Famous People Born On August 29th

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Categorized under the zodiacal group of Virgo, the characteristic of individuals with an August 29th birthday are influenced by the planet, Mercury and Moon. The combined dominance of the two forces has formed the caricature of the personality traits of August 29th borns. Warm, enthusiastic, expressive, and sophisticated, these people have a sunny outlook towards life. They are creative and intelligent with a touch of witness. Blessed with an adaptive imaginative approach, the August 29th borns are not swayed away by fiction and have a penchant for practicality as well. However, when things do not go their own way, August 29 individuals tend to get slightly criticizing, bossy and moody. They may even show traits of escapism behavior.

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 1 
Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
228
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009

The King of Pop and an international superstar, Michael Jackson was a musical entertainer whose work – both with Jackson 5 and solo – won accolades and hearts worldwide. Equally popular were his unique dance moves that created sensation and shaped future dance styles. Amongst the most successful entertainers of all time, Jackson was later accused of child molestation.  

 2 
Liam Payne
(Singer-Songwriter and a Member of the British Boy Band ‘One Direction’)
Liam Payne
28
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

Liam Payne is a popular English singer-songwriter who is part of the world-renowned boy band One Direction. Also a well-known philanthropist, Liam Payne has supported Comic Relief and Unicef. In 2020, he helped raise over $10 million for charitable organizations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to his charity work, he serves as an inspiration to many youngsters across the world.

 3 
John Locke
(Philosopher)
John Locke
23
Birth Year: 1632
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: October 28, 1704
John Locke, also known as The Father of Liberalism, was a prominent Enlightenment Age philosopher. A qualified physician, Locke postulated the theory of mind, empiricism, and the idea of tabula rasa. His ideas influenced the social contract theory, the works of Kant and Rousseau, and the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
 4 
Carla Gugino
(Actress)
Carla Gugino
16
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Carla Gugino started off as a model while attending acting classes. She was appreciated for her memorable performances as Ingrid in the Spy Kids trilogy, as Jessie in Gerald's Game, and as Olivia in The Haunting of Hill House. She and her long-term boyfriend, interestingly, do not believe in marriage.

 5 
Lea Michele
(Actress and Singer Known for Role as ‘Rachel Berry’ on the Fox Series ‘Glee’)
Lea Michele
20
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Lea Michele is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actress on Broadway and is best known for the role of Rachel Berry on the comedy-drama series Glee. She won many awards and was critically acclaimed for it. However, Lea has also been accused of being rude to her co-actors on the sets of Glee.

Richard Attenborough
18
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: August 24, 2014

Richard Attenborough is credited with making one of the greatest films of all time - Gandhi. Also an actor, Richard served as the president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Apart from being honored by the British royalty, he was also honored with India's third-highest civilian award, The Padma Bhushan.

 7 
Ingrid Bergman
(One of the Most Influential Screen Figures in Cinematic History)
Ingrid Bergman
42
Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1982

One of the greatest Swedish actresses ever, Ingrid Bergman is the only Triple Crown winner with three Academy Awards under her belt. Such is her impact that her character Ilsa Lund, which she portrayed in Casablanca, inspired the character of Ilsa Faust in the Mission Impossible franchise. An actress with a deep sense of freedom, Bergman voiced her views against racial segregation.

 8 
Rebecca De Mornay
13
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Rebecca De Mornay is best known for her MTV Movie Award-winning performance as Peyton Flanders in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Fans also loved her as Dorothy Walker in the series Jessica Jones, as Wendy Torrance in the miniseries The Shining, and as Lana in the film Risky Business.
 9 
Elliott Gould
(Best Known for His Role in the Film ‘M*A*S*H’)
Elliott Gould
11
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Elliott Gould is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and his perfomances in Robert Altman films such as M*A*S*H, Nashville, and The Long Goodbye. Fans also loved him as Jack Geller in Friends and as Reuben Tishkoff in the Ocean's franchise.

 10 
Emily Hampshire
17
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Montreal

Emily Hampshire is one of the most popular actresses from Canada. During Telefilm Canada's maiden Tribute To Canadian Talent event in 2012, Emily was honored with the first Birks Canadian Diamond award. Identifying herself as pansexual, Emily Hampshire got engaged to transwoman Teddy Geiger, only to end their engagement after seven months. In 2014, she became a naturalized US citizen.

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Charlie Parker
(Jazz Saxophonist & Developer of the 'Bebop' Style of Jazz)
Charlie Parker
10
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: March 12, 1955

Charlie Parker was an American composer and jazz saxophonist. A highly influential soloist, Parker played a significant role in the development of a form of jazz called bebop. He is also credited with introducing harmonic ideas into jazz, such as chord substitutions and rapid passing chords. His contribution to jazz and bebop made him an icon of the hipster subculture.

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Omayra Sánchez
(Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano)
Omayra Sánchez
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Armero
Died: November 16, 1985

Omayra Sánchez was a Colombian girl who died at age 13. After the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in 1985, a massive lahar demolished her home and Sánchez was trapped in the water beneath the debris of her home. She died after struggling for 60 hours, and has remained a prominent figure in popular culture; she is remembered through music.

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James Hunt
(Racing driver)
James Hunt
10
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Belmont, Surrey, England,
Died: June 15, 1993

James Hunt was a British racing driver who earned the nickname 'Hunt the Shunt' for his action-packed and often reckless exploits on the track. In 1976, he won the Formula One World Championship in his first year with McLaren, which inspired several teenagers to take up motor racing. James Hunt has inspired racers, such as Kimi Räikkönen.

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Temple Grandin
(Scientist)
Temple Grandin
9
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Temple Grandin is an American activist and scientist. An outspoken proponent of the neurodiversity and autism rights movements, Grandin is one of the first individuals to document the insights gained from her own experience of autism. She has also authored over 60 scientific papers on animal behavior. Her life and work inspired the 2010 biographical drama film Temple Grandin.

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Neil Gorsuch
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Neil Gorsuch
13
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
The Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch earlier served as the Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was also in private practice. He is an adherent of originalism in constitutional interpretation and textualism in statutory interpretation. His landmark judgements include upholding the LGBTQ rights and favouring the Yakama Nation.
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William Levy
(Actor, Model)
William Levy
13
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Cojímar, Cuba
Cuban-American actor William Levy started as a model and then appeared on Spanish reality shows such as Isla de la Tentación. He has lent his voice to the dubbed version of Planet 51. He has also appeared in series such as Star and telenovelas such as Cuidado con el ángel.
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Dhyan Chand
(One of the Greatest Field Hockey Players in History)
Dhyan Chand
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Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: December 3, 1979

Known as The Magician of field hockey, Dhyan Chand, one of the greatest hockey players from India, is remembered for his three Olympic gold medals and for his ability to control the ball. The Padma Bhushan awardee initially loved wrestling but deviated to hockey after joining the army.

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Chris Hadfield
(Retired Canadian Space Agency)
Chris Hadfield
5
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian former astronaut, engineer, and singer. Hadfield, who has served in the International Space Station as a commander, is credited with flying two Space Shuttle missions. He is also the first Canadian to successfully carry out an extravehicular activity in space. Before becoming an astronaut, he served as an Air Command fighter pilot for 25 years.

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James Brady
(White House Press Secretary)
James Brady
4
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Centralia, Illinois, USA
Died: August 4, 2014
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Joel Schumacher
(Director, screenwriter, producer)
Joel Schumacher
2
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2020
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Jay Ryan
(actor, film actor)
Jay Ryan
5
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Auckland

Jay Ryan is a New Zealand actor best known for playing important roles in TV series like Neighbours, Go Girls, Top of the Lake, and Mary Kills People. Jay Ryan and the cast of Top of the Lake received the Equity Ensemble Award under the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Miniseries or Telemovie category in 2014.

 22 
John McCain
(Former United States Senator from Arizona (1987 - 2018))
John McCain
44
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Coco Solo, Panama
Died: August 25, 2018

John McCain served as a US Senator for Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018. Previously he was a US naval officer and is hailed as a war hero for his heroics during the Vietnam War. He was a supporter of LGBT rights, gun regulations and campaign finance reform. He was a Republican nominee for the 2008 presidential election but lost to Barack Obama.

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Isabel Sanford
4
Birth Year: 1917
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: July 9, 2004
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Charlotte Ritchie
5
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, UK
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Brian Chesky
(Co-Founder and CEO of ‘Airbnb’)
Brian Chesky
9
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Niskayuna, New York, United States
Business magnate and industrial designer Brian Chesky is the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb. Named to Time 100 in 2015, he was also made an Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship by Barack Obama. He is also part of The Giving Pledge and has been featured on the Youngest Forbes 400 list.
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Dinah Washington
1
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: December 14, 1963
 27 
Nicole Byer
(Comedian)
Nicole Byer
8
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: New Jersey, USA
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Timothy Bradley
2
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, United States
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Vivien Thomas
(Surgeon)
Vivien Thomas
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Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 26, 1985

Vivien Theodore Thomas was laboratory supervisor who never went to college; yet he rose above poverty and racism to develop a procedure for treating cyanotic heart disease. Initially billed as janitor, he began his career as assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock first at Nashville University and later at Johns Hopkins, and in time discovered the life-saving technique, eventually becoming a teacher of operative techniques.

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Candis Cayne
(Actress)
Candis Cayne
4
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Maui, Hawaii, United States
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Lenny Henry
(Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Singer, Stage actor)
Lenny Henry
2
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Dudley
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Chris Simms
(American football player)
Chris Simms
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
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Robin Leach
(Host of the Television Series 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' from 1984 to 1995)
Robin Leach
1
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 24, 2018

Veteran British entertainment journalist Robin Leach is best remembered as the host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, a show he was associated with for over a decade. At 18, he was the youngest editor of the Daily Mail. He also worked as an entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

 34 
Lucas Cruikshank
(YouTube Personality)
Lucas Cruikshank
15
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Columbus, Nebraska, United States
 35 
Bae Yong-joon
1
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Bae Yong-joon is a South Korean former actor best known for his portrayal of Kang Joon-sang/Lee Min-hyeong in the TV drama series Winter Sonata, which became a huge success in more than 20 countries. His performance in the series earned him several awards, including KBS Drama Awards. An active businessman, Bae is credited with founding a management agency called KeyEast.

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Nicole Gale Anderson
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Heather Chandler’ on the CW Series ‘Beauty & the Beast’)
Nicole Gale Anderson
4
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Rochester, Indiana, United States

Born to an American father and a Filipina mother, Nicole Gale Anderson started out as a national gymnast as a child but later quit the sport due to injuries. Stepping into acting later, she gained fame with series such as Jonas, Beauty & the Beast, and Ravenswood.

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Betty Lynn
(Actress)
Betty Lynn
5
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
 38 
GG Allin
(Musician, Singer-Songwriter)
GG Allin
9
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Lancaster
Died: June 28, 1993
Punk rock artist and drummer GG Allin is best remembered for his controversial live performances, which involved acts like self-mutilation, and his themes of violence. He was also arrested for assaulting his audience members. He vowed to commit suicide on stage, multiple times, but eventually died of a drug overdose. 
 39 
Dick Cusack
(American Actor, Filmmaker and Documentarist)
Dick Cusack
1
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 2, 2003

Dick Cusack was an American actor, humorist, and filmmaker who won an Emmy Award for making a documentary titled The Committee in 1971. In addition to directing and acting, Cusack also owned a production company that produced many films. Dick Cusack is also credited with inspiring his children—John, Joan, and Ann Cusack—to establish themselves in the American film industry.

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Hajime Isayama
4
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Hita
 41 
Beth Dover
(Actress)
Beth Dover
2
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Chicago,Illinois,USA
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John Hensley
3
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Hyden, Kentucky, United States
Deborah Van Valkenburgh
1
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
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Bob Beamon
(Best Known for His World Record in the Long Jump at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968)
Bob Beamon
0
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York, United States

Bob Beamon is a former American track and field athlete who won the gold medal for the long jump at the 1968 Olympics. He created a world record in the process of winning the gold medal; the record was broken by Mike Powell almost 23 years later. Beamon was inducted into United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

 45 
Wendell Scott
(Racecar driver)
Wendell Scott
0
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Danville
Died: December 23, 1990

One of the pioneering Black drivers of NASCAR, Wendell Scott rose to be a NASCAR Cup Series winner. He has been named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, too. Initially an auto mechanic, he also owned his own auto repair shop. He had also been a cab driver.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
(Physician & Poet)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
1
Birth Year: 1809
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1894
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Charles Grandison Finney
0
Birth Year: 1792
Birthplace: Warren, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 16, 1875

Charles Grandison Finney, dubbed as the Father of Modern Revivalism, began his career with the Presbyterian Church, where his style of preaching fermented spirited revivals. Later, his dissatisfaction with Presbyterian theology led to formation of Broadway Tabernacle and he started promoting abolitionism and equal education for women and blacks. He spent his last years as minister of Oberlin’s First Congregational Church.

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William Friedkin
3
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 49 
Jean-Baptiste Colbert
(Economist, Politician)
Jean-Baptiste Colbert
0
Birth Year: 1619
Birthplace: Reims
Died: September 6, 1683

Born into a merchant family in France, Jean-Baptiste Colbert grew up to hold various administrative posts. Patronized by Cardinal Mazarin, he became affluent and later became one of the most efficient administrators during the regime of Louis XIV. He also established the French merchant navy.

 50 
David West
(Basketball player)
David West
3
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on August 29

Personality
The personality traits and characteristic of August 29th born individuals include being practical friendly and peaceable. Due to the influence of the Moon, these individuals have a soft corner for beauty and fine art. They have a refined taste and an excellent appreciation for everything beautiful. August 29th natives are independent and self-sufficient but crave for companionship, affection, comfort and security at home. They love being in an organized and quiet environment and value their privacy. Endowed with a commonsensical disposition and a hardworking nature, these people are great at their task. They are never in a hurry while taking a decision and measure the pros and cons before taking a decision. What’s more, great imaginative powers, creative bent of mind and a touch of wit makes these people accomplish all tasks.

Health
Individuals with this birthday generally are blessed with a sound physical and mental health. Their well being is mostly due to their indulgence in fine food and their affinity for exercise. August 29th natives eat healthy food and do not give in to greed. However, these people need to take care of their sleep pattern as they tend to suffer from sensitive nerves due to lack of sleep. They are also likely to have sweet tooth. So, dental appointments should not be overlooked.

Finance
Monetary concern is hardly a priority for individuals with this birthday. In fact, these people are keener on getting a mentally stimulating job than one that pays well. Nevertheless, these people do not face any financial crises. Whatever they earn, they save a little for a rainy day thus having a secure financial future.

Career
When it comes to choosing a vocation, August 29th individuals are choosy and picky. Not that they have high moralistic idealism, it is just that they are highly creative as well as practical and always brimming with ideas. Thus, a boring mundane 9 to 5 job does more harm than good to these people. August 29th natives require a job that keeps them going. An interesting or unusual occupation is best choice for these people. They are more concerned with satisfying job than a paying one.  

Relationships, Marriage & Children
In matters of love and relationship, August 29th natives are warm, enthusiastic and caring. They are great at making someone feel special and loved. The best quality in these people is that they are able to retain their independence but not at the cost of the relationship. Towards the partner, they are always, warm, cordial, energetic and enthusiastic. August 29th individuals always look for a partner who shares similar interests and liking. Though in the earlier phase, these people may find commitment rather hard, with time, they get used to it. When in love, August 29th people are emotionally expressive. They share their deepest thoughts and feelings with their partner and do all that it takes to keep the relationship strong and steady. As parents, August 29th natives are loving and caring. They are extremely sensitive towards their child’s needs and desires.

Lucky Colors: Cream, White, Green
Lucky Numbers: 2, 11, 29, 38, 47, 56
Lucky Days (of the week): Monday, Thursday, Sunday
Lucky Days(of the month):  2, 11, 29