On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1889

  • Jul 2 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes, A Mother), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1953)
  • Jul 5 Jean Cocteau, French poet and writer (Les Enfants Terribles), born in Maisons-Laffitte, France (d. 1963)
  • Jul 8 Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1954)
  • Jul 9 Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian hockey executive, born in Bourbonnais, Illinois (d. 1964)
  • Jul 10 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Bad Lands, Go West, Distant Drums), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • Jul 11 Alfred E Green, Perris CA, director (Copacabana, Jolson Story)
  • Jul 12 Marty Friedman, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard and coach (tied World C'ship series, New York Whirlwinds 1921), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Jul 13 Louise of Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden (d. 1965)

Person of interestAnte Pavelić

Jul 14 Ante Pavelić, Croatian leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia, born in Bradina, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)

Croatian Fascist Leader Ante Pavelić
Croatian Fascist Leader
Ante Pavelić
  • Jul 15 Marjorie Rambeau, American actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • Jul 16 Larry Semon, American comedian and director (The Wizard of Oz), born in West Point, Mississippi (d. 1928)

Person of interestErle Stanley Gardner

Jul 17 Erle Stanley Gardner, American detective writer (Perry Mason), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Jul 17 Joe Dawson, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1912), born in Odon, Indiana (d. 1946)
  • Jul 20 John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, British broadcasting executive and 1st director-general of BBC (1927-38), born in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland (d. 1971)
  • Jul 22 Frederick Preston Search, American cellist, composer and conductor (Bridge Builders), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • Jul 22 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), born in Dudley, England (d. 1957)
  • Jul 29 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, born in Oberkrüchten (d. 1963)
  • Jul 29 Lajos Asztalos, Hungarian chess player (International Chess Master 1950), born in Pécs, Hungary (d. 1956)
  • Jul 31 Donald Foster, American actor (Hazel, Lord Love A Duck), born in Oil City, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)