Famous People Born On August 16th

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Astrologically, individuals born on August 16 are under the predominant influence of the Sun. However, the actual date is ruled over by the planet Neptune. As such, both Sun and Neptune cast a powerful influence on the personality traits and characteristic of August 16th natives. These people are blessed with a kind and generous demeanor and disciplined conduct. They are empathic towards others, have a perceptive approach and stand for the right. Due to this, these people are able to see beyond the obvious and have a futuristic eye. However, not all is favourable for these individuals as they have an egotistical side to them and can get stubborn and opinionated. However, if they learn to channelize their energy, they can be highly successful, personally, socially and professionally.

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 1 
Steve Carell
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role of 'Michael Scott' in the NBC Sitcom 'The Office')
Steve Carell
28
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States

Recognized as "America's Funniest Man" by Life magazine, Steve Carell is an actor, comedian, and writer. He has starred in several hit comedy films and has received numerous awards, including a Golden Globe. Also popular as a comedic TV actor, he has ventured into production and direction as well. Besides comedy, he also plays dramatic roles.

 2 
Madonna
(The 'Queen of Pop' - The Best-Selling Female Music Artist of All Time)
Madonna
107
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States

Often called the Queen of Pop, Madonna is considered one of the most popular and influential personalities in popular culture. Having sold more than 300 million records, she is the best-selling female musician of all time. Often featured in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time, Madonna serves as an inspiration to many musicians, singers, and songwriters.

 3 
Angela Bassett
(Known for Her Portrayal of Singer Tina Turner in the Biopic 'What's Love Got to Do with It')
Angela Bassett
26
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Best known for playing real-life black women in biopics, Angela Bassett does not mind being typecast as someone who often plays biographical roles. She has portrayed prominent personalities like Tina Turner, Betty Shabazz, Katherine Jackson, and Coretta Scott King. Also a director, producer, and activist, Angela Bassett works toward bettering the lives of African-Americans.

 4 
Taika Waititi
(Filmmaker Best Known for His Films: 'Boy', 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' and 'What We Do in the Shadows')
Taika Waititi
39
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Raukokore, Waihau Bay, New Zealand

Taika Waititi is an actor, filmmaker, and comedian. One of the most popular New Zealand film personalities of all time, Waititi is renowned for directing films like Thor: Ragnarok and Boy. He has won prestigious awards including a BAFTA Award, an Academy Award, and a Grammy Award. In 2022, Waititi was included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.

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Young Thug
(Rapper)
Young Thug
52
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Young Thug, is considered to be one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Famous for his eccentric vocal style, he has inspired many others in the music industry. His debut studio album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and earned him international fame.

 6 
James Cameron
(Canadian Filmmaker Best Known for His Films: 'The Terminator', 'Titanic' and 'Avatar')
James Cameron
22
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada

Canadian film director, producer, and screenwriter James Cameron is best known for making science fiction and epic films. He is the co-founder of the production companies Lightstorm Entertainment and Digital Domain. Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. He is also an environmentalist.

 7 
Cameron Monaghan
39
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

Cameron Monaghan is an American actor whose transition from a child star to an adult actor was made successful by a TV series titled Shameless in which he played a gay bipolar teenager named Ian Gallagher. His performance in Shameless gained him international recognition and critical appreciation, after which he earned several important film and TV roles.

 8 
Evanna Lynch
(Best Known for Her Role of 'Luna Lovegood' in the 'Harry Potter' Film Series)
Evanna Lynch
23
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Termonfeckin, Ireland
Evanna Lynch is best known as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movie franchise, Harry Potter-themed video games, and the musical A Very Potter Senior Year. An avid animal rights activist, she has launched a vegan-themed podcast titled The ChickPeeps and a cruelty-free make-up box named Kinder Beauty Box.
 9 
Cristin Milioti
12
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Actress and singer, Cristin Milioti became a well-known screen artist by appearing in television shows How I Met Your Mother and Fargo as well as films The Wolf of Wall Street and Palm Springs. The Tony award nominated actress has also made quite a big name for herself on stage with her Broadway performances in Once, That Face and Stunning.
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T. E. Lawrence
(Archaeologist & Army Officer Known for His Legendary War Activities in the Middle East During World War I)
T. E. Lawrence
9
Birth Year: 1888
Birthplace: Tremadog, Carnarvonshire, Wales
Died: May 19, 1935
T. E. Lawrence was a British army officer who participated in the Arab Revolt, against the Ottoman regime, during World War I. Nicknamed Lawrence of Arabia, he inspired a movie of the same name. His treatise of his war experiences was published as Seven Pillars of Wisdom, his best-known work.
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Kathie Lee Gifford
(TV Host Known for Her Talk Show 'Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee')
Kathie Lee Gifford
14
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Paris, France

Kathie Lee Gifford achieved celebrity status by working as a television presenter. She then became a singer-songwriter and author, cementing her place in the entertainment industry. Also known for her charity work, Kathie serves as an ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization working towards preventing child abuse.

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Charles Bukowski
(Poet and Author Known for His Work “Mockingbird Wish Me Luck,” and “Love Is a Dog from Hell”)
Charles Bukowski
9
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Andernach, Germany
Died: March 9, 1994

German-American poet and short story writer ,Charles Bukowski, addressed the ordinary lives of poor Americans in most of his works. Since his death, he has been the subject of many critical books and articles. His stories have inspired several films like Tales of Ordinary Madness, Crazy Love, and Factotum.

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Lesley Ann Warren
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Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Lesley Ann Warren is best known for her Golden Globe-winning performance in the miniseries Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue and her Academy Award-nominated role in Victor/Victoria. Fans also remember her as Cinderella from a 1965 TV version of the tale and as Dana Lambert from the series Mission: Impossible
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Timothy Hutton
5
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
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Julie Newmar
(Actress and Dancer Best Known for Her Role as ‘Katrin Sveg’ in the Film ‘The Marriage-Go-Round’)
Julie Newmar
7
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Julie Newmar is an American actress, singer, and dancer. A versatile actress, Newmar received a Tony Award for her portrayal of Katrin Sveg in the Broadway production of The Marriage-Go-Round. An avid supporter of LGBT rights, Newmar was honored by the, Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing organization with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

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Frank Gifford
(American Football Player)
Frank Gifford
4
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: August 9, 2015
American football player Frank Gifford is remembered for his 12-year stint with the NFL team New York Giants. The NFL MVP-winning footballer was named to eight Pro Bowls. Following his retirement, he gained fame as a sportscaster on shows such as ABC's Monday Night Football and also won two Emmys.
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Carey Price
(Ice Hockey Player)
Carey Price
7
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

Carey Price is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. Currently an important member of the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL, Price is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalies in Montreal Canadiens history. Also regarded as one of the world's best goaltenders, Carey Price helped the Canadian national ice hockey team win a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Robert Culp
(Known for His Role as 'Kelly Robinson' in TV series 'I Spy')
Robert Culp
5
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: March 24, 2010
Robert Culp is best remembered as Kelly Robinson from the series I Spy and as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman from Trackdown. Fans also loved him as Bill Maxwell in The Greatest American Hero and as Warren Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond. He had also appeared in films and written scripts.
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Vanessa Carlton
(Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Famous for Her Debut Single, 'A Thousand Miles')
Vanessa Carlton
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Milford, Pennsylvania, United States
Vanessa Carlton is known for her Billboard-charting debut single, A Thousand Miles, and her platinum-certified debut album, Be Not Nobody. Her album Rabbits on the Run was inspired by A Brief History of Time. The three-time Grammy nominee is also openly bisexual and married to Deer Tick member John McCauley.
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Cam Gigandet
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Tacoma
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Reginald VelJohnson
(Actor Best Known for his Police Officer Roles in Sitcom 'Family Matters' and Movies 'Die Hard' and 'Die Hard 2')
Reginald VelJohnson
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Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

Reginald VelJohnson gained fame for portraying policemen such as Carl Winslow in Family Matters and Sgt. Al Powell in the Die Hard franchise. Fans also loved him as Dash DeWitt in the series Hart of Dixie. In 2017, he had to “tweet” to dispel rumors of his death.

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Arvind Kejriwal
(Chief Minister of Delhi (2013-14, Since 2015))
Arvind Kejriwal
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Siwani, Haryana, India
Indian politician Arvind Kejriwal is the incumbent chief minister of Delhi and the founder of the Aam Aadmi Party. The Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning leader is an IIT-KGP alumnus and was initially a joint commissioner of income tax with the IRS. His book Swaraj highlights burning issues such as corruption.
Bill Evans
2
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 15, 1980

Bill Evans was an American composer and jazz pianist. Many of his compositions and other works continue to influence jazz pianists and are played and recorded by several artists. His work has influenced players like Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Steve Kuhn, and Michel Petrucciani among many other musicians. Evans is an inductee of the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.

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Fess Parker
2
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Died: March 18, 2010
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Moussa Sissoko
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as Midfielder)
Moussa Sissoko
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Le Blanc-Mesnil, France

Moussa Sissoko is a French professional footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Watford and the France national team. He is known for his ability to play as a box-to-box midfielder in the center of the pitch. He initially played for local clubs and made his professional debut in the 2007–08 season.  

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Tana Ramsay
(Wife of Gordon Ramsay)
Tana Ramsay
1
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Croydon

Tana Ramsay is an English author famous for writing many cookbooks. The wife of popular chef Gordon Ramsay, Tana has appeared on several cooking shows, including the American version of MasterChef. A multi-talented personality, Tana Ramsay has also competed in a British reality television series called Dancing on Ice, where she was eliminated in the fourth week.

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Saskia Reeves
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films ‘Close My Eyes’ and ‘I.D.’)
Saskia Reeves
7
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Saskia Reeves is an English actress known for playing important roles in films like Close My Eyes and I.D. She has also contributed to the success of TV movies, such as The Perfect Match and A Christmas Carol. Over the years, Saskia Reeves has also contributed as a voice artist, lending her voice for book readings, narration, and commercials.

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Yu Darvish
(Baseball Pitcher)
Yu Darvish
4
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan

Born to a Japanese father and an Iranian mother, Sefat Farid Yu Darvish, better known as Yu Darvish, started playing baseball in second grade. Known for his baseball skills and his 6’5” frame, he is a 4-time All-Star and has played for teams such as the Chicago Cubs and the LA Dodgers.

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Eydie Gormé
(Singer)
Eydie Gormé
4
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 10, 2013
 30 
Wilhelm Wundt
(Philosopher)
Wilhelm Wundt
1
Birth Year: 1832
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: August 31, 1920

Wilhelm Wundt was a German physiologist, professor, and philosopher. He is often counted among the founders of modern psychology and is widely considered the father of experimental psychology. He is also credited with founding the first laboratory for psychological research, which he founded at the University of Leipzig in 1879.

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Antoine Winfield Jr.
(American Football player)
Antoine Winfield Jr.
1
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
 32 
Caeleb Dressel
9
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States

Caeleb Dressel is an American swimmer. A seven-time Olympic gold medalist, Dressel became the fifth American to win five or more gold medals in a single Olympic event since 1970 when he won five gold medals at the 2020 Summer Olympics. He also holds world records in the 50 meter freestyle, 100 meter butterfly, and 100 meter individual medley.

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Okieriete Onaodowan
1
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: West Orange, New Jersey, United States
 34 
Arden Cho
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Kira Yukimura’ in the TV Series ‘Teen Wolf’)
Arden Cho
4
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, United States

Arden Cho of Teen Wolf and Chicago Med fame recently made headlines with her publicized relationship and then her break-up with YouTuber Ryan Higa. The former model who had once been part of the Miss Korea pageant, is also a talented singer and a skilled poker player.

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Lois Nettleton
5
Birth Year: 1927
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: January 18, 2008
 36 
John Bosco
(Italian Catholic Priest Known for Educating the Poor and Founded the Education System 'Salesian Preventive System')
John Bosco
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Birth Year: 1815
Birthplace: Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy
Died: January 31, 1888

The founder of the Salesian Order, John Bosco, also known as Don Bosco, started his life as a priest in Turin. He began teaching young boys who came to Turin for jobs and later branched out to form a similar institution for girls too, with St. Mary Mazzarello.

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Pamela Smart
(Murder Conspiracy Convict)
Pamela Smart
5
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Florida-based Pamela Smart made headlines when she was charged with plotting the murder of her husband, Greggory Smart, with her 15-year-old boyfriend, William "Billy" Flynn, and three of his friends. She was eventually convicted and is now serving a life sentence in a maximum-security New York prison.
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Ann Blyth
(Actress)
Ann Blyth
2
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, USA
 39 
Jase Robertson
(Reality Star, Businessman)
Jase Robertson
4
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Bernice, Louisiana
 40 
Roque Santa Cruz
(Footballer Striker)
Roque Santa Cruz
15
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Asunción, Paraguay
 41 
Bob Balaban
2
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
 42 
Taylor Goldsmith
1
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Folk rock singer Taylor Goldsmith is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the band Dawes. He has previously been part of the band Simon Dawes. He is married to singer Mandy Moore and has written quite a few songs for her album Silver Landings.
 43 
Billy Joe Shaver
(Singer-songwriter)
Billy Joe Shaver
1
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Corsicana, Texas, USA
 44 
Menachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)
Menachem Begin
5
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Brest
Died: March 9, 1992

Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Israel. In this position, he signed a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979, for which he and Egyptian politician Anwar Sadat shared the Nobel Prize for Peace. He implemented several reforms to improve the socio-economic condition of Israeli citizens and improve the general quality of life.

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G.E.M.
(Singer-Songwriter)
G.E.M.
2
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
 46 
Joleon Lescott
(Footballer)
Joleon Lescott
3
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Birmingham
 47 
Lorraine Gary
(Actress)
Lorraine Gary
2
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
 48 
Cedric Alexander
2
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
 49 
Piper Curda
(Actress)
Piper Curda
1
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida
 50 
Christian Okoye
(American Football Player)
Christian Okoye
1
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Enugu, Nigeria

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on August 16

Personality
Individuals with an August 16th birthday fall under the sun sign Leo. They are extremely sociable and possess an outgoing friendliness and gregarious attitude. Confident and ambitious, these individuals work hard to move up the ladder. They are disciplined, determined and dedicated. Leos born on this date are advisors by nature. Since these people have a basic know-how of all kinds of matters, they are great at advising people. However, they are not too keen on receiving advice and instead follow their mind and heart while taking a decision or forming an opinion. Overall, these people are friendly, charismatic and have a positive outlook towards life.

Health
Physical imbalance is relatively an unknown concept for those born on August 16. These people are dedicated towards staying fit and healthy and work their way to attain the same. Unlike most others, they are enthusiastic about exercise routine and make it a point to take time out of their daily schedule to exercise regularly. These people also watch out on their nutrition intake and are careful about not indulging in unhealthy diet. However, these people are not into expression of feelings and this can take a toll on their overall health once in a while causing stress and tension.

Finance
Having a perfectly balanced life and financial security is a must for those born on this date. As such, these people are on the lookout for jobs that pay well. Since these people enjoy the comforts and luxuries of life, August 16 natives aim for higher paid positions. Also, they balance their finances well and save for the future, thus providing a financial security to themselves and their family.

Career
August 16th individuals are variedly talented and skilled. This positive attribute makes them ideal for a vast majority of career options. Choosing the right vocation is an easy decision for these individuals as they know what they are looking for in a job. Though personal gratification is important for Leos born on this date, they look for a profession that pays well too. Curious and inquisitive, these individuals learn the trick of the trade sooner than their counterparts. They do very well in leadership and managerial positions.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
August 16th individuals maintain cordial relationship with their family, friends and associates, their charming personality and friendly disposition helping them in this front. Romantically, these individuals look for a partner who can provide lot of romance and emotional stability in the relationship. They look for a partner who accepts them the way they are and is not emotionally too demanding or confining. Though these individuals take time to open up, once they commit to a relationship, they are loyal, dedicated and considering. They can be flattered easily as they love being noticed, appreciated and applauded. Parenting comes naturally to August 16th natives. They are perfectly balanced as parents as they can be quite the strict disciplinarian as well as the liberal free-thinking guardian both at the same time.  

Lucky Colors: Dark Green
Lucky Numbers: 7, 16, 25, 34
Lucky Days (of the week): Monday, Thursday
Lucky Days (of the month): 7, 17, 25