Happy Birthday to these Cancer' who were born on July 18th.

  1. 1013 - Hermannus Contractus, learned monk (d. 1054)
  2. 1501 - Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (d. 1526)
  3. 1504 - Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
  4. 1552 - Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1612)
  5. 1634 - Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1695)
  6. 1635 - Robert Hooke, English scientist (d. 1703)
  7. 1670 - Giovanni Bononcini, Italian composer (d. 1747)
  8. 1718 - Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
  9. 1720 - Gilbert White, English ornithologist (d. 1793)
  10. 1797 - Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
  11. 1811 - William Makepeace Thackeray, English author (d. 1863)
  12. 1821 - Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
  13. 1837 - Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
  14. 1845 - Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
  15. 1848 - William Gilbert Grace, English cricketer (d. 1915)
  16. 1853 - Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
  17. 1862 - Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (d. 1933)
  18. 1867 - Margaret Brown,The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Titanic survivor (d. 1932)
  19. 1864 - Phillip Snowden, British politician (d. 1937)
  20. 1881 - Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
  21. 1884 - Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
  22. 1887 - Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian politician and traitor (d. 1945)
  23. 1890 - Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
  24. 1892 - Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
  25. 1894 - Isaac Babel, Ukrainian writer (d. 1940)
  26. 1900 - Nathalie Sarraute, French writer (d. 1999)
  27. 1902 - Jessamyn West, American writer (d. 1984)
  28. 1902 - Chill Wills, American actor (d. 1978)
  29. 1906 - S. I. Hayakawa, American semanticist and politician (d. 1992)
  30. 1906 - Clifford Odets, American writer (d. 1963)
  31. 1908 - Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (d. 1944)
  32. 1909 - Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat and President (d. 1989)
  33. 1909 - Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
  34. 1911 - Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
  35. 1913 - Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
  36. 1914 - Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  37. 1916 - Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
  38. 1917 - Henri Salvador, French singer
  39. 1918 - Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  40. 1921 - John Glenn, Mercury Seven astronaut and United States Senator from Ohio
  41. 1922 - Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
  42. 1923 - Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (d. 1997)
  43. 1925 - Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete
  44. 1927 - Kurt Masur, Silesian-born conductor
  45. 1929 - Dick Button, American figure skater
  46. 1929 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American singer (d. 2000)
  47. 1930 - Burt Kwouk, English actor
  48. 1933 - Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet
  49. 1935 - Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader
  50. 1937 - Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  51. 1937 - Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
  52. 1938 - Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director
  53. 1939 - Dion DeMucci, American singer
  54. 1939 - Brian Auger, British musician
  55. 1940 - James Brolin, American actor
  56. 1940 - Joe Torre, baseball player and manager
  57. 1941 - Martha Reeves, American singer
  58. 1942 - Adolf Ogi, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  59. 1947 - Steve Forbes, American entrepreneur and politician
  60. 1947 - Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
  61. 1948 - Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  62. 1950 - Sir Richard Branson, British entrepreneur
  63. 1950 - Jack Layton, Canadian politician
  64. 1951 - Elio Di Rupo, Belgian politician
  65. 1954 - Ricky Skaggs, American country/bluegrass musician
  66. 1957 - Nick Faldo, English golfer
  67. 1960 - Anne-Marie Johnson, American actress
  68. 1961 - Elizabeth McGovern, American-born actress
  69. 1962 - Jack Irons, American drummer Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  70. 1963 - Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
  71. 1963 - Mike Greenwell, baseball player
  72. 1963 - Al Snow, American professional wrestler
  73. 1967 - Vin Diesel, American actor
  74. 1969 - Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  75. 1971 - Penny Hardaway, American basketball player
  76. 1975 - Torii Hunter, baseball player
  77. 1975 - Daron Malakian, American guitarist (System of a Down)
  78. 1977 - Dylan Lane, American television host
  79. 1978 - Ben Sheets, baseball player
  80. 1979 - Deion Branch, football player
  81. 1979 - Joey Mercury, American professional wrestler
  82. 1980 - Kristen Bell, American actress
  83. 1982 - Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and Miss World 2000
  84. 1982 - Ryan Cabrera, American musician and TV host
  85. 1998 - Nixzmary Brown, child abuse icon (d.2006)