Famous Birthdays on July 20

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356 BC Alexander the Great, Macedonian king and military leader, born in Pella, Macedonia (modern Greece) (d. 323 BC)

Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia Alexander the Great
Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia
Alexander the Great
  • 1304 Francesco Petrarch, Italy, poet (Italia Mia)
  • 1513 Gaspar Schetz, Dutch treasurer-general
  • 1519 Innocent IX, [Giovanni A Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591)
  • 1537 Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)
  • 1600 Simon Ives, English court composer (d. 1662)
  • 1659 Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)
  • 1663 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, born in Loire-sur-Rhône, Lyon (d. 1738)
  • 1709 James Harris, English philosopher, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire (d. 1780)
  • 1726 William Jones, English composer and curate, born in Lowick (d. 1800)
  • 1744 Henri Hamal, composer, born in Liege (d. 1810)
  • 1754 Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)
  • 1757 Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (d. 1811)
  • 1761 Joseph Lefebvre, composer
  • 1762 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d.1826)
  • 1766 Thomas Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat
  • 1774 Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)
  • 1779 Ignaz Schuster, composer
  • 1785 Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39)/Westernizer/reformer
  • 1793 Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski)
  • 1796 Edward Hodges, composer
  • 1797 Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873)
  • 1803 Jakob Zeugheer, composer
  • 1804 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), born in Lancaster, England (d. 1892)
  • 1806 John Sterling, Scottish writer, born in Isle of Bute, United Kingdom (d. 1844)
  • 1811 James Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, governor (Jamaica)
  • 1814 Ivan S Gagarin, Russian theologist
  • 1816 William Bowman, English anatomist, born in Nantwich, Cheshire (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Paul Henrion, composer

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1822 Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), born in Heinzendorf, Austria (d. 1884)

Monk/Geneticist Gregor Mendel
Monk/Geneticist
Gregor Mendel
  • 1824 Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussia, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1836 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart)
  • 1837 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, born in Brunswick (d. 1922)
  • 1838 Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)
  • 1838 George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928)
  • 1847 Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter
  • 1849 Robert Anderson Van Wyck, Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)
  • 1852 Theodorus Heemskerk Jzn, lawyer/Dutch premier (AR, 1908-13) [or 1/20]=
  • 1853 Geo[rge] Poggenbeek, Dutch water colors painter
  • 1858 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
  • 1860 Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
  • 1864 Erik Karlfeldt, Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
  • 1868 Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)
  • 1870 Vladimir D Nabokov, Russian jurist/minister of Justice (1918-19)
  • 1872 Alick Maclean, composer
  • 1872 Deodat de Severac, composer
  • 1873 Witold Maliszewski, composer
  • 1873 Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
  • 1876 Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)
  • 1880 Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer
  • 1881 Leon de Smet, Flemish painter
  • 1885 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic
  • 1887 Willem H Drucker, Dutch lawyer
  • 1889 John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, 1st dir-gen BBC (1927-38)
  • 1890 Theda Bara, [Theodosia Goodman], actress (Love Goddeses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1890 Verna Felton, Salinas California, actress (Hilda-December Bride)
  • 1893 Alexander, King of Greece (1917-20), born at Tatoi Palace, Greece (d. 1920)
  • 1893 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
  • 1893 George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
  • 1895 László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
  • 1897 Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950)
  • 1900 Gottfried von Haberler, Austrian economist
  • 1900 Maurice Gilliams, Flemish writer/poet/essayist (Maria's Life)
  • 1900 Maurice Leyland, prolific cricket left-handed batsman (England)
  • 1901 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
  • 1901 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Bicycle Thiefs)
  • 1902 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • 1902 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)
  • 1903 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician
  • 1905 Molly Mary Nesta Keane, writer
  • 1908 Gunnar de Frumerie, composer

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1908 [Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Irish-American mob hitman, born in Gweedore, Ireland (d. 1932)

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
  • 1909 Eric Rowan, South African cricketer (prolific batsman pre- & post-WWII)
  • 1909 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
  • 1910 Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
  • 1910 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Baqa Jilani, Indian cricket fast bowler (Test 1936)
  • 1911 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer
  • 1912 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member
  • 1912 John Dacie, hematologist
  • 1912 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found newspaper (The Typhoon)
  • 1912 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • 1914 William John Phillips, actor (Nothing but a Man)
  • 1918 Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)

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1919 Edmund Hillary, Explorer and Mountaineer (1st to scale Mt Everest with Tenzing Norgay), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2008)

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • 1920 Elliot L Richardson, Attorney General (1973)/Sec of Defense (1973)
  • 1920 Jack Harman, British general
  • 1920 Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat
  • 1920 Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
  • 1921 Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
  • 1922 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, Czech/Dutch actor/director (Billy Budd)
  • 1922 Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
  • 1923 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • 1924 Lola Albright, actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Mort Garson, Canadian composer
  • 1925 Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
  • 1925 Frantz Fanon, Martinique, France, psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), (d. 1961)
  • 1926 Patricia Cutts, English actress (d. 1974)
  • 1927 Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker
  • 1927 Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor/composer
  • 1928 Jan Meyers, (Rep-R-Kansas, 1985- )
  • 1928 Pavel Kohout, Czech and Austrian writer (Poor Murderer) and dissident, born in Prague
  • 1928 Peter Ind, jazz musician
  • 1928 Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Mike Ilitch, American businessman and sports executive
  • 1929 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Arthur U Spronken, sculptor
  • 1930 Sally Ann Howes, actress (Dead of Night), born in London, England
  • 1930 Yuri Petrovich Artyukin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
  • 1931 Tony Marsh, English racing driver
  • 1932 Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)
  • 1932 Otto Schily, German politician
  • 1933 Buddy Knox, American rock vocalist (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), born in Happy, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1933 Aliki Vouyouklaki, actress (Madalena)
  • 1933 Jose Vicente Asuar, composer
  • 1933 Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
  • 1933 Cormac McCarthy, American author
  • 1934 Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
  • 1934 Ralph C RInzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys)
  • 1934 Uwe Johnson, German writer
  • 1935 Lord Peter Palumbo, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1935 Ted Rogers, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella), born in London, England
  • 1936 Barbara A Mikulski, (Rep-D-MD, 1977-86/Sen-D-MD, 1986- )
  • 1936 Butch Baird, PGA golfer (1961 Waco Turner Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Kaleria Fadicheva, ballerina
  • 1937 Ken Ogata, Japanese actor
  • 1938 Diana Rigg, Doncaster England, actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Hospital)
  • 1938 Jo Ann Campbell, Lawrence Welk's champagne lady, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1938 Natalie Wood, [Natasha Gurdin], SF, (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause)
  • 1938 Roger Hunt, English footballer
  • 1939 Judy Chicago [Judith Cohen], American artist (Dinner Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Jeanne Bice, American entrepreneur (Quacker Factory clothes), born in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • 1940 Tony Oliva, ball player, batting champ (AL Rookie of Year 1964)
  • 1941 Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)
  • 1941 Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
  • 1942 T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)
  • 1942 Ron Bowden, Australian politician
  • 1943 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, born in Bulls, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Wendy Richard, English actress
  • 1943 Dennis Yost, vocalist (The Classics IV), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Wim Van Drimmelen, Dutch sect Science Council of Government policy
  • 1944 Mel Daniels, professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Betty Burfeindt, LPGA golfer
  • 1945 John Lodge, English bassist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Birmingham
  • 1945 Larry E Craig, (Rep-R-Idaho, 1981- )
  • 1945 Viscount Petersham, English large landowner
  • 1945 Kim Carnes, rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1945 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (d. 2005)

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1947 Carlos Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman), born in Autlán de Navarro

Musician Carlos Santana
Musician
Carlos Santana
  • 1947 Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
  • 1947 James Harris, Monroe La, NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego)
  • 1948 Mary Dwyer, LPGA golfer
  • 1948 Richard H Lehman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • 1950 Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
  • 1950 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
  • 1951 Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic-gold-1972), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1951 Jeff Rawle, English actor
  • 1952 Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress
  • 1953 Thomas Friedman, American journalist
  • 1953 Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
  • 1953 Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
  • 1954 Jay Jay French, American guitarist (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Moira Harris, American actress
  • 1956 Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)

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1956 Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavian tennis player (French Open-1977), born in Maribor, Yugoslavia

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • 1956 Paul Cook, English rock drummer (Sex Pistols), born in London
  • 1956 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician
  • 1957 Donna Dixon, Virginia, actress and wife of actor Dan Aykroyd (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies)
  • 1957 Larry Rinker, Nike golfer (1985 Bing Crosby Pro-Am-2nd), born in Stuart, Flordia
  • 1957 Merlina Defranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1958 Mick MacNeil, Scottish musician (Simple Minds), born on the Isle of Barra
  • 1959 Radney Foster, Del Rio Tx, singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
  • 1960 Katie Rabbet, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend, born in London, England
  • 1960 Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Carlos Alazraqui, American actor and comedian
  • 1962 Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver
  • 1963 Jenny Spangler, Monroe Wisc, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile)
  • 1963 Frank Whaley, American actor
  • 1964 Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1964 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1964 Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
  • 1964 Dean Winters, American actor
  • 1965 Stone Gossard, musician with Pearl Jam
  • 1966 Beth Coats, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1966 Carlo L'Ami, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1966 Mike Pero, Picton Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA Winter)
  • 1966 Tracey Mcfarlane, US breaststroke swimmer (US record 100m)
  • 1966 Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico (2012-), born in Atlacomulco, State of Mexico
  • 1967 Akihito Sugisawa, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1967 Ian Beckles, NFL guard (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Jon Normile, fencer (Olympics-96), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967 Reed Diamond, American actor
  • 1968 Chris Kennedy, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • 1968 Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1968 Robert Rodriguez, director (El Mariachi, Desperado)
  • 1968 Kool G Rap [Nathaniel Thomas Wilson], American rapper, born in Queens, New York