Famous Birthdays on 31st July

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  • 1143 Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)
  • 1396 Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count
  • 1443 Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon
  • 1527 Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)
  • 1550 Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster
  • 1578 Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange
  • 1597 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized
  • 1598 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)
  • 1629 Johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach, composer
  • 1654 Jacob Hop, Dutch politician/diplomat
  • 1702 Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter (d. 1768)
  • 1704 Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer)
  • 1718 John Canton, English physicist (d. 1772)
  • 1724 Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (d. 1801)
  • 1737 Princess Augusta Charlotte of Wales (d. 1813)
  • 1743 August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist
  • 1748 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • 1767 Amelie Julia Candielle, composer
  • 1803 John Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor
  • 1808 Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer
  • 1816 George Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1870)
  • 1817 Philip Cook Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1818 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer
  • 1825 Thomas Hart Taylor, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1825 William S. Clark, American senator and scholar (d. 1886)
  • 1828 Francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin)
  • 1830 Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer
  • 1834 Peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish)
  • 1835 Henri Brisson, French statesman (d. 1912)
  • 1835 Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (d. 1903)
  • 1837 William Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1841 George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer
  • 1843 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet (d. 1918)
  • 1844 Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist
  • 1847 Ignatio Cervantes, composer
  • 1848 Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)
  • 1854 Jose Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12)
  • 1858 Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist (d. 1936)
  • 1860 Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist (d. 1940)
  • 1867 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (d. 1966)
  • 1875 Harry Northrup, Paris France, actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door)
  • 1880 Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)
  • 1882 Grete Gulbransson, writer
  • 1883 Fred Quimby, American film producer (d. 1965)
  • 1884 Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German Leipzig mayor and Nazi regime opponent (20th July Plot)
  • 1886 Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure (d. 1931)
  • 1886 Constant Permeke, Flemish painter and statues artist (Sow)
  • 1887 Hans Freyer, German sociologist (d. 1969)
  • 1889 Donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche)
  • 1892 Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1959)
  • 1893 Charles Wilfred Orr, composer
  • 1894 Roy Bargy, Mich, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show)
  • 1894 Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll)
  • 1900 Erich Katz, composer
  • 1901 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages)
  • 1902 G O "Gubby" Allen, cricketer (in Sydney England non-bodyline quickie)
  • 1904 Arthur Daley, sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956)
  • 1904 Brett Halliday, American writer (d. 1977)
  • 1905 Trenchard Cox, museum director
  • 1911 George Liberace, Menasha Wisc, violinist (Liberace Show)
  • 1912 Bill Brown, cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's)
  • 1912 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1912 Milton Friedman, economist (Nobel 1976), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • 1913 Bryan Hextall, NHL hall of famer (NY Rangers)
  • 1914 Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker
  • 1914 Louis De Funes, Courbevoie France, actor (I Tartassati, Fantomas)
  • 1914 Raymond Aubrac, Paris, French resistance leader, (d. 2012)
  • 1915 Robert Steel, academic
  • 1916 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), born in London, England
  • 1916 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer/rugby player
  • 1916 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist
  • 1918 Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1918 Hank Jones, American pianist
  • 1919 Curt Gowdy, Green River Wyo, sportscaster (ABC)
  • 1919 Hemu Ramchandra Adhikari, cricketer (Indian righty batsman 1947-59)
  • 1919 Norman Del Mar, composer
  • 1919 Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz)
  • 1920 Rudolf Halaczinsky, composer
  • 1920 James Esdras Faust, American religious leader (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
  • 1921 Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Lucy Killea, (assemblywoman-California)
  • 1923 Ahmet Ertegun, CEO (Atlantic Records)
  • 1923 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher
  • 1927 Walter Vogt, writer
  • 1928 Bill Frenzel, (Rep-R-MN, 1971- )
  • 1929 Don Murray, California, actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love)
  • 1929 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist
  • 1929 Don Murray, American actor
  • 1929 José Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1929 Lynne Reid Banks, British author
  • 1930 Oleg Popov, Russian clown
  • 1931 Kenny Burrell, American guitarist
  • 1931 Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach
  • 1932 Morey Carr, rocker (Playmates)
  • 1932 Robert W Davis, (Rep-R-MI, 1979- )

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1932 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1932 John Searle, American philosopher
  • 1932 Sam Coppola, Jersey City, New Jersey, actor (Saturday Night Fever), (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer
  • 1935 Geoffrey Lewis, Plainsfield NJ, actor (Earl-Flo, Gun Shy)
  • 1935 Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist
  • 1936 Bonnie Brown, rocker (Browns)
  • 1936 Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1937 Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-56)
  • 1939 France Nuyen, Marseilles France, actress (St Elsewhere, Diamond Head)
  • 1939 John R West, rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • 1939 Roger Prideaux, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69)
  • 1940 Stanley Jaffe, producer (Fatal Attraction)
  • 1941 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
  • 1943 Carla LPGA golfer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1943 Lobo, [Kent Lavoie], rocker
  • 1943 Stephanie Forrester (Bold & the Beautiful)
  • 1943 Susan Flannery, actress (Leslie Stewart-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 William Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)/drug tsar
  • 1943 Sab Shimono, Japanese-American actor
  • 1944 Geraldine Chaplin, actress (Doctor Zhivago, 3 Musketeers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1944 Sherry Lansing, actress (China Syndrome, Black Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Robert C. Merton, American mathematician
  • 1945 Tomas Vackar, composer
  • 1945 William Floyd Weld, (Gov-R-Mass)
  • 1946 Gary Lewis, Jerry's son, singer, (& The Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • 1946 Karen Zerby, American religious leader
  • 1947 Dennis Greenslade, rocker
  • 1947 Karl Greene, Manchester, rock bassist, (Herman's Hermits)
  • 1948 Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)
  • 1950 Lane Davies, actor (Mason-Santa Barbara, Impure Thoughts)
  • 1951 Barry Van Dyke, actor (Battlestar Galactica, Diag Murder), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1951 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, NSW Aust, tennis player (Wimbledon 1971)
  • 1951 Gerald Anthony, actor (Marco Dane-General Hospital, One Life to Live)
  • 1952 Pritawi Sudarmo, Indonesia, astronaut
  • 1952 João Barreiros, Portuguese writer
  • 1953 Hugh McDowell, chelloist (ELO-Telephone Line)
  • 1953 Jimmy Cook, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1992)
  • 1953 Ted Baillieu, Australian Politician
  • 1953 James Read, American actor
  • 1954 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player

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1956 Michael Biehn, Anniston AL, actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss)

  • 1956 Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1956 Bill Callahan, American football coach
  • 1957 Dirk Blocker, actor (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Ryan's Four), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1957 Victoria E Cooke, Hollywood Ca, playmate (Aug, 1980)
  • 1957 Daniel Ash, British musician (Bauhaus)
  • 1957 Leon Durham, American baseball player
  • 1958 Bill Berry, US pop drummer (REM-Sentimental Hygiene)
  • 1958 Wallace Kurth, actor (Days of Our Lives, Ned/Ed-General Hospital)
  • 1958 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner
  • 1959 Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959 Peter Senior, Australian golfer, born in Singapore
  • 1959 Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist
  • 1960 Dale Hunter, Petrolia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1960 lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star
  • 1961 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1961 Susan Sanders, LPGA golfer
  • 1962 Kevin Greene, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962 Kym Malin, playmate (May, 1982), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1962 Rhonda Reilly,LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-48th), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1962 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • 1962 Troy Murray, Calgary, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1962 Wesley Snipes, Orlando Florida, actor (Passenger 57, Money Train, Blade trilogy)
  • 1962 John Chiang, American politician
  • 1963 Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
  • 1963 Norman Cook, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
  • 1964 Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs)
  • 1965 Scott Brooks, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1965 Tom Stankowski, Paris France, Nike golfer

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1965 Joanne [J. K.] Rowling, Gloucestershire England, writer (Harry Potter novels)

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 1965 Julian Richards, British film director
  • 1966 Dean Cain, Mt Clemens Michigan, actor (Clark-Lois & Clark)
  • 1966 Julie Forbes, Torphins Scotland, golfer (Aberdeenshire champ 1989)
  • 1966 Marina V A Mowatt, [Ogilvy], daughter of English princess Alexandra
  • 1966 Tylin John, Encino CA, playmate (Mar, 1992)
  • 1967 Elizabeth Wurtzel, actress (Prozac Nation), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Rodney Harvey, actor (Salsa)
  • 1967 Sean O'Neill, Toledo OH, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • 1967 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
  • 1967 Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese seiyū
  • 1967 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (d. 2005)
  • 1968 Andre Ware, CFL quarterback (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1968 David Bradley Stockton Jr, Redlands CA, PGA golfer (1994 Canon-3rd)
  • 1968 Saeed Al-Saffar, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup, later captain)
  • 1969 Langa Sibanda, Miss Universe-Zimbabwe (1996)
  • 1969 Loren Dean, Las Vegas NV, actor (Billy Bathgate, Say Anything)
  • 1969 Richard Griffith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Rudolf Martin, Germany, actor (Anton-All My Children)
  • 1969 David Cash, American professional wrestler
  • 1969 Kenneth D. Schisler, American politician
  • 1970 David Sacco, Malden MA, NHL left wing (Oly-94, Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1970 Knut Holmann, Norway, rower (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1970 Ahmad Akbarpour, Iranian writer
  • 1971 Gus Frerotte, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 John Lowery, American guitarist
  • 1972 Antonio Langham, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1972 Jason Gildon, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Ray McElroy, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Tami Stronach, Teheran Iran, actress (Neverending Story)
  • 1973 Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rico, spanish singer