13 July


1901

 Eric Portman
Eric Portman (13 July 1901 – 7 December 1969) was a distinguished English stage and film actor. He is probably best remembered for his roles in several films for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger during the 1940s. Born in Akroydon, Halifax, Yorkshire. (d. 1969)

1903

 Kenneth Clark
Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark, OM, CH, KCB, FBA (13 July 1903 – 21 May 1983) was a British author, museum director, broadcaster, and one of the best-known art historians of his generation. In 1969, he achieved an international popular presence as the writer, producer, and presenter of the BBC Television series, Civilisation. Born Kenneth McKenzie Clark in London. (d. 1983)

1928

 Bob Crane
Bob Crane (July 13, 1928 – June 29, 1978) was an American actor and disc jockey.Crane is best known for his performance as Colonel Robert E. Hogan in the sitcom Hogan’s Heroes. Born Robert Edward Crane in Waterbury, Connecticut. (d. 1978)

1933

 Patsy Byrne
Patsy Byrne (13 July 1933 – 17 June 2014) was an English actress. She was probably most famous for paying Nursie in the popular BBC sitcom Blackadder II. Born in Ashford, Kent. (d. 2014)

1940

 Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE (born 13 July 1940) is an English film, television and stage actor, who has had a distinguished career on stage and screen. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is most widely known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, and as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series. Stewart was appointed Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield and subsequently as a Professor of Performing Arts. Born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England.

1942

 Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American film actor and producer. He is famous for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Born in Chicago.
 Roger McGuinn
Roger McGuinn (born on July 13, 1942) known professionally as Roger McGuinn, is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for being the lead singer and lead guitarist on many of the Byrds’ records. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with The Byrds. Born James Roger McGuinn III in Chicago, Illinois.

1944

 Erno Rubik
Ernő Rubik (born 13 July 1944) is a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including Rubik’s Cube (1974). Born in Budapest, Hungary.

1946

 Cheech Marin
Cheech Marin (born July 13, 1946) is a Mexican American comedian, actor and writer who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s. Born Richard Anthony Marin in Los Angeles, California.

1956

 Michael Spinks
Michael Spinks (born July 13, 1956) is a retired American boxer who was an Olympic gold medalist and world champion in the light-heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. Born in St Louis, Missouri.

1957

 Thierry Boutsen
Thierry Boutsen (born 13 July 1957) is a former racing driver who raced for the Arrows, Benetton, Williams, Ligier and Jordan teams in Formula One. Born Thierry Marc Boutsen in Brussels, Belgium.
 Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He directed Jerry Maguire and Vanilla Sky. Born Cameron Bruce Crowe in Palm Springs, California.

1960

 Ian Hislop
Ian Hislop (born 13 July 1960) is a British journalist, satirist, comedian, writer, broadcaster and editor of the magazine Private Eye. He has appeared on many radio and television programmes, but is best known as a team captain on the BBC quiz show Have I Got News for You. Born Ian David Hislop in Mumbles, Swansea.

1962

 Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny (born July 13, 1962) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and comedian. He is known for his long-running-role as SpongeBob SquarePants in the television series of the same name. Born Thomas James Kenny in Syracuse, New York.

1974

 Jarno Trulli
Jarno Trulli (born July 13, 1974) is a former Formula One racing driver from Italy. He was a regular in Formula One from 1997 to 2011, driving for Minardi, Prost, Jordan, Renault, Toyota and Lotus Racing. He won the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix for Renault, his only Grand Prix victory. Born in Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy.

1982

 Samia Smith
Samia Maxine Ghadie (born 13 July 1982) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Maria Connor in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since 2000. Born in Eccles, Greater Manchester, England.

1988

 Tulisa Contostavlos
Tulisa Contostavlos (born 13 July 1988), sometimes known simply as Tulisa, is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for being a member of the now defunct Camden-based hip hop group N-Dubz. She participated as a judge on the The X Factor. Born Tula Paulinea Contostavlos in Camden Town, North London.
 He Pingping
He Pingping (13 July 1988 – 13 March 2010) was a Chinese citizen and, according to the Guinness World Records, one time world’s shortest mobile man. Born in Ulanqab, China. (d. 2010)

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