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)

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1807 Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian freedom fighter (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, born in Nice, First French Empire (d. 1882)

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 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, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River), born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

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, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Hammerfest, Finnmark (d. 1927)
  • 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], 30th US President (R) (1923-29), born in Plymouth Notch, Vermont (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)

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1898 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 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, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy

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1902 Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)

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, choral director (Garry Moore Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 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, actress (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 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, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

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, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (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, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 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, computer game designer (Origin), born in Austin, Texas
  • 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, French tennis player (French open finalist 1988), born in Lillers, France

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, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 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 Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (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 sailor (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