1606 Rembrandt, artist
1931 Clive Cussler, author (Raise the Titanic)
1935 Ken Kercheval, actor (Dallas, Search for Tomorrow)
1939 Patrick Wayne, actor (Chill Factor, Young Guns, McClintock)
1944 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Airwolf)
1946 Linda Ronstadt, singer/actress (Pirates of Penzance)
1960 Willie Aames, actor (Eight is Enough, Charles in Charge)
1961 Lolita Davidovich, actress (Boiling Point, Raising Cain)
1961 Forest Whitaker, actor/director (Phenomenon, The Crying Game, Strapped)
1963 Brigitte Nielsen, model/actress (Cobra, Rocky 4, Red Sonja)
1973 Brian Austin Green, actor (Beverly Hills 90210, An American Summer)
971 Bishop Swithin's remains were transferred to Winchester Cathedral on this day. It began raining very hard and it was thought at the time that his spirit was angry about the move and caused the rain. A superstition soon followed that, if it rained on July 15th, it would rain for 40 days. "St. Swithin’s day, gif ye do rain, for forty days it will remain; St. Swithin’s day, an ye be fair, for forty days ’twill rain nae mair."
1904 The first Buddhist temple in the United States was built
1922 The first duck-billed platypus was exibited in the U.S.
Ice Cream Cone Day, Winnie the Pooh Day, Tapioca Pudding Day, and Cow Appreciation Day