Famous Birthdays on this Day, July 18:

1340 - Philip van Artevelde, wine salesman/lord lt of Flanders
1501 - Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (d. 1526)
1504 - Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
1534 - Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger Catechism)
1552 - Rudolf II, of Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612)
1634 - Joannes Camphuys, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1684-91)
1635 - Robert Hooke, Isle of Wight, physicist (Micrographia)
1670 - Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian (opera)composer
1711 - Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer
1718 - Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
1720 - Gilbert White, "father of British naturalists",,17660718::"Friedrich Fleischmann, composer
1796 - Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists
1797 - Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
1810 - Peter Singer, composer
1811 - William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)
1818 - Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
1821 - Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
1823 - Leonard Fulton Ross, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1827 - Pierre L Goossens, archbishop of Mechelen/Cardinal
1837 - Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
1845 - Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
1848 - William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer
1850 - Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)
1853 - Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)
1862 - Napoleon V Bonaparte, French pretender to throne
1862 - Nikolaj N Yudenitcch, Russian general/counter-revolutionary
1862 - Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (d. 1933)
1864 - Ricarda Huch, writer
1864 - Phillip Snowden, British politician (d. 1937)
1865 - Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)
1870 - Emil Mlynarski, composer
1871 - Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope)
1871 - Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (d. 1946)
1872 - Julius Fucik, composer
1880 - Otto Vrieslander, composer
1881 - Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
1882 - Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)
1884 - Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
1887 - Vidkun Al Quisling, Norwegian minister of Defense/premier (1942-45)
1888 - Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter
1888 - Sydney Horler, English detective writer
1890 - Charles Wilson, Pres of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
1890 - Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
1891 - Gene Lockhart, NYC, actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol)
1892 - Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
1893 - Josef Huttel, composer
1893 - Richard Dix, St Paul MN, actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron)
1894 - Bernard Wagenaar, Arnhem Holland, composer (3 Songs for Chinese)
1895 - Marie Ney, London England, actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft)
1895 - George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (d. 1954)
1897 - E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935)
1898 - Herbert Marcuse, Berlin, communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization)
1898 - John Stuart, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Number 17)
1899 - Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman)
1900 - Nathalie Sarraute, French writer (d. 1999)
1902 - Charles W J Mengelberg, Dutch composer/conductor
1902 - Nathalie Sarraute, [Cherniak], Russian/French playwright
1903 - Bozidar Kunc, composer
1903 - Chill Wills, Seagoville Texas, actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders)
1906 - Belle Stewart, singer
1906 - Clifford Odets, US, dramatist (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy)
1906 - S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-CA), educator (Language in Action)
1907 - Yvonne Desportes, composer
1908 - Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)
1909 - Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/5 OS]
1909 - Harriet Hilliard Nelson, actress (Ozzie & Harriet)
1909 - Lupe Velez, [Guadelupe Velez de Villabos], actress (Joe Palooka)
1909 - Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
1911 - Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
1911 - Hume Cronyn, London Ontario, actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon)
1912 - Harry Levin, literary Scholar
1912 - Henry L "Hank" Miller, US pilot/lt adm (WW II-Pacific)
1912 - Max Rousié, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
1913 - Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede)
1913 - Marvin Miller, St Louis Mo, actor (Space Patrol, Millionaire)
1913 - Red Skelton, [Richard], Vincennes Ind, comedian (Red Skelton Show)
1914 - Harriet Hilliard Nelson, Des Moines, singer/actress (Ozzie & Harriet)
1914 - Herbert Collum, composer
1914 - John G Bearer, writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat)
1914 - Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch premier (KVP, Mammoth Law)
1914 - Mack Robinson, US, 200m dash (Olympic-silver-1932)
1914 - Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
1915 - Anthony Cox, English architect
1915 - Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter
1916 - Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education
1916 - Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
1916 - Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
1917 - Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
1918 - Jane Frazee, Duluth Minn, actress/singer (Alice-Beulah)
1918 - Nelson Mandela, Qunu S Africa, political prisoner (ANC)/Pres (1994- )
1918 - Pamela Brown, England, actress (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula)
1920 - Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World)
1920 - Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
1921 - John H Glenn Jr, Cambridge OH, astronaut (Mer 7, sk:STS 95)/(Sen-D-Oh)
1922 - Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
1923 - Hector Tosar, composer
1923 - Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (d. 1997)
1924 - Howard Roberts, Burlington NJ, choral director (Leslie Uggams Show)
1924 - John Cruickshank, French scholar
1924 - Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer
1925 - George Doggart, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950)/MCC pres
1925 - Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement)
1925 - Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Austria, 100m dash (Oly-bronze-1948)
1926 - Bryan Johnson, singer/actor
1926 - Jane Hylton, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak)
1926 - Richard Pasco, English actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph)
1926 - Robert Sloman, writer (d. 2005)
1926 - Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (d. 1987)
1927 - Kurt Masur, German actor (Hotel Deutschland)
1927 - Ludwig Harig, writer
1927 - Zin Harris, cricketer (father of Chris NZ batsman in 50's & 60's)
1928 - Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer
1929 - "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, Cleveland, rocker (I Put a Spell on You)
1929 - Dick Totten Button, Englewood NJ, figure skater (Olympic-gold-48, 52)
1929 - Michael Medwin, English actor (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint)
1930 - Siegfried Kurz, composer
1930 - Burt Kwouk, English actor
1931 - "Papa" Dee Allen, Wilmington DE, percussionist (War-World is a Ghetto)
1932 - Robert Ellis Miller, American film director
1933 - Aad Nuis, Dutch writer/undersecretary of Education (D66)
1933 - Raymund Murray Schafer, Sarnia Ontario, Canada, composer (Patria)
1933 - Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Zima Russia, poet (Bratsk Station)
1934 - Edward Bond, English playwright/director (Blow-up)
1934 - Darlene Conley, American actress (d. 2007)
1935 - Tenley Albright, Boston Mass, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
1935 - Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader
1936 - Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player
1937 - Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1937 - Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)
1938 - Britt Leach, Gadsen Ala, actor (Mickey-Spencer's Pilots)
1938 - Dudu Pukwana, [Mtutuzel], South African/British saxophonist/composer
1938 - Paul Verhoeven, director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall)
1938 - Ian Stewart, Scottish pianist (d. 1985)
1939 - Brian Auger, London, fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis)
1939 - Dion DiMucci, Bronx, rocker (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love)
1939 - Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (d. 2007)
1939 - Jerry Moore, American football coach
1940 - James Brolin, LA Calif, actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel)
1940 - Joseph Torre, outfield/manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP)
1941 - Jack Jersey, [de Nijs], Indonesian/Dutch singer/producer
1941 - Lonnie Mack, Aurora Indiana, rocker (Baby What's Wrong)
1941 - Marcia Jones Smoke, Okla, 500m kayak (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1941 - Martha Reeves, Detroit Mich, singer (& Vandellas-Dancing in St)
1942 - Alexander EHAML, prince of the Belgians/son of Leopold III
1942 - Adolf Ogi, Swiss politician
1942 - Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (d. 2006)
1943 - Bobby Sherman, Santa Monica Calif, singer (Shindig, Here Comes Brides)
1943 - Calvin Peete, Detroit MI, PGA golfer (1979 Greater Milwaukee Open)
1943 - Robin McDonald, Scotland, rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & Dakotas)
1944 - David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Oly-gold-1968) [or 1948]
1944 - Jonelle Allen, NYC, actress (Bessie-Palmerstown USA, Berringers)
1945 - Danny McCullock, London, rocker (Animals)
1946 - Tim Lynch, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
1946 - Leo Madder, Belgian actor
1947 - Ayn Rumen, Bkln NY, actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show)
1947 - Kurt Mann, Roslyn NY, actor (Bad Penny)
1947 - Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
1948 - Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love)
1948 - Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
1948 - Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
1948 - Carlos Colón, Sr., Puerto Rican professional wrestler
1949 - Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84)
1950 - Richard Branson, British music enterperneur (Virgin Atlantic)
1950 - Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People) (d. 2001)
1950 - Jack Layton, Canadian politician
1950 - Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
1951 - Bruce Alan Lietzke, Kansas City KS, PGA golfer (1978 Canadian Open)
1951 - Elio Di Rupo, Belgian politician
1951 - Margo Martindale, American actress
1952 - James Forbes, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)
1953 - Peter Greenall, English brewer (Greenall Witley)
1954 - Imtiaz Ali, cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976)
1954 - Ricky Skaggs, Cordell Ky, country singer (Heartbroke, Toy Hearts)
1954 - Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1954 - Tobias Picker, composer
1955 - Teresa Ann Savoy, London England, actress (Caligula)
1955 - Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician
1955 - Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor
1956 - Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach
1957 - Nicholas Alexander Faldo, England, PGA golfer (1992 British Open)
1958 - Margo [AM] Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
1958 - Nigel Twist, Manchester, rock drummer (Alarm-In the Summertime)
1959 - Audrey Landers, Phila, actress (Afton-Dallas, Chorus Line)
1960 - Anne-Marie Johnson, LA Calif, actress (In the Heat of the Night)
1961 - Elizabeth McGovern, Evanston Ill, actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer)
1962 - Engelbert Linder, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1962 - Jensen Buchanan, Montgomery AL, actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World)
1962 - Lee Arenberg, American actor
1962 - Jack Irons, American drummer
1962 - Shaun Micallef, Australian comedian
1963 - Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
1963 - Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
1963 - Al Snow, American professional wrestler
1964 - Susan Marie Snyder, actress (Julie-As the World Turns)
1964 - Wendy Williams, radio host
1965 - Robert Holland, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
1965 - Yugi Iga, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1966 - Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, Portland Oregon, decathelete (Olympic-gold-96)
1967 - Jeff Lageman, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1967 - Vin Diesel, American actor
1969 - Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
1970 - Dusty Imoo, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
1970 - John Kalin, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 - Margaret Langford, Vancouver BC, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1970 - Patrick Dancy, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
1971 - Kristi Coats, LPGA golfer (1995 Ping/Welch-66th)
1971 - Sarah McLeod, New Zealand actress
1972 - Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, Memphis, NBA guard (Orlando, Oly-gold-96)
1972 - Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Phila Eagles)
1972 - Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
1974 - Derek Anderson, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1974 - Alan Morrison, British poet
1975 - Torii Hunter, baseball player
1975 - Daron Malakian, American guitarist (System of a Down, Scars on Broadway)
1976 - Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
1977 - Dylan Lane, American television host
1977 - Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright
1978 - Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player
1978 - Ben Sheets, American baseball player
1978 - Mélissa Theuriau, French newscaster
1978 - Verónica Romeo, Spanish singer
1979 - Julie Gulbrandsen, Miss Arizona Teen USA (1997)
1979 - Rick Baxter, American politician
1979 - Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
1979 - Deion Branch, American football player
1979 - Joey Mercury, American professional wrestler
1979 - Jermaine Paul, American musician
1980 - Kristen Bell, American actress
1980 - Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
1982 - Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
1982 - Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
1982 - Ryan Cabrera, American musician and TV host
1983 - Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
1985 - Chace Crawford, American actor
1988 - César Villaluz, Mexican footballer
1991 - Karina Pasian, American singer and pianist
1994 - Ricardo Dela Corte, Italy, test tube baby born to oldest (62) mother
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