July 4 Birthdays in History - July 4 Deaths - July 4 Events
2008 Princess Rayet Al Noor bint Al Hashim, born in Amman, Jordan
1978 Tatyana Jecmenica, Novi Sad Yugo, tennis star, 1995 Futures-Novi Sad
1975 Reinhard Davis, hockey goaltender, Team Austria 1998
1974 Kellee Nicole Kattleman, Miss Wyoming USA 1996
1973 Justin Ring, CFL linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1972 Steve Giles, St. Stephens New Brunswick, canoeist, Olympics-6-92, 96
1971 Steve Rucchin, Thunder Bay, NHL center, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
1970 Andrei Cherkasov, U.S.S.R., tennis star
1970 Louise Van Voorhis, born in Rochester, New York, 470 yachter, Olympics-4th-1992, 96
1969 David Wittman Buffalo, New York, 1.5k runner
1969 Tim Jackson, Australian 100m/200m 1996 Olympics
1968 Derek Loville, NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers
1968 Loville Derek, NFL running back, Denver Broncos, Superbowl 32
1968 Mark Lenzi, born in Huntsville, Alabama, diver 1996 Olympics bronze
1967 Vinny Castilla, born in Oaxaca, Mexico, infielder for the Colorado Rockies
1966 Adrian Caldwell, NBA forward and center for the Indiana Pacers
1965 Eva Dahllof, born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, golfer, 1995 McCall's Classic-18th
1965 Harvey Grant, NBA forward, Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Wizards
1965 John Frawley, Australia, tennis star
1965 Shelley Oates, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist 1996 Olympics
1965 Suzanne Peta Strudwick, born in Knutsford, England, golfer, 1995 British Open-7th
1964 Kevin Sutherland, born in Sacramento, California, Nike golfer, 1992 Hawkeye Open-2nd
1964 Mark Allen Slaughter, born in Las Vegas, guitarist, Slaughter-Stick it Live
1963 Henri Leconte, born in France, tennis player, French finalist 1988
1963 Jose Oquendo, born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Jose Manuel Roberto Guillermo Contreras Oquendo, baseball player, infielder, coach, signed with New York Mets at age fifteen, member, St. Louis Cardinals, played 1987 World Series, record for fewest second baseman errors, 1990
1962 Pam Shriver, born in Baltimore, Maryland, tennis star, 1991 U.S. Open doubles, 4 Gold Medals 1988, 1992 Olympics
1961 Connie Paraskevin-Young, born in Detroit, sprint cyclist, Olympic-bronze - 1988, 1992, 1996
1961 Richard Allen Garriott, born in Cambridge, England, computer game designer, Origin
1960 Roland Ratzenberger, Salzburg, Austria, race car driver, claimed 1962 as birth year to appear younger and extend racing career, won 1986 Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival
1959 Bill McCorvey, born in Montgomery, Alabama, singer, Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake
1959 Victoria Abril, born in Madrid, Spain, actress, Libertarias
1958 Kirk Pengilly, born in Sydney, Australia, rocker, Inxs-Kiss the Dirt
1955 John Waite, vocalist, Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not, Missing You
1954 Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher, New York Yankees
1953 Francis Maude, born in Abingdon, England, politician, Conservative party, Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Horsham
1952 Alvaro Uribe Velez, Colombian Statesman
1951 Ralph Johnson, rock drummer, Earth Wind and Fire-Shining Star
1950 David Jensen, born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, David 'Kid' Jensen, popular British radio DJ, played progressive music, hosted BBC pop network, Radio 1, Top of the Pops presenter, interviewed Duran Duran, promoted The Police before they were commercially successful
1948 Ed Armbrister, baseball player
1948 Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist, Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well
1948 Rene Arnoux, born in France, formula-1 racer, 6th place-1980
1947 Morganna Roberts, born in Louisville, Kentucky, Baseball's kissing bandit
1946 Michael Milken, born in Los Angeles, California, partner, International Capital Access Group
1946 Ron Kovic, disabled vietnam vet, Born on 4th of July
1946 Tish Howard, playmate, July, 1966
1943 Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, rock guitarist and vocalist, Canned Heat
1943 Dave Rowberry, rocker, Animals-House of the Rising Sun
1943 Emerson Boozer, NFL running back, New York Jet, sportscaster
1943 Geraldo Rivera, born in New York City, news personality, 20/20, Geraldo
1942 Hal Lanier, baseball player
1942 Michael G C F, English prince of Kent
1941 Sam Farr, American Politician
1940 Joost P van Iersel, Dutch MP, CDA
1939 Ed Bernard, born in Philadelphia, actor, Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow
1938 Bill Withers, Slab Fork, West Virginia, rhythm and blues singer, Lean on Me
1938 Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper, Transvaal, later Test umpire
1937 Thomas Nagel, Yugoslavian Philosopher
1935 Paul Scoon, governor-general of Grenada, 1978-92
1934 Colin Welland, born in Liverpool, England, actor, Straw Dogs, Sweeney
1931 Peter Richardson, cricketer, England batsman mid-50's
1930 George Steinbrenner, owner, New York Yankees, ship builder/horse owner
1929 Al Davis, born in Brocton, Massachusetts, NFL team owner, Los Angeles Raiders
1929 Bill Tuttle, baseball player
1929 Chuck Tanner, baseball player
1928 Cathy Berberian, Armenia, U.S. singer
1928 Lloyd Lambert, bassist
1928 Patrick Tilley, UK, sci-fi author, 1st Family, Blood River
1928 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer/essayist/critic
1928 Stephen Boyd, William Millar, Ire, actor, Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur
1928 Sylvius G M "Boy" Rozendal, premier, Netherland's Antilles
1927 Gina Lollobrigida, born in Subiaco, Italy, actress, Trapeze, Falcon Crest
1927 Neil Simon, Bronx, playwright, Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues
1926 Mary Stuart, born in Miami, Florida, actress, Jo-Search for Tomorrow
1924 Eva Marie Saint, born in Newark, New Jersey, actress, On the Waterfront
1922 Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer, off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's
1921 Gerard Debreu, France, economist, Nobel 1983
1921 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader, Ripley's Game
1920 Leona Helmsley, born in New York, billionaire hotel operator, real estate investor, convicted of tax evasion
1918 Abigail Van Buren, Mrs Morton Phillips, Sioux City Iowa, columnist
1918 Alec Bedser, cricketer, mighty post-war England medium-pacer
1918 Ann Landers, born in Sioux City, Iowa, twin sister/advice columnist
1918 Buster Davis, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, choral director, Garry Moore Show
1918 Eric Bedser, cricketer, bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England
1918 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga, 1965-
1916 Tokyo Rose, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, propagandist, WW II
1915 Christine Lavant, writer
1915 Jimmie Rogers, born in Detroit, Michigan, singer, Sugar Hill Time
1914 Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car designer
1912 Virginia Graham, born in Chicago, Illinois, TV personality, Girl Talk, Where Was I
1911 Mitch Miller, born in Rochester, New York, sing along with Mitch, Yellow Rose of Tx
1910 Francis D Foley, U.S. Lieutenant-Admiral, WW II, Guadalcanal
1910 Gloria Stuart, actress, Rose-Titanic, founder, Screen Actors Guild
1910 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, U.S. boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
1909 Alec Templeton, Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer, Concertino Lirico
1909 Lynette Roberts, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Evelyn Beatrice Roberts, poet, studied at London's Central School for Arts and Crafts, Faber and Faber published works, 'Poems', 'Gods with stainless ears; a heroic poem'
1909 Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine
1908 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman, Club of Rome
1907 Elliott Sullivan, born in San Antonio, Texas, actor, Sergeant
1905 Dante Fiorillo, composer
1905 Lionel Trilling, author, 1969 Poses Award, Liberal Imagination
1904 Angela Baddeley, born in London, England, actress, Ghost Train, Tom Jones
1904 Artur Malawski, composer
1904 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
1903 Flor Peeters, Antwerp Belgium, organist/composer, Lied Symphony
1902 George Murphy, born in New Haven, Connecticut, Senator-R-California 1965 - 1971, actor and dancer, MGM Parade
1902 Meyer Lansky, mobster, Started numbers
1902 Vince Barnett, Pittsburgh, actor, Star is Born, Human Jungle
1900 Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, jazz musician, Hello Dolly
1899 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet, La revolution surrealiste
1898 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress, Mimi, Rembrandt
1898 Johnny Lee, Missouri, actor, Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy
1896 Adolf Hallis, composer
1895 Irving Caesar, songwriter
1895 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
1895 Walderman Marx, cricketer, S Af, 240 on FC debut, then world record,
1894 Henry Carlson, basketball coach, originated figure 8 play
1888 Henry Armetta, Italian/U.S. actor, Bell for Adano, Big Store
1886 Heinrich Kaminski, composer
1885 Louis B Mayer, Minsk Russia, motion-picture executive, MGM
1884 Alexander Byvanck, Dutch art historian/archaeologist
1883 Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer
1883 Rube Goldberg, cartoonist, who made the easy outrageously difficult
1882 Cornelis van der Lugt Melsert, Dutch actor/dir, Willem van Oranje
1882 Louis B. Mayer, American Director
1880 George Mullin, pitcher, Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912
1880 Pat Rooney, vaudevillian/actor, Night Club
1876 William Farnum, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actor, Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone
1875 Giovanni and Giacomo Tocci, Italy, siamese twins
1872 Calvin Coolidge, Silent Cal, Plymouth Vt, R, 30th President, 1923-29
1870 Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist, Dutch boulders
1869 Karl Seitz, president of Austria
1867 Stephen Mather, organized U.S. National Park Service
1854 Heinrich Zollner, composer
1850 Ole Olsen, born in Hammerfest, Norway, composer, organist, teacher, wrote opera 'Stig Hvide', wrote Symphony in G major
1847 James Anthony Bailey, Detroit, circus impresario, Barnum and Bailey
1845 Thomas John Barnardo, English social worker
1842 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/Field Marshal
1842 Gyula Erkel, composer
1841 Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist
1841 Marie von Wied, Princess of Orange Nassau
1840 James McGranahan, composer
1829 Hermann Kotzchmar, composer
1828 James Johnston Pettigrew, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1828 Theodor W. Ahlwardt, German orientalist
1826 Green Clay Smith, Major General Union volunteers
1826 Stephen Foster, Lawrencevil, Pennsylvania, composer, Oh! Susanna, Swanee River
1819 Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor, Union
1810 Phineas T Barnum, circus magnate
1808 Charles Tennyson Turner, English Poet
1807 Giuseppe Garibaldi, freedom fighter, Risorgimento, unified Italy
1804 Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader
1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne, Massachusetts, author, House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter
1799 F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway, 1844-59
1793 Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer
1769 Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer
1762 Marco Santucci, composer
1753 Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights in England, US
1731 Antonio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet, O Falso Heroismo
1715 Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet and novelist, Fables and Tales
1694 Louis-Claude Daquin, d'Acquin, French organist/composer, La Rose
1669 Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor
1610 Cornelis Evertsen, the Elder, Dutch/Swiss Vice-Admiral
1610 Paul Scarron, French playwright, Virgile Travesti
1546 Murad III, sultan of Turkey, 1574-95