15 July


1573

 Inigo Jones
Inigo Jones (15 July 1573 – 21 June 1652) is the first significant British architect of the early modern period, and the first to employ Vitruvian rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings. He is credited with introducing movable scenery and the proscenium arch to English theatre. Born in Smithfield, London. (d. 1652)

1606

  Rembrandt
Rembrandt van Rijn (15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. Born Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. (d. 1669)

1858

 Emmeline Pankhurst
Emmeline Pankhurst (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. Born Emmeline Goulden in the Manchester suburb of Moss Side. (d. 1928)

1914

 Hammond Innes
Hammond Innes (15 July 1913 – 10 June 1998) was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children’s and travel books. Born Ralph Hammond Innes in Horsham, Sussex. (d. 1998)

1919

 Iris Murdoch
Dame Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher. Murdoch was awarded the Booker Prize in 1978 for The Sea, the Sea. Born Jean Iris Murdoch in Phibsborough, Dublin, Ireland. (d. 1999)

1930

 Jacques Derrida
Jacques Derrida (July 15, 1930 – October 9, 2004) was a French philosopher, born in French Algeria. He developed a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction. Born in El Biar (Algiers), French Algeria. (d. 2004)

1931

 Clive Cussler
Clive Cussler (born July 15, 1931) is an American adventure novelist and marine archaeologist. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction best-seller list more than seventeen times. Born Clive Eric Cussler in Aurora, Illinois.

1933

 Julian Bream
Julian Bream, CBE (born 15 July 1933), is an English classical guitarist and lutenist and is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of the 20th century. Born in London.

1935

 Ken Kercheval
Ken Kercheval (born July 15, 1935) is an American actor, best known for his role as Cliff Barnes on the television series Dallas. Born in Wolcottville, Indiana.
 William G Stewart
William G Stewart (born 15 July 1935) is an English television producer and director of comedy and game shows. He was the presenter and producer of the Channel 4 quiz show Fifteen to One. Born William Gladstone Stewart in Habrough, Lincolnshire, England.

1944

 Millie Jackson
Millie Jackson (born July 15, 1944) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and comedienne. Three of her albums have been certified gold by the RIAA for over 500,000 copies. Born Mildred Jackson in Thomson, Georgia.
 Jan-Michael Vincent
Jan-Michael Vincent (born July 15, 1944) is a retired American actor best known for his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf (1984-1986). Born in Denver, Colorado.

1946

 Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer and songwriter. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, in addition to Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilations or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted thirty-eight Billboard Hot 100 singles with “You’re No Good” reaching No. 1. Born Linda Marie Ronstadt in Tucson, Arizona.
 Derek Griffiths
Derek Griffiths (born 15 July 1946) is a British actor who appeared in numerous British children’s television series in the 1960s to present, more recently has played parts in TV drama. Griffiths was best known in his early years for his Play School appearances. In the theatre, Griffiths has been particularly associated with the Royal Exchange, Manchester. Born in Woking, Surrey, England.

1947

 Eamon Boland
Eamon Boland (born 15 July 1947 in Manchester, Lancashire) is an English actor. He has played Tony Walker in Casualty, Frank O’Connor in Coronation Street, Gerry Hollis in Kinsey, Jim Gray in The Chief and Phil Fox in Fox. Born Eamon Denis Boland in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

1949

 Trevor Horn
Trevor Horn, CBE (born 15 July 1949) is a British pop music record producer, songwriter, musician and singer. He won a Grammy Award for producing “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal. As a musician, he has had chart success with the bands The Buggles, Yes and Art of Noise. Born Trevor Charles Horn in Durham, England.

1950

 Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington (born July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is best known for her news website The Huffington Post. Born Arianna Stassinopoulos in Athens, Greece.

1952

 Celia Imrie
Celia Imrie (born 15 July 1952) is an English actress. In a career starting in the early 1970s, Imrie has played Marianne Bellshade in Bergerac, Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies, Miss Babs in Acorn Antiques, Diana Neal in After You’ve Gone and Gloria Millington in Kingdom. Born Celia Diana Savile Imrie in Guildford, Surrey.

1956

 Ian Curtis
Ian Curtis (15 July 1956 — 18 May 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. Born Ian Kevin Curtis in Stretford, Lancashire. (d. 1980)

1961

 Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. Whitaker won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. Born Forest Steven Whitaker in Longview, Texas.

1963

 Brigitte Nielsen
Brigitte Nielsen (born 15 July 1963) is a Danish actress, model, musician and reality television personality who began her career modelling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV. She is also known for her marriage to Sylvester Stallone. Born Gitte Nielsen in Rødovre, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark.

1965

 David Miliband
David Miliband (born 15 July 1965) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Shields from 2001 to 2013, and was the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2007 to 2010. Born David Wright Miliband in London.

1975

 Jill Halfpenny
Jill Halfpenny (born 15 July 1975) is an English actress, best known for her roles as Rebecca Hopkins in the British soap opera Coronation Street (1999–2000); as Kate Mitchell (née Morton) in rival soap EastEnders, (2002–05), and as the winner of the second series of Strictly Come Dancing. Born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.

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