On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1912

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal and President of Iraq (1968-79), born in Tikrit, Ottoman Empire (d. 1982)
  • Jul 1 David Brower, American environmentalist and president (Sierra Club), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2000)
  • Jul 1 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (Vogue magazine) and manager (Lord & Taylor), born in El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma (d. 1989)
  • Jul 3 Edward Jones, Northern Irish lord justice of appeals (d. 1993)
  • Jul 4 Virginia Graham, American TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Jul 4 Viviane Romance [Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns], French actress (Panic, Queen's Necklace), born in Roubaix, Nord, France (d. 1991)
  • Jul 6 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer and author (Seven Years in Tibet), born in Hüttenberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 2006)
  • Jul 7 Tiny Alma, [Catharina E J Stam], operetta singer (Vienna Blood)
  • Jul 10 Francis Showering, English brewer, born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 12 Brodrick Haldane, Scottish photographer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 [Woodrow Wilson] Woody Guthrie, American folk singer (This Land Is Your Land), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 1967)
  • Jul 14 Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Jul 16 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • Jul 18 Harry Levin, American literary scholar, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)

  • Jul 18 Henry Louis Miller, American Rear Admiral (WW II-Pacific), born in Fairbanks, Alaska (d. 1993)
  • Jul 18 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer, born in Marmande, Lot-et-Garonne, France (d. 1950)
  • Jul 19 Norman Carr, British conservationist working in Central and Southern Africa, born in Chinde, Portuguese East Africa (d. 1997)
  • Jul 20 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member
  • Jul 20 John Dacie, hematologist
  • Jul 20 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found newspaper (The Typhoon)
  • Jul 20 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • Jul 23 Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 1979)
  • Jul 27 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • Jul 27 Igor Markevitch, Russian conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1983)
  • Jul 27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 31 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)
  • Jul 31 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMilton Friedman

Jul 31 Milton Friedman, American economist (Nobel Prize Economics 1976), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman

About July 1912

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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