Birthdays of Personalities on August 21

1165 :Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
1567 :Fran‡ois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
1579 :Henri II, Duke de Rohan-Gi‚, French Huguenot leader
1643 :Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
1660 :Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building
1721 :Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
1725 :Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter
1765 :William IV, king of England (1830-37)
1780 :Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
1789 :Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician
1798 :Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)
1801 :Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
1810 :Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1821 :William Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1824 :John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1847 :Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
1871 :Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)
1872 :Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)
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)
1890 :Bill Henry, SF Calif, newscaster (Who Said That?)
1896 :Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)
1896 :Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)
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 :Miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author
1907 :Roy K Marshall, Glen Carbon Ill, TV scientist (Nature of Things)
1909 :C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)
1912 :Bruce Trent, singer
1913 :Victor Rosow, writer
1914 :Dallas Pratt, collector
1920 :Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
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
1929 :Ahmed Kathy Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party
1930 :Margaret Rose, princess of Engl (Sister of Queen Elizabeth) [or 4/21]
1933 :Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)
1936 :Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)
1937 :Robert Stone, US writer (Who'll Stop the Rain, WUSA)
1939 :Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
1940 :Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist
1944 :Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)
1946 :Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)
1947 :Carl Giammarese, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (Buckinghams)
1951 :Harry Smith, Hammond Ind, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show)
1953 :Joe Strummer, vocals/guitarist (Clash-Rock the Casbah) [or 1/25/1955]
1954 :Steve Smith, LA Calif, rock drummer (Journey)
1957 :Budgie, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)
1957 :Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
1957 :Kim Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1958 :Dom Mamzi, horse trainer
1961 :Danny Sheaffer, Jacksonville FL, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1969 :Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
1974 :Amy Fisher, Long Island NY, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco



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