On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1909

  • Jul 1 Juan Carlos Onetti, Uruguayan novelist (La vida breve), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1994)
  • Jul 1 Madge Evans, American TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jul 1 Vera Brodsky Lawrence, American concert pianist (CBS Symphony) and musicologist (Joplin; Gottschalk), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1996)
  • Jul 2 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times), born in Ratzeburg, Germany (d. 1989)
  • Jul 3 Earl Butz, 18th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76), born in Albion, Indiana (d. 2008)
  • Jul 3 Lucy Kroll, American talent agent, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jul 3 Stavros Niarchos, Greek shipping magnate (Those Fabulous Greeks), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1996)
  • Jul 4 Alec Templeton, Welsh pianist and composer (Concertino Lirico), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1963)
  • Jul 4 Lynette Roberts, British poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Jul 4 Madeleine Barot, French activist and theologian, born in Châteauroux, France (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), born in Staryya Hramyki, Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1989) [NS 7/18]
  • Jul 7 Eddie Mayehoff, American actor (Hour Glass, That's My Boy, How to Murder Your Wife), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1992)
  • Jul 7 Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (French C'ship 1934, 36), born in Nettlingen, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Jul 7 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), born in New Albany, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Jul 8 Petar Segedin, Croatian novelist (Holy Devil)
  • Jul 10 Donald William Sinclair, co–proprietor of the Gleneagles Hotel and the inspiration for the character Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers (d. 1981)

  • Jul 11 Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Jul 12 Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose, British Conservative Lower house leader (1941-45), born in Surrey, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 12 Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jul 12 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Jul 12 Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Jul 13 Souphanouvong, President of Laos (1975-87), born in Louangphrabang, Laos (d. 1995)
  • Jul 13 David Branson, composer
  • Jul 13 Paul Constantinescu, composer
  • Jul 13 Washington Castro, composer
  • Jul 16 Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, British Canon of Windsor and moral theologian (d. 1996)
  • Jul 16 (John Edward) "Teddy" Buckner, American dixieland jazz trumpeter, born in Sherman, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Jul 17 Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), born in Staryya Hramyki, Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1989) [OS 7/5]
  • Jul 18 Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Follow the Fleet), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Jul 18 Lupe Vélez [María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez], Mexican-American actress (Joe Palooka), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1944)
  • Jul 18 Mohammed Daoud Khan, 1st President of Afghanistan (1973-78) and Prime Minister of Afghanistan (1953-63), born in Kabul, Afghanistan (d. 1978)
  • Jul 19 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, born in Cece (d. 1966)
  • Jul 20 Eric Rowan, South African cricketer (prolific batsman pre- & post-WWII)
  • Jul 20 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
  • Jul 21 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, English Egyptologist, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 22 Licia Albanese, Italian-American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), born in Torre Pelosa (now Bari), Italy (d. 2014)
  • Jul 22 Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (d. 2000)
  • Jul 25 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Italian composer and conductor, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1996)
  • Jul 26 Peter Thorneycroft, British politician, born in Dunston, Staffordshire (d. 1994)
  • Jul 26 Vivian Vance [Jones], American stage and screen actress (I Love Lucy - "Ethel Mertz"; The Lucy Show - "Viv"), born in Cherryvale, Kansas (d. 1979)
  • Jul 27 Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, British philanthropist, art collector, and racehorse owner, born in Sutton, Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • Jul 28 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano), born in New Brighton, England (d. 1957)
  • Jul 29 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1989)
  • Jul 30 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress), born in Barnard Castle, County Durham, England (d. 1993)

About July 1909

How Old? 111 or 112 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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