Happy Birthday to these Virgo's who were born on August 31st.

  1. 12 - Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor (d. 41)
  2. 161 - Commodus, Roman Emperor (d. 192)
  3. 1569 - Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1627)
  4. 1663 - Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker (d. 1705)
  5. 1721 - George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)
  6. 1811 - Theophile Gautier, French poet and novelist (d. 1872)
  7. 1821 - Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician (d. 1894)
  8. 1822 - Galusha A. Grow, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1907)
  9. 1834 - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (d. 1886)
  10. 1843 - Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1919)
  11. 1870 - Maria Montessori, Italian educator (d. 1952)
  12. 1871 - James E. Ferguson, Texan governor (d. 1944)
  13. 1878 - Frank Jarvis, American athlete (d. 1933)
  14. 1879 - Alma Mahler, wife of Mahler, Gropius and Werfel (d. 1964)
  15. 1880 - Wilhelmina I of the Netherlands (d. 1962)
  16. 1885 - DuBose Heyward, American playwright (d. 1940)
  17. 1896 - Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)
  18. 1897 - Fredric March, American actor (d. 1975)
  19. 1903 - Arthur Godfrey, American television host (d. 1983)
  20. 1907 - Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines (d. 1957)
  21. 1907 - William Shawn, American editor (d. 1992)
  22. 1908 - William Saroyan, American novelist (d. 1981)
  23. 1913 - Sir Bernard Lovell, British radio astronomer
  24. 1914 - Richard Basehart, American actor (d. 1984)
  25. 1916 - Daniel Schorr, American journalist
  26. 1918 - Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (d. 1986)
  27. 1919 - Amrita Preetam, Indian poetess and author (d. 2005)
  28. 1924 - Buddy Hackett, American actor and comedian (d. 2003)
  29. 1928 - James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)
  30. 1931 - Noble Willingham, American actor (d. 2004)
  31. 1931 - Jean Béliveau, Canadian hockey player
  32. 1935 - Frank Robinson, baseball player and manager
  33. 1935 - Eldridge Cleaver, American political activist (d. 1998)
  34. 1937 - Warren Berlinger, American actor
  35. 1937 - Bobby Parker, American blues musician/guitarist
  36. 1938 - Martin Bell, British journalist
  37. 1939 - Jerry Allison, American drummer (The Crickets)
  38. 1944 - Roger Dean, British artist
  39. 1945 - Van Morrison, Irish musician
  40. 1945 - Itzhak Perlman, Israeli violinist
  41. 1948 - Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
  42. 1948 - Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
  43. 1949 - Richard Gere, American actor
  44. 1949 - H. David Politzer, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  45. 1953 - György Károly, Hungarian author
  46. 1955 - Edwin Moses, American athlete
  47. 1956 - Masashi Tashiro, Japanese television performer
  48. 1957 - Gina Schock, American drummer (The Go-Go's)
  49. 1957 - Glenn Tilbrook, British musician (Squeeze)
  50. 1960 - Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hizballah
  51. 1960 - Chris Whitley, American musician (d. 2005)
  52. 1963 - Sonny Silooy, dutch football player
  53. 1963 - Reb Beach, American guitarist (Winger, Whitesnake)
  54. 1968 - Todd Carty, British actor
  55. 1968 - Hideo Nomo, baseball pitcher
  56. 1970 - Deborah Gibson, American singer
  57. 1970 - Rania, Queen of Jordan; wife of Abdullah II
  58. 1972 - Chris Tucker, American actor
  59. 1973 - Scott Niedermayer, hockey player
  60. 1975 - Daniel Harding, British conductor
  61. 1976 - Travis Christopher, American Artist
  62. 1977 - Jeff Hardy, professional wrestler
  63. 1977 - Ian Harte, Irish footballer
  64. 1977 - Craig Nicholls, Australian musician (The Vines)
  65. 1978 - Phina Oruche, British actress
  66. 1979 - Clay Hensley, Professional baseball player
  67. 1979 - Mickie James, American professonal wrestler
  68. 1980 - Joe Budden, American rapper
  69. 1981 - Joe Swanberg, American filmmaker
  70. 1982 - Jose Reina, Spanish footballer
  71. 1982 - Ian Crocker, American swimmer
  72. 1982 - Chris Duhon, American basketball player
  73. 1983 - Larry Fitzgerald, American football player