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History Births on August 07

Anisa Mohammed
Anisa Mohammed, West Indian cricketer


Koenraad Elst
Koenraad Elst, Belgian orientalist and author


Emil Nolde
Emil Nolde, Danish-German painter and illustrator (d. 1956)


Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (d. 2015)


Muhammad Shah
Muhammad Shah, Mughal emperor of India (d. 1748)


Sidney Crosby
Sidney Crosby, Canadian ice hockey player


Alonso de Ercilla
Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (d. 1595)


Lana Cantrell
Lana Cantrell, Australian singer-songwriter and lawyer


Koray Candemir
Koray Candemir, Turkish singer-songwriter


Paul Lambert
Paul Lambert, Scottish footballer and manager


B. J. Thomas
B. J. Thomas, American singer


Valery Gazzaev
Valery Gazzaev, Russian footballer, manager and politician


Auguste Michel-Lévy
Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and author (d. 1911)


Anne Fadiman
Anne Fadiman, American journalist and author


Alan Leo
Alan Leo, English astrologer and author (d. 1917)


Louis de Freycinet
Louis de Freycinet, French navigator and explorer (d. 1842)


Nick Gillespie
Nick Gillespie, American journalist and author


Samantha Ronson
Samantha Ronson, English singer-songwriter and DJ


Billie Burke
Billie Burke, American actress and singer (d. 1970)


Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales, American businessman, co-founder of Wikipedia


Greg Nickels
Greg Nickels, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Seattle


Huntley Wright
Huntley Wright, English actor (d. 1941)


Robert Dudley (explorer)
Robert Dudley, English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)


Louis Leakey
Louis Leakey, Kenyan-English palaeontologist and archaeologist (d. 1972)


Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, American author and activist (d. 1964)


Beanie Wells
Beanie Wells, American football player


Alexei Sayle
Alexei Sayle, English comedian, actor, and author


Eamonn Darcy
Eamonn Darcy, Irish golfer


Kees Kist
Kees Kist, Dutch footballer


Alison Brown
Alison Brown, American banjo player, songwriter, and producer


Don Larsen
Don Larsen, American baseball player


Seiichiro Maki
Seiichiro Maki, Japanese footballer


Shobna Gulati
Shobna Gulati, British actress


Josh Franceschi
Josh Franceschi, English singer-songwriter


E. J. Tackett
E. J. Tackett, American bowler


Mitchell te Vrede
Mitchell te Vrede, Dutch footballer


Paul Biedermann
Paul Biedermann, German swimmer


Cirroc Lofton
Cirroc Lofton, American actor


David Cairns (politician)
David Cairns, Scottish laicised priest and politician, Minister of State for Scotland (d. 2011)


Georg Stiernhielm
Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet and linguist (d. 1672)


David Duchovny
David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter


Kevin Muscat
Kevin Muscat, English-Australian footballer, coach, and manager


Rebecca Kleefisch
Rebecca Kleefisch, American journalist and politician, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin


Wayne Knight
Wayne Knight, American actor, comedian and voice actor


Murat Dalk?l?ç
Murat Dalk?l?ç, Turkish singer-songwriter


Ann Harding
Ann Harding, American actress and singer (d. 1981)


Danny Graves
Danny Graves, Vietnamese-American baseball player


C. Buddingh'
C. Buddingh', Dutch poet and translator (d. 1985)


Andriy Hrivko
Andriy Hrivko, Ukrainian cyclist


Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor, American humorist, novelist, short story writer, and radio host


Walter Swinburn
Walter Swinburn, English jockey and trainer (d. 2016)


Nathanael Greene
Nathanael Greene, American general (d. 1786)


Juan Martín Hernández
Juan Martín Hernández, Argentine rugby player


Owen Luder
Owen Luder, English architect, designed Tricorn Centre and Trinity Square


James Randi
James Randi, Canadian-American magician and author


Elizabeth Manley
Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater


Elizabeth of Rhuddlan
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)


Alexandre Aja
Alexandre Aja, French director, producer, and screenwriter


Ladislaus Bortkiewicz
Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian-German economist and statistician (d. 1931)


Manitas de Plata
Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (d. 2014)


Marcus Roberts
Marcus Roberts, American pianist and educator


Alan Page
Alan Page, American football player and jurist


Rouven Sattelmaier
Rouven Sattelmaier, German footballer


Constantius II
Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361)


Alan Keyes
Alan Keyes, American politician and diplomat, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs


Megan Gale
Megan Gale, Australian model and actress


Raul Malo
Raul Malo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer


Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon, American actor


Mark Pettini
Mark Pettini, English cricketer and journalist


Johannes Kotze
Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931)


Brian Conley
Brian Conley, English actor and singer


Mohammed Badie
Mohammed Badie, Egyptian religious leader


Rien Poortvliet
Rien Poortvliet, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)


Danny (footballer)
Danny, Portuguese footballer


Alain Corneau
Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)


Alexander Dityatin
Alexander Dityatin, Russian gymnast and colonel


Chico Benymon
Chico Benymon, American actor


James Bowdoin
James Bowdoin, American banker and politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1790)


Matthew Parris
Matthew Parris, South African-English journalist and politician


Trevor Hendy
Trevor Hendy, Australian surfer and coach


Kristin Hersh
Kristin Hersh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Bruce Dickinson
Bruce Dickinson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist


Elizabeth Báthory
Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian aristocrat and serial killer (d. 1614)


William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz
William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Dutch stadtholder (d. 1664)


Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange
Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)


Freddie Slack
Freddie Slack, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1965)


Elinor Ostrom
Elinor Ostrom, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)


Walid Jumblatt
Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese journalist and politician


Adam Yates (cyclist)
Adam Yates, English cyclist


Édgar Rentería
Édgar Rentería, Colombian baseball player


Paul Dunn (rugby league)
Paul Dunn, Australian rugby league player


Ralph Bunche
Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)


Christian Chávez
Christian Chávez, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor


István Bibó
István Bibó, Hungarian lawyer and politician (d. 1979)


Vladimir Sorokin
Vladimir Sorokin, Russian author and playwright


Erik Pieters
Erik Pieters, Dutch footballer


Jonathan Bernier
Jonathan Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player


Ryan Lavarnway
Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player


Shane Lechler
Shane Lechler, American football player


Mike Trout
Mike Trout, American baseball player


Stratos Perperoglou
Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player


Alberto Salazar
Alberto Salazar, Cuban-American runner and coach


David Testo
David Testo, American soccer player


Randy Wayne
Randy Wayne, American actor and producer


Abebe Bikila
Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian runner (d. 1973)


Dominic Cork
Dominic Cork, England cricketer and sportscaster


Gerry Peñalosa
Gerry Peñalosa, Filipino boxer and promoter


Valter Birsa
Valter Birsa, Slovenian footballer


Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish, Australian actress


Francesca Gregorini
Francesca Gregorini, Italian-American director and screenwriter


Jonathan Pollard
Jonathan Pollard, Israeli spy


Karol Zalewski
Karol Zalewski, Polish sprinter


Dana G. Peleg
Dana G. Peleg, Israeli writer and LGBT activist


John Birmingham
John Birmingham, English-Australian journalist and author


Mata Hari
Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (d. 1917)


Rocky Bridges
Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)


Altaír Jarabo
Altaír Jarabo, Mexican model and actress


Luis Salom
Luis Salom, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2016)


John Glover (actor)
John Glover, American actor


Art Houtteman
Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (d. 2003)


Mark McCammon
Mark McCammon, English-Barbadian footballer


Eric Johnson (actor)
Eric Johnson, American actor, director, and screenwriter


Simon Yates (cyclist)
Simon Yates, English cyclist


Miguel Llera
Miguel Llera, Spanish footballer


Vassilis Spanoulis
Vassilis Spanoulis, Greek basketball player


Sofia Rotaru
Sofia Rotaru, Ukrainian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress


Jamey Jasta
Jamey Jasta, American singer-songwriter


Nikolai Triik
Nikolai Triik, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1940)


Veljo Tormis
Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer and educator


DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan, American basketball player


Henri Le Sidaner
Henri Le Sidaner, French painter (d. 1939)


Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Jean-Luc Dehaene
Jean-Luc Dehaene, French-Belgian lawyer and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)


Jerry Pournelle
Jerry Pournelle, American journalist and author (d. 2017)


Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron, South African-American actress and producer


Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)


Edwin Edwards
Edwin Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of Louisiana


Victoria of Baden
Victoria of Baden (d. 1931)


Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller, American soldier and lawyer, 6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Carl Ritter
Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (d. 1859)


Togrul Narimanbekov
Togrul Narimanbekov, Azerbaijani-French painter and academic (d. 2013)


Mikhail Gorsheniov
Mikhail Gorsheniov, Russian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)


Nicholas Ray
Nicholas Ray, American director and screenwriter (d. 1979)


Martti Nõmme
Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper


Zaur Sizo, Russian footballer
Melody Oliveria, American blogger
Mohamed Coulibaly, Senegalese footballer
Mustapha Dumbuya, Sierra Leonean footballer
Juan de la Rosa, Mexican boxer
Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (d. 2003)
Tooba Siddiqui, Pakistani model and actress
Martin Vu?i?, Macedonian singer and drummer
Marquise Hill, American football player (d. 2007)
Ángeles Balbiani, Argentine actress and singer
Tácio Caetano Cruz Queiroz, Brazilian footballer
Aurélie Claudel, French model and actress
Carsten Busch, German footballer
Birgit Zotz, Austrian anthropologist and author
Justin Brooker, Rugby League Player
Charlotte Ronson, English fashion designer
Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer and manager
Ray Hill, American football player (d. 2015)
Gerard Denton, Australian cricketer
Rachel York, American actress and singer
Eric Namesnik, American swimmer (d. 2006)
Sophie Lee, Australian actress and author
Jason Grimsley, American baseball player
Peter Niven, Scottish jockey
Ian Dench, English guitarist and songwriter (EMF)
Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast
Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
Russell Baze, Canadian-American jockey
Daire Brehan, Irish journalist, lawyer, and actress (d. 2012)
Alan Reid, Scottish politician
Caroline Aaron, American actress and producer
S. Thandayuthapani, Sri Lankan educator and politician
Greg Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
Marty Appel, American businessman and author
Franciscus Henri, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter
Kenny Ireland, Scottish actor and director (d. 2014)
Richard Sykes, English biochemist and academic
Carlos Monzon, Argentinian boxer and actor (d. 1995)
Matthew Evans, Baron Evans of Temple Guiting, English publisher and politician
Don Wilson, English cricketer and coach (d. 2012)
Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player and coach (d. 2011)
Sándor Simó, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
Eddie Firmani, South African footballer and manager
Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist and academic (d. 2005)
Edward Hardwicke, English actor (d. 2011)
Charles E. Rice, American scholar and author (d. 2015)
Jack Good, British television producer (d. 2017)
Betsy Byars, American author and academic
Carl Switzer, American child actor and hunting guide (d. 1959)
Felice Bryant, American songwriter (d. 2003)
Kenneth Kendall, Indian-English journalist and actor (d. 2012)
Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor (d. 2016)
Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and author (d. 2007)
Kermit Love, American actor, puppeteer, and costume designer (d. 2008)
George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
Albert Kotin, Belarusian-American soldier and painter (d. 1980)
Anna Elisabet Weirauch, German author and playwright (d. 1970)
Thomas Lupo, English viol player and composer (d. 1627)