Famous Immigrant Birthdays in July

CitizenPath recognizes July birthdays for famous, accomplished and notable immigrant Americans. Thank an immigrant for making the USA great. History has proven that immigrants help spur creativity, invention and new job growth. Immigration reform will help the best and brightest doctors, engineers, entertainers and entrepreneurs stay in the United States. Our list features foreign-born persons who became permanent residents or citizens of the United States.

Samuel Goldwyn, Polish American immigrant
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Samuel Goldwyn (July 1, 1879 – January 31, 1974) was a Polish American film producer who was best known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and the famous Leo the Lion logo.

Pam Anderson, Canadian American immigrant, one of many famous immigrant birthdays in July
Photo credit: Glenn Francis

Pamela Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian American actress and model best known for her roles in the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P.

Hans Bethe, German American immigrant
Photo credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Hans Albrecht Bethe (July 2, 1906 – March 6, 2005) was a German American nuclear physicist who made significant contributions to astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics and solid-state physics. He also won a Nobel Prize for his work on the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis.

C Kumar Patel, Indian American immigrant

Chandra Kumar Naranbhai Patel (born July 2, 1938) is an Indian American engineer and professor who developed the carbon dioxide laser, a technology which is now widely used in industry for cutting and welding, as a laser scalpel in surgery, and in laser skin resurfacing.

Rick Sanchez, Cuban American immigrant
Photo credit: Brian Solis

Ricardo León “Rick” Sánchez de Reinaldo (born July 2, 1958), known professionally as Rick Sanchez, is a Cuban American journalist, radio host, and author. Sanchez has been reported for CNN, MCNBC, Fox News, and RT America.

Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian American immigrant
Photo credit: Library of Congress

Gian Carlo Menotti (July 7, 1911 – February 1, 2007) was an Italian American composer and librettist. He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with over two dozen other operas. Menotti won the Pulitzer Prize twice.

Wolfgang Puck, Austrian American immigrant
Photo credit: Glenn Francis

Wolfgang Puck (born July 8, 1949) is an Austrian American chef and restaurateur. Puck became a household name with the successful of his Spago restaurant and line of food products sold through grocery stores. He's even an Emmy Award-winning host of a cooking show.

Walter Landor, German American immigrant
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Walter Landor (July 9, 1913 - June 9, 1995) was a German American brand designer and the founder of Landor. He designed for many of the world's biggest brands, including the Coca-Cola script.

Adolphus Busch, German American immigrant, a famous immigrant birthday in July
Colonel Adolphus Busch (July 10, 1839 – October 10, 1913) was the German American co-founder of Anheuser-Busch with his father-in-law, Eberhard Anheuser. During the Civil War, he served in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of colonel.
Nikola Tesla, Serbian American immigrant, one of many accomplished immigrant birthdays in July

Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, engineer and physicist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Alfred Yi Cho, Chinese American immigrant

Alfred Yi Cho (born July 10, 1937) is a Chinese American engineer and scientist who is known as the “father of molecular beam epitaxy.” He is also the co-inventor of quantum cascade lasers.

Sofia Vergara, Columbian American immigrant
Photo credit: Andrew Walker

Sofía Vergara (born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian American actress and model who co-hosted two television shows for Univisión in the late 1990s but is best known today for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the popular TV show Modern Family.

Yul Brynner, Russian American immigrant

Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian American film and stage actor best known for his portrayal of the King of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I. In the role, he won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for the film version.

Jhumpa Lahiri, Indian American immigrant

Jhumpa Lahiri (born July 11, 1967) is an English-born Indian American author whose first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into the popular film of the same name. Lahiri’s debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Jose Andres, Spanish American immigrant
Photo credit: U.S. State Department

José Ramón Andrés Puerta (born July 13, 1969), known as José Andrés, is a successful Spanish American chef often credited for bringing the small plates dining concept to America. He also founded World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters.

Peta Murgatroyd, Australian American immigrant
Photo credit: Glenn Francis

Peta Murgatroyd (born July 14, 1986) is a New Zealand-born Australian American professional Latin dancer. She is best known for her work on Dancing with the Stars, which she and her partners have won twice.

Francesca Cabrini, Austrian American italian immigrant

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (July 15, 1850 – December 22,1917) was an Austrian American and Italian Religious Sister, who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart.

Arianna Huffington, Greek American immigrant, one of many notable immigrant birthdays in July
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Arianna Huffington (born July 15, 1950) is a Greek American author, syndicated columnist and entrepreneur who is best known for her news website The Huffington Post.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Cuban American immigrant, one of many notable immigrant birthdays in July
Photo credit: U.S. Congress

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (born July 15, 1952) is the first Cuban American and Latina elected to U.S. Congress. She served as the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 27th congressional district as the Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

pinchas zukerman israeli american immigrant, one of many notable immigrant birthdays in July
Photo credit: Pioneer Press

Pinchas Zukerman (born July 16, 1948) is a violinist, violist, and conductor. The accomplished musician has been nominated for 21 Grammy Awards and won two.

Carlos Santana, Mexican American immigrant
Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi

Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican American musician who became famous as the front man for his band Santana. The band combined rock and Latin American music to great success in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.

Isaac Stern, Russian American immigrant
Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi

Isaac Stern (July 21, 1920 – September 22, 2001) was a Russian American violinist and conductor who gained notoriety for his recordings and his ability to identify new musical talent.

Oscar de la Renta, Dominican American immigrant
Photo credit: Matti Hillig

Óscar Arístides Ortiz de la Renta Fiallo (July 22, 1932 - October 20, 2014), known commonly as Óscar de la Renta, was a Dominican American fashion designer and entrepreneur who gained fame in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. He later launched his own label to wide success.

Alex Trebek, Canadian American immigrant
Photo credit: Peabody Awards

Alex Trebek (July 22, 1940 - November 8, 2020) was a Canadian American game show host and television personality. Although Trebek hosted numerous shows over his career, the seven-time Emmy Award winner was best known as the host for Jeopardy! over 37 seasons.

Moncef Slaoui, Moroccan American immigrant
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Moncef Slaoui (born July 22, 1959) is a Moroccan-born Belgian American vaccine researcher who also served as the Head of Operation Warp Speed for President Donald Trump.

Ching W. Tang (born July 23, 1937) is a Chinese American physical chemist and inventor of the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and the hetero-junction organic photovoltaic cell (OPV). He is the winner of the 2011 Wolf Prize in Chemistry and is widely known as the "father of organic electronics."

Chang-Lin Tien, Chinese American immigrant

Chang-Lin Tien (July 24, 1935 – October 29, 2002) was a Chinese American professor of mechanical engineering and university administrator. He was the seventh Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, and the first Asian to head a major university in the United States.

Iman, Solami American immigrant
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Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (born July 25, 1955), known professionally as “Iman”, is a Somali American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. After almost 20 years of modeling, she started Iman Cosmetics, a company that pioneered the field of ethnic cosmetics.

Noubar Afeyan, Armenian American immigrant
Photo credit: World Economic Forum

Noubar Afeyan (born July 25, 1962) is an Armenian American entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist who has started more than 40 companies. He is best known for co-founding Moderna, the biotechnology company that develops and manufacturers pharmaceuticals, including a leading COVID-19 vaccine.

Peter Jennings, Canadian American immigrant
Photo credit: Associated Press

Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight for more than 20 years, winning 16 Emmys and two George Foster Peabody Awards.

Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chinese American immigrant
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Patrick Soon-Shiong (born July 29, 1952) is a South African-born Chinese American surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, and professor at UCLA. As one of America’s wealthiest people, he is a dedicated philanthropist and minority owner of the L.A. Lakers.

Balamurali Aambati, Indian American immigrant, one of many accomplished immigrant birthdays in July
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Balamurali Ambati (born July 29, 1977) is an Indian American ophthalmologist, educator, and researcher who entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s youngest doctor at the age of 17. Dr. Ambati is the lead inventor on four patents and continues to be a leading ophthalmologist.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian American immigrant
Photo credit: Bob Doran

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian American actor, producer, businessman, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder and politician. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide notoriety as an actor in several blockbuster films and served two terms as the 38th Governor of California.

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