Today’s Birthdays: July 1st

From Those Were The Days (In Part)

1804George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucile Dudevant)
author; one of the first liberated women; died June 8, 1876


1872Louis Bleriot
aviator: 1st man to fly an airplane across the English Channel [1909]; died Aug 2, 1936

1899Thomas A. (Andrew) Dorsey
‘Father of Gospel Music’: musician: pianist; blues composer; gospel music composer: composed over 1,000 gospel songs; died Jan 23, 1993

1899Charles Laughton
Academy Award-winning actor: The Private Life of Henry VIII [1933]; Mutiny on the Bounty, Witness for the Prosecution, Advise and Consent, Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Captain Kidd, The Man on the Eiffel Tower, Spartacus; husband of actress Elsa Lanchester; died Dec 15, 1962

1902Myron Cohen
comedian, entertainer, actor: When Nature Calls; died Mar 10, 1986

1902William Wyler
director: Funny Girl, Ben Hur, The Big Country, Friendly Persuasion, Roman Holiday, Carrie, Wuthering Heights; died July 27, 1981

1908Estée Lauder
cosmetics mogul; died Apr 26, 2004


1915Willie Dixon
blues musician: bass: Big Three Trio; songwriter, producer: 1950s Chicago sound; died Jan 29, 1992

1916Olivia de Havilland
Academy Award-winning actress: To Each His Own [1946], The Heiress (1949); Gone with the Wind; sister of actress, Joan Fontaine

1925Farley Granger (Farley Earle II)
actor: Very Close Quarters, Night Flight from Moscow, The Purple Heart, The Robe, Arnold


1928Bobby Day (Byrd)
singer: Rockin’ Robin; groups: Hollywood Flames, Bob & Earl; died July 27, 1990

1931Leslie Caron
actress: Lili, The L-Shaped Room, Gigi, An American in Paris, Father Goose, Daddy Long Legs

1934Claude Berri (Langmann)
actor, director: Le Sex Shop, Marry Me, Marry Me, director: Germinal, Uranus, Manon of the Spring, Jean de Florette, Tchao Pantin, I Love All of You, One Wild Moment, The Two of Us; died Jan 12, 2009


1934Jamie Farr (Jameel Joseph Farah)
actor: M*A*S*H, The Blackboard Jungle, Scrooged, Cannonball Run, With Six You Get Egg Roll

1934Jean Marsh
actress: Upstairs, Downstairs, The Jewel in the Crown, Fatherland, Frenzy, The Changeling

1934Sydney Pollack
director: The Firm, Out of Africa, Tootsie, Absence of Malice, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, Three Days of the Condor, The Way We Were; died May 26, 2008

1936Wally Amos Jr.
entrepreneur: originated Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies, [sold name], now runs Chip & Cookie, Kailua, Hawaii [w/wife Christine Harris-Amos]

1939Karen Black
actress: Easy Rider, You’re a Big Boy Now, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby, House of 1000 Corpses

1939Delaney Bramlett
musician: guitar, singer: duo: Delaney & Bonnie: Never Ending Song of Love, Only You Know and I Know, LP: Delaney and Friends: Class Reunion, To Delaney from Bonnie, Accept No Substitute: The Original Delaney and Bonnie; TV performer: Shindig

1942Geneviève Bujold
actress: Anne of a Thousand Days, Coma, Dead Ringers


1945Debbie (Deborah Ann) Harry
singer: group: Blondie: The Tide is High, Rapture, Heart of Glass, Call Me

1947Harold McLinton
football: Washington Redskins linebacker: Super Bowl VII


1951Fred Schneider
musician: keyboards, singer: groups: Shake Society, The B-52’s: Rock Lobster, Quiche Lorraine, 606 0842, Dance This Mess Around

1952Dan Aykroyd
comedian, actor: Driving Miss Daisy, Sneakers, Coneheads, Saturday Night Live, Dragnet, Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Pearl Harbor

1953Pat Donovan
football: Dallas Cowboys tackle: Super Bowl X, XII, XIII


1956Lorna Patterson
actress: Goodtime Girls, Airplane!, Private Benjamin [TV]

1961Carl (Frederick Carlton) Lewis
Olympic Gold Medalist: long jump [1996], long jump and 4×100 relay [1992], 100 meter in 9.93 seconds, a world record, long jump, 4×100 meter relay [1988], 100 meter & 200 meter sprints, long jump & 4×100 meter relay [1984]; Olympic Hall of Famer; AP Male Athlete of the Year [1983, 1984]

1961Princess Diana (Spencer)
Princess of Wales; killed in car crash in Paris, France, August 31, 1997

1963Roddy Bottum
musician: keyboards: group: Faith No More

1967Pamela Anderson
actress: Baywatch, Raw Justice, Playboy’s Babes of Baywatch, Pam & Tommy Lee: Stolen Honeymoon, Cribs

1970Henry Simmons
actor: NYPD Blue, Another World, One Life to Live, A Gentleman’s Game

1972Claire Forlani
actress: J.F.K.: Reckless Youth, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, The Rock, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, Meet Joe Black, AntiTrust

1977Liv Tyler
model, actress: Silent Fall, Heavy, That Thing You Do!, Armageddon, Cookie’s Fortune, Lord of the Rings series

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