Famous Birthdays on 16th June

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  • 1139 Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)
  • 1332 Isabella de Coucy, English princess (d. 1382)
  • 1514 John Cheke, English classical scholar (d. 1557)
  • 1583 Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent
  • 1591 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (d. 1655)
  • 1606 Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (d. 1675)
  • 1613 John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658)
  • 1633 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, composer
  • 1633 Jean de Thévenot, French traveler and scientist (d. 1667)
  • 1637 Giovanni Paulo Colonna, composer
  • 1644 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)
  • 1713 Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)

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1723 Adam Smith, Scottish economist (Wealth of Nations) and moral philosopher (date of baptism), born in Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland (d. 1790)

Economist and Philosopher Adam Smith
Economist and Philosopher
Adam Smith
  • 1738 Mary Katharine Goddard, American printer and publisher (d. 1816)
  • 1752 Meingosus Gaelle, composer
  • 1754 Salawat Yulayev, Bashkir national hero, poet (d. 1800)
  • 1792 Sir Thomas Mitchell, Australian explorer (d. 1855)
  • 1792 John Linnell, English artist (d. 1882)
  • 1801 Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
  • 1806 Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)
  • 1813 Otto Jahn, German archaeologist (d. 1869)
  • 1820 Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875)
  • 1821 Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1908)
  • 1826 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897)

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1829 Geronimo, Apache leader and resistance fighter, born in No-doyohn Canon, Mexico (d. 1909)

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader
Geronimo
  • 1834 Wesley Merritt, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
  • 1837 Eli Long, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1903)
  • 1838 Cushman Davis, American politician (d. 1900)
  • 1840 Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer (d. 1913)
  • 1843 David Popper, composer
  • 1843 Jan Malat, Czech composer (d. 1915)
  • 1853 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer
  • 1858 Gustav V, king of Sweden (1907-50)
  • 1861 Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian
  • 1863 Paul Antonin Vidal, composer

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1874 Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1920-21, 1926), born in Anderson, Ontario (d. 1960)

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen
  • 1879 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Novel Law)
  • 1879 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees the boy)
  • 1888 Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown)
  • 1888 Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)
  • 1890 Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)
  • 1892 Lupino Lane, English actor (Love Parade), born in London (d. 1959)
  • 1894 Norman Kerry, actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1896 Jean Peugeot, Frans auto manufacturer (Peugeot)
  • 1896 William Fitzgerald Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants)
  • 1896 Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976)
  • 1897 Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (d. 1948)
  • 1897 Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1899 Nelson Doubleday, US, publisher (Doubleday)
  • 1899 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Jan van Tilburg, governor Suriname (PVDA, 1955-62)
  • 1901 Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1901 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, born in Lohn, Schaffhausen (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Barbara McClintock, US, cytogeneticist (Jumping Genes, Nobel 1983)
  • 1902 Kornelis Posthumus, Dutch chemist
  • 1903 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer
  • 1904 Gerard Holt, Dutch architect
  • 1906 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)
  • 1907 Jack Albertson, Malden Mass, actor (Thin Man)
  • 1907 John Hadfield, author/publisher (Love on a Branch Line)
  • 1909 Willi Boskovsky, Austria, conductor (new years concert)
  • 1909 Archie Fairley Carr, biologist (d. 1987)
  • 1910 Ilona Massey, Budapest Hungary, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show)
  • 1910 Lord Richardson, president (General Medical Council)
  • 1910 Richard Maling Barrer, chemist
  • 1912 Enoch Powell, England, MP (C)/racist/Greek professor
  • 1912 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, cricketer (140 for England, 1948)
  • 1914 Stewart Griffith, secretary (MCC)
  • 1915 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), born in Lithuania (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Mariano Rumor, premier Italy
  • 1915 John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Francis Lopez, composer
  • 1916 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)
  • 1917 Katharine Graham, newspaper publisher (Washington Post), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer (Ferrari; d. 1989)
  • 1917 Irving Penn, American photographer
  • 1919 Lord Aberdare, committee chairman (House of Lords)
  • 1920 John Howard Griffin, US, photographer/author (Black Like Me)
  • 1920 Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian scientist (d. 2002)
  • 1920 José López Portillo, President of Mexico (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)
  • 1923 Ake Hermanson, composer
  • 1923 Henryk Czyz, composer
  • 1923 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
  • 1924 Sayed Idries Shah, thinker
  • 1925 Faith Domergue, actress (House of 7 Corpses), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1925 Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1927 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)
  • 1927 Tom [Thomas] Graveney, English cricket batsman, born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Harold Hanham, vice chancellor (Lancaster University)
  • 1928 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)
  • 1929 James Kirtland Randall, composer
  • 1929 Ramon Bieri, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Pauline Yates, English actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in St Helens, Merseyside
  • 1930 Brian Statham, cricketer (masterful England quick for two decades)
  • 1930 David Konstant, bishop (Leeds)
  • 1930 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian/American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader
  • 1931 Ivo Petric, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • 1931 Robert F [Bob] Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1983- )
  • 1932 David Keylsey, actor/director
  • 1932 Ralph Robins, CEO (Rolls-Royce)
  • 1933 Joachim Nowotny, writer
  • 1933 Ken Johnson, MLB player - 1st pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter, born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Eileen Atkins, actress (Equus, Devil Within Her), born in London, England
  • 1934 Janet Pilgrim, playmate (July 1955, Dec 1955, Oct 1956)
  • 1934 Little Caesar, vocalist (Little Caesar & the Romans)
  • 1934 Lord Patrick Beresforord, blood-stock agent
  • 1934 Lucia Dlugoszewski, composer
  • 1934 William Forsyth Sharpe, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934 Elvira Vinogradova, Russian TV persona
  • 1934 Bill Cobbs [Wilbert], American actor (Night at the Museum, The Color of Money), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1935 Jim Dine, pop artist (St John the Divine), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1935 James Bolam, Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, English actor (When the Boat Comes In, The Beiderbecke Trilogy)
  • 1936 August Willemsen, Dutch poet/translator
  • 1936 Fred Oster, Dutch TV host
  • 1937 August Busch III, CEO (Anheuser-Busch, St Louis Cards)
  • 1937 Erich Segal, author (Love Story, Oliver's Story), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Tsar of Bulgaria
  • 1938 Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)
  • 1938 Mickie Finn, Hugo Oklahoma, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)
  • 1938 Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer
  • 1940 Billy "Crash" Craddock, singer, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1940 Hans Dorrestijn, Dutch cabaret performer
  • 1940 Neil Goldschmidt, Governor of Oregon
  • 1941 Lamont Dozier, songwriter (Dozier-Holland-Dozier), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941 Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist
  • 1942 Eddie Levert, Canton Ohio, vocalist (O'Jays-For the Love of Money)
  • 1942 Giacomo Agostini, Lovere, Italy, world motorcycle race champion
  • 1942 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), born in Birmingham (d. 1973)
  • 1943 Joan Van Ark, American actress and director (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Joan Barbara Grigor, artist
  • 1944 Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion
  • 1945 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945 Lucienne Robillard, Canadian politician
  • 1946 Neil MacGregor, director (British National Gallery)
  • 1946 Simon Williams, US, actor (Fiendish plot of dr Fu Manchu)
  • 1946 Jodi Rell, American politician, governor of Connecticut
  • 1947 -minu, Swiss columnist and writer
  • 1948 Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
  • 1949 Kale Browne, San Rafael California, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World)
  • 1949 Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Paulo César, Brazilian footballer
  • 1950 James Smith, US, singer (Stylistics-Can't Give you Anything)
  • 1950 Jesse Dizon, Oceanside California, actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat)
  • 1951 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • 1951 Michel Viso, France, cosmonaut
  • 1951 Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)
  • 1951 Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer
  • 1952 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1952 Gino Vanelli, singer (Living Inside Myself), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952 Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits-In the Dutch Mountains)
  • 1952 George Papandreou, junior, Greek politician
  • 1953 Ian Mosley, Paddington London, drummer (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1954 Gary Roberts, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • 1954 Jeffrey S Ashby, astronaut (sk: STS 85), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1955 Tree Rollins, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • 1955 Laurie Metcalf, Carbonville Illinois, actress (Jackie-Roseanne)
  • 1955 Simon Bailey, priest, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • 1957 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • 1957 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • 1958 Jóhannes Helgason, Icelandic guitarist (Þeyr)
  • 1958 Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
  • 1959 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], professional wrestler, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana (d. 2014)
  • 1961 Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)
  • 1962 Wally Joyner, American baseball player
  • 1962 Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat Musician
  • 1962 Arnold Vosloo, South African actor
  • 1963 Mohsin Kamal, cricketer (Pakistani fast bowler 1984- )
  • 1963 Jim Fullington, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 Scott Alexander, American screenwriter
  • 1965 J J Birden, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965 Johannes Harisch, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1966 Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1966 [Eric] Randy Barnes, Charleston WV, shot putter (Oly-silv/gold-88, 96)
  • 1967 John Franklin, American actor
  • 1968 Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968 Nehemiah Perry, cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner)
  • 1968 Patrick Stuart, Hollywood Cal, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children)
  • 1969 Kevin Young, Alpena MI, infielder (KC Royals)
  • 1969 L B Stephens, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer
  • 1970 Michael Husted, NFL place kicker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

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1970 Phil Mickelson, PGA golfer (five-time major winner), born in San Diego, California

  • 1970 Clifton Collins Jr., American actor
  • 1970 Cobi Jones, American soccer player
  • 1971 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California

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1971 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York (d. 1996)

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • 1971 Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", Los Angeles Ca., radio host
  • 1972 Shawnelle Scott, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1972 John Cho, Korean-American actor
  • 1972 Simon Khan, English golfer
  • 1972 Ann Shoket, American magazine editor
  • 1973 Shannon Myers, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1973 Nikos Machlas, Greek footballer
  • 1973 Eddie Cibrian [Edward Carl], American actor (Sunset Beach, Third Watch), born in Burbank, California
  • 1974 Paul Lee, British sculptural artist