Famous Birthdays on 19th August

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1342 - Katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395)
1398 - Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)
1521 - Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)
1557 - Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)
1558 - Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian
1580 - Pierre Vernier, Ornans, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements
1590 - Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)
1596 - Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, Queen of Bohemia and daughter of James IV and I of England and Scotland (d. 1662)
1621 - Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (d. 1674)
1631 - John Dryden, 1st poet laureate of England (All for Love)
1646 - John Flamsteed, Denby Derbyshire, English astronomer and first Astronomer Royal
1686 - Antonio Tonelli, composer
1686 - Eustace Budgell, English writer (d. 1737)
1689 - Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)
1711 - Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)
1737 - Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer
1743 - Marie Jeanne Becu Comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV (d. 1793)
1756 - Anthony FRE Haersolte, member of Executing Regime
1780 - Baranger, writer
1785 - Seth Thomas, American pioneer in mass production of clocks
1790 - Edward John Dent, London, British Clockmaker to Queen Victoria and commissioned to make Big Ben, London (completed after his death by his son Frederick Dent)
1808 - James Nasmyth, Edinburgh, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer
1813 - William Henry Fry, composer
1815 - John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1816 - Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs
1824 - Georg Goltermann, composer
1830 - Julius Lothar Meyer, Varel Oldenburg, German Chemist who developed the first periodic table of chemical elements independently of Dimitri Mendeleev
1831 - Stephen Gano Burbridge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1839 - Oskar Brefeld, German botanist
1846 - Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1906)
1848 - Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
1851 - Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)
1851 - Charles Hires, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage
1853 - Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
1858 - Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)
1859 - Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
1859 - Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian/hagiographer
1860 - John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait)
1870 - Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)
Aviator Orville WrightAviator Orville Wright (1871) 1871 - Orville Wright, Dayton OH, aviator (Wright Brothers), (d. 1912)
1873 - Fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams)
1875 - Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1936)
1878 - Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42)
1881 - Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)
1883 - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel)
1883 - José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon (1878) 1883 - Elsie Ferguson, New York City, New York, American film actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages)
1883 - Leonid Kulik, Tartu Estonia, Russian Minerologist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history
1885 - Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian (d. 1954)
1886 - Robert Heger, composer
1889 - Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese
1890 - Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist
1893 - Alfred Lunt, Milwaukee WI, Broadway actor (Emmy 1965)
1895 - Andrzejewski, writer
1895 - Arnoldt Bronnen, writer
1896 - Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
1899 - Kenneth MacKenna, Canterbury NH, actor/director (Those We Love)
1899 - Olga Baclanova, Moscow Russia, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY)
1899 - Colleen Moore, Port Huron MI, actress (Scarlet Letter)
1899 - Charlie Hall, English comedian actor (d. 1959)
1899 - Franz C. Schmelkes, Prague, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns
1900 - Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (d. 1976)
1902 - Ogden Nash, Rye NY, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself)
1902 - Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
1902 - J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
1903 - Claude Dauphin, Corbell France, actor (April in Paris, Deported)
1903 - James Gould Cozzens, US, novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor)
1903 - Muriel Kirkland, Yonkers NY, actress (Fast Workers, Hold Your Man)
1904 - Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor
1905 - Fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)
1905 - Jacques de Menasce, composer
1906 - June Collyer, NYC, actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt)
1906 - Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)
1907 - Thurston Morton, (Sen-Ky, 1957-1969)
1907 - Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer
1907 - Thruston B. Morton, American politician (d. 1982)
1909 - Jerzy Andrzejewski, Warsaw Poland, writer (Ashes & Diamonds)
1910 - Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher
1913 - Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92)
1913 - Richard Simmons, American actor (d. 2003)
1913 - John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer, one of the creators of the Finite Element Method (d. 2004)
1914 - Fumio Hayasaka, composer
1914 - Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
1915 - Ring Lardner Jr, Chicago, Illinois, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H)
1915 - Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
1916 - Marie Wilson, Anaheim California, actress (My Friend Irma)
1918 - James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist
Publisher Malcolm ForbesPublisher Malcolm Forbes (1919) 1919 - Malcolm Forbes, Brooklyn New York, publisher (Forbes Magazine), (d. 1990)
1920 - Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter
1920 - Paul Kont, composer
1921 - Gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek)
1921 - Philip A Potter, Dominica sec-gen World council of Churches
1922 - Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist
1924 - William Marshall, Gary Ind, actor (Blacula, Something of Value)
1925 - Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
1926 - Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
1927 - James T Broyhill, (Sen-R-NC, 1986)
1930 - D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
1931 - Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)
1932 - John James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire
1932 - Thomas P. Salmon, 75th Governor of Vermont
1933 - Debra Paget [Debralee Griffin], Denver, Colorado, American actress (Love Me Tender)
1933 - Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russia, cosmonaut
1934 - Bill Cleary, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1934 - David F Durenberger, Minn, (Sen-R-MN, 1978- )
1934 - Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
1934 - William Cleary, Cambridge Massachusetts, hockey center, (Oly-gold/silv-56, 60)
1935 - Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
1935 - F Story Musgrave, Boston, MD/astronaut (STS 6, 51-F, 33, 44, 61, 80)
1935 - Alan Baker, London, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory
1938 - Diana Muldaur, NYC, actress (McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law)
1938 - Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968)
1939 - Ginger [Peter] Baker, England, drummer (Cream-White Room)
1940 - Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
1940 - Jill St John, [Oppenheim], Los Angeles California, actress (Diamonds are Forever)
1940 - Johnny Nash, Houston, Tx, rocker (I Can See Clearly Now)
1942 - Fred Thompson, senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire)
1942 - Michiel Patijn, Dutch asst sect of state of Foreign affairs (1994- )
1943 - Billy J Kramer, Liverpool, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me)
1944 - Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
1944 - Samuel J de Beer, South Africa vicar/underminister of Education
1944 - Buzz Kilman, Chicago radio personality
1944 - Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer
1944 - Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist
1945 - Ian Gillian, heavy metal rocker (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor)
1945 - Jane Blalock, champion golfer
1946 - Charles F Bolden Jr, Columbia SC, astronaut (STS 61C, 31, 45, 60)
1946 - Dawn Steel, film maker
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton (1946) 1946 - Bill Clinton [William Jefferson], Hope Arkansas, 42nd United States President (Democrat, 1993-01)
1946 - Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
1947 - Gerard Schwarz, Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orch)
1947 - Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad)
1947 - Dave Dutton, English actor
1947 - Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
1948 - Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter
1948 - Tipper Gore, wife of vice president Al Gore (1993-01)
1950 - Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
1950 - Jennie Bond, British journalist
1951 - John Deacon, British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)
1951 - Lillian Muller, Grimstad Norway, playmate of year (Aug, 1975)
1951 - Randi Oakes, Randalia Iowa, actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs)
1951 - Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
1952 - Jonathan Frakes, actor (Commander William T Riker-Star Trek Next Gen)
1953 - Johan F de Leeuw, Dutch MP (CDA)
1953 - Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
1953 - Mary Matalin, American political consultant
1954 - Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
1955 - Peter Gallagher, Armonk NY, actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild)
1955 - Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
1956 - Adam Arkin, Bkln, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure)
1956 - Cindy Nelson, US, skier (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1957 - Darby Hinton, Santa Monica California, actor (Israel-Daniel Boone)
1957 - Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
1957 - Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
1957 - Ian Gould, England cricketer
1958 - Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1958 - Brendan Nelson, Australian politician
1959 - Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
1959 - Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
1959 - Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer
1960 - Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
1960 - Dan "Woody" Woodgate, rocker
1960 - Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
1960 - Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
1961 - Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1962 - Eric Lutes, Charlestown RI, actor (Del-Caroline in the City)
1962 - Kim Shipman, Athens PA, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-25th)
1962 - Michael J Massimino, Oceanside NY, PhD/astronaut
1962 - Nancy Ramsbottom, Birmingham AL, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-2nd)
1962 - Valerie Kaprisky, Paris France, actress (Breathless, Public Woman)
1962 - Tammy Bruce, American political commentator
1963 - Joey Tempest, rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
1963 - John Stamos, Cypress California, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
1965 - James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1965 - Kevin Dillon, NY, actor (Heaven Help Us, Remote Control, Platoon)
1965 - Kyra Sedgwick, actress (Phenomenon, Singles, Julia-Another World)
1965 - Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
1966 - Lilian Garcia, wrestling announcer
1966 - Lee Ann Womack, American musician
1967 - Jason Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo
1967 - Randy Baldwin, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers)
1967 - Tabitha Soren, San Antonio Texas, MTV reporter (This Week in Rock)
1968 - Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
1968 - Mark McGuinn, country music singer
1969 - Matthew Perry, Williamstown Mass, Canadian/American actor (Chandler Bing on Friends)
1969 - Scott Ford, Norbrooke Germany, golfer (1994 Trafalgar CPGA-2nd)
1969 - Nate Dogg, American rapper
1969 - Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
1969 - Emigdio Preciado, Hispanic fugitive on FBI's Most Wanted list
1969 - Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
1969 - Patrick Van Horn, American actor
1969 - Clay Walker, American singer
1970 - Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
1970 - Fat Joe, American rapper
1971 - Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, US tennis star (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 - Tricia Ann Luedtke, Oostburg Wisc, Miss Wisc-America-1991
1971 - João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
1972 - Colleen Thornburn, Toronto Ontario, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
1972 - Elizabeth Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
1972 - Pierre Allard, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

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