Date of birth: July 1
Dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp established her dance company in 1969 and is well known for her use of pop music . Her work on Broadway includes a dance musical which won her a Tony Award for Best Choreographer.
Date of birth: July 2
Television producer and comedian Larry David co-created the popular "show about nothing" with a fellow comedian . After the success of that show, he created a semi-improvised show oosely based on himself
Date of birth: July 3
"Mission Impossible" star Tom Cruise is a successful film star and producer He recently stepped into a different kind of role as rocker Stacee Jaxx in this musical film.
Date of birth: July 4
Television journalist Geraldo Rivera hosted his first show, "Geraldo," for 11 years. He can currently be seen on his news show
Date of birth: July 5
Front man Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News provides lead vocals and harmonica for the band. The band contributed to the soundtrack for this 1980s classic, among other successful albums.
Date of birth: July 6
Former first lady Nancy Reagan championed drug abuse prevention and founded the "Just Say No" program while in the White House. She has politically supported legislation for stem cell research in hopes of fighting Alzheimer’s disease.
Date of birth: July 7
Legendary drummer Ringo Starr made his mark on music history with The Beatles Following the band's breakup, he continued his music career as a solo artist
Date of birth: July 8
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck owns this award-winning restaurant, among other restaurants throughout the United States His business ventures include catering, cookbooks and culinary products.
Date of birth: July 9
Radio personality John Tesh hosts the syndicated "Intelligence for Your Life" radio show. As a pianist and composer he has recorded numerous albums
Date of birth: July 10
Colombian actress Sofia Vergara can be seen on the hit show "Modern Family." She also recently launched a line of clothing available at Kmart.
Date of birth: July 11
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani created internationally popular lines of men's and women's clothing He has repeatedly collaborated with Hollywood by designing costumes for many movies
Date of birth: July 12
Bill Cosby became a household name on his hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show." He continues to tour as a comedian
Date of birth: July 13
"Indiana Jones" star Harrison Ford has played many iconic roles in his decades-long career. He celebrated his two-year anniversary to this actress in June
Date of birth: July 14
"Glee" star Jane Lynch has won many awards for her role as Sue Sylvester, including a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy. She recently flexed her comedy muscles in the modern version of "The Three Stooges."
Date of birth: July 15
Academy-Award-winner Forest Whitakermade his mark on Hollywood as an accomplished actor and director He's married to this fellow actress.
Date of birth: July 16
"Lord of the Dance" Michael Flatley popularized Irish dance through his shows such as "Riverdance." A movie based on the dancer was released to theaters in 2011
Camilla Parker Bowles
Date of birth: July 17
Camilla Parker Bowlesbecame Duchess of Cornwall when she married Prince Charles in 2005. As Duchess, she attends official functions with her husband as well as many solo engagements.
Date of birth: July 18
Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was the first president to be elected in a fully democratic election in South Africa's history . His work to end apartheid earned him a joint Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Date of birth: July 19
Golden Globe-winning actor Anthony Edwards is best known for his character Dr. Mark Greene on the TV medical drama "ER," though his portrayal of Goose in "Top Gun" first captured the hearts of his fans.
Date of birth: July 20
Guitarist Carlos Santana was band leader for the 1960s group Santana He has collaborated in recent years with many artists, most notably on the album "Supernatural."
Date of birth: July 21
Funny man Robin Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for a dramatic role. His career has included television, film and stand-up comedy
Date of birth: July 22
Disney Channel star Selena Gomez casts her spells as Alex Russo on "Wizards of Waverly Place." The musically talented star is also the lead singer for Selena Gomez & the Scene
Date of birth: July 23
British actor Daniel Radcliffe was made famous by his portrayal of Harry Potter in the movie series based on J.K. Rowling's books. He broke away from his iconic character in the thriller "The Woman in Black."
Date of birth: July 24
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez can be seen in the recently released comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting." She lends her expertise in the music industry as a judge on "American Idol."
Date of birth: July 25
"Friends" star Matt LeBlanc coined the phrase "how you doin'?" as Joey Tribbiani for 10 seasons on the hit show. He currently stars as a characterized version of himself on this Showtime sitcom.
Date of birth: July 26
Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock is set to star opposite this "Bridesmaids" star in a "buddy cop" comedy. She adopted her son, Louis, in 2010
Date of birth: July 27
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez began his career at the shortstop position. He is a 14-time All-Star and was a World Series champion in 2009
Date of birth: July 28
Rapper Soulja Boy rose to fame with his first hit single, "Crank That ." His next album, "Promise," will be released this month
Date of birth: July 29
Country singer Martina McBride has entertained audiences with her numerous hit songs for 20 years . She is a four-time CMA "Female Vocalist of the Year"
Date of birth: July 30
Actor and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwartzenegger followed his love of politics to the position of governor of California. He returns to the big screen in "The Expendables 2" this summer.
Date of birth: July 31
British author J.K. Rowling created the "Harry Potter" series , which led to eight successful movies and a theme park attraction . She is working on the publication of her new book, "The Casual Vacancy," due to be released later this year.