Dec 172022
Famous Australian August Birthdays
JAN  1-15   16-31APR  1-15   16-30JULY  1-15   16-31OCT  1-15   16-31
FEB  1-15   16-29MAY  1-15   16-31AUG  1-15   16-31NOV  1-15   16-30
MAR  1-15   16-31JUNE  1-15   16-31SEPT  1-15   16-30DEC  1-15   16-31

These are the birthdates of some very famous Australians and in Australia whose birthday is on August

WERE YOU or someone you know born in August? You’ll find below some notable Australian politicians, footballers, actors, musicians, and athletes that have August birthdays. (I was born 14 August and Max was born 22 August. We may not be famous, but two Leos under the same roof means it’s never boring.)


BirthDeathBorn in AugustA little bit about them . . .
01 Aug 1946 Fiona StanleyAustralian epidemiologist, noted for research into birth disorders such as cerebral palsy, 2003 Australian of the Year, 2004 Australian National Living Treasure
02 Aug 1865-1955John RadeckiPolish-Australian stained glass artist, works include St Scholastica’s Convent in Glebe, Presbyterian Church in Wollongong, St Patricks in Kogarah, Mitchell Library
02 Aug 1930-2003Vali MyersAustralian artist specializing in fine pen and ink drawings
02 Aug 1945 Alex Jesaulenko
Alex Esaulenko
Austrian-Australian footballer, 1996 Australian Football Hall of Fame and in 2008 elevated to Legend status
03 Aug 1856-1919Alfred Deakin2nd Prime Minister of Australia (1903-04), Australian Protectionist Party, leader of Australian federation movement, honoured with his portrait on 1969 stamp
04 Aug 1923 Reg GrundyAustralian media and TV mogul, his company produced many popular TV series including: Neighbours, Sons and Daughters, Prisoner, Sale of the Century & others
04 Aug 1989 Jessica MauboyIndigenous Australian singer (Young Divas), actress (Bran Nue Dae), 2nd place in Australian Idol 2006
05 Aug 1908-1967Harold Holt17th Prime Minister of Australia (1966-67), Australian Liberal Party, Holt was presumed dead after extensive searches when he disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach near Portsea, Victoria
05 Aug 1951 John JarrattAustralian actor (Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Outlaw, McLeod’s Daughters, Wolf Creek, Australia)
06 Aug 1826-1915Thomas A. Browne
Rolf Boldrewood
Australian writer (Robbery Under Arms, Babes in the Bush, Nevermore, A Sydney-Side Saxon)
06 Aug 1951 Daryl Somers
Daryl Schultz
Australian TV personality, host of TV show Hey Hey It’s SaturdayTV Week Gold Logie 1983, 1986, 1989, and has a star on Caloundra Walk of Stars
07 Aug 1938 Helen CaldicottAustralian physician, author (Nuclear Madness), anti-nuclear advocate, host of weekly radio program If You Love This Planet, Smithsonian Institution named her one of the most influential women of 20th century
07 Aug 1943 Lana CantrellAmerican-Australian singer, entertainment lawyer
08 Aug 1880-1961Earle C. G. Page11th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-1939), Australian Country Party, Canberra suburb of Page named after him, honoured with his portrait on 1975 postage stamp
08 Aug 1928 Don BurrowsAustralian musician played with the greats (Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett), 1991 ARIA Hall of Fame1989 Australian National Living Treasure
08 Aug 1935 John Laws
Australian radio personality (nickname Golden Tonsils), central figure in the 1999 Cash-for-Comment scandal
09 Aug 1899-1996P. L. Travers
Helen Lyndon Goff
Australian author (Mary Poppins), she disliked the animation in Disney’s movie version of Mary Poppins
09 Aug 1990 Adelaide KaneAustralian actress (Neighbours, Power Rangers RPM)
10 Aug 1928-2010Gus MercurioAmerican-Australian actor (Man from Snowy River, Crocodile Dundee II, The Sullivans), and boxer (Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame 2008)
11 Aug 1983 Chris HemsworthAustralian Actor (Home and Away, Star Trek, Thor), Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent 2005
11 Aug 1988 Patrick MillsIndigenous Australian basketball player, drafted by Portland Trail Blazers in 2009 NBA Draft.
12 Aug 1886-1952Keith MurdochAustralian journalist, newspaper owner, wrote letter in WWI to Australian PM Andrew Fisher exposing problems reporters saw in Gallipoli. This helped cause Hamilton to be relieved of command and then to successfully evacuate our troops from there. Keith Murdoch is the father of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
12 Aug 1928 Charles BlackmanAustralian artist, his paintings can be found in the collections of major public galleries in Australia, London, Paris, Japan, and the USA
12 Aug 1939 Pam Kilborn-RyanAustralian athlete (long jump, hurdles, and relay), Commonwealth Games 2 gold 19622 gold 19662 gold 1970, Olympic medals bronze 1964, silver 1968
13 Aug 1790-1872William WentworthAustralian explorer, politician, leading political figure advocating trial by jury, freedom of the press, abolition of convict transportation, self-government for colonies
14 Aug 1915-1998B.A. SantamariaAustralian political activist, journalist, divisive but influential man espousing traditional Australian conservatism in The Australian newspaper and on TV

 AUGUST 16 TO 31

BirthDeathBorn in AugustA little bit about them . . .
16 Aug 1987 Kyal MarshAustralian actor (Neighbours)
18 Aug 1885-1964Nettie Palmer
(nee Higgins)
Australian poet, essayist (Memoirs of Alice Henry), promoted Australian literature more than others of their generation, wife of author Vance Palmer (28 August)
19 Aug 1983 Missy Higgins
Melissa Higgins
Australian singer (Scar, Sound of White, On a Clear Night),
one ARIA Awards 2004, 2005 APRA Awards, 5 ARIA Awards in 2005, and one ARIA Awards 2007
19 Aug 1983 Tammin SursokSouth African-Australian singer (Love Struck), actress (Home and Away, Young and the Restless, Hannah Montana Forever)Logie Award 2001
20 Aug 1899-2011Miriam SchmiererAustralian, at 112 years old when she died, she was the oldest person in Australia in 2011
20 Aug 1948 John NobleAustralian actor (All Saints, Home and Away, 24, Fringe, Lord of the Rings),
23 Aug 1949 Rick Springfield
Richard Springthorpe
Australian actor (General Hospital), singer (Working Class Dog, Jessie’s Girl ), Grammy Award 1982
24 Aug 1927 David IrelandAustralian author (Unknown Industrial Prisoner), Miles Franklin Award 1971, 1976, 1979
25 Aug 1925-2004Thea AstleyAustralian teacher, writer (Well Dressed Explorer, Slow Natives, The Acolyte), Miles Franklin Award for 1962, 1965, 1972, 1999, Premier’s Literary Award 2000, 2002
27 Aug 1924-2010David RowbothamAustralian journalist, poet (Cave in the Sky, Makers of the Ark, Ebony Gates), Patrick White Award 2007
27 Aug 1976 Mark WebberAustralian Formula One driver, long-term director of Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (Formula One drivers’ union), 1st place Formula Ford Festival 1996, raised $500,000 for children’s cancer research at the 2006 Mark Webber Pure Tasmanian Challenge
28 Aug 1885-1959Vance PalmerAustralian author (Golconda, Seetime, The Big Fellow), promoted Australian literature more than others of their generation, husband of poet Nettie Palmer (18 August)
29 Aug 1862-1928Andrew Fisher5th Prime Minister of Australia (1908-09 and 1910-13), Australian Labor Party, after WWI France awarded him Legion d’honneur, but he declined to take it
29 Aug 1890-1976Richard CaseyGovernor-General of Australia (1965–1969),
1st Australian Ambassador to the USA (1940),
WWI served at Gallipoli and awarded the Military Cross, 1969 Australian of the Year
30 Aug 1922-1986Lionel MurphyAustralian politician and jurist, Justice of the High Court of Australia (1975-86)
30 Aug 1923-1969Charmian CliftAustralian writer (High Valley, Trouble in Lotus Land)
30 Aug 1985 Leisel JonesAustralian swimmer, 3 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze Olympic medals, 2002 Commonwealth Games 3 gold medals
30 Aug 1985 Eamon SullivanAustralian swimmer, 2 silver, 1 bronze Olympic medals, winner of first series Celebrity MasterChef 2009
31 Aug 1894-1982Albert FaceyAustralian writer (A Fortunate Life), this Aussie classic was made into a 4 part television movie in 1985
31 Aug 1940 Jack Thompson
John Hadley Pain
Australian actor (Man from Snowy River, Australia, Breaker Morant, Mao’s Last Dancer, Burke and Wills, McLeod’s Daughters), AFI Award 1975, 1980, 1994, he was Australia’s first nude male centrefold when it appeared in Cleo magazine in 1982

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