William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States. Born in Caroline County, Virginia. (d. 1838)
Francis Scott Key
Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet who wrote the lyrics to the United States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Born in Carroll County, Maryland. (d. 1843)
Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) was an American astronomer, who in 1847, by using a telescope, discovered a comet which as a result became known as “Miss Mitchell’s Comet”. Mitchell was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer. Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts. (d. 1889)
Henry Jones (August 1, 1912 – May 17, 1999) was an American actor of stage, film and television. Jones appeared in more than 180 movies and television shows. His screen credits included The Girl Can’t Help It, 3:10 to Yuma, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Vertigo, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Support Your Local Gunfighter, 9 to 5 and Arachnophobia. Born Henry Burk Jones in New Jersey. (d. 1999)
Richard de Pearsall Pearson (1 August 1918 – 2 August 2011) was a Welsh actor. Perhaps best known for his role as Mole in Cosgrove Hall’s film The Wind in the Willows (1983) and its subsequent television series. He has also has appeared in episodes of One Foot in the Grave as Victor Meldrew’s absent-minded brother, Alfred. He had cameo roles in several notable films. Born in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales. (d. 2011)
Arthur Hill (August 1, 1922 – October 22, 2006) was a Canadian actor best known for appearances in British and American theatre, films and television. He appeared in the film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain (1971), Sam Peckinpah’s The Killer Elite (1975), Michael Crichton’s Futureworld (1976), and A Bridge Too Far (1977). Born Arthur Edward Spence Hill in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada. (d. 2006)
Lionel Bart (1 August 1930 – 3 April 1999) was a writer and composer of British pop music and musicals, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver!. Born Lionel Begleiter in East London. (d. 1999)
Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger (August 1, 1930 – June 4, 2011), also known as Lawrence of Macedonia, was an American statesman and career diplomat, who served briefly as the Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (d. 2011)
Patricia Heywood (born 1 August 1931) is a Scottish character actress who has appeared in stage productions, films and television. In 1968 her film debut at the age of 36 was as Juliet’s nurse in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet, followed by small roles in Staircase (1969) and Battle of Britain (1969). Born in Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Norman Bowler (born 1 August 1932) is a British actor. From 1966-1976, Bowler played Det. Chief Inspector Harry Hawkins for the entire run of the BBC TV police drama Softly, Softly and Frank Tate in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from November 1989 – May 1997. Born Norman Clifford Bowler in London.
Dom DeLuise (August 1, 1933 – May 4, 2009) was an American actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef, and author. He starred in a number of movies directed by Mel Brooks, in a series of films with career-long best friend Burt Reynolds, and as a voice actor in various animated films by Don Bluth. Born Dominick DeLuise in Brooklyn, New York. (d. 2009)
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent (August 1, 1936 – June 1, 2008), was a French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. Born in Oran, Algeria. (d. 2008)
Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead. Born Jerome John Garcia in San Francisco, California. (d. 1995)
David Calder (born 1 August 1946) is an English actor. TV credits include: Widows, The Professionals, Enemy at the Door, Minder, Bergerac, The New Statesman, Between the Lines, Bramwell, Cracker, Dalziel and Pascoe, Heartbeat, Sleepers, Spooks, Midsomer Murders, Hustle, Waking the Dead, Wallis and Edward, Burn Up and Houdini. Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
Mick Ford (born 1 August 1952) is a British actor, screenwriter and playwright, best known for his portrayal of intellectual convict Archer in the cinema version of Scum. Born in Croydon, Surrey.
Adrian Dunbar (born 1 August 1958) is an actor and director from Northern Ireland, best known for his television and theatre work. Dunbar co-wrote and starred in the 1991 film, Hear My Song, nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTA awards. Born in Northern Ireland.
Sam Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the crime film Road to Perdition (2002), and the James Bond movie Skyfall (2012). Born Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE in Reading, Berkshire.
David Benjamin James MBE (born 1 August 1970) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. On 14 February 2009, he achieved the all-time Premier League appearance record with 536 appearances (since overtaken). He was capped 53 times by England between 1997 and 2010. Born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
Tempestt Bledsoe (born August 1, 1973) is an American actress. She is best known for her childhood role as Vanessa Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Born in Chicago, Illinois.
Honeysuckle Weeks (born 1 August 1979) is a British actress known for her starring role as Samantha Stewart in the British TV series Foyle’s War beginning in 2002. Born in Cardiff, Wales.
Stephanie Hwang (born August 1, 1989), known by the stage name Tiffany, is an American-born South Korean singer, TV presenter, promotional model and actress. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation. Korean name: Hwang Mi-young. Born in San Francisco, California.
Joey Donald Essex (born 29 July 1990) is a British TV personality and promoter for Sugar Hut, a nightclub in Brentwood, Essex. He rose to fame in 2011 after appearing in the television series The Only Way Is Essex. Born in Brentwood, Essex.