Famous People Born in July 1897

  • 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 Jack "Legs" Diamond, American gangster and bootlegger, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)
  • Jul 10 John Gilbert [Pringle], American silent film screenwriter, director (Love's Penalty), and actor, known as "The Great Lover" (The Merry Widow The Big Parade; Flesh and the Devil), born in Logan, Utah (d. 1936)
  • 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 Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director, born in Nutley, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • Jul 11 Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
  • Jul 11 Johnny Marvin, American jazz, pop, and country ukulele player, singer, and vaudevillian, born in Butler Oklahoma Territory (d. 1944)
  • Jul 12 Fred Enke, American College basketball coach (University of Arizona 1925–1961, record 522–344), born in Olmsted County, Minnesota (d. 1985)
  • Jul 17 Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge
  • Jul 18 Ernest Eldridge, British auto racer (world land speed record 1924 at Arpajon, France; 1 mile −145.89 mph), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1935)
  • Jul 18 Stephen Gill Spottswood, American African Methodist Episcopal Zion bishop, and civil rights leader (NAACP Chairman, 1961-74), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Jul 20 Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950)

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

  • 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)
  • 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 27 Biz Mackey, American Baseball HOF catcher (5 × East-West All-Star Game; NgL World Series 1925 Hilldale Daisies, 1946 Newark Eagles), born in Eagle Pass, Texas (d. 1965)
  • Jul 28 Emmy Arbous [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • Jul 29 Neil Ritchie, British general (Eighth Army commander WWII) (d. 1983), born in British Guiana (d. 1983)
  • Jul 30 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician and writer (Fascism is War!), born in Oss, Netherlands (d. 1988)