Famous People Born in August 1949

  • Aug 1 Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV director/film-maker
  • Aug 1 Primous, III Fountain, composer
  • Aug 1 Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • Aug 2 "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
  • Aug 2 Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
  • Aug 2 Madeleine Smith, actress (Vampire Lovers), born in Sussex, England
  • Aug 2 James Fallows, American journalist
  • Aug 3 Morris "B B" Dickerson, American bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw), born in Torrence, California
  • Aug 3 Reed Waller, American comic book author
  • Aug 3 Valeri Vasiliev, Gorky Soviet Union, ice hockey defenceman (2x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 4 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • Aug 6 Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
  • Aug 6 Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • Aug 6 Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • Aug 6 Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
  • Aug 7 Carlo Novi, Mexican songwriter and saxopone player (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), born in Mexico City (d. 2010)
  • Aug 7 Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
  • Aug 8 Airrion Love, US singer (Stylistics-16 Bars)
  • Aug 8 Bela Magyari, Hungarian cosmonaut
  • Aug 8 Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
  • Aug 8 Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver
  • Aug 9 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
  • Aug 10 Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • Aug 11 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 11 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 11 Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)
  • Aug 12 Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
  • Aug 12 Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • Aug 12 Mark Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 12 Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
  • Aug 13 Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Philadelphia Flyer)
  • Aug 13 Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
  • Aug 13 Sheralee, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Aug 14 John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher
  • Aug 14 Bob Backlund, American wrestler
  • Aug 15 Ann Ryerson, Wisc, actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin)
  • Aug 15 Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
  • Aug 15 Kate Taylor, American singer-songwriter (It's in His Kiss), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 15 Beverly Burns, American pilot and 1st woman to captain a Boeing 747, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 15 Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor, born in Bangor, Wales
  • Aug 16 Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Aug 16 Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
  • Aug 17 Sib Hashian, rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 17 Norm Coleman, American politician
  • Aug 18 Nigel Griggs, rocker (Split Enz)
  • Aug 20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)
  • Aug 20 Nikolas Asimos, Greek composer and singer (d. 1988)
  • Aug 20 Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer
  • Aug 20 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter
  • Aug 21 Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 22 Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York

  • Aug 22 Doug Bair, baseball player, born in Defiance, Ohio
  • Aug 22 Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer (The Blue Tower), born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Aug 22 Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire, born in Byumba, Rwanda
  • Aug 23 Christopher Blake, actor (Alexa)
  • Aug 23 Geoff Capes, shot putter
  • Aug 23 John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
  • Aug 23 Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
  • Aug 23 Shelley Long, american actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Aug 23 Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 23 Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
  • Aug 24 Anna Lee Fisher, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A), born in St Albans, New York
  • Aug 24 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 24 Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
  • Aug 24 Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Aug 25 Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock and Roll All Nite), born in Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • Aug 25 John Savage, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers), born in Old Bethpage, New York
  • Aug 25 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Aug 25 Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Aug 26 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 26 Robert (Bob) Cowsill, (The Cowsills - Hair, We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Aug 26 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (theme to Mr. Belvedere), born in Cyprus
  • Aug 27 Andrew McKay, conservative MP
  • Aug 27 Douglas Fred Tewell, Baton Rouge LA, PGA golfer (1980 Sea Pines)
  • Aug 27 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist
  • Aug 27 Edmund Weiner, English lexicographer (Oxford English Dictionary), born in Oxford, England
  • Aug 27 Jeff Cook, Fort Payne Ala, country guitar/vocalist (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • Aug 28 Hugh Cornwell, rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • Aug 29 Peter John Wiegold, composer
  • Aug 30 Peter Maffay, German musician
  • Aug 30 Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001)
  • Aug 30 Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (d. 1994)
  • Aug 30 Don Boudria, Canadian politician

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Aug 31 Richard Gere, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Aug 31 Rick Roberts, rocker (Firefall)