Famous Birthdays on August 3

  • 1509 Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer, born in Orléans, France (d. 1546)
  • 1645 August Kuhnel, German composer and musician, born in Delmenhorst, Germany (d. ca 1700)
  • 1692 John Henley, English clergyman, born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England (d. 1759)
  • 1748 Carl Ludwig Junker, German composer, born in Kirchberg an der Jagst, Germany (d. 1797)
  • 1753 Charles Stanhope, 3rd earl Stanhope, English radical politician and scientist, born in London (d. 1816)
  • 1770 Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), born in Potsdam, Prussia (d. 1840)
  • 1803 Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace), born in Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire (d. 1865)
  • 1808 Hamilton Fish, American politician (Governor of New York), born in NYC, New York (d. 1893)

Person of interestElisha Otis

1811 Elisha Otis, American founder of the Otis Elevator Company and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails, born in Halifax, Vermont (d. 1861)

Inventor and Elevator Industrialist Elisha Otis
Inventor and Elevator Industrialist
Elisha Otis
  • 1816 John E. Smith, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Berne, Switzerland (d. 1897)
  • 1817 Archduke Albrecht of Austria, Duke of Teschen (Battle at Custozza), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1895)
  • 1818 Joseph Schadde, Flemish architect (New Stock exchange Antwerp), born in Antwerp (d. 1894)
  • 1820 Luther Orlando Emerson, American composer, born in Parsonsfield, Maine (d. 1915)
  • 1820 William Miller, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1909)
  • 1823 Thomas Francis Meagre, Irish nationalist and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1867)
  • 1824 William Burnham Woods, American politician, judge, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1887)
  • 1832 Ivan Zajc, Czech composer and conductor, born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1914)
  • 1833 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher and feminist, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1847 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer and tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • 1850 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1898)
  • 1850 Reginald Heber Roe, 2nd Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School, born in Blandford, Dorset, England (d. 1926)
  • 1851 Isabella Caroline Somerset, British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women's rights, born in London (d. 1921)
  • 1854 Fernand de La Tombelle, French organist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1928)
  • 1855 Joe Hunter, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (England on 1884-85 Aust tour), born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (d. 1891)
  • 1856 Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia, born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1860 William Kennedy Dickson, Scottish inventor (devised an early motion picture camera), born in Le Minihic-sur-Rance, Brittany, France (d. 1935)

Person of interestStanley Baldwin

1867 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England (d. 1947)

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1871 Vernon Louis Parrington, American author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1872 Haakon VII, King of Norway (1905-57), born in Charlottenlund Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1873 Albert Marie Leon Adolphe de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39) (d. 1956)
  • 1874 Eugène Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • 1878 Constantino Gaito, Argentinian composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1945)
  • 1882 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, born in Cotacachi, Ecuador (d. 1972)
  • 1884 Louis Gruenberg, Russian-American composer (Daniel Jazz), born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia (now Belarus) (d. 1964)
  • 1885 Siegfried Salomon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (The Soldier), born in Rugby, England (d. 1915)
  • 1892 Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1981)
  • 1894 Harry Heilmann, American baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)
  • 1894 Johan van Maarseveen, Dutch Minister of Justice and Internal minister, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • 1895 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (An Old Man's Folly), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1941)
  • 1898 Karl Kehrle, Benedictine monk and beekeeper, born in Mittelbiberach, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1899 Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing drive, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Arnold Struycken, Dutch lawyer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • 1900 Ernie Pyle, American correspondent during WW II (Pulitzer Prize 1944), born in Dana, Indiana (d. 1945)
  • 1900 John T. Scopes, American teacher convicted for teaching evolution (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), born in Dayton, Tennessee (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Bernard Reichel, Swiss composer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • 1901 John Stennis, American politician, Mississippi Senator, born in Kemper County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1901 Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Cardinal, born in Zuzela, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Habib Bourguiba, 1st president of Tunisia (1957-87), born in Monastir, Regency of Tunisia (d. 2000)
  • 1902 Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1902 Ray Block, French orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason), born in Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1982)

  • 1902 Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi, born in Berlin, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1904 Clifford D. Simak, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station), born in Millville, Wisconsin (d. 1988)
  • 1904 Dolores del Rio, Mexican silent screen actress (Deseada, Bugambilia), born in Durango, Mexico (d. 1983)
  • 1905 Maggie Kuhn, American activist and co-founder (Gray Panthers), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Leonhard Huizinga, Dutch journalist and writer (Adriaan & Olivier), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • 1907 Adrienne Ames, American actress (Death Kiss, Panama Patrol), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1947)
  • 1907 Ernesto Geisel, 29th President of Brazil (1974-79), born in Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Irene Tedrow, American actress (Lucy-Dennis the Menace, Mr Novak), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 1988)
  • 1911 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian television comedy writer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1991)
  • 1915 Sal Santen, Dutch writer (You Are Jewish People), born in Amsterdam (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist, born in Badayun, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (d. 1970)
  • 1916 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • 1918 Jordan Whitfield, American actor (Bomba the Jungle Boy, Lord of the Jungle, Swamp Fox), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1918 James MacGregor Burns, American political writer (The Lion & the Fox), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • 1918 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Larry Haines [Hecht], American actor (The Odd Couple, Search for Tomorrow), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1920 P. D. James, English mystery writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford, England (d. 2014)
  • 1920 Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1920 P. D. [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford (d. 2014)
  • 1920 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1920 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect, born in Kärdla, Estonia (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Hayden Carruth, American poet (The Crow and the Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Marilyn Maxwell, American actress and entertainer (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid, East of Sumatra), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1972)
  • 1921 Richard Adler, American composer and songwriter (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 1923)
  • 1922 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author, born in Norwich, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Anne Klein, American fashion designer (Anne Klein II), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1923 Roger Foulon, Belgian writer (Un été dans la Fagne), born in Thuin, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of the Coptic Christianity, born in Abnub, Asyut Governorate, Egypt (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Max van der Stoel, Dutch politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs (PvdA), born in Voorschoten, Netherlands (d. 2011)

Person of interestTony Bennett

1926 Tony Bennett, American singer (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), born in Queens, New York

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett
  • 1926 Gordon Scott [Werschkul], American actor (Tarzan series), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2009)
  • 1928 Cécile Aubry, French actress (The Black Rose), author (Belle et Sébastien), television screenwriter and director, born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • 1929 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1930 James Komack, American writer, director and actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1933 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1933 Thé Tjong-Khing, Dutch illustrator of children books (Miep Diekman), born in Purworedjo, Java
  • 1934 Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1935 Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • 1935 Richard Lamm, American politician (38th Governor of Colorado), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1935 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1936 Edward Petherbridge, English actor (The Guardians), born in West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1937 Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India
  • 1937 Steven Berkoff, English actor (Rambo: First Blood Part II), born in Stepney, London
  • 1937 Diane Wakoski, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal), born in Whittier, California
  • 1938 George Memmoli, American actor (Earl-Hello Larry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1940 John W. Carlin, American politician (40th Governor of Kansas), born in Salina, Kansas
  • 1940 Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
  • 1940 Lance Alworth, American NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestMartin Sheen

1940 Martin Sheen [Ramon Estevez], American actor (Badlands, The West Wing), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1941 Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Person of interestMartha Stewart

1941 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • 1942 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1945 Ron Hendren, American TV host (Entertainment Tonight), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1945 Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1946 Jack Straw, British politician (Member of Parliament for Blackburn), born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex
  • 1948 Pierre Lacroix, Canadian National Hockey League executive, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1949 Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw), born in Torrence, California
  • 1949 Reed Waller, American comic book author (Omaha the Cat Dancer)
  • 1949 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold),born in Gorky, Soviet Union (d. 2012)
  • 1950 Jo Marie Payton, American actress (Harriette-Family Matters), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1950 Waldemar Cierpinski, East German runner (Olympic marathon gold 1976, 80), born in Neugattersleben, Germany
  • 1950 John Landis, American director (Animal House, Michael Jackson's Thriller video), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Johnny Graham, American guitarist and singer (Earth Wind & Fire), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Person of interestMarcel Dionne

1951 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • 1952 Aleksandr A Volkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1952 Jay North, American actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1952 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1952 Frank Schaeffer, American author (Crazy for God), born in Champéry, Switzerland
  • 1952 Loles León, Spanish actress (Aquí no hay quien viva), born in Barcelona
  • 1954 Denise Craig, WBL forward (Dayton Rockettes, NY Stars)
  • 1954 Gary Peters, English footballer, born in Carshalton, London
  • 1955 Corey Burton, American voice actor, born in Granada Hills, Los Angeles
  • 1956 Kirk Brandon, English rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • 1956 Abhisit Vejjajiva, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008-11), born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • 1956 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1957 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker, born in Guntur, India
  • 1958 Cindy Nixon, American singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director (The Secret Life of Us), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1959 Martin Atkins, English drummer (Nine Inch Nails), born in Coventry
  • 1959 Koichi Tanaka, Japanese scientist (Nobel 2002), born in Toyama, Japan
  • 1960 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1960 Tim Mayotte, American tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1961 Lee Rocker [Leon Drucker], American rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1961 Molly Hagan, American actress (Code of Silence), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1962 Alberto Tous, Spanish tennis star, born in Palma, Spain
  • 1962 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, born in Ermelo, Transvaal (d. 2007)
  • 1962 Tina Lehtola, Finnish women's ski jumper (world's record holder), born in Finland
  • 1963 Carlo Imperato, American actor (Fame), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestJames Hetfield

1963 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica), born in Downey, California

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 1963 Libor Pimek, tennis star, born in Most, Czechoslovakia
  • 1963 Isaiah Washington, American actor (The 100), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1963 Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • 1964 Joan E Higginbotham, American engineer and NASA astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Johnny Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Kevin Elster, American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Pedro, California
  • 1964 Nate McMillan, American NBA guard and forward (Seattle Supersonics), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1966 Eric Esch, American boxer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1967 John Femia, American actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Rod Beck [Rodney Roy], American MLB relief pitcher (SF Giants-1994 NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year), born in Burbank, California
  • 1969 Doug Overton, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Darren Mickell, American NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970 Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer, born in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1971 Moira C Dunn, American LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-6th), born in Utica, New York
  • 1971 Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (Falkirk), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1972 Alain Bolduc, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Jeff Nygaard, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1972 John Lilley, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Sandis Ozolinsh, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1972 Travis Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sodoltna, Alaska
  • 1973 Kurt Grote, American 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • 1973 Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer, born in Amyntaio, Greece
  • 1973 Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder (4x Mr. Olympia winner - 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010), born in Sterling, Massachusetts
  • 1974 Blaine Wilson, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1974 Jenny Beck, American actress (Claire Carroll-Guns & Paradise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 N. D. Kalu, American defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1975 Trevor Pryce, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1975 Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete, born in Heraklion, Greece
  • 1975 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1976 Troy Glaus, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Tarzana, Los Angeles

Person of interestTom Brady

1977 Tom Brady, American football player (New England Patriots, 4 Super Bowls), born in San Mateo, California

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 1977 Tómas Lemarquis, Icelandic actor (Nói Albínói), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1977 Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France 2006 winner), born in Mos, Galicia, Spain
  • 1978 Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer, born in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
  • 1979 Kris Jenkins, American football player, born in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • 1979 Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress (Lost, The Hobbit), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
  • 1980 Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1980 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
  • 1983 Mamie Gummer, American actress (Nancy Crozier-The Good Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1984 Jon Foster, American actor (Stay Alive), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1984 Amanda Kimmel, American actress and beauty queen, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Yasin Avci, Danish footballer, born in Tire, Turkey
  • 1984 Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer (Bengaluru FC), born in Secunderabad, India

Person of interestRyan Lochte

1984 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Swimmer
Ryan Lochte
  • 1985 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1986 Charlotte Casiraghi, Daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, born in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco
  • 1989 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, born in Nice (d. 2015)
  • 1990 Jourdan Dunn, British model, born in London, England
  • 1993 Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer, born in Kanagawa, Japan