Famous Birthdays on July 2

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  • 419 Valentinian III, Roman emperor (425-55)
  • 1029 Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (d. 1094)

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1262 Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (1305-12), born in Château de l’Isle, La Roche-Bernard, Brittany (d. 1312)

Duke of Brittany Arthur II
Duke of Brittany
Arthur II
  • 1363 Mary, Queen of Sicily (d. 1401)
  • 1489 Thomas Cranmer, England, archbishop/reformer/martyr
  • 1492 Elizabeth Tudor, English princess (d. 1495)
  • 1581 Johann Staden, German baroque composer, probably born in Nuremberg (d. 1634) baptismal date
  • 1589 Guillaume van Messaus, composer
  • 1636 Daniel Speer, German composer, born in Breslau (d. 1707)
  • 1644 Abraham a Santa Clara, [Johann Megerle], German court vicar
  • 1647 Daniel Finch 2nd earl of Nottingham, English min of foreign affairs
  • 1652 Guillielmus "Willem" Kerricx, Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans)
  • 1665 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (d. 1726)
  • 1667 Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (d. 1740)
  • 1698 Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena (d. 1780)
  • 1714 Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, Austria composer (Il re pastore)
  • 1724 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet
  • 1737 Francois Leonard Rouwyzer, composer
  • 1746 Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, composer
  • 1756 Christian G Korner, German lawyer/father of Karl
  • 1763 Peter Ritter, composer
  • 1793 Antoine Prumier, composer
  • 1810 Robert Augustus Toombs, Secy State (Confederacy), (d. 1885)
  • 1814 Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer
  • 1819 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900)
  • 1819 Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine)
  • 1820 George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (d. 1878)

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1821 Charles Tupper, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 69-day term), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia (d. 1915)

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper
  • 1822 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails/trains)
  • 1830 John Bordenave Villepigue, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1834 Hendry P G Quack, lawyer/economist/secr Dutch Bank
  • 1836 Henry Eugene Davies, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1847 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer (tectonic geology)
  • 1849 Maria Theresia of Austria-Este, queen of Bavaria (d. 1919)
  • 1857 Francesco Spetrino, composer
  • 1862 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1865 Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)
  • 1867 Herbert Prior, England, actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)

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1877 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1880 Albert Szirmai, composer
  • 1881 Royal H. Weller, American politician (d. 1929)
  • 1882 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
  • 1884 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
  • 1887 Marcel Tabuteau, Compiègne France, oboist (Philadelphia Orch 1915-54)
  • 1888 Selman Waksman, Russ/US microbiologist (Nobel 1951)
  • 1889 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor/director/writer (A Mother)
  • 1890 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
  • 1892 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show)
  • 1893 August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Shylock-Hamlet)
  • 1893 Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
  • 1896 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist (d. 1965)
  • 1900 Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator

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1903 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), born in London (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • 1903 Olav AFEC of Schleswig-Holstein-S-G, King Olav V of Norway (1957-91)
  • 1904 Carl Weinrich, composer
  • 1904 Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, Dutch (sculptress, if that word exists)
  • 1905 Jean-Rene Lacoste, France, US Open (1926)/alligator shirt designer
  • 1906 Alan Webb, actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie)
  • 1906 Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker
  • 1906 Robert Levine Sanders, composer
  • 1907 Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist/painter
  • 1907 Leo O'Brien, cricketer (Australian batsman in 5 Tests 1932-36)
  • 1908 Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner

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1908 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court justice (1967-91), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1909 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times)
  • 1910 Earl Hawley Robinson, composer
  • 1910 Hans Gunther Adler, German writer
  • 1910 William Douglas Denny, composer
  • 1911 Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
  • 1913 Edith Heerdegen, Dresden Germany, actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti)
  • 1914 Frederick Fennell, conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1914 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990)
  • 1915 8th duke of Wellington, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1915 Bert Decorte, Flemish poet
  • 1916 Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
  • 1916 Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • 1916 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Pierre Dubois, Dutch literary
  • 1918 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, born in Giza (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Johnny Bradford, Long Branch NJ, actor (Ransom Sherman Show)
  • 1919 Jean Craighead George, American writer
  • 1920 Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
  • 1922 Dan Rowan, Beggs Oklahoma, comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in)
  • 1922 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, composer
  • 1923 Wislawa Szymborska, Prowent, Poland, poet referred to as the 'Mozart of Poetry' (Nobel 1996), (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Rick Besoyan, composer
  • 1925 Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Patrice E Lumumba, Zaire, revolutionary/1st premier of Congo
  • 1925 Yasushi Akutagawa, composer
  • 1925 Patrice Emery Lumumba, Katakokombe region of the Kasai Province of Belgian Congo, first Prime Minister of an independent Congo,
  • 1926 Billy Usselton, saxophonist
  • 1926 Lee Allen, Pittsburg, Ks, tenor sax (Walkin' With Mr Lee)
  • 1926 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Brock Peters, actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Jerome Meyer, horse trainer
  • 1927 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director
  • 1928 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose), born in Guanajay, Cuba (d. 1966)
  • 1928 Pavel Kohout, Czech, director/author (Poor Murderer)

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1929 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • 1929 John A. Cade, American politician
  • 1930 Carlos Saul Menem, President of Argentina (1989- )
  • 1931 Robert Ito, actor (Sam-Quincy ME), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1932 Dave Thomas, founder (Wendy's Restaurants)
  • 1932 Ken McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932 Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1933 David Benjamin Lewin, composer
  • 1933 Kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner
  • 1934 Ivan Madray, WI cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
  • 1935 Dick Dolman, economist/Dutch politician 2nd Chamber
  • 1935 Ed Bullins, playwright, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935 Gilbert Kalish, pianist/professor (SUNY Stony Brook), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Dick Berardino, baseball player
  • 1937 Polly Holliday, Jasper Ala, actress (Flo-Alice, Flo-Flo)
  • 1937 Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina
  • 1939 John H Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91)
  • 1939 M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, US, sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • 1939 Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)
  • 1939 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations-My Girl)
  • 1939 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1939 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • 1941 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
  • 1942 Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • 1942 Vicente Fox, Former Mexican president
  • 1943 Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
  • 1945 James Orville Fulkerson, composer
  • 1946 Ron Silver, American actor (Reversal of Fortune, Timecop) and political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1946 Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1947 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1947 Larry David, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Comedian/Writer
Larry David
  • 1947 Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of Pres LBJ
  • 1948 Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
  • 1948 Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1949 Roy Bittan, rocker (E Street Band)
  • 1949 Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
  • 1950 Johnny Colla, California, rock sax (Huey Lewis & The News-Need a New Drug)
  • 1951 Joey Puerta, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • 1951 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
  • 1952 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1952 Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
  • 1952 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • 1953 Tony Armas, baseball player
  • 1954 Wendy Schaal, actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955 Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
  • 1955 Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
  • 1956 Jeffrey Cooper, rock guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1956 Jerry Hall, Mesquite Tx, model/Mrs Mick Jagger (Batman, Freejack)
  • 1956 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1957 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
  • 1957 Mick Anker, British rocker and bass guitarist (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • 1958 Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
  • 1959 Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1959 Hoogie Drexler, jockey
  • 1959 Wendy B Lawrence, astronaut (STS 67, 86, sk:91), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1960 Julia Montgomery, American actress (One Life to Live, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1960 Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
  • 1961 Alba Parietti, Torino Italy, actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima)
  • 1961 James McNichol, actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1961 Michael Lindsay, Voice actor
  • 1962 Brandel Eugene Chamblee, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-3rd), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1963 Mark Kermode, British film critic
  • 1964 Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)
  • 1964 DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1964 Joe Magrane, baseball player
  • 1964 Jose Canseco, outfielder (Oak A's, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1964 Shannon Ritter, jockey
  • 1964 Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
  • 1964 Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
  • 1966 Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1967 Debee Ashby, Coventry England, topless model (There's Girl in My Soup)
  • 1968 Mark Tewsksbury, Canada swimmer (world record backstroke)
  • 1968 Mike Lee, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Tommy Armour Tour), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1969 Matthew Cox, American convicted felon

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1969 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), born in Long Beach, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera
  • 1970 Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1970 Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • 1970 Monie Love, English rapper
  • 1970 Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
  • 1971 Jared Palmer, American tennis star, born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Evelyn Lau, Canadian author
  • 1972 Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)
  • 1972 Darren Shan, Irish children's author
  • 1973 Peter Kay, British comedian
  • 1974 Natali Sacco, Miss Universe-Peru (1996)
  • 1974 Sean Casey, American baseball player
  • 1974 Moon So-ri, South Korean actress
  • 1974 Rocky Gray, American musician
  • 1975 Catalina Cristea, Bucharest Rom, tennis star (1995 quarter Jakarta)
  • 1975 Daniel Kowalski, Singapore, Aust swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96)
  • 1975 Eric Daze, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1975 Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
  • 1976 Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
  • 1976 Ivan Tomić, Croatian buissnesman