Who Was Born Today – July 29 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – July 29 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on July 29
1805 Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian ( Democracy in America).
1877 Charles William Beebe, American biologist, explorer and writer.
1878 Don Marquis, novelist and poet.
1883 Benito Mussolini, Dictator of Italy (1922-1945).
1887 Sigmund Romberg, composer.
1900 Owen Lattimore, writer.
1905 Stanley Kunitz, poet.
1905 Dag Hammerarskjold, Nobel Peace Prize winner, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961).
1909 Chester Himes, author (Cotton Comes to Harlem, If He Hollers, Let Him Go).
1918 Edwin Greene O’Connor, author (The Last Hurrah).
1918 Mary Lee Settle, novelist.
1920 Hank Ketchum, cartoonist, creator of Dennis the Menace.
1930 Paul Taylor, choreographer and dancer.
1936 Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US secretary of transportation (1983-1987), secretary of labor (1989-1990), unsuccessful candidate for Republican presidential nomination (2000), US Senator (2003-2009).
1938 Peter Jennings, ABC evening news anchor.
1953 Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker (The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Dust Bowl).
1966 Richard Steven Horvitz, actor, voiceover actor in videogames (Halo 4) and television cartoons (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy).

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