1 July


1804

 George Sand
Amantine (also “Amandine”) Lucile Aurore Dupin, later Baroness Dudevant (1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist. Born Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin in Paris. (d. 1876)

1818

 Ignaz Semmelweis
Ignaz Semmelweis (July 1, 1818 – August 13, 1865) was a Hungarian physician of German extraction, now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Described as the “savior of mothers”, Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics. Born Ignác Fülöp Semmelweis in the Tabán, an area of Buda, part of present Budapest, Hungary. (d. 1865)

1872

 Louis Blériot
Louis Blériot (1 July 1872 – 1 August 1936) was a French aviator, inventor and engineer. He developed the first practical headlamp for cars. In 1909 he became world famous for making the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft. Blériot was also the first to make a working, powered, piloted monoplane. Born Louis Charles Joseph Blériot in Cambrai, France. (d. 1936)

1899

 Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor and director. Among Laughton’s biggest film-hits were The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Mutiny on the Bounty, Jamaica Inn and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. (d. 1962)

1902

 William Wyler
William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Notable works included Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, as well as Best Picture in their respective years. Born in Mülhausen, Alsace, German Empire. (d. 1981)

1903

 Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson CBE, (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviator. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. In 1930, she became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died during a ferry flight. Born in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. (d. 1941)

1906

 Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder (July 1, 1906 – April 24, 2004) was an American businesswoman. She was the co-founder, along with her husband, Joseph Lauder, of Estée Lauder Companies, her eponymous cosmetics company. Lauder was the only woman on Time magazine’s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. She was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Born in Corona, Queens, New York. (d. 2004)

1916

 Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland (born 1 July 1916) is a British American actress. Born in Japan to British parents, de Havilland and her younger sister Joan Fontaine moved to California in 1919. She is best known for her performance in Gone with the Wind (1939), and her eight co-starring roles opposite Errol Flynn. De Havilland won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949). Born Olivia Mary de Havilland in Tokyo, Japan.

1920

 Harold Sakata
Harold Sakata (July 1, 1920 – July 29, 1982) was an American Olympic weightlifter, professional wrestler, and film actor of Japanese descent who is most famous for his role as the villain “Oddjob” in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Born Toshiyuki Sakata in Holualoa, Hawaii. (d. 1982)

1921

 Seretse Khama
Sir Seretse Khama, KBE ( July 1, 1921 – July 13, 1980) was a statesman from Botswana. He founded the Botswana Democratic Party in 1962 and became Prime Minister in 1965. In 1966, Botswana gained independence and Khama became its first president. Born in Serowe, Bechuanaland Protectorate. (d. 1980)

1924

 Florence Stanley
Florence Stanley (July 1, 1924 – October 3, 2003) was an American actress of stage, film, and television. She starred in the TV series My Two Dads. Born in Chicago. (d. 2003)

1925

 Farley Granger
Farley Granger (July 1, 1925 – March 27, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his two collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Rope in 1948 and Strangers on a Train in 1951. Born Farley Earle Granger in San Jose, California. (d. 2011)

1931

 Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron (born 1 July 1931) is a French film actress and dancer who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. Caron is best known for the musical films An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gigi (1958). Born Leslie Claire Margaret Caron in Boulogne-sur-Seine, France.

1934

 Jamie Farr
Jamie Farr (born July 1, 1934) is an American television, film, and theater actor. He is best known for having played the role of cross-dressing Corporal (later Sergeant) Maxwell Q. Klinger in the CBS television sitcom M*A*S*H. Born Jameel Joseph Farah in Toledo, Ohio.
 Jean Marsh
Jean Marsh, OBE (born 1 July 1934) is an English actress, occasional screenwriter, and co-creator of the television series Upstairs, Downstairs and The House of Eliott. Born Jean Lyndsey Torren Marsh in Stoke Newington, London.
 Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack directed more than 21 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films. Some of his best known works include Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Absence of Malice (1981). His 1985 film Out of Africa won him Academy Awards for directing and producing; he was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and Tootsie, in the latter of which he also appeared. Born Sydney Irwin Pollack in Lafayette, Indiana. (d. 2008)

1935

 Dave Prowse
David Prowse, MBE (born 1 July 1935) is an English former bodybuilder, weightlifter and actor, most widely known for playing the role of Darth Vader (though James Earl Jones voiced the character). In Britain, he is also remembered as having played the Green Cross Code man. Born in Bristol, England.
. Born in Bristol, England.

1939

 Karen Black
Karen Black (July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. She is noted for appearing in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and The Great Gatsby. Born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois. (d. 2013)

1941

 Twyla Tharp
Twyla Tharp (born July 1, 1941) is an American dancer and choreographer, who lives and works in New York City. In 1965, she formed her own company, Twyla Tharp Dance. Tharp collaborated with film director Milos Forman on Hair (1978), Ragtime (1980) and Amadeus (1984). Born in Portland, Indiana.

1942

 Geneviève Bujold
Geneviève Bujold (born July 1, 1942) is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for best actress and was nominated for an Academy Award. Born in Montreal, Quebec.

1943

 Jeff Wayne
Jeff Wayne, (born 1 July 1943), is a musician best known for Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, his musical adaptation of H. G. Wells’ science-fiction novel The War of the Worlds. Born Jeffry Wayne in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.

1945

 Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry (born July 1, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter and actress best known for being the lead singer of the punk rock and new wave band Blondie. Born Deborah Ann Harry in Miami, Florida.

1951

 Trevor Eve
Trevor Eve (born 1 July 1951) is a British film and television actor. In 1979 he gained fame as the eponymous lead in the detective series Shoestring and is also known for his role as Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd in BBC television drama Waking the Dead. Born Trevor John Eve in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.

1952

 Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian comedian, singer, actor and screenwriter. He was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi) and Ghostbusters, and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter. In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Driving Miss Daisy. Born Daniel Edward Aykroyd in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
 Brian George
Brian George (born 1 July 1952) is a British-Israeli actor and voice actor for Indian accents, who typically plays guest roles for characters of South Asian descent. Perhaps his most famous roles are Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt on Seinfeld and the New Delhi gynecologist father of Rajesh Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory. Born in Jerusalem, Israel.

1955

 Lisa Scottoline
Lisa Scottoline (born July 1, 1955) is an American author of legal thrillers. Her novels have been translated into 25 languages. Born in Philadelphia.

1961

 Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including 8 gold. Born Frederick Carlton Lewis in Birmingham, Alabama.
 Diana Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales (1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest son and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Born Diana Frances Spencer in Sandringham, Norfolk. (d. 1997)

1965

 Carl Fogarty
Carl Fogarty, MBE (born 1 July 1965), often known as Foggy, and the son of former motorcycle racer George Fogarty, is the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships and number of race wins. He is renowned for his high corner speed riding style, combined with an aggressive competitiveness, which netted him 59 victories and four World Superbike Championships (1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999). Born Carl George Fogarty in Blackburn, Lancashire.

1967

 Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson (born 1 July 1967) is a Canadian actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990. Born Pamela Denise Anderson in Ladysmith, British Columbia.

1971

 Missy Elliott
Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. A five-time Grammy Award-winner, Elliott, with record sales of over 30 million in the United States, is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum for her 2002 album Under Construction. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia.

 Julianne Nicholson
Julianne Nicholson (born July 1, 1971) is an American actress. She played Det. Megan Wheeler on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and more recently appeared in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Born in Medford, Massachusetts.

1976

 Kellie Bright
Kellie Bright (born 1 July 1976) is an English actress who plays Linda Carter in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and has had roles as Joanna Burrows in The Upper Hand, Cassie Tyler in Bad Girls, Julie in Ali G Indahouse , and Joan Trotter in Rock and Chips. Born in Brentwood Essex, England.

1977

 Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler (born July 1, 1977) is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, and Bebe Buell, model and singer. Tyler achieved international recognition as a result of her portrayal of Elf maiden Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Born Liv Rundgren in New York.

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