Birthdays in History on August 28

  • 865 Rhazes, [Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakarijja al-Razi], Persian physician
  • 1025 Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan, 70th Emperor of Japan, born in Heian-kyō, Japan (d. 1068)
  • 1582 Taichang Emperor [Zhu Changluo], 14th Emperor of the Ming dynasty of China, born in Beijing (d. 1620)
  • 1592 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28), born in Brooksby, England (d. 1628)
  • 1612 Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar, born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands (d. 1653)
  • 1667 Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Güstrow, Germany (d. 1721)
  • 1691 Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1750)
  • 1694 Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Wife of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, born in Wolfenbüttel, Germany (d. 1715)
  • 1713 Louis-Auguste d'Affry, French general and ambassador to Netherland, born in Versailles, France (d. 1793)
  • 1714 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, born in Bevern, Germany (d. 1774)

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1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German social philosopher (Faust), born in Frankfurt am Main, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1832)

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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1774 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), born in NYC, New York (d. 1821)

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • 1789 Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden, born in Versailles, France (d. 1860)
  • 1794 Johannes Zwijsen, Dutch archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands), born in Kerkdriel, Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • 1795 Joannes Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond, born in Bree, Belgium (d. 1886)
  • 1798 Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, U.S. Army (Union Navy), born in Monmouth County, New Jersey (d. 1863)
  • 1801 Antoine Cournot, French philosopher and mathematician (rule of Cournot), born in Gray, France (d. 1877)
  • 1814 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (The House by the Churchyard), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1873)
  • 1824 Carel van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician, born in Zevenaar, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • 1827 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1828 William Alexander Hammond, American military physician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Annapolis, Maryland (d. 1900)
  • 1831 Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, 1st lady of the United States (1877-81), born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 1889)
  • 1833 Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1898)
  • 1840 Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant, born in Aberlour, Scotland (d. 1900)
  • 1842 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1853 Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor, born in Grayvoron, Russia (d. 1939)
  • 1860 Marianne Von Werefkin, Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, born in Tula, Russia (d. 1938)
  • 1878 George Whipple, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934), born in Ashland, New Hampshire (d. 1976)
  • 1885 Vance Palmer, Australian author, born in Bundaberg, Australia (d. 1959)
  • 1894 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower) (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Ludwig Turek, German writer, born in Stendal, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Cees Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1980)
  • 1906 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1908 Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American economist (Nobel 1975), born in 's-Graveland, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, born in Herrera de Pisuerga, Spain (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Joseph Luns, Dutch Foreign Minister and Secretary General (NATO), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Ruurd Faber, Dutch politcian and Mayor of Aalten (1971-75), born in Veenhuizen, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • 1913 John Terence Reese, British bridge master, born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1916 C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
  • 1916 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, American sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013)

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1917 Jack Kirby, American cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Capt America), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • 1918 Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician
  • 1919 Ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
  • 1920 Frits Bernard, pedophile activist (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Janet Frame, New Zealand novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
  • 1925 Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)
  • 1925 John Gillett, film researcher

  • 1925 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1928 F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario
  • 1935 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1936 Harry McLevy, trade Unionist
  • 1937 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain and large landowner

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1938 Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 2003-06), born in Windsor, Ontario

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
  • 1938 Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist
  • 1940 William Cohen, US Secretary of Defense (1997-2001), (Sen-R Maine, 1979-97), born in Bangor, Maine
  • 1940 Roger Pingeon, French cylist
  • 1941 Paul Peter Plishka, Old Forge Penn, bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens)
  • 1941 Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
  • 1943 Lou Pinella, Yankee manager (1969 AL rookie of the year)
  • 1943 Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
  • 1944 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
  • 1945 Bruno Nuytten, director (Camille Claudel)
  • 1947 Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist
  • 1952 Rita Dove, American poet
  • 1952 Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
  • 1952 Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
  • 1954 George Church, American geneticist and synthetic biologist, born in MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • 1960 Cunningham T Ngcukana, South African worker's union leader
  • 1960 Leroy Chiao, astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1965 James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall
  • 1966 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, Washington Crossing NJ, rower (Oly-silver-1996)
  • 1966 Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
  • 1967 Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet
  • 1968 Scarlet Annette Morgan, Pfafftown NC, Miss NC-America-1991
  • 1969 Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974 Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
  • 1978 Shaniqua, American wrestling valet
  • 1979 Robert Hoyzer, German football referee
  • 1986 Gilad Shalit, Israeli corporal
  • 1989 Cécile McLorin Salvant, American jazz vocalist (Cecile, WomanChild), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1999 Prince Nikolai of Denmark