July 2024

George Kennedy as July Johnson



JULY 1, 1876 Susan Glaspell is born in Davenport, Iowa.

JULY 1, 1915 Willie Dixon is born in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

JULY 1, 1945 Debbie Harry is born in Miami, Florida.

JULY 1, 1966 – The first color television transmission in emanates from Toronto, Canada.

JULY 1, 1971 Missy Elliott is born Melissa Arnette Elliott in Portsmouth, Virginia.

JULY 2, 1925Medgar Evers is born in Decatur, Mississippi.

JULY 2, 2002Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

JULY 3, 1883Franz Kafka is born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

JULY 3, 1935Cheo Feliciano is born José Luis Cheo" Feliciano in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

JULY 3, 1971Julian Assange is born in Townsville, Australia.

JULY 3, 1886The New York Tribune automates typesetting by hand.

JULY 4, 1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne is born in Salem, Massachusetts.

JULY 4, 1826 Stephen Foster is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

JULY 4, 1865Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published.

JULY 5, 1934 – Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco, California.

JULY 5, 1940Chuck Close is born in Monroe, Washington.

JULY 6, 1907Frida Kahlo is born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón in Mexico City, Mexico.

JULY 6, 1609Bohemia is granted freedom of religion.

JULY 7, 1907Robert Heinlein is born in Butler, Missouri.

JULY 7, 1940Ringo Starr is born Richard Starkey in Liverpool, England.

JULY 7, 1947Aliens invade Roswell, New Mexico.

JULY 8, 1864Fred Holland Day is born in Norwood, Massachusetts.

JULY 8, 1908Louis Jordan is born in Brinkley, Arkansas.

JULY 8, 1917Faye Emerson is born in Elizabeth, Louisiana.

JULY 8, 2011 Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the United States Space Shuttle program.

JULY 9, 1811Fanny Fern is born in Portland, Maine.

JULY 9, 1909Basil Wolverton is born in Central Point, Oregon.

JULY 9, 1945Root Boy Slim is born in Asheville, North Carolina.

JULY 9, 1946Bon Scott is born in Angus, Scotland.

JULY 9, 1964Courtney Love is born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, Calfornia.

JULY 9, 1975Jack White is born John Anthony Gillis in Detroit, Michigan.

JULY 9, 1975Isaac Brock is born in Helena, Montana.

JULY 9, 1896William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech in Chicago, Illinois.

JULY 10, 1907Blind Boy Fuller is born Fulton Allen in Wadesboro, North Carolina.

JULY 10, 1962Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.

JULY 11, 1922 – The Hollywood Bowl opens.

JULY 11, 1959Suzanne Vega is born in Santa Monica, California.

JULY 12, 1817Henry David Thoreau is born in Concord, Massachusetts.

JULY 12, 1876Max Jacob is born in Brittany, France.

JULY 12, 1895Buckminster Fuller is born in Milton, Massachusetts.

JULY 12, 1917The Bisbee Deportation occurs as hired vigilantes for the mining companies kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and their families from Bisbee, Arizona.

JULY 12, 1943Christine McVie is born in Cumbria, England.

JULY 13, 1793Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday.

JULY 13, 1907Kenneth Stubbs is born in Ochlocknee, Georgia.

JULY 13, 1942Roger McGuinn is born in Chicago, Illinois.

JULY 14, 1862Gustav Klimt is born in Vienna, Austria.

JULY 14, 1912Woody Guthrie is born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma.

JULY 14, 1926Harry Dean Stanton is born in West Irvine, Kentucky.

JULY 14, 2000Solar flares cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth.

JULY 15, 1915Neith Boyce's Constancy debuts.

JULY 15, 1946Linda Ronstadt is born in Tucson, Arizona.

JULY 15, 1951Jessie Ventura is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

JULY 15, 2006Twitter is launched

JULY 16, 1873Agnes Weinrich is born in Des Moines County, Iowa.

JULY 16, 1941Desmond Dekker is born in St. Andrew, Jamaica.

JULY 16, 1999John F. Kennedy, Jr., dies in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

JULY 17, 1898Berenice Abbott is born in Springfield, Ohio.

JULY 17, 1918 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is murdered by the Bolsheviks.

JULY 17, 1935Peter Schickele is born in Ames, Iowa.

JULY 17, 1972Elizabeth Cook is born in Wildwood, Florida.

JULY 18, 1937Hunter S. Thompson is born in Louisville, Kentucky.

JULY 18, 1968Intel is founded in Mountain View, California.

JULY 19, 1937Karen Dalton is born in Enid, Oklahoma.

JULY 19, 64 ADNero fiddles as Rome, Italy burns.

JULY 20, 1976Andrew Stockdale is born in Queensland, Australia.

JULY 20, 1977 – The United States Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.

JULY 21, 1899Ernest Hemingway is born in Oak Park, Illinois.

JULY 21, 1899Hart Crane is born in Garrettsville, Ohio.

JULY 21, 1939Kim Fowley is born in Los Angeles, California.

JULY 21, 1918U-156 shells Nauset Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts.

JULY 22, 1882Edward Hopper is born in Upper Nyack, New York.

JULY 22, 1941George Clinton is born in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

JULY 22, 1951Dezik and Tsygan become the first dogs in space.

JULY 23, 1943Tony Joe White is born in Oak Grove, Louisiana.

JULY 23, 1982 – The International Whaling Commission votes to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.

JULY 24, 1487 – Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against a ban on foreign beer.

JULY 24, 1860Alphonse Mucha is born in Ivancice, Czech Republic.

JULY 24, 1897Amelia Earhart is born in Atchinson, Kansas.

JULY 24, 1900Zelda Fitzgerald is born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama.

JULY 24, 1919William Copley is born in New York City, New York.

JULY 24, 1952Gus Van Sant is born in Louisville, Kentucky.

JULY 25, 1958Thurston Moore is born in Coral Gables, Florida.

JULY 25, 1965Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

JULY 26, 1887 - Unua Libro is published birthing the Esperanto movement .

JULY 26, 1943Mick Jagger is born in Kent, England.

JULY 26, 1943Susan George is born in London, England.

JULY 26, 1970Joan Wasser is born in Biddeford, Maine.

JULY 26, 1974Iron & Wine is born Samuel Ervin Beamin in Chapin, South Carolina.

JULY 27, 1944Bobbie Gentry is born Roberta Lee Streeter in Chickasaw, Mississippi.

JULY 28, 1887Marcel Duchamp is born in Blainville-Crevon, France.

JULY 28, 1901Rudy Vallée is born in Island Pond, Vermont.

JULY 28, 1924Anne Braden is born in Louisville, Kentucky.

JULY 28, 1973 – 600,000 people attend the rock festival at New York's Watkins Glen International Raceway.

JULY 29, 1905Clara Bow is born in Brooklyn, New York.

JULY 29, 1905Stanley Kunitz is born in Worcester, Massachusetts.

JULY 29, 1906Thelma Todd is born in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

JULY 29, 1914 – The Cape Cod Canal opens.

JULY 30, 1956Jesco White is born in Bandytown, West Virginia.

JULY 30, 1960Richard Linklater is born in Houston, Texas.

JULY 30, 2006 – The 42-year-run of the BBC's music show, Top of the Pops, grinds to a halt.

JULY 31, 1944Geraldine Chaplin is born in Santa Monica, California.

JULY 31, 1930 – The radio mystery program The Shadow graces the airwaves for the first time.