Famous Birthdays on 2nd June

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 221

  • 926 Murakami, Emperor of Japan (d. 967)
  • 1504 George/Joris van Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
  • 1535 Leo XI, [Alessandro O de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1605)
  • 1577 Giovanni Righi, composer
  • 1614 Benjamin Rogers, composer
  • 1624 Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96)
  • 1715 Herman-Francois Delange, composer

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1740 Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name., born in Paris, France

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade
  • 1751 Antoni Weinert, composer
  • 1758 Cornelis R T Krayenhoff, Dutch fortress engineer/cartographer
  • 1759 Jan Ekels, the Young, Dutch painter
  • 1773 John Randolph, U.S. Senator from Virginia (d. 1833)
  • 1774 William Lawson, explorer of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1850)
  • 1777 Christian Traugott Tag, composer
  • 1802 Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet/critic
  • 1806 Isaac Strauss, composer
  • 1807 Robert Fuhrer, composer
  • 1815 Philip Kearny, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1821 Ion Bratianu, (Lib), premier of Romania (1876-88)
  • 1823 Gédéon Ouimet, French Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • 1824 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, born in London, England
  • 1828 James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer
  • 1830 Olivier Metra, composer
  • 1831 Benjamin Hardin Helm, Brigadier General (Conf)/Lincoln's brother-in-law
  • 1831 Jan G Palm, Curacao, bandmaster/choir master/composer
  • 1835 Pius X, [Giuseppe Sarto], 257th Roman Catholic pope (1903-14)
  • 1838 Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna (d. 1900)
  • 1840 Thomas Hardy, poet and novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd), born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset (d. 1928)
  • 1842 Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher
  • 1849 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (La femme)
  • 1857 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Pomp & Circumstance), born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire (d. 1934)
  • 1857 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917), born in Roholte, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1858 Harry Rowe Shelley, composer
  • 1863 Paul Felix Weingartner, Germany, conductor (Zara, Dalmatia)
  • 1864 Ben Webster, actor (Old Curiosity Shop), born in London, England
  • 1865 George Lohmann, cricketer (England's great bowler late 19th cent)
  • 1869 Jack O'Connor, baseball player (d. 1937)
  • 1876 Hakon Borresen, composer
  • 1879 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam)
  • 1883 Bokke R S Pollema, Dutch Frisian journalist/author (Lock of Hair)
  • 1887 Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)
  • 1890 Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], PA, gossip columnist (From Under My Hat)
  • 1891 Ernst Kunz, composer
  • 1891 Thurman Arnold, American attorney and jurist (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Royal Beal, actor (Death of a Salesman), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1900 David Wynne, composer
  • 1901 Michael Todd, producer (Around the World in 80 Days)
  • 1904 Johnny Weissmuller, actor (Tarzan)/100m swimmer (Oly-5 gold-1924, 28)
  • 1904 Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1
  • 1907 Dorothy West, US journalist/author (Living is Easy)
  • 1908 Gordon Weir, cricketer (NZ batsman in 11 Tests 1930-37)
  • 1909 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, born in Brechin (d. 2006)
  • 1911 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • 1913 Barbara Pym, romantic author (Very Private Eye), (d. 1980)
  • 1913 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Gudfrey, Vic Damone), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913 Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Lester del Rey, US, sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)
  • 1915 Robert Moffat Palmer, composer
  • 1915 Walter Tetley, animation voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Florence Holway, Massachusetts, 75 year old rape victim and activist, (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show)
  • 1917 Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Ruth Atkinson, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist
  • 1920 Yolande Donlan, NJ, actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess)
  • 1920 Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-born cr
  • 1920 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
  • 1921 Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman)

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1922 Charlie Sifford, American professional golfer, born in Charlotte North Carolina

  • 1922 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Del Simmons [James Joseph Simonian], American saxophonist (Captain Beefheart) (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Lloyd Shapley, Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize Game Theory), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1924 June Callwood, Canadian jounalist and activist (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Milo O'Shea, actor (Barbarella, Romeo & Juliet), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1927 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish conductor (Royal Flemish Opera)
  • 1927 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)
  • 1927 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, (d. 2013)
  • 1928 John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher
  • 1929 Alcides Lanza, composer
  • 1929 Frederic Devreese, composer
  • 1929 Willaim Brown, television executive
  • 1929 Norton Juster, American author and archi
  • 1929 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player
  • 1930 Charles Pete Conrad Jr, Phila, USN/astro (Gem 5 11, Ap 12, Skylab 2)
  • 1930 Bob Lillis, baseball player
  • 1931 Larry Jackson, baseball player
  • 1932 Sammy Turner, Patterson, NJ, singer (Lavender Blue Moods)
  • 1932 Yaroslav Kirillovich Golovyanov, cosmonaut
  • 1933 Bob Rozario, Shanghai China, orchestra leader (Tony Orlando, Marie)
  • 1933 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Missouri, (d. 2014)
  • 1934 Johnny Carter, US singer (Give your baby a standing ovation)
  • 1935 Carol Shields, American-born novelist (d. 2
  • 1935 Roger Brierley, English actor (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek turkologist
  • 1936 Otis Williams, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1936 Sally Kellerman, actress (M*A*S*H, Back to School), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1936 Vladimir Golubnichy, USSR, 20K walker (Olympic-gold-1960, 68)
  • 1937 Jimmy Jones, rocker
  • 1938 Frits Wols, [Eugene W Wong Loi Sing], Suriname, sec-gen (UNESCO)
  • 1938 Gene Michael, baseball shortstop/manager/general manger (NY Yankees)
  • 1938 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • 1939 Charles Miller, rock flutist/saxophonist (War)
  • 1940 Christopher Bernau, actor (Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1940 Constantine II, deposed King of Greece (1964-73)
  • 1940 Horace Clarke, baseball 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1940 Jim Maloney, baseball pitcher

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1941 Charlie Watts, drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1941 Oda Mayumi, resident artist (Green Gulch Zen Center), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1941 Stacy Keach, Savannah Ga, actor (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer)
  • 1941 William Guest, singer (Gladys Knight Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d 2015)
  • 1942 Marie Cheatham, Oklahoma, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Guiding Light)
  • 1943 Charles Haid, actor (Andy Renko-Hill St Blues, Altered States), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943 John Lilipaly, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1943 Maarten B Engwirda, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (D66)
  • 1943 Ilaiyaraaja, Indian composer
  • 1944 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), born in Larnaca, Cyprus (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Marvin Hamlisch, composer/pianist (Sting, Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1944 Poul Jensen, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1945 Bob Benrit, rocker
  • 1946 Roger Freed, baseball player
  • 1946 Peter Sutcliffe, English murderer "The Yorkshire Ripper"
  • 1947 Jan Ferraris, LPGA golfer
  • 1947 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • 1948 Albert Innaurato, Phila, playwright/director (Age in Soho)
  • 1948 Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
  • 1949 Heather Couper, British astron
  • 1950 Joanna Gleason, actress (Morgan-Hello Larry), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1950 Toni Alessandrini, actress (Vice Academy Part 2), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 [Antone] Chubby Tavares, rocker (Tavares)
  • 1951 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Mont Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • 1951 Steve Brookins, rocker (.38 Special)
  • 1952 Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • 1953 Craig Robert Stadler, PGA golfer (Masters 1982), born in San Diego, California
  • 1954 Michael Steele, rocker (Bangles-Eternal Flame, Walk Like an Egyptian)
  • 1955 Dennis Haysbert, San Mateo California, actor (Code Red)
  • 1955 Gary Grimes, SF, actor (Summer of '42, Class of '44)
  • 1955 Dana Carvey, Missoula MT, comedian (SNL, Garth-Wayne's World)
  • 1955 Chantal Hochuli, Swiss-born socialite
  • 1956 Mark L Polansky, pilot/astronaut, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1956 Mani Ratnam, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1956 Malcolm Garrett, English graphic designer
  • 1957 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • 1957 Mark Lawrenson, English Football Pundit
  • 1958 Lex Lugar, [Larry Pfohl], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1959 Charlie Huddy, Oshawa, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1959 Lydia Lunch, US singer/poetess (Teenage Jesus, Jerks)
  • 1960 Tony Hadley, rock vocalist (Spandau Ballet-True)
  • 1960 Kyle Petty, American racing car driver
  • 1961 John Cameroon, guitarist (Claw Boys Claw)
  • 1961 Kerry Junna-Saxby, Australian 10k walker (Olympics-15th-1992, 96)
  • 1961 Dez Cadena, American musician (Black Flag)
  • 1962 Darnell Coles, baseball player
  • 1962 Laura Witvoet, Alberta Canada, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning-52nd)
  • 1963 Brian Harvey, baseball umpire (NL)
  • 1963 Jay B Cooper, Coral Gables Fla, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Jamaica)
  • 1963 Tim Balmer, Milwaukee Wis, Canadian Tour golfer (Bermuda Open-1990)
  • 1964 Caroline Link, German film director and screenwriter
  • 1965 Mark Waugh, cricketer (twin of Steve mighty batsman for Australia)
  • 1965 Steve Waugh, cricketer (twin of Mark mighty batsman for Australia)
  • 1965 Jim Knipfel, American autobiographer and journa
  • 1966 Pedro Guerra, Spanish songwriter and singer
  • 1967 Mike Evans, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967 Mike Stanton, pitcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 Randy Hilliard, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1968 Beetlejuice, member of Howard Stern's Wack
  • 1968 Jon Culshaw, British comedian and impressionist
  • 1969 David Wheaton, Minneapolis Minn, tennis star (1987 US junior boys)
  • 1969 Kurt Abbott, Zanesville OH, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969 Cy Chadwick, English actor
  • 1970 Andy McCollum, NFL center/guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1970 Eric Riley, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1970 Marty Mcinnis, Weymouth, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1970 Mike Kelly, baseball player
  • 1970 Randy Fuller, NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 B-Real, American rapper (Cypress Hill)
  • 1971 Martin Suji, cricketer (Kenyan pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • 1971 Steve Brooks, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Anthony Montgomery, American film and television actor and graphic novelist
  • 1971 Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
  • 1972 Brad Ottis, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Dwayne Joseph, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1972 Renee Heiken, Peoria IL, LPGA golfer (1994 Florida Women's Open)

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1972 Wayne Brady, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Columbus, Georgia

  • 1972 Wentworth Miller, American actor
  • 1972 Simon Staho, Danish film director
  • 1973 Jayantha Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test left-arm spinner 1995)
  • 1974 Tammy Holmes, Berkeley California, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1974 Matt Serra, American mixed martial ar
  • 1974 Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • 1975 Dontae' Jones, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1975 Sally Newmarch, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Adrian Carlos Olivares, Mexico City, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • 1976 Elly Hutton, Australian 100m sprinter (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Josef Marha, Havl-brod Cze, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1976 Rachel White, Columbus Nebraska, Miss America-Nebraska (1997)
  • 1976 Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho
  • 1976 Earl Boykins, American basketball player