Famous Birthdays on 31st August

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 223

12 - Caligula, [Gaius Caesar], 3rd Roman emperor (37-41 AD)
161 - Commodus, Roman Emperor (180-92)
1569 - Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
1602 - Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik
1663 - Guillaume Amontons, French physicist
1696 - Johann Paul Kunzen, composer
1721 - George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)
1741 - Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer
1741 - Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834)
1748 - Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer
1749 - Radistschew, writer
1755 - Johann Ignaz Walter, composer
1775 - Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, composer
1811 - Goode Bryan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
3rd Roman Emperor Caligula3rd Roman Emperor Caligula (12) 1811 - Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)
1821 - Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer
1822 - Fitz John Porter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1823 - Galusha Aaron Grow, MC (Union), died in 1907
1828 - George Leonard Andrews, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 - Amilcare Ponchielli, Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani)
1843 - Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1919)
1852 - Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister
1855 - Stefan Surzynski, composer
1856 - Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer
1864 - Max Wilhelm Zach, composer
Educator Maria MontessoriEducator Maria Montessori (1870) 1870 - Maria Montessori, Italy, educator (spontaneous response), (d. 1952)
1871 - James E. Ferguson, Texan governor (d. 1944)
1874 - Edward Thorndike, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology)
1878 - Albert Riemenschneider, composer
1878 - Frank Jarvis, American athlete (d. 1933)
1879 - Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)
1879 - Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
1879 - Alma Mahler, wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel (d. 1964)
1880 - Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)
1884 - George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian
1885 - DuBose Heyward, US novelist (Porgy)
1887 - Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist
1888 - Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
1889 - A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
1892 - Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest)
1893 - Lily Laskine, French harpist (d. 1988)
1894 - Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)
1895 - Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
1896 - Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)
1897 - Frederic March [Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel], Racine, Wisconsin, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives)
1897 - Marianne Bruns, writer
1899 - Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum
1899 - Walter Muller von Kulm, composer
1900 - Roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore)
1900 - Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1943)
1903 - Arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)
1903 - Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher (d. 1985)
1905 - Dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)
1905 - Sal Tas, Dutch journalist & CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]
1905 - Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher (d. 1997)
1906 - Vivienne Byerley, publicist
1907 - August F Hawkins, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
1907 - Ramon Magsaysay, Philippines, statesman (US Legion of Merit-1952)
1907 - Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (d. 2007)
1907 - William Shawn, American editor (d. 1992)
1907 - Altiero Spinelli, Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism (d. 1986)
1908 - Lab Rachel Katherine Hamilton-Russell ouchere, local historian
1908 - Peter Conrad Baden, composer
1908 - William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)
1911 - Hilde Jarecki, educationist
1912 - Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone
1912 - Reinoud Anders, [Lady Blits], Dutch actor (Hamlet)
1913 - Michiel P Gorsira, 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Curacao (1951-67)
1913 - Sir Bernard Lovell, Bristol England, radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, (d. 2012)
1914 - Richard Basehart, Zanesville Oh, actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
1916 - Daniel Schorr, broadcast journalist (CBS)
1918 - Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist composer (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady)
1918 - Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer
1919 - Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)
1920 - James Lanphier, NY, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon)
1921 - Raymond Williams, Welsh academic (d. 1988)
1923 - Larry White Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game)
1923 - Serafina K "Sera" Anstadt, Polish/Dutch actress/author
1924 - Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, Bkln, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man)
1924 - Klaus Hashagen, composer
1926 - Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russia, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)
1926 - Jan de Koning, minister of Agriculture/Social Businesses (CDA)
1928 - James Coburn, Laurel Nebr, actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven)
1928 - Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer
1929 - Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer
1930 - Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia)
1930 - Tiny Little Jr, Worthington Minn, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
1931 - Dan Rather, news anchor (CBS-TV)
1931 - Jean Marc Beliveau, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups)
1931 - Noble [Henry] Willingham, Mineola, Texas, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man)
1932 - Benito Wogatzki, writer
1932 - Robert [Franklin] Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)
1932 - Roy Castle, entertainer
1934 - Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor
1935 - Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican
1935 - Frank Robinson, baseball player/manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL)
1936 - Marva Nettles Collins, educator (west side preparatory school)
1937 - Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
1937 - Warren Berlinger, Bkln, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two)
1938 - Martin Bell, British journalist
1939 - Jerry Allison, Hillsboro Tx, rock drummer (Buddy Holly & Crickets)
1940 - Alain Calmat, France, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1964)
1940 - Jack Thompson [John Payne], Sydney, New South Wales, Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River)
1941 - Emanuel Nunes, composer
1941 - Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
1941 - William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
1942 - Carole Wells, Shreveport La, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats)
1942 - Isao Aoki, Abiko Chiba Japan, PGA golfer (1983 Hawaiian Open)
1942 - Eugenio Trias, Barcelona, Spain, philosopher, (d. 2013)
1943 - Leonid Ivashov, Russian general
1944 - Clive Hubert Lloyd, cricketer ("Supercat", 110 Tests 1966-85)
1944 - Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
1945 - Bob Welch, rock vocalist/guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well), (d. 2012)
1945 - Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys)
1945 - Leonid Ivanovich Popov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 35/37, 40, T-7)
1945 - [George I] Van Morrison, Belfast, singer (Here Comes the Night)
1945 - Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician
1946 - Jerome Corsi, American writer
1947 - Mona Marshall, American voice actress
1947 - Luca di Montezemolo, Italian businessman
1947 - Yumiko Ōshima, Japanese manga artist
1948 - Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
1948 - Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
1948 - Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
1948 - Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
Actor Richard GereActor Richard Gere (1949) 1949 - Richard Gere, Phila Pa, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman)
1949 - Rick Roberts, rocker (Firefall)
1952 - Bruce Soboroff, Chic Il, rocker (Buckinghams)
1952 - Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer)
1952 - Herbert Reul, German politician
1953 - Marcia Clark, [Kleks], Berkeley CA, LA DA (OJ Simpson Case)
1953 - Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver
1953 - György Károly, Hungarian author
1954 - Tula, [Barry Kenneth Cossey], England, transsexual (For Your Eyes Only)
1955 - Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Oly-2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)
1956 - Masashi Tashiro, Japanese television performer
1957 - Gina Schock, rocker (Gogos-Our Lips Are Sealed)
1957 - Glenn Tilbrook, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted)
1957 - Tom Candiotti, Walnut creek CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1957 - Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist
1958 - David H Mattheisen, Blue Island Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
1958 - Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer
1959 - Rachel Dennison, Knoxville Tn, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5)
1959 - Tony DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
1960 - Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper
1960 - Chris Whitley, American musician (d. 2005)
1961 - David Chastain, heavy metal rocker (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland)
1962 - Wanda Guenette, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1962 - Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor
1963 - Reb Beach, heavy metal rocker (Winger-17)
1963 - Sonny Silooy, soccer player (Ajax)
1963 - Todd Carty, Irish actor
1964 - Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and editor
1965 - Willie Watson, cricket pace bowler (NZ)
1965 - Daniel Bernhardt, Swiss actor
1965 - Céline Bonnier, French Canadian actress
1966 - Jeff Frye, Oakland CA, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
1966 - Jan Einar Thorsen, Norwegian Alpine skier
1967 - Diane Madl, Mountain Top PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96)
1967 - Melanie Sullivan, Branford Ct, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994)
1968 - Glenroy Gilbert, Trinidad, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 - Hideo Nomo, Osaka Japan, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1968 - Jennifer Azzi, Oak Ridge Tenn, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 - Jim Bob Howard, Wichita Falls Texas, actor (Flash & Bone)
1968 - Jolene Watanabe, Los Angeles California, tennis star (1994 Futures-Evansville)
1969 - Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Oly-S-98)
1969 - Andrew Phillip Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versache)
1969 - Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
1969 - Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1969 - Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
1969 - Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor
1970 - Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, Brooklyn NY, singer (Only in My Dreams)
1970 - James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)
1970 - Steve Nikataras, cricketer (left-arm pace bowler for NSW 1996-97)
1970 - Queen Rania of Jordan
1970 - Arie van Lent, Dutch-German footballer
1970 - Zack Ward, Canadian actor
1971 - Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1971 - Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals)
1971 - Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer
1972 - Chris Tucker, American actor
1973 - Earl Scott, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 - Priest Lauderdale, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
1973 - Reggie Geary, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1973 - Scott Niedermayer, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
1974 - Andrei Medvedev, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1991 French Open junior)
1974 - Jeremy O'day, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1974 - Jessy Viceisza, Miss Universe-Bonaire (1996)
1975 - Raleigh Roundtree, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1975 - Daniel Harding, British conductor
1975 - Takahiro Suwa, Japanese professional wrestler
1976 - Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer
1976 - Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer
1977 - Jeff Hardy, American professional wrestler
1977 - Ian Harte, Irish footballer
1977 - Craig Nicholls, Australian musician (The Vines)
1978 - Philippe Christanval, French footballer
1978 - Phina Oruche, British actress
1979 - Clay Hensley, American baseball player
1979 - Mickie James, American professional wrestler

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