Famous People Born On August 31st

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The probable personality of all Virgo’s are said to be astrologically influenced by the planet Mercury. However, the actual date in which August 31st individuals are born is governed by planet Uranus. These two planetary bodies are thus said to influence the personality traits and characteristic features of those born on this date. Enthusiastic and intelligent, August 31st individuals are expressive, witty and intuitive folks.  They have an astute sense of responsibility and organization. They have an ability to concentrate and find answers to problems. This is a crucial skill as it enables them to go far in life. Talking about the weakness, August 31st individuals get tired easily and need to recharge their batteries frequently. They can also display domineering behavior and be prone to critical sarcastic remarks.

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 1 
Richard Gere
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'American Gigolo', 'Pretty Woman' and 'Chicago')
Richard Gere
26
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Richard Gere's performance in the movie American Gigolo cemented his position as a sex symbol in the 1980s. He also established himself as a leading man, becoming one of Hollywood's most bankable and popular actors during the '90s. One of the most dedicated actors, he learned karate for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman and tap dance for Chicago.

 2 
Caligula
(Roman Emperor (37-41 AD))
Caligula
35
Birth Year: 0012
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: January 24, 0041

Caligula, the third Roman emperor, is often described as a cruel man who forced his subjects to worship him as their god. Considered an insane tyrant, Caligula is accused of incest and forcing the audience to enter a sporting arena to be eaten alive by wild beasts during the intermission. His stories are famous in popular culture.

 3 
Chris Tucker
(Actor and Comedian, Best Known for His Roles in the 'Rush Hour' Triology)
Chris Tucker
20
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Chris Tucker is an American stand-up comedian and actor best known for playing Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series alongside Jackie Chan. Also a humanitarian, Tucker joined the likes of Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, Kevin Spacey, and Ghislaine Maxwell on a trip to Africa in an attempt to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.

 4 
Commodus
(Roman Emperor)
Commodus
11
Birth Year: 0161
Birthplace: Lanuvium
Died: December 31, 0192
Commodus ruled Rome as an emperor, with his father Marcus Aurelius, from 176 till 180, and then as a sole ruler till 192. His rule ended the 200-year peaceful era of Pax Romana. His dictatorial rule was portrayed in films such as Gladiator. He was assassinated by his wrestling partner.
 5 
Jeff Hardy
(Professional Wrestler)
Jeff Hardy
23
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Cameron, North Carolina, United States

Jeff Hardy is a professional wrestler. Best known for his tag team partnership with real-life brother Matt in WWE, Hardy has also achieved success as a singles wrestler. He is popular for his daredevil stunts and is often described as a death-defying and high-flying performer. Also a musician, Jeff Hardy is credited with forming a rock band called PeroxWhy?gen.

 6 
Sara Ramirez
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Dr. Callie Torres’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Sara Ramirez
22
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Mazatlán, Mexico

Mexican American actor, singer, and songwriter Sara Ramirez is the recipient of several awards, including a Tony Award. Born in Mexico, they moved to America as a child. They became interested in acting in their teens and acted in school plays before taking up roles in theater plays. Soon, they ventured into TV and films as well.

 7 
Larry Fitzgerald
(American Football Player)
Larry Fitzgerald
16
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was the second-best in NFL receiving yards in 2019. He has been named to First-team All-Pro and to Second-team All-Pro twice. He is a minority stake-owner of the NBA team Phoenix Suns. He also works for breast cancer awareness and underprivileged children.
 8 
James Coburn
(Film and TV Actor)
James Coburn
7
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Laurel, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 18, 2002

James Coburn was an American actor who played the quintessential tough guy roles in action and Western films throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was characterized by his lanky physique and toothy grin. A martial arts student, Coburn was a close friend of Bruce Lee; he was one of the pallbearers at Bruce Lee's funeral in 1973.

 9 
Van Morrison
(Singer)
Van Morrison
18
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Bloomfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Northern Irish singer, Van Morrison, garnered recognition in the 1960s while playing with the band, Them, and then later as a solo singer with the 1967 song Brown Eyed Girl. Over the years, he has released more than 40 albums. Astral Weeks, Moondance, Wavelength, Down the Road and Keep It Simple are some of his acclaimed and commercially successful albums.

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Queen Rania of Jordan
(Queen consort of Jordan.)
Queen Rania of Jordan
7
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Kuwait City

Queen Rania of Jordan is the current queen consort of Jordan. Since her marriage to Abdullah II of Jordan, Rania has focused on improving education and health in Jordan. In 2005, Queen Rania joined hands with the Ministry of Education to launch the Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, an annual teachers’ award.

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Jahangir
(Mughal Emperor)
Jahangir
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Birth Year: 1569
Birthplace: Fatehpur Sikri
Died: November 8, 1627
Prince Salim, son of Mughal emperor Akbar, ruled as Emperor Jahangir from 1605 to 1627. Jahangir was a patron of the arts and architecture, and focused on expansion through war. Fictional accounts of his relationship with a courtesan named Anarkali were later portrayed in literature and movies. 
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Mickie James
(Professional Wrestler)
Mickie James
6
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Wrestler Mickie James, who is associated with WWE’s Raw brand, was initially known in the wrestling circuit as Alexis Laree. She has worked for NWA: TNA and was part of the stable The Gathering. The five-time WWE Women's Champion has also released several hit country tracks, such as Shooting Blanks.
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Debbie Gibson
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Debbie Gibson
5
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Hilary Farr
(Designer)
Hilary Farr
10
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Toronto

Hilary Farr is a British-Canadian businesswoman, television host, designer, and former actress. Over the years, she has played an important role as a designer, renovating homes for celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and Jenna Elfman. In 2017, Hilary Farr co-founded a real estate investment seminar program called Rules of Renovation, which helps aspiring investors across North America.

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Andrew Cunanan
(FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive)
Andrew Cunanan
65
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: National City, California, United States
Died: July 23, 1997

Andrew Cunanan was an American spree killer who killed five people, including world-renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace and business tycoon Lee Miglin, during a three-month period. The motive behind the killings remains unknown as he killed himself shortly after the murders. His story has inspired several films and TV series, including the 1998 movie The Versace Murder.

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Tsai Ing-wen
(7th President of the Republic of China)
Tsai Ing-wen
9
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwanese politician and academic, Tsai Ing-wen, is currently serving as the seventh president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). She has been in office since 2016. She is a member of the Democratic Progressive Party and the first female president of Taiwan. As the president, she has taken steps to fund green energy initiatives and supports LGBTQA+ rights.

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Buddy Hackett
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Films: ‘The Music Man’ & ‘It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’)
Buddy Hackett
2
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 30, 2003
Buddy Hackett is best remembered for playing Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man and Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. He had also appeared in The Love Bug and voiced Scuttle in The Little Mermaid franchise. He also owned a huge collection of firearms.
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Mohammed bin Salman
(Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)
Mohammed bin Salman
25
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Jeddah
Mohammed bin Salman is the Crown Prince, deputy prime minister, and defense minister of Saudi Arabia. He launched the Vision 2030 program, removed the ban on female drivers, and curtailed the powers of the religious forces. However, he is known as an autocratic ruler and brutally assassinated journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 
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Itzhak Perlman
(Israeli-American Violinist, Conductor, and Music Teacher)
Itzhak Perlman
4
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
A bout of polio at age 4 left Itzhak Perlman’s legs paralyzed but could not deter his spirit. The Juilliard alumnus has won 16 Grammys and the coveted Leventritt Prize for his phenomenal compositions. He has also served as a conductor for Detroit Symphony and orchestras. 
 20 
Ramon Magsaysay
(7th President of the Philippines)
Ramon Magsaysay
3
Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Iba, Zambales, Philippines
Died: March 17, 1957

Born to an artisan father, Ramon Magsaysay was initially a schoolteacher. He served as the president of the Philippines and successfully subdued the Huk movement of the local communist guerrillas. The Ramon Magsaysay Award, named after him, celebrates excellence of Asians in various fields such as journalism and government service.

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Shar Jackson
(Actress)
Shar Jackson
6
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Eldridge Cleaver
10
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Wabbaseka, Arkansas
Died: May 1, 1998
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Amrita Pritam
(Indian Author Who Wrote in Punjabi and Hindi and is Considered One of History's Foremost Female Punjabi Writers)
Amrita Pritam
571
Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died: October 31, 2005

Amrita Pritam was an Indian poet, essayist, and novelist who wrote in Hindi and Punjabi languages. She is widely regarded as the first major female Punjabi poet and the leading Punjabi-language poet of the 20th century. In 1956, she was honored with the Sahitya Akademi Award, becoming the first woman to receive the prestigious award.

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Frank Robinson
(Baseball Outfielder, Manager)
Frank Robinson
3
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Died: February 7, 2019
 25 
Rajkummar Rao
(Film actor)
Rajkummar Rao
13
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Gurugram, Haryana, India
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Fredric March
2
Birth Year: 1897
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 14, 1975

Fredric March was an American actor best remembered for his versatility. One of the most celebrated actors during the 1930s and 1940s, Fredric March won two Academy Awards for Best Actor and two Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Play; he is one of two actors to have received both the Tony Award and Academy Award twice.

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David Ospina
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
David Ospina
5
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia

David Ospina is a Colombian football player who plays for the Colombia national football team. Ospina made his national debut in 2007 and is currently the most capped player of Colombia. Apart from representing his country in important tournaments like the FIFA World Cup and Copa Américas, David Ospina has also played for popular clubs like Arsenal and Atlético Nacional.

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Tom Coughlin
(American Former Football Coach and Executive)
Tom Coughlin
1
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Waterloo, New York, United States

In his 28-year coaching career, Tom Coughlin had been the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Giants. In his school days, he excelled in both football and basketball, but completely focused on football during his Syracuse University days. His Jay Fund assists children with leukemia and other cancers.

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Chloe Ferry
(Reality TV Star)
Chloe Ferry
7
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne
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Richard Basehart
1
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Died: September 17, 1984
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Mark L. Walberg
2
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Florence, South Carolina, USA
 32 
Marcia Clark
(American Author and Lead Prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson Murder Trial)
Marcia Clark
9
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States

Marcia Clark is best known as the lead prosecutor of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. She has also written several books, including novels from the Rachel Knight series and the Samantha Brinkman series and a non-fiction about the Simpson case. She has also written crime articles for The Daily Beast.

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Edward Thorndike
(Psychologist)
Edward Thorndike
0
Birth Year: 1874
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 9, 1949
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Larry Hankin
1
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: New York City, New York
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Julie Brown
(Actress)
Julie Brown
0
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Van Nuys, California, U.S.
Stephen McKinley Henderson
0
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Kansas City, USA

Best known for his work in the plays of August Wilson, actor Stephen McKinley Henderson has also impressed audiences with his roles in movies such as Lincoln and Dune. The Juilliard-educated actor has also been nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the play Fences.

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Gary Webb
(Journalist)
Gary Webb
7
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Corona
Died: December 10, 2004
 38 
Hassan Nasrallah
(Lebanese Military and Political Leader, 3rd Secretary-General of Hezbollah)
Hassan Nasrallah
8
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Bourj Hammoud
 39 
Katerina Tikhonova
(The Second Daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin)
Katerina Tikhonova
36
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany

Katerina Tikhonova is a Russian acrobatic dancer who finished fifth at a world championship event held in Switzerland in 2013. The daughter of Vladimir Putin, Tikhonova serves as director of the National Intellectual Reserve Centre (NIRC) and National Intellectual Development Foundation (NIDF), which are initiatives of Moscow State University.

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Emperor Taishō
(Emperor of Japan (1912-26))
Emperor Taishō
5
Birth Year: 1879
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japann
Died: December 25, 1926

Emperor Taishō was the 123rd Emperor of Japan. He was the son of  Emperor Meiji and Yanagihara Naruko, a concubine. As the eldest living son of the emperor, he was formally named the crown prince in 1888. Upon the death of his father in 1912, he ascended the throne. A sickly man with disabilities, he died at 47.

 41 
Earnie Shavers
(Boxer Heavyweight)
Earnie Shavers
0
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Garland, Alabama, United States
 42 
Jonathan LaPaglia
(Known for the role Frank B. Parker in the television series Seven Days)
Jonathan LaPaglia
1
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
 43 
Hermann von Helmholtz
(Physicist and Physician)
Hermann von Helmholtz
1
Birth Year: 1821
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: September 8, 1894

A descendant of Pennsylvania founder William Penn through his mother, Hermann von Helmholtz studied medicine, pushed by his father, in spite of being interested in the natural sciences. Best known for his law of conservation of energy, he coalesced the fields of medicine, physiology, math, and physics in his studies.

 44 
Dee Bradley Baker
(Actor, Singer, Puppeteer, Blogger, Dub actor, Television actor)
Dee Bradley Baker
5
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Bloomington
 45 
Arthur Godfrey
(One of the Biggest Radio & TV Personalities in America in the 1950s)
Arthur Godfrey
2
Birth Year: 1903
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: March 16, 1983

Arthur Godfrey was an American entertainer and television and radio broadcaster. In the early and mid-1950s, Godfrey was seen on television and heard on the radio up to six days a week. His career inspired two films, namely The Great Man and A Face in the Crowd. Arthur Godfrey was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1987.

 46 
Cédric Soares
(Portuguese Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Cédric Soares
1
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Singen (Hohentwiel), Germany

Cédric Soares is a Portuguese football player who plays as a defender for the Portugal national team. He was part of the team that won the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship and also represented Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Apart from his national team, Cédric Soares is also currently a part of the Arsenal Football Club.

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Jalen Brunson
(Basketball player)
Jalen Brunson
1
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey
 48 
Pepe Reina
(Footballer)
Pepe Reina
4
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 49 
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
(Queen of the Netherlands (1890 - 1948))
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
2
Birth Year: 1880
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: November 28, 1962

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the only child of the King William III and his second wife, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, became queen at age 10. While she remained neutral during World War I, she went into exile to England during World War II. Her autobiography revealed her religious devotion.

 50 
William Saroyan
(American-Armenian novelist)
William Saroyan
0
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Fresno
Died: May 18, 1981

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on August 31

Personality
Intelligent, creative and compassionate, August 31st individuals have a unique mix of characteristic traits that makes them different from other Virgo counterparts. They are down to earth in their approach and efficient and helpful in their dealings. Since blessed with a creative mind, August 31st individuals are full of original and innovative ideas that are channelized to finding solutions. Due to the influence of Uranus, these people are efficient in transforming chaos into order. Individuals born on this day are analytical and forward thinking. They favor common sense and realism. By nature, these people are naturally affectionate, reliable and honest but may be a little distant emotionally and let their head rule over any decisions.

Health
Health concern for individuals born on August 31st is on an on-off basis. Since these people have a delicate digestive system, having diet related issues are common. They need to watch what they eat to stay healthy and blissful. Nutritious food and healthy diet is a must for such people. Also, they need to dedicate a certain amount of time each day to meditation, yoga or daily walks for overall healthiness.

Finance
Financial stability is common for individuals born on August 31st. Though these people enjoy a steady income, they are highly susceptible to impulsive spending as well. As such, overriding on their impulse, August 31st born people may go above and beyond the budget once in a while. However, in normal circumstances, they are careful about money and may even indulge in saving for a rainy day.

Career
Interestingly, career opportunity for August 31st individuals are more so determined by the hours of work, rather than work pay and work satisfaction. Since August 31st people enjoy pursuing one of their numerous interests and hobbies, work which allows them plenty of non-working time seem to the ideal option for these individuals. They seek to escape from the daily affairs to devote time to their liking. Since these people have a strong hold over language and are fluent with words, professions such as teaching, writing and speaking make excellent job options. Their decisive efficiency and reliability makes these people a model employee in any profession

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Virgo’s born on August 31st are loving, compassionate and loyal individuals. They seek for a partner who shares similar interest and liking. One who stimulates their intelligence and ambition and enjoys the same frequency as theirs would make the most compatible partner. When they have found a partner of their liking, August 31st individuals are easy to commit and sincere about their feelings. Though these people may seem to the composed and calmer of the two, if not for the emotional stability provided by the partner, August 31st natives have the tendency to get nervy and tensed. A truly compatible partner helps them relax and open up to reveal innermost emotions. Traits of possessiveness and jealousy are common in these people. August 31st natives are understanding as parents. They combine compassion with common sense while dealing with the little ones.

Lucky Color: Electric Blue, Electric White, Multi Colors
Lucky Numbers: 4, 13, 22, 31, 40, 58
Lucky Days (of the week): Tuesday, Sunday
Lucky Days (of the month): 4, 13, 31