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Famous People Born in July 1903

Person of interestAmy Johnson

Jul 1 Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)

Aviator Amy Johnson
Aviator
Amy Johnson
  • Jul 1 Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1979)

Person of interestAlec Douglas-Home

Jul 2 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), born in London (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Jul 2 Olav V, King of Norway (1957-91), born in Appleton House, Sandringham, Norfolk (d. 1991)
  • Jul 4 Flor Peeters, Flemish organist and composer (Lied Symphony), born in Tielen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Jul 5 Irwin Fischer, American composer and organist (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Iowa City, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • Jul 6 Axel Theorell, Swedish biochemist (Nobel 1955-discovering the oxidation enzyme and its effects), born in Linköping, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • Jul 10 John Wyndham, American sci-fi author (Day of the Triffids), born in Dorridge, Warwickshire, England (d. 1969)
  • Jul 11 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • Jul 13 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (Civilisation), born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • Jul 14 Irving Stone, American author (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life)
  • Jul 14 Ken Murray, American comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 15 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)
  • Jul 16 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1971)
  • Jul 17 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Russian composer, born in Starozhilovka (d. 1971)
  • Jul 18 Božidar Kunc, Croatian composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1964)
  • Jul 20 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician
  • Jul 21 Theodore Karyotakis, Greek composer, born in Argos, Greece (d. 1978)
  • Jul 21 Roy Neuberger, American financier and art patron (Neuberger Museum of Art), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2010)
  • Jul 24 Robert Mills Delaney, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1956)
  • Jul 25 André Fleury, French organist and composer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1995)
  • Jul 26 Donald Voorhees, American conductor (Bell Telephone Hour), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Jul 27 Clive Martin Douglas, Australian composer, born in Rushworth, Australia (d. 1977)
  • Jul 27 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1966)
  • Jul 27 Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician and 1st President of Greece, born in Kalamata, Kingdom of Greece (d. 2002)
  • Jul 28 Colin Gregory, English tennis player (Australian C'ship 1929, chairman All-England Club, Wimbledon), born in Beverley, England (d. 1959)
  • Jul 28 Lotte Palfi Andor, German-American actress (Lovesick, All That Jazz), born in Bochum, Germany (d. 1991)

About July 1903

How Old? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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