Famous Birthdays on this Day, August 22:

1530 - Bartolomeo Spontone, composer
1601 - Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)
1615 - Christopher Gibbons, composer
1624 - Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)
1647 - Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
1679 - Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
1681 - Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
1753 - Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer
1760 - Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29)
1764 - Charles Percier, French architect (d. 1838)
1766 - Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
1771 - Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
1771 - Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
1773 - Aimé Bonpland, French explorer (d. 1858)
1779 - James Kirke Paulding, American author (d. 1860)
1788 - Thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter
1795 - Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary
1800 - William S. Harney, U.S. general (d. 1889)
1800 - Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)
1811 - William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888)
1822 - George Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-Calif, 1883-87)
1822 - Virginia Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe (d. 1847)
1827 - Edouard Silas, composer
1827 - Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria)
1827 - Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870
1827 - Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman, industrialist and politician (d. 1906)
1834 - Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1834 - Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer (d. 1906)
1836 - Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
1845 - William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
1846 - B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
1847 - Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer
1848 - Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
1852 - Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
1854 - Milan I, King of Serbia
1857 - Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
1860 - Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
1860 - Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 1917)
1862 - Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)
1865 - Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
1867 - Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
1873 - Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
1873 - Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
1874 - Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer
1874 - Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
1880 - George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
1880 - Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
1882 - Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21)
1888 - Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
1890 - Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
1891 - Francis McDonald, Bowling Green Ky, actor (Will-Adv of Champion)
1891 - Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor
1892 - Percy Fender, cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder)
1893 - Dorothy Parker, NJ, short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award)
1894 - Cecil Kellaway, South Africa, actor (Mr Earnshaw-Wuthering Heights)
1895 - Paul White, Bangor Maine, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello)
1895 - Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (d. 1966)
1897 - Bill Woodfull, cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series)
1898 - Francine Larrimore, Verdun France, actress (John Meade's Woman)
1900 - Elizabeth Bergner, Vienna Austria, actress (Catherine the Great)
1900 - Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)
1902 - Leni Riefenstahl, [Helene Bertha Amalie], Germany, actress (Tiefland)
1902 - Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
1902 - Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)
1903 - René Wellek, Vienna Austria, writer (Concepts of Criticism)
1904 - Deng Xiaoping, Chinese party leader (1976-1983)
1905 - Wade Crosby, IA, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood)
1907 - Oliver F McGowan, Kipling AL, actor (Banning, Stagecoach)
1908 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chanteloup, France, photographer
1909 - Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants)
1909 - Sergius Kagen, composer
1909 - Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
1909 - Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (d. 2000)
1909 - Mel Hein, American football player (d. 1992)
1911 - Edith Atwater, Chic, actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop)
1911 - Somerset de Chair, MP
1912 - Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist
1913 - Robert Schollum, composer
1913 - Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
1915 - David Dellinger, American social rights and peace movement leader (d. 2004)
1915 - Hugh Paddick, British actor (d. 2000)
1915 - James Hillier, Co-inventor of the electron microscope (d. 2007)
1916 - John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
1917 - John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat)
1918 - Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
1919 - Earl Cathcart, British major-general
1919 - Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant
1920 - Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
1920 - Denton Cooley, Houston, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant)
1920 - Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
1920 - Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451)
1920 - W Schnurre, writer
1921 - James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
1922 - Micheline Presle, Paris, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin)
1923 - Gerald Long, journalist/CEO (Reuters)
1924 - Andrzej Markowski, composer
1924 - James Kirkwood, LA CA, actor/writer (Hired Wife)
1924 - Peter Allsop, publisher
1926 - Bob Flannigan, rocker (Four Freshmen)
1926 - Honor Blackman, London, actress (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger)
1926 - Marc Bohan, dress designer
1927 - Aleksandar Obradovic, composer
1928 - John Lupton, Highland Park Ill, actor (Tom-Broken Arrow)
1928 - Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate
1929 - Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
1930 - Gilmar, Brazilian football player
1932 - Gerald P Carr, Denver Colorado, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4)
1932 - Theoni Vachliotis aldredge, award winning costume designer
1933 - Irmtraud Morgner, writer
1933 - Sylva Koscina, Zagreb Yugo, actress (Jessica, Hercules)
1934 - Diana Sands, NYC, actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife)
1934 - H Norman Schwarzkopf, Trenton NJ, 4-star Army general (Gulf War)
1934 - John M Chowning, composer
1934 - Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
1935 - Morton Dean, Fall River Mass, TV newscaster (CBS, ABC)
1935 - Richard W Howard, Okla City Ok, 400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1935 - E. Annie Proulx, American author
1936 - Anne Downey, British circuit judge
1936 - Lex P Humphries, drummer
1937 - Donald MacLeary, dancer
1937 - Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
1938 - Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
1938 - Paul Maguire, American football commentator
1939 - Candido Lima, composer
1939 - Carl Yastrzemski, NY, Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame)
1939 - Fred Milano, Bronx NY, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40]
1940 - Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
1940 - David Vance, horse trainer
1940 - George Reinholt, Phila, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live)
1940 - John Banham, director-general (CBI)
1940 - Valerie Harper, Sufferin NY, (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Valerie)
1941 - Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots)
1941 - Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist
1942 - Kathy Lennon, Santa Monica Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1942 - Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)
1943 - Alun Michael, MP (Labour)
1943 - Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist
1944 - Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1945 - Derek Fatchett, MP (Labour)
1945 - James G Richardson, Gainesville Fla, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra)
1945 - Ron Dante, Staten Island NY, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar)
1945 - Steve Kroft, Kokomo Ind, co-editor (60 Minutes)
1945 - Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician
1946 - Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host
1947 - Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)
1947 - Cindy Williams, Van Nuys Calif, actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley)
1947 - Donna Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead)
1948 - Rob Buckman, British broadcaster/actor (Pink Medicine Show)
1948 - Eleonora Brown, Italian actress
1949 - Diana Nyad, swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979)
1949 - Doug Bair, baseball player
1949 - Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer
1949 - Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire
1950 - Teresa Davis, rocker
1950 - Ray Burris, baseball player
1950 - I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, White House Chief of Staff
1951 - Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician
1952 - Peter Laughner, American musician (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (d. 1977)
1953 - Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager
1954 - Frank Marino, rocker
1954 - John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)
1955 - Will Shetterly, writer
1955 - Chiranjeevi, Telugu film actor
1956 - Jeff Lloyd, jockey
1956 - Paul Molitor, St Paul MN, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP)
1956 - Peter Taylor, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92)
1957 - Holly Dunn, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Daddy's Hands)
1957 - Randy Romero, Garden City NY, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89)
1957 - Steve Davis, snooker player
1958 - Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
1958 - Ian Mitchell, Edinburgh, rocker (Bay City Rollers)
1958 - Colm Feore, American actor
1958 - Lane Huffman, American professional wrestler
1958 - Vernon Reid, American musician (Living Colour)
1959 - Denise Curry, Daivs Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 - Juan Croucier, heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round)
1959 - Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
1961 - Debbi Peterson, LA Calif, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame)
1961 - Jay Ashton, rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel)
1961 - John Kidd, NFL punter (Miami Dolphins)
1961 - Roland Orzabal, rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels)
1962 - Gene Craig Sauers, Savannah GA, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston)
1962 - James Debarge, Grand Rapids Mi, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge)
1962 - Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, N Amer Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)
1963 - Lily Yip, Canton China, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96)
1963 - Terry Catledge, NBA star (Orlando Magic)
1963 - Thomas Ansberry, Okinawa Japan, US 10K runner
1963 - Tori Amos, [Myra Ellen Amos], NC, pianist/vocalist (Under The Pink,)
1964 - Dean Evason, Flin Flon, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1964 - Mats Wilander, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French)
1965 - Patricia Hy-Boulais, Cambodia, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles)
1965 - Tom Gibis, American voice actor
1966 - Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
1966 - Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord)
1966 - GZA, American rapper
1967 - Curt Bourque, jockey
1967 - Layne Staley, US rock singer/guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
1967 - Wale', Lagos Nigeria, model
1967 - Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, British actor
1967 - Ant, American comedian
1967 - Ty Burrell, American actor
1967 - Alfred Gough, American screenwriter
1967 - Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)
1968 - Henrik Holm, Sweden, tennis star
1968 - Horst Skoff, Austria, tennis star
1968 - Michael Curry, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
1968 - Paul Ereng, Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1968 - Paul Colman, Australian guitarist (Newsboys)
1968 - Casper Christensen, Danish comedian
1968 - Rich Lowry, American magazine editor
1968 - Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer
1969 - Hipolito Pichardo, Esperanza Dom Rep, pitcher (KC Royals)
1969 - Maurice Graef, soccer player (VVW, Roda JC)
1970 - Jean-Michel Bombardier, Brantford Ont Canada, ice pairs (1995, 96 Can)
1970 - Charlie Connelly, English writer
1970 - Giada De Laurentiis, Italian/American chef and television host
1971 - Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 - Richard Armitage, English actor
1971 - Rick Yune, American actor
1972 - Marliece Andrada, Manteca Calif, playmate (March 1998)
1972 - Stephen Boyd, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1972 - Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver
1973 - Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
1973 - Kristen Wiig, American comedian
1973 - Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
1974 - Brimstone, American professional wrestler
1974 - Agustín Pichot, Argentine rugby player
1974 - Stefano Verderi, Italian guitarist
1975 - Charles C Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1975 - Mbali Gasa, Miss South Africa Universe (1997)
1975 - Robert Enes, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1975 - Clint Bolton, Australian footballer
1975 - Sheree Murphy, British actress
1975 - Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor
1976 - Jim Weaver, Northridge Calif, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 - Lia Victoria Borrero, Miss Panama Universe (1997)
1977 - Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer
1978 - Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
1979 - Brandon Quintin Adams, American actor
1980 - Roland Benschneider, German footballer
1980 - Christi Shake, American model and actress
1980 - Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete
1981 - Alex Holmes, American football player
1983 - Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist
1983 - Laura Breckenridge, American actress
1984 - Lee Camp, English footballer
1986 - Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese actress
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