Famous People Born in July 1929

  • Jul 1 Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, NY, (d. 2014)

Person of interestImelda Marcos

Jul 2 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 2 John A. Cade, American politician
  • Jul 3 Eustace Gibbs, vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps)

Person of interestAl Davis

Jul 4 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Jul 4 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Cramer, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Jul 4 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Jul 5 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Jul 5 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Jul 6 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • Jul 7 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 7 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
  • Jul 9 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson), born in Mannford, Oklahoma
  • Jul 9 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • Jul 10 Moe Norman, Canadian Tour golfer (1966 Quebec Open), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jul 10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician (President of the Scottish National Party), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 11 David Kelly, Irish actor (Grandpa Joe-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 11 Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
  • Jul 13 Red Terrill Jr, horse trainer
  • Jul 14 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • Jul 15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • Jul 15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 16 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • Jul 17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 18 "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Dick Totten Button, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Jul 18 Adelaide Tambo, South African anti-apartheid activist, politician and wife of Oliver Tambo, born in Top Location, Vereeniging (d. 2007)

Person of interestSofia Muratova

Jul 19 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

Person of interestMike Ilitch

Jul 20 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • Jul 20 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, produer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 1999)
  • Jul 21 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • Jul 22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • Jul 23 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • Jul 23 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), born in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland (d. 1998)
  • Jul 24 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56), born in KIngston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Jul 24 Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Jul 24 Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 2011)
  • Jul 25 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader, born in Tezpur, India
  • Jul 25 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Mnaitoba, Canada (d. 1995)
  • Jul 26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • Jul 26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician (30th Minister of Finance), born in Île Perrot, Quebec
  • Jul 27 Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2010)
  • Jul 27 Jack Higgins [Harry Patterson], British novelist (The Eagle Has Landed), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Jul 27 Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer, born in Paris

Person of interestJacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jul 28 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • Jul 28 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • Jul 29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • Jul 30 Christine McGuire, American singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Jul 30 Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 31 Don Murray, American actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 José Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jul 31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author (The Indian in the Cupboard), born in London