Famous Birthdays on 5th July

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  • 1321 Joan of The Tower, Queen consort of Scotland (d. 1362)
  • 1546 Johann Steuerlein, composer
  • 1586 Thomas Hooker, Connecticut colonist (d. 1647)
  • 1653 Thomas Pitt, English merchant and Governor of Madras (d. 1726)
  • 1654 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, composer
  • 1675 Mary Walcott, American accuser at the Salem witch trials
  • 1717 Pedro III of Portugal, consort of Maria I of Portugal (d. 1786)
  • 1718 Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (d. 1794)
  • 1729 Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian poet
  • 1755 Sarah Kemble Siddons, Brecon England, tragic actress (Fatal Marriage)
  • 1764 Janos Lavotta, composer
  • 1775 William Crotch, composer
  • 1793 Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer
  • 1794 Sylvester Graham, Minister and noted vegetarian (developed Graham cracker), born in Suffield, Connecticut (d. 1851)

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1801 David Farragut, Campbell's Station, Tennessee, US Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!")

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • 1805 Robert Fitz Roy, British naval officer and scientist (d. 1865)
  • 1810 Phineas Taylor Barnum, Bethel Conn, circus promoter (Barnum & Bailey)
  • 1820 William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish engineer and physicist (d. 1872)
  • 1828 Paul J C Gabriel, painter/water colors painter/etcher
  • 1829 Ignacio Mariscal, Writer and Mexican diplomat (d. 1910)
  • 1841 William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)
  • 1843 Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian
  • 1847 Agnes Marie Jacobina Zimmermann, composer
  • 1852 Stefano Gobatti, composer
  • 1853 Cecil John Rhodes, South Africa, politician/diamond merchant
  • 1857 Clara Zetkin, German women's rights advocate/communist
  • 1858 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress
  • 1860 Robert Bacon, American politician (d. 1919)
  • 1867 Andrew Ellicott Douglass, Windsor, VT, USA, American inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating)
  • 1868 William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum, Laren)
  • 1872 Edouard Herriot, French politician (d. 1957)
  • 1874 Gerhard von Keussler, composer

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1874 Eugen Fischer, Bade Germany, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), (d. 1967)

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • 1878 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1879 Wanda Landowska, Warsaw Poland, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne)
  • 1879 Dwight Filley Davis, US Sect of War/donated tennis' Davis Cup
  • 1879 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Tonhalle Orchestra)
  • 1880 Jan Kubelik, composer
  • 1881 Augustyn Hlond, Polish cardinal
  • 1882 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927).
  • 1885 Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian (Traité du paysage)
  • 1886 Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
  • 1886 Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (PvdA, 1948-58)/Indonesia (AOW)
  • 1886 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • 1889 Jean Cocteau, France, writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)
  • 1890 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
  • 1891 John Northrop, US, biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)
  • 1891 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955)
  • 1895 Gordon Jacob, composer
  • 1897 Paul Ben-Haim, [Frankenburger], Munich Germany, Israeli composer
  • 1898 Yip Man, Ving Tsun Sifu and Master of Style (Gung-Gung) (d. 1972)
  • 1899 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, social activist (NYC cabinet)
  • 1899 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, composer
  • 1899 Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)
  • 1900 Bernardus J Cardinal Alfrink, cardinal of Utrecht Netherlands
  • 1901 Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Frank Waters, writer
  • 1902 Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/ambassador (VP candidate 1960)
  • 1903 Irwin Fischer, composer
  • 1904 Don Goddard, Binghamton NY, news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59)
  • 1904 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer
  • 1904 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
  • 1904 Milburn Stone, Bruton Ks, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke)
  • 1904 Ernst Mayr, American biologist (d. 2005)
  • 1905 Isa Miranda, [Ines Sampietro], Italian model/actress (La ronde)
  • 1905 Jock Cameron, South African cricket keeper (captain)
  • 1905 Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/18 NS]
  • 1910 Robert K Meston, US sociologist (functionalism)

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1911 Georges Pompidou, Paris, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1913 Smiley Lewis, Louisiana, vocalist (I Hear You Knockin')
  • 1914 Jacob Soetendorp, Dutch rabbi
  • 1915 John Woodruff, American athlete (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Glenn Reeves, Massillon OH, actor (Defending Your Life)
  • 1918 George Rochberg, Paterson NJ, composer (Concord Quartet)
  • 1920 Issachar Miron, composer
  • 1920 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist
  • 1923 John McKay, WV, football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ)
  • 1924 Beverly Tyler, Scranton Pa, actress (Fireball, Lorelei-Big Town)
  • 1924 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • 1924 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Haya van Someren-Downer, 2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)
  • 1926 Kenneth Gaburo, composer
  • 1927 W M Diggelmann, writer
  • 1928 Warren Oates, Depoy Ky, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke)
  • 1928 Pierre Mauroy, French politician (Prime Minister, 1981-4), (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Tony [Graham Anthony Richard] Lock, English cricketer (left-arm spinner), born in Limpsfield, Surrey
  • 1929 Katherine Helmond, Galveston Tx, actress (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss)
  • 1929 Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates
  • 1929 Tony Lock, cricketer (highly successful England slow lefty bowler)
  • 1930 Tommy Cook, Duluth MN, actor (Missile to the Moon)
  • 1930 Yutaka Makino, composer
  • 1931 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal
  • 1932 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter
  • 1932 Billy Laughlin, American actor (d. 1948)
  • 1932 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Terence Cooper, Northern Ireland, actor (Casino Royale)
  • 1935 Edward McInnes, German scholar
  • 1935 John Gilmore, American true crime author
  • 1936 Shirley Knight, Goessei Kansas, actress (Endless Love, Secrets)
  • 1936 James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1937 Brooke Hayward, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 Frouwke J Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
  • 1937 Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)
  • 1938 Stanley Joel Silverman, composer
  • 1939 Booker Edgerson, American football player
  • 1940 Karen Shepherd, (Rep-D-Utah)
  • 1940 Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
  • 1941 Barbara Frischmuth, writer
  • 1942 Ada J Bas-Jansen, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1942 Johannes Löhr, German footballer and trainer
  • 1943 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Dick Scoppettone, rocker
  • 1945 Jeffrey Kramer, actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican Politician and Attorney General of México.
  • 1946 Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québécois lawyer, physician and politician
  • 1946 Paul Smith, British fashion designer
  • 1946 Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laurete
  • 1948 Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of Richard Milhaus, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 William Hootkins, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1949 Benny Stolovitz, fictional character on LA Law
  • 1950 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
  • 1950 Huey Lewis, rocker
  • 1950 Michael Monarch, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • 1951 Richard "Goose" Gossage, relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres, A's)
  • 1951 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer
  • 1952 David Dreier, (Rep-R-California, 1981- )
  • 1952 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • 1952 Terence Tom Henricks, Bryan Oh, USAF/astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78)
  • 1954 John Wright, NZ cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92)
  • 1954 Leni Björklund, Swedish politician
  • 1954 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith)
  • 1955 Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1956 James Lofton, NFL wide reciever (Bills, Packers, Raiders)
  • 1956 Patsy Pease, American actress
  • 1957 David Hanson, politician
  • 1957 David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer
  • 1957 Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
  • 1958 Meredith Ann Pierce, US, sci-fi author (Darkangel)
  • 1958 Patsy Pease, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives)
  • 1958 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor
  • 1958 Bill Watterson, American cartoonist
  • 1959 Marc Cohn, singer (Walking in Memphis)
  • 1959 Patricia Pease Jeffers, NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life)
  • 1959 Tim Shaw, cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991)
  • 1959 Veronica Guerin, journalist
  • 1960 James M. Kelly, American politician
  • 1960 Brad Loree, Canadian actor and stunt performer
  • 1961 Isabelle Poulenard, French soprano
  • 1963 Edie Falco, American actress
  • 1963 Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor
  • 1964 Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
  • 1964 Salim Raza, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
  • 1965 Lucy Han, Hartford, Conn, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994)
  • 1965 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist
  • 1965 Kathryn Erbe, American actress
  • 1966 Susannah Doyle, British actress
  • 1966 Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer
  • 1967 Tim Worrell, Pasadena California, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1967 Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist
  • 1968 Molly Brock, Berkeley California, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Shahid Anwar, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour)
  • 1968 Ken Akamatsu, Mangaka
  • 1968 Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • 1968 John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist
  • 1968 Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
  • 1968 Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube "the most important person in advertising", born in Santa Clara County, California
  • 1969 Haylea Petrie, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1969 John Leclair, St Albans VT, NHL forward (Team USA, Philadelphia)
  • 1969 John Oostendorp, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1969 Joshua Crayton, Redondo Beach California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1969 RZA, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
  • 1969 Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer (Orange is the New Black), born in Los Angeles
  • 1970 Doug Bochtler, West Palm Beach FL, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1970 Maureen Lee, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • 1971 Donna Faber, East Orange NJ, tennis star
  • 1971 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer
  • 1972 Michael Bays, Enrico California, actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Live)
  • 1972 Robert Esmie, Jamaica, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1972 Tatsuhito Takaiwa, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1973 Christy Rowe, St Paul Minn, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Michael Sykora, Pardubice CZE, NHL defenseman (Sharks, Oly-gold-98)
  • 1973 Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer
  • 1973 Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • 1973 Róisín Murphy, Irish musician
  • 1973 René Spies, German bobsledder
  • 1974 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975 Ai Sugiyama, Tokyo Japan, tennis star
  • 1975 Chris Gratton, Brantford, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1975 Christoph Brandner, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1975 Todd Macdonald, Charlestown, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers)
  • 1975 Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1975 Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr)
  • 1975 Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor
  • 1976 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1976 Marina Dias, Brazilian model