Famous Birthdays on this Day, August 28:

865 - Rhazes, [Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakarijja al-Razi], Persian physician
1025 - Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
1476 - Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school)
1582 - Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)
1592 - George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28)
1612 - Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)
1667 - Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
1673 - Conrad Michael Schneider, composer
1691 - Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)
1700 - Carolomannus Pachschmidt, composer
1713 - Louis A A Count d'Affry, French general/ambassador to Netherland
1714 - Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
1749 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt, social philosopher (Faust)
1754 - Peter Winter, composer
1774 - Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975)
1775 - Sophie Gail, composer
1789 - Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden (d. 1860)
1794 - Johannes Zwijsen, archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands)
1795 - Joannes A Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond
1798 - Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1863
1801 - Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)
1814 - Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
1824 - Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician
1826 - Walter Cecil Macfarren, composer
1827 - Teresa Milanollo, composer
1827 - Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
1828 - Leo Tolstoi, Russian writer (War & Peace, Anna Karenina) [OS]
1828 - William Alexander Hammond, Brig General (Union Army), died in 1900
1829 - Albert Dietrich, composer
1831 - Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, composer
1831 - Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, 1st lady (1877-81)
1833 - Edward Burne-Jones, England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer
1840 - Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)
1840 - Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant (d. 1900)
1842 - Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist
1853 - Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
1860 - Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]
1872 - Alfred Baldwin Sloan, composer
1878 - George Hoyt Whipple, US, astrophysicist (Nobel-1934)
1881 - Arne Eggen, composer
1882 - Carl W de Vries, Dutch jurist (Unknown Thorbecke)
1883 - E E Clive, Monmouthshire Wales, actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour)
1885 - Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer
1885 - Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
1887 - Daniel Zamudio, composer
1889 - Charles Boyer, France, actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park)
1890 - Ivor Gurney, composer
1891 - Stanley Andrews, Chicago IL, actor (Shine on Harvest Moon)
1894 - Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower)
1894 - Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
1897 - Morris Ankrum, IL, actor (Kronos, Half Human, Earth vs Flying Saucers)
1898 - Ludwig Turek, writer
1899 - Charles Boyer, French actor (d. 1978)
1901 - Cornelis J Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet)
1901 - Paul Henry Lang, Budapest, critic/musicologist (NY Herald Tribune)
1903 - Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer
1904 - Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer (d. 1980)
1905 - Cyril Walters, cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's)
1905 - Sam Levene, Russia, actor (Demon, Gung Ho, Boomerang)
1906 - John Betjeman, poet laureate of England (Mt Zion)
1907 - Philip A Edwards, Brit Guiana, runner (Olympic-bronze-1928, 32, 36)
1908 - Roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)
1910 - Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-born economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1911 - Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician
1911 - Joseph MAH Luns, foreign minister/secr-general (NATO)
1912 - Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75)
1913 - John Terence Reese, bridge master
1913 - Lindsay Hassett, cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman)
1913 - Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], Brooklyn NY, Tenor (NY Met Opera)
1914 - Glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orch leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue)
1915 - Max Robertson, British sports commentator
1915 - Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
1916 - C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
1916 - Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume)
1916 - Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
1917 - Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America)
1918 - Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician
1919 - Ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
1920 - Frits Bernard, pedophile activist (d. 2006)
1921 - Joop Doderer, Velsen Netherlands, actor (Swiebertje)
1921 - Nancy Kulp, Harrisburg PA, actress (Miss Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies)
1921 - Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)
1924 - Janet Frame, NZ, novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
1924 - Peggy Ryan, Long Beach Calif, actress (Jenny-Hawaii Five-0)
1924 - Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
1924 - Vilayat Khan, composer
1925 - Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)
1925 - John Gillett, film researcher
1925 - Marvin Davis, Newark NJ, CEO (Davis Oil Company)
1925 - Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
1928 - James Wild, music teacher
1928 - F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
1929 - Rokie Roker, Miami Fla, actress (Helen-Jeffersons)
1930 - Ben Gazzara, NYC, actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII)
1930 - Windsor Davies, British actor
1931 - John Perkins, rocker (Crew Cuts)
1931 - John Shirley-Quirk, Liverpool England, baritone (Death in Venice)
1931 - Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario
1932 - Andy Bathgate, Canada, NY Ranger (1958 NHL MVP)
1932 - Carlene Polite, US dancer/activist/author (Sister X)
1932 - [Moriyuki] Pat Morita, Isleton CA, actor (Hiroshima, Karate Kid)
1935 - Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
1936 - Harry McLevy, trade Unionist
1936 - Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
1937 - 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain/large landowner
1938 - Paul Martin, Canadian politician
1938 - Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist
1939 - Cassie Mackin, newswoman (NBC TV)
1939 - Clem Cattini, rocker
1939 - Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1940 - Richard Sanders, actor (Les Nessman-WKRP)
1940 - William S Cohen, (Sen-R Maine, 1979- )
1940 - Ken Jenkins, American actor
1940 - Roger Pingeon, French cylist
1940 - Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
1941 - Paul Peter Plishka, Old Forge Penn, bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens)
1941 - Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
1943 - Anne "Honey" Lantree, rocker
1943 - David Soul, [Solberg] Chicago, actor (Starsky & Hutch)
1943 - Lou Pinella, Yankee manager (1969 AL rookie of the year)
1943 - Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
1944 - Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
1944 - Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
1945 - Bruno Nuytten, director (Camille Claudel)
1945 - Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
1947 - Alice Playton, NYC, actress (Who Killed Mary Whats 'er Name)
1947 - Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist
1948 - Daniel Seraphine, Chicago, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now)
1948 - Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
1948 - Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
1949 - Hugh Cornwell, rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime)
1950 - Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
1951 - Dave Hlubek, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
1951 - Wayne Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1951 - Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
1952 - Rita Dove, American poet
1952 - Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
1952 - Guy Nadon, Canadian actor
1952 - Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
1953 - Gates McFadden, Columbus Ohio, actress (Star Trek Next Generation)
1954 - George Church, American geneticist
1956 - Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic-bronze-1980, 84)
1956 - Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
1957 - Daniel Stern, Stamford Ct, actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years)
1957 - Rick Rossovich, Palo Alto CA, actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER)
1958 - Scott Scovell Hamilton, Toledo Oh, ice skater (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 - Mary Murphy, Birmingham MI, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th)
1960 - Cunningham T Ngcukana, South African worker's union leader
1960 - Emma Samms, [Samuels], London, actress (Colby's, General Hospital)
1960 - Leroy Chiao, Milwaukee Wisc, astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92)
1961 - Kim Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
1961 - Kim Appleby, English singer
1962 - Richard Elliott Fehr, Seattle WA, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open)
1962 - Paul Allen, English footballer
1962 - David Fincher, American music video and film director
1963 - Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
1963 - Regina Marie Jacobs, LA CA, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-10th-1996)
1963 - Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
1964 - Lee MacLeod Janzen, Austin MN, PGA golfer (1993 US Open)
1965 - James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall
1965 - Shania Twain, Canadian singer
1966 - Jerry Fehily, rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
1966 - Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, Washington Crossing NJ, rower (Oly-silver-1996)
1966 - Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
1967 - Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
1967 - Darren Lewis, Berkeley CA, outfielder (Chic White Sox)
1967 - Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet
1968 - Scarlet Annette Morgan, Pfafftown NC, Miss NC-America-1991
1968 - Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1968 - Billy Boyd, Scottish actor
1969 - Jason Priestley, Vancouver BC, actor (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210)
1969 - Mary McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney
1969 - Pierre Turgeon, Rouyn, NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens)
1969 - Jack Black, American actor
1970 - Gavin Maxwell, Mississauga Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1970 - Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
1970 - Rick Recht, Jewish singer
1971 - Janet Evans, Fullerton CA, 400m/800m swimmer (Oly-4 gold-88, 92, 96)
1971 - Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
1971 - Raul Marquez, Mexico, US boxer (Olympic-92)
1971 - Scott Eldredge, Chatham Mass, 1996 World Mens' Champion
1971 - Shane Andrews, Dallas TX, infielder (Montreal Expos)
1971 - Todd Eldredge, Chatham Mass, figure skater (1997 National Sr champ)
1972 - Darby Hendrickson, Richfield Minn, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1972 - Mike Cawley, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972 - Jay Witasick, American baseball player
1973 - Eric Lindros, NHLer (Phila Flyers)
1973 - Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
1973 - DJ Assault, American musician
1974 - Mark Smith, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 - Takahito Eguchi, Japanese composer
1974 - Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
1974 - Carsten Jancker, German footballer
1975 - Jamie Cureton, English footballer
1975 - Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
1975 - Vera Jordanova, Finnish actress and model
1976 - Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
1978 - Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
1978 - Shaniqua, American wrestling valet
1979 - Markus Pröll, German footballer
1979 - Robert Hoyzer, German football referee
1979 - Shaila Durcal, Spanish singer
1979 - Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
1979 - Ruth Riley, American basketball player
1980 - T.J. Beam, American baseball player
1981 - Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
1981 - Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer
1981 - Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
1981 - Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
1981 - Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
1982 - Le Ann Rimes, country singer (Blue, Holiday in Your Heart)
1982 - Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
1983 - Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
1983 - Alfonso Herrera, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD
1985 - Ralph Woolfolk IV, American actor
1986 - Gilad Shalit, Israeli corporal
1988 - Ray Jones, English footballer (d. 2007)
1990 - Bojan Krkic, Serbian-Spanish footballer
1991 - Kyle Massey, American actor
1991 - Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer
1999 - Prince Nikolai of Denmark
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