On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1919

  • Jul 2 Jean Craighead George, American writer (Julie of the Wolves), born in Washington, D.C. (2012)
  • Jul 6 Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuadorian master painter and sculptor, born in Quito, Ecuador (d. 1999)
  • Jul 7 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 7 William Moses Kunstler, defense attorney (Chicago 8)
  • Jul 8 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, born in Solingen (d. 2016)
  • Jul 9 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, born on Piel Island (d. 1996)
  • Jul 10 Ralph "Rusty" Gill, American singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • Jul 12 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 14 Angiolino "Lino" Ventura, Italian actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1987)
  • Jul 15 Iris Murdoch, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 16 Choi Kyu-hah, President of South Korea, born in Wŏnju, South Korea (d. 2006)
  • Jul 16 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal and female camp guard at Ravensbrück and Majdanek concentration camps, born in Vienna, Republic of German-Austria (d. 1999)
  • Jul 17 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
  • Jul 19 Patricia Medina, British actress (The Three Musketeers, High-Low), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2012)
  • Jul 19 Robert Pinget, French novelist (The Interrogation) and playwright, born in Geneva (d. 1997)

Person of interestEdmund Hillary

Jul 20 Edmund Hillary, Explorer and Mountaineer (1st to scale Mt Everest with Tenzing Norgay), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2008)

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • Jul 24 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • Jul 25 Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha, Muchila), born in Bonaire
  • Jul 26 James Lovelock, British scientist and environmentalist, born in Letchworth, Hertfordshire
  • Jul 26 Kenneth Snowman, British jeweller and antiquarian, born in Hampstead, London (d. 2002)
  • Jul 26 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), born in El Monte, California (d. 1986)
  • Jul 29 Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 29 Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice and Royal Commissioner, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1999)
  • Jul 30 Berniece Baker Miracle, American writer (My Sister Marilyn) and half-sister of Marilyn Monroe, born in Venice, Los Angeles
  • Jul 31 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), born in Green River, Wyoming (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests; HS 114 1st Test v WI 1948), born in Pune, Maharashtra (d. 2003)
  • Jul 31 Norman Del Mar, British conductor and writer (Conducting Brahms), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jul 31 Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (Survival in Auschwitz), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1987)
  • Jul 31 Curt Gowdry, American sportscaster, author (Ford C. Frick Award, Pete Rozelle Award, lifetime achievement Emmy 1992), born in Green River, Wyoming (d. 2006)

About July 1919

How Old? 101 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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