Happy Birthday to Me

Another year has flown by and I am 1 year older, I am in my 30s. Not in a place I foreseen myself to be, but we move and are thankful.

Thought I would do something different for this post. Famous Black People birthdays in August. Maybe due to the pandemic or just not being busy like how I would normally be during the summer. It’s like everyday it is someone’s birthday. Famous people who I admire for their talents and achievements I really didn’t know their birthdays was in August. So lets go through each day in August. And just to let you know this is just my selection. Resources Google and various Websites.

I think in a future post I will reflect more of my life goals and accomplishments and failures.


1st August Coolio, Rapper famously known for the song Gangsters Paradise and his crazy hairstyles

Coolio the rapper


2nd August James Baldwin, Novelist and Activist. Wrote the novel If Beale Street Could Talk, which was adapted to a Movie.

James Baldwinhttps://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin

3rd August Isaiah Washington, TV/Movie Actor who has starred in many movies and shows including The 100 and Greys Anatomy

Isaiah Washington


4th August Barrack Obama, The best American President (my opinion)

Barack Obama http://www.biography.com/us-president/barack-obama

5th August Vanessa Simmons, Reality star daughter to Russell Simmons part of the Rap group RUN DMC, Remember the song Walk this Way.

Vanessa Simmons and Russell Simmons https://www.vibe.com/2012/04/rev-run-and-vanessa-simmons-respond-diggys-jcole-diss-track

6th August Yung Filly, UK TV Star and Musical Artist.

Yung fillyhttps://metro.co.uk/2020/01/14/bbc-presenter-youtube-star-yung-filly-host-new-voice-awards-2020-12054117/

7th August David Mann, TV actor

David Mannhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm2052942/

8th August Meagan Good, Movie Actress, has starred in many movies including Think like a Man, The Unborn and recently The Intruder.

Meagan Good https://dcmovies.fandom.com/wiki/Meagan_Good

9th August Whitney Houston, Singing Legend, passed away in 2012. What is your Favourites Whitney Houston song?

Whitney Houston https://www.vulture.com/2019/11/whitney-houston-best-friend-robyn-crawford-relationship.html

10th August Michael Daapaah, Youtube Star, Remember the song Man’s Not Hot

Michael Dapaah https://www.thefader.com/2017/10/27/michael-dapaah-big-shaq-interview-mans-not-hot

11th August Viola Davis, Movie Actress. I need to catchup on the last season of How to get away with Murder when it comes on Netflix, being in the UK there is a delay when shows get released sometimes.

Viola Davishttps://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/davis-viola-1965/

12th August Sir Mix-a-Lot, Rapper known for the famous song Baby Got Back, have you seen the video?

Sir mix a lot rapperhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Got_Back

13th August Dawnn Lewis, TV Actress from the TV show in the 90s A Different World.

Dawnn Lewishttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawnn_Lewis

14th August Marsai Martin, TV actress. Know for playing the character Diane in the TV Black-ish and being the youngest Executive Producer for the movie Little in 2019

Marsai Martinhttps://www.zimbio.com/photos/Marsai+Martin/BET+Awards+2019+Show/FOZSWjthHMs

15th August Anthony Anderson, TV/Movie Actor. I remember him in the TV show Hang Time. Anthony has been in many Top movies.

Anthony Anderson https://superstarsbio.com/bios/anthony-anderson/

16th August Angela Bassett, Movie Actress. Has starred in many Top movies including Black Panther. And last year Otherhood movie on Netflix.

Angela Bassetthttps://www.wmagazine.com/story/angela-bassett-60th-birthday-bikini-instagram/

17th August Lil Pump, Rapper. I don’t know much about Lil Pump apart the the fact he had a song with Kanye West, called I Love It.

Lil Pump and Kanye West https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8529005/diane-keaton-kanye-west-i-love-it-outfit

18th August Malcolm Jamal Warner, TV/Movie Actor. Best known for his character Theo Huxtable in The Cosby Show.

Malcolm Jamal Warnerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm-Jamal_Warner

19th August Fat Joe, Rapper. Popular song Lean Back

Fat Joehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Joe

20th August Isaac Hayes, Musician and Song Writer

Isaac Hayeshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Hayes

21st August Usain Bolt, Jamaican Athlete, the fastest runner in the world 🙂

Usain Bolthttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usain_Bolt

22nd August Adewale Akinnuoye Adebaje, UK Actor, has starred in many movies including The Bourne Identity, and Suicide Squad.


23rd August Kobe Bryant, Professional Basketball Player and also my birthday too 🎂 . He sadly passed away in a accident this year.

Kobe Bryanthttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant

24th August Dave Chappelle, Comedian

Dave Chappellehttps://theundefeated.com/features/dave-chappelle-netflix-specials/

25th August Kel Mitchell, TV actor. I remember watching The Kenan and Kel show, many years ago.

Kel Mitchellhttps://www.canthony.com/kel-mitchell/

26th August Keke Palmer, TV/Movie Actress

Keke Palmerhttps://www.thecut.com/2016/03/stage-is-big-enough-for-keke-palmer.html

27th August Mario, R&B Singer, Remember the song Let Me Love You


28th August Quvenzhane Wallis, Movie Actress, she plays Annie in the recent Annie Movie with Jamie Foxx

Quvenzhane Wallishttps://time.com/3644441/annie-movie-review/

29th August Michael Jackson Pop Star. What is your favourite song by Michael Jackson?

Michael Jackson https://www.discogs.com/artist/15885-Michael-Jackson

30th August Trevor Jackson, TV/Movie Actor. Known for being in the TV Grown-ish.

Trevor Jacksonhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Jackson_(performer)

31st August Chris Tucker, Movie Actor. Starred in many movies including Rush Hour action movies with Jackie Chan.

Chris Tuckerhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000676/

Were there any surprises in this list?


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**This blog was amended on 24.08.2020, I replaced Lil Yachty with Kobe Bryant for the 23rd August.**


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