August 19 - Births

Births

  • 232 – Marcus Aurelius Probus, Roman emperor (d. 282)
  • 1342 – Catherine of Bohemia (d. 1395)
  • 1398 – Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish politician and poet (d. 1458)
  • 1557 – Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)
  • 1570 – Salamone Rossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1630)
  • 1590 – Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)
  • 1596 – Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662)
  • 1621 – Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (d. 1674)
  • 1646 – John Flamsteed, English astronomer (d. 1719)
  • 1686 – Eustace Budgell, English writer (d. 1737)
  • 1689 – Samuel Richardson, English writer (d. 1761)
  • 1711 – Edward Boscawen, English admiral (d. 1761)
  • 1719 – Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791)
  • 1743 – Madame du Barry, French mistress of Louis XV of France (d. 1793)
  • 1843 – C. I. Scofield, American theologian, minister, and writer (d. 1921)
  • 1846 – Luis Martín, Spanish religious leader (d. 1906)
  • 1848 – Gustave Caillebotte, French painter (d. 1894)
  • 1849 – Joaquim Nabuco, Brazilian writer, statesman, and abolitionist (d. 1910)
  • 1853 – Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • 1870 – Bernard Baruch, American financier (d. 1965)
  • 1871 – Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer (d. 1948)
  • 1873 – Fred Stone, American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1875 – Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1936)
  • 1876 – Oscar De Somville, Belgian rower (d. 1938)
  • 1878 – Manuel L. Quezon, Filipino politician, 2nd President of the Philippines (d. 1944)
  • 1881 – George Enescu, Romanian composer (d. 1955)
  • 1883 – José Mendes Cabeçadas, Portuguese politician, 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
  • 1883 – Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company (d. 1971)
  • 1883 – Elsie Ferguson, American actress (d. 1961)
  • 1889 – Arthur Waley, English orientalist and sinologist (d. 1966)
  • 1899 – Charlie Hall, English actor (d. 1959)
  • 1900 – Olga Baclanova, Russian actress (d. 1974)
  • 1900 – Colleen Moore, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1900 – Gontran de Poncins, French writer and adventurer (d. 1962)
  • 1900 – Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher (d. 1976)
  • 1902 – Ogden Nash, American poet (d. 1971)
  • 1902 – J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
  • 1903 – James Gould Cozzens, American novelist (d. 1978)
  • 1903 – Lewis Sargent, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1906 – Philo Farnsworth, American inventor, invented the Fusor (d. 1971)
  • 1907 – Archie League, American air traffic controller (d. 1986)
  • 1907 – Thruston Ballard Morton, American politician (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Austin Dobson, English race car driver (d. 1963)
  • 1913 – John Argyris, Greek scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1913 – Peter Kemp, English soldier and writer (d. 1993)
  • 1913 – Richard Simmons, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1914 – Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer (d. 1955)
  • 1915 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1915 – Alfred Rouleau, Canadian businessman (d. 1985)
  • 1918 – Jimmy Rowles, American pianist (d. 1996)
  • 1919 – Malcolm Forbes, American publisher (d. 1990)
  • 1921 – Gene Roddenberry, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1924 – Willard Boyle, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
  • 1926 – Arthur Rock, American investor
  • 1927 – L. Q. Jones, American actor and director
  • 1928 – Norman Brooks, Canadian singer (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Bernard Levin, English journalist, author, and broadcaster (d. 2004)
  • 1928 – Walter Massey, Canadian actor
  • 1929 – Ion N. Petrovici, German neurologist
  • 1930 – Frank McCourt, Irish-American author (d. 2009)
  • 1931 – Bill Shoemaker, American jockey (d. 2003)
  • 1932 – Thomas P. Salmon, American politician, 75th Governor of Vermont
  • 1934 – David Durenberger, American politician
  • 1934 – Renée Richards, American physician
  • 1935 – Bobby Richardson, American baseball player
  • 1935 – Zahir Raihan, Bangladeshi author and director
  • 1938 – Joe Frank, American radio host
  • 1938 – Diana Muldaur, American actress
  • 1939 – Ginger Baker, English drummer and songwriter (Cream, Blind Faith, Blues Incorporated, and Atomic Rooster)
  • 1940 – Johnny Nash, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1940 – Jill St. John, American actress
  • 1941 – Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek politician (d. 2009)
  • 1942 – Fred Thompson, American politician and actor
  • 1943 – Billy J. Kramer, English singer
  • 1944 – Jack Canfield, American author
  • 1944 – Buzz Kilman, American radio host
  • 1944 – Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer
  • 1944 – Eddy Raven, American singer-songwriter
  • 1944 – Charles Wang, Chinese-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded CA Technologies
  • 1945 – Sandro de América, Argentine singer and actor (d. 2010)
  • 1945 – Ian Gillan, English singer-songwriter (Deep Purple, Episode Six, and WhoCares)
  • 1945 – Charles Wellesley, Marquess of Douro
  • 1946 – Charles F. Bolden, Jr., American general and astronaut
  • 1946 – Bill Clinton, American politician, 42nd President of the United States
  • 1946 – Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
  • 1946 – Dawn Steel, American film producer (d. 1997)
  • 1947 – Dave Dutton, English actor
  • 1947 – Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • 1947 – Gerard Schwarz, American conductor
  • 1948 – Gerald McRaney, American actor
  • 1948 – Tipper Gore, American author and photographer, co-founded the Parents Music Resource Center
  • 1950 – Jennie Bond, English journalist
  • 1950 – Sudha Murty, Indian social worker and writer
  • 1950 – Graeme Beard, Australian cricketer
  • 1951 – John Deacon, English bass player and songwriter (Queen)
  • 1951 – Lillian Müller, Norwegian model and actress
  • 1951 – Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine composer
  • 1952 – Jonathan Frakes, American actor and director
  • 1953 – Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • 1953 – Nanni Moretti, Italian actor, director, and producer
  • 1953 – Lynwood Slim, American singer and harmonica player
  • 1954 – Oscar Larrauri, Argentine race car driver
  • 1955 – Peter Gallagher, American actor, singer, and writer
  • 1955 – Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 – Adam Arkin, American actor
  • 1956 – José Rubén Zamora, Guatemalan journalist
  • 1957 – Paul-Jan Bakker, Dutch cricketer
  • 1957 – Martin Donovan, American actor
  • 1957 – Ian Gould, English cricketer
  • 1957 – Li-Young Lee, Indonesian-American poet
  • 1957 – Christine Soetewey, Belgian high jumper
  • 1958 – Gary Gaetti, American baseball player
  • 1958 – Anthony Muñoz, American football player
  • 1958 – Brendan Nelson, Australian politician
  • 1959 – Susan Cummings, Monegasque-American heiress and murderer
  • 1959 – Ricky Pierce, American basketball player
  • 1960 – Morten Andersen, American football player
  • 1960 – Ron Darling, American baseball player
  • 1961 – Jonathan Coe, English author
  • 1962 – Tammy Bruce, American radio host and author
  • 1962 – Valérie Kaprisky, French actress
  • 1962 – Toll Yagami, Japanese drummer (Buck-Tick)
  • 1963 – John Stamos, American actor and singer
  • 1963 – Joey Tempest, Swedish singer-songwriter (Europe)
  • 1963 – Yip Sai Wing, Hong Kong singer-songwriter, drummer, producer, and actor (Beyond)
  • 1965 – Kevin Dillon, American actor
  • 1965 – Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • 1965 – Kyra Sedgwick, American actress
  • 1966 – Lilian Garcia, Spanish-American singer and ring announcer
  • 1966 – Lee Ann Womack, American singer-songwriter
  • 1967 – Khandro Rinpoche, Tibetan spiritual leader
  • 1968 – Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
  • 1968 – Mark McGuinn, American singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Nate Dogg, American rapper and actor (213) (d. 2011)
  • 1969 – Kirk Herbstreit, American sportscaster
  • 1969 – Paula Jai Parker, American actress
  • 1969 – Matthew Perry, American actor
  • 1969 – Emigdio Preciado, Jr., Mexican-American criminal
  • 1969 – Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • 1969 – Patrick Van Horn, American actor
  • 1969 – Clay Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Fat Joe, American rapper (Terror Squad and Diggin' in the Crates Crew)
  • 1970 – Jeff Tam, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Mary Joe Fernández, Dominican-American tennis player
  • 1971 – João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972 – Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer
  • 1972 – Sammi Cheng, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1972 – Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1972 – Jamie Zubairi, English actor
  • 1972 – Elizabeth Wolfgramm, American singer (The Jets)
  • 1973 – Callum Blue, English actor
  • 1973 – Carl Bulfin, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1973 – Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
  • 1973 – Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
  • 1974 – Zubayr Al-Rimi, Saudi Arabian terrorist (d. 2003)
  • 1974 – Tim Kasher, American singer-songwriter Cursive, The Good Life, Slowdown Virginia, and Commander Venus)
  • 1974 – Anja Knippel, German athlete
  • 1975 – Chynna Clugston, American illustrator
  • 1975 – Tracie Thoms, American actress
  • 1976 – Stephan Schmidt, German footballer
  • 1977 – Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
  • 1977 – Takahiro Yamada, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
  • 1978 – Chris Capuano, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Dave Douglas, American singer-songwriter and musician (Relient K and Ace Troubleshooter)
  • 1979 – Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer
  • 1980 – Houcine Camara, French singer
  • 1980 – Darius Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1980 – Jun Jin, South Korean singer and actor (Shinhwa)
  • 1980 – Russell Kane English comedian, actor, and writer
  • 1980 – Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
  • 1980 – Michael Todd, American bass player (Coheed and Cambria)
  • 1980 – Percy Watson, American wrestler and football player
  • 1982 – Erika Christensen, American actress
  • 1982 – Willy Denzey, French singer
  • 1982 – J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
  • 1983 – Mike Conway, English race car driver
  • 1983 – Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1983 – John McCargo, American football player
  • 1983 – Tammin Sursok, Australian actress and singer
  • 1984 – Micah Alberti, American actor
  • 1984 – Simon Bird, English actor and comedian
  • 1984 – Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
  • 1984 – Ryan Taylor, English footballer
  • 1985 – J. Evan Bonifant, American actor
  • 1985 – Lindsey Jacobellis, American snowboarder
  • 1985 – Megan Rochell, American singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Sotiris Balafas, Greek footballer
  • 1986 – Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1986 – Rúben Micael, Portuguese footballer
  • 1987 – Nico Hülkenberg, German race car driver
  • 1987 – Anaïs Lameche, Swedish singer (Play)
  • 1987 – Richard Stearman, English footballer
  • 1988 – Travis Tedford, American actor
  • 1989 – Romeo Miller, American rapper, actor, and basketball player
  • 1991 – Nathan Lopez, Filipino actor
  • 1994 – Daniel Gabori, Hungarian actor
  • 1997 – Joseph Castanon American actor and singer
  • 1998 – Ella Guevara, Filipino actress
  • 1999 – Tristan Lake Leabu, American actor
  • 2004 – Xyriel Manabat, Filipino actress
  • 2005 – Whobegotyou, Australian racehorse (d. 2012)

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