July 5
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Birthdays



Étienne de Silhouette 1709 - French Controller-General of Finances under Louis XV


Sarah Siddons 1755 - Actress


Sir Stamford Raffles 1781 - British statesman, know for founding of the city of Singapore


David G. Farragut 1801 - Officer in U.S. Navy durin the U.S. Civil War, known for the paraphrased quote: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"


P.T. Barnum (Phineas Taylor Barnum) 1810 - American showman, businessman, entertainer


Cecil John Rhodes 1853 - British business man, politician in South Africa


Jean Cocteau (Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau) 1889 - Poet, novelist, dramatist, boxing manager, playwright


Henry Cabot Lodge 1902 - American statesman, historian


Milburn Stone 1904 - Actor


Georges Pompidou (Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou) 1911 - French politician


Janos Starker 1924 - Musician (cellist)


Warren Oates 1928 - Actor


Katherine Helmond 1934 - Actress ("Soap," "Who's the Boss")


Shirley Knight 1936 - Actress


Chuck Close 1940 - Artist


Robbie Robertston 1943 - Musician (The Band)


Michael Monarch 1950 - Musician (Steppenwolf)


Huey Lewis 1951 - Musician (Huey Lewis and the News)


Richard "The Goose" Gossage 1951 - Baseball player


Charles Ventre 1952 - Musician (River Road)


James Lofton 1956 - Football player


Marc Cohn 1959 - Singer, songwriter


Edie Falco 1963 - Actress ("The Sapranos")


Kathryn Erbe 1965 - Actress ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent")


Michael Stuhlbarg 1968 - Actor ("A Serious Man")


RZA (Robert Fitzgerald Diggs) 1969 - Music producer, author, rapper


Joe (the R&B singer) 1973


Bengt Lagerberg 1973 - Musician (The Cardigans)


Dale Godboldo 1975 - Actor


Bizarre 1978 - Musician (D12)


Amelie Mauresmo 1979 - Tennis player


Jason Wade 1980 - Musician (Lifehouse)


Dave Haywood 1982 - Musician (Lady Antebellum)


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