Famous Birthdays on July 18

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  • 1340 Philip van Artevelde, Flemish leader and wine salesman, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1382)
  • 1501 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark, born in Brussels (d. 1526)
  • 1504 Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer, born in Bremgarten, Switzerland (d. 1575)
  • 1534 Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger Catechism), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1583)
  • 1552 Rudolf II von Habsburg, Emperor of Germany (1576-1612), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1612)
  • 1634 Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1684-91), born in Haarlem, Dutch Republic (d. 1695)

Person of interestRobert Hooke

1635 Robert Hooke, English scientist (Micrographia), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1703)

Scientist Robert Hooke
Scientist
Robert Hooke
  • 1670 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, born in Modena, Italy (d. 1747)
  • 1711 Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer, born in Soignies, Belgium (d. 1765)
  • 1718 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian Jesuit writer, born in Mantua, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1808)
  • 1720 Gilbert White, English naturalist (Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn), born in Selborne, Hampshire (d. 1793)
  • 1766 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer, born in Marktheidenfeld, Germany (d. 1798)
  • 1796 Feargus O'Connor, Leader of English Chartists, born in County Cork (d. 1855)
  • 1797 Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher, born in Jena, Saxe-Weimar (d. 1879)
  • 1810 Peter [Josef Anton] Singer, Austrian monk, organist and composer, born in Unterhäselgehr, Tyrol (d. 1882)
  • 1811 William Makepeace Thackeray, British novelist (Vanity Fair), born in Kolkata, India (d. 1863)

  • 1818 Louis Gerhard De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (1876-80), born in Finspång Castle, Sweden (d. 1896)
  • 1821 Pauline Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer, born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • 1823 Leonard Fulton Ross, American lawyer, probate judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lewistown, Illinois (d. 1901)
  • 1827 Pierre-Lambert Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Mechelen and Cardinal Primate of Belgium, born in Perk, Steenokkerzeel, Belgium (d. 1906)
  • 1837 Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary, born in Karlovo, Rumelia, Bulgaria (d. 1873)
  • 1845 Tristan Corbière, French poet, born in Morlaix, Brittany, France (d. 1875)

Person of interestW. G. Grace

1848 W. G. Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer, born in Downend, Bristol, England (d. 1915)

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 1850 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (Curfew Must Not Ring) and writer, born in Mishawaka, Indiana, Kansas (d. 1939)
  • 1853 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Dutch physicist (electromagnetic radiation, Nobel 1902), born in Arnherm, Netherlands (d.1928)
  • 1862 Victor, Prince Napoléon (Napoléon V ), French pretender to throne, born in Palais-Royal, Paris (d. 1926)
  • 1862 Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1864 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", born in Braunschweig (d. 1947)
  • 1864 Phillip Snowden, British politician, 1st Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, born Cowling, Yorkshire (d. 1937)
  • 1865 Laurence Housman, English author and playwright (Victoria Regina), born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (d. 1959)
  • 1870 Emil Młynarski, Polish conductor and composer, born in Kybartai, Lithuania (d. 1935)
  • 1871 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1958)
  • 1871 Sada Yacco [Kawakami Sadayakko], Japanese geisha and stage actress, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Julius Fučík, Czech composer, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1916)
  • 1880 Otto Vrieslander, German composer, born in Münster, Germany (d. 1950)
  • 1881 Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player, born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1921)
  • 1882 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), born in Paraná, Argentina (d. 1962)
  • 1884 Alberto di Jorio, Italian Cardinal and former head of the Vatican Bank, born in Rome (d. 1979)
  • 1887 Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Minister of Defense and Prime Minister (1942-45), born in Fyresdal, Norway (d. 1945)
  • 1888 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian-Dutch painter, born in Soerakarta, Java (d. 1992)
  • 1888 Sydney Horler, English detective writer (Checkmate), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1954)

  • 1890 Charles Erwin Wilson, American engineer (President and CEO of General Motors) and politician (United States Secretary of Defense 1953-57), born in Minerva, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • 1890 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (the shortest-serving prime minister in Australia's history-8 days), born in Mitchell, Queensland, Australia (d. 1983)
  • 1891 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1969)
  • 1893 Josef Hüttel, Czech composer, born in Melnik, Bohemia (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1949)
  • 1894 Bernard Wagenaar, Dutch-American composer (3 Songs for Chinese), born in Arnherm, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Marie Ney, British actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England (d. 1981)

Person of interestGeorge "Machine Gun" Kelly

1895 George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], American gangster, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
  • 1897 E. A. D. [Ernest Arthur Douglas] Eldridge, British racing driver, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1935)
  • 1898 Herbert Marcuse, German-American communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1898 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1899 Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman), born in Edam, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1900 Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], French writer (Childhood, Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits), born in Ivanovo, Russia (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Utrecht (d. 1984)
  • 1902 Chill Wills, American singer and actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders), born in Seagoville Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1903 Božidar Kunc, Croatian composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1964)
  • 1906 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, born in Caputh, Blairgowrie, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Clifford Odets, American dramatist (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1906 S. I. Hayakawa, U.S. senator from California (1977–83) and educator (Language in Action), born in Vancouver, Canada (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Yvonne Desportes, French composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1908 Peace Pilgrim [Mildred Lisette Norman], American peace activist, born in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), born in Staryya Hramyki, Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1989) [OS 7/5]
  • 1909 Harriet Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Follow the Fleet), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Lupe Vélez [María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez], Mexican-American actress (Joe Palooka), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1944)
  • 1909 Mohammed Daoud Khan, 1st President of Afghanistan (1973-78) and Prime Minister of Afghanistan (1953-63), born in Kabul, Afghanistan (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Alexander Hyatt King, Mozart scholar, born in Beckenham, England (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1912 Harry Levin, American literary scholar, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Henry Louis Miller, American Rear Admiral (WW II-Pacific), born in Fairbanks, Alaska (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer, born in Marmande, Lot-et-Garonne, France (d. 1950)
  • 1913 Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede), born in Broek op Langedijk, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Marvin Miller [Mueller], American actor (Space Patrol, Dead Reckoning, Millionaire), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Red Skelton [Richard], American comedian (Red Skelton Show), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Herbert Collum, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1914 John G Bearer, writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat)
  • 1914 Jo [Jozef Maria Laurens Theo] Cals, Prime Minister of Netherlands (1965-66) and Minister of Education, Arts and Sciences, born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1914 Mack Robinson, American 200m dash (Olympic silver 1932), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1938), born in Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Anthony Wakefield Cox, English architect, born in Park Road, Peterborough (d 1993)
  • 1915 Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter (d. 1945)
  • 1915 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1985)
  • 1916 Isaäc Arend Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer and Minister of Education, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor, born in Leeds, England (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Johnny Hopp, American baseball player, born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Henri Salvador, French Caribbean singer, born in Cayenne, French Guiana (d. 2008)

Person of interestNelson Mandela

1918 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), born in Mvezo, Umtatu, South Africa (d. 2013)

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1920 Adolphus "Dolph" Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1920 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, born in East Ham, Essex (d. 1982)

Person of interestJohn Glenn

1921 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio (d. 2016)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • 1922 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (paradigm shift), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Héctor Tosar, Uruguayan pianist and composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Michael Medwin, British actor and producer (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint), born in London, England
  • 1923 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • 1924 John Cruickshank, French scholar (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), born in Skovshoved, Gentofte, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), born in Earl's Court, London (d. 2018)
  • 1925 Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Spanish actor and publicist (Last Judgement), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australian 100m dash (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Guildford, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Jane Hylton [Audrey Gwendolene Clark], British actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1926 Richard Pasco, British actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph), born in Barnes, London (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Robert Sloman, English screenwriter, born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (The Stone Angel), born in Neepawa, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1927 Carlo Franci, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1927 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), born in Breig (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Ludwig Harig, German writer, born in Sulzbach (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Zin [Parke Gerald Zinzan] Harris, New Zealand cricketer (father of Chris NZ batsman in 50's & 60's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1991)
  • 1928 Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)
  • 1929 "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)

  • 1929 Dick Totten Button, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1929 Adelaide Tambo, South African anti-apartheid activist, politician and wife of Oliver Tambo, born in Top Location, Vereeniging (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Siegfried Kurz, German conductor and composer, born in Dresden
  • 1930 Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), born in Warrington (d. 2016)
  • 1931 "Papa" Dee Allen, American percussionist (War-World is a Ghetto), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1988)
  • 1932 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Aad Nuis, Dutch writer and political scientist, born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Raymond Murray Schafer, Canadian composer (Patria), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1933 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (Bratsk Station), born in Zima, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Edward Bond, English playwright and director (Blow-up), born in Holloway, North London
  • 1934 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Tenley Albright, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader (69th Shankaracharya Guru), born in Irulneeki, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1937 Roald Hoffmann, Polish-American chemist (Nobel 1981), born in Złoczów, Poland
  • 1937 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Britt Leach, American actor (Mickey-Spencer's Pilots), born in Gadsden, Alabama
  • 1938 Dudu Pukwana [Mtutuzel], South African saxophonist and composer, born in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1990)
  • 1938 Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1938 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, born in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland (d. 1985)
  • 1938 John Connelly, English footballer (20 English caps), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Brian Auger, English fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis), born in London, England
  • 1939 Dion DiMucci, American rocker (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1939 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (University of Michigan), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Jerry Moore, American football player and coach, born in Bonham, Texas
  • 1940 James Brolin, American actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Joe Torre, American baseball outfield and manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940 Qaboos bin Said al Said, Omanis politician and Sultan of Oman (1970-present), born in Salalah, Oman
  • 1941 Jack Jersey, Indonesian-Dutch singer and producer, born in Cimahi, Indonesia (d. 1997)
  • 1941 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), born in Aurora, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1941 Marcia Jones-Smoke, American 500m kayaker (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Oklahoma
  • 1941 Martha Reeves, American singer (Martha Reeves & Vandellas-Dancing in St), born in Eufaula, Alabama
  • 1942 Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Prince of the Belgians and son of Leopold III, born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 1942 Adolf Ogi, President of Switzerland (2000), born in Kandersteg, Switzerland
  • 1942 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, born in Treviglio, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1943 Calvin Peete, PGA golfer (1979 Greater Milwaukee Open), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 Robin McDonald, Scotland, rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1944 David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944 Jonelle Allen, American actress (Bessie-Palmerstown USA, Berringers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Danny McCullock, rocker (Animals), born in London, England

  • 1945 James William Guercio, American music producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Tim Lynch, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
  • 1946 Leo Madder, Belgian actor
  • 1947 Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Kurt Mann, Roslyn NY, actor (Bad Penny)
  • 1947 Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
  • 1948 Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love)
  • 1948 Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
  • 1948 Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1948 Carlos Colón, Sr., Puerto Rican professional wrestler
  • 1949 Wally Bryson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 1949 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84)

Person of interestRichard Branson

1950 Richard Branson, British music entrepreneur (Virgin Group), born in London, England

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • 1950 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1950 Jack Layton, Canadian politician
  • 1950 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
  • 1951 Bruce Lietzke, American golfer (13 PGA Tour wins), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1951 Elio Di Rupo, Belgian politician
  • 1951 Margo Martindale, American actress
  • 1952 James Forbes, basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1953 Peter Greenall, English brewer (Greenall Witley)
  • 1954 Imtiaz Ali, cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976)
  • 1954 Ricky Skaggs, Cordell Ky, country singer (Heartbroke, Toy Hearts)
  • 1954 Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1954 Tobias Picker, American composer (Emmeline), born in New York City
  • 1955 Teresa Ann Savoy, actress (Caligula), born in London, England
  • 1955 Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician
  • 1955 Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor
  • 1955 Terry Chambers, English drummer (XTC), born in Wiltshire, England
  • 1956 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress/singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach

Person of interestNick Faldo

1957 Nick Faldo, English golfer (six-time Major Championship winner), born in Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • 1958 Margo [AM] Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1958 Nigel Twist, Manchester, rock drummer (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • 1959 Pauline Quirke, British actress
  • 1960 Anne-Marie Johnson, actress (In the Heat of the Night), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Elizabeth McGovern, actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1962 Engelbert Linder, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1962 Jensen Buchanan, American actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962 Lee Arenberg, American actor
  • 1962 Jack Irons, American drummer
  • 1962 Shaun Micallef, Australian comedian
  • 1963 Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1963 Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
  • 1963 Al Snow, American professional wrestler
  • 1964 Susan Marie Snyder, actress (Julie-As the World Turns)
  • 1964 Wendy Williams, radio host
  • 1965 Robert Holland, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1965 Yugi Iga, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)