Famous Birthdays on 29th July

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  • 1166 Henry II of Champagne (d. 1197)
  • 1590 Gilles Hayne, composer
  • 1605 Simon Dach, German poet
  • 1620 Nicolaas Heinsius, Dutch philologist/diplomat
  • 1646 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam & Eve)
  • 1723 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer
  • 1739 Johannes Ritschel, composer
  • 1755 Franz Gotz, composer
  • 1758 Antonius van Gils, Dutch RC theologist (opposed Enlightenment)
  • 1778 Carl Borromaus Neuner, composer
  • 1797 Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
  • 1801 George Bradshaw, English publisher (d. 1853)
  • 1805 Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer (Democracy in America)
  • 1817 James Blair Steedman, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1820 Clement Laird Vallandigham, MC (Union), (d. 1871)
  • 1828 Cuvier Grover, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1885)
  • 1830 Alvan Cullem Gillem, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1875)
  • 1843 Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (d. 1901)
  • 1849 Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)
  • 1853 Esther de Boer-van Rijk, Dutch actress (Kniertje-Hope of Blessing)
  • 1853 Henry Morton Dunham, composer
  • 1854 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educator (Theory of Education)
  • 1861 Alica Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, 1st wife of Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1861 Sergei D Sazonov, Russian minister of Foreign Affairs (1910-16)
  • 1865 Nicola Spinelli, composer
  • 1869 Booth Tarkington, US, novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)
  • 1872 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (d. 1957)
  • 1874 August Stramm, writer
  • 1874 James Shaver Woodsworth, Canadian politician (d. 1942)
  • 1876 Maria Ouspenskaya, Tula Russia, actress (Waterloo Bridge)
  • 1878 Don Marquis, Ill, journalist/poet (archy & mehitabel) (d. 1937)

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1883 Benito Mussolini, [Il Duce], Forli Kingdom of Italy, Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), (d. 1945)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1883 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
  • 1883 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
  • 1884 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
  • 1884 Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
  • 1885 Theda Bara, American film actress (d. 1955)
  • 1887 Rudi Stephan, composer
  • 1887 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
  • 1888 Niles Welch, Hartford CT, actor (Cornered)
  • 1889 Karl Otten, writer
  • 1891 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist
  • 1892 Charles L Bass, actor (Business in White Slavery)
  • 1892 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer (Seen, heard... wrote)
  • 1892 Karel L Baars, Dutch actor (White Slaves Trade)
  • 1892 William Powell, actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1897 Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
  • 1898 Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist (explored atom, Nobel 1944)
  • 1899 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1900 Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer [OS]
  • 1900 Don Redman, Piedmont WV, orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times)
  • 1900 Eyvind Johnson, Sweden, novelist (Return to Ithaca-Nobel 1974)
  • 1900 Don Redman, American musician (d. 1964)
  • 1904 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)

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1905 Clara Bow, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • 1905 Dag Hammarskjoeld, Sweden, 2nd UN Sect-General (1953-61) (Nobel 1961)
  • 1905 Thelma Todd, [Alison Loyd], Lawrence MA, actress (Dangerous Female)
  • 1905 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
  • 1906 Diana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Melvin Mouron Belli, Sonora California, lawyer (SF's "King of Torts")
  • 1909 Georgy Mushel, composer
  • 1910 Henry Brian Boyne, journalist
  • 1911 Jan Cikker, composer
  • 1911 Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Stephen McNally, actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
  • 1914 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash)
  • 1914 Abram Games, graphic artist
  • 1914 Dovie Hudson, community activist in rural Mississippi
  • 1915 Bruce R. McConkie, LDS apostle and author (d. 1985)
  • 1915 Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
  • 1916 Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
  • 1919 Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Rodolfo Acosta, Chihuahua Mexico, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw)
  • 1920 Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Aled Eames, maritime historian
  • 1921 Richard Egan, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1923 Gordon Mitchell, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)
  • 1924 Robert Horton, actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)

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1924 Elizabeth Short, victim in the Black Dahlia case (d. 1947)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • 1925 Mikis Michael George Theodorakis, Chios Greece, composer (Raven)

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1925 Ted Lindsay, Renfrew Ontario, Canadian hockey player

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • 1926 Don Carter, bowler, 6-time Bowler of Year (1953-54, 57-58, 60-61)
  • 1926 Russel Firestone, polo great (Circle F-1959 champs)
  • 1926 Donald Carter, St Louis, Missouri, professional bowler, six-time bowler of the year, (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Harry K V Mulisch, writer (Message to King Rat)
  • 1928 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, composer
  • 1929 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • 1930 Paul Taylor, dancer/choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company) [or 6/5]
  • 1932 Marguerite Empey, [Diane Webber], Los Angelas California, playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956)
  • 1932 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas, 1979- )
  • 1933 Cammie Smith, WI cricket opening batsman (1960-62)
  • 1933 Robert Fuller, Troy NY, actor (Laramie, Wagon Train)
  • 1933 Lou Albano, American pro wrestling manager
  • 1934 Alfred Scott, WI cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
  • 1935 Leonard Lee, rocker (Shirley & Lee)
  • 1935 Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)
  • 1936 Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87)
  • 1937 Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate

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1938 Peter Jennings, news anchor (ABC Evening News), born in Toronto, Ontario

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 1938 Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
  • 1939 Annea Lockwood, composer
  • 1941 David Warner, Manchester NH, actor (Star Trek VI, Time Bandits)
  • 1942 Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
  • 1942 Tony Sirico, American actor
  • 1943 Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter)
  • 1943 Ingrid Kramer, Dresden Germany, diver (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1943 Roz Kelly, Mt Vernon NY, actress (Owl & Pussycat, Happy Days)
  • 1943 David Taylor, English snooker player
  • 1944 Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
  • 1945 Michelle Angelo, Kingsville Tx, actress (Funny Girl)
  • 1946 Bill Forsyth, director (Local Hero, Breaking In, Housekeeping)
  • 1946 Neal Doughty, Evansville IN, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
  • 1947 Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
  • 1947 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
  • 1948 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1949 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
  • 1949 Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling WV, actor (Love & Betrayal, Afterburn)
  • 1949 Leslie Easterbrook, American actress (The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • 1950 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1951 Dean Pitchford, rocker
  • 1951 Deborah Pryor, California, actress (The Godson)/(Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1951 Dan Driessen, American baseball player

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1953 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Geddy Lee
Singer-songwriter
Geddy Lee
  • 1953 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Tim Gunn, American television personality
  • 1954 Flo Hyman, Inglewood California, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1955 "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell)
  • 1955 Dave Stevens, American illustrator
  • 1955 Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
  • 1956 Brenda Hocott, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Patti Scialfa, singer (As Long as I Can Be)/Mrs Bruce Springsteen
  • 1956 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • 1956 Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
  • 1957 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1957 Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • 1959 Brian James Claar, PGA golfer (1991 AT&T-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1959 Gary Springer, actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder)
  • 1959 Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
  • 1959 Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
  • 1962 Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 Brit Open)
  • 1962 Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1962 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
  • 1962 Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 Alexandra Paul, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
  • 1963 Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • 1963 Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1963 Patty Dodd, Bogota Columbia, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988)
  • 1963 Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1963 Graham Poll, English football referee
  • 1963 Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
  • 1964 Lisa Peluso, Phila, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving)
  • 1965 Doug Burden, Rutland Vt, rower (Olympics-5th-88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1965 Karen Doell, Winkler Manitoba, softball 2nd baseman (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1965 Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
  • 1966 Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1966 Martina McBride, country singer
  • 1966 Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic-gold-92)
  • 1966 Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
  • 1968 Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-92)
  • 1968 Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1968 Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • 1969 Alison Dunlap, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
  • 1970 Maria Checca, Bogota Colombia, playmate (Aug, 1994)
  • 1970 Sean LaChapelle, NFL/WLAF receiver (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Steve Wojciechowski, Blue Island IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1971 Bryan Dattilo, Kankakee IL, actor (California Dreaming, Days of Our Lives)
  • 1971 Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
  • 1971 Johnny Ruffin, Butler AL, pitcher (Cin Reds)
  • 1971 Monica Calhoun, American actress
  • 1971 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
  • 1972 Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Wil Wheaton, CA, actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me)
  • 1973 Stephen Dorff, actor (I Know My Name is Steven), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1973 Wanya Morris, [Squirt], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
  • 1974 Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1975 Seth Greisinger, Kansas City KS, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1975 Sheya Shipanga, Miss Namibia Universe (1997)
  • 1975 Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
  • 1977 Greg Burgess, US, 200m individual medley (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
  • 1979 Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
  • 1979 Ronald Murray, American basketball player
  • 1980 Ryan Braun, Kitchener, Onatrio, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels)
  • 1980 Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
  • 1980 Rachel Miner, American actress
  • 1981 Jennie Thompson, Wichita Falls TX, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96)
  • 1981 Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver
  • 1981 Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 Troy Perkins, American soccer player