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Heinz Barwich

Heinz Barwich (July 22, 1911-April 10, 1966)

Heinz Barwich was a German nuclear physicist. He was deputy director of the Siemens Research Laboratory II in Berlin. At the close of World War II, he followed the decision of Gustav Hertz, to go to the Soviet Union for ten years to work on the Soviet atomic bomb project, for which he received the Stalin Prize. He was director of the... Wikipedia
Stephen Vincent Benét

Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898-March 13, 1943)

Stephen Vincent Benét was an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist. Benét is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, 'John Brown's Body', for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and "By the Waters of Babylon". In 2009, The Library of... Wikipedia
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento (July 22, 1977-)

Marco Benevento is a pianist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer who has been a member of the New York experimental music rock and jazz scene since 1999. He is the founder and recording engineer of Fred Short, a recording studio in Upstate New York. Marco Benevento's songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing. Wikipedia
Livingston, New Jersey

Joel Brinkley (July 22, 1952-March 11, 2014)

Joel Graham Brinkley was an American syndicated columnist. He taught in the journalism program at Stanford University from 2006 until 2013, after a 23-year career with 'The New York Times'. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe (July 22, 1955-)

William J. "Willem" Dafoe is an American actor, voice actor and model. Wikipedia
Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Pete Dexter (July 22, 1943-)

Pete Dexter is an American novelist. Wikipedia
Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon (July 22, 1980-)

Scott Ronald Dixon, MNZM is a New Zealand professional racing driver and a triple IndyCar Champion. Competing for Chip Ganassi Racing since joining IndyCar, Dixon has won the championship in 2003, 2008, and 2013, and he won the 92nd Indianapolis 500 in 2008 from pole position. Scott currently has 37 American Open Wheel wins. That means he is fifth... Wikipedia
Brisbane, Australia
Bob Dole

Bob Dole (July 22, 1923-)

Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. In the 1976 presidential election, he was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President and incumbent President Gerald Ford's running mate. In the presidential election of... Wikipedia
Russell, Kansas, United states

Boris Eifman (July 22, 1946-)

Boris Eifman is one of the few, if not the only Russian choreographer whose energetic life in art has been going on for several decades. He has done more than fifty ballet performances. Wikipedia
Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher (July 22, 1934-)

Estelle Louise Fletcher is an American film and television actress. She initially debuted in television series such as 'Maverick' in 1959 before being cast in Robert Altman's 'Thieves Like Us'. The following year, Fletcher gained international recognition for her performance as Nurse Ratched in the 1975 film 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest', for... Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Bryan Forbes

Bryan Forbes (July 22, 1926-May 8, 2013)

Bryan Forbes, CBE was an English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist, described as a "Renaissance man" and "one of the most important figures in the British film industry". Best known as the director of the film 'The Stepford Wives', he wrote and directed several other critically acclaimed films, including 'Whistle Down... Wikipedia
Stratford, Essex
Virginia Water, Surrey, England

Jeffrey Gettleman (July 22, 1971-)

Jeffrey A. Gettleman is an American journalist. Since 2006, he has been the East Africa Bureau Chief for 'The New York Times'. Wikipedia
Danny Glover

Danny Glover (July 22, 1946-)

Daniel Lebern "Danny" Glover is an American actor, film director and political activist. Glover is well known for his roles as Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in the 'Lethal Weapon' film series, Mr. Albert Johnson in 'The Color Purple', cowboy Mal Johnson in 'Silverado', Michael Harrigan in 'Predator 2', corrupt cop James McFee in 'Witness',... Wikipedia
San Francisco, U.S.
Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez (July 22, 1992-)

Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress, singer and fashion designer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series 'Barney & Friends' in the early 2000s. In 2007, Gomez came to prominence after being cast in the Disney Channel television series 'Wizards of Waverly Place'. She portrayed the starring... Wikipedia
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Olivier Gourmet

Olivier Gourmet (July 22, 1963-)

Olivier Gourmet is a Belgian actor. Wikipedia
Namur, Belgium
Don Henley

Don Henley (July 22, 1947-)

Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career. Henley was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971–1980, when the band broke up, and from 1994–present, when they reunited. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles... Wikipedia
Gilmer, Texas, United States
Gustav Ludwig Hertz

Gustav Ludwig Hertz (July 22, 1887-October 30, 1975)

Gustav Ludwig Hertz was a German experimental physicist and Nobel Prize winner, and a nephew of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz. Wikipedia
Hamburg, Germany
Berlin, Germany

Simon Kaye (July 22, 1935-)

Simon Kaye is a British sound engineer. He won two Academy Awards for Best Sound and has been nominated for another two in the same category. He has worked on over 70 films since 1959. Wikipedia
London, England
John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo (July 22, 1964-)

John Alberto Leguizamo is a Colombian–American actor, voice actor, producer, comedian, playwright and screenwriter. As of 2009, Leguizamo has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, starred on Broadway in several productions, made over a dozen television appearances, and has produced or starred in many other television shows. Wikipedia
Bogotá, Colombia
Alan Menken

Alan Menken (July 22, 1949-)

Alan Irwin Menken is an American musical theatre and film composer and pianist. Menken is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores for 'The Little Mermaid', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Aladdin', and 'Pocahontas' have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for 'Little Shop of... Wikipedia
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Karl Menninger

Karl Menninger (July 22, 1893-July 18, 1990)

Karl Augustus Menninger was an American psychiatrist and a member of the Menninger family of psychiatrists who founded the Menninger Foundation and the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. Wikipedia
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Vivien Merchant

Vivien Merchant (July 22, 1929-October 3, 1982)

Vivien Merchant was an English actress. She began her career in 1942 and became known for dramatic roles on stage and in films. In 1956, she married the playwright Harold Pinter and performed in many of his plays. Wikipedia
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
London, England

Sandeep Pandey (July 22, 1965-)

Sandeep Pandey is an Indian social activist. He co-founded Asha for Education with Dr. Deepak Gupta and V.J.P Srivastava while working on his PhD in Mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Currently he is working as a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi. Wikipedia
Paul Quarrington

Paul Quarrington (July 22, 1953-January 21, 2010)

Paul Lewis Quarrington was a Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator. Wikipedia
Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta (July 22, 1932-October 20, 2014)

Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo was a Dominican fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo; he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues... Wikipedia
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Kent, Connecticut, U.S.
Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins (July 22, 1932-)

Thomas Eugene "Tom" Robbins is an American author. His best-selling novels are "seriocomedies", often wildly poetic stories with a strong social and philosophical undercurrent, an irreverent bent, and scenes extrapolated from carefully researched bizarre facts. His novel 'Even Cowgirls Get the Blues' was made into a movie in 1993 by Gus Van Sant... Wikipedia
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Alvin Robertson (July 22, 1962-)

Alvin Cyrrale Robertson is a retired American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1984 to 1993, and for one final season in 1995–96. Wikipedia
Barberton, Ohio
Kate Ryan

Kate Ryan (July 22, 1980-)

Kate Ryan is a Belgian World Music Award winner. She began her singing career in 2001 and later found fame with a string of dance hits. These included covers, mostly of Mylène Farmer and France Gall, such as "Désenchantée", "Libertine", and "Ella, elle l'a" as well as new material. Ryan represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with... Wikipedia
Tessenderlo, Belgium
Claudio Santamaria

Claudio Santamaria (July 22, 1974-)

Claudio Santamaria is an Italian actor best known for portraying the terrorist Carlos in 'Casino Royale'. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Bobby Sherman

Bobby Sherman (July 22, 1943-)

Robert Cabot "Bobby" Sherman, Jr., is an American singer, actor and occasional songwriter, who became a popular teen idol in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California
David Shuster

David Shuster (July 22, 1967-)

David Martin Shuster is an American television journalist and talk radio host. He currently works for Al Jazeera America. He has also been an anchor for MSNBC and worked for Fox News, CNN, and Current TV. Wikipedia
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
David Spade

David Spade (July 22, 1964-)

David Wayne Spade is an American actor, comedian, and television personality. He is best known for his nasally and high pitched voice and his use of cutting and sarcastic one liners and his sometimes childish stage personality. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live', for co-starring in the 1995 comedy 'Tommy Boy',... Wikipedia
Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.
Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp (July 22, 1938-)

Terence Henry Stamp is an English actor. Since starting his acting career in 1962, he has appeared in over 60 films. His performance in the title role of 'Billy Budd', his film debut, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer. Wikipedia
Stepney, London, England, U.K.
Pavel Sukhoi

Pavel Sukhoi (July 22, 1895-September 15, 1975)

Pavel Osipovich Sukhoi was a Soviet aerospace engineer. He designed the Sukhoi military aircraft and founded the Sukhoi Design Bureau. Wikipedia
Hlybokaye, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek (July 22, 1940-)

George Alexander "Alex" Trebek is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show 'Jeopardy!' since 1984, and has also hosted a number of other game shows, including 'The Wizard of Odds', 'Double Dare', 'High Rollers', 'Battlestars', 'Classic Concentration' and 'To Tell the Truth'. Trebek has made... Wikipedia
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Despina Vandi

Despina Vandi (July 22, 1969-)

Despina Vandi, born as Despina Malea born 22 July 1969, is a Greek singer of Pontic Greek ancestry. Born in Tübingen near Stuttgart, Germany, Vandi's family returned to Kavala, Greece when she was six years old. After moving to Athens in the early 1990s, Vandi signed with Minos EMI and released two albums 'Gela Mou' and 'Esena Perimeno'. She then... Wikipedia
Stuttgart–Tübingen, West Germany
Selman Waksman

Selman Waksman (July 22, 1888-August 16, 1973)

Selman Abraham Waksman was a Ukrainian-born, Jewish-American inventor, biochemist and microbiologist whose research into organic substances—largely into organisms that live in soil—and their decomposition promoted the discovery of Streptomycin, and several other antibiotics. A professor of biochemistry and microbiology at Rutgers University for... Wikipedia
Pryluky, near Kiev, Ukraine
Woods Hole, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States of America

Hannah Waterman (July 22, 1975-)

Hannah Waterman-Groves is an English actress, daughter of 'Minder' star Dennis Waterman and actress Patricia Maynard. Wikipedia
London, England
Margery Williams

Margery Williams (July 22, 1881-September 4, 1944)

Margery Williams Bianco was an English-American author, primarily of popular children's books. A professional writer since the age of nineteen, she achieved lasting fame at forty-one with the 1922 publication of the classic that is her best-known work, 'The Velveteen Rabbit'. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
Sergei Zubov

Sergei Zubov (July 22, 1970-)

Sergei Alexandrovich Zubov is a former Russian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Dallas Stars, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League as well as SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League. Zubov won Stanley Cups with the Rangers in 1994 and the Stars in 1999. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russian SFSR, URS