On This Day

Birthdays in History in July 1946

  • Jul 2 Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 3 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author (World Fantasy Award: Nifft the Lean, Growlimb), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • Jul 4 Michael Milken, American financier and partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 4 Ron Kovic, American anti-war activist and writer (Born on the Fourth of July), born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin
  • Jul 5 Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québéc lawyer, physician and politician (24th Premier of Quebec), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 5 Paul Smith, British fashion designer (Paul Smith), born in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jul 5 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

Person of interestGeorge W. Bush

Jul 6 George W. Bush Jr, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX), born in New Haven, Connecticut

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • Jul 6 Jamie Wyeth, American artist (An American Vision-Boston), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jul 6 Peter Singer, Australian philosopher (specialises in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jul 9 Joe Micelli, American rocker, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jul 11 Edward J Markey, (Rep-D-MA, 1976- )
  • Jul 14 Maureen O'Connor, Mayor (San Diego)
  • Jul 15 Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei
  • Jul 16 Barbara Lee, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 18 Tim Lynch, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
  • Jul 21 Barry "Bean" Whitwam, English rocker (Herman's Hermits), born in Manchester, England

Person of interestKen Starr

Jul 21 Ken Starr, American lawyer who Investigated Bill Clinton (Starr Report), born in Vernon, Texas

Lawyer who investigated Bill Clinton Ken Starr
Lawyer who investigated Bill Clinton
Ken Starr
  • Jul 22 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Jul 25 John Gibson, American media host (The John Gibson Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 26 Anne Wright, British academic and Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland University)
  • Jul 27 Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • Jul 28 Douglas H Bosco, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-91), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 28 Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist, born in Meerut, India
  • Jul 29 Bill Forsyth, director (Local Hero, Breaking In, Housekeeping)
  • Jul 31 Karen Zerby, American religious leader, born in Camden, New Jersey

About July 1946

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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