100 people born today: July 20

Mahmud II

Mahmud II was the 30th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1808 until his death in 1839. He was... more »

Vitamin C

Colleen Fitzpatrick is an actress. more »

Augustin Daly

John Augustin Daly was an American theatrical manager and playwright active in both the US and UK. more »

Tadeus Reichstein

Tadeusz Reichstein was a Polish-born Swiss chemist and Nobel laureate. more »

P. Kesavadev

P. Kesava Pillai, better known by his pen-name P. Kesavadev, was a novelist and social reformer... more »

Steve Freund

Steve Freund is an American blues guitarist, singer, bandleader and record producer. Freund has... more »

Radney Foster

Radney Foster is an American singer-songwriter and music producer. Initially a songwriter in... more »

Paweł Strzelecki

Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki KCB CMG FRGS MRS was a Polish explorer and geologist who in 1845... more »

Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root is an American politician, entrepreneur, television and radio personality, TV... more »

Marcia Hines

Marcia Elaine Hines, AM is an Australian vocalist, actress and TV personality. Hines made her... more »

Michael Hannan

Michael Hannan was a Roman Catholic priest and archbishop. Born in County Limerick, Republic of... more »

Rocco Landesman

Rocco Landesman has been a long-time Broadway theatre producer. He served as chairman of the... more »

John Reith, 1st Baron Reith

John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT GCVO GBE CB TD PC was a Scottish broadcasting... more »

Józef Bartosik

Józef Czeslaw Bartosik CB DSC was a Polish Naval officer, born in Topola Wielka near Ostrów... more »

John Seagall

Jay Jay French, is an American guitarist, manager and producer. French is most famous for his... more »

James O. Ellis

James O. Ellis, Jr. was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of... more »

Lola Albright

Lola Jean Albright is an American singer and actress. Albright worked as a model before moving... more »

Lo Ta-yu

Lo Ta-yu, also known as Luo Dayou and Law Tai-yau, is a Taiwanese singer and songwriter who,... more »


Girija Shettar was an Indian film actress of British Indian origin, known for her works in South... more »

Tom Casperson

Tom Casperson is a politician from the State of Michigan. He currently serves Republican member... more »

William Corcoran Eustis

William Corcoran Eustis was a captain in the United States Army and the personal assistant to... more »

Jacques Delors

Jacques Lucien Jean Delors is a French economist and politician, the eighth President of the... more »

Jason Loewenstein

Jason Loewenstein is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist... more »

Peter Forsberg

Peter Mattias "Foppa" Forsberg is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player and currently... more »

Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and... more »

Victor Heck

Victor Heck, born David Nordhaus, July 20, 1967, in St. Louis, Missouri, is an American editor... more »

Hans Conrad Werdmüller

Hans Conrad Werdmüller was a Swiss military commander and a member of the city council of... more »

Ernie Wilkins

Ernest Brooks Wilkins Jr. was a jazz arranger and writer who also played tenor saxophone. He... more »

Linda Mertens

Linda Mertens is a Belgian female singer. She is the female singer for the group Milk... more »

Alberto Santos-Dumont

Alberto Santos-Dumont was a Franco-Brazilian aviation pioneer. The heir of a wealthy family of... more »

Doug Ithier

Doug Ithier is an Australian footballer who played for Perth Glory, Walsall, and throughout Asia... more »

Václav Chvátal

Václav Chvátal is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at... more »

George II of Greece

George II reigned as King of Greece from 1922 to 1924 and from 1935 to 1947. more »

Iván Skerlecz

Iván Skerlecz de Lomnicza was the last Hungarian to be ban of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. Sk... more »

Kenneth Hesketh

Kenneth Hesketh is a British composer of contemporary classical music in numerous genres... more »

Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe

Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe was the regent of the Principality of Lippe from 1895 till 1897. more »

Aslan Abashidze

Aslan Abashidze was the leader of the Ajarian Autonomous Republic in western Georgia from 1991... more »

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and... more »

William Maclay

William Maclay was a politician from Pennsylvania during the eighteenth century. Maclay, along... more »

Barbara Mikulski

Barbara Ann Mikulski is the senior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the... more »

Ersilio Tonini

Ersilio Tonini was an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of... more »

Mark Bellinghaus

Mark Bellinghaus, is a Marilyn Monroe activist and a collector of Monroe memorabilia... more »

Victor R. Ramirez

Victor R. Ramirez is the current State Senator for District 47 in Prince George's County,... more »

Gerd Binnig

Gerd Binnig is a German physicist, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for the invention... more »

Sandra Oh

Sandra Miju Oh is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on... more »

James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth

Sir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baronet was a British politician and educationist. more »

Daniel Berdichevsky

Daniel Berdichevsky, also known as DemiDec Dan and "the Alpaca-in-Chief" is a noted figure in... more »


Indra is a singer and actress, best known in France. more »

Otto Warburg

Otto Warburg, was a German botanist. He was also a notable industrial agriculture expert, as... more »

Nakamura Tempu

Nakamura Tempū was a Japanese martial artist and founder of Japanese yoga. He was the first to... more »

Jozef Schell

Jozef Stefaan baron Schell was a Belgian molecular biologist. Jozef Schell studied Zoology and... more »

Ibrahim Kante

Ibrahim Kanté is a Malian soccer player, currently a member of the Missouri Comets, a MISL team. more »

Chris Amon

Christopher Arthur Amon MBE is a former motor racing driver from New Zealand. He was active in... more »

Uale Mai

Uale Mai Vala is a rugby union player and currently plays for the country's national teams, Manu... more »

Erik Axel Karlfeldt

Erik Axel Karlfeldt was a Swedish poet whose highly symbolist poetry masquerading as regionalism... more »

Jan Meyers

Jan Meyers is an American politician and a former member of the United States House of... more »

Christian Gottlieb Jöcher

Christian Gottlieb Jöcher was a German academic, librarian and lexicographer. Jöcher was born in... more »

Joe Pelton

Joe Pelton is an American business analyst and poker tournament player, who is based in Newport... more »

Kool G Rap

Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known by his stage name Kool G Rap is an American rapper. He... more »

Elliot Richardson

Elliot Lee Richardson was an American lawyer and politician who was a member of the cabinet of... more »

Jem Finer

Jeremy Max "Jem" Finer is an English musician, artist and composer. He was one of the founding... more »

Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas Friedman appeared in The Revenge of the Electric Car documentary film. more »

Henry Sidney

Sir Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland, was the eldest son of Sir William Sidney of Penshurst,... more »

Sabba S. Ştefănescu

Sabba S. Ştefănescu was a Romanian geophysicist, professor of geophysics, member of the Romanian... more »

Paul Cook

Paul Thomas Cook is an English drummer and member of the punk rock band Sex Pistols. more »

Richard Owen

Sir Richard Owen FRS KCB was an English biologist, comparative anatomist and paleontologist... more »

Sylvia Heal

Sylvia Lloyd Heal is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for... more »

Rick Lazaroff

Rick Alexander Lazaroff in Toronto, Ontario is a Canadian bassist, musician best known for his... more »

Agneta Sjödin

Agneta Sjödin is a Swedish television presenter and personality of the Swedish television... more »

Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet

Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet OM, PC was a British statesman and author. In a... more »

James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin

James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine, KT, GCB, PC, was a British colonial... more »

Herman Wildenvey

Herman Wildenvey, born Herman Theodor Portaas, was one of the most prominent Norwegian poets of... more »

Kaisa Korhonen

Kaisa Korhonen is a Finnish writer and recipient of the Eino Leino Prize in 1974. more »

Youakim Moubarac

Youakim Moubarac was a Lebanese French erudite. He was an Islamologist, an Arabist and a... more »

Larry Craig

Larry Edwin Craig is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served 18... more »

Eusèbe Renaudot

Eusèbe Renaudot was a French theologian and Orientalist. more »

DJ Screw

Robert Earl "DJ Screw" Davis, Jr. was an American hip hop DJ who was based in Houston, Texas. He... more »

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Jaime Alazraqui is an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, impressionist, voice... more »

Mark Mallman

Mark Mallman is a Minnesota musician and composer for film. Since 1998, he has released 7 full... more »

Rosie Smith

Rosie Smith is an English rock and metal musician, best known as the former keyboardist of the... more »

Camilo Henríquez

Friar José Camilo Henríquez González was a priest, author, politician, and is considered an... more »

George Hedley

George Albert Hedley was a professional footballer who won the 1902 and 1908 FA Cup finals with... more »

Pavel Datsyuk

Pavel Valerievich Datsyuk is a Russian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for... more »

Keith Simpson

Cedric Keith Simpson, CBE, FRCP, MD, MA, LLD, FRCPath, was an English forensic pathologist. He... more »

Camillo Massimo

Camillo Massimo was an Italian cardinal in 17th century Rome, best remembered as a major patron... more »

Simon Rex

Simon Rex Cutright, better known as Simon Rex or Dirt Nasty, is an American actor, comedian,... more »

Otto Schily

Otto Georg Schily was Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany from 1998 to 2005, in the... more »

Laurent Lucas

Laurent Lucas is a French actor. more »

Edward Leigh

Sir Edward Julian Egerton Leigh MP is a British Conservative politician. He has represented... more »

Thomas Rowe

Thomas Rowe was one of Australia's leading architects of the Victorian era. more »

Amphol Lumpoon

Amphol Lumpoon is a Thai actor. He is also the lead singer in the Thai rock band, Micro, but... more »

José Antonio Yorba

José Antonio Yorba, also known as Don José Antonio Yorba I, was a Spanish soldier and early... more »

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago is an American feminist artist and writer known for her large collaborative art... more »

John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair

Field Marshal John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair KT PC was a Scottish soldier and diplomat. He... more »

André Hekking

André Hekking was a French cellist. Born in Bordeaux, he studied with Charles Auguste de Bériot,... more »

Diana Rigg

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for the... more »

Auguste de Marmont

Auguste Frédéric Louis Viesse de Marmont, 1st Duke of Ragusa was a French General, nobleman and... more »

Sleepy LaBeef

Sleepy LaBeef is an American rockabilly musician. LaBeef stands 6' 7" tall and was given the... more »

Keiko Matsuzaka

Keiko Matsuzaka is a Japanese actress. Born in Ōta, Tokyo, her father was a naturalized South... more »

Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin

Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and 11th Earl of Kincardine was a Scottish nobleman and... more »