On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1954

  • Jul 1 Mike Reid, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2005, The Tradition 2009), born in Bainbridge, Maryland
  • Jul 1 Chip Hanauer, American hydroplane racer (world champion 1982), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 1 Randall Hall, American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd 1987-94), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 2 Wendy Schaal, American actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 4 Jim Beattie, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Jul 4 Chang-dong Lee, South Korean filmmaker and novelist (Secret Sunshine, Poetry), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Jul 5 John Wright, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92), born in Darfield, New Zealand
  • Jul 5 Leni Björklund, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence, 2002-06), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • Jul 5 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 6 Allyce Beasley, American actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 6 James Kiberd, American actor (Trevor Dillon-Loving, All My Children), born in Providence, Rhode Island

Person of interestWillie Randolph

Jul 6 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • Jul 7 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 9 Debbie Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestAndre Dawson

Jul 10 Andre Dawson, American MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Jul 10 Gene Holder, American musician (the dBs)

  • Jul 10 Neil Tennant, English singer and songwriter (Pet Shop Boy-West End Girl), born in North Shields, Northumberland, England
  • Jul 10 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • Jul 11 Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 12 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer, born in Salzgitter, Germany
  • Jul 13 David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 13 Louise Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jul 13 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • Jul 13 Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer
  • Jul 13 Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • Jul 14 Jos Zoomer, Amsterdam Neth, rock drummer (Vandenberg)
  • Jul 15 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Olympic 20-1996)
  • Jul 16 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American activist and politician, born in Eldorado, Illinois

Person of interestAngela Merkel

Jul 17 Angela Merkel, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (2005-), born in Hamburg, West Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Jul 17 J. Michael Straczynski, American television screenwriter, producer, comic book writer and director (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Changeling) born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 17 Eduardo Romero, Argentine golfer (Tradition 2006, US Senior Open 2008), born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Jul 18 Imtiaz Ali, West Indian cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976), born in Maraval, Trinidad
  • Jul 18 Ricky Skaggs, American country singer (Heartbroke, Toy Hearts), born in Cordell, Kentucky
  • Jul 18 Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jul 18 Tobias Picker, American composer (Emmeline), born in New York City
  • Jul 19 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist and foreign affairs editor (Chronicles), born in Belgrade, Serbia

  • Jul 20 Jay Jay French [John French Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 20 Moira Harris, American actress
  • Jul 22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist (Return To Forever; Elegant Gypsy), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jul 22 Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
  • Jul 23 Marisa DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family), born in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 24 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
  • Jul 25 Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer], Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 25 Lynne Frederick, English actress (Schizophrenia), born in Middlesex, England (d. 1994)

Person of interestWalter Payton

Jul 25 Walter Payton, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (9-time Pro Bowl; Chicago Bears), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Jul 26 Lawrence Watt-Evans, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu), born in Arlington, Massachusetts
  • Jul 26 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian/American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 G. S. Bali, Indian politician, born in Kangra, India
  • Jul 28 Steve Morse, American rocker ( Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • Jul 28 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer (Kerry), born in Tralee, Ireland
  • Jul 28 Bruce Abbott, American actor, born in Portland, Oregon

Person of interestHugo Chávez

Jul 28 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (1998-2013), born in Sabaneta, Barinas State, Venezuela (d. 2013)

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Jul 28 Gerd Faltings, German mathematician, born in Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Jul 31 Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1986)
  • Jul 31 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec

About July 1954

How Old? 66 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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