Famous Birthdays on this Day, 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)
1644 - Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar/literature (David's holy saint graduals)
1675 - Evaristo E Felice dall' Abaco, Italian cellist/composer
1730 - Josiah Wedgwood, England, pottery designer/manufacturer (Wedgwood)
1757 - Christian Danner, composer
1794 - Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist
1801 - John Hill Hewitt, composer
1802 - Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer
1803 - Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
1807 - Silas Casey, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
1817 - Henry David Thoreau, Concord Mass, naturalist/pacifist (Walden Pond)
1821 - Cesare Dominiceti, composer
1821 - Daniel Harvey Hill, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1824 - Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
1828 - Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)
1840 - Abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist
1849 - William Osler, Canada, physician/author (circulatory system)
1850 - Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist (d. 1912)
1852 - Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (d. 1933)
1854 - George Eastman, Waterville NY, inventor (Kodak camera)
1861 - Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer
1863 - Albert Calmette, French physician (d. 1933)
1863 - Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)
1864 - George Washington Carver, botanist (studied the peanut) [or Jan 10]
1868 - Stefan George, Germany, lyric poet (Algabal)
1870 - Louis II of Monaco (d. 1949)
1876 - Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
1880 - Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
1881 - Ludwig Rubiner, writer [or June 12]
1884 - Amedeo Modigliani, Italy, painter/sculptor (Reclining Nude)
1884 - Joseph Crehan, Baltimore MD, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight)
1885 - George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer
1886 - Jean Hersholt, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Men in White, Aryan)
1888 - Tojohiko Kagawa, Japan, Christian-social reformer (Grain of Wheat)
1892 - Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
1895 - Kirsten Flagstead, Norwegian soprano (Wagner)
1895 - Oscar Hammerstein II, NYC, lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers
1895 - R Buckminster Fuller, architect/inventor (geodesic dome)
1900 - Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)
1901 - Robert Allenby, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1902 - Gunther Anders, writer
1904 - Pablo Neruda, Chile, poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971)
1905 - John C F, son of English King George V
1908 - Alain Cuny, actor (Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle)
1908 - Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician
1908 - Johan Franco, composer
1908 - Milton Berle, Harlem NYC, comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television)
1909 - 2nd viscount Camrose, British Conserv Lower house leader (1941-45)
1909 - Joey Faye, NYC, comedian (Joey Faye's Follies)
1909 - Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87)
1909 - Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
1909 - Fritz Leonhardt, German civil engineer (d. 1999)
1911 - Johanna Moosdorf, writer
1912 - Broderick Vernon Chinnery-Haldane, photographer
1913 - Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
1915 - Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer
1917 - Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford Pa, painter (Christina's World)
1919 - Vera Hruba Ralston, Prague Czech, actress (Dajkota) [or 6/12/1921]
1920 - Keith Andes, Ocean City NJ, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats)
1920 - Paul Foster, singer
1920 - Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
1921 - Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
1921 - Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
1922 - Clark MacGregor, politician (involved in Watergate)
1922 - James E[dwin] Gunn, US, sci-fi author (Station in Space, Immortal)
1922 - Mark O Hatfield, (Sen-R Oregon, 1967- )
1924 - Jaap Geraedts, composer
1925 - Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors)
1926 - Beah Richards, Vicksburg MS, actress/playwright (Big Shot, Generation)
1927 - Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Neth Antilles
1928 - Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1929 - Pavle Merku, composer
1930 - Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, and writer
1931 - Andre Laporte, Flemish composer
1931 - Bob Traxler, (Rep-D-MI, 1974- )
1931 - Lord Clinton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1932 - Harold William Woolhouse, plant scientist
1932 - Otis Crandell Davis, Ala, 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1960)
1933 - Donald E. Westlake, American author
1934 - Van Cliburn Jr, [Harvey Lavan], La, pianist (Tchaikovsky 1958)
1935 - Barrie Wilson, academic
1935 - Chris Burger, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58)
1936 - Jan Nemec, Prague Czech, director (Diamonds of the Night)
1937 - Bill Cosby, Phila, actor/comedian (I Spy, Cosby, Leonard Part 6)
1937 - Mickey Edwards, (Rep-R-OK, 1977- )
1937 - Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002
1937 - Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer
1938 - Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
1938 - Ron Fairly, American baseball player
1938 - Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
1939 - Phillip Adams, Australian broadcaster and journalist
1941 - Joseph Whipp, American actor
1942 - Richard Stoltzman, Omaha Nebraska, clarinetist (Tashi)
1942 - Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer
1943 - Bruce Taylor, cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73)
1943 - Christine McVie, rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me)
1943 - Ernie Anastos, Nashua NH, news anchor (WCBS, WABC)
1943 - Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)
1943 - Walter Murch, American film editor
1944 - Bill McCollum, (Rep-R-Florida, 1981- )
1944 - Denise Nicholas, Detroit Mich, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back)
1945 - Dimitar Penev, Bulgaria soccer player/union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA)
1945 - Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor
1946 - Graham Roope, cricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78)
1946 - Sian Barbara Allen, Reading PA, actress (Scream Pretty Peggy)
1947 - Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
1947 - Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology
1948 - Jay Thomas, dj/actor (Eddie LeBec-Cheers, Jerry Gold-Murphy Brown)
1948 - Richard Simmons, exercise guru (Deal-a-Meal)
1948 - Walter Egan, NYC, rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll)
1948 - Ben Burtt, American sound designer
1948 - Jay Thomas, American actor
1949 - Jay Thomas, Kermit Tx, DJ/actor (Mork & Mindy, Cheers, Murphy Brown)
1949 - John Wetton, rock vocalist/bassist (Asia, King Crisom)
1949 - Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner, and car dealer.
1950 - Eric Carr, rock drummer (Kiss-Beth)
1951 - Cheryl Ladd, Huron SD, actress (Charlie's Angels, Purple Hearts)
1951 - Jamey Sheridan, Pasadena Calif, actor (Another World)
1951 - Brian Grazer, American film producer
1951 - Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
1952 - Liz Mitchell, Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
1952 - Phil Kramer, Youngtown Oh, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
1952 - Voja Antonic, Serbian inventor and writer
1952 - Philip Taylor Kramer, Bass Guitar Player (d. 1995)
1954 - Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
1956 - Mel Harris, [Mary Ellen], Bethlehem Pa, actress (Hope-30 Something)
1956 - Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
1957 - Buddy Foster, actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
1957 - Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
1958 - Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
1959 - Judi Adams, Phoenix Az, archer (Olympics-1980, 96)
1959 - Rolonda Watts, talk show hostess (Rolanda)
1960 - Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer
1961 - Bruce Braman, Greene NY, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1962 - Grecia Colmenares, Venezuela, actress (Esmeralda, Los Crinimales)
1962 - Stein Jorgesen, LA Calif, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1962 - Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
1962 - Dean Wilkins, English football manager
1963 - Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks Calif, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1963 - Thierry Tulasne, France, tennis star
1964 - Judi Evans Luciano, Montebello, actress (Paulina Cory-Another World)
1964 - Gaby Roslin, English television presenter
1965 - Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower)
1965 - Michael Stewart, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
1965 - Robin Wilson, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
1965 - Russ Bertram, Indianapolis Ind, diver (Olympics-96)
1965 - Sanjay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay Indian middle-order batsman)
1966 - Allegra Curtis, London, model/daughter of Christine Kaufmann
1966 - Annabel Croft, England, tennis star
1966 - Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1967 - Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Oly-gold-96)
1967 - Joan Pitcock, Fresno CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Standard Register PING-3rd)
1967 - Richard Herring, English comedian
1967 - John Petrucci, American guitar player (Dream Theater)
1968 - Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
1969 - Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
1969 - Sabine Hack, Ulm Germany, tennis star (1995 Jakarta)
1969 - Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
1970 - Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1970 - Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
1970 - Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
1970 - Markus Thomas, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
1970 - Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
1970 - Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
1970 - Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
1971 - Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, Hayward Calif, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-92)
1972 - Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972 - Travis Best, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
1972 - Travis Best, American basketball player
1972 - Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
1972 - Jake Wood, English actor
1973 - Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
1974 - Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
1974 - Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer (Within Temptation)
1974 - Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
1975 - Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
1976 - Tracie Spencer, rocker
1976 - Anna Friel, British actress
1977 - Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
1977 - Neil Harris, English footballer
1977 - Steve Howey, American actor
1978 - Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
1978 - Topher Grace, American actor
1978 - Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
1979 - Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
1980 - Tina Tharp, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1980 - Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
1981 - Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
1982 - Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
1983 - Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
1983 - Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
1984 - Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
1984 - Gareth Gates, British singer
1985 - Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
1985 - Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
1986 - JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
1986 - Krystal Forscutt, Australian model/reality TV contestant
1988 - Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
1988 - Inbee Park, South Korean golfer
1991 - Erik Per Sullivan, American actor
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