8 July


 John Pemberton
John Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was a Confederate veteran and an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola. Born John Stith Pemberton in Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia. (d. 1888)


 Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin (8 July 1838 – 8 March 1917) was a German general and later aircraft manufacturer. He founded the Zeppelin Airship company. Born Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin in Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany. (d. 1917)
 Eli Lilly
Eli Lilly (July 8, 1838 – June 6, 1898) was an American soldier, pharmaceutical chemist, industrialist, entrepreneur, and founder of the Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical corporation. Born in Baltimore, Maryland. (d. 1898)


 John D Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Born John Davison Rockefeller in Richford, New York. (d. 1937)


 Percy Grainger
Percy Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist. He is most generally associated with his piano arrangement of the folk-dance tune “Country Gardens”. Born Percy Aldridge Grainger in Melbourne. (d. 1961)


 Erik Chitty
Erik Chitty (8 July 1907 – 22 July 1977), was an English film and television actor. His television credits included a major role as “Mr. Smith” in Please Sir! His many films include CDoctor Zhivago (1965), Casino Royale (1967), The Railway Children (1970), The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). Born in Dover, Kent, England. (d. 1977)


 Nelson Rockefeller
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician. He served as the 41st Vice President of the United States (1974–1977) under President Gerald Ford. Born in Bar Harbor, Maine. (d. 1979)


 Billy Eckstine
Billy Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American singer of ballads and a bandleader of the swing era. Eckstine’s recording of “I Apologize” (MGM, 1948) was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. Born William Clarence Eckstine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (d. 1993)


 Craig Stevens
Craig Stevens (July 8, 1918 – May 10, 2000) was an American film and television actor. In 1958, Stevens gained national prominence for his starring role as private detective Peter Gunn in the television series. Born Gail Shikles Jr in Liberty, Missouri. (d. 2000)


 Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman (8 July 1934 – 2 December 1982) was an English comedy writer, comedian and actor, easily identified by his bulbous and crooked eyes. He starred in several British television comedy series, including At Last the 1948 Show and Marty, the latter of which won two BAFTA awards. He was the first Saturn Award winner for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Young Frankenstein. Born Martin Alan Feldman in East End of London. (d. 1982)


 Steve Lawrence
Steve Lawrence (born July 8, 1935) is an American singer and actor, perhaps best known as a member of a duo with his wife Eydie Gormé, billed as “Steve and Eydie”. Born Sidney Liebowitz in Brooklyn, New York.


 Polly James
Polly James (born 8 July 1941) is an English actress with a career in theatre, film, television and radio spanning nearly 50 years. She has worked extensively with leading directors including John Schlesinger and Peter Brook. She is best known for her role as Beryl Hennessey in the first four series of the British sitcom The Liver Birds (1969–74). Born Pauline Devaney in Blackburn, Lancashire.


 Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor (born July 8, 1944) is an American actor and voice actor, known for his roles as Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, and George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development. Born Jeffrey Michael Tambor in San Francisco, California.


 Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an American actress. Huston became the third generation of her family to win an Academy Award, for her performance in 1985′s Prizzi’s Honor, joining her father, director John Huston, and grandfather, actor Walter Huston. Born in Santa Monica, California.


 Monty Don
Monty Don (born 8 July 1955) is a British television presenter, writer and speaker on horticulture, best known for presenting the BBC television series Gardeners’ World. Born Montagu Denis Wyatt Don in Berlin.


 Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American film and theater actor and musician whose notable roles include Footloose, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, JFK, Apollo 13, Hollow Man, Friday the 13th, Frost/Nixon, X-Men: First Class, and Tremors. Bacon has won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, was nominated for an Emmy Award. Born Kevin Norwood Bacon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


 Pauline Quirke
Pauline Quirke (born 18 July 1959) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Sharon in the comedy series Birds of a Feather, along with her lifelong friend and frequent acting partner Linda Robson and playing Hazel Rhodes in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. Born Pauline Perpetua Quirke in Hackney, East London.


 Rocky Carroll
Rocky Carroll (born July 8, 1963) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Joey Emerson on Roc, as Dr. Keith Wilkes on Chicago Hope, and as NCIS Director Leon Vance on NCIS. Born Roscoe Carroll in Cincinnati, Ohio.


 Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor of film and stage. He is well known for his roles as guitarist Russell Hammond in Almost Famous, Will Bloom in Big Fish, and Prince Ashitaka in Princess Mononoke. In 2009, he appeared as Doctor Manhattan in the film Watchmen and as J. Edgar Hoover in the film Public Enemies. Born William Gaither Crudup in Manhasset, New York.
 Michael Weatherly
Michael Weatherly (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor and director, best known for his roles as Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the television series NCIS, and Logan Cale on the television series Dark Angel. Born Michael Manning Weatherly Jr in New York City.


Beck Hansen (Born July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, known by the stage name Beck. Born Bek David Campbell in Los Angeles, California.


 Sally Lindsay
Sally Lindsay (born 8 July 1973), is an English actress and television presenter known for her role as Shelley Unwin in the long-running ITV Soap opera Coronation Street. Lindsay voiced the character of Piella Bakewell in the 2008 BBC Wallace and Gromit film A Matter of Loaf and Death. Lindsay starred in the Sky1 comedy series Mount Pleasant. Born Sally Jane Lindsay in Stockport, England.


 Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American actor, rapper and dancer. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Born Jaden Christopher Syre Smith in Malibu, California.

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