Famous Birthdays on this Day, July 03:

1423 - Louis XI, King of France (1461-83)
1442 - Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)
1530 - Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)
1567 - Samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)
1676 - Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1747)
1683 - Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint)
1685 - Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)
1687 - Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch)
1728 - Robert Adam, architect/designer (Adelphi Terrace, London)
1731 - Samuel Huntington, (Gov-Ct), Continental Congress pres
1738 - John Singleton Copley, Mass, finest colonial American artist
1743 - Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
1793 - John Claire, England, poet
1794 - Eberhard F Walcker, German organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt)
1796 - Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [NS]
1802 - Joseph Labitzky, composer
1814 - Janis Cimze, composer
1819 - Louis Theodore Gouvy, composer
1821 - F Kornberger, writer
1828 - John Austin Wharton, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1846 - Achilles Alferaki, composer
1850 - Alfredo Kiel, composer
1854 - Leos Janácek, Czech composer (d. 1928)
1855 - Piotr Maszynski, composer
1860 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, economist/lecturer/author/feminist
1860 - William Wallace, composer
1861 - Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer)
1862 - Friedrich Ernst Koch, composer
1866 - Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter
1870 - Richard B Bennett, (C) 11th Canadian PM (1930-35)
1871 - Vicente Arregui Garay, composer
1872 - Habib Ullah Chan, emir of Afghanistam (1901-19)
1874 - Apirana Turupa Ngata, Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader
1875 - Ernst F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon
1878 - George M Cohan, actor/singer (Phantom Pres, Give My Regards to Bdwy)
1879 - Philippe Gaubert, composer
1879 - Alfred Korzybski, Polish linguist (d. 1950)
1880 - Carl Schuricht, composer
1881 - Leon Errol, Australian actor (Ziegfeld Follies, What a Blonde!)
1883 - Alfred Korzybski, Poland, scientist (Science & Sanity)
1883 - Franz Kafka, Czech, author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika)
1883 - Moses Leverock Crossley, US bio-chemist
1886 - Raymond A Spruance, US admiral/fleet commander/ambassador
1892 - Wilhelm Rettich, composer
1893 - Mississippi John Hurt, rocker
1895 - Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, composer
1896 - Doris Lloyd, actress (Bachelor Father, Charley's Aunt, Sarah & Son)
1899 - Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer
1899 - Otto Reinhold, composer
1900 - John Mason Brown, Louisville Ky, critic (Tonight on Broadway)
1902 - Jack Newman, NZ cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted)
1903 - Jean du Bela, [Simon Buytekant], singer/actor (Chaste Susanna)
1906 - Francis Steegmuller, US, biographer (Cocteau)
1906 - George Sanders, Russia, actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950)
1906 - Gwendolen Rees, zoologist
1906 - Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)
1907 - Arthur Steel, Dutch architect (Group '32)
1907 - Gene Gutche, composer
1908 - Thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)
1908 - M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
1908 - Robert B. Meyner, American politician (d. 1990)
1909 - Earl L Butz, US Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76); a real Butz
1909 - Lucy Kroll, entertainment agent
1909 - Stavros Niachos, Greece, shipping magnate (Those Fabulous Greeks)
1910 - Bernard Burrows, British diplomat
1910 - Eric Franklin, Indian civil servant
1911 - Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England)
1912 - Edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals
1913 - Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral
1913 - William Deakin, warden (St Anthony's College Oxford)
1917 - Helene Cordet, entertainer/nightclub owner
1917 - João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (d. 1990)
1918 - Lord Mulley, British MP (Labour)
1920 - John Ayers Lessard, composer
1920 - Louise Allbritton, Okla City, actr (Celia-Stage Door, Got a Secret)
1921 - Susan Peters, Spokane WA, actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas)
1922 - Art Fowler, baseball player
1922 - Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles)
1922 - Francois Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village)
1922 - Tom Hudson, artist/teacher
1923 - Baroness Ryder, of Warsaw & Cavendish, worked for sick & disabled
1923 - Emmanuel Bankole Timothy, journalist
1923 - William Mills, painter
1924 - Geoffrey Sammons, senior partner (Allen & Overy)
1924 - S. R. Nathan, 6th president of Singapore
1925 - Michael Oliver, cardiologist
1926 - Johnny Coles, trumpeter
1926 - Joseph M Gaydos, (Rep-D-PA, 1969- )
1927 - Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik)
1927 - Ken Russell, England, director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic)
1927 - William McMillan, moderator (Gen Assembly of Church of Scot) [or 1/29]
1928 - Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance)
1928 - G B Fuchs, writer
1928 - John Wills, lord-lt of Avon England
1929 - Eustace Gibbs, vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps)
1930 - Carlos Kleiber, Berlin Germany, conductor (Bavarian State Orch 1968)
1930 - Pete Fountain, New Orleans, jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk 1957-59)
1931 - Andres Burnier, [Catharina Dessaur], criminologist/author (Jongensuur)
1933 - Edward Brandt, American doctor and public health official (d. 2007)
1934 - Manfred Bieler, writer
1935 - Harrison H "Jack" Schmitt, Santa Rita NM, astronaut (Apollo 17)
1935 - John Swan, PM (Bermuda)
1936 - Anthony Lester, CEO (Runnymede Trust)
1936 - Eric Russell, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s)
1937 - Tom Stoppard, Czech, playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony)
1938 - David Gandolfo, horse trainer
1938 - Shin Geum Dan, North Korea, 400m/800m runner (1962 world record)
1939 - Jay Tarses, Balt Md, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory)
1940 - Cesar Tovar, baseball player
1940 - Fontella Bass, St Louis Mo, vocalist (Rescue Me)
1940 - Heather Steel, British judge
1940 - Lance Larson, US, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-silver-1960)
1940 - Lamar Alexander, American politician
1941 - Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal)
1941 - Gloria Allred, feminist attorney
1942 - Kurtwood Smith, New Lisbon Wisc, actor (Rambo III, Robocop)
1942 - Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality (d. 1999)
1943 - Gary Waldhorn, actor (To the Camp & Back)
1943 - Geraldo Rivera, [Gerry Rivers], NYC, news personality (20/20, Geraldo)
1943 - Judith Durham, singer
1943 - Norman E Thagard, Marianna Fl, MD/astro (STS 7, 51-B, 30, 42, 71, Mir)
1944 - Paul Young, actor (Another Time Another Place)
1945 - Iain MacDonald-Smith, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968)
1945 - Michael Cole, Madison Wisc, actor (Pete-Mod Squad)
1945 - Michael Martin, MP
1945 - Mike Corby, London, guitarist (Babys-Back on My Feet Again)
1947 - Betty Buckley, Big Springs Tx, actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats)
1947 - Dave Barry, American humorist and author
1948 - Peter Ruzicka, composer
1948 - Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish comics artist
1949 - Jan Smithers, N Hollywood Calif, actress (Bailey-WKRP)
1949 - Susan Penhaligon, Manilla Philippines, actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits)
1949 - Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
1950 - Damon Harris, Balt Md, rocker (Temptations-My Girl)
1950 - Ewen Chatfield, NZ cricketer pace bowler (1975-89)
1950 - James Hahn, American politician
1951 - Jean-Claude Duvalier, [Papa Doc], deposed Haitian president-for-life
1951 - Richard Hadlee, Christchurch, NZ, cricket bowler (431 wickets)
1952 - Alan Autry, NFLer (Green Bay Packers)/actor (Heat of the Night)
1952 - Bill Badgett Jr, horse trainer
1952 - Wasim Raja, cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie)
1953 - Alynne Beth Amkraut, Amityville NY, entertainer
1953 - Frank Tanana, baseball pitcher (Calif Angels)
1954 - Debbie Skinner, LPGA golfer
1955 - Julia Lyndon, Buffalo NY, playmate (August, 1977)
1955 - Matt Keough, baseball player (Oakland A's, NY Yankees)
1955 - Mike Corby, rocker
1955 - Neil Clar, rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
1955 - Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer
1956 - Eddie Edwards, South Africa, tennis star
1956 - Montel Williams, TV talk show host (Montel)
1956 - Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
1957 - Danny Heep, baseball player
1957 - Faye Resnick, author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary)
1957 - Laura Branigan, Brewster NY, vocalist (Gloria)
1957 - Orel Hershiser, Buffalo NY, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
1958 - Aaron Tippin, Pensacola Fl, singer (You've Got to Stand for Something)
1958 - Robert Foth, Buffalo NY, air rifle (Olympics-1988, 92, 96)
1958 - Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
1958 - Siân Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
1959 - Andreas Wisniewski, Berlin German FR, actor (Living Daylights)
1959 - Stephen Pearcy, LA Calif, heavy metal vocalist (RATT-Round & Round)
1959 - Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
1960 - Jack Daugherty, baseball player
1961 - Liz Stewart, SF Calif, playmate (July, 1984)
1961 - Vince Clarke, Basildon Essex, rock keyboardist (Erasure)
1961 - Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer
1961 - Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
1962 - Taylor Dayne, [Lesley Wunderman], NY, vocalist (Tell it to My Heart)
1962 - Thomas Gibson, actor (Dr Daniel Nyland-Chicago Hope)
1962 - Tom Cruise, Syracuse, actor (Risky Business, Jerry MaGuire, Rainman)
1962 - Hunter Tylo, American actress
1963 - Don August, baseball player
1964 - Gary Ryan, rocker (Blackhearts)
1964 - Joe Hamorski, Peru IN, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Greater Greenville-9th)
1964 - Louis Clark, NFL receiver (Seattle)/WLAF coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
1964 - Pia Reyes, Manila Philipines, playmate (Nov, 1988)
1964 - Warren Newson, Newnan GA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1964 - Joanne Harris, British author
1964 - Yeardley Smith, French-born American actress
1965 - Arno Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Go Ahead Eagles)
1965 - Bobby Gage, Winsted CA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Wichita Open-16th)
1965 - Dan Land, NFL cornerback/safety (Oakland Raiders)
1965 - Greg Vaughn, Sacramento CA, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers, SD Padres)
1965 - Shinya Hashimoto, wrestler (NJPW)
1965 - Vinson Smith, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1966 - Moises Alou, Atlanta GA, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
1966 - Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pitts Steelers)
1967 - Amy Van Horne, actress (Carla Solieto-The City)
1967 - Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
1968 - Jeff Phillips, Westwood NJ, actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light)
1968 - Teppo Numminen, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes)
1969 - Elan Carter, Nutley NJ, playmate (June, 1994)
1969 - Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
1970 - Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
1970 - Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1970 - Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1970 - Shawnee Smith, American actress
1970 - Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
1971 - Terry Irving, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
1972 - Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North Vancouver BC Canada, 470 yachter (Oly-96)
1972 - Ontiwaun Carter, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
1973 - Adrian Aucoin, Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1973 - Devin Bush, NFL strong safety (Atlanta Falcons)
1973 - Fred Rodriguez, Bogota Colombia, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1973 - Johnny Terris, Canadian actor and director
1973 - Patrick Wilson, American actor
1974 - Jamie Feick, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1975 - Jennifer Salinas, Miss USA-Illinois (1997)
1975 - John Hargis, US, Little Rock Ark, 100m butterfly (Olympics-96)
1975 - Keri Houlihan, Penn, actress (Molly-Our House)
1976 - Andrea Barber, actress (Kimmy Gibbler-Full House)
1976 - Henry Olonga, cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995)
1976 - Shane Lynch, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)
1976 - Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
1976 - Bobby Skinstad, Springbok Rugby player
1977 - Ludmila Richterova, Kosice Slovakia, tennis star
1979 - Lauren Alviti, Miss Rhode Island Teen USA (1997)
1979 - Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer
1979 - Ludivine Sagnier, French actress
1979 - David Bacani, American baseball player
1980 - Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
1980 - Kevin Boyle, American basketballer
1982 - Kanika, Indian actress
1983 - Steph Jones, American singer and model
1984 - Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
1984 - Corey Sevier, Canadian actor
1984 - Manny Lawson, American Football player
1985 - Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor.
1987 - Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver
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