Gregor Mendel (July 20, 1822 – January 6, 1884) was a German-speaking Silesian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the science of genetics. Born Gregor Johann Mendel in Heinzendorf bei Odrau, Austrian Silesia, Austrian Empire. (d. 1884)
Sir Edmund Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest. Born Edmund Percival Hillary in Auckland, New Zealand. (d. 2008)
Sally Ann Howes
Sally Ann Howes (born 20 July 1930) is an English actress and singer. She is best remembered for the role of Truly Scrumptious in the 1968 musical film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Born in St John’s Wood, London.
Ted Rogers (20 July 1935 – 2 May 2001) was a fast-talking English comedian and light entertainer who started his career as a Redcoat entertainer and is best remembered as the host of the Yorkshire Television game show 3-2-1. Born in Kennington, South London. (d. 2001)
Dame Diana Rigg, DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She played the roles of Emma Peel in The Avengers and Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Born Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Natalie Wood (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress best known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and West Side Story. Born Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko in San Francisco, California. (d. 1981)
Wendy Richard, MBE (20 July 1943 – 26 February 2009) was an English actress best known for playing Miss Brahms on Are You Being Served? and Pauline Fowler on EastEnders, the latter for nearly 22 years. Born Wendy Emerton in Middlesbrough. (d. 2009)
Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner noted for her distinctive raspy vocal style.She achieved international success with her hit “Bette Davis Eyes”. Born in Hollywood, California.
John Lodge (born 20 July 1945) is an English musician, best known as bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the longstanding rock group, The Moody Blues. Born John Charles Lodge in Erdington, Birmingham, England.
Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana. Born Carlos Augusto Alves Santan in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico.
Jeffrey Rawle (born 20 July 1951) is a British actor, perhaps best known for playing the long-suffering George in the news-gathering sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. Born Jeffrey Paul Rawle in Birmingham, England.
Billy Mays, Jr. (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009) was an American television direct-response advertisement salesperson most notable for promoting OxiClean. Born William Darrell Mays Jr in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. (d. 2009)
Anton du Beke
Anton du Beke (born 20 July 1966) is a British ballroom dancer and television presenter. His professional dance partner since 1997 has been Erin Boag. With Boag, he won the IDTA Classic in England in November 2003. He has appeared in all ten series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Born Anthony Paul Beke in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Julian Rhind-Tutt (born 20 July 1968) is an English actor. He is best known for his starring role as Dr “Mac” Macartney in the comedy television series Green Wing. Born Julian Alistair Rhind-Tutt in West Drayton, London.
Omar Epps (born July 20, 1973) is an American actor, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Epps’ television work includes the role of Dr. Dennis Gant on the US medical drama series ER, and Dr. Eric Foreman on the medical drama series House. Born Omar Hashim Epps in Brooklyn, New York.
Judy Greer (born July 20, 1975) is an American actress known for portraying a string of supporting characters, including Kitty Sanchez on the Fox series Arrested Development and Cheryl Tunt on the animated comedy series Archer. Born Judith Laura Evans in Detroit, Michigan.
Gisele Bündchen (born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian fashion model, actress, and producer. She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. Born Gisele Caroline Bündchen in Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.