Famous People Born in August 1961

  • Aug 1 Andrew Nicholson, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • Aug 1 Brad Faxon Jr, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles), born in Oceanport, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax), born in Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush, born in Mount Holly, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Imad Khamis, Syrian politician and 67th Prime Minister of Syria (2016-present), born in Saqba, Syria
  • Aug 1 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK; 8 Seconds; I Want to Live), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Aug 1 Mike Watkinson, English cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire
  • Aug 2 Cold 187um [Gregory Fernan Hutchison], American rapper (Above the Law), born in Pomona, California
  • Aug 2 Ed West, American NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons), born in Colbert County, Alabama
  • Aug 2 Pete de Freitas, English rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1989)
  • Aug 3 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Aug 3 Lee Rocker [Leon Drucker], American rock bassist (Stray Cats - ""Rock This Town"), born in Massapequa, Long Island, New York
  • Aug 3 Molly Hagan, American actress (Code of Silence), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Barack ObamaBarack Obama (61 years old)

Aug 4 44th United States President (Democrat: 2009-17) and first African-American president, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Aug 4 Lauren Tom, American actress
  • Aug 5 Athula Samarasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach (Sri Lankan batsman), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 5 Mark O'Connor, American violinist and composer of classical, jazz and bluegrass music (Appalachian Journey), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 5 Pat Smear [Georg Ruthenberg], American rock guitarist (Foo Fighters - "Everlong"; "My Hero"), born in West Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 5 [Julie] Tawny Kitaen, American actress (Bachelor Party; Whitesnake videos; Witchboard), born in San Diego, California (d. 2021)
  • Aug 6 Carol Norman, Ardmore Oklahoma, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1982)
  • Aug 6 Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 6 Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
  • Aug 7 Walter Swinburn, English jockey (Epsom Derby 1981, 86, 95; Irish Derby 1983, 86; Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 1983), born in Oxford, England (d. 2016)
  • Aug 7 Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold USSR All-round, Team 1980), coach (Canadian Women's Artistic Team 2012) and international judge (Rio Olympics 2016), born in Voronezh, Russia
  • Aug 8 Bruce Matthews, American NFL guard/center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aug 8 Daniel House, American music executive
  • Aug 8 Rikki Rockett {Richard Ream], American drummer (Poison - "Every Rose Has A Thorn"), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 8 Ron Klain, American attorney, White House Chief of Staff to Joe Biden (2021-), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 8 The Edge [David Evans], British rock guitarist (U2 - "I Will Follow"; "Desire"; "Where The Streets Have No Name"), born in London, England
  • Aug 9 Amy Stiller, American actress (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in New York City
  • Aug 9 Brad Gilbert, American tennis player and coach, born in Oakland, California

John KeyJohn Key (61 years old)

Aug 9 New Zealand politician, Prime Minister (2008-2016), born in Auckland, New Zealand

  • Aug 10 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • Aug 10 Jon Farriss, Australian rock drummer (INXS - "The Devil Inside"; "New Sensation"), born in Perth, Australia
  • Aug 11 Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Aug 11 Frederick W Sturckow, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88), born in La Mesa, California
  • Aug 12 Lawrence Hayward, English musician (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
  • Aug 12 Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
  • Aug 12 Roy Hay, British guitarist (Culture Club - "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me")
  • Aug 13 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star (European Championships gold 1982, 92), born in Hazerswoude, Netherlands
  • Aug 13 Dawnn Lewis, American actress (Jaleesa-Different World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 13 Neil Mallender, English cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992), born in Kirk Sandall, Yorkshire
  • Aug 13 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster, born in Whiston, Lancashire, England
  • Aug 13 Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer (Khel – No Ordinary Game), born in Mulki, Mysore State, India
  • Aug 13 Tom Perrotta, American novelist (Little Children), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 14 Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Aug 14 Susan Olson, American actress (The Brady Bunch -"Cindy", born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 15 Gary Kubiak, American football coach
  • Aug 15 Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England
  • Aug 16 Christian Okoye, Nigerian-American football player known as the "Nigerian Nightmare" (Kansas City Chiefs), born in Enugu, Nigeria
  • Aug 17 Jamie Macoun, Canadian NHL defenceman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Newmarket, Ontario
  • Aug 18 Bob Woodruff, American television journalist, born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Aug 18 John Viscardi, American actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 19 Danuta Bartoszek, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Pyrzyce, Poland
  • Aug 20 Greg Egan, Australian science fiction and hard science author, born in Perth, Australia
  • Aug 20 Joe Pasquale, English comedian (King of the Jungle - I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2004 4th series), born in Grays, Essex, England
  • Aug 20 Linda Mantz, American actress (Frankie-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 21 Danny Sheaffer, American MLB catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 21 Lance Earl Deal, American hammer thrower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Riverton, Wyoming

Stephen HillenburgStephen Hillenburg (1961-2018)

Aug 21 American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Lawton, Oklahoma

  • Aug 21 V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer, born in Chennai, India
  • Aug 22 Debbi Peterson, American rock drummer (Bangles - "Manic Monday"; "Walk Like An Egyptian", born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 22 Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears - "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Aug 23 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 23 Dean DeLeo, American guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Aug 24 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (The Shamen - "Ebeneezer Goode"), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Aug 24 Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka (8 times Belgian Sportswoman of the Year), born in Beringen, Belgium
  • Aug 24 Jared Harris, Irish-British actor (Valery Legasov-Chernobyl), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Aug 24 Mark "Bedders" Bedford, English rock-ska bassist (Madness - "House Of Fun"), born in Islington, London

Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus (61 years old)

Aug 25 American country singer (Achy Breaky Heart; Old Town Road), born in Flatwoods, Kentucky

  • Aug 25 Joanne Whalley, actress (Scandal), born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 26 Jeff Parrett, American pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 26 Jimmy Olander, American country guitarist and banjo player (Diamond Rio - "Meet in Middle"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 27 Mark Curry, British stage and screen actor, and television and radio presenter, born in Stafford, England
  • Aug 27 Tom Ford, American fashion designer
  • Aug 28 Jennifer Coolidge, American actress and comedian (Legally Blonde film series; Christopher Guest films), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 28 Kim Appleby, British pop singer (Mel & Kim - "Coming to America"), born in Stoke Newington, London, England
  • Aug 29 Tony MacAlpine, American heavy metal rocker ("Edge of Insanity"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 31 David Chastain, American heavy metal guitarist (Chastain - Rule of Wasteland), born in Atlanta, Georgia

About August 1961

How Old? 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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