Birthdays in History on August 28

  • 865 Rhazes, [Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakarijja al-Razi], Persian physician
  • 1025 Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
  • 1476 Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school)
  • 1582 Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)
  • 1592 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28)
  • 1612 Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)
  • 1667 Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
  • 1691 Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)
  • 1713 Louis A A Count d'Affry, French general/ambassador to Netherland
  • 1714 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)

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1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German social philosopher (Faust), born in Frankfurt (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 New York City (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 (d. 1860)
  • 1794 Johannes Zwijsen, archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands)
  • 1795 Joannes A Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond
  • 1798 Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1863)
  • 1801 Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)
  • 1814 Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
  • 1824 Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician
  • 1827 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1828 William Alexander Hammond, Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • 1831 Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, 1st lady (1877-81)
  • 1833 Edward Burne-Jones, England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer
  • 1840 Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant (d. 1900)
  • 1842 Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • 1853 Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
  • 1860 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]
  • 1878 George Hoyt Whipple, Ashland New Hampshire, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934)
  • 1882 Carl W de Vries, Dutch jurist (Unknown Thorbecke)
  • 1885 Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
  • 1894 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower)
  • 1898 Ludwig Turek, German writer, born in Stendal (d. 1975)
  • 1904 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer (d. 1980)
  • 1906 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1908 Roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)
  • 1910 Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-born economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician
  • 1911 Joseph MAH Luns, foreign minister/secr-general (NATO)
  • 1912 Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75)
  • 1913 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • 1913 John Terence Reese, bridge master
  • 1915 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1916 C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
  • 1916 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, 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 New York City (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, NZ, 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/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
  • 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
  • 1999 Prince Nikolai of Denmark