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Last Updated 10-06-2019

Marcus Jeremiah Andrews -- is 18 in the year 2019 and 19 in the year 2020; b.8/16/2001
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Michelle and Real's son

Ryan Anthony -- is 16 in the year 2019 and 17 in the year 2020; b.8/16/2003
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Dayanara Torres and Marc's son

🏆🎾Jimmy Arias -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1964
Tennis Player
Misc: US Davis Cup team

🎭🎵Sharon Baird -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1943
TV Actress, Singer
Names/Places: aka Sharon Lee Kaiser
TV Shows: Annette (as Kitty), The Mickey Mouse Club, New Zoo Revue (as Charlie the Owl), HR Pufinstuf (as Judy Frog/Lady Boyd/Shirley Pufinstuf), Land of the Lost (as Sa), Lidsville (as Raunchy Rabbit), Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (as Big Daddy Ooze), The Bugaloos (as Funky Rat)
Movie Titles: The Lord of the Rings (1978)

✍🎭Bob Balaban -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1945
Author, Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka FN:Robert
Movie Titles: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ghost World, 2010, Girlfriends, Absence of Malice, Altered States, A Mighty Wind

🎭🎮🎵Angela Bassett -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1958
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Singer
TV Shows: ER (as Cate Banfield), American Horror Story (as Ramona Royale)
Movie Titles: Malcolm X, What's Love Got to Do With It, Waiting To Exhale, Contact, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Music of the Heart, The Score
Video Games: Rainbow Six: Siege

🎵David Behrman -- is 82 in the year 2019 and 83 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1937
Composer
Misc: producer of Columbia Records' Music of Our Time series.

✍🎭Bruce Beresford -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1940
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director, Australian
Movie Titles: Double Jeopardy, Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies, Driving Miss Daisy

✍🎭Adam Berg -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1989 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Studio C

🎭🎵Ann Marie Blyth -- is 91 in the year 2019 and 92 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1928
Actress, Commercial Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Mt. Kisco, NY
Misc: Hostess Cupcake ads

🎭Jonathan Bouck -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1982
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2002
Movie Titles: Small Soldiers, Parenthood, The Man From Left Field

🎭Frankie Boyle -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1972 N.S.
Comedian, Panelist, Scotish
Video Titles: Frankie Boyle: Live in 2008
TV Shows: Mock the Week (panelist), Distraction (writer), TV Heaven Telly Hell (writer)

🎭Agnes Bruckner -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1985
Actress, Producer
Movie Titles: Stateside, Blood and Chocolate, Murder by Numbers, The Woods, Venom

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✍🎭James Cameron -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1954
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director, Canadian
Movie Titles: Xenogenesis, The Abyss, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Avatar, Titanic, Rambo II, Aliens, True Lies

🎭Steven Carell -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1962 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Watching Ellie (as Edgar), The Office (as Michael Scott)
Movie Titles: Despicabkle Me, Crazy Stupid Love, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, Dan in Real Life, Horton Hears a Who, Get Smart (2008 movie)

🎵Vanessa Carlton -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1980
Pop Singer

🎭Josh Casaubon -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1978
Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: The Good Shepherd, Down Dog, Too Big to Fail, Rainbow Rabbit Reliant

🏆🥊Colin Cassady -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1986 N.S.
Wrestler

🏆⚾Roger Cedeño -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1974
MLB Player, Venezuelan

🎵Greyson Chance -- is 22 in the year 2019 and 23 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1997
Singer, Pianist

🏆⛸Karen Chen -- is 20 in the year 2019 and 21 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1999 N.S.
Figure Skater, American

🎭🎮Arden Cho -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1985 N.S.
Actress, Stuntwoman, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Teen Wolf (as Kira Yukimura)
Video Games: Tomb Raider

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🎭Gary Clarke -- is 86 in the year 2019 and 87 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1933
Actor
TV Shows: The Virginian (as Steve Hill), Hondo
Movie Titles: Tombstone, The Paperboy

🏆🏈Ben Coates -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1969 N.S.
NFL Tight End

Samuel Wyatt Cohn -- is 13 in the year 2019 and 14 in the year 2020; b.8/16/2006
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Elizabeth Vargas and Marc's son

🏆🏀James Donaldson -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1957
NBA Player

🏆🏌Scott Dunlap -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1963
Golfer

🎭Suzanne Farrell -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1945
Ballerina
Names/Places: RN:Roberta Sue Ficker

🎵🎸Tim Farriss -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1957
Rock & Roll Guitarist, Australian
Group Names: INXS

🎵🎸Gordon "Snowy" Fleet -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1945 N.S.
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: The Easybeats

🎵Danny Flowers -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1948
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist
Misc: known for writing songs for other musicians

Holden Fletcher Fraser -- is 15 in the year 2019 and 16 in the year 2020; b.8/16/2004
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Afton and Brendan's son

🏆Mingxia Fu -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1978 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese

🎭Lorraine Gary -- is 82 in the year 2019 and 83 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1937
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1987
Movie Titles: 1941, Jaws (series)

🏆🏀Lindsay Gaze -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete, South Australian
Misc: in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach and the FIBA Hall of Fame as a Player
Sports Teams: Melbourne Tigers (coach 1984-2005)

✍⛪📰🎭🎵Kathie Lee Gifford -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1953
Hall of Famer, Dramatist/Playwright, Jewish, Correspondent, Actress, Soap Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Producer, Songwriter, Singer, French
Names/Places: Hebrew-Christian; RLN:Epstein; Paul Johnson's, then Frank's wife
Misc: Carnival Cruise Lines spokesperson
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives, Hee Haw Honeys, Good Morning America (correspondent), Regis & Kathie Lee, Today

🎭Cam Gigandet -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1982
Actor
TV Shows: The O.C. (as Kevin Volchok)
Movie Titles: Red Sky, Twilight, Easy A, Pandorum, Priest, Never Back Down

🎭Anita Gillette -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1936
Actress
TV Shows: Me & the Chimp, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (as Alice), All that Glitters, The Baxters, Quincy M.E. (as Dr. Emily Hanover)
Movie Titles: Shall We Dance?, Moonstruck, She's the One

🏆🏈David Givens -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1980
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Bill Glass -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1935
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player, CFL Figure
Sports Teams: Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL, 1957) Detroit Lions (1958-1961), Cleveland Browns (1962-1968)

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🏆🏈Eddie Goines -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1972
NFL Wide Receiver

🎵Taylor Goldsmith -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1985
Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Dawes

🎭🎮Malcolm Groome -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1949
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: The Spitfire Grill, Gideon's Trumpet
Video Games: SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs

🎭🎮Todd Haberkorn -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1982 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: prolific anime voice actor
TV Shows: Soul Eater (as Death the Kid), D.Gray-man, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (as Ling Yao)
Movie Titles: The Collector
Video Games: Return of the Guitar Lord, Final Fantasy (series), Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Naruto Shippuden (series)

🏆🏈Adrian Hardy -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1970
NFL Defensive

🎵🎸Barry Hay -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1948
Songwriter, Flautist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Singer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Group Names: Golden Earring

🏆⚾Xavier Hernandez -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1965
MLB Pitcher

🎭🎮🎵🎷Kate Higgins -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1969 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, Jazz Musician
Misc: prolific anime voice actress
TV Shows: Tenkai Knights, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Sailor Moon Crystal, Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, Naruto (series as Sakura Haruno), Bleach
Video Games: Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Naruto (series), Lord of Magna (series), Xenoblade (series), Monster High (series)

🏆John Howard -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1947
Sports Figure
Misc: speed record (152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT)

🎭Timothy Hutton -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1960
Movie Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Malubu, ex-Brat Pack; Debra Winger's ex-; Jim's son
TV Shows: Leverage (as Sherriff Nathan Ford), American Crime (as Coach Dan Sullivan)
Movie Titles: The Ghost Writerm Kinsey, Falcon & the Snowman, Ordinary People, Beautiful Girls, The General's Daughter

🎭Laura Innes -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1957
Actress, Director
TV Shows: ER (as Dr. Kerry Weaver)
Movie Titles: Deep Impact

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🏆🏈Willie Jackson -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1971
NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player

🏆⚾Damian Jackson -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1973
MLB Second Baseman

🏆⚾Mike Jorgensen -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1948 N.S.
MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: New York Mets, Montreal Expos

🎨Les Krims -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1943
Photographer

🏆🏁🏊Egerszegi Krisztina -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🎭🎵Donovan Leitch -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1967
Actor, Producer/Director, Singer, English
Names/Places: son of Donovan
Movie Titles: Glory, The Blob, Cutting Class, I Shot Andy Warhol

🎭🎵Ketty Lester -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1934
Actress, Singer
Names/Places: RN:Revoyda Frierson
TV Shows: Little House on the Prarie (as Hester Sue Terhune), Morningstar/Eveningstar
Movie Titles: Blacula, House Party 3

🏆⚾Nick Leyva -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1953
MLB Manager, MLB Coach
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1988-91)

🏆Jon Lindbergh -- is 87 in the year 2019 and 88 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1932
Diver
Names/Places: Charles' second son

🏆🏈Ryan Longwell -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1974
NFL Kicker
Misc: Superbowl XXXI
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

🏆🎾José Luis -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1958
Tennis Player, Argentine

🎭Evanna Lynch -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1991 N.S.
Actress, Irish
TV Shows: Harry Potter (series as Luna)

🎭🎵Madonna -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1958
Hall of Famer, Vegetarian, Movie/Stage Actress, Producer, Dancer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bay City, NJ; RN:Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Penn; Sean Penn's ex-wife
Misc: her "Like A Virgin" was parodied by "Weird Al" into "Like A Surgeon"
Song Titles: Everybody, Burnin' Up, Physical Attraction, Holiday, Borderline, Lucky Star, Burning Up, Like A Virgin, Material Girl, Crazy For You, Angel, Into The Groove, Dress You Up, Gambler, Live To Tell, Papa Don't Preach, True Blue, Open Your Heart, La Isla Bonita, Who's That Girl, Causing A Commotion, Like A Prayer, Erotica, Deeper and Deeper, Ray of Light
Movie Titles: Desparately Seeking Susan, Who's That Girl, Shanghai Surprise, Dick Tracy (as Breathless Mahoney), A League of Their Own, Evita, The Next Best Thing, Arthur and the Invisibles

🏆⚾Martín Maldonado -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1986 N.S.
MLB Catcher, Puerto Rican
Misc: 1x Gold Glove

🎭Marshall Manesh -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1950 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Iranian
TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother (as Ranjit), Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life, Will and Grace
Movie Titles: The Big Lebowski, True Lies, Pirates of the Caribbean, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Grace Anne Matthews -- is 18 in the year 2019 and 19 in the year 2020; b.8/16/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Ashley and Dave's twin daughter

Stella Busina Matthews -- is 18 in the year 2019 and 19 in the year 2020; b.8/16/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Ashley and Dave's twin daughter

🏆⚾Quinton McCracken -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1970
MLB Player

🎭Crystal McKellar -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1976
Environmentalist, TV Actress
Names/Places: Danica's sister
TV Shows: The Wonder Years (as Becky Slater)

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🏆🏈Todd McNair -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1965
NFL Runningback

🎭🎮Andy Milder -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1969
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Legion of Super Heroes, Austin and Ally (as Lester), Weeds (as Dean Hodes)
Movie Titles: Apollo 13, Armageddon, Frost/Nixon, Star Trek (series), Seven Pounds, Frost/Nixon, Transformers
Video Games: Lego Star Wars (series)

🎭Cristin Milioti -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1985
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Fargo, How I Met Your Mother (as Tracy McConnell), The Mindy Project
Movie Titles: The Wolf on Wall Street, Sleepwalk With Me, Year of the Carnivore

🎭Cameron Monaghan -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1993 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Gotham (as Jerome Valeska), Shameless (as Ian Gallagher)
Movie Titles: The Giber, Mercy Street, Vampire Academy

🎵Nelson Bermejo-Plata -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1964
Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Misc: Radio Personality & Commercial Announcer

🎭Julie Newmar -- is 86 in the year 2019 and 87 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1933
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Julia Charlene Newmeyer
Misc: not b. 1930 or 1935
TV Shows: My Living Doll, Batman (as The Catwoman)
Movie Titles: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mackenna's Gold, Ghosts Can't Do It

🎭Caitlin O'Heaney -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1953
Actress
TV Shows: Apple Pie, Tales of the Gold Monkey (as Sarah), The Charmings (as Snow White)
Movie Titles: The Emperor's Club, Late Phases

🏆🏈Christian Okoye -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1961
NFL Runningback
Misc: UPI's AFL offensive player of the year [1989]
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

🏆🏒Ed Olczyk -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1966
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, NHL Center, Hockey Coach, American
Names/Places: RN:Edward Walter "Eddie" Olczyk, Jr.
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins

Wyatt Oliver Olsen -- is 6 in the year 2019 and 7 in the year 2020; b.8/16/2013
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Sarah Wright and Eric Christian Olsen's son

🎭Okieriete Onaodowan -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1987 N.S.
Actor

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🎭Jeff Perry -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1955
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy (as Thatcher Grey), Nash Bridges (as Harvey Leek), Scandal (as Cyrus Beene)
Movie Titles: Wild Things, The Griftersl

🎭Seth Peterson -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1970 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Burn Notice, Providence (as Robbie Hansen)
Movie Titles: Hate Crime, Godzilla (1998), Can't Hardly Wait

🏆🏒Carey Price -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1987 N.S.
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🎭Jonathan Prince -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1958
Actor
Names/Places: Julie Warner's hubby
TV Shows: Mr. Merlin, Alice (as Danny), American Dreams (writer), The Cleaner (writer)
Movie Titles: 18 Again!

🎭Shawn Pyfrom -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1986
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Desperate Housewives (as Andrew Van De Kamp)
Movie Titles: Pay It Forward, The Shaggy Dog, The Darkroom

🏆🏉Nigel Redman -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1964
Rugby Player, English

🏆⚾Rick Reed -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1964
MLB Player

🎵M. C. Remedee -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1967
Music Figure
Group Names: Cookie Crew

🎭Joaquin Reyes -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1974 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Spanish
TV Shows: Museo Coconut, Muchachada Nui, La Hora Chanante
Movie Titles: Ghost Graduation

🎭Jase Robertson -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1969 N.S.
Reality TV Star

🎵Emily Robison -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1972
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN: Emily Burns Erwin
Group Names: Dixie Chicks

🏆⚾Bob "Buck" Rodgers -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1938 N.S.
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Catcher

🎵🎸Maggie Rogers -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1995 N.S.
Folk Singer, Alternative Rock Singer

🎵Gianna Rolandi -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1952
Opera Soprano

🎭Summer Rain Rutler -- is 5 in the year 2019 and 6 in the year 2020; b.8/16/2014
Actress
Names/Places: Christina Aguilera and Matt's daughter

🎭🏆Becky Delos Santos -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1969
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: April 1994

🎭Kevin G. Schmidt -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1988
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Poor Paul
Movie Titles: The Butterfly Effect, Cheaper by the Dozen

🎵Billy Joe Shaver -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1939
Songwriter, Country Singer

🎵Ashton Shepherd -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1986
Country Singer

🏆⚾Terry Shumpert -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1966
MLB Player

🎵Dan Smyers -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1987
Country Singer
Group Names: Dan + Shay

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🎵🎸Joey Spampinato -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1948 N.S.
Multi-instrumentalist, Rockabilly Singer
Group Names: NRBQ

🎵Pervis Spann -- is 87 in the year 2019 and 88 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1932
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: an American broadcaster and music promoter, who has been influential in the development of blues music in Chicago.

🎵🎸William "Sputnik" Spooner -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1949 N.S.
Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Misc: Sharon Porter pointed out he was b. 8/16/49, other sources list April or May 16 or born 1939 or 1941
Group Names: The Tubes

🎭John Standing -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1934
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
Misc: a seventh-generation actor
TV Shows: Lime Street
Movie Titles: V for Vendetta, The Elephant Man, 8 1/2 Women, The Man Who Knew Too Little

🎭🏆George Stults -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1975
Actor, Model
TV Shows: 7th Heaven (as Kevin Kinkirk)
Movie Titles: Hydra, Necrosis, Night Skies

🏆🏈Eric Swann -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1970
NFL Defensive, NFL Linebacker

🎵James "J.T." Taylor -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1953
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: added the "J.T." initials so as not to be confused with mellow man James Taylor
Group Names: Kool and the Gang

🎭🏆🎾Tony Trabert -- is 89 in the year 2019 and 90 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1930
Hall of Famer, TV Host, Tennis Player, Tennis Coach
Names/Places: RN:Marion Anthony Trabert
Misc: U.S. Open 1953, 1955; 1955 Wimbledon

Emily Grace Trebek -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1993
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Jean and Alex's girl

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🏆🎾Lesley Turner Bowrey -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1942
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian

🏆🏈Matt Vanderbeek -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1967
NFL Player

🎭Reginald VelJohnson -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1952
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Carl Winslow), Hart of Dixie (as Dash Dewitt), Hitting the Breaks (as Chauncey Van Delaware)
Movie Titles: Ghostbusters, Die Hard (series)

✍🎭Taika Waititi -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1975 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker, Director, New Zealand

⛪🎭Lesley Ann Warren -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1946
Jewish, TV/Movie Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Mission: Impossible (as Dana Lambert), 79 Park Avenue, Pearl
Movie Titles: Secretary, The Limey, Jobs, 110 in the Shade, Portrait of a Stripper, Victor/Victoria

🏆🏈Zach Wiegert -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1972
NFL Guard, NFL Tackle, College Football Player

🏆🏈Kevin Williams -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1980
NFL Tackle

🎭Rumer Glenn Willis -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1988
Actress
Names/Places: Demi Moore & Bruce Willis' daughter
TV Shows: 90210 (as Gia Mannetti)
Movie Titles: The Whole Nine Yards, Hostage, Striptease, The House Bunny, Wild Cherry

🎵Vendela Astrid Paterson Young -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1962
Songwriter, Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: Neil Young's Half Sister; performs as Astrid Young

🎭Parker Young -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1988
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Enlisted (as Private Randy Hill), Suburgatory (as Ryan Shay)
Movie Titles: 4th Man Out, Animal

🎵Young Thug -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1991 N.S.
Rapper

🎵🎸Scott "Rock Action" Asheton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1949 d.3/15/2014 (64)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Stooges

🎵🎸Kevin Ayers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1944 d.2/18/2013 N.S. (68)
Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Group Names: Soft Machine, soloist

Menachem Begin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1913 d.3/9/1992 (78)
Prime Minister, Polish
Misc: Israeli P.M. (1977-80, 81-83, Nobel 1979)

🏆🏒Bob Blake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1914 N.S. d.11/26/2008 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player
Misc: played mostly in the smaller leagues
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (1935-36)

🎭Gloria Blondell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1910 d.3/25/1986 (75)
TV Actress
Names/Places: Joan's sister
Misc: some say b. 1915
TV Shows: Life of Riley (as Honeybee Gillis)

🎵Sean Bonniwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1940 d.12/20/2011 (71)
Songwriter, Singer
Group Names: Music Machine (as lead)

Charles Bukowski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1920 N.S. d.3/9/1994 N.S. (73)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Poet, Screen/Scriptwriter, German

🎨Agostino Carracci -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1557 d.3/22/1602 (44)
Artist, Italian
Misc: Printmaker

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🎭🎮Christine Cavanaugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1963 d.12/22/2014 (51)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Sonic the Hedgehog, The Critic, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald (as Birdie in video shorts), Recess, Darkwing Duck, Rugrats, Dexter's Laboratory
Movie Titles: Babe (as the voice of the pig)
Video Games: Rugrats (series)

Arthur Cayley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1821 d.1/26/1895 (73)
Mathematician, British

🎭Mae Clarke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1910 N.S. d.4/29/1992 N.S. (81)
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; RN:Mary Klotz
Misc: most noted for playing Frankenstein's bride, chased by Boris Karloff in Frankenstein
Movie Titles: Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge; Frankenstein

✍🎭Robert Culp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1930 d.3/24/2010 (79)
Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in Berkeley, CA
TV Shows: I Spy (as Kelly Robinson), Greatest American Hero (as Bill Maxwell)
Movie Titles: Trackdown

Francis Darwin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1848 d.2/19/1925 (76)
Botanist, English
Misc: the son of a British naturalist and scientist Charles Darwin

🎵🎷Bill Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1929 d.9/15/1980 (51)
Composer, Jazz Pianist
Misc: An innovative pianist
Group Names: Miles Davis

🎨Hal Foster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1892 d.7/25/1982 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Canadian
Misc: Tarzan, Prince Valiant, known for its fine drawing and historical detail.

🎵Ernie Freeman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1922 d.5/16/1981 (58)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Pianist
Misc: musical director for Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Connie Francis

🎵Barbara George -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1942 d.8/10/2006 (63)
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer

⚛📰Hugo Gernsback -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1884 d.8/19/1967 (83)
Inventor, Publisher
Misc: Radio & electronic devices; responsible for Science Fiction becoming an independent literary form

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🏆🏈Frank Gifford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1930 N.S. d.8/9/2015 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer, NFL Quarterback, NFL Runningback
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, CA; Kathie Lee's husband
Misc: Monday Night Football 1971-97; 78 TDs, 5434 yds passing; 4-time All-Pro (1955-57,59); NFL MVP in 1956; led NY Giants to 3 NFL title games; TV sportscaster since 1958, beginning career while still a player.
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1952-1960, 1962-1964)

⛪🎵🏆Eydie Gorme -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1928 d.8/10/2013 (84)
Jewish, Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Bronx; Steve Lawrence's wife; RN:Edith Gormezano
TV Shows: Tonight Show (regular in the 1950s)

🎵Johnny "Ace" Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1927 N.S. d.4/26/2000 N.S. (72)
Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: some souces say d. Apr 25
Group Names: The Ink Spots

🎵Al Hibbler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1915 d.4/24/2001 (85)
Singer, Baritone
Group Names: Duke Ellington's band

Roman Hruska -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1904 d.4/25/1999 (94)
Senator
Misc: "mediocrity" (he meant the judges and lawyers) deserved representation on the U.S. Supreme Court that undoubtedly was his best remembered quote
Song Titles: Dead Puppies (was referenced in the song by Ogden Edsl)

🎭Richard Hunt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1951 d.1/7/1992 (40)
Puppeteer
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Scooter, grumpy Statler, Janice, other muppets)

🏆🏀William C. "Skinny" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1911 N.S. d.2/5/1980 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Kansas (College, 1930-1933)

🏆🏀George King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1928 d.10/5/2006 (78)
NBA Player

🎭Walter Kinsella -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1900 d.5/11/1975 (74)
Actor
TV Shows: Martin Kane (as Happy McMann)

Frederic Stanley Kipping -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1863 d.5/1/1949 (85)
Chemist, British
Misc: pioneered in the chemistry of silicones, organic derivatives of silicon.

🎵Eddie Kirkland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1928 d.2/27/2011 (82)
Songwriter, Singer, Harmonicaist, Blues Guitarist

Jules Laforgue -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1860 d.8/20/1887 (27)
Writer, French
Misc: a master of lyrical irony and one of the inventors of vers libre ("free verse").

Mirabeau Lamar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1798 d.12/19/1859 (61)
Head of State
Misc: Second president of the Republic of Texas.

🎵Robert Lester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1942 N.S. d.1/21/2010 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Names/Places: NN:Squirrel
Group Names: Chi-Lites

Gabriel Lippmann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1845 N.S. d.7/13/1921 N.S. (55)
Inventor, Physicist, French
Misc: inventor of color photography Color photography

🎭Lucien Littlefield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1895 d.6/4/1960 (64)
Actor
TV Shows: Blondie (as Mr. Beasley, 1957)

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🎵🎸Gary Loizzo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1945 d.1/16/2016 N.S. (70)
Music Producer, Musical Engineer, Rock Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: MN: Alexander
Group Names: American Breed

📰Bernard MacFadden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1868 d.10/12/1955 (87)
Publisher
Misc: Physical Culture Magazine, True Story Magazine, True Romances, True Detective Mysteries Magazine

Leslie Manigat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1930 d.6/27/2014 (83)
Head of State, Haitian

🎨Edward McCartan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1879 N.S. d.9/20/1947 N.S. (68)
Sculptor, American

💰George Meany -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1894 d.1/10/1980 (85)
Leader
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: the first president of the AFL-CIO

🎨Otto Messner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1892 d.10/28/1983 (91)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Felix the Cat

🏆🥊Hoyt Richard "Dick" Murdoch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1946 N.S. d.6/15/1996 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🎨Myron "Grim" Natwick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1890 N.S. d.10/7/1990 N.S. (100)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Betty Boop creator

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🎭Lois Nettleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1927 d.1/18/2008 (80)
Actress
TV Shows: All that Glitters, Centennial, General Hospital

Christopher Okigbo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1930 d.8/??/1967 (36)
Poet, African
Misc: I can't find exact date of death. Month and year is all I can find.

🎭🎵Fess Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1924 d.3/18/2010 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Fort Worth, TX
Misc: some say b. '25, '26, or '27
TV Shows: Davy Crockett (star and singer), Daniel Boone (star and singer), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (as Senator Eugene Smith)
Movie Titles: Old Yeller

🏆🏈Woody Peoples -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1943 d.10/12/2010 (67)
NFL Player
Misc: Super Bowl XV
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles

🎵🎷Carl Perkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1928 d.3/17/1958 (29)
Pianist, Jazz Performer
Misc: not to be confused with the country star of the same name

🎭Robert Ringling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1897 d.1/3/1950 (52)
Entertainment Figure
Misc: circus master

📰Ernst Friedrich Schumacher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1911 d.9/4/1977 (66)
Economist, British
Misc: developed the influential concepts of "intermediate technology" and "small is beautiful."

🎭🎮Carole Shelley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1939 N.S. d.8/31/2018 N.S. (79)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, English
Movie Titles: Hercules, Robin Hood (1973)
Video Games: Hercules, Disney's Hades Challenge

🏆⚾🏈🏀Amos Alonzo Stagg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1862 d.3/17/1965 (102)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Grand Old Man of Football; 57-yr coach; coached Univ. of Chicago ftbl team 41 yrs incl 5 undefeated seasons; introduced the huddle, tackling dummy, man-in-motion, and end-around play; in the College Football and Basketball Halls of Fame.
Sports Teams: Yale (1885-1889), University of Chicago (as player, 1892, as football coach, 1892-1932), Pacific (football coach, CA, 1933-1946), Susquehanna (associate football HC, 1947-1952), Chicago (basketball coach, 1920-1921, Chicago (baseball coach, 1893-1905, 1907-1913)

Wendell M. Stanley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1904 d.6/15/1971 (66)
Biochemist, Spanish
Misc: the first to purify and crystalize a virus (Nobel 1946) thus demonstrating their molecular structure

🎭Glenn Strange -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1899 d.9/20/1973 (74)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: mostly in western films usually as a villian
TV Shows: Gunsmoke (as Sam the bartender)
Movie Titles: Frankenstein

📰Neil Strawser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1927 d.12/31/2005 (78)
Newscaster, Journalist

🏆🥊Fritz Von Erich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1929 N.S. d.9/10/1997 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Jack Barton Adkisson
Misc: Wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich family.

🎭Betsy Von Furstenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1931 d.4/21/2015 (83)
Actress, German
Names/Places: RN:Elizabeth Caroline Maria Agatha Felicitas Therese von Furstenberg-Hedringen

🎵🎷Mal Waldron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1925 d.12/2/2002 (77)
Composer, Soprano-sax, Jazz Pianist

🏆🏌Colleen Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1956 d.12/11/2012 (56)
Golfer

Norman Wexler III -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1926 d.8/23/1999 (73)
Screen/Scriptwriter
Movie Titles: Saturday Night Fever, Serpico, Stayin' Alive

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🏆⚾Gene Woodlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1922 d.6/2/2001 (78)
MLB Player

Wilhelm Wundt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1832 d.8/31/1920 (88)
Scientist, Psychologist, German
Misc: father of scientific psychology

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

🎭Acquanetta -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1921 d.8/16/2004 (83)
Actress
Names/Places: FN:Burnu
Movie Titles: Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

Idi Amin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1926 d.8/16/2003 (77)
Head of State, Uganda
Names/Places: LN:Dada
Misc: Uganda president; the most amazing man that you ever seen; he's the general, the president, the king of the sea!

📰Edward Anthony -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1895 d.8/16/1971 (76)
Publisher
Book Titles: Bring 'Em Back Alive, Wild Cargo

🏆⚾Earl Howard Averill -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1902 d.8/16/1983 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Misc: some say b. 1903 or 1915; Cleveland Indians all-time home run champ
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1929-1939), Detroit Tigers (1939-1940), Boston Braves (1941)

🎭🎵Elsie Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1883 d.8/16/1971 (88)
Actress, Singer

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Jacob D. Beam -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1908 d.8/16/1993 (85)
Ambassador, Diplomat

✍🎭Russ Bender -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1910 d.8/16/1969 (59)
Writer, Actor
Movie Titles: Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster

Jakob Bernoulli -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/27/1654 O.S. or 1/6/1655 N.S. d.8/16/1705 (50)
Scientist, Mathematician, India, Swiss
Names/Places: aka James or Jacques Bernoulli
Misc: probability and calculus

🎭Amanda Blake -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1929 d.8/16/1989 (60)
TV Actress
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo; RN:Beverly Louise Neill
Misc: some say b. 1921, '27, '29, or '31
TV Shows: Gunsmoke (as Kitty Russell)

🎭Veda Ann Borg -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1915 d.8/16/1973 (58)
Actress
TV Shows: The Abbott and Costello Show

🎖⚖David Brearly -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1745 d.8/16/1790 (45)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Judge/Jurist

🏆🎳Ed Brosius -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1920 d.8/16/1981 (61)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

Robert Bunsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1811 d.8/16/1899 (88)
Chemist, Inventor, German
Names/Places: RN:Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen
Misc: Spectroscope and Bunsen Burner developer

🎵🎸Alan "Tea" Caddy -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1940 d.8/16/2000 (60)
Violinist, Rock & Roll Guitarist, British
Group Names: Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, The Tornadoes

🏆⚾Raymond Johnson Chapman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1891 d.8/16/1920 (29)
MLB Shortstop
Misc: only major league fatality
Sports Teams: Cleveland Naps/Indians (1911-1920)

🎵Vassar Clements -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1928 d.8/16/2005 (77)
Country Performer

🎭Jeff Corey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1914 d.8/16/2002 (88)
TV/Movie Actor, Director
TV Shows: Hell Town (as Lawyer Sam), Morningstar/Eveningstar

🎵Bobby DeBarge -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1956 d.8/16/1995 (39)
Singer
Names/Places: aka Robert or Robby

John George Diefenbaker -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1895 d.8/16/1979 (83)
Prime Minister, Statesman, Attorney/Lawyer, Canadian
Misc: P.M. 1957-63

🎵Roger Donley -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1922 d.8/16/1995 (72)
Tubist
Group Names: Spike Jones & The City Slickers

🎭John Doucette -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1921 d.8/16/1994 (73)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Lock Up, The Partners

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🎵Ronnie Drew -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1935 d.8/16/2008 (72)
Singer
Group Names: The Dubliners (founder)

🏆🏒Yanick Dupré -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1972 d.8/16/1997 N.S. (24)
NHL Left Wing, Canadian

🎨Ralph Earle -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1751 d.8/16/1801 (50)
Painter

🎵Melvin Endsley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1934 d.8/16/2004 (70)
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer

🎭Benny Fields -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1894 d.8/16/1959 (65)
Actor, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: Blossom Seeley's hubby

✍🎭Peter Fonda -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1940 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (79)
Author, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Henry's son, Jane's brother, Bridget's dad
Misc: some say b. in 1939
Movie Titles: Easy Rider, 3:10 to Yuma, Ghost Rider, Escape from L.A.

⛪🎵Aretha Franklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1942 N.S. d.8/16/2018 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Composer, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, Tennessee; NN: The All Time Queen of Soul Music; Glynn Turman's wife
Song Titles: Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Think, A Rose is Still a Rose, Rock Steady, Something He Can Feel, Jump To It, Freeway of Love, Who's Zoomin' Who, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me, with George Michael), Jumpin' Jack Flash
Album Titles: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, "Young, Gifted and Black", Amazing Grace
TV Shows: A Diff'rent World (theme singer)
Movie Titles: The Blues Brothers

🎭Tom Fuccello -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1936 d.8/16/1993 (56)
Soap Actor, TV/Stage Actor
Misc: b. 1943?
TV Shows: Dallas (as Dave Culver)

Charles Garry -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1909 d.8/16/1991 (82)
Attorney/Lawyer

🏆🏀Alexander Gomelsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1928 N.S. d.8/16/2005 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Russian

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✍🎭Stewart Granger -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1913 d.8/16/1993 (80)
Author, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London; Jean Simmons hubby; RN:James Lablache Stewart Grange

🎭Nancy Guild -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1925 d.8/16/1999 (73)
Actress

🎖William Frederick "Bull" Halsey Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/30/1882 N.S. d.8/16/1959 N.S. (76)
Naval Officer
Misc: 5 star admiral WW2 commanded U.S. 3rd Fleet on Pacific
Song Titles: Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (referenced and honored in this song by Paul and Linda McCartney)

🏆🏈James Francis "Jim" Hardy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1923 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (96)
NFL Quarterback

⚖💰🏆⚽João Havelange -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1916 d.8/16/2016 N.S. (100)
Lawyer, Businessperson, Soccer Player, Brazilian
Misc: president of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 1974-1988; also a member of International Olympic Committee.

🎖Nicholas Herkimer -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1728 d.8/16/1777 (48)
Revolutionary, General

📰Oveta Culp Hobby -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1905 d.8/16/1995 (90)
Publisher
Misc: first Secretary of H.E.W., led the Women's Army Corp (WAAC) during WW II; Army WACS dir.; Newspapers

🎵Robert Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1911 N.S. d.8/16/1938 N.S. (27)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: NN:Father of Folk Blues

💰Matthias Klotz -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1653 d.8/16/1743 (90)
Manufacturer
Misc: of violins; Bavarian; June 11 was date of baptism, not birth. Some say b. 1656

🏆🏁🏃Vladimir Kuts -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1927 d.8/16/1975 (48)
Runner, Soviet
Misc: held the world record in the 5,000-metre race (1954-55, 1957-65), the 10,000-metre race (1956-60), and the three-mile race (1954).

🎵Wanda Landowska -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1879 d.8/16/1959 (80)
Musician, French, Polish
Misc: Harpsichord revivalist in the 20th century.

🎭Phil Leeds -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1916 d.8/16/1998 (82)
Actor, Comedian

Joseph Norman Lockyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1836 d.8/16/1920 (84)
Astronomer, British
Misc: discovered Helium in the sun/founded Nature magazine

🎭Bela Lugosi -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1882 d.8/16/1956 (73)
Movie/Stage Actor, Hungarian
Names/Places: RN:Bela Ferenc Blasko
Misc: played Dracula; The Wolf Man, son of Frankenstein; some say 1884 or Oct 29 or d. Sep 16

🏆⚾Jerry Lumpe -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1933 d.8/16/2014 (81)
MLB Player
Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals, Detriot Tigers

🏆Mario Majoni -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1910 N.S. d.8/16/1985 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian

✍⚖Andrew Marvell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1621 J-LD d.8/16/1678 J-LD (57)
Poet, Satirist, Politician, English

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🎭🎵Joseph Priestly McCarthy -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1933 d.8/16/1995 (62)
Radio Talk Show Host, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: king of Detroit's morning drive-time radio for more than 30 years

🏆🏈Mike (NFL) McGee -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1938 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard, College Football Coach
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame

📰🎭John "WRONG!" McLaughlin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1927 N.S. d.8/16/2016 N.S. (89)
Commentator, Editor, Columnist, TV Host, TV Producer
Names/Places: MN:Joseph
TV Shows: McLaughlin Group, One on One

🎭Joe Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1684 d.8/16/1738
Comedian, English
Misc: joke teller

Margaret Mitchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1900 d.8/16/1949 (48)
Novelist
Book Titles: Gone With the Wind

📰💰🏆Jim Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1919 d.8/16/1998 (78)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Businessperson, Sports Writer
Misc: Sports Illustrated founder; sports columnist for LA Times since 1961; 14-time Sportswriter of the Year; won Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1990.

🏆🥊Patrick John "Pat" O'Connor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1924 N.S. d.8/16/1990 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, New Zealand

John Pemberton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1831 d.8/16/1888 (57)
Inventor
Misc: Pharmacist; invented Coca Cola

Herbert Philbrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1915 d.8/16/1993 (78)
Author, Spy
Misc: U.S. counterintelligence agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who spied on the Communist Party of the United States during the 1940s.
Book Titles: I Led Three Lives

🏆🏈Peter Pihos -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1923 N.S. d.8/16/2011 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 2x NFL Champon, Hall of Fame inductees in College Football, Pro Football, and Eagles
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1947-1955)

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🎭🎵🎸Elvis Presley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1935 N.S. d.8/16/1977 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Names/Places: b. in Tupelo, MS; MN:Aron; changed to Aaron; NN:The King of Rock and Roll; Priscilla's ex-husband
Misc: The first real star of rock and roll; too many notable hits to list here!; d. at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee; Billboard ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record for the rock era that stands until 1992. Hall of Famer in America's Pop, Country Music, and Rock and Roll
Song Titles: Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don't, Hard Headed Woman, Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Surrender, Good Luck Charm, Return to Sender, Suspicious Minds, Way Down, A Little Less Conversation
Album Titles: Elvis Presley, Elvis, Loving You, Elvis is Back!, Something for Everybody, Pot Luck, Aloah from Hawaii via Satellite
Movie Titles: Jailhouse Rock, G.I. blues, Blue Hawaii, Fun in Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas

🎭Anna Quayle -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1932 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (86)
Stage Actress, English
Movie Titles: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Hard Day's Night, Casino Royale, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

🎵🎷Max Roach -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1924 d.8/16/2007 (83)
Composer, Drummer, Bandleader, Jazz Performer

🎭🏆⚾Babe Ruth -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1895 d.8/16/1948 (53)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Right Fielder, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore, MD; 2873 hits; No. 3; The Bambino Sultan of Swat; RFN:George Herman, d. in New York
Misc: AL League Award Winner 1923; hit 60 HR's '27; 714 home runs; led AL 11x's; although his home run record was broken, the "Babe" is still considered by many to be the greatest to ever play the game; His lifetime Batting Average was .342 and he still holds pitching records for the World Series, 2,211 RBIs
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1914-1919), New York Yankees (1920-1934), Boston Braves (1935)

🎭Jon Shepodd -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1927 N.S. or 12/19/1925 N.S. d.8/16/2017 N.S. (0)
Actor
Misc: major sources don't agree on birth year
TV Shows: Lassie (as Paul Martin)

Floyd Spence -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1928 d.8/16/2001 (73)
Congressperson

✍🎖⚖Charles Thomson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1729 d.8/16/1824 (94)
Writer, Revolutionary, Politician, Irish
Misc: first official record keeper

🏆⚾Bobby Thomson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1923 d.8/16/2010 (86)
MLB Outfielder, Scotish
Misc: career .270 hitter who won the 1951 NL pennant for the NY Giants with a 1-out, 3-run HR in the bottom of the 9th inning of Game 3 of a best-of-3 playoff with Brooklyn; the pitcher was Ralph Branca, the count was 0-1 and the Dodgers were ahead 4-2; the Giants had trailed Brooklyn by 13 games on Aug. 11th.
Sports Teams: New York Giants

🎨Richard Upjohn -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1802 N.S. d.8/16/1878 N.S. (76)
Architect, British
Misc: Trinity church

🏆🏀Nick Vanos -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1963 d.8/16/1987 (24)
NBA Player

Selman Waksman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1888 d.8/16/1973 (85)
Scientist, Microbiologist, Physician, Russian

✍📰Charles Wesley -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1891 d.8/16/1987 (95)
Author, Writer, Historian, Educator

Dorothy West -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1907 d.8/16/1998 (91)
Author
Misc: was one of the last living figures of the Harlem Renaissance literary movement
Book Titles: The Wedding

🎨✍🎭Richard (Animator) Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1933 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (86)
Animator, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Director, British, Canadian
Misc: was a film title sequence designer and animator
Movie Titles: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (animation director)

🎭William Windom -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1923 d.8/16/2012 (88)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: The Farmer's Daughter (as Congressman Glen Morley), My World & Welcome to It (as John Monroe), The Girl with Something Extra (as Stuart Kline), Murder She Wrote (as Dr. Seth Hazlitt), Once an Eagle, Blind Ambition
Movie Titles: Escape, The Homecoming, Desperate Lives

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The Holiday Almanacs August 16, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Sun Aug the 16 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 229 of the year
Serialnumber = 44047
Julian date = 2459066 O.S.= 8 - 3 - 2020

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Holidays

Elvis International Tribute Week Begins
International Heroes Week (Day 2)
[USA] 60s Music Appreciation Weekend (Woodstock 8-15-17-1969) (prop by D.T.)
[Cyprus] Independence Day (1960)
[Dominican Republic] Restoration Day (1963)
[Liechtenstein] Prince Franz-Josef II Day
[USA] Bennington Battle Day (1777). American forces win this battle
[USA] Memorial to Elvis Presley (1977)
[Vermont] Bennington Battle Day (1777)
Elvis Presley Commemoration Day (d. 1977)
Klondike Gold Discovery Day
Material Girls Day (Madonna b. 1958)
True Love Forever Day
Weird Contest Week Ends

Reminders

Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Flowers: gladiolus and poppy
Gems: sardonyx and peridot
Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon and Barley Moon?
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Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus (thru 8-20)
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