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History Births on August 08

Andrea de Rossi
Andrea de Rossi, Italian rugby player and coach


John Renbourn
John Renbourn, English-Scottish guitarist and songwriter (d. 2015)


Matthew Henson
Matthew Henson, American explorer (d. 1955)


Jostein Gaarder
Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author


Ferenc Kölcsey
Ferenc Kölcsey, Hungarian poet, critic, and politician (d. 1838)


Jimmy Murphy (footballer)
Jimmy Murphy, Welsh-English footballer and manager (d. 1989)


Ron Karkovice
Ron Karkovice, American baseball player and manager


Nick Holtam
Nick Holtam, English bishop


John Gustafson (musician)
John Gustafson, English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)


Donald P. Bellisario
Donald P. Bellisario, American director, producer, and screenwriter


Pat Noonan
Pat Noonan, American soccer player


Bill Voce
Bill Voce, England cricketer and coach (d. 1984)


Mike Hindert
Mike Hindert, American singer and bass player


Anita W?odarczyk
Anita W?odarczyk, Polish track and field athlete


Jimmy Witherspoon
Jimmy Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (d. 1997)


Arthur Bernardes
Arthur Bernardes, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 12th President of Brazil (d. 1955)


Casper (Maya ruler)
Casper, ruler of the Maya city of Palenque


Benny Carter
Benny Carter, American saxophonist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2003)


Saint Dominic
Saint Dominic, founder of the Dominicans (d. 1221)


Drew Lachey
Drew Lachey, American singer and actor


Parker Kligerman
Parker Kligerman, American race car driver


Vanessa Amorosi
Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer-songwriter


Webb Pierce
Webb Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)


Kate Langbroek
Kate Langbroek, Australian talk show host


Jack Baldwin (chemist)
Jack Baldwin, English chemist and academic


Faye Wong
Faye Wong, Chinese singer-songwriter and actress


Viorica Viscopoleanu
Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romanian long jumper


Robin Quivers
Robin Quivers, American nurse, radio host/personality, and author


Willie Hall (drummer)
Willie Hall, American drummer and producer


Johnny Balentina
Johnny Balentina, Dutch baseball player


Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist


Deborah Norville
Deborah Norville, American journalist


Craig Breslow
Craig Breslow, American baseball player


Carl Fredrik Pechlin
Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (d. 1796)


Dilip Sardesai
Dilip Sardesai, Indian cricketer (d. 2007)


Manjul Bhargava
Manjul Bhargava, Canadian-American mathematician and academic


Brett Ratliff
Brett Ratliff, American football player


Jack Renshaw
Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, 31st Premier of New South Wales (d. 1987)


Kateryna Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukrainian tennis player


Marcelo Balboa
Marcelo Balboa, American soccer player, coach, and sportscaster


Johnny Temple
Johnny Temple, American baseball player and coach (d. 1994)


Nicolas Vogondy
Nicolas Vogondy, French cyclist


Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield
Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield, English businessman and politician, President of the Board of Trade (d. 1948)


André Jolivet
André Jolivet, French composer (d. 1974)


Michael Johnson (singer)
Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2017)


Chris Pressley
Chris Pressley, American football player


Monika Tsõganova
Monika Tsõganova, Estonian chess player


Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore
Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1675)


Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian engineer, academic, and politician, 5th President of Egypt (d. 2019)


Aleksandra Szwed
Aleksandra Szwed, Polish actress and singer


George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland
George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, English noble (d. 1605)


Mel Tillis
Mel Tillis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)


Anthony Rizzo
Anthony Rizzo, American baseball player


Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson, American actor and producer (d. 2017)


Huey Morgan
Huey Morgan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


James Blanchard
James Blanchard, American diplomat and politician, 45th Governor of Michigan


Connie Stevens
Connie Stevens, American actress and businesswoman


Rocky Thompson
Rocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach


Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine, American actor


Denisse Guerrero
Denisse Guerrero, Mexican singer-songwriter


George Turner (Australian politician)
George Turner, Australian politician, 18th Premier of Victoria (d. 1916)


Ulrich Maly
Ulrich Maly, German politician, 16th Mayor of Nuremberg


Larry Wilcox
Larry Wilcox, American actor, director, and producer


Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author and academic (d. 1953)


Adolf Busch
Adolf Busch, German violinist and composer (d. 1952)


Sara Teasdale
Sara Teasdale, American poet and educator (d. 1933)


The Edge
The Edge, British-Irish musician, singer and songwriter


Godfrey Kneller
Godfrey Kneller, German-English painter (d. 1723)


Bruce Matthews (American football)
Bruce Matthews, American football player and coach


Paul Dirac
Paul Dirac, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)


Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham
Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham, English cricketer and politician, 9th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1977)


Rory Calhoun
Rory Calhoun, American actor (d. 1999)


Ryan Koolwijk
Ryan Koolwijk, Dutch footballer


Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist
Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (d. 1954)


Ron Klain
Ron Klain, American lawyer and politician, Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States


Cornelis Vreeswijk
Cornelis Vreeswijk, Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1987)


Scott Stapp
Scott Stapp, American singer-songwriter and producer


Svetlana Savitskaya
Svetlana Savitskaya, Russian engineer and astronaut


Willie Tonga
Willie Tonga, Australian rugby league player


Brian Harvey
Brian Harvey, English singer-songwriter


Nigel Mansell
Nigel Mansell, English racing driver


Mustafa Balbay
Mustafa Balbay, Turkish journalist and politician


Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly
Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian-Syrian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (d. 1929)


Leo Chiosso
Leo Chiosso, Italian songwriter and producer (d. 2006)


Roger Penrose
Roger Penrose, English physicist, mathematician, and philosopher


Ronan Parke
Ronan Parke, English singer-songwriter


Nélson Oliveira
Nélson Oliveira, Portuguese footballer


Anton Fig
Anton Fig, South African-American drummer


Rikki Rockett
Rikki Rockett, American glam rock drummer


Nelson A. Miles
Nelson A. Miles, American general (d. 1925)


Harel Skaat
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer-songwriter


JC Chasez
JC Chasez, American singer and dancer


Tyrone Peachey
Tyrone Peachey, Australian rugby league player


Sheila Varian
Sheila Varian, American horse breeder (d. 2016)


Jerry Tarkanian
Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)


Mamoru Oshii
Mamoru Oshii, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter


Cecilia Roth
Cecilia Roth, Argentinian actress


Don Most
Don Most, American actor and director


Dennis Drew
Dennis Drew, American keyboard player


Jana Andrsová
Jana Andrsová, Czech actress and ballerina


Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis, American basketball player


Chris Eubank
Chris Eubank, English boxer


Alija Izetbegovi?
Alija Izetbegovi?, Bosnian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2003)


Jon Turteltaub
Jon Turteltaub, American director and producer


Ken Dryden
Ken Dryden, Canadian ice hockey player, lawyer, and politician


Kirk Broadfoot
Kirk Broadfoot, Scottish footballer


Jack Ryder (cricketer)
Jack Ryder, Australian cricketer (d. 1977)


Josip Drmi?
Josip Drmi?, Swiss footballer


Mark Lazarowicz
Mark Lazarowicz, English politician


Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney, American actress (d. 1999)


Chris Foreman
Chris Foreman, English singer-songwriter and guitarist


Daniel House
Daniel House, American bass player and producer


Earle Page
Earle Page, Australian lawyer, academic, and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1961)


Herbert Prohaska
Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer and manager


Mick Moss
Mick Moss, English singer-songwriter


Pierre Boulanger
Pierre Boulanger, French actor


Esther Williams
Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (d. 2013)


Pierre Garçon
Pierre Garçon, American football player


Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson, New Zealand cricket captain


Roger Federer
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player


Esther Hobart Morris
Esther Hobart Morris, American lawyer and judge (d. 1902)


Chester Williams
Chester Williams, South African rugby player and coach


Alexander Watson (diplomat)
Alexander Watson, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Peru


Ernest Lawrence
Ernest Lawrence, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)


Scott D'Amore
Scott D'Amore, Canadian wrestler and manager


Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman, American actor and director


Doug Melvin
Doug Melvin, Canadian baseball player and manager


Vladimír Darida
Vladimír Darida, Czech footballer


Ladislas Starevich
Ladislas Starevich, Russian-French animator, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1965)


Hipólito Ruiz López
Hipólito Ruiz López, Spanish botanist (d. 1816)


Mark Wills
Mark Wills, American singer-songwriter


Joe Tex
Joe Tex, American soul singer-songwriter (d. 1982)


Ken Kutaragi
Ken Kutaragi, Japanese businessman, created PlayStation


Andy Priaulx
Andy Priaulx, Guernseyan racing driver


Ben G. Davis
Ben G. Davis, English chemist and academic


David Florence
David Florence, English canoe racer


Dennis Tito
Dennis Tito, American engineer and businessman, founded Wilshire Associates


Hannah Miley
Hannah Miley, English-Scottish swimmer


Sarat Pujari
Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)


Conrad Lycosthenes
Conrad Lycosthenes, French-German scholar and author (d. 1561)


Guy Burnet
Guy Burnet, English actor and producer


Emilie Flygare-Carlén
Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (d. 1892)


Lindsay Sloane
Lindsay Sloane, American actress


Laura Slade Wiggins
Laura Slade Wiggins, American actress and singer


Frank Howard (baseball)
Frank Howard, American baseball player and manager


Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal, Dutch footballer and manager


Michael Urie
Michael Urie, American actor, director, and producer


Norbert Michelisz
Norbert Michelisz, Hungarian racing driver


Arthur Goldberg
Arthur Goldberg, American jurist and politician, 6th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1990)


Toby Flood
Toby Flood, English rugby player


Félix Auger-Aliassime
Félix Auger-Aliassime, Canadian tennis player


Thomas Anstey Guthrie
Thomas Anstey Guthrie, English journalist and author (d. 1934)


Francis Hutcheson (philosopher)
Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher and academic (d. 1746)


Meagan Good
Meagan Good, American actress and producer


Louis Saha
Louis Saha, French footballer


José Francisco Molina
José Francisco Molina, Spanish footballer and manager


Giuseppe Conte
Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy


Achille Varzi
Achille Varzi, Italian racing driver (d. 1948)


Axel Merckx
Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist


Emiliano Zapata
Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general and politician (d. 1919)


Danilo Gallinari
Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player


Cécile Chaminade
Cécile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (d. 1944)


Dino De Laurentiis
Dino De Laurentiis, Italian actor and producer (d. 2010)


Ken Baumann, American actor and author
Rinku Singh, Indian baseball player
Princess Beatrice of York
Tatjana Malek, German tennis player
James Morgan, Welsh actor and producer
Martrez Milner, American football player
Ross Ohlendorf, American baseball player
Diego Markwell, Dutch baseball player
Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
Jack Cassel, American baseball player
Richard Lyons, Northern Irish racing driver
Richard Harwood, English cellist
Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
Alan Maybury, Irish footballer and coach
Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
Darren Manzella, American sergeant (d. 2013)
Ilka Agricola, German mathematician
Gert Olesk, Estonian footballer and manager
Shane Lee, Australian cricketer and guitarist
Steven Tweed, Scottish footballer and manager
Joely Collins, Canadian actress and producer
Trev Alberts, American football player and journalist
Abey Kuruvilla, Indian cricketer and coach
Aldo Calderón van Dyke, Honduran journalist (d. 2013)
Yvie Burnett, Scottish soprano
John Hudek, American baseball player and coach
Angus Fraser, English cricketer, manager, and journalist
Paul Taylor, English cricketer
Scott Sandelin, American ice hockey player and coach
Anastasia M. Ashman, American blogger and author
Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and manager
Emi Shinohara, Japanese voice actress and singer
Hur Jin-ho, South Korean director and screenwriter
Kool Moe Dee, American musician, singer and actor
Caroline Ansink, Dutch flute player, composer, and educator
David Grant, English singer
Michael Roe, Irish racing driver
Diddú, Icelandic singer-songwriter
Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
Phil Carlson, Australian cricketer
Martin Brest, American director, producer, and screenwriter
Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver (d. 2009)
Margaret Urban Walker, American philosopher
Joe Bethancourt, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
Tom O'Carroll, British paedophilia advocate
Simon Taylor, English journalist and author
John C. Holmes, American film actor (d. 1988)
Vardo Rumessen, Estonian pianist and musicologist (d. 2015)
Dennis Canavan, Scottish educator and politician
Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer and educator (d. 2010)
Jan Pie?kowski, Polish-English author and illustrator
John Laws, Papua New Guinean-Australian singer and radio host
Terry Nation, Welsh-American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)
Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian general and politician, 68th President of Bolivia (d. 2018)
Larisa Bogoraz, Russian linguist and activist (d. 2004)
Don Burrows, Australian saxophonist, clarinet player, and flute player
Maia Wojciechowska, Polish-American author (d. 2002)
Aziz Sattar, Malaysian actor, comedian, singer and director (d. 2014)
Károly Reich, Hungarian illustrator (d. 1988)
Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian, author, and academic
Rudi Gernreich, Austrian-American fashion designer, created the Monokini (d. 1985)
William Asher, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
John David Wilson, English animator and producer (d. 2013)
James Elliott, American runner and coach (d. 1981)
Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)
Marguerite Bise, French chef (d. 1965)
Hans Egede Budtz, Danish actor (d. 1968)
Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
George Stoneman, Jr., United States Army cavalry officer (d. 1894)
Friedrich Georg Weitsch, German painter (d. 1828)
Hermann Anton Gelinek, German-Italian monk and violinist (d. 1779)
Laurent Belissen, French composer (d. 1762)
John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
Amalia Catharina, German poet and composer (d. 1697)
Matteo Tafuri, Italian alchemist (d. 1582)
Rudolf II, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1353)
Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)