Famous People Born in July 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Paul Ben-Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1984)
  • Jul 6 Richard Krautheimer, art Historian
  • Jul 7 Anna Luther, American silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), born in New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • Jul 10 Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director, born in Nutley, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • Jul 10 Karl Plagge, German officer and Nazi Party member who during World War II used his position as a staff officer in the German Army to employ and protect some 1,240 Jews, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1957)
  • Jul 10 Jack "Legs" Diamond, American gangster and bootlegger, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)
  • Jul 11 Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
  • Jul 17 Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge
  • Jul 18 E. A. D. [Ernest Arthur Douglas] Eldridge, British racing driver, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1935)
  • Jul 20 Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950)
  • Jul 24 Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian-Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven Theatre) (d. 1967)
  • Jul 24 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1960)

Person of interestAmelia Earhart

Jul 24 Amelia Earhart, American aviator (1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic), born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1939)

  • Jul 25 Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1983)
  • Jul 26 Paul Gallico, American novelist (The Snow Goose), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Jul 28 Emmy Arbous [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • Jul 29 Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
  • Jul 30 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician and writer (Fascism is War!), born in Oss, Netherlands (d. 1988)