Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

Birthdays in History for Thursday 2nd July 2015

Birthdays 1 - 224 of 224

419 - Valentinian III, Roman emperor (425-55)
1029 - Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (d. 1094)
1262 - Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312)
1363 - Mary, Queen of Sicily (d. 1401)
1489 - Thomas Cranmer, England, archbishop/reformer/martyr
1492 - Elizabeth Tudor, English princess (d. 1495)
1581 - Johann Staden, composer
1589 - Guillaume van Messaus, composer
1636 - Daniel Speer, composer
1644 - Abraham a Santa Clara, [Johann Megerle], German court vicar
1647 - Daniel Finch 2nd earl of Nottingham, English min of foreign affairs
1652 - Guillielmus "Willem" Kerricx, Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans)
1665 - Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (d. 1726)
1667 - Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (d. 1740)
1698 - Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena (d. 1780)
1714 - Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, Austria composer (Il re pastore)
1724 - Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet
Duke of Brittany Arthur IIDuke of Brittany Arthur II (1262) 1737 - Francois Leonard Rouwyzer, composer
1746 - Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, composer
1756 - Christian G Korner, German lawyer/father of Karl
1763 - Peter Ritter, composer
1793 - Antoine Prumier, composer
1810 - Robert Augustus Toombs, Secy State (Confederacy), (d. 1885)
1814 - Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer
1819 - Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900)
1819 - Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine)
1820 - George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (d. 1878)
1821 - Charles Tupper, Amherst Nova Scotia, (C) 6th Prime Minister of Canada (69-day term)
1822 - Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails/trains)
1830 - John Bordenave Villepigue, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (1821) 1834 - Hendry P G Quack, lawyer/economist/secr Dutch Bank
1836 - Henry Eugene Davies, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
1847 - Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer (tectonic geology)
1849 - Maria Theresia of Austria-Este, queen of Bavaria (d. 1919)
1857 - Francesco Spetrino, composer
1862 - William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
1865 - Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)
1867 - Herbert Prior, England, actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire)
1876 - Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)
1877 - Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), (d. 1962)
1880 - Albert Szirmai, composer
1881 - Royal H. Weller, American politician (d. 1929)
1882 - Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann HesseNobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse (1877) 1884 - Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
1887 - Marcel Tabuteau, Compiègne France, oboist (Phila Orch 1915-54)
1888 - Selman Waksman, Russ/US microbiologist (Nobel 1951)
1889 - Cor Hermus, Dutch actor/director/writer (A Mother)
1890 - Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
1892 - Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show)
1893 - August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Shylock-Hamlet)
1893 - Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
1894 - Walter Brennan, Swampscott Mass, actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point)
1896 - Lydia Mei, Estonian artist (d. 1965)
1900 - Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
1901 - Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator
1903 - Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, (C) British PM (1963-64)
1903 - Olav AFEC of Schleswig-Holstein-S-G, King Olav V of Norway (1957-91)
1904 - Carl Weinrich, composer
1904 - Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, Dutch (sculptress, if that word exists)
1905 - Jean-Rene Lacoste, France, US Open (1926)/alligator shirt designer
1906 - Alan Webb, actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie)
1906 - Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker
1906 - Robert Levine Sanders, composer
1907 - Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist/painter
1907 - Leo O'Brien, cricketer (Australian batsman in 5 Tests 1932-36)
1908 - Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner
First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood MarshallFirst Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908) 1908 - Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court justice (1967-91), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
1909 - Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times)
1910 - Earl Hawley Robinson, composer
1910 - Hans Gunther Adler, German writer
1910 - William Douglas Denny, composer
1911 - Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
1913 - Edith Heerdegen, Dresden Germany, actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti)
1914 - Frederick Fennell, conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio
1914 - Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990)
1915 - 8th duke of Wellington, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1915 - Bert Decorte, Flemish poet
1916 - Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
1916 - Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], Lamar CO, actor (Ripcord, Festus-Gunsmoke)
1916 - Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
1917 - Pierre Dubois, Dutch literary
1918 - Imam Elissa, singer
1918 - Sheikh Iman, player/singer
1918 - Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)
1919 - Johnny Bradford, Long Branch NJ, actor (Ransom Sherman Show)
1919 - Jean Craighead George, American writer
1920 - Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
1922 - Dan Rowan, Beggs Oklahoma, comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in)
1922 - Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, composer
1923 - Wislawa Szymborska, Prowent, Poland, poet referred to as the 'Mozart of Poetry' (Nobel 1996), (d. 2012)
1924 - Rick Besoyan, composer
1925 - Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), (d. 2013)
1925 - Patrice E Lumumba, Zaire, revolutionary/1st premier of Congo
1925 - Yasushi Akutagawa, composer
1925 - Patrice Emery Lumumba, Katakokombe region of the Kasai Province of Belgian Congo, first Prime Minister of an independent Congo,
1926 - Billy Usselton, saxophonist
1926 - Lee Allen, Pittsburg, Ks, tenor sax (Walkin' With Mr Lee)
1926 - Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
1927 - Brock Peters, actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York
1927 - Jerome Meyer, horse trainer
1927 - Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director
1928 - Estelita Rodriguez, Cuba, actress (Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose)
1928 - Pavel Kohout, Czech, director/author (Poor Murderer)
First Lady and Politican Imelda MarcosFirst Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos (1929) 1929 - Imelda Marcos, politician/shoe collector/former 1st lady of Philippines, congresswoman
1929 - John A. Cade, American politician
1930 - Carlos Saul Menem, president of Argentina (1989- )
1931 - Robert Ito, actor (Sam-Quincy ME), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
1932 - Dave Thomas, founder (Wendy's Restaurants)
1932 - Ken McMillan, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat)
1932 - Sammy Turner, Paterson NJ, vocalist (Lavender Blue)
1933 - David Benjamin Lewin, composer
1933 - Kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner
1934 - Ivan Madray, WI cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
1935 - Dick Dolman, economist/Dutch politician 2nd Chamber
1935 - Ed Bullins, Phila, playwright
1935 - Gilbert Kalish, Brooklyn NY, pianist/professor (SUNY Stony Brook)
1936 - Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
1937 - Dick Berardino, baseball player
1937 - Polly Holliday, Jasper Ala, actress (Flo-Alice, Flo-Flo)
1937 - Richard Petty, American NASCAR Driver (Daytona 500 - 1979 & 81), born in Level Cross, North Carolina
1939 - John H Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91)
1939 - M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, US, sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
1939 - Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)
1939 - Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations-My Girl)
1939 - Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russia, cosmonaut
1939 - Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
1941 - Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
1942 - Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
1942 - Vicente Fox, Former Mexican president
1943 - Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
1945 - James Orville Fulkerson, composer
1946 - Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1946 - Ron Silver, American actor
1947 - Ervin Hall, Phila, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968)
Comedian/Writer Larry DavidComedian/Writer Larry David (1947) 1947 - Larry David, Brooklyn NY, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
1947 - Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of Pres LBJ
1948 - Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
1948 - Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
1949 - Roy Bittan, rocker (E Street Band)
1949 - Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
1950 - Johnny Colla, California, rock sax (Huey Lewis & The News-Need a New Drug)
1951 - Joey Puerta, rocker (Ambrosia)
1951 - Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
1952 - Johnny Coila, rocker
1952 - Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
1952 - Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
1953 - Tony Armas, baseball player
1954 - Wendy Schaal, actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), born in Chicago, Illinois
1955 - Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
1955 - Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
1956 - Jeffrey Cooper, rock guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1956 - Jerry Hall, Mesquite Tx, model/Mrs Mick Jagger (Batman, Freejack)
1956 - Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
1957 - Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
1957 - Mike Anger, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1958 - Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
1959 - Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
1959 - Hoogie Drexler, jockey
1959 - Wendy B Lawrence, Jacksonville Fla, astronaut (STS 67, 86, sk:91)
1960 - Julia Montgomery, Kansas City, Missouri, American actress (One Life to Live, Revenge of the Nerds)
1960 - Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
1961 - Alba Parietti, Torino Italy, actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima)
1961 - James McNichol, actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
1961 - Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
1961 - Michael Lindsay, Voice actor
1962 - Brandel Eugene Chamblee, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-3rd)
1963 - Mark Kermode, British film critic
1964 - Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)
1964 - DeAnne Hemmens, SF California, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1964 - Joe Magrane, baseball player
1964 - Jose Canseco, Havana Cuba, outfielder (Oak A's, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP)
1964 - Shannon Ritter, jockey
1964 - Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
1964 - Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
1966 - Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
1966 - Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)
1967 - Debee Ashby, Coventry England, topless model (There's Girl in My Soup)
1968 - Mark Tewsksbury, Canada swimmer (world record backstroke)
1968 - Mike Lee, Neptune NJ, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Tommy Armour Tour)
1969 - Matthew Cox, American convicted felon
Singer Jenni RiveraSinger Jenni Rivera (1969) 1969 - Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), born in Long Beach, California
1970 - Derrick Ralph Adkins, Brooklyn NY, 400m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96)
1970 - Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
1970 - Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
1970 - Monie Love, English rapper
1970 - Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
1971 - Jared Palmer, tennis star, born in NYC, New York
1971 - Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
1971 - Evelyn Lau, Canadian author
1972 - Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)
1972 - Darren Shan, Irish children's author
1973 - Peter Kay, British comedian
1974 - Natali Sacco, Miss Universe-Peru (1996)
1974 - Sean Casey, American baseball player
1974 - Moon So-ri, South Korean actress
1974 - Rocky Gray, American musician
1975 - Catalina Cristea, Bucharest Rom, tennis star (1995 quarter Jakarta)
1975 - Daniel Kowalski, Singapore, Aust swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96)
1975 - Eric Daze, Montreal Quebec, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
1975 - Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
1976 - Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
1976 - Ivan Tomić, Croatian buissnesman
1976 - Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player
1977 - Shannan McCray, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA (1996)
1978 - Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician
1979 - Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
1979 - Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer
NHL Center Joe ThorntonNHL Center Joe Thornton (1979) 1979 - Joe Thornton, London Ontario, Canadian hockey player
1980 - Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
1981 - Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
1981 - Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American youth rights activist
1981 - Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player
1982 - Olivia Munn, American television hostess
1983 - Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
1983 - Sammy J, Australian comedian
1984 - Vanessa Lee Chester, American actress
1984 - Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer
1984 - Maarten Martens, Belgian footballer
1984 - Johnny Weir, American figure skater
1985 - Rhett Bomar, American football player
1985 - Chad Henne, American football player
1985 - Ashley Tisdale, American actress and singer
Actress Lindsay LohanActress Lindsay Lohan (1986) 1986 - Lindsay Lohan, American actress (Alli Fowler-Another World), born in NYC, New York
1987 - Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)

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