Famous Birthdays on 8th August

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1079 - Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
1518 - Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
1571 - John Ward, composer
1586 - Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen
1605 - Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)
1617 - Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)
1646 - Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
1653 - Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar
1673 - John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
1693 - Laurent Belissen, composer
1694 - Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)
1705 - Gustaaf Imhoff, gov of Ceylon (1736-40)/gov of Neth-Indies (1743-50)
1720 - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
1732 - Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian
1746 - Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)
1755 - Luigi Marchesi, composer
1763 - Charles Bulfinch, Boston Mass, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House)
1805 - Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer
1807 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
1812 - John Rodgers II, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882
1814 - Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist
1819 - Charles Anderson Dana, Asst Secy War, (Union) died in 1897
1820 - Winfield Scott "Old Swet" Featherston, Army Brigadier General (Confederate)
1823 - Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter
1824 - Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
1835 - James William Forsyth, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1839 - Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925
1852 - Barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)
1857 - Cecile Chaminade, composer
1857 - Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)
1861 - William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")
1864 - Henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo)
1866 - Matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)
1871 - William Henry Squire, composer
1875 - Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (d. 1955)
1879 - Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader
1879 - Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
1880 - Earle Page, Australian politician (d. 1961)
1881 - Paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front)
1882 - Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)
1884 - Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")
1886 - Daniel Ruyneman, composer
1886 - Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer
1887 - Esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)
1887 - J C Heldring, Dutch businessman
1887 - Malcolm Keen, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Chris-Mama)
1887 - Ullrich Haupt, Prussia, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion)
1889 - Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
1891 - Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
1892 - Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)
1895 - Law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)
1896 - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Wash DC, writer (Yearling)
1898 - Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans)
1898 - Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (d. 1990)
1900 - Josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange
1900 - Victor Young, Chicago Illinois, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show, In Old California)
1901 - Ernest O Lawrence, Canton SC, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939)
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul DiracTheoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac (1902) 1902 - Paul Dirac, Bristol, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933), (d. 1984)
1903 - August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
1904 - Istvan Szelenyi, composer
1904 - Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
1905 - Andre Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)
1905 - Nino Martini, Verona Italy, actor (Here's to Romance)
1905 - Wachtang Ananjan, writer
1906 - Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
1907 - Benny Carter, NYC, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter)
1908 - Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
1908 - Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
1909 - Bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)
1910 - Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962)
1910 - Sylvia Sidney, Bronx NY, actress (WKRP, Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon)
1911 - Rosetta LeNoire, NYC, actor (Grandma Winslow-Family Matters)
1912 - Daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director (Willard, Butterfield 8)
1913 - Axel Stordahl, Staten Island NY, orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show)
1913 - Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
1913 - Robert T Stafford, (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88)
1914 - Arthur Holt, politician
1915 - Jumbo Elliott, American track coach (d. 1981)
1918 - Rory Calhoun, Los Angeles California, actor (Capitol, Motel Hell, Bill-Texan)
1919 - Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)
1920 - Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
1920 - Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
1920 - Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (d. 1997)
1921 - Roger Nixon, composer
1921 - John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
1921 - Webb Pierce, American singer (d. 1991)
1921 - Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
1922 - Michael Parkin, journalist
1922 - Rory Calhoun, actor (Blue & Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol)
1922 - Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
1922 - Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
1923 - Esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet), (d. 2013)
1924 - Thomas Beversdorf, composer
1925 - Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
1925 - Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
1926 - Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
1926 - Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1927 - Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)
1927 - Jim Weaver, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
1927 - Juri Kasakow, writer
1927 - Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
1928 - Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
1928 - Don Burrows, Australian musician
1929 - Josef Suk, Prague Czechoslovakia, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977)
1929 - Rose Nyland, writer
1929 - Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
1930 - Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)
1930 - Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
1930 - Nita Talbot, NYC NY, actress (Supertrain, Here We Go Again)
1930 - Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
1931 - Jonathan Elkus, composer
1932 - Jimmy Witherspoon, singer
1932 - Mel Tillis, Pahokee Fl, country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel)
1932 - Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
1933 - Joe Tex, singer/songwriter (Hold What You've Got), (d. 1982)
1934 - Julian C Dixon, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
1935 - Ron Marlenee, (Rep-R-MT, 1977- )
1935 - Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
1935 - Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
1935 - John Laws, Australia radio personality
1936 - Don Bowden, US, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile
1936 - Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
1936 - Keith Barron, Mexborough England, actor (At Earth's Core, Baby Love)
Actor Dustin HoffmanActor Dustin Hoffman (1937) 1937 - Dustin Hoffman, LA, actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer)
1937 - Louis Neefs, Belgian singer
1938 - Connie Stevens, Bkln, singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach)
1938 - Jacques Hetu, composer
1939 - Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
1939 - Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Oly-gold-68)
1939 - William Alden Hibbard, composer
1939 - Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
1940 - Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)
1942 - Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
1944 - Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
1944 - Michael Johnson, rocker
1944 - Brooke Bundy, American actress
1944 - John Renbourn, English musician
1946 - French W Weisglas, Dutch MP (VVD)
1946 - Robin M Tallon, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
1946 - James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
1947 - Jose Cruz, leftfielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros)
1947 - Larry Wilcox, SD California, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs)
1948 - Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
1949 - Airrion Love, US singer (Stylistics-16 Bars)
1949 - Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
1949 - Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
1949 - Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver
1950 - Willie Hall, rocker
1951 - Martin Brest, Bronx NY, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1951 - Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
1951 - Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
1951 - Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
1952 - Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)
1952 - Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
1952 - Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
1953 - "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
1953 - Don Most, Brooklyn, New York, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days)
1954 - Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)
1955 - Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
1955 - Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
1955 - Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
1955 - Branscombe Richmond, Los Angeles, California, American actor (Renegade, Commando)
1956 - Chris Foreman, guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House)
1956 - David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
1956 - Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)
1957 - Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
1957 - Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
1958 - Chris[sie Boy] Foreman, rock guitarist (Madness)
1958 - Deborah Norville, news anchor (Today Show, Inside Edition)
1958 - Harry Crosby, Los Angeles California, actor (Friday the 13th)
1958 - Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
1959 - Rikki Rockett, rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)
1959 - Ronald Weigel, German DR speed walker (5 km indoor)
1960 - Ulrich Maly, German politician
1961 - Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center (Houston Oilers)
1961 - Charmaine Crooks, Jamaica, Canadian 4X400m relayer (Oly-silver-1984)
1961 - Paul Jackson, rocker
1961 - The Edge, [Dave Evans], London, rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow)
1961 - Daniel House, American music executive
1961 - Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison)
1962 - Charmaine Crooks, Mandeville JAM, Can 800m runner (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
1962 - Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1962 - Suzee Pai, Toledo Ohio, actress (Big Trouble in Little China)
1963 - Carol Lewis, Willingboro NJ, high jumper (Olympic-9th-1984)
1963 - Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
1963 - Jon Turteltaub, American director
1963 - Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
1964 - Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds, US, 400m runner (world record)
1964 - Paul Taylor, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in one Test 1993)
1964 - Anastasia Ashman, American writer
1965 - Akitoshi Saito, wrestler (NJPW)
1965 - Angus Fraser, cricketer (England right-arm pace bowler 1989- )
1965 - Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
1965 - Aaron Abeyta, American musician
1966 - Chris Eubank, English boxer
1966 - John Hudek, American baseball player
1967 - Ben Fouchee, Kuruman South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1987 S Afr Amateur)
1967 - Howard Cross, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
1967 - Lorraine Pearson, Romford Essex, rock vocalist (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
1967 - Margo Malowney, Saint John New Brunswick, volleyball player (Oly-96)

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