Famous People Born in August 1945

  • Aug 1 Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Aug 2 Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], Haddonfield, New Jersey, American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire)
  • Aug 2 Jewell Jackson McCabe, American feminist and social and political activist who led the National Coalition of 100 Black Women movement in the 1970s, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 2 John Bowis, British MP (C), born in Brighton, East Sussex
  • Aug 2 Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
  • Aug 3 Ron Hendren, Pinehurst NC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Aug 3 Eamon Dunphy, former Irish footballer
  • Aug 4 Fred Hansen, US, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Aug 4 John Qace Hardbattle, political activist
  • Aug 5 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 5 Jacob Reitsma, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Aug 5 Jo Collins, Oregon, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964)
  • Aug 6 Ron Jones, British TV director (d. 1995)
  • Aug 6 Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • Aug 7 Alan Page, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Aug 7 Kerry Chater, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
  • Aug 7 Patrice Mestral, composer
  • Aug 9 Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist
  • Aug 10 Harry Thomas, Dutch founder (Schlager Festival Gay Party)
  • Aug 10 Larry Larden, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • Aug 10 Harriet Miers, White House counsel
  • Aug 13 Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)
  • Aug 13 Lars Engqvist, Swedish politician
  • Aug 13 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), born in Kenfig Hill, Wales (d. 2016)
  • Aug 14 Brenda Benet, actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 14 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer
  • Aug 14 Jennifer d'Abo, CEO (Ryman, Moyses Stevens)

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Aug 14 Steve Martin, American comedian and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

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  • Aug 14 Tony Scannel, actor (Bill, Blue Money) [or 1932]
  • Aug 14 Wim Wenders, West German director (American Friend, Hammett)
  • Aug 15 Charlemagne Palestine, composer
  • Aug 15 Gene Upshaw, NFL guard (Oakland Radiers), NFLPA leader
  • Aug 15 Thomas C Sawyer, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • Aug 15 Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician
  • Aug 16 Bob Balaban, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
  • Aug 16 Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 16 Suzanne Farrell, ballerina (Don Quioxote), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 17 Katri Helena, Finnish singer
  • Aug 18 Sarah Dash, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Aug 18 Barbara Harris, US singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • Aug 19 Ian Gillian, heavy metal rocker (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor)
  • Aug 19 Jane Blalock, champion golfer
  • Aug 21 Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 21 Jerry DaVanon, baseball player
  • Aug 21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22 Derek Fatchett, MP (Labour)
  • Aug 22 James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Aug 22 Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Aug 22 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • Aug 22 Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician
  • Aug 23 Rayfield Wright, American football player
  • Aug 24 Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
  • Aug 24 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • Aug 24 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
  • Aug 26 Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • Aug 26 Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • Aug 28 Bruno Nuytten, director (Camille Claudel)
  • Aug 28 Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
  • Aug 29 Chris Copping, Essex England, rock bassist (Procol Harum)
  • Aug 29 Wyomia Tyus, Griffin Ga, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • Aug 30 David Schiff, American composer, born in New York City
  • Aug 31 Bob Welch, rock vocalist/guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 31 Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys)
  • Aug 31 Leonid Ivanovich Popov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 35/37, 40, T-7)
  • Aug 31 [George I] Van Morrison, Belfast, singer (Here Comes the Night)
  • Aug 31 Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician