On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1893

  • Jul 1 Walter Francis White, American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1955)
  • Jul 2 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Shylock-Hamlet) (d. 1979)
  • Jul 2 Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1950)
  • Jul 6 Wilton St Hill, West Indian cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1957)
  • Jul 7 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 8 Fritz Perls, father of Gestalt therapy
  • Jul 9 George Geary, English cricket fast bowler (14 Tests, 46 wickets), born in Barwell, Leicestershire, England (d. 1981)
  • Jul 11 Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
  • Jul 14 John G. Strijdom, South African politician and nationalist, Prime Minister of South-Africa (1954-58), born in Willowmore, Cape Colony (d. 1958)
  • Jul 14 Spencer Williams, American director, writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show), born in Vidalia, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • Jul 14 Clarence J. Brown, American newspaper publisher and politician (US Rep-R-Ohio 1939-65), born in Blanchester, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • Jul 15 Enid Bennett, Australian silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), born in York, Western Australia (d. 1969)
  • Jul 18 Josef Hüttel, Czech composer, born in Mělník, Bohemia (d. 1951)
  • Jul 18 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1949)
  • Jul 19 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia (d. 1930) [OS=7/7]
  • Jul 20 Alexander, King of Greece (1917-20), born at Tatoi Palace, Greece (d. 1920)
  • Jul 20 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
  • Jul 20 George Llewelyn-Davies, English inspiration for the Peter Pan character, born in London (d. 1915)
  • Jul 21 Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer, born in Greifswald (d. 1947)
  • Jul 22 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • Jul 23 Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • Jul 25 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying The Piper; Danny Boy), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Jul 26 George Grosz, German cartoonist and painter (Gott mit uns), born in Berlin (d. 1959)
  • Jul 28 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, Danish composer and organist (Music of the Spheres; Antikrist), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1952) [1]

Person of interestFatima Jinnah

Jul 30 Fatima Jinnah, Mother of Pakistan, sister and close adviser of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, born in Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1967)

Mother of Pakistan Fatima Jinnah
Mother of Pakistan
Fatima Jinnah
  • Jul 31 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), born in Cheltenham (d. 1976)