Historical Birthday

25 Jul 1016
Casimir I the Restorer Duke of Poland born in Krakw Poland (d. c. 1058)
25 Jul 1109
Afonso I the Conqueror King of Portugal (1143-85) born in Guimares Portugal (d. 1185)
25 Jul 1336
Albert I Duke of Bavaria and third son of Louis IV Holy Roman Emperor born in Munich (d. 1404)
25 Jul 1421
Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumberland English politician born in Leconfield United Kingdom (d. 1461)
25 Jul 1517
Jacques Peletier (du Mans) French poet and scientist born in Le Mans France (d. 1582)
25 Jul 1562
Kiyomasa Kato Japanese warlord born in Owari Province Japan (d. 1611)
25 Jul 1626
Gerard Brandt Dutch theologist poet and historian born in Amsterdam (d. 1685)
25 Jul 1639
Thomas Tompion English clock maker (cylinder tunnel) born in Northill Bedfordshire England (d. 1713)
25 Jul 1654
Agostino Steffani Italian-German diplomat and composer born in Castelfranco Veneto Italy (d. 1728)
25 Jul 1657
Philipp Heinrich Erlebach German composer born in Esens Germany (d. 1714)
25 Jul 1575
Christoph Scheiner German astronomer and physicist born in Markt Wald Germany (d. 1650)
25 Jul 1579
Valerius Otto German composer born in Leipzig (d. after 1612)
25 Jul 1658
Archibald Campbell 1st Duke of Argyll Scottish privy councillor born in Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland (d. 1703)
25 Jul 1683
Pieter Langendijk Dutch painter etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars) born in Haarlem Netherlands (d. 1756)
25 Jul 1715
Immanuel J. Pyra German poet (Temple of Real Poetry) born in Kottbus Brandenburg Germany(d. 1744)
25 Jul 1746
Bernardo de Glvez Spanish military leader and colonial administrator (Spanish Governor of Louisiana and Cuba 1777-83 Viceroy of New Spain 1785-6) born in Macharaviaya Spain (d. 1786)
25 Jul 1750
Henry Knox American general (Continental Army and later the United States Army) born in Boston Massachusetts Bay (d. 1806)
25 Jul 1758
Elizabeth Hamilton Scottish author (The cottagers of Glenburnie) born in Belfast Ireland (d. 1816)
25 Jul 1761
Charlotte von Kalb German writer born in Saal an der Saale Electorate of Bavaria (d. 1843)
25 Jul 1772
Gottlob Benedikt Bierey German composer born in Dresden Germany (d. 1840)
25 Jul 1775
Anna Symmes Harrison 9th 1st lady (1841) born in Morristown New Jersey (d. 1864)
25 Jul 1780
Christian Theodor Weinlig German composer teacher and choir master born in Dresden Saxony (d. 1842)
25 Jul 1786
Giacomo Cordella Italian composer born in Naples Italy (d. 1846)
25 Jul 1795
James Barry [Margaret Ann Bulkley] female disguised as a man surgeon general (British army) born in County Cork Ireland (d. 1865)
25 Jul 1797
Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel Duchess of Cambridge born in Offenbach Germany (d. 1889)
25 Jul 1799
David Douglas Scottish botanist born in Scone Perthshire Scotland (d. 1834)
25 Jul 1804
Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello Italian minister of Education born in Turin Italy (d. 1880)
25 Jul 1816
Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz German publisher (T Edition) born in Unterkaka Meineweh Germany (d. 1895)
25 Jul 1822
Schuyler Hamilton American Major General (Union Army) born in Putnam County New York (d. 1903)
25 Jul 1824
Richard James Oglesby American politician and Major General (Union Army) born in Oldham County Kentucky (d. 1899)
25 Jul 1824
George B. Vashon American lawyer academic and poet first African American lawyer in NY born in Carlisle Pennsylvania (d. 1878)
25 Jul 1832
Simon Hassler German-American composer born in Germany (d. 1901)
25 Jul 1839
Francis Garnier French explorer born in Saint-tienne France (d. 1873)
25 Jul 1840
Flora Adams Darling American writer and historian founded Daughters of American Revolution born in Lancaster New Hampshire (d. 1910)
25 Jul 1855
Edward Solomon English composer born in Lambeth London (d. 1895)
25 Jul 1857
Frank Sprague American inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond Virgina born in Milford Connecticut (d. 1934)
25 Jul 1860
Princess Louise Margaret Duchess of Connaught born in Potsdam Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1917)
25 Jul 1861
Andrew Cowper Lawson Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault born in Anstruther Scotland (d. 1952)
25 Jul 1865
Jac[obus] P. Thijsse Dutch biologist and educator (Contact with Plants) born in Maastricht Netherlands (d. 1945)
25 Jul 1866
Frederick Frost Blackman English botanist born in London (d. 1947)
25 Jul 1867
Max Dauthendey German painter and author (Ewige Hochzeit) born in Wrzburg Germany (d. 1918)
25 Jul 1867
Alexander Rummler American painter born in Dubuque Iowa (d. 1959)
25 Jul 1870
Jan Derk Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard Dutch vicar (Young Flanders) born in Amsterdam (d. 1955)
25 Jul 1870
Maxfield Parrish American painter and illustrator born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
25 Jul 1874
Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber born in Lublin Poland (d. 1934)
25 Jul 1878
Heinrich Gebhard German-born American composer born in Sobernheim Rhineland-Palatinate (d. 1963)
25 Jul 1882
George S. Rentz U.S. Navy Chaplain (awarded the Navy Cross during WW II) born in Lebanon Pennsylvania (d. 1942)
25 Jul 1883
Alfredo Casella Italian composer and conductor (La Giara) born in Turin Italy (d. 1947)
25 Jul 1885
Benito Lynch Irish-Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida) born in Buenos Aires Argentina (d. 1951)
25 Jul 1890
Julian Rivero American actor (Son of Oklahoma Via Pony Express) born in San Francisco California (d. 1976)
25 Jul 1890
Tom OBrien American actor (Physical Evidence) born in San Diego California (d. 1947)
25 Jul 1893
Dorothy Dickson American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper Danny Boy) born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 1995)
25 Jul 1894
Gavrilo Princip Bosnian-Serb assassin of Archduke Ferdinand born in Obljaj Bosnia (d. 1918)
25 Jul 1894
Walter Brennan American actor (Real McCoys At Gun Point) born in Lynn Massachusetts (d. 1974)
25 Jul 1895
Yvonne Printemps French singer and actress (Paris Waltz Voyage to America) born in Ermont France (d. 1977)
25 Jul 1896
Richard Gale English general and airborne commander (Normandy) born in Wandsworth London (d. 1982)
25 Jul 1896
Jack Perrin American actor born in Three Rivers Michigan (d. 1967)
25 Jul 1897
Hermann Ambrosius German composer born in Hamburg (d. 1983)
25 Jul 1899
Arthur Lubin American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule Mr Ed) born in Los Angeles California (d. 1995)
25 Jul 1899
Ralph Dumke American actor (Movieland Quiz) born in South Bend Indiana (d. 1964)
25 Jul 1900
Enrique Amorim Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola) born in Salto Uruguay (d. 1960)
25 Jul 1901
Walter Breedveld Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat) born in Den Bosch Netherlands (d. 1977)
25 Jul 1901
Lila Lee American actress (Midnight Girl Blood & Sand) born in Union Hill New Jersey (d. 1973)
25 Jul 1902
Eric Hoffer American longshoreman and author (The True Believer) born in NYC New York (d. 1983)
25 Jul 1903
Andr Fleury French organist and composer born in Neuilly-sur-Seine France (d. 1995)
25 Jul 1905
Elias Canetti Bulgarian-British author (Life-Terms Nobel 1981) born in Ruse Bulgaria (d. 1994)
25 Jul 1905
Denys Watkins-Pitchford British writer and illustrator (The Little Grey Men) born in Lamport Northamptonshire (d. 1990)
25 Jul 1907
Johnny Hodges American saxophonist born in Cambridge Massachusetts (d. 1970)
25 Jul 1908
Jack Gilford American actor (Save the Tiger Cocoon Arthur 2) born in NYC New York (d. 1990)
25 Jul 1908
Joseph Mitchell American writer (Joe Goulds Secret) born in Fairmont North Carolina (d. 1996)
25 Jul 1908
Bill Bowes English cricketer (Bodyline bowler 68 wkts for England) born in Elland Yorkshire England (d. 1987)
25 Jul 1908
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Indian Carnatic vocalist born in Tirukkodikaval Thanjavur District India (d. 2003)
25 Jul 1909
Gianandrea Gavazzeni Italian composer and conductor born in Bergamo Italy (d. 1996)
25 Jul 1913
John Cairncross British civil servant and spy (5th man - Cambridge Five) born in Lesmahagow Lanarkshire Scotland (d. 1995)
25 Jul 1915
David Napley English solicitor born in London (d. 1994)
25 Jul 1915
Enrique Fernando Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court born in Malate Manila Philippines (d. 2004)
25 Jul 1916
Lucien Saulnier Canadian politician born in Montreal Quebec Canada (d. 1989)
25 Jul 1917
Whipper Billy Watson Canadian professional wrestler born in East York Ontario Canada (d. 1990)
25 Jul 1918
Nan Grey [Eschal Miller] American actress (Three Smart Girls Draculas Daughters) born in Houston Texas (d. 1993)
25 Jul 1918
Jane Frank American artist born in Baltimore Maryland (d. 1986)
25 Jul 1919
Hubert Booi Bonairian poet (Golgotha Muchila) born in Bonaire
25 Jul 1921
John Christopherson English artist and collector born in Blackheath London (d. 1996)
25 Jul 1923
Maria Gripe Swedish writer (Josephine) born in Vaxholm Uppland Sweden (d. 2007)
25 Jul 1924
Frank Church American lawyer and politician (United States Senator from Idaho) born in Boise Idaho (d. 1984)
25 Jul 1925
Alistair Taylor South African cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956) born in Johannesburg Transvaal (d. 2004)
25 Jul 1925
Jerry Paris American director and actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show) born in San Francisco California (d. 1986)
25 Jul 1926
Teodor Grigoriu Romanian composer born in Galai Romania (d. 2014)
25 Jul 1926
Whitey Lockman American baseball player born in Lowell North Carolina (d. 2009)
25 Jul 1927
Midge Decter American journalist and author (The Liberated Woman & Other Americans) born in Saint Paul Minnesota
25 Jul 1927
Stanley Dancer American harness racer (4 Hambletonians 3 Trot Triple Crown) born in West Windsor Township New Jersey (d. 2005)
25 Jul 1927
Daniel Ceccaldi French actor (Stolen Kisses Bed and Board) born in Meaux Seine-et-Marne France (d. 2003)
25 Jul 1927
Sadiq Hussain Qureshi Pakistani politician (8th Chief Minister of Punjab Pakistan) born in Shimla East Punjab British Raj (d. 2000)
25 Jul 1928
Mario Montenegro Filipino actor (The Rites of May) born in Pagsanjan Philippines (d. 1988)
25 Jul 1929
Somnath Chatterjee Indian communist leader born in Tezpur India
25 Jul 1929
Eddie Mazur Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens) born in Winnipeg Mnaitoba Canada (d. 1995)
25 Jul 1930
Maureen Forrester Canadian operatic contralto (Ressurection Symphony) born in Montreal Quebec (d. 2010)
25 Jul 1930
Murray Chapple New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950s) born in Christchurch New Zealand (d. 1985)
25 Jul 1930
Alice Parizeau Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist born in uniniec Poland (d. 1990)
25 Jul 1930
Annie Ross British-American jazz singer (Lambert Hendricks & Ross) born in London
25 Jul 1930
Mitzi Shore [Lillian Saidel] American owner of The Comedy Store and founder of The Comedy Channel born in Menominee Michigan (d. 2018)
25 Jul 1931
Kees [Cornelis Pieter] van Dijk Dutch minister of the Interior born in Rotterdam Netherlands (d. 2008)
25 Jul 1932
Gibson Kente South African playwright and composer born in Duncan Village Eastern Cape (d. 2014)
25 Jul 1932
Paul J. Weitz American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2 STS 6) born in Erie Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
25 Jul 1934
Claude Zidi French film director and screenwriter (My New Partner) born in Paris
25 Jul 1935
Adnan Khashoggi Saudi businessman (arms dealing) born in Mecca Saudi Arabia (d. 2017)
25 Jul 1935
Barbara Harris [Sandra Mankwitz] American actress (Plaza Suite Family Plot) born in Evanston lllinois (d. 2018)
25 Jul 1935
Larry Sherry American baseball player born in Los Angeles California (d. 2006)
25 Jul 1935
Lars Werner Swedish communist leader born in Stockholm Sweden (d. 2013)
25 Jul 1936
Gerry Ashmore British racing driver born in West Bromwich Staffordshire
25 Jul 1936
Glenn Murcutt Australian architect (winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize 2002) born in London
25 Jul 1937
Colin Renfrew English archeologist (Anatolian hypothesis) born in Stockton-on-Tees England
25 Jul 1939
Richard Akre Trythall American composer born in Knoxville Tennessee
25 Jul 1940
John Pennel American pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963) born in Memphis Tennessee (d. 1993)
25 Jul 1941
Ral Ruiz Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers) born in Puerto Montt Chile (d. 2011)
25 Jul 1941
Peter Suschitzky Polish-British cinematographer and photographer born in London
25 Jul 1942
Felix Philipp Ingold Swiss translator and writer born in Basel Switzerland
25 Jul 1943
Janet Margolin American actress (Take the Money & Run David & Lisa) born in NYC New York (d. 1993)
25 Jul 1943
Jim McCarty English rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love) born in Liverpool England
25 Jul 1943
Roy Acuff Jr. American country musician born in Nashville Tennessee
25 Jul 1943
Tom Dawes American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles (Plop Plop Fizz Fizz for Alka-Seltzer and 7Up the Uncola) born in Albany New York (d. 2007)
25 Jul 1944
Mijanou van Baarzel Dutch actress (Klaverweide-Alicia)
25 Jul 1944
Molly Bennett Aiken founder (riding for the handicapped)
25 Jul 1945
Donna Theodore American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts) born in Pleasanton California
25 Jul 1946
Jos Areas Nicaraguan percussionist (Santana) born in Leon Nicaragua
25 Jul 1946
John Gibson American media host (The John Gibson Show) born in Los Angeles California
25 Jul 1948
Brian Stableford British sci-fi author (Day of Wrath) born in Shipley Yorkshire
25 Jul 1948
Steve Goodman American folk singer and songwriter (City of New Orleans) born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1984)
25 Jul 1950
Mark Clarke English rocker (Uriah Heep) born in Liverpool
25 Jul 1951
Vanessa [Connie Witteman] Dutch model and singer born in Voorburg Netherlands
25 Jul 1951
Verdine White American bassist (Earth Wind & Fire) born in Chicago Illinois
25 Jul 1954
Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer] Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider) born in Toronto Ontario
25 Jul 1954
Lynne Frederick English actress (Schizophrenia) born in Middlesex England (d. 1994)
25 Jul 1955
Bantubonke Holomisa South African Minister of Defense of Transkei born in Mqanduli Eastern Cape
25 Jul 1955
Iman [Abdulmajid] Somali-American model and actress (Star Trek 6) born in Mogadishu Somalia
25 Jul 1955
Ritva Elomaa Finnish bodybuilder and politician born in Lokalahti Finland
25 Jul 1956
Frances Arnold American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018) born in Edgewood Pennsylvania
25 Jul 1957
Bogdan Musio German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980) born in witochowice Silesia Poland
25 Jul 1957
Daniel W. Bursch NASA astronaut (STS 51 68 77) born in Bristol Pennsylvania
25 Jul 1957
Ray Billingsley American comic strip cartoonist (Curtis) born in Wake Forest North Carolina
25 Jul 1957
Roger Clinton Jr. American actor and singer President Clintons half-brother born in Hot Springs Arkansas
25 Jul 1958
Henk Wanders Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group) born in Nijmegen Netherlands
25 Jul 1958
Thurston Moore American guitarist and songwriter (Sonic Youth) born in Coral Gables Florida
25 Jul 1960
Alain Robidoux Canadian snooker player born in Saint-Jrme Quebec
25 Jul 1961
Katherine Kelly Lang American actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful) born in Los Angeles California
25 Jul 1961
Bobbie Eakes American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful) born in Warner Robins Georgia
25 Jul 1962
Doug Drabek American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990) born in Victoria Texas
25 Jul 1962
Mike Buncic American discus thrower born in Patterson New Jersey
25 Jul 1963
Denis Coderre French Canadian politician born in Joliette Quebec Canada
25 Jul 1963
Julian Hodgson English chess player born in London
25 Jul 1964
Jos Bautista Dominican baseball pitcher (SF Giants) born in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
25 Jul 1964
Tony Granato American NHL left wing (LA Kings) born in Downers Grove Illinois
25 Jul 1965
Illeana Douglas American actress (Picture Perfect To Die For Hacks) born in Quincy Massachusetts
25 Jul 1965
Marty Brown American country singer (Wildest Dreams) born in Maceo Kentucky
25 Jul 1965
Torey Lovullo American baseball infielder (Oakland As) born in Santa Monica California
25 Jul 1966
Maureen Herman American bassist (Babes in Toyland) and writer born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
25 Jul 1966
Lynda Lemay French Canadian singer born in Portneuf Quebec Canada
25 Jul 1966
Christine C. Quinn American Democratic Party politician and Speaker of the New York City Council born in Glen Cove New York
25 Jul 1967
Dave Jareckie American biathelete (Olympics 1994) born in Mexico City Mexico
25 Jul 1967
Ed Sprague Jr. American baseball infielder (Toronto Blue Jays) born in Castro Valley California
25 Jul 1967
Wendy Raquel Robinson American actress (The Steve Harvey Show) born in Los Angeles California
25 Jul 1967
Tommy Skjerven Norwegian football referee born in Kaupanger Norway
25 Jul 1969
Jon Barry American NBA guard (LA Lakers Golden State Warriors) born in Oakland California
25 Jul 1969
Trevor Peres American metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
25 Jul 1970
Lord Nicholas Windsor youngest son of Prince Edward Duke of Kent born in Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill London
25 Jul 1971
Billy Wagner American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros) born in Tannersville Virginia
25 Jul 1971
Tracy Murray American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors Wash Wizards) born in Los Angeles California
25 Jul 1971
Roger Creager American country music singer and songwriter born in Corpus Christi Texas
25 Jul 1972
Kevin Roberts Australian cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95) born in Sydney New South Wales
25 Jul 1973
Dani Filth British singer (Cradle of Filth) born in Hertford Hertfordshire England
25 Jul 1973
David Denman American actor (The Office) born in Newport Beach California
25 Jul 1973
Kevin Phillips English footballer (Sunderland) born in Hitchin Hertfordshire England
25 Jul 1973
Mur Lafferty American podcaster and writer born in Durham North Carolina
25 Jul 1974
Todd Fuller American NBA center (SF Warriors) born in Fayetteville North Carolina
25 Jul 1974
Jay R. Ferguson American actor (Evening Shade Mad Men) born in Dallas Texas
25 Jul 1974
Kenzo Suzuki Japanese professional wrestler born in Hekinan Aichi Japan
25 Jul 1975
Jean-Claude Darcheville French footballer born in Sinnamary French Guiana France
25 Jul 1976
Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan Macedonian poet born in Skopje Republic of Macedonia
25 Jul 1976
Javier Vzquez Puerto Rican baseball player born in Ponce Puerto Rico
25 Jul 1977
Kenny Thomas American basketball player born in Atlanta Georgia
25 Jul 1978
Louise Brown English woman who was the first person to be born through in vitro fertilization born in Oldham England
25 Jul 1978
Gerard Warren American football player born in Lake City Florida
25 Jul 1979
Ali Carter English professional snooker player born in Colchester Essex
25 Jul 1980
Toni Vilander Finnish racing driver born in Kankaanp Finland
25 Jul 1980
Diams [Mlanie Georgiades] French rapper born in Nicosia Cyprus
25 Jul 1980
Shawn Riggans American baseball player born in Fort Lauderdale Florida
25 Jul 1981
Conor Casey American soccer player (Colorado Rapids) born in Dover New Hampshire
25 Jul 1981
Jani Rita Finnish ice hockey player born in Helsinki Finland
25 Jul 1861
Andrew Cowper Lawson Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault born in Anstruther Scotland (d. 1952)
25 Jul 1916
Lucien Saulnier Canadian politician born in Montreal Quebec (d. 1989)
25 Jul 1922
John B. Goodenough American scientist (lithium-ion battery) 2019 Novel Prize for Chemistry born in Jena Germany
25 Jul 1923
Leonardo Villar Brazilian actor (The Given Word) born in Piracicaba Brazil (d. 2020)
25 Jul 1925
William Benny Benjamin American session drummer (Motowns Funk Brothers) born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 1969)
25 Jul 1930
Annie Ross British-American jazz singer (Lambert Hendricks & Ross - Twisted) and actress born in London (d. 2020)
25 Jul 1943
Jim McCarty English rock drummer (Yardbirds - For Your Love) born in Liverpool England
25 Jul 1944
Molly Bennett Aiken American foundation administrator (riding for the handicapped) born in Hollywood California
25 Jul 1950
Mark Clarke English bassist (Colosseum TempestUriah Heep) born in Liverpool England
25 Jul 1969
Trevor Peres American metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete) born in Tampa Florida
25 Jul 1971
Roger Creager American country music singer & songwriter born in Corpus Christi Texas
25 Jul 1973
Mur Lafferty American podcaster & writer born in Durham North Carolina
25 Jul 1974
Gareth Thomas Welsh ruby player born in Sarn Wales
25 Jul 1893
Dorothy Dickson American actress and dancer (Paying The Piper Danny Boy) born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 1995)
25 Jul 1895
Yvonne Printemps French singer and actress (Paris Waltz Voyage to America) born in Ermont France (d. 1977)
25 Jul 1907
(Cornelius) Johnny Hodges American jazz alto saxophonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra) born in Cambridge Massachusetts (d. 1970)
25 Jul 1923
Bill Fitsell Canadian journalist writer and historian (International Hockey Hall of Fame curator historian 1969-2005) born in Barrie Ontario (d. 2020)
25 Jul 1925
Jerry Paris American director (Happy Days) and actor (Dick Van Dyke Show-Jerry) born in San Francisco California (d. 1986)
25 Jul 1925
William Benny Benjamin American session drummer (Motowns Funk Brothers) born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 1969) [1]
25 Jul 1926
Teodor Grigoriu Romanian classical music and film score composer born in Galai Romania (d. 2014)
25 Jul 1930
Maureen Forrester Canadian operatic contralto (Mahlers Resurrection Symphony) born in Montreal Quebec (d. 2010)
25 Jul 1932
Paul J. Weitz American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2 STS-6) born in Erie Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
25 Jul 1935
Larry Sherry American baseball pitcher (World Series MVP 1959 LA Dodgers) born in Los Angeles California (d. 2006)
25 Jul 1943
Jim McCarty English rock drummer (Yardbirds - For Your Love Renaissance 1969-70) born in Liverpool England
25 Jul 1943
Roy Acuff Jr. American country musician (Looks Like babys Gone) born in Nashville Tennessee
25 Jul 1943
Tom Dawes American rock musician and commercial jingle composer (Plop Plop Fizz Fizz for Alka-Seltzer and 7Up the Uncola) born in Albany New York (d. 2007)
25 Jul 1945
Labi Siffre English singer-songwriter born in London England
25 Jul 1946
Jos Areas Nicaraguan percussionist (Santana 1969-77 1987-89) born in Leon Nicaragua
25 Jul 1948
Brian Stableford British sci-fi author (Day of Wrath) born in Shipley Yorkshire England
25 Jul 1948
Steve Goodman American folk singer and songwriter (City of New Orleans You Never Even Called Me by My Name) born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1984)
25 Jul 1950
Mark Clarke English bassist (Colosseum Tempest Uriah Heep) born in Liverpool England
25 Jul 1951
Verdine White American soul-funk and R&B bassist songwriter (Earth Wind & Fire - Mighty Mighty Thats The Way Of The World) and philanthropist born in Chicago Illinois
25 Jul 1954
Ken Greer Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe Big League) born in Toronto Ontario
25 Jul 1957
Roger Clinton Jr. American actor and lounge singer President Clintons half-brother born in Hot Springs Arkansas
25 Jul 1958
Thurston Moore American guitarist and songwriter (Sonic Youth - 100%) born in Coral Gables Florida
25 Jul 1965
Marty Brown American country singer (It Must Be The Rain Wildest Dreams) born in Maceo Kentucky
25 Jul 1966
Lynda Lemay French-Canadian chanson singer born in Portneuf Quebec
25 Jul 1967
Dave Jareckie American biathlete (Olympics 1994) born in Mexico City Mexico
25 Jul 1969
Trevor Peres American metal guitarist (Obituary - The End Complete) born in Tampa Florida
25 Jul 1971
Roger Creager American country music singer-songwriter (Bad Friend to a Good Man) born in Corpus Christi Texas
25 Jul 1973
Dani Filth [Daniel Davey] British lyricist and heavy metal singer (Cradle of Filth) born in Hertford Hertfordshire England
25 Jul 1883
Alfredo Casella Italian pianist composer and conductor (La Giara) born in Turin Italy (d. 1947)
25 Jul 1905
Elias Canetti Bulgarian-British author (Crowds and Power) and winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature born in Ruse Bulgaria (d. 1994)
25 Jul 1931
Paul Danblon Belgian composer opera director opera administrator and scientific journalist born in Brussels Belgium (d. 2018)
25 Jul 1931
Murray Day New Zealand sports administrator (President International Squash Rackets Federation 1975-81) born in Hamilton New Zealand (d. 2022)
25 Jul 1937
Dmitry Smolsky Belarusian orchestral choral theater and pop music composer and teacher (Belarusian State Academy of Music 1962-2014) born in Minsk Belorussian SSR (d. 2017)
25 Jul 1941
Manuel Manny Charlton Spanish hard rock guitarist (Nazareth - Love Hurts) born in La Lnea Andalusia Spain
25 Jul 1942
Bruce Woodley Australian folk-pop singer-songwriter (Red Rubber Ball Cloudy I Am Australian) guitarist and banjo player (The Seekers - Georgy Girl Ill Never Find Another You) born in Melbourne Australia
25 Jul 1944
Tom Dawes American rock bassist (The Cyrkle -Red Rubber Ball) and commercial jingle composer (Plop Plop Fizz Fizz for Alka-Seltzer and 7Up the Uncola) born in Albany New York (d. 2007)
25 Jul 1946
Rita Marley (ne Alpharita Anderson) Jamaican singer (I Threes) and the widow of Bob Marley born in Santiago de Cuba
25 Jul 1966
Lynda Lemay French Canadian chanson singer born in Portneuf Quebec
25 Jul 1974
Paul Epworth British Grammy and Academy Award-winning record producer musician and songwriter (Adele Florence and the Machine and Rihanna) born Bishops Stortford England
25 Jul 1016
Casimir I the Restorer Polish nobleman (Duke of Poland 1040-58) born in Krakw Poland (d. c. 1058)
25 Jul 1593
Steven van der Haghen Dutch admiral and governor of Ambon (1617-18) born in Amersfoort Ultrecht Netherlands (d. 1624) [exact date disputed]
25 Jul 1715
Immanuel J. Pyra German poet (Temple of Real Poetry) born in Kottbus Brandenburg Germany (d. 1744)
25 Jul 1883
Alfredo Casella Italian pianist conductor (Boston Pops 1927-29) and composer (La Giara Concerto Romana) born in Turin Italy (d. 1947)
25 Jul 1919
Hubert Booi Bonairian-Aruban poet (Golgotha Muchila) born on Bonaire (d. 2014)
25 Jul 1922
John B. Goodenough American materials scientist (lithium-ion battery) solid-state physicist and Nobel laureate in chemistry born in Jena Germany (d. 2023)
25 Jul 1925
Jerry Paris American director (Happy Days) and actor (Dick Van Dyke Show - Jerry) born in San Francisco California (d. 1986)
25 Jul 1927
Midge Decter American journalist and author (The Liberated Woman & Other Americans) born in Saint Paul Minnesota (d. 2022)
25 Jul 1929
Somnath Chatterjee Indian communist leader born in Tezpur India (d. 2018)
25 Jul 1934
Don Ellis American avant garde jazz trumpeter and Grammy Award-winning film score composer (The French Connection) born in Los Angeles California (d. 1978)
25 Jul 1935
Barbara Harris American Tony Award-winning actress (Plaza Suite Family Plot) born in Evanston lllinois (d. 2018)
25 Jul 1936
Gerry Ashmore British racing driver born in West Bromwich Staffordshire (d. 2021)
25 Jul 1936
Glenn Murcutt Australian architect (winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize 2002) born in London England
25 Jul 1942
Krister Kristensson Swedish soccer defender (38 caps Malm FF Trelleborgs FF) and manager (Trelleborgs FF Lunds BK Hllvikens GIF) born in Malm Sweden (d. 2023)
25 Jul 1943
Janet Margolin American actress (Annie Hall Take the Money and Run David and Lisa) born in NYC New York (d. 1993)
25 Jul 1945
Jim Price America session and touring horn player and arranger (Rolling Stones Bonnie and Delaney Joe Cocker) born in Fort Worth Texas
25 Jul 1948
Claude Noel Tobagonian boxer (WBA Lightweight title 1981) born in Roxborough Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2023)
25 Jul 1948
Ray Wheatley Australian boxer (NSW featherweight champion) official (IBF supervisor referee & judge VP IBF 2000-12) and broadcaster (Sky Channel ESPN 9 Network) born in Sydney Australia (d. 2023)
25 Jul 1949
Denman Maroney American jazz pianist and composer (Hyperpiano) born in New Jersey
25 Jul 1961
Illeana Douglas [Hessellberg] American actress (Picture Perfect To Die For Six Feet Under) born in Quincy Massachusetts [some sources give birth year as 1965 some New Haven as birthplace]
25 Jul 1961
Katherine Kelly Lang American actress (Bold & Beautiful - Brooke) born in Los Angeles California
25 Jul 1962
David Korevaar American concert pianist and educator (University of Colorado) born in Madison Wisconsin
25 Jul 1969
Trevor Peres American heavy metal guitarist (Obituary - The End Complete) born in Tampa Florida
25 Jul 1973
Kevin Phillips English soccer striker (8 caps EPL top scorer [30 goals] 19992000 Sunderland) born in Hitchin Hertfordshire England
25 Jul 1579
Valerius Otto German composer born in Leipzig Electorate of Saxony (now Germany) (d. after 1612)
25 Jul 1639
Thomas Tompion English clockmaker (cylinder tunnel) born in Northill Bedfordshire England (d. 1713)
25 Jul 1654
Agostino Steffani Italian-German diplomat and composer born in Castelfranco Veneto Republic of Venice (now Italy) (d. 1728)
25 Jul 1657
Philipp Heinrich Erlebach German composer born in Esens Electorate of Hanover (now Germany) (d. 1714)
25 Jul 1675
James Thornhill English painter (St. Pauls Cathedral dome) born in Melcombe Regis Dorset England (d. 1734) [some sources cite year as 1676]
25 Jul 1772
Gottlob Benedikt Bierey German composer born in Dresden Electorate of Saxony Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) (d. 1840)
25 Jul 1780
Christian Theodor Weinlig German composer teacher and choir master born in Dresden Electorate of Saxony Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) (d. 1842)
25 Jul 1786
Giacomo Cordella Italian composer born in Naples Kingdom of Naples (d. 1846)
25 Jul 1832
Simon Hassler German-American composer born in Bavaria Kingdom of Bavaria (now Germany) (d. 1901)
25 Jul 1855
Edward Solomon English pianist and composer chiefly of operettas born in Lambeth London England (d. 1895)
25 Jul 1858
William C. McDonald American lawyer and politician (1st Governor of New Mexico. 1912-17) born in Jordanville New York (d. 1918)
25 Jul 1878
Heinrich Gebhard German-American composer born in Sobernheim Rhineland-Palatinate (now Germany) (d. 1963)
25 Jul 1897
Hermann Ambrosius German composer born in Hamburg Germany Empire (d. 1983)
25 Jul 1902
Eric Hoffer American longshoreman and author (The True Believer) born in New York City (d. 1983)
25 Jul 1908
Bill Bowes English cricket fast bowler (15 Tests 68 wickets BB 633 Bodyline series Yorkshire CCC) born in Elland England (d. 1987)
25 Jul 1908
Jack Gilford American actor (Save the Tiger Cocoon Arthur 2) born in New York City (d. 1990)
25 Jul 1908
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Indian Carnatic vocalist born in Tirukkodikaval Madras Province British India (d. 2003)
25 Jul 1909
Gianandrea Gavazzeni Italian opera conductor musicologist pianist and composer born in Bergamo Kingdom of Italy (d. 1996)
25 Jul 1925
(William) Benny Benjamin American session drummer (Motowns Funk Brothers) born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 1969) [1]
25 Jul 1925
Scotch Taylor South African cricket batsman (1 Test Transvaal) and executive (president South African Hockey Union) born in Johannesburg South Africa (d. 2004)
25 Jul 1926
Whitey Lockman American baseball utility (World Series 1954 MLB All Star 1952 NY Giants) and manager Chicago Cubs 1972-74) born in Lowell North Carolina (d. 2009)
25 Jul 1927
Sadiq Hussain Qureshi Pakistani politician (Governor of Punjab 1973-75 Chief Minister of Punjab 1975-77) born in Shimla East Punjab British India (d. 2000)
25 Jul 1929
Ron Lord Australian soccer goalkeeper (10 caps Sydney Prague) born in Sydney Australia (d. 2024)
25 Jul 1930
Murray Chapple New Zealand cricket batsman (14 Tests 3 x 50 Canterbury Central Districts) born in Christchurch New Zealand (d. 1985)
25 Jul 1939
Richard Trythall American-Italian pianist contemporary classical and electronic music composer (Continuums Parts Unknown) and educator born in Knoxville Tennessee (d. 2022)
25 Jul 1940
John Pennel American athlete (pole vault WR 5.13m 5.20m 1963 5.34m 1966 5.44m 1969) born in Memphis Tennessee (d. 1993)
25 Jul 1943
Janet Margolin American actress (Annie Hall Take the Money and Run David and Lisa) born in New York City (d. 1993)
25 Jul 1944
Tom Dawes American rock bassist (The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball) and commercial jingle composer (Plop Plop Fizz Fizz for Alka-Seltzer and 7Up the Uncola) born in Albany New York (d. 2007)
25 Jul 1957
Bogdan Musio German bobsledder (Olympic gold 4-man 1980 3 x World Cship gold) born in witochowice Poland
25 Jul 1962
Doug Drabek American baseball pitcher (NL Cy Young Award & NL wins leader 1990 Pittsburgh Pirates MLB All Star 1994) born in Victoria Texas
25 Jul 1964
Tony Granato American ice hockey left wing (NHL All-Star 1996-97 NY Rangers) and coach (USA 2017-18 Colorado Avalanche 2002-04 08-09) born in Downers Grove Illinois
25 Jul 1965
Torey Lovullo American baseball manager (NL Manager of the Year 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks) born in Santa Monica California
25 Jul 1967
Ed Sprague Jr. American baseball infielder (World Series 1992 93 Toronto Blue Jays MLB All Star 1999) born in Castro Valley California
25 Jul 1968
Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate Chickasaw-American pianist and contemporary classical composer (Lowak Shoppala - Fire and Light) born in Norman Oklahoma
25 Jul 1971
Billy Wagner American baseball pitcher (7 x MLB All Star combined no-hitter 2003 Houston Astros 1196 Ks) born in Tannersville Virginia