On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1959

  • Jul 1 Anne Smith, American tennis player (10 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 1 Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2020)
  • Jul 2 Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • Jul 2 Hoogie Drexler, jockey
  • Jul 2 Wendy B Lawrence, astronaut (STS 67, 86, sk:91), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 3 Andreas Wisniewski, German actor (The Living Daylights), born in Berlin
  • Jul 3 Stephen Pearcy, American heavy metal vocalist (RATT-Round & Round), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 3 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgarian horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Jul 4 Bill McCorvey, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jul 4 Victoria Abril [Rojas], Spanish actress (Libertarias), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jul 5 Marc Cohn, American folk rock singer (Walking in Memphis), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 5 Tim Shaw, South African cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991), born in Empangeni, South Africa
  • Jul 5 Veronica Guerin, Irish crime journalist, born in Dublin (d. 1996)
  • Jul 6 John Keeble, English rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • Jul 6 Tahir Naqqash, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • Jul 7 Jessica Hahn, American model (playboy) and actress, accused evangelist Jim Bakker of rape, born in Massapequa, New York

  • Jul 7 Billy Campbell [William Oliver], American actor (Once and Again, Dracula), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Jul 7 Ben Linder, American engineer, born in California (d. 1987)
  • Jul 8 Robert Knepper, American actor
  • Jul 9 Jim Kerr, Scottish rock vocalist (Simple Minds), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 9 Kevin Nash, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 9 Clive Stafford Smith, British human-rights lawyer, born in Cambridge

Person of interestRichie Sambora

Jul 11 Richie Sambora, American guitarist (Bon Jovi) and boyfriend of Cher and Heather Locklear, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • Jul 11 Suzanne Vega, American folk/rock singer-songwriter ("Luka"; "Tom's Diner"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 12 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics 1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jul 12 Rolonda Watts, talk show hostess (Rolanda)
  • Jul 13 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL, Little Man Tate, Limit Up)
  • Jul 14 Susana Martinez, American politician (Governor of New Mexico) 1st female Hispanic US governor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 15 Vincent Lindon, French actor
  • Jul 15 Shep Pettibone, American record producer, born in Ocean Grove, New Jersey
  • Jul 16 Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper (1st male to set high jump world record at Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow), born in Lübz, Germany
  • Jul 16 Gary Anderson, NFL placekicker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa
  • Jul 16 Doug Herzog, American television executive (Viacom Music and Entertainment Group), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 17 Janet Lynn Kavandi, American scientist and NASA astronaut (sk:STS 91), born in Carthage, Missouri
  • Jul 18 Pauline Quirke, British actress (Birds of a Feather), born in London, England
  • Jul 19 Terri Treas, American actress (Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Kansas City, Kansas

  • Jul 20 Radney Foster, American country singer and songwriter (Foster & Lloyd - "Crazy Over You"), born in Del Rio, Texas
  • Jul 21 Stuart Young-Black, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Cheshire, England
  • Jul 23 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker (True Love), born in Bronx, New York
  • Jul 24 Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic bronze 1984)

Person of interestKevin Spacey

Jul 26 Kevin Spacey, American actor (American Beauty, House of Cards), born in South Orange, New Jersey

  • Jul 26 Rick Bragg, American journalist and writer, born in Piedmont, Alabama
  • Jul 27 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • Jul 29 Gary Springer, American actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 29 John Sykes, English rock guitarist and singer (Thin Lizzy; Blue Murder), born in Reading, Berkshire,England
  • Jul 29 Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
  • Jul 29 Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
  • Jul 30 Petra Felke, German javelin thrower (world record 1988), born in Saalfeld, East Germany
  • Jul 30 Abdullah of Pahang, sixth Sultan of Pahang, King of Malaysia (2019-), born in Pekan, Malaya
  • Jul 31 Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 31 Peter Senior, Australian golfer, (British Open 1993 4th, Presidents Cup 1994, 96), born in Singapore, Malaysia
  • Jul 31 Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist (Magic Touch), born in Chicago, Illinois

About July 1959

How Old? 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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