Famous Birthdays on July 15

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  • 1273 Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (d. 1352)
  • 1353 Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
  • 1471 Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1494)
  • 1553 Archduke Ernest of Austria (d. 1595)
  • 1573 Inigo Jones, architect (Old St Paul's Cathedral, Coven Garden), born in London, England

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1606 Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter (Night Watch), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1669)

  • 1631 Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
  • 1638 Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, composer
  • 1700 Johann Christoph Richter, composer
  • 1701 Pierre Joubert, became oldest known Canadian (113 y 124 d at death)
  • 1704 August Gottlieb Spangenberg, founder of Moravian Church in North America
  • 1737 Princess Louise-Marie of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1787)
  • 1779 Clement Clarke Moore, US professor and author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1863)
  • 1796 Thomas Bulfinch, mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology)
  • 1798 Charles H Bell, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1875)
  • 1802 John Barnett, composer
  • 1808 Henry Cole, promotor (Great Exhibition of 1851)
  • 1808 Henry Edward Manning, cardinal/archbishop (Westminster)
  • 1812 Benno Adam, animal painter
  • 1812 James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
  • 1817 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)
  • 1818 Heinrich Esser, composer
  • 1837 Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, queen of Portugal (d. 1859)
  • 1848 Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
  • 1849 Moritz Heuzenroeder, composer
  • 1850 Francesca Xavier Cabrini, [Mother Cabrini], 1st US saint
  • 1851 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
  • 1856 Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)

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1858 Emmeline Pankhurst, British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), born in Moss Side, Manchester (d. 1928)

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • 1864 Marie Tempest [Marie Susan Etherington], British actress known as the "queen of her profession" (Yellow Sands), born in London, England (d. 1942)
  • 1865 Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe
  • 1865 Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1867 Maggie Mitchell Walker, 1st woman bank director/philanthropist
  • 1870 Ernest Walker, composer
  • 1871 Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
  • 1875 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • 1875 Jean van den Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter
  • 1878 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist
  • 1884 Enrique Soro Barriga, composer
  • 1889 Marjorie Rambeau, American actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1892 Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
  • 1893 Enid Bennett, Australian silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), born in York, Western Australia (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
  • 1898 Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer
  • 1898 Norman Demuth, composer
  • 1899 Seán Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
  • 1901 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • 1901 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
  • 1902 Jean Rey, Belgian President of European Commission (1967-70)
  • 1902 Raymond Hackett, American husband of Blanche Sweet and actor (Faithless Lover), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1903 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)

  • 1904 Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
  • 1905 Dorothy Fields, lyricist (I'm in the Mood for Love)
  • 1906 Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal
  • 1906 Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Paterson Fraser, British air marshal
  • 1909 Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist
  • 1909 John Cochrane, South African cricket pace bowler (one Test 1931)
  • 1910 Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), born in Derby, England (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • 1911 Lord Shackelton, explorer/government minister
  • 1911 Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Murvyn Vye, Quincy Mass, actor (Bob Cummings Show)
  • 1913 Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
  • 1913 Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
  • 1913 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Abraham Sutzkever, Yiddish language poet and memoirist.
  • 1914 Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
  • 1915 Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
  • 1916 George Maduro, Dutch Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam), born in Willemstad, Curaçao (d. 1945)
  • 1917 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire (d. 2015)
  • 1918 Lord Buxton of Alsa, CEO (ITV)
  • 1919 Iris Murdoch, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1920 Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • 1920 Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
  • 1921 Jack Hamilton Beeson, composer
  • 1922 Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
  • 1922 Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
  • 1922 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • 1924 David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
  • 1924 Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
  • 1925 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), born in Hackensack, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1926 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer
  • 1926 John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
  • 1926 Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan author
  • 1926 Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Ann Jellicoe, British theater director and playwright (Knack), born in Middlesborough
  • 1927 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • 1929 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • 1929 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
  • 1930 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Stephen Smale, American mathematician
  • 1931 Clive Cussler, Aurora Illinois, American writer (Raise The Titanic, Sahara)
  • 1931 Eugene Louw, South African minister of Internal affairs
  • 1932 Nina Van Pallandt, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (American Gigolo)
  • 1933 Frederico Davia, opera singer
  • 1933 James Ball, British economist
  • 1933 Julian Bream, guitarist
  • 1934 Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
  • 1934 Harrison Birtwistle, English composer. born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • 1934 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (d. 1977)
  • 1935 Alex Karras, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Ken Kercheval, Wolcottville Ind, actor (Cliff Barnes-Dallas)
  • 1935 Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1936 George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Carmen Callil, publisher
  • 1938 Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1939 Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
  • 1939 Patrick Wayne, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
  • 1939 William David Hellerman, composer
  • 1941 Geoffrey Burgon, composer
  • 1942 Henry McCubbin, MEP (Labour)
  • 1942 Philip R Sharp, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1975- )
  • 1942 Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1943 Diligenti quintuplets, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1943 Jocelyn Burnell, astronomer
  • 1944 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1944 Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)
  • 1945 Peter Lewis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (d. 2003)
  • 1946 Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei
  • 1946 Linda Ronstadt, singer (Dif Drum)/actress (Pir of Penzance), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1948 Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
  • 1948 Alicia Bridges, American singer
  • 1949 John Arthur Casken, composer
  • 1949 Kerry Short, Vineland Ont, Canad Tour golfer (Highland Amat-1981, 84)
  • 1949 Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
  • 1949 WiIlliam Faure, producer
  • 1949 Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
  • 1949 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (2006-present), born in Al Shindagha, Dubai, Trucial States
  • 1950 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
  • 1950 Colin Barnett, Australian politician

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1950 Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington
  • 1951 Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler, actor and politician (Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1952 David Bell, horse trainer
  • 1952 David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • 1952 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1952 Jeff Carlisi, rock guitarist (38 Special)
  • 1952 Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • 1952 Larken Collins, rocker (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • 1952 Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1952 Terry O'Quinn, American actor
  • 1952 Judy McGrath, American television executive
  • 1953 Cathy Larmouth Torrance California, playmate (Jun, 1981)
  • 1953 Franklyn Seales, St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
  • 1953 Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )
  • 1953 John Denham, Seaton, Devon, England, MP (Labour)
  • 1954 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Oly-20-1996)
  • 1956 Joe Satriani, American guitarist, born in Westbury, New York
  • 1956 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956 Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)
  • 1956 Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division-Transmission) (d. 1980)
  • 1957 Kate Kellaway, English literary critic
  • 1958 Daniel Bruce Forsman, Rhinelander WI, PGA golfer (1992 Buick Open)
  • 1958 Mac Thornberry, American politician
  • 1959 Vincent Lindon, French actor
  • 1959 Shep Pettibone, American record producer
  • 1960 Alexander W Dunlap, astronaut, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

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1960 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • 1960 Willie Aames, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped), born in Newport Beach, California

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1961 Forest Whitaker, actor and director (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), born in Longview, Texas

  • 1961 Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
  • 1961 Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
  • 1961 Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq
  • 1963 Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-Italian actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV), born in Eisinore Denmark
  • 1963 Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1963 Steve Thomas, Stockport England, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1964 Shari Headley, American actress (All My Children, Coming to America), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964 Leonard Stabb, actor (Hunter Guthrie-One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
  • 1965 Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
  • 1965 Scott Livingstone, infielder (SD Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 David Miliband, British politician
  • 1966 Irene Jacob, actress (Red, Othello)
  • 1966 Kristoff St John, American actor (Adam-Generations, Young & Restless), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967 Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1967 Adam Savage, American actor
  • 1968 Eddie Griffin, American comedian
  • 1968 Stan Kirsch, American actor
  • 1969 John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1969 Johnny Scott, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1969 Lorenzo Williams, NBA center (Wash Wizards, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1969 Peter Ciavaglia, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994), born in Albany, New York
  • 1969 Richard Fletcher Pride III, Tuscaloosa AL, PGA golfer (1994 Fed Exp)
  • 1970 Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1970 Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones), (d. 2013)
  • 1971 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics-96), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1971 Eric Lacroix, NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 James Baldwin Jr, Southern Pines NC, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1971 Danijela, Croatian singer
  • 1972 Khalid Reeves, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets)
  • 1972 Michael Barnett, UK musician / producer
  • 1972 Scott Foley, American actor (Scandal, Felicity), born in Kansas City, Kansas