Famous People Born in 1922 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 656

  • Apr 14 Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)

Harold WashingtonHarold Washington (1922-1987)

Apr 15 1st African American Mayor of Chicago (Democrat: 1983-87), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Apr 15 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • Apr 16 Christopher Samuel Youd, British sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), born in Huyton, Lancashire, England (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Kingsley Amis, English novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), born in Zwijndrecht, Belgium (d. 2014)
  • Apr 18 Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • Apr 18 Barbara Hale, American actress (Della Street in Perry Mason), born in DeKalb, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Apr 19 Billy Joe Patton, American golfer (Masters 1954 3rd; Walker Cup captain 1969), born in Morganton, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • Apr 19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircraft), born in Weissach, Württemberg, Weimar Republic (d. 1993)
  • Apr 19 Luigi Barbarito, Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Atripalda, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Apr 21 Allan Watkins, Welsh cricket all-rounder, (15 Tests, England @ 40.15, 11 wickets; Glamorgan), born in Usk, Wales (d. 2011)
  • Apr 22 Charles Mingus, American jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1979)
  • Apr 22 Lou Stein, American pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Apr 22 Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1993)
  • Apr 23 Boy Ecury [Segundo Jorge Adelberto Ecury], member of the Dutch Resistance in World War II, born in Oranjestad, Aruba (d. 1944)
  • Apr 23 Diarmuid Downs, British automotive engineer, born in London (d. 2014)
  • Apr 24 John Donovan "J D" Cannon, American actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory), born in Salmon, Idaho (d. 2005)
  • Apr 26 J. C. Holt, English medieval historian, born in Yorkshire, England (d. 2014)
  • Apr 26 Jeanne Sauvé, 23rd Governor-General of Canada (1984-90), born in Prud'homme, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1993)
  • Apr 26 Margaret Scott, South African ballet dancer and founder (Australian Ballet School), born in Johannesburg, Union of South Africa (d. 2019)
  • Apr 26 Mike Kellin [Myron Kellin], American actor (Pipe Dream, American Buffalo), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • Apr 26 Paul-André Gaillard, Swiss composer, born in Veytaux, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • Apr 27 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Apr 27 Jack Klugman, American actor (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Apr 27 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (The Guns of Navarone), born in Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • Apr 28 William Broomfield, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Apr 29 (Jean-Baptiste) "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz harmonica player, guitarist, whistler, and composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 George Allen, American NFL football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins), born in Nelson County, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • Apr 29 Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • Apr 29 Parren Mitchell, American politician (Rep-D-MD, 1971-87), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • Apr 30 Anton Murray, South African cricket all-rounder (10 Tests; 1 x 100; 18 wickets), born in Grahamstown, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • May 1 Floyd "Candy" Johnson, American jazz saxophonist (Andy Kirk; Count Basie; Bill Doggett), and educator, born in Madison, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • May 2 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • May 3 Len Shackleton, English former footballer, born in Bradford, England (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Marina Svetlova, American ballerina and choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo), born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • May 4 John Paul Hammerschmidt, American politician (Rep-R-AR, 1967-93), born in Harrison, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • May 5 J. D. "Jay" Miller, American record producer, born in Iota, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • May 5 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • May 6 Alan Ross, British poet and editor (London Magazine), born in Calcutta, India (d. 2001)
  • May 6 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (Parti Québécois), born in Charlemagne, Quebec (d. 1999)
  • May 6 Carlos Moorhead, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2011)
  • May 6 John Ernest, American constructionist artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • May 6 Pat Harder, American NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1992)
  • May 6 Vladimir Etush, Soviet actor and People's Artist of the USSR, born in Moscow, RSFSR
  • May 7 Darren McGavin [Richardson], American actor (Murphy Brown, The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2006)
  • May 7 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • May 7 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), born in Kirkman, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • May 9 Sheila Burrell, British actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark), born in Blackheath, London (d. 2011)
  • May 10 David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
  • May 10 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • May 11 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • May 11 Nestor Chylak, American Baseball HOF umpire (AL 1954-78; 3 x ALCS; 5 x World Series; 6 x MLB All Star games), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • May 12 Barend Busnac, Dutch office clerk and resistance fighter (d. 1944)
  • May 12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)
  • May 13 Bea Arthur [Bernice Frankel], American Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress (Mame; Maude; The Golden Girls), and singer, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2009)
  • May 13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • May 14 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker

Franjo TuđmanFranjo Tuđman (1922-1999)

May 14 Croatian politician and President of Croatia (1990-1999), born in Veliko Trgovišće, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

  • May 14 Richard Deacon, American actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Mel Cooley"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/Secretary-General (CPI) [or May 25]
  • May 15 Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
  • May 15 Selma Engel [Saartje Wijnberg], Dutch born Jew, the first to tell of Nazi Sobibor extermination camp, born in Groningen, the Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • May 16 Colin Cole, Principal King of Arms
  • May 16 Russell Wood, treasurer (Queen Elizabeth)
  • May 18 Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (d. 2005)
  • May 18 GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
  • May 18 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1983)
  • May 19 David McLean [Eugene Joseph Huth], American actor known for appearing in Marlboro advertisements (Days of Our Lives, Tate), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • May 20 Clifford Butler, vice chancellor (Loughborough Univ of Technology)
  • May 22 Judith Crist, American film critic (TV Guide, Today), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2012)
  • May 22 Quinn Martin, American television producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • May 24 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee (1922-2015)

May 27 English actor (Dracula, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), born in London

  • May 27 Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)
  • May 28 Barney Rosset, publisher and free speech advocate (publisher of Tropic for Cancer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • May 28 John Alderson, chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK)
  • May 28 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 29 Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2001)
  • May 29 Joe Weatherly, American auto racer (NASCAR Sprint Cup champion 1962-63), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1964)
  • May 30 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], US sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • May 31 Denholm Elliott, English actor (Alfie, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • May 31 Elisabeth, Arch Duchess of Austria, Princess of Liechtenstein
  • Jun 1 Joan Caulfield, American model and actress (My Favorite Husband), born in West Orange, New Jersey (d. 1991)
  • Jun 1 Joan Copeland [Miller], American actress (Roseland, A Little Sex), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 1 Lala Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • Jun 1 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 2 Carmen Silvera, Canadian-born British actress ('Allo 'Allo!), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)

Charlie SiffordCharlie Sifford (1922-2015)

Jun 2 American golfer (first African-American to join PGA Tour, 2 titles), born in Charlotte North Carolina

  • Jun 2 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • Jun 3 Alain Resnais, French director (Muriel, Hiroshima mon amour), born in Brittany, France (d. 2014)
  • Jun 3 Iván Patachich, Hungarian contemporary classical and electro-acoustic composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1993)
  • Jun 4 Irwin Bazelon, American composer (Duo for Viola), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Jun 4 John West, vice chancellor (Bradford University)
  • Jun 4 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., American naval officer, First African American fleet commander, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2004)
  • Jun 5 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), born in New York City (d. 2007)
  • Jun 6 Ian Hamilton, Scottish composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • Jun 7 Beryl Booker, American swing and cool jazz pianist (Dinah Washington), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Jun 7 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, born in Malmesbury, Cape Province, Union of South Africa (d. 2011)
  • Jun 8 Myron Healey, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp), born in Petaluma, Sonoma County California (d. 2005)
  • Jun 9 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)
  • Jun 9 George Axelrod, American playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany, Bus Stop), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Jun 9 John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (d. 1941)
  • Jun 9 Peter Beazley, British politician (C) (European Parliament), born in Chale, Isle of Wight (d. 2004)
  • Jun 10 Bill Kerr, South African-born Australian actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Cape Town (d. 2014)

Judy GarlandJudy Garland (1922-1969)

Jun 10 American actress (The Wizard of Oz; Meet Me In St. Louis; Easter Parade), and singer ("Over The Rainbow"; "The Man That Got Away"), born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota

  • Jun 10 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • Jun 11 Erving Goffman, American sociologist (presentation of self in everyday life), born in Mannville, Alberta, Canada (d. 1982)
  • Jun 11 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • Jun 11 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), born in Mountain Iron, Minnesota (d. 2020)
  • Jun 12 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, born in Holstebro, Denmark (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Mel Parnell, American MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1947-56), coach, and broadcaster, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • Jun 14 Kevin Roche, Irish architect (Pritzker Prize winner, 1982), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2019)
  • Jun 15 Jaki Byard, American jazz pianist (Charlie Mingus), saxophonist, drummer, composer, arranger, and educator, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Jun 15 John Veale, English composer, born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2006)
  • Jun 15 [Morris] Mo Udall, American politician (Rep-D-AZ, 1961-91), born in St Johns, Arizona (d. 1998)
  • Jun 17 Jerry Fielding, American jazz musician and composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • Jun 17 Kelsey Jones, Canadian composer, born in South Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • Jun 18 Claude Helffer, French classical pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 2004)
  • Jun 18 Donald Keene, American Japanese translator and critic, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 20 Tommy Mont, American NFL quarterback and coach (Washington Redskins; DePauw University), born in Mount Savage, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • Jun 21 Jim McConnon, English cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 2003)
  • Jun 22 Bill Blass, American fashion designer (dressed Nancy Reagan), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • Jun 23 Francis Thorne, American composer (Fortuna; Elegy), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jun 23 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • Jun 24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 24 Roy Elihu Travis, American composer (Passion of Oedipus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jun 24 Tata Giacobetti, Italian jazz singer (Quartetto Cetra), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1988)
  • Jun 25 Johnny Smith, American cool jazz guitarist ("Moonlight In Vermont"; "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • Jun 26 Alan T. Peacock, British economist, born in Ryton, England (d. 2014)
  • Jun 26 Campbell Adamson, British industrialist and CEO (Abbey National Pictures), born in Perth, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • Jun 26 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), born in Cedarville, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Jun 26 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Jun 27 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2018)
  • Jun 27 Herbert Ziergiebel, German writer, born in Nordhorn, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Jun 28 Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jun 28 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jun 28 Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset), born in Magerøya, Finnmark, Norway (d. 2010)
  • Jun 29 Vasko Popa, Yugoslavia-Serbian poet (Heaven is a Side Issue), born in Grebenac, Vojvodina, Yugoslavia (d. 1991)
  • Jul 1 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both), born in Giles County, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • Jul 2 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, Belarusian composer, born in Żyrardów, Poland (d. 2000)
  • Jul 2 Pierre Cardin, Italian-French fashion designer, born in San Biagio di Callalta, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Jul 3 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles), born in Liege, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • Jul 3 François Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • Jul 3 Tom Hudson, British artist and teacher, born in Horden, County Durham, England (d. 1997)
  • Jul 4 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1998)
  • Jul 6 Francisco Moncion, American dancer, born in La Vega, Dominican Republic (d. 1995)
  • Jul 6 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show - "Martin"; Get Smart - "The Admiral"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 7 Artie Malvin, American vocalist (Glenn Miller; Jimmy Dorsey), arranger and music director (Julie LaRosa; Pat Boone; Carol Burnett), born in New York City (d. 2006)
  • Jul 9 Hassan II [Mawlāy al-Ḥasan Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf], King of Morocco (1961-99), born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Herb McKenley, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 400m relay 1952; 3 x silver 1948, 52), born in Pleasant Valley, Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2007)

Jake LaMottaJake LaMotta (1922-2017)

Jul 10 American boxer (world middleweight champion 1949-51, immortalised in 'Raging Bull'), born in NYC, New York

  • Jul 11 Eugene "Gene" Evans, American actor (My Friend Flicka, Johnny Ringo, Alamo), born in Hollbrook, Arizona (d. 1998)
  • Jul 12 Clark MacGregor, American Republican politician (involved in Watergate), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Jul 12 Mark Hatfield, American politician (29th Governor of Oregon), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 2011)
  • Jul 12 Michael Ventris, English architect who deciphered Linear B, born in Wheathampstead, England (d. 1956)
  • Jul 13 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), born in Copenhagen (d. 2016)
  • Jul 13 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • Jul 13 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • Jul 14 Elfriede Rinkel, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 2018)
  • Jul 14 Käbi Laretei, Estonian-Swedish concert pianist, born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 2014)
  • Jul 14 Peter Tranchell, British composer, born in Cuddalore, India (d. 1993)
  • Jul 14 Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • Jul 15 Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
  • Jul 15 Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
  • Jul 15 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • Jul 15 Leon M. Lederman, American experimental physicist (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1988 - for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018) [1]
  • Jul 17 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic
  • Jul 18 Jean de Gribaldy, French road cyclist and team director (Frimatic - Viva, Miko, Sem - France Loire), born in Besançon, France (d. 1987)
  • Jul 18 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (paradigm shift), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Jul 19 Al Haig, American bebop jazz pianist (Charlie Parker; Stan Getz; Chet Baker), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 George McGovern, American politician and Presidential candidate (D-1972), born in Avon, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • Jul 19 Harold Camping, American evangelist and founder of Family Radio, born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • Jul 19 Rachel Robinson, American social activist and humanitarian (The Jackie Robinson Foundation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 20 Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
  • Jul 20 Karel Krautgartner, Czech jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger, composer, conductor and teacher, born in Mikulov, Moravia (d. 1982)
  • Jul 21 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), born in Dougherty Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Jul 21 Mollie Sugden, English actress (Are You Being Served?), born in Keighley, Yorkshire (d. 2009)
  • Jul 22 Dan Rowan, American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Beggs, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • Jul 22 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • Jul 23 Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Romania (1948-94), born in Moineşti, Bacău, Romania (d. 1994)
  • Jul 23 Stefans Grové, South African composer (Nonyana, The Ceremonial Dancer; Cyclops; Glimpses), born in Bethlehem, Orange Free State, Union of South Africa (d. 2014)
  • Jul 24 Charles Mathias Jr., American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 2010)
  • Jul 24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jul 24 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer, born in Louiseville, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Jul 25 John B. Goodenough, American scientist (lithium-ion battery), 2019 Novel Prize for Chemistry, born in Jena, Germany
  • Jul 26 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish choral and orchestral composer, and musicologist, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 26 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Jul 26 Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board), born in Birmingham (d. 2017)
  • Jul 26 Hoyt Wilhelm, American Baseball HOF pitcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1954 NY Giants; no-hitter 1958 Baltimore Orioles; Chicago WS), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • Jul 26 Jason Robards, American actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jul 27 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), born in Messina, Sicily (d. 1986)
  • Jul 27 Bob Thiele, American record producer (Impulse! Records), born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jul 27 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 Norman Lear, American TV writer and producer (All in The Family, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jul 28 Jacques Piccard, Swiss undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  • Jul 30 Henry W. Bloch, American businessman (co-founder of H&R Block) and philanthropist, born in Kansas City, Missouri