2014
08.21

Lance Deal

Lance Deal - famouslefties.comLance Earl Deal (born August 21, 1961 in Riverton, Wyoming) is a former American athlete who won a silver medal in the hammer throw in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He also competed in the 1988, 1992, and 2000 Summer Olympics…more

2014
08.20

Robert Plant

Robert Plant - famouslefties.comRobert Anthony Plant, CBE (born 20 August 1948), is an English rock singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. He has also had a successful solo career. In 2007, Plant released Raising Sand, an album produced by T-Bone Burnett with American bluegrass soprano Alison Krauss, which won the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year…more

2014
08.20

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes - famouslefties.comIsaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American songwriter, musician, singer, and occasionally an actor. Hayes was one of the creative geniuses behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo “Sam & Dave”, Carla Thomas, and others…more

2014
08.20

Peter Horton

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Peter Horton’s father was in the shipping business. He was a ship captain. However, he died prior to a 1991 US Magazine article Peter himself wrote.
Peter plays the classical piano…more

2014
08.19

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton - famouslefties.comWilliam Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. At 46 he was the third-youngest president. He became president at the end of the Cold War, and was the first baby boomer president. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the United States Secretary of State. Each received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Yale Law School…more

2014
08.19

Renee Richards

Renee Richards - famouslefties.comRenée Richards (born August 19, 1934) is an American ophthalmologist, author and former professional tennis player. In 1975, Richards underwent sex reassignment surgery. She is known for initially being denied entry into the 1976 US Open by the United States Tennis Association, citing an unprecedented women-born-women policy. She disputed the ban, and the New York Supreme Court ruled in her favor in 1977. This was a landmark decision in favor of transsexual rights…more

2014
08.18

Christian Slater

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Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor and Mary Jo Slater, a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera “The Edge of Night” (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He went on to star in many Broadway shows in the early-1980s…more

2014
08.18

Robert Redford

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Born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, and Martha Hart. His mother died in 1955, the year after he graduated from high school. Charles Robert Redford Jr. was a scrappy kid who stole hubcaps in high school and lost his college baseball scholarship at the University of Colorado because of drunkenness. After studying at the Pratt Institute of Art and living the painter’s life in Europe, he studied acting in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts…more

2014
08.17

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro - famouslefties.comRobert De Niro, who is thought of as one of the greatest actors of his time, was born in New York City in 1943 to two artists. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. He first gained fame for his role in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), but he gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Mean Streets (1973), which was his first film with director Martin Scorsese…more

2014
08.17

Guillermo Villas

Guillermo Villas - famouslefties.comRaised in the sea resort of Mar del Plata, Vilas was a southpaw and played his first tour event in 1969. He was in the year-ending top ten from 1974 through 1982. He was a clay-court specialist but also played well on hard, grass, and carpet surfaces…more

2014
08.16

James Cameron

James Cameron - famouslefties.comJames Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and inventor. His writing and directing work includes Piranha II: The Spawning (1981), The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009) which are distributed by 20th Century Fox and TriStar Pictures. In the time between making Titanic and his return to feature films with Avatar, Cameron spent some years creating documentary films, and also co-developing the digital 3-D Fusion Camera System. Described by a biographer as part-scientist and part-artist, Cameron has also contributed to underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies…more

2014
08.15

Jack Russell

Jack Russell - famouslefties.comRussell gained the support he needed to become a first class cricketer from his father John at Stroud Cricket Club, and at Archway School. Two days before his fourteenth birthday, he saw a catch on television: McCosker caught Knott bowled Greig, Headingley  1977. Russell himself has commented: “Low down, one handed, across first slip. Brilliant. I thought then that I would like to be able to do that. That’s where it started, that was the inspiration [for becoming a wicket keeper].”…more

2014
08.15

Tony Robinson

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Tony Robinson (born 15 August 1946) is an English actor, comedian author, broadcaster and political campaigner. He is best known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder, and for hosting Channel 4 programmes such as Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History. Robinson is a member of the Labour Party and has served on its National Executive Committee. He has also written 16 children’s books…more

2014
08.15

William Rushton

William Rushton - famouslefties.comWilliam George Rushton, commonly known as Willie Rushton (18 August 1937 in Chelsea, London–11 December 1996 Cromwell Hospital, Kensington, London) was an English cartoonist, satirist, comedian, actor and performer who co-founded the Private Eye satirical magazine…more

2014
08.15

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte - famouslefties.comNapoleon Bonaparte (born 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821), was a military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century…more