Australian Celebrities Born In August

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Chris Hemsworth
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Thor' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films)
Chris Hemsworth
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Birthdate: August 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth, shot to superstardom after playing Thor, the crown prince of Asgard in the Thor and The Avengers film series. Before embarking on his Hollywood journey, he had already established himself in Australia with drama series Home and Away. The handsome actor has also won praise for films like Snow White and the Huntsman and Ghostbusters.
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The Kid Laroi
(Australian Rapper, Singer and Songwriter)
The Kid Laroi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 16, 2003
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterloo, Australia
Australian rapper and hip-hop artist The Kid Laroi was mentored by the late rapper Juice Wrld. He shot to fame with the tracks Let Her Go, Diva, the Billboard-charting Go, and Addison Rae. He is immensely popular on Instagram and YouTube, where he has millions of followers.
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Josephine Langford
(Australian Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Tessa Young’ in the ‘After’ Film Series)
Josephine Langford
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Birthdate: August 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Josephine Langford is an Australian actress who started her career at a young age. Initially interested in music, Langford was classified as a talented composer in her secondary school. Following in the footsteps of her older sister Katherine Langford, she took acting classes at the age 13. Her success story serves as an inspiration to many young Australian talents.

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Sir Donald Bradman
(Australian Cricketer Who is Considered the Greatest Batsman of All Time)
Sir Donald Bradman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cootamundra, Australia
Died: February 25, 2001

Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. He started playing cricket as a young man and scored numerous records within a few years. In a career spanning around two decades, he retired with a career test batting average of 99.94. He retained a pre-eminent position in the game for decades following his retirement. 

 5 
Eric Bana
(Actor and Comedian)
Eric Bana
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Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Eric Bana, better known as Nero from Star Trek, initially gained fame with the series Full Frontal. The Australian actor made a mark in Hollywood with movies such as Hulk, Troy, and Munich. He loves racing and donates to charities related to causes such as mental-illness awareness and animal welfare.

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Sam Worthington
(English-Australian Actor)
Sam Worthington
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Birthdate: August 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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Alex O'Loughlin
(Best Known as Lieutenant Commander 'Steve McGarrett' on The TV series 'Hawaii Five-0')
Alex O'Loughlin
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Birthdate: August 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia

Alex O'Loughlin is an Australian actor, director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work in the popular police procedural TV series, Hawaii Five-0. Apart from being associated with the film and TV industry, Alex O'Loughlin also works closely with a nonprofit organization called Donate Life America for which he is the current ambassador.

 8 
Adelaide Kane
(Known for Her Roles in the TV Series 'Neighbours', 'Reign' and 'Once Upon a Time')
Adelaide Kane
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Birthdate: August 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Australia

Australian actress Adelaide Kane started performing at the age of three and was working professionally in some print ads at age six. Her big break came with a contract on iconic soap opera Neighbours. She further gained acclaim for her performance in Reign, Power Rangers RPM and Once Upon a Time.

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Brenton Thwaites
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Birthdate: August 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairns, Australia

Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is best known for his appearance in the soap opera Home and Away. Even though his initial plans involved becoming a policeman or a firefighter, destiny had other plans for him. He started acting in plays as a teenager and moved to TV shows. He has since migrated to US where his career continues to thrive.

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Maia Mitchell
(Australian Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Brittany Flune’ in the TV Series ‘Mortified’)
Maia Mitchell
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Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lismore, Australia

Australian actor Maia Mitchell is known as Brittany from the series Mortified and as Natasha from Trapped. She is also popular as Callie Adams Foster from The Fosters and its sequel, Good Trouble, and as McKenzie from the Teen Beach film franchise. She has also collaborated on the song Magic.

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Rick Springfield
(Actor, Musician and Member of the Pop Rock Group ‘Zoot’)
Rick Springfield
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
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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Jessica Mauboy
(Her Album 'Been Waiting' Became The Second Highest-Selling Australian Album of 2009)
Jessica Mauboy
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Birthdate: August 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia

Jessica Mauboy is an Australian singer, actress, and songwriter. She started hogging the limelight after finishing second in the fourth season of Australian Idol, which was aired in 2006. One of the most successful female artists in Australia, Mauboy has received several awards, such as ARIA Music Awards.

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Rod Laver
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Rod Laver
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Australia

Australian former tennis player Rod Laver is widely regarded to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He was ranked world No. 1 in nine different years. He holds 200 singles titles--the most in tennis history. He excelled on a variety of court surfaces: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. The Laver Cup Tournament is named after him.

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Patty Mills
(Australian Professional Basketball Player)
Patty Mills
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia
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Harold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Harold Holt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
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.

 16 
Melissa George
(Actress and Entrepreneur Best Known for Her Role as ‘Angel Parrish’ on the TV Show ‘Home and Away’)
Melissa George
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Birthdate: August 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Melissa George is an Australian actress and former national rollerskating champion. One of the few sportswomen to make a serious impact as an actress, Melissa George received a Golden Globe Award nomination for playing Laura Hill on the popular American drama television series, In Treatment. She is also credited with inventing a fashion device called Style Snaps.

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Mark Webber
(Australian Retired Professional Racing Driver)
Mark Webber
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queanbeyan, Australia

Mark Webber is an Australian former racing driver. From 2002 to 2013, Webber competed in Formula One, winning the 2010 British Grand Prix. From 2014 to 2016, he competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship, winning the 2015 season for Porsche alongside Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. In 2019, Mark Webber was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame.

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John Noble
(Australian Actor Known for His Role as ‘Denethor’ in the 'Lord of the Rings' Film Series)
John Noble
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Birthdate: August 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Pirie, Australia

Australian actor, John Noble, is best known for his role in the Fox action-horror series Sleepy Hollow. He has also appeared in many films and played a high-profile role in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is the winner of one Saturn Award. Besides acting, he has a deep interest in theoretical physics and enjoys painting.

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Nathaniel Buzolic
(Actor and Host of TV Show ‘The Mint’)
Nathaniel Buzolic
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Birthdate: August 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Nathaniel Buzolic was asked to change his name to Nate Buzz by his agency, as his real name didn’t sound glamorous enough. Though he lost the role of Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries to Paul Wesley, he bagged the role of Kol Mikaelson in the series and its spin-off.
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Shibani Dandekar
(Australian Singer, Actress and Host)
Shibani Dandekar
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Birthdate: August 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Born in Pune, Shibani Dandekar grew up in Australia and Africa, before returning to India, as a model and an anchor. She has hosted shows such as After Hours and also appeared in films such as Sultan. She is also the sister of VJ Anusha Dandekar and the girlfriend of actor Farhan Akhtar.

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Peter Weir
(Film Director)
Peter Weir
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Birthdate: August 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney

Peter Weir is an Australian former film director. He is best known for directing critically acclaimed and successful films like Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. In 2022, Peter Weir was honored at the Academy Awards with the Academy Honorary Award for his lifetime achievement.

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Nathan Jones
(Australian Actor and Former Professional Wrestler)
Nathan Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia
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Hannah Quinlivan
(Taiwanese Australian Model and Actress)
Hannah Quinlivan
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Birthdate: August 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
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Jonathan LaPaglia
(Known for the role Frank B. Parker in the television series Seven Days)
Jonathan LaPaglia
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Birthdate: August 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
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Megan Gale
(Model who became the host of Project Runway Australia in 2011)
Megan Gale
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Birthdate: August 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
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Jacinda Barrett
(Actress, Model)
Jacinda Barrett
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Birthdate: August 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland
Jacinda Barrett is best known as Diana Rayburn from the series Bloodline. A former model, she was one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. She has also been part of the films Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Poseidon, and the series The Real World: London.
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Alfred Deakin
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Alfred Deakin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: October 7, 1919

The second prime minister of Australia and Federation movement leader Alfred Deakin had developed an interest in literature and philosophy and had written several pieces of drama and poetry while studying to be a barrister. He later joined the Liberal Party. He spent his final years struggling with memory loss.

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Tammin Sursok
(Australian Actress and Singer)
Tammin Sursok
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Tammin Sursok is an actress and singer whose portrayal of Dani Sutherland earned her the Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent in 2001. Sursok is also known for her singing skills; her debut studio album Whatever Will Be peaked at number 13 on the ARIA Charts. Apart from acting and singing, Sursok has also been campaigning against bullying.

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Natalie Mendoza
(Actress and Singer)
Natalie Mendoza
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Birthdate: August 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
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Rachael Carpani
(Actor)
Rachael Carpani
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Birthdate: August 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney
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Edith Cowan
(Social Campaigner)
Edith Cowan
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Geraldton, Australia
Died: June 9, 1932

Edith Cowan was an Australian social reformer best remembered for serving as a member of parliament; she was the first Australian woman to do so. She is also remembered for working for the welfare and rights of children and women. In recognition of her contribution, Cowan has been depicted on Australia's fifty-dollar note since 1995.

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Andreja Pejic
(Model)
Andreja Pejic
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuzla, Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Her
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Mile Jedinak
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Mile Jedinak
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney
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Indiana Massara
(Australian Pop Singer, Actress and Model)
Indiana Massara
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coolbinia, Perth

Better known as Rooney from Chicken Girls, singer-actor Indiana Massara is also known for her chartbusting single Drama. An athletic person since childhood, Massara was, however, initially rejected in auditions for being too tall. She walked the LA Fashion Week at 13 and has a huge fan base on Instagram.

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Georgina Haig
(Actor, Film actor)
Georgina Haig
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Birthdate: August 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
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Toni Watson
(Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Best Known for Her Single ‘Dance Monkey’)
Toni Watson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mount Martha, Australia

Toni Watson is an Australian singer-songwriter whose single, Dance Monkey, broke Bing Crosby's all-time Australian record by spending 24 weeks at number one position on the ARIA Singles Chart. The single also earned Toni Watson several prestigious awards, such as APRA Music Award and ARIA Music Award.

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Justin Kurzel
(Film Director and Screenwriter)
Justin Kurzel
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Birthdate: August 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gawler, Australia

Justin Kurzel is an Australian screenwriter and film director. He is best known for directing critically acclaimed films like Snowtown, Macbeth, and Nitram. His films Snowtown and Nitram earned him AACTA Award for Best Direction.

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Paul Khoury
(TV Personality)
Paul Khoury
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Birthdate: August 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Australia

Paul Khoury is an Australian TV personality known for hosting shows like Coffee Lovers’ Guide to Italy. Also known for his captivating voice, Khoury has been anchoring ESPN's Asia Pacific Poker Tour. From 2010 to 2015, Paul Khoury hosted The Aussie Millions, one of the world's richest poker events. 

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Greg Chappell
( Former Cricketer Who Played as a Batsman)
Greg Chappell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Unley, Australia
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Bryce Courtenay
(One of Australia's Best-Selling Authors, Known for His Book ‘The Power of One’)
Bryce Courtenay
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: November 22, 2012

Bryce Courtenay was a South African-Australian novelist and advertising director. Best remembered for his novel The Power of One, Courtenay remains one of Australia's best-selling writers several years after his death. Bryce Courtenay's relationship with his readers played an important role in his success; he often gave away free books to gain a loyal fan base.

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Daniel Henshall
(Actor)
Daniel Henshall
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Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney
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Kevin Muscat
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Defender)
Kevin Muscat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crawley, England
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Keith Murdoch
(War correspondent)
Keith Murdoch
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Birthdate: August 12, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: October 5, 1952

Apart from being the father of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Keith Murdoch was a talented journalist in his own right, who gained fame as a political correspondent for the Sydney Sun. He is also known for carrying the controversial Gallipoli letter to London. He later led The Herald and Weekly Times.

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Aaron Jeffery
(actor)
Aaron Jeffery
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Birthdate: August 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Howick, New Zealand

Aaron Jeffery is a New Zealand-Australian actor best known for his portrayal of Alex Ryan in the popular drama TV series McLeod's Daughters. The series earned Aaron Jeffery the prestigious Silver Logie under the Most Popular Actor in a Drama Series category in 2004 and 2007.

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Friendlyjordies
(Political commentator, Stand-up comedian)
Friendlyjordies
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Birthdate: August 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Australia
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Brian To'o
(Samoa International Rugby League Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Brian To'o
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
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Angry Anderson
(He has been the lead vocalist with the hard rock band Rose Tattoo)
Angry Anderson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Olivia Deeble
(Australian Actress Known for Her TV Series: ‘Little Lunch’ and ‘Home and Away’)
Olivia Deeble
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Birthdate: August 4, 2002
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Balwyn, Australia
Australian actor Olivia Deeble was no stranger to the world of entertainment, being the daughter of actor Kate Gorman and the granddaughter of Reg Gorman and Judith Roberts. She initially gained fame as Tamara Noodle from the children’s comedy Little Lunch and then bagged a role in Home and Away.
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Julian Cheung
(Singer)
Julian Cheung
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Birthdate: August 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Point, British Hong Kong
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Greg Egan
(Writer)
Greg Egan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Perth, Australia