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Famous People Born in August 1971

  • Aug 1 Fred Lester, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 1 Julia Chilicki, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Somers, Connecticut
  • Aug 1 Lisa Flood, Canadian 100m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Aug 1 Shae Sloan, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Huntsville, Texas
  • Aug 2 Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Fernando Smith, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Aug 2 Michael Hughes, Irish footballer, born in Larne, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 4 Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Aug 4 Jeff Gordon, American auto racer (Winston Cup Series 1995, 97, 98, 2001; Daytona 500 1997, 99, 2005) and broadcaster (Fox NASCAR), born in Vallejo, California
  • Aug 5 Valeri Karpov, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Aug 5 "Evil" Jared Hasselhoff [Hennegan], American rock bassist (Bloodhound Gang), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 5 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 6 Mike Bales, Saskatoon, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
  • Aug 6 Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)
  • Aug 6 Merrin Dungey, American actress
  • Aug 6 Scott Minto, English footballer

  • Aug 7 Chris T. Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Aug 7 Dominic Cork, British cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995), born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Aug 7 Sydney Penny, American actress (Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 8 John Raposo, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 8 Marcello Simmons, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 8 Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 9 Scott Karl, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Fontana, California
  • Aug 9 Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist
  • Aug 9 James Kim, technology reporter (d. 2006)
  • Aug 10 Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Aug 10 Mike Morreale, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 10 Paul Newlove, rugby league player
  • Aug 10 Roy Keane, soccer player
  • Aug 10 Sal Fasano, catcher (KC Royals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 10 Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
  • Aug 10 Justin Theroux, American actor (Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 10 Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
  • Aug 10 Stephan Groth, Norwegian musician
  • Aug 11 Aaron Miller, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 11 Tommy Mooney, English football player

  • Aug 11 Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress
  • Aug 12 Jim Walker, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Person of interestPete Sampras

Aug 12 Pete Sampras, American tennis player (14 Grand Slam titles), born in Washington, D.C.

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Aug 13 Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 13 Chad Cota, American NFL safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • Aug 13 Marcus Ragnarsson, Swedish NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden), born in Östervåla, Sweden
  • Aug 13 Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor (Run Lola Run), born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Aug 13 Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver, born in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 13 Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born American actor (Next Friday, Eagle Eye), born in San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Aug 14 Adam Timmerman, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Cherokee, Iowa
  • Aug 14 Christopher R. Nelloms, American sprinter, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 14 James Folston, American NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders), born in Cocoa, Florida
  • Aug 14 Mark Loretta, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 14 Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler), born in Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 14 Sean Hill, American NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins), born in Dowagiac, Michigan
  • Aug 14 Raoul Bova, Italian actor, born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 15 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • Aug 16 Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 16 Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 16 Stefan Klos, German footballer
  • Aug 17 Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
  • Aug 17 Jorge Posada, Puerto Rican baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star and Silver Slugger Award; NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 17 Shaun Rehn, Australian Rules footballer, born in Arno Bay, Australia
  • Aug 18 Jonathan David Winter, New Zealand 100m backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Aug 18 Kevin Bouie, American football running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals), born in Pahokee, Florida
  • Aug 18 Mindy Czuleger, American WPVA volleyballer (Myrtle Bch-17th-1994), born in Inglewood, California
  • Aug 18 Trey Ames, American actor (David-A Year in the Life), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 18 Richard D. James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin), born in Limerick, Ireland
  • Aug 18 Jacob Vargas, American actor (Mi vida loca), born in Michoacan, Mexico
  • Aug 19 Mary Joe Fernández, American tennis player, broadcaster (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 19 João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
  • Aug 20 Brett Bech, American football wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Slidell, Louisiana
  • Aug 20 Jonathan Ke Quan, Vietnamese-American actor (Sam-Together We Stand), born in Saigon, South Vietnam
  • Aug 20 Kevin Hickman, American NFL tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Aug 20 Oronde Gadsden, American NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Aug 20 Brad Avery, American musician (former guitarist for Third Day)
  • Aug 20 Steve Stone, English footballer, born in Gateshead, England
  • Aug 20 David Walliams, English actor, comedian (Come Fly With Me) and children's author, born in London, England
  • Aug 21 Shayne Edge, American NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons), born in Lake City, Florida
  • Aug 21 Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy), born in Braintree, Essex, England
  • Aug 21 Matthew Noonan, American concert organist, born in Brockport, New York
  • Aug 21 Robert Harvey, Australian Rules Footballer (St Kilda Football Club), born in Seaford, Australia
  • Aug 22 Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 22 Richard Armitage, English actor (The Hobbit, Robin Hood), born in Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Aug 22 Rick Yune, American actor (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 23 Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Aug 23 Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer, born in Besana in Brianza, Italy
  • Aug 23 Gretchen Whitmer, American politician, Governor of Michigan (2019-), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Aug 24 Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor, born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 25 Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host
  • Aug 25 Mike Lockwood, professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Aug 26 Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

Person of interestThalía

Aug 26 Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", born in Mexico City, Mexico

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Thalía
  • Aug 27 Ernest Faber, soccer player (PSV)
  • Aug 27 Jim Flanigan, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Aug 27 Julian Cheung Chi-Lam, singer (A Modern Love Story) and actor (Return Of The Cuckoo), born in North Point, British Hong Kong
  • Aug 28 Janet Evans, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 800m, 400m medley 1988; 800m 1992; WR 400m, 800m, 1,500m), born in Fullerton, California
  • Aug 28 Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Aug 28 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 28 Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 29 Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Aug 29 Carla Gugino, American actress, born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Aug 30 Joseph Fitzgerald, American team handball center back (Olympics 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 30 Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs), born in Campbell, California
  • Aug 31 Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 31 Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 31 Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer (British Open 2007-08, PGA C'ship 2008, Ryder Cup wins 2002, 04, 06, 10), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 31 Chris Tucker, American stand-up comedien and actor (Rush Hour), born in Atlanta, Georgia

About August 1971

How Old? 49 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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