Famous Birthdays on July 19

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 215

  • 810 Imam Bukhari, Islamic scholar and compiler of Hadith, born in Bukhara, Khorasan (modern day Iran) (d. 870)
  • 1592 Erhard Buttner, German composer, born in Römhild (d. 1625)
  • 1670 Richard Leveridge, English bass singer and composer, born in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (d. 1758)
  • 1688 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian Jesuit brother and missionary to China, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1766)
  • 1735 Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington, Anglo-Irish composer, born in Dangan Castle, County Meath, Ireland (d. 1781)
  • 1742 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, French classical composer, born in La Côte-Saint-André, France (d. 1822)
  • 1744 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author and editor, born in Meldorf, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1750 Alessio Prati, Italian composer, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1788)
  • 1759 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint, born in Kursk, Russian Empire (d. 1833) [OS]
  • 1782 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1853)
  • 1789 John Martin, English painter and engraver, born in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England (d. 1854)
  • 1797 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, German composer, born in Neugersdorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • 1800 Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1864)
  • 1811 Vincenz Lachner, German composer, born in Rain am Lech, Bavaria, Germany (d 1893)

Person of interestSamuel Colt

1814 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1862)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1817 Mary Ann Bickerdyke, American army nurse (union), born in Knox County, Ohio (d. 1901)
  • 1819 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss poet and novelist, born in Zurich (d. 1890)
  • 1822 Princess Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and granddaughter of George III, born in Palace of Montbrillant, Hanover (d. 1916)
  • 1823 George Henry Gordon, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • 1827 Mangal Pandey, Indian Sepoy (soldier) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (B.N.I.) regiment of the British East India Company, born in Nagwa, Ballia district, India (d. 1857)
  • 1828 Roger Atkinson Pryor, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1919)
  • 1833 John Wesley Turner, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Saratoga, New York (d. 1899)
  • 1834 Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist (The Bellelli Family), born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1838 Joel Asaph Allen, American zoologist (Allen's rule) and first curator of birds and mammals at the American Museum of Natural History, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1921)
  • 1846 Charles Edward Pickering, American astronomer and pioneered American spectroscopist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1919)
  • 1848 Cornelis Adrianus Pekelharing, Dutch physician, born in Zaandam, Netherlands(d. 1922)
  • 1849 François Victor Alphonse Aulard, French historian, born in Montbron, France (d. 1928)
  • 1849 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic, born in Toulon, Var, France (d. 1906)
  • 1851 Hendrik Jut, Dutch murderer (Head of Jut), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1878)
  • 1854 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1925)
  • 1855 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, born in Czernowitz, Austria (d. 1932)

Person of interestLizzie Borden

1860 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1927)

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • 1863 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), born in Linz, Austria (d. 1934)
  • 1863 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), born in Krishnanagar, British India (d. 1913)
  • 1865 Charles Horace Mayo, American surgeon and co-founder (Mayo Clinic), born in Rochester, Minnesota (d. 1939)
  • 1873 Louis Zimmermann, Dutch violinist and 1st concert master of Concert building, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1876 Joseph Fielding Smith Jr., 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1972)
  • 1876 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1963)
  • 1877 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), born in Plaxtol, Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1949)
  • 1878 Robert Herman Woltjer, Dutch Minister of Education, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • 1879 Hendrik Gerrit Cannegieter, meteorology/director (KNMI), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Adriaan Jurriaan Zoetmulder, Dutch writer and director (Eindhovens Dagblad) (d. 1972)
  • 1881 Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist), born in Aschaffenburg, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Max Fleischer, Polish-American animator and film producer (Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor Man), born in Kraków, Austrian Poland (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Eugène Jungers, Belgian Governor of Rwanda Urundi, born in Messancy, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1892 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1957)
  • 1893 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia (d. 1930) [OS=7/7]
  • 1894 Joris van Severen, Flemish politician and founder of the Alliance of Dietsche National Solidarists, born in Wakken, Belgium (d. 1940)
  • 1894 Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Pakistan Muslim League, born in Dacca, Bengal, British India (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician, born in Kondrovo, Kaluga Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1959)
  • 1895 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter, born in Yixing, China (d. 1953)

  • 1896 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • 1898 Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN) and editor (The Truth), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • 1900 Arno Breker, German architect and sculptor (Third Reich), born in Elberfeld, German Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1900 Roscoe [Charles Barnet] Harvey, British soldier, born in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist and writer (d. 1990)
  • 1902 Gerard Rutten, Dutch film director (Miraculous Life of Willem Parel), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Boyd Neel, English conductor (Story of an Orchestra), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1981)
  • 1905 Edgar Snow, American author and journalist (Red star over China), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, born in Karviná, Austrian Silesia (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Noregsonger), born in Gransherad, Telemark, Norway (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Wim van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF), born in Griendtsveen, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Günter Bialas, German composer, born in Bielschowitz, Prussian Silesia (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Isabel Jewell, American actress (Gone with the Wind), born in Shoshoni, Wyoming (d. 1972)
  • 1909 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, born in Cece (d. 1966)
  • 1912 Norman Carr, British conservationist working in Central and Southern Africa, born in Chinde, Portuguese East Africa (b. 1997)
  • 1914 Josef Páleníček, Czech composer, born in Travnik, Bosnia, Yugoslavia (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1916 James D. Ramage, American Naval Aviator in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War, born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2012)
  • 1916 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1917 Robert Aitken, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1917 William Scranton, American Republican Party politician and diplomat, born in Madison, Connecticut (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Patricia Medina, British actress (The Three Musketeers, High-Low), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Robert Pinget, French novelist (The Interrogation) and playwright, born in Geneva (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Robert Mann, American composer and violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2018)
  • 1921 Rosalyn Yalow, American medical physicist (Nobel 1977), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1922 George McGovern, American politician and Presidential candidate (D-1972), born in Avon, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Rachel Robinson, American social activist and humanitarian (The Jackie Robinson Foundation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1922 Harold Camping, American evangelist and founder of Family Radio, born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • 1923 William A. Rusher, American lawyer and columnist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1924 Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle, American actor (Hang 'em High, Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (27th Governor of Wyoming), born in Osceola, Nebraska (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Sue Thompson [Eva Sue Mckee], American pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • 1926 Helen Gallagher, American singer, dancer and actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926 Max Sordam, Suriname warden and writer (Dictionary Sranantongo)
  • 1927 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer and journalist (Albania Defiant), born in Bromma, Stockholm
  • 1928 John Bratby, English painter and writer (Breakdown), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1992)

Person of interestSofia Muratova

1929 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

  • 1932 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Willem Nijholt, Dutch actor (De Nietsnut, Respect, Op Afbetaling), born in Gombong, Central Java
  • 1934 Francisco Sá Carneiro, 109th Prime Minister of Portugal, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1980)
  • 1935 Vasily Livanov, Russian film actor and screenwriter, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1936 Connie Kurtz, American Gay Rights advocate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1937 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2014)
  • 1937 Larry Boxx, founder (Land B Computer Serv)
  • 1937 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist (Hoyle–Narlikar theory), born in Maharashtra, India
  • 1938 Nicholas Bethell, 4th Baron Bethell, British historian, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1940 Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona], American singer (Let it Be Him), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1940 Dennis Cole, American actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1941 Jennifer Dunn, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Jerry Huckaby, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Hodge, Jackson Parish Louisiana
  • 1941 Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)
  • 1941 Neelie Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD) and Minister of Traffic, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1943 Roy D. Bridges Jr, American pilot and astronaut (STS 51-F, 61-F), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944 Commander Cody [George Frayne], American singer and pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1945 George Dzundza, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order), born in Rosenheim,Germany
  • 1945 Edwin Schlossberg, American designer, author and husband of Carolyn Kennedy, born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Alan Gorrie, Scottish rock bassist and singer (Average White Band), born in Perth, Scotland

Person of interestIlie Năstase

1946 Ilie Năstase, Romanian tennis player (US Open 1972), born in Bucharest, Romania

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 1947 Bernie Leadon, American guitarist and vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1947 Brian May, English rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England
  • 1947 Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, born in Chingford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • 1947 Hans-Jürgen Kreische, East German footballer, born in Dresden, Germany
  • 1948 Beverly Archer, American actress (Iola-Mama's Family), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1948 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1979)
  • 1949 Ivar Kants, Australian actor (A Country Practice), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1950 Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-De-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1950 Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1950 Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951 Abel Ferrara, American filmmaker (King of New York), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter (The Athletic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Allen Collins [Larkin Allen Collins Jr.], American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1990)
  • 1952 Dominic Muldowney, English composer, born in Southampton, England
  • 1952 Howard Donald Saunders, Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1952 Robert A. Ficano, American politician and Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 John Griesheimer, American Republican politician, born in Saint Clair, Missouri
  • 1954 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist and foreign affairs editor (Chronicles), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1955 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • 1956 Yoshiaki Yatsu, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF) and mixed martial artist, born in Oura, Gunma, Japan
  • 1956 Peter Barton, American actor (Powers of Matthew Star), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • 1957 Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1958 Robert Gibson, American professional wrestler, born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1958 David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor, born in Malibu, California
  • 1959 Terri Treas, American actress (Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1960 Atom Egoyan, Canadian director (Adjuster, Next of Kin), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1961 Suzi Schott, American actress and Playboy playmate (August, 1984), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1961 Campbell Scott, American actor, director and producer (Saint Ralph, Big Night), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • 1961 Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director, born in Okayama, Japan
  • 1961 Benoît Mariage, Belgian film director, born in Virton, Belgium
  • 1962 Anthony Edwards, American actor (It Takes Two, Dr Greene-ER), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1962 Brad Wilson, Pomona California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 9 Pro-Am)
  • 1962 Craig Muni, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1963 Mark Carreon, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Marla Duncan, Miss Northern California fitness (1990), born in Fairfield, California
  • 1963 Sandor Wladar, Hungarian 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1963 Garth Nix, Australian author (Keys to the Kingdom), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1964 Alexandra Curtis, American actress, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann
  • 1964 Gina Procaccio, American long and middle distance runner, born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Teresa Edwards, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984, 88,92,96), born in Cairo, Georgia
  • 1964 André A. Jackson, founder African Diamond Producers Association
  • 1965 Kathleen Raine, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish percussionist
  • 1965 Stuart Scott, American sportscaster
  • 1966 David Segui, KC KS, infielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1966 Kate Rogerson, LPGA golfer (1990 Circle K LPGA Tucson-2nd), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Nancy Walls, American actress
  • 1967 Christian Bergstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • 1967 Dale Hurley Jr, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
  • 1968 Robert Flynn, American musician (Machine Head)
  • 1969 David Goldsmith, actor (Eric-Models Inc), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1969 Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer
  • 1970 Brooks Thompson, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • 1970 Kengy Gardiner, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1970 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1970 Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland (2014-), born in Irvine, Scotland
  • 1971 Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Urs Bühler, Swiss tenor (Il Divo)
  • 1971 Russell Allen, American musician (Symphony X)
  • 1971 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
  • 1972 Adriaan Jurriaan Zoetmulder, Dutch author and director (Eindhovens Newspaper)
  • 1972 Andrew Kavovit, actor (Paul-As the World Turns)
  • 1972 John Paci, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Tamarie Ivie, Ananheim CA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1972 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1972 Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer
  • 1973 Martin Powell, English musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1973 Saïd Taghmaoui, French actor
  • 1974 Vincent Spadea, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974 Rey Bucanero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1974 Preston Wilson, baseball player
  • 1975 Alexi Komarov, Yekaterinburg Russia, dance skater (& Carr-1995 Pac Champ)
  • 1976 R J Williams, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • 1976 Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1976 Vinessa Shaw, American actress
  • 1976 Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor (12 Years a Slave, Sherlock), born in London, England
  • 1977 Haitham Mustafa, Sudanese footballer
  • 1977 Ed Smith, English cricketer
  • 1977 Tony Mamaluke, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1978 Nené, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 Luke Young, English footballer
  • 1979 Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
  • 1979 Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1980 Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
  • 1980 Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player