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Famous Birthdays on July 14

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 214

  • 1454 Poliziano, Florentine humanist (d. 1494)
  • 1486 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter (Recollets)
  • 1602 Jules Mazarin, French cardinal, French 1st Minister (1642-61)
  • 1608 George Goring, Lord Goring, English royalist soldier (d. 1657)
  • 1610 Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1670)
  • 1634 Pasquier Quesnel, French Jansenist theologian (d. 1719)
  • 1671 Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
  • 1675 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (d. 1747)
  • 1676 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)
  • 1696 William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (d. 1761)
  • 1707 Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, French composer and violinist, born in Maroilles, France (d. 1802)
  • 1721 John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807)
  • 1743 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816)
  • 1756 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • 1762 Joseph Lakanal, Serres Ariège, French Politician and Educator
  • 1785 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (d. 1851)

  • 1794 John G Lockhart, [Scorpion], biographer (Life of Sir Walter Scott)
  • 1801 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (d. 1858)
  • 1804 Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general
  • 1816 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (d. 1882)
  • 1818 Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1861)
  • 1830 Richard Henry Jackson, Irish-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Kinnegad County, Westmeath, Ireland (d. 1892)
  • 1831 William Dwight, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • 1834 James Abbott McNeill Whistler, artist (Whistler's Mother)
  • 1839 Edward Sydney Smith, composer
  • 1854 Alexander Alexandrovich Kopilov, composer
  • 1855 Richard Samuel Hughes, Welsh composer and pianist, born in Aberystwyth, Wales (d. 1893)
  • 1857 Frederick Louis Maytag, American businessman, head of Maytag, born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 1937)
  • 1859 Willy Hess, German violinist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1928)
  • 1862 Florence Bascom, American geologist and 1st woman hired by the US Geological Survey, born in Williamstown, Massachusetts (d. 1945)
  • 1862 Gustav Klimt, Austrian Art Nouveau painter
  • 1865 Annie Jones, Virginia, bearded lady

Person of interestGertrude Bell

1868 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), born in Washington Hall, County Durham, England (d. 1926)

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • 1869 Owen Wister, American novelist (Virginian)
  • 1874 'Abbas Hilmi II, last khedive (Ottoman viceroy) of Egypt (1892-1914)
  • 1874 Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (Actinium)

  • 1880 Donald Meek, Scottish actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1946)
  • 1883 Alexandru Zirra, composer
  • 1884 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic gold 1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1885 King Sisavang Vong of Laos (d. 1959)

Person of interestAnte Pavelić

1889 Ante Pavelić, Croatian leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia, born in Bradina, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)

Croatian Fascist Leader Ante Pavelić
Croatian Fascist Leader
Ante Pavelić
  • 1890 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)
  • 1891 Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), born in London, England
  • 1893 John G Strijdom, premier of South-Africa (1954-58)
  • 1893 Spencer Williams, American director, writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show), born in Vidalia, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • 1893 Clarence J. Brown, Newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1965)
  • 1895 Frank Raymond Leavis, British literary critic (Culture & Environment)
  • 1896 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936)
  • 1898 Ivan Triesault [Johann Constantin Treisalt], Russian actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute), born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1898 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • 1901 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • 1902 Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist
  • 1902 Truman J Hedding, US vice-admiral (WWII)
  • 1902 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (White Heat, Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1903 Irving Stone, American author (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life)
  • 1903 Ken Murray, American comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906 Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings, composer
  • 1906 Tom Carvel, ice cream mogul (Carvels)
  • 1907 Annabella [Suzanne G Charpentier], French actress (Dinner at Ritz), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic

Person of interestWilliam Hanna

1910 William Hanna, American animator (Hanna-Barbera, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), born in Melrose, New Mexico (d. 2001)

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1911 J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)
  • 1911 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens], English comedian and actor (I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Bill Blair, American auto racer (NASCAR pioneer; 54 top-10 finishes), born in High Point, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1912 [Woodrow Wilson] Woody Guthrie, American folk singer (This Land Is Your Land), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 1967)
  • 1912 Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • 1913 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP)

Person of interestGerald Ford

1913 Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2006)

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1913 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician
  • 1916 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
  • 1916 Phyllis Stedman, politician
  • 1916 Claude Harmon, American golfer (US Masters 1948), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Arthur Leavins, English violinist, leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Douglas Edwards, American newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI), born in Alda, Oklahoma (1990)

Person of interestBen Enwonwu

1917 Ben Enwonwu, Nigerian painter (Portrait of Tutu), born in Onitsha, Nigeria (d. 1994)

Artist Ben Enwonwu
Artist
Ben Enwonwu
  • 1918 Arthur Laurents, American playwright (West Side Story, Gypsy), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestIngmar Bergman

1918 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2007)

Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1918 Jay Forrester, Engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, born near Anselmo, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1919 Angiolino "Lino" Ventura, Italian actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1920 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (One Day at a Time), born in Kemp, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • 1921 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), born in Boston, America (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Peter Andrew Tranchell, composer
  • 1922 Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Elfriede Rinkel, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • 1923 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Frances Lear, Larchmont NY, Woman's magazine publisher (Lears)
  • 1923 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (d. 1989)

  • 1924 James W. Black, Scottish pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1925 Luis Antonio Escobar, Colombian composer and musicologist, born in Villapinzón, Cundinamarca (d. 1993)
  • 1926 Harry Dean Stanton,American actor, musician, and singer (Lucky, Alien, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather Part II), born in West Irvine, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, born in Włocławku, Poland
  • 1927 John William Chancellor, news anchor (NBC, VOA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1928 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher
  • 1928 Nancy Olson, American actress (Absent-Minded Professor, Pollyanna), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1928 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Pierre Olaf [Trivier], French actor (Camelot, Don't Drink the Water, Kraft Music Hall), born in Caudéran, Bordeaux (d. 1995)
  • 1929 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • 1930 Eric Norman Stokes, composer
  • 1930 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Donald Eugene Webb, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1931 Sir Robert Stephens, British actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust, Chaplin, QB VII, Cleopatra), born in Bristol, England (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
  • 1933 Del Reeves, singer and guitarist
  • 1933 Robert Bourassa, premier of Quebec (1970-76, 1985- ), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1934 Leo Joseph Koury, Pitts, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1934 Lee Elder, American golfer (first African-American to play in the US Masters; 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1936 Gloria Lambert, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1936 Robert F Overmyer, Lorain Ohio, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 5, STS 51B)
  • 1937 Khalid Hassan, Pak cricket leg-spinner (took 2-116 at 16 in only Test)
  • 1937 Yoshiro Mori, Japanese politician
  • 1938 Bob Scholl, rocker (Mellow Kings)
  • 1938 Jerry Rubin, American activist (Chicago 7), stockbroker, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1939 Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', born in Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 2019)
  • 1939 Sid Haig [Sidney Mosesian], American actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Jason of Star Command), born in Fresno, California
  • 1939 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • 1939 Ljubisa Beara, Bosnian general convicted of overseeing Srebrenica Massacre, born in Sarajevo (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Susan Howatch, English author

  • 1941 Tatyana Dmitryevna Kuznetsova, cosmonaut
  • 1941 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • 1941 Andreas Khol, Austrian politician
  • 1942 Javier Solana, Spanish European Union foreign policy chief
  • 1943 Lynn Loring, American actress (Patty-Fair Exchange, Barbara-FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Billy McCool, American baseball player
  • 1945 Peter James Leonard Klatzow, composer
  • 1946 Maureen O'Connor, Mayor (San Diego)
  • 1946 John Wood, Australian actor
  • 1947 Nick Benedict, actor (Pistol-Birth of a Legend), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Steve Stone, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947 Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
  • 1949 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Lukas D Barnard, head of South Africa secret service (NIS)
  • 1950 Bruce Oldfield, British mode-designer
  • 1951 Esther Dyson, computer publisher (Release 1.0), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1951 Judi Brown, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1951 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Eric Laneuville, actor (Larry-Room 222, St Elsewhere), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1952 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer
  • 1952 Jerry Houser, actor (Slapshot, Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 Joel Silver, producer (Warriors, Xanadu, Die Hard), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • 1952 Stan Shaw, actor (Mississippi, Roots Next Generation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Franklin Graham, American evangelist
  • 1952 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • 1953 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], American model, singer, and Playboy playmate (Nov 1974), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1954 Jos Zoomer, Amsterdam Neth, rock drummer (Vandenberg)
  • 1955 L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist
  • 1956 Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor
  • 1956 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)

  • 1957 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • 1958 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • 1959 Susana Martinez, American politician (Governor of New Mexico) 1st female Hispanic US governor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1960 Ray Herndon, Scottsdale Ar, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You)
  • 1960 Anna Bligh, Australian politician
  • 1961 Jackie Earle Haley, Northridge California, actor (Breaking Away)
  • 1962 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962 Jeff Olson, American musician
  • 1963 Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist
  • 1964 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1964 Brett Ogle, Australian golfer, broadcaster (2 PGA Tour titles; Fox Sports), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 1965 Reina Olea, female jockey
  • 1966 D J Johnson, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966 Matthew Fox, American actor (Party of 5, Lost), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Tayna Donelly, rocker (Belly)
  • 1966 Ellen Reid, Canadian musician (Crash Test Dummies)
  • 1966 Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator
  • 1967 Hashan Tillekeratne, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)
  • 1967 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
  • 1967 Robin Ventura, infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santa Maria, California
  • 1967 Patrick J. Kennedy, politician
  • 1968 Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
  • 1969 Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1970 Mark Brandenburg, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Mark Strickland, American NBA forward (Miami Heat), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Missy Gold, American actress (Katie-Benson), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1970 Todd Rucci, American NFL guard (NE Patriots), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Thomas Lauderdale, American musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • 1971 Mark LoMonaco, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Joey Styles, American wrestling commentator

  • 1971 Marie-Chantal Toupin, French Canadian singer
  • 1972 Ben Talley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1972 Joe Aska, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972 Lou Roe, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1972 Matthew Campbell, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Deborah Mailman, Australian actress
  • 1973 Kieren Perkins, Brisbane QLD Aust, 1500m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1973 Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
  • 1973 Adam Quinn, American bagpipe player
  • 1973 Candela Peña, Spanish actress
  • 1974 Erick Dampier, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1974 David Mitchell, English comedian and actor (Mitchell and Webb, Peep Show), born in Salisbury, England
  • 1975 Matthew Kessinger, figure skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1975 Taboo, American rapper
  • 1975 Tim Hudson, American baseball player
  • 1976 Geraint Jones, English cricketer
  • 1976 Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film director and screenwriter
  • 1977 Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
  • 1979 Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player