22 July


1882

 Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. He was most popularly known for his oil paintings. The best-known of Hopper’s paintings, Nighthawks (1942), shows customers sitting at the counter of an all-night diner. Born in upper Nyack, New York. (d. 1967)

1889

 James Whale
James Whale (22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957) was an English film director, theatre director and actor. He is best remembered for his work in the horror film genre, having directed such classics as Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Whale directed over a dozen films in other genres, including what is considered the definitive film version of the musical Show Boat (1936). Born in Dudley, England. (d. 1957)

1890

 Rose Kennedy
Rose Kennedy (July 22, 1890 — January 22, 1995) was an American philanthropist, the wife of Joseph Patrick “Joe” Kennedy, Sr., and the mother of nine children, including Joseph Patrick “Joe” Kennedy, Jr., President John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy, Senator Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy, and Senator Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy. Born Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald in Boston, Massachusetts. (d. 1995)

1922

 Dan Rowan
Dan Rowan (July 22, 1922 – September 22, 1987) was an American comedian. He was featured in the television show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, where he played straight man to Dick Martin, and won the 1969 Emmy for Outstanding Variety or Musical Series. Born Daniel Hale Rowan in Beggs, Oklahoma. (d. 1987)

1923

 Bob Dole
Bob Dole (born July 22, 1923) is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and in the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. In the 1976 presidential election, he was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President and incumbent President Gerald Ford’s running mate. In the presidential election of 1996, he was the Republican nominee for President challenging incumbent President Bill Clinton. Born Robert Joseph Dole in Russell, Kansas.

1926

 Bryan Forbes
Bryan Forbes, CBE (22 July 1926 – 8 May 2013) was an English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist. Best known as the director of the film The Stepford Wives (1975), he wrote and directed several other critically acclaimed films, including Whistle Down the Wind (1961), Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), and King Rat (1965). Born John Theobald Clarke in Stratford, London. (d. 2013)

1929

 Vivien Merchant
Vivien Merchant (22 July 1929 – 3 October 1982) was an English actress. She began her career in 1942 and became known for dramatic roles on stage and in films. Her performance in Alfie gained her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 1956 she married the playwright Harold Pinter. Born Ada Thompson in Manchester, England. (d. 1982)

1930

 Jeremy Lloyd
Jeremy Lloyd, OBE (22 July 1930 – 23 December 2014) was an English writer, screenwriter, author, poet and actor, best known as co-author and writer of several successful British sitcoms, including Are You Being Served? and ‘Allo ‘Allo!. Born John Jeremy Lloyd. (d. 2014)

1932

 Oscar de la Renta
Óscar de la Renta (22 July 1932 – 20 October 2014) was one of the world’s leading fashion designers. Trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. Born Óscar Arístides de la Renta Fiallo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (d. 2014)

1934

 Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletcher (born July 22, 1934), known professionally as Louise Fletcher, is an American actress. She gained international prominence for her performance as Nurse Ratched in the 1975 feature film One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama. Born Estelle Louise Fletcher in Birmingham, Alabama.

1939

 Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp (born 22 July 1938) is an English actor. Since starting his career in 1962, he has appeared in over 60 films. His title role as Billy Budd in his film debut earned Stamp an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer. Born Terence Henry Stamp in Stepney, London.

1940

 Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek (born July 22, 1940) is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, and has also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth. Born George Alexander Trebek in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada.

1946

 Danny Glover
Danny Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director and political activist. Glover is well known for his roles as Mr. Albert Johnson in The Color Purple, as Michael Harrigan in Predator 2, as corrupt cop James McFee in Witness, and as Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film franchise. Born Danny Lebern Glover in San Francisco.
 Mireille Mathieu
Mireille Mathieu (born 22 July 1946) is a French singer. She has recorded over 1200 songs in 11 languages, with more than 125 million albums and 55 million singles sold worldwide. Born in Avignon, France.

1947

 Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, comedian, and director. He received an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for his role in Broadcast News. His voice acting credits include Marlin the clownfish in Finding Nemo. Born Albert Lawrence Einstein in Beverly Hills, California.
 Don Henley
Don Henley (born July 22, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career. Henley was the drummer and lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971-1980, when the band broke up. Henley sings lead vocals on Eagles hits such as “Witchy Woman”, “Desperado”, “Best of My Love”, “One of These Nights”, and “Hotel California”. Born Donald Hugh Henley in Gilmer, Texas.

1949

 Alan Menken
Alan Irwin Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American musical theatre and film composer and pianist. Menken is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas have each won him two Academy Awards. Born Alan Menken in New York, NY.
 Lasse Virén
Lasse Virén (born July 22, 1949) is a retired police officer and a Finnish former long-distance runner, winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. Born Lasse Artturi Virén in Myrskylä, Finland.
 Geoffrey Durham
Geoffrey Durham (born 22 July 1949) is a British comedy magician and actor who was known for many years as ‘the Great Soprendo’. Born in West Molesey, Surrey, England.

1955

 Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American film, stage, and voice actor. Dafoe has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice – for Platoon in 1986 and for Shadow of the Vampire in 2000. Born in Appleton, Wisconsin.

1964

 Bonnie Langford
Bonnie Langford (born 22 July 1964) is an English actress, dancer and entertainer. She came to prominence as a child star in the early 1970s then she subsequently became a companion of Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who, and has appeared on stage in various musicals such as Peter Pan: The Musical, Cats, The Pirates of Penzance and Chicago. Born Bonita Melody Lysette Langford in Hampton Court, Surrey, England.
 John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo (born July 22, 1964) is a Colombian American actor, film producer, voice artist, and comedian. Born John Alberto Leguizamo in Bogotá, Colombia.
 David Spade
David Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, and television personality. He appeared in 8 Simple Rules. Born David Wayne Spade in Birmingham, Michigan.

1967

 Lauren Booth
Lauren Booth (born 22 July 1967) is an English broadcaster, journalist and pro-Palestinian activist. Lauren Booth is a half-sister of Cherie Blair (wife of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair). Born Sarah Jane Booth in Islington, London.

1968

 Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans (born 22 July 1967) is a Welsh actor and musician. He is known for his portrayal of characters such as Spike in Notting Hill and Jed Parry in Enduring Love. Born Rhys Owain Evans in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

1992

 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. Gomez appeared as a guest star on an episode of the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, as well as Hannah Montana. Following this, Gomez starred in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. Born Selena Marie Gomez in Grand Prairie, Texas.

2013

 Prince George of Cambridge
Prince George of Cambridge (born 22 July 2013) is the elder child, and only son, of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. He is third in line to succeed his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after his paternal grandfather and father. Born George Alexander Louis in St Mary’s Hospital, London.

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