On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1887

  • Jul 1 Charles D. Brown, American actor (Barefoot Boy, Disbarred, Night Editor), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 1948)
  • Jul 2 Marcel Tabuteau, French-American oboist (Philadelphia Orch 1915-54), born in Compi├Ęgne, Oise, France (d. 1966)
  • Jul 6 Annette Kellermann, Australian swimmer, silent-film actress (A Daughter of the Gods; Venus Of The South Seas), and author, born in Marrickville, New South Wales, New South Wales
  • Jul 6 Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist (I & The Village), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • Jul 7 Dirk Koster, literary (New Noises)
  • Jul 7 Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), born in Red Oak, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • Jul 9 Samuel Eliot Morison, American historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1976)
  • Jul 10 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, English-Canadian composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1974)
  • Jul 16 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American baseball outfielder (Black Sox Scandal; World Series 1917, Chicago WS), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)

Person of interestVidkun Quisling

Jul 18 Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Minister of Defense and Prime Minister (1942-45), born in Fyresdal, Norway (d. 1945)

Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator Vidkun Quisling
Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator
Vidkun Quisling
  • Jul 20 Willem H Drucker, Dutch lawyer
  • Jul 22 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)

Person of interestMarcel Duchamp

Jul 28 Marcel Duchamp, French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in Blainville-Crevon, France (d. 1968)

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • Jul 29 Rudi Stephan, German composer (Die ersten Menschen), born in Worms, Hesse (d. 1915)
  • Jul 29 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
  • Jul 29 Tim Mara, American founder and administrator (NFL NY Giants), born in New York (d. 1959)
  • Jul 29 Komako Kimura, Japanese suffragette, actress and editor (d. 1980)
  • Jul 30 Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Jul 31 Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)