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Famous People Born in August 1970

  • Aug 1 Quentin Coryatt, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Aug 1 David James, English footballer, born in Welwyn Garden City, England
  • Aug 2 Chainey Umphrey, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Aug 2 Elijah Alexander, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Aug 2 Kevin Smith, American director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks, born in Red bank, New Jersey
  • Aug 2 Philo Wallace, Barbadian cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92), born in Haynesville, Barbados
  • Aug 2 Tony Amonte, American NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Hingham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 2 Wesley "wes" Bender, American WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, New Orleans Saints), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Aug 2 Zelma Davis, Liberian-American singer (C+C Music Factory - "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • Aug 3 Darren Mickell, American NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 3 Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer, born in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 3 Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones), born in Sacramento, California
  • Aug 4 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Aug 4 Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 4 Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
  • Aug 4 John August, American screenwriter

  • Aug 5 Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Aug 5 Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
  • Aug 5 Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Aug 5 James Gunn, American filmmaker (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 6 Mike Strange, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Aug 6 M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American film director (The Sixth Sense), born in Mahé, India
  • Aug 6 Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 7 Eric Namesnik, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Butler, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Aug 7 Joe Cocozzo, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Mechanicville, New York
  • Aug 8 Catriona Fallon, Burlingame California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • Aug 8 Trev Alberts, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 8 Pascal Duquenne, Belgian actor
  • Aug 9 Chris Gedney, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 9 Rod Brind'amour, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team Canada 98), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Aug 9 Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist
  • Aug 9 Thomas Lennon, American actor and producer (Night at the Museum, Memento), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 9 Arion Salazar, American rock bassist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 10 Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
  • Aug 10 Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Aug 10 Gino Torretta, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992; National C'ship 1989, 91; U of Miami; Seattle Seahawks), born in Pinole, California

  • Aug 10 Jeff Mangum, American musician
  • Aug 11 Andy Bell, English musician (Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis)
  • Aug 12 Alison Inverarity, Australian high jumper (Olympic 8th 1992, 96)
  • Aug 12 Anthony Swofford, American novelist
  • Aug 12 Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach
  • Aug 12 Charles Mesure, British actor
  • Aug 13 Elvis Grbac, American NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 13 Will Clarke, American novelist (The Neon Palm of Madame Melançon), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 13 Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Aug 13 Alan Shearer, English footballer, born in Gosforth, England
  • Aug 14 Slava Dosedel, Czech tennis star, born in Přerov, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 14 Kevin Rene Cadogan, American singer-songwriter (Third Eye Blind), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 15 Dawn Ponte, Kent RI, dance skater (& Frey-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
  • Aug 15 Anthony Anderson, American comedian and actor
  • Aug 15 Maddie Corman, American actress
  • Aug 15 Ben Silverman, American TV executive
  • Aug 15 Chris Byrd, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 2000; IBF heavyweight tile 2002; Olympic silver middleweight 1992), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Aug 16 Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), born in Como, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Aug 16 Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • Aug 16 Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • Aug 16 Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 16 Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 16 Quinton McCracken, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Aug 16 Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 16 Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
  • Aug 16 Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
  • Aug 16 Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
  • Aug 17 Bernard Wilson, American NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals), born in Nasville, Tennessee
  • Aug 17 Jim Courier, American tennis player, analyst (4-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Sanford, Florida
  • Aug 17 Øyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer, born in Kristiansund, Norway
  • Aug 17 Rupert Degas, English actor and voice artist, born in London, England
  • Aug 18 Malcolm Jamal Warner, American actor (Theodore-Cosby Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Aug 18 Richie Cunningham, American football kicker (Dallas Cowboys), born in Houma, Louisiana
  • Aug 18 Robert Higginson, American baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 18 Greg Dean Schmitz, American online film journalist, born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • Aug 19 Fat Joe [Cartagena], American rapper ("Wat's Luv?"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Aug 19 Clare Waight Keller, English fashion designer (first female head of Givenchy), born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 20 Els Callens, Belgian tennis star (1996 quarterfinalist Essen), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Aug 20 Jay McNeil, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Aug 20 Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Aug 21 Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)
  • Aug 21 Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portuguese athlete, 10k runner, born in Barrancos, Portugal
  • Aug 21 Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 22 Jean-Michel Bombardier, Canadian pair skater (1995, 96 Can), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 22 Charlie Connelly, English writer (Attention All Shipping), born in London
  • Aug 22 Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-American chef and television host, born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 23 Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 23 Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap), born in Paramaribo, Suriname

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Aug 23 River Phoenix, American actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me), born in Madras, Oregon (d. 1993)

  • Aug 23 Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian, born in Verona, New Jersey
  • Aug 23 Lawrence Frank, American head coach, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Brad Mehldau, American jazz pianist, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 24 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (Olympics gold 1998), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
  • Aug 24 Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer, born in Trabzon, Turkey

  • Aug 24 Dan Henderson, American mixed martial artist (UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament 1998; Rings: King of Kings Tournament 1999), born in Downey, California
  • Aug 24 Rich Beem, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2002), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Aug 25 Claudia Schiffer, German supermodel and fashion designer (Elle, Rolling Stone), born in Rheinbach, Germany
  • Aug 25 Debbie Graham, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Aug 25 Doug Glanville, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Aug 25 Katherine "Katie" Scanlon, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Aug 25 Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
  • Aug 25 Ronald Waterreus, soccer player (Roda JC, PSV)
  • Aug 25 Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer (I'm Alright), born in, in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 26 Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
  • Aug 26 Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
  • Aug 26 Melissa McCarthy, comedian and actress (Mike and Molly, Spy), born in Plainfield, Illinois
  • Aug 27 Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer and pace bowler, born in Laidley, Queensland, Australia
  • Aug 27 Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
  • Aug 27 Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Aug 27 Jim Thome, infielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Aug 27 Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
  • Aug 27 Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • Aug 27 Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • Aug 27 Tony Kanal, Indian-American bassist and songwriter (No Doubt), born in Kingsbury, London, England
  • Aug 27 Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
  • Aug 28 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Aug 28 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), born in Compton, California (d. 1999)
  • Aug 28 Rick Recht, Jewish-American singer (Tear Down The Walls), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 29 Jacco Eltingh, Dutch tennis player (1993 ATP World Doubles), born in Heerde, Netherlands
  • Aug 30 Michael Wong, Chinese Malaysian singer, born in Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Aug 31 Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, singer (Only in My Dreams), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 31 James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Aug 31 Steve Nikataras, cricketer (left-arm pace bowler for NSW 1996-97)
  • Aug 31 Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, born in Kuwait City
  • Aug 31 Arie van Lent, Dutch-German footballer
  • Aug 31 Zack Ward, Canadian actor

About August 1970

How Old? 50 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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