Birthdays in History on July 3

  • 1423 Louis XI, King of France (1461-83)
  • 1442 Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)
  • 1530 Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)

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1567 Samuel de Champlain, French explorer (Lake Champlain), born in Hiers-Brouage or La Rochelle, France (d. 1635)

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1676 Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1747)
  • 1683 Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint)
  • 1685 Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)
  • 1687 Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch)
  • 1728 Robert Adam, architect/designer (Adelphi Terrace, London)
  • 1731 Samuel Huntington, (Gov-Ct), Continental Congress pres
  • 1738 John Singleton Copley, Mass, finest colonial American artist
  • 1743 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1793 John Claire, England, poet
  • 1794 Eberhard F Walcker, German organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt)
  • 1796 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [NS]
  • 1828 John Austin Wharton, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1860 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
  • 1866 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter

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1870 Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1930-35), born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick (d. 1947)

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
  • 1872 Habib Ullah Chan, emir of Afghanistam (1901-19)
  • 1874 Apirana Turupa Ngata, Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader
  • 1874 Āpirana Ngata, Te Araroa on the East Coast of New Zealand, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer
  • 1875 Ernst F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon
  • 1879 Alfred Korzybski, Polish linguist (d. 1950)
  • 1883 Alfred Korzybski, Poland, scientist (Science & Sanity)

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1883 Franz Kafka, Czech author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • 1883 Moses Leverock Crossley, US bio-chemist
  • 1886 Raymond A Spruance, US admiral/fleet commander/ambassador
  • 1900 John Mason Brown, critic (Tonight on Broadway), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1906 Francis Steegmuller, US, biographer (Cocteau)
  • 1906 Gwendolen Rees, zoologist
  • 1907 Arthur Steel, Dutch architect (Group '32)
  • 1908 Thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)
  • 1908 M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
  • 1908 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Earl L Butz, US Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76); a real Butz
  • 1909 Lucy Kroll, entertainment agent
  • 1909 Stavros Niachos, Greece, shipping magnate (Those Fabulous Greeks)
  • 1910 Bernard Burrows, British diplomat
  • 1910 Eric Franklin, Indian civil servant
  • 1912 Edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals
  • 1913 Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral
  • 1913 William Deakin, warden (St Anthony's College Oxford)
  • 1917 Helene Cordet, entertainer/nightclub owner
  • 1918 Lord Mulley, British MP (Labour)
  • 1920 Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door, Got a Secret), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1922 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles)
  • 1922 Francois Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village)
  • 1922 Tom Hudson, artist/teacher
  • 1923 Baroness Ryder, of Warsaw & Cavendish, worked for sick & disabled
  • 1923 Emmanuel Bankole Timothy, journalist
  • 1923 William Mills, painter
  • 1924 Geoffrey Sammons, senior partner (Allen & Overy)
  • 1924 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), born in Singapore (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Michael Oliver, cardiologist, born in Borth, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Joseph M Gaydos, (Rep-D-PA, 1969- )
  • 1926 William Roll, Bremen, Germany, parapsychologist (The Poltergeist, Unsolved Mysteries), (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Ken Russell, England, director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic)
  • 1927 William McMillan, moderator (Gen Assembly of Church of Scot) [or 1/29]
  • 1928 Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance)
  • 1928 Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1977)
  • 1928 John Wills, lord-lt of Avon England
  • 1929 Eustace Gibbs, vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps)
  • 1931 Andres Burnier, [Catharina Dessaur], criminologist/author (Jongensuur)
  • 1933 Edward Brandt, American doctor and public health official (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Manfred Bieler, writer
  • 1935 Harrison H "Jack" Schmitt, Santa Rita NM, astronaut (Apollo 17)
  • 1935 John Swan, PM (Bermuda)
  • 1936 Anthony Lester, CEO (Runnymede Trust)

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1937 Tom Stoppard, Czech playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony), born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • 1939 Jay Tarses, Balt Md, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory)
  • 1940 Heather Steel, British judge
  • 1940 Lamar Alexander, American politician
  • 1941 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal)
  • 1941 Gloria Allred, feminist attorney
  • 1941 Wylie Walker Vale, Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943 Geraldo Rivera, [Gerry Rivers], American news personality (20/20, Geraldo), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Norman E Thagard, Marianna Fl, MD/astro (STS 7, 51-B, 30, 42, 71, Mir)
  • 1945 Michael Martin, British politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (2000-09)
  • 1948 Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish comics artist
  • 1950 James Hahn, American politician

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1951 Jean-Claude Duvalier [Baby Doc], Deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 2014)

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • 1953 Alynne Beth Amkraut, entertainer, born in Amityville, New York
  • 1955 Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer
  • 1956 Montel Williams, TV talk show host (Montel)
  • 1956 Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
  • 1957 Faye Resnick, author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary)
  • 1958 Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
  • 1958 Siân Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
  • 1963 Tracey Emin, Croydon England, English artist
  • 1964 Joanne Harris, British author

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1971 Julian Assange, Australian founder of Wikileaks, born in Townsville, Queensland

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • 1976 Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist