Famous People Born in July 1914

  • Jul 1 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • Jul 1 Earle Warren, American alto sax player, born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Jul 2 Frederick Fennell, American conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Jul 2 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and electrical engineer, born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • Jul 4 Nuccio Bertone, Italian automobile designer, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1997)
  • Jul 5 Jacob Soetendorp, Dutch rabbi, born in Amsterdam d. 1976)
  • Jul 7 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • Jul 7 Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov, composer
  • Jul 8 Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer ("Tenderly"; "A Fool In Love"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Jul 8 Jyoti Basu, Indian Communist politician, bornin Calcutta, British India (d. 2010)
  • Jul 9 Willi Stoph, German politician (Prime Minister of German Democratic Republic 1964-73), born in Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Joe Shuster, Canadian-American cartoonist (co-creator, with Jerry Siegel, of "Superman"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1992)
  • Jul 11 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia; The Karelian Wedding), born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 1984)
  • Jul 15 Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (d. 1999)
  • Jul 15 Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (Love and Death, Delicatessen), born in Baden, Switzerland (d. 1996)
  • Jul 17 Eleanor Steber, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1990)
  • Jul 17 James Purdy, American writer (The House of the Solitary Maggot), born near Fremont, Ohio, (d. 2009)
  • Jul 17 Lucille Benson, American actress (Halloween II; 194;1 Bosom Buddies), born in Scottsboro, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Jul 18 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1938, 48; Giro d'Italia 1936-7, 46), born in Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Herbert Collum, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jul 18 Jo [Jozef Maria Laurens Theo] Cals, Prime Minister of Netherlands (1965-66) and Minister of Education, Arts and Sciences, born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • Jul 18 John G Bearer, writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat)
  • Jul 18 Mack Robinson, American 200m dash (Olympic silver 1932), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • Jul 19 Josef Páleníček, Czech composer, born in Travnik, Bosnia, Yugoslavia (d. 1991)
  • Jul 19 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 William John Phillips, British actor (Nothing but a Man, Z-Cars), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 22 Cecil Effinger, American composer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1990)
  • Jul 23 Alastair Down, Scottish CEO (Burmah Oil), born in Kirkcaldy, Fife (d. 2004)
  • Jul 24 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, born in Colchester, England (d. 1994)
  • Jul 24 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, born in Colonial Beach, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • Jul 24 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • Jul 24 Frank Silvera, Jamaican-American actor (High Chaparral, Killer's Kiss, Fear and Desire), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1970)
  • Jul 24 Kenneth Bancroft Clark, American civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto) and first black president of the American Psychological Association, born in Panama Canal Zone (d. 2005)
  • Jul 24 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian pianist, composer, critic, and educator, born in Milan (d. 2003)
  • Jul 24 Robert Emhardt, American actor (Another World, Underworld USA, Mooncussers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1994)

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Jul 25 American football end (LA Rams, Calgary Stampeders) and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jul 26 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer ("After Hours"), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • Jul 26 Ralph Blane [Hunsecker], American songwriter ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"; "The Trolley Song"), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • Jul 28 Carmen Dragon, American composer (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), and conductor (Hollywood Bowl Symphony), born in Antioch, California (d. 1984)
  • Jul 29 "Professor" Irwin Corey, American comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jul 29 Abram Games, British graphic artist ("blonde bombshell" recruitment poster), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 29 Dovie Hudson, American community activist in rural Mississippi (filed lawsuit to desegregate the public schools)
  • Jul 30 Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, MBE, TD, Irish journalist, author, sports official (6th President International Olympic Committee 1972-80), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Jul 31 Elmer Riddle, American baseball pitcher (NL wins leader 1943; Cincinnati Reds), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1984)
  • Jul 31 Isolde Ahlgrimm, Austrian harpsichordist, fortepianist, early music and original instrument proponent, and teacher, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • Jul 31 Jose Ignacio Domecq, Spanish wine maker, born in Jerez, Spain (d. 1997)
  • Jul 31 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1983)
  • Jul 31 Raymond Aubrac, French resistance leader, born in Paris, France (d. 2012)

About July 1914

How Old? 108 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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