Famous Birthdays on July 18

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  • 1340 Philip van Artevelde, wine salesman/lord lt of Flanders
  • 1501 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (d. 1526)
  • 1504 Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
  • 1534 Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger Catechism)
  • 1552 Rudolf II, of Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612)
  • 1634 Joannes Camphuys, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1684-91)

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1635 Robert Hooke, Scientist (Micrographia), born in Isle of Wight, England

Scientist Robert Hooke
Scientist
Robert Hooke
  • 1670 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian (opera)composer
  • 1711 Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer
  • 1718 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
  • 1720 Gilbert White, English "father of British naturalists"
  • 1766 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer
  • 1796 Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists
  • 1797 Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
  • 1810 Peter Singer, composer
  • 1811 William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)
  • 1818 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
  • 1821 Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
  • 1823 Leonard Fulton Ross, American lawyer, probate judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lewistown, Illinois (d. 1901)
  • 1827 Pierre L Goossens, archbishop of Mechelen/Cardinal
  • 1837 Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
  • 1845 Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
  • 1848 William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer
  • 1850 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)
  • 1853 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)
  • 1862 Victor, Prince Napoleon (Napoleon V), French pretender to throne
  • 1862 Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general (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, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)
  • 1870 Emil Mlynarski, composer
  • 1871 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope)
  • 1871 Sada Yacco [Kawakami Sadayakko], Japanese geisha and stage actress, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Julius Fucik, composer
  • 1880 Otto Vrieslander, composer
  • 1881 Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
  • 1882 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)
  • 1884 Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
  • 1887 Vidkun Al Quisling, Norwegian minister of Defense/premier (1942-45)
  • 1888 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter
  • 1888 Sydney Horler, English detective writer
  • 1890 Charles Wilson, President of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
  • 1890 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
  • 1891 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
  • 1893 Josef Huttel, composer
  • 1893 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1949)
  • 1894 Bernard Wagenaar, Arnhem Holland, composer (3 Songs for Chinese)
  • 1895 Marie Ney, British actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England (d. 1981)

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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. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935)

  • 1898 Herbert Marcuse, communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1898 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1899 Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman)
  • 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 Bozidar Kunc, composer
  • 1906 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, born in Caputh (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Clifford Odets, American dramatist (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy)
  • 1906 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-CA), educator (Language in Action)
  • 1907 Yvonne Desportes, composer
  • 1908 Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/5 OS]
  • 1909 Harriet Nelson, 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, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
  • 1911 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1912 Harry Levin, literary Scholar
  • 1912 Henry L "Hank" Miller, US pilot/lt adm (WW II-Pacific)
  • 1912 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
  • 1913 Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede)
  • 1913 Marvin Miller, actor (Space Patrol, Millionaire), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1913 Red Skelton, [Richard], Vincennes Ind, comedian (Red Skelton Show)
  • 1914 Herbert Collum, composer
  • 1914 John G Bearer, writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat)
  • 1914 Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch premier (KVP, Mammoth Law)
  • 1914 Mack Robinson, American 200m dash (Olympic silver 1932)
  • 1914 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Anthony Cox, English architect
  • 1915 Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter
  • 1916 Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education
  • 1916 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
  • 1916 Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Jane Frazee, Duluth Minn, actress/singer (Alice-Beulah)

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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
  • 1918 Pamela Brown, England, actress (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula)
  • 1920 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World)
  • 1920 Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)

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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 (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Hector Tosar, composer
  • 1923 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Howard Roberts, choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • 1924 John Cruickshank, French scholar
  • 1924 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer
  • 1925 George Doggart, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950)/MCC pres
  • 1925 Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement)
  • 1925 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australia, 100m dash (Oly-bronze-1948)
  • 1926 Bryan Johnson, English singer and actor, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1926 Jane Hylton, actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), born in London, England
  • 1926 Richard Pasco, English actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph)
  • 1926 Robert Sloman, writer (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (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
  • 1927 Zin Harris, cricketer (father of Chris NZ batsman in 50's & 60's)
  • 1928 Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer
  • 1929 "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Dick Totten Button, figure skater (Olympic gold 48, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1929 Michael Medwin, English actor (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint)
  • 1930 Siegfried Kurz, composer
  • 1930 Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), born in Warrington (d. 2016)
  • 1931 "Papa" Dee Allen, percussionist (War-World is a Ghetto), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1932 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director
  • 1933 Aad Nuis, Dutch writer/undersecretary of Education (D66)
  • 1933 Raymund 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/director (Blow-up)
  • 1934 Darlene Conley, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Tenley Albright, figure skater (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader
  • 1936 Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1937 Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1937 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Britt Leach, Gadsen Ala, actor (Mickey-Spencer's Pilots)
  • 1938 Dudu Pukwana, [Mtutuzel], South African/British saxophonist/composer
  • 1938 Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1938 Ian Stewart, Scottish pianist (d. 1985)
  • 1938 John Connelly, St Helens, Lancashire, footballer (20 English caps), (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Brian Auger, fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis), born in London, England
  • 1939 Dion DiMucci, rocker (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1939 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Jerry Moore, American football coach
  • 1940 James Brolin, actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Joseph Torre, outfield/manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP)
  • 1940 Qaboos bin Said al Said, Omanis politician and Sultan of Oman (1970-present), born in Salalah, Oman
  • 1941 Jack Jersey, [de Nijs], Indonesian/Dutch singer/producer
  • 1941 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), born in Aurora, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1941 Marcia Jones Smoke, Oklahoma, 500m kayaker (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1941 Martha Reeves, singer (& Vandellas-Dancing in St), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942 Alexander EHAML, prince of the Belgians/son of Leopold III
  • 1942 Adolf Ogi, Swiss politician
  • 1942 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (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 (Oly-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
  • 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 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84)

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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 Alan Lietzke, Kansas City KS, PGA golfer (1978 Canadian Open)
  • 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, composer
  • 1955 Teresa Ann Savoy, actress (Caligula), born in London, England
  • 1955 Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician
  • 1955 Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor
  • 1956 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress/singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach

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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)
  • 1966 Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, decathelete (Olympic gold 96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1967 Jeff Lageman, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)