Famous People Born in July 1921

  • Jul 1 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), born in Serowe, Botswana (d. 1980)
  • Jul 3 Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jul 4 Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)
  • Jul 4 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)

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Jul 6 Nancy Reagan [Anne Francis Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

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Jul 6 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov

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Jul 7 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 1975)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Jul 7 Stanislaw Wislocki, composer
  • Jul 7 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • Jul 9 Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
  • Jul 10 Eunice Shriver, founder (Special Olympics)

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Jul 10 Jake LaMotta, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • Jul 10 Jeff Donnell, South Windham Maine, actor (Gidget Goes to Rome)
  • Jul 10 Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, composer
  • Jul 10 Harvey Ball, American inventor (d. 2001)
  • Jul 11 Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress
  • Jul 12 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
  • Jul 12 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 13 Charles Scribner Jr, music publisher (Scribner)
  • Jul 13 Ernest Gold [Goldner], Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), born in Vienna (d. 1999)
  • Jul 13 Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2007)
  • Jul 13 Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • Jul 14 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), born in Boston, America (d. 2016)
  • Jul 15 Jack Hamilton Beeson, composer
  • Jul 16 Bernard Rogers, supreme Allied commander Europe
  • Jul 16 Trevor Williams, scientific consultant
  • Jul 17 Acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman)
  • Jul 17 George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
  • Jul 17 František Zvarík, Slovakian actor

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Jul 17 Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone

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Jul 18 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio (d. 2016)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Jul 19 Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
  • Jul 20 Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
  • Jul 21 Billy Taylor, orchestra leader (David Frost Show), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Jul 22 William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • Jul 23 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 23 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • Jul 23 Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
  • Jul 23 Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
  • Jul 23 Jerome Rosen, composer
  • Jul 23 Peter Twiss, test pilot
  • Jul 24 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
  • Jul 25 John Christopherson, artist/collector
  • Jul 26 Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 27 Émile Genest, Quebec actor (d. 2003)
  • Jul 29 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, born in Llandudno (d. 1996)
  • Jul 29 Richard Egan, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 30 Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)
  • Jul 30 Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs
  • Jul 30 Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 31 Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
  • Jul 31 Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)