On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1938

  • Jul 1 Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets), born in Negril, Jamaica
  • Jul 3 Shin Geum Dan, North Korean 400m/800m runner (1962 world record), born in Riwon County, North Korea

Person of interestBill Withers

Jul 4 Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician (Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me), born in Slab Fork, West Virginia (d. 2020)

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers
Rhythm & Blues Musician
Bill Withers
  • Jul 4 Cyril Mitchley, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Jul 5 Stanley Silverman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 6 Tony Lewis, Welsh cricket batsman and broadcaster (England 9 Tests, captain 1972-73; president MCC; BBC cricket coverage), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Jul 6 Franco Luambo, Congolese composer, guitarist and bandleader (Masumbuku), born in Sona Bata, Belgian Congo (d. 1989)
  • Jul 8 Marian Ackerman, women's rights advocacy administrator
  • Jul 8 Alan Aldridge, British artist, graphic designer and illustrator whose artwork was used in record covers for The Beatles and The Who, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jul 9 Brian Dennehy, American actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • Jul 9 Paul Seiko Chihara, American-Japanese composer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 9 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • Jul 10 Paul Andreu, French architect, born in Gironde, France
  • Jul 10 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • Jul 11 Terry Garthwaite, US guitarist/singer (Joy of Cooking)
  • Jul 12 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)

  • Jul 12 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Jul 12 Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jul 12 Eiko Ishioka, Costume Designer (Academy Award, Bram Stoker’s Dracula), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2012)
  • Jul 14 Bob Scholl, rocker (Mellow Kings)
  • Jul 14 Jerry Rubin, American activist (Chicago 7), stockbroker, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Jul 15 Carmen Callil, publisher
  • Jul 15 Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1964)
  • Jul 16 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik (d. 2013)
  • Jul 18 Britt Leach, American actor (Mickey-Spencer's Pilots), born in Gadsden, Alabama
  • Jul 18 Dudu Pukwana [Mtutuzel], South African saxophonist and composer, born in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1990)
  • Jul 18 Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 18 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, born in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland (d. 1985)
  • Jul 18 John Connelly, English footballer (20 English caps), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • Jul 19 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist (Hoyle–Narlikar theory), born in Maharashtra, India
  • Jul 19 Nicholas Bethell, 4th Baron Bethell, British historian, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Jul 20 Diana Rigg, English actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Game of Thrones), born in Doncaster England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 20 Jo Ann Campbell, Lawrence Welk's champagne lady, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 20 Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • Jul 20 Roger Hunt, English footballer
  • Jul 21 Anton Kuerti, Canadian composer, born in Vienna, Austria

  • Jul 21 Janet Reno, first woman US Attorney General (1993-2001), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2016)
  • Jul 21 Les Aspin, American politician (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93), Minister of Defense (1993-94), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • Jul 22 Terence Stamp, English actor (The Collector, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • Jul 23 Ronny Cox, American actor (RoboCop, Total Recall), born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico
  • Jul 23 Götz George, German actor (Tatort), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Jul 23 Charles Harrelson, American organized crime figure, born in Lovelady, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Jul 24 Colin Southgate, CEO (Thorn EMI)
  • Jul 24 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • Jul 24 Mike Mainieri, American vibraphonist (Steps Ahead), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Jul 24 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
  • Jul 26 Keith Peters, Welsh physician, born in Baglan, Glamorgan
  • Jul 26 Bobby Hebb, American country singer and songwriter (Sunny), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Jul 27 Isabelle Aubret [Thérèse Coquerelle], French singer (Un premier amour), born in Lille, France
  • Jul 27 Gary Gygax, American role-playing games creator (Dungeons & Dragons) and fantasy author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Jul 28 George Cummings, American rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Jul 28 Luis Aragonés, Spanish soccer forward (11 caps; Atlético Madrid) and manager (Spain 2004-08; Atlético Madrid, Barcelona), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2014)
  • Jul 28 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

Person of interestAlberto Fujimori

Jul 28 Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru (1990-2000), born in Lima, Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori

Person of interestPeter Jennings

Jul 29 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • Jul 29 Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
  • Jul 29 Don Wert, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30 Terry O'Neill, British fashion and celebrity photographer, born in Romford, London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jul 30 Vyachselav Ivanenko, Russian race walker (Olympic gold 50k 1988), born in Kemerovo, Russia
  • Jul 30 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Soviet rower (3 Olympic gold single sculls 1956, 60, 64), born Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 30 Hervé de Charette, French politician, born in Paris

About July 1938

How Old? 82 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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