Famous People Born in July 1929

  • Jul 1 Gerald Edelman, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, New York (d. 2014)

Imelda MarcosImelda Marcos (93 years old)

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

  • Jul 3 David Lynch, American singer (Platters - "Twilight Time"; "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • Jul 3 Eustace Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, British diplomat and vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps) (d. 2017)

Al DavisAl Davis (1929-2011)

Jul 4 American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts

  • Jul 4 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Jul 5 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Jul 5 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Jul 5 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • Jul 6 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 7 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • Jul 7 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 8 Shirley Ann Grau, American author (Keepers of the House), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Jul 9 (Barton) Lee Hazlewood, American pop-country songwriter, singer, and producer ("Summer Wine"; Nancy Sinatra -"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"; Frank and Nancy - "Something Stupid"), born in Mannford, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Jul 9 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • Jul 10 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • Jul 10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician (President of the Scottish National Party), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 11 Chuck Rio [Daniel Flores], American rock singer, saxophonist, and songwriter (The Champs - "Tequila"), born in Santa Paula, California (d. 2006)
  • Jul 11 David Kelly, Irish actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - "Grandpa Joe";, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 11 Hermann Prey, German baritone, born in Berlin (d. 1998)
  • Jul 14 Alan Dawson, American jazz drummer and teacher (Berklee, 1957-75), born in Marietta, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jul 15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • Jul 16 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • Jul 17 Roy McMillan, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (MLB All Star 1956-57; Gold Glove 1957-59; Cincinnati Reds), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Jul 17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 18 (Jalacy) "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("I Put a Spell On You"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Adelaide Tambo, South African anti-apartheid activist, politician and wife of Oliver Tambo, born in Top Location, Vereeniging (d. 2007)
  • Jul 18 Dick Button, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Sofia MuratovaSofia Muratova (1929-2006)

Jul 19 Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia, Soviet Union

Mike IlitchMike Ilitch (1929-2017)

Jul 20 American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Jul 20 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, producer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 1999)
  • Jul 21 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • Jul 22 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • Jul 23 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), born in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland (d. 1998)
  • Jul 23 Billy Maxwell, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1951; Ryder Cup 1963; 7 x PGA Tour wins), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Jul 23 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (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 26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt Prize, 1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • Jul 26 Charlie Persip, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; The Jazz Statesmen; Billy Eckstine), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jul 26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician (30th Minister of Finance), born in Île Perrot, Quebec
  • Jul 27 Harvey Fuqua, American R&B singer-songwriter (The Moonglows - "Sincerely"), producer (Marvin Gaye), and record label executive (Motown), 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

Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisJacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994)

Jul 28 American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York

  • Jul 28 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch writer, poet, son of Jan Campert
  • Jul 29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • Jul 30 Christine McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Jul 30 Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 31 Don Murray, American actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 31 José Santamaría, Uruguayan soccer defender (Uruguay 20, Spain 16 caps; Real Madrid), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jul 31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author (The Indian in the Cupboard), born in London
  • Jul 31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2006)

About July 1929

How Old? 93 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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