Birthdays in History in July 1918

  • Jul 2 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 3 Lord Mulley, British MP (Labour)
  • Jul 4 Abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist
  • Jul 4 Ann Landers, Sioux City Iowa, twin sister/advice columnist
  • Jul 4 Buster Davis, choral director (Garry Moore Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 4 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965- )
  • Jul 4 Pauline Phillips, Sioux City, Iowa, advice columnist (Dear Abby), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 6 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch journalist/poet (Crossing)
  • Jul 9 Rowley I Arenstein, South African attorney/communist/ANC'er
  • Jul 14 Jay Forrester, Engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, born near Anselmo, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • Jul 16 George Mueller, NASA Systems Engineer (managed 1969 Moon landing), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • Jul 17 Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)

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Jul 18 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), born in Mvezo, Umtatu, South Africa (d. 2013)

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 22 Pim [Albrecht W] Lyre, Dutch lawyer/son of prince Henry
  • Jul 25 Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
  • Jul 29 Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
  • Jul 31 Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate