Famous People Born On August-5th

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People born on August 5th fall under the zodiac sign Leo. Due to their sun sign, these people display headstrong determination and courage. However, planet Mercury rules their astrological birthdate, they have characteristic features which make them unique from their symboled counterparts. They are tactful in their methods and compassionate towards others. When in need, you can count upon an August 5th individual to assist you as these individuals are genuine and unselfish. Together with their charming disposition and resourceful creativity, these individuals can go far in life. However, they need to set a goal or aim in life and work towards attaining the same. Avoiding distractions and interruptions is the key to experiencing an enriched life.

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 1 
Neil Armstrong
(The First Person to Walk on the Moon)
Neil Armstrong
62
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Died: August 25, 2012

The first person to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer. Prior to his trip to the Moon, he became NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. After resigning from NASA, he taught in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was a Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee.

 2 
Mark Strong
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Stardust’, ‘RocknRolla’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Kick-Ass’)
Mark Strong
7
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: London, England
Mark Strong is best known as Prince Septimus from Stardust, Lord Blackwood from Sherlock Holmes, and Frank D'Amico from Kick-Ass. He has also narrated documentaries such as Who Do You Think You Are?, performed in Shakespearean theater, and sung for punk bands. He has appeared in many Guy Ritchie films.
 3 
James Gunn
(Director Known for His Films: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ and ‘The Suicide Squad’)
James Gunn
19
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

At the age of 12, James Gunn started making 8 mm zombie films in the woods near his home along with his brothers. What started as a fun activity, eventually helped Gunn establish a career in filmmaking. Apart from filmmaking and acting, he is also interested in music and writing; he founded a band in 1989 and wrote a novel in 2000.

 4 
Joseph Merrick
(Elephant Man)
Joseph Merrick
9
Birth Year: 1862
Birthplace: Leicester
Died: April 11, 1890
Joseph Merrick was an English man with several physical deformities, including a lump on his forehead, caused by Proteus syndrome and neurofibromatosis type I. He initially went around England, as a freak-show exhibit, nicknamed “The Elephant Man” and eventually joined a circus. Filmmaker David Lynch made a movie on him.
 5 
Maureen McCormick
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as 'Marcia Brady' in the TV Sitcom ‘The Brady Bunch’)
Maureen McCormick
10
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Maureen McCormick is an American actress, author, and singer. She achieved popularity for playing Marcia Brady in the popular TV series The Brady Bunch. She then went on to reprise her role as Marcia Brady in several Brady Bunch spin-offs and films. McCormick's reputation as a bankable actress has suffered due to her own struggles with drug addiction and depression.

 6 
Olivia Holt
(Actress and Singer)
Olivia Holt
13
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Germantown, Tennessee, United States
 7 
Patrick Ewing
(Basketball player Center, Head coach)
Patrick Ewing
9
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Patrick Ewing is a Jamaican-American former basketball player who played for popular NBA teams like New York Knicks and Seattle SuperSonics. He also won gold medals at the 1984 and 1992 Olympic Games as part of the US men's national basketball teams. In 2008, Patrick Ewing was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his individual career.

 8 
Sally Hemings
(Thomas Jefferson’s Slave)
Sally Hemings
14
Birth Year: 1773
Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Died: August 28, 1835

A slave woman of mixed race, Sally Hemings was owned by the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Historians say there is evidence to show that Jefferson had a long-term sexual relationship with her and he was the father of Sally’s six children. A DNA study also points to this. However, there are some who do not agree.

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Kajol
(Actress)
Kajol
33
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Mumbai
Padma Shri-winning Indian actor Kajol, daughter of yesteryear actor Tanuja, holds the record for the most Filmfare Award wins as the “Best Actress,” along with Nutan, her aunt. She is known for teaming up with Shah Rukh Khan in hit Hindi films such as Baazigar and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
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John Huston
(Director of Classic Movies Like 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Asphalt Jungle', 'The Misfits' and Many More)
John Huston
4
Birth Year: 1906
Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States
Died: August 28, 1987

Director/screenwriter John Huston is known for making his films with nominal editing and featuring novel adaptations and themes of religion, colonialism, and war. He is known for his Academy Award-winning direction in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and also appeared as an actor in films such as The Cardinal.

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Loni Anderson
(Actress)
Loni Anderson
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Loni Anderson is best known for her Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated performance as Jennifer Marlowe in WKRP in Cincinnati. She has also voiced Blondie Bumstead in two TV films, and has appeared in films such as A Night at the Roxbury. She later raised awareness about COPD, a lung disease.
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David Chang
(American Restaurateur and Founder of the Momofuku Restaurant Group)
David Chang
10
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States

David Chang revolutionized the culinary world with his brand Momofuku, which owns several noodle bars across the world, including a 2-Michelin-star restaurant. He has produced the Netflix shows Ugly Delicious and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Several issues of his food magazine Lucky Peach have been NYT bestsellers.

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Adam Yauch
(Founding Member of the Hip Hop Group ‘Beastie Boys’)
Adam Yauch
12
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4, 2012

Rapper and bass guitarist Adam Yauch, better known by his pseudonym, “MCA,” was a founding member of the hip-hop and rap rock Beastie Boys. He also owned a film distributing company and was a practicing Buddhist who supported the Tibetan independence movement. He died of parotid cancer.

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Mark Labbett
(Television Personality)
Mark Labbett
6
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Tiverton, Devon, England
Mark Labbett gained fame as the “chaser” on the game show The Chase and its subsequent versions. He is known by his nickname “The Beast” on these shows. He has also appeared on several other shows, such as Mastermind, Countdown, SUDO-Q, Celebrity Juice, and The Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
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John Saxon
(Known for His Roles in Westerns and Horror Films)
John Saxon
7
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 25, 2020

American actor and martial artist, John Saxon was best known for the film Enter the Dragon where he co-starred with the legendary Bruce Lee. The famous character actor of Western and horror films, in his extensive career spanning six decades, worked in more than 200 films and television shows including three Nightmare on Elm Street movies, The Appaloosa and Dynasty.

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Guy de Maupassant
(French Short Story Writer and Naturalist )
Guy de Maupassant
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Birth Year: 1850
Birthplace: Tourville-sur-Arques, France
Died: July 6, 1893

Guy de Maupassant was a French author who wrote 300 short stories during his illustrious career. Widely regarded as the father of the modern short story, Maupassant's stories are characterized by economy of style and depicted human lives in pessimistic terms,

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Harold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Harold Holt
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Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Stanmore
Died: December 17, 1967

Harold Holt was an Australian politician and the 17th prime minister of Australia. On 17 December 1967, Holt disappeared while swimming in rough conditions at Cheviot Beach. Following his disappearance, which gave rise to several conspiracy theories, Harold Holt was presumed dead. The Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Centre in Melbourne is named in his honor.

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Robert Taylor
(Actor, Pilot)
Robert Taylor
0
Birth Year: 1911
Birthplace: Filley, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 8, 1969
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Lolo Jones
(Hurdler)
Lolo Jones
5
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

While she believes missing out on the gold medal at the 100m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was her most painful experience, American hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones is still quite a star. She has penned a memoir and has also appeared on shows such as Celebrity Big Brother.

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Herb Brooks
(Ice Hockey Coach, Player)
Herb Brooks
5
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: August 11, 2003
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Jesse Williams
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Jackson Avery’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Jesse Williams
12
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jesse Williams is best known as Dr. Jackson Avery from Grey's Anatomy. He has also been part of films such as The Cabin in the Woods and The Butler, and has done voice-work for video games such as Markus in Detroit: Become Human. Williams is also associated with Black activism.
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Sophie Winkleman
1
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Sophie Winkleman is an English actress who is known for her work across all three major acting mediums: films, television and stage. After her wedding with Lord Frederick Windsor, son of Prince Michael of Kent, Sophie Winkleman became part of the British royal family. In 2020, she was made the Royal Patron of the Children's Surgery Foundation.

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Louis Walsh
(Entertainment Manager & TV Personality)
Louis Walsh
3
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Kiltimagh

Louis Walsh is an Irish TV personality and music manager. In the 1990s and 2000s, Walsh managed three of Ireland's most prominent pop acts— Westlife, Boyzone, and Johnny Logan. A controversial personality, Louis Walsh has been accused of sexual harassment and making homophobic comments in the past.

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Genelia D'Souza
11
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Roy Benavidez
(Soldier)
Roy Benavidez
3
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Cuero
Died: November 29, 1998
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Anthony Edwards
(Basketball player)
Anthony Edwards
6
Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Roman Gabriel
(American Football Player)
Roman Gabriel
13
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Ahsaas Channa
(Actress)
Ahsaas Channa
11
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
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Jonathan Silverman
1
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Kara Tointon
(Actress)
Kara Tointon
0
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Essex, England, UK
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Joan Hickson
(Actress)
Joan Hickson
0
Birth Year: 1906
Birthplace: Kingsthorpe, Northampton, England
Died: October 17, 1998
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Hun Sen
(Prime Minister of Cambodia (Since 1985))
Hun Sen
6
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Stueng Trang District, Cambodia

Hun Sen is a Cambodian politician and the current prime minister of Cambodia. Having assumed office in 1985, Hun Sen is one of the world's longest-serving leaders and the longest-serving Cambodian head of government. Over the years, he has been accused of abusing power as a number of activists, environmentalists, and politicians have been arrested and murdered under his government.

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Helene Fischer
(Pop Singer Famous for Her 2013 Multi-Platinum Album ‘Farbenspiel')
Helene Fischer
1
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Helene Fischer is a German singer, dancer, actress, and TV presenter. She attended the Frankfurt Stage & Musical School to study singing and acting. She made her debut in 2005 and found immediate success. Eventually, she started singing in English as well. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including 17 Echo awards and four "Krone der Volksmusik" prizes. 

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Tom Thomson
(Artist)
Tom Thomson
4
Birth Year: 1877
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: July 8, 1917

Tom Thomson was a Canadian artist best remembered for producing some of Canada's most iconic works, namely The West Wind and The Jack Pine. Thomson's work has had a profound influence on Canadian art and he is often regarded as an unofficial member of the famous Group of Seven as he died shortly before the establishment of the iconic group.

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Marine Le Pen
(French Lawyer and President of the National Rally Group in the National Assembly )
Marine Le Pen
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

French politician and lawyer Marine Le Pen, daughter of politician Jean-Marie Le Pen, has been the president of the National Rally since 2011. She is also serving as the member of the National Assembly for Pas-de-Calais's 11th constituency since 2017. She was previously a member of the European Parliament.

Wendell Berry
6
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Henry County
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Wanda Ventham
(Actress)
Wanda Ventham
4
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Brighton, England
 38 
Janet McTeer
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Tumbleweeds’ and ‘Albert Nobbs’)
Janet McTeer
5
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Wallsend, England
Janet McTeer soared to fame with her Tony-, Drama Desk-, and Olivier Award-winning performance as Nora in the play A Doll's House. Fans also loved her Academy Award-nominated performances as Mary Jo Walker in Tumbleweeds and Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs, and her Emmy-nominated role in Into the Storm.
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Wayne Bridge
(Association football player)
Wayne Bridge
4
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Southampton
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Paul Rand
(Art Director)
Paul Rand
2
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 26, 1996
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Rick Derringer
(Singer, Artist, Composer, Guitarist)
Rick Derringer
0
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Fort Recovery
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Vatsal Sheth
1
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Darren Shahlavi
(Actor & Stunt Performer)
Darren Shahlavi
1
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Stockport, Cheshire, England
Died: January 14, 2015
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Kwon Sang-woo
(South Korean Actor)
Kwon Sang-woo
3
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Daejeon, South Korea
South Korean actor Kwon Sang-woo soared to fame with his role of Kim Ji-hoon in the film My Tutor Friend and his performance in the K-drama Stairway to Heaven. Known as “Mr. Tears” for his melodramatic roles, he later launched a cosmetic company named Natural Tears
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Kaylani Lei
(Actress)
Kaylani Lei
8
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Singapore
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Selma Diamond
(Actress)
Selma Diamond
0
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: May 13, 1985
 47 
Colin McRae
(British Rally Driver Who Died in a Helicopter Crash in 2007)
Colin McRae
3
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Lanark
Died: September 15, 2007

Colin McRae was a British rally driver who won the British Rally Championship title in 1991 and 1992. In 1995, he became the youngest person and the first British driver to win the World Rally Championship Drivers' title. Colin McRae's career was cut short by his sudden demise in 2007 when he was killed in a helicopter crash. 

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Parley Baer
2
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: November 22, 2002
 49 
Niels Henrik Abel
(Mathematician)
Niels Henrik Abel
2
Birth Year: 1802
Birthplace: Finnøy
Died: April 6, 1829

Born to a pastor, Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel first showcased his mathematical skills in his cathedral school and later became a pioneer of various mathematical concepts. He died of tuberculosis, amid poverty, before he could learn that he had been appointed to teach at the University of Berlin.

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Stefanie Joosten
0
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Roermond, Netherlands

Dutch-born Stefanie Joosten initially studied Japanese language and culture at Leiden. Her interest later took her to Japan, where she began modeling. She voiced the character Quiet in a Metal Gear game in both its English and Japanese versions. She has also appeared in TV series, short films, and feature films.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on August 5

Personality
August 5th Leos are endowed with high intellect and exceptional sociability. They are great at problem solving and have excellent communication skills. Since these people are born under the zodiac sign Leo, confidence and leadership lies in their genes. Mercury, the ruling planet of this birthday, further adds traits of diplomacy and bravery to August 5th borns thereby making them absolutely unique. Charming in their manners and fun-loving in their disposition, these individuals are courteous, warm, generous and friendly. These people hate to be alone and can sometimes get argumentative and opinionated.

Health
Though they rarely indulge in any sort of exercise or training, individuals born on this date are mostly healthy. This is due to the fact that they stay active physically and never lead a sedentary lifestyle. Though the physical activeness does good for the body, it is the mental stress that causes problem due to the constant need to be on the go. As such, stress and lack of rest or relaxation is common to these people. Also, these people more than often choose convenience food rather than nutritional ones, thereby putting their health in jeopardy.

Finance
Though individuals born on this date are endowed with sound financial condition, this stability once in a while paves way for a crises situation due to over-the-top generosity and sympathy that these individuals feel towards others. These people have the ability to earn money but they also need to learn the importance of staying in budget and managing the finances well.

Career
Any job that provides mental stimulation and satisfaction is ideal for August 5th natives. These people are blessed with great communication skills and thus can do well in professions that utilize their capabilities. Computer based jobs are the best options for those born on August 5th. These individuals use their traits of diplomacy, sociability, enthusiasm and helpfulness in the workplace environment to work their way to success and achievement.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
August 5th individuals fall in love as quickly as they fall out of love. These people are attention and affection seekers. As such, to satiate this craving, they put their heart and soul in romance but fall out the same quickly. August 5th individuals would not readily agree to long term commitment. And even if they do so, they would demand personal space and independence. They seek for partners who are utmost faithful and trustworthy. Interesting and spirited soul mates who are as playful and mischievous as thoughtful are the best match for August 5th natives. They seek for a partner with whom they can lead a harmonious and comfortable lifestyle. As far as parenthood is concerned, these people though loving and caring, have a casual attitude toward their children.

Lucky Colors: Green
Lucky Numbers: 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 68
Lucky Days (of the week): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Lucky Days (of the month): 5, 15, 23