Famous People Born in July 1920

  • Jul 1 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), born in Holualoa, Hawaii (d. 1982)
  • Jul 2 Eliseo Diego, Cuban poet, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1994)
  • 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 convicted of federal income tax evasion, born in Marbletown, New York (d. 2007)
  • Jul 4 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee (NBA Supervisor of Officials 1977–81; ABA Supervisor of the Officials 1969–73), 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 César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish soccer forward (12 caps; Barcelona) and manager (Zaragoza, Barcelona), born in León, Spain (d. 1995)
  • Jul 8 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group), born in Billund, Denmark (d. 1995)
  • Jul 9 (Alexander) "Duke" Burrell, American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader (Louisiana Shakers; Louis Jordan; Johnny Otis), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1993)

David BrinkleyDavid Brinkley (1920-2003)

Jul 10 American NBC news anchor (The Huntley-Brinkley Report), born in Wilmington, North Carolina

  • Jul 10 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist (antiproton, Nobel-1959), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2006)

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner (1920-1985)

Jul 11 Russian-Swiss Tony and Academy Award-winning stage and screen actor (The King and I; The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia

  • 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)
  • 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 gospel singer (The Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)

Pierre BertonPierre Berton (1920-2004)

Jul 12 Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon

  • Jul 13 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 13 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher
  • Jul 14 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter ("One Day At A Time"), born in Kemp, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Jul 15 Eldon Rudd, American politician (Rep-R-AZ, 1977-87), born in Camp Verde, Arizona (d. 2002)
  • 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 Esperanza Baur, Mexican film actress, and John Wayne's second wife, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1961)

Gordon GouldGordon Gould (1920-2005)

Jul 17 American physicist (inventor of the laser), born in NYC, New York

  • Jul 17 Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Jul 17 Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish sports administrator (7th President International Olympic Committee 1980-2001), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2010)
  • Jul 17 Rudolf Karpati, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 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 21 Constant [Nieuwenhuys], Dutch painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens), and sculptor, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • Jul 21 Isaac Stern, Ukrainian-American violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), born in Kremenets, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • Jul 21 Manuel Valls, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • Jul 22 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester, England (d. 1997)
  • Jul 23 Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1999)
  • Jul 23 Marcel Maeyer, Belgian sculptor and graphic artist, born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 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)
  • Jul 24 James Eric Storrar, English pilot (WWII - Operation Mosquito, destruction of Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest') and veterinarian, born in Ormskirk,, England (d. 1995)

Rosalind FranklinRosalind Franklin (1920-1958)

Jul 25 English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London [1]

  • Jul 26 Bob Waterfield, American football quarterback (NFL MVP 1945; First-team All-Pro 1945, 46, 49; Pro Bowl 1950, 51; Cleveland/LA Rams), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1983)
  • Jul 27 James Munn, Scottish educationalist and commissioner (British University) (d. 2009)
  • Jul 29 Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jul 29 Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican-American character actor (Salón México, The Fugitive, Littlest Outlaw), born in Chamizal, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jul 31 James Esdras Faust, American religious leader, born in Delta, Utah (d. 2007)
  • Jul 31 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, born in Emma-Grube, Upper Silesia (d. 1999)

About July 1920

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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