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Famous People Born in July 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Geneviève Bujold, Canadian actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 1 William Carney, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 1 Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Canada
  • Jul 1 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Jul 2 Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • Jul 2 Vicente Fox, Former Mexican president
  • Jul 3 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality, born in Mexico City (d. 1999)
  • Jul 4 Hal Lanier, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Denton, North Carolina
  • Jul 4 Michael, English Prince of Kent and paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, born in Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Jul 4 Stefan Meller, Polish diplomat and 9th Minister of Foreign Affairs (2005-06), born in Lyon, France (d. 2008)
  • Jul 5 Hannes Löhr, German footballer and manager, born in Eitorf, Rhine Province, Germany
  • Jul 7 Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • Jul 7 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Jul 8 Janice Pennington, American Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 8 Phil Gramm, (Sen-R Texas, 1985- )
  • Jul 9 Richard Roundtree, American actor (Getting Even, Shaft), born in New Rochelle, New York

  • Jul 9 Edy Williams, American actress (Dr Minx), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jul 9 Hermann Burger, Swiss poet and writer, born in Menziken, Switzerland (d. 1989)
  • Jul 9 Paul B. Henry, American professor of political science and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d.1993)
  • Jul 9 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • Jul 11 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 2018)
  • Jul 12 Richard Stoltzman, American clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 12 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league halfback (26 Tests; St. George), born in Fremantle, Western Australia

Person of interestHarrison Ford

Jul 13 Harrison Ford, American actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Jul 13 Jay Uzzell, rocker (Corsairs)
  • Jul 13 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 13 Rod Chandler, (Rep-R-WA, 1983- )
  • Jul 13 Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 14 Javier Solana, Spanish European Union foreign policy chief
  • Jul 15 Henry McCubbin, MEP (Labour)
  • Jul 15 Philip R Sharp, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1975- )
  • Jul 15 Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 16 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites), born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica (d. 2006)
  • Jul 16 Frank Field, British Labour politician, born in Edmonton, Middlesex

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

Jul 16 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis player (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Albury, New South Wales

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • Jul 17 Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
  • Jul 17 Gale Garnett, New Zealand singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 17 Don Kessinger, American baseball player, born in Forrest City, Arkansas
  • Jul 17 Peter Sissons, British newsreader, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jul 18 Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Prince of the Belgians and son of Leopold III, born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium (d. 2009)

  • Jul 18 Adolf Ogi, President of Switzerland (2000), born in Kandersteg, Switzerland
  • Jul 18 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, born in Treviglio, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 20 T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)
  • Jul 20 Ron Bowden, Australian politician
  • Jul 21 Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jul 21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • Jul 21 Patricia Elliott, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), born in Gunnison Colorado (d. 2015)
  • Jul 21 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Jul 23 Jan de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks), born in Amsterdam
  • Jul 23 Madeline Bell, American singer (Black Nativity), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 23 Myra Hindley, English murderess (murdered 5 small children with Ian Brady), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • Jul 23 Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician (Lord Mayor of Brisbane 1985-91), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 24 Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • Jul 24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • Jul 25 Felix Philipp Ingold, Swiss translator and writer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Jul 26 Vladimír Mečiar, 1st and 3rd Prime Minister of Slovakia, born in Zvolen, Slovakia
  • Jul 26 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jul 27 Barbara Ferris, English actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • Jul 27 John Pleshette, American actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 27 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Jul 27 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Jul 28 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
  • Jul 29 Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
  • Jul 29 Tony Sirico, American actor

About July 1942

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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