Famous Birthdays on August 29

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  • 1434 Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet and translator, born in Čazma, Croatia (d. 1472)
  • 1476 Kano Motonobu, co-founder (Kano school of painting), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1609 Sassoferrato [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna), born in Sassoferrato, Marche, Italy (d. 1685)
  • 1619 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Navy, born in Reims, France (d. 1683)
  • 1628 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)

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1632 John Locke, English empiricist philosopher; influential Enlightenment thinker and "Father of Liberalism" (Two Treatises of Government), born in Wrington, England (d. 1704)

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke
  • 1686 Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer
  • 1725 Charles Townshend, English politician, 3rd Viscount of Townshend, born in Raynham Hall, Norfolk (d. 1767)
  • 1728 Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1797)
  • 1756 Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman, born in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1845)
  • 1756 Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer, born in Żnin, Poland (d. 1830)
  • 1773 Raphael G. Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music), born in Holleschau, Moravia, Czech Republic (d. 1850)
  • 1777 Hyacinth [Nikita Yakovlevich Bichurin], Founder of Sinology (d. 1853)
  • 1780 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), born in Montauban, France (d. 1867)
  • 1805 Frederick Maurice, English theologian of the Church of England, born in Normanston, Suffolk, England (d. 1872)
  • 1808 Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician and reformer, born in Delitzsch, Saxony (d. 1883)
  • 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author (Old Ironsides), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1811 Henry Bergh, Founder of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), born in NYC, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1815 Anna Ella Carroll, American politician and civil war writer (Reconstruction), born in Pocomoke City, Maryland (d. 1894)
  • 1821 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, born in Meylan, France (d. 1898)
  • 1842 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), born in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1907)
  • 1843 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), born in Montour Falls, New York (d. 1910)
  • 1844 Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), born in Hove, Sussex, England (d. 1929)
  • 1849 Titus van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1902)
  • 1857 Sandford Schultz, English cricketer, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1937)

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1862 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1862 Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (1908-09, 1910-13, 1914-15), born in Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1928)
  • 1871 Albert Lebrun, President of France (1932-40), born in Mercy-le-Haut, France (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (auto self-starter), born in Loudenville, Ohio (d. 1958)
  • 1876 Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (1939-48), born in Haeju, Hwanghae, Korea (d. 1949)
  • 1877 Dudley Pound, British admiral of the fleet and 1st Sea Lord (Jutland, WW II), born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1943)
  • 1880 Marie-Louise Meilleur, French-Canadian supercentenarian lived past 117, born in Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1881 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, born in Filipstad, Sweden (d. 1967)
  • 1881 Valery-Nicolas Larbaud, French novelist and translator (Enfantines), born in Vichy, France (d. 1957)
  • 1884 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, born in Biesenbrow, Brandenburg (d. 1966)
  • 1891 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1894 E. Franklin Frazier, American sociologist and author (The Negro Family in the United States), born in Baltimore (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1899 George Macready, American actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Lyman Lemnitzer, United States Army Marine Corps general (WWII), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • 1900 Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building, Centre Pompidou), born in Altona, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1901 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1986)
  • 1901 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1903 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), born in Zeitz, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1904 Werner Forssmann, German urologist (Nobel 1956), born in Berlin (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Martinus A. Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • 1905 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic Gold 1928, 1932, 1936), born in Allahabad, British India (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 1907 Joseph Wechsberg, Jewish-Czech writer (Looking For a Bluebird), born in Ostrava, Moravia, Czechoslovakia (d. 1983)
  • 1909 Roy Reuther, American Labor Leader, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1968)

  • 1910 Robert Pineda-Duque, composer, born in El Santuario, Colombia (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects), born in Hagen, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-Polish cinematographer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • 1912 Sohn Kee-chung, Korean athlete and long-distance runner, born in Sinuiju, North Korea (d. 2002)
  • 1913 Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Denys Hay, British historian, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1994)

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1915 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1982)

  • 1915 Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and inventor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1916 George Montgomery, American actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination), born in Brady, Montana (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee, columnist and businessman, born in Sittard, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Jelle Zijlstra, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank (1967-82), born in Oosterbierum, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Charles White, American actor (Airpot 95, Serpico), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American jazz saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1955)
  • 1920 Joseph Lesniewski, American Easy Company, soldier in 101st Airborne, born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), born in Haifa (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Hirulal Gaekwad, cricket all-rounder (Test for India 1952-53)
  • 1923 Lester Albert Trimble, composer
  • 1923 Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist/MP (VVD)
  • 1923 Richard Attenborough, Cambridge, English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston)
  • 1923 Marmaduke Hussey, BBC Chairman (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Dinah Washington, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Betty Lynn, American actress
  • 1926 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
  • 1927 Marion Williams, US gospel singers (Stars of Faith)
  • 1928 Charles Gray, Bournemouth England, actor (Clay-Rawhide)
  • 1928 Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)
  • 1929 Thom Gunn, poet (The Wound), born in Kent, England
  • 1930 Marius J J van Amelsvoort, Dutch undersecretary (CDA)
  • 1930 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (d. 2001)
  • 1931 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist
  • 1933 Jehan Sadat, Widow of Anwar Sadat and 1st Lady of Egypt, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1933 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen)
  • 1933 Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1934 David H Pryor, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1979-97), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • 1934 Gene Allison, US R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try)
  • 1934 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer
  • 1934 John Guy, cricketer (solid left-handed batsman for NZ in late 1950's)
  • 1935 Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist/mathematician
  • 1935 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1936 John McCain, American war hero and politician (Rep-R-Arizona, 1983-, Presidential nominee 2008), born in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
  • 1937 James J Florio, (Rep-D-NJ, 1975-90/Gov-D-NJ, 1990-94)
  • 1938 Elliott Gould, actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Queens, New York
  • 1938 Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1940 James Brady, US press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt)
  • 1940 Wilhelm Ruska, Holland, judo champ (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Robin Leach, TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • 1942 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician
  • 1942 James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1942 John Heuser, Electron microscopist
  • 1943 Mohamed Amin, cameraman
  • 1943 Richard Halligan, rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • 1945 Chris Copping, Essex England, rock bassist (Procol Harum)
  • 1945 Wyomia Tyus, Griffin Ga, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1946 Bob Beamon, high jumper (Olympics-gold-68, 29' 2½" 8.9m), born in Queens, New York
  • 1947 Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
  • 1947 James Hunt, English race car driver (d. 1993)
  • 1948 Charles David Walker, astronaut (STS 12 STS 16 STS 23)
  • 1949 Peter John Wiegold, composer
  • 1950 Mark McHale, WLAF offensive line coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1950 Dave Reichert, American politician and sheriff
  • 1952 Karen Hesse, American children's writer
  • 1953 Rick Downey, rocker drummer/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1953 James Quesada, Nicaraguan/American anthropologist
  • 1954 Chet Catallo, guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1954 Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1954 Michael P[aul] Kube-McDowell, American sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery)
  • 1955 Diamanda Galas, composer
  • 1955 Frank Hoste, Belgian cyclist
  • 1956 Edddie Murray, NFL kicker (Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1956 Kelly Murray, Canadian Tour golfer (985 Alberta Open), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1956 GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
  • 1957 Pim Kops, rock musician (Dike, Bloedend Heart)
  • 1957 Therese Hession, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 Jerry D. Bailey, American racing jockey
  • 1958 Lenny Henry, British comedian (3 of a Kind)

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1958 Michael Jackson, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1959 Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99), born in Sarnia, Ontario

Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Astronaut
Chris Hadfield
  • 1959 Eddi Reader, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • 1959 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
  • 1959 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
  • 1959 Timothy Perry Shriver, member of the Kennedy Family
  • 1959 Rebecca De Mornay, Santa Rose Cal, actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle)
  • 1961 Tony MacAlpine, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Edge of Insanity)
  • 1962 Carl Banks, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants)
  • 1962 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
  • 1963 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer
  • 1963 Greg Holmes, Covina Cal, tennis star
  • 1963 Greg Steele, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
  • 1963 Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
  • 1964 Jordi Arrese, Spanish tennis star
  • 1965 Alphons Arts, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1965 Will Perdue, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1965 Dina Spybey, American actress
  • 1966 Dan Truman, St George Utah, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • 1967 Shaun Van Allen, Shaunavon, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1967 Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
  • 1968 Darren Joseph, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1969 Brady Katytman, Greece NY, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Jerry Simons, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Vitesse)
  • 1969 Me'Shell NdegéOcello, American singer
  • 1969 Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
  • 1970 Jacco Elringh, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 1971 Dennis de Brown, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1971 Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1971 Carla Gugino, American actress
  • 1972 Michael Roan, NFL tight end/halfback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1972 Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor
  • 1973 Devin Wyman, defensive tackle (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Jermane Mayberry, guard/tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Joe Carollo, WLAF G (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 Leigh Sherer, Jasper Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-Top 10-1996)
  • 1973 Olivier Jacque, motorcyclist
  • 1973 Adam Sessler, American TV show host
  • 1973 Vincent Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1974 Brad Boston, soling sailor (Olympics-96), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1974 Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer

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1974 Jay Onrait, Canadian sports broadcaster (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Athabasca, Alberta

Sports Anchor Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor
Jay Onrait
  • 1975 Dante Basco, Filipino/American actor
  • 1976 Chris Renaud, Fredericton New Brunswick, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Kasia Kulesza, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Oly-silver-96), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1976 Stephanie Worcester, Miss USA-Maine (1997)
  • 1976 Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer
  • 1976 Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
  • 1976 Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
  • 1977 John Patrick O'Brien, American footballer
  • 1977 Aaron Rowand, American baseball player
  • 1977 Devean George, American basketball player
  • 1977 Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
  • 1977 Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian
  • 1977 Jo Weil, German actor
  • 1978 Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
  • 1979 Chieu Luu, Canadian journalist
  • 1979 Ryan Shealy, American baseball player
  • 1980 David Desrosiers, Canadian musician(Simple Plan)
  • 1980 Chris Simms, American football player
  • 1980 David West, American basketball player
  • 1980 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1980 Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1981 Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist
  • 1981 Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), Australian actor

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1981 Brian Chesky, American internet entrepreneur (CEO of Airbnb), born in Niskayuna, New York

Co-founder of Airbnb Brian Chesky
Co-founder of Airbnb
Brian Chesky