kasakow, writer
  • 1927 Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1928 Don Burrows, Australian musician
  • 1929 Josef Suk, Prague Czechoslovakia, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977)
  • 1929 Rose Nyland, writer
  • 1929 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)
  • 1930 Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
  • 1930 Nita Talbot, NYC NY, actress (Supertrain, Here We Go Again)
  • 1930 Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
  • 1931 Jonathan Elkus, composer
  • 1932 Jimmy Witherspoon, singer
  • 1932 Mel Tillis, Pahokee Fl, country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel)
  • 1932 Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
  • 1933 Joe Tex, singer/songwriter (Hold What You've Got), (d. 1982)
  • 1934 Julian C Dixon, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • 1935 Ron Marlenee, (Rep-R-MT, 1977- )
  • 1935 Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
  • 1935 Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
  • 1935 John Laws, Australia radio personality
  • 1936 Don Bowden, US, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile
  • 1936 Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
  • 1936 Keith Barron, Mexborough England, actor (At Earth's Core, Baby Love)

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1937 Dustin Hoffman, LA, actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer)

  • 1937 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer
  • 1938 Connie Stevens, Bkln, singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach)
  • 1938 Jacques Hetu, composer
  • 1939 Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • 1939 Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Oly-gold-68)
  • 1939 William Alden Hibbard, composer
  • 1939 Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
  • 1940 Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)
  • 1942 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • 1944 Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
  • 1944 Michael Johnson, rocker
  • 1944 Brooke Bundy, American actress
  • 1944 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London
  • 1946 French W Weisglas, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1946 Robin M Tallon, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
  • 1946 James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • 1947 Jose Cruz, leftfielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros)
  • 1947 Larry Wilcox, SD California, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs)
  • 1948 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
  • 1949 Airrion Love, US singer (Stylistics-16 Bars)
  • 1949 Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
  • 1949 Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
  • 1949 Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver
  • 1950 Willie Hall, rocker
  • 1951 Martin Brest, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • 1951 Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
  • 1951 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1952 Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)
  • 1952 Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
  • 1952 Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
  • 1953 "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • 1953 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)
  • 1955 Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
  • 1955 Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • 1955 Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
  • 1955 Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 Chris Foreman, guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House)
  • 1956 David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
  • 1956 Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1957 Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
  • 1957 Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
  • 1958 Chris[sie Boy] Foreman, rock guitarist (Madness)
  • 1958 Deborah Norville, news anchor (Today Show, Inside Edition)
  • 1958 Harry Crosby, actor (Friday the 13th), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
  • 1959 Rikki Rockett, rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)
  • 1959 Ronald Weigel, German DR speed walker (5 km indoor)
  • 1960 Ulrich Maly, German politician
  • 1961 Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center (Houston Oilers)
  • 1961 Charmaine Crooks, Jamaica, Canadian 4X400m relayer (Oly-silver-1984)
  • 1961 Paul Jackson, rocker
  • 1961 The Edge, [Dave Evans], rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow), born in London, England
  • 1961 Daniel House, American music executive
  • 1961 Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison)
  • 1962 Charmaine Crooks, Mandeville JAM, Can 800m runner (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1962 Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962 Suzee Pai, Toledo Ohio, actress (Big Trouble in Little China)
  • 1963 Carol Lewis, Willingboro NJ, high jumper (Olympic-9th-1984)
  • 1963 Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1963 Jon Turteltaub, American director
  • 1963 Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
  • 1964 Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds, US, 400m runner (world record)
  • 1964 Paul Taylor, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in one Test 1993)
  • 1964 Anastasia Ashman, American writer
  • 1965 Akitoshi Saito, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1965 Angus Fraser, cricketer (England right-arm pace bowler 1989- )
  • 1965 Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
  • 1965 Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • 1966 Chris Eubank, English boxer
  • 1966 John Hudek, American baseball player
  • 1967 Ben Fouchee, Kuruman South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1987 S Afr Amateur)
  • 1967 Howard Cross, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1967 Margo Malowney, Saint John New Brunswick, volleyball player (Oly-96)
  • 1967 Jessica Moore, Italian actress