On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1966

  • Aug 1 Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Oscoda, Michigan
  • Aug 1 Horacio de la Peña, Argentinian tennis star and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Aug 1 James St. James, American author and nightlife personality, born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Aug 2 Joseph Wanag, American judoka (Olympic-92), born in Wilton, Connecticut
  • Aug 2 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • Aug 3 Eric Esch, American boxer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 4 Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
  • Aug 5 Jonathan Silverman, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 6 Billy Mayfair, American golfer (Tour Championship 1995), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Aug 6 Regina Carter, American jazz and classical violinist, and composer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 7 Kristin Hersch, American singer and songwriter (Throwing Muses), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 7 Tony Stargell, American NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Chicago Bears), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Aug 7 Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur and cofounder of Wikipedia, born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Aug 8 Chris Eubank, English boxer
  • Aug 8 John Hudek, American baseball player
  • Aug 9 Pat Petersen, American actor (Michael-Knots Landing), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Aug 9 Vinny Del Negro, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Aug 10 Gerald Williams, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 10 Hansi Kürsch, German singer
  • Aug 11 Antonio Goss, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • Aug 11 Nigel Martyn, English soccer goalkeeper (23 caps; Crystal Palace, Leeds, Everton), born in St Austell, Cornwall
  • Aug 12 Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Aug 12 Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Aug 12 Gordy Morgan, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 12 Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Aug 13 Glenn Donald Hamilton, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Aug 13 Shayne Corson, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada Olympics 1998, Montreal), born in Midland, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 13 Miguel Miranda, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Sporting Cristal) and coach (Alianza Atlético), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2021)
  • Aug 14 David Hallyday, French singer-songwriter and actor (He's My Girl), born in Boulougne, France

Person of interestHalle Berry

Aug 14 Halle Berry, American actress (X-Men: The Last Stand: Monsters Ball), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
  • Aug 14 Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer, born in Karlskoga, Sweden
  • Aug 15 Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Aug 15 Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Aug 15 Shirley Kwan [Kwan Suk Yee] Chinese Canto-pop singer ("Happy Are Those In Love"), born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 16 Ed Olczyk, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Rosey Edeh, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96), born in London, England

  • Aug 16 Terry Shumpert, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Aug 17 Cedric Figaro, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Aug 17 Zefross Moss, American NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, NE Patriots), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Aug 17 Maysa Leak, American Jazz Singer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 17 Rodney Mullen, American professional skateboarder, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Aug 17 Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player, born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick
  • Aug 18 Steve Avery, American football running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 18 Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Aug 18 Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Aug 19 Lilian Garcia, wrestling announcer
  • Aug 19 Lee Ann Womack, American country singer ("I Hope You Dance"), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • Aug 20 Courtney Gibbs, American actress (Baywatch) and Miss USA 1988, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 20 Greg Jackson, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers), born in Hialeah, Florida
  • Aug 20 Steven Finn, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 20 "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, American heavy metal guitarist (Pantera), born in Arlington, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Aug 20 Colin Cunningham, American actor (Centigrade, Falling Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 21 John Wetteland, American pitcher (NY Yanks, Rangers, Expos), born in San Mateo, California
  • Aug 22 Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
  • Aug 22 Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam
  • Aug 22 GZA [Gary Grice], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Aug 23 Rhonda Cator, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 23 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Jon Sieben, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1984), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Aug 25 Albert Belle, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians; 5-time MLB All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 25 Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist (Dream Theater; Sons Of Apollo), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Aug 25 Robert Maschio, American Actor ("The Todd" in Scrubs)
  • Aug 25 Michael Cohen, American lawyer to Donald Trump, born in Long Island, New York
  • Aug 26 Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • Aug 26 Shirley Manson, Scottish rock singer (Garbage), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 27 Deena Wigger, US shooter (Olympic-92), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Aug 27 Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
  • Aug 28 Jerry Fehily, Irish drummer (Hothouse Flowers - "Don't Go"; "Thing Of Beauty"), born in Cork, Ireland
  • Aug 28 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 28 Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician, born in Mumbai, India
  • Aug 29 Dan Truman, American singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in St. George, Utah
  • Aug 30 John Terry, Canadian CFL tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Greenwood, North Carolina
  • Aug 30 Michael Michele, American actress (Nikki-Central Park West), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Aug 31 Jeff Frye, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 31 Jan Einar Thorsen, Norwegian Alpine skier

About August 1966

How Old? 54 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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