Birthdays of Personalities on July 29

1166 :Henry II of Champagne (d. 1197)
1605 :Simon Dach, German poet (d. 1659)
1763 :Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (d. 1845)
1797 :Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
1801 :George Bradshaw, English publisher (d. 1853)
1805 :Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and political scientist (d. 1859)
1843 :Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (d. 1901)
1849 :Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)
1869 :Booth Tarkington, American author (d. 1946)
1872 :Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (d. 1957)
1874 :James Shaver Woodsworth, Canadian politician (d. 1942)
1876 :Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-born actress (d. 1949)
1878 :Don Marquis, American author (d. 1937)
1883 :Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator (d. 1945)
1883 :Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
1884 :Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
1885 :Theda Bara, American film actress (d. 1955)
1887 :Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-born composer (d. 1951)
1892 :William Powell, American actor (d. 1984)
1897 :Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
1898 :Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)
1899 :Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
1900 :Don Redman, American musician (d. 1964)
1900 :Eyvind Johnson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1976)
1904 :J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
1905 :Clara Bow, American actress (d. 1965)
1905 :Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish 2nd UN Secretary-General, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961)
1905 :Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
1905 :Thelma Todd, American actress (d. 1935)
1906 :Diana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (d. 1989)
1907 :Melvin Belli, American lawyer and actor (d. 1996)
1911 :Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
1911 :Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
1913 :Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
1914 :Irwin Corey, American stand-up comedian
1915 :Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
1916 :Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
1916 :Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
1918 :Edwin O'Connor, American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner (d. 1968)
1920 :Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
1920 :Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican actor (d. 1974)
1921 :Richard Egan, American actor (d. 1987)
1923 :Gordon Mitchell, American actor (d. 2003)
1923 :Jim Marshall, founder of Marshall Amplification
1924 :Elizabeth Short, victim in the Black Dahlia case (d. 1947)
1924 :Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
1925 :Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer
1925 :Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player
1927 :Harry Mulisch, Dutch author
1929 :Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
1930 :Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer
1932 :Nancy Kassebaum Baker, United States Senator from Kansas
1933 :Colin Davis, British racing driver
1933 :Lou Albano, American pro wrestling manager
1933 :Robert Fuller, American actor
1935 :Peter Schreier, German tenor
1936 :Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Senator from North Carolina
1937 :Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1938 :Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
1938 :Peter Jennings, Canadian-born journalist (d. 2005)
1941 :David Warner, English actor
1941 :Jennifer Dunn, American politician (d. 2007)
1942 :Tony Sirico, American actor
1943 :David Taylor, English snooker player
1946 :Diane Keen, English actress
1946 :Neal Doughty, American keyboardist (REO Speedwagon)
1947 :Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
1951 :Dan Driessen, American baseball player
1953 :Geddy Lee, Canadian bassist and singer (Rush)
1953 :Ken Burns, American producer and director
1953 :Patti Scialfa, American singer, guitarist and songwriter
1953 :Tim Gunn, American television personality
1955 :Dave Stevens, American illustrator
1955 :Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
1956 :Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
1956 :Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
1957 :Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
1957 :Nellie Kim, Russian gymnast
1959 :Dave LaPoint, American baseball player
1959 :John Sykes, British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang)
1959 :Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
1959 :Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
1962 :Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
1963 :Alexandra Paul, American actress
1963 :Graham Poll, English football referee
1963 :Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
1965 :Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
1965 :Dean Haglund, Canadian actor
1965 :Luis Alicea, baseball coach
1966 :Martina McBride, American singer
1966 :Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
1968 :Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist from the band Apocalyptica
1969 :Adele Stevens, English model and erotic actress
1971 :Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
1971 :Monica Calhoun, American actress
1972 :Wil Wheaton, American actor
1973 :Stephen Dorff, American actor
1973 :Wanya Morris, American singer (Boyz II Men)
1974 :Josh Radnor, American actor
1975 :Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
1979 :Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
1979 :Ronald Murray, American basketball player
1980 :Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
1980 :Rachel Miner, American actress
1980 :Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player
1981 :Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
1981 :Fernando Alonso, Spanish two time formula 1 world champion
1981 :Troy Perkins, American soccer player
1982 :Allison Mack, American actress
1982 :Janez Aljancic, Slovenian footballer
1982 :Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
1983 :Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
1984 :Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
1987 :Sabra Johnson, Winner of SYTYCD Season 3, American dancer
1991 :Miki Ishikawa, American actress
1993 :Munro Chambers, Canadian Actor



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