Famous Birthdays on July 22

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 224

  • 1210 Joan of England, Queen consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1238)
  • 1478 Philip I, (the Handsome), 1st Habsburg King of Spain (1504-06)
  • 1510 Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (d. 1537)
  • 1535 Katarina Stenbock, wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)
  • 1559 Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (d. 1619)
  • 1596 Michael I, first Russian Tsar of the House of Romanov (1613-45), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1645)
  • 1597 Virgilio Mazzocchi, composer
  • 1621 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury/minister (1660-73)
  • 1642 Johann Quirsfeld, composer
  • 1647 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint
  • 1651 Ferdinand Tobias Richter, composer
  • 1711 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
  • 1713 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • 1721 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer
  • 1722 Jean-Noel/Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian
  • 1733 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
  • 1755 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)
  • 1763 James Geddes, American Engineer (Erie Canal), born in Carlisle Pennsylvania (d. 1838)
  • 1784 Friedrich W Bessel, German astronomer (star parallax, Bessel Function)
  • 1804 Victor Schoelcher, French writer (abolitionism), born in Paris (d. 1893)
  • 1807 Karolina Pawlowa, writer
  • 1820 Louis Powell Harvey, Governor (Union), (d. 1862)
  • 1822 Hamilton Prioleau Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1897)
  • 1822 John George Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 1893)
  • 1830 Herbert Stanley Oakeley, composer
  • 1830 William Sooy Smith, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Tarlton, Ohio (d. 1916)
  • 1833 Benjamin Hanby, composer
  • 1834 Daniel McCook Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Ohio (d. 1864)
  • 1844 William Archibald Spooner, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms), born in London, England
  • 1848 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

1849 Emma Lazarus, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in NYC, New York

  • 1853 Victor Roger, composer
  • 1863 Alec Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Frank, Kent 1884-1910)
  • 1871 Akos Buttykai, composer
  • 1872 David D Salas, Antillian writer (Josefina)
  • 1873 Ettore Pozzoli, composer
  • 1878 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un destin: Martin Luther)
  • 1878 Janusz Korczak [Henryk Goldszmit], Polish-Jewish educator and pedagogue (ran an orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto), born in Warsaw, Congress Poland (or in 1879, d. 1942)
  • 1879 Gustaf Heintze, composer
  • 1882 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by the Railroad)
  • 1887 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
  • 1888 Kirk Bryan, American geologist (d. 1950)
  • 1889 Frederick Preston Search, composer
  • 1889 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), born in Dudley, England (d. 1957)

Person of interestRose Fitzgerald Kennedy

1890 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • 1892 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s)/war criminal
  • 1892 John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
  • 1893 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1894 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
  • 1895 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, born in Debe Nek, King Williamstown, South Africa (d. 1983)

Person of interestAlexander Calder

1898 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles, stabiles), born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)


  • 1898 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (d. 1943)
  • 1901 Charles Weidman, Nebraska, modern dancer/choreographer (Candide)
  • 1902 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer
  • 1905 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble)
  • 1905 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Licia Albanese, American operatic soprano (NY Met Opera), born in Bari, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1909 Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (d. 2000)
  • 1910 Edith Abbo, daughter of Mien Wenneker/Dutch Prince Henry
  • 1913 Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and musician, born in Rivarolo, Mantovano, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Cecil Effinger, composer
  • 1915 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Hipolito Ocalia, Curacao landscape painter, born in Curaçao (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • 1917 H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1918 Pim [Albrecht W] Lyre, Dutch lawyer/son of prince Henry
  • 1920 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • 1920 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester
  • 1921 William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • 1922 Dan Rowan [Daniel Hale Rowan], American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Beggs, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Bob [Robert] Dole, American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas
  • 1923 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Mukesh, Indian singer (d. 1976)
  • 1924 Margaret Whiting, American singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1926 Bryan Forbes, director and producer (Endless Games, King Rat), (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Peter Michael Grayson, British showman, born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • 1927 George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1928 Georg Dreyfus, German-born Australian composer, born in Elberfeld
  • 1928 Orson Bean, American actor and comedian (To Tell the Truth), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1928 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • 1929 John Barber, British racing driver
  • 1930 Leoncjusz Ciuciura, composer
  • 1930 Marcia Henderson, American actress (Kathleen-Aldrich Family, Peter Pan), born in Andover, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1931 Charles Huxtable, General commander (English ground armies)
  • 1931 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Oscar de la Renta, Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)
  • 1932 William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist
  • 1932 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • 1933 Chuck Cassey, American choral director (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestLouise Fletcher

1934 Louise Fletcher, actress (One Flew over Cuckoo's Nest), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • 1935 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1936 Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket pace bowler (1959)
  • 1936 Krasimir Kyurkchiiski, composer
  • 1937 John Price, England cricket fast-medium bowler (1964-72)
  • 1937 V B Ranjane, Indian cricket fast bowler (early 1960's)
  • 1937 Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1938 Terence Stamp, English actor (The Collector, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1939 Gila Almagor, Israeli actress

Person of interestAlex Trebek

1940 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1940 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1940 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • 1941 George Clinton, rocker (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 1941 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1941 Thomas Wayne, rocker (Tragedy)
  • 1941 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 1943 Bobby Sherman [Robert Cabot Sherman Jr.], American actor/singer (Here Comes the Brides), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1943 Yoran Ben Ami, Israel, producer/president (Triumph Pictures)
  • 1943 Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
  • 1944 Estelle Bennett, vocalist (Ronettes - Be My Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1944 Guich Koock, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1944 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • 1944 Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
  • 1944 Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • 1946 Mirelle Mathieu, French singer (So Ein Schone r Abend), born in Avigno, Vaucluse
  • 1946 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1946 Steve Friedman, TV news executive/actor (American Anthem)
  • 1946 Danny Glover, American actor (Lethal Weapon, Operation Dumbo Drop), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1947 Albert Brooks, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1947 Don Henley, Linden Tx, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado)
  • 1947 Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
  • 1948 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • 1948 Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • 1949 Dianne Dailey, LPGA golfer
  • 1949 Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1949 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and PM of UAE

Person of interestAlan Menken

1949 Alan Menken, American Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars), born in New Rochelle, New York

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • 1951 Tisa Farrow, actress (Zombie, Fingers, Grim Reaper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • 1952 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
  • 1952 Madeleine Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
  • 1952 Mary Collinson, Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
  • 1953 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • 1953 Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
  • 1954 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1954 Henriette Allais playmate (Mar, 1980), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1954 Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
  • 1955 Willem Dafoe, Wisc, actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
  • 1956 Michael Spinks, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956 Mick Pointer, rock drummer (Marillion)
  • 1957 Dave Steib, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1958 Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg, playmate (June, 1987), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1958 David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1984)
  • 1960 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1960 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage)
  • 1961 Calvin Fish, English racing driver
  • 1961 Keith Sweat, American singer
  • 1962 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1962 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
  • 1962 Martine St. Clair, Canadian singer
  • 1963 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963 Joanna Going, actress (Lisa Grady-Another World)
  • 1963 Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
  • 1963 Rob Estes, American actor
  • 1963 Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls)
  • 1964 Bonnie Langford, English actress (Wombling Free)
  • 1964 David Spade, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep)
  • 1964 Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964 John Leguizamo, Colombian American actor (Mambo Mouth, Whispers in the Dark), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1964 Adam Godley, British actor
  • 1964 Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • 1965 Alondra Johnson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1965 Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1965 Patrick Labyorteaux American actor (Heathers, Yes Man, Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Shawn Michaels, [Mike Hickenbottom], wrestler (WWF/AWA), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1966 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1966 Daniel Nowak, Schwennigen GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1966 Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Andreas Motzkus, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Pat Badger, heavy metal bassist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • 1967 Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
  • 1967 Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • 1967 Rhys Ifans [Rhys Evans], Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Welsh actor/musician (Notting Hill, Enduring Love)
  • 1968 Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Despina Vandi, Greek singer
  • 1970 Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Sergei Zubov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
  • 1971 Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress (Little Thief), born in London, England
  • 1971 Kristine Marie Lilly, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Colin Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • 1972 Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d.2006)
  • 1972 Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
  • 1973 Ronald Ray Howard, American murderer (d. 2005)
  • 1973 Daniel Jones, Australian musician (Savage Garden)
  • 1973 Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
  • 1973 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian American singer, born in Rhinebeck, New York
  • 1974 Viktoria Tolstoy [Louise Viktoria Kjellberg], Swedish jazz singer (Meet Me at the Movies), born in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
  • 1974 Franka Potente, German actress
  • 1977 Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer