Famous Birthdays on 4th July

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  • 1330 Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)
  • 1546 Murad/Murat III, Sultan of Turkey (1574-95)
  • 1610 Cornelis Evertsen, the Elder, Dutch/Swiss vice-admiral
  • 1610 Paul Scarron, French playwright (Virgile Travesti)
  • 1669 Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor
  • 1694 Louis-Claude Daquin, [d'Acquin], French organist/composer (La Rose)
  • 1715 Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)
  • 1719 Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (d. 1797)
  • 1753 Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights in England, US
  • 1762 Marco Santucci, composer
  • 1769 Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer
  • 1790 George Everest, Welsh surveyor (d. 1866)
  • 1793 Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer
  • 1799 F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59)
  • 1804 Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader

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1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne, author (House of 7 Gables, The Scarlet Letter), born in Salem Massachusetts (d. 1864)

  • 1807 Giuseppe Garibaldi, freedom fighter (Risorgimento)/unified Italy
  • 1816 Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)
  • 1819 Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), (d. 1885)
  • 1826 Green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)

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1826 Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 1828 James Johnston Pettigrew, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1828 Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist
  • 1829 Hermann Kotzchmar, composer
  • 1840 James McGranahan, composer
  • 1841 Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist
  • 1841 Marie von Wied, Princess of Orange Nassau
  • 1842 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/fieldmarshal
  • 1842 Gyula Erkel, composer
  • 1845 Thomas John Barnardo, English social worker
  • 1847 James Anthony Bailey, circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1850 Ole Olsen, composer
  • 1854 Heinrich Zollner, composer
  • 1854 Victor Babeş, Romanian bacteriologist (d. 1926)
  • 1867 Stephen Mather, organized US National Park Service
  • 1868 Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (d. 1921)
  • 1869 Karl Seitz, president of Austria
  • 1870 Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Dutch boulders)

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1872 Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], Plymouth Notch Vermont, (R) 30th US President (1923-29), (d. 1933)

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1875 Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci, Italy, siamese twins
  • 1876 William Farnum, actor (Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1880 George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)
  • 1880 Pat Rooney, vaudevillian/actor (Night Club)
  • 1881 Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier (d. 1968)
  • 1882 Cornelis van der Lugt Melsert, Dutch actor/dir (Willem van Oranje)
  • 1883 Alan Brooke, English general [or Jul 23]
  • 1883 Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer

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1883 Rube Goldberg, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948, born in San Francisco, California

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • 1884 Alexander Byvanck, Dutch art historian/archaeologist
  • 1886 Heinrich Kaminski, composer
  • 1888 Henry Armetta, Italian/US actor (Bell for Adano, Big Store)
  • 1894 Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)
  • 1895 Irving Caesar, songwriter
  • 1895 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
  • 1895 Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • 1896 Adolf Hallis, composer
  • 1896 Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
  • 1898 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)
  • 1898 Johnny Lee, Missouri, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy)
  • 1898 Dr. Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian (d. 1997)

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1902 George Murphy, New Haven Ct, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade)

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy

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1902 Meyer Lansky, Grodno, Russian-American mobster (Started numbers)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • 1902 Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1903 Flor Peeters, Antwerp Belgium, organist/composer (Lied Symphony)
  • 1904 Angela Baddeley, actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones), born in London, England
  • 1904 Artur Malawski, composer
  • 1904 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
  • 1905 Dante Fiorillo, composer
  • 1905 Lionel Trilling, author (1969 Poses Award, Liberal Imagination)
  • 1905 Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
  • 1906 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, Schenectady New York, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding)
  • 1907 Elliott Sullivan, actor (Sergeant), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1907 Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)
  • 1907 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
  • 1909 Alec Templeton, Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico)
  • 1909 Lynette Roberts, poet
  • 1909 Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine
  • 1910 Francis D Foley, US lt adm (WW II, Guadalcanal)

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1910 Gloria Stuart, actress (Rose-Titanic)/founder (Screen Actors Guild), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 1910 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
  • 1911 Mitch Miller, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1912 Virginia Graham, TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1912 Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car designer
  • 1915 Christine Lavant, writer
  • 1915 Jimmie Rogers, singer (Sugar Hill Time), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1916 Tokyo Rose, [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], propagandist (WW II)
  • 1917 Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
  • 1918 Abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist
  • 1918 Alec Bedser, cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer)
  • 1918 Ann Landers, Sioux City Iowa, twin sister/advice columnist
  • 1918 Buster Davis, Johnstown Pa, choral director (Garry Moore Show)
  • 1918 Eric Bedser, cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England)
  • 1918 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965- )
  • 1918 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
  • 1918 Pauline Phillips, Sioux City, Iowa, advice columnist (Dear Abby), (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Leona Helmsley, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat
  • 1920 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
  • 1921 Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)
  • 1921 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)
  • 1922 Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • 1923 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1924 Eva Marie Saint, Newark NJ, actress (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest)
  • 1926 Mary Stuart, actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1926 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer
  • 1927 Gina Lollobrigida, Subiaco Italy, actress (Trapeze, Falcon Crest)

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1927 Neil Simon, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1928 Cathy Berberian, Armenia, US singer
  • 1928 Lloyd Lambert, bassist
  • 1928 Patrick Tilley, UK, sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)
  • 1928 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer/essayist/critic
  • 1928 Sylvius G M "Boy" Rozendal, premier (Netherland's Antilles)

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1929 Al Davis, Brocton Mass, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 1929 Bill Tuttle, baseball player
  • 1929 Chuck Tanner, baseball player

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1930 George Steinbrenner, Rocky River Ohio, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner, (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1930 Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Armenian actor
  • 1930 Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
  • 1931 Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Glengormley, County Antrim, Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur)
  • 1931 Peter Richardson, cricketer (England batsman mid-50's)
  • 1931 Rick Casares, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian athlete
  • 1934 Colin Welland, screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs) born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Paul Scoon, governor-general of Grenada (1978-92), (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Hector Palma, horse trainer
  • 1937 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
  • 1938 Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
  • 1938 Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)
  • 1939 Ed Bernard, Phila, actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow)
  • 1940 Joost P van Iersel, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1940 Walter Greenman, horse trainer
  • 1940 Karolyn Grimes, American actress
  • 1941 Brian Willson, American peace activist
  • 1941 Sergio Oliva, Cuba, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Hal Lanier, baseball player
  • 1942 Michael G C F, English prince of Kent
  • 1942 Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)
  • 1943 Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat)
  • 1943 Dave Rowberry, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1943 Emerson Boozer, NFL running back (NY Jet)/sportscaster
  • 1943 Konrad "Conny" Bauer, German musician
  • 1943 Milan Máčala, Czech football coach
  • 1944 Ray Meagher, Australian actor
  • 1946 Michael Milken, partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Ron Kovic, disabled vietnam vet (Born on 4th of July)
  • 1946 Tish Howard, playmate (July, 1966)
  • 1946 Ed O'Ross, American actor
  • 1947 Morganna Roberts, Louisville Ky, (Baseball's kissing bandit)
  • 1948 Ed Armbrister, baseball player
  • 1948 Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
  • 1948 René Arnoux, France, formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)
  • 1949 Tonio K, American singer
  • 1950 David Jensen, rock British DJ
  • 1951 Ralph Johnson, rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
  • 1951 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
  • 1952 Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician
  • 1954 Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1955 John Waite, vocalist (Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not, Missing You)
  • 1957 Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
  • 1958 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1959 Bill McCorvey, Montgomery Ala, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
  • 1959 Victoria Abril, [Victoria Rojas], actress (Libertarias), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1960 Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler
  • 1961 Connie Paraskevin-Young, sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1961 Richard Allen Garriott, Austin TX, computer game designer (Origin)
  • 1962 Pam Shriver, Balt MD, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Oly-gold-88)
  • 1962 Roland Ratzenberger, driver
  • 1962 Neil Morrissey, English actor

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1963 Henri Leconte, Lillers France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)

Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • 1963 Jose Oquendo, baseball player
  • 1964 Kevin Sutherland, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-2nd), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1964 Mark Allen Slaughter, Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • 1964 Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
  • 1964 Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor
  • 1965 Eva Dahllof, Ornskoldsvik Sweden, golfer (1995 McCall's Classic-18th)
  • 1965 Harvey Grant, NBA forward (Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Wizards)
  • 1965 John Frawley, Australia, tennis star
  • 1965 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1965 Suzanne Peta Strudwick, Knutsford England, golfer (1995 Brit Open-7th)
  • 1965 Jo Whiley, English radio DJ
  • 1966 Adrian Caldwell, NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 Lee Reherman, American actor
  • 1967 Vinny Castilla, Oaxaca Mexico, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1967 Andy Walker, Canadian television personality
  • 1968 Derek Loville, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Loville Derek, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968 Mark Lenzi, Huntsville Ala, diver (Olympics-Gold-92, bronze-96), (d. 2012)
  • 1968 Jack Frost, American musician
  • 1969 David Wittman 1.5k runner, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1969 Tim Jackson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
  • 1970 Louise Van Voorhis, 470 yachter (Olympics-4th-1992, 96), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1970 Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
  • 1971 Steve Rucchin, Thunder Bay, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971 Koko, sign-language gorilla
  • 1971 Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician
  • 1971 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player
  • 1971 Andrew Murray, English entrepreneur
  • 1972 Steve Giles, St Stephens New Brunswick, canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96)