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Birthdays in History in July 1924

  • Jul 3 Geoffrey Sammons, senior partner (Allen & Overy)
  • Jul 3 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), born in Singapore (d. 2016)
  • Jul 5 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, born in Holzminden, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Jul 6 Robert Michael White, American test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Jul 11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 C├ęsar Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 James W. Black, Scottish pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 15 David Cox, English statistician and warden (Nuffield College, Oxford), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 15 Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
  • Jul 18 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • Jul 18 John Cruickshank, French scholar (d. 1995)
  • Jul 19 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (27th Governor of Wyoming), born in Osceola, Nebraska (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • Jul 20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 23 Betsy Haworth, Church of England deaconess and minister, born in Leigh, Lancashire (d. 2007)
  • Jul 24 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander), born in London (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Edward Digby, 12th Baron Digby, British Army (Coldstream Guards) officer (d. 2018)
  • Jul 24 Charles K. Johnson, American President of the Flat Earth Society, born in San Angelo, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Jul 25 Frank Church, American lawyer and politician (United States Senator from Idaho), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1984)
  • Jul 26 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter and anti-apartheid activist, born in Phokoane, Sekhukhuneland, Northern Transvaal (d. 1994)
  • Jul 26 John Kilgour, British physician and director of prison medical services (Home Office), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • Jul 28 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • Jul 29 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)

Person of interestElizabeth Short

Jul 29 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • Jul 30 William H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter's Luck), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2017)
  • Jul 30 C. T. Vivian, American civil rights activist , worked with Martin Luther King, born in Boonville, Missouri (d. 2020)

About July 1924

How Old? 96 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)