Famous People Born in August 1949

  • 1st Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV director/film-maker
  • 1st Primous, III Fountain, composer
  • 1st Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • 2nd "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
  • 2nd Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
  • 2nd Madeleine Smith, Sussex England, actress (Vampire Lovers)
  • 2nd James Fallows, American journalist
  • 3rd Morris "B B" Dickerson, Torrence Ca, bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw)
  • 3rd Reed Waller, American comic book author
  • 3rd Valeri Vasiliev, Gorky Soviet Union, ice hockey defenceman (2x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 4th John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • 6th Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
  • 6th Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 6th Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • 6th Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
  • 7th Carlo Novi, rocker
  • 7th Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
  • 8th Airrion Love, US singer (Stylistics-16 Bars)
  • 8th Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
  • 8th Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
  • 8th Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver
  • 9th Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
  • 10th Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • 11th Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 11th Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 11th Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)
  • 12th Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
  • 12th Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • 12th Mark Knopfler, guitar/vocals (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • 12th Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
  • 13th Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Phila Flyer)
  • 13th Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
  • 13th Sheralee, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
  • 14th John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher
  • 14th Bob Backlund, American wrestler
  • 15th Ann Ryerson, Wisc, actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin)
  • 15th Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
  • 15th Kate Taylor, rocker
  • 15th Beverly Lynn Burns, Americna pilot, first woman captain in the world on the Boeing 747
  • 15th Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
  • 16th Bill Spooner, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)
  • 16th Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
  • 17th Sib Hashian, rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 17th Norm Coleman, American politician
  • 18th Nigel Griggs, rocker (Split Enz)
  • 20th Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)
  • 20th Nikolas Asimos, Greek composer and singer (d. 1988)
  • 20th Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer
  • 20th Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter
  • 21st Loretta Devine, American actress
  • 22nd Diana Nyad, swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979)
  • 22nd Doug Bair, baseball player
  • 22nd Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer
  • 22nd Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire
  • 23rd Christopher Blake, actor (Alexa)
  • 23rd Geoff Capes, shot putter
  • 23rd John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
  • 23rd Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
  • 23rd Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 23rd Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
  • 23rd Shelley Long, actress (Diane-Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 23rd Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 23rd Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
  • 24th Anna Lee Fisher, St Albans NY, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A)
  • 24th Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 24th Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
  • 24th Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 25th Gene Simmons, [Chaim Witz], Haifa Israel, rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
  • 25th John Savage, Old Bethpage NY, actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers)
  • 25th Martin Amis, English novelist
  • 25th Fariborz Lachini, Canadian-Iranian composer
  • 26th John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 26th Robert (Bob) Cowsill, Newport RI, (Cowsills - Hair, We Can Fly)
  • 27th Andrew McKay, conservative MP
  • 27th Douglas Fred Tewell, Baton Rouge LA, PGA golfer (1980 Sea Pines)
  • 27th Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist
  • 27th Edmund Weiner, lexicographer
  • 27th Jeff Cook, Fort Payne Ala, country guitar/vocalist (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 28th Hugh Cornwell, rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • 29th Peter John Wiegold, composer
  • 30th Peter Maffay, German musician
  • 30th Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001)
  • 30th Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (d. 1994)
  • 30th Don Boudria, Canadian politician

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31st Richard Gere, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 31st Rick Roberts, rocker (Firefall)