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Famous People Born in August 1954

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Lisa Brown, American actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 2 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Aug 2 James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian, born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 3 Denise Craig, WBL forward (Dayton Rockettes, NY Stars)
  • Aug 3 Gary Peters, English footballer, born in Carshalton, London
  • Aug 6 Carl C Perkins, American politician (Rep-D-KY, 1984-93), born in Washington D.C.
  • Aug 6 Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
  • Aug 6 Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto
  • Aug 7 Caroline Aaron, American actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Aug 8 Nigel Mansell, British auto racer (World F1 champion 1992, Indy Car 1993), born in Upton-upon-Severn, England
  • Aug 11 David Ian "Joe" Jackson, English singer, pianist, composer (Steppin' Out), born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Aug 11 Lina Polito, actress (Love & Anarchy), born in Naples, Italy
  • Aug 11 M V Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), born in Secunderabad, India
  • Aug 11 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
  • Aug 11 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • Aug 12 Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Aug 12 Pat Metheny, American jazz and fusion guitarist (As Wichita Falls, So Falls Whichita), born born in Lee's Summit, Missouri

Person of interestFrançois Hollande

Aug 12 François Hollande, 24th President of France (Socialist: 2012-17), born in Rouen, France

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • Aug 13 Lincoln Díaz-Balart, Cuban-American attorney and politician (Rep-R-Florida), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Aug 13 Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • Aug 14 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 14 Monica Baltodano, Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution commander, born in Leon, Nicaragua
  • Aug 15 Mary Jo Salter, American poet and co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Poetry, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Person of interestStieg Larsson

Aug 15 Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden (d. 2004)

Person of interestJames Cameron

Aug 16 James Cameron, Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Aug 17 Eric Johnson, American guitarist
  • Aug 18 Umberto Guidoni, Italian astrophysicist and writer (STS 75), born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 19 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • Aug 20 Al Roker, American weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 20 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 Quinn Buckner, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phoenix, Illinois
  • Aug 20 Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey and music video producer (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Don Stark, American actor (That '70s Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 21 Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 21 Steve Smith, rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 23 Charles Busch, American actor, screenwriter, playwright and drag queen (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), in Hartsdale, New York
  • Aug 24 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 25 Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick McManus], English rock vocalist (Allison), born in Paddington, London
  • Aug 25 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • Aug 25 Marty Jourard, American keyboardist and vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 26 Michael Chetwood, rocker
  • Aug 26 Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
  • Aug 26 Wally Murphy, American guitarist
  • Aug 26 Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
  • Aug 27 Derek Warwick, race car driver
  • Aug 27 John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
  • Aug 27 Mike Kelley, Wayne, Michigan, artist (More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 George Church, American geneticist and synthetic biologist, born in MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • Aug 29 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Rochester, New York
  • Aug 29 Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Aug 29 Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 30 David Paymer, American actor (Love Mary, Mr Saturday Night), born in Oceanside, New York
  • Aug 30 Gerard Hadders, Dutch postage stamp designer (1991 children stamp), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 30 Alexander Lukashenko, 1st President of Belarus, born in Kopys, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Aug 31 Tula, [Barry Kenneth Cossey], England, transsexual (For Your Eyes Only)

About August 1954

How Old? 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)