Famous Birthdays on this Day, July 15:

1273 - Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (d. 1352)
1353 - Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
1458 - Juan Ponce de Leon, Spanish Explorer (d. 1521)
1471 - Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1494)
1553 - Archduke Ernest of Austria (d. 1595)
1573 - Inigo Jones, London, architect (restored St Paul's Cathedral)
1606 - Rembrandt van Rijn, Leiden Netherlands, painter (Night Watch)
1606 - Rembrandt, Dutch artist (d. 1669)
1631 - Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
1638 - Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, composer
1700 - Johann Christoph Richter, composer
1701 - Pierre Joubert, became oldest known Canadian (113 y 124 d at death)
1704 - August Gottlieb Spangenberg, founder of Moravian Church in N America
1737 - Princess Louise-Marie of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1787)
1779 - Clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)
1796 - Thomas Bulfinch, mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology)
1798 - Charles H Bell, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1875
1802 - John Barnett, composer
1808 - Henry Cole, promotor (Great Exhibition of 1851)
1808 - Henry Edward Manning, cardinal/archbishop (Westminster)
1812 - Benno Adam, animal painter
1812 - James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
1817 - John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)
1818 - Heinrich Esser, composer
1837 - Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, queen of Portugal (d. 1859)
1848 - Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
1849 - Moritz Heuzenroeder, composer
1850 - Francesca Xavier Cabrini, [Mother Cabrini], 1st US saint
1851 - Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
1856 - Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)
1864 - Marie Tempest, [Marie Susan Etherington], actress (Yellow Sands)
1865 - Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe
1865 - Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (d. 1945)
1867 - Maggie Mitchell Walker, 1st woman bank director/philanthropist
1870 - Ernest Walker, composer
1871 - Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
1875 - Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
1875 - Jean van den Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter
1878 - Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist
1884 - Enrique Soro Barriga, composer
1889 - Marjorie Rambeau, SF Calif, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song)
1892 - Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
1893 - Enid Bennett, Australia, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins)
1894 - Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
1898 - Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer
1898 - Norman Demuth, composer
1899 - Seán Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
1901 - Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
1902 - Jean Rey, Belgium, pres of European Commission (1967-70)
1902 - Raymond Hackett, NYC, husband of Blanche Sweet/actor (Faithless Lover)
1903 - Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)
1904 - Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
1905 - Dorothy Fields, lyricist (I'm in the Mood for Love)
1906 - Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal
1906 - Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
1907 - Paterson Fraser, British air marshal
1909 - Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist
1909 - Isabel Jewell, Shoshone WY, actress (Ceiling Zero, Arousers)
1909 - John Cochrane, South African cricket pace bowler (one Test 1931)
1910 - Ronald Binge, composer
1911 - Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
1911 - Lord Shackelton, explorer/govt minister
1911 - Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
1913 - Murvyn Vye, Quincy Mass, actor (Bob Cummings Show)
1913 - Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
1913 - Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
1913 - Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (d. 2007)
1913 - Abraham Sutzkever, Yiddish language poet and memoirist.
1914 - Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (d. 1999)
1914 - Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (d. 1996)
1915 - Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
1915 - Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
1916 - George Maduro, Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam)
1917 - Robert Conquest, English author (Back to Life)
1918 - Lord Buxton of Alsa, CEO (ITV)
1919 - Iris Murdoch, Dublin Ireland, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn)
1920 - Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
1920 - Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
1921 - Jack Hamilton Beeson, composer
1922 - Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
1922 - Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
1922 - Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
1924 - David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
1924 - Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
1925 - Phil Carey, Hackensack NJ, actor (Asa Buchanan-One Life to Live)
1926 - John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer
1926 - John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
1926 - Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan author
1926 - Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d. 2003)
1927 - Ann Jellicoe, theater director/playwright (Knack)
1927 - Carmen Zapata, NYC, actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City)
1928 - Carl Woese, American microbiologist
1929 - Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
1929 - Charles Anthony, American tenor
1930 - Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
1930 - Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
1930 - Stephen Smale, American mathematician
1931 - Clive Cussler, writer (Raise The Titantic, Sahara)
1931 - Eugene Louw, South African minister of Internal affairs
1932 - Nina Van Pallandt, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (American Gigolo)
1933 - Frederico Davia, opera singer
1933 - James Ball, economist
1933 - Julian Bream, guitarist
1934 - Harrison Birtwhistle, Accringto Lancashire, composer (Trombeau)
1934 - Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
1934 - Harrison Birtwistle, English composer
1934 - Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (d. 1977)
1935 - Alex Karras, Gary Ind, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster)
1935 - Ken Kercheval, Wolcottville Ind, actor (Cliff Barnes-Dallas)
1935 - Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
1936 - Marion Roe, MP (C)
1938 - Carmen Callil, publisher
1938 - Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1964)
1939 - Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
1939 - Patrick Wayne, LA Calif, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis)
1939 - Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
1939 - William David Hellerman, composer
1941 - Geoffrey Burgon, composer
1942 - Henry McCubbin, MEP (Labour)
1942 - Philip R Sharp, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1975- )
1942 - Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler
1943 - Diligenti quintuplets, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1943 - Jocelyn Burnell, astronomer
1944 - Jan-Michael Vincent, Denver, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie)
1944 - Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)
1945 - Peter Lewis, LA Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape)
1945 - Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (d. 2003)
1946 - Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei
1946 - Linda Ronstadt, Tucson Az, singer (Dif Drum)/actress (Pir of Penzance)
1948 - Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
1948 - Alicia Bridges, American singer
1949 - John Arthur Casken, composer
1949 - Kerry Short, Vineland Ont, Canad Tour golfer (Highland Amat-1981, 84)
1949 - Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
1949 - WiIlliam Faure, producer
1949 - Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
1950 - Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
1950 - Colin Barnett, Australian politician
1950 - Arianna Huffington, Greek-born newspaper columnist
1951 - Jesse "The Body" Ventura, wrestler/actor (Predator, Running Man)
1952 - David Bell, horse trainer
1952 - David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
1952 - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)
1952 - Jeff Carlisi, rock guitarist (38 Special)
1952 - Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler/actor (mayor-Brooklyn Pk-MN)
1952 - Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
1952 - Larken Collins, rocker (Rossington-Collins Band)
1952 - Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
1952 - Terry O'Quinn, American actor
1952 - Judy McGrath, American television executive
1953 - Cathy Larmouth Torrance Calif, playmate (Jun, 1981)
1953 - Franklyn Seales, St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
1953 - Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )
1953 - John Denham, MP (Labour)
1954 - Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Oly-20-1996)
1956 - Joe Satriani, rocker
1956 - Kathy Kreiner, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 - Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)
1956 - Ian Curtis, British musician (d. 1980)
1957 - Kate Kellaway, critic
1958 - Daniel Bruce Forsman, Rhinelander WI, PGA golfer (1992 Buick Open)
1958 - Mac Thornberry, American politician
1959 - Vincent Lindon, French actor
1959 - Shep Pettibone, American record producer
1960 - Alexander W Dunlap, Honolulu Hawaii, astronaut
1960 - Kim Alexis, Lockport NY, model (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover)
1960 - Willie Aames, Newport Beach Ca, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped)
1960 - Kim Alexis, American supermodel and actress
1961 - Forest Whitaker, Longview TX, actor (Bloodsport, Platoon, Stakeout)
1961 - Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
1961 - Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
1961 - Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq
1962 - Brigitte Nielsen, Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
1963 - Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
1963 - Shari Headley, Brooklyn NY, actress (Mimi Reed-All My Children)
1963 - Steve Thomas, Stockport Eng, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
1964 - Leonard Stabb, actor (Hunter Guthrie-One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
1965 - Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
1965 - Scott Livingstone, Dallas TX, infielder (SD Padres, Det Tigers)
1965 - David Miliband, British politician
1966 - Irene Jacob, actress (Red, Othello)
1966 - Kristoff St John, NYC, actor (Adam-Generations, Young & Restless)
1966 - Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1967 - Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety (Pitts Steelers)
1967 - Adam Savage, American actor
1968 - Eddie Griffin, American comedian
1968 - Stan Kirsch, American actor
1969 - Christina Novak, Miss Arizona USA (1996)
1969 - John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
1969 - Johnny Scott, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
1969 - Lorenzo Williams, NBA center (Wash Wizards, Dallas Mavericks)
1969 - Peter Ciavaglia, Albany NY, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1969 - Richard Fletcher Pride III, Tuscaloosa AL, PGA golfer (1994 Fed Exp)
1970 - Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics-96)
1970 - Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1970 - Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones)
1971 - Dean Panaro, Knoxville Tenn, diver (Olympics-96)
1971 - Eric Lacroix, Montreal, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1971 - Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1971 - James Baldwin Jr, Southern Pines NC, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1971 - Danijela, Croatian singer
1972 - Khalid Reeves, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets)
1972 - Michael Barnett, UK musician / producer
1972 - Scott Foley, American actor
1972 - Beth Ostrosky, American model
1973 - Brian Austin Green, Van Nuys Cal, actor (David-Beverly Hills 90210)
1973 - Donald Willis, WLAF corner (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 - John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born drummer (System of a Down)
1973 - Chris Taylor, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
1974 - Janice Bremner, Burlington Ontario, synchro swimmer (Olymp-silver-96)
1974 - Chot Ulep, Filipino musician
1975 - Kara Drew, An American professional wrestler better known as Cherry
1975 - Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
1976 - Rebecca Snyder, Grand Junction Colo, air pistol (Olympics-1996)
1976 - Jim Jones, African Puerto Rican American rapper
1976 - Diane Kruger, German actress and former fashion model
1977 - Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
1977 - Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab)
1977 - Kitana Baker, American model (Miller Light Catfight commercial)
1977 - Lana Parrilla, American actress
1977 - Andre Nel, South African Cricketer
1978 - Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
1979 - Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
1979 - Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer
1980 - Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
1980 - Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
1980 - Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
1981 - Alecia Ingram, Knoxville Tenn, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1983 - Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
1984 - Vice Cooler, American musician
1989 - Tristan Wilds, American actor
1992 - Koharu Kusumi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
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