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Famous People Born in August 1962

  • Aug 1 Gertjan Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Jacob Matlala, South African boxer (WBO, WBU, IBA flyweight champion; shortest world champion ever at 1.47m [4-foot-10]), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2013)
  • Aug 2 Cynthia Stevenson, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 2 Lee Mavers, British singer and songwriter (The La's - "There She Goes"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 3 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, born in Ermelo, Transvaal (d. 2007)
  • Aug 3 Tina Lehtola, Finnish women's ski jumper (world's record holder), born in Finland
  • Aug 4 Paul Reynolds, British rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran (So Far Away)"), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestRoger Clemens

Aug 4 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Aug 4 Lori Lightfoot, American lawyer and politician, 1st female African American Mayor of Chicago (2019-), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • Aug 4 Joey Huffman, American rock keyboard and organ player (Soul Asylum), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Aug 5 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestPatrick Ewing

Aug 5 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic gold 1992), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Aug 5 Richard De Groen, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium pacer), born in Otorohonga, New Zealand
  • Aug 5 William Roberts, American NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 6 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestMichelle Yeoh

Aug 6 Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies), born in Ipoh, Federation of Malaya

Actress Michelle Yeoh
Actress
Michelle Yeoh
  • Aug 7 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois pop singer, born in Charlesbourg, Quebec City, Canada
  • Aug 8 Charmaine Crooks, Canadian 800m runner (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Mandeville, Jamaica
  • Aug 8 Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 8 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Aug 9 Jim Johnson, American NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in New Hope, Minnesota
  • Aug 9 John "Hot Rod" Williams, American NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Aug 9 Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")
  • Aug 9 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German politician, Leader of Christian Democratic Union (2018-), born in Völklingen, West Germany
  • Aug 9 Yinka Shonibare, British Nigerian artist (Nelson's Ship in a Bottle), born in London, England
  • Aug 10 Dan Donovan, English musician (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • Aug 10 Suzanne Collins, American author (The Hunger Games Trilogy), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 10 Julia Fordham, British pop and jazz singer-songwriter ("Happy Ever After"), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Aug 11 Jonathan Hayes, American NFL tight end and coach (KC Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 11 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
  • Aug 12 Miss Cleo [Youree Dell Harris], American psychic (Psychic Readers Network), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Aug 13 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 13 Lady Bunny [Jon Ingle], American drag queen, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock event, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Aug 14 Jerry Foltz, American golfer and commentator (Golf Channel), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 14 Mark Gubicza, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 14 Mark Robert Isfeld, Canadian soldier and United Nations peacekeeper, born in Zweibrücken, Germany
  • Aug 14 Rameez Raja, Pakistani cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman), born in Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Aug 15 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 15 Tom Colicchio, American chef

Person of interestSteve Carell

Aug 16 Steve Carell, American actor and comedian (The Office), born in Concord, Massachusetts

Comedian, Actor and Producer Steve Carell
Comedian, Actor and Producer
Steve Carell
  • Aug 16 (Vendela) Astrid Young, Canadian session vocalist, singer-songwriter, and best-selling author (Being Young), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 17 Gilby Clarke, American rock guitarist (Guns N' Roses, 1991-94; Rock Star Supernova), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 17 Buddy Landel 'Nature Boy', American professional wrestler, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Aug 18 Sandra Farmer-Patrick, Jamaican-born American 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 18 Felipe Calderón, Mexican politician (President of Mexico, 2006–12), born in Morelia, Mexico
  • Aug 19 Eric Lutes, American actor (Del-Caroline in the City), born in Charlestown, Rhode Island
  • Aug 19 Michael Massimino, American astronaut (STS-109 Columbia, STS-125 Atlantis), born in Oceanside, New York
  • Aug 19 Valerie Kaprisky, French actress (Breathless, Public Woman), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 19 Tammy Bruce, American political commentator (Fox), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 19 Angelo Debarre, French gypsy jazz guitarist (Mémoires: Memories of Django), born in Saint-Denis, France
  • Aug 20 Duffy Waldorf Jr, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 20 James Marsters, American actor (Spike-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Greenville, California
  • Aug 20 Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Aug 20 Pedro Gomez, American sports journalist (ESPN 2003-21), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2021)
  • Aug 21 Jeff Stryker, American adult film actor, born in Carmi, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Gene Sauers, American golfer (US Senior Open 2016; PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Aug 22 James Debarge, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Debarge - "Rhythm Of The Night"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Aug 22 Marie Laurie Mahabir, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87), born in Le Moule, Guadeloupe
  • Aug 23 Glenn Healy, Canadian NHL goalie (NY Rangers), born in Pickering, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 23 Kyle Clifton, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Olney, Texas
  • Aug 23 Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician (Minister of Justice 2002-03), born in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 24 Mary Ellen Weber, American NASA astronaut (STS 70), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 24 David Koechner, American actor, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • Aug 25 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker (Femme Fatale)
  • Aug 25 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York
  • Aug 25 Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Aug 25 Vivian Campbell, Irish heavy metal singer (Def Leppard), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Aug 25 David Packer, American actor (Almost Heroes), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 26 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney, born in Evanston and Illinois
  • Aug 26 Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholar, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Aug 27 Scott Davis, tennis star, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 27 Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
  • Aug 28 Rick Fehr, American golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 28 Paul Allen, English footballer, born in Aveley, England
  • Aug 28 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 29 Carl Banks, American NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Aug 29 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese video game composer, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 30 Ricky Sanders, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Temple, Texas
  • Aug 30 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer, born in Voronezh, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor, born in Bloomington, Indiana

About August 1962

How Old? 59 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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