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Notable Birthdays for August 5

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Those born on this date include:

- French novelist Guy de Maupassant in 1850
- Joseph Merrick, subject of The Elephant Man, in 1889
- U.S. Gen. Hazel Johnson in 1927
- film director John Huston in 1906
- astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1930
- hockey Hall of Fame member Herb Brooks in 1937
- actor Loni Anderson in 1945 (age 77)
- actor Maureen McCormick in 1956 (age 66)
- singer Pete Burns in 1959
- basketball Hall of Fame member Patrick Ewing in 1962 (age 60)
- actor Jonathan Silverman in 1966 (age 56)
- director James Gunn in 1966 (age 56)
- rapper Adam Yauch in 1964
- actor Jesse Williams in 1981 (age 41)
- rapper Travie McCoy in 1981 (age 41)
- Olympic runner/bobsledder Lolo Jones in 1982 (age 40)
- actor Adam Irigoyen in 1997 (age 25)
- actor Olivia Holt in 1997 (age 25)
- actor Albert Tsai in 2004 (age 18).

 

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