Famous People Born in June 1917

  • Jun 1 William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 2 Max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show)
  • Jun 2 Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • Jun 4 Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)
  • Jun 4 Charles Collingwood, Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)
  • Jun 4 Howard Metzenbaum, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1974- )
  • Jun 4 Robert Merrill, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 5 Carel van Dillen, resistance fighter
  • Jun 6 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), born in Fresno, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 6 Prior Jones, cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52)
  • Jun 7 Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)
  • Jun 7 Dean Martin, Steubenville Ohio, American singer/actor (with Jerry Lewis)
  • Jun 8 Byron R Whizzer White, Ft Collins, NFLer/Supreme Court Just (1962-93)
  • Jun 9 Eric J. Hobsbawm, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt, Marxist historian (The Age of Revolution; Capital; and Empire), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 10 William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)
  • Jun 11 James Bostock, painter/engraver
  • Jun 11 Joseph B. Wirthlin, LDS apostle
  • Jun 12 Priscilla Lane, US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace)
  • Jun 14 Al "Lash" LaRue, Gretna La, actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp)
  • Jun 14 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician
  • Jun 15 Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Black Lash, Lash of the West)
  • Jun 15 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer and composer (d. 2005)
  • Jun 16 Katharine Graham, newspaper publisher (Washington Post), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer (Ferrari; d. 1989)
  • Jun 16 Irving Penn, American photographer
  • Jun 17 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007)
  • Jun 18 Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, composer
  • Jun 18 Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 18 Arthur Tremblay, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwan minister (ZAPUA)
  • Jun 20 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (d. 2006)
  • Jun 23 Sid Watters Jr, horse trainer
  • Jun 26 William Hamilton, British MP
  • Jun 27 K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
  • Jun 27 Ronald George Hayward, political manager
  • Jun 28 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer/actor (My Fair Lady)
  • Jun 28 Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
  • Jun 30 Lena Horne, American actress/singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 30 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician
  • Jun 30 Susan Hayward, Flatbush Bkln, actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa)