Famous Birthdays on this Day, August 01:

10 BC - Claudius, Roman Emperor (d. 54)
126 - Publius ,Helvius Pertinax, Roman emperor (193 AD)
1313 - Emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)
1322 - Peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian
1377 - Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)
1495 - Jan Scorel, Dutch painter/architect
1520 - Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72)
1545 - Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622)
1555 - Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597)
1579 - Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (d. 1644)
1626 - Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (d. 1676)
1630 - Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (d. 1673)
1642 - Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95) [or Feb 25, 1643]
1659 - Antoine Mouque, composer
1685 - Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer
1686 - Benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)
1713 - Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
1714 - Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
1738 - Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)
1744 - Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French zoologist
1753 - Charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
1755 - Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer
1766 - Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
1766 - Jeffrey Wyatville, architect
1770 - William Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
1779 - Francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner)
1779 - Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (d. 1851)
1786 - Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister
1814 - Maxcy Gregg, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1815 - Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast
1818 - Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island
1819 - Herman Melville, US, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd)
1824 - Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer
1837 - Mother Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
1840 - Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer
1843 - Robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), died in 1926
1847 - Guido Papini, violinist/composer
1848 - Frantisek Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor
1856 - George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
1858 - Hans Rott, composer
1858 - Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist
1858 - Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
1861 - Sam Jones, cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's)
1862 - Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor
1863 - Gaston Doumergue, premier/pres of France (1913..34)
1867 - William Orlamond, Denmark, actor (Flesh & Devil, Wind)
1871 - Oskar Fried, composer
1871 - John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
1877 - Charlotte Hughes, 1990 (oldest person in Great Britain)
1877 - Jan van den Tempel, Dutch MP (SDAP)
1881 - Emilie Rose Macaulay, English writer
1881 - Rose Macaulay, writer
1882 - Vaclav Klicka, composer
1885 - George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
1886 - Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher/founder (System Keesing)
1888 - Vito Frazzi, composer
1889 - John F Mahoney, developed pencillin treatment of syphillis
1890 - George II, king of Greece
1892 - Constantly Burniaux, Belg, art historian (Temps Inquiets)
1894 - Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
1895 - Benjamin E Mays, SC, black educator (Morehouse, Howard University)
1898 - Morris Stoloff, Phila, violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey)
1899 - William Steinberg, Cologne, conductor (Boston Symph-1969-71)
1900 - Otto Nothling, cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26)
1901 - Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
1902 - Hendrik J Kruls, Neth, general/chief military authority (1944-46)
1902 - Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor
1903 - Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist
1906 - William Hayter, diplomat
1908 - Miloslav Kabelac, composer
1909 - Nigel Henderson, admiral
1910 - Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests)
1910 - William Hayter, diplomat
1910 - Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
1911 - Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician
1911 - Ronald MacDonald, British major-general
1911 - Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)
1912 - Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
1912 - Henry Jones, Phila Pa, actor (Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy)
1912 - Masaya Hanai, businessamn
1913 - Jerome Moross, Brooklyn NY, composer (Frankie & Johnny)
1913 - Nigel Henderson, admiral
1914 - Jack Delano, composer
1915 - Ronald MacDonald, British major-general
1916 - Viscount Hanworth, barrister
1916 - Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
1917 - Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert
1918 - Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist
1919 - Stanley Middleton, novelist
1920 - Jeffrey Segal, actor (Traitors)/playwright
1920 - Maria Cole, Boston MA
1920 - Sammy Lee, Fresno Calif, platform diver (Oly-2 gold/bronze-1948, 52)
1920 - Viscount Hanworth, barrister
1921 - Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert
1921 - Jack Kramer, Las Vegas, tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946)
1921 - Vic Marshall, chemist
1922 - Arthur Hill, Saskatchewan Canada, actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter)
1922 - Frank Hauser, British theatrical director
1922 - Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist
1923 - Gwyn Ward Thomas, British TV director
1923 - Paul Lambert, El Paso Tx, actor (Tom-Executive Suite)
1923 - Stanley Middleton, novelist
1923 - Yoshinao Nakada, composer
1924 - Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
1924 - Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)
1924 - Yvonne DeCarlo, actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters)
1924 - Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
1925 - Ernst Jandl, writer
1925 - Jack Kramer, actor (Kings of the Court)
1926 - Burton Stein, historian
1926 - Frank Hauser, British theatrical director
1926 - Karl Kohn, composer
1927 - Andre Cools, Belgium, minister of Budget/vice-premier
1927 - Gwyn Ward Thomas, Beritsh TV director
1929 - Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (d. 2006)
1930 - Geoffrey Holder, Trinidad, dancer/actor (Annie, The Wiz)
1930 - Julie Bovasso, Brooklyn NY, actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You)
1930 - Karoly Grosz, politician
1930 - Lionel Bart, [Begleiter], English composer (Oliver!)
1930 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
1931 - Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1931 - Monty Losowsky, prof of medicine (St James University England)
1931 - Ramblin' Jack Elliott, rocker
1931 - Sean O Riada, composer
1931 - Trevor Goddard, cricketer (S African opening batsman & opening bowler)
1932 - Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
1932 - Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (d. 1972)
1933 - Dom DeLuise, Bkln NY, comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso)
1933 - Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist/minister of Housing (D66)
1933 - Richard Lloyd Jones, secretary Welsh Office
1933 - Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-born actor and comedian
1933 - Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
1934 - J E F "John" Beck, cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56)
1934 - Lionel Bart, composer
1935 - Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's)
1936 - Larie Taylor, sociologist/broadcaster
1936 - Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
1937 - Alfonse M D'Amato, Brooklyn NY, (Sen-R-NY 1981- )
1937 - Richard Lloyd Jones, secretary (Welsh Office)
1939 - Stephen Sykes, Bishop of Ely
1940 - Joan Joyce, Waterbury Ct, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983)
1940 - Larie Taylor, sociologist/broadcaster
1940 - Mervyn Kitchen, cricket umpire
1941 - Ronald Harmon Brown, chairman (Democratic Party)
1941 - Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1942 - Giancarlo Giannini, La Spezia Italy, actor (Seduction of Mimi)
1942 - Jerry Garcia, SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band)
1942 - André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
1943 - Andy Roxburgh, manager soccer team (Scotland)
1943 - Dennis Paxton, rocker (Dave Clark Five-Glad All Over)
1943 - Stephen Sykes, Bishop (Ely)
1944 - Elske Terveld, Dutch undersecretary Social Affairs (PvdA)
1944 - Mervyn Kitchen, cricket umpire
1944 - Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2)
1945 - Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1946 - Frederick C Boucher, (Rep-D-Virginia, 1983- )
1946 - J Guillermo, ex-husband of princess Christina of Netherlands
1946 - Richard O Covey, Fayetteville Ar, USAF/astro (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61)
1946 - Tom Loeffler, (Rep-R-TX, 1979- )
1946 - Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist
1947 - Andy Roxburgh, soccer manager (Scotland)
1947 - Rick Anderson, rock bassist (Tubes)
1947 - Ricky Coonce, LA Calif, rock drummer (Grass Roots)
1947 - Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
1947 - Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Councilman
1948 - Robert Spink, British MP
1949 - Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV director/film-maker
1949 - Primous, III Fountain, composer
1949 - Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
1950 - Doug Tract, Bronx NY, radio DJ (Greaseman)
1951 - David Jasper, British principal (St Chad's College Durham England)
1951 - Robin Heifetz, composer
1952 - Brian Patrick Clarke, Gettysburg Pa, actor (Merle-Eight is Enough)
1952 - C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1952 - Nancy Lopez, professional golfer
1952 - Robert Spink, British MP
1952 - Yajurvindra Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's)
1952 - Zoran Dindic, Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
1953 - Robert Cray, Columbus Ga, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy)
1955 - Arun Lal, cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's)
1955 - David Jasper, British principal (St Chad's College Durham England)
1955 - Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (d. 2006)
1956 - Tom Leykis, American radio personality
1957 - Glen Gorbous, Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")
1957 - Laura Johnson, Burbank Calif, actress (Falcon Crest)
1958 - Taylor Negron, LA Calif, actor (Silvio-Detective School)
1958 - Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor
1958 - Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
1958 - Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier
1959 - Joe Elliot, heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
1959 - Joe Elliott, English musician (Def Leppard)
1959 - Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician
1960 - Chuck D, [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy)
1960 - Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic
1961 - Andrew Nicholson, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
1961 - Bart Conner, US, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 - Bradford John Faxon Jr, Oceanport NJ, PGA golfer (1986 Provident)
1961 - Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax)
1961 - Mark "Red" Mitchell, actor (JFK, 8 Sceonds, I Want to Live)
1961 - Mike Watkinson, cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995)
1962 - Gertjan Verbeek, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1962 - Joetta Clark, East Orange NJ, 800m runner (Olympic-1992)
1962 - Traci Phillips, Honolulu Hawaii, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1963 - Coolio, rapper (Gangsta Paradise)
1963 - Koichi Wakata, Omiya Saitama Japan, astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92)
1963 - Demián Bichir, Mexican actor
1963 - John Carroll Lynch, American actor
1964 - Andrew Wilson, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96)
1964 - Nick Christian Sayer, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1964 - Rob Camilletti, Cher's boyfriend
1964 - Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
1965 - Sam Mendes, British stage and film director
1966 - Darryl Hall, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
1966 - Ganesh Mylvaganam, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
1966 - Horacia de la Pena, Argentina, tennis star
1966 - Pat Carter, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1966 - James St. James, American author and nightlife personality
1967 - Gregg Jefferies, Burlingame CA, infielder (NY Mets, Royals, Phillies)
1967 - Lori Endicott, KC MO, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1968 - Rob Carpenter, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)
1968 - Stacey Augmon, Pasadena, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks)
1968 - Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed)
1969 - Graham Thorpe, cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993)
1969 - Kevin Jarvis, Lexington KY, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1969 - David Wain, American actor
1970 - Quentin Coryatt, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 - David James, English footballer
1971 - Fred Lester (Atlanta Falcons)
1971 - Julia Chilicki, Somers CT, rower (Olympics-96)
1971 - Lisa Flood, Scarborough Ontario, 100m Breaststroker (Olympics-96)
1971 - Shae Sloan, Huntsville TX, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
1972 - Karen Dalton, Mt View Calif, diver (Olympics-96)
1972 - Martin Damm, Czech Republic, tennis star
1972 - Matt Dyson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1972 - Devon Hughes, American professional wrestler
1972 - Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
1972 - Tanya Reid, Canadian actress
1973 - Ben Johnson, cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman)
1973 - Gregg Berhalter, Englewood NJ, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Mario Bennett, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
1973 - Tempestt Bledsoe, Chicago, actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show)
1973 - Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete
1973 - Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor
1973 - Les Hill,Australian Actor
1974 - Kerwin Waldroup, DL (Detroit Lions)
1974 - Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete
1975 - Mandy Leigh, Greensburg Penn, actress (Bloodscent)
1976 - David Nemirovsky, Toronto, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1976 - Eryn Bulmer, Edmonton Alberta, diver (Olympics-96)
1976 - Nwankwo Kanu, soccer player (Ajax)
1976 - Hasan Sas, Turkish footballer
1976 - Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer
1976 - Kevin Joseph, American baseball player
1977 - Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
1977 - Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 - Dhani Harrison, George Harrison's 1st child
1978 - Edgerrin James, American football player
1978 - Andy Blignaut, Former Zimbabwean cricketer
1979 - Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer
1979 - Jason Momoa, American actor
1979 - Honeysuckle Weeks, English actress
1980 - Mancini, Brazilian footballer
1981 - Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer
1981 - Ashley Parker Angel, North American singer and actor
1982 - Ai Tominaga, Japanese model and actress
1984 - Valery Ortiz, Puerto Rican actress
1984 - Bastian Schweinsteiger, German footballer
1986 - Andrew Taylor, English footballer
1986 - Anton Stralman, Swedish ice hockey player
1986 - Elena Vesnina, Russian tennis player
1987 - Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer
1990 - Landry Allbright, actress (Bridget Forrester-Bold & Beautiful)
1998 - Khamani Griffin, American actor
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