On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1901

  • Jul 1 Irna Phillips, American scriptwriter who created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Jul 1 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, English philanthropist (Prisoners' Wives Service), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 2 Rex Alston, English sports broadcaster and author (BBC radio), born in Faringdon, Berkshire (d. 1994)
  • Jul 5 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Jul 7 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Jul 7 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)
  • Jul 8 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist
  • Jul 9 Barbara Cartland, English romance author (Camfield #69), born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (d. 2000)
  • Jul 9 Jester Hairston, American actor (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Belews Creek, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Jul 13 Mickey Walker, American boxer (World Welterweight Champion 1922-26; World Middleweight Champion 1926-29), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Jul 13 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • Jul 13 Eric Portman, Yorkshire England, actor (Naked Edge, Canterbury Tale), (d. 1969)
  • Jul 14 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Jul 14 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • Jul 15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • Jul 15 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)

  • Jul 16 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Jul 17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • Jul 20 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
  • Jul 20 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Jul 21 Allyn Joslyn, American actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), born in Milford, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • Jul 22 Charles Weidman, American choreographer and modern dancer (Candide), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • Jul 23 Hank Worden, American actor (The Searcher, Red River), born in Rolfe, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • Jul 25 Walter Breedveld, Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Jul 25 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), born in Union Hill, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • Jul 26 John Bleifer, Polish actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Zawiercie, Poland (d. 1992)
  • Jul 28 Rudy Vallee, American singer and one of the earliest crooners (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time), born in Island Pond, Vermont (d. 1986)
  • Jul 28 Sandor Vandor, composer
  • Jul 28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball pitcher (MLB record career double plays [79] 1938-64) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies ), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 1979)
  • Jul 30 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • Jul 31 Jean Debuffet, French painter and sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1985)

About July 1901

How Old? 118 or 119 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)