On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Tom Leykis, American radio personality (The Tom Leykis Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 2 Isabel Pantoja, Spanish singer (Genio y Figura), born in Seville, Spain
  • Aug 2 Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author, born in Gorizia, Italy
  • Aug 3 Kirk Brandon, English rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • Aug 3 Abhisit Vejjajiva, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008-11), born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Aug 3 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Aug 5 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)

Person of interestMaureen McCormick

Aug 5 Maureen McCormick, American actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch), born in Encino, California

  • Aug 6 Stepfanie Kramer, American actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 7 Kent Rominger, American astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85), born in Del Norte, California
  • Aug 8 Chris Foreman [Chrissy Boy], English guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House), born in London
  • Aug 8 David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
  • Aug 10 Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star
  • Aug 10 Tugboat, [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
  • Aug 11 Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician
  • Aug 12 Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)

  • Aug 12 Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)
  • Aug 12 Terry Taylor, [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
  • Aug 14 Sharon Bryant, American vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover), born in Westchester County, New York
  • Aug 14 Rusty Wallace, American race car driver, born in Arnold, Missouri
  • Aug 15 Gordon Bruks, England, Dr/cosmonaut
  • Aug 15 Vinny Denunzio, rocker
  • Aug 15 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
  • Aug 15 Peter-John Vettese, British keyboardist (Jethro Tull), born in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Aug 16 Colleen Walker, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1997), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Aug 16 Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
  • Aug 16 Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 17 Gail Berman, American film executive
  • Aug 17 Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist
  • Aug 18 Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981), born in Mumbai, India
  • Aug 18 John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • Aug 18 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 19 Adam Arkin, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 19 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Aug 20 Alvin Greenidge, cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff)
  • Aug 20 Joan Allen, American actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country), born in Rochelle, Illinois
  • Aug 20 Rick Olsen, rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)

Person of interestKim Cattrall

Aug 21 Kim Cattrall, British Canadian actress (Mannequin, Sex and the City), born in Liverpool, England

Actress Kim Cattrall
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Kim Cattrall
  • Aug 22 Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban, South Africa
  • Aug 22 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 22 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Aug 23 David Wolf, American astronaut (STS 58, sk: 89/91), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 23 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (Floer homology), born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • Aug 23 Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Norwegian politician, born in Kvam, Norway
  • Aug 23 Skipp Sudduth, American actor (Third Watch), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 24 Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)
  • Aug 24 John Culberson, American politician
  • Aug 25 Matt Aitken, English songwriter and rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), born in Coventry, England
  • Aug 25 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1986)
  • Aug 26 Mark Mangino, American football coach
  • Aug 27 Glen Matlock, rock bassist (Sex Pistols)
  • Aug 28 Beverley Goddard-Callender, English track and field athelete (Olympic bronze 1980, 84), born in Barbados
  • Aug 28 Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor (The Limey), born in Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 29 GG [Jesus Christ] Allin, American punk rock singer, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1993)
  • Aug 30 Jayne Irving, English TV hostess (Live at 3), born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Aug 31 Masashi Tashiro, Japanese television performer

About August 1956

How Old? 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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