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August 1, 1770- William Clark, explorer, teamed with Meriwether Lewis, "Lewis and Clark"

August 1, 1779- Francis Scott Key, author of the national anthem

August 1, 1819- Herman Melville, novelist

August 1, 1933- Dom DeLuise, actor, comedian

August 1, 1936- Yves Saint Laurent, fashion designer

August 1, 1937- Alfonse D'Amato, NY senator

August 1, 1942- Jerry Garcia, guitarist, member of the "Grateful Dead"

August 1, 1963- Coolio, rap singer

August 2, 1754- Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Revolutionary War officer, architect, designed the plan for Washington, DC

August 2, 1924- James Baldwin, author, playwright

August 2,  1924- Carroll O'Connor, actor, "Archie Bunker" on  TV series "All in the Family"

August 2, 1932- Peter O'Toole, actor

August 2, 1944- Joanna Cassidy, actress

August 2, 1964- Mary-Louise Parker, actress

August 3, 1900- John T. Scopes, defendant in the 1925 "Monkey Trial," for teaching evolution

August 3, 1908- Dolores Del Rio, actress

August 3, 1920- P. D. James, mystery writer

August 3, 1924- Leon Uris, novelist

August 3, 1926- Tony Bennett, singer

August 3, 1940- Martin Sheen, actor

August 3, 1941- Martha Stewart

August 3, 1950- John Landis, director

August 3, 1958- Victoria Jackson, actress, comedian

August 3, 1977- Tom Brady, NFL New England Patriots Quarterback

August 4, 1900- Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of England

August 4, 1901- Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter

August 4, 1910- William Howard Schuman, composer

August 4, 1929- Yasir Arafat, Palestinian leader

August 4, 1955- Billy Bob Thornton, actor

August 4, 1958- Mary Decker, champion track athlete

August 4, 1961- Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President

August 4, 1962- Roger Clemens, baseball pitcher

August 4, 1971- Jeff Gordon, auto racer

August 5, 1906- John Huston, director, actor

August 5, 1930- Neil Armstrong. 1st to walk on the moon. Quote: One small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind. 

August 5, 1935- John Saxon, actor

August 5, 1946- Loni Anderson, actress

August 5, 1962- Patrick Ewing, NBA basketball player

August 5, 1966- Jonathan Silverman, actor

August 6, 1809- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, poet

August 6, 1881- Sir Alexander Fleming, discovered penicillin

August 6, 1911- Lucille Ball, actress, comedian , "I  Love Lucy"

August 6, 1917- Robert Mitchum, actor

August 6, 1928- Andy Warhol, artist

August 6, 1951- Dorian Harewood, actor

August 6, 1965 -David Robinson, NBA basketball player

August 6, 1972- Geri Halliwell, singer, "Ginger Spice" of the "Spice Girls"

August 7, 1876- Mata Hari, dancer, spy

August 7, 1903- Rudolf C. Ising, animator, co-creator of "Loony Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies"

August 7, 1942- B. J. Thomas, singer

August 7, 1944- John Glover, actor

August 7, 1955- Wayne Knight, actor

August 7, 1960- David Duchovny, actor

August 7, 1975- Charlize Theron, Oscar winning actress

August 8, 1866- Matthew Henson, Arctic explorer

August 8, 1907- Benny Carter, jazz musician, composer

August 8, 1919- Dino DeLaurentis, producer

August 8, 1922- Rory Calhoun, actor

August 8, 1923 -Esther Williams, swimmer, actress

August 8, 1932- Mel Tillis, singer, songwriter

August 8, 1937- Dustin Hoffman, actor

August 8, 1938- Connie Stevens, actress

August 8, 1949- Keith Carradine, actor, singer

August 8, 1953- Donny Most, "Ralph Malph"on TV series "Happy Days"

August 8, 1976- Joshua Chasez (J.C.), singer, member of "NSYNC"

August 9, 1631- John Dryden, poet

August 9, 1944- Sam Elliott, actor

August 9, 1945- Ken Norton, champion boxer

August 9, 1957- Melanie Griffith, actress

August 9, 1963- Whitney Houston, singer, actress

August 9, 1964- Brett Hull, NHL hockey player

August 9, 1967- Deion Sanders, Dual career as NFL football player and MLB baseball player

August 9, 1968- Gillian Anderson, actress

August 10, 1729- William Howe, commander of British forces during the Revolutionary War

August 10, 1874- Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. President (1929-1933)

August 10, 1911- Jane Wyatt, actress

August 10, 1923- Rhonda Fleming, actress

August 10, 1928 -Jimmy Dean, singer,  "Big Bad John"

August 10, 1928- Eddie Fisher, singer

August 10, 1942- Betsy Johnson, fashion designer

August 10, 1947- Ian Anderson, singer, member of "Jethro Tull"

August 10, 1948- Patti Austin, singer

August 10, 1960- Antonio Banderas, actor

August 10, 1967- Riddick Bowe, heavyweight boxer

August 11, 1921- Alex Haley, author wrote the novel "Roots"

August 11, 1925- Mike Douglas, TV personality, singer

August 11, 1933- Jerry Falwell, TV evangelist

August 11, 1937- Allegra Kent, ballerina

August 11, 1950- Stephen Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer

August 11, 1953- Hulk Hogan( born Terry Gene Bollea), WWF wrestler

August 11, 1955- Joe Jackson, musician, songwriter

August 12, 1856- James B. ("Diamond Jim") Brady, financier, philanthropist

August 12, 1881- Cecil B. DeMille, producer,

August 12, 1929- Buck Owens, country singer

August 12, 1930- George Soros, financier

August 12, 1939- George Hamilton, actor

August 12, 1971- Pete Sampras, tennis champion

August 13, 1860- Annie Oakley, Wild West entertainer

August 13, 1899- Alfred Hitchcock, director

August 13, 1904- Buddy Rogers, actor, bandleader

August 13, 1912- Ben Hogan, golfer

August 13, 1926- Fidel Castro, President of Cuba

August 13, 1930- Don Ho, singer

August 13, 1951- Dan Fogelberg, singer, songwriter

August 14, 1863 Ernest Lawrence Thayer, writer, poet

August 14, 1941 David Crosby, singer, songwriter, musician of "Crosby, Stills & Nash"

August 14, 1944- Robyn Smith, jockey

August 14, 1945 Steve Martin, comedian, actor, writer

August 14, 1946- Susan St. James, actress

August 14, 1947- Danielle Steel, romance novelist

August 14, 1950- Gary Larson, cartoonist, created "The Far Side"

August 14, 1959- Ervin (Magic) Johnson, NBA basketball player

August 14, 1960- Sarah Brightman, singer

August 14, 1968- Halle Berry, actress

August 15, 1769- Napoleon Bonaparte, French military, emperor

August 15, 1771- Sir Walter Scott, poet, novelist

August 15, 1879- Ethel Barrymore, actress

August 15, 1912- Julia Child, Chef, cookbook author

August 15, 1925- Mike Connors, actor

August 15, 1945- Gene Upshaw, football player, union leader

August 15, 1968- Debra Messing, actress

August 15, 1972- Ben Affleck, actor

August 16, 1888- T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), soldier, writer

August 16, 1894- George Meany, labor leader

August 16, 1913- Menachem Begin, Israeli prime minister

August 16, 1928- Ann Blyth, actress

August 16, 1930 Frank Gifford, NFL football player, sportscaster

August 16, 1932- Eydie Gorme, singer

August 16, 1953- Kathie Lee Gifford, TV personality "Regis and Kathy Lee", singer

August 16, 1954- James Cameron, director

August 16, 1958- Madonna, singer, actress

August 16, 1960- Timothy Hutton, actor

August 17, 1786- Davy Crockett, frontiersman, adventurer, soldier, Died at the Alamo

August 17, 1882- Samuel Goldwyn, film pioneer, producer

August 17, 1892- Mae West, actress

August 17, 1920- Maureen O'Hara, actress

August 17, 1943- Robert De Niro, actor

August 17, 1958- Belinda Carlisle, singer

August 17, 1960- Sean Penn, actor

August 18, 1774- Meriwether Lewis, explorer of "Lewis and Clark"

August 18, 1917- Caspar Weinberger, business executive, U.S. cabinet member

August 18, 1922- Shelley Winters, actress

August 18, 1927- Rosalynn Carter, First lady of the United States

August 18, 1933- Roman Polanski, director

August 18, 1934 Roberto Clemente, baseball player

August 18, 1937 Robert Redford, actor, director

August 18, 1954- Patrick Swayze, actor, dancer, "Ghost"

August 18, 1958- Madeleine Stowe, actress

August 19, 1871- Orville Wright, aviator, "first in flight"

August 19, 1883- Coco Chanel, fashion designer

August 19, 1902- Ogden Nash, humorous poet

August 19, 1919- Malcolm Forbes, publisher

August 19, 1921- Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek

August 19, 1931- Willie Shoemaker, jockey

August 19, 1946- Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. President (1993-2000)

August 19, 1948- Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore

August 19, 1956- Adam Arkin, actor

August 19, 1965- Kyra Sedgwick, actress

August 19, 1969- Matthew Perry, actor, TV series "Friends"

August 19, 1969- Christian Slater, actor

August 20, 1785- Oliver Hazard Perry, Naval officer in War of 1812

August 20, 1833- Benjamin Harrison, 23rd U.S. President (1889-1893)

August 20, 1890- H. P. Lovecraft, science fiction writer

August 20, 1931- Don King, boxing promoter

August 20, 1942- Isaac Hayes, singer, songwriter, musician

August 20, 1944- Rajiv Gandhi, Indian  Prime Minister

August 20, 1946- Connie Chung, TV journalist

August 20, 1954- Al Roker, NBC TV meteorologist

August 20, 1956- Joan Allen, actress

August 21, 1904- Count Basie, jazz musician, bandleader

August 21, 1923- Chris Schenkel, sportscaster

August 21, 1936- Wilt Chamberlain, NBA basketball player

August 21, 1938- Kenny Rogers, singer, actor

August 21, 1944- Jackie DeShannon, singer, songwriter

August 21, 1958- Steve Case, AOL executive

August 21, 1975 -Alicia Witt, actress

August 22, 1834- Samuel Pierpont Langley, astronomer, aviation pioneer

August 22, 1862- Claude Debussy, composer, musician

August 22, 1893- Dorothy Parker, author

August 22, 1920 -Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer

August 22, 1934- H. Norman Schwarzkopf, General who led coalition forces in Operation Desert Storm (First Iraq War)

August 22, 1940- Valerie Harper, actress

August 22, 1941- Bill Parcells, the "Tuna", NFL football coach

August 22, 1947- Cindy Williams, actress, "Shirley" on TV series "Laverne and Shirley"

August 22, 1964- Tori Amos, singer, musician

August 22, 1973- Howie Dorough, singer, member of the "Backstreet Boys"

August 23, 1754 King Louis XVI, king during the French Revolution

August 23, 1912- Gene Kelly, actor, dancer, "Signin in the Rain"

August 23, 1929- Vera Miles, actress

August 23, 1934- Barbara Eden, actress "I Dream of Jeannie"

August 23, 1934- Sonny Jurgensen, football quarterback

August 23, 1938 - Ronny Cox, actor

August 23, 1949- Shelley Long, actress, "Diane" on TV series "Cheers"

August 23, 1949- Rick Springfield, singer

August 23, 1978- Kobe Bryant, NBA basketball player

August 24, 1944- Gregory Jarvis, astronaut, died in the Challenger Space Shuttle

August 24, 1956- Gerry Cooney, boxer

August 24, 1958- Steve Guttenberg, actor

August 24, 1960- Cal Ripken Jr., Ironman baseball player, played in 2,643 consecutive games

August 24, 1962- Craig Kilborn, TV personality, host of CBS "Late, Late Sow"

August 24, 1965- Marlee Matlin, actress

August 25, 1913- Walt Kelly, cartoonist, created "Pogo"

August 25, 1918- Leonard Bernstein, music composer, conductor

August 25, 1919- George Wallace, Alabama Governor, and presidential candidate

August 25, 1930- Sean Connery, actor , "James Bond"

August 25, 1933 - Regis Philbin Talk Show Host, Game Show Emcee

August 25, 1933- Tom Skerritt, actor , TV series "Picket Fences"

August 25, 1934- Regis Philbin, TV personality , Game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

August 25, 1958- Tim Burton, director

August 25, 1961- Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer

August 25, 1964- Blair Underwood, actor

August 25, 1970- Claudia Schiffer, model

August 26, 1906- Albert Sabin, developed oral polio vaccine

August 26, 1921- Benjamin Bradlee, journalist, editor

August 26, 1935- Geraldine Ferraro, NY Congresswoman, vice presidential nominee

August 26, 1965- Christopher Burke, actor

August 26, 1980- Macaulay Culkin, actor, starred in "Home Alone" movies

August 27, 1908- Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th  U.S. President (1963-1969)

August 27, 1910- Mother Teresa, nun , founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity

August 27, 1916- Martha Raye, actress, comedian, singer

August 27, 1929- Ira Levin, novelist, playwright

August 27, 1942- Daryl Dragon, musician, singer, member of the "Captain & Tennille"

August 27, 1943- Tuesday Weld, actress

August 27, 1952- Paul Reubens, actor, starred on children's show and movies "Pee Wee Herman"

August 28, 1749- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, author, poet, philosopher

August 28, 1774- Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of Catholic Schools, first American-born saint

August 28, 1828- Leo Tolstoy, author, "War and Peace"

August 28, 1889- Charles Boyer, actor

August 28, 1925- Donald O'Connor, actor, dancer

August 28, 1930 Ben Gazzara, actor

August 28, 1958- Scott Hamilton, champion Olympic figure skater

August 28, 1965- Shania Twain, country singer

August 28, 1969- Jason Priestley, actor

August 28, 1982- LeAnn Rimes, country singer

August 29, 1632- John Locke, philosopher

August 29, 1915- Ingrid Bergman, actress

August 29, 1920- Charlie "Bird" Parker, jazz saxophonist

August 29, 1936- John McCain III, Arizona senator, presidential candidate

August 29, 1938- Elliott Gould, actor

August 29, 1941- Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia

August 29, 1958- Michael Jackson, singer, songwriter

August 30, 1748- Jacques-Louis David, painter

August 30, 1797- Mary Wollenstone Shelley, author, wrote "Frankenstein" in 1818.

August 30, 1898- Shirley Booth, actress

August 30, 1901- Roy Wilkins, civil rights leader

August 30, 1908- Fred MacMurray, actor

August 30, 1918- Ted Williams, MLB baseball player

August 30, 1930- Warren Buffett, investor

August 30, 1941- Elizabeth Ashley, actress

August 30, 1943- Jean-Claude Killy, champion Olympic champion skier

August 30, 1951- Timothy Bottoms, actor

August 30, 1972- Cameron Diaz, actress, "My Best Friends' Wedding",  movie "Charlie's Angels"

August 31, 1870- Maria Montessori, educator, physician

August 31, 1897- Frederic March, actor

August 31, 1924- Buddy Hackett, actor, comedian

August 31, 1928- James Coburn, actor

August 31, 1935- Frank Robinson, baseball player, manager

August 31, 1945 Van Morrison, singer,

August 31, 1949- Richard Gere, actor, "Pretty Woman", "Chicago"

August 31, 1955- Edwin Moses, champion Olympic track athlete


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