Birthdays of Personalities on July 15

1273 :Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (d. 1352)
1353 :Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
1458 :Juan Ponce de Leon, Spanish Explorer (d. 1521)
1471 :Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1494)
1553 :Archduke Ernest of Austria (d. 1595)
1573 :Inigo Jones, English architect (d. 1652)
1606 :Rembrandt, Dutch artist (d. 1669)
1631 :Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
1704 :August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (d. 1792)
1737 :Princess Louise-Marie of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1787)
1779 :Clement Clarke Moore, American educator, author, and poet (d. 1863)
1796 :Thomas Bulfinch, American mythologist (d. 1867)
1808 :Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, English Catholic archbishop (d. 1892)
1812 :James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
1837 :Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, queen of Portugal (d. 1859)
1848 :Vilfredo Pareto, Italian economist and sociologist (d. 1923)
1850 :Mother Cabrini, Italian-born Catholic saint (d. 1917)
1851 :Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
1864 :Marie Tempest, English singer and actress (d. 1942)
1865 :Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (d. 1945)
1870 :Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, Russian publisher and politician (d. 1922)
1871 :Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
1892 :Walter Benjamin, German literary critic and writer (d. 1940)
1894 :Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
1899 :Seán Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
1902 :Jean Rey, Belgian politician and President of the European Commission {d. 1983)
1903 :Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)
1904 :Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
1905 :Dorothy Fields, American librettist and lyricist (d. 1974)
1906 :Rudolf Rudi Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
1911 :Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
1913 :Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
1913 :Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (d. 2007)
1914 :Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (d. 1999)
1914 :Hammond Innes, English writer (d. 1998)
1914 :Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (d. 1996)
1918 :Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
1919 :Iris Murdoch, Irish writer (d. 1999)
1921 :Henri Colpi, French film director (d. 2006)
1921 :Robert Bruce Merrifield, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1922 :Leon M. Lederman, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1925 :Philip Carey, American actor
1926 :Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan author
1926 :Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d. 2003)
1928 :Carl Woese, American microbiologist
1929 :Charles Anthony, American tenor
1930 :Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
1930 :Richard Garneau, French Canadian sports journalist
1930 :Stephen Smale, American mathematician
1931 :Clive Cussler, American author
1932 :Ed Litzenberger, Canadian ice hockey player
1933 :Guido Crepax, Italian comics artist (d. 2003)
1933 :Julian Bream, English guitarist and lutenist
1934 :Harrison Birtwistle, English composer
1934 :Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (d. 1977)
1935 :Alex Karras, American football player and actor
1935 :Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
1935 :Ken Kercheval, American actor
1938 :Ernie Barnes, American artist and football player
1939 :Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal and former Prime Minister
1939 :Patrick Wayne, American actor
1941 :Denis Héroux, French Canadian film director and producer
1942 :Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler
1943 :Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Irish astrophysicist
1944 :Jan-Michael Vincent, American actor
1944 :Millie Jackson, American singer
1945 :Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (d. 2003)
1946 :Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
1946 :Linda Ronstadt, American singer
1947 :Peter Banks, British guitarist (Yes)
1948 :Artimus Pyle, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1949 :Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
1949 :Trevor Horn, British music producer
1950 :Arianna Huffington, Greek-born newspaper columnist
1951 :Jesse Ventura, professional wrestler and former Governor of Minnesota
1952 :Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
1952 :Judy McGrath, American television executive
1952 :Terry O'Quinn, American actor
1953 :Jean-Bertrand Aristide, former President of Haiti
1953 :John Denham, British politician
1954 :Mario Kempes, Argentine football player
1956 :Barry Melrose, Canadian hockey player, coach, and commentator
1956 :Ian Curtis, British musician (d. 1980)
1956 :Joe Satriani, American guitarist
1956 :Marky Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
1956 :Wayne Taylor, South African race car driver
1958 :Gary Heale, former professional English soccer player
1958 :Mac Thornberry, American politician
1959 :Shep Pettibone, American record producer
1959 :Vincent Lindon, French actor
1960 :Kim Alexis, American supermodel and actress
1960 :Willie Aames, American actor
1961 :Forest Whitaker, American actor
1961 :Lolita Davidovich, Canadian-born actress
1961 :Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq
1962 :Steve Brown, American darts player
1963 :Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-born actress
1963 :Steve Thomas, Canadian ice hockey player
1965 :David Miliband, British politician
1966 :Irène Jacob, French-born Swiss actress
1966 :Jason Bonham, English drummer; son of John Bonham
1967 :Adam Savage, American actor
1968 :Eddie Griffin, American comedian
1968 :Stan Kirsch, American actor
1970 :Chi Cheng, American musician
1971 :Danijela, Croatian singer
1972 :Beth Ostrosky, American model
1972 :Michael Barnett, UK musician / producer
1972 :Scott Foley, American actor
1972 :Scott Maslen, Actor
1973 :Brian Austin Green, American actor
1973 :John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born drummer (System of a Down)
1973 :W. Lane Startin, American author and politician
1974 :Chot Ulep, Filipino musician
1975 :Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
1975 :Kara Drew, An American professional wrestler better known as Cherry
1976 :Diane Kruger, German actress and former fashion model
1976 :Jim Jones, African Puerto Rican American rapper
1977 :Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab)
1977 :Kitana Baker, American model (Miller Light Catfight commercial)
1977 :Lana Parrilla, American actress
1977 :Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
1978 :Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
1979 :Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer
1979 :Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
1980 :Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
1980 :Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
1980 :Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
1982 :Haley Scarnato, American American Idol contestant
1983 :Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
1984 :Vice Cooler, American musician
1986 :Samantha Cohen, Jewish American Princess
1989 :Tristan Wilds, American actor
1992 :Koharu Kusumi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
1993 :Ryosuke Yamada, Japanese singer (Hey! Say! JUMP)



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