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Notable Birthdays for August 12

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Those born on this date include:

- Pope Blessed Innocent XI in 1611
- American painter Abbott Thayer, credited with noting camouflage in the animal world, in 1849
- educator/poet Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote America the Beautiful, in 1859
- moviemaker Cecil B. DeMille in 1881
- physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1887
- Norris and Ross McWhirter, who founded the Guinness World Records, in 1925
- billionaire/activist George Soros in 1930 (age 89)
- author William Goldman in 1931
- former national security adviser John Poindexter in 1936 (age 83)
- actor George Hamilton in 1939 (age 80)
- singer/songwriter Mark Knopfler in 1949 (age 70)
- former French President Francois Hollande in 1954 (age 65)
- author Ann Martin in 1955 (age 64)
- actor Bruce Greenwood in 1956 (age 63)
- rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot, born Anthony Ray, in 1963 (age 56)
- tennis star Pete Sampras in 1971 (age 48)
- actor Yvette Nicole Brown in 1971 (age 48)
- comedian Michael Ian Black in 1971 (age 48)
- Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr in 1974 (age 45)
- actor Casey Affleck in 1975 (age 44)
- actor Leah Pipes in 1988 (age 31)
- actor/model Cara Delevingne in 1992 (age 27)
- actor Imani Hakim in 1993 (age 26).

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