Happy Birthday to these Leo's who were born on July 31st.

  1. 1143 - Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)
  2. 1396 - Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1467)
  3. 1527 - Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, (d. 1576)
  4. 1598 - Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)
  5. 1702 - Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter (d. 1768)
  6. 1704 - Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (d. 1752)
  7. 1718 - John Canton, English physicist (d. 1772)
  8. 1724 - Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (d. 1801)
  9. 1803 - John Ericsson, Swedish inventor and engineer (d. 1889)
  10. 1816 - George Henry Thomas, American general (d. 1870)
  11. 1835 - Henri Brisson, French statesman (d. 1912)
  12. 1843 - Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet (d. 1918)
  13. 1858 - Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist (d. 1936)
  14. 1860 - Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist (d. 1940)
  15. 1867 - Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (d. 1966)
  16. 1883 - Fred Quimby, American film producer (d. 1965)
  17. 1884 - Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German politician (d. 1945)
  18. 1887 - Hans Freyer, German sociologist (d. 1969)
  19. 1901 - Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (d. 1985)
  20. 1904 - Brett Halliday, American writer (d. 1977)
  21. 1911 - George Liberace, American musician (d. 1983)
  22. 1912 - Bill Brown, Australian cricketer
  23. 1912 - Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 2006)
  24. 1912 - Irv Kupcinet, American newspaper columnist (d. 2003)
  25. 1913 - Bryan Hextall, Canadian hockey player (d. 1984)
  26. 1914 - Louis de Funès, French actor and comedian (d. 1983)
  27. 1916 - Billy Hitchcock, baseball player, coach, and official (d. 2006)
  28. 1916 - Bill Todman, American game show producer (d. 1979)
  29. 1916 - Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist, and writer
  30. 1918 - Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  31. 1918 - Hank Jones, American pianist
  32. 1919 - Curt Gowdy, American sports announcer (d. 2006)
  33. 1919 - Primo Levi, Italian author and chemist (d. 1987)
  34. 1921 - Whitney Young, American civil rights activist (d. 1971)
  35. 1921 - Peter Benenson, founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
  36. 1923 - Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish-born record company executive
  37. 1929 - Don Murray, American actor
  38. 1929 - José Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer
  39. 1929 - Lynne Reid Banks, British author
  40. 1930 - Oleg Popov, Russian clown
  41. 1931 - Kenny Burrell, American guitarist
  42. 1931 - Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach
  43. 1933 - Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer
  44. 1935 - Yvon Deschamps, French Canadian author, comedian and humorist
  45. 1936 - Vic Davalillo, baseball player
  46. 1939 - France Nuyen, French actress
  47. 1941 - Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
  48. 1943 - William Bennett, 3rd United States Secretary of Education
  49. 1943 - Susan Flannery, American actress
  50. 1943 - Lobo, American singer and songwriter
  51. 1944 - Geraldine Chaplin, American actress
  52. 1944 - Robert Carhart Merton, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  53. 1945 - Gary Lewis, American drummer and vocalist (Gary Lewis & the Playboys)
  54. 1946 - Bob Welch, American musician
  55. 1950 - Steve Miller, American writer
  56. 1951 - Evonne Goolagong, Australian tennis player
  57. 1951 - Barry Van Dyke, American actor
  58. 1952 - Alan Autry, American football player, actor, and Mayor of Fresno, California
  59. 1952 - Helmuts Balderis, Latvian hockey player
  60. 1952 - João Barreiros, Portuguese writer
  61. 1953 - James Read, American actor
  62. 1956 - Michael Biehn, American actor
  63. 1957 - Daniel Ash, Gothic Rock artist in such bands as Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets
  64. 1957 - Leon Durham, baseball player
  65. 1958 - Bill Berry, American drummer (R.E.M.)
  66. 1958 - Mark Cuban, American businessman, producer, and basketball team owner
  67. 1959 - Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist
  68. 1960 - Dale Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player
  69. 1962 - Wesley Snipes, American actor
  70. 1962 - Kevin Greene, professional American football player
  71. 1963 - Brian Skrudland, professional ice hockey player
  72. 1964 - Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs)
  73. 1965 - John Laurinaitis, American professional wrestler
  74. 1965 - J. K. Rowling, British novelist
  75. 1965 - Scott Brooks, former pro basketball player
  76. 1966 - Dean Cain, American actor
  77. 1967 - Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (d. 2005)
  78. 1969 - David Cash, American professional wrestler
  79. 1971 - Gus Frerotte, American football player
  80. 1971 - John Lowery (John 5), American guitarist
  81. 1973 - Chandra North, American supermodel
  82. 1974 - Emilia Fox, English actress
  83. 1974 - Jonathan Ogden, American football player
  84. 1975 - Simon Hirst, British radio DJ (hit40uk)
  85. 1975 - Randy Flores, baseball player
  86. 1975 - Mike Lincoln, baseball player
  87. 1976 - Joshua Cain, American guitarist (Motion City Soundtrack)
  88. 1976 - Annie Parisse, American actress
  89. 1976 - Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
  90. 1977 - Tim Couch, American football player
  91. 1978 - Justin Wilson, English race car driver
  92. 1978 - Will Champion, English drummer (Coldplay)
  93. 1978 - Ashley Smith, Hostage
  94. 1979 - Jade Kwan, Hong Kong singer
  95. 1979 - Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer
  96. 1979 - J.J. Furmaniak, Professional baseball player
  97. 1980 - Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato Rugby Player
  98. 1981 - Ira Losco, Maltese singer
  99. 1981 - Matthew "M. Shadows" Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
  100. 1982 - Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer
  101. 1986 - Evgeni Malkin, Russian hockey player