Birthdays of Personalities on August 20

xxxx :"Diamond" Darrell, rocker (Pantera-Cowboys From Hell)
xxxx :Diamond Darrell, rocker (Pantera-Cowboys From Hell)
xxxx :Frank J Guarini, (Rep-D-NJ, 1979- )
xxxx :Louis Svitek, rocker (Mind Funk-Sugar Aint So Sweet, Fire)
1165 :Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
1517 :Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 :Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1567 :Fran‡ois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
1579 :Henri II, Duke de Rohan-Gi‚, French Huguenot leader
1625 :Thomas Corneille, French playwright
1637 :Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1643 :Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
1660 :Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building
1665 :Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1702 :Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal
1710 :Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson)
1721 :Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
1725 :Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter
1764 :Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies
1765 :William IV, king of England (1830-37)
1778 :Bernardo O'Higgins, won independence for Chile
1779 :Freiherr J”ns J Berzelius, Swedish chemist (atomic weight)
1780 :Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
1785 :Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")
1789 :Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician
1798 :Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)
1799 :Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician
1801 :Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
1802 :Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867
1810 :Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1811 :Gilman Marston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
1821 :William Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1824 :Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905
1824 :John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1827 :Charles T H Coster, Belg literary (L‚gendes d'Ulenspiegel) [or May 7]
1832 :Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913
1833 :Benjamin Harrison, North Bend Ohio, (R) 23rd Pres (1889-1893)
1842 :Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter
1847 :Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
1856 :Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]
1860 :Raymond Poincar‚, France, president/PM (1912)
1871 :Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)
1872 :Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)
1873 :Eliel Saarinen, Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich)
1874 :Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)
1875 :Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo
1880 :Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)
1881 :Edgar Albert Guest, Detroit Mich, poet/newspaperman
1885 :Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)
1886 :Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
1890 :Bill Henry, SF Calif, newscaster (Who Said That?)
1890 :H P Lovecraft, US, Gothic novelist (At the Mountains of Madness)
1890 :Howard Phillips Lovecraft, US horror writer (Weird Tales)
1896 :Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)
1896 :Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)
1897 :Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)
1898 :Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love)
1899 :Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)
1900 :Edward J "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player, 1st witnessed 147 break
1900 :Edward J Murt O'Donoghue, snooker player, 1st witnessed 147
1901 :Salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 195
1901 :Salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959)
1902 :Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner
1904 :Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA)
1904 :[William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles)
1905 :Isadore I Friz Freleng, KC MO, animator (Warner Bros cartoons)
1906 :Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate
1907 :Anatole Fistoulari, conductor
1907 :Miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author
1907 :Roy K Marshall, Glen Carbon Ill, TV scientist (Nature of Things)
1907 :Stanley Devon, photographer
1908 :Jeanne Stern, writer
1908 :John Reginald Bevins, politician
1908 :Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population e
1908 :Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)
1909 :C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)
1910 :Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel
1910 :Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel)
1911 :Ronald Udell, England, production designer (Pinewood Studios)
1912 :Bruce Trent, singer
1912 :Philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven)
1913 :Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guita
1913 :Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist
1913 :Victor Rosow, writer
1914 :Dallas Pratt, collector
1920 :Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
1921 :Jacqueline Susann, Phila Pa, author (Valley of the Dolls)
1923 :Chris Schenkel, Biuppus Ind, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights)
1924 :Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary
1929 :Ahmed Kathy Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party
1930 :Margaret Rose, princess of Engl (Sister of Queen Elizabeth) [or 4/21]
1931 :Bernhard Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20t
1931 :Bernhard Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)
1931 :Don King, boxing promoter, shocking hairstyle [or Dec 6]
1933 :Don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86)
1933 :George John Mitchell, (Sen-D-ME, 1980-94/Senate Whip 1989- )
1933 :Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)
1933 :Larry Robideaux, horse trainer
1935 :J J Malone, US soul singer (It's a shame)
1935 :Justin Tubb, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1936 :Carla Fracci, Milan Italy, ballerina
1936 :Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)
1937 :Corrie E Moret-de Jong, Dutch MP (CDA)
1937 :Robert Stone, US writer (Who'll Stop the Rain, WUSA)
1938 :Jean-Loup Jaques Marie Chretien, France, cosmonaut (T-6, TM-7
1938 :Jean-Loup Jaques Marie Chretien, France, cosmonaut (T-6, TM-7, STS 86)
1939 :Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
1940 :Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist
1940 :John Lantree, rocker
1941 :Slobodan Milocevic, premier Serbia
1941 :William H Gray III, Baton Rouge La, (Rep-D-PA, 1978- )
1943 :Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta
1943 :Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love)
1944 :Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)
1944 :John Povey, rocker
1944 :Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89)
1946 :Connie Chung, TV news anchor (NBC, CBS)
1946 :Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)
1947 :Carl Giammarese, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (Buckinghams)
1947 :James Pankow, Chicago IL, rocker (Chicago)
1951 :Greg[ory Dale] Bear, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternit
1951 :Greg[ory Dale] Bear, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)
1951 :Harry Smith, Hammond Ind, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show)
1951 :Phil Lynott, Dublin Ireland, rock bassist (Thin Lizzy)
1951 :Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1952 :John Hiatt, US singer/songwriter (Have a Little Faith in Me)
1952 :Rudy Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lad
1952 :Rudy Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
1953 :Joe Strummer, vocals/guitarist (Clash-Rock the Casbah) [or 1/25/1955]
1954 :Al Roker, Queens NY, weatherman (NBC, Today)
1954 :Steve Smith, LA Calif, rock drummer (Journey)
1955 :Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
1956 :Rick Olsen, rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)
1957 :Budgie, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)
1957 :Doug Fleger, rocker
1957 :Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
1957 :Jim "Bullseye" Bowen, British TV game show host
1957 :Jim Bullseye Bowen, British TV game show host
1957 :Kim Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1957 :Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
1958 :Dom Mamzi, horse trainer
1958 :Lenny Henry, British comedian (3 of a Kind)
1960 :Troy Young, horse trainer
1961 :Danny Sheaffer, Jacksonville FL, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1961 :Rick Rael, heavy metal rocker
1965 :Joe Durigon, jockey
1969 :Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
1969 :Francisco Torres, jockey
1970 :Jay McNeil, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
1971 :Brett Bech, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
1974 :Amy Fisher, Long Island NY, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco
1994 :White buffalo, Janesville Wisconsin



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