On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1950

  • Jul 1 David Duke, American white nationalist politician and K.K.K. member, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jul 3 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations-My Girl), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • Jul 3 Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricketer pace bowler (1975-89), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • Jul 3 James Hahn, American politician and incumbent judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 4 David Jensen, Canadian-British radio DJ, born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Jul 5 Gary Matthews, American baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year), born in San Fernando, California
  • Jul 5 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 5 Michael Monarch, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 6 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Jul 6 Sultan Rakhmanov, Russian super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1980), born in Turtkul, Karakalpak ASSR
  • Jul 6 John Byrne, Canadian-American author and artist of superhero comics (X-Men), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England
  • Jul 6 Hélène Scherrer, Canadian politician (MP of Louis-Hébert, Quebec, 2000-04), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Jul 9 Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis player (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jul 9 Gwen Guthrie, American singer ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 1999)

Person of interestViktor Yanukovych

Jul 9 Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian politician (President of Ukraine from 2010 until overthrow in 2014 revolution), born in Yenakiyevo, Ukraine

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych
President of Ukraine
Viktor Yanukovych
  • Jul 10 Willie Ford, American R&B singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones), born in LaGrange, Georgia

  • Jul 10 Prokopis Pavlopoulos, 7th President of Greece, born in Kalamata, Greece
  • Jul 11 Bonnie Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters-Jump, I'm So Excited), born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • Jul 11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • Jul 11 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • Jul 11 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • Jul 12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 13 George D "Pinky" Nelson, Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)
  • Jul 13 Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • Jul 14 Bruce Oldfield, British mode-designer
  • Jul 15 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
  • Jul 15 Colin Barnett, Australian politician

Person of interestArianna Huffington

Jul 15 Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington
  • Jul 16 Camille Saviola, American actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 16 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel and cosmonaut, born in Tyumen, Russia
  • Jul 16 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Jul 16 Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician (Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), born in Bedford, Quebec
  • Jul 16 Dennis Priestley, English darts player (PDC World Champion 1994), born in Mexborough, England
  • Jul 17 Derek de Lint, Dutch actor, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jul 17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jul 17 Phoebe Snow [Laub], American singer-songwriter (Poetry Man), born in New York City (d. 2011)

Person of interestRichard Branson

Jul 18 Richard Branson, British music entrepreneur (Virgin Group), born in London, England

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • Jul 18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jul 18 Jack Layton, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • Jul 18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos), born in Greece
  • Jul 19 Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-De-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 19 Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jul 19 Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 20 Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
  • Jul 21 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • Jul 21 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • Jul 23 Alan Turner, Australian cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975), born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 23 Belinda Montgomery, Canadian actress (Man From Atlantis), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jul 23 Blair Thornton, Canadian rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jul 23 Kaity Tong, Chinese-American news anchor (WPIX), born in Qingdao, China
  • Jul 23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-American Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jul 24 Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
  • Jul 24 Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
  • Jul 25 Mark Clarke, English bassist (Colosseum; Tempest; Uriah Heep), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jul 26 Paul McHale Jr., American politcian (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 26 Susan George, English actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
  • Jul 26 Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jul 26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Jul 26 Duncan Mackay, British composer and keyboard player, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • Jul 27 Michael Vaughn, English rocker (Paper Lace - "The Night Chicago Died"), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Jul 27 Simon Jones, English actor and comedian (News is the News), born in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England
  • Jul 28 Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
  • Jul 29 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • Jul 29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • Jul 30 Frank Stallone, American Sylvestor's brother and actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 30 Wime de Craene, Flemish singer and composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • Jul 31 Lane Davies, American actor (Mason-Santa Barbara, Impure Thoughts), born in Dalton, Georgia

About July 1950

How Old? 70 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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