On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Lorna Patterson, American actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • Jul 1 Brian Sabean, American MLB executive (SF Giants World Series 2010, 12, 14), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Jul 1 Alan Ruck, American actor (Spin City), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 2 Jeffrey Cooper, rock guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Jul 2 Jerry Hall, American model, married to Mick Jagger and Rupert Murdoch (Batman, Freejack), born in Mesquite, Texas
  • Jul 2 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 3 Eddie Edwards, South African tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jul 3 Montel Williams, American TV talk show host (Montel), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 3 Vincent Margera "Don Vito", American reality TV Viva La Bam castmember, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 James Lofton, American NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders), born in Fort Ord, California
  • Jul 6 John Jorgenson, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jul 6 Matt Bahr, American NFL placekicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 6 Casey Sander, American actor (Mike-The Big Bang Theory), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 7 Bill Lagattuta, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye), born in New York City, New York
  • Jul 8 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 8 Russell Christian, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)

Person of interestTom Hanks

Jul 9 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Jul 10 Tom McClintock, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in White Plains, New York
  • Jul 11 Sela Ward, Meridian Miss, actress (Hilary-Emerald Point NAS, Sisters)
  • Jul 12 Mel Harris [Mary Ellen], American actress (Hope-30 Something), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 12 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 13 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 13 Mark "The Animal' Mendoza [Glickman], American bassist (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), born in Long Island, New York
  • Jul 13 Michael Spinks, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 14 Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor
  • Jul 14 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Joe Satriani, American guitarist, born in Westbury, New York
  • Jul 15 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jul 15 Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)
  • Jul 15 Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division-Transmission) (d. 1980)
  • Jul 16 Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York

Person of interestBryan Trottier

Jul 17 Bryan Trottier, American NHL Center (NY Islanders), born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jul 17 Robert Romanus, American actor, born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 17 Julie Bishop, Australian Liberal Party politician and Minister for Foreign Affairs (2013-present), born in Lobethal, South Australia
  • Jul 18 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress and singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 18 Razor Shines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jul 19 Yoshiaki Yatsu, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF) and mixed martial artist, born in Oura, Gunma, Japan
  • Jul 19 Peter Barton, American actor (Powers of Matthew Star), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Jul 20 Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)

Person of interestMima Jausovec

Jul 20 Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavian tennis player (French Open-1977), born in Maribor, Yugoslavia

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jul 20 Paul Cook, English rock drummer (Sex Pistols), born in London
  • Jul 20 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician
  • Jul 21 Michael Connelly, American author
  • Jul 22 Mick Pointer, rock drummer (Marillion)
  • Jul 24 Charles Crist, Governor of Florida
  • Jul 25 Frances Arnold, American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018), born in Edgewood, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 26 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 26 Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler, born in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • Jul 27 Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • Jul 29 Patti Scialfa, American singer (As Long as I Can Be), wife to Bruce Springsteen, born in Deal, New Jersey
  • Jul 29 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • Jul 29 Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
  • Jul 30 Anita Hill, American academic and attorney, accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, born in Lone Tree, Oklahoma
  • Jul 30 Delta Burke, American actress (Suzanne-Designing Women), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jul 30 Phil Fearon, English rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You), born in London
  • Jul 30 Soraida Martinez, American painter and creator of Verdadism, born in Manhattan, New York City

Person of interestMichael Biehn

Jul 31 Michael Biehn, American actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss), born in Anniston, Alabama

  • Jul 31 Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts (2007-15), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 31 Bill Callahan, American football coach, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 31 Bill Callahan, American College, NFL coach (Nebraska; Oakland Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois

About July 1956

How Old? 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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