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History Births on August 06

C. J. Mosley (defensive lineman)
C. J. Mosley, American football player


Bulstrode Whitelocke
Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (d. 1675)


Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian-Hong Kong actress and producer


Alvin Williams
Alvin Williams, American basketball player and coach


Emperor Go-Toba
Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)


John Graves (author)
John Graves, American author (d. 2013)


Jean-Baptiste Bessières
Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French general and politician (d. 1813)


Víctor Zambrano
Víctor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player


Ella Raines
Ella Raines, American actress (d. 1988)


Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet (d. 1892)


Andrew Green, Baron Green of Deddington
Andrew Green, Baron Green of Deddington, English diplomat


Barbara Windsor
Barbara Windsor, English actress


Chris Bonington
Chris Bonington, English mountaineer and author


Mike Greenberg
Mike Greenberg, American journalist and sportscaster


Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900)


Dom Mintoff
Dom Mintoff, Maltese journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 2012)


Lajos Vajda
Lajos Vajda, Hungarian painter and illustrator (d. 1941)


James Henry Greathead
James Henry Greathead, South African-English engineer (d. 1896)


Cecil Howard Green
Cecil Howard Green, English-American geophysicist and businessman, co-founded Texas Instruments (d. 2003)


Louise Sorel
Louise Sorel, American actress


Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)


Hoot Gibson
Hoot Gibson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1962)


Wright Patman
Wright Patman, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1976)


Jason Crump
Jason Crump, English-Australian motorcycle racer


Pat MacDonald (musician)
Pat MacDonald, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Tjerk Hiddes de Vries
Tjerk Hiddes de Vries, Dutch admiral (d. 1666)


Nicolas Malebranche
Nicolas Malebranche, French priest and philosopher (d. 1715)


Ray Culp
Ray Culp, American baseball player


Johann Bernoulli
Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1748)


William Hyde Wollaston
William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (d. 1828)


Yuki Kajiura
Yuki Kajiura, Japanese pianist and composer


Travis Reed
Travis Reed, American basketball player


Jon Postel
Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)


Clem Labine
Clem Labine, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)


Frank Nicklin
Frank Nicklin, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Queensland (d. 1978)


Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick, American computer hacker and author


Daniel O'Connell
Daniel O'Connell, Irish lawyer and politician, Lord Mayor of Dublin (d. 1847)


Diána Póth
Diána Póth, Hungarian figure skater


Jim McGreevey
Jim McGreevey, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New Jersey


Renate Götschl
Renate Götschl, Austrian skier


Bill Emmott
Bill Emmott, English journalist and author


Peter Bonerz
Peter Bonerz, American actor and director


Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz, American tennis player (d. 2011)


Hans Moser (actor)
Hans Moser, Austrian actor and singer (d. 1964)


Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer


Soleil Moon Frye
Soleil Moon Frye, American actress and producer


François Fénelon
François Fénelon, French archbishop and poet (d. 1715)


M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter


Paul Claudel
Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (d. 1955)


Paolo Bacigalupi
Paolo Bacigalupi, American author


Fortunato Baldelli
Fortunato Baldelli, Italian cardinal (d. 2012)


Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress


Bafétimbi Gomis
Bafétimbi Gomis, French footballer


Clarence Richard Silva
Clarence Richard Silva, American bishop


Matthew Parker
Matthew Parker, English archbishop (d. 1575)


Garrett Weber-Gale
Garrett Weber-Gale, American swimmer


Danny Collins (footballer)
Danny Collins, English-Welsh footballer


Tara Moore
Tara Moore, British tennis player


John Middleton Murry
John Middleton Murry, English poet and author (d. 1957)


Bob Horner
Bob Horner, American baseball player


Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French author (d. 1747)


William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, English field marshal and politician, 13th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1970)


Charlie Haden
Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (d. 2014)


David McLetchie
David McLetchie, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2013)


Ton Scherpenzeel
Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch keyboard player, songwriter, and producer


Radhia Cousot
Radhia Cousot, French computer scientist and academic


Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)


Simon Doull
Simon Doull, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster


Allan Holdsworth
Allan Holdsworth, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2017)


Bobby Petta
Bobby Petta, Dutch footballer


Scott Nearing
Scott Nearing, American economist and educator (d. 1983)


Dorian Harewood
Dorian Harewood, American actor


Vedad Ibiševi?
Vedad Ibiševi?, Bosnian footballer


Vitantonio Liuzzi
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian racing driver


Thomas Alexander Browne
Thomas Alexander Browne, English-Australian author (d. 1915)


Max Kellerman
Max Kellerman, American sportscaster and radio host


Jimmy Nielsen
Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager


Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball, American actress, television producer and businesswoman (d. 1989)


Catherine Hicks
Catherine Hicks, American actress


Dan Walker (politician)
Dan Walker, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Illinois (d. 2015)


Seneca Wallace
Seneca Wallace, American football player


Abbey Lincoln
Abbey Lincoln, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2010)


Adoniran Barbosa
Adoniran Barbosa, Brazilian musician, singer, composer, humorist, and actor (d. 1982)


Luis Vizcaíno
Luis Vizcaíno, Dominican baseball player


Vera Farmiga
Vera Farmiga, American actress


János Rózsás
János Rózsás, Hungarian author (d. 2012)


George Kenney
George Kenney, Canadian-American general (d. 1977)


Marvel Smith
Marvel Smith, American football player


Norman Granz
Norman Granz, American-Swiss record producer and manager (d. 2001)


Jaime Correa (footballer)
Jaime Correa, Mexican footballer


Wentworth Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale
Wentworth Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale, English captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (d. 1956)


Stuart O'Grady
Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist


Charles Ingram
Charles Ingram, English soldier, author, and game show contestant


Rebecca Peterson
Rebecca Peterson, Swedish tennis player


Anna Haining Bates
Anna Haining Bates, Canadian-American giant (d. 1888)


Mukhu Aliyev
Mukhu Aliyev, Russian philologist and politician, 2nd President of Dagestan


Roman Weidenfeller
Roman Weidenfeller, German footballer


Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)


Francesco Bellotti
Francesco Bellotti, Italian cyclist


Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol, American painter and photographer (d. 1987)


Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)


Melissa George
Melissa George, Australian-American actress


Louise de La Vallière
Louise de La Vallière, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1710)


Richard Prince
Richard Prince, American painter and photographer


Maria Sophia of Neuburg
Maria Sophia of Neuburg (d. 1699)


Norman Gordon
Norman Gordon, South African cricketer (d. 2014)


Wallace H. White Jr.
Wallace H. White Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1952)


Paul Hellyer
Paul Hellyer, Canadian engineer and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of Defence


Julie Snyder
Julie Snyder, Canadian talk show host and producer


Barbara Strozzi
Barbara Strozzi, Italian composer and singer-songwriter (d. 1677)


Herb Moford
Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)


Gordon Freeth
Gordon Freeth, Australian lawyer and politician, 24th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 2001)


Claude de Forbin
Claude de Forbin, French general (d. 1733)


Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel, French racing driver


Leo Carrillo
Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)


Howard Hodgkin
Howard Hodgkin, English painter (d. 2017)


Charles Fort
Charles Fort, American author (d. 1932)


Jean Dessès
Jean Dessès, Greek-Egyptian fashion designer (d. 1970)


Mickaël Delage
Mickaël Delage, French cyclist


Mehmet Akgün
Mehmet Akgün, Turkish footballer


Susie Taylor
Susie Taylor, American writer and first African-American Army nurse (d. 1912)


Jiao Liuyang, Chinese swimmer
Raphael Pyrasch, German rugby player
Viktoria Baškite, Estonian chess player
Jesse Ryder, New Zealand cricketer
Neil Harvey, English-Barbadian footballer
Luciano Zavagno, Argentinian footballer
Rebecca Maddern, Australian journalist and television host
Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
Shaun Timmins, Australian rugby league player
Adam Ritson, Australian rugby league player
Iain Morris, English screenwriter and producer
Ray Lucas, American football player and sportscaster
Darren Eales, English footballer and lawyer
Jack de Gier, Dutch footballer
Lorna Fitzsimons, English businesswoman and politician
Vince Wells, English cricketer
David Robinson, American basketball player and lieutenant
Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, Nigerian journalist, activist, social media expert, and pharmacist
Mary Ann Sieghart, English journalist and radio host
Dale Ellis, American basketball player
Rajendra Singh, Indian environmentalist
Randy DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and bass player
Mark Hughes, English-Australian rugby league player
Daryl Somers, Australian television host and singer
Dino Bravo, Italian-Canadian wrestler (d. 1993)
William McCrea, Northern Irish politician
Tony Dell, English-Australian cricketer and soldier
Ron Jones, English director and production manager (d. 1993)
Martin Wharton, English bishop
Michael Mingos, English chemist and academic
Inday Badiday, Filipino journalist and actress (d. 2003)
Byard Lancaster, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012)
Egil Kapstad, Norwegian pianist and composer
Bert Yancey, American golfer (d. 1994)
Paul Bartel, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2000)
Octavio Getino, Spanish-Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
Billy Boston, Welsh rugby player and soldier
Piers Anthony, English-American soldier and author
A. G. Kripal Singh, Indian cricketer (d. 1987)
Charles Wood, English playwright and screenwriter
Michael Deeley, English screenwriter and producer
Chalmers Johnson, American scholar and author (d. 2010)
Roch La Salle, Canadian politician, 42nd Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 2007)
Mike Elliott, Jamaican saxophonist
Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
Frank Finlay, English actor (d. 2016)
Elisabeth Beresford, French-English journalist and author (d. 2010)
Samuel Bowers, American activist, co-founded the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 2006)
Jess Collins, American painter (d. 2004)
Freddie Laker, English businessman, founded Laker Airways (d. 2006)
Selma Diamond, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)
Barbara Cooney, American author and illustrator (d. 2000)
Richard Hofstadter, American historian and academic (d. 1970)
Richard C. Miller, American photographer (d. 2010)
Constance Heaven, English author and actress (d. 1995)
Charles Crichton, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
Diana Keppel, Countess of Albemarle (d. 2013)
Helen Jacobs, American tennis player and commander (d. 1997)
Maria Ludwika Bernhard, Polish classical archaeologist and a member of WWII Polish resistance (d. 1998)
Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
Henry Iba, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)
Dutch Schultz, American gangster (d. 1935)
Ernesto Lecuona, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1963)
Dudley Benjafield, English racing driver (d. 1957)
Edward Ballantine, American composer and academic (d. 1971)
Louella Parsons, American journalist (d. 1972)
Hjalmar Kiærskou, Danish botanist (d. 1900)
Petros Mavromichalis, Greek general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1848)
Richard Bennett, English-American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
Fakhr-al-Din II, Ottoman prince (d. 1635)