All born on August 1:

10 BC - Claudius, Roman Emperor (d. 54)
1779 - Francis Scott Key, American lawyer and lyricist (d. 1843)
1819 - Herman Melville, American writer (d. 1891)
1933 - Dom DeLuise, American actor and comedian
1936 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer
1942 - Jerry Garcia, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 1995)
1950 - Jim Carroll, American poet and actor
1951 - Tommy Bolin, American guitarist
1953 - Robert Cray, American singer
1958 - Robert Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
1959 - Joe Elliott, English musician (Def Leppard)
1960 - Chuck D, American rapper (Public Enemy)
1960 - Richard Roeper, American newspaper columnist and film critic
1963 - Coolio, American rapper
1964 - Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
1965 - Sam Mendes, British stage and film director
1973 - Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress