Famous People Born in July 1924

  • Jul 2 Rick Besoyan, composer
  • Jul 3 Geoffrey Sammons, senior partner (Allen & Overy)
  • Jul 3 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), born in Singapore (d. 2016)
  • Jul 4 Eva Marie Saint, actress (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 5 Beverly Tyler, actress (Fireball, Lorelei-Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • Jul 5 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, (d. 2013)
  • Jul 6 Robert Michael White, American test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 7 Dieter Nowka, composer
  • Jul 7 Mary Ford, [Colleen Summer], vocalist/actress (Queen of Outer Space)
  • Jul 8 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 9 Leonard Pennario, pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 9 Pierre Cochereau, composer
  • Jul 10 Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • Jul 10 Johnny Bach, American basketball coach
  • Jul 11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • Jul 12 Jaap Geraedts, composer
  • Jul 13 George Handy, horse trainer
  • Jul 13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • Jul 14 James W. Black, Scottish pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 15 David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
  • Jul 15 Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
  • Jul 16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 18 Howard Roberts, choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • Jul 18 John Cruickshank, French scholar
  • Jul 18 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer
  • Jul 19 Pat Hingle [Martin Patterson], American actor (Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 19 Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)
  • Jul 19 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • Jul 20 Lola Albright, actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jul 20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 20 Mort Garson, Canadian composer
  • Jul 21 Don Knotts, Morgantown WV, actor (Amdy Griffth Show, 3's Company)
  • Jul 22 Margaret Whiting, American singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 23 Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister
  • Jul 23 Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • Jul 24 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
  • Jul 24 Glenn Loren Glasow, composer
  • Jul 24 Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer
  • Jul 24 Lord Digby, lord-lt for Dorset
  • Jul 24 Charles K. Johnson, American President of the Flat Earth Society, born in San Angelo, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Jul 25 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
  • Jul 26 Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
  • Jul 26 John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)
  • Jul 26 Louis Bellson, Rock Falls Ill, orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show)
  • Jul 27 Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili, composer
  • Jul 27 Vincent Canby, critic (NY Times)
  • Jul 28 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
  • Jul 28 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • Jul 29 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)
  • Jul 29 Robert Horton, actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)

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Jul 29 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)

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  • Jul 30 Christopher Shaw, composer
  • Jul 30 William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)