On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1968

  • Aug 1 Roshumba Williams, American model (Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 1 Rob Carpenter, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amityville, New York
  • Aug 1 Stacey Augmon, American NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks), born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 1 Dan Donegan, American rock guitarist (Disturbed - "Inside The Fire"), born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • Aug 2 Sean Groom, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • Aug 2 Stefan Effenberg, German footballer, born in Niendorf, Hamburg
  • Aug 2 Chrystia Freeland, Canadian politician (Deputy Prime Minister 2019-), born in Peace River, Alberta
  • Aug 3 Rod Beck, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 94, 97; San Francisco Giants), born in Burbank, California (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Darcy Arreola, 1.5k runner, born in La Mesa, California
  • Aug 4 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Aug 4 Marcus Schenkenberg, model (Calvin Klein)
  • Aug 4 Daniel Dae Kim, American actor
  • Aug 5 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 5 Funkmaster Flex [Aston George Taylor Jr], American hip hop DJ, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 5 Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
  • Aug 5 Terri Clark, Canadian country singer-songwriter, and guitarist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 5 Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler

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Aug 5 Marine Le Pen, French politician (President of the National Front Party), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine

President of the National Front Party Marine Le Pen
President of the National Front Party
Marine Le Pen
  • Aug 5 Colin Steele McRae, British rally driver, born in Lanark, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • Aug 6 Celena Mondie-Milner, Milledgeville Ga, 100m/200m runner
  • Aug 6 Jack de Gier, soccer player (Cambuur L, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Aug 6 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
  • Aug 7 Tomas Carbonell, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Aug 7 [James] Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot), born in Manhasset, New York (d. 1998)
  • Aug 8 Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler)
  • Aug 8 Suzy Hamilton, US olympic 1500m runner
  • Aug 9 Gillian Anderson, American actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 9 Jay Stacy, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • Aug 9 Eric Bana, Australian actor (Hulk), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Aug 9 Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 9 McG [Joseph McGinty Nichol], American film producer and director (Charlies' Angels), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Aug 9 Peter Docter, American animator, and film director (Monsters, Inc; Up; Soul), born in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Aug 10 Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 10 Jennifer Horton, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Dover, New Jersey
  • Aug 10 Michael Bivins, American pop vocalist (New Edition - "Cool It Now"; Bell Biv Devoe - "Do Me!"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 10 Michel Doesburg, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 10 Moe Gardner, NFL football defensive nose tackle, 1991-96 (Atlanta Falcons), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 10 Andile Yenana, South African jazz pianist, born in King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Aug 11 Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
  • Aug 11 Alan Kelly, England-born Irish footballer
  • Aug 11 Veda Hille, Canadian singer
  • Aug 11 Anna Gunn, American actress
  • Aug 12 Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 12 Andras Jones, American actor
  • Aug 13 William Thomas, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Aug 14 Glenn Leroy McLeay, New Zealand points race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Aug 14 Praveen Amre, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman, century on Test debut 1992), born in Mumbai, India
  • Aug 14 Adrian Lester, English actor, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Aug 14 Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist
  • Aug 14 Catherine Bell, British-American actress (JAG - "Sarah MacKenzie"; The Good Witch - "Cassie"), born in London, England
  • Aug 15 Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 15 Debra Messing, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 16 Donovan Leitch Jr., American actor (I Shot Andy Warhol) and musician (Camp Freddy), born in London, England
  • Aug 17 Ed McCaffrey, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 17 Helen McCrory, English actress (The Queen, Peaky Blinders), born in London (d. 2021)
  • Aug 18 Brian Mitchell, American football running back (Washington Redskins), born in Leesville, Louisiana
  • Aug 18 Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Aug 18 Greta Lind, American actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children), born in Goshen, New York
  • Aug 18 Griffin Drew, American actress (Dinosaur Island), born in Hazelhurst, Georgia
  • Aug 18 John Coyle, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • Aug 18 Justin Strzelczyk, American football offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in West Seneca, New York
  • Aug 18 Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Aug 19 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer (Gold Olympic Medal 1996, Silver 2004), born in Athens, Greece
  • Aug 19 Mark McGuinn, American country music singer-songwriter ("Mrs. Steven Rudy") , born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Aug 20 Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Aug 20 Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer and manager, born in Ödeshög, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Aug 20 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 21 Barbara Ann Moore, American actress, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1992) and ballroom dancer, born in Spokane, Washington
  • Aug 22 Henrik Holm, Swedish tennis star, born in Täby, Sweden
  • Aug 22 Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis star, born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Aug 22 Michael Curry, American basketball forward and coach (Detroit Pistons), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Aug 22 Paul Ereng, Kenyan athlete, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Kitale, Kenya
  • Aug 22 Paul Colman, British-Australian guitarist (Newsboys, 2006-09), born in London
  • Aug 22 Casper Christensen, Danish comedian (Hvaffor en hånd), born in Kerteminde, Denmark
  • Aug 22 Rich Lowry, American magazine editor and columnist, born in Arlington Country, Virginia
  • Aug 22 Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer, born in Leningrad Oblast, Russia
  • Aug 23 Chris DiMarco, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2004 runner-up), born in Huntington, New York
  • Aug 23 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2017)
  • Aug 23 Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Aug 24 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura), born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • Aug 24 Benoît Brunet, Canadian NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 24 Tim Salmon, American MLB outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 24 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • Aug 25 Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 25 Rafet El Roman [Yaşdut], Turkish pop singer and songwriter (Gençliğin Gözyaşı - The Tears of the Youth), born in at Uzunköprü. Turkey
  • Aug 25 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer and songwriter (Belle & Sebastian), born in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Aug 25 Takeshi Ueda, Japanese rock bassist (The Mad Capsule Markets), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Aug 25 Spider One [Michael David Cummings], American musician (Powerman 5000), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Aug 25 Rachael Ray, American TV personality and chef, born in Glen Falls, New York
  • Aug 26 Chris Boardman, British cyclist (world 1 hour record), born in Merseyside, England
  • Aug 26 Courtney Hall, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • Aug 27 Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • Aug 27 Eric "Bobo" Correa, American percussionist (Beastie Boys; Cypress Hill), born in Queens, New York City
  • Aug 28 Tom Fitzgerald, American NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Aug 28 Billy Boyd, Scottish actor (Seed of Chucky), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 29 Darren Joseph, Canadian football fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Aug 30 Vladimir Malakhov, Russian NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
  • Aug 31 Glenroy Gilbert, Trinidad, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Aug 31 Hideo Nomo, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Aug 31 Jennifer Azzi, Oak Ridge Tenn, basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Aug 31 Jim Bob Howard, American actor (Flash and Bone), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Aug 31 Jolene Watanabe, tennis star (1994 Futures-Evansville), born in Los Angeles, California

About August 1968

How Old? 53 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

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