Famous People Born in August 1959

  • Aug 1 Joe Elliott, English heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Aug 1 Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician
  • Aug 2 Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
  • Aug 2 Victoria Jackson, comedian and actress (Casual Sex, Saturday Night Live), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 3 Martin Atkins, English drummer (Nine Inch Nails), born in Coventry
  • Aug 3 Koichi Tanaka, Japanese scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Aug 4 Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 4 John Gormley, Irish politician
  • Aug 4 Laurence Anholt, British children's author, born in London, England
  • Aug 5 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), born in Bebington (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Grant Aleksander, Balt Md, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children)
  • Aug 6 Joyce Sims, rocker (All & All)
  • Aug 7 Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)
  • Aug 8 Rikki Rockett, rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)
  • Aug 8 Ronald Weigel, German DR speed walker (5 km indoor)
  • Aug 9 Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
  • Aug 9 Kurtis Blow, rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 9 Michael Kors, American fashion designer and Project Runway judge, born in Long Island, New York
  • Aug 10 Mark Price, bass/vocals (All About Eve, Tin Huey-Contents Dislodged)

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Aug 10 Rosanna Arquette, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hours), born in NYC, New York

  • Aug 10 Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashtin)
  • Aug 11 Linda Rhys Vaughn, Grossmont Ca, playmate (Apr, 1982)
  • Aug 11 Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese investor
  • Aug 11 Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian musician (Soda Stereo)
  • Aug 12 Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic-gold-1984, Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Aug 13 Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
  • Aug 13 Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)
  • Aug 13 Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • Aug 13 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player

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Aug 14 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic-gold-92), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
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Magic Johnson
  • Aug 14 Frank Brickowski, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Aug 14 Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
  • Aug 15 Scott D Altman, Lincoln Ill, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • Aug 16 Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 17 David Koresh, American cult leader (d. 1993)
  • Aug 17 Jonathan Franzen, American author
  • Aug 18 Tom Prichard, American wrestler
  • Aug 19 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Aug 19 Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
  • Aug 19 Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer
  • Aug 20 Missie McGeorge, Pueblo CO, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One)
  • Aug 20 Richard DeStasio, horse trainer
  • Aug 21 Anne Hobbs, England, tennis star
  • Aug 21 Bud Schultz, Meriden Conn, tennis star
  • Aug 21 Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 21 Richard Zokol, Kitimat BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open)
  • Aug 22 Denise Curry, Daivs California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Aug 22 Juan Croucier, heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round)
  • Aug 22 Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
  • Aug 23 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
  • Aug 24 Adrian Kuiper, cricketer (South African all-rounder)
  • Aug 24 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)
  • Aug 26 Jim Rutledge, Canadian golfer (1995 Indian Open), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Aug 26 Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
  • Aug 26 Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • Aug 27 Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)
  • Aug 27 Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian artist
  • Aug 28 Mary Murphy, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan

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Aug 29 Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99), born in Sarnia, Ontario

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  • Aug 29 Eddi Reader, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • Aug 29 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
  • Aug 29 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
  • Aug 29 Timothy Perry Shriver, member of the Kennedy Family
  • Aug 29 Rebecca De Mornay, Santa Rose Cal, actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle)
  • Aug 30 Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor
  • Aug 31 Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Aug 31 Tony DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)