Birthdays in History on July 19

  • 810 Imam Bukhari, Islamic scholar and compiler of Hadith, born in Bukhara, Khorasan (modern day Iran) (d. 870)
  • 1688 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
  • 1744 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author (d. 1806)
  • 1759 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint (d. 1833)
  • 1789 John Martin, English painter
  • 1800 Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1864)

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1814 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1862)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1817 Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, American army nurse (union)
  • 1819 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss poet and novelist, born in Zurich (d. 1890)
  • 1822 Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1916)
  • 1823 George Henry Gordon, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • 1827 Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1857)
  • 1828 Roger Atkinson Pryor, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • 1833 John Wesley Turner, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1834 Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist
  • 1838 Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (Rule of Allen)
  • 1846 Charles Edward Pickering, pioneered American spectroscopist
  • 1848 Cornelis A Pekelharing, artist (fabric seller)
  • 1849 F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian
  • 1849 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (d. 1906)
  • 1851 Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer (head of Jut)
  • 1854 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer

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1860 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), born in Fall River, Massachusetts

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • 1863 Hermann Bahr, Austria writer/director (New Men)
  • 1865 Charles Horace Mayo, surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic)
  • 1876 Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1972)
  • 1878 Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-1st-Member of parliament (About Plato)
  • 1881 Adriaan J Zoetmulder, Dutch writer/directer (Eindhovens Dagblad)
  • 1881 Friedrich J H Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist)
  • 1888 Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi
  • 1893 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia [OS=7/7]
  • 1894 Joris [Georges] of Severen, Flemish fascist/Member of parliament
  • 1894 Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • 1895 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (d. 1953)
  • 1896 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • 1899 Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN)/Editor (The Truth)
  • 1900 Arno Breker, German sculptor (3rd Reich sculptor
  • 1900 Charles Barnet "Roscoe" Harvey, soldier
  • 1900 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer
  • 1902 Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Miraculous Life of Willem Parel)
  • 1905 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist: Red star over China
  • 1906 Wim van Doorne, Dutch car manufacturer (DAF)
  • 1912 Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1997)
  • 1916 James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)
  • 1917 Robert Aitken, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1917 William W Scranton, (Gov-R-Pa), (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Robert Pinget, novelist/playwright
  • 1921 Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
  • 1922 George McGovern, (Sen-D-SD)/presidential candidate (D-1972), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Rachel Robinson, social activist/humanitarian/Mrs Jackie Robinson

  • 1922 Harold Camping, American evangelist, founder of Family Radio
  • 1923 William A. Rusher, American columnist
  • 1924 Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)
  • 1924 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Max Sordam, Suriname warden/writer (Dictionary Sranantongo)
  • 1927 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)
  • 1928 John Bratby, painter/writer (Breakdown)
  • 1934 Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
  • 1937 Larry Boxx, founder (Land B Computer Serv)
  • 1938 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist
  • 1938 Nicholas Bethell, British historian (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Jennifer Dunn, (Rep-R-Washington)
  • 1941 Jerry Huckaby, (Rep-D-LA, 1977- )
  • 1941 Neelie Smit-Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD)/minister of Traffic
  • 1943 Roy Dunbard Bridges Jr, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-F, 61-F), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1945 Edwin Schlossberg, husband of Carolyn Kennedy
  • 1947 Mike Dutfield, documentary prodcuer
  • 1950 Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance
  • 1952 Howard Donald Saunders, Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1952 Robert A. Ficano, American politician
  • 1952 John Griesheimer, American politician
  • 1954 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist
  • 1960 Atom Egoyan, Cairo Egypt, director (Adjuster, Next of Kin)
  • 1963 Marla Duncan, Fairfield California, Miss Northern California fitness (1990)
  • 1963 Garth Nix, Australian author
  • 1964 André A. Jackson, founder African Diamond Producers Association
  • 1965 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish percussionist
  • 1966 David Segui, KC KS, infielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1968 Carolie DeVonne Howe, Chugwater Wyoming, Miss Wyoming-America (1991)
  • 1969 Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer
  • 1970 Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland (2014-), born in Irvine, Scotland
  • 1972 Tamarie Ivie, Ananheim CA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1984 Holly Roffey, English youngest heart transplant (d. 1984)
  • 1984 Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian animator