Famous Birthdays on this Day, July 20:

356 BC - Alexander the Great, Macedonian-Greek king and military leader (d. 323 BC)
810 - Imam Bukhari, Muslim scholar and compiler of Hadith (d. 870)
1304 - Francesco Petrarch, Italy, poet (Italia Mia)
1513 - Gaspar Schetz, Dutch treasurer-general
1519 - Innocent IX, [Giovanni A Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591)
1537 - Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)
1600 - Simon Ives, composer
1659 - Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)
1663 - Pierre Drevet, French engraver
1709 - James Harris, philosopher
1720 - Ignaz Vitzthumb, composer
1726 - William Jones, composer
1744 - Henri Hamal, composer
1754 - Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)
1757 - Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (d. 1811)
1761 - Joseph Lefebvre, composer
1762 - Jakob Haibel, composer
1766 - Thomas Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat
1774 - Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)
1779 - Ignaz Schuster, composer
1785 - Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39)/Westernizer/reformer
1793 - Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski)
1796 - Edward Hodges, composer
1797 - Sir Pawel Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873)
1803 - Jakob Zeugheer, composer
1803 - Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet
1804 - Richard Owen, British zoologist
1806 - John Sterling, writer (Representative Victorian)
1811 - James Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, governor (Jamaica)
1814 - Ivan S Gagarin, Russian theologist
1816 - William Bowman, English anatomist
1819 - Paul Henrion, composer
1824 - Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussia, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1836 - Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart)
1837 - Hans Sommer, composer
1838 - Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)
1838 - George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928)
1847 - Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter
1849 - Robert Anderson Van Wyck, Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)
1852 - Theodorus Heemskerk Jzn, lawyer/Dutch premier (AR, 1908-13) [or 1/20]=
1853 - Geo[rge] Poggenbeek, Dutch water colors painter
1858 - Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
1860 - Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
1864 - Erik Karlfeldt, Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
1868 - Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)
1870 - Vladimir D Nabokov, Russian jurist/minister of Justice (1918-19)
1872 - Alick Maclean, composer
1872 - Deodat de Severac, composer
1873 - Witold Maliszewski, composer
1873 - Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
1876 - Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)
1880 - Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer
1881 - Leon de Smet, Flemish painter
1885 - Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic
1887 - Willem H Drucker, Dutch lawyer
1889 - John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, 1st dir-gen BBC (1927-38)
1890 - Theda Bara, [Theodosia Goodman], Cincinnati, actress (Love Goddeses)
1890 - Verna Felton, Salinas Calif, actress (Hilda-December Bride)
1893 - Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20)
1893 - Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
1893 - George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
1895 - László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
1897 - Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950)
1900 - Gottfried von Haberler, Austrian economist
1900 - Maurice Gilliams, Flemish writer/poet/essayist (Maria's Life)
1900 - Maurice Leyland, prolific cricket left-handed batsman (England)
1901 - Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
1901 - Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
1902 - Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Bicycle Thiefs)
1902 - Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
1902 - Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)
1903 - Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician
1905 - Molly Mary Nesta Keane, writer
1908 - Gunnar de Frumerie, composer
1909 - Eric Rowan, S African cricketer (prolific batsman pre- & post-WWII)
1909 - Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
1910 - Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
1910 - Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
1911 - Baqa Jilani, Indian cricket fast bowler (Test 1936)
1911 - William Dillard, trumpeter/singer
1912 - Andrew Long, Scottish author (Blue Book of Fairy Tales)
1912 - Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member
1912 - John Dacie, hematologist
1912 - Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found newspaper (The Typhoon)
1912 - George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
1914 - William John Phillips, actor (Nothing but a Man)
1918 - Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
1919 - Edmund Hillary, NZ, one of 1st 2 men to scale Mt Everest
1920 - Elliot L Richardson, Attorney General (1973)/Sec of Defense (1973)
1920 - Jack Harman, British general
1920 - Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat
1920 - Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
1921 - Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
1922 - Miroslav "Standa" Bares, Czech/Dutch actor/director (Billy Budd)
1922 - Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
1923 - Stanislaw Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
1924 - Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
1924 - Lola Albright, Akron Ohio, actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad)
1924 - Thomas Berger, US, novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man)
1924 - Mort Garson, Canadian composer
1925 - Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
1926 - Lola Albright, American actress
1926 - Patricia Cutts, English actress (d. 1974)
1927 - Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker
1927 - Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor/composer
1928 - Jan Meyers, (Rep-R-Kansas, 1985- )
1928 - Pavel Kohout, writer
1928 - Peter Ind, jazz musician
1929 - Mike Ilitch, American businessman and sports executive
1929 - Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (d. 1999)
1930 - Arthur U Spronken, sculptor
1930 - Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)
1930 - Yuri Petrovich Artyukin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
1931 - Tony Marsh, English racing driver
1932 - Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)
1932 - Otto Schily, German politician
1933 - Aliki Vouyouklaki, actress (Madalena)
1933 - Jose Vicente Asuar, composer
1933 - Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
1933 - Cormac McCarthy, American author
1934 - Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
1934 - Ralph C RInzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys)
1934 - Uwe Johnson, writer
1934 - Uwe Johnson, German writer
1935 - Lord Peter Palumbo, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1935 - Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)
1936 - Barbara A Mikulski, (Rep-D-MD, 1977-86/Sen-D-MD, 1986- )
1936 - Butch Baird, Chicago IL, PGA golfer (1961 Waco Turner Open)
1936 - Kaleria Fadicheva, ballerina
1937 - Ken Ogata, Japanese actor
1938 - Diana Rigg, Doncaster England, actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Hospital)
1938 - Jo Ann Campbell, Jacksonville Fla, Lawrence Welk's champagne lady
1938 - Lord McGowan
1938 - Natalie Wood, [Natasha Gurdin], SF, (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause)
1938 - Roger Hunt, English footballer
1939 - Judy Chicago, [Cohen], Chicago, artist (Dinner Party)
1940 - Tony Oliva, ball player, batting champ (AL Rookie of Year 1964)
1941 - Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)
1941 - Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
1942 - T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)
1942 - Ron Bowden, Australian politician
1943 - Chris Amon, Grand Prix racer
1943 - John Lodge, Birmingham, bassist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
1943 - Wendy Richard, English actress
1944 - Wim Van Drimmelen, Dutch sect Science Council of Government policy
1945 - Betty Burfeindt, LPGA golfer
1945 - John Lodge, rocker
1945 - Larry E Craig, (Rep-R-Idaho, 1981- )
1945 - Viscount Petersham, English large landowner
1945 - Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (d. 2005)
1946 - Kim Carnes, Pasadena Ca, rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes)
1947 - Carlos Santana, Mexico, rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman)
1947 - Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
1947 - James Harris, Monroe La, NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego)
1948 - Mary Dwyer, LPGA golfer
1948 - Richard H Lehman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1950 - Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
1950 - Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
1951 - Larry Black, Miami Fla, 4x100 runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
1951 - Jeff Rawle, English actor
1952 - Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress
1953 - Thomas Friedman, American journalist
1953 - Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
1953 - Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
1954 - Jay Jay French, NYC, guitarist (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It)
1954 - Moira Harris, American actress
1955 - Michael Anthony, rocker (Van Halen)
1956 - Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)
1956 - Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavia, tennis player (French Open-1977)
1956 - Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)
1956 - Jim Prentice, Canadian politician
1957 - Donna Dixon, Va, Mrs Dan Ackwoyd/actress (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies)
1957 - Larry Rinker, Stuart FL, Nike golfer (1985 Bing Crosby Pro-Am-2nd)
1957 - Merlina Defranco, rocker (Defranco Family)
1958 - Michael McNeill, synthesizer (Simple Minds-Don't You Forget About Me)
1958 - Mike McNeil, rocker
1959 - Radney Foster, Del Rio Tx, singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
1960 - Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend
1960 - Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
1962 - Carlos Alazraqui, American actor and comedian
1962 - Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver
1963 - Jenny Spangler, Monroe Wisc, marathoner (Olympics-96)
1963 - Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile)
1963 - Frank Whaley, American actor
1964 - Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
1964 - Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
1964 - Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
1964 - Kool G Rap, American musician
1964 - Dean Winters, American actor
1965 - Stone Gossard, musician with Pearl Jam
1966 - Beth Coats, Albuquerque NM, biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1966 - Carlo L'Ami, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1966 - Mike Pero, Picton Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA Winter)
1966 - Tracey Mcfarlane, US breaststroke swimmer (US record 100m)
1967 - Akihito Sugisawa, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1967 - Ian Beckles, NFL guard (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1967 - Jon Normile, Cleve Oh, fencer (Olympics-96)
1967 - Reed Diamond, American actor
1968 - Chris Kennedy, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
1968 - Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1968 - Robert Rodriguez, director (El Mariachi, Desperado)
1968 - Michael Park, American actor
1968 - Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
1969 - Josh Holloway, American actor
1969 - Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
1969 - Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies)
1969 - Vitamin C, American singer
1970 - Dean Wells, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
1970 - Shannon Baker, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1970 - Tom Sherrer, Syracuse NY, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Cleveland Open-2nd)
1971 - Bernard Whittington, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 - Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
1971 - Ed Giddins, cricketer (promising Sussex pace bowler, England A 1995)
1971 - Ron Stone, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 - Tom Tovo, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
1971 - William Deering Jr, South Bend Indiana, pole vaulter
1971 - Sandra Oh, Korean Canadian actress
1971 - DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (d. 2000)
1972 - Jay Barker, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
1972 - Jozef Stumpel, NHL forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998, LA Kings)
1972 - Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
1973 - Peter Forsberg, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
1973 - Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
1973 - Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway
1974 - Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist
1974 - Bengie Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
1974 - Simon Rex, American actor
1975 - Ray Allen, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks)
1975 - Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
1975 - Judy Greer, American actress
1975 - Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
1975 - El Zorro, Mexican professional wrestler
1976 - Erica Hill, American news anchor
1976 - Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
1976 - Andrew Stockdale, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
1976 - Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
1977 - Julia Syriani, Miss Universe-Lebanon (1996)
1977 - Shany Kedmy, Israel, Women's 470 yachter (Oly-14th-1996)
1977 - Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
1977 - Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
1978 - Charlie Korsmo, actor (Dick Tracy, What About Bob)
1978 - Denny Mendez, Miss Italy Universe (1997)
1978 - Jen Grubb, Elk Hart Indiana, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1978 - Elliott Yamin, American Idol contestant
1978 - Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player
1978 - Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete
1978 - Will Solomon, American basketball player
1979 - Claudine Barretto, Filipino actress
1979 - Miklos Feher, Hungarian football player (d. 2004)
1979 - David Ortega, Spanish freestyle and backstroke swimmer
1980 - Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model
1980 - Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
1981 - Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
1981 - Thorsten Engelmann, German rower
1982 - Percy Daggs III, American actor
1984 - Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
1984 - Troy Smith, American football player
1985 - John Francis Daley, American actor
1987 - Brent Wilson, former bassist for Panic At The Disco
1988 - Julianne Hough, American ballroom dancer
1989 - Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Thai actor
1991 - Scout Larue Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
1991 - William Tomlin, British actor
1992 - Paige Hurd, American actress
1997 - Billi Bruno, American actress
1999 - Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
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