Famous People Born in July 1923

  • Jul 1 Constance Ford, American model and actress (Burden Hunt, Another World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jul 2 Wislawa Szymborska, Prowent, Polish poet referred to as the 'Mozart of Poetry' (Nobel 1996), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Bankole Timothy, Sierra Leonean journalist, born in Sierra Leone (d. 1994)
  • Jul 3 Johnny Hartman, American jazz ballad singer (John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - "My One And Only Love"), born in Houma, Louisiana (d. 1983)
  • Jul 3 Sue Ryder, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw & Cavendish, British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 2000)
  • Jul 3 William Mills, British painter (d. 1997)
  • Jul 4 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 2013)
  • Jul 5 Arno Motulsky, German-born founder of medical genetics, known as the "father of pharmacogenomics", born in Fischhausen, East Prussia, Weimar Germany (d. 2018)
  • Jul 5 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), born in Everettville, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • Jul 6 Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), born in Siluria, Alabama (d. 1970)
  • Jul 6 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • Jul 6 Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and 1st President of Poland (1989-90), born in Kurów, Poland (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Richard Lumley, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 7 Roberto Caamaño, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1993)
  • Jul 8 Harrison Dillard, American sprinter (4 Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 10 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), born in Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 2001)
  • Jul 10 Earl Hamner Jr., American creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", born in Schuyler, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Jul 10 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (RamalKhuna), born in Examba, Karnataka (d. 1987)
  • Jul 10 Jean Kerr, Irish-American novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Jul 10 John Bradley, United States Navy corpsman, one of six who raised flag on top of Mt. Suribachi (see Iwo Jima), born in Antigo, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • Jul 10 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, born in Tiflis, Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (now Georgia) (d. 2013)
  • Jul 10 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • Jul 12 James E. Gunn, American sci-fi author (The Listeners, Station in Space, Immortal), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 13 Sudie Bond, American stage and screen actress (Love Story; Johnny Dangerously), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1984)
  • Jul 14 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • Jul 14 Frances Lear, American Woman's magazine publisher (Lears), born in Larchmont, New York (1995)
  • Jul 14 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (1948 Long Jump), born in El Centro, California (d. 1989)
  • Jul 15 "Philly" Joe Jones, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Philadelphia (d. 1985)
  • Jul 16 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • Jul 16 Reg Prentice, British government minister, born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2001)
  • Jul 17 John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Héctor Tosar, Uruguayan pianist and composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2002)
  • Jul 18 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jul 18 Michael Medwin, British actor and producer (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint), born in London, England
  • Jul 19 Alex Hannum, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (1st ABA, NBA winning coach), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • Jul 19 David Allyn {Albert DiLello], American jazz singer (Boyd Raeburn Band), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2012) [1]
  • Jul 19 William A. Rusher, American lawyer and columnist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Jul 20 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 21 Henny Alma [Hendrika den Broek], Dutch actress (Soldier of Orange), born in the Hague, Amsterdam (d. 2006)

Bob DoleBob Dole (1923-2021)

Jul 22 American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas

  • Jul 22 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • Jul 22 Mukesh [Mathur], Indian "playback singer" for Bollywood films, born in Delhi, British India (d. 1976)
  • Jul 22 The Fabulous Moolah [Mary Lillian Ellison], American professional wrestler (World Champion,,1956-83), born in Kershaw County, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Jul 23 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • Jul 23 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1997)
  • Jul 25 Bill Fitsell, Canadian journalist, writer and historian (International Hockey Hall of Fame curator, historian 1969-2005), born in Barrie, Ontario (d. 2020)

Estelle GettyEstelle Getty (1923-2008)

Jul 25 American actress (The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace), born in NYC, New York

  • Jul 25 Leonardo Villar, Brazilian actor (The Given Word), born in Piracicaba, Brazil (d. 2020)
  • Jul 25 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (Josephine), born in Vaxholm, Uppland, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • Jul 26 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jul 26 Peter Carey, British civil servant and permanent secretary (DTI), born in Portsmouth (d. 2011)
  • Jul 27 Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate, born in Gimje, Jeollabuk-do, Japanese Korea (d. 1994)
  • Jul 28 Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
  • Jul 28 Mary Jane Odell, American politician and journalist, Iowa Secretary of State, born in Algona, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • Jul 28 Michio Watanabe, Japanese politician, Deputy Prime Minister, born in Ōtawara, Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jul 29 Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • Jul 29 Jim Marshall, British business man and electric guitar amplifier pioneer known as "The Father of Loud", born in Acton, West London, England (d. 2012)
  • Jul 30 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist leader of PKI (1951-65), born in Belitung Island, Dutch East Indies (d. 1965)
  • Jul 31 Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish-American businessman and co-founder of Atlantic Records, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach (father of Chris Evert), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)

About July 1923

How Old? 99 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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