Birthdays of Personalities on July 18

1501 :Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (d. 1526)
1504 :Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
1552 :Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1612)
1634 :Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1695)
1635 :Robert Hooke, English scientist (d. 1703)
1670 :Giovanni Bononcini, Italian composer (d. 1747)
1718 :Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
1720 :Gilbert White, English ornithologist (d. 1793)
1797 :Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
1811 :William Makepeace Thackeray, English author (d. 1863)
1818 :Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
1821 :Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
1837 :Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
1845 :Tristan Corbičre, French poet (d. 1875)
1848 :W. G. Grace, English cricketer (d. 1915)
1850 :Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)
1853 :Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
1862 :Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (d. 1933)
1864 :Phillip Snowden, British politician (d. 1937)
1867 :Margaret Brown, American activist, philanthropist, and RMS Titanic passenger (d. 1932)
1871 :Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (d. 1946)
1881 :Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
1884 :Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
1887 :Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian soldier, politician and convicted traitor (d. 1945)
1890 :Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
1892 :Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
1895 :George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (d. 1954)
1897 :E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935)
1900 :Nathalie Sarraute, French writer (d. 1999)
1902 :Jessamyn West, American writer (d. 1984)
1903 :Chill Wills, American actor (d. 1978)
1906 :Clifford Odets, American writer (d. 1963)
1906 :S. I. Hayakawa, American semanticist and politician (d. 1992)
1908 :Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (d. 1944)
1909 :Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat and President (d. 1989)
1909 :Harriet Nelson, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
1909 :Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
1911 :Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
1913 :Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
1914 :Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
1916 :Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
1917 :Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
1918 :Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
1920 :Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
1921 :John Glenn, American astronaut and politician
1922 :Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
1923 :Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (d. 1997)
1924 :Inge Sřrensen, Danish swimmer
1925 :Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (d. 2004)
1926 :Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (d. 1987)
1926 :Robert Sloman, writer (d. 2005)
1927 :Kurt Masur, Silesian-born conductor
1929 :Dick Button, American figure skater
1929 :Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American singer (d. 2000)
1930 :Burt Kwouk, English actor
1933 :Jean Yanne, French film actor and director (d. 2003)
1933 :Syd Mead, American industrial and conceptual designer
1933 :Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet
1934 :Darlene Conley, American actress (d. 2007)
1934 :Roger Reynolds, American composer and teacher
1935 :Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader
1936 :Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player
1937 :Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
1937 :Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1938 :Ian Stewart, Scottish pianist (d. 1985)
1938 :Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director
1939 :Brian Auger, British musician
1939 :Dion DiMucci, American singer
1939 :Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (d. 2007)
1939 :Jerry Moore, American football coach
1940 :James Brolin, American actor
1940 :Joe Torre, American baseball player and manager
1941 :Frank Farian, German music producer
1941 :Lonnie Mack, American guitarist and singer
1941 :Martha Reeves, American singer
1942 :Adolf Ogi, Swiss politician
1942 :Bobby Susser, American songwriter and record producer
1942 :Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (d. 2006)
1946 :Leo Madder, Belgian actor
1947 :Steve Forbes, American entrepreneur and politician
1947 :Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
1948 :Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
1950 :Jack Layton, Canadian politician
1950 :Jerome Barkum, American football player
1950 :Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
1950 :Sir Richard Branson, British entrepreneur
1951 :Elio Di Rupo, Belgian politician
1954 :Ricky Skaggs, American country/bluegrass musician
1955 :Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor
1956 :Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach
1957 :Nick Faldo, English golfer
1960 :Anne-Marie Johnson, American actress
1961 :Elizabeth McGovern, American-born actress
1962 :Jack Irons, American drummer
1962 :Lee Arenberg, American actor
1963 :Al Snow, American professional wrestler
1963 :Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
1963 :Mike Greenwell, baseball player
1964 :Wendy Williams, radio host
1966 :Lori Alan, American actress
1967 :Vin Diesel, American actor
1969 :Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
1971 :Penny Hardaway, American basketball player
1974 :Alan Morrison, British poet
1975 :Daron Malakian, American guitarist
1975 :Torii Hunter, baseball player
1976 :Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
1977 :Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright
1977 :Dylan Lane, American television host
1978 :Ben Sheets, American baseball player
1978 :Mélissa Theuriau, French newscaster
1978 :Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player
1978 :Verónica Romeo, Spanish singer
1979 :Deion Branch, football player
1979 :Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
1979 :Jermaine Paul, American musician
1979 :Joey Mercury, American professional wrestler
1979 :Rick Baxter, American politician
1980 :Kristen Bell, American actress
1982 :Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
1982 :Ryan Cabrera, American musician and TV host
1985 :Chace Crawford, American actor



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