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, latin American poet
  • Jul 3 John Ayers Lessard, composer
  • 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, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat
  • Jul 4 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
  • Jul 5 Issachar Miron, composer
  • Jul 5 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist
  • Jul 6 William Worthington, horse trainer
  • Jul 8 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • Jul 10 David Brinkley, NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Jul 10 Owen Chamberlain, physicist/co-discoverer (antiproton, Nobel-1959)

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, West Point New York, American artist

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 15 Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • Jul 15 Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
  • Jul 16 Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • Jul 17 Bill Monroe, 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 (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 Robert Christiani, cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests)
  • Jul 19 Robert Mann, composer/violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 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, [de Maeyer], Belgian sculptor/graphic artist
  • Jul 23 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 24 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 24 Bella Abzug, (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74)

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, NFL quarterback (Rams)
  • Jul 27 James Munn, commissioner (British University)
  • 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, composer
  • Jul 31 James Esdras Faust, American religious leader, born in Delta, Utah (d. 2007)