Famous Birthdays on July 12

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 202

  • 1394 Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
  • 1644 Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar/literature (David's holy saint graduals)
  • 1675 Evaristo E Felice dall' Abaco, Italian cellist/composer
  • 1730 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), born in Burslem
  • 1757 Christian Danner, composer
  • 1794 Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist
  • 1801 John Hill Hewitt, composer
  • 1802 Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer
  • 1803 Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
  • 1807 Silas Casey, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)

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1817 Henry David Thoreau, American naturalist and pacifist (Walden Pond), born in Concord, Massachusetts (d. 1862)

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist/Pacifist
Henry David Thoreau
  • 1821 Cesare Dominiceti, composer
  • 1821 Daniel Harvey Hill, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
  • 1828 Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)
  • 1840 Abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist
  • 1849 William Osler, Canada, physician/author (circulatory system)
  • 1850 Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist (d. 1912)

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1852 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1933)

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen

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1854 George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera) and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, born in Waterville, New York (d. 1932)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1861 Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer
  • 1863 Albert Calmette, French physician (d. 1933)
  • 1863 Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)
  • 1864 George Washington Carver, botanist (studied the peanut) [or Jan 10]
  • 1868 Stefan George, Germany, lyric poet (Algabal)
  • 1870 Louis II of Monaco (d. 1949)
  • 1876 Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
  • 1880 Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
  • 1881 Ludwig Rubiner, writer [or June 12]
  • 1884 Louis B. Mayer, Dymer, Ukraine, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM)
  • 1884 Amedeo Modigliani, Italy, painter/sculptor (Reclining Nude)
  • 1884 Joseph Crehan, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1885 George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer
  • 1886 Jean Hersholt, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Men in White, Aryan)
  • 1888 Tojohiko Kagawa, Japan, Christian-social reformer (Grain of Wheat)
  • 1892 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
  • 1895 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner)
  • 1895 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers, born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 R Buckminster Fuller, architect/inventor (geodesic dome)
  • 1900 Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)
  • 1901 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1902 Gunther Anders, writer

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1904 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), born in Parral, Chile (d. 1973)

  • 1905 John C F, son of English King George V
  • 1908 Alain Cuny, actor (Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle)
  • 1908 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician
  • 1908 Johan Franco, composer
  • 1908 Milton Berle, Harlem comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 2nd viscount Camrose, British Conserv Lower house leader (1941-45)
  • 1909 Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87)
  • 1909 Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Fritz Leonhardt, German civil engineer (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Johanna Moosdorf, writer
  • 1912 Broderick Vernon Chinnery-Haldane, photographer
  • 1913 Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1915 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer
  • 1917 Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford Pa, painter (Christina's World)
  • 1919 Vera Hruba Ralston, actress (Dajkota) [or 6/12/1921], born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1920 Keith Andes, Ocean City NJ, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats)
  • 1920 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Honoré Desmond Sharrer, West Point New York, American artist

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1920 Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)

  • 1921 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
  • 1921 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1922 Clark MacGregor, politician (involved in Watergate)
  • 1922 James E[dwin] Gunn, US, sci-fi author (Station in Space, Immortal)
  • 1922 Mark O Hatfield, (Sen-R Oregon, 1967- )
  • 1924 Jaap Geraedts, composer
  • 1925 Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors)
  • 1926 Beah Richards, Vicksburg MS, actress/playwright (Big Shot, Generation)
  • 1927 Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Neth Antilles
  • 1927 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Trieste (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1928 Barbara Cowsills, singer and mother of The Cowsills (d. 1985)
  • 1930 Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, and writer
  • 1931 Andre Laporte, Flemish composer
  • 1931 Bob Traxler, (Rep-D-MI, 1974- )
  • 1931 Lord Clinton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1932 Harold William Woolhouse, plant scientist
  • 1932 Otis Crandell Davis, Ala, 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1933 Donald E. Westlake, American author
  • 1934 Van Cliburn Jr, [Harvey Lavan], La, pianist (Tchaikovsky 1958)
  • 1935 Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian), (d. 1995)
  • 1935 Chris Burger, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58)
  • 1936 Jan Nemec, film director (Diamonds of the Night), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)

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1937 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 1937 Mickey Edwards, (Rep-R-OK, 1977- )
  • 1937 Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002
  • 1937 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer
  • 1938 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
  • 1938 Ron Fairly, American baseball player
  • 1938 Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
  • 1938 Eiko Ishioka, Costume Designer (Academy Award, Bram Stoker’s Dracula), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Phillip Adams, Australian broadcaster and journalist
  • 1941 Joseph Whipp, American actor
  • 1942 Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1942 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1943 Bruce Taylor, cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73)

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1943 Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • 1943 Ernie Anastos, Nashua NH, news anchor (WCBS, WABC)
  • 1943 Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)
  • 1943 Walter Murch, American film editor
  • 1944 Bill McCollum, (Rep-R-Florida, 1981- )
  • 1944 Denise Nicholas, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Dimitar Penev, Bulgaria soccer player/union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA)
  • 1945 Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor
  • 1946 Graham Roope, cricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78)
  • 1946 Sian Barbara Allen, actress (Scream Pretty Peggy), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
  • 1947 Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology
  • 1948 Richard Simmons, exercise guru (Deal-a-Meal)
  • 1948 Walter Egan, American rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Ben Burtt, American sound designer
  • 1948 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], Kermit, Texas, American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown)
  • 1949 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner, and car dealer.
  • 1950 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1951 Cheryl Ladd, Huron SD, actress (Charlie's Angels, Purple Hearts)
  • 1951 Jamey Sheridan, actor (Another World), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1951 Brian Grazer, American film producer
  • 1951 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
  • 1952 Liz Mitchell, Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • 1952 Phil Kramer, Youngtown Oh, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
  • 1952 Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer
  • 1952 Philip Taylor Kramer, Bass Guitar Player (d. 1995)
  • 1954 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
  • 1956 Mel Harris, [Mary Ellen], Bethlehem Pa, actress (Hope-30 Something)
  • 1956 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
  • 1957 Buddy Foster, actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
  • 1957 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • 1958 Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
  • 1959 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics-1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1959 Rolonda Watts, talk show hostess (Rolanda)
  • 1960 Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer
  • 1961 Bruce Braman, Greene NY, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Grecia Colmenares, Venezuela, actress (Esmeralda, Los Crinimales)
  • 1962 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
  • 1962 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • 1963 Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Thierry Tulasne, France, tennis star
  • 1964 Judi Evans Luciano, Montebello, actress (Paulina Cory-Another World)
  • 1964 Gaby Roslin, English television presenter
  • 1965 Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower)
  • 1965 Michael Stewart, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965 Robin Wilson, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
  • 1965 Russ Bertram, diver (Olympics-96), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1965 Sanjay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay Indian middle-order batsman)
  • 1966 Allegra Curtis, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann and Tony Cutis, born in London, England
  • 1966 Annabel Croft, England, tennis star
  • 1966 Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967 Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Oly-gold-96)
  • 1967 Joan Pitcock, LPGA golfer (1995 Standard Register PING-3rd), born in Fresno, California
  • 1967 Richard Herring, English comedian
  • 1967 John Petrucci, American guitar player (Dream Theater)
  • 1968 Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
  • 1969 Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
  • 1969 Sabine Hack, Ulm Germany, tennis star (1995 Jakarta)
  • 1969 Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
  • 1970 Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
  • 1970 Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Markus Thomas, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
  • 1970 Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
  • 1970 Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
  • 1971 Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, Hayward California, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-92)
  • 1972 Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
  • 1972 Jake Wood, English actor
  • 1973 Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • 1974 Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer (Within Temptation)
  • 1974 Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
  • 1975 Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
  • 1976 Tracie Spencer, rocker
  • 1976 Anna Friel, British actress (Pushing Daisies), born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • 1977 Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler (WWE), born in Webster, South Dakota
  • 1977 Neil Harris, English footballer
  • 1977 Steve Howey, American actor
  • 1978 Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
  • 1978 Topher Grace, American actor
  • 1978 Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
  • 1979 Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
  • 1980 Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1980 Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
  • 1981 Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
  • 1982 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • 1983 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
  • 1983 Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
  • 1984 Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1984 Gareth Gates, British singer
  • 1985 Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
  • 1985 Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
  • 1986 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1986 Krystal Forscutt, Australian model/reality TV contestant
  • 1988 Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
  • 1988 Inbee Park, South Korean golfer