On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1979

  • Aug 1 Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana

Person of interestJason Momoa

Aug 1 Jason Momoa, American actor (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Aug 1 Honeysuckle Weeks, Welsh actress (Foyle's War), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Aug 2 Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete, born in Kapsabet, Kenya
  • Aug 3 Kris Jenkins, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl (20-03, 06, 08; All-Pro 2002-03; Carolina Panthers, New York Jets), born in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Aug 3 Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress (Lost, The Hobbit), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
  • Aug 4 Brandi Siegel, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 4 Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
  • Aug 5 David Healy, Northern Irish footballer and manager (Linfield), born in Killyleagh, County Down
  • Aug 7 Eric Johnson, American actor, born in Austin, Texas
  • Aug 8 Paris Latsis, Greek shipping heir
  • Aug 8 Richard Harwood, British cellist
  • Aug 8 Rashard Lewis, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 2005, 09; NBA C'ship 2013; Miami Heat), born in Pineville, Louisiana
  • Aug 8 Sam Totman, English musician (Dragonforce)
  • Aug 9 Alizah Allen, figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver

  • Aug 10 Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author
  • Aug 10 Joanna Garcia, Cuban actress
  • Aug 10 Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • Aug 12 D.J. Houlton, American baseball player
  • Aug 12 Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater
  • Aug 13 Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician, born in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō
  • Aug 13 Román Colón, Dominican baseball player, born in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 13 Corey Patterson, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 14 Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director, born in Fukui, Japan
  • Aug 14 Paul Burgess, Australian athlete, born in Perth, Australia
  • Aug 15 Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
  • Aug 16 Monder Rizki, Belgian athlete, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Aug 16 Michael Stahlman, American rower and coach
  • Aug 17 Antwaan Randle El, American football player
  • Aug 17 Marcus Patric, British actor
  • Aug 19 Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer
  • Aug 19 Dave Douglas, American musician (Relient K)
  • Aug 20 Cory Sullivan, American baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Aug 20 Jamie Cullum, English singer-songwriter, pianist and radio presenter, born in Rochford, England
  • Aug 21 Ashley Whitney, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee

  • Aug 21 Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer (Milkshake), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 22 Brandon Quintin Adams, American actor (The People Under the Stairs), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Aug 22 Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 23 Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Aug 23 Ritchie Neville, British musician, born in Solihull, United Kingdom
  • Aug 24 Orlando Engelaar, Dutch international footballer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer, born in Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Aug 24 Michael Redd, American basketball player, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 25 Marlon Harewood, English footballer
  • Aug 26 Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Aug 26 Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
  • Aug 26 Jamal Lewis, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 2000; NFL rushing yards leader 2003; Baltimore Ravens), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 27 Giovanni Capitello, American filmmaker/actor
  • Aug 27 Tian Liang, Chinese diver
  • Aug 27 Sarah Neufeld, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)

Person of interestAaron Paul

Aug 27 Aaron Paul, American actor (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed), born in Emmett, Idaho

Actor Aaron Paul
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  • Aug 28 Markus Pröll, German footballer, born in Rheinbach, Germany
  • Aug 28 Robert Hoyzer, German football referee, born in Berlin
  • Aug 28 Shaila Dúrcal [Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Aug 28 Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • Aug 28 Ruth Riley, American basketball player, born in Ransom, Kansas
  • Aug 29 Ryan Shealy, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Aug 30 Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentine tennis player
  • Aug 30 Leon Lopez, British actor
  • Aug 30 Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • Aug 30 Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress
  • Aug 31 Mickie James, American professional wrestler (WWE Women's Champion 2006), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Aug 31 Simon Neil, Scottish musician (Biffy Clyro)
  • Aug 31 Ramón Santiago, Dominican baseball infielder, coach (only player in history to hit walk-off, grand slam home run in last MLB at-bat), born in Las Matas de Farfán, DR

About August 1979

How Old? 40 or 41 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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