Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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

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