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Famous People Born in August 1958

  • Aug 1 Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor (Hear My Song), born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 1 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2000)
  • Aug 1 Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier, born in Drammen, Norway
  • Aug 1 "Michael Penn, American singer, songwriter, and composer (No Myth), born in Greenwich Village, New York City
  • Aug 2 Arshad Ayub, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Aug 3 Cindy Nixon, American singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 3 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director (The Secret Life of Us), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Aug 4 Greg Foster, American 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Maywood, Illinois
  • Aug 4 Mary Decker, American Olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71), born in Bunnvale, New Jersey
  • Aug 4 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Aug 4 Kym Karath, American actress (Gretl in The Sound of Music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 4 Phil Scott, American politician, Governor of Vermont (2017-), born in Barre, Vermont
  • Aug 6 Randy DeBarge, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Aug 6 Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)
  • Aug 7 Alberto Salazar, American track coach and long distance runner (NYC Marathon Winner), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Aug 7 Bruce Dickinson, English heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills), born in Worksop, United Kingdom

  • Aug 7 Larisa Karlova, Ukrainian team handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Aug 7 Russell Baze, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey (10-time US champion, 12,844 wins), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 8 Deborah Norville, news anchor (Today Show, Inside Edition)
  • Aug 8 Harry Crosby, actor (Friday the 13th), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 8 Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
  • Aug 9 Amanda Bearse, actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children)
  • Aug 9 Greg Chaisson, Canadian heavy metal bassist (Badlands - "Dreams in the Dark"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 10 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • Aug 10 Rami Hamdallah, Palestinian politician, academic and Prime Minister of Palestine (2014-present), born in Anabta, West Bank
  • Aug 11 Cordelia Gonzalez, actress (La Gran Fiesta), born in San Juan Puerto Rico
  • Aug 13 David Feherty, Irish golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, NBC), born in Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 13 Feargal Sharkey, Irish rocker (The Undertones), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 13 Randall Shughart, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1993)
  • Aug 13 Domenico Dolce, Italian fashion designer (Dolce & Gabbana), born in Polizzi Generosa, Italy
  • Aug 14 Bobby Eaton, American wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Aug 15 Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist
  • Aug 15 Rondell Sheridan, American actor and comedian
  • Aug 16 Angela Bassett, American actress (What's Love Got to Do With It), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 16 Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)
  • Aug 16 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star

  • Aug 16 Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)

Person of interestMadonna

Aug 16 Madonna [Ciccone], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Aug 17 Belinda Carlisle, American singer (Go-Gos, Heaven on Earth), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 18 Madeleine Stowe, American actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 18 Reginald "Reg" E. Cathey, American actor (The Wire, Oz, House of Cards), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Aug 19 Gary Gaetti, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1988, 89; World Series 1987; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Minnesota Twins), born in Centralia Illinois
  • Aug 19 Brendan Nelson, Australian politician
  • Aug 19 Gordon Brand Jnr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987, 89), born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • Aug 20 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Aug 20 David O. Russell, American filmmaker (Silver Linings Playbook), born in New York
  • Aug 22 Ian Mitchell, Irish rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Downpatrick, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 22 Colm Feore, American actor (The Chronicles of Riddick), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 22 Stevie Ray [Lane Huffman], American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 22 Vernon Reid, English-born American musician (Living Colour), born in London
  • Aug 23 Julio Franco, oldest regular position player in MLB history, born in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 24 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 24 Tracy Harris, American artist, born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Aug 24 Chris Offutt, American writer (The Good Brother), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Aug 25 Christian LeBlanc, American actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 25 Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)

Person of interestTim Burton

Aug 25 Tim Burton, American film director (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), born in Burbank, California

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • Aug 26 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 27 Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
  • Aug 27 Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
  • Aug 27 Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
  • Aug 27 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 Scott Hamilton, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Aug 29 Lenny Henry, British stand-up comedian (3 of a Kind), born in Dudley, West Midlands, England

Person of interestMichael Jackson

Aug 29 Michael Jackson, American recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller; Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Aug 30 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 David H Mattheisen, Blue Island Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
  • Aug 31 Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer

About August 1958

How Old? 62 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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