Famous Birthdays on August 28

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 228

  • 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)
  • 1673 Conrad Michael Schneider, composer
  • 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)
  • 1700 Carolomannus Pachschmidt, composer
  • 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)
  • 1728 John Stark, American military officer (Battle of Bennington), born in Londonderry, New Hampshire (d. 1822)

Person of interestJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

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
  • 1754 Peter Winter, German composer, born in Mannhein, Germany (d. 1825)

Person of interestElizabeth Ann Bayley Seton

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
  • 1775 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • 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)
  • 1826 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1827 Teresa Milanollo, Italian composer, born in Savigliano, Italy (d. 1904)
  • 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)
  • 1829 Albert Dietrich, German composer and conductor, born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1908)
  • 1831 Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1885)
  • 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 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel hymns), born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant, born in Aberlour, Scotland (d. 1900)
  • 1841 Louis Le Prince, French artist and original inventor of the motion picture camera sometimes called "the father of cinematography," born in Metz, France (d. 1890)
  • 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)
  • 1872 Alfred Baldwin Sloan, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1925)
  • 1878 George Whipple, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934), born in Ashland, New Hampshire (d. 1976)
  • 1881 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1955)
  • 1883 E. E. Clive, Welsh actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour), born in Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1940)

Person of interestPeter Fraser

1884 Peter Fraser, British-born New Zealand statesman and 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1940-49), born in Hill of Fearn, Scotland (d. 1950)

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser
New Zealand Prime Minister
Peter Fraser
  • 1885 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, born in Rautavaara, Finland (d. 1960)
  • 1885 Vance Palmer, Australian author, born in Bundaberg, Australia (d. 1959)
  • 1887 Daniel Zamudio, composer
  • 1890 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)
  • 1891 Stanley Andrews, American actor (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower) (d. 1986)
  • 1894 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Morris Ankrum, American actor (Kronos, Half Human, Earth vs Flying Saucers), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1964)

  • 1898 Ludwig Turek, German writer, born in Stendal, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1899 Charles Boyer, French actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park), born in Figeac, Lot, France (d. 1978)
  • 1901 Cees Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Paul Henry Lang, Hungarian-American critic and musicologist (NY Herald Tribune), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, born in Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1904 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1980)
  • 1905 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's), born in Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1992)
  • 1905 Sam Levene, American Broadway actor (Demon, Gung Ho, Boomerang), born in Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1906 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Phil Edwards, Canadian-Guyanese runner (Olympic bronze 1928, 32, 36), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1971)
  • 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)
  • 1913 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1914 Glenn Osser, American orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue), born in Munising, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1915 Max Robertson, British sports commentator
  • 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)
  • 1916 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)

Person of interestJack Kirby

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)
  • 1921 Johan "Joop" Doderer, Dutch actor (Swiebertje, My Fair Lady), born in Velsen, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Nancy Kulp, American actress (The Beverly Hillbillies, The Aristocats, Shane), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1921 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Janet Frame, New Zealand novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
  • 1924 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
  • 1924 Vilayat Khan, composer
  • 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
  • 1925 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
  • 1928 James Wild, music teacher
  • 1928 F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1930 Ben Gazzara, American actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in London, England
  • 1931 John Perkins, singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1931 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1931 Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario
  • 1932 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Carlene Polite, US dancer/activist/author (Sister X)
  • 1935 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1936 Harry McLevy, trade Unionist
  • 1936 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1937 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain and large landowner

Person of interestPaul Martin

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
  • 1939 Cassie Mackin, newswoman (NBC TV)
  • 1939 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • 1939 Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • 1940 William Cohen, US Secretary of Defense (1997-2001), (Sen-R Maine, 1979-97), born in Bangor, Maine
  • 1940 Ken Jenkins, American actor
  • 1940 Roger Pingeon, French cylist
  • 1940 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
  • 1941 Paul Peter Plishka, American operatic bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Anne "Honey" Lantree, rocker
  • 1943 David Soul, [Solberg] actor (Starsky & Hutch), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Lou Pinella, Yankee manager (1969 AL rookie of the year)
  • 1943 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1943 Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
  • 1944 Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
  • 1944 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
  • 1945 Bruno Nuytten, director (Camille Claudel)
  • 1945 Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
  • 1947 Alice Playton, American actress (Who Killed Mary Whats 'er Name), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist
  • 1948 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
  • 1948 Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, American sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
  • 1948 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Hugh Cornwell, rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • 1950 Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
  • 1951 Dave Hlubek, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1951 Wayne Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1951 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
  • 1952 Rita Dove, American poet
  • 1952 Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
  • 1952 Guy Nadon, Canadian actor
  • 1952 Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
  • 1953 Gates McFadden, actress (Star Trek Next Generation), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1954 George Church, American geneticist and synthetic biologist, born in MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • 1956 Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic bronze 1980, 84)
  • 1956 Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1957 Daniel Stern, actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • 1957 Rick Rossovich, actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER), born in Palo Alto, California

Person of interestAi Weiwei

1957 Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and activist (Sunflower Seeds, Remembering), born in Beijing, China

Artist, Activist Ai Weiwei
Artist, Activist
Ai Weiwei
  • 1958 Scott Hamilton, ice skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1959 Mary Murphy, American LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1960 Cunningham T Ngcukana, South African worker's union leader
  • 1960 Emma Samms, [Samuels], actress (Colby's, General Hospital), born in London, England
  • 1960 Leroy Chiao, astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Kim Appleby, Stoke Newington, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in London, England
  • 1962 Richard Elliott Fehr, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962 Paul Allen, English footballer
  • 1962 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963 Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1963 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 1964 Lee MacLeod Janzen, PGA golfer (1993 US Open), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1965 James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall

Person of interestShania Twain

1965 Shania Twain, Canadian singer (You're Still the One), born in Windsor Ontario

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
  • 1966 Jerry Fehily, rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • 1966 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, Washington Crossing NJ, rower (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1966 Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
  • 1967 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 Darren Lewis, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1967 Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet
  • 1968 Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1968 Billy Boyd, Scottish actor
  • 1969 Jason Priestley, actor (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1969 Mary McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney

Person of interestPierre Turgeon

1969 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 1969 Jack Black, American actor (High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda), comedian and singer (Tenacious D), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1969 Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1970 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1970 Rick Recht, Jewish singer
  • 1971 Janet Evans, Fullerton CA, 400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 4 gold-88, 92, 96)
  • 1971 Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • 1971 Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • 1971 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts
  • 1972 John Buchanan, American actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1972 Darby Hendrickson, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Richfield Minnasota
  • 1972 Mike Cawley, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Jay Witasick, American baseball player
  • 1973 Theaster Gates, American installation artist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
  • 1973 DJ Assault, American musician
  • 1974 Mark Smith, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Takahito Eguchi, Japanese composer
  • 1974 Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
  • 1974 Carsten Jancker, German footballer
  • 1975 Jamie Cureton, English footballer
  • 1975 Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
  • 1975 Vera Jordanova, Finnish actress and model
  • 1976 Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer