History Quiz / Born On This Day (August)

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Can you name the individuals born on each day of August?

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DateNameDescription (year of birth)
August 1Roman Emperor who was the subject of a 1934 Robert Graves novel and a 1970s television series (10 BC)
August 2Director of Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street (1939)
August 3American musician who sang Rags to Riches and I Left My Heart in San Francisco (1926)
August 444th and current President of the United States (1961)
August 5Astronaut who became the first man to walk on the moon (1930)
August 6Scottish scientist credited with discovering penicillin (1881)
August 7Actor who played Agent Fox Mulder in the X Files (1960)
August 8Swiss tennis player who has won a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles (1981)
August 9Actress who played Agent Dana Scully in the X Files (1968)
August 10Swiss/German confectioner whose food company still bears his name (1814)
August 11Former WWE and WCW wrestler born Terrence Bollea (1953)
August 12British monarch who served as Regent during his father's bouts of madness (1762)
August 13Director of Psycho, Rear Window, The Birds and Vertigo (1899)
August 14Point guard who led the LA Lakers to 5 NBA championships (1959)
August 15French emperor and general who dominated Europe in the early 19th century (1769)
August 16Director of The Terminator, Titanic and Avatar (1954)
DateNameDescription (year of birth)
August 17Actor who has starred in Heat, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Taxi Driver (1943)
August 18Emperor of Austria-Hungary when World War I broke out (1830)
August 19Aviator credited with building the first successful airplane along with his brother (1871)
August 20Flamboyant and controversial boxing promoter (1931)
August 21Jamaican sprinter who won 3 gold medals at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics (1986)
August 22Paramount leader of China 1978-92 (1904)
August 23King of France guilltotined following the 1789 revolution (1754)
August 24President of the Palestinian National Authority 1996-2004 (1929)
August 25Notorious Russian Tsar who ruled from 1533-84 (1530)
August 26Albanian-born Catholic nun known for her work with the poor and sick in India (1910)
August 27German philosopher who developed the system of absolute idealism (1770)
August 28Author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina (1828)
August 29Musician who had hit records with Thriller, Billie Jean and Beat It (1959)
August 30Author of Frankenstein (1797)
August 31Roman Emperor who appointed his horse a Consul and a priest (AD 12)

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