On This Day

Famous Birthdays on August 15 (Part 2)

  • 1965 Rob Thomas, American writer
  • 1966 Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966 Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1966 Shirley Kwan [Kwan Suk Yee] Chinese Canto-pop singer ("Happy Are Those In Love"), born in Hong Kong
  • 1967 Mike James, Ft Walton FL, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1967 Moulay Brahim Boutaib, Morocco, 10k runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1967 Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1967 Peter Hermann, American actor (Beautiful People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Indian spiritual leader and filmmaker, born in Sri Gurusar Modia
  • 1968 Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968 Debra Messing, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • 1969 James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1969 Mark Heese, beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1969 Cris Judd, American actor/choreographer

  • 1970 Anthony Anderson, American comedian and actor
  • 1970 Maddie Corman, American actress
  • 1970 Ben Silverman, American TV executive
  • 1970 Chris Byrd, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 2000; IBF heavyweight tile 2002; Olympic silver middleweight 1992), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1971 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi

Person of interestBen Affleck

1972 Ben Affleck, American actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Berkeley, California

  • 1972 Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1972 Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Mikey Graham, Irish pop singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1972 Chris Morrissey, American film director/actor
  • 1972 Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor
  • 1973 Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974 Ramon Morel, Villa Gonzalez Dom Rep, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1974 Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
  • 1975 Bert Berry, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1975 Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1975 Bertrand Berry, American football player
  • 1975 Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer
  • 1976 Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)

  • 1976 Robert Macfarlane, English nature writer, born in Halam, England
  • 1976 Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (2018-), 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, born in Beshasha, Ethiopia
  • 1977 Martin Biron, Canadian American ice hockey goaltender, born in Lac-Saint-Charles, Quebec
  • 1977 Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast (Olympic gold 2004), born in Seregno, Italy
  • 1977 Nicole Paggi, American actress (Hope and Faith), born in Travis County, Texas
  • 1978 Tim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown), born in Lake Arrowhead, California
  • 1978 Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1978 Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast (World Champion 1995, Olympic Gold 1996), born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR
  • 1978 Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player (Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1979 Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
  • 1980 Nathalie Press, English actress
  • 1981 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer (Olympic gold, 4x100m medley relay 2004, 08, 12; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • 1981 Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
  • 1981 Oliver Perez, American baseball player
  • 1982 Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
  • 1984 Edward "Ted" Dwane, British folk-rock double bassist (Mumford & Sons), born in London
  • 1984 Opal Tometi, Nigerian American civil rights activist (co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter)
  • 1985 Nipsey Hussle [Ermias Asghedom], American rapper and activist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 1989 Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1989 Tiffanie Anderson, American singer, dancer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1989 Joe Jonas, American pop singer (Jonas Brothers), born in Casa Grande, Arizona

Person of interestJennifer Lawrence

1990 Jennifer Lawrence, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook), born in Louisville, Kentucky