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Notable Birthdays for July 20

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Those born on this date include:

- Macedonian leader Alexander the Great in 356 B.C.
- Italian poet Petrarch in 1304
- Pope Innocent IX in 1519
- Austrian monk/pioneering botanist Gregor Johann Mendel in 1822
- New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 reached the summit of Mount Everest, in 1919
- actor Sally Ann Howes in 1930 (age 89)
- South Korean artist Nam June Paik in 1932
- author Cormac McCarthy in 1933 (age 86)
- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., the longest serving woman in U.S. Congress history, in 1936 (age 83)
- actor Diana Rigg in 1938 (age 81)
- actor Natalie Wood in 1938
- American artist Judy Chicago in 1939 (age 80)
- singer Kim Carnes in 1945 (age 74)
- guitarist Carlos Santana in 1947 (age 72)
- actor Donna Dixon in 1957 (age 62)
- rock singer Chris Cornell in 1964
- actor Josh Holloway in 1969 (age 50)
- actor Sandra Oh in 1971 (age 48)
- actor Omar Epps in 1973 (age 46)
- actor Judy Greer in 1975 (age 44)
- hockey player Pavel Datsyuk in 1978 (age 41)
- model Gisele Bundchen in 1980 (age 39)
- actor John Francis Daley in 1985 (age 34)
- actor Osric Chau in 1986 (age 33)
- dancer/actor Julianne Hough in 1988 (age 31)
- actor Alycia Debnam-Carey in 1993 (age 26)
- U.S. Olympic figure skater Maia Shibutani in 1994 (age 25).

 

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