Famous People Born in July 1940

  • Jul 1 Craig Brown, Scottish soccer player/manager/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 Cesar Tovar, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter (Rescue Me), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Heather Steel, British judge
  • Jul 3 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Jul 3 Lamar Alexander, American politician
  • Jul 4 Walter Greenman, horse trainer
  • Jul 4 Dave Rowberry, English rocker (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2003)
  • Jul 4 Karolyn Grimes, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishop's Wife), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 5 Karen Shepherd, (Rep-D-Utah)
  • Jul 5 Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
  • Jul 5 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Jul 6 Viktor Kuzkin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • Jul 6 Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan
  • Jul 6 Jeannie Seely, American singer
  • Jul 7 James Toner, horse trainer
  • Jul 7 Richard K Armey, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )

Person of interestRingo Starr

Jul 7 Ringo Starr, [Richard Starkey], Beatles drummer (Magic Christian), born in Liverpool, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Jul 8 Marcia Rodd, actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins)
  • Jul 9 John Salvito, rocker (Duprees)
  • Jul 10 Dawie [David Jacobus] de Villiers, South African minister of energy, born in Burgersdorp, Cape Province
  • Jul 10 Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74), born in Collingwood, Australia
  • Jul 10 Mills Watson, American actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 10 Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jul 10 Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur, born in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 11 Rafael Martinez, horse trainer
  • Jul 11 Terry Patchett, politician
  • Jul 11 Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician

Person of interestPatrick Stewart

Jul 13 Patrick Stewart, English actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation, Charles Xavier-X-men), 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
  • Jul 16 Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers), born in Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • Jul 17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
  • Jul 17 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
  • Jul 18 James Brolin, American actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 18 Joe Torre, American baseball outfield and manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 18 Qaboos bin Said al Said, Omanis politician and Sultan of Oman (1970-present), born in Salalah, Oman
  • Jul 19 Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona)], singer (Let it Be Him), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 19 Dennis Cole, actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 20 Tony Oliva, ball player, batting champ (AL Rookie of Year 1964)
  • Jul 21 James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)

Person of interestAlex Trebek

Jul 22 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Jul 22 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 22 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jul 22 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • Jul 23 Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)
  • Jul 23 Gary Stites, rock vocalist (Lonely For You)
  • Jul 24 Carroll A Campbell Jr, (Rep-R-SC, 1979-86)
  • Jul 24 Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • Jul 24 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 25 John Pennel, pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963)
  • Jul 26 Brian Mawhinney, British Conservative Party politician, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Jul 26 Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy's car passenger
  • Jul 26 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Jul 26 Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
  • Jul 26 Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC), born in Utica, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jul 27 Pina Bausch, German dancer
  • Jul 28 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • Jul 30 Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
  • Jul 30 Patricia Schroeder, (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973- )
  • Jul 30 Reva Rose, singer/actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 30 Pat Schroeder, American politician
  • Jul 31 Stanley Jaffe, American producer (Fatal Attraction), born in New Rochelle, New York