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Famous People Born in July 1941

Famous Birthdays

  • 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 James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire (d. 2018)
  • Jul 7 Michael Howard, British politician
  • Jul 7 Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist

  • Jul 8 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • Jul 9 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient), 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
  • 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, 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, actress (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon), 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 14 Tatyana Dmitryevna Kuznetsova, cosmonaut
  • Jul 14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • Jul 14 Andreas Khol, Austrian politician
  • 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 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 Marcia Jones-Smoke, American 500m kayaker (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Oklahoma
  • Jul 18 Martha Reeves, American singer (Martha Reeves & Vandellas-Dancing in St), 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 20 Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)
  • Jul 20 Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
  • Jul 21 Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • 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 Thomas Wayne, American singer (Tragedy) (d. 1971)
  • Jul 22 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • Jul 23 Richie Evans, American 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion, 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

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

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • 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), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Johannes Fritsch, German composer, born in Bensheim, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Jul 28 Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), born in Naples, 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? 78 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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