On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1941

  • Jul 1 John Gould, British composer and musical comic
  • Jul 1 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 1 Sally Quinn, American CBS newscaster (Morning Show), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jul 1 Twyla Tharp, American dancer and choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe), born in Portland, Indiana
  • Jul 1 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Jul 1 Myron Scholes, Canadian-American financial economist (Nobel 1997), born in Timmins, Ontario
  • Jul 2 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
  • Jul 3 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Indian film director and cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal), born in Mannadi, Travancore, British India
  • Jul 3 Gloria Allred, American feminist and civil rights attorney, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 3 Wylie Walker Vale, American endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Jul 4 Brian Willson, American peace activist, born in New York
  • Jul 4 Sergio Oliva, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2012)
  • Jul 5 Barbara Frischmuth, Austrian writer, born in Altaussee, Salzkammergut, Austria
  • Jul 7 Jim Rodford, British rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2018)
  • Jul 7 Michael Howard, British politician
  • Jul 7 Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist

  • Jul 7 Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby union number 8 (47 caps; CUS Genova, Partenope) and coach (Italy 1985-88), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Jul 8 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • Jul 9 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), born in Indianapolis (d. 1971)
  • Jul 9 James Scott, director (Strike it Rich)
  • Jul 9 Scotty Baesler, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jul 9 Takehide Nakatani, Japanese lightweight judoka (Olympic gold 1964), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Jul 10 Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2020)
  • Jul 10 Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30), born in Komarovka, Belarus
  • Jul 10 Robert Pine, American actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Jul 10 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Jul 10 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire; Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Jul 11 Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • Jul 12 Joseph Whipp, American actor (Escape from Alcatraz), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 13 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • Jul 13 Jacques Perrin, French actor (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon) and filmmaker, born in Paris, France
  • Jul 13 Lut[guard] Tomsin, actress/director (Knock on the Door)
  • Jul 13 Robert Forster [Foster], American actor (Medium Cool, Jackie Brown), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jul 13 Steve Gibbons, British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer (The Ugly's - "Wake Up My Mind"; solo - "Tulane"), born in Harbourne, Birmingham, England
  • Jul 14 Tatyana Kuznetsova, Soviet cosmonaut (youngest person selected for space training at 20 but never flew), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2018)
  • Jul 14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist, born in Parsonburg, Maryland

  • Jul 14 Andreas Khol, Austrian politician, born in Bergen auf Rügen, Germany
  • Jul 15 Geoffrey Burgon, composer
  • Jul 16 George Young, Baron Young of Cookham, British minister of housing & planning, born in Oxford, England
  • Jul 16 Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 16 Jan Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Oostwold, Netherlands
  • Jul 16 Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician (Mojoj vjernoj publici), born in Tribunj, Croatia
  • Jul 17 Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
  • Jul 17 Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)
  • Jul 17 Morimichi Takagi, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (NPB All-Star 1966–67, 73, 79; Chunichi Dragons), born in Gifu, Japan (d. 2020)
  • Jul 18 Jack Jersey, Indonesian-Dutch singer and producer, born in Cimahi, Indonesia (d. 1997)
  • Jul 18 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), born in Aurora, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Martha Reeves, American singer (Martha & the Vandellas - "Dancing in the Street"), born in Eufaula, Alabama
  • Jul 19 Jennifer Dunn, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)
  • Jul 19 Jerry Huckaby, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Hodge, Jackson Parish Louisiana
  • Jul 19 Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)
  • Jul 19 Neelie Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD) and Minister of Traffic, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 19 Phil Upchurch, American jazz, blues, and session guitarist ("You Can't Sit Down"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 20 Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)
  • Jul 20 Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
  • Jul 21 Jim Bates, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-91) 1st to be censured for sexual harassment, born in Denver, Colorado

  • Jul 22 George Clinton, rocker (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • Jul 22 Susie Berning, American golfer (US Women's Open 1968, 72-73, Western Open 1965), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 22 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • Jul 23 Richie Evans, American auto racer (9 x NASCAR Modified Champion 1973, 78-85), born in Westernville, New York (d. 1985)
  • Jul 23 Sergio Mattarella, Italian politician and President of Italy (2015-), born in Palermo, Italy
  • Jul 24 Barbara Love, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 24 Tony Dunne, Irish soccer left-back (33 caps, Republic of Ireland; Manchester United; Bolton Wanderers; Irish Footballer of the Year 1969), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)

Person of interestNate Thurmond

Jul 25 Nate Thurmond, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • Jul 25 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), born in Puerto Montt, Chile (d. 2011)
  • Jul 25 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer and photographer, born in London

Person of interestEmmett Till

Jul 25 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1955)

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • Jul 25 Manuel "Manny" Charlton, Spanish hard rock guitarist (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), born in La Línea, Andalusia, Spain
  • Jul 26 Brenton Wood [Alfred Smith], American rock musician ("Gimme Little Sign"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jul 26 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer ("He's a Rebel"; "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" ), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Andrew McMaster, Scottish keyboardist, and songwriter (The Motors - "Airport"; "Tenement Steps"), born in Calton, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 27 Johannes Fritsch, German composer, born in Bensheim, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Jul 28 Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1980-92; La Scala, 1986-2005; Chicago Symphony 2010-present), born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy
  • Jul 29 David Warner, English actor (Star Trek VI, Time Bandits), born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Jul 30 Count Desmond [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
  • Jul 30 Paul Anka, Canadian singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 31 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, born in Surat, India (d. 2004)
  • Jul 31 Heather McKay, Australian squash player (British Open 1962-77, inaugural women's World Open 1976), born in Queanbeyan, NSW
  • Jul 31 Gerry Philbin, American NFL defensive end (All-time All-AFL Team; NY Jets), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

About July 1941

How Old? 79 or 80 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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