Famous Birthdays on July 5

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 218

  • 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)

  • 1810 P. T. [Phineas Taylor] Barnum, American circus promoter (Barnum & Bailey), born in Bethel, Connecticut (d. 1891)
  • 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 [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), born in Port Elizabeth, 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, US sociologist (functionalism)

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 Haya van Someren-Downer, Dutch politician (2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)), born in Amsterdam (d. 1980)
  • 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, writer
  • 1928 Warren Oates, American actor (Dillinger, East of Eden, Stoney Burke), born in Depoy, Muhlenberg County (d. 1982)
  • 1928 Pierre Mauroy, French politician (Prime Minister, 1981-4), (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
  • 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, criminal
  • 1932 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter
  • 1932 Billy Laughlin, American actor (d. 1948)
  • 1932 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Terence Cooper, Northern Ireland, actor (Casino Royale)
  • 1935 Edward McInnes, German scholar
  • 1935 John Gilmore, American true crime author
  • 1936 Shirley Knight, Goessei Kansas, actress (Endless Love, Secrets)
  • 1936 James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1937 Brooke Hayward, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 Frouwke J. Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
  • 1937 Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)
  • 1938 Stanley Joel Silverman, composer
  • 1939 Booker Edgerson, American football player
  • 1940 Karen Shepherd, (Rep-D-Utah)
  • 1940 Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
  • 1940 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Barbara Frischmuth, writer
  • 1942 Johannes Löhr, German footballer and trainer
  • 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, rocker
  • 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 México.
  • 1946 Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québécois lawyer, physician and politician
  • 1946 Paul Smith, British fashion designer
  • 1946 Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laurete
  • 1948 Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of Richard Milhaus, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 William Hootkins, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1949 Marilyn Cole, Playmate of the year (Jan, 1972), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1949 Benny Stolovitz, fictional character on LA Law
  • 1950 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
  • 1950 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Michael Monarch, 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
  • 1952 David Dreier, (Rep-R-California, 1981- )
  • 1952 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • 1952 Terence Tom Henricks, Bryan Oh, USAF/astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78)
  • 1954 John Wright, NZ cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92)
  • 1954 Leni Björklund, Swedish politician
  • 1954 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith)
  • 1955 Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1956 James Lofton, NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders)
  • 1957 David Hanson, British politician (L)
  • 1957 David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer
  • 1957 Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
  • 1958 Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel)
  • 1958 Patricia "Patsy" Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1958 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor
  • 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, singer (Walking in Memphis)
  • 1959 Patricia Pease Jeffers, NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life)
  • 1959 Tim Shaw, cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991)
  • 1959 Veronica Guerin, journalist
  • 1960 James M Kelly, American politician (Maryland), born in Baltimore County, Maryland
  • 1960 Brad Loree, Canadian actor and stunt performer
  • 1961 Isabelle Poulenard, French soprano
  • 1963 Edie Falco, American actress
  • 1963 Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor

  • 1964 Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
  • 1964 Salim Raza, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
  • 1965 Lucy Han, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1965 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist
  • 1965 Kathryn Erbe, American actress
  • 1966 Susannah Doyle, British actress
  • 1966 Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer
  • 1967 Tim Worrell, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1967 Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist
  • 1968 Molly Brock, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968 Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Shahid Anwar, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour)
  • 1968 Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • 1968 Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • 1968 John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist
  • 1968 Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist

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 Haylea Petrie, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1969 John Leclair, St Albans VT, NHL forward (Team USA, Philadelphia)
  • 1969 John Oostendorp, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1969 Joshua Crayton, Redondo Beach California, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 RZA, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
  • 1969 Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer (Orange is the New Black), born in Los Angeles
  • 1970 Doug Bochtler, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1970 Maureen Lee, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • 1971 Donna Faber, tennis star, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1971 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer
  • 1972 Michael Bays, Enrico California, actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Live)
  • 1972 Robert Esmie, Jamaica, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1972 Tatsuhito Takaiwa, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1973 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1973 Michael Sykora, Pardubice CZE, NHL defenseman (Sharks, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1973 Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer
  • 1973 Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • 1973 Róisín Murphy, Irish musician
  • 1973 René Spies, German bobsledder
  • 1974 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975 Ai Sugiyama, tennis star, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1975 Chris Gratton, Brantford, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1975 Christoph Brandner, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1975 Todd Macdonald, Charlestown, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers)
  • 1975 Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1975 Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr)
  • 1975 Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor
  • 1976 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1976 Marina Dias, Brazilian model
  • 1976 Bizarre, American rapper (D12)
  • 1977 Royce Da 5'9", American rapper