It’s the month of August and with so many of my friends’ birthday parties to attend, it’s going to be quite a revelrous and an eventful one for me. On one hand I have the extrovert Leo friends who love to be the in the limelight and have planned out the most exuberant affairs for their birthday and on the other hand, just the opposite, the introvert Virgos, who are the watchful lot, always observing and who have planned some cosy get togethers to be able to pay individual attention to each one of us.
But despite the striking distinctions in their traits because of the different zodiac signs, I am quite fond of the August born and admire them for their strong and influential nature and their impressive leadership qualities.
It’s my great fondness and admiration for them which led me to do a little indagation to know more about them. And here is what I discovered – some of the highly admired and renowned August born who have made a commendable mark in their respective fields.
Barack Obama: August 4
The current President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, is looked up to as an excellent leader with a great spirit of integrity and citizenship. His aggression to bring about reform in not just national, but also international policies has a great deal of good to countries who were dealing with American hostility. A man from a humble background, Obama, has done what many could only dream of. A true positive Leo!
Neil Armstrong: August 5
The first man to set foot on the surface of moon, legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong, despite his significant achievements, was known to be a modest and enigmatic man. He has made many contributions to the society with his philosophies and his work and was the one with the courage to do something that was not only difficult but considered as impossible.
Overall, Neil Armstrong was regarded as a true hero for his strong determination, excellent judgments and an outstanding ability to handle dangerous situations- all of which are listed out as the classic Leo traits.
Roger Federer: August 8
An ace Tennis player, Roger Federer, is a strong man who has never let the setbacks affect his belief in himself and performances. With an unmatched grit, he takes on his competitors to come out as a winner. Leos are winners by nature and they would settle for nothing but the best.
Arvind Kejriwal: August 16
The leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal, has brought a revolution in India which is of the levels of the freedom struggle. None of us could have imagined that we could, in this age of great public apathy, rise upto the occasion and stand up against political injustice and corruption. But this one man decided to bring about a change – and he did!
Undeterred by criticism and hostility, he showed true Leo qualities of standing up to his beliefs and influence public opinion.
Madonna: August 16
Queen of Pop, Madonna is a prominent personality who has influenced many young artists and entertained her fans with her spectacular and record-breaking performances. She was the change maker in the list of pop artists who broke the social norms and instilled free-spiritedness in all the future musicians.
Bill Clinton: August 19
The 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, is known for his great leadership and excellent communicating skills. His strength of character and aggression towards bringing about positive changes made him serve two terms, from 1993 to 2001. He was also the third youngest President America has had so far.
Coco Chanel: August 19
One of the most influential women from the 20th century, Coco Chanel, was a noted French fashion designer and the founder of the well-established luxury fashion brand Chanel. This established couturier was known for her being an accomplished and self-made business woman in an age when women found it extremely difficult to gain a ground.
Usain Bolt: August 21
Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt, is regarded as the Fastest Man on Earth. And by achieving such a big honor at a young age, he has become a true inspiration for all of us.
Mother Teresa: August 26
A nun and an evangelist, Mother Teresa has changed many lives with her devotion towards the needy and the disabled, not just in India but all over the world. A typical Virgo, she cared for one and all and treated the suffering people as her family. Mother Teresa has left behind a legacy of charity doers who are keeping the flame of goodness alive till now.
The Great Khali: August 27
A professional wrestler, Dalip Singh Rana, popularly known by his ring name The Great Khali, has made a great mark in the wrestling circuit by winning various recognitions and accolades in numerous wrestling tournaments over the years. Like a true August born, Khali has put India on the world map with his sheer physical strength. And no matter how wild he may have looked inside the ring, he is known to be a very gentle man in his village in Himachal Pradesh.
Michael Jackson: August 29
King of Pop, Michael Jackson, revolutionized the scene of pop music and pop culture with his electrifying, dynamic and powerhouse performances.
Warren Buffett: August 30
A business magnet, a smart investor and a great philanthropist, Warren Buffett, is one of the most respected and richest businessmen in the world, and inspires many with his values and his wisdom.
These are some of the influential August born who have made a noteworthy mark on the society and have inspired many with their achievements and strong set of values and beliefs. Do you also have friends or family members who were born in this pleasant month and are proving true all the characteristics? Let us know about them in the comments below. It’ll be interesting to know