On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1969

  • Aug 1 Graham Thorpe, English cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993), born in Farnham, Surrey, England
  • Aug 1 Kevin Jarvis, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Aug 1 David Wain, American actor and director (Wet Hot American Summer), born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Aug 2 Cedric Ceballos, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Maui, Hawaii,
  • Aug 2 Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen), born in Curaçao
  • Aug 2 Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer, born in Espinho, Portugal
  • Aug 2 Jan Axel Blomberg, Norwegian musician (Dimmu Borgir, Winds, Mayhem), born in Trysil Municipality, Norway
  • Aug 2 Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 3 Doug Overton, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 4 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Aug 4 Max Cavalera, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist and singer (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Aug 4 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 4 Michael DeLuise, American actor
  • Aug 5 Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 5 Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
  • Aug 5 Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)

  • Aug 5 Kenny Irwin Jr., American auto racer (USAC National Midget Champion 1996; NASCAR 87 starts), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • Aug 6 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
  • Aug 6 Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
  • Aug 6 Elliott [Steven] Smith, American musician (Oscar nominee for "Miss Misery" from Good Will Hunting), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • Aug 6 Mike Budenholzer, American basketball head coach (Milwaukee Bucks 2018-19; Atlanta Hawks 2013-18; NBA Coach of the Year 2015, 19), born in Holbrook, Arizona
  • Aug 7 Keith Cash, American NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 8 Jerome Henderson, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets) and coach/executive (NY Jets), born in Statesville, North Carolina
  • Aug 8 Dick Togo [Shigeki Sato], Japanese professional wrestler, born in Odate, Akita, Japan
  • Aug 8 Faye Wong, Hong Kong cantopop singer-songwriter and actress (Chungking Express), born in Beijing, China
  • Aug 9 Divine Brown [Estelle Marie Thompson], American prostitute (Hugh Grant), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 9 Troy Percival, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fontana, California
  • Aug 10 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Aug 11 Eddie Garcia, LA, actor/musician (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Aug 11 Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Aug 11 Jonah Matranga, American singer
  • Aug 11 Ashley Jensen, Scottish actress (Extras, After Life), born in Annan, Scotland
  • Aug 12 Kitty G [Katia Geiger], Leningrad Russia, cable tv actress
  • Aug 12 Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 12 Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )
  • Aug 12 Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor

  • Aug 12 Tanita Tikaram, British pop-folk singer-songwriter ("Twist in My Sobriety"), born in Münster, West Germany
  • Aug 13 Alex Fernandez, Cuban-American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 13 Midori Ito, Japanese ice skater (Olympic silver 1992), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 14 Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer, born in Aarhus, Denmark
  • Aug 14 DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2001)
  • Aug 15 Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Aug 15 James Black, Canadian NHL center, 1989-2001 (Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, and 4 other teams), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Aug 15 Mark Heese, Canadian beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 15 Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 15 Cris Judd, American actor/choreographer
  • Aug 16 Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 16 Andy Milder, American voice actor
  • Aug 17 Christian Laettner, American NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Olympic gold 1992), born in Angola, New York
  • Aug 17 Donald E Wahlberg Jr, American rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 17 Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals) and sports announcer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 17 Maria Strandlund, Swedish tennis star (1987 Futures NOR), born in Akersberga Sweden
  • Aug 17 Linas Rimša, Lithuanian classical and jazz composer, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
  • Aug 18 Christian Slater, American actor (Robin Hood, Untamed Heart, Heathers), born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 18 Isaac Austin, American basketball center (Miami Heat), born in Gridley, California
  • Aug 18 Masta Killa [Elgin Turner], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Aug 18 Everlast [Erik Francis Schrody], American musician (House Of Pain), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Aug 18 Edward Norton, American actor (American History X), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestMatthew Perry

Aug 19 Matthew Perry, Canadian-American actor (Chandler Bing on Friends), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts

  • Aug 19 Nate Dogg [Nathaniel Dwayne Hale], American rapper ("Regulate"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Aug 19 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
  • Aug 19 Emigdio Preciado, Hispanic fugitive on FBI's Most Wanted list
  • Aug 19 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • Aug 19 Patrick Van Horn, American actor
  • Aug 19 Clay Walker, American country singer ("Dreaming With My Eyes Open"), born in Vidor, Texas
  • Aug 20 Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 20 Francisco Torres, Mexican actor (Los diez pasos), born in Mexico
  • Aug 20 Duke Droese, American professional wrestler, born in Lodi, California
  • Aug 21 Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball infielder (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic (d. 2000)
  • Aug 21 Josee Chouinard, Canadian figure skater (Olympic-9th-1994), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 21 Nathan Jones, Australian professional wrestler and actor, born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • Aug 22 Hipolito Pichardo, Dominican pitcher (KC Royals), born in Jicomé, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 22 Maurice Graef, Dutch soccer player (VVW, Roda JC), born in Horn, Netherlands
  • Aug 23 Keith Tyson, English artist, born in Ulverston, United Kingdom
  • Aug 23 Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 25 Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer (British Open 2009), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 25 Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 25 Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
  • Aug 25 Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 25 Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
  • Aug 26 Elaine Irwin, American model (Almay Cosmetics, Ralph Lauren) and former wife of John Mellencamp, born in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania

  • Aug 26 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 26 Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
  • Aug 26 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Aug 27 Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 27 Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
  • Aug 27 Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 27 Cesar Millan, Culiacan Mexico, professional dog trainer
  • Aug 27 Chandra Wilson, American actress
  • Aug 27 Avril Haines, American lawyer, 1st female Director of National Intelligence (2021-), born in New York City
  • Aug 28 Jason Priestley, Canadian-American actor (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 28 Mary McCartney, English photographer and daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney, born in London

Person of interestPierre Turgeon

Aug 28 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • Aug 28 Jack Black, American actor (High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda), comedian and singer (Tenacious D), born in Santa Monica, California

Person of interestSheryl Sandberg

Aug 28 Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.

Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Executive
Sheryl Sandberg
  • Aug 29 Me'Shell Ndegéocello [Michelle Johnson], American singer-songwriter (If That's Your Boyfriend...), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 29 Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Aug 30 Dimitris Sgouros, Greek classical pianist, born in Athens, Greece
  • Aug 31 Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Olympic silver 1998)
  • Aug 31 Andrew Phillip Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versache)
  • Aug 31 Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
  • Aug 31 Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Aug 31 Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
  • Aug 31 Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor

About August 1969

How Old? 51 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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