Famous Birthdays on 21st July

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  • 1515 St Philippus Nerius, [Philippo Neri], Italian merchant/priest
  • 1620 Jean Picard, French astronomer
  • 1664 Matthew Prior, English poet
  • 1676 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking)
  • 1693 Thomas Pelham-Holles 1st duke of Newcastle, Engl minister of finance
  • 1706 Pierre Lyonet, zoologist/cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups)
  • 1710 Paul Möhring, German physician (d. 1792)
  • 1748 Louis-Henry Paisible, composer
  • 1758 Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration)
  • 1762 Willem GF Bentinck, Dutch earl/politician/organist
  • 1779 Gottlob Wiedebein, composer
  • 1797 Franz Schoberlechner, composer
  • 1802 David Hunter, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • 1804 Victor Schoelcher, Guadeloupe, abolished french slavery
  • 1808 Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and politician (d. 1864)
  • 1810 Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist
  • 1815 Stewart Van Vliet, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1816 Paul Julius Baron von Reuter, founded Reuters news service
  • 1817 John Gilbert, painter/illustrator
  • 1817 Joseph K Barnes, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1821 Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat
  • 1822 Ludwig Theodore Gouvy, composer
  • 1826 James Gillpatrick Blunt, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1828 John Rutter Brooke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1832 Henrietta Marie Morse King, cattlewoman
  • 1856 Harry A P Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania)
  • 1856 Louise Blanchard Bethune, 1st US woman architect
  • 1857 A S C Wallis, [Adele SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer
  • 1858 Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • 1858 Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain (d. 1929)
  • 1858 Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (d. 1941)
  • 1863 C[harles] Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), born in London, England
  • 1864 Frances Folsom Cleveland, 1st lady (1885-89, 93-97)
  • 1865 Robert Kahn, composer
  • 1870 Emil Orlik, Czech painter (d. 1932)
  • 1880 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (d. 1919)
  • 1882 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
  • 1885 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1892 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet
  • 1892 Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (tax office Wibautstraat, Amsterdam)
  • 1892 Lenore Ulric, US actress (Notorious, Better Woman) [or 1894]
  • 1893 Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer, born in Greifswald (d. 1947)
  • 1895 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • 1895 Ken Maynard, Texas, cowboy/actor/producer (Bigfoot)
  • 1898 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer
  • 1898 Sara Carter, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family)

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1899 Ernest Hemingway, American author ('for whom the bell tolled... ', Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • 1899 Hart Crane, US, poet (Bridge)
  • 1901 Allyn Joslyn, Milford Pa, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society)
  • 1903 Theodore Karyotakis, composer
  • 1903 Roy Neuberger, American financier
  • 1905 Diana Trilling, writer
  • 1906 Daniel Ayala Perez, composer
  • 1907 Ross Alexander, actor (Boulder Dam, Capt Blood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, Egyptologist
  • 1911 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland (1947..70)

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1911 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • 1915 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1915 Maurice Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1920 Constantly, [A Nieuwenhuys], painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens)
  • 1920 Isaac Stern, Kreminiecz Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph)
  • 1920 Manuel Valls Gorina, composer
  • 1921 Billy Taylor, Greenville NC, orchestra leader (David Frost Show)
  • 1922 Kay Starr, Dougherty Oklahoma, singer (Rock & Roll Waltz, Club Oasis)
  • 1923 Henny Alma, [Hendrika den Broek], Dutch actress (Soldier of Orange)
  • 1924 Don Knotts, Morgantown WV, actor (Amdy Griffth Show, 3's Company)
  • 1925 Al Checco, actor (Extreme Close-up), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1925 Lovro Zupanovic, composer
  • 1925 Anne Meacham, American actress
  • 1926 Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner
  • 1926 Karel Reisz, director (Everybody Wins, Isadora, Who'll Stop the Rain)
  • 1926 Norman Jewison, director (Moonstruck, ...and Justice For All)
  • 1926 Paul Burke, American actor (Thomas Crown Affair, Neal-Dynasty), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1926 Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general
  • 1926 Queenie Watts, English actress (d. 1980)
  • 1926 Bill Pertwee, Amersham, England, actor (Dad's Army), (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Stefan Niculescu, composer
  • 1928 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Gene Alec Littler, PGA golfer (1961 US Open), born in San Diego, California
  • 1930 Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Leon Schidlowsky, composer
  • 1932 Ernie Warlick, American football player
  • 1933 Brigitte Reimann, writer
  • 1933 John C Gardner, scholar/writer (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues)
  • 1934 Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
  • 1934 Edolphus Towns, (Rep-D-New York, 1983- )
  • 1935 Julian Pettifer, English TV-host
  • 1935 Kaye Stevens, Pitts, singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show)
  • 1935 Norbert Blüm, German politician
  • 1935 Moe Drabowsky, baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1938 Anton Emil Kuerti, composer
  • 1938 Janet Reno, US attorney general (1993- )
  • 1938 Les Aspin, (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93)/Minister of Defense (1993-94)
  • 1939 John Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence
  • 1940 James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)
  • 1941 Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • 1942 Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1942 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • 1942 Patricia Elliott, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), born in Gunnison Colorado (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1943 David Downing, actor (Backstairs at the White House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Edward Herrmann, actor (Day of the Dolphin, Reds), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1943 Jerry McGee, New Lexingon OH, PGA golfer (1975 Pensacola Open)
  • 1943 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian/English writer (Price of Bride)
  • 1944 Paul Wellstone, (Sen-D-Minnesota)
  • 1944 Tony Scott, director (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), (d. 2012)
  • 1944 John Atta Mills, Tarkwa, Gold Coast (Ghana), President of Ghana (2009-2012), (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Alton Maddox, NY African American activist/attorney (Tawana Brawley case)
  • 1945 Barry Richards, extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1945 Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)
  • 1945 Leigh Lawson, Atherston England, actress (Fire & Sword, Charlie Boy)
  • 1945 John Lowe, English darts player
  • 1945 Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)
  • 1946 Barry "Bean" Whitwam, rocker
  • 1946 Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Poland, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1946 Kenneth Starr, American lawyer
  • 1947 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket opener (Gavaskar's partner for a while)
  • 1947 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-Tennessee)
  • 1947 Wendell Burton, actor (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Antonio, Texas

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1948 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • 1948 Art Hindle, Halifax Nova Scotia, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers)
  • 1948 Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
  • 1948 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • 1949 Ludmila Smirnova, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1949 Al Hrabosky, baseball player
  • 1950 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • 1950 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • 1951 Diana Dennis, Portland Oregon, body builder (Women Physique World)
  • 1951 Doug Collins, US, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1951 Slick Watts, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)

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1951 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 1952 John Barrasso, [John Anthony Barrasso III], Reading Pennsylvania, American politician, junior senator from Wyoming
  • 1953 Brian Talbot, British footballer
  • 1953 Jeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor
  • 1955 Henry Preistman, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
  • 1955 Tacho Ocheriski, singer (Putting on the Ritz)
  • 1955 Howie Epstein, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1955 Taco Ockerse, Indonesian singer
  • 1956 Michael Connelly, American author
  • 1957 Jon Lovitz, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)
  • 1959 Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Oly-96)
  • 1960 Lance Guest, Saratoga California, actor (Lance-Lou Grant)
  • 1960 Matt Mulhern, Phila, actor (Biloxi Blues)
  • 1960 Fritz Walter, German footballer
  • 1961 Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1961 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Oakland, California
  • 1961 Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjabi folk singer
  • 1962 Ike Eisenmann, actor (Scott-Fantastic Journey), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1963 Kevin Poole, English footballer
  • 1963 Paulo Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
  • 1964 Susan Swift, actress (Chisholms), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965 Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • 1965 Gudni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1965 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1966 Larisa Neiland, Lvov Ukraine, tennis star (1996 Essen winner)
  • 1966 Arija Bareikis, American actress
  • 1967 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1967 Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1968 Brandi Chastain, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in San Jose, California
  • 1968 Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1968 Dina Ammaccapane, Bayport NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Sara Lee Classic-4th)
  • 1968 Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
  • 1968 Robert Anthony Gamez, PGA golfer (1990 Nestle), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1969 Emerson Hart, American musician (Tonic)
  • 1970 Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1970 Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1970 Shawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Nuno Markl, Portuguese comedian and radio host
  • 1972 Dennis Military man, soccer player (Sparta/Vitesse)
  • 1972 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Kimera Bartee, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972 Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • 1972 Martin Miller, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • 1972 Shinjiro Otani, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1973 Ali Landry, Louisiana, Miss Universe-USA (1996)
  • 1973 Stephen Clarke, Sutton Coldfield England, Canada swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)
  • 1973 Steve Taneyhill, WLAF QB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1974 Andrea L'Huillier, Miss Universe-Chile (1996)
  • 1974 Geoff Jenkins, American baseball player
  • 1975 Mike Sellers, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1975 Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer (Test pace bowler)
  • 1977 Allison Wagner, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1977 Sarah Biasini, daughter of actress Romy Schneider
  • 1977 Paul Casey, English golfer
  • 1977 Jaime Murray, British actress
  • 1978 Kyoko Iwosoki, Japan, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-gold-92, 96)
  • 1978 Damian Marley, Jamaican musician
  • 1978 Justin Bartha, American actor
  • 1978 Gary Teale, Scottish football player
  • 1979 David Carr, American football player
  • 1979 Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
  • 1980 Tailor James, Canadian model
  • 1980 CC Sabathia, American baseball player
  • 1981 Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist