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

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