Famous Birthdays on 28th July

  • 1165 Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic/philosopher
  • 1347 Margherita of Durazzo, queen of Naples (d. 1412)
  • 1456 Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia)
  • 1514 Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
  • 1609 Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
  • 1659 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)
  • 1719 Jan Nepveu, governor-general of Suriname (1769-79) [or Aug 27]
  • 1745 Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)
  • 1746 Thomas Heyward, soldier, signed Declaration of Independence
  • 1750 Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
  • 1778 Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1869)
  • 1796 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
  • 1804 Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
  • 1808 Charles Lucas, composer
  • 1809 Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1813 Alberto Mazzucato, composer
  • 1815 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
  • 1825 William Duncan Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1833 James Henry Lane, Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate), born in Mathews Court House, Virginia (d. 1907)
  • 1835 Jose Garcia Robles, composer
  • 1837 Christian Barnekow, composer
  • 1844 Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)
  • 1857 Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1860 Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
  • 1860 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1863 Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski, Russian general (d. 1919)

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1866 Beatrix Potter, English children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit"), born in London (d. 1943)

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1867 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1868 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, born in Antwerp (d. 1941)
  • 1868 Thomas P Krag, Norwegian writer (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran)
  • 1870 Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1927-31)
  • 1872 Albert P Sarraut, Fren gov-gen of Indo-China (1911..19)/PM (1933/36)
  • 1874 Ernst Cassirer, Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)

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1887 Marcel Duchamp, French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in Blainville-Crevon, France (d. 1968)

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1888 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1891 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
  • 1892 Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
  • 1892 Petro Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite)
  • 1893 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
  • 1896 Barbara La Marr, American actress (d. 1926)
  • 1897 Emmy Arbous, [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal)
  • 1898 Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Maurice Johnstone, composer
  • 1901 Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
  • 1901 Sandor Vandor, composer
  • 1901 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)

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1902 Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher (Logic of Forschung), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • 1902 Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Dead Reckoning)
  • 1903 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), Louisville KY
  • 1904 [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
  • 1905 Charles William Hutton, architect
  • 1906 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, born in Ölbronn-Dürrn (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Earl S Tupper, inventor (Tupperware)
  • 1908 Zbigniew Turski, composer
  • 1909 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
  • 1910 Bill Goodwin, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1910 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
  • 1911 Ann Doran, Amarillo Tx, actress (Longstreet, Shirley)
  • 1911 Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1914 Carmen Dragon, American composer (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Charles Townes, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1916 David Brown, film producer ("The Sting", "Jaws", "Cocoon"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Jacques Piccard, Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  • 1923 Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
  • 1923 Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state
  • 1923 Michio Watanabe, politician
  • 1924 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
  • 1924 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • 1925 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
  • 1925 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
  • 1925 Larry Pruden, composer
  • 1925 Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1926 Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1927 John Ashbery, American poet
  • 1928 Adrian Ratiu, composer

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1929 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • 1929 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • 1930 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Junior Kimbrough, American bluesman (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Darryl Hickman, American actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1931 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1933 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1934 Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
  • 1934 Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • 1935 Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
  • 1936 Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
  • 1937 Peter Duchin, pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1938 George Cummings, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • 1938 Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager
  • 1938 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

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1938 Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru (1990-2000), born in Lima, Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • 1939 Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
  • 1940 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • 1941 Riccardo Muti, Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
  • 1942 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster

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1943 Bill Bradley, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1943 Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)
  • 1943 Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1943 Richard Wright, English singer/songwriter (Pink Floyd-Time, Echoes), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Daniel Morelon, France, 1K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)

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1945 Jim Davis, American cartoonist and creator of the comic strips "Garfield" and "U.S. Acres", born in Marion, Indiana

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis
  • 1946 Douglas H Bosco, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • 1946 Jonathan Edwards, rocker
  • 1946 Linda Kelsey, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1946 Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist
  • 1947 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947 Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1947 Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1947 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • 1947 Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)
  • 1948 Georgia Engel, actress (Georgette- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)
  • 1948 Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
  • 1949 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • 1949 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1949 Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)
  • 1949 Peter Doyle, Australian singer (The New Seekers) (d. 2001)
  • 1949 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer
  • 1950 Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
  • 1951 Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
  • 1952 Monique Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince/Heir Apparent to Thailand throne
  • 1952 Monique van de Ven, Dutch actress (Turkish Fruit)
  • 1952 Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
  • 1953 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954 Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
  • 1954 Steve Morse, American rocker ( Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1954 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer
  • 1954 Bruce Abbott, American actor

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1954 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (1998-2013), born in Sabaneta, Barinas State, Venezuela (d. 2013)

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 1954 Gerd Faltings, German mathematician
  • 1958 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • 1958 Michael Hitchcock, American actor
  • 1960 Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director
  • 1960 Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese mangaka of Captain Tsubasa and Hungry Heart Wild Striker
  • 1961 David Huff, rocker (Giant)
  • 1961 Scott E Parazynski, Little Rock Ark, MD/astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95)
  • 1961 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1962 Rachel Sweet, American singer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1963 Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)
  • 1964 Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964 Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
  • 1964 Lori Loughlin, American actress (Full House, Summerland), born in Queens, New York
  • 1965 Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer
  • 1965 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician
  • 1966 Shikao Suga, Japanese singer/songwriter
  • 1967 Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-1998)
  • 1969 Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Frank Lickliter, Nike golfer (1993 White Rose-24th), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1969 Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics-1994, Flyers)
  • 1969 Jaimie Dawson, Geneva Switz, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Jarrod Hanks, Lafayette LA, US gymnist (Olympic-92, 96)
  • 1969 Wendi Simmons, Santa Rosa California, heptathlete
  • 1969 Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1969 Dana White, UFC President
  • 1970 Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
  • 1970 Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
  • 1971 Larry Kennedy, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Stephen Lynch, American musician
  • 1971 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), born in Samarra, Iraq
  • 1972 Elizabeth Berkley, Mich, actress (Jessie-Saved by the Bell, Showgirl)
  • 1972 Manley Woods, NFL/WLAF receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Stacy Evans, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Ed Templeton, American skateboarder
  • 1972 Yeom Jeong-ah, South Korean actress
  • 1973 Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
  • 1973 Scott Bloom, actor (Keys, Stuff), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1974 Justin Lee Collins, British comedian

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1974 Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician (Greek President 2015), born in Athens

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • 1975 Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer
  • 1976 Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach)
  • 1977 Aki Berg, Finnish NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Raisio, Finland
  • 1977 Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player
  • 1978 Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer/songwriter
  • 1979 Kimberly Whiting, Miss Idaho Teen USA (1997)
  • 1979 Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
  • 1979 Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1979 Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer
  • 1980 Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin)
  • 1981 Michael Carrick, English footballer
  • 1981 Billy Aaron Brown, American actor
  • 1981 Jo In Sung, South Korean actor
  • 1982 Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress
  • 1982 Tom Pelphrey, American actor
  • 1984 DeMeco Ryans, American football player
  • 1984 Zach Parise, American ice hockey player
  • 1985 Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor
  • 1985 Tynisha Keli, American singer
  • 1986 Alexandra Chando, American actress
  • 1988 Ayla Brown, American singer
  • 1988 Casper Johansen, Danish footballer
  • 1990 Soulja Boy, American rapper
  • 1990 Shana Swash, English actress
  • 1993 Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress