Famous People Born On August 23rd

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The profound influence of the planet Mercury determines the basic probabilities of the nature and characteristic of individuals born on August 23rd. The planet not only rules the zodiacal group, but also governs the particular date. As such, these people display typical personality traits of efficiency, dexterity and observance. They are highly generous, creative, charming and sincere with a yearning for knowledge and information. What is the most unique trait of these people is their innate ability to perceive any situation quickly and then act on it almost immediately. August 23rd individuals love to travel and are adventurous by nature. However, they can turn out to be self-centered, aloof and snappy at times.   

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 1 
Kobe Bryant
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Kobe Bryant
182
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26, 2020

The former professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant, was drafted into NBA immediately after his school and went on to become one of the most successful basketball players of his generation. During his career of two decades, the Los Angeles Lakers player created numerous new records. He authored a book and one of his poems even inspired an animated short film.

 2 
River Phoenix
(Actor, Musician and Eldest Brother of the Phoenix Siblings Who Accidentally Died by Combined Drug Intoxication)
River Phoenix
42
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States
Died: October 31, 1993

Actor, musician, and activist, River Phoenix. was the older brother of Academy Award-winning actor, Joaquin Phoenix. The child of “hippyish” parents, he had an unconventional upbringing. He began acting as a young boy and enjoyed a successful career. The promising young man died of a drug overdose when he was just 23.

 3 
Seth Curry
(Basketball player)
Seth Curry
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard/point guard Seth Curry, son of Dell Curry and brother of Stephen Curry, began his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies. He is a two-time NBA D-League All-Star and has had successful runs with the Liberty Flames and the Duke Blue Devils in college.
 4 
Jeremy Lin
(Professional Basketball Player and First Asian American to Win an NBA Championship)
Jeremy Lin
32
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States

Taiwanese-American professional basketball player Jeremy Lin is famous for being the first Asian American to win an NBA championship. He has played for numerous teams in his career, the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) being the latest. He loves music and has collaborated with the rapper MC Jin on the single "The First Opponent."

 5 
Lil Yachty
(Rapper)
Lil Yachty
19
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Mableton, Georgia, United States
Lil Yachty, known for his signature red braids, soared to fame when his SoundCloud track One Night went viral through a comedy video. He calls his music bubblegum trap and mumble rap, and uses sounds from animated features such Charlie Brown. He has also modeled for Kanye West's fashion line.
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Shelley Long
(Actress)
Shelley Long
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Shelley Long is best known for her Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning performance as Diane Chambers in the NBC sitcom Cheers. She later reprised the role in Frasier. Fans also loved her in films such as Irreconcilable Differences and Hello Again, and as DeDe Pritchett in the series Modern Family.
 7 
Barbara Eden
(Actress)
Barbara Eden
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Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States

Barbara Eden is an American actress known for playing Jeannie in the TV series I Dream of Jeannie. Over the years, Barbara Eden has made significant contributions to television for which she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was also honored with a Doctor of Laws degree by the University of West Los Angeles.

 8 
Keith Moon
(Drummer)
Keith Moon
14
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Wembley, England
Died: September 7, 1978

Keith Moon was an English drummer whose drug addiction and self-destructive behavior overshadowed his contribution to the rock band The Who. His drumming continues to attract appreciation from critics. Several other drummers like Dave Grohl and Neil Peart have cited Moon's drumming style as an influence. In 1982, he was inducted posthumously into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame.

 9 
August Ames
(Actress)
August Ames
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: December 5, 2017
 10 
Scott Caan
(Actor & Director Who Starred as Detective Sergeant Danny "Danno" Williams in the CBS television series 'Hawaii Five-0')
Scott Caan
16
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Scott Caan is an American actor and musician. He is credited with co-founding the now-defunct hip hop group The Whooliganz. As an actor, he is known for playing Detective Sergeant Danny Williams in the police procedural TV series Hawaii Five-0. Also a humanitarian, Scott Caan is closely associated with organizations, such as Surfers Healing, Life Rolls On, and TheraSURF.

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Eugene Curran Kelly
(Actor, Dancer, Singer, Filmmaker, and Choreographer)
Eugene Curran Kelly
13
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 2, 1996

Actor, dancer, singer, and filmmaker, Gene Kelly, was one of the most popular Hollywood figures in the 1940s and 1950s. Among his other achievements, he is credited to have popularized the genre of musical films in Hollywood. As a filmmaker, he often experimented with camera techniques and special effects. He received an Academy Honorary Award in 1952.

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Louis XVI of France
(King of France)
Louis XVI of France
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Birth Year: 1754
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: January 21, 1793

Louis XVI of France reigned as the last king of France from 1774 to 1792 before the French Revolution, which ended the monarchy in France. During his reign, Louis made attempts to remove land and labor tax, abolish serfdom, and improve tolerance toward non-Catholics. However, the proposed reforms were opposed by the French nobility.

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Vera Miles
(Actress)
Vera Miles
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Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Boise City, Oklahoma, United States

Retired actress Vera Miles is best known for her role in the classic 1960 film Psycho and its sequel. Crowned Miss Kansas in 1948, she ended up becoming the third runner-up in the Miss America contest. She started acting soon after and formed a close professional relationship with Alfred Hitchcock, appearing in many of his films.

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Taysom Hill
(American football player)
Taysom Hill
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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Rick Springfield
(Actor, Musician and Member of the Pop Rock Group ‘Zoot’)
Rick Springfield
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Rick Springfield is best known for his Grammy-winning single Jessie's Girl. He also gained fame for his portrayal of Noah Drake in the soap General Hospital and Dr. Irving Pitlor in True Detective. He has also written an autobiography and a novel, both New York Times bestsellers.
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Andrew Rannells
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Julian Casablancas
(Lead Vocalist & Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'The Strokes')
Julian Casablancas
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Julian Casablancas is an American record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the rock band The Strokes. Thanks to his success as a singer and songwriter, Casablancas has inspired many other musicians, such as Alex Turner. In 2004, Courtney Love released a song about Julian Casablancas titled But Julian, I'm a Little Bit Older Than You.

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Rodney Alcala
(American Serial Killer and Sex Offender)
Rodney Alcala
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Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: July 24, 2021
Rodney Alcala received a death sentence for five murders in the 1970s, and 25 years for two more murders. Known as “The Dating Game Killer” for his appearance on the show The Dating Game in the middle of the murders, Alcala also collected explicit photos of his victims.
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Leslie Van Houten
(American Convicted Murderer and Member of the Manson Family)
Leslie Van Houten
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Altadena, California, United States

Leslie Van Houten is a convicted murderer. A former member of the infamous Manson Family, Houten played a major role in the Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Since her highly publicized court trials, Leslie Van Houten has been portrayed in several films; she has been played by actresses like Kristen Hager, Tania Raymonde, Greer Grammer, Hannah Murray, and Victoria Pedretti.

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Trixie Mattel
(Drag Queen Known for Winning the Third Season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars')
Trixie Mattel
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Drag queen Trixie Mattel won Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and ranked sixth in Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She has also co-hosted UNHhhh and The Trixie & Katya Show. Mattel has also released several music albums, hosts a podcast, and is a bestselling author.
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Ray Park
(Actor)
Ray Park
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Glasgow
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Henry Every
(English Pirate Whose Exploits Spawned Works of Literature and Inspired a Generation of Pirates)
Henry Every
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Birth Year: 1659
Birthplace: Newton Ferrers, England
Died: April 22, 1699

Henry Every was an English pirate who was active during the mid-1690s. Nicknamed The King of Pirates, Every is remembered as one of the few major pirate captains to have escaped with his loot without being killed or arrested. Despite operating as a pirate for only two years, Every caught the public's imagination and inspired others to take up piracy.

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Jay Mohr
(Actor)
Jay Mohr
5
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Verona, New Jersey

Jay Mohr gained fame with films such as Jerry Maguire and Paulie, and series such as Action, Ghost Whisperer, and Gary Unmarried. He later launched the podcast Mohr Stories. He also hosted the Fox Sports show Jay Mohr Sports and earned an Emmy nomination for Last Comic Standing.

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Joanne Froggatt
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK
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Trace McSorley
(American football player)
Trace McSorley
3
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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Queen Noor
(Queen of Jordan)
Queen Noor
3
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Jusuf Nurkić
(Basketball player)
Jusuf Nurkić
3
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Chrissy Costanza
1
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: New Jersey
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Juan Manuel Márquez
(Mexican Former Professional Boxer)
Juan Manuel Márquez
5
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Iztacalco, Mexico City, Mexico

Juan Manuel Márquez is a Mexican former boxer who became only the third Mexican boxer to win world championship titles in four weight classes. Counted among the greatest boxers of all time, Márquez was renowned for his toughness, speed, and technical skills. In 2020, Juan Manuel Márquez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. 

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Natalie Coughlin
(The First Woman Ever to Swim the 100-meter Backstroke (Long Course) in Less Than One Minute)
Natalie Coughlin
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States

Natalie Coughlin is an American retired competitive swimmer. A 12-time Olympic medalist, Coughlin became the first American female athlete in the history of the modern Olympics to win six medals in one Olympics event at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She also became the first woman to win gold medals in two successive Olympics, she won the mdeals in the 100-meter backstroke event.

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Gauhar Khan
(Actress)
Gauhar Khan
1
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Ivan VI of Russia
(Emperor of Russia)
Ivan VI of Russia
4
Birth Year: 1740
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 16, 1764
The eldest child of Duke Anthony Ulrich and Duchess Anna Leopoldovna, Ivan VI of Russia, took over the throne as a 2-month-old baby, with his mother as the regent. His first cousin Elizabeth’s coup later resulted in his imprisonment for 20 years and his eventual assassination. 
 33 
Alexandra Roach
(Welsh Actress Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series 'Utopia' and 'No Offence')
Alexandra Roach
2
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Actor Alexandra Roach was already a regular on the Welsh soap Pobol Y Cwm by her teens. She later trained at the National Youth Theatre and then at RADA. She played the younger version of Margaret Thatcher in the biographical drama The Iron Lady. She also played Mary Boleyn in The Tudors.

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Annie Ilonzeh
(Actress)
Annie Ilonzeh
1
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Grapevine, Texas Grapevine, Texas, U.S.
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Rex Grossman
(American Football Quarterback)
Rex Grossman
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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Neil Cicierega
(Comedian)
Neil Cicierega
2
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
(Socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt)
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
2
Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: Switzerland
Died: February 13, 1965
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Erin Foster
(Writer)
Erin Foster
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Flex Wheeler
(Bodybuilder)
Flex Wheeler
1
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
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Cortez Kennedy
(American football player)
Cortez Kennedy
1
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Osceola, Arkansas, United States
Died: May 23, 2017
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Sun Mingming
(Basketball player)
Sun Mingming
2
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Harbin
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P. J. Washington
(Basketball player)
P. J. Washington
1
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Bob Crosby
(Singer)
Bob Crosby
0
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: March 9, 1993
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Sol Kerzner
(Businessperson)
Sol Kerzner
0
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Troyeville

South African business tycoon Sol Kerzner established two of his country’s top hotel groups, Southern Sun Hotels and Sun International. His portfolio included lavish resorts in the Bahamas and Dubai. Born to vegetable sellers, he had initially wished to be a mechanic. He was also an avid boxer, with a volatile temper.

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Park Chan-wook
(Film Director)
Park Chan-wook
4
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Seoul

Park Chan-wook is a South Korean screenwriter, filmmaker, and former film critic. Renowned for directing films that depict brutal subject matters, such as The Vengeance Trilogy, Park is regarded as one of the most popular and acclaimed filmmakers in South Korea. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award.

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Georges Cuvier
(French Naturalist and Zoologist Known for Establishing the Field of 'Comparative Anatomy' and 'Paleontology')
Georges Cuvier
2
Birth Year: 1769
Birthplace: Doubs, France
Died: May 13, 1832

Georges Cuvier was a French zoologist and naturalist. A major figure in the early 19th century's research of natural sciences, Cuvier played an important role in establishing the fields of comparative paleontology and anatomy by comparing fossils with living animals, for which he is sometimes regarded as the founding father of paleontology.

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Dean Karnazes
(American Ultramarathon Runner, and Author of 'Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner')
Dean Karnazes
0
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States

Dean Karnazes began running for fun while in kindergarten; taking diversionary routes while returning home from school. Slowly, he started taking it more seriously, running a marathon to the South Pole in 2002, embarking on the Endurance 50: 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days in 2006.  Currently a businessperson, he has also written a book on marathon.

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Glen Johnson
(Association football player)
Glen Johnson
2
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Greenwich, England
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Ray Ferraro
(Ice hockey player)
Ray Ferraro
0
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Trail
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Alice Glass
(Singer)
Alice Glass
1
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Toronto

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on August 23

Personality
Perfectionists of sorts, individuals born on August 23rd are versatile folks with a penchant for creativity and ingenuity. Ruled by the planet Mercury, the ruler of both the zodiacal group and the actual day, these people have an analytical mind and a rational approach to life. This practicality often overshadows the caring, sensitive and compassionate temperament of these people. The observant nature, charming personality and sophisticated taste of these people make them unique and distinctive. Adding to this is their generous and sincere nature that makes these individuals have a positive and productive outlook towards life and people. August 23rd individuals have great communication skills and are gifted speakers.

Health
Emotional imbalance disrupts the smooth functioning and the healthy being of individuals born on August 23rd. Since these individuals do not express themselves well, the bottled up emotions does more harm than good for their overall health. An emotionally upsetting situation can cause hindrance in the vitality of these people. However, due to their fondness for exercises, individuals with this birthday hardly go out of shape. The only thing that they need to regulate is their intake of sugar in the diet.

Finance
What makes August 23rd people distinct from their fellow beings is the fact that they can manage well in any type of financial situation. As such, having a petty income or a wholesome one hardly matters for August 23rd individuals. However, if blessed with an above average income, these people are extremely generous and believe in sharing their fortune with others.

Career
An August 23rd born does not plunge into the job easily. In fact, it takes a whole lot of things to capture the attention of people born on this date. These individuals look for a profession that mentally stimulates them. Changes and challenges should be a vital part of the profile to keep these individuals going. These people are endowed with an eye for detail and are truly efficient and capable. Unlike others, they are happy to work in a team or group rather than alone but are most efficient when placed in the position of a team leader.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Romantically, August 23rd individuals are enthusiastic about love and romance and are keen on commitment. Though they may appear to be unemotional, rigid and fiercely independent folks on the surface, these people seek for a partner with whom they can share their actual inner self. True love, respect, friendship and equality are qualities they want in their relationship with their partner. A lesser known fact is that August 23rd individuals are great listeners, which come in handy while maintaining a blissful alliance with their partner. They are also immensely thoughtful, kind, loyal and devoted. Parenting comes naturally to those born on this date. If they aren’t blessed with their own children, they are likely to enjoy with youngsters by enrolling themselves at humanitarian or charitable organizations.

Lucky Color: Green
Lucky Number: 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50
Lucky Days (of the week): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Lucky Days (of the month): 5, 14, 15, 25