Famous People Born in July 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), born in Holualoa, Hawaii (d. 1982)
  • Jul 2 Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
  • Jul 3 John Lessard, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)
  • Jul 3 Louise Allbritton, American actress (The Egg and I, Stage Door, Got a Secret), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • Jul 4 Leona Helmsley, American real estate billionaire and convicted of federal income tax evasion, born in Marbletown, New York (d. 2007)
  • Jul 4 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jul 5 Issachar Miron, Israeli composer, born in Kutno, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 5 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist, born in Franklin, New Hampshire (d. 2017)
  • Jul 6 William Worthington, horse trainer
  • Jul 8 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • Jul 10 David Brinkley, American NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2003)
  • Jul 10 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist (antiproton, Nobel-1959), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2006)

Person of interestYul Brynner

Jul 11 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia (d. 1985)

  • Jul 12 Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats), born in Ocean City, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Jul 12 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jul 12 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)

  • Jul 12 Honoré Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People), born in West Point, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestPierre Berton

Jul 12 Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)

  • Jul 13 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher
  • Jul 13 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 14 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (One Day at a Time), born in Kemp, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Jul 15 Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • Jul 15 Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
  • Jul 16 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2002)
  • Jul 17 Bill Monroe, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 17 Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Jul 17 Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
  • Jul 17 Rudolf Karpati, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1956, 60)

Person of interestGordon Gould

Jul 17 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • Jul 18 Adolphus "Dolph" Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Jul 18 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, born in East Ham, Essex (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)
  • Jul 19 Robert Mann, American composer and violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2018)
  • Jul 20 Elliot L Richardson, Attorney General (1973)/Sec of Defense (1973)
  • Jul 20 Jack Harman, British general
  • Jul 20 Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat
  • Jul 20 Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
  • Jul 21 Constantly, [A Nieuwenhuys], painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens)
  • Jul 21 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), born in Kremenets, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • Jul 21 Manuel Valls Gorina, composer
  • Jul 22 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • Jul 22 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester
  • Jul 23 Marcel Maeyer, Belgian sculptor and graphic artist, born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  • Jul 23 Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1999)
  • Jul 24 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Jul 24 Bella Abzug "Battling Bella", American politician, feminist and activist (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74), born in New York City (d. 1998)

Person of interestRosalind Franklin

Jul 25 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (d. 1958)

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • Jul 26 Bob Waterfield, American NFL quarterback (Rams), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1983)
  • Jul 27 James Munn, Scottish educationalist and commissioner (British University) (d. 2009)
  • Jul 29 Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican-American character actor (Salón México, The Fugitive, Littlest Outlaw), born in Chamizal, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jul 29 Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jul 31 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, born in Emma-Grube, Upper Silesia (d. 1999)
  • Jul 31 James Esdras Faust, American religious leader, born in Delta, Utah (d. 2007)