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Famous Birthdays on 31st August

Year Name
161 Commodus Roman Emperor (d. 192)
1569 Jahangir Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1627)
1602 Amalia von Solms countess of Solms-Braunfels (d. 1675)
1663 Guillaume Amontons French physicist and instrument maker (d. 1705)
1721 George Hervey‚ 2nd Earl of Bristol British statesman (d. 1775)
1741 Husein Gradas?evi? Bosniak general (d. 1834)
1741 Jean Paul Egide Martini French composer (d. 1816)
1767 Henry Joy McCracken United Irishman (d. 1798)
1821 Hermann von Helmholtz German scientist (d. 1894)
1822 Galusha A. Grow American politician (d. 1907)
1834 Amilcare Ponchielli Italian composer (d. 1886)
1842 Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin American publisher‚ journalist‚ suffragist‚ civil rights leader (d. 1924)
1843 Georg von Hertling Chancellor of Germany (d. 1919)
1870 Maria Montessori Italian educator (d. 1952)
1871 James E. Ferguson Governor of Texas (d. 1944)
1878 Frank Jarvis American athlete (d. 1933)
1879 Alma Mahler Austrian socialite‚ wife of composer Gustav Mahler (d. 1964)
1885 DuBose Heyward American playwright (d. 1940)
1893 Lily Laskine French harpist (d. 1988)
1894 Albert Facey Australian writer (d. 1982)
1896 Felix-Antoine Savard Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)
1897 Fredric March American actor (d. 1975)
1900 Gino Lucetti Italian anarchist (d. 1943)
1903 Arthur Godfrey American television host (d. 1983)
1903 Vladimir Jankelevitch French philosopher (d. 1985)
1905 Sanford Meisner American actor and teacher (d. 1997)
1907 Augustus F. Hawkins American politician (d. 2007)
1907 Ramon Magsaysay 7th President of the Philippines (d. 1957)
1907 William Shawn American editor (d. 1992)
1907 Altiero Spinelli Italian advocate of European federalism (d. 1986)
1908 William Saroyan American novelist (d. 1981)
1911 Edward Brongersma Dutch politician‚ writer and political activist. (d. 1998)
1913 Sir Bernard Lovell English radio astronomer
1913 Helen Levitt American photographer (d. 2009)
1914 Richard Basehart American actor (d. 1984)
1916 Daniel Schorr American journalist (d. 2010)
1916 Danny Litwhiler American baseball player and coach
1916 John S. Wold American politician
1918 Alan Jay Lerner American lyricist (d. 1986)
1919 Amrita Preetam Indian poet and author (d. 2005)
1920 Gustavo Adolfo Palma Guatemalan singer (d. 2010)
1921 Raymond Williams Welsh academic (d. 1988)
1924 Buddy Hackett American actor and comedian (d. 2003)
1928 Jaime Sin Philippine cardinal and patriot (d. 2005)
1928 James Coburn American actor (d. 2002)
1931 Jean Beliveau Canadian ice hockey player
1931 Noble Willingham American actor (d. 2004)
1934 Nikos Xanthopoulos Greek actor
1935 Eldridge Cleaver American political activist (d. 1998)
1935 Frank Robinson American baseball player and manager
1937 Warren Berlinger American actor
1938 Martin Bell British journalist
1938 Murray Gleeson Chief Justice of Australia
1939 Jerry Allison American drummer (The Crickets)
1940 Jack Thompson Australian actor
1940 Roger Newman British born-American television actor and writer (d. 2010)
1941 William DeWitt‚ Jr. American businessman
1943 Leonid Ivashov Russian general
1944 Roger Dean English artist
1944 Clive Lloyd Guyanese West Indies cricketer
1944 Jos LeDuc Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
1945 Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician
1945 Itzhak Perlman Israeli violinist
1946 Jerome Corsi American writer
1947 Mona Marshall American voice actress
1947 Luca di Montezemolo Italian businessman
1947 Yumiko ?shima Japanese manga artist
1947 Somchai Wongsawat 26th Prime Minister of Thailand
1948 Harald Ertl Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
1948 Lowell Ganz American screenwriter
1948 Ken McMullen English film director
1948 Holger Osieck German footballer and coach
1948 Rudolf Schenker German guitarist (Scorpions)
1949 Richard Gere American actor
1949 H. David Politzer American physicist‚ Nobel laureate
1952 Herbert Reul German politician
1953 Miguel angel Guerra Argentine racing driver
1953 Gyorgy Karoly Hungarian author
1953 Pavel Vinogradov Russian cosmonaut
1954 Julie Brown American actress‚ singer-songwriter and screenwriter
1955 Edwin Moses American athlete
1955 Gary Webb American journalist (d. 2004)
1956 Maria Balazova Slovak painter
1956 Masashi Tashiro Japanese television performer
1957 Colm O'Rourke Irish footballer and commentator
1957 Gina Schock American drummer (The Go-Go's)
1957 Glenn Tilbrook English singer and guitarist (Squeeze)
1958 Serge Blanco French rugby union footballer
1959 Ralph Krueger Canadian ice hockey coach
1960 Vali Ionescu Romanian long jumper
1960 Chris Whitley American musician (d. 2005)
1962 Dee Bradley Baker American voice actor
1963 Reb Beach American guitarist
1963 Todd Carty Irish actor
1963 Sonny Silooy Dutch footballer
1964 Raymond P. Hammond American poet and editor
1965 Daniel Bernhardt Swiss actor
1965 Celine Bonnier French Canadian actress
1965 Willie Watson New Zealand cricketer
1966 Jan Einar Thorsen Norwegian Alpine skier
1967 Jonathan Cake British actor
1967 Gene Hoglan American musician
1967 Anita Moen Norwegian Cross-country skier
1968 Valdon Dowiyogo Nauruan politician and Australian football player
1968 Hideo Nomo Japanese baseball player
1969 Nathalie Bouvier French alpine skier
1969 Andrew Cunanan American spree killer (d. 1997)
1969 Jonathan LaPaglia Australian actor
1969 Javagal Srinath Indian cricketer
1970 Deborah Gibson American singer
1970 Nikola Gruevski Macedonian Prime Minister
1970 Arie van Lent Dutch-German footballer
1970 Amy Stein American photographer
1970 Zack Ward Canadian actor
1971 Padraig Harrington Irish golfer
1972 Chris Tucker American actor and comedian
1973 Scott Niedermayer Canadian ice hockey player
1974 Andriy Medvedev Ukrainian tennis player
1975 Craig Cumming New Zealand cricketer
1975 John Grahame American ice hockey player
1975 Daniel Harding British conductor
1975 Gabe Kapler American baseball player and manager
1975 Sara Ramirez American actress
1975 Takahiro Suwa Japanese professional wrestler
1976 Vincent Delerm French singer-songwriter‚ pianist and composer
1976 Roque Junior Brazilian footballer
1976 Radek Martinek Czech ice hockey player
1977 Jeff Hardy American wrestler
1977 Ian Harte Irish footballer
1977 Craig Nicholls Australian musician (The Vines)
1978 Philippe Christanval French footballer
1978 Phina Oruche British actress
1979 Clay Hensley American baseball player
1979 Mickie James American professional wrestler
1979 Mark Johnston Canadian swimmer
1979 Simon Neil Scottish musician (Biffy Clyro)
1979 Yuvan Shankar Raja Indian film music composer
1979 Ramn Santiago Dominican baseball player
1980 Joe Budden American rapper
1981 Dwayne Peel Welsh rugby union footballer
1981 Steve Saviano American ice hockey player
1982 Ian Crocker American swimmer
1982 Chris Duhon American basketball player
1982 Lien Huyghebaert Belgian athlete
1982 Josh Kroeger American baseball player
1982 Alexei Mikhnov Ukrainian-born ice hockey player
1982 Jose Reina Spanish footballer
1982 Michele Rugolo Italian racing driver
1983 Larry Fitzgerald American football player
1984 Matti Breschel Danish road bicycle racer
1984 Ted Ligety American alpine skier
1984 Charl Schwartzel South African golfer
1985 Andrew Foster Australian rules footballer
1986 Feng Tianwei Singaporean table tennis player
1987 Petros Kravaritis Greek footballer
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