Famous Birthdays on August 22

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  • 1530 Bartolomeo Spontone, composer
  • 1601 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), born in The Havre, France (d. 1667)
  • 1615 Christopher Gibbons, composer
  • 1624 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer and poet, born in Caen, France (d. 1701)
  • 1647 Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine), born in Blois, France
  • 1679 Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1758)
  • 1681 Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
  • 1753 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer
  • 1760 Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), born in Genga, Marche, Italy (d. 1829)
  • 1764 Charles Percier, French architect, born in Paris (d. 1838)
  • 1766 Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
  • 1771 Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
  • 1771 Henry Maudslay, English inventor (metal lathe), born in Woolwich, London (d. 1831)
  • 1773 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer and botanist, born in La Rochelle, France (birth date disputed) (d. 1858)
  • 1779 James Kirke Paulding, American author (The Dutchman's Fireside), born in Pleasant Valley, NY (d. 1860)
  • 1788 Thomas Tredgold, English railway engineer and carpenter,born in Brandon, Durham, England (d. 1829)
  • 1795 Abraham Capadose, Dutch physician and missionary, born in Amsterdam (d. 1874)
  • 1800 William S. Harney, U.S. general, born in Madison, Tennessee (d. 1889)
  • 1800 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1865)
  • 1822 George Stoneman, US Union general-major and Governor of California (1883-87), born in Busti, NY (d. 1894)
  • 1822 Virginia Clemm Poe, American wife of writer Edgar Allan Poe, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1847)
  • 1827 Edouard Silas, composer
  • 1827 Joseph Anthony Mower, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodstock, Vermont (d. 1870)
  • 1827 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, born in Vermont (d. 1906)
  • 1834 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1900)
  • 1834 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, born in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
  • 1836 Archibald M Willard, American artist (Spirit of '76), born in Bedford, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • 1844 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer whose disastrous expedition provided evidence to support the theory of trans-Arctic oceanic drift, born in New York City
  • 1845 William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts, born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • 1846 Amalie Skram, Norwegian author (Hellemyrsfolket), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1905)
  • 1847 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer
  • 1848 Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (Founder of Chicago Daily News), born in Hudson, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1852 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), born in Faenza, Italy (d. 1909)
  • 1854 Milan I, King of Serbia, born in Mărășești, Romania (d. 1901)
  • 1857 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager, born in Montville, Connecticut (d. 1937)
  • 1860 Paul G. Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award), born in Lebork, Poland (d. 1940)
  • 1860 Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Trzebiechów, Zielona Góra County, Poland (d. 1917)

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1862 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1865 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
  • 1867 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1939)
  • 1867 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1868 Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, born in Jamestown, NY (d. 1958)
  • 1873 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1935)
  • 1873 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher, born in Sokółka, Poland (d. 1928)
  • 1874 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer
  • 1874 Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1928)
  • 1880 George Herriman, American cartoonist (Krazy Kat), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1944)
  • 1880 Gorch Fock [Johann Wilhelm Kinau], German author and poet (d. 1916)
  • 1882 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • 1888 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1890 Floyd Henri Allport, American psychologist and sociologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1979)

  • 1891 Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish-French-American painter and cubist sculptor, born in Druskininkai, Lithuania (d. 1973)
  • 1892 Percy Fender, English cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder), born in Balham, London (d. 1985)

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1893 Dorothy Parker, American short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1967)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1894 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Cape Town (d. 1973)
  • 1894 Ivan Isakov [Hovhannes Ter-Isahakyan], Russian-Armenian military commander (Commander in Chief of the Soviet Navy during World War II), born in Hadjikend, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1895 Paul Taylor White, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1895 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician, born in Pierreville, Quebec (d. 1966)
  • 1896 Laurence McKinley Gould, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929, born in Lacota, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1897 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1965)
  • 1897 Elizabeth Bergner, Austrian actress (Catherine the Great), born in Drohobycz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), born in Verdun, France (d. 1975)
  • 1900 Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (Russian Language Dictionary), born in Kuvshinovo, Tver Oblast, Russia (d. 1964)

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1902 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 1902 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1993)
  • 1902 Thomas Pelly, American politician, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1973)
  • 1903 René Wellek, writer (Concepts of Criticism), Vienna, Austria

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1904 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), born in Guang'an, Sichuan (d. 1997)

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • 1905 Wade Crosby, American actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Colin Buchanan, British town planner (Traffic in Towns), born in Simla, India (d. 2001)
  • 1907 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), born in Kipling, Alabama (d. 1971)
  • 1907 Cyril Astley Clarke, British physician and geneticist, born in Leicester, England (d. 2000)

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1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment', born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (d. 2004)

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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1909 Mel Hein, American NFL center (NY Giants), born in Redding, California (d. 1992)

NFL Offensive Lineman Mel Hein
NFL Offensive Lineman
Mel Hein
  • 1909 Sergius Kagen, composer
  • 1909 Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
  • 1909 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Somerset de Chair, British writer, MP and poet, born in Somerset (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Edith Porada, art historian and archaeologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Richard Catling, British commissioner of police (Kenya), born in Leiston, Suffolk (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Robert Schollum, composer
  • 1913 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian nuclear physicist, born in Marina di Pisa, Italy (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
  • 1915 David Dellinger, American social rights and peace movement leader, born in Wakefield, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1915 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), born in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1915 James Hillier, Canadian-American inventor (co-created the electron microscope), born in Brantford, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1916 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England
  • 1917 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Mary McGrory, American journalist and columnist, born in Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Earl Cathcart, British major-general
  • 1919 Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant, born in Manchester (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
  • 1920 Denton Cooley, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Pierre A. Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria), born in Curacao, Venezuela (d. 1981)
  • 1920 Ray Bradbury, American sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • 1921 James Menter, British physicist and principal (Queen Mary College), born in Teynham, Kent (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Micheline Presle, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin), born in Paris, France
  • 1923 Gerald Long, English journalist and CEO of Reuters, born in York, England (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Andrzej Markowski, composer
  • 1924 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Hired Wife), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924 Peter Allsop, publisher
  • 1925 Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), born in Plaistow, London
  • 1926 Bob Flannigan, jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Greencastle, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Marc Bohan, French fashion designer, born in Paris
  • 1927 Aleksandar Obradovic, composer
  • 1928 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1928 Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate, born in Moyamba, Sierra Leone
  • 1928 Karlheinz Stockhausen, Modrath, German composer
  • 1929 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Labour) spokesperson on Home Affairs, born in British India
  • 1929 Harry McPherson, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, born in Tyler, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Gerald P Carr, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932 Theoni Vachliotis Aldredge, Greek-American award winning costume designer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Irmtraud Morgner, German writer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1933 Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (Jessica, Hercules), born in Split, Dalmatia, Yugoslavia (d. 1994)
  • 1934 Diana Sands, American actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Norman Schwarzkopf [Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf], US Army general (Gulf War), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934 John M Chowning, composer
  • 1934 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
  • 1935 Morton Dean, American TV newscaster (CBS, ABC), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1935 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1936 Anne Downey, British circuit judge
  • 1936 Lex P Humphries, drummer
  • 1937 Donald MacLeary, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1937 Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
  • 1938 Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
  • 1938 Paul Maguire, American football commentator, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1939 Candido Lima, composer

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1939 Carl Yastrzemski, American Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1939 Fred Milano, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40], born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1939 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York
  • 1940 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
  • 1940 David R. Vance, American horse trainer, born in Logansport, Indiana
  • 1940 George Reinholt, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1940 John Banham, director-general (CBI)

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1941 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 1941 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, born in Wels (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Michael Aldrich, British inventor (online shopping), born in Brocket Hall, England (d. 2014)
  • 1942 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1942 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), born in Kırşehir, Turkey (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Alun Michael, British Labour and Co-operative politician, born in Bryngwran, Anglesey
  • 1943 Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist, born in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1944 Henk Veldhoen, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Heinenoord, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1945 Derek Fatchett, British Labour politician, born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1999)
  • 1945 James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1945 Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1945 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • 1945 Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1946 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1947 Bud Cramer, American politician (Rep-D-Alabama), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1947 Cindy Williams, American actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1947 Donna Godchaux, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1948 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • 1948 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress (The Sailor from Gibraltar), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1949 Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Doug Bair, baseball player, born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1949 Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer (The Blue Tower), born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1949 Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire, born in Byumba, Rwanda
  • 1950 Ray Burris, baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma
  • 1950 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney and convicted felon, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1951 Teresa Davis, American Soul singer (The Emotions)
  • 1951 Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician, born in Chokpur, Taplejung District, Nepal
  • 1952 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1953 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager, born in Melrose, Minnesota
  • 1954 John Colwell, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1955 Will Shetterly, American writer (Dogland), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1955 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • 1956 Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1956 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1956 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1957 Holly Dunn, country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1957 Randy Romero, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1957 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
  • 1958 Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1958 Ian Mitchell, American rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Downpatrick, Ireland
  • 1958 Colm Feore, American actor (The Chronicles of Riddick), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Stevie Ray [Lane Huffman], American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958 Vernon Reid, English-born American musician (Living Colour), born in London
  • 1959 Denise Curry, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Fort Benton, Montana
  • 1959 Juan Croucier, Cuban-born American heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1959 Pia Gjellerup, Danish Social Democrat politician, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • 1961 Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1961 Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • 1962 Gene Craig Sauers, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1962 James Debarge, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1962 Marie Laurie Mahabir, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87), born in Le Moule, Guadeloupe
  • 1963 Lily Yip, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • 1963 Thomas Ansberry, American long-distance runner
  • 1963 Tori Amos [Myra Ellen Amos], American pianist and vocalist (Under The Pink), born in Newton, North Carolina
  • 1964 Dean Evason, Canadian NHL player (Calgary Flames), born in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

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1964 Mats Wilander, Swedish tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French), born in Vaxjo, Sweden

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 1965 Patricia Hy-Boulais, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles), born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 1965 Tom Gibis, American voice actor (Shikamaru Nara-Naruto), born in West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1966 Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)