Famous Birthdays on 4th July

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 227

1330 - Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)
1546 - Murad/Murat III, Sultan of Turkey (1574-95)
1610 - Cornelis Evertsen, the Elder, Dutch/Swiss vice-admiral
1610 - Paul Scarron, French playwright (Virgile Travesti)
1669 - Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor
1694 - Louis-Claude Daquin, [d'Acquin], French organist/composer (La Rose)
1715 - Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)
1719 - Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (d. 1797)
1753 - Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights in England, US
1762 - Marco Santucci, composer
1769 - Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer
1790 - George Everest, Welsh surveyor (d. 1866)
1793 - Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer
1799 - F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59)
1804 - Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader
1804 - Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mass, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)
1807 - Giuseppe Garibaldi, freedom fighter (Risorgimento)/unified Italy
1816 - Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)
1819 - Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), died in 1885
1826 - Green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1826 - Stephen Foster, Lawrencevil, Pa, composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)
1828 - James Johnston Pettigrew, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1828 - Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist
1829 - Hermann Kotzchmar, composer
1840 - James McGranahan, composer
1841 - Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist
1841 - Marie von Wied, Princess of Orange Nassau
1842 - Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/fieldmarshal
1842 - Gyula Erkel, composer
1845 - Thomas John Barnardo, English social worker
1847 - James Anthony Bailey, Detroit, circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey)
1850 - Ole Olsen, composer
1854 - Heinrich Zollner, composer
1854 - Victor Babeş, Romanian bacteriologist (d. 1926)
1867 - Stephen Mather, organized US National Park Service
1868 - Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (d. 1921)
1869 - Karl Seitz, president of Austria
1870 - Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Dutch boulders)
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge (1872) 1872 - Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], Plymouth Notch Vermont, (R) 30th US President (1923-29), (d. 1933)
1875 - Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci, Italy, siamese twins
1876 - William Farnum, Boston MA, actor (Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone)
1880 - George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)
1880 - Pat Rooney, vaudevillian/actor (Night Club)
1881 - Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier (d. 1968)
1882 - Cornelis van der Lugt Melsert, Dutch actor/dir (Willem van Oranje)
1883 - Alan Brooke, English general [or Jul 23]
1883 - Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer
1883 - Rube Goldberg, San Francisco California, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948
Cartoonist Rube GoldbergCartoonist Rube Goldberg (1883) 1884 - Alexander Byvanck, Dutch art historian/archaeologist
1886 - Heinrich Kaminski, composer
1888 - Henry Armetta, Italian/US actor (Bell for Adano, Big Store)
1894 - Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)
1895 - Irving Caesar, songwriter
1895 - Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
1895 - Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
1896 - Adolf Hallis, composer
1896 - Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
1898 - Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt)
1898 - Johnny Lee, Missouri, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy)
1898 - Dr. Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian (d. 1997)
Actor and Senator George MurphyActor and Senator George Murphy (1902) 1902 - George Murphy, New Haven Ct, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade)
1902 - Meyer Lansky, mobster (Started numbers)
1902 - Vince Barnett, Pittsburgh, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle)
1903 - Flor Peeters, Antwerp Belgium, organist/composer (Lied Symphony)
1904 - Angela Baddeley, London England, actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones)
1904 - Artur Malawski, composer
1904 - Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
1905 - Dante Fiorillo, composer
1905 - Lionel Trilling, author (1969 Poses Award, Liberal Imagination)
Mobster Meyer LanskyMobster Meyer Lansky (1902) 1905 - Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
1907 - Elliott Sullivan, San Antonio TX, actor (Sergeant)
1907 - Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)
1907 - Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)
1908 - Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
1909 - Alec Templeton, Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico)
1909 - Lynette Roberts, poet
1909 - Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine
1910 - Francis D Foley, US lt adm (WW II, Guadalcanal)
1910 - Gloria Stuart, Santa Monica California, actress (Rose-Titanic)/founder (Screen Actors Guild), (d. 2010)
Actress Gloria StuartActress Gloria Stuart (1910) 1910 - William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
1911 - Mitch Miller, Rochester NY, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx)
1912 - Virginia Graham, Chicago Ill, TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I)
1912 - Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
1914 - Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car designer
1915 - Christine Lavant, writer
1915 - Jimmie Rogers, Detroit Mich, singer (Sugar Hill Time)
1916 - Tokyo Rose, [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], propagandist (WW II)
1917 - Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
1918 - Abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist
1918 - Alec Bedser, cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer)
1918 - Ann Landers, Sioux City Iowa, twin sister/advice columnist
1918 - Buster Davis, Johnstown Pa, choral director (Garry Moore Show)
1918 - Eric Bedser, cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England)
1918 - Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965- )
1918 - Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
1918 - Pauline Phillips, Sioux City, Iowa, advice columnist (Dear Abby), (d. 2013)
1920 - Leona Helmsley, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat
1920 - Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
1921 - Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)
1921 - Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)
1922 - Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's)
1923 - Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss Federal Councilor
1924 - Eva Marie Saint, Newark NJ, actress (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest)
1926 - Mary Stuart, Miami Fla, actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow)
1926 - Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer
1927 - Gina Lollobrigida, Subiaco Italy, actress (Trapeze, Falcon Crest)
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon (1927) 1927 - Neil Simon, Bronx, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues)
1928 - Cathy Berberian, Armenia, US singer
1928 - Lloyd Lambert, bassist
1928 - Patrick Tilley, UK, sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)
1928 - Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer/essayist/critic
1928 - Sylvius G M "Boy" Rozendal, premier (Netherland's Antilles)
1929 - Al Davis, Brocton Mass, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders)
1929 - Bill Tuttle, baseball player
1929 - Chuck Tanner, baseball player
1930 - George Steinbrenner, Rocky River Ohio, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner, (d. 2010)
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (1930) 1930 - Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Armenian actor
1930 - Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
1931 - Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Glengormley, County Antrim, Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur)
1931 - Peter Richardson, cricketer (England batsman mid-50's)
1931 - Rick Casares, Tampa, FL, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), (d. 2013)
1932 - Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian athlete
1934 - Colin Welland, Liverpool England, actor (Straw Dogs, Sweeney)
1935 - Paul Scoon, governor-general of Grenada (1978-92), (d. 2013)
1937 - Hector Palma, horse trainer
1937 - Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
1938 - Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
1938 - Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)
1939 - Ed Bernard, Phila, actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow)
1940 - Joost P van Iersel, Dutch MP (CDA)
1940 - Walter Greenman, horse trainer
1940 - Karolyn Grimes, American actress
1941 - Brian Willson, American peace activist
1941 - Sergio Oliva, Cuba, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), (d. 2012)
1942 - Hal Lanier, baseball player
1942 - Michael G C F, English prince of Kent
1942 - Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)
1943 - Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat)
1943 - Dave Rowberry, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1943 - Emerson Boozer, NFL running back (NY Jet)/sportscaster
1943 - Konrad "Conny" Bauer, German musician
1943 - Milan Máčala, Czech football coach
1944 - Ray Meagher, Australian actor
1946 - Michael Milken, Los Angeles California, partner (Intl Capital Access Group)
1946 - Ron Kovic, disabled vietnam vet (Born on 4th of July)
1946 - Tish Howard, playmate (July, 1966)
1946 - Ed O'Ross, American actor
1947 - Morganna Roberts, Louisville Ky, (Baseball's kissing bandit)
1948 - Ed Armbrister, baseball player
1948 - Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
1948 - René Arnoux, France, formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)
1949 - Tonio K, American singer
1950 - David Jensen, rock British DJ
1951 - Ralph Johnson, rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
1951 - Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
1952 - Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician
1954 - Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
1955 - John Waite, vocalist (Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not, Missing You)
1957 - Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
1958 - Kirk Pengilly, Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
1959 - Bill McCorvey, Montgomery Ala, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
1959 - Victoria Abril, [Victoria Rojas], Madrid Spain, actress (Libertarias)
1960 - Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler
1961 - Connie Paraskevin-Young, Detroit, sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96)
1961 - Richard Allen Garriott, Austin TX, computer game designer (Origin)
1962 - Pam Shriver, Balt MD, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Oly-gold-88)
1962 - Roland Ratzenberger, driver
1962 - Neil Morrissey, English actor
1963 - Henri Leconte, France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)
1963 - Jose Oquendo, baseball player
1964 - Kevin Sutherland, Sacramento CA, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-2nd)
1964 - Mark Allen Slaughter, Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
1964 - Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
1964 - Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor
1965 - Eva Dahllof, Ornskoldsvik Sweden, golfer (1995 McCall's Classic-18th)
1965 - Harvey Grant, NBA forward (Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Wizards)
1965 - John Frawley, Australia, tennis star
1965 - Shelley Oates, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1965 - Suzanne Peta Strudwick, Knutsford England, golfer (1995 Brit Open-7th)
1965 - Jo Whiley, English radio DJ
1966 - Adrian Caldwell, NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers)
1966 - Lee Reherman, American actor
1967 - Rick Wilkins, baseball player
1967 - Vinny Castilla, Oaxaca Mexico, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
1967 - Andy Walker, Canadian television personality
1968 - Derek Loville, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
1968 - Loville Derek, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 32)
1968 - Mark Lenzi, Huntsville Ala, diver (Olympics-Gold-92, bronze-96), (d. 2012)
1968 - Jack Frost, American musician
1969 - David Wittman Buffalo, NY, 1.5k runner
1969 - Tim Jackson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
1970 - Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
1970 - Louise Van Voorhis, Rochester NY, 470 yachter (Olympics-4th-1992, 96)
1970 - Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
1971 - Steve Rucchin, Thunder Bay, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1971 - Koko, sign-language gorilla
1971 - Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician
1971 - Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player
1971 - Andrew Murray, English entrepreneur
1972 - Steve Giles, St Stephens New Brunswick, canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96)

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