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Last Updated 08-06-2019

🎭Billie Hayes -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/5/1932 N.S. or 4/11/1932 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital (as O'Riley, 1981), H.R. Pufinstuf (as Witchiepoo), Lidsville (as Weenie the Genie)
Movie Titles: Pufinstuf, Shrek Forever After, The Black Cauldron

🎭Loni Anderson -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1945
TV Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in St. Paul, MN; some say b. Aug 7th or 14th and b. 1944 and 1946
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Jennifer Marlowe), Partners in Crime (as Sydney), Easy Street (as L.K. McGuire), Blondie (as Blondie), Empty Nest (as Casey), Nurses (as Casey), Melrose Place (as Teri Carson)

🏆🥊Jorge "Hunico" Arias -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1977 N.S.
Wrestler

David Baldacci -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1960
Novelist
Book Titles: Absolute Power

🎭Alan Baltes -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1962
Actor, Casting Department
TV Shows: Desperate Houswives (as Jim Levine)
Movie Titles: Transformers: The Last Knight

🎵Brian Bandas -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1984
Country Singer
Group Names: Love and Theft, soloist

✍🎭Steve Bannos -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1960
Writer, Actor
TV Shows: Freaks and Geeks (as Mr. Kowchevski), Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Movie Titles: Love, The Heat

🎭Brendon Ryan Barrett -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2001
Movie Titles: Boys and Girls, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Durango's Kids, Soul Man

🏆🏈Gary Beban -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1946
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1967)
Sports Teams: UCLA, Washington Redskins (1968-1969)

✍💰Wendell Berry -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1934
Novelist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Farmer, Environmental Activist
Misc: cultural critic

Stellan Bettany -- is 16 in the year 2019 and 17 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2003
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Jennifer Connelly and Paul's son

Caleb Bice -- is 11 in the year 2019 and 12 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2008
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Caroline Fisher and Bo's son

Avalon Leone Bookstaver -- is 14 in the year 2019 and 15 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2005
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Rena Soger and Sanford's son

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🎵Joe Boyd -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1942
Music Producer, Songwriter

🎵Bobby Braddock -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1940
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Country Singer
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

🏆⚽Michael Bridges -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1978
Soccer Player, English

🏆⚽Wayne Bridge -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1980 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

🎵Brittany Brooks -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1985 N.S.
Drummer
Group Names: Scarlet Fever

🎭Devin Trey Campbell -- is 11 in the year 2019 and 12 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2008 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Single Parents

🏆⚾Bernie Carbo -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1947
MLB Player
Misc: in the Red Sox Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox

🏆🏈Perry Carter -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1971
NFL Coach, NFL Defensive

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Christine Lauren Chapel -- is -165 in the year 2019 and -164 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2184
General Fictious Character
Names/Places: b. in Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)

🎵Terri Clark -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1968
Country Singer, Canadian

🏆Ray Clemence -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1948
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, English
Misc: MBE

🎭Harry Cohen -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1954
Sound Effects Technician
Movie Titles: Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Patriot, Blade

🏆Jo Collins -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1945
Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Janet Canoy
Misc: December 1964; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1965

🎭Joseph Cosko Jr. -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1948
Producer, Cameraperson
Movie Titles: The Blues Brothers, Carrie, Coming to America, National Lampoon's Animal House

🏆🏈Bruce Coslet -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1946
NFL Coach, NFL Player

✍🎭Antony Cotton -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1975 N.S.
Writer, Actor, English
TV Shows: Coronation Street (as Sean Tully)
Movie Titles: Immortality

🏆⚾Carl Crawford -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1981
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:The Perfect Storm
Misc: All Star MVP 2009, 4x All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 4x AL stolen base leader; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Rays

🏆🏌Paula Creamer -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1986
Golfer

🎭🏆Genelia D'Souza -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1987 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, Model, India

📰John Dancy -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1936
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: covers Congress action for NBC News

🎵🎸Rick Derringer -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1947
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Richard Zehringer
Misc: some say b. 1949 or Aug 4th or May 8
Group Names: The McCoys, Derringer, soloist

🎭Kajol Devgan -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1974 N.S.
Movie Actress, India

🎭Ja'net DuBois -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1945
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: b. 1944 or 1938?
TV Shows: Good Times (as Willona Woods), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Arlene), The PJs (as Mrs. Avery)
Movie Titles: Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

🎭Elvis Duran -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1964 N.S.
Radio Host

🏆Elizabeth Victoria Elam -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1991 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: March 2017 Playmate

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🎭Ethan Erickson -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1973
Actor
Movie Titles: Jawbreaker, John Dies at the End, Santa Switch

🏆🏀Patrick Aloysius Ewing -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1962
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Center, College Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete, American, Jamaican
Misc: The Dream Team 1992; led Georgetown to 3 NCAA Finals and 1984 title; tourney MVP in '84; NBA Rookie of Year with New York in '86; led U.S. Olympic team to gold medals in 1984 and '92; 11x NBA All-Star (1986, 1988-1997); All-NBA First Team (1990); 6x All-NBA Second Team (1988-1989, 1991-1993, 1997); 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1988-1989, 1992); NBA Rookie of the Year (1986); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1986); NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1984); NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1984); Naismith College Player of the Year (1985); Adolph Rupp Trophy (1985); 2x Olympic gold medalist (1984, 1992); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (1985-2000), Seattle SuperSonics (2000-2001), Orlando Magic (2001-2002), Washington Wizards (assistant coach, 2002-2003) Houston Rockets (assistant coach, 2003-2006) Orlando Magic (assistant coach, 2007-2012) Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (associate head coach, 2013-present as of 2015)

🎭🎵Chip Fields -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1951
Actress, TV Director, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: FN:Laverne
TV Shows: The Amazing Spiderman (as Rita), The Parkers (miscellaneous crew), Living Single (miscellaneous crew)
Movie Titles: Menace II Society (miscellaneous crew), Blue Collar

🎨🎵🎸Jennifer Finch -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1966
Photographer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: L7

🎵Helene Fischer -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1984 N.S.
Pop Singer, Russian

🎭Ami Foster -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1975
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1995
TV Shows: Punky Brewster (as Marguax)
Movie Titles: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Troop Beverly Hills

🏆🏈Mike Fox -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1967
NFL Player

🏆🏒Jeff Friesen -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1976
NHL Player, Canadian

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🏆🏈Roman Gabriel -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1940
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Misc: 4x All Pro; most fumbles (105)
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1962-1972), Oakland Raiders (1973-1977)

🎭Amymarie Gaertner -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1994 N.S.
Dancer

🎭James Gunn -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1966 N.S.
Movie Director
Movie Titles: Guardians of the Galaxy

Chester Hanks -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1990
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Rita Wilson & Tom's son

🏆🏌Larry Hinson -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1944
Golfer

✍💻Reid Hoffman -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1967 N.S.
Author, Computer Company Owner
Misc: co-founder of Linked-In

🎭🎵Olivia Holt -- is 22 in the year 2019 and 23 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1997 N.S.
Actress, Pop Singer
Song Titles: Had Me @ Hello
TV Shows: Kickin' It (as Kim)

🎭🎮Anastasia Horne -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1978
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 2002
TV Shows: Kids Incorported
Movie Titles: The Bachelor
Video Games: Emperor: Battle for Dune

🎵🎸David Hungate -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1948
Music Producer, Arranger, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Toto

✍🎭💻Jake Hurwitz -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1985 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Internet Video Actor, Internet Website Writer
TV Shows: CollegeHumor Originals (writer and actor), The CollegeHumor Show, Jake and Amir (as Jake / Ace)

🎭🎵Adam Irigoyen -- is 22 in the year 2019 and 23 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1997 N.S.
Actor, Dancer, Singer, Rapper

🎭Augie Isaac -- is 19 in the year 2019 and 20 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2000 N.S.
Actor

🏆🏁Gordon Johncock -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500 winner 1973, 82

🏆🏁🏃Lori "Lolo" Jones -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1982 N.S.
Runner, Bobsledder, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🎭Mimi Keene -- is 21 in the year 2019 and 22 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1998 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: EastEnders (as Cindy Williams)

John Henry Kelley -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1994
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Michelle Pfeiffer & David's son

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🎵🎸Jimi Kennedy -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1966
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Tyketto

🎭🏆Tawny Kitaen -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1961
Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Model
Names/Places: David Coverdale's ex-wife; RFN:Julie
Misc: video vixen; some say b. 1962; once did three TV series in one season 1992-1993
TV Shows: Santa Barbara (as Lisa), WKRP in Cincinnatti (as nighttime D.J. Mona Loveland), Eek the Cat (as Annabelle), America's Funniest People
Movie Titles: Bachelor Party, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak, Witchboard

🏆🏀Greg Kite -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1961
NBA Center

Sean Landon -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1986
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Cindy & Michael's son

🎵🎸Greg Leskin -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1947
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Group Names: The Guess Who

🎭Kent Masters-King -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1974
Actress, Producer
Movie Titles: Love and a Bullet, Y: The Last Man Rising, The Hillside Stranger, BraceFace Brandi

🏆🏒John William "Jack" McCartan -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Goalie, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1960 United States hockey team
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Minnesota Fighting Saints

🎭🎵Maureen McCormick -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1956
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Country Singer
Names/Places: MN:Denise
TV Shows: The Brady Bunch (as Marcia Brady), The Brady Brides (as Marcia Logan), The Brady Kids, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, Passions (as Rebecca Hotchkiss 2000), Teen Angel

🎵Travie McCoy -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1981 N.S.
Rapper

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🏆🏈Everett McIver -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1970
NFL Guard

🎭Janet McTeer -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1961
Actress, Producer, English
Movie Titles: Tideland, Tumbleweeds, Maleficent, Songcatcher

🎭Raya Meddine -- b.8/5/????
Actress

🎭Brandi Milloy -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1984 N.S.
Actress

🏆🏁🎿Rosi Mittermaier -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1950
Skier, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)

🎵🎷Airto Moreira -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1941
Songwriter, Drummer, Percussionist, Pianist, Jazz Singer, Brazilian
Names/Places: MLN:Guimorva Moreira
Misc: Trap Drummer
Group Names: Weather Report

🏆⚾Mark Mulder -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1977
MLB Player

Zachary Reed Myles -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1995
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Margaret Reed & Kenny's son

🎭🏆Jessica Nigri -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1989 N.S.
Voice Actress, Model
Misc: Cosplay personality

🎵Mike Nocito -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1963
Hip-Pop Keyboardist, German
Group Names: Johnny Hates Jazz

🎵Mark O'Connor -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1961
Fiddler, Country Guitarist
Misc: appeared in over 450 country music recordings

🎵🎸Eddie Ojeda -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1955
Heavy Metal Guitarst
Group Names: Twisted Sister

🏆⚾John Olerud -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1968
MLB First Baseman
Misc: 3x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners

🎭Holly Palance -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1950
Actress, TV Hostess, TV Producer
Names/Places: Jack's daughter
Misc: retird from acting in 1989
TV Shows: The Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It or Not (cohost)
Movie Titles: Under Fire, The Omen

🏆🏁Rodney Stuart Pattison -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1943
Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: holds the distinction of being penealized the least number of points in a winning Olympic yachting contest; some sources give b. Aug 15

🎭Faith Prince -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1957
Actress
Misc: some say Aug 6, Parade says Aug 5
TV Shows: High Society (as Val), Spin City (as Claudia Sacks Lassiter)
Movie Titles: Picture Perfect, Dave, The Last Dragon, My Father the Hero

🎭Karim Prince -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1974
Actor
TV Shows: FreakyLinks, Malcolm in the Middle (as Cadet Stanley)
Movie Titles: How to Make a Monster, Men in White, Self Medicated

🎵Dawn Richard -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1983 N.S.
Songwriter, Pop Singer

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Kevin Thomas Riley -- is -167 in the year 2019 and -166 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2186
Names/Places: b. in Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)

🏆🏈William Roberts -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1962
NFL Player

🏆⚾Dave Rozema -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1956
MLB Pitcher

🎵Samantha Sang -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1953
Adult-Pop Singer, Australian
Names/Places: RN:Cheryl Gray
Song Titles: Emotion

Oliver Savage -- is 13 in the year 2019 and 14 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2006
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Jennifer Lynn Stone and Fred's son

🎭John Saxon -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1936
TV/Movie Actor, Director, Italian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Carmen Orrico
Misc: some say b. 1935
TV Shows: The New Doctors (as Dr. Ted Stuart), 79 Park Avenue
Movie Titles: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Enter the Dragon, From Dusk Till Dawn

🎵Darrell Scott -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1959
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer

🎵Will Sellers -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1978 N.S.
Country Drummer
Group Names: Old Dominion

🎭Jonathan Silverman -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1966
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Gimme a Break (as Jonathan Maxwell), The Single Guy (as Jonathan Elliott the book writer), The Odd Couple II
Movie Titles: Weekend at Bernie's (series), 12:01

🎭Erika Slezak -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1946 N.S.
Soap Actress
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; SLAY-zack; Leo's granddaughter, Walter's daughter
Misc: Sunsweet prune TV ads
TV Shows: One Life to Live (as Victoria Viki Lord Gordon Riley Burke Riley Buchanan Buchanan)

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🎵🎸Pat Smear -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1959 N.S.
Rhythm Guitarist, Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Foo Fighters

🎭🏆Heidi Sorenson -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1960
Actress, Model, Playmate, Canadian
Misc: July 1981

🏆🏈C. J. Spiller -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1987 N.S.
NFL Runningback
Misc: Clemson University Tigers #28 retired

Gail Stern -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1953
Celebrity Spouse
Names/Places: Howard's wife

🎭Mark Strong -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1963 N.S.
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Kingman: The Secret Service, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes, The Imitation Game

🎭Stephanie Szostak -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1971 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: A Million Little Things

🏆Faragó Tamás -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

🎵Kit Tanton -- is 27 in the year 2019 and 28 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1992 N.S.
Bassist

🎭Albert Tasi -- is 15 in the year 2019 and 16 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2004 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Trophy Wife, Dr. Ken (as Dave)
Movie Titles: Grandma Money

Buck Thomas -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1995
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Roseanne & Ben's son
Misc: NOT b. Aug 6

🏆🏀Otis Thorpe -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1962
NBA Forward

🎭Daniel Todd -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1967
TV Actor
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Robbie Douglas II)

🎭Joseph Todd -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1967
TV Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1972
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Steve Douglas Jr.)

🎭Michael Todd -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1967
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Charley Douglas)

🎭Kara Tointon -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1983 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: EastEnders
Movie Titles: Last Passenger, The Football Factory, The Sweeney

🎵🎸Eicca Toppinen -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1975
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Cellist, Rock & Roll Musician, Finnish
Group Names: Apocalyptica

🎭Josie Jay Totah -- is 18 in the year 2019 and 19 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2001 N.S.
Actress
Names/Places: formerly J.J. Totah
TV Shows: Jessie, Back in the Game, Champions

🎭Meegan Warner -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1991 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: TURN: Washington's Spies

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🏆⚾John Wasdin -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1972
MLB Player

🎭Joan Weldon -- is 89 in the year 2019 and 90 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1930 N.S.
Movie Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1958

🎭James Wilder -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1968
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Equal Justice (as Christopher Searls), Route 66 (as Nick Lewis), Melrose Place (as Reed), Models Inc. (as Adam Louder)
Movie Titles: 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun, Closing the Deal, Charades, To Love Honor and Deceive

🏆Dinah Willis -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1945 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: December 1965

🎭🏆Jesse Williams -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1981
Actor, Producer, Model
TV Shows: Beyond the Break, Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Jackson Avery)
Movie Titles: The Cabin in the Woods, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Brooklyn's Finest

🏆⚾Tommie Lee Aaron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1939 d.8/16/1984 (45)
MLB Player

Niels Abel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1802 d.4/6/1829 (26)
Mathematician, Norweigan
Misc: a pioneer in the development of several branches of modern mathematics.

Conrad Aiken -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1889 d.8/17/1973 (84)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Critic

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Neil Alden Armstrong -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1930 d.8/25/2012 (82)
Astronaut
Names/Places: b. in Wapakoneta, OH
Misc: First Man on the Moon & to orbit Earth; 1st to walk on the moon 7-20-69 (Gemini 8/Apollo 11)

🎭Parley Baer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1914 d.11/22/2002 (88)
Radio Actor, Soap Actor, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Ozzie & Harriet (as Darby), Andy Griffith Show (as Mayor Stoner), Gunsmoke (as Chester, radio version), Young & the Restless

🎭Michael Ballhaus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1935 d.4/12/2017 N.S. (81)
Producer, Cinematographer, German
Movie Titles: Goodfellas, The Departed

💰Bruce Barton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1886 d.7/5/1967 (80)
Executive
Misc: Ad executive

✍📰Mary Ritter Beard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1876 d.8/14/1958 (82)
Author, Historian

🎭Terry Becker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1921 d.12/30/2014 (93)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (as Chief Sharkey)

⚖🏆🏈Duane Benson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1945 N.S. d.1/26/2019 N.S. (73)
Politician, NFL Linebacker
Misc: Super Bowl II
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders

John Bidwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1819 d.4/4/1900 (80)
Pioneer
Misc: ran unsuccessfully for U.S. president in 1892 as the candidate of the Prohibition Party.

🏆🥊Mildred Bliss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1915 d.2/18/1989 (73)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Mildred Burke

🎭David Brian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1914 d.7/15/1993 (82)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: some say b. 1910
TV Shows: Mr. District Attorney, The Immortal, Police Story

🎨Clare Briggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1875 d.1/3/1930 (54)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Mr. and Mrs.

🏆⚾Nelson Briles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1943 d.2/13/2005 (61)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Herb Brooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1937 d.8/11/2003 (66)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RN:Herbert Paul Brooks Jr.
Misc: former U.S. Olympic player (1964,68) who coached 1980 team to gold medal; coached Minnesota to 3 NCAA titles (1974,76,78); also coached NY Rangers, Minnesota and New Jersey in NHL.

🎭🎵Pete Burns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1959 N.S. d.10/23/2016 N.S. (57)
Personality, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RLN:Jozeppi
Group Names: Dead or Alive

Tom Cassidy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1918 d.5/21/1991 (72)
Misc: NOT the CNN anchorman

🎵Pietro Antonio Cesti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1623 N.S. d.10/14/1669 N.S. (46)
Composer, Italian
Names/Places: aka Antonio Cesti
Misc: with Francesco Cavalli, was one of the leading Italian composers of the 17th century.

✍🎭Bob Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1939 N.S. d.4/4/2007 N.S. (67)
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Director
Names/Places: RN: Benjamin Clark
Movie Titles: A Christmas Story

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✍🎭🏆Anita Colby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1914 d.3/27/1992 (77)
Writer, Actress, TV Hostess, Model
Misc: the first supermodel
TV Shows: Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

✍🎭Selma Diamond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1920 d.5/13/1985 (64)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Too Close For Comfort (as Mildred Rafkin), Night Court (as Selma Hacker)

📰William Henry Dines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1855 d.12/24/1927 (72)
Meterologist, British
Misc: invented instruments to measure atmospheric properties.

🏆🏒Richard Leo "Dick" Dougherty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1932 N.S. d.11/23/2016 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

🎭Tom Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1918 d.8/11/1982 (64)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Alfred Alderdice

🎭🎵Damita Jo DuBlanc -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1930 d.12/25/1998 (68)
Actress, Comedienne, Singer

🎵Guillaume Dufay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1397 d.11/27/1474 (77)
Composer
Names/Places: Franco-Flemish
Misc: some say b. 1400, b. 1397 may be the correct age but cannot be verified

🎭Clare Eames -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1894 d.11/8/1930 (36)
Actress

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⚛⛪⚖John Eliot -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1604 J-LD d.5/21/1690 J-LD (85)
Pioneer, Missionary, Colonist, British
Misc: Apostle to the indians

Edward John Eyre -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1815 d.11/30/1901 (86)
Explorer, English
Misc: explorer in Australia for whom Lake Eyre and the Eyre Peninsula (both in South Australia) are named. He was subsequently a British colonial official.

🎵🏆Colleen Farrington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1936 N.S. d.10/12/2015 N.S. (79)
Singer, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: Diane Lane's mother
Misc: October 1957 Playmate; Nightclub Singer

🏆🥊Theodore "Tiger" Flowers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1895 N.S. d.11/16/1927 N.S. (32)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: became the first black middleweight boxing champion in 1926 when he defeated Harry Greb

🎭Antonio Franconi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1737 N.S. d.12/6/1836 N.S. (99)
Entertainment Figure, French
Misc: Impresario considered the founder of the French circus and, with Philip Astley, the founder of the modern circus.

🎨Naum Gabo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1890 d.8/23/1977 (87)
Sculptor, Russian
Misc: whose use of such materials as glass, plastic, and metal signaled a rejection of traditional concepts of mass in favour of a sense of spatial movement.

✍⚛Haim Ginott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1922 d.11/4/1973 (51)
Author, Writer, Psychologist, Educator

🏆🏁Paul Richard "Richie" Ginther -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1930 N.S. d.9/20/1989 N.S. (59)
Auto Racer

🎵Vern Gosdin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1934 d.4/28/2009 (74)
Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Woodland, AL

🎭Joan Hickson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1906 d.10/17/1998 (92)
Stage Actress

✍🎭John Huston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1906 d.8/28/1987 (81)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Nevada, MO; Walter's son, Anjelica's dad
Misc: wed 5x's
Movie Titles: Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, African Queen, Prizzi's Honor

🎵Rick Huxley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1940 d.2/11/2013 (72)
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Rhythm Guitarist, English
Group Names: Dave Clark Five

🏆🏒Valeri Karpov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1971 d.10/10/2014 (43)
NHL Player

🎭Donald Kerr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1891 d.1/25/1977 (85)
Actor

🎭Cammie King-Conlon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1934 d.9/1/2010 (76)
Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Gone With the Wind (as Bonnie Blue Butler)

📰Wassily Leontief -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1906 d.2/5/1999 (92)
Economist, German
Misc: father of input-output analysis in econometrics

🎭Max Liebman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1902 d.7/21/1981 (78)
Producer/Director, TV Director
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows

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📰Peter Lisagor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1915 d.12/10/1976 (61)
Correspondent, Journalist

🎖Thomas Lynch Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1749 d.??/??/1779
Revolutionary
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

🏆⚾Rick Mahler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1953 d.3/2/2005 (51)
MLB Player

🎭Don Matheson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1929 d.6/29/2014 (84)
Actor
TV Shows: Land of the Giants (as Mark Wilson), Falcon Crest

Lewis Bud Maytag Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1926 d.9/24/1990 (64)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: founder's grandson
Misc: National Airlines chairman

🏆🏁🏊Perry McGillivray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1893 N.S. d.7/27/1944 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American

🎭John Merrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1862 d.4/11/1890 (27)
Entertainment Figure
Misc: The Elephant Man; was a professional "freak," then became the best-known resident patient of London Hospital from 1886 until his death.

📰Wesley C. Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1874 d.10/29/1948 (74)
Economist

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🎭Zakes Mokae -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1934 d.9/11/2009 (75)
Stage Actor, South African

Sydney Omarr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1926 d.1/2/2003 (76)
Astrologer

George P. Oslin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1899 d.10/24/1996 (97)
Misc: created the singing telegram

🎭Reginald Owen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1887 d.11/5/1972 (85)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
TV Shows: Sherlock Holmes (as Dr. Watson)

L. Tom Perry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1922 d.5/30/2015 (92)
Religionist

💰Milton Petrie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1902 d.11/6/1994 (92)
Philanthropist
Misc: Petris Stores Corp. founder

📰⚖George Reedy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1917 d.3/21/1999 (81)
Journalist, Presidential Aide
Misc: press secretary for LBJ

🏆🥊Bill Richmond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1763 d.12/28/1829 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: the first American to win distinction as a boxer

⚖💰🏆⚾Jacob Ruppert Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1867 d.1/13/1939 (71)
Hall of Famer, Congressperson, Businessperson, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (owned from 1915 until his death)

⛪📰Joseph Justus Scaliger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1540 d.1/21/1609 (68)
Religious Leader, Historian, Scholar, Dutch (Netherlands), French
Misc: proposed the Julian Day system of dating

🎭🏆🥊Mickey Shaughnessy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1920 d.7/23/1985 (64)
Actor, Boxer

🎵Sammi Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1943 d.2/12/2005 (61)
Songwriter, Country Singer

🎵🎷Jeri Southern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1926 d.8/4/1991 (64)
Pianist, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: RN:Genevieve Hering

🎭Robert Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1911 d.6/8/1969 (57)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Filey, NE; RN:Spangler Arlington Braugh; Barbara Stanwyck's, then Ursula Thiess's hubby
TV Shows: The Detectives (as Captain Matt Holbrook), Death Valley Days (host)

Kenneth Vivian Thimann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1904 d.1/15/1997 (92)
Physiologist, English
Misc: for plants; isolated auxin, an important plant growth hormone.

🎵Ambroise Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1811 d.2/12/1896 (84)
Composer, French

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Peter Viereck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1916 d.5/13/2006 (89)
Poet

🎭🎵Tim Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1961 d.2/26/2014 (52)
Comedian, Country Singer
Misc: a staple of the comedy circuit and has been a veteran in country comedy.

🎭Ethel Winant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1922 d.11/29/2003 (81)
Hall of Famer, Producer
Misc: Casting director

🎵🎸Adam Yauch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1964 d.5/4/2012 (47)
Hall of Famer, Rap-Rock Performer
Names/Places: RN:Adam Yauchaka
Misc: b. Aug 15?
Group Names: The Beastie Boys (as M.C.A.)

🎖⚖Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1827 N.S. d.8/23/1892 N.S. (65)
Revolutionary, Head of State, Brazilian
Misc: Leader of the coup that toppled Emperor Pedro II. He became the first president of the Brazilian republic.

Guy de Maupassant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1850 d.7/6/1893 (42)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, French
Names/Places: FN:Henri Rene Albert

Robert Aitken -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1917 d.8/5/2010 (93)
Misc: Zen co-founder

🎨Charles Bateman -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1863 d.8/5/1947 (84)
Architect

🏆🥊Fred Beell -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1876 N.S. d.8/5/1933 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, German

💰🏆🏈Paul Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1908 d.8/5/1991 (82)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: primarily as coach from 1930 onwards; founded Cleveland Browns & Cincinnatti Bengals; led Browns to 3 NFL championships
Sports Teams: Severn School (1930-1931), Massillon Washington High School (1932-1940), Ohio State University (1941-1943), Great Lakes Blue Jackets (1944-1945), Cleveland Browns (AAFC, 1946-1949), Cleveland Browns (NFL, 1950-1962) Cincinnati Bengals (1968-1975)

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🎭Marilyn Burns -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1950 d.8/5/2014 (64)
Actress
Movie Titles: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eaten Alive, Helter Skelter

🏆🏒Shawn Burr -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1966 d.8/5/2013 (47)
NHL Player

🎭Richard Burton -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1925 d.8/5/1984 (58)
Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: RLN:Jenkins; 2x Elizabeth Taylor's hubby
Movie Titles: Becket, Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Look Back In Anger, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, Camelot (Stage), Cleopatra

🏆🏁Susan Butcher -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1954 d.8/5/2006 (51)
Sled Dog Racer
Misc: 4-time winner of Iditarod Trail race (1986-88,90).

🎭🎵Judy Canova -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1916 d.8/5/1983 (66)
Radio Actress, Comedienne, Country Singer
Names/Places: Diana's mom

🎭Charles Carson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1885 d.8/5/1977 (91)
Actor
Misc: b. 1889?

Sir John Charnley -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1911 d.8/5/1982 (70)
Surgeon, British
Misc: pioneered the hip replaceent operation

🎭Barry Chuckle -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1944 N.S. d.8/5/2018 N.S. (73)
Comedian, English
Misc: of The Chuckle Brothers team with his brother Paul
TV Shows: ChuckleVision (children's comedy show)

🏆🏈Earl "Dutch" Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1906 N.S. d.8/5/1978 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Sports Teams: Portsmouth Spartans (1931-1932), Detroit Lions (1934-1938) Detroit Lions (as coach, 1937-1938) Cleveland Rams (as coach, 1939-1942) Seattle Bombers (as coach, 1944)

🎵Betty Clooney -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1930 d.8/5/1976 N.S. (46)
Singer
Names/Places: Rosemary's sister

🎭George Cole -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1925 d.8/5/2015 N.S. (90)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Movie Titles: Cleopatra

🏆🏈Jimmy Conzelman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1898 d.8/5/1970 (72)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: owned The Detroit Panthers
Sports Teams: Decatur Staleys (1920), Rock Island Independents (1921-1922), Milwaukee Badgers (1922-1924), Detroit Panthers (1925-1926), Providence Steam Roller (1927-1929), Rock Island Independents (coach, 1921-1922), Milwaukee Badgers (coach, 1922-1924), Detroit Panthers (coach, 1925-1926), Providence Steam Roller (coach, 1927-1929), St. Louis Gunners (coach, 1931), Washington University (coach, 1932-1939), Chicago Cardinals (coach, 1940-1942), Chicago Cardinals (coach, 1946-1948)

Frederick Cook -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1865 d.8/5/1940 (75)
Explorer
Misc: claimed falsely to be at North Pole

🎵🎷Bob Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1925 d.8/5/1993 (67)
Reeds, Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist

🎵George Duke -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1946 d.8/5/2013 (67)
Music Producer, Composer, Keyboardist, Soul Singer
Misc: Jazz-Rock

✍⚖Friedrich Engels -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1820 N.S. d.8/5/1895 N.S. (74)
Philosopher, Political Writer, German
Misc: Marx's collaborator

🎭Josh Ryan Evans -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1982 d.8/5/2002 (20)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: Passions (as Timmy, a doll come to life)

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🎵🎸Richard Fagan -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1947 N.S. d.8/5/2016 N.S. (69)
Murderer, Songwriter, Pop Singer/Guitarist, Country Singer/Guitarist, Rock Singer/Guitarist
Misc: his songs have been recorded by Neil Diamond, George Strait, John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker, Ricochet, Hank Williams, Jr., George Jones, Shania Twain, Patty Loveless, Collin Raye, Shenandoah, The Crickets, Jason & the Scorchers, The Blues Brothers Band and many others; charged in the death of his best friend Tom Oteri (Cheri's father)

🎨James Gibbs -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1682 N.S. d.8/5/1754 N.S. (71)
Architect, Scotish

✍📰Edgar Albert Guest -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1881 d.8/5/1959 (77)
Poet, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, British

⛪🎭Sir Alec Guinness -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1914 d.8/5/2000 (86)
Roman Catholic, Movie/Stage Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Movie Titles: Star Wars (as Obi-Wan Kenobi), Passage To India, Oliver Twist, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Murder By Death

🏆⚾Jesse Joseph Haines -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1893 d.8/5/1978 (85)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Pop
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds (1918), St. Louis Cardinals (1920-1937)

🎵🎷Otto "Toby" Hardwicke -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/31/1904 N.S. d.8/5/1970 N.S. (66)
Jazz Saxophonist
Group Names: Duke Ellington band

🎭Ullrich Haupt -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1887 d.8/5/1931 (43)
Actor, Prussian

🎭🏆🏀Chick Hearn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1916 d.8/5/2002 (85)
Hall of Famer, Cartoon Voice Actor, Basketball Announcer, NBA Player
Names/Places: RFMN:Francis Dayle
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers (play-by-play man 1961-2002)
TV Shows: Bowling for Dollars (host)

✍🎭Colin Higgins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1941 d.8/5/1988 (47)
Author, Movie Producer

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🎵Randy Jo Hobbs -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1948 d.8/5/1993 (45)
Bassist
Group Names: The McCoys, Johnny & Edgar Winter

⚛💰Soichiro Honda -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1906 d.8/5/1991 (84)
Engineer, Executive, Industrialist, Manufacturer, Japanese
Misc: the founder of Honda Motor Company, Ltd

🎖Richard Howe -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1726 d.8/5/1799 (73)
Revolutionary, Naval Officer

Clarence M. Kelley -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1911 d.8/5/1997 (85)
Government Official
Misc: ex-FBI director

Harry Kemp -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1883 d.8/5/1960 (76)
Novelist, Poet
Names/Places: NN:Tramp Poet

🎭David Landsberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1950 N.S. d.8/5/2018 N.S. (68)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Saturday Supercade (voicist), Stanley (voice as Mr. Griff), CPO Sharkey (as Recruit Skolnick)
Movie Titles: The Jerk, Detective School Dropouts

🎨Phil May -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1864 d.8/5/1903 (39)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Caricaturist, British
Misc: Punch Magazine

🏆⚾Tommy McCarthy -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1863 d.8/5/1922 (59)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: RFMN:Thomas Francis Michael
Sports Teams: Boston Reds (1884), Boston Beaneaters (1885), Philadelphia Quakers (1886-1887), St. Louis Browns (1888-1891, as manager 1890), Boston Beaneaters (1892-1895), Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1896)

🎵Pete Meaden -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1941 d.8/5/1978 (36)
Musician, English
Misc: an English publicist for various musicians
Group Names: The Who (the first manager)

🎭Ralph Meeker -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1920 d.8/5/1988 (67)
Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: RLN:Rathgeber

Arthur Meighen -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1874 d.8/5/1960 (86)
Prime Minister, Attorney/Lawyer, Canadian
Misc: 9th Canadian P.M. 1920-21, 1926

🎵🎷"Mezz" Mezzrow -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/9/1899 d.8/5/1972 (72)
Clarinetist, Reeds, Jazz Saxophonist

⚛⚖Peter Minuit -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1580 d.8/5/1638
Explorer, Statesman, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: discovered Manhattan Island

🎭🎵Carmen Miranda -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1909 d.8/5/1955 (46)
Movie/Stage Actress, Dancer, Foreign Singer, Portuguese
Names/Places: NN:The Brazilian Bombshell; RN:Maria da Carmo Miranda da Cunha
Misc: often parodied by Bugs Bunny, Milton Berle & Willard Scott with fruit-filled headgear; I-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi!

⛪🎭🎵🏆Marilyn Monroe -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1926 d.8/5/1962 (36)
Judaism convert, Movie Actress, Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Norma Jean Mortenson Baker; Joe DiMaggio's, then Arthur Miller's ex-
Misc: was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home. Her death was ruled a "probable suicide" caused by an overdose of sleeping pills.
Movie Titles: Some Like It Hot

✍📰Toni Morrison -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1931 N.S. d.8/5/2019 N.S. (88)
Novelist, Essayist, Editor, Professor
Names/Places: RN:Chloe Anthony Wofford
Book Titles: The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), Beloved (1987)

Robert Muldoon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1921 d.8/5/1992 (70)
Prime Minister, Politician, New Zealand
Misc: P.M. 1975-84

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Thomas Newcomen -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1664 d.8/5/1729 (65)
Inventor, British
Misc: created the first practical atmospheric steam engine for pumping water

Frederick North -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1732 d.8/5/1792 (60)
Prime Minister

🎭Warner Oland -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1880 d.8/5/1938 (57)
Movie Actor, Swedish
Misc: Charlie Chan the popular Chinese Detective in movies; some say d. Aug 6
Movie Titles: Charlie Chan (series)

🎵Luther Perkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1928 d.8/5/1968 (40)
Country Singer
Misc: played an essential role in defining Johnny Cash's "boom-chicka-boom" rockabilly sound, beginning in 1955

🏆🏈Bill "Coach Pete" Peterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1920 N.S. d.8/5/1993 N.S. (73)
College Football Coach

🎵🎸Jeff Porcaro -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1954 d.8/5/1992 (38)
Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: Joe's Son
Group Names: Toto

🏆⚾Darrell Porter -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1952 d.8/5/2002 (50)
MLB Catcher
Misc: NL LCS MVP and World Series MVP in 1982
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

💰Jacob Potofsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1892 d.8/5/1979 (86)
Labor Leader

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🎭Francesco Quinn -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1963 d.8/5/2011 (48)
Movie Actor, Italian
Names/Places: Anthony's son
TV Shows: Young and the Restless
Movie Titles: Platoon

🎭🎵Charlotte Rae -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1926 N.S. d.8/5/2018 N.S. (92)
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Milwaukee, WI.; RLN:Lubotsky
TV Shows: Car 54 Where Are You? (as Sylvia Schnauser), Hot L Baltimore, Diff'rent Strokes (as Mrs. Edna Garrett), The Facts of Life (as Mrs. Edna Garrett)

✍🎭Matthew Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1937 d.8/5/2002 (65)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor
Names/Places: Holly's and Matt's father
Misc: wrote for Sanford And Son and The Cosby Show
TV Shows: Sesame Street (1969-71)

🏆🏒Arthur Ross -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1886 d.8/5/1964 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1905-1918
Sports Teams: Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Haileybury Comets

🎵🎷Paul (Jazz) Rutherford -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/29/1940 N.S. d.8/5/2007 N.S. (67)
Jazz Trombonist
Names/Places: Not to be confused with Paul Rutherford b. 1959

🎭Daniel Schmid -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1941 d.8/5/2006 (64)
Director, Swiss

✍📰Budd Schulberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1914 d.8/5/2009 (95)
Novelist, Journalist
Book Titles: On The Waterfront

🎵Eldon Shamblin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1916 d.8/5/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Country Guitarist
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

🎖Philip Sheridan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1831 d.8/5/1888 (57)
General
Misc: of Civil War (Union Army)

🎭Queenie Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1898 d.8/5/1978 (79)
Actress, Dancer

🎵Don "The Real Don" Steele -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1936 N.S. d.8/5/1997 N.S. (61)
Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: RN:Donald S. Revert Steele
Misc: Famous Los Angeles personality on stations such as Boss Radio KHJ, and other stations through KRTH 101.1 (KHJ-AM's former sister station)

⚛⚖Jesse Steinfeld -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1927 N.S. d.8/5/2014 N.S. (87)
Physician, Surgeon General

🎭Frederic Tozere -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1901 d.8/5/1972 (71)
Actor

🎵Isadore "Tuts" Washington -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1907 N.S. d.8/5/1984 N.S. (77)
Pianist, Blues Performer

🎭Gene Weed -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1935 d.8/5/1999 (64)
TV Producer/Director

Mark White Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1940 d.8/5/2017 N.S. (77)
Governor, Attorney/Lawyer

Heinrich Wieland -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1877 N.S. d.8/5/1957 N.S. (80)
Chemist, German

🎭Herbert Wiere -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1908 d.8/5/1999 (91)
Comedian
Misc: of The Wiere Bros, a knockabout comedy team

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🎭Lorene Yarnell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1948 d.8/5/2010 (62)
Mime
Misc: of (Robert) Shields & Yarnell mime husband & wife team
TV Shows: Shields and Yarnell

Ramón Pérez de Ayala -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1880 d.8/5/1962 (81)
Novelist, Poet, Critic, Spanish

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