Famous birthdays for August 1: Jack O’Connell, Sam Mendes

Aug. 1 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo.

They include:

— Roman Emperor Claudius I, born in 10 B.C.

— Explorer William Clark in 1770

— Francis Scott Key, composer of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” in 1779

— Astronomer Maria Mitchell in 1818

— Author Herman Melville in 1819

— Activist/labor organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones in 1837

— Businessman Charles Clinton Spaulding in 1874

— Photojournalist Gerda Taro in 1910

— Henrietta Lacks, cancer patients whose cells became the subject of medial research, in 1920

— Actor Geoffrey Holder in 1930

— Musician Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, born Elliot Adnopoz, in 1931 (age 90)

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— Comic actor Dom DeLuise in 1933

— French fashion designer Yves St. Laurent in 1936

— Musician Jerry Garcia in 1942

— Basketball Hall of Fame member Roy Williams in 1950 (age 71)

— Rapper Chuck D, born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, in 1960 (age 61)

— Rapper Coolio, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., in 1963 (age 58)

— British film director Sam Mendes in 1965 (age 56)

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— Actor Tempestt Bledsoe in 1973 (age 48)

— Actor Jason Momoa in 1979 (age 42)

— Actor Elijah Kelley in 1986 (age 35)

— Actor Max Carver in 1988 (age 33)

— Actor Jack O’Connell in 1990 (age 31)

— Actor Oona Laurence in 2002 (age 19)

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