On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1872

  • Jul 1 Louis Blériot, French aviator and 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1936)
  • Jul 3 Habibullah Khan, Emir of Afghanistan (1901-19), born in Samarkand, Uzbekistan (d. 1919)

Person of interestCalvin Coolidge

Jul 4 Calvin Coolidge [Silent Cal], 30th US President (R) (1923-29), born in Plymouth Notch, Vermont (d. 1933)

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Jul 5 Édouard Herriot, French politician (served 3 times as Prime Minister of France), born in Troyes, France (d. 1957)
  • Jul 7 Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer

Person of interestEmil Hácha

Jul 12 Emil Hácha, Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1938-9, State President of Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1945), born in Trhové Sviny, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

President of Czechoslovakia Emil Hácha
President of Czechoslovakia
Emil Hácha
  • Jul 13 Alfons van de Perre, Flemish physician/MP

Person of interestRoald Amundsen

Jul 16 Roald Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer who led the 1st expedition to the South Pole, born in Borge, Østfold, Norway (d. 1928)

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Jul 18 Julius Fučík, Czech composer, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1916)
  • Jul 20 Alexander "Alick" Maclean, British composer and conductor (Scarborough Spa Orchestra, 1912-35), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England (d. 1936)
  • Jul 20 Déodat de Séverac, French composer (Cerdaña), born in Saint-Félix-de-Caraman, France (d. 1921)
  • Jul 22 David D Salas, Antillian writer (Josefina)
  • Jul 26 George Louis Beer, American historian (authority on British colonies), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)
  • Jul 27 Stanislav Binički, Serbian composer, born in Jasika, Kruševac, Principality of Serbia (d. 1942)
  • Jul 28 Albert Sarraut, French Radical politician, Prime Minister of France (1933 and 36), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1962)
  • Jul 29 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (d. 1957)
  • Jul 30 Clémentine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte V, born in Royal Castle of Laeken, Brussels (d. 1955)