Famous People Born in July 1940

  • Jul 1 Craig Brown, Scottish soccer wing half, coach and administrator (Scotland manager 1993-2001), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 2 Ken Clarke [Kenneth Harry Clarke], British Conservative politician, born in Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jul 3 Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter ("Rescue Me"), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Jerry "The Geator" Blavat, American disc jockey and music promoter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2023) [1]
  • Jul 3 Lamar Alexander, American politician (U.S. Senator from Tennessee), born in Maryville, Tennessee
  • Jul 3 Lance Larson, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay, silver 100m freestyle 1960), born in Monterey Park, California
  • Jul 4 Dave Rowberry, English rock organist, and piano player (The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2003)
  • Jul 4 Hank Goldberg, American sports broadcaster (radio colour commentator Miami Dolphins 1978-92; ESPN2, ESPN Radio), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2022)
  • Jul 4 Karolyn Grimes, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishop's Wife), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 5 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Jul 5 Chuck Close, American painter and photographer, born in Monroe, Washington
  • Jul 5 Karen Shepherd, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in Silver City, New Mexico
  • Jul 6 Jeannie Seely, American country music singer (Don't Touch Me), born in Titusville, Pennsylvania

Nursultan NazarbayevNursultan Nazarbayev (82 years old)

Jul 6 1st President of Kazakhstan (1990-2019), born in Chemolgan, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union

  • Jul 6 Viktor Kuzkin, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2008)
  • Jul 7 Richard K Armey, American economist and politician (US House of Representatives (R) - Texas, 1985-2003), born in Cando, North Dakota

Ringo StarrRingo Starr (82 years old)

Jul 7 British drummer, vocalist (The Beatles - "Yellow Submarine"), songwriter ("Early 1970"; "Photograph"), actor (Caveman), "peace & love" activist, and knight, born in Dingle, Liverpool, England [1]

  • Jul 7 Samuel Little, American serial killer (confessed to 93 murders), born in Reynolds, Georgia (d. 2020) [1]
  • Jul 8 Joe B. Mauldin, American rock double-bass player (The Crickets), songwriter, and recording engineer (Gold Start Studios), born In Lubbock, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Jul 8 Marcia Rodd, American actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins), born in Lyons, Kansas
  • Jul 8 Waka Nathan, New Zealand rugby union flanker (14 Tests; Auckland RU), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • Jul 9 Jair da Costa, Brazilian soccer winger (1 cap; Internazionale), born in Santo André, Brazil
  • Jul 9 Manfred Jung, German operatic tenor (Wagner's heldentenor roles), born in Oberhausen, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Jul 10 Dawie de Villiers, South African rugby union captain and halfback (25 Tests; Western Province), born in Burgersdorp, South Africa (d. 2022)
  • Jul 10 Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jul 10 Keith Stackpole, Australian cricket batsman (43 Tests, 7 x 100, 14 x 50, HS 207; Victoria CA), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jul 10 Mills Watson, American actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 10 Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur, born in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 10 Tommy Troelsen, Danish soccer striker (16 caps; Vejle Boldklub) and broadcaster (Danmarks Radio, dk4), born in Nykøbing Mors, Denmark (d. 2021)
  • Jul 11 Ronnie Mack, American singer-songwriter ("He's So Fine"), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1963)
  • Jul 11 Terry Patchett, politician
  • Jul 11 Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart (82 years old)

Jul 13 English actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Captain Picard", X-Men - "Charles Xavier"), born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England

  • Jul 13 Paul Prudhomme, cajun chef (K-Paul), born in Opelousas. Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Jul 14 Susan Howatch, English author, born in Leatherhead, England
  • Jul 17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
  • Jul 17 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian (The Goodies), born in Buxton, England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 18 James Brolin, American actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 18 Joe Torre, American Baseball HOF manager (World Series 1996, 98–2000 NY Yankees) and infielder (NL MVP & batting champion 1971; Gold Glove Award 1965; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 19 Dennis Cole, American actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Jul 19 Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona], American Grammy Award-winning pop and Latin singer ("It Must Be Him"; "Cosas del Amor"), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 20 Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer who pioneered Afrobeat sound, born in Lagos, Nigeria (d. 2020)
  • Jul 20 Tony Oliva, Cuban Baseball HOF right fielder (World Series 1987, 91 Minnesota Twins; 8 x MLB All Star; AL Rookie of Year 1964), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Jul 21 Denis Menke, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1969, 70; Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds), born in Bancroft, Iowa (d. 2020)
  • Jul 21 James Clyburn, American politician (Rep-D-South Carolina 1993-) House Majority Whip, born in Sumter, South Carolina

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek (1940-2020)

Jul 22 Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning TV Game Show Host (Jeopardy, 1984-2020; High Rollers, 1974-80), born in Sudbury, Ontario

  • Jul 22 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • Jul 22 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 22 Thomas Wayne, American rockabilly singer ("Tragedy"), born in Batesville, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • Jul 22 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jul 23 Don Imus, American radio talk show host (WNBC), born in Riverside, California (d. 2019)
  • Jul 23 Gary Stites, American rock vocalist ("Lonely For You"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 24 Carroll A. Campbell Jr., American politician (Governor South Carolina 1987-95, Rep-R-SC, 1979-87), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • Jul 24 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 24 Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • Jul 25 John Pennel, American pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • Jul 26 Brian Mawhinney, British Conservative Party politician, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Jul 26 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer ("Drift Away"), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Jul 26 Mary Jo Kopechne, American political campaign specialist and Ted Kennedy's car passenger, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Jul 26 Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC 2002-15), born in Utica, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jul 26 Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer (Oi Erastes tou Oneirou), born in Kokkinia, Piraeus, Greece
  • Jul 27 Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer, born in Solingen, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Jul 28 Phil Proctor, American comedian (Firesign Theater), born in Goshen, Indiana
  • Jul 30 Clive Sinclair, British consumer electronics inventor (Executive pocket calculator; ZX Spectrum computer), born in Richmond, Surrey, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • Jul 30 Pat Schroeder, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973-97), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 30 Reva Rose, American singer and actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 31 Stanley Jaffe, American producer (Fatal Attraction), born in New Rochelle, New York

About July 1940

How Old? 82 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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