Famous Birthdays on this Day, August 21:

1165 - Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
1535 - Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)
1567 - Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
1597 - Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)
1642 - Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer
1643 - Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
1660 - Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building
1665 - Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)
1670 - James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader (d. 1734)
1689 - Jose Pradas Gallen, composer
1721 - Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
1725 - Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter
1751 - Johann Georg Witthauer, composer
1754 - William Murdoch, Scottish inventor (d. 1839)
1754 - Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (d. 1833)
1765 - William IV, king of England (1830-37)
1765 - William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
1780 - Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
1789 - Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician
1798 - Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)
1800 - Hiram Walden, American politician (d. 1880)
1801 - Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
1806 - Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer
1809 - Francesco Schira, composer
1810 - Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1813 - Jean Stas, Belgian chemist (d. 1891)
1816 - Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist (d. 1856)
1821 - William Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1824 - John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1825 - Kate Fanny Loder, composer
1826 - Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist (d. 1903)
1829 - Otto Goldschmidt, composer
1847 - Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
1852 - Benedetto Junck, composer
1871 - Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)
1872 - Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)
1874 - Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)
1875 - Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo
1879 - Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)
1880 - Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)
1891 - Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World's oldest living man 2004-2007 (d. 2007)
1892 - Charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear)
1893 - Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer
1893 - Lili Boulanger, composer
1896 - Blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family)
1896 - Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)
1896 - Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)
1900 - Eileen Percy, Belfast Ireland, silent film actress (Let's Go)
1902 - Renato Fasano, composer
1903 - Yannis Constantinidis, composer
1904 - [William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles)
1905 - Isadore I Friz Freleng, KC MO, animator (Warner Bros cartoons)
1906 - Joachim Homs, composer
1906 - Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate
1907 - Miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author
1907 - Roy K Marshall, Glen Carbon Ill, TV scientist (Nature of Things)
1908 - David Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse)
1908 - M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)
1908 - Oversight (nom de plume), American philosopher
1909 - C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)
1909 - Jon William Jr Haussermann, composer
1909 - Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (d. 1992)
1912 - Bruce Trent, singer
1912 - Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
1913 - Cornelius Johnson, LA Calif, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)
1913 - Diana Churchill, actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster)
1913 - Victor Rosow, writer
1914 - Dallas Pratt, collector
1914 - Doug Wright, cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's)
1915 - Jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], Cleveland, actor (4 Seasons, Rad)
1915 - Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (d. 1998)
1916 - William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist
1918 - Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
1920 - Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
1923 - Chris Schenkel, Biuppus Ind, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights)
1924 - Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary
1924 - Jack Buck, American sports announcer (d. 2002)
1924 - Jack Weston, American actor (d. 1996)
1925 - Judy Grable, American professional wrestler (d. 2008)
1925 - Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (d. 2003)
1925 - Jorge Rafael Videla, ex-dictator of Argentina
1926 - Ben-Zion Orgad, composer
1927 - Wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer
1927 - Thomas S. Monson, 16th president of the (Mormon) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1928 - Gillian Sheen, England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956)
1928 - Zdenek Lukas, composer
1928 - Art Farmer, American trumpet player (d. 1999)
1929 - Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party
1929 - X. J. Kennedy, American poet
1930 - Frank Perry, film director
1930 - Margaret Rose, princess of Engl (Sister of Queen Elizabeth) [or 4/21]
1931 - Gregg Smith, composer
1931 - Nancy Hadley, LA Calif, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show)
1932 - Melvin Van Peebles, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sophisticated Gent)
1933 - Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)
1934 - Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist
1935 - Ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64)
1936 - Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)
1936 - Wilt Chamberlain, NBA great center (LA Laker, 5 time MVP)
1936 - Radish Tordia, painter of Figurative Art from Georgia
1937 - Robert Stone, US writer (Who'll Stop the Rain, WUSA)
1938 - Kenny Rogers, singer (Through the Years)/actor (Coward of the County)
1939 - Clarence Williams III, NYC, actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain)
1939 - Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
1939 - James Burton, American guitarist
1939 - Festus Mogae, president of Botswana
1940 - Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist
1940 - Robert Camac, horse trainer
1943 - Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor
1944 - Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)
1944 - Peter Weir, Sydney Aust, director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society)
1944 - Perry Christie, former prime minister of the Bahamas
1945 - Patty McCormack, Bkln NY, actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers)
1945 - Jerry DaVanon, baseball player
1945 - Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (d. 2006)
1946 - Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)
1947 - Carl Giammarese, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (Buckinghams)
1948 - Taurean Blacque, actor (Hill Street Blues)
1949 - Loretta Devine, American actress
1950 - Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer
1950 - Arthur Bremer, American criminal, who shot George C Wallace in May 1972.
1951 - Bernhard Germeshausen, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1951 - Harry Smith, Hammond Ind, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show)
1951 - Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
1951 - Char Margolis, American medium
1951 - Margo Kane, Canadian playwright.
1952 - Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
1952 - Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple)
1952 - Jirí Paroubek, former Czech prime minister
1953 - Joe Strummer, vocals/guitarist (Clash-Rock the Casbah) [or 1/25/1955]
1953 - Ivan Stang, American writer
1954 - Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State)
1954 - Steve Smith, LA Calif, rock drummer (Journey)
1956 - Carol Charbonnier, LPGA golfer
1956 - Kim Cattrall, Liverpool England, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI)
1957 - Budgie, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)
1957 - Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
1957 - Kim Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1958 - Dom Mamzi, horse trainer
1959 - Anne Hobbs, England, tennis star
1959 - Bud Schultz, Meriden Conn, tennis star
1959 - Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, SD Chargers, Phila Eagles)
1959 - Richard Zokol, Kitimat BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open)
1961 - Danny Sheaffer, Jacksonville FL, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1961 - Lance Earl Deal, Riverton Wyoming, hammer thrower (Olympics-silver-96)
1961 - Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist
1961 - V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer
1962 - Jeff Stryker, American actor
1963 - Melvin Douglas, Topeka KS, 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
1963 - King Mohammed VI of Morocco
1963 - Richmond Arquette, American actor
1964 - Trinity Loren, American actress and model (d. 1998)
1965 - Jim Bullinger, New Orleans LA, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1965 - Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler
1966 - John Wetteland, San Mateo CA, pitcher (NY Yanks, Rangers, Expos)
1967 - Michael Bendetti, actor (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street)
1967 - Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minn Vikings)
1967 - Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
1967 - Serj Tankian, Armenian-born singer (System of a Down)
1967 - Darren Bewick, AFL footballer
1968 - Barbara Ann Moore, Spokane WA, playmate (Dec, 1992)
1968 - Shinichi Iwasaki, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
1969 - Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
1969 - Josee Chouinard, Rosemont Quebec, figure skater (Olymp-9th-1994)
1970 - Bill Roth, Yonkers NY, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics-96)
1970 - Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)
1970 - Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portugal, 10k runner
1970 - Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleve Browns, Phila Eagles)
1970 - Nathan Jones, American professional wrestler
1971 - Shayne Edge, NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons)
1971 - Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy)
1971 - Matthew Noonan, American Concert Organist
1971 - Robert Harvey, Australian Rules Footballer (St Kilda Football Club)
1972 - Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1973 - Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
1973 - Ismael Valdes, Ciudad Victoria Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1973 - Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google
1974 - Amy Fisher, Long Island NY, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco
1974 - Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)
1975 - Simon Katich, Australian cricketer
1976 - Alicia Witt, actress (Cybill)
1976 - Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player
1978 - Reuben Droughns, American football player
1978 - Jason Marquis, American baseball player
1978 - Alan Lee, Irish footballer
1978 - Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player
1978 - Peter Buxton, English rugby union player
1979 - Aiesha Lee Hendrick, Miss New York Teen USA (1996)
1979 - Ashley Whitney, Nashville TN, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
1979 - Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer
1980 - Paul Menard, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver
1980 - Burney Lamar, American race car driver
1981 - Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player
1981 - Collie Buddz, (Colin Harper) Reggae & Dancehall artist
1981 - Jarrod Lyle, Australian Golfer
1983 - Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider
1983 - Chantelle Houghton, British TV personality
1983 - Brody Jenner, American actor
1983 - Scott McDonald, Australian footballer
1984 - Neil Dexter, South African cricketer
1984 - Alizée Jacotey, French singer
1984 - Melissa Schuman, American actress
1984 - B.J. Upton, American baseball player
1986 - Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
1987 - Kim Kibum, one of the member of Korean boy band Super junior. actor and singer
1988 - Louise Setara, English singer-songwriter
1988 - Paris Bennett, American singer and finalist on American Idol (season 5)
1989 - Hayden Panettiere, actress (One Life to Live)
1992 - Brad Kavanagh,English songwriter and actor
1996 - Jamia Simone Nash, American singer and actress
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