Famous Birthdays on July 12

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 202

  • 1394 Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shōgun (1429-41) (d. 1441)
  • 1644 Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar and linguist (David's holy saint graduals), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1711)
  • 1675 Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco, Italian cellist and composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1742)
  • 1730 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), born in Burslem, Staffordshire, England (d. 1795)
  • 1757 Christian Danner, German violinist and composer, born in Schwetzingen, Germany (d. 1813)
  • 1802 Charles-Louis Hanssens, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1871)
  • 1803 Peter Chanel, French priest and saint, born in Montrevel-en-Bresse, Ain, France (d. 1841)
  • 1807 Silas Casey, American Major General (Union Army), born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island (d. 1882)
  • 1813 Claude Bernard, French physiologist involved in the founding of modern physiology (blind experiments), born in Saint-Julien, Rhône (d. 1878)

Person of interestHenry David Thoreau

1817 Henry David Thoreau, American naturalist and pacifist (Walden Pond), born in Concord, Massachusetts (d. 1862)

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist/Pacifist
Henry David Thoreau
  • 1821 Cesare Dominiceti, Italian composer, born in Desenzano del Garda, Italy (d. 1888)
  • 1821 Daniel Harvey Hill, Confederate General (American Civil War), born in York District, South Carolina (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Eugène Boudin, French painter (beach scenes), born in Honfleur, France (d. 1898)
  • 1828 N.G. [Nikolay Gavrilovich] Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (What Is to Be Done?), born in Saratov, Russia (d. 1889)
  • 1840 Abraham Goldfaden, Russian-born Jewish poet and playwright (Shulamis), born in Starokostiantyniv, Russian Empire (d. 1908)
  • 1849 William Osler, Canadian physician and author (circulatory system), born in Bond Head, Province of Canada (1919)
  • 1850 Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist, born in Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 1912)

Person of interestHipólito Yrigoyen

1852 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1933)

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen

Person of interestGeorge Eastman

1854 George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company), born in Waterville, New York (d. 1932)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1861 Anton Arensky, Russian composer, born in Novgorod, Russia (d. 1906)
  • 1863 Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin), born in Nice, France (d. 1933)
  • 1863 Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (optics), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1906)
  • 1864 George Washington Carver, African-American agricultural scientist (studied the peanut), born in Diamond Grove, Missouri [or Jan 10] (d. 1934)
  • 1868 Stefan George, German lyric poet (Algabal), born in Büdesheim, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 1870 Louis II [Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi], Prince of Monaco, born in Baden-Baden, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1876 Max Jacob, French poet and writer, born in Quimper, Brittany, France (d. 1944)
  • 1879 Han Yong-woon, Korean Buddhist reformer and poet, born in Yucheon, Hongseong, South Korea (d. 1944)
  • 1880 Tod Browning, American film director (Dracula), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1962)
  • 1881 Ludwig Rubiner, German poet and essayist, born in Berlin (d. 1920)
  • 1883 Joseph Crehan, American actor (The Roaring Twenties, Meeting at Midnight), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • 1884 Louis B. Mayer, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM), born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1884 Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (Reclining Nude), born in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1920)
  • 1885 George Butterworth, English composer, born in Paddington, London (d. 1916)
  • 1886 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1956)
  • 1892 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer (The Street of Crocodiles), born in Drohobych, Austrian Galicia (d. 1942)
  • 1895 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), born in Hamar, Norway (d. 1962)
  • 1895 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1895 R. Buckminster Fuller, American architect and inventor (geodesic dome), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1900 Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)
  • 1902 Günther Anders, German Jewish philosopher, born in Breslau, German Empire (d. 1992)

Person of interestPablo Neruda

1904 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), born in Parral, Chile (d. 1973)

  • 1905 Prince John of the United Kingdom, youngest son of English King George V, born in York Cottage, Sandringham (d. 1919)
  • 1908 Alain Cuny, French actor (La Dolce Vita, Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle), born in Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician (Communist Party of Belgium (PCB)), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1908 Johan Franco, Dutch composer, born Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Milton Berle, Harlem comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1909 Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose, British Conservative Lower house leader (1941-45), born in Surrey, England (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1909 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Johanna Moosdorf, German writer (Next Door), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2000)

  • 1912 Brodrick Haldane, Scottish photographer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Willis Lamb, American physicist (Nobel 1955), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • 1915 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter (Christina's World), born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1919 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats), born in Ocean City, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Honoré Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People), born in West Point, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestPierre Berton

1920 Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)

  • 1921 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Clark MacGregor, American Republican politician (involved in Watergate), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1922 Mark Hatfield, American politician (29th Governor of Oregon), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 2011)
  • 1923 James E. Gunn, American sci-fi author (The Listeners, Station in Space, Immortal), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1924 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1989)
  • 1925 Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors), born in Colombus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Gualberto T. Hernandez, Minister for Health and Environmental Hygiene of the Netherlands Antilles, born in Curaçao
  • 1927 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Trieste (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), Born in Sheffield, England (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Elias James Corey, American organic chemist (Nobel 1990), born in Methuen, Massachusetts
  • 1928 Kathy Staff [Minnie Higginbottom], British actress (Mary Reilly, Last of the Summer Wine, Open All Hours), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Barbara Cowsill, singer and mother of The Cowsills, born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
  • 1928 Hayden White, American "literary criticism" historian (Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe), born in Martin, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, writer, and voice of "Babar the elephant", born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland
  • 1931 André Laporte, Flemish composer, born in Oplinter, Tienen, Belgium
  • 1931 J. Bob Traxler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Kawkawlin, Michigan
  • 1931 Lord Clinton, English large landowner and multi-millionaire
  • 1932 Harold William Woolhouse, British botanist, born in Sheffield (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Otis Crandall Davis, American 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1960), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1933 Donald E. Westlake, American author (The Hunter), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1934 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian) (d. 1995)
  • 1935 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), born in Randfontein, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • 1936 Jan Nemec, Czech film director (Diamonds of the Night), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)

Person of interestBill Cosby

1937 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 1937 Mickey Edwards, American Republican congressman (Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1937 Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France (1997-2002), born in Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • 1937 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer (Buenas Noches Mi Amor), born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1938 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
  • 1938 Ron Fairly, American baseball player, born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1938 Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1938 Eiko Ishioka, Costume Designer (Academy Award, Bram Stoker’s Dracula), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Phillip Adams, Australian humanist and broadcaster (Late Night Live), born in Maryborough, Victoria
  • 1941 Joseph Whipp, American actor (Escape from Alcatraz), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942 Richard Stoltzman, American clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1942 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Fremantle, Western Australia
  • 1943 Bruce Taylor, New Zealand cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73), born in Timaru, New Zealand

Person of interestChristine McVie

1943 Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • 1943 Ernie Anastos, American news anchor (WCBS, WABC), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 1943 Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic), born in Prescott, Arkansas
  • 1943 Walter Murch, American film editor and sound engineer (Apocalypse Now), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Bill McCollum Jr., American lawyer and politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • 1944 Denise Nicholas, American actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Dimitar Penev, Bulgarian soccer player and union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA), born in Mirovyane, Bulgaria
  • 1945 Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor (Inferno), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1946 Graham Roope, Englishcricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78), born in Fareham, Hampshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1946 Sian Barbara Allen, American actress (Scream Pretty Peggy), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
  • 1947 Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1948 Richard Simmons, American exercise guru (CHiPs, Deal-a-Meal), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948 Walter Egan, American rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Ben Burtt Jr., American sound designer, born in Jamesville, New York
  • 1948 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner and car dealer, born in Palmer Springs, Virginia
  • 1950 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1951 Cheryl Ladd, American actress (Charlie's Angels, Purple Hearts), born in Huron, South Dakota
  • 1951 Jamey Sheridan, American actor (Another World), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1951 Brian Grazer, American film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1952 Liz Mitchell, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Clarendon, Jamaica
  • 1952 Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer, born in Šabac, Serbia
  • 1952 Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass guitar player (Iron Butterfly), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1954 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer, born in Salzgitter, Germany
  • 1956 Mel Harris [Mary Ellen], American actress (Hope-30 Something), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
  • 1957 Buddy Foster, actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
  • 1957 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • 1958 Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
  • 1959 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics 1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1959 Rolonda Watts, talk show hostess (Rolanda)
  • 1960 Corynne Charby [Corinne Charbit], French model, actress and pop singer, born in Paris, France
  • 1961 Bruce Braman, Greene NY, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1962 Grecia Colmenares, Venezuela, actress (Esmeralda, Los Crinimales)
  • 1962 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
  • 1962 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • 1963 Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Thierry Tulasne, French tennis star
  • 1964 Judi Evans Luciano, Montebello, actress (Paulina Cory-Another World)
  • 1964 Gaby Roslin, English television presenter
  • 1965 Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower)
  • 1965 Michael Stewart, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965 Robin Wilson, American rocker (Gin Blossoms), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965 Russ Bertram, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1965 Sanjay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay Indian middle-order batsman)
  • 1966 Allegra Curtis, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann and Tony Cutis, born in London, England
  • 1966 Annabel Croft, England, tennis star
  • 1966 Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967 Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1967 Joan Pitcock, LPGA golfer (1995 Standard Register PING-3rd), born in Fresno, California
  • 1967 Richard Herring, English comedian
  • 1967 John Petrucci, American guitar player (Dream Theater), born in Kings Park, New York
  • 1968 Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
  • 1969 Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
  • 1969 Sabine Hack, Ulm Germany, tennis star (1995 Jakarta)
  • 1969 Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
  • 1970 Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
  • 1970 Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Markus Thomas, American WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1970 Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
  • 1970 Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
  • 1970 Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
  • 1971 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971 Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, Hayward California, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-92)
  • 1972 Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
  • 1972 Jake Wood, English actor
  • 1973 Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • 1974 Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer (Within Temptation)
  • 1974 Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
  • 1975 Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
  • 1976 Tracie Spencer, rocker
  • 1976 Anna Friel, British actress (Pushing Daisies), born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • 1977 Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler (WWE), born in Webster, South Dakota
  • 1977 Neil Harris, English footballer
  • 1977 Steve Howey, American actor
  • 1978 Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
  • 1978 Topher Grace, American actor
  • 1978 Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
  • 1979 Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
  • 1980 Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1980 Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
  • 1981 Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
  • 1982 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • 1983 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
  • 1983 Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
  • 1984 Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1984 Gareth Gates, British singer
  • 1985 Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
  • 1985 Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
  • 1986 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1986 Krystal Forscutt, Australian model/reality TV contestant
  • 1988 Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
  • 1988 Inbee Park, South Korean golfer
  • 1991 Erik Per Sullivan, American actor