Alexander the Great "Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all."

Alexander the Great
(07/20/0356 – 06/10/0323 BC)
Greek military leader
Francesco Petrarca "Who overrefines his argument brings himself to grief."

Francesco Petrarch
(07/20/1304 – 07/20/1374)
Italian scholar (died on his birthday)
Francesco Petrarca "There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen."

Francesco Petrarch
(07/20/1304 – 07/20/1374)
Italian scholar (died on his birthday)
"The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical."

Richard Owen
(07/20/1804 – 12/18/1892)
English zoologist
"I beg your pardon, My Lord. I mistook you for the Great Seal."

Richard Bethel, First Baron Westbury
(06/30/1800 – 07/20/1873)
English politician , encountering Lord Campbell in a large fur coat
Jean Ingelow "You Moon! Have you done something wrong in heaven,
That God has hidden your face?"

Jean Ingelow
(03/17/1820 – 07/20/1897)
US writer
"There once was a girl of Lahore,
The same shape behind as before;
As no one knew where
To offer a chair,
She had to sit down on the floor."

William Cosmo Monkhouse
(03/18/1840 – 07/20/1901)
English writer
Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi "The highest duty is to respect authority."

Pope Leo XIII
(03/02/1810 – 07/20/1903)
Italian religious leader
"Life's more amusing than we thought."

Andrew Lang
(03/31/1844 – 07/20/1912)
Scottish writer
Edmund Hillary "Well, we knocked the bastard off!"

Sir Edmund Hillary
(07/20/1919 – 01/11/2008)
New Zealander explorer , on climbing Everest
Francisco Villa "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."

Pancho Villa
(06/05/1878 – 07/20/1923)
Mexican revolutionary , last words
"Why do writers write? Because it isn't there."

Thomas Berger
(07/20/1924 – 07/13/2014)
US writer (died near his birthday) , paraphrasing Hillary
"He may be dead; or he may be teaching English."

Cormac McCarthy
(07/20/1933 – )
US writer
Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko "The only time a woman can really succeed in changing a man is when he is a baby."

Natalie Wood
(07/20/1938 – 11/29/1981)
US actor
Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg "I hope there's a tinge of disgrace about me. Hopefully, there's one good scandal left in me yet."

Dame Diana Rigg
(07/20/1938 – 09/10/2020)
English actor
Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry, by Jacques-Emile Blanche "Everything changes but the avant garde."

Paul Valéry
(10/30/1871 – 07/20/1945)
French surrealist
Carlos Santana "What we're interested in, man, is compassion and healing... I'm not about show business, man. I'm not entertainment."

Carlos Santana
(07/20/1947 – )
Mexican guitarist
Christopher John Boyle "Led Zeppelin is just a bunch of stupid idiots who wrote cool riffs."

Chris Cornell
(07/20/1964 – 05/18/2017)
US singer (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog)
Sandra Oh "If there's another f890ing show or movie about New York and everyone's white I'm gonna f890ing die. That is so unacceptable."

Sandra Oh
(07/20/1971 – )
Korean-Canadian actor (was married to Alexander Payne)
Bruce Lee "It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential."

Bruce Lee
(11/27/1940 – 07/20/1973)
US martial artist, actor
Tammy Faye Bakker Tammy Faye Bakker: "...and now we're down to our last $37,000."
Interviewer: "But just last week you said you were down to your last $50,000; what happened to $13,000 since then?"

Tammy Faye Bakker: "Uh...um...I don't know."
(03/07/1942 – 07/20/2007)
US trailer trash, charlatan, televangelist (was married to Jim Bakker)