Famous Birthdays on this Day, August 02:

1455 - Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)
1533 - Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)
1627 - Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter
1632 - Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)
1672 - Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)
1674 - Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)
1696 - Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia
1703 - Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)
1723 - Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect
1746 - Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist/patriot
1754 - Pierre Charles L'Enfant, France, architect laid out Wash DC
1775 - Jose Angel Lamas, composer
1788 - Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1853)
1802 - Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster
1815 - Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
1818 - [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major
1826 - William Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1902
1828 - Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
1832 - Henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society)
1834 - Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)
1834 - Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist
1835 - Elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone)
1854 - Francis Marion Crawford, British author
1858 - A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent of Netherlands
1858 - Catherina van Rennes, composer
1858 - William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)
1865 - Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)
1865 - John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)
1867 - Ernest C Dowson, British poet
1868 - Constantine I, king of Greece
1871 - John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
1872 - George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1946)
1875 - Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian artist (d. 1957)
1878 - Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)
1878 - Princess Ingeborg, of Sweden
1881 - Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)
1881 - Stanislaw Kazuro, composer
1882 - Johannes Tralow, writer
1882 - Nanny I Larsen-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
1882 - Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Virgin Doll)
1882 - Red Ames, baseball player (d. 1936)
1884 - Rómulo Gallegos, President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
1886 - John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961)
1887 - Tommy Ward, Former South African cricketer (d. 1936)
1888 - Oscar Rasbach, composer
1890 - Pauline Hall, composer
1890 - Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)
1891 - Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians)
1891 - Mihail Jora, composer
1891 - Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (d. 1971)
1892 - Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros)
1892 - John Kieran, NYC, columnist/author (Natural History of NYC)
1895 - Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
1896 - Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer (d. 1960)
1897 - Karl Otto Koch, German SS-officer (d. 1945)
1897 - Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1974)
1899 - Charles Bennett, screenwriter
1899 - George Malcolm Thomson, journalist
1900 - Helen Morgan, [Riggins], US, singer/actress (Applause)
1900 - Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor/composer
1902 - Helen Morgan, American actress (d. 1941)
1905 - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer
1905 - Myrna Loy, Helena Mont, actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair)
1906 - Albert Goodwin, historian
1907 - Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)
1908 - George Kimble, geographer
1909 - Lord Benson, accountant
1910 - Gertruida EW "Truss" van Aalten, actress (Girl in Blue Hat)
1910 - Lawrence Josset, engraver
1910 - Lou Zara, NYC, writer (Stump the Authors)
1910 - Roger MacDougall, writer (d. 1993)
1912 - Ann Dvorak, [McKim], NYC, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface)
1912 - Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist
1912 - George Kimble, geographer
1912 - Vladimir Zerjavic, Croatian statistician (d. 2001)
1913 - Lord Benson, accountant
1914 - Felix Leclerc, composer
1914 - Gary Merrill, Hartford Conn, actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve)
1914 - Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist
1914 - Beatrice Straight, American actress (d. 2001)
1915 - Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter
1916 - Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury NY, actress (Poltergeist, Nun's Story)
1916 - Reginald Murley, surgeon
1919 - John Pinkerton, compuer scientist
1920 - Louis Pauwels, writer/editor
1920 - Phyllis James, mystery writer
1920 - Theo Marcuse, WA, actor (Mara of Wilderness)
1922 - Carroll O'Connor, NYC, actor (All in the Family, Heat of the Night)
1922 - Lord Murray of Epping Forest, general secretary (TUC)
1922 - Paul Laxalt, (Sen-R-NV, 1974- )
1923 - Brian Neill, Lord Justice of Appeal
1924 - James Baldwin, NY, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country)
1924 - Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
1925 - Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
1925 - John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
1925 - Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator
1926 - Betsy Bloomingdale, dept store mogul
1926 - Lord Murray of Epping Forest, general secretary (TUC)
1927 - Brian Neill, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1927 - Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, mathematician
1928 - Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist
1928 - Malcolm Hilton, Former England cricketer (d. 1990)
1929 - Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
1929 - John Gale, theatrical producer
1929 - John Hannam, MP
1929 - Lord Waddington, Governor of Bermuda
1930 - Ron de Lugo, (Rep-D-Virgin Islands, 1973-79, 81- )
1930 - Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
1931 - Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
1931 - Henryck Schiller, composer
1931 - Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, mathematician
1931 - Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer
1931 - Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer (d. 2007)
1931 - Pierre DuMaine, Catholic bishop
1932 - Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)
1932 - Marvin David Levy, composer
1932 - Peter O'Toole, Ireland, actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia)
1933 - Alan Tuffin, trade union leader
1933 - John Gale, theatrical producer
1933 - John Hannam, MP
1933 - Lord Waddington, Governor of Bermuda
1934 - Albert W Hall, actor (Apocalypse Now)
1934 - Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
1934 - Valery Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31)
1935 - Brian Wolfson, CEO (Wembley Pic)
1935 - Derek Anthony Enright, politician
1935 - John MacIvor Perkins, composer
1936 - Anthony Edward Payne, composer
1936 - Christopher Hogg, CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)
1937 - Alan Tuffin, trade union leader
1937 - Garth Hudson, rocker
1937 - Ronald Brierley, company chairman
1937 - William Cannon, football player (Heisman-1959)
1938 - Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
1938 - Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician
1939 - Brian Wolfson, CEO (Wembley Pic)
1939 - Edward Pattern, Atlanta Ga, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1939 - Wes Craven, Cleveland OH, director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream)
1939 - Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
1940 - Doris Kenner, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
1941 - Doris Coley, rocker
1941 - Homer Banks, US singer/songwriter (Be What You Are)
1942 - Garth Hudson, rock keyboardist (The Band)
1942 - Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer
1942 - Isabel Allende, Chilean author
1943 - Garth Hudson, Canada, pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival)
1943 - Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1943 - Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1943 - Max Wright, Detroit, actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science)
1943 - Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)
1943 - Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player
1943 - Max Wright, American actor
1944 - Joanna Cassidy, [Caskey], Haddonfield NJ, actress (240 Robert)
1945 - Jewell Jackson McCabe, pres (natl coaltion of 100 black women)
1945 - John Bowis, MP
1945 - Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
1947 - Rose Tremain, novelist/playwright
1947 - Massiel, Spanish singer
1948 - Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
1948 - Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
1949 - "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
1949 - Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
1949 - John Bowis, MP
1949 - Madeleine Smith, Sussex England, actress (Vampire Lovers)
1949 - James Fallows, American journalist
1950 - Kathryn Harrold, Tazewell Va, actress (MacGruder & Loud)
1950 - Lance Ito, judge (OJ Simpson trial)
1950 - Mathieu Carriere, Hanover W Germany, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames)
1950 - Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (d. 1994)
1951 - Andrew Gold, Burbank, rocker (Lonely Boy)
1951 - Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
1951 - Per Westerberg, Swedish politician
1952 - Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1952 - Paul David Crews, SC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1953 - Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist
1953 - Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster-Munster)
1954 - Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)
1954 - Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star
1954 - James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian
1955 - Jimmy Lowe, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake)
1955 - Roberta Wallach, NYC, actress (Civil Wars)
1955 - Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
1955 - Tim Dunigan, American Actor
1956 - Bill Murchison Jr, Lake Charles LA, Nike golfer (1994 Boise Open-2nd)
1956 - Isabel Pantoja, Spain, spanish singer (Genio y Figura)
1956 - Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author
1957 - Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
1957 - Stephen Kelly Petterson, Auckland NZ, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96)
1957 - Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
1958 - Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
1958 - Sammy McIlroy, soccer player
1959 - Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
1960 - Apollonia, [Patricia Kotero], Santa Monica Ca, actress (Purple Rain)
1960 - Linda Fratianne, US, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
1960 - Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
1960 - David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
1961 - Ed West, NFL tight end (Phila Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
1961 - Pete de Freitas, Trinidad, rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman)
1961 - Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
1963 - Caroline Pierce, Cheshire Eng, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd)
1963 - Cynthia Stevenson, Oakland Calif, actress (Player, Bob, Hope & Gloria)
1963 - Jeff Bloom, Seattle Wash, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open)
1963 - Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
1964 - John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1964 - Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)
1965 - Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)
1966 - Joseph Wanag, Wilson Ct, US judoka (Olympic-92)
1966 - Tim Wakefield, Melbourne FL, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1966 - Tim Wakefield, American baseball player
1967 - Aaron Krickstein, Ann Arbor Mich, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983)
1967 - Derek Wells, LA Calif, actor (Fitzpatricks)
1967 - Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)
1967 - Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
1968 - Sean Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968 - Stefan Effenberg, German footballer
1969 - Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
1969 - Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen)
1969 - Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
1969 - Jan Axel Blomberg Norwegian musician (Dimmu Borgir, Winds, Mayhem)
1969 - Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist
1970 - Chainey Umphrey, Albuquerque NM, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)
1970 - Elijah Alexander, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos)
1970 - Jonathan Andrew Kaye, Denver CO, PGA golfer (1995 Quad City-2nd)
1970 - Kevin Smith, director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks)
1970 - Philo Wallace, cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92)
1970 - Tony Amonte, Hingham MA, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
1970 - Wes Bender, WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, NO Saints)
1971 - Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC)
1971 - Fernando Smith, NFL defensive end (Minn Vikings)
1971 - Pete Sampras, tennis champ, US Open (1990)
1971 - Michael Hughes, Irish footballer
1972 - Lee McClinton, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1972 - Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics-96)
1972 - Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
1972 - Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
1972 - Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
1973 - Fiona Mullally, Miss Ireland Universe (1997)
1973 - George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
1973 - Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)
1973 - Karina Habsudova, Bojnice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures Czech)
1973 - Kia Goodwin, Livingston NJ, actress (Tiffany Holloway-227)
1973 - Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
1973 - Susie O'Neill, Mackay Austral, butterfly swimmer (Oly-br/gold-92, 96)
1973 - Danie Keulder, Former Namibian cricketer
1974 - Nabil Bouchlal, soccer player (Willem II)
1974 - Paul Grasmanis, defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
1974 - Jeremy Castle, Oklahoma country singer and songwriter
1974 - Angie Cepeda, Colombian actress
1975 - Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
1975 - Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress
1976 - Michael Weiss, Washington DC, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th)
1976 - Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
1976 - Sam Worthington, Australian actor
1977 - Edward Furlong, Pasedina Calif, actor (John Connor-Terminator 2)
1978 - Goran Gavrancic, Serbian footballer
1978 - Matt Guerrier, American baseball player
1979 - Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete
1980 - Ivica Banovic, Croatian footballer
1980 - Nadia Bjorlin, American actress
1982 - Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
1982 - Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
1983 - Nick Diaz, American MMA fighter
1984 - Chiara Mastalli, Italian actress
1984 - Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer
1985 - Harry Smith, Canadian professional wrestler
1986 - Mathieu Razanakolona, Malagasy skier
1988 - Brittany Hargest, American singer (Jump5)
1990 - Alice Connor, British actress
1991 - Gabriel Anthony Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
1992 - Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress
1993 - Cassidy Gifford, daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee
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