On This Day

Famous Birthdays on July 7

  • 1053 Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
  • 1119 Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
  • 1528 Anna of Austria, Duchess of Bavaria, daughter of Ferdinand I (d. 1590)
  • 1586 Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (d. 1646)
  • 1656 Guru Har Krishan, 8th Guru of Sikhism (d. 1664)
  • 1690 Johann Tobias Krebs, composer
  • 1710 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer
  • 1746 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer
  • 1752 Joseph-Marie Jacquard, invented programmable loom
  • 1778 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer
  • 1806 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education
  • 1813 William Scott Ketchum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1871)
  • 1816 Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard, American General (Union Army), born in Natick, Massachusetts on (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Alfred Pleasonton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1897)
  • 1827 James Murrell Shackelford, American lawyer, judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lincoln County, Kentucky (d. 1909)
  • 1827 William Montague Browne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

Person of interestCamillo Golgi

1843 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), born in Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • 1851 Lillien Jane Martin, psychologist, found gerontology clinic
  • 1851 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
  • 1853 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Le Pacha Bonneval)
  • 1855 Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)
  • 1856 George Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank and Alec, Test for England)
  • 1860 Gustav Mahler, Kalischat Bohemia Austria, composer/conductor (Titan)
  • 1872 Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer
  • 1874 Erwin Bumke, German jurist (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Jacob Weinberg, Russian-born Jewish composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1956)

Person of interestOtto Frederick Rohwedder

1880 Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer (invented the bread-slicing machine), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1960)

  • 1882 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer
  • 1883 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, born in Vehkakoski (d. 1918)
  • 1884 Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer
  • 1887 Dirk Koster, literary (New Noises)
  • 1887 Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), born in Red Oak, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Tom Powers, American actor (Station West, Destination Moon), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 1893 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Anna Luther, American silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), born in New Jersey (d. 1960)

Person of interestGeorge Cukor

1899 George Cukor, American film director (My Fair Lady, Philadelphia Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Director George Cukor
George Cukor
  • 1900 Earle E. Partridge, United States Air Force general (d. 1990)
  • 1901 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)
  • 1902 James McCartney, father of Beatle Paul McCartney
  • 1902 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1904 Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
  • 1905 Marcel Rubin, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Harry Von Zell, sidekick (George Burns Show)
  • 1906 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (d. 1970)
  • 1906 Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Robert A[nson] Heinlein, American sci-fi author (4 Hugos, Red Planet)
  • 1908 Evert W Beth, Dutch mathematician/philosopher
  • 1908 Harriette Arnow, Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (Dollmaker)
  • 1908 Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Eddie Mayehoff, American actor (Hour Glass, That's My Boy, How to Murder Your Wife), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1992)
  • 1909 Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (French C'ship 1934, 36), born in Nettlingen, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), born in New Albany, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1911 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italian composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • 1911 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Tiny Alma [Catharina E J Stam], operetta singer (Vienna Blood)
  • 1914 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • 1914 Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov, composer
  • 1915 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • 1916 Luc Peire, Flemish painter and graphic artist
  • 1916 Robert Stevens Baker, composer

Person of interestTiny Grimes

1916 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1917 Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
  • 1917 Lawrence F O'Brien, (Watergate conspirators broke into his office)
  • 1917 Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadoran politician (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)
  • 1919 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1919 William Moses Kunstler, defense attorney (Chicago 8)

Person of interestEzzard Charles

1921 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 1975)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1921 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Artie Malvin, US music director (Julie LaRosa/Steve Lawrence)
  • 1923 Richard Lumley, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1923 Roberto Caamano, composer
  • 1924 Dieter Nowka, composer
  • 1924 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist, guitarist and actress (Les Paul, Queen of Outer Space), born in l Monte, California (d. 1977)
  • 1925 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • 1925 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Nuon Chea [Lau Kim Korn], Cambodian revolutionary and Khmer Rouge leader 'Brother Number Two', born in Battambang, Cambodia (d. 2019)
  • 1927 Alan J Dixon, (Sen-D-IL, 1981- )
  • 1927 Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
  • 1927 Doc Severinson [Carl], bandleader/trumpeter on the Tonight Show, born in Arlington, Oregon
  • 1928 Ali Sadikin, Indonesian politician and governor of Jakarta (1966-77), born in Sumedang, West Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • 1929 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1931 David Eddings, American sci-fi author (Belgariad, Malloreon)

  • 1931 Stanley Brock, American actor (UHF, Hard to Kill, Ivan-He's the Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1932 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (Weather Report - "Birdland") (d. 2007)
  • 1933 David McCullough, actor (Huey Long)
  • 1933 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1933 Murray Halberg, New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1934 Vinko Globokar, composer
  • 1934 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Friedhelm Dohl, composer
  • 1936 Stuart Ross Dempster, composer
  • 1936 Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)
  • 1937 Carroll Hubbard Jr, American politician (Rep-D-KY, 1975-93), born in Murray, Kentucky
  • 1940 Richard K Armey, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )

Person of interestRingo Starr

1940 Ringo Starr [Richard Starkey], English drummer and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1940 Samuel Little, American serial killer, born in Reynolds, Georgia
  • 1941 James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Michael Howard, British politician
  • 1941 Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
  • 1942 Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • 1942 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Toto Cutugno, Italian singer
  • 1943 Joel Siegel, American film critic (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Tony Jacklin, English golfer (British Open 1969, US Open 1970), born in Scunthorpe, England
  • 1944 Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1945 Matti Salminen, Turku Finland, bass player (King Philipp-Don Carlos)
  • 1945 Michael Ancram, British politician
  • 1946 Jim Day, Canadian equestrian show jumper (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1946 Joe Spano, actor (Henry Goldblume-Hill St Blues), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947 Rob Townsend, rock drummer (Family Leicester)
  • 1947 Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
  • 1947 Howard Rheingold, American author

  • 1947 Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal
  • 1948 Fred Brown, NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • 1948 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor (Jeremy Hunter-All My Children), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestShelley Duvall

1949 Shelley Duvall, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1951 Roz Ryan, actress (Amelia-Amen, Occupied), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1953 Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)
  • 1954 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955 Len Barker, American baseball player, born in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • 1956 Bill Lagattuta, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye), born in New York City, New York
  • 1957 Jonathan Dayton, American film director, born in Alameda County, California
  • 1957 Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact), born in İzmir, Turkey
  • 1958 Michael Marx, American foil and epee fencer (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1959 Jessica Hahn, American model (playboy) and actress, accused evangelist Jim Bakker of rape, born in Massapequa, New York
  • 1959 Billy Campbell [William Oliver], American actor (Once and Again, Dracula), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1959 Ben Linder, American engineer, born in California (d. 1987)
  • 1960 Barbara Bierman, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1960 Ralph Sampson, American basketball center (NBA All-Star 1984–87; Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 1960 Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut, born in Portland, Indiana
  • 1962 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, British rocker (Dr & Medics-Laughing at Pieces), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1962 Shawn Paddock, American rocker (Red Rockers)
  • 1963 Lance Johnson, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1963 Naved Anjum, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder, two Tests 1989-90), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1963 Perry Richardson, American bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Conway, South Carolina
  • 1963 Vonda Shepard, American singer, born in New York
  • 1965 Paula Devicq, Canadian actress, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1965 Mo Collins, American actress, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1965 Jeremy Kyle, English radio and television presenter (The Jeremy Kyle Show), born in Berkshire, England
  • 1966 Hector Burba, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1966 Jeff Shaw, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Washington Court House, Ohio
  • 1966 Jim Gaffigan, American comedian (Mr Universe), born in Elgin, Illinois
  • 1966 Gundula Krause, German folk violinist, born in Göttingen, Germany
  • 1966 Neil Tobin, American magician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Erik van der More, football player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1967 Jason R. Rich, American writer (Celebrity Teen Talk), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1967 Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver, born in Hobro, Denmark
  • 1967 Jackie Neal, American singer, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1968 Chuck Knoblauch, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968 Reggie Cobb, American NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1968 Amy Carlson, American actress (Blue Bloods, Third Watch), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1968 Jorja Fox, American actress, born in New York
  • 1968 Jeff VanderMeer, American writer, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Cree Summer, American actress (Freddie-Different World), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestJoe Sakic

1969 Joe Sakic, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 1969 Sylke Otto, German luger, born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • 1969 Nathalie Simard, French-Canadian singer, born in Île d'Orléans, Canada
  • 1969 Robin Weigert, American actress, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Michael McCrary, American NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Vienna, Virginia
  • 1970 Min Patel, Indian-born English cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1970 Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1970 Erik Zabel, German cyclist, born in East Berlin
  • 1970 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer, born in Queens, New York
  • 1971 Alistair Potts, British rower, born in Chertsey, United Kingdom
  • 1972 Darnay Scott, American NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1972 Lisa Leslie, American WNBA center (LA Sparks)/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gardena, California
  • 1972 Michael Westbrook, American NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972 Stoney Case, American NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals), born in Odessa, Texas
  • 1972 Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1973 Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka, born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

  • 1973 Troy Garity, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Matt Mantei, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1973 Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2011)
  • 1974 Patrick Lalime, Canadian NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Saint-Bonaventure, California
  • 1975 Tony Benshoof, American luger, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1975 Michael Voss, Australian rules footballer, born in Traralgon, Australia
  • 1976 Dominic Foley, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • 1977 Felix Vasquez, New York City Housing Authority employee
  • 1978 Misia [Misaki Itō], Japanese singer (Mother Father Brother Sister), born in Omura, Japan
  • 1979 Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter, born in Corfu, Greece
  • 1979 Carl Breeze, British racing driver, born in King's Lynn, United Kingdom
  • 1980 Michele Kwan, American figure skater (World C'ship gold women's singles 1996, 98, 2000, 01, 03; Olympic silver 1998; bronze 2002), born in Torrance, California
  • 1980 John Buck, American baseball player, born in Kemmerer, Wyoming
  • 1980 Deidre Downs, American beauty queen, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1980 Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore), born in Sumatra, Indonesia
  • 1980 Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
  • 1981 Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California

Person of interestMS Dhoni

1981 MS Dhoni [Mahendra Singh Dhoni], Indian cricketer, wicket-keeper batsman and captain of India (ODI: 2007-16, Test: 2008-14), born in Ranchi, Bihar, India

Cricketer MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
  • 1982 Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail), born in Livingston, New Jersey