Happy Birthday to these Leo's who were born on August 12th.

  1. 1503 - Christian III of Denmark and Norway (d. 1559)
  2. 1566 - Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (d. 1633)
  3. 1604 - Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
  4. 1629 - Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
  5. 1643 - King Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
  6. 1644 - Heinrich Ignaz Biber, Bohemian composer (d. 1704)
  7. 1647 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
  8. 1686 - John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
  9. 1696 - Maurice Greene, English composer (d. 1755)
  10. 1720 - Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778)
  11. 1762 - King George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
  12. 1774 - Robert Southey, English poet and biographer (d. 1843)
  13. 1831 - Helena Blavatsky, Ukrainian-born author (d. 1891)
  14. 1856 - "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
  15. 1859 - Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (d. 1929)
  16. 1866 - Jacinto Benavente, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1954)
  17. 1867 - Edith Hamilton, German classicist (d. 1963)
  18. 1876 - Mary Roberts Rinehart, American author (d. 1958)
  19. 1880 - Radclyffe Hall, British author (d. 1943)
  20. 1880 - Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (d. 1925)
  21. 1881 - Cecil B. DeMille, American director (d. 1959)
  22. 1883 - Pauline Frederick, American actress (d. 1938)
  23. 1885 - Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
  24. 1886 - Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
  25. 1887 - Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961)
  26. 1889 - Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
  27. 1892 - Alfred Lunt, American actor (d. 1977)
  28. 1902 - Mohammad Hatta, Vice President of Indonesia 1945-1956 (d. 1980)
  29. 1904 - Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia (d. 1918)
  30. 1906 - Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  31. 1906 - Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  32. 1907 - Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
  33. 1910 - Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
  34. 1911 - Cantinflas, Mexican actor (d. 1993)
  35. 1912 - Samuel Fuller, American film director (d. 1997)
  36. 1914 - Gerd Buchdahl, German Philosopher (d. 2001)
  37. 1919 - Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  38. 1924 - Derek Shackleton, English cricketer
  39. 1924 - Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  40. 1925 - Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (d. 2004)
  41. 1925 - Ross McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (d. 1975)
  42. 1925 - George Wetherill, American scientist (d. 2006)
  43. 1926 - John Derek, American actor (d. 1998)
  44. 1926 - Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
  45. 1926 - Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
  46. 1927 - Porter Wagoner, American singer
  47. 1928 - Charles Blackman, Australian artist
  48. 1928 - Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  49. 1928 - Dan Curtis, film and television producer and director
  50. 1929 - Buck Owens, American singer (d. 2006)
  51. 1930 - George Soros American businessman
  52. 1930 - Jacques Tits, French mathematician
  53. 1931 - William Goldman, American screenwriter
  54. 1932 - Somdej Phra Nangchao Sirikit Phra Boromarajininat HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand
  55. 1933 - Parnelli Jones, American race car driver
  56. 1935 - John Cazale, Italian-American actor (d. 1978)
  57. 1937 - Walter Dean Myers, African-American author
  58. 1939 - George Hamilton, American actor
  59. 1943 - Deborah Walley, American actress (d. 2001)
  60. 1945 - Ann M. Martin, American author
  61. 1949 - Mark Knopfler, British guitarist (Dire Straits)
  62. 1951 - Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
  63. 1954 - Sam J. Jones, American actor
  64. 1954 - Pat Metheny, American guitarist
  65. 1955 - Terry Taylor, American retired professional wrestler
  66. 1956 - Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor
  67. 1960 - Laurent Fignon, French cyclist
  68. 1962 - Miss Cleo, American psychic
  69. 1965 - Peter Krause, American actor
  70. 1967 - Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
  71. 1968 - Andras Jones, American actor
  72. 1970 - Anthony Swofford, American novelist
  73. 1971 - Michael Ian Black, American comedian
  74. 1971 - Rebecca Gayheart, American actress
  75. 1971 - Pete Sampras, American tennis player
  76. 1972 - Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
  77. 1973 - Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  78. 1973 - Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive
  79. 1973 - Richard Reid (shoe bomber)
  80. 1974 - Matt Clement, American baseball pitcher
  81. 1975 - Casey Affleck, American actor
  82. 1976 - Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
  83. 1976 - Antoine Walker, American basketball player
  84. 1976 - Wednesday 13, American musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)
  85. 1977 - Plaxico Burress, American football player
  86. 1977 - Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer
  87. 1977 - Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer
  88. 1980 - Dominique Swain, American actress
  89. 1980 - Matt Thiessen, Canadian-born musician (Relient K)
  90. 1981 - Djibril Cissé, French footballer