On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1911

  • Jul 1 Alvino Rey, American orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Jul 1 Sergey Sokolov, Soviet marshal and Minister of Defence of the Soviet Union (1984-87), born in Yevpatoria, Russian Empire (d. 2012)
  • Jul 2 Diego Fabbri, Italian playwright and leader (Vatican movie bureau), born in Forli, Italy (d. 1980)
  • Jul 3 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
  • Jul 4 Mitch Miller, American oboist and recording producer (Sing Along with Mitch), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2010)

Person of interestGeorges Pompidou

Jul 5 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jul 6 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • Jul 7 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italian composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • Jul 7 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1996)
  • Jul 8 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 8 Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)
  • Jul 9 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish 25th head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Jul 9 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), born in Lushan District, Jiangxi, China (d. 1968)
  • Jul 9 John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (first American involved in the theoretical development of the atomic bomb), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2008)
  • Jul 10 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, 11th and final Prime Minister of Indonesia, born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 1963)
  • Jul 12 Johanna Moosdorf, German writer (Next Door), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2000)

  • Jul 14 J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)
  • Jul 14 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens], English comedian and actor (I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress), born in London (d. 1990)
  • Jul 14 Bill Blair, American auto racer (NASCAR pioneer; 54 top-10 finishes), born in High Point, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Jul 15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • Jul 15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer, geographer and Labour Party politician, born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1994)

Person of interestGinger Rogers

Jul 16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Jul 16 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • Jul 17 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • Jul 17 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Alexander Hyatt King, Mozart scholar, born in Beckenham, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • Jul 20 William Dillard, American jazz trumpeter and Broadway singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Jul 21 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, Polish politician, Premier Poland (1947-52, 1954-70), born in Tarnow, Poland (d. 1989)

Person of interestMarshall McLuhan

Jul 21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Message), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • Jul 27 Wilfrid Oulton, British Royal Air Force officer, born in Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire (d. 1997)
  • Jul 27 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (The Blaze of Noon), born in Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1981)
  • Jul 28 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Gerhard Stoeck, German javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Jul 29 Ján Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Jul 29 Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 29 Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Jul 29 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
  • Jul 31 George Liberace, American violinist (Liberace Show), born in Menasha, Wisconsin (d. 1983)

About July 1911

How Old? 109 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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