This Week's Birthdays - Week of July 1

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July 1, 1936 – Syl Johnson is an American blues and soul singer and record producer.

Syl Johnson (StreetView)
Syl Johnson

July 2, 1900 – Sir William Tyrone Guthrie was an English theatrical director instrumental in the founding of the Stratford Festival of Canada, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, at his family’s ancestral home, Annaghmakerrig, near Newbliss in County Monaghan, Ireland.

Tyrone Guthrie (StreetView)
Tyrone Guthrie

July 3, 1883 – Franz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.

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Franz Kafka

July 4, 1846 – Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham, was the 23rd Governor of Texas from January 20, 1903 to January 15, 1907. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to winning election as Governor, he served two periods in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served five terms from the 11th District (which covered a vast area of West Texas) then ran for governor, losing in his first attempt. When he returned to Congress, it was in the Eighth District, where he served 4 terms.

Home of Governor S.W.T. Lanham (1846 - 1908) (StreetView)
Home of Governor S.W.T. Lanham (1846 - 1908)

July 5, 1801 – David Glasgow Farragut was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War.

Admiral David Farragut (StreetView)
Admiral David Farragut

July 6, 1980 – Pau Gasol i Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Pau Gasol (StreetView)
Pau Gasol

July 7, 1947 – David “Scar” Hodo is the construction worker character in the group, The Village People.

Village People (StreetView)
Village People