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Famous Australian July Birthdays

JULY 1 to 15     July 16 to 31

Were you or someone you know born in July? You'll find below some notable Australian politicians, footballers, actors, musicians, athletes and even a few Logie Award winners that have July birthdays.

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JAN   1-15   16-31 APR   1-15   16-30 JULY   1-15   16-31 OCT   1-15   16-31
FEB   1-15   16-29 MAY   1-15   16-31 AUG   1-15   16-31 NOV   1-15   16-30
MAR   1-15   16-31 JUNE   1-15   16-31 SEPT   1-15   16-30 DEC   1-15   16-31
Birth Death Aussies Born in July A little bit about them . . .
01 July 1949   John Farnham Australian singer (Little River Band, Sadie Cleaning Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar) 1987 Australian of the Year, Logie Awards, 19 ARIA awards & Hall of Fame
01 July 1982   Justin Huber Australian baseball player, played for Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins
01 July 1894 -1982 Bernard Heinze Australian orchestra conductor, helped pioneer classical music broadcasting in Australia, first Aussie musician to be knighted, 1974 Australian of the Year
02 July 1970   Colin Edwin Australian musician, member band Porcupine Tree
02 July 1983   Sammy J
Samuel J. McMillan
Australian comedian
03 July 1881 -1951 Leon Errol
Leonce Errol Sims
Australian comedian and actor (Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway, film - Never Give a Sucker an Even Break)
04 July 1944   Ray Meagher Australian actor (Prisoner, A Country Practice, Home and Away, Breaker Morant), Gold Logie 2010
04 July 1958   Kirk Pengilly Australian musician, member of the band INXS, came in 2nd in Celebrity MasterChef Australia 2009
05 July 1975   Kip Gamblin Australian ballet dancer and actor (Home and Away, All Saints, Moulin Rouge), Logie Award 2004
05 July 1985   Stephanie McIntosh Australian singer (Mistake) and actress (Neighbours)
06 July 1887 -1975 Annette Kellerman Australian swimmer, actress (The Mermaid), author (Fairy Tales of the South Seas), arrested 1907 for indecency for wearing one-piece cozzie (bathing suit)
06 July 1946   Peter Singer Australian philosopher specialising in applied ethics, wrote the books Animal Liberation, Rethinking Life and Death: The Collapse of Our Traditional Ethics
06 July 1951   Geoffrey Rush Australian actor (The King's Speech, Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean), won Academy Award, Tony Award, Emmy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, 2012 Australian of the Year
06 July 1979   Nic Cester Australian musician, singer rock band Jet, APRA Award 2006, 2007 (Are You Gonna Be My Girl)
07 July 1942   Carmen Duncan Australian actress (A Country Practice, Hunter, Number 96, Farscape, Homicide, Another World)
07 July 1975   Michael Voss Australian rules footballer and coach, inducted into Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2011
10 July 1918   James Aldridge Harold Edward James
Australian-British writer and journalist, WWII despatches published worldwide, wrote over 30 books (Sea Eagle, Of Many Men, The Diplomat, Mockery in Arms, True Story of Spit Macphee), 1973 children's novel A Sporting Proposition adapted as 1975 Disney film Ride a Wild Pony, 1953 World Peace Council Gold Medal for The Diplomat, Lenin Peace Price (1972)
10 July 1977   Schapelle Corby Australian convicted drug smuggler imprisoned in Indonesia. 20 year sentence for bringing 4.2 kg (9.3lb) of cannabis into Bali, Indonesia. Corby says she knew nothing about drugs found in her boogie board bag
11 July 1916   Gough Whitlam 21st Prime Minister of Australia (1972-75), Australian Labor Party, only Prime Minister to be dismissed from office by the Governor-General
11 July 1966   Mick Molloy Australian comedian and actor (Kath & Kim, Stiff, The Brush Off, Crackerjack)
11 July 1984   Rachael Taylor Australian actress (Grey's Anatomy, Transformers, Splinterheads, Shutter)
12 July 1907 -1993 Edward "Weary" Dunlop Australian surgeon who pioneered new surgical techniques, World War II prisoner of war forced to work on the infamous Thai-Burma railway, 1976 Australian of the Year
12 July 1939   Phillip Adams Australian broadcaster (Late Night Live), producer (Adventures of Barry McKenzie), Human Rights Medal 2006, Order of Australia 1987, 1992
12 July 1942   Billy Smith Australian rugby league footballer, represented Australia in 18 Tests and 8 World Cup games, named one of Australia's 100 Greatest Players (1908-2007)
12 July 1986   Krystal Forscutt Australian model (Zoo Weekly, Ralph), contestant in Big Brother Australia ' 06, 1st Aussie with video game character in Need for Speed: ProStreet's starting girl
13 July 1961   Tim Watson Australian rules footballer, coach, sports journalist, WS Crichton Medal, Leigh Matthews Trophy 1989
14 July 1946   John Wood Australian actor (Blue Heelers, Rafferty's Rules, Offspring), Gold Logie Award 2006
14 July 1960   Anna Bligh Australian politician, 37th Premier of Queensland (2007- ), ALP member, first woman QLD Premier, descendant of William Bligh (Mutiny on the Bounty)
14 July 1972   Deborah Mailman Aboriginal Australian actress (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Secret Life of Us, Offspring,), AFI Award 1998, 2010, Logie Award 2002, 2004 & Deadly Awards in 2003, 07
14 July 1983   Wesley Dening Australian comedian, TV personality (Totally Wild, In the Qube), contestant in Big Brother Australia 2004
15 July 1893 -1969 Enid Bennett Australian silent film actress (Robin Hood, Skippy, Strike Up the Band, The Biggest Show on Earth )
15 July 1950   Colin Barnett Australian politician, 33rd Premier of WA (2008- )
15 July 1973   Chris Taylor Australian comedian, member of The Chaser

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