Birthdays in History in July 1940

  • Jul 2 Ken Clarke [Kenneth Harry Clarke], British Conservative politician, born in Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jul 3 Heather Steel, British judge
  • Jul 3 Lamar Alexander, American politician
  • Jul 5 Karen Shepherd, (Rep-D-Utah)
  • Jul 5 Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
  • Jul 6 Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan
  • Jul 7 Richard K Armey, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )
  • Jul 10 Dawid J "Dawie" de Villiers, South African minister of energy (1989- )
  • Jul 10 Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur
  • Jul 11 Terry Patchett, politician
  • Jul 11 Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician
  • Jul 13 Paul Prudhomme, cajun chef (K-Paul), born in Opelousas. Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Jul 14 Susan Howatch, English author
  • Jul 20 Tony Oliva, ball player, batting champ (AL Rookie of Year 1964)
  • Jul 21 James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)

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Jul 22 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
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Alex Trebek
  • Jul 22 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • Jul 24 Carroll A Campbell Jr, (Rep-R-SC, 1979-86)
  • Jul 24 Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • Jul 26 Brian Mawhinney, British Conservative Party politician, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Jul 26 Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy's car passenger
  • Jul 30 Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
  • Jul 30 Patricia Schroeder, (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973- )
  • Jul 30 Pat Schroeder, American politician
  • Jul 31 Stanley Jaffe, American producer (Fatal Attraction), born in New Rochelle, New York