Famous People Born On August 29th

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

Michael Jackson
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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

Liam Payne
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
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

John Locke
Famous As: Philosopher
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

Carla Gugino
Famous As: Actress
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

Lea Michele
Famous As: Actress
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.

 6 Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough
Famous As: Actor
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

Ingrid Bergman
Famous As: Actresses
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.

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 8 Emily Hampshire

Emily Hampshire
Famous As: Actress
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.

 9 Elliott Gould

Elliott Gould
Famous As: Actor
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 Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay
Famous As: Actress
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.

 11 Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker
Famous As: Jazz saxophonist, composer
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.

 12 Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin
Famous As: Scientist
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.

 13 James Hunt

James Hunt
Famous As: Racing driver
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.

 14 Omayra Sánchez

Omayra Sánchez
Famous As: Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano
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.

 15 William Levy

William Levy
Famous As: Actor, Model
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.

 16 Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand
Famous As: Field hockey player
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.

 17 John McCain

John McCain
Famous As: United States Senator from Arizona (1987-2018)
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.

 18 Neil Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch
Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
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.

 19 Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield
Famous As: Retired Canadian Space Agency
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.

 20 Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher
Famous As: Director, screenwriter, producer
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2020

 21 James Brady

James Brady
Famous As: White House Press Secretary
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Centralia, Illinois, USA
Died: August 4, 2014

 22 Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1917
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: July 9, 2004

 23 Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan
Famous As: actor, film actor
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Auckland

 24 Brian Chesky

Brian Chesky
Famous As: Co-founder of Airbnb
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.

 25 Charlotte Ritchie

Charlotte Ritchie
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, UK

 26 Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington
Famous As: Singer
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: December 14, 1963

 27 Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer
Famous As: Comedian
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

 28 Vivien Thomas

Vivien Thomas
Famous As: Surgeon
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.

 29 Timothy Bradley

Timothy Bradley
Famous As: Boxer
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, United States

 30 Chris Simms

Chris Simms
Famous As: American football player
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA

 31 Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry
Famous As: Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Singer, Stage actor
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Dudley

 32 Lucas Cruikshank

Lucas Cruikshank
Famous As: YouTube Personality
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Columbus, Nebraska, United States

 33 Candis Cayne

Candis Cayne
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Maui, Hawaii, United States

 34 Bae Yong-joon

Bae Yong-joon
Famous As: Actor
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.

 35 Nicole Gale Anderson

Nicole Gale Anderson
Famous As: Actress
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.

 36 Robin Leach

Robin Leach
Famous As: Reporter
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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.

 37 Hajime Isayama

Hajime Isayama
Famous As: Mangaka
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Hita

 38 George Montgomery

George Montgomery
Famous As: Film actor
Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: Brady, Pondera County, Montana Pondera County Montana, U.S.
Died: December 12, 2000

George Montgomery was an American actor best remembered for his work in television and Western films. A multi-talented personality, Montgomery was also known as a director, producer, stuntman, writer, sculptor, painter, and furniture craftsman. George Montgomery achieved popularity after singing with 20th Century Fox in 1939; he then went on to become a leading man in Hollywood during the 1940s.

 39 Leena Chandavarkar

Leena Chandavarkar
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Dharwad, Mysore State, India

 40 John Hensley

John Hensley
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Hyden, Kentucky, United States

 41 Karla DeVito

Karla DeVito
Famous As: Singer
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Mokena, Illinois, USA

Karla DeVito is a singer cum actress. She loved acting from a young age and studied theater at Loyola University Chicago. She began her career as a stage actress and enjoyed much success. She eventually ventured into music as well and collaborated with numerous artists like Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman. She is married to actor and singer Robby Benson.  

 42 Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States

 43 Dick Cusack

Dick Cusack
Famous As: Actor
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.

 44 Betty Lynn

Betty Lynn
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

 45 Bob Beamon

Bob Beamon
Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: South Jamaica

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.

 46 Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott
Famous As: Racecar driver
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.

 47 William Friedkin

William Friedkin
Famous As: Director
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 48 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Famous As: Physician & Poet
Birth Year: 1809
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1894

 49 Charles Grandison Finney

Charles Grandison Finney
Famous As: Evangelist
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.

 50 Charles F. Kettering

Charles F. Kettering
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Birth Year: 1876
Birthplace: Loudonville, Ohio
Died: November 25, 1958

Charles F. Kettering was an American engineer, inventor, and businessman. Kettering is credited with founding Delco Electronics Corporation. Holder of 186 patents, Kettering is also credited with the invention of Freon refrigerant for air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Over the course of his career, Charles F. Kettering won prestigious awards like the IEEE Edison Medal, Hoover Medal, and Franklin Medal. 

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on August 29

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.

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.

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.

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