Famous People Born on August 8
Tennis Player, Philanthropist / 1981 -
Tennis pro Roger Federer was the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam title. In 2012, he became a seven-time Wimbledon champion, tying with Pete Sampras for the world No. 1 ranking record of 286 weeks.
Thief / 1929 - 2013
Involved in the "Great Train Robbery" of 1963, Ronnie Biggs became one of the world's most famous fugitives. He avoided capture for more than 30 years, living as a fugitive in Brazil and Australia.
Military Leader / 1879 - 1919
Emiliano Zapata was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920), during which he formed and commanded the Liberation Army of the South, an important revolutionary brigade. Followers of Zapata were known as Zapatistas.
Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Pin-up, Professional Swimmer / 1921 - 2013
Esther Williams, nicknamed "America's Mermaid," was an American actress who helped popularize synchronized swimming through a string of hugely popular films in the 1940s and '50s.
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profile name: Ronnie Biggs profile occupation: Thief
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profile name: Emiliano Zapata profile occupation: Military Leader
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profile name: Connie Stevens profile occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, Singer
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profile name: Matthew Henson profile occupation: Explorer
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profile name: Esther Williams profile occupation: Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Pin-up, Professional Swimmer
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