On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1955

  • Aug 1 Arun Lal, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's), born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Aug 1 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican professional boxer, born in Norwich, Port Antonio, Jamaica (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 Jimmy Lowe, American country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 2 Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 2 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Aug 2 Tim Dunigan, American actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 3 Corey Burton, American voice actor, born in Granada Hills, Los Angeles
  • Aug 4 Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 4 Billy Bob Thornton, American actor (Sling Blade), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Aug 4 Charles D "Sam" Gemar, Yankton SD, army/astronaut (STS 38, 48, 62)
  • Aug 4 Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
  • Aug 5 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 6 Gordon J. Brand, English golfer (British Open 1986 runner-up), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2020)
  • Aug 7 Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer, born in Bykovo, Russia
  • Aug 7 Greg Nickels, American politician (Mayor of Seattle, 2002–), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 7 Wayne Knight, American actor, born in New York City, New York

  • Aug 7 Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aug 8 Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
  • Aug 8 Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • Aug 8 Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
  • Aug 8 Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 9 Doug Williams, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins), born in Zachary, Louisiana
  • Aug 9 John E. Sweeney, American politician
  • Aug 9 Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter
  • Aug 11 Norio Honaga, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Aug 11 Sylvia Hermon, British politician
  • Aug 11 Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician
  • Aug 12 Heintje, [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
  • Aug 12 Ann M. Martin, American author

Person of interestBetsy King

Aug 13 Betsy King, American golfer (6-time major winner; US Open 1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 13 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver, born in Cambridge, England
  • Aug 13 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver (first Japanese to compete in NASCAR's top series), born in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 13 Paul Greengrass, English film director (Bloody Sunday), born in Cheam, Surrey, England
  • Aug 15 Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Aug 15 Larry Mathews, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 17 Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC), born in Swindon, England

  • Aug 17 Kevin Welch, American country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 17 Richard Hilton, American heir, father of Paris and Nicky Hilton, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 18 Taher Elgamal, Egyptian scientist, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Aug 19 Peter Gallagher, American actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild, born in Armonk, New York)
  • Aug 19 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • Aug 20 Jay Acovone, American actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 20 Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
  • Aug 22 Will Shetterly, American writer (Dogland), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Aug 22 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Aug 24 Mike Huckabee, American politician (Governor of Arkansas (R) 1996-2007), Presidential candidate, born in Hope, Arkansas
  • Aug 25 Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India
  • Aug 27 Diana Scarwid, actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Aug 27 Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 27 Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 27 Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • Aug 29 Diamanda Galás, Greek-American pianist, singer and composer (Masque of the Red Death), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 29 Frank Hoste, Belgian cyclist, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Aug 30 Martin Jackson, British rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out), born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 30 Butch [Richard Andrew] Johnson, American archer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 31 Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Olympic 2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)

About August 1955

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

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