Birthdays of Personalities on July 20

356 :BC Alexander the Great, Macedonian king and military leader (d. 323 BC)
810 :Imam Bukhari, Muslim scholar and compiler of Hadith (d. 870)
1304 :Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (d. 1374)
1537 :Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)
1620 :Nikolaes Heinsius, Dutch scholar (d. 1681)
1659 :Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)
1754 :Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)
1757 :Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (d. 1811)
1774 :Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)
1797 :Sir Pawel Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873)
1822 :Gregor Mendel, father of modern genetics (d. 1884)
1838 :Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)
1838 :George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928)
1847 :Max Liebermann, German artist (d. 1935)
1849 :Robert Anderson Van Wyck, Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)
1858 :Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
1864 :Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize in Literature laureate (d. 1931)
1868 :Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)
1873 :Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
1876 :Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)
1889 :John Reith, British broadcast executive (d. 1971)
1890 :King George II of Greece (d. 1947)
1893 :George Llewelyn-Davies, one of the 'Lost Boys' for the Peter Pan book (d. 1915)
1895 :László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
1897 :Tadeus Reichstein, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (d. 1996)
1901 :Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
1902 :Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)
1909 :Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
1910 :Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
1918 :Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
1919 :Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountain climber (d. 2008)
1920 :Elliot Richardson, American politician (d. 1999)
1922 :Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
1923 :Stanislaw Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
1924 :Mort Garson, Canadian composer
1924 :Thomas Berger, American novelist
1925 :Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and writer (d. 1961)
1925 :Jacques Delors, French President of the European Commission
1926 :Lola Albright, American actress
1926 :Patricia Cutts, English actress (d. 1974)
1929 :Mike Ilitch, American businessman, sports executive, and philanthropist
1929 :Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (d. 1999)
1930 :Chuck Daly, American basketball coach
1930 :Sally Ann Howes, English-born singer and actress
1932 :Nam June Paik, Korean-born artist (d. 2006)
1932 :Otto Schily, German politician
1933 :Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (d. 1999)
1933 :Cormac McCarthy, American author
1933 :Rex Williams, English snooker player
1934 :Aliki Vougiouklaki, Greek actress (d. 1996)
1934 :Uwe Johnson, German writer
1935 :Ted Rogers, English comedian (d. 2001)
1936 :Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator from Maryland
1937 :Ken Ogata, Japanese actor
1938 :Dame Diana Rigg, English actress
1938 :Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
1938 :Roger Hunt, English footballer
1939 :Judy Chicago, American artist
1940 :Tony Oliva, Cuban baseball player
1941 :Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
1942 :Pete Hamilton, American race car driver
1942 :Ron Bowden, Australian politician
1943 :Wendy Richard, English actress
1945 :Bo Rein, American football coach (d. 1980)
1945 :John Lodge, English musician (The Moody Blues)
1945 :Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (d. 2005)
1945 :Kim Carnes, American singer and songwriter
1945 :Larry Craig, American politician (U.S Senator from Idaho)
1946 :Randal Kleiser, American film director
1947 :Carlos Santana, Mexican-born American guitarist
1947 :Gerd Binnig, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
1948 :Muse Watson, American actor
1950 :Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
1950 :Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
1951 :Jeff Rawle, English actor
1952 :Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress
1953 :Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
1953 :Thomas Friedman, American journalist
1954 :Moira Harris, American actress
1955 :Jem Finer, English musician and composer (The Pogues)
1956 :Paul Cook, English musician (The Sex Pistols)
1957 :Donna Dixon, American actress
1957 :Nancy Cruzan, American figure in right-to-die case (d. 1990)
1958 :Mick MacNeil, ex-keyboardist with Simple Minds
1962 :Carlos Alazraqui, American actor and comedian
1962 :Lee Harris, English drummer (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
1963 :Frank Whaley, American actor
1964 :Bernd Schneider, German race car deriver
1964 :Chris Cornell, American musician Soundgarden/Audioslave
1964 :Dean Winters, American actor
1964 :Kool G Rap, American musician
1964 :Terri Irwin, American television personality and wife of Steve Irwin.
1966 :Stone Gossard, American musician
1967 :Reed Diamond, American actor
1968 :Jimmy Carson, American ice hockey player
1968 :Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
1968 :Michael Park, American actor
1969 :Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
1969 :Josh Holloway, American actor
1969 :Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies)
1969 :Vitamin C, American singer
1971 :Charles Johnson, American baseball player
1971 :DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (d. 2000)
1971 :Sandra Oh, Korean Canadian actress
1972 :Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
1973 :Claudio Reyna, American soccer player
1973 :Courtney Taylor-Taylor, American singer (The Dandy Warhols)
1973 :Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway
1973 :Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
1973 :Peter Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player
1974 :Bengie Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
1974 :Simon Rex, American actor
1975 :Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
1975 :Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
1975 :Judy Greer, American actress
1975 :Ray Allen, American basketball player
1976 :Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
1976 :Andrew Stockdale, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
1976 :Erica Hill, American news anchor
1977 :Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
1977 :Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
1978 :Charlie Korsmo, American actor
1978 :Elliott Yamin, American Idol contestant
1978 :Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player
1978 :Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete
1978 :Will Solomon, American basketball player
1979 :Claudine Barretto, Filipino actress
1979 :David Ortega, Spanish freestyle and backstroke swimmer
1979 :Miklos Feher, Hungarian football player (d. 2004)
1980 :Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model
1980 :Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
1981 :Damien Delaney. Irish footballer
1981 :Thorsten Engelmann, German rower
1982 :Percy Daggs III, American actor
1984 :Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
1984 :Troy Smith, American football player
1985 :John Francis Daley, American actor
1988 :Julianne Hough, American ballroom dancer; actress; singer
1991 :William Tomlin, British actor
1997 :Billi Bruno, American actress
1999 :Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco



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