Happy Birthday to these Leo's who were born on August 5th.

  1. 1301 - Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330)
  2. 1397? - Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)
  3. 1623 - Antonio Cesti, Italian composer (d. 1669)
  4. 1641 - John Hathorne, American magistrate (d. 1717)
  5. 1662 - James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
  6. 1694 - Leonardo Leo, Italian composer (d. 1744)
  7. 1802 - Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1829)
  8. 1813 - Ivar Aasen, Norwegian poet and language reformer (d. 1896)
  9. 1815 - Edward John Eyre, English explorer (d. 1901)
  10. 1827 - Deodoro da Fonseca, first Brazilian president (d.1892)
  11. 1850 - Guy de Maupassant, French author (d. 1893)
  12. 1862 - Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man (d. 1890)
  13. 1866 - Carl Harries, German chemist (d. 1923)
  14. 1872 - Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (d. 1917)
  15. 1877 - Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (d. 1917)
  16. 1889 - Conrad Aiken, American writer (d. 1973)
  17. 1890 - Erich Kleiber, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1956)
  18. 1890 - Naum Gabo (born Naum Pevsner), Sculptor (d. 1977)
  19. 1897 - Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (d. 1972)
  20. 1901 - Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (d. 2000)
  21. 1906 - John Huston, American director (d. 1987)
  22. 1906 - Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1999)
  23. 1906 - Joan Hickson, British actress (d. 1998)
  24. 1908 - Harold Holt, 17th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
  25. 1911 - Robert Taylor, American actor (d. 1969)
  26. 1912 - Abbé Pierre, French catholic priest
  27. 1914 - David Brian, American actor (d. 1993)
  28. 1918 - Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
  29. 1918 - Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
  30. 1923 - Devan Nair, President of Singapore
  31. 1930 - Neil Armstrong, astronaut
  32. 1934 - Wendell Berry, writer, farmer
  33. 1935 - John Saxon, American actor
  34. 1937 - Herb Brooks, American hockey coach (d. 2003)
  35. 1939 - Princess Irene of the Netherlands
  36. 1943 - Nelson Briles, baseball player (d. 2005)
  37. 1946 - Loni Anderson, American actress
  38. 1946 - Ron Silliman, American poet
  39. 1947 - Rick Derringer, American musician
  40. 1947 - Angry Anderson, Australian entertainer
  41. 1947 - Bernie Carbo, baseball player
  42. 1951 - John Jarratt, Australian actor
  43. 1953 - Rick Mahler, baseball player (d. 2005)
  44. 1953 - Samantha Sang, Australian singer
  45. 1956 - Maureen McCormick, American actress
  46. 1959 - Pete Burns, British singer
  47. 1961 - Tawny Kitaen, American acresss
  48. 1961 - Clayton Rohner, American actor
  49. 1961 - Mark O'Connor, American violinist
  50. 1962 - Patrick Ewing, American basketball player
  51. 1964 - Adam Yauch, American musician
  52. 1966 - Jonathan Silverman, American actor
  53. 1968 - John Olerud, American baseball player
  54. 1968 - Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
  55. 1968 - Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  56. 1972 - Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian bassist (Fear Factory)
  57. 1974 - Antoine Sibierski, French footballer
  58. 1975 - Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress
  59. 1975 - Ami Foster, American actress
  60. 1975 - Will Harris, American Writer Producer
  61. 1976 - Jeff Friesen, Canadian ice hockey player
  62. 1976 - Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor
  63. 1977 - Mark Mulder, baseball player
  64. 1979 - David Healy, Northern Irish footballer
  65. 1980 - Wayne Bridge, English footballer
  66. 1980 - Jason Culina, Australian footballer
  67. 1981 - Carl Crawford, baseball player
  68. 1981 - Rachel Scott, American murder victim
  69. 1981 - Ko Shibasaki, Japanese singer
  70. 1982 - Ryu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
  71. 1982 - Tobias Regner, German singer
  72. 1985 - Salomon Kalou, Ivory Coast footballer
  73. 1993 - Suzuka Ohgo, Japanese actress