Famous People Born On August 1st

Charming, responsible and creative, people born on August 1st fall under the zodiac sign Leo. They are ruled by the Sun, as per their astrological profile and also according to their date. Due to this, August 1st born natives reflect a higher intensity of warmth and friendliness than other Leos. Since these people are born leaders, they possess great leadership qualities and are looked upon by others for guidance and help. August 1st individuals are stylish and possess capability to impress others by their mere presence.  Usually these people are self-sufficient, but in matters of heart or emotionally, they may fall back upon others and need constant love and support.

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 1 Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa
Famous As: Role in Aquaman
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Nānākuli, Hawaii, United States

An actor primarily known for his roles in the DC Extended Universe films, Jason Momoa is famous for his rugged good looks and raw sex appeal. He is of mixed Hawaiian and European descent. Beginning a career in entertainment in his late teens, he has now become an internationally renowned star. He has multiple tattoos.  

 2 Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia
Famous As: Musician
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1995

Jerry Garcia had an illustrious 30-year career as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band the Grateful Dead. Rolling Stone ranked him 13th on their 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. He was known for his improvisations, participated in many side projects, and released several solo albums.

 3 Claudius

Famous As: Roman Emperor (41-54)
Birth Year: 0010
Birthplace: Lugdunum
Died: October 13, 0054

Claudius was made the Roman emperor by the Praetorian Guard after the assassination of Caligula, his nephew and predecessor, and ruled from 41 to 54 A.D. He was slightly limp and deaf since childhood, but his reign was marked by financial stability. He was succeeded by his grand-nephew, tyrant Nero.

 4 Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks
Famous As: Source of HeLa Cell Line
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Roanoke
Died: October 4, 1951
Henrietta Lacks was a woman whose cancer cells were preserved and led to the first immortalized cell line, or the HeLa cell line, that was later used for medical research. Neither Lacks or her family members were compensated, and no consent was sought. Her story later inspired an HBO movie.

 5 Dom DeLuise

Dom DeLuise
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 4, 2009

 6 Coolio

Famous As: Rapper
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Rapper Coolio soared to fame with his Grammy-winning single Gangsta's Paradise. He continued winning accolades with hits such as C U When U Get There. He later released a cookbook and hosted the culinary show Cookin' with Coolio. He was also part of WC and the Maad Circle.

 7 Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
Died: June 1, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who founded his eponymous fashion label in 1961. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most popular and influential fashion designers, Saint Laurent is credited with helping women all over the world find confidence by looking both elegant and comfortable at the same time. His life and career inspired many films.

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 8 Herman Melville

Herman Melville
Famous As: Writer
Birth Year: 1819
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28, 1891

Herman Melville was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet. One of his best-known works, Moby-Dick is widely regarded as one of the great American novels, although it did not garner much attention during his lifetime. Livyatan melvillei, a species of an extinct sperm whale, which was discovered in 2010, was named in his honor.  

 9 Jack O'Connell

Jack O'Connell
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Alvaston, Derby, Derbyshire, England

 10 Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori
Famous As: Founder of the Montessori method of education
Birth Year: 1870
Birthplace: Chiaravalle, Italy
Died: April 30, 1952

Maria Montessori was an Italian educator and physician best known for developing the Montessori method of education, a student-friendly method, which is being used in several public and private schools around the world. In 2020, she was nominated by Time magazine as one of their Top 100 Women of the year.

 11 Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln
Famous As: Politician, Son of Abraham Lincoln
Birth Year: 1843
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: July 25, 1926

Lawyer Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, served as the U.S. Secretary of War from 1881 to 1885 and as the U.S. minister to the U.K. from 1889 to 1893. He had served in the Civil War, too, and had also been the president of the Pullman Car Company

 12 Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo
Famous As: Drug Lord
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Badiraguato Municipality

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo is a convicted Mexican drug lord. He led a now-defunct criminal group called the Guadalajara Cartel alongside Rafael Caro Quintero and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. In 1982, the Drug Enforcement Administration indicted him in a money laundering operation, but he fled back to Mexico where he was finally arrested in 1985.

 13 Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes
Famous As: Film Director
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Reading

Sam Mendes is an English filmmaker known for his dark re-inventions of popular stage musicals. The recipient of a Tony Award, Mendes received the Academy Award for his film directorial debut American Beauty. In the 2020 New Years Honours, he was knighted for services to drama. He was also featured on the 100 most powerful people in British culture list.

 14 Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key
Famous As: Lawyer
Birth Year: 1779
Birthplace: Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Died: January 11, 1843

 15 Leon Thomas III

Leon Thomas III
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Leon Thomas III is best known as Andre Harris from the Nickelodeon series Victorious. He was the singing voice of Tyrone in The Backyardigans. He also produced the Grammy-winning album Love, Marriage & Divorce, as part of The Rascals, and won a Young Artist Award for the film August Rush.

 16 Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Famous As: Football player
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Kolbermoor, Germany

Bastian Schweinsteiger is a German former football player. Considered one of the greatest midfielders ever, Schweinsteiger was renowned for his tackling ability. Schweinsteiger represented Germany in three World Cups, playing a major role in his team's victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. One of the greatest German footballers of all time, Schweinsteiger is the fourth most-capped player for Germany.

 17 Nwankwo Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu
Famous As: Footballer
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Owerri

 18 Nemanja Matić

Nemanja Matić
Famous As: Football player
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Šabac, Serbia

 19 William Clark

William Clark
Famous As: Explorer
Birth Year: 1770
Birthplace: Caroline County
Died: September 1, 1838

Frontiersman William Clark is remembered for his iconic expedition to the Pacific Northwest along with Meriwether Lewis, in what is known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He had also been a US Army soldier and the governor of Missouri Territory. He named his first-born after Lewis.

 20 Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner
Famous As: Baseball Players
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Hickory, North Carolina, USA

 21 Chuck D

Chuck D
Famous As: Rapper
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States

 22 Tempestt Bledsoe

Tempestt Bledsoe
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 23 Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Famous As: Former King of Saudi Arabia
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd (now Saudi Arabia)
Died: January 23, 2015
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, or Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, was the king of Saudi Arabia and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from 2005 to 2015. One of King Abdulaziz’s sons, he also led the Saudi Arabian National Guard. He was once the world’s third-wealthiest head of state.

 24 Oona Laurence

Oona Laurence
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 2002
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 25 Edgerrin James

Edgerrin James
Famous As: American Football Player
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Immokalee, Florida, USA

 26 Pertinax

Famous As: Military Leader
Birth Year: 0126
Birthplace: Alba Pompeia, Italy
Died: March 28, 0193

Born to a freed slave, Pertinax joined the Roman army early in life and soon rose to be a commander. He was declared the emperor after Commodus was murdered but was himself killed within three months of his rule. Septimius Severus later organized a state funeral and also deified him.

 27 Mrunal Thakur

Mrunal Thakur
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Dhule, Maharashtra, India

 28 Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari
Famous As: Popularly Known as 'The Tragedy Queen'
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India
Died: March 31, 1972

Known as Hindi cinema’s “Tragedy Queen,” Meena Kumari is remembered for her stellar performances in films such as Pakeezah and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. The four-time Filmfare-winning actor sank into alcoholism after her separation from her abusive husband, director Kamal Amrohi, and died of liver cirrhosis.

 29 Chabeli Iglesias

Chabeli Iglesias
Famous As: Socialite, Journalist
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Cascais, Portugal

Chabeli Iglesias is a Spanish journalist and socialite. Born into the popular Iglesias family, she is the daughter of singer Julio Iglesias and Filipina socialite Isabel Preysler. She has been featured on the covers of numerous gossip and entertainment magazines worldwide. She is married to businessman Christian Fernando Altaba and has two children. 

 30 William Barret Travis

William Barret Travis
Famous As: Military Leader
Birth Year: 1809
Birthplace: Saluda County, South Carolina, United States
Died: March 6, 1836

 31 Joe Elliott

Joe Elliott
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Sheffield, England

 32 Geoffrey Holder

Geoffrey Holder
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: October 5, 2014

 33 David James

David James
Famous As: association football player
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City

 34 Adrian Dunbar

Adrian Dunbar
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, UK

Best known for his award-winning performance as Ted Hastings from the BBC series Line of Duty, Adrian Dunbar has also entertained audiences with his roles in Ashes to Ashes and Broken. The Guildhall alumnus has also been nominated for the BAFTA twice and has also directed plays.

 35 Tommy Bolin

Tommy Bolin
Famous As: Guitarist who worked with Zephyr, Deep Purple, and The James Gang, as well as working as a solo artist
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: December 4, 1976

 36 Khamani Griffin

Khamani Griffin
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

 37 Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
Famous As: Naturalist
Birth Year: 1744
Birthplace: Bazentin, France
Died: December 18, 1829

French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck acquired his love for plants while serving as a soldier in the French army. Following an injury, he quit his military career but retained his love for botany. He later taught zoology, studied the classification of invertebrates, and also coined the term biology.

 38 Tiffany Hwang

Tiffany Hwang
Famous As: Singer
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

 39 Henry Lloyd-Hughes

Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 40 Hafizullah Amin

Hafizullah Amin
Famous As: Politician
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Paghman
Died: December 27, 1979

 41 Mike Emrick

Mike Emrick
Famous As: Sports commentator, Journalist
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: La Fontaine

 42 Taylor Negron

Taylor Negron
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: January 10, 2015

 43 Nathalie Delon

Nathalie Delon
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco
Died: January 21, 2021

 44 Domenico Berardi

Domenico Berardi
Famous As: Association football player
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Cariati

 45 Demián Bichir

Demián Bichir
Famous As: nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in A Better Life
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico

Demián Bichir is a Mexican actor who was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The son of two popular acting professionals, he developed an early interest in acting. He attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute before beginning his film career. He is also an American Civil Liberties Union Ambassador for Immigration Rights. 

 46 Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace
Famous As: American football player
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 47 Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd
Famous As: Former Home Secretary of the United Kingdom
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England

Amber Rudd is a former politician who served as the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the United Kingdom from 2018 to 2019. From 2016 to 2018, she served as Home Secretary under Prime Minister Theresa May. Also a humanitarian, Amber Rudd is part of an organization called Snowdon Trust, which helps disabled people access education.

 48 Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers
Famous As: Basketball player
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

 49 Honeysuckle Weeks

Honeysuckle Weeks
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Cardiff

 50 Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell
Famous As: Astronomer
Birth Year: 1818
Birthplace: Nantucket
Died: June 28, 1889
Maria Mitchell was motivated by her amateur astronomer father to venture into astronomy, and he taught her to operate several astronomical instruments. She later grew up to be America’s first professional female astronomer and is best remembered for discovering the comet 1847 VI, also known as Miss Mitchell's Comet.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on August 1

Ruled by the Sun, the date naturally brings to these individuals great leadership qualities. People born on this date take up responsibility and can be seen leading from the front in whatever they do. By nature, these people tend to have a jolly disposition and are charming, sociable and benevolent. They have an assertiveness and realistic outlook towards life. However, due to these factors, August 1st born people tend to be highly demanding, arrogant and egoistical. Since they believe in perfectionism, they can have unrealistic expectations from others and can be inflexible in their beliefs and thoughts.

August 1st borns are work addicts. As such, they rarely get into a sedentary lifestyle. Due to this, these individuals do not have health issues of any kind. They love food but do not indulge in binge eating. Instead, they always eat in moderation. However, these people should learn the dangers and risks that weight loss food have. They also should watch out on the lower back and foot based problem as these can be a cause of worry every now and then.

People sharing this birthdate do not have much problem in terms of money and finance. They have the ability to earn a lot of money. These individuals enjoy a great lifestyle and security that comes with money. These people do not have tension about the future as they mostly save for a rainy day.

People who have their birthday on August 1st are endowed with competitive spirit. As such, they turn out to be highly successful in their work. These individuals do well in career related to the field of advertising, marketing and high-level financial management as they have a knack for impressing and persuading others. However, these people need to keep their impulsiveness grounded to enjoy a lasting career.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
August 1st born individuals are friendly and approachable. They are charming and have a tendency to attract people. Since these people are naturally loving and understanding, they need a partner who is as affectionate, appreciative and attentive as they are. These individuals tend to be expressive and broadminded with their partner and can be at times, lustful in their sexual intentions. Since August 1st natives mostly have a demanding career, they are not very keen on becoming parents. But once they decide on to take the responsibility, they carry it out with intense passion and dedication. These individuals are more of friends than parents to their children.

Lucky Colors: Copper, Gold
Lucky Numbers: 1, 10, 19, 28, 37, 46, 55
Lucky Days (of the week): Sunday, Monday, Thursday
Lucky Days (of the month): 1, 10, 11, 19