Share Share Share July 2, 2017 July Birthdays Happy July 2nd Birthday! If you were born on July 2, you share a birthday with these famous people: Robert Ito is 86 Canadian-American former ballet dancer (National Ballet of Canada), actor on TV (Quincy, M.E.; Knots Landing; Falcon Crest) and movies (Midway; Rollerball; The Terminal Man; Aloha Summer), and octogenarian senior born July 2, 1931. (Robert Ito 1977 Quincy, M.E. Photo: NBC TV | Wikimedia / PD) Richard Petty is 80 ("The King") New octogenarian American senior citizen, retired 7-time NASCAR Championship race car driver, 5-time winner of the Daytona 500 and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee (born July 2, 1937). (Richard Petty 1997 Photo: Darryl W. Moran | Wikimedia CC 2.0) Paul Williams Jr. is 77 Grammy and Academy Award-winning American singer-songwriter (Old Fashioned Love Song; We've Only Just Begun; Rainy Days and Mondays; Evergreen), actor (Smokey and the Bandit) born July 2, 1939. (Paul Williams Jr. 1974 Photo: A&M Records | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Larry David is 70 New septuagenarian senior citizen and Emmy Award-winning American screenwriter, TV producer (Seinfeld), stand-up comedian, and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm) born July 2, 1947. (Larry David 2009 Photo: David Shankbone | Wikimedia CC 3.0) Saul Rubinek is 69 German-Canadian actor (Ticket to Heaven; Young Doctors in Love; Sweet Liberty; Murder Sees the Light; Wall Street; Murder Sees the Light; Unforgiven; Jesse Stone movies), TV (Warehouse 13), and senior citizen born July 2, 1948. (Saul Rubinek 2009 Photo: Luigi Novi / Nightscream | Wikimedia CC 3.0) (Photo: Alex Blajan) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on July 2, 2017! And remembering Thurgood Marshall American NAACP lawyer (Brown V. Board of Education) and the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice (born July 2, 1908 - died Jan. 24, 1993; age 84). Cause of death for Thurgood Marshall was heart failure. (Thurgood Marshall 1936 Photo: From the Library of Congress | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Brock Peters American actor in movies (To Kill a Mockingbird; Porgy and Bess; Carmen Jones; Star Trek movies; Soylent Green; The Importance of Being Earnest), TV (As The World Turns) (born July 2, 1927 - died Aug. 23, 2005; age 78). Brock Peters died of pancreatic cancer. (Brock Peters 1961 Photo: Donald Young Associates | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Herman Hesse German-Swiss painter, and Nobel Prize-winning writer, poet and novelist (Siddhartha; Der Steppenwolf; Journey to the East; Klingsor's Last Summer) (born July 2, 1877 - died Aug. 9, 1962; age 85). Cause of death for Herman Hesse is unknown. (Herman Hesse 1946 Photo: Nobel Foundation | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Dave Thomas (nee Rex David Thomas) American businessman founder of the Wendy's fast food restaurant chain, philanthropist and founder of the Dave Thomas Education Centre and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (born July 2, 1932 - died Jan. 8, 2002; age 69). Dave Thomas had a carcinoid neuroendocrine tumor for 10 years before his death.