Famous People Born in July 1920

  • Jul 1 Harold Sakata, American actor (d. 1982)
  • Jul 2 Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
  • Jul 3 John Ayers Lessard, composer
  • Jul 3 Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door, Got a Secret), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jul 4 Leona Helmsley, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat
  • Jul 4 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
  • Jul 5 Issachar Miron, composer
  • Jul 5 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist
  • Jul 6 William Worthington, horse trainer
  • Jul 8 Dolph Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 8 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish industrialist (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • Jul 10 David Brinkley, NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Jul 10 Owen Chamberlain, physicist/co-discoverer (antiproton, Nobel-1959)

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Jul 11 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia (d. 1985)

  • Jul 12 Keith Andes, Ocean City NJ, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats)
  • Jul 12 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jul 12 Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
  • Jul 12 HonorĂ© Desmond Sharrer, West Point New York, American artist

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Jul 12 Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)

  • Jul 13 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher
  • Jul 13 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 15 Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • Jul 15 Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
  • Jul 16 Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • Jul 17 Bill Monroe, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 17 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Jul 17 Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
  • Jul 17 Rudolf Karpati, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • Jul 17 Gordon Gould, American physicist, inventor of the laser, born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Jul 18 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World)
  • Jul 18 Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 Robert Christiani, cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests)
  • Jul 19 Robert Mann, composer/violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 20 Elliot L Richardson, Attorney General (1973)/Sec of Defense (1973)
  • Jul 20 Jack Harman, British general
  • Jul 20 Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat
  • Jul 20 Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
  • Jul 21 Constantly, [A Nieuwenhuys], painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens)
  • Jul 21 Isaac Stern, Kreminiecz Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph)
  • Jul 21 Manuel Valls Gorina, composer
  • Jul 22 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • Jul 22 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester
  • Jul 23 Marcel Maeyer, [de Maeyer], Belgian sculptor/graphic artist
  • Jul 23 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 24 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 24 Bella Abzug, (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74)

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Jul 25 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (d. 1958)

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  • Jul 26 Bob Waterfield, NFL QB (Rams)
  • Jul 27 Beatrice Pearson, Dennison Texas, actress (Moving Finger)
  • Jul 27 James Munn, commissioner (British University)
  • Jul 29 Rodolfo Acosta, Chihuahua Mexico, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw)
  • Jul 29 Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jul 31 Rudolf Halaczinsky, composer
  • Jul 31 James Esdras Faust, American religious leader (d. 2007)