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Famous Birthdays on July 5

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 211

  • 1321 Joan of The Tower, Queen consort of Scotland, born in Tower of London, London (d. 1362)
  • 1546 Johann Steuerlein, German composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1613)
  • 1554 Elisabeth of Austria, Queen consort of France (1570-74), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1592)
  • 1586 Thomas Hooker, American colonial clergyman (known as "the father of Connecticut"), born in Marefield, Leicestershire, England (d. 1647)
  • 1653 Thomas Pitt, British merchant and Governor of Madras, born in Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, England (d. 1726)
  • 1654 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, Baroque composer, born in Modena, Italy (baptized date) (d. 1738)
  • 1675 Mary Walcott, American accuser at the Salem witch trials, born in Salem, Massacusetts (d. 1720)
  • 1717 Pedro III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1777-86) and consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1786)
  • 1718 Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland, born in Chelsea, London (d. 1794)
  • 1755 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage), born in Brecon, Wales (d. 1831)
  • 1764 János Lavotta, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Pusté Úľany, Slovakia (d. 1820)
  • 1775 William Crotch, English composer, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1847)
  • 1793 Pavel Ivanovich Pestel, Russian officer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1826)
  • 1794 Sylvester Graham, Minister and noted vegetarian (developed Graham cracker), born in Suffield, Connecticut (d. 1851)

Person of interestDavid Farragut

1801 David Farragut, American admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee (d. 1870)

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • 1805 Robert FitzRoy, British naval officer and scientist, born in Ampton, Suffolk, England (d. 1865)

Person of interestP. T. Barnum

1810 P. T. [Phineas Taylor] Barnum, American circus promoter and showman (Barnum & Bailey), born in Bethel, Connecticut (d. 1891)

Circus Showman and Businessman P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman
P. T. Barnum
  • 1820 William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish mechanical engineer and physicist, born in Edinburgh (d. 1872)
  • 1828 Paul Gabriël, Dutch water colors painter and etcher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1903)
  • 1829 Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican lawyer and diplomat (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1910)
  • 1841 William C. Whitney, American financier and 31st United States Secretary of the Navy, born in Conway, Massachusetts (d. 1904)
  • 1843 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England (d. 1901)
  • 1847 Agnes Zimmermann, German composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1925)
  • 1852 Stefano Gobatti, Italian composer, born in Bergantino, Italy (d. 1913)

Person of interestCecil Rhodes

1853 Cecil Rhodes, British businessman, diamond merchant and imperialist politician who was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1902)

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • 1857 Clara Zetkin, German feminist, Socialist, and Communist leader, born in Wiederau, Saxony (d. 1933)
  • 1858 Maria "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Maarten Stranger, born (d. 1917)
  • 1860 Robert Bacon, American politician (39th United States Secretary of State), born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (d. 1919)

Person of interestA. E. Douglass

1867 A. E. Douglass, American astronomer and inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating), born in Windsor, Vermont (d. 1962)

Archaeologist and astronomer A. E. Douglass
Archaeologist and astronomer
A. E. Douglass
  • 1868 William Henry Singer, American painter and collector (Singer Museum, Laren), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1872 Édouard Herriot, French politician (served 3 times as Prime Minister of France), born in Troyes, France (d. 1957)
  • 1874 Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, born in Gulbene, Latvia (d. 1949)

Person of interestEugen Fischer

1874 Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), born in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany (d. 1967)

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • 1878 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1959)
  • 1879 Dwight F. Davis, American politician (49th United States Secretary of War) and founder of Davis Cup, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1945)

  • 1879 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Tonhalle Orchestra), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 1880 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer and violinist, born in Michle (d. 1940)
  • 1881 August Hlond, Polish cardinal of the Roman Catholic church, born in Brzęczkowice, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1882 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (founder of the Sufi Order in the West (London) in 1914), born in Vadodra, Bombay State, British India (d. 1927).
  • 1885 André Lhote, French painter and art historian (Traité du paysage), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1962)
  • 1886 Felix Timmermans, Flemish painter and illustrator (Pallieter), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1947)
  • 1886 Willem Drees, Dutch statesman of the Labour Party (PvdA) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands, born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • 1886 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • 1889 Jean Cocteau, French poet and writer (Les Enfants Terribles), born in Maisons-Laffitte, France (d. 1963)
  • 1890 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian and editor of Harper's Magazine, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1891 John H. Northrop, American biochemist (crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1891 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (Žedan kamen na studencu), born in Vrgorac, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1895 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Paul Ben-Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1899 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, African-American social activist (NYC cabinet), born in Marshalltown, Iowa (d. 1990)
  • 1899 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, born in La Cruz, Chile (d. 1987)
  • 1899 Marcel Achard, French playwright (Jean de la Lune), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, Dutch cardinal of Utrecht Netherlands, born in Nijkerk, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1902 Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American politician (Sen-R) and ambassador (West Germany, Vietnam & UN), born in Nahant, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • 1903 Irwin Fischer, American composer (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Iowa City, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Don Goddard, American news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1904 Franz Adolf Syberg, Danish composer, born in Kerteminde, Funen, Denmark (d. 1955)
  • 1904 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, born in Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1904 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), born in Burrton, Kansas (d. 1980)
  • 1904 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1904 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), born in Bromley, England (d. 1990)
  • 1905 Isa Miranda [Ines Sampietro], Italian model and actress (La Ronde), born in Bergamo (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Jock "Herbie" Cameron, South African cricket wicket-keeper and captain (26 Tests; 51 dismissals), born in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province (d. 1935)
  • 1909 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), born in Staryya Hramyki, Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1989) [NS 7/18]
  • 1910 Robert K. Meston, American sociologist (functionalism), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

Person of interestGeorges Pompidou

1911 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1913 Smiley Lewis [Overton Amos Lemons], American singer (The Bells Are Ringing, I Hear You Knocking), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1966)
  • 1914 Jacob Soetendorp, Dutch rabbi, born in Amsterdam d. 1976)
  • 1915 John Woodruff, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1918 George Rochberg, American composer (Concord Quartet), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Issachar Miron, Israeli composer, born in Kutno, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1920 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist, born in Franklin, New Hampshire (d. 2017)
  • 1923 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), born in Everettville, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Arno Motulsky, German-born founder of medical genetics, known as the "father of pharmacogenomics," born in Fischhausen, East Prussia, Weimar Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1924 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, born in Holzminden, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1924 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Kenneth Gaburo, American composer, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • 1927 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1927 W. M. Diggelmann, Swiss writer (appeared in The self-destruction of W. M. Diggelmann), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1979)
  • 1928 Warren Oates, American actor (Dillinger, East of Eden, Stoney Burke), born in Depoy, Muhlenberg County (d. 1982)
  • 1928 Pierre Mauroy, Prime Minister of France (1981-84), born in Cartignies, Nord, France (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 1929 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Tommy Cook, American producer, screenwriter and actor (Missile to the Moon), born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • 1930 Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1931 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, Irish American gangster (inspiration for Jimmy Conway character in Goodfellas), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice, 1st permanent black judge on South African Supreme Court, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 2000)

  • 1932 Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1932 Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1948)
  • 1932 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Terence Cooper, British actor (Casino Royale), born in Carnmoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (d. 1997)
  • 1934 Philip Madoc, Welsh actor (The Life and Times of David Lloyd George), born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Edward McInnes, German scholar, born in Maybole, Ayrshire (d. 1996)
  • 1935 John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Shirley Knight, American actress (Endless Love, Secrets), born in Goessel, Kansas
  • 1936 James Mirrlees, Scottish economist (Nobel 1996), born in Minnigaff, Scotland
  • 1937 Brooke Hayward, American author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 Nita Lowey, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Stanley Silverman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Booker Edgerson, American football player, born in Baxter County, Arkansas
  • 1940 Karen Shepherd, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in Silver City, New Mexico
  • 1940 Chuck Close, American painter and photographer, born in Monroe, Washington
  • 1940 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Barbara Frischmuth, Austrian writer, born in Altaussee, Salzkammergut, Austria
  • 1942 Hannes Löhr, German footballer and manager, born in Eitorf, Rhine Province, Germany
  • 1943 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Dick Scoppettone, American rocker (Harpers Bizarre), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1945 Jeffrey Kramer, American actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican politician and Attorney General of the Republic of Mexico, born in Zacualpan, Mexico
  • 1946 Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québéc lawyer, physician and politician (24th Premier of Quebec), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946 Paul Smith, British fashion designer (Paul Smith), born in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1946 Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1999-for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions), born in July 5, 1946 (age 72) Den Helder, Netherlands
  • 1948 Julie Nixon Eisenhower, American author and the youngest daughter of Richard Nixon, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 William Hootkins, American actor, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1949 Marilyn Cole, English Playmate model (Jan, 1972, Playmate of the Year 1973), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1949 Benny Stolovitz, fictional character on LA Law

  • 1950 Gary Matthews, American baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year), born in San Fernando, California
  • 1950 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Michael Monarch, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • 1951 Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1951 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, born in Ichinoseki, Iwate, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1952 David Dreier, American entrepreneur and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1952 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • 1952 Terence T. Henricks, USAF colonel and astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78), born in Bryan, Ohio
  • 1954 John Wright, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92), born in Darfield, New Zealand
  • 1954 Leni Björklund, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence, 2002-06), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • 1954 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1955 Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1979, Wimbledon doubles 1980, 82), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2019)
  • 1956 James Lofton, American NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders), born in Fort Ord, California
  • 1957 David Hanson, British Labour politician, born in Liverpool
  • 1957 David Pinkney, British Touring car racer, born in Bridlington, England
  • 1957 Doug Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottaw, Ontario, Canada
  • 1958 Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1958 Patricia "Patsy" Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1958 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor, born in Birmingham
  • 1958 William "Bill" Watterson, American cartoonist known for being author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (1985-95), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1959 Marc Cohn, American folk rock singer (Walking in Memphis), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1959 Patricia Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1959 Tim Shaw, South African cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991), born in Empangeni, South Africa
  • 1959 Veronica Guerin, Irish crime journalist, born in Dublin (d. 1996)
  • 1960 James M. Kelly, American politician (Maryland), born in Baltimore County, Maryland
  • 1960 Brad Loree, Canadian actor and stunt performer, born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1961 Isabelle Poulenard, French contemporary soprano, born in Paris
  • 1963 Edie Falco, American actress (Carmela Soprano-The Sopranos), born in NYC, New York

  • 1963 Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor, born in Upland, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
  • 1965 Lucy Han, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1965 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist, born in Israel
  • 1965 Kathryn Erbe, American actress (Detective Alexandra Eames-Law & Order: Criminal Intent), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Susannah Doyle, British actress (Drop the Dead Donkey), born in Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, England
  • 1966 Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer and coach (Chelsea), born in Oliena, Italy
  • 1967 Tim Worrell, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1967 Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist (Italian Donald Duck comics), born in Thiene, Italy
  • 1968 Nate Singleton, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968 Shahid Anwar, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour), born in Multan, Pakistan
  • 1968 Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • 1968 Kenji Ito, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1968 John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1968 Alex Zülle, Swiss road racing cyclist, born in Wil, Switzerland

Person of interestSusan Wojcicki

1968 Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube "the most important person in advertising", born in Santa Clara County, California

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • 1969 John LeClair, American NHL left wing (first American-born player to score 50 goals in 3 straight NHL seasons; Philadelphia Flyers), born in St Albans, Vermont
  • 1969 RZA [Robert Fitzgerald Diggs], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer (Orange is the New Black), born in Los Angeles
  • 1970 Doug Bochtler, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1970 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2004)
  • 1971 Donna Faber, American tennis star, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1971 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager (Aberdeen), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • 1972 Michael Bays, American actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Live), born in Enrico, California
  • 1972 Robert Esmie, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1972 Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Zainichi-Korean wrestler (NJPW), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1973 Michal Sýkora, Czech NHL defenseman (Sharks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1973 Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Jönköping, Sweden
  • 1973 Róisín Murphy, Irish singer and songwriter (Moloko), born in Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland

  • 1973 René Spies, German bobsledder, born in Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
  • 1974 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer, born in Brasília, Brazil
  • 1975 Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles winner), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1975 Chris Gratton, Canadian NHL center (Canada World C'ships gold 1997; Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • 1975 Hernán Crespo, Argentine soccer striker, coach (Argentina 64 caps, 35 goals; Parma, Chelsea, Banfield), born in Florida Este, Argentina
  • 1975 Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr), born in Faroe Islands
  • 1975 Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1976 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer, born in Amarante, Portugal
  • 1976 Marina Dias, Brazilian model, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1976 Bizarre, American rapper (D12), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1977 Royce Da 5'9" [Ryan Daniel Montgomery], American rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1977 Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player, born in Holzminden, West Germany
  • 1979 Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Mihaylovgrad, Bulgaria
  • 1979 Shane Filan, Irish singer and songwriter (Westlife), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • 1979 Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player (Australian Open, Wimbledon 2006), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
  • 1980 Jason Wade, American singer and musician (Lifehouse), born in Camarillo, California
  • 1980 David Rozehnal, Czech soccer defender (Czech Rep. 60 caps; PSG, Lille), born in Šternberk, Czech Republic
  • 1981 Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1981 Ryan Hansen, American actor (Veronica Mars), born in Fountain Valley, California