Famous Birthdays on this Day, July 08:

1528 - Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherland
1545 - Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II
1545 - Don Carlos of Spain (d. 1568)
1574 - Giovanni Battista Stefanini, composer
1593 - Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
1604 - Heinrich Albert, Germany, composer (Arien oder Melodien)
1621 - Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables)
1637 - Johann Georg Ebeling, composer
1638 - Matteo Coferati, composer
1757 - Richard Wainwright, composer
1760 - Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826)
1766 - Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)
1792 - Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, queen of Bavaria (d. 1854)
1809 - Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)
1819 - Alexander Hays, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1819 - Vatroslav Lisinski, composer
1819 - Francis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1907)
1821 - William Harvey Lamb Wallace, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1824 - Waldimir "Kriz" Krzyzanowski, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1826 - Benjamin Henry Grierson, Major General (Union volunteers)
1826 - Robert Kingston Scott, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1829 - Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
1830 - Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
1830 - Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Altenburg (d. 1911)
1836 - Joseph Chamberlain, British minister of Commerce/Colonies
1838 - Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, inventor (rigid dirigibles)
1839 - John D Rockefeller, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil)
1844 - Mary Johnson Lincoln, educator (Boston Cooking School)
1851 - Arthur J Evans, English archaeologist (Crete)
1857 - Rudolf Dellinger, composer
1867 - Kathe Kollwitz, Germany, print maker/sculptor (Bauernkrieg)
1869 - William V Moody, US poet (Death of Eve, Faith Healer)
1870 - Marie C of Zeggelen, Dutch novelist (Koloniaaltje)
1871 - Clement Harris, composer
1871 - Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam)
1878 - Jimmy Quinn, Scottish footballer (d. 1945)
1882 - Percy Grainger, Melbourne, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs)
1882 - Waverley John Anderson, Scottish viscount/governor of Bengal
1885 - Ann Jemima Flower, oldest resident of Netherlands
1885 - Emil Bloch, German philosopher
1889 - Eugene Pallette, Winfield KS, actor (Adv of Robin Hood, Mark of Zorro)
1890 - W Hasenvlever, writer
1891 - Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Poor Part, Bruidstijd)
1891 - Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)
1892 - Richard Aldington, writer
1892 - Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)
1893 - Fritz Perls, father of Gestalt therapy
1894 - Clemens VI Trefois, Flemish architect/sociologist
1895 - Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (God & the Worms)
1898 - Alec Waugh, London, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn
1898 - Melville Ruick, Boise Idaho, actor (Barton-City Hospital)
1899 - David Eli Lilienthal, US govt organizer (Wisconsin)
1900 - George Antheil, Trenton NJ, composer (Airplane Sonata)
1901 - Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist
1904 - Bill Challis, arranger/pianist
1904 - Henri Cartan, French mathematician
1905 - Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997)
1906 - Philip Johnson, Cleveland Ohio, Cortalyou architect
1907 - George W Romney, (Gov-R-Mich)/US Secretary of HUD (1969-73)
1907 - Kishio Hirao, composer
1908 - Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)
1908 - Nelson A Rockefeller, (Gov-R-NY) 41st VP (1974-77)
1909 - Petar Segedin, Croatian novelist (Holy Devil)
1910 - Govan AM Mbeki, South African leader (ANC/SACP)
1911 - Gertrude Niesen, NY, actress (Start Cheering)
1911 - Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)
1912 - Jacques Stehman, composer
1913 - Walter Kerr, NY drama critic (Sad Clowns)
1914 - Billy Eckstine, Pittsburgh PA, jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love)
1914 - Jyoti Basu, Indian politician
1915 - Charles Hard Townes, Greenville SC, physicist (developed lasers)
1917 - Faye Emerson, Elizabeth La, actress (I've Got a Secret)
1917 - Glenn Langan, Denver Colo, actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie)
1917 - Pamela Brown, London England, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett)
1918 - Craig Stevens, Liberty Mo, actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn)
1919 - Walter Scheel, German Foreign minister/president
1920 - Dolph Sweet, NYC, actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up)
1920 - Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish industrialist (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
1923 - Harrison Dillard, Cleve, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1948, 52)
1924 - Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (d. 2005)
1926 - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, author/physician/educator
1926 - John D Dingell, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1955- )
1927 - Carlo Franci, composer
1927 - Maurice Hayes, Irish politician
1928 - Carol Henry, Newark NJ, choreographer (Garry Moore Show)
1928 - Norma Donaldson, singer/actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats)
1929 - Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
1930 - Valeri Aleksandrovich Yazdovsky, Russian cosmonaut
1931 - Jerry Vale, [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], NYC, singer (Arriverderci Roma)
1931 - Louis Ballard, composer
1931 - Roone Arledge, Forest Hills NY, head of sports broadcasting (ABC)
1933 - Marty Feldman, London England, comedian (Young Frankenstein)
1933 - Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice
1934 - Ed Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and former politician
1935 - John David Crow, football player (Heisman Trophy 1957)
1935 - Steve Lawrence, Bkln, singer/actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy)
1935 - Vitali Ivanovich Sevastiyanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18B)
1936 - Rudolf W de Korte, Dutch Unilever-director/minister EA (L)
1937 - Barbara Ann Loden, actress (Ernie Kovac's Show)
1938 - Marian Ackerman, women's rights advocacy administrator
1940 - Marcia Rodd, actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins)
1941 - Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
1942 - Chuck Negron, Bronx NY, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1942 - Janice Pennington, Kansas, playmate (May 1971)/model (Price is Right)
1942 - Phil Gramm, (Sen-R Texas, 1985- )
1943 - Faye Wattleton, St Louis Mo, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood)
1944 - Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, US rock drummer (Allman Brothers)
1944 - Jeffrey Tambor, SF Calif, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders)
1945 - Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician
1946 - Cynthia Gregory, LA, ballerina (NY Ballet Co)
1947 - Kim Darby, American actress
1947 - Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
1948 - Kim Darby, N Hollywood, actr (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man)
1948 - Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
1949 - Frank Delima, American comedian
1949 - Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
1949 - Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef
1951 - Andy Fletcher, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
1951 - Anjelica Huston, LA Calif, actress (Prizzi's Honor, Alien)
1951 - Greg T Walker, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
1951 - Pleas Ned Sublette, composer
1952 - Ulrich Wehling, German DR, cross country (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
1952 - Jack Lambert, American football player
1952 - Anna Quindlen, American columnist
1953 - Jonathan Segal, NYC, actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase)
1955 - Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
1956 - Millard Frank Hampton, Fresno Cal, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 - Russell Christian, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
1957 - Clyde Butts, cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties)
1958 - Carlos Cavazo, rocker (Quiet Riot - Metal Health)
1958 - Fred Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
1958 - Kevin Bacon, Phila Pa, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby)
1958 - Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician
1958 - Pauline Quirke, British actress
1958 - Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
1959 - Robert Knepper, American actor
1960 - Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympics-G-88,B-92, 96)
1960 - Valarie Pettiford, actress (Courtney Walker-Another World)
1960 - Valerie Pettiford, NYC, actress (Sheila Price-One Life to Live)
1961 - Graham Jones, rock guitarist (Haircut 100)
1961 - Toby Keith, American singer
1962 - Martin Pavlu, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1962 - Rob Burnett, North Caldwell NJ, head writer (David Letterman)
1963 - Bob Ctvrtlik, Long Beach Cal, volleyball outsider (Oly-G-88,B-92, 96)
1963 - Mike Ridley, Winnipeg, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
1963 - Pablo Magallon, jockey
1964 - Alexei Gusarov, Moscow Rus, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1964 - Maryalice Demler, N Tonawanda NY, Miss NY-America (1991)
1965 - Corey Parker, NYC, actor (How I Got into College, Roger-Eddie Dodd)
1965 - Lee Tergesen, American actor
1967 - Mikhail Borodulin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998)
1967 - Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
1968 - C B Washington, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968 - Glen Featherstone, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
1968 - Michael Weatherly, NYC, actor (Cooper Alden-The City/Loving)
1968 - Michel Langerak, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
1968 - Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
1968 - Billy Crudup, American actor
1969 - Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1969 - Dana Hall, NFL safety (Cleve Browns)
1969 - Ernie Young, Chicago IL, outfielder (Oakland A's)
1969 - Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-4th-1995)
1969 - Lori Hallier, Victoria BC Canada, actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara)
1969 - Sugizo Japanese guitarist and singer
1970 - Lisa Powell, Sydney NSW Australia, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1970 - Marlies Askamp, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
1970 - Todd Martin, Hinsdale Ill, tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18)
1970 - Beck, American singer
1971 - Jeff Kopp, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1971 - John Achterberg, soccer player (NAC)
1971 - Wendy Benson, NYC, actress (Meredith-As the World Turns)
1972 - Brandon Rock, Las Vegas Nevada, 800m runner
1972 - Jay Bellamy, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)
1972 - Saurav Ganguly, cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996)
1972 - Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Phila Eagles)
1972 - Shosuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
1973 - Kathleen Robertson, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
1974 - Demetrius Allen, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 - Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
1974 - Tami Erin, American actress and model
1975 - Elias Viljanen, Finnish Guitarist
1976 - Michael Renfurm, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1976 - Staci Wilson, Livingston NJ, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1976 - Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer
1976 - David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
1977 - Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
1977 - Milo Ventimiglia, American actor
1980 - Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
1981 - Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
1982 - Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
1982 - Joshua Alba, American actor
1982 - Sophia Bush, American actress
1983 - Jaroslav Janis, Czech racing car driver
1983 - Elizabeth Del Mar, American pornographic actress
1983 - John Bowker, American baseball player
1984 - Alexis Dziena, American actress
1985 - Jamie Cook, British musician (Arctic Monkeys)
1986 - Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
1987 - Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model
1992 - Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks
1992 - Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist
1998 - Jaden Smith, American actor
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