Famous People with the Sun In Leo


(JULY 23-AUG. 22)

July 23, 1834 - James Gibbons - Ecclesiatic
July 23, 1865 - Max Heindel - Occultist
July 23, 1888 - Raymond Chandler
July 23, 1892 - Haile Selassie I - Was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. The heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Haile Selassie is a defining figure in Ethiopian and African history. Born in Ejersa Goro, Harar on this day.
July 23, 1961 - Woody Harrelson - Actor - Played Woody Harrison in "Cheers"
July 23, 1965 - Slash "Saul Hudson" Guns N' Roses
July 23, 1970 - Charisma Carpenter - Actress
July 23, 1972 - Marion Wayans
July 23, 1972 - Marlon Wayans - Comedian and actor - Wayans has had successful runs on the comedy series "The Wayan Brothers" and "In Living Color." He's starred in comedy movies such as "Scary Movie," "White Chicks" and the recently released "Dance Flick." Wayans' next role will be playing Ripcord in "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" 2009. He is the brother of Damon and Keenan Ivory Wayans. Wayans was born in New York City on this day.
July 23, 1972 - Stacie Mistysyn
July 23, 1973 - Monica Lewinsky -Is an American woman with whom then United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having had an "inappropriate relationship" while Lewinsky worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996. The tawdry nature of the affair and its resulting repercussions in the impeachment of Bill Clinton and the surrounding scandals of 1997-99 became known as the Lewinsky scandal, "Monicagate" and "Zippergate". Born Monica Samille Lewinsky in San Francisco, California on this day.
July 23, 1982 - Anna Paquin - Actress - "Rogue X-Men"
July 23, 1989 - Daniel Radcliffe - Actor - Radcliffe has become widely recognized household name, and wealth, playing the young sorcerer "Harry Potter" in five popular films with more sequels on the way. Wary of being typecast, Radcliffe has taken on more adult roles, starring recently in the World War I drama "My Boy Jack" and on stage in the play "Equus." The young thespian will next portray late photojournalist Dan Eldon in the biopic "Journey." Born Daniel Jacob Radcliffe in London, England on this day.
July 24, 1783 - Simon Bolivar
July 24, 1895 - Robert Graves - Writer
July 24, 1897 - Amelia Earhart - American Aviation Pioneer - Pilot
July 24, 1900 - Zelda Fitzgerald - Jazz Age Figure
July 24, 1902 - Alexandre Dumas - Writer
July 24, 1920 - Bella Abzug
July 24, 1936 - Ruth Buzzi - Comediene
July 24, 1969 - Jennifer Lopez - Actress and pop singer - Lopez has had hit singles with "Love Don't Cost a Thing" and "If You Had My Love" and made a somewhat successful transition to acting in films such as "Selena" and "Out of Sight," as well as the infamous box office dud "Gigli." She had as well-publicized relationship with actor Ben Affleck and is now married to actor and singer Marc Anthony. The couple celebrated the birth of their first children, twins Max and Emme, in February 2008. Lopez was born in The Bronx, New York on this day.
July 24, 1981 - Summer Glau - Actress - Glau portrayed Cameron, the female terminator, on the recently cancelled series "Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles." Glau also portrayed river Tam in the short-lived sci-fi series "Firefly" and its spin-off film "Serenity," as well as appearing on the second season of "The Unit" and having a recurring role on "The 4400." Glau received training as a ballerina and has danced professionally since age 12. Glau was born in San Antonio, Texas, on this date.
July 24, 1982 - Anna Paquin - Is an Actress, Producer ad an  Academy Award-winning, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated, Canadian-New Zealander actress. Her breakthrough performance was in The Piano, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting actress and made her the second youngest winner in history at the age of 11.
Paquin returned to worldwide prominence with her role as Rogue in the blockbuster X-Men movie in 2000,[1] its sequel X2: X-Men United in 2003, and its third installment X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006. She is also the first Canadian-born actress to win Best Supporting Actress. Born Anna Helene Paquin in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
July 24, 1998 - Bindi Iriwin - Is the Daytime Emmy Award-winning and Logie Award winning daughter of the late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin (the Crocodile Hunter) and Terri Irwin. Her name comes from the name of her late father's favourite female crocodile at the Australia Zoo; in addition, Bindi is an Australian Aboriginal word that means little girl (according to her father.)
Bindi is the presenter of a 26-part wildlife documentary called Bindi the Jungle Girl, and also has a kid fitness DVD where she sings and dances with a troupe, known as the Crocmen (Bindi Kidfitness) and recently made an album called Trouble in the Jungle, a production of the Discovery Kids television network. Production of the show had been put on hold for a year. The series premiered in June 2007 on Discovery Kids. She also hosted a special about her father called My Daddy the Crocodile Hunter. Born Bindi Sue Irwin on this day in in Nambour, Queensland, Australia.
July 25, 1853 - David Belasco - Producer
July 25, 1870 - Maxfield Parrish - Was an American painter and illustrator. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this day.
July 25, 1887 - Florence Entwhistle - Photographer
July 25, 1935 - Barbara Harris - Actress - Harris won a 1967 Tony award for her performance in "The Apple Tree" and a 1971 Oscar nomination for her role in "Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is HE Saying Those Terrible Things About Me/" She's appeared in films such as "Family Plot," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Grosse Pointe Blank." Her most recent gig was on satellite radio, playing a dual role in 2005's radio drama "Anne Manx on Amazonia." Harris was born in Evanston, Illinois on this day.
July 25, 1955 - Iman Mohamed known simply as Iman - Model and actress - Iman began a successful run as a fashion model and went on to an acting career, appearing in films such as "Out of Africa," "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" and "Exit to Eden." Currently, she is the host of "project Runway Canada." This exotic beauty has been happily married to rock star David Bowie since 1992. Iman was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, on this date.
July 25, 1965 - Illeana Douglas - Actress - Born Illeana Hesselberg in Quincy, Massachusetts on this day
July 25, 1965 - Matt LeBlanc - Is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor, best known for his comedian role as Joey Tribbiani in the NBC sitcoms Friends and Joey. In 1991, he went on to star in a spin-off of Married With Children entitled Top of the Heap. The short lived series only lasted 7 episodes in April and May of 1991. He also played his Top of the Heap character Vinnie Verducci in a number of Married With Children episodes. Le Blanc also appeared in one episode of Red Shoe Diaries in 1991.Le Blanc's most notable movie roles have been in the films Ed (1996), Lost in Space (1998), Charlie's Angels (2000) and All the Queen's Men (2001). Le Blanc has not appeared on screen since Joey was cancelled in 2006, but is now concentrating on producing, as he formed the production company, Fort Hill Productions, with partner John Goldstone. Under his production company, he has co-produced the made-for-TV movie, The Prince in 2006, and is set to co-produce the James Wong directed movie, The Watch. Born Matthew Steven LeBlanc in Newton, Massachusetts, United States on this day.
July 25, 1982 - Brad Renfro - Was an American actor. He made his movie debut in 1994 in the title role of The Client. He acted in 21 movies, several short films, and one television episode during his career. Born Brad Barron Renfro in Knoxville, Tennessee on this day.
July 26, 1856 - George Bernard Shaw - Writer - Was an Irish playwright. Born in Dublin, he moved to London at the age of twenty and lived in England for the remainder of his life. Born in Dublin, Ireland on this day.
July 26, 1875 - Karl G. Jung - Was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology. Born in Kesswil, Thurgau, Switzerland on this day.
July 26, 1885 - Andre Maurois - Writer
July 26, 1894 - Aldous Huxley - Writer -Was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Born Aldous Leonard Huxley in Godalming, Surrey, England on this day.
July 26, 1895 - Gracie Allen - Was an American comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. Born Garce Ethel Cicile Rosalie Allen in San Francisco, California, USA.
July 26, 1903 - Estes Kefauver - Politician
July 26, 1909 - Vivian Vance - Actress - Was an American Emmy Award-winning television actress, theater actress, and singer. Often referred to as “TV’s most beloved second banana,” she is best known for her role as sidekick Ethel Mertz on the landmark American television sitcom I Love Lucy. Born Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale, Kansas on this day.
July 26, 1922 - Blake Edwards
July 26, 1940 - Mary Jo Kopechne - Fatality
July 26, 1943 - Mick Jagger - Is a Golden Globe-winning and two-time Grammy-winning English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman, best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the rock and roll band "The Rolling Stones." Sinced knighted now known as Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger. Born Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger in Dartford, Kent, England on this day.
July 26, 1945 - Helen Mirren - Actress - Mirren has won two Emmys as Detective Tennison in the long -running British TV movie series "Prime Suspect." she won an additional two emmys for her performances in "The Passion of Ayn rand" and "Elizabeth I." In 2007, the thespian won an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in "The Queen," and she's earned rave reviews for her work in "The Madness of King George' and "Gosford Park." born Ilyena Mironov, Mirren has been married to director Talylor Hackford since 1997. Mirren was born in Chiswick, England, on this day.
July 26, 1950 - Susan George - Actress
July 26, 1956 - Dorothy Hamill - American figure skater, Sports Figure. She is the 1976 Olympic champion. Born Dorothy Stuart Hamill  in Chicago, Illinois on this day.
July 26, 1959 - Kevin Spacey - Actor - Spacey is a two-time Beast actor Oscar winner for his performances in "American Beauty" and "The Usual Suspects." He's also starred in "L.A. Confidential" and  "beyond The Sea," as well as portraying Supervillain Lex Luther in "Superman Returns," a role he will reprise in an upcoming sequel, "Superman: Man of Steel." This prized performer's first film role was playing a thief in the 1986 Jack Nicholson film "Heartburn." Born Kevin Spacey Fowler in south Orange, New Jersey on this day.
July 26, 1964 - Sandra Bullock - Actress
July 26, 1973 - Kate Beckinsale
July 27, 1723 - Joshua Reynolds - Artist
July 27, 1905 - Leo Durocher - Sports Figure
July 22, 1922 - Norman Lear - Is an American television writer and producer who produced such popular sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times and Maude. Born Norman Milton Lear in New Haven, Connecticut on this day.
July 27, 1931 - Jerry Van Dyke - Comedian/ Actor
July 27, 1948 - Betty Thomas - Is an American actress and director in television and motion pictures. Thomas joined The Second City comedy group and appeared in the films Tunnel Vision (1975), Chesty Anderson, USN (1976), Used Cars (1980) and Loose Shoes (1980) and on the TV series The Fun Factory (1976).While Thomas had been building her career in comedy, her breakthrough role as an actress came when she was cast in the dramatic role of police officer (later Sergeant) Lucille Bates on the TV series Hill Street Blues (1981-1987). She was nominated for six Emmy Awards for this role and won one for Best Supporting Actress in 1985. Thomas' character was paired with Officer Joe Coffey, portrayed by Ed Marinaro. Born Betty Thomas Nienhauser in St. Louis, Missouri on this day.
July 27, 1948 - Peggie Fleming - Skater
July 27, 1949 - Maureen McGovern - Is an American singer and Broadway actress, widely known for her premier rendition of the 1973 hit, "The Morning After" . Born Maureen Therese McGovern in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. on this day.
July 27, 1952 - Roxanne Hart - Actress - Hart appeared as Nurse Shutt on "Chicago Hope" in the'90s and has had recurring roles on "ER" and "Dream On." On the big screen Hart has starred in films such as "Highlander," "Once Around" and "The Verdict." recently, she's appeared on episodes of "The Ghost Whisperer" and "Criminal Minds," as well as in a recurring role on "Medium." Hart was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on this day.
July 27, 1972 - Maya Rudolph - Is an American actress and comedienne, known as a long-running cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Born Maya Khabira Rudolph in Gainesville, Florida  on this day.
July 28, 1635 - Robert Hooke - Scientist
July 28, 1878 - Guy Ballard - Religious Leader
July 28, 1887 - Marcel Duchamp
July 28, 1901 - Rudy Vallee - Was a popular American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. Born Hubert Prior Vallée in Island Pond, Vermont, the son of Charles Alphonse and Catherine Lynch Vallée. Both of his parents were born and raised in Vermont, but their parents were immigrants; the Vallées being of French Canadian origin, while the Lynches were from Ireland. Rudy grew up in Westbrook, Maine. In high school, he took up the saxophone and acquired the nickname "Rudy" after then famous saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft. Born Hubert Prior Vallée in Island Pond, Vermont on this day.
July 28, 1929 - Jacqueline Lee Kennedy - Was the wife of the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and served as First Lady during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. She was later married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis from 1968 until his death in 1975 and was known as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In later years she had a successful career as a book editor. She preferred her first name to be pronounced in the French manner. Born in Southampton, New York, U.S. on this day.
July 28, 1939 - Charles Cyphers - Actor - Cyphers is probably best known for his role as sheriff Brackett in the original horror classic "Halloween' and it's 1981 sequel "Halloween II." His other film credits include "Major League," "The Fog" and "Assault on Precinct 13." he appeared in a recurring role on "The Bettie White Show" and "The Six Million Dollar Man," as well as more recent shows as "ER" and "Murder One." Cyphers will next appear in the upcoming horror film "Stringy Jack." Cyphers was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on this day.
July 28, 1945 - Jim Davis - Cartoonist - Davis is best known for creating the lasagna-eating cat "Garfield," whose comic strip misadventures have been in syndication since 1978. Davis parlayed Garfield's comic strip success into the popular "Garfield and Friends" animated series as well as four Emmy-winning TV specials. In addition to the world famous orange cat, Davis also created the "U.S. Acres" and "Gnorm Gnat," and was an assistant on "Tumbleweeds." Davis was born in Fairmount, Indiana on this day
July 28, 1948 - Sally Struthers - Actress - Played Gloria in the hit series "All in the Family'
July 28, 1949 - Vida Blue - Baseball Star
July 28, 1964 - Lori Loughlin
July 28, 1972 - Elizabeth Berkley - Actress
July 29, 1869 - Booth Tarkington - Was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. Born Newton Booth Tarkington in Indianapolis on this day.
July 29, 1905 - Clara Bow - Actress
July 29, 1905 - Dag Hammarskjold - Statesman
July 29, 1907 - Mevin Belli - Attorney
July 29, 1924 - Robert Horton - Actor
July 29, 1928 - Peter Jennings - Was a Canadian-American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 until his death in 2005 from complications of lung cancer. A high-school dropout, he transformed himself into one of American television's most prominent journalists. Jennings started his career early, hosting a Canadian radio show at the age of nine. In 1965, ABC News tapped him to anchor its flagship evening news program. His inexperience marred his first short stint in the anchor chair, and Jennings became a foreign correspondent in 1968, honing his reporting skills in the Middle East.
He returned as one of World News Tonight's three anchors in 1978, and was promoted to the role of sole anchor in 1983. Jennings formed part of the "Big Three" news anchors who dominated American evening news in the 1980s and 1990s. Having always been fascinated with the United States, Jennings became a naturalized United States citizen in 2003. His death, which closely followed the retirements of Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, marked the end of the "Big Three" era. Born  Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on this day.
July 29, 1934 - Stanton Friedman - Physicist
July 29, 1938 - Benito Mussolini - Dictator - World War II Italy.
July 29, 1949 - Marilyn Quayle - V.P. Wife
July 29, 1950 - Mike Starr - Actor - Starr is a journeyman actor who appeared in dozens of major films including "Goodfellas," "The Natural" and "Ed Wood." On television, he's appeared on "House," "CSI: NY," and in a recurring role on "Joan of Arcadia." He will star with Sean Bean in the upcoming thriller "Ca$h" and in the comedy "BuzzKill." Starr is the brother of actor Beau Starr. Starr was born in Queens, New York, on this date.
July 29, 1953 - Geddy Lee - Is a Canadian musician best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined Rush in September 1968 at the request of his childhood friend, Alex Lifeson in order to replace frontman Jeff Jones. An award-winning musician, Lee's style, technique, and skill on the bass guitar have proven very influential in the rock and heavy metal genres, inspiring such players as Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, John Myung of Dream Theater, Les Claypool of Primus, and Cliff Burton of Metallica. In addition to his composing, arranging, and performing duties for Rush, Lee has produced albums for various other bands, including Rocket Science. Lee's first solo effort, My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000. Along with his Rush bandmates—Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart—Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honored, as a group.
On May 1, 2007, Rush released Snakes & Arrows, their eighteenth full-length studio album. Lee and the rest of the band recently toured in support of Snakes & Arrows across North America, which began in Atlanta, GA on June 13, 2007 and ended its second leg on July 24, 2008. Born Gary Lee Weinrib in Willowdale, Toronto on this day.
July 30, 1818 - Emily Bronte - Writer
July 30, 1863 - Henry Ford - Industrialist
July 30, 1890 - Casey Stengel - Nicknamed "The Old Professor", was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. He was born in Kansas City, and was originally nicknamed "Dutch", a common nickname at that time for Americans of German ancestry. After his major league career started, he acquired the nickname "Casey", which originally came from the initials of his hometown ("K. C."), which evolved into "Casey", influenced by the wide popularity of the poem Casey at the Bat. In the 1950s, sportswriters dubbed him with yet another nickname, "The Old Perfessor", for his sharp wit and his ability to talk at length on anything baseball-related. Born Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel in Kansas City on this day.
July 30, 1930 - Joan Negas - Astrologer
July 30, 1941 - Paul Anka - Singer/ Song Writer
July 30, 1947 - Arnold Schwarzennegger - Body Builder, Actor and Mayor of Florida
July 30, 1948 - Jean Reno
July 30, 1950 - Frank Stallone, Jr. -Is an American actor and singer/guitarist, the brother of Sylvester Stallone. He has appeared in many Hollywood films and television series. Born in New York City, New York on this day.
July 30, 1956 - Anita Hill - Celebrity
July 30, 1956 - Delta Burke - Actress
July 30, 1958 - Kate Bush - Singer/ Song writer
July 30, 1963 - Lisa Kudrow - Actress - Is an Emmy Award- and SAG-winning American actress and comediene , best known for her Emmy-Winning portrayal of Phoebe Buffay in the popular television sitcom "Friends" and as Valerie Cherish in the HBO series "The Comeback", which she co-created and produced. Kudrow appeared in a recurring role on "Mad about You." On the big screen, Kudrow starred in "Analyze This," "Romy And Michelle's High School Reunion" and "Marci X." her next project will be starring in the comedy "Bandslam." Born Lisa Diane Marie Kudrow in Encino, California  on this day.
July 30, 1964 - Vivica A. Fox - Actress
July 30 1974 - Hilary Swank -  Is an American actress. Her Hollywood film career began with a small part in "Growing Pains" (1985), "Evening Shade" (1990), "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992) and then a big break and major starring part in "The Next Karate Kid" (1994), where she played Julie Pierce, the first female protégé of the sensei Mr. Miyagi. She has become known for her two Academy Award-winning performances: first as Brandon Teena, a transgender man in the movie Boys Don't Cry (1999), and a struggling waitress-turned-boxer, Maggie Fitzgerald, in "Million Dollar Baby" (2004). Born Hilary Ann Swank in Lincoln, Nebraska on this day.
July 30, 1977 - Jaime Pressly - An American Emmy Award-wining Actress and Model. She currently plays Joy on the NBC sitcom "My Name is Earl." She was born Jaime Elizabeth Pressly in Kinston, North Carolina, USA.
July 31, 1931 - Milton Freeman - Economist
July 31, 1946 - Wesley Snipes - Actor
July 31, 1956 - Michael Biehn - Actor - Biehn is probably best known for his role as Reese in the 1984 sci-fi classic "The Terminator." His other films include "Aliens," "Navy seals" and "The Rock." Biehn appeared in a recurring role on the hit series "Hill Street Blues" in the '80s and his acting debut was in an episode of "James at 15" in 1977. Biehn recently guest-starred on "Criminal Minds" and will star with Val Kilmer and Sharon Stone in the action thriller "Streets of Blood." Biehn was born in Anniston, Ala., on this day.
July 31, 1965 - J. K. Rowling - Novelist - Author Writer who is most famous for penning the highly successful "Harry Potter" books, which have made her one of the richest women in England. A former teacher who was nearly destitute at the publishing of the first "Harry Potter" book in 1997, she has earned the title of Officer of the British Empire for her work. Rowling was born in Yate, England on this day.
July 31, 1966 - Dean Cain
July 31, 1970 - Nghia D. Nguyen - Producer "Atomic Betty" (2004) .Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA .
August 1, 1779 - Frances Scott Key - Attorney/Songwriter
August 1, 1819 - Herman Melville - Writer - Was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public — was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. Was born in New York City, New York on this day.
August 1, 1866 - Claude Bragden - Architect
August 1, 1933 - Dom Deluise - comedian Actor
August 1, 1936 - Yves St. Laurent - Designer
August 1, 1942 - Giancarlo Giannini
August 1, 1942 - Jerry Garcia - Musician
August 1, 1956 - Lewis Smith - Actor - smith made his biggest splash as Charles Main in the epic 1985 miniseries "North & South." His film credits include "The Heavenly Kid," "Southern Comfort" and "the Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension." He's appeared in recurring roles on "Diagnosis Murder" and "Melrose Place" and recently guest-starred on "CSI: Miami." Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on this date.
August 1, 1963 - Coolio - Hip hop, West coast rap, pop rap, Gansta rap Artist - He is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor. He rose to fame in 1995 with the hit single "Gangsta's Paradise," which appeared on the soundtrack for the film Dangerous Minds. Since then, Coolio has continued to record new albums and make television and film appearances. Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. in Monessen , Pennsylvania on this day.
August 1, 1965 - Sam Mendes - Is an Academy Award-winning English stage and film director. As a stage director, he is probably best known for his 1998 production of Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming. As a film director, he is best known for his debut film, American Beauty, for which he won an Academy Award for Directing. In 2000, Mendes was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Born Samuel Alexander Mendes in Reading, Berkshire, England on this day.
August 1, 1970 - Jennifer Lynne Gareis
August 1, 1973 - Tempestt Bledsoe - Actress - Bledsoe is easily recognized for her portrayal of Vanessa Huxtable on the hit '80s series "The Cosby Show." In the 1990s, Bledsoe hosted her own short-live talk show; her recent work includes lending voice talents to the animated series "The Replacement" and starring in the TV movie "Husband For Hire." Bledsoe was born in Chicago on this day.
August 2, 1832 - Henry S. Olcott - Theosophist
August 2, 1905 - Myrna Loy - Actress -was an American motion picture actress. Her most famous role was as Nora Charles, wife of detective Nick Charles (William Powell), in The Thin Man series. In 1938 she was voted the "Queen of Hollywood" in a contest which also voted Clark Gable the "King". Born Myrna Adele Williams in Radersburg, Montana, United States on this day.
August 2, 1921 - Ira Progoff - Psychologist
August 2, 1924 - James Baldwin
August 2, 1924 - Carroll O'Connor - Actor - was an Emmy Award-winning American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. Known at first for playing the role of Maj. Gen. Colt in the 1970s cult movie, Kelly's Heroes, he later found fame as the bigoted workingman Archie Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971 to 1979) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979 to 1983). O'Connor later starred in the 1980s NBC television crime drama In the Heat of the Night, where he played the role of Police Chief Bill Gillespie from 1988 to 1994. At the end of his career in the late 1990s, he played the father of Jamie Stemple Buchman (Helen Hunt) on Mad About You. Born John Carroll O'Connor in Bronx, New York, USA on this day.
August 2, 1932 - Peter O'Toole - Irish Actor - Born Peter Seamus O'Toole in Connemara, Ireland, or Leeds, West Yorkshire, England on this day.
August 2, 1943 - Kathy Lennon - Singer
August 2, 1959 - Victoria Jackson - Comedian and Actress - Victoria is probably best known for her long stint as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" from 1986-1992 and for her signature bit of doing a headstand while reciting poetry. Her more recent work includes starring on a season of "Celebrity Fit Club" (2007) and appearing regularly on the comedy series "Strip Mall" (2000). Jackson is slated to appear in the upcoming comedy movie "Soccer Mom." Jackson was born in Miami, Florida on this day.
August 2, 1960 - Linda Fratianne - Skater
August 2, 1964 - Mary-Louise Parker - Is an American Tony-, Emmy - and Golden Globe-winning actress. Some of her better known works include Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys on the Side, Proof, The West Wing, Angels in America, and her current role on Showtime's television series Weeds. Born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA on this day.
August 2, 1971 - Alice Jane Evans
August 2, 1977 - Edward Furlong
August 2, 1992 - Hallie Kate Eisenberg
August 3, 1805 - William Hamilton - Scientist
August 3, 1900 - Ernie Pile - Journalist
August 3, 1905 - Dolores del Rio - Actress
August 3, 1924 - Leon Marcus Uris - Was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels. His two bestselling books were Exodus, published in 1958, and Trinity, in 1976. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on this day.
August 3, 1926 - Tony Bennett - singer
August 3, 1940 - Martin Sheen - Is an American actor. He earned recognition for his monumental  performance to date was portraying  Captain Willard in the film "Apocalypse Now" in the 1979 blockbuster and as President Josiah Bartlet on the long-running television drama series "The West Wing" from 1999-2006. His scores of movies credits include "Badlands," "The Dead Zone" and "Wall Street." Apart from the recognition he earned as an actor, Sheen has gained visibility as an activist whose political views are closely intertwined with his personal religious convictions. Born Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez in Dayton, Ohio on this day.
August 3, 1941 - Martha Stewart -Is an American business magnate, author, editor and homemaking advocate. She is also a former stockbroker and fashion model. Over the last two decades Stewart has held a prominent position in the American publishing industry; as the author of several books, hundreds of articles on the domestic arts, editor of a national home keeping magazine, host for two popular daytime television programs, and commercial spokeswoman for K-Mart. In 2001 she was named the third most powerful woman in America by Ladies Home Journal. Born Martha Helen Kostyra in Jersey City, New Jersey on this day.
August 3, 1951 - Jay North - Child Actor
August 3, 1963 - James Hetfield
August 3, 1974 - Jenny Beck
August 3, 1979 - Evangeline Lilly -Is a Canadian Golden Globe-nominated actress. She is known for her role as Kate Austen in the ABC drama Lost. Lilly was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia, by Ford modeling agency. Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead and signed with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of British Columbia tuition and expenses. She was previously featured in several provocative television commercials for LiveLinks Chatline, a service billed as the "best place to meet local singles for dating, friendship, or phone chat." Her image is still used to promote the service.She also appeared on G4's Judgment Day. She appeared uncredited in the 2003 film Freddy vs. Jason as a high-school girl leaning against a locker, and in an episode of Smallville in a pool hall scene. She also had a guest appearance on the ABC supernatural horror series Kingdom Hospital (2004). Lilly's first speaking role was on Lost. She also appeared in the 2003 teenager film The Lizzie McGuire Movie as an (uncredited) Italian police officer. Her salary in 2004 for Lost was $80,000 per episode. On the heels of her role in Lost, she was voted one of the Breakout Stars of 2004 by Entertainment Weekly. Although Lilly placed 8th in the FHM "100 Sexiest Women in the World" of 2006 and initially placed 2nd on Maxim's "Hot 100" list of 2005, she slipped to 67th in Maxim's 2006 list. On December 14, 2006, Lilly was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Lead Actress-Drama. Action figures of Lilly's Lost character were released during the holiday season of 2006. Born Nicole Evangeline Lilly in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada on this day.
August 4, 1792 - Percy Bysshe Shelly - Poet - Was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. He is perhaps most famous for such anthology pieces as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and The Masque of Anarchy. However, his major works were long visionary poems including Alastor, Adonais, The Revolt of Islam, Prometheus Unbound and the unfinished The Triumph of Life. Born in Horsham, England on this day.
August 4, 1891 - Ely Culbertson - Bridge Champion
August 4, 1900 - Queen Mother - Queen Elizabeth  the Queen Mother - British Royalty Elizabeth - British Royalty
August 4, 1901 - Louis Armstrong - An American Jazz trumpeter and Singer. Nicknamed Satchmo, and Pops. Armstrong was a charismatic, innovative performer whose improvised soloing was the main influence for a fundamental change in jazz, shifting its focus from collective improvisation to the solo player and improvised soloing. One of the most famous jazz musicians of the 20th century, he was first known as a cornet player, then as a trumpet player, and toward the end of his career he was best known as a vocalist and became one of the most influential jazz singers. Born Louis Daniel Armstrong in New Orleans Louisiana.
August 4, 1943 - Tina Cole
August 4, 1944 - Richard Belzer - Actor and comedian - Belzer is probably most easily recognized for his role as Detective Munch on both "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Law & Order: SUV" as well as numerous guest spots as the same character on six other series. Belzer has also appeared in films such as "Night Shift," "Scarface" and "A Very Brady Sequel." Belzer has been married to actress Harlee McBride since 1985. Belzer was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on this day. 
August 4, 1955 - Billy Bob Thornton - Is an American, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, actor and occasional director, playwright, and singer. His rise to fame began in the mid-1990s, after writing, directing, and starring in the film, Sling Blade, and he has since established a successful career as a film actor in Hollywood. Thornton has been described in media reports as "Hollywood's go-to alpha male". Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on this day.
August 4, 1961 - Barack Obama - Is  the forty-fourth  President of the United States of America. President-elect of the United States of America as of November 4th, 2008. He is expected to take office as the forty-fourth President of the United States on January 20, 2009. He also is currently the Junior United States Senator from Illinois. Obama is the first African American politician to be elected President of the United States,  and was the first non-white to be nominated for President by a major U.S. political party. Illinois Senator Barack Obama, who likely be the nation's first African-American presidential candidate in 2008. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Obama taught law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992-2004 and served in the Illinois state senate from 1997-2004 before becoming a United States senator in 2005. As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for returned U.S. military personnel. After announcing his presidential campaign in February 2007, Obama emphasized withdrawing American troops from Iraq, energy independence, decreasing the influence of lobbyists, and promoting universal health care as top national priorities. Born Barack Hussein Obama II in Honolulu, Hawaii on this day.
August 4, 1965 - Crystal Chappell
August 5, 1850 - G. Demaupassant - Writer
August 5, 1806 - John Huston - Was an American film director and actor. He was known for directing several classic films, The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948), The African Queen (1951), The Misfits (1960), and The Man Who Would Be King (1975). He was the son of actor Walter Huston and the father of actress Anjelica Huston and director Danny Huston. Born in Nevada, Missouri on this day.
August 5, 1850 - Guy de Maupassant
August 5, 1926 - Sydney Omarr - Astrologer
August 5, 1930 - Neil Armstrong - Astronaut
August 5, 1935 - John Saxon - Actor - Saxon career spans well over 50 years with roles in films such as "Enter the Dragon," "Joe Kidd" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street." He's appeared in recurring roles on "Gunsmoke," "Fantasy Island," "Melrose Place" and "Falcon Crest" and has made more recent appearances on "Masters of Horror" and "CSI." Saxon was born Carmine Orrico in Brooklyn, New York, on this day.
August 5, 1945 - Loni Anderson - Actress -  Her most famous acting role came as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe in WKRP in Cincinnati. Her pinup photo in a bikini became one of the best-selling wall posters of the 1970s. Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
August 5, 1956 - Maureen McCormick - Is an American actress, reality show participant and recording artist. She is best known as a child actor who played Marcia Brady in the 1970s television series The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. Born Maureen Denise McCormick in Encino, California, U.S on this day.
August 5, 1960 - Heidi Sorenson - Is a Danish-Canadian model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1981 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Ken Marcus. She went to Los Angeles and ended up appearing in several movies and TV shows following her Playmate layout. She also continued to model for Playboy well into her 30s and was a member of the "Singing Playmates" musical group. Recently, she has segued into screenwriting. She was in the 1985 vampire horror film Fright Night. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on this day.
August 5, 1961 - Tawny Kitaen - Is an American actress and media personality in Southern California. Born Julie "Tawny" Kitaen in San Diego, California on this day.
August 5, 1962 - Patrick Ewing - Basketball great - Ewing was an 11-time All-Star and the 1986 Rookie of the Year in 15 seasons spent with the New York Knicks. He's also a two-time gold medalist of the 1984 and 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball teams. Now an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic, Ewing will be inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame in September 2008. Ewing was born in Kingston, Jamaica on this day.
August 5, 1966 - Jonathan E. Silverman - Is an American actor, perhaps best known for his roles in the TV series Gimme A Break!, as well as in the films Brighton Beach Memoirs (a film version of the first play of Neil Simon's Eugene Trilogy), Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Caddyshack II, Little Big League, and Weekend at Bernie's and its sequel.
Jonathan Silverman also played the title role in the high-rated but short-lived mid-1990s television sitcom The Single Guy (which aired on NBC), as well as the lead role in the early 1990s hit motion picture Little Sister. Jonathan is married to actress Jennifer Finnigan who has appeared in the series The Bold and the Beautiful and Close to Home. Born in  in Los Angeles, California on this day.
August 6, 1809 - Alfred Tennyson -1st Baron Tennyson - Poet - Was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and remains one of the most popular English poets. Born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England on this day.
August 6, 1881 - Louella Parsons - She was an American gossip columnist. Born in Freeport, Illinois on this day.
August 6, 1881 - Sir Ian Fleming - Writer
August 6, 1911 - Lucille Ball - Actress/ Comedian
August 6, 1928 -Andy Warhol - Was an American artist and a central figure in the movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, an avant-garde filmmaker, a record producer, an author, and a public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats.
Warhol coined the phrase 15 minutes of fame, which refers to the fleeting condition of celebrity that attaches to an object of media attention, then passes to some new object as soon as the public's attention span is exhausted. Born Andrew Warhola Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S on this day.
August 6, 1951 - Catherine Hicks - Actress - Hicks made her biggest splash as Annie Camden on the series "7th Heaven" from 1996-2007. She earned a 1980 Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the TV movie "Marilyn: The Untold Story." Her film credits include "Child's Play," "The Razor's Edge" and "Peggy Sue Got Married." One of Hicks' earliest roles was appearing on the soap opera "Ryan's Hope" in the late '70s. Hicks was born in New York City on this day.
August 6, 1962 - Michelle Yeoh - Actress - Yeoh first drew worldwide attention when she starred opposite Pierce Brosnan in the 1997 "James Bond" installment "Tomorrow Never Dies." She went on to star in the Academy Award winning Chinese film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." her recent films include "Memoirs of a Geisha" and she currently stars in "Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor." (2008) Yeoh was born in Ipoh, Malaysia on this day.
August 6, 1968 - Lisa Boyle - TV star/ Actress
August 6, 1972 - Geri Halliwell - Is an English pop singer-songwriter, children's author, actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. Halliwell first became famous in the late 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls as "Ginger Spice", which became one of the most successful girl groups of all time, selling in excess of 55 million records worldwide. As a solo artist, she has received four Brit Award nominations, released four number-one singles in the UK and sold around 4 million albums as a solo artist worldwide. Before starting her music career, Halliwell had worked as a nightclub dancer in Majorca (Spain), a model and presenter on the Turkish version of Let's Make a Deal and as a glamour model. Born Geraldine Estelle "Geri" Halliwell in Watford, Hertfordshire, England on this day.
August 6, 1973 - Asia Carrera - Is a former Adult film star - Born in New York City on this day.
August 6, 1976 - Soleil Moon Frye
August 7, 1860 - Alan Leo - Astrologer
August 7, 1876 - Mata Hari - Secret Agent World War I
August 7, 1942 - Garrison Keillor - Entertainer
August 7, 1955 - Wayne Knight - Actor - Knight is probably most familiar to TV viewers for his part as Newman on the popular series "Seinfeld" from 1991-98. He's appeared in films such as "Jurassic Park," "Basic Instinct" and "JFK." His more recent work includes voiceovers in the animated features "Kung Fu Panda" and "Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King" as well as the cartoon series "Xiaolin Showdown." Knight was born in Cartersville, Ga, on this day.
August 7, 1960 - David Duchovny - Actor - Duchovny is probably best known for his role as Agent Fox Mulder on the long-running science fiction series. "The X-files" (1993). Currently, the actor stars in the Golden Globe winning role as Hank Moody on the series "Californication." He will reprise his role as Agent Mulder in the film "THE X-Files: I Want To Believe" (2008). Duchovny also starred in Red Shoes Diaries the film was released after the Showtime cable TV series started, but it is a prequel to them. Duchovny has been married to actress Tea Leoni since 1997. Duchovny was born in New York City on this day.
August 7, 1975 - Charlize Theron
August 8, 1921 - Esther William - Is a retired United States competitive swimmer and movie star, famous for her musical films that featured elaborate performances with swimming and diving. Born Esther Jane Williams in Inglewood, California on this day.
August 8, 1932 - Mel Tillis - Is an American country music singer. Although he had been recording songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the '70s, with a long list of Top 10 hits. Tillis' biggest hits include, "I Ain't Never", "Good Woman Blues", and "Coca-Cola Cowboy". He also has won the CMA Awards most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year. Born Lonnie Melvin Tillis in Tampa, Florida on this day.
August 8, 1937 - Dustin Hofman - Actor
August 8, 1938 - Connie Stevens - Is an American actress and singer. Born Concetta Rosalie Anna Ingoglia in Brooklyn, New York on this day.
August 8, 1947 - Larry Wilcox - Is an American actor, best known for his role as Officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker in CHiPs, an American television series about the motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol. born in San Diego, California on this day.
August 8, 1949 - Keith Carradine - Actor - The son of late actor john Carradine and the brother of actors David and Robert Carradine. In 1976 Carradine won an Oscar for best original song for his performance of the single "I'm Easy" in the Robert Altman film "Nashvile." He earned a 1991 Tony nomination for his performance in the Broadway production of "Will Roger's Follies." Recently he had a role in the controversial cable TV series "Deter." Carridine was born in San Mateo, California on this day.
August 8, 1961 - Dave "The Edge" Evans - Guitarist - Evans has been the guitar player for supergroup U2 since 1978 and helped the band produce hits such as "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "With Or Without You" and "Where The Streets Have No Name" to their credit. Dave Evans has also performed on recordings of legendary artist such as B.B. Kimng, Johnny Cah and Tina Turner.  Evans was born in London, England on this day.
August 8, 1969 - Faye Wong - Is a Chinese singer, songwriter, actress and model. She is an icon popular in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and to some extent in the West. One of the most distinguished female vocalists in recent music history, her fan base has grown so large and devoted that media in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China fans often place the title tiānhòu (, literally Heavenly Queen) before her name, while Japanese fans call her "Diva of Asia".[1][2] An intensely private artist, she is one of the very few singers widely popular on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, despite her apparent nonchalance toward the media.  Born in Beijing, People's Republic of China on this day.
August 8, 1977 - J.C. Chasez
August 9, 1930 - Jacques Parizeau - 26th Preimer of Quebec - Is an economist and noted sovereignist (the term commonly used in Quebec for separatist) who served as Premier of Quebec, Canada, from September 26, 1994 to January 29, 1996. He went on to graduate with a PhD from the London School of Economics in London, England. A believer in Keynes' theory of economic interventionism, he was one of the most important advisors to the provincial government during the 1960s, playing an important behind the scenes role in the Quiet Revolution. He was especially instrumental in the nationalization of Hydro-Québec (a hydro-electric utility), the nationalization of the Asbestos Corporation Limited mines, and worked with Eric Kierans to create the Quebec Pension Plan. Parizeau gradually became a committed sovereigntist, and officially joined the Parti Québécois (PQ) on September 19, 1969. After the PQ was elected to office in the 1976 provincial election, the new premier, René Lévesque, appointed Parizeau as Minister of Finance. Parizeau played an important role in the 1980 Quebec referendum campaign in favor of the government's proposals for sovereignty-association, i.e., political independence from Canada. In the 1989 election, Parizeau's first as PQ leader, his party did not fare well. But five years later, in the 1994 election, they won a majority government. Parizeau promised to hold a referendum on Quebec sovereignty within a year of his election, and despite many objections, he followed through on this promise. In the beginning, support for sovereignty was only about 40% in the public opinion polls. As the campaign wore on, however, support for the "Yes" side grew larger. This growth halted, however, and Parizeau came under pressure to hand more of the campaign over to the more moderate and conservative Lucien Bouchard, the popular leader of the federal Bloc Québécois party. Parizeau agreed, and as the campaign progressed, lost his leadership role to Bouchard. Parizeau was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on this day.
August 9, 1942 - David Steinberg - Is a Canadian comedian, actor, director, writer and author. He was one of the best-known stand-up comics in the U.S. during the late 1960s and appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show 140 times. David began his comedy career at The Second City in Chicago in 1964.[Steinberg also directed episodes of many the most successful television comedies of the last fifteen years, including Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mad About You, Friends and over 35 episodes of Designing Women. Born in in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on this day.
August 9, 1942 - Sam Elliott - Actor - Elliott often appears in supporting roles in major features such as "Ghost Rider," "We Were Soldiers" and "Tombstone." Elliott's film debut came with a bit part in the 1969 classic "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." His first major role was starring on "Mission: Impossible" for the 1970 season and he appeared on classic shows such as "Gunsmoke" and "Hawaii Five-O." Elliott has been married to actress Katharine Ross since 1964. Elliott was born in Sacramento, California, on this day.
August 9, 1957 - Melanie Griffith - Actress
August 9, 1963 - Whitney Huston - Singer
August 9, 1968 - Gillian Anderson - Actress - Anderson is problem best known for her Emmy-winning role as FBI Agent Dana Scully on the long-running science fiction series "The X Files." Anderson has appeared in the acclaimed film "The Last King of Scotland" and recently became the host of PBS' "Masterpiece Theartre" (1971 and 2008). The actress will reprise her role as Scully in the upcoming film "the X-Files: I Want To Believe" (2008). Anderson was born in Chicago on this day.
August 9, 1968 - Eric Bana
August 9, 1970 - Stacy Valentine - Is a former American porn star. Born  Stacy Baker in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S on this day.
August 9, 1973 - Isabell Hertel - Actress - Born Baden-Baden, West Germany
August 10, 1874 - Herbert Hoover - U.S. President
August 10. 1904 - Norma Shearer - Actress
August 10, 1928 - Eddie Fisher - Singer
August 10, 1928 - Jimmy Dean - Actor
August 10, 1940 - Bobby Hatfield
August 10, 1948 - Patti Austin _ actress
August 10, 1959 - Rosanna Arquette - Actress
August 10, 1960 - Antonio Banderas _ actor
August 10, 1961 - Beatrice Alda
August 10, 1969 - Misty Rain - Is an American pornographic actress, director[1] and exotic dancer. Born in Long Beach, California on this day.
August 10, 1972 - Angie Michelle Harmon
August 10, 1990 - Lucas Till - Actor - Till biggest role to date was portraying Travis Brody in "The Hannah Montana Movie." His other film credits include "Walk The Line," "Dance Of The Dead" and "The Other Side." He's guest-starred on episodes of "House" and "Medium" and his future projects include starring opposite Jackie Chan in the movie "The Spy Next Door." Till was born in Fort Hood, Texas, on this day.
August 11, 1933 - Jerry Falwell - Religious Leader
August 11, 1921 - Alex Haley - Writer
August 11, 1925 - Arleen Dahl - Actress
August 11, 1925 - Mike Douglas - T.V. Personality
August 11, 1925 - Karl Rowan - Journalist
August 11, 1926 - Claus Von Bulow - Celebrity
August 11, 1950 - Steve Wozniak - Is an American computer engineer and the co-founder of Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.), with Steve Jobs. His inventions and machines are credited with contributing greatly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. Wozniak created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s. The Apple II gained a sizable amount of popularity, eventually becoming one of the best selling personal computers of the 1970s and early 1980s. Born Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak San Jose, California on this day.
August 11, 1953 - Hulk Hogan - American actor, semi-retired professional wrestler. he currently stars on the VH1 reality show "Hogan Knows Best" and is the new co-host of "American Gladiators" 2008 on NBC. Born Terry Gene Bollea in Augusta Geogia.
August 11, 1967 - Joe Rogan - Comedian, Actor and host - Rogan has served as a commentator with the Ultimate Fighting championship since 2002 and is an accomplished martial artist. He's also starred on the sitcom "New Radio" from 1995-99 and hosted the reality series "Fear Factor" from 2001-2006. Rogan was born in Bridgewater, New Jersey on this day.
August 11, 1993 - Alyson Stoner - Actress - Stoner has appeared on a recurring role as Max on "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody" as well as guest-starring on other kids' shows such as "That's So Raven" and "Drake & Josh." On the big screen, Stoner has starred in the hit "Cheaper by the Dozen" and its sequel, as well as the kids' movie "Camp Rock" and its sequel. Stoner recorded the song "Dancing in the Moonlight," which was featured in the movie "Space Buddies." Stoner was born in Toledo, Ohio, on this date.
August 12, 1831 - Helena Blavatski - Occultist
August 12, 1856 - Diamond Jim Brady
August 12, 1881 - Cecil B. De Mille - Motion Producer
August  12, 1892 - Alfred Lunt - Was an American Tony Award-winning stage director and actor. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on this day.
August 12, 1913 - Jane Wyatt - Actress
August 12, 1926 - John Derek - Actor
August 12, 1939 - George Hamilton - Actor - Hamilton known for his great looks may be best known for his perpetual tan and dating gorgeous women including presidential daughter Lynda Bird Johnson during the 60s. He has starred in films such as "Your Cheating Heart," "Love At First Bite," "Zorro, The Gay Blade," and "The Godfather Part III" and had a leading role on the primetime soap "Dynasty." Recently he was a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" and appeared on the hit TV drama "Las Vegas." Hamilton was born in Memphis, Tennessee on this day.
August 12, 1975 - Casey Affleck - Actor - Brother of Ben Affleck - Affleck earned a 2007 Oscar nomination for his performance as Bob Ford in the film "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford." He's also starred in "Gone Baby Gone," "Ocean's Thirteen," and "Lonesome Jim." Affleck will next star opposite Jessica Alba in the thriller "The Killer Inside Me." Affleck was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on this date.
August 13, 1860 - Annie Oakley - Sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. -  Oakley's amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar. Using a .22 caliber rifle at 90 feet (27 m), Oakley reputedly could split a playing card edge-on and put five or six more holes in it before it touched the ground. Born Phoebe Ann Mosey near Willowdell Ohio, USA on this day.
August 13, 1899 - Alfred Hitchcock - Was an iconic and highly influential British/American filmmaker, director and producer, who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. Better known as Sir Alfred Hitchcock
August 13, 1926 - Fidel Castro  - Political Leader - President of Cuba
August 13, 1930 - Don Ho - Was a Hawaiian and traditional pop musician and singer and entertainer. Born Donald Tai Loy Hoi in  Honolulu, Hawaii.
August 13, 1938 - Steve Brown - Pilot
August 13, 1944 - Kevin Tighe - Actor - Tighe made his mark in television starring as Roy DeSoto on the long running series "Emergency!" from 1972-78. Recently, he's appeared in a recurring role on "Lost" as Anthony Cooper and has guest-starred on "Lie to Me" and "Leverage." On the big screen, Tighe has had major supporting roles in films such as "My Bloody Valentine," "Eight Men Out" and "Road House." Tighe was born in Los Angeles, California, on this day.
August 13, 1948 - Robert Plant
August 13, 1951 - Jeff Altman - Comedian and actor - Altman has a popular stand-up act and has been a regular guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman," appearing over 35 times. He portrayed the Boss' nephew Hughie Hogg on the classic TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979) and had a recurring role as Ed Symes on "Baywatch" (1989). his most recent work includes providing the voice of Uncle Carl in "Bee Movie" (2007). Altman was born in Syracuse, New York on this day.
August 13, 1959 - Danny Bonaduce
August 13, 1967 - Quinn Cummings
August 13, 1973 - Brittany Andrews - Is an American pornographic actress and exotic dancer. She is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame. Born   in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on this day.
August 14, 1903 - John Ringling North - Was the owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1937 to 1943 and from 1947 to 1967. In 1967 he sold the circus to Irvin Feld. Born in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
August 14, 1941 - David Crosby
August 14, 1944 - Robyn Smith - Jockey
August 14, 1945 - Steve Martin - Comedian/ Actor
August 14, 1946 - Susan Saint James - Actress - Saint James won a 1969 Emmy for her starring role on "The Name of the Game" and later earned Emmy nominations for her starring roles on the long-running series "McMillan And Wife" and "Kate & Allie." A few years ago she had a guest spot on "The Drew Carey Show," where she appeared as the mother of her real-life niece Christa Miller. Saint James has been married to TV executive Dick Ebersol since 1981. Saint James was born in Los Angeles, California, on this day.
August 14, 1950 - Gary Larson - Cartoonist -Is the creator of The Far Side, a single-panel comic strip which appeared in many newspapers for fourteen years until Larson's retirement on January 1, 1995. Born in Tacoma, Washington on this day.
August 14, 1966 - Halle Berry
August 14, 1969 - Magic Johnson - Great Basketball Sports Figure - Johnson was a three-time Most Valuable player, a 12-time All Star and led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championship titles in an illustrious career. He won a gold medal with the 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball team and was enshrined into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2002. Johnson has been an outspoken representative of AIDS prevention since testing HIV positive in the early 1990's. Johnson was born Earvin Johnson on this day in Lansing, Mich. on this day.
August 15, 1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte - Emperor
August 15, 1872 - Sri Aurobindo - Religious Leader
August 15, 1879 - Ethel Barrymore - Actress
August 15, 1885 - Edna Ferber - Writer
August 15, 1892 - Louis de Broglie - Physicist
August 15, 1912 - Julia Child
August 15, 1913 - Menachem Begin - Prime Minister
August 15, 1923 - Rose Marie Guy - Comedienne
August 15, 1925 - Mike Conners
August 15, 1944 - Linda Ellerbee - Newscaster
August 15, 1950 - Princess Anne - Royalty
August 15, 1950 - Tess Harper - Actress - Harper is a veteran actress who has appeared in films such as "No Country for Old Men," "Silkworm" and "Tender Mercies." Harper's performance in the 1986 film "Crimes of the Heart" earned her an Oscar nomination. Her numerous television credits include recent appearances on the series "Crash," "Cold Case" and "Breaking Bad." Harper was born in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, on this date.
August 15, 1964 - Debi Mazar
August 15, 1968 - Debra Messing
August 15, 1972 - Ben Affleck - Actor
August 15, 1974 - Natasha Henstridge - Actress - Henstridge is best known for portraying a sultry alien in the film "Species" and its two sequels, as well as starring in the syndicated series "She Spies." She also starred in the films "Ghost of Mars" and "The Whole Nine Yards." Recently, she appeared on the series "Eli Stone" and in the Ewan McGregor thriller "Deception."
August 15, 1981 - Brooke Anderson
August 16, 1888 - T.E. Lawrence - Adventurer - Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO was a British soldier renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916–18, but whose vivid personality and writings, along with the extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, have made him the object of fascination throughout the world as "Lawrence of Arabia". Born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, North Wales on this day.
August 16, 1928 - Ann Blyth - Actress
August 16, 1930 - Frank Gifford - Sports Figure
August 16, 1933 - Julie Newmar - Iis an American actress, dancer and singer. Her most famous role is Catwoman in the Batman television series. Her first major role, billed as "Julie Newmeyer", was as one of the brides in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). Her 90-second Broadway appearance as the leggy "Stupefyin' Jones" in the musical Li'l Abner in 1956 led to a reprise in the 1959 film version. Born Julie Chalene Newmeyer in Los Angeles, California on this day.
August 16, 1946 - Leslie Ann Warren - Actress
August 16, 1953 - Kathie Lee Gifford - TV Personality
August 16, 1954 - James Cameron - Producer and director - Cameron directed such Hollywood blockbusters as "The Terminator," "Aliens" and "Titanic." He also produced the short-lived series "Dark Angel" and was a writer for the recently canceled series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." Cameron's next project will be writing, producing and directing the 3-D sci-fi epic "Avatar" is due in theaters in December 2009. Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, on this date.
August 16, 1958 - Madonna - Singer Performer - Born "Louise Ciccone"
August 16, 1958 - Angela Bassett - Actress
August 16, 1960 - Timothy Hutton - Actor
August 16, 1962 - Steve Carell - Comedian and actor - this former mailman started his comedic career as a member of Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe. This birthday guy hit it big in appearing on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" before his Golden Globe-winning role on the American version of "The Office." Besides taking on the persons of Maxwell Smart in the recent movie version of TV's "Get Smart," his films include "The 40 Year-Old Virgin," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Evan Almighty." Carell was born in Concord, Mass. on this day.
August 17, 1786 - Davey Crockett - Frontiersman
August 17, 1871 - Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser
August 17, 1876 - George Llewellyn - Astrologer
August 17, 1893 - Mae West - Was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol. Famous for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress and writer in the motion picture industry. One of the most controversial stars of her day, West encountered many problems including censorship. When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform on stage, in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, on radio and television, and recorded Rock and Roll albums. Born Mary Jane West in Woodhaven, a middle class section of Queens, New York City on this day.
August 17, 1914 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr
August 17, 1943 - Robert De Niro - Actor
August 17, 1960 - Sean Penn - Actor
August 17, 1963 - Jon Gruden - football coach and announcer - Gruden  coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a world championship with a victory in Super Bowl XXXVII over the team he had previously coached, the Oakland Raiders. Gruden, known by fans as "Chucky" for his resemblance to the killer doll in the "Child's Play" films, well next move to the announcing booth as an analyst on "Monday Night Football" for the upcoming season (2009-2010). Gruden was born in Sandusky, Ohio, on this day.
August 17, 1969 - Donnie Wahlberg
August 18, 1834 - Marshall Fields - Entrepreneur
August 18, 1879 - Ethel Barrymore
August 18, 1917 - Casper Weinberger - Politician
August 18, 1922 - Shelley Winters - Actress
August 18, 1927 - Rosalyn Carter - First Lady
August 18, 1933 - Roman Polanski - Director - Born Paris, France.
August 18, 1934 - Roberto Clemente - Was a former Puerto Rican Major League Baseball right fielder - Born Carolina, Puerto Rico.
August 18, 1936 - Robert Redford - Actor
August 18, 1943 - Martin Mull -Is an American actor who has starred in his own TV sitcom and acted in prominent films. He is also a comedian, painter and recording artist. Following a period of stand-up comedy performances and humorous song recordings including opening for Frank Zappa at Austin's Armadillo World Headquarters in 1973, his first famous role was as Garth Gimble and Barth Gimble in the television nighttime absurdist soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976), which led to spin-off comedy talk shows Fernwood 2-Night (1977) and America 2-Night (1978), in which he played the emcee Barth Gimble, opposite Fred Willard as sidekick Jerry Hubbard. During 1984 Mull starred in a CBS sitcom, Domestic Life, with Megan Follows playing his teenaged daughter. He also has appeared as a guest on the game show Hollywood Squares, appearing as the center square in the show's final season. Born in Chicago, Illinois on this day.
August 18, 1952 - Elayne Boosler - Comedienne
August 18, 1952 - Patrick Swayze - Actor
August 18, 1957 - Denis Leary - actor and comedian - Leary currently stars in, produces and writes the hit TV drama series "Rescue Me" (2004) and has earned two Emmy nominations for his work on the show. A stand-up success since the 1980s and known for his volatile rants, Leary has released several albums of caustic comedy including "No Cure For Cancer" and "Lock N Load." Besides numerous roles in films and television, Leary also voices Diego in the "Ice Age" animated film series. Leary was born in Worcester, Mass on this day.
August 18, 1969 - Edward Norton
August 18, 1969 - Christian Slater - Actor - Slater is a veteran actor with a long list of movies to his credits including "Heathers," "True Romance" and "Alone in the Dark." Early in his career, Slater appeared on the soaps "Ryan Hope" and "All My Children" and recently starred  in the short-lived TV series "My Own Worst Enemy." Slater has also appeared on Broadway in production of "Macbeth" and "The Glass Menagerie." Slater was born in New York City on this day.
August 18, 1970 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner - Is an American television actor, director, and musician, known primarily for his roles in sitcoms, movies and television.
With appearances and roles on many televisions shows and films, he landed his most successful role as Theo Huxtable, the only son of Heathcliff Huxtable, who was played by Bill Cosby on the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992. Warner auditioned for the role on the very last day of the nationwide search and was chosen by Cosby himself. He also starred in Jeremiah, was the voice of The Producer character on The Magic School Bus and co-starred for 4 years on the UPN sitcom Malcolm & Eddie. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey on this day.
August 19, 1743 - Madame Du Barry - Courtesan
August 19, 1870 - Bernard Baruch - Entrepreneur
August 19, 1871 - Orville Wright - Of the Wright brothers one of the two Americans who are generally credited[1][2][3] with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight on 17 December 1903. In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed wing flight possible.
August 19, 1883 - Cocoa Chanel - Designer
August 19, 1902 - Ogden Nash - Poet
August 19, 1924 - Phylis Schlafly - Celebrity
August 19, 1931 - Willy Shoemaker - Jockey
August 19, 1940 - Jill Saint John - Is an American film and television actress.
St. John played her major film roles during the 1960s and early 1970s, including Barbara Tuttle in Jerry Lewis's Who's Minding the Store? and a turn as Bond Girl Tiffany Case opposite Sean Connery in the 1971 James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever. In the 1980s, she starred with Dennis Weaver on the short-lived soap opera, Emerald Point N.A.S. She played Deanna Kinkaid, Thomas Mallory's conniving former sister in law. St. John continues to act. She portrayed Mary Oakley in "The Trip" in 2002. Her roles in the 1990s and 2000s have primarily been for television sitcoms and made-for-TV movies. In 1997, St. John had a guest appearance on the Seinfeld episode "The Yada Yada." Born Jill Arlyn Oppenheim in Los Angeles, California on this day.
August 19, 1946 - Bill Clinton - President, USA
August 19, 1948 - Tipper Gore - V.P. Wife
August 19, 1952 - Jonathan Frakes
August 19, 1966 - Lee Ann Womack - Country sing star - Womack won a Grammy award for her 2001 single "I Hope You Dance" and another Grammy for her 2002 collaboration with the legendary Willie Nelson on "Mendocino Country Line." Womack has recently completed her first new single in there years, "Last Call," which will be featured on her new album due to be released later this year. Womack is the wife of record producer Frank Liddell. Womack was born in Jacksonville, Texas on this day.
August 19, 1969 - Matthew Perry - Is a Canadian-American Emmy-, Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild award nominated actor and comedian, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the hugely popular television sitcom "Friends" from 1994-2004 , a part he played for 10 years. He recently portrayed Matt Albie on the NBC series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." He starred opposite Bruce Willis in the hit comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" as well as its sequel "The Whole Ten Yard" and also starred in the recent release "17 Again" (2009) Perry holds dual citizenship, the son of actor John Bennett Perry, was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts on this day.
August 20, 1930 - Mario Bernardi - Conductor
August 20, 1942 - Isaac Hayes -  Was an American soul and funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, composer, and actor. Hayes was one of the main creative forces behind southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served as both an in-house songwriter and producer with partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. In the late 1960s, Hayes became a recording artist, and recorded successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971) as the Stax label's premier artist.
Alongside his work in popular music, Hayes was a film score composer for motion pictures. His best known work, for the 1971 blaxploitation film Shaft, earned Hayes an Academy Award for Best Original Song (the first Academy Award received by an African-American in a non-acting category) and two Grammy Awards. He received a third Grammy for the album Black Moses. In 1992, in recognition of his humanitarian work, he was crowned an honorary king of Ghana's Ada district. From 1997 to 2006, he provided the voice for the character "Chef" on the Comedy Central animated TV series South Park. Born Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. in Covington, Tennessee on this day.
August 20, 1946 - Conning Chung - TV Newscaster
August 20, 1948 - Robert Plant - Singer/ songwriter - Plant is best known as lead vocalist for Led Zeppelin. In 1968, a naïve young singer from the Black Country hills in England named Robert Plant was discovered wailing the blues by veteran session guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones. When Plant recommended his friend John Bonham as the drummer, one of the most successful bands in rock history was born as Led Zeppelin. But the group that started with such force also ended in flames after 12 years, as Bonham's death from alcohol poisoning in 1980 split the band after nine albums. The breakup of Led Zeppelin in 1980, Plant embarked on a solo career beginning with "Pictures at Eleven" in 1982, follow by "The Principle of Moments" the next year. Of late, he has been recording music with bluegrass star Alison Krauss. Plant was born in West Bromwich, England on this day.
August 20, 1954 - Al Roker
August 20, 1956 - Joan Allen
August 20, 1974 - Amy Adams - Actress - Adams earned a 2005 Oscar nomination for her performance as Ashely Johnsten in the Indy film "Junebug," and she earned a second Oscar nomination in 2008 for her role as Sister James in "Doubt." Adams other notable film credits include "Enchanted," "Catch Me If You Can," and, most recently an appearance in the comedy, "A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009). Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy, on this day.en
August 21, 1906 - Count Basie - Musician
August 21, 1930 - The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon - was the younger daughter of George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and the younger sister of the current monarch of each of the Commonwealth Realms, Elizabeth II. She held the title Countess of Snowdon by marriage. Princess Margaret was always a controversial member of the British Royal Family. As a young woman, she was a figure of glamour in post-war Britain and the Commonwealth. However, her private life was plagued by romantic disappointments, including her politically thwarted love for a divorced older man in her youth, a subsequent, often unhappy marriage to a commoner, an acrimonious divorce beset with accusations of adultery, and, in her later years, a public affair with a much younger man. Born Margaret Rose Armstrong-Jones in Glamis Castle, Scotland on this day.
August 21, 1936 - Wilt Chamberlain - Sports Figure
August 21, 1938 - Kenny Rodgers - Country Singer star - Rogers road to stardom included stints with the with the '50s doo-wop group The Scholars, the jazz group The Bobby Doyle Trio, and the pop group The First Edition before finding solo success. Rogers has become a country icon with hits that include the Grammy-winning singles "Lucille," "The Gambler" and his 1988 duet with Ronnie Milsap, "Make No Mistake She's Mine." His 2007 album, "Water & Bridges" won the CMT's  Album of the Year. Rogers was born in Houston, Texas on this day.   olo
August 21, 1950 - Arthur Bremer - Criminal
August 21, 1957 - Kim Cattrall -Actress
August 21, 1962 - Mathew Broderick - Actor
August 21, 1967 - Carrie-Anne Moss
August 22, 1893 - Dorothy Parker - Was an American writer and poet, best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles. Born Long Branch, New Jersey, United States on this day.
August 22, 1902 Tex Terry
August 22, 1904 - Deng Xiaoping - Political Figure
August 22, 1920 - Ray Bradbury - writer
August 22, 1940 - Valerie Harper - Actress
August 22, 1947 - Cindy Williams - Actress - Williams will be forever immortalized as Shirley Feeney, half of the comic duo from the classic '70's sit com "Laverne & Shirley." She also starred in films such as "American Graffiti," "The Conversation" and "Meet Wally Sparks." More recently, Williams has made the rounds as a guest star on series such as "Drive," "8 Simple Rules" and "Law & Order: SVU." In 2007, Williams appeared on Broadway in a production of "The Drowsy Chaperone." Williams was born in Van Nuys, California, on this day.
August 22, 1963 - Tori Amos - Singer - Born in Newton, NC.
August 22, 1970 - Giada De Lautentiis - TV host - Giada is the daughter of actress Veronica De Laurentiis and actor/director Alex De Benedetti, as well as the granddaughter of famous film producer Dino de Laurentiis. Giada hosts numerous cooking programs, "Everyday Italian." "Behind The Bash," "Giada's Weekend Getaways" and "Giada In Paradise," besides being a regular guest host on the long-running "Today" show. Giada was born in Rome, Italy on this day.
August 22, 1972 - Jennifer Christina Finnigan - Is a Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Bridget Forrester in the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 2000 to 2004. She starred in a sitcom called Student Bodies, and in a true story in the telefilm The Stalking of Laurie Show in December 2000, about the real life murder of a young teenage girl. Also in 2000, she played the character "Tara" in the episode "The Tale of the Last Dance" in Season 7 of Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Finnigan married actor Jonathan Silverman on June 7, 2007 on the island of Mykonos in Greece. Born in Montreal, Quebec on this day.


Generous and warmhearted
Creative and enthusiastic
Broad-minded and expansive
Faithful and loving

On the dark side....

Pompous and patronizing
Bossy and interfering
Dogmatic and intolerant




  • Speculative ventures
  • Lavish Living
  • Pageantry and Grandeur
  • Children
  • Drama
  • Doing things safely
  • Ordinary, Day to day living
  • Small minded people
  • Penny pinching
  • Mean spiritedness

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