Friday, July 11, 2008

July 11 Birthdays

* 1274 - Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland (d. 1329)
* 1366 - Anne of Bohemia, consort of Richard II of England (d. 1394)
* 1561 - Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet (d. 1627)
* 1603 - Kenelm Digby, English privateer (d. 1665)
* 1628 - Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
* 1657 - King Frederick I of Prussia (d. 1713)
* 1662 - Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1726)
* 1709 - Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist (d. 1785)
* 1723 - Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (d. 1799)
* 1751 - Caroline Matilda of Wales, queen consort of Denmark and Norway (d. 1775)
* 1754 - Thomas Bowdler, English physician and censor (d. 1825)
* 1767 - John Quincy Adams, President of the United States (d. 1848)
* 1826 - Alexander Afanasyev, Russian folklorist (d. 1871)
* 1832 - Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (d. 1896)
* 1846 - Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
* 1850 - Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (d. 1938)
* 1851 - Millie and Christine McCoy, Conjoined twins (d. 1912)
* 1864 - Petar Danov, Bulgarian spiritual teacher (d. 1944)
* 1866 - Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1953)
* 1886 - Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
* 1892 - Thomas Mitchell, American film actor and screenwriter (d. 1962)
* 1895 - Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
* 1897 - Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
* 1899 - E. B. White, American writer (d. 1985)
* 1903 - Rudolf Abel, Soviet intelligence officer (d. 1971)
* 1903 - Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
* 1906 - Herbert Wehner, German politician (d. 1990)
* 1910 - Irene Hervey, American actress (d. 1998)
* 1913 - Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)
* 1916 - Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
* 1916 - Reg Varney, English actor
* 1916 - Gough Whitlam, 21st Prime Minister of Australia
* 1920 - Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor (d. 1985)
* 1921 - Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress
* 1922 - Gene Evans, American actor (d. 1998)
* 1924 - César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
* 1924 - Brett Somers, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)
* 1924 - Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
* 1925 - Nicolai Gedda, Swedish tenor
* 1926 - Frederick Buechner, American author
* 1929 - David Kelly, Irish actor
* 1929 - Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
* 1930 - Harold Bloom, American literary critic
* 1931 - Thurston Harris, American singer (d. 1990)
* 1931 - Tab Hunter, American actor
* 1931 - Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
* 1932 - Jean-Guy Talbot, French Canadian ice hockey player
* 1933 - Bob McGrath, American actor
* 1934 - Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer
* 1935 - Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician
* 1935 - Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist
* 1937 - Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
* 1940 - Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician
* 1941 - Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
* 1943 - Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (d. 1983)
* 1944 - Myra Gale Brown, former wife of Jerry Lee Lewis
* 1945 - Patrick Joseph McGrath, Catholic bishop
* 1946 - Cuthbert Johnson, Benedictine abbot.
* 1947 - Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
* 1949 - Liona Boyd, English-born musician
* 1950 - Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
* 1950 - Bruce McGill, American actor
* 1950 - J. R. Morgan, British classical scholar
* 1950 - Bonnie Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
* 1952 - Bill Barber, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1952 - John Kettley, English weather forecaster
* 1953 - Peter Brown, American singer, songwriter and producer
* 1953 - Mindy Sterling, American actress
* 1953 - Leon Spinks, American former boxer
* 1954 - Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
* 1956 - Sela Ward, American actress
* 1957 - Peter Murphy, British musician - (Bauhaus)
* 1957 - Michael Rose, Jamaican musician (Black Uhuru)
* 1958 - Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
* 1958 - Andrew Gilbert-Scott, British racing driver
* 1959 - Richie Sambora, American musician (Bon Jovi)
* 1959 - Suzanne Vega, American singer
* 1962 - Gaetan Duchesne, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
* 1962 - Pauline McLynn, Irish actress
* 1963 - Al MacInnis, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1963 - Lisa Rinna, American actress
* 1964 - Craig Charles, English actor
* 1964 - Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
* 1965 - Tony Cottee, English footballer
* 1965 - Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kickboxer
* 1965 - Scott Shriner, American musician (Weezer)
* 1966 - Greg Grunberg, American actor
* 1966 - Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
* 1967 - Jeff Corwin, American naturalist and TV personality
* 1968 - Michael Geist, Canadian academic
* 1968 - Esera Tuaolo, American football player
* 1969 - David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
* 1970 - Justin Chambers, American actor
* 1971 - Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician Uh Huh Her (band)
* 1972 - Jussi 69, Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
* 1972 - Steven Richards, Australian racing driver
* 1972 - Michael Rosenbaum, American actor
* 1973 - Andrew Bird, American musician
* 1973 - Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
* 1974 - Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer
* 1974 - André Ooijer, Dutch footballer
* 1975 - Willie Anderson, American football player
* 1975 - Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
* 1975 - Riona Hazuki, Japanese actress
* 1975 - Samer el Nahhal, Finnish musician (Lordi)
* 1975 - Lil' Kim, American rapper
* 1976 - Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player
* 1977 - Brandon Short, American football player
* 1980 - T.J. Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler
* 1981 - Carla Campbell, Jamaican model
* 1981 - Andre Johnson, American football player
* 1981 - Aaron Proctor, American professional wrestling promoter & politician
* 1982 - Chris Cooley, American football player
* 1983 - Peter Cincotti, American singer songwriter
* 1983 - Kelly Poon, Singaporean singer
* 1983 - Evan Roberts, American radio broadcaster
* 1983 - Marie Serneholt, Swedish musician (A*Teens)
* 1983 - Kellie Shirley , Actress
* 1984 - Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1984 - Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer
* 1984 - Hitomi Hyuga, Japanese actress
* 1984 - Rachael Taylor, Australian actress
* 1985 - Aki Maeda, Japanese actress
* 1986 - Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
* 1986 - Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
* 1987 - Shigeaki Kato, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS (band))
* 1989 - David Henrie, American Actor
* 1990 - Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player
* 1990 - Connor Paolo, Actor

July 11 in history

* 911 - Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
* 1156 - Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan.
* 1302 - Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) - a coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France's huge army.
* 1346 - Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
* 1405 - Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
* 1476 - Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.
* 1576 - Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.
* 1616 - Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
* 1735 - Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant planet from the Sun for the last time before 1979.
* 1740 - Pogrom: Jews are expelled from Little Russia.
* 1750 - Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire.
* 1776 - Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
* 1789 - Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
* 1796 - The U.S. takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
* 1798 - The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
* 1804 - Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
* 1811 - Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases.
* 1848 - Waterloo railway station in London opens.
* 1859 - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is published.
* 1864 - Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
* 1882 - The British Mediterranean fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
* 1889 - Tijuana, Mexico, is founded
* 1893 - The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
* 1895 - The brothers Lumière demonstrate film technology to scientists.
* 1897 - Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
* 1906 - The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy
* 1914 - Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.
* 1919 - The eight-hour working day and free Sunday become law in the Netherlands.
* 1921 - A truce is called in the Irish War of Independence; see Irish calendar.
* 1921 - Former US President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.
* 1921 - Outer Mongolia gains its independence from the Republic of China.
* 1922 - The Hollywood Bowl opens.
* 1936 - Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.
* 1940 - World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Prime Minister of France.
* 1943 - Massacres of Poles in Volhynia
* 1943 - World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily - German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
* 1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
* 1947 - The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.
* 1950 - Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.
* 1955 - The phrase In God We Trust is added to all US currency.
* 1957 - Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherits the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismaili worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III
* 1960 - Independence of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.
* 1960 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
* 1962 - First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
* 1971 - Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.
* 1973 - A Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on-board.
* 1977 - Martin Luther King is posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom.
* 1978 - Los Alfaques Disaster: a truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
* 1979 - The space station Skylab returns to Earth.
* 1983 - A Boeing 727 crashes into hilly terrain after a tail strike in Cuenca, Ecuador, claiming 119 lives.
* 1987 - According to the United Nations, the world population crossed the 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) mark.
* 1990 - Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
* 1991 - A Nationair DC-8 crashes during an emergency landing at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing 261. The Canadian charter flight was ferrying Hajj pilgrims on behalf of Nigeria Airways.
* 1995 - Full diplomatic relations are established between the United States and Vietnam.
* 1995 - Srebrenica Genocide: Serb army from Yugoslavia and Bosnia captures the Bosniak town of Srebrenica. More than eight thousands inhabitants are murdered.
* 1995 - A Cubana de Aviacion Antonov An-24 crashes into the Caribbean off southeast Cuba killing 44 people.
* 2006 - 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

July 7 Birthdays

* 1053 - Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
* 1119 - Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
* 1528 - Anna of Austria, Duchess of Bavaria, daughter of Ferdinand I (d. 1590)
* 1586 - Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (d. 1646)
* 1656 - Guru Har Krishan, 8th Guru of Sikhism (d. 1664)
* 1746 - Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (d. 1826)
* 1752 - Joseph-Marie Jacquard, French inventor (d. 1834)
* 1766 - Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (d. 1815)
* 1843 - Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and Nobel laureate (d. 1926)
* 1848 - Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Brazilian politician (d. 1919)
* 1851 - Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
* 1855 - Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)
* 1860 - Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (d. 1911)
* 1874 - Erwin Bumke, German jurist (d. 1945)
* 1884 - Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)
* 1887 - Marc Chagall, Russian painter (d. 1985)
* 1891 - Virginia Rappe, Silent Film Actress (d. 1921)
* 1893 - Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
* 1899 - George Cukor, American director (d. 1983)
* 1900 - Earle E. Partridge, United States Air Force general (d. 1990)
* 1901 - Vittorio De Sica, Italian director (d. 1974)
* 1901 - Sam Katzman, American film producer (d. 1973)
* 1901 - Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese film producer (d. 1970)
* 1902 - Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
* 1904 - Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
* 1906 - William Feller, Croatian mathematician (d. 1970)
* 1906 - Satchel Paige, American baseball player (d. 1982)
* 1906 - Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
* 1907 - Robert A. Heinlein, American writer (d. 1988)
* 1908 - Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)
* 1911 - Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer (d. 2007)
* 1913 - Pinetop Perkins, American blues musician
* 1915 - Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander, African American Novelist and poet (d. 1998)
* 1917 - Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadorian politician (d. 2003)
* 1919 - Jon Pertwee, British actor (d. 1996)
* 1921 - Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
* 1921 - Ezzard Charles, American boxer (d. 1975)
* 1922 - Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer
* 1924 - Mary Ford, American singer (d. 1977)
* 1925 - Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
* 1929 - Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
* 1927 - Doc Severinsen, American composer and musician
* 1927 - Charlie Louvin, American country musician
* 1930 - Henry (Hank) Mobley, American Jazz composer and saxophonist (d. 1986)
* 1931 - David Eddings, American author
* 1932 - Josef Zawinul, Austrian composer and musician (d. 2007)
* 1933 - Murray Halberg, New Zealand runner
* 1933 - David McCullough, American historian and author
* 1936 - Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)
* 1936 - Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver (d.1971)
* 1937 - Tung Chee-Hwa, Hong Kong administrator
* 1940 - Ringo Starr, English drummer and singer (The Beatles)
* 1941 - Michael Howard, British politician
* 1941 - Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
* 1942 - Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
* 1943 - Toto Cutugno, Italian singer
* 1943 - Joel Siegel, American film critic (d. 2007)
* 1945 - Michael Ancram, British politician
* 1946 - Joe Spano, American actor
* 1947 - Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
* 1947 - Howard Rheingold, American author
* 1947 - Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal
* 1947 - Rob Townsend, English drummer (Family)
* 1947 - Víctor Manuel, Spanish songwriter and singer
* 1948 - Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor
* 1949 - Shelley Duvall, American actress
* 1952 - Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
* 1955 - Len Barker, American baseball player
* 1957 - Jonathan Dayton, American film director
* 1957 - Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact)
* 1959 - Billy Campbell, American actor
* 1959 - Jessica Hahn, American model
* 1959 - Ben Linder, American engineer (d. 1987)
* 1960 - Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut
* 1963 - Vonda Shepard, American singer
* 1965 - Paula Devicq, Canadian actress
* 1965 - Mo Collins, American actress
* 1965 - Jeremy Kyle, English television presenter
* 1966 - Jim Gaffigan, American comedian
* 1966 - Gundula Krause, German folk violinist
* 1966 - Neil Tobin, American magician
* 1967 - Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver
* 1967 - Jackie Neal, American singer (d. 2005)
* 1968 - Amy Carlson, American actress
* 1968 - Jorja Fox, American actress
* 1968 - Jeff VanderMeer, American writer
* 1969 - Sylke Otto, German luger
* 1969 - Joe Sakic, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1969 - Nathalie Simard, French Canadian singer
* 1969 - Cree Summer, American voice actress
* 1969 - Robin Weigert, American actress
* 1970 - Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer
* 1970 - Erik Zabel, German cyclist
* 1970 - Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer
* 1971 - Alistair Potts, British rower
* 1972 - Lisa Leslie, American basketball player
* 1972 - Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver
* 1973 - Troy Garity, American actor
* 1973 - José Jiménez, Dominican baseball player
* 1973 - Matt Mantei, American baseball player
* 1973 - Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player
* 1973 - Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka
* 1974 - Patrick Lalime, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1975 - Tony Benshoof, American luger
* 1975 - Michael Voss, Australian rules footballer
* 1976 - Dominic Foley, Irish footballer
* 1977 - Felix Vasquez, New York City Housing Authority employee
* 1979 - Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
* 1979 - Carl Breeze, British racing driver
* 1980 - John Buck, American baseball player
* 1980 - Deidre Downs, American beauty queen
* 1980 - Michelle Kwan, American figure skater
* 1980 - Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore)
* 1980 - Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
* 1981 - Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
* 1981 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
* 1982 - Cassidy, American rapper
* 1982 - Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail)
* 1982 - George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
* 1983 - Justin Davies, Australian rules footballer
* 1983 - D. Woods, American singer (Danity Kane)
* 1984 - Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
* 1984 - Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
* 1984 - Marie-Mai, Canadian singer
* 1987 - Lena Ma, Miss World Canada 4th runner-up
* 1988 - Kaci Brown, American singer
* 1989 - Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer

July 7 in History

1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
1534 - European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick.
1543 - French troops invade Luxembourg.
1585 - Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
1777 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Hubbardton
1798 - Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.'
1799 - Ranjit Singh's men take up their positions outside Lahore.
1807 - Napoleonic Wars: Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the Fourth Coalition.
1846 - Mexican-American War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the United States conquest of California.
1863 - United States begins first military draft; exemptions cost $100
1865 - American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
1892 - Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
1898 - President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
1915 - World War I: end of First Battle of the Isonzo.
1915 - A Great Gorge and International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.
1917 - Russian Revolution: Prince Georgy Yevgenyevich Lvov forms Provisional Government in Russia after the deposing of the Tsar Nicholas II.
1928 - Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri. It is described as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped". [1]
1930 - Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
1937 - Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge - Japanese forces invade Beijing, China.
1941 - World War II: U.S. forces land in Iceland to forestall an invasion by Germany.
1941 - World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
1946 - Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.
1946 - Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
1947 - Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident.
1953 - Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
1954 - Formation of the TANU in Tanzania
1956 - Fritz Moravec reaches the peak of Gasherbrum II (8,035 m).
1958 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into United States law.
1959 - 14:28 UT Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event was used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
1967 - Beginning of the civil war in Biafra.
1969 - In Canada, the Official Languages Act is adopted making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.
1978 - The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
1980 - Institution of sharia in Iran.
1980 - The Safra massacre in Lebanon.
1983 - Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
1991 - Yugoslav Wars: the Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
2002 - A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.
2003 - The United Communist Party of Armenia is formed.
2005 - A series of four terrorist explosions occur on London's transport system killing 56 people, including four suicide bombers.
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2007 - Pope Benedict XVI issues the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Tridentine Mass.
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Saturday, July 5, 2008

July 5 Birthdays

* 1321 - Joan of The Tower, Queen consort of Scotland (d. 1362)
* 1586 - Thomas Hooker, Connecticut colonist (d. 1647)
* 1653 - Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (d. 1726)
* 1675 - Mary Walcott, American accuser at the Salem witch trials
* 1717 - Pedro III of Portugal, consort of Maria I of Portugal (d. 1786)
* 1718 - Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (d. 1794)
* 1794 - Sylvester Graham, American nutritionist (d. 1851)
* 1801 - David Farragut, American naval commander (d. 1870)
* 1805 - Robert Fitz Roy, British naval officer and scientist (d. 1865)
* 1810 - P.T. Barnum, American circus owner (d. 1891)
* 1820 - William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish engineer and physicist (d. 1872)
* 1829 - Ignacio Mariscal, Writer and Mexican diplomat (d. 1910)
* 1841 - William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)
* 1853 - Cecil Rhodes, South African politician, founder of Rhodesia (d. 1902)
* 1860 - Robert Bacon, American politician (d. 1919)
* 1872 - Edouard Herriot, French politician (d. 1957)
* 1874 - Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician (d. 1967)
* 1879 - Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (d. 1959)

* 1879 - Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician (d. 1945)
* 1880 - Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist (d. 1940)
* 1882 - Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927).
* 1885 - Blas Infante, Spanish politician (d. 1936)
* 1885 - André Lhote, French painter (d. 1962)
* 1886 - Willem Drees, Dutch politician (d. 1988)
* 1888 - Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1963)
* 1889 - Jean Cocteau, French writer (d. 1963)
* 1890 - Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
* 1891 - John Howard Northrop, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
* 1891 - Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955)
* 1895 - Gordon Jacob, English composer (d. 1984)
* 1898 - Yip Man, Ving Tsun Sifu and Master of Style (Gung-Gung) (d. 1972)
* 1899 - Marcel Achard, French playwright, screenwriter and author (d. 1974)
* 1901 - Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)
* 1902 - Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., American diplomat (d. 1985)
* 1904 - Harold Acton, American writer and dilettante (d. 1994)
* 1904 - Ernst Mayr, American biologist (d. 2005)
* 1904 - Milburn Stone, American actor (d. 1980)
* 1905 - Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher (d. 1990)
* 1910 - Georges Vedel, French public law (d. 2002)
* 1911 - Georges Pompidou, French politician (d. 1974)
* 1913 - Smiley Lewis, American musician (d. 1966)
* 1915 - John Woodruff, American athlete (d. 2007)
* 1918 - George Rochberg, American composer (d. 2005)
* 1918 - René Lecavalier, French Canadian radio host and television sportscaster (d. 1999)
* 1920 - Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist
* 1924 - Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
* 1924 - János Starker, Hungarian cellist
* 1928 - Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)
* 1928 - Pierre Mauroy, French politician
* 1928 - Katherine Helmond, American actress
* 1932 - Billy Laughlin, American actor (d. 1948)
* 1932 - Gyula Horn, former Hungarian prime minister
* 1935 - John Gilmore, American true crime author
* 1936 - Shirley Knight, American actress
* 1936 - James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1938 - Ronnie Self, American rock singer and songwriter (d. 1981)
* 1939 - Booker Edgerson, American football player
* 1940 - Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
* 1942 - Johannes Löhr, German footballer and trainer
* 1943 - Curt Blefary, American baseball player (d. 2001)
* 1943 - Robbie Robertson, Canadian guitarist (The Band).
* 1945 - Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican Politician and Attorney General of México.
* 1946 - Pierre-Marc Johnson, Quebecois lawyer, physician and politician
* 1946 - Paul Smith, British fashion designer
* 1946 - Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laurete
* 1948 - William Hootkins, American actor (d. 2005)
* 1950 - Huey Lewis, American musician (Huey Lewis & the News)
* 1950 - Michael Monarch, American guitarist (Steppenwolf)
* 1951 - Rich Gossage, American baseball player
* 1951 - Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer
* 1954 - Leni Björklund, Swedish politician
* 1954 - John Wright, New Zealand cricketer
* 1954 - Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith)
* 1955 - Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player
* 1956 - Patsy Pease, American actress
* 1956 - James Lofton, American football player and coach
* 1957 - David Hanson, politician
* 1957 - David Pinkney , British Touring Car Racer
* 1957 - Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
* 1958 - Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor
* 1958 - Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician
* 1958 - Bill Watterson, American cartoonist
* 1959 - Marc Cohn, American singer and songwriter
* 1960 - Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor
* 1960 - James M. Kelly, American politician
* 1961 - Isabelle Poulenard, French soprano
* 1963 - Edie Falco, American actress
* 1963 - Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor
* 1965 - Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist
* 1966 - Kathryn Erbe, American actress
* 1966 - Susannah Doyle, British actress
* 1966 - Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer
* 1967 - Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist
* 1968 - Ken Akamatsu, Mangaka
* 1968 - Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
* 1968 - John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist
* 1968 - Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
* 1969 - John LeClair, American hockey player
* 1969 - RZA, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
* 1969 - Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer
* 1970 - Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
* 1971 - Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer
* 1972 - Letha Weapons, porn actress
* 1973 - Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer
* 1973 - Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
* 1973 - Róisín Murphy, Irish musician
* 1973 - René Spies, German bobsledder
* 1974 - Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
* 1975 - Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer
* 1975 - Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr)
* 1975 - Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor
* 1975 - Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player
* 1976 - Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
* 1976 - Marina Dias, Brazilian model
* 1976 - Bizarre, American rapper (D12)
* 1977 - Royce Da 5'9", American rapper
* 1977 - Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player.
* 1979 - Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
* 1979 - Shane Filan, Irish musician (Westlife)
* 1979 - Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player
* 1980 - Eva Green, French actress
* 1980 - Jason Wade, American musician (Lifehouse)
* 1980 - David Rozehnal, Czech footballer
* 1981 - Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player
* 1982 - Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
* 1982 - Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
* 1983 - Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
* 1984 - Yu Yamada, Ryukyuan model, actress and singer
* 1985 - Stephanie McIntosh, Australian pop singer and actress
* 1985 - Nick O'Malley, British musician (Arctic Monkeys)
* 1989 - Joseph King, American musician (Canvas)
* 1991 - Jason Dolley, American actor

July 5 in history

* 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.
* 1610 - John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
* 1687 - Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
* 1770 - Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
* 1775 - US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
* 1803 - The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
* 1809 - Battle of Wagram starts, the two-day battle was the largest yet of the Napoleonic Wars.
* 1811 - Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
* 1813 - War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
* 1814 - War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa - American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.
* 1830 - France invades Algeria.
* 1833 - Admiral Charles Napier defeats the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
* 1865 - The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.
* 1878 - The coat of arms of the Baku governorate was established.
* 1884 - Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
* 1934 - "Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
* 1935 - The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
* 1937 - Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
* 1937 - Highest recorded temperature in Canada, at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan: 45° C (113° F).
* 1940 - World War II: The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
* 1941 - World War II: German troops reach the Dniepr River.
* 1943 - The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history, included world largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village, July 12.
* 1943 - World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
* 1945 - World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
* 1946 - The bikini is introduced in Paris, France.
* 1947 - Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League. (Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League 11 weeks earlier.)
* 1948 - British National Health Service Act enacted.
* 1950 - Korean War: Task Force Smith - First clash between American and North Korean forces.
* 1950 - Zionism: The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
* 1951 - William Shockley invents the junction transistor.
* 1954 - The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
* 1954 - Andhra Pradesh High Court is established.
* 1958 - First ascent of Gasherbrum I, 11th highest peak on the earth.
* 1962 - Algeria becomes independent from France.
* 1970 - Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
* 1971 - Right to vote: the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
* 1973 - Catastrophic BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills 11 firefighters. This explosion has become a classic incident studied in fire department training programs worldwide.
* 1975 - Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
* 1975 - Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
* 1977 - Military coup in Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto the very first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan overthrown.
* 1987 - First instance of the LTTE using suicide attacks on Sri Lankan Army. The Black Tigers are born and in the following years continue to use it to deadly effect.
* 1989 - Iran-Contra Affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service.
* 1994 - The United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti.
* 1996 - Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
* 1998 - Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.
* 2003 - SARS is declared to be contained by the WHO.
* 2004 - First Indonesian presidential election by the nation.
* 2006 - North Korea launched at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.
* 2006 - Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting held at the U.N in New York City because of the North Korean missile tests a day before.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

1776 - The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence

The Lee Resolution, also known as the resolution of independence, was an act of the Second Continental Congress declaring the Thirteen Colonies to be independent of the British Empire. First proposed on June 7, 1776, by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, after receiving instructions from the Virginia Convention and its President, Edmund Pendleton (in fact Lee used, almost verbatim, the language from the instructions in his resolution). Voting on the resolution was delayed for several weeks while support for independence was consolidated. Meanwhile, a Committee of Five was appointed to prepare a document to explain the reasons for independence. The resolution was finally approved on July 2, 1776. The text of the document formally announcing this action, the United States Declaration of Independence, was approved on July 4.

1863 - American Civil War: second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

On the second day of battle, most of both armies had assembled. The Union line was laid out in a defensive formation resembling a fishhook. Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank, and fierce fighting raged at Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, Devil's Den, and the Peach Orchard. On the Union right, demonstrations escalated into full-scale assaults on Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill. Across the battlefield, despite significant losses, the Union defenders held their lines.

1937 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 – missing 2 July 1937, declared dead 5 January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, which she was awarded as the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

1979 - The first U.S. coin to honor a woman, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, is introduced.

1979 - The first U.S. coin to honor a woman, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, is introduced. The Susan B. Anthony dollar is a United States coin minted from 1979 to 1981, and again in 1999. It depicts women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony. The reverse depicts an eagle flying above the moon (with the Earth in the background), a design adapted from the Apollo 11 mission insignia that was also present on the previously issued Eisenhower dollar.

1990 - A stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel leads to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims in Mecca during hajj.

1990 - A stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel leads to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims in Mecca during hajj.
The Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca. It is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world. It is the fifth pillar of Islam, an obligation that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so. It is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to God (Arabic: Allah). The pilgrimage occurs from the 10th to the 15th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the Western world, the Gregorian date of the Hajj is eleven days earlier from year to year. In 2007, the Hajj was from December 17 to December 21; in 2008 from the first week of December.

1962 - The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores. It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue, according to the 2008 Fortune Global 500. Founded by Sam Walton in 1962, it was incorporated on October 31, 1969, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. It is the largest private employer in the world and the fourth largest utility or commercial employer, trailing the British National Health Service, and the Indian Railways. Wal-Mart is the largest grocery retailer in the United States, with an estimated 20% of the retail grocery and consumables business, as well as the largest toy seller in the U.S. It also owns and operates the North American company of Sam's Club.

July 2 Birthdays

* 419 - Valentinian III, Roman Emperor (d. 455)
* 1029 - Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (d. 1094)
* 1262 - Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312)
* 1489 - Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1556)
* 1492 - Elizabeth Tudor, English princess (d. 1495)
* 1647 - Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English privy councilor (d. 1730)
* 1665 - Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (d. 1726)
* 1667 - Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (d. 1740)
* 1714 - Christoph Willibald von Gluck, German composer (d. 1787)
* 1724 - Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (d. 1803)
* 1819 - Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900)
* 1820 - George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (d. 1878)
* 1821 - Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1915)
* 1849 - Maria Theresia of Austria-Este, queen of Bavaria (d. 1919)
* 1862 - William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
* 1865 - Lily Braun, German writer (d. 1916)
* 1876 - Wilhelm Cuno, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1933)
* 1877 - Hermann Hesse, German-born writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1962)
* 1881 - Royal H. Weller, American politician (d. 1929)
* 1884 - Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
* 1890 - Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
* 1893 - Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
* 1896 - Lydia Mei, Estonian artist (d. 1965)
* 1900 - Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
* 1903 - Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
* 1903 - King Olav V of Norway (d. 1991)
* 1904 - René Lacoste, French tennis player (d. 1996)
* 1906 - Hans Bethe, German-born nuclear physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
* 1908 - Thurgood Marshall, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1993)
* 1914 - Frederick Fennell, American conductor (d. 2004)
* 1914 - Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990)
* 1916 - Ken Curtis, American actor and singer (d. 1991)
* 1916 - Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
* 1917 - Murry Wilson, American musician and producer (The Beach Boys) (d. 1973)
* 1918 - Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)
* 1919 - Jean Craighead George, American writer
* 1923 - Wisława Szymborska, Polish writer, Nobel laureate
* 1925 - Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist (d. 1963)
* 1925 - Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1961)
* 1926 - Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
* 1927 - Brock Peters, American actor (d. 2005)
* 1927 - Gene Ray, Founder of the Time Cube website and proponent of Time Cube philosophy
* 1929 - Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines
* 1929 - John A. Cade, American politician
* 1930 - Carlos Menem, President of Argentina
* 1932 - Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 2002)
* 1933 - Kenny Wharram, Canadian hockey player
* 1934 - Tom Springfield, British singer and songwriter (The Springfields)
* 1937 - Polly Holliday, American actress
* 1937 - Richard Petty, American race car driver
* 1939 - John H. Sununu, White House Chief of Staff under George HW Bush
* 1939 - Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
* 1939 - Paul Williams, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1973)
* 1940 - Kenneth Harry Clarke, British politician
* 1941 - Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
* 1942 - Vicente Fox, Former Mexican president
* 1943 - Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
* 1946 - Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
* 1946 - Ron Silver, American actor
* 1947 - Larry David, American television producer
* 1948 - Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
* 1948 - Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
* 1949 - Roy Bittan, American musician (E Street Band)
* 1949 - Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
* 1949 - Robert Paquette, French Canadian singer and songwriter
* 1953 - Mark Hart, British musician (Crowded House and Supertramp)
* 1953 - Tony Armas, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1954 - Pete Briquette, Irish musician (Boomtown Rats)
* 1955 - Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
* 1955 - Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
* 1956 - Jerry Hall, American actress
* 1957 - Bret "Hitman" Hart, Canadian wrestler
* 1958 - Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
* 1959 - Mike Hallett, English snooker player
* 1960 - Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
* 1961 - Michael Lindsay, Voice actor
* 1963 - Mark Kermode, British film critic
* 1964 - José Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
* 1964 - Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
* 1964 - Joe Magrane, American baseball player
* 1964 - Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
* 1969 - Matthew Cox, American convicted felon
* 1970 - Yancy Butler, American actress
* 1970 - Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
* 1970 - Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
* 1970 - Monie Love, English rapper
* 1970 - Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
* 1971 - Evelyn Lau, Canadian author
* 1971 - Troy Brown, American football player
* 1972 - Darren Shan, Irish children's author
* 1973 - Peter Kay, British comedian
* 1974 - Sean Casey, American baseball player
* 1974 - Moon So-ri, South Korean actress
* 1974 - Matthew Reilly, Australian author
* 1974 - Rocky Gray, American musician
* 1975 - Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
* 1975 - Eric Daze, French Canadian ice hockey player
* 1976 - Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
* 1976 - Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player
* 1976 - Ivan Tomić,Croatian buissnesman
* 1978 - Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician
* 1979 - Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer
* 1979 - Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
* 1979 - Joe Thornton, Canadian hockey player
* 1981 - Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American youth rights activist
* 1981 - Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
* 1982 - Olivia Munn, American television hostess
* 1983 - Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
* 1984 - Vanessa Lee Chester, American actress
* 1984 - Thomas Kortegaard, Danish 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
* 1986 - Lindsay Lohan, American actress and singer
* 1987 - Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)
* 1992 - Stefan Roberts, British finance heir