Happy Birthday to these Leo's who were born on August 15th.

  1. 1171 - King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)
  2. 1195 - Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)
  3. 1432 - Luigi Pulci, Italian poet (d. 1484)
  4. 1575 - Bartol Kašic, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650.)
  5. 1613 - Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)
  6. 1717 - Blind Jack, English roadbuilder (d. 1810)
  7. 1740 - Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
  8. 1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French (d. 1821)
  9. 1771 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet (d. 1832)
  10. 1785 - Thomas De Quincey, English author (d. 1859)
  11. 1813 - Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic (d. 1891)
  12. 1856 - Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer (d. 1916)
  13. 1857 - Albert Ballin, German shipping tycoon (d. 1918)
  14. 1858 - E. Nesbit, English author (d. 1924)
  15. 1859 - Charles Comiskey, baseball player, manager, and owner (d. 1931)
  16. 1860 - Henrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator, public speaker (d. 1941).
  17. 1860 - Florence Harding, American First Lady (d. 1924)
  18. 1863 - Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (d. 1945)
  19. 1872 - Sri Aurobindo, Indian writer, nationalist, philosopher, and guru (d. 1950)
  20. 1875 - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, English composer (d. 1912)
  21. 1878 - Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1928)
  22. 1879 - Ethel Barrymore, American actress (d. 1959)
  23. 1883 - Ivan Meštrovic, Croatian sculptor (d. 1962)
  24. 1885 - Edna Ferber, American novelist (d. 1968)
  25. 1890 - Jacques Ibert, French composer (d. 1962)
  26. 1892 - Louis, 7th duc de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1987)
  27. 1893 - Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (d. 1950)
  28. 1896 - Gerty Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1957)
  29. 1896 - Catherine Doherty, Social justice activist (d. 1985)
  30. 1896 - Leon Theremin, Russian inventor (d. 1993)
  31. 1898 - Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)
  32. 1901 - Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)
  33. 1910 - Signe Hasso, Swedish actress (d. 2002)
  34. 1912 - Julia Child, American cook (d. 2004)
  35. 1912 - Dame Wendy Hiller, English actress (d. 2003)
  36. 1916 - Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer
  37. 1917 - Jack Lynch, fourth Taoiseach (d. 1999)
  38. 1917 - Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (d. 1980)
  39. 1919 - Huntz Hall, American actor (d. 1999)
  40. 1919 - Benedict Kiely, Irish author
  41. 1922 - Lukas Foss, German-born composer
  42. 1923 - Rose Marie, American actress
  43. 1924 - Robert Bolt, English screenwriter (d. 1995)
  44. 1925 - Mike Connors, American actor
  45. 1925 - Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist
  46. 1928 - Nicolas Roeg, English film director
  47. 1933 - Jim Lange, American game show host
  48. 1933 - Bobby Helms, American pop singer (d. 1997)
  49. 1934 - Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer (d. 1998)
  50. 1935 - Vernon Jordan Jr., U.S. presidential advisor
  51. 1935 - Lionel Taylor, American football player
  52. 1938 - Maxine Waters, American politician
  53. 1938 - Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer
  54. 1944 - Linda Ellerbee, American journalist
  55. 1944 - Sylvie Vartan, Bulgarian pop singer
  56. 1945 - Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, Indian guru
  57. 1945 - Begum Khaleda Zia, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  58. 1945 - Gene Upshaw, NFL player
  59. 1946 - Jimmy Webb, American musician and composer
  60. 1947 - Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
  61. 1948 - Uschi Digard, American pornographic actress and model
  62. 1948 - Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
  63. 1949 - Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
  64. 1950 - The Princess Anne, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom
  65. 1950 - Tom Kelly, Minnesota Twins manager
  66. 1951 - Daba Diawara, Malian politician
  67. 1954 - Mary Jo Salter, American poet
  68. 1957 - Željko Ivanek, American actor
  69. 1958 - Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist
  70. 1958 - Craig MacTavish, Former Canadian ice hockey player, coach
  71. 1963 - Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director
  72. 1965 - Rob Thomas, author and screenwriter
  73. 1966 - Scott Brosius, American baseball player
  74. 1968 - Debra Messing, American actress
  75. 1972 - Ben Affleck, American actor
  76. 1972 - Chris Morrissey, American Film Director/Actor
  77. 1974 - Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
  78. 1975 - Kara Wolters, American basketball player
  79. 1976 - Boudewijn Zenden, Dutch football player
  80. 1977 - Nicole Paggi, American actress
  81. 1977 - Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast
  82. 1977 - Martin Biron, professional ice hockey goaltender
  83. 1978 - Tim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot)
  84. 1978 - Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
  85. 1979 - Carl Edwards, NASCAR Driver
  86. 1981 - Brendan Hansen, American swimmer
  87. 1981 - Sung Ji Hyo, South Korean actress