Birthdays in History on July 7

  • 1053 Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
  • 1119 Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
  • 1528 Anna of Austria, Duchess of Bavaria, daughter of Ferdinand I (d. 1590)
  • 1586 Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (d. 1646)
  • 1656 Guru Har Krishan, 8th Guru of Sikhism (d. 1664)
  • 1752 Joseph-Marie Jacquard, invented programmable loom
  • 1806 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education
  • 1813 William Scott Ketchum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1871)
  • 1816 Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard, American General (Union Army), born in Natick, Massachusetts on (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Alfred Pleasonton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1897)
  • 1827 James Murrell Shackelford, American lawyer, judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lincoln County, Kentucky (d. 1909)
  • 1827 William Montague Browne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

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1843 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), born in Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • 1851 Lillien Jane Martin, psychologist, found gerontology clinic
  • 1853 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Le Pacha Bonneval)
  • 1855 Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)
  • 1874 Erwin Bumke, German jurist (d. 1945)

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1880 Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer (invented the bread-slicing machine), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1960)

  • 1884 Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Dirk Koster, literary (New Noises)
  • 1893 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Earle E. Partridge, United States Air Force general (d. 1990)
  • 1904 Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
  • 1906 Harry Von Zell, sidekick (George Burns Show)
  • 1906 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (d. 1970)
  • 1907 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Robert A[nson] Heinlein, American sci-fi author (4 Hugos, Red Planet)
  • 1908 Evert W Beth, Dutch mathematician/philosopher
  • 1908 Harriette Arnow, Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (Dollmaker)
  • 1908 Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • 1916 Luc Peire, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • 1917 Lawrence F O'Brien, (Watergate conspirators broke into his office)
  • 1917 Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadoran politician (d. 2003)
  • 1919 William Moses Kunstler, defense attorney (Chicago 8)
  • 1921 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Richard Lumley, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1925 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • 1925 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Alan J Dixon, (Sen-D-IL, 1981- )
  • 1928 Colleen Summers, vocal overdubber, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1929 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • 1929 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1931 David Eddings, American sci-fi author (Belgariad, Malloreon)
  • 1934 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Carroll Hubbard Jr, American politician (Rep-D-KY, 1975-93), born in Murray, Kentuckey
  • 1940 Richard K Armey, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )
  • 1941 Michael Howard, British politician
  • 1945 Matti Salminen, Turku Finland, bass player (King Philipp-Don Carlos)
  • 1945 Michael Ancram, British politician
  • 1947 Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
  • 1947 Howard Rheingold, American author
  • 1947 Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal
  • 1954 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Ben Linder, American engineer (d. 1987)
  • 1960 Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut
  • 1962 Shawn Paddock, rocker (Red Rockers)
  • 1966 Neil Tobin, American magician
  • 1967 Jason R Rich, writer (Celebrity Teen Talk), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1968 Jeff VanderMeer, American writer
  • 1971 Alistair Potts, British rower
  • 1973 Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka
  • 1975 Michael Voss, Australian rules footballer
  • 1977 Felix Vasquez, New York City Housing Authority employee
  • 1983 Justin Davies, Australian rules footballer