On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1979

  • Jul 1 Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jul 2 Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
  • Jul 2 Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer

Person of interestJoe Thornton

Jul 2 Joe Thornton, Canadian NHL center, (#1 draft pick Boston Bruins 1997; San Jose Sharks; Olympic gold 2010), born in St. Thomas, Ontario

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • Jul 3 Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 3 Ludivine Sagnier, French actress
  • Jul 3 David Bacani, American baseball player
  • Jul 5 Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Mihaylovgrad, Bulgaria
  • Jul 5 Shane Filan, Irish singer and songwriter (Westlife), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • Jul 5 Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player (Australian Open, Wimbledon 2006), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
  • Jul 6 Nicolas Daniel Maricio, Prince of Netherlands, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jul 6 Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet), born in Dingley, Melbourne, Australia

Person of interestKevin Hart

Jul 6 Kevin Hart, American comedian ("Laugh at My Pain", The Secret Life of Pets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Jul 7 Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter, born in Corfu, Greece
  • Jul 7 Carl Breeze, British racing driver, born in King's Lynn, United Kingdom
  • Jul 9 Ella Koon [Yun-na], Hong Kong Canto-pop singer and actress of Hakka heritage, born in Tahita, French Polynesia

  • Jul 10 Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer
  • Jul 11 Éric Abidal, French footballer
  • Jul 12 Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
  • Jul 13 Craig Bellamy, Welsh soccer forward (78 caps; Newcastle United, Norwich City, Manchester City), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Jul 14 Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 14 Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier
  • Jul 15 Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
  • Jul 15 Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer

Person of interestKim Rhode

Jul 16 Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter (Olympic Gold: 1996, 2004 & 2012), born in Whittier, California

Olympic Gold Shooter Kim Rhode
Olympic Gold Shooter
Kim Rhode
  • Jul 16 Jayma Mays, American actress (Glee, Heroes), born in Bristol, Tennessee
  • Jul 16 Chris Mihm, American basketball player (Chicago Bulls), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 17 Mike Vogel, American actor (Under the Dome), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 18 Rick Baxter, American politician
  • Jul 18 Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
  • Jul 18 Deion Branch, American football player
  • Jul 18 Joey Mercury, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 18 Jermaine Paul, American gospel and R&B singer, winner of "The Voice" (2012), born in Harriman, New York
  • Jul 19 Luke Young, English footballer
  • Jul 19 Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
  • Jul 19 Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer, born in Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Jul 20 Claudine Barretto, Filipino actress
  • Jul 20 Miklos Feher, Hungarian football player (d. 2004)
  • Jul 20 David Ortega, Spanish freestyle and backstroke swimmer
  • Jul 21 David Carr, American football player, born in Bakersfield, California
  • Jul 21 Tamika Catchings, American basketball player (Indiana Fever), born in Stratford, New Jersey
  • Jul 22 Lucas Luhr, German racing driver
  • Jul 22 Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player
  • Jul 22 James Mason [Atkins], British professional wrestler, born in London, England
  • Jul 23 Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 23 Perro Aguayo, Jr., Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 24 Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 24 Rose Byrne, Australian actress
  • Jul 24 Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Jul 24 Stat Quo [Stanley Benton], American rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 24 Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
  • Jul 24 José Valverde, American baseball player
  • Jul 25 Ali Carter, English professional snooker player, born in Colchester, Essex
  • Jul 26 Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 26 Mageina Tovah, American actress (Joan of Arcadia), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jul 26 Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 27 Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer (second Mexican to win world titles in 4 weight divisions), born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Jul 27 Shannon Moore, American professional wrestler, born in Cameron, North Carolina
  • Jul 27 Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2018)
  • Jul 28 Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Namwon, South Korea
  • Jul 28 Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer, born in Húsavík, Iceland
  • Jul 29 Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
  • Jul 29 Ronald Murray, American basketball player
  • Jul 30 Diva Zappa, American artist and daughter of Frank, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 30 Graeme McDowell, Irish golfer (US Open 2010), born in Portrush, Northern Ireland
  • Jul 30 Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player, born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 31 Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer
  • Jul 31 Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer and coach, born in Las Cabezas de San Juan, Spain
  • Jul 31 J. J. Furmaniak, American baseball player
  • Jul 31 Jade Kwan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 31 B. J. Novak, American actor (Inglourious Basterds), born in Newton, Massachusetts

About July 1979

How Old? 41 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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