Birthdays of Personalities on July 12

100 :BC-Julius Caesar, Roman military and political leader (d. 44 BC) (born either July 12 or July 13)
1394 :Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
1596 :Tsar Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
1675 :Evaristo Abaco, Italian composer (d. 1742)
1730 :Josiah Wedgwood, English potter (d. 1795)
1803 :Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
1807 :Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (d. 1893)
1817 :Henry David Thoreau, American writer and philosopher (d. 1862)
1824 :Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
1828 :Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)
1849 :Sir William Osler, Canadian physician and author (d. 1919)
1850 :Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist (d. 1912)
1852 :Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (d. 1933)
1854 :George Eastman, American inventor (d. 1932)
1863 :Albert Calmette, French physician (d. 1933)
1863 :Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)
1864 :George Washington Carver, American botanist (d. 1943)
1868 :Stefan George, German poet (d. 1933)
1870 :Louis II of Monaco (d. 1949)
1876 :Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
1880 :Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
1884 :Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)
1886 :Jean Hersholt, Danish film director and actor (d. 1956)
1892 :Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
1895 :Buckminster Fuller, American architect (d. 1983)
1895 :Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (d. 1962)
1895 :Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist (d. 1960)
1904 :Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
1908 :Milton Berle, American comedian (d. 2002)
1909 :Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
1909 :Fritz Leonhardt, German civil engineer (d. 1999)
1913 :Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1917 :Andrew Wyeth, American artist
1920 :Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
1920 :Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist and writer (d. 2004)
1921 :Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
1922 :Mark Hatfield, U.S. Senator from Oregon
1925 :Roger Bonham Smith, former chairman and CEO of General Motors (d. 2007)
1928 :Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1930 :Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, and writer
1932 :Otis Davis, American runner
1933 :Donald E. Westlake, American author
1934 :Van Cliburn, American pianist
1937 :Bill Cosby, American comedian and actor
1937 :Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002
1937 :Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer
1938 :Ron Fairly, American baseball player
1938 :Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
1941 :Benny Parsons, American NASCAR driver (d. 2007)
1941 :Joseph Whipp, American actor
1942 :Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer
1943 :Christine McVie, British singer, musician, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
1943 :Paul Silas, American basketball player and head coach
1943 :Walter Murch, American film editor
1947 :Gareth Edwards, Welsh rugby union footballer
1947 :Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology
1948 :Jay Thomas, American actor
1948 :Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer
1948 :Walter Egan, American singer
1949 :Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner, and car dealer.
1950 :Eric Carr, American drummer (Kiss) (d. 1991)
1950 :Gilles Meloche, Canadian ice hockey player
1951 :Brian Grazer, American film producer
1951 :Cheryl Ladd, American actress
1951 :Jamey Sheridan, American actor
1951 :Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
1952 :Philip Taylor Kramer, Bass Guitar Player (d. 1995)
1952 :Voja Antonic, Serbian inventor and writer
1954 :Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
1956 :Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
1956 :Sandi Patty, American singer
1957 :Richard Douglas Husband, American astronaut (d. 2003)
1960 :Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer
1962 :Dan Murphy, American guitarist (Soul Asylum)
1962 :Dean Wilkins, English football manager
1962 :Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
1964 :Gaby Roslin, English television presenter
1964 :Tim Gane, English musician (Stereolab, McCarthy)
1967 :Bruny Surin, Canadian athlete
1967 :John Petrucci, American guitar player (Dream Theater)
1967 :Richard Herring, English comedian
1968 :Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
1969 :Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
1970 :Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
1970 :Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
1971 :Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater
1972 :Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
1972 :Jake Wood, English actor, plays Max Branning in long running soap, eastenders
1972 :Travis Best, American basketball player
1973 :Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
1973 :Magoo, American rapper
1974 :Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
1974 :Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer (Within Temptation)
1974 :Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
1975 :Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
1976 :Anna Friel, British actress
1976 :Dan Boyle, Canadian ice hockey player
1977 :Brock Lesnar, American professional wrestler
1977 :Neil Harris, English footballer
1977 :Steve Howey, American actor
1978 :Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
1978 :Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
1978 :Topher Grace, American actor
1979 :Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
1980 :Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
1981 :Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
1982 :Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
1983 :Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
1984 :Gareth Gates, British singer
1984 :Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
1985 :Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
1985 :Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
1986 :JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
1988 :Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
1991 :Erik Per Sullivan, American actor



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