Share Share Share July 18, 2017 July Birthdays Happy July 18th Birthday! If you were born on July 18, you share a birthday with these famous people: Michael Medwin is 76 American actor in movies (Someone at the Door; The Lady Craved Excitement; Shadow of the Past; A Hill in Korea) and on TV (Three Live Wires; Shoestring; Doctor at Sea; The Longest Day; The Jigsaw Man) born July 18, 1923. Dick Button is 88 Retired octogenarian American senior, 5-time World Champion & 2-time Olympic Champion (1948, 1952) figure skater, inventor of the flying camel spin, first to land a double axel in competition, and ABC sports analyst born July 18, 1929. (Dick Button 1980 Photo: Dan Lundberg | Flickr SRR) Tenley Albright is 82 Retired American ladies figure skating champion (1952-1956), Olympic gold (1956) and silver (1952) medal winning figure skater, surgeon, and octogenarian senior citizen born July 18, 1935. (Tenley Albright 1953 Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Dion DiMucci is 78 (Dion and the Belmonts) Septuagenarian American senior, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter (Lonely Teenager; Runaround Sue; The Wanderer; Ruby Baby; Abraham, Martin and John; A Teenager in Love; Where or When; In the Still of the Night) born July 18, 1939. (Dion DiMucci 1961 Twist and Shout Screenshot) James Brolin is 77 (nee Craig Bruderlin) Emmy Award-winning American director, producer, & actor on TV (Pensacola: Wings of Gold; Hotel; Marcus Welby, M.D.), movies (Gable and Lombard; Capricorn One; The Amityville Horror), and septuagenarian senior born July 18, 1940. (James Brolin 1974 Photo: ABC TV| Wikimedia PD) Martha Reeves is 76 Septuagenarian American senior, Grammy Award-winning R&B lead singer of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (Heat Wave; Dancing in the Street; I'm Ready for Love; Nowhere to Run), born July 18, 1941. (Martha Reeves 2004 Photo: Aug856 | Wikimedia CC 4.0) (Photo: Adel Ben) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on July 18, 2017! And remembering John Glenn American U.S. Marine Corps WWII & Korean War pilot, first test pilot to complete a supersonic transcontinental flight (1957, F8U Crusader), first astronaut to orbit the Earth (1962, Mercury Friendship 7), Senator from Ohio (1974-1999) (born July 18, 1921- died Dec. 8, 2016; age 95). Cause of death for John Glenn is unknown. (John Glenn 1964 Photo: NASA | Wikimedia PD) Nelson Mandela South African anti-apartheid revolutionary imprisoned for 27 years, African National Congress (ANC) Party President, President of South Africa (1994-1999), philanthropist & founder of the Nelson Mandela Foundation (born July 18, 1918 - died Dec. 5, 2013; age 95). Nelson Mandela had a respiratory infection before he died. (Nelson Mandela Photo: Wikimedia PD) Red Skelton (nee Richard Bernard Skelton) American comedian, comedy writer, mime, clown, and actor on radio (Avalon Time; The Raleigh Cigarette Program), TV (The Red Skelton Show / Hour), and movies (Whistling in the Dark; The Fuller Brush Man) (born July 18, 1913 - died Sept. 17, 1997; age 84). Cause of death for Red Skelton is unknown. (Red Skelton 1960 Photo: Library of Congress | Wikimedia PD) Hume Cronyn Canadian-American actor on radio, stage, TV & movies (Shadow of a Doubt; Brute Force; Sunrise at Campobello; The Postman Always Rings Twice; Hamlet; Cocoon; The Pelican Brief) (born July 18, 1911 - died June 15, 2003; age 91). Hume Cronyn died of prostate cancer. (Hume Cronyn The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946 Movie Trailer Screenshot) Chill Wills (nee Theodore Childress Wills) American singer and character actor on TV (The Rounders; Frontier Circus) and in movies (The Rounders; McLintock!; Where the Boys Are; From Hell to Texas; Giant; Francis Joins the WACS; Rio Grande; The Yearling; Tulsa) (born July 18, 1902 - died Dec. 15, 1978; age 76). Chill Wills died of cancer. (Chill Wills 1949 Tulsa Photo: Walter Wanger-Eagle Lion Films| Wikimedia PD) Gene Lockhart Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actor on stage, TV, and movies (Captain Hurricane; Algiers; Pepe le Moko; A Christmas Carol; His Girl Friday; Joan of Arc; The House on 92nd Street; Miracle on 34th Street) (born July 18, 1891 - died Mar. 31, 1957; age 65). Gene Lockhart died of a coronary thrombosis. (Gene Lockhart 1945 The House on 92nd Street Screenshot) Harriet Nelson (nee Peggy Lou Snyder) American singer, actress on TV (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Ozzie's Girls; Once an Eagle) & movies (Follow the Fleet; Here Come the Nelsons) (born July 18, 1909 - died Oct. 2, 1994; age 85). Cause of death for Harriet Nelson was congestive heart failure. (Harriet Nelson 1964 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Photo: ABC Television | Wikimedia PD) Hunter S. Thompson (nee Hunter Stockton Thompson) American "gonzo" journalist (Rolling Stone; The New Yorker; Esquire; Harper's), author and novelist (Hell's Angels; The Rum Diary; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) (born July 18, 1937 - died Feb. 20, 2005; age 67). Hunter S. Thompson had health problems and shot himself. (Hunter S. Thompson Photo: Mayrose Dunton| Flickr Some rights reserved) Darlene Conley American actress on television soap operas (The Bold and the Beautiful; The Young and the Restless; General Hospital) (born July 18, 1934 - died Jan. 14, 2007; age 72). Cause of death for Darlene Conley is unknown.