Famous Birthdays on 20th August

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1517 - Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 - Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1561 - Jacopo Peri, composer
1625 - Thomas Corneille, French playwright
1632 - Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)
1637 - Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1665 - Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 - Alphonse d' Eve, composer
1702 - Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal
1710 - Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson)
1719 - Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791)
1719 - Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer (d. 1783)
1720 - Bernard de Bury, composer
1756 - Bernardo Bittoni, composer
1764 - Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies
1778 - Bernardo O'Higgins, Chillán, Chile, South American independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule (1817-1823 Supreme Director of Chile)
1779 - Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (d. 1848)
1788 - Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer
1799 - Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician
1802 - Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867
1811 - Gilman Marston, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
1820 - Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer
1824 - Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905
1827 - Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria)
1832 - Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913
23rd US President Benjamin Harrison23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (1833) 1833 - Benjamin Harrison, North Bend Ohio, (R) 23rd Pres (1889-1893)
1842 - Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter
1845 - St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint (d. 1916)
1847 - Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (d. 1912)
1847 - Andrew Greenwood, England cricketer (d. 1889)
1856 - Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]
1856 - Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (d. 1909)
1860 - Raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912)
1865 - Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1911)
1868 - Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
1873 - Eliel Saarinen, Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich)
1873 - William Henry Bell, composer
1881 - Edgar Albert Guest, Detroit Mich, poet/newspaperman
1881 - Nikolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky, composer
1885 - Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)
1886 - Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
1888 - George Sklavos, composer
1889 - Witold Friemann, composer
1890 - H. P. Lovecraft, Providence, Rhode Island, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales)
1897 - Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)
1898 - G Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands)
1898 - Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love)
1898 - Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (d. 1973)
1899 - Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)
1900 - Edward J "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player, 1st witnessed 147 break
Author/Poet Salvatore QuasimodoAuthor/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo (1901) 1901 - Salvatore Quasimodo, Naples Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959), (d. 1968)
1902 - Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner
1904 - Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA)
1905 - Duncan Macrae, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped)
1905 - Jack [Weldon J] Teagarden, US trombonist/actor (Meet Band Leaders)
1905 - Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)
1907 - Alan Reed, NYC, actor (Mr Adams & Eve)/voice (Fred Flintstone), (d. 1977)
1907 - Anatole Fistoulari, conductor
1907 - Stanley Devon, photographer
1908 - Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)
1908 - Jeanne Stern, writer
1908 - John Reginald Bevins, politician
1908 - Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)
1909 - Albert Roberts, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37)
1909 - Andre Morell, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)
1910 - Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel)
1911 - Ronald Udell, England, production designer (Pinewood Studios)
1912 - Philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven)
1913 - Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist
1914 - Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936)
1916 - Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)
Author Jacqueline SusannAuthor Jacqueline Susann (1918) 1918 - Jacqueline Susann, Phila Pa, author (Valley of the Dolls), (d. 1974)
1921 - Jack Wilson, cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956)
1922 - Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japan, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart
1924 - Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim)
1926 - Nobby Wirkowski, American and Canadian football player and coach
1927 - Geriatric1927, English video blogger
1927 - Yootha Joyce, English actress (d. 1980)
1929 - Norma Connolly, Boston, Mass, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital)
1930 - Mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor
1931 - Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)
1931 - Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles
1932 - Anthony Ainley, British actor (d. 2004)
1932 - Vasily Aksyonov, Russian novelist
1933 - Don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86)
1933 - George John Mitchell, (Sen-D-ME, 1980-94/Senate Whip 1989- )
1933 - Larry Robideaux, horse trainer
1934 - Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen
1934 - Sneaky Pete Kleinow, South Blend, IN, country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), (d. 2007)
1935 - Charles Shere, composer
1935 - J J Malone, US soul singer (It's a shame)
1935 - Justin Tubb, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1935 - Ron Paul, US Congressman, 1988 and 2008 presidential candidate
1936 - Carla Fracci, Milan Italy, ballerina
1936 - Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1937 - Corrie E Moret-de Jong, Dutch MP (CDA)
1937 - George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)
1937 - Jim "Bullseye" Bowen, British TV game show host and comedian
1937 - El Fary, Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007)
1938 - Jean-Loup Jaques Marie Chretien, France, cosmonaut (T-6, TM-7, STS 86)
1938 - Alain Vivien, French politician
1939 - Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)
1940 - John Lantree, rocker
1940 - Rex Sellers, Aust cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests)
1940 - Sam Melville, Utah, actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks)
1940 - Rubén Hinojosa, American politician
1941 - Slobodan Milocevic, premier Serbia
1941 - William H Gray III, Baton Rouge La, (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), (d. 2013)
1941 - Dave Brock, British musician and founder of Hawkwind
1941 - Rich Brooks, American football coach
1941 - Robin Oakley, British journalist
1941 - Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author
1942 - Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1942 - Isaac Hayes, Covington TN, composer (Shaft)
1942 - Fred Norman, American baseball player
1943 - Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor
1944 - Graig Nettles, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, SD Padres, Cleve Indians)
1944 - John Povey, rocker
1944 - Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89)
1946 - Connie Chung, TV news anchor (NBC, CBS)
1946 - Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk)
1946 - N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman
1947 - James Pankow, Chicago IL, rocker (Chicago)
Rock Vocalist Robert PlantRock Vocalist Robert Plant (1948) 1948 - Robert Plant, West Bromwich England, rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love)
1948 - John Noble, Australian actor
1949 - Phil Lynott, Dublin Ireland, rock bassist (Thin Lizzy) (d. 1986)
1949 - Nikolas Asimos, Greek composer and singer (d. 1988)
1949 - Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer
1949 - Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter
1951 - Greg[ory Dale] Bear, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)
1951 - Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1952 - John Emburey, England cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988)
1952 - John Hiatt, US singer/songwriter (Have a Little Faith in Me)
1952 - Rudy Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
1953 - Peter Horton, Bellevue Wash, actor (Gary-30 Something)
1954 - Al Roker, Queens NY, weatherman (NBC, Today)
1954 - Theresa Saldana, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Rachel Scali-Commish)
1954 - William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954 - Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey (d. 2007)
1954 - Don Stark, American actor
1955 - Jay Acovone, Mahopac NY, actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat)
1955 - Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1955 - Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
1956 - Alvin Greenidge, cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff)
1956 - Joan Allen, Ill, actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country)
1956 - Rick Olsen, rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)
1957 - Cindy Nicholas, Canada, swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)
1957 - Doug Fleger, rocker
1957 - Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96)
1957 - Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
1958 - Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director and screenwriter
1959 - Missie McGeorge, Pueblo CO, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One)
1959 - Richard DeStasio, horse trainer
1960 - Elizabeth Alda, daughter of Alan Alda, actress (Beth-Four Seasons)
1960 - Mark Langston, San Diego CA, pitcher (California Angels)
1960 - Troy Young, horse trainer
1961 - Linda Mantz, NYC, actress (Frankie-Dorothy)
1961 - Rick Rael, heavy metal rocker
1961 - Greg Egan, Australian author
1961 - Joe Pasquale, English comedian
1962 - Duffy James Joseph Waldorf Jr, LA CA, PGA golfer (1995 LaCantera Tx)
1962 - Loretta Alderete, LA CA, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-14th)
1962 - Robert Meyer, Sacramento Cal, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morningstar)
1962 - James Marsters, American actor
1962 - Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player
1963 - Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1964 - Giuseppe Giannini, Rome Italy, soccer player (Rome A Team)
1965 - Joe Durigon, jockey
1965 - KRS-One, American rapper
1966 - Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA (1988)/actress (Baywatch)
1966 - Greg Jackson, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
1966 - Steven Finn, Laval, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
1966 - Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist (Pantera)
1966 - Colin Cunningham, Los Angeles, California, American actor (Centigrade, Falling Skies)
1967 - Andy Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1967 - Michael "Sean" Hall, Williamsburg Va, rower (Olympics-1996)
1967 - Terri Poch, American yogini and former professional wrestler
1968 - Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)
1968 - Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer
1968 - Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
1969 - Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
1969 - Francisco Torres, jockey
1969 - Duke Droese, American professional wrestler
1970 - Els Callens, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1996 quarterfinalist Essen)
1970 - Jay McNeil, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 - Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit)
1971 - Bernard Whittington, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 - Brett Bech, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
1971 - Ke Huy Quan, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Sam-Together We Stand)
1971 - Kevin Hickman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
1971 - Oronde Gadsden, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 - Brad Avery, American musician (former guitarist for Third Day)
1971 - Steve Stone, English footballer
1971 - David Walliams, British comedian
1972 - Derrick Alston, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1973 - Todd Helton, American baseball player
1974 - Denesha Reid, Miss USA-Georgia (1997)
1974 - Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist
1974 - Amy Adams, American actress
1974 - Big Moe, American rapper (d. 2007)

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