Famous People Born in August 1957

  • Aug 1 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 1 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • Aug 1 Laura Johnson, American actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 2 Jacky Rosen, American politician (Senator-D-Nevada 2019-), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 2 Mojo Nixon [Neill McMillan, Jr.], American musician ("Elvis Is Everywhere") and actor, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Aug 2 Stephen Kelly Petterson, New Zealand mallbore rifle shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 3 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker, born in Guntur, India
  • Aug 4 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • Aug 4 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 4 Robert E. Andrews, American politician (Rep-D-New Jersey 1990-2014), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Aug 5 Pavel V. Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, Commander of the International Space Station 2013), born in Magadan, Soviet Union
  • Aug 6 Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • Aug 6 Faith Prince, Broadway actress (Guys & Dolls, Carousel), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Aug 6 Jim McGreevey, American politician
  • Aug 7 Alexander Dityatin, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold USSR Team, All-around, Rings 1980; World C'ship gold x 7), born in Leningrad, Russia
  • Aug 7 Martín Espada, American Latino poet (2021 National Book Award), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 8 Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
  • Aug 8 Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
  • Aug 9 Melanie Griffith, American actress (Body Double, Working Girl), born in New York City
  • Aug 10 Fred Ho [Houn], American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer (Year of the Tiger), playwright, writer and social activist, born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2014)
  • Aug 11 Masayoshi Son, Korean-Japanese chief executive of SoftBank Mobile and chairman of Sprint Corporation, born in Tosu, Saga
  • Aug 11 Richie Ramone [Richard Reinhardt], American rock drummer (Ramones), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 11 Ross Halfin, British rock and heavy metal concert tour and portrait photographer, born in london, England
  • Aug 12 Amanda Redman, British stage and screen actress (At Home with the Braithwaithes; New Tricks; The Good Karma Hospital (2017–present), borne in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • Aug 14 Jackée Harry, American actress (Sandra-227), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Aug 15 Zeljko Ivanek, Slovenian-Croatian-American actor (Damages), born in Lujubljana, Yugoslavia
  • Aug 16 Laura Innes, American actress and director (ER, The Event), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Aug 16 Phil Murphy, American financier and politician, Governor of New Jersey (2018-), born in Needham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 16 Tim Farriss, Australian rock guitarist (INXS - "Kiss The Dirt"), born in Perth, Australia
  • Aug 17 Robin Cousins, British figure skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Bristol, England
  • Aug 17 Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Korumburra, Victoria [several sources cite August 18]
  • Aug 18 Carole Bouquest, French actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 18 Denis Leary, American actor and comedian (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Korumburra, Victoria [several sources cite August 17]
  • Aug 19 Darby Hinton, American actor (Daniel Boone - "Israel"; Days Of Our Lives - "Ian"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 19 Ian Gould, England cricketer and umpire, born in Taplow, England
  • Aug 19 Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet, born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Aug 19 Paul-Jan Bakker, 1st Dutch cricketer to play first class cricket (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • Aug 20 Cindy Nicholas, Canadian swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 20 Mike Dodd, American beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Aug 20 Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
  • Aug 21 Budgie [Peter Edward Clarke], English rock drummer (Siouxsie and the Banshees; The Creatures), born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England
  • Aug 21 Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Aug 21 Kim Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 21 Mark Pender, American trumpet player (Miami Horns; Southside Johnny), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 22 Holly Dunn, American country singer ("Daddy's Hands"), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 22 Randy Romero, American jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89; Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame 2010), born in Erath, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Aug 22 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
  • Aug 23 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician, born in Volos, Greece
  • Aug 24 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California [some sources give year as 1955]

Stephen FryStephen Fry (65 years old)

Aug 24 English comedian, writer and actor (Blackadder, QI), born in London

  • Aug 25 Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Aug 26 "Dr." Alban [Nwaba], Nigerian-Swedish hip-hop reggae singer, born in Oguta, Imo, Federation of Nigeria
  • Aug 26 Alex Trevino, Mexican MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Monterrey, Mexico

Rick HansenRick Hansen (65 years old)

Aug 26 Canadian wheelchair athlete (Paralympic gold 1980, 2 x 1984), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer (65 years old)

Aug 27 German golfer (US Masters 1985, 93; 42 European Tour titles), born in Anhausen, Germany

Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei (65 years old)

Aug 28 Chinese artist and activist (Sunflower Seeds, Remembering), born in Beijing, China

  • Aug 28 Daniel Stern, American actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Aug 28 Rick Rossovich, American actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Aug 29 Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 29 Pim Kops, Dutch rock piano, organ and accordion player (De Dijk - Bloedend Hart; Avalanche Quartet), born in The Netherlands
  • Aug 31 Colm O'Rourke, Irish Gaelic footballer (All-Irelands 1987, 88; 5 x Leinster medals; 3 x NFL medals; Footballer of the Year 1991; Meath) and broadcaster/analyst (RTÉ, Sunday Independent), born in Edgeworthstown, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 31 Gina Schock, American rock drummer (The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"; "Vacation"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 31 Glenn Tilbrook, British rock singer, guitarist, songwriter (Squeeze - "Black Coffee In Bed": "Tempted"), born in London, England
  • Aug 31 Tom Candiotti, American MLB pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California

About August 1957

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

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