Birthdays of Personalities on July 4

1330 :Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)
1546 :Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1595)
1694 :Louis-Claude Daquin, French composer (d. 1772)
1715 :Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, German poet (d. 1769)
1719 :Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (d. 1797)
1790 :George Everest, Welsh surveyor (d. 1866)
1799 :King Oscar I of Sweden, French general (d. 1859)
1804 :Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (d. 1864)
1807 :Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian patriot (d. 1882)
1816 :Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)
1826 :Stephen Foster, American songwriter (d. 1864)
1845 :Thomas Barnardo, Irish humanitarian (d. 1905)
1847 :James Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (d. 1906)
1854 :Victor Babes, Romanian bacteriologist (d. 1926)
1872 :Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States (d. 1933)
1881 :Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier (d. 1968)
1882 :Louis B. Mayer, American film producer (d. 1957)
1883 :Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist (d. 1970)
1895 :Irving Caesar, American lyricist and composer (d. 1996)
1896 :Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
1898 :Dr. Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian (d. 1997)
1898 :Gertrude Lawrence, English-born actress (d. 1952)
1902 :George Murphy, American entertainer (d. 1992)
1902 :Meyer Lansky, Russian-born American gangster (d. 1983)
1903 :Flor Peeters, Belgian composer, organist and teacher (d. 1986)
1904 :Angela Baddeley, English actress (d. 1976)
1905 :Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
1907 :Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)
1907 :Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)
1910 :Gloria Stuart, American actress
1911 :Mitch Miller, American entertainer
1912 :Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
1916 :Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American World War II figure (d. 2006)
1917 :Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
1918 :Abigail Van Buren, American advice columnist
1918 :Ann Landers, American advice columnist (d. 2002)
1918 :King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (d. 2006)
1920 :Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (d. 2007)
1920 :Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
1921 :Gerard Debreu, French economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1921 :Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist (d. 2003)
1923 :Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss Federal Councilor
1924 :Eva Marie Saint, American actress
1926 :Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer
1927 :Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress
1927 :Neil Simon, American playwright
1929 :Al Davis, American businessman
1929 :Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1929 :Chuck Tanner, American baseball player
1930 :Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Armenian actor
1930 :George Steinbrenner, American businessman
1930 :Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
1931 :Sébastien Japrisot, French author, film director and sreenwriter (d. 2003)
1931 :Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish actor (d. 1977)
1934 :Colin Welland, English actor
1935 :Paul Scoon, Governor General of Grenada
1937 :Sonja Haraldsen, Queen of Norway (spouse of King Harald V of Norway)
1937 :Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
1938 :Bill Withers, American singer and songwriter
1942 :Floyd Little, American football player
1942 :Hal Lanier, American baseball player
1942 :Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)
1943 :Alan Blind Owl Wilson, American musician (d. 1970)
1943 :Emerson Boozer, American football player
1943 :Geraldo Rivera, American reporter
1943 :Konrad Conny Bauer, German musician
1943 :Milan Mácala, Czech football coach
1944 :Ray Meagher, Australian actor
1946 :Ed O'Ross, American actor
1946 :Michael Milken, American financier
1946 :Ron Kovic, American peace activist
1946 :Tish Howard, American model
1947 :Morganna Roberts, American entertainer
1948 :Ed Armbrister, baseball player
1948 :Jeremy Spencer, English musician
1948 :René Arnoux, French race car driver
1948 :Tommy Körberg, Swedish singer and actor
1950 :David Jensen, Canadian-born British radio DJ
1951 :Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
1952 :Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician
1954 :Jim Beattie, American baseball player
1955 :John Waite, English singer
1958 :Kirk Pengilly, Australian musician
1959 :Victoria Abril, Spanish actress
1960 :Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1994)
1960 :Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler
1961 :Richard Garriott, English video game designer
1962 :Neil Morrissey, English actor
1962 :Pam Shriver, American former tennis player
1963 :Henri Leconte, French former tennis player
1963 :José Oquendo, Puerto Rican baseball player
1963 :Matt Malley, American musician
1964 :Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
1964 :Mark Slaughter, American singer
1965 :Horace Grant, American basketball player
1966 :Lee Reherman, American actor
1967 :Andy Walker, Canadian television personality
1967 :Rick Wilkins, American baseball player
1967 :Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball player
1968 :Jack Frost, American musician
1970 :Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
1971 :Andrew Murray, English entrepreneur
1971 :Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician
1971 :Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player
1971 :Koko, sign-language gorilla
1971 :Ned Zelic, Australian soccer player
1973 :Gackt, Japanese singer
1973 :Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver
1973 :Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
1973 :Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer
1973 :Tony Popovic, Australian soccer player
1974 :La'Roi Glover, American football player
1974 :Vince Spadea, American tennis player
1975 :Tania Davis, Australian violist
1976 :Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
1977 :Katia Zygouli, Greek supermodel
1978 :Becki Newton, American actress
1978 :Emile Mpenza, Belgian footballer
1978 :Stephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak)
1978 :Vicky Kaya, Greek supermodel and actress
1981 :Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player
1983 :Andy Mrotek, American musician
1983 :Ben Jorgensen, American musician
1983 :Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian model
1984 :Akanishi Jin, Japanese singer
1984 :Gina Glocksen, American singer
1986 :Kriss Donald, Scottish murder victim (d. 2004)
1986 :Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer
2003 :Alessia di Matteo, Italian medical figure (d. 2005)



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