Famous Birthdays on July 1

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 217

  • 1381 St. Laurence Justinian [Lorenzo Giustiniani], Italian catholic bishop and 1st Patriarch of Venice, born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1456)
  • 1481 Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559)
  • 1506 Louis II, king of Hungary/Bohemia (1516-26)
  • 1511 Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen de Jonghe], Dutch physician, historian and humanist
  • 1534 Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88)
  • 1560 Charles van Croij, prince of Chimay/duke of Aarschot
  • 1574 Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (d. 1656)
  • 1586 Claudio Saracini, composer
  • 1633 Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (d. 1698)

Person of interestGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

1646 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (differential and integral calculus), born in Leipzig, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1716)

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • 1663 Franz Xaver Murschhauser, composer
  • 1688 Johann Ludwig Steiner, composer
  • 1723 Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/historian/literary

Person of interestComte de Rochambeau

1725 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, French military leader (commander of the French Expeditionary Force that assisted the Thirteen Colonies), born in Vendôme, France (d. 1807)

Military Leader Comte de Rochambeau
Military Leader
Comte de Rochambeau
  • 1735 James Lyon, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1794)
  • 1742 Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg)
  • 1764 Georg Christoph Grosheim, composer
  • 1780 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist, born in Burg bei Magdeburg, Prussia (d. 1831)
  • 1788 Jean-Victor Poncelet, mathematician, founded projective geometry
  • 1802 Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), (d. 1878)
  • 1804 George Sand [Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant], French (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)
  • 1807 Thomas Green Clemson, mining engineer, endowed Clemson University
  • 1810 Walter White, secretary (NAACP)
  • 1812 Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dutch genealogist/heraldicus
  • 1818 Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist
  • 1833 Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, Bvt Major General (Union Army)
  • 1834 Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer
  • 1844 Verney L Cameroon, English explorer (Tanganyika)
  • 1849 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1894)
  • 1857 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • 1861 Samuel D Riddle, American thoroughbred owner (Man 'o War, War Admiral), born in Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1861 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
  • 1863 William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (d. 1892)
  • 1869 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Louis Bleriot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel
  • 1873 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (d. 1968)
  • 1874 Michel H Campen, author/critic (Bikoerim)
  • 1879 Leon Jouhaux, French socialist/co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951)
  • 1881 Piet[er] L Kramer, influential Dutch architect (Amsterdam School), born in Amstersam, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1883 Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
  • 1887 Charles D Brown, American actor (Barefoot Boy, Disbarred, Night Editor), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 1948)
  • 1888 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman, manager (Negro Leagues), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
  • 1892 James M Cain, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1893 Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia
  • 1896 Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]
  • 1898 Andre-Marie Charue, bishop of Namen Belgium
  • 1899 Cavan O'Connor, singer

Person of interestCharles Laughton

1899 Charles Laughton, English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1962)

  • 1899 Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr, fictional character "Indiana Jones"
  • 1899 Konstantinos Tsatsos Greek politician and president (1975-1980)

  • 1901 Irna Phillips, created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1901 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist
  • 1902 Billy Wyler, director (Ben Hur, Mrs Miniver)
  • 1902 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect

Person of interestAmy Johnson

1903 Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)

Aviator Amy Johnson
Aviator
Amy Johnson
  • 1903 Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Mary Calderone, physician/founder (planned parenthood)
  • 1906 Ed Gordon Jr, American long jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1971)

Person of interestEstée Lauder

1906 Estée Lauder, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004), born in NYC, New York

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • 1907 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1908 Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
  • 1908 Peter Anders, German opera singer
  • 1909 Juan Carlos Onetti, novelist
  • 1909 Madge Evans, Manhattan TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), born in Derma, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • 1911 Alvino Rey, orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1911 Sergei Sokolov, Soviet marshal
  • 1912 Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier
  • 1912 David Brower, environmentalist/president (Sierra Club)
  • 1912 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • 1913 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Earle Warren, alto sax player
  • 1915 Jean Stafford, American writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter)
  • 1915 Viscount Leverhulm, English large landowner (Unilever)
  • 1915 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon (d. 2001)

Person of interestOlivia de Havilland

1916 Olivia de Havilland, American actress (All the King's Men, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone with the Wind), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • 1916 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)
  • 1920 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), born in Holualoa, Hawaii (d. 1982)
  • 1921 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), born in Serowe, Botswana (d. 1980)
  • 1922 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both), born in Giles County, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1923 Constance Ford, American model and actress (Burden Hunt, Another World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1925 Farley Granger, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California
  • 1925 Frank Lowson, England cricket Test batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Art McNally, American sports referee (NFL Head of Officiating 1968-91), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1926 Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster
  • 1926 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
  • 1926 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, born in Sandviken (d. 1999)
  • 1927 Chandra Shekhar, Indian politician, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), born in Ibrahimpatti, British India (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor and composer (Sinfonia Notturna), born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Andreas JAI Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Schipluiden/Leiderdorp)
  • 1930 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American filmmaker (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Margaret A Brewer, American soldier, in Durand Michigan, first female General officer in US Marine Corps. (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Leslie Caron, French-American actress (Gigi, Father Goose), born in Boulogne-Biliancourt, Seine
  • 1932 Bobby Day, [Robert Byrd], rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1932 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), born in Lambourn, England (d.2017)
  • 1933 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach/broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934 Jamie Farr, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1934 Jean Marsh, actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed), born in London, England

Person of interestSydney Pollack

1934 Sydney Pollack, American director, actor and producer (Tootsie, Out of Africa), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2008)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 1934 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1935 James Cotton, American blues vocalist and harmonica player, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Ebrahim I Ebrahim, South African ANCer/Umkhonto we Sizwe-leader
  • 1938 Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets), born in Negril, Jamaica
  • 1939 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 Charles Hatcher, (Rep-D-GA, 1981- )
  • 1939 Delaney Bramlett, Oklahoma, rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie)
  • 1939 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Craig Brown, Scottish soccer player/manager/administrator (Scotland manager 1993-2001), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1941 John Gould, British composer/musical comic
  • 1941 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1941 Sally Quinn, Georgia, CBS newscaster (Morning Show)
  • 1941 Twyla Tharp, Portland Ind, choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe)
  • 1941 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942 Genevieve Bujold, actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942 William Carney, (Rep-R-NY, 1979-86)
  • 1942 Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Canada
  • 1942 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Jeff Wayne, American musician, born in new York City
  • 1944 Diron Talbot, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1974, Washington Redskins), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • 1945 Deborah Harry, singer (Blondie-Heart of Glass), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1945 Mike Burstyn, Israeli-American actor
  • 1946 June Montiero, American vocalist (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • 1947 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese auto racer (world sportscar championship 1985), born in Shizuoka-shi, Japan
  • 1948 Wang Qishan, Chinese Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • 1949 John Farnham, Australian singer
  • 1950 David Duke, American politician, K.K.K. member
  • 1951 Daryl Anderson, actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951 Fred Schneider, Newark Ga, vocalist/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
  • 1951 Trevor Eve, Wales, actor (Shadow Chasers)
  • 1951 Anne Feeney, American protest singer
  • 1951 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
  • 1952 Daniel "Dan" Aykroyd, Canadian-American comedian and actor (SNL, Dragnet), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1952 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • 1952 Steve Shutt, Canadian NHL left wing (5-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Willowdale, Canada
  • 1953 Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II
  • 1953 Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana
  • 1953 Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl), born in Denison, Texas
  • 1954 Mike Reid, American golfer (2 PGA Tour wins), born in Bainbridge, Maryland
  • 1954 Chip Hanauer, American hydroplane racer (world champion 1982), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1955 Keith Whitley, Sandy Hook Ky, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes)
  • 1955 Mike Rossman, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1978-79) born in Turnersville, New Jersey

Person of interestLi Keqiang

1955 Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier of the State Council and China's head of government, born in Dingyuan County, Anhui Province

Premier of China Li Keqiang
Premier of China
Li Keqiang
  • 1956 Lorna Patterson, actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • 1956 Brian Sabean, American MLB executive (SF Giants World Series 2010, 12, 14), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1956 Alan Ruck, American actor (Spin City), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1957 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1957 Grant Dalton, New Zealand sailor (Whitbread Round the World, American's Cup), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1957 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder/manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1958 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard/coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1959 Anne Smith, American tennis player (10 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1960 Evelyn "Champagne" King, disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1960 Lynn Jennings, American long distance runner (world 5,000m record 1990), born in Princeton, New Jersey

Person of interestDiana Spencer

1961 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, born in Sandringham, England (d. 1997)

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1961 Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)

Person of interestCarl Lewis

1961 Carl Lewis, American sprinter/long jumper (9 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1961 Malcolm Elliott, British road cyclist (Tour of Britain 1988), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1962 Andre Braugher, American actor (Homicide: Life on the Street, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Edward Tsang Lu, astronaut (STS 84), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1963 Roddy Bottum, rock keyboardist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Poi Burton, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • 1964 Theresa Lynn, American actress (Orgasm Girl-Private Parts), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964 Bernard Laporte, French Rugby Union coach (France 1999-2007), born in Rodez, France
  • 1965 Gary Schofield, British Rugby League five-eighth (Great Britain 46, England 3 caps), born in Leeds, England
  • 1966 Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, Latvian tennis player (6 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Lviv, Ukrain
  • 1966 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player/coach/broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1967 Pamela Anderson Lee, Ladysmith BC, playmate (Feb 90/Home Improvement)
  • 1968 Roshumba Williams, model (Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Tim Abell, American actor
  • 1969 Gary Brown, American NFL running back/coach (Houston Oilers), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Melissa Peterman [Melissa Margaret], American actress (Reba, Fargo), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1971 Julianne Nicholson, American actress
  • 1971 Steven W. Bailey, American actor

Person of interestMissy Elliott

1971 Missy Elliott, American rapper (Supa Dupa Fly, Under Construction), born in Portsmouth, Virginia

  • 1972 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie/coach/broadcaster (Olympic silver 1994), born in Medicine Hat, Canada
  • 1972 Alex Machacek, Austrian musician
  • 1974 Michele Krasnoo, American actress (Kickboxer IV), born in Culver City California,
  • 1974 Jefferson Pérez, Ecuadorian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1996), born in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • 1975 Sufjan Stevens, American musician
  • 1976 Patrick Kluivert, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 79 caps)), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1976 Hannu Tihinen, Finnish soccer defender (Finland 76 caps), born in Keminmaa, Finland
  • 1976 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 70 caps, Man U), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • 1976 Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1977 Jerome Iginla, Canadian NHL right wing (Olympic gold 2002, 10), born in Edmonton, Canada

Person of interestLiv Tyler

1977 Liv Tyler, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith's frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty, Lord of the Rings), born in NYC, New York

Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
  • 1977 Misty Marriah Esplin, Preston Idaho, Miss America-Idaho (1997)
  • 1977 Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist
  • 1977 Birgit Schuurman, Dutch musician
  • 1979 Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist
  • 1981 Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer, (County Kerry 2009, Sydney Swans 2005 championships), born in Listowel, Ireland
  • 1982 Carmella DeCesare, American model