Birthdays in History in July 1921

  • Jul 1 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), born in Serowe, Botswana (d. 1980)
  • Jul 4 Gerard Debreu, French economist (Nobel 1983)

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Jul 6 Nancy Reagan [Anne Francis Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

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Jul 6 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • Jul 7 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • Jul 9 Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
  • Jul 10 Harvey Ball, American inventor (d. 2001)
  • Jul 12 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
  • Jul 13 Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • Jul 14 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), born in Boston, America (d. 2016)
  • Jul 16 Bernard Rogers, supreme Allied commander Europe
  • Jul 16 Trevor Williams, scientific consultant

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Jul 18 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio (d. 2016)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Jul 19 Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
  • Jul 22 William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • Jul 23 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • Jul 23 Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
  • Jul 23 Peter Twiss, test pilot
  • Jul 25 John Christopherson, artist/collector
  • Jul 29 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, born in Llandudno (d. 1996)
  • Jul 30 Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs
  • Jul 31 Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
  • Jul 31 Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International, born in London (d. 2005)