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August 6 is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 147 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1901Dutch Schultz, American gangster (d. 1935)
  • 1903Virginia Foster Durr, American civil rights activist (d. 1999)[15]
  • 1904Jean Dessès, Greek-Egyptian fashion designer (d. 1970)
  • 1904 – Henry Iba, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)
  • 1906Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • 1908Maria Ludwika Bernhard, Polish classical archaeologist and a member of WWII Polish resistance (d. 1998)[16]
  • 1908 – Helen Jacobs, American tennis player and commander (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Lajos Vajda, Hungarian painter and illustrator (d. 1941)
  • 1909Diana Keppel, Countess of Albemarle (d. 2013)
  • 1910Adoniran Barbosa, Brazilian musician, singer, composer, humorist, and actor (d. 1982)
  • 1910 – Charles Crichton, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1911Lucille Ball, American actress, television producer and businesswoman (d. 1989)[17]
  • 1911 – Norman Gordon, South African cricketer (d. 2014)
  • 1911 – Constance Heaven, English author and actress (d. 1995)
  • 1912Richard C. Miller, American photographer (d. 2010)
  • 1914Gordon Freeth, Australian lawyer and politician, 24th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 2001)
  • 1916Richard Hofstadter, American historian and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1916 – Dom Mintoff, Maltese journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 2012)
  • 1917Barbara Cooney, American author and illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1917 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1918Norman Granz, American-Swiss record producer and manager (d. 2001)
  • 1919Pauline Betz, American tennis player (d. 2011)
  • 1920John Graves, American author (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Ella Raines, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1922Freddie Laker, English businessman, founded Laker Airways (d. 2006)
  • 1922 – Dan Walker, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1923Jess Collins, American painter (d. 2004)
  • 1923 – Paul Hellyer, Canadian engineer and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of Defence (d. 2021)
  • 1924Samuel Bowers, American activist, co-founded the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 2006)
  • 1926Elisabeth Beresford, English journalist and author (d. 2010)[18]
  • 1926 – Frank Finlay, English actor (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – Clem Labine, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – János Rózsás, Hungarian author (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1928Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Andy Warhol, American painter, photographer and film director (d. 1987)
  • 1929Mike Elliott, Jamaican saxophonist
  • 1929 – Roch La Salle, Canadian politician, 42nd Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 2007)
  • 1930Abbey Lincoln, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2010)
  • 1931Chalmers Johnson, American scholar and author (d. 2010)
  • 1932Michael Deeley, English screenwriter and producer
  • 1932 – Howard Hodgkin, English painter (d. 2017)[19]
  • 1932 – Charles Wood, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2020)[20]
  • 1933A. G. Kripal Singh, Indian cricketer (d. 1987)
  • 1934Piers Anthony, English-American soldier and author
  • 1934 – Chris Bonington, English mountaineer and author
  • 1934 – Billy Boston, Welsh rugby player and soldier
  • 1935Fortunato Baldelli, Italian cardinal (d. 2012)
  • 1935 – Octavio Getino, Spanish-Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1937Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2000)
  • 1937 – Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (d. 2014)
  • 1937 – Barbara Windsor, English actress (d. 2020)[21]
  • 1938Paul Bartel, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1938 – Peter Bonerz, American actor and director
  • 1938 – Bert Yancey, American golfer (d. 1994)
  • 1940Mukhu Aliyev, Russian philologist and politician, 2nd President of Dagestan
  • 1940 – Egil Kapstad, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 2017)
  • 1940 – Louise Sorel, American actress
  • 1941Ray Culp, American baseball player
  • 1941 – Andrew Green, Baron Green of Deddington, English diplomat
  • 1942Byard Lancaster, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012)
  • 1943Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1944Inday Badiday, Filipino journalist and actress (d. 2003)
  • 1944 – Michael Mingos, English chemist and academic
  • 1944 – Martin Wharton, English bishop
  • 1945Ron Jones, English director and production manager (d. 1993)
  • 1946Allan Holdsworth, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2017)
  • 1947Radhia Cousot, French computer scientist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1947 – Tony Dell, English-Australian cricketer and soldier
  • 1948William McCrea, Northern Irish politician
  • 1949Dino Bravo, Italian-Canadian wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1949 – Richard Prince, American painter and photographer
  • 1949 – Clarence Richard Silva, American bishop
  • 1950Dorian Harewood, American actor
  • 1951Catherine Hicks, American actress
  • 1951 – Daryl Somers, Australian television host and singer
  • 1952Pat MacDonald, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – David McLetchie, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1952 – Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1954Mark Hughes, English-Australian rugby league player
  • 1956Bill Emmott, English journalist and author
  • 1957Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • 1957 – Jim McGreevey, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New Jersey
  • 1958 – Randy DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1959Rajendra Singh, Indian environmentalist
  • 1960Dale Ellis, American basketball player
  • 1961Mary Ann Sieghart, English journalist and radio host
  • 1962Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian-Hong Kong actress and producer[22]
  • 1963Charles Ingram, English soldier, author, and game show contestant
  • 1963 – Kevin Mitnick, American computer hacker and author
  • 1964Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, Nigerian journalist, activist, social media expert, and pharmacist
  • 1965Stéphane Peterhansel, French racing driver
  • 1965 – Yuki Kajiura, Japanese pianist and composer
  • 1965 – David Robinson, American basketball player and lieutenant[23]
  • 1965 – Vince Wells, English cricketer
  • 1967Lorna Fitzsimons, English businesswoman and politician
  • 1967 – Mike Greenberg, American journalist and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Julie Snyder, Canadian talk show host and producer
  • 1968Jack de Gier, Dutch footballer
  • 1969Simon Doull, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Elliott Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
  • 1970M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1972Paolo Bacigalupi, American author
  • 1972 – Darren Eales, English footballer and lawyer
  • 1972 – Geri Halliwell, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1972 – Ray Lucas, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1973Vera Farmiga, American actress
  • 1973 – Max Kellerman, American sportscaster and radio host
  • 1973 – Iain Morris, English screenwriter and producer
  • 1973 – Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
  • 1974Bobby Petta, Dutch footballer
  • 1974 – Luis Vizcaíno, Dominican baseball player
  • 1974 – Alvin Williams, American basketball player and coach
  • 1975Jason Crump, English-Australian motorcycle racer
  • 1975 – Renate Götschl, Austrian skier
  • 1975 – Víctor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976Melissa George, Australian-American actress
  • 1977Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977 – Rebecca Maddern, Australian journalist and television host
  • 1977 – Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Luciano Zavagno, Argentinian footballer
  • 1978Marvel Smith, American football player
  • 1979Francesco Bellotti, Italian cyclist
  • 1979 – Jaime Correa, Mexican footballer
  • 1979 – Travis Reed, American basketball player
  • 1981Diána Póth, Hungarian figure skater
  • 1983Neil Harvey, English-Barbadian footballer
  • 1983 – Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
  • 1984Vedad Ibišević, Bosnian footballer
  • 1984 – Maja Ognjenović, Serbian volleyball player[24]
  • 1984 – Jesse Ryder, New Zealand cricketer[25]
  • 1985Mickaël Delage, French cyclist[26]
  • 1985 – Bafétimbi Gomis, French footballer[27]
  • 1985 – Garrett Weber-Gale, American swimmer[28]
  • 1986Raphael Pyrasch, German rugby player[29]
  • 1987Leanne Crichton, Scottish footballer[30]
  • 1991Jiao Liuyang, Chinese swimmer[31]

Deaths

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Holidays and observances

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