Famous Birthdays on this Day, August 05:

1301 - Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330)
1397 - Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)
1461 - Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)
1540 - Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating
1604 - John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized
1607 - Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer
1623 - Antonio Cesti, composer
1624 - William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America
1641 - John Hathorne, American magistrate (d. 1717)
1662 - James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
1694 - Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer
1711 - Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer
1749 - Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)
1797 - Friedrich August Kummer, composer
1802 - Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
1811 - Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896)
1813 - Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general
1813 - Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet
1815 - Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)
1822 - Johann Georg Herzog, composer
1827 - Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d.1892)
1828 - Giovanni Rossi, composer
1828 - WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands
1829 - Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer
1829 - Milo Smith Hascall, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1904
1830 - James A Healy, 1st black bishop in America
1833 - Carola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1907)
1843 - James Scott Skinner, composer
1850 - Anton Simon, composer
1850 - Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif)
1860 - Joseph Carey Merrick, "Elephant Man"
1862 - Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man" (d. 1890)
1864 - Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer
1866 - Alfred Holy, composer
1866 - Carl Harries, German chemist (d. 1923)
1866 - Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
1868 - Oskar Merikanto, composer
1872 - Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (d. 1917)
1876 - Mary R Beard, Indianapolis, historian (Woman as a Force in History)
1877 - Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (d. 1917)
1880 - Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
1882 - Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I)
1886 - Oscar Espla, composer
1887 - Reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
1888 - Victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)
1889 - Conrad P Aiken, US, poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
1890 - Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46)
1890 - Hans Gal, composer
1890 - Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
1891 - Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
1897 - Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (d. 1972)
1899 - Conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems)
1900 - Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
1901 - Juan Carlos Paz, composer
1901 - Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (d. 2000)
1904 - Kenneth Thimann, botanist
1906 - Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
1906 - John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
1906 - Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
1907 - Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
1908 - Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
1910 - Jacquetta Hawker, English archaeologist/author (A Country)
1910 - Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38)
1910 - [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
1911 - Robert Taylor, Filley Neb, actor (Death Valley Days)
1912 - Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest (d. 2007)
1913 - Nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)
1914 - Anita Colby, Wash DC, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse)
1914 - David Brian, NYC, actor (Accussed of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco)
1914 - Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
1918 - Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
1918 - Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
1920 - G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- )
1920 - Selma Diamond, London Ontario, comedienne (Selma-Night Court)
1921 - Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
1922 - L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle
1923 - Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972)
1923 - Devan Nair, President of Singapore
1925 - Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)
1926 - Betsy Jolas, composer
1927 - Gunnar Bucht, composer
1930 - Neil Armstrong, Ohio, X-15 pilot, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11)
1930 - Michal Kovác, President of Slovakia
1932 - Sister Vince Otto, mental health activist
1932 - Tera de Marez Oyens, composer
1933 - Joan Weldon, SF, actress (So This is Love, Them)
1934 - Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
1934 - Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer
1935 - John McCartan, St Paul Minn, ice hockey player (Oly-gold-60)
1935 - John Saxon, Bkln, actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman)
1935 - Zakes Mokae, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Comedians)
1936 - John Dancy, Jackson Tx, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)
1937 - Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (d. 2003)
1938 - Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964)
1938 - Ja'net Dubois, Phila, actress (Willona-Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210)
1939 - Irene, Princess of Netherlands
1941 - Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)
1942 - Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
1943 - Sammi Smith, singer
1945 - Jacob Reitsma, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
1945 - Jo Collins, Oregon, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964)
1946 - Loni Anderson, St Paul Minn, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati)
1946 - Erika Slezak, Hollywood, Calif, actress (Viki-One Life to Live)
1946 - Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
1946 - Ron Silliman, American poet
1947 - Greg Leskiw, rocker
1947 - Rick Derringer, rocker (I am the Real American (Hulk Hogan's theme)
1947 - Bernie Carbo, American baseball player
1948 - Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
1948 - Ray Clemence, English footballer
1950 - Holly Palance, LA Calif, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It)
1950 - Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)
1951 - John Jarratt, Australian actor
1953 - Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)
1954 - Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, Bx NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
1956 - Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
1956 - Maureen McCormick, actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch)
1957 - Andrei Yevgeniyevich Zaitsev, cosmonaut
1957 - Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)
1957 - Clayton Rohner, American actor
1959 - Pete Burns, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1960 - Calvin Hayes, rocker
1960 - Mike Nocito, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
1960 - Seth Swirsky, American songwriter
1961 - Athula Samarasekera, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)
1961 - Tawny Kitaen, SD Calif, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)
1961 - Mark O'Connor, American violinist
1962 - Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)
1962 - Patrick Ewing, Jamaica, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92)
1962 - Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
1962 - William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
1963 - James Wilder, Cleveland OH, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1)
1964 - M C A, [Adam Yauch], rapper (Beastie Boys)
1965 - M V Sridhar, cricketer (score 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994)
1965 - Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
1965 - Scott William Winters, American actor
1966 - Jonathan Silverman, LA Cal, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy)
1967 - Mike Fox, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1968 - Andreas Lupzig, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1968 - John Olerud, Seattle WA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1968 - Funkmaster Flex, American hip hop DJ
1968 - Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
1968 - Terri Clark, Canadian country singer
1968 - Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler
1969 - Halle Cioffi, Cleveland OH, tennis star
1969 - James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)
1969 - Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1969 - Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
1969 - Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
1970 - Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1970 - Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
1970 - Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 - James Gunn, American filmmaker
1971 - Perry Carter, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
1971 - Valeri Karpov, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1971 - Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
1972 - Aaqib Javed, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1989- )
1972 - Arthur Reid, Nashville Tenn, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst)
1972 - Darryl Yung, Victoria BC, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1972 - John Wasdin, Ft Belvoir WA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1972 - Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)
1972 - Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
1973 - Brendan Todd, Australian mistral yachter (Olympics-96)
1973 - Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
1973 - Sean Sherk, American mixed martial artist
1973 - Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
1974 - Frankie Hejduk, La Mesa Calif, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 - Jamie Lynn Bolding, Lakeland Florida, Miss America-Florida (1997)
1974 - Jason Shelley, WLAF wide receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1974 - Antoine Sibierski, French footballer
1975 - Ami Foster, actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster)
1975 - Erin Gingrich, Yuma Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1997)
1975 - Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
1975 - Antony Cotton, English actor
1975 - Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress
1976 - Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)
1976 - Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer
1976 - Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor
1977 - Eric Hinske, American baseball player
1977 - Michael Walsh, English footballer
1977 - Mark Mulder, American baseball player
1978 - Kristin Link, Fairfax Va, diver (Olympics-96)
1978 - Lorrie Fair, Los Altos CA, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1978 - Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter
1978 - Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer
1979 - David Healy, Northern Irish footballer
1980 - Kaylani Lei, Singaporean/American pornographic actress
1980 - Wayne Bridge, English footballer
1980 - Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer
1980 - Sophie Winkleman, English actress
1980 - Jason Culina, Australian soccer player
1981 - Carl Crawford, American baseball player
1981 - Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
1981 - Ko Shibasaki, Japanese singer
1981 - Erik Guay, Canadian alpine skier
1981 - Cory Williams, American internet celebrity
1981 - Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer
1982 - LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete
1982 - Ryu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
1982 - Tobias Regner, German singer
1983 - Dawn Richard, American singer (Danity Kane)
1985 - Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
1985 - Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
1986 - Paula Creamer, American golfer
1987 - Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress
1987 - Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Swiss model
1988 - Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer
1993 - Suzuka Ogo, Japanese actress
1993 - Corey J. Smith, English actor
1995 - Devo Keenan American cellist
2000 - Maya Bond, American singer and musician
2184 - Christine Lauren Chapel, Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)
2186 - Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)
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