Is August 7th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on August 7th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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August 7th was the birth date of several notable individuals. Here they are:
August 7th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner and Olympic gold medalist (1960 and 1964), was born on August 7, 1928.
Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast and Olympic gold medalist (1980), was born on August 7, 1961.
Aleksandr Ditiatin, Russian gymnast and Olympic gold medalist (1980), was born on August 7, 1957.
Larisa Karlova, Russian handball player and Olympic gold medalist (1976 and 1980), was born on August 7, 1958.
David James Wottle, American distance runner and Olympic gold medalist (1972), was born on August 7, 1950.
August 7th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
British-American novelist Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (Captains and the Kings, Dear and Glorious Physician, Dynasty of Death, Great Lion of God and Romance of Atlantis) was born on August 7, 1900.
Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis, American lecturer, suffragist, newspaper publisher (Una) and author (A History of the National Women’s Rights Movement), was born on August 7, 1813.
Spanish soldier and poet Alonzo de Ercilla y Zúñiga (La Araucana), was born on August 7, 1533.
Alice James, American diarist, was born on August 7, 1848.
Garrison Keillor, American radio personality and author (Lake Woebegone Tales and Prairie Home Companion), was born on August 7, 1942.
August 7th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
John Heathcoat, British inventor of the warp-loom bobbinet (for lace-making), was born on August 7, 1783.
August 7th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Billie Burke, British-American actress (The Wizard of Oz), was born on August 7, 1885.
Australian singer Lana Cantrell (“Those Were the Days, My Friends”) was born on August 7, 1944.
Kerry Chater, American rocker (Gary Puckett and Union Gap), was born on August 7, 1945.
British heavy metal musician Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) was born on August 7, 1958.
David William Duchovny, American actor (Californication, Return to Me, Twin Peaks and The X-Files), was born on August 7, 1960.
American actor John Soursby Glover (52 Pickup, Batman and Robin, Night of the Running Man, Payback, Scrooged and Smallville) was born on August 7, 1945.
Wayne Knight, American actor (3rd Rock from the Sun, Jurassic Park, Seinfeld, Space Jam, Tarzan and Toy Story 2), was born on August 7, 1955.
American singer Herb Reed (The Platters) was born on August 7, 1932.
Carl (Alfalfa) Switzer, American actor (The Little Rascals and Our Gang), was born on August 7, 1927.
South African actress and Academy Award winner (2003) Charlize Theron (The Cider House Rules, The Devil’s Advocate, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Mighty Joe Young, Monster, North Country and That Thing You Do) was born on August 7, 1975.
Billy Joe (B.J.) Thomas, American pop singer (“As Long As We Got Each Other,” “Hey Won’t You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” “Hooked on a Feeling” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Just Can’t Help Believing” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”), was born on August 7, 1942.
August 7th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Louis Alan Hazeltine, American electrical engine, physicist and inventor (Neutrodyne Circuit), was born on August 7, 1886.
British archeologist, anthropologist and author Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (Adam’s Ancestors, Mau Mau and the Kikuyu and The Stone Age Cultures of Kenya Colony) was born on August 7, 1903.
August 7th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Ralph Johnson Bunche, American diplomat, United Nations undersecretary general and Nobel Peace Prize winner (1950), was born on August 7, 1904.
Margaretha Geertruida (Mata Hari) Zelle, Dutch dancer and World War I spy, was born on August 7, 1876.
Happy Birthday, August 7th.
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