On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1939

  • Jul 1 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), born in Darby, Pennsylvania (2018)
  • Jul 1 Charles Floyd Hatcher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia), born in Doerun, Georgia
  • Jul 1 Delaney Bramlett, American rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie), born in Pontotoc, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • Jul 1 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), born in Park Ridge, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Jul 2 John H. Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91), Governor of New Hampshire (1983-89), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jul 2 M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, American sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • Jul 2 Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)
  • Jul 2 Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - Cloud Nine), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1973)
  • Jul 2 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 2 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • Jul 3 Jay Tarses, American actor and writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 4 Ed Bernard, American actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Booker Edgerson, American football player, born in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • Jul 6 Helena Dupont, American equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 6 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Jul 6 Man Mohan Sood, Indian cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India), born in Lahore, Punjab

  • Jul 6 Mary Peters, English pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972), born in Halewood, Lancashire
  • Jul 10 Lawrence Pressman, American actor (Man From Atlantis, Hellstrom Chronicle), born in Cynthiana, Kentucky
  • Jul 10 Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish politician, journalist, and educator, born in Zile, Tokat, Turkey (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 11 Larry Laoretti, American golfer (US Senior Open 1992), born in Mahopac, New Jersey
  • Jul 11 Seth Gaaikema, Dutch night club performer
  • Jul 12 Phillip Adams, Australian humanist and broadcaster (Late Night Live), born in Maryborough, Victoria
  • Jul 14 Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', born in Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 2019)
  • Jul 14 Sid Haig [Sidney Mosesian], American actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Jason of Star Command), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 14 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • Jul 14 Ljubisa Beara, Bosnian general convicted of overseeing Srebrenica Massacre, born in Sarajevo (d. 2017)
  • Jul 15 Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
  • Jul 15 Patrick Wayne, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 15 Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
  • Jul 15 William David Hellerman, composer
  • Jul 16 Corin Redgrave, Brtish actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Jul 16 Marion Pitt, social worker/writer
  • Jul 16 Mary Parkinson, British broadcaster, born in Doncaster, West Riding
  • Jul 16 William Bell, American singer (Tryin' to Love Two), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 16 Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director, born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1995)

  • Jul 16 Denise LaSalle [Ora Denise Allen], American blues and R&B singer recognized as the "Queen of the Blues" (Trapped by a Thing Called Love), born in Leflore County, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jul 17 Spencer Davis [Davies], English guitarist (Spencer Davis Group), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Jul 17 Warwick Hutton, artist
  • Jul 17 Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • Jul 18 Brian Auger, English fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Dion DiMucci, American rocker (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 18 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (University of Michigan), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2007)
  • Jul 18 Jerry Moore, American football player and coach, born in Bonham, Texas
  • Jul 20 Judy Chicago [Judith Cohen], American artist (Dinner Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 20 Jeanne Bice, American entrepreneur (Quacker Factory clothes), born in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • Jul 21 John Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence
  • Jul 22 Gila Almagor, Israeli actress
  • Jul 24 Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • Jul 24 Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 24 Walt Bellamy, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All-Star 1962–65; NBA Rookie of Year 1962; Olympic gold 1960), born in New Bern, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • Jul 25 Richard Akre Trythall, American composer, born in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Jul 26 John Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia (1996-2007), born in Earlwood, New South Wales, Australia

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25th Australian Prime Minister
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  • Jul 26 Wopko Jensma, South African poet and graphic designer, born in South Africa
  • Jul 27 Irv Cross, American NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Jul 27 James McGee, British pathologist and professor (Morbid Anatomy at Oxford), born in Mossend, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Jul 27 James Victor, Dominican-American actor (Boulevard Night, Streets of LA), born in Santiago Province, Dominican Republic (d. 2016)
  • Jul 28 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (The Tornados), born in London, England
  • Jul 29 Annea Lockwood, American composer (Piano Burning), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jul 30 Peter Bogdanovich, American director and producer (Last Picture Show), born in Kingston, New York
  • Jul 31 France Nuyen, Vietnamese-French actress (St Elsewhere, Diamond Head), born in Marseilles, France
  • Jul 31 John R. West, rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring), born in Uhrichsville, Ohio
  • Jul 31 Roger Prideaux, English cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69), born in Chelsea, London
  • Jul 31 Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1965; Gold Glove 1964), born in Cabimas, Venezuela
  • Jul 31 Norm Snead, American NFL quarterback (4-time Pro Bowl; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Halifax County, Virginia

About July 1939

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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