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

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