On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1932

  • Jul 1 Bobby Day [Robert Byrd], American rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1990)
  • Jul 1 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist and military correspondent for Haaretz, born in Lille, France (d. 2007)
  • Jul 2 Dave Thomas, American businessman who founded Wendy's Restaurants, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • Jul 2 Kenneth McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jul 2 Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 4 Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian marathon runner, born in Anzegem, Belgium
  • Jul 5 Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jul 5 Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1948)
  • Jul 5 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • Jul 6 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Jul 7 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (Weather Report - "Birdland") (d. 2007)
  • Jul 9 Donald Rumsfeld, American politician (involved in Watergate), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 10 Jürgen Becker, German writer, born in Cologne, Germany
  • Jul 10 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver, born in Turin, Italy
  • Jul 11 Alex Hassilev, American actor and folk musician (The Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 11 Bob McGrath, American musician, voice artist and actor (Sesame Street), born in Ottawa, Illinois

  • Jul 11 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter (I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • Jul 12 Harold William Woolhouse, British botanist, born in Sheffield (d. 1996)
  • Jul 12 Otis Crandall Davis, American 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1960), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Jul 13 Per Nørgård, Danish composer (Papalagi; Babette's Feast), born in Gentofte, Denmark
  • Jul 13 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • Jul 13 Antonio Roma, football goalkeeper (42 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Jul 14 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
  • Jul 15 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jul 15 Ed Litzenberger, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1961-4), born in Neudorf, Saskatchewan (d. 2010)
  • Jul 16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 16 Milly Vitale, Italian actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 16 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Jul 16 Dick [Richard Lewis] Thornburgh, 76th United States Attorney General (1988-91) and 41st Governor of Pennsylvania, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 16 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), born in Overton, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer
  • Jul 17 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Ukraine) (d. 2013)
  • Jul 17 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (d. 2008)
  • Jul 17 Johnny Kerr, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1956, 59, 63; Syracuse Nats/Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns) and broadcaster (Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Jul 18 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jul 19 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)

  • Jul 20 Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)
  • Jul 20 Otto Schily, German politician
  • Jul 21 Ernie Warlick, American football player, born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • Jul 22 Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 2014)
  • Jul 22 William Wilkinson, English conservationist and businessman, born in Warminster, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 22 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • Jul 22 Bob Reade, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (NCAA Div III C'ship 1983-86; AFCA Div III Coach of the Year 1983–86; Augustana Vikings), born in Monticello, Iowa (d. 2020)
  • Jul 24 William Ruckelshaus, American attorney and first Head of Environmental Protection Agency, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 25 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, born in Duncan Village, Eastern Cape (d. 2014)
  • Jul 25 Paul J. Weitz, American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jul 27 Beverly Byron, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 27 Curnick Muzuvukile Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader, born in Matatiele, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • Jul 27 Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises), born in Edinburgh (d.1993)
  • Jul 28 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Jul 29 Marguerite Empey, [Diane Webber], American model and Playboy playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • Jul 29 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas, 1979- )
  • Jul 30 Edd Byrnes, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • Jul 31 Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)
  • Jul 31 Robert W Davis, (Rep-R-MI, 1979- )

Person of interestTed Cassidy

Jul 31 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)

  • Jul 31 John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 31 Sam Coppola, American actor (Saturday Night Fever), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)

About July 1932

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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