Famous Birthdays on July 8

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 201

  • 1528 Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherland
  • 1545 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II
  • 1574 Giovanni Battista Stefanini, composer
  • 1593 Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
  • 1604 Heinrich Albert, Germany, composer (Arien oder Melodien)
  • 1621 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables)
  • 1637 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, born in Lüneburg (d. 1676)
  • 1638 Matteo Coferati, composer
  • 1757 Richard Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d. 1825)
  • 1760 Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826)
  • 1766 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)
  • 1792 Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, queen of Bavaria (d. 1854)
  • 1809 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)
  • 1819 Alexander Hays, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1819 Vatroslav Lisinski, composer
  • 1819 Francis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1907)
  • 1821 William Harvey Lamb Wallace, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1824 Waldimir "Kriz" Krzyzanowski, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1826 Benjamin Henry Grierson, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1826 Robert Kingston Scott, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1829 Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
  • 1830 Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
  • 1830 Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Altenburg (d. 1911)
  • 1831 John Pemberton, American pharmacist and inventor of Coca-Cola, born in Knoxville, Georgia (d. 1888)
  • 1836 Joseph Chamberlain, British minister of Commerce/Colonies

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1838 Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and inventor (rigid dirigibles) who founded the Zeppelin airship company, born in Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany (d. 1917)

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin

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1839 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, born in Richford, New York (d. 1937)

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1844 Mary Johnson Lincoln, educator (Boston Cooking School)
  • 1851 Arthur J Evans, English archaeologist (Crete)
  • 1857 Rudolf Dellinger, composer
  • 1867 Kathe Kollwitz, Germany, print maker/sculptor (Bauernkrieg)
  • 1869 William V Moody, US poet (Death of Eve, Faith Healer)
  • 1870 Marie C of Zeggelen, Dutch novelist (Koloniaaltje)
  • 1871 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • 1871 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • 1878 Jimmy Quinn, Scottish footballer (d. 1945)
  • 1882 Percy Grainger, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1882 Waverley John Anderson, Scottish viscount/governor of Bengal
  • 1885 Ann Jemima Flower, oldest resident of Netherlands
  • 1885 Emil Bloch, German philosopher
  • 1889 Eugene Pallette, Winfield KS, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro)
  • 1890 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer, born in Aachen (d. 1940)
  • 1891 Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Poor Part, Bruidstijd)
  • 1891 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)
  • 1892 Richard Aldington, writer
  • 1892 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)
  • 1893 Fritz Perls, father of Gestalt therapy
  • 1894 Clemens VI Trefois, Flemish architect/sociologist
  • 1895 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (God & the Worms)
  • 1898 Alec Waugh, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England
  • 1898 Melville Ruick, Boise Idaho, actor (Barton-City Hospital)
  • 1899 David Eli Lilienthal, US government organizer (Wisconsin)
  • 1900 George Antheil, composer (Airplane Sonata), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1901 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist
  • 1904 Bill Challis, arranger/pianist
  • 1904 Henri Cartan, French mathematician, born in Nancy (d. 2008)
  • 1905 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Philip Johnson, Cortalyou architect, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1907 George W Romney, (Gov-R-Mich)/US Secretary of HUD (1969-73)
  • 1907 Kishio Hirao, composer

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1908 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), born in Brinkley, Arkansas (d. 1975)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1908 Nelson A Rockefeller, (Gov-R-NY) 41st VP (1974-77)
  • 1909 Petar Segedin, Croatian novelist (Holy Devil)
  • 1910 Govan AM Mbeki, South African leader (ANC/SACP)
  • 1911 Gertrude Niesen, NY, actress (Start Cheering)
  • 1911 Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)
  • 1912 Jacques Stehman, composer
  • 1913 Walter Kerr, NY drama critic (Sad Clowns)
  • 1914 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1914 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician
  • 1915 Charles Hard Townes, Greenville SC, physicist (developed lasers)
  • 1917 Faye Emerson, Elizabeth La, actress (I've Got a Secret)
  • 1917 Glenn Langan, actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1917 Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett), born in London, England
  • 1918 Craig Stevens, Liberty Mo, actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn)
  • 1919 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, born in Solingen (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Dolph Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish industrialist (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • 1923 Harrison Dillard, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1948, 52), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1924 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, author/physician/educator
  • 1926 John D Dingell, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1955- )
  • 1927 Carlo Franci, composer
  • 1927 Maurice Hayes, Irish politician
  • 1928 Carol Henry, choreographer (Garry Moore Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1928 Norma Donaldson, singer/actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats)
  • 1929 Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
  • 1930 Valeri Aleksandrovich Yazdovsky, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1931 Jerry Vale, [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Louis Ballard, composer

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1931 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • 1933 Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice
  • 1934 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), born in London, England
  • 1934 Ed Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and former politician
  • 1935 John David Crow, football player (Heisman Trophy 1957)
  • 1935 Steve Lawrence, Bkln, singer/actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy)
  • 1935 Vitali Ivanovich Sevastiyanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18B)
  • 1936 Rudolf W de Korte, Dutch Unilever-director/minister EA (L)
  • 1936 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), born in Pendlebury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Barbara Ann Loden, actress (Ernie Kovac's Show)
  • 1938 Marian Ackerman, women's rights advocacy administrator
  • 1940 Marcia Rodd, actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins)
  • 1941 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • 1942 Chuck Negron, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942 Janice Pennington, Kansas, playmate (May 1971)/model (Price is Right)
  • 1942 Phil Gramm, (Sen-R Texas, 1985- )
  • 1943 Faye Wattleton, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, US rock drummer (Allman Brothers)
  • 1944 Jeffrey Tambor, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945 Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician
  • 1946 Cynthia Gregory, LA, ballerina (NY Ballet Co)
  • 1947 Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
  • 1947 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1948 Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
  • 1949 Frank Delima, American comedian
  • 1949 Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949 Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef

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1951 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor, The Adams Family), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1951 Greg T Walker, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
  • 1951 Pleas Ned Sublette, composer
  • 1952 Ulrich Wehling, German DR, cross country (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1952 Jack Lambert, American football player
  • 1952 Anna Quindlen, American columnist
  • 1953 Jonathan Segal, American actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
  • 1956 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in Fresno, California
  • 1956 Russell Christian, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
  • 1957 Clyde Butts, cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties)
  • 1958 Carlos Cavazo, rocker (Quiet Riot - Metal Health)
  • 1958 Fred Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1958 Kevin Bacon, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, born in Te Aviv
  • 1958 Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
  • 1959 Robert Knepper, American actor
  • 1960 Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympics-G-88, B-92, 96)
  • 1960 Valerie Pettiford, American actress (One Life to Live, Half & Half), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961 Andy Fletcher, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
  • 1961 Graham Jones, rock guitarist (Haircut 100)
  • 1961 Toby Keith, American singer
  • 1962 Martin Pavlu, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1962 Rob Burnett, North Caldwell NJ, head writer (David Letterman)
  • 1963 Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1963 Mike Ridley, Winnipeg, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1963 Pablo Magallon, jockey
  • 1964 Alexei Gusarov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1964 Maryalice Demler, N Tonawanda NY, Miss NY-America (1991)
  • 1965 Corey Parker, American actor (How I Got into College, Roger-Eddie Dodd), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Lee Tergesen, American actor
  • 1967 Mikhail Borodulin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998)
  • 1967 Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1968 C B Washington, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1968 Glen Featherstone, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Michael Weatherly, American actor (Cooper Alden-The City/Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Michel Langerak, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1968 Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
  • 1968 Billy Crudup, American actor
  • 1969 Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1969 Dana Hall, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1969 Ernie Young, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-4th-1995)
  • 1969 Lori Hallier, Victoria BC Canada, actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara)
  • 1969 Sugizo Japanese guitarist and singer
  • 1970 Lisa Powell, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970 Marlies Askamp, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)

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1970 Todd Martin, American tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18), born in Hinsdale, Illinois

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin
  • 1970 Beck [Bek David Campbell], American singer (Morning Phase), born in Los Angeles
  • 1971 Jeff Kopp, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 John Achterberg, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1971 Wendy Benson, American actress (Meredith-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Brandon Rock, 800m runner, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1972 Jay Bellamy, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1972 Saurav Ganguly, cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996)
  • 1972 Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
  • 1973 Kathleen Robertson, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • 1974 Demetrius Allen, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • 1974 Tami Erin, American actress and model
  • 1975 Elias Viljanen, Finnish Guitarist
  • 1976 Michael Renfurm, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1976 Staci Wilson, soccer defender (Olympics-96), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1976 Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer
  • 1976 David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
  • 1977 Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
  • 1977 Milo Ventimiglia, American actor
  • 1980 Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
  • 1981 Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
  • 1982 Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
  • 1982 Joshua Alba, American actor
  • 1982 Sophia Bush, American actress
  • 1983 Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver
  • 1983 John Bowker, American baseball player
  • 1984 Alexis Dziena, American actress
  • 1985 Jamie Cook, British musician (Arctic Monkeys)
  • 1986 Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model
  • 1992 Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks
  • 1992 Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist