29 August: today's birthdays

  • Iris Apfel - American businesswoman and interior designer, mostly famous as a fashion icon. She was born Iris Barrel
  • Richard Attenborough - English film director, born Richard Samuel Attenborough. He won an Oscar for Best Director, in 1983, for directing the film Gandhi, and he won, for the same film, an Oscar for Best Picture as a producer
  • Bob Beamon - Former American athlete
  • Ingrid Bergman - Swedish actress. She won two Oscars for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress
  • Richard Cadbury - Richard Barrow Cadbury, English owner of chocolate company Cadbury, founded by his father John Cadbury
  • Todd English - American chef
  • Neil Gorsuch - Neil McGill Gorsuch, American judge. He has been nominated by Donald Trump to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Elliott Gould - American actor
  • Joyce Hall - American businessman. He was the founder of Hallmark Cards
  • Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - French painter, considered as one of the most influential French Neoclassical artists
  • Valery Larbaud - French writer and poet. He also adopted the pen names A.-O. Barnabooth, L. Hagiosy, X. M. Tourmier de Zamble
  • John Locke - English philosopher and physician. He wrote An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • Maurice Maeterlinck - Belgian poet, playwright and writer, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911
  • John McCain - American politician
  • Lea Michele - American actress and singer-songwriter
  • Hermann Nitsch - Austrian artist
  • Charlie Parker - American jazz composer and musician
  • Ivan Radovanović - Serbian soccer player
  • Sohn Kee-chung - Former Korean athlete
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