Famous Birthdays on 20th June

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 239

  • 236 BC Scipio Africanus, Roman statesman and general of the Second Punic War (d. 183 BC)
  • 1005 Ali az-Zahir, caliph (d. 1036)
  • 1389 John, Duke of Bedford, regent of England (d. 1435)
  • 1566 Sigismund III, King of Poland/Sweden
  • 1583 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (d. 1652)
  • 1585 Lazaro Valvasensi, composer
  • 1615 Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter/musician [or 7/21]
  • 1634 Charles Emanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1638-75)
  • 1642 George Hickes, English linguistic (Old German Philology)
  • 1647 Johann Georg III, Elector of Saxony (1680-91)
  • 1674 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • 1694 Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe
  • 1717 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
  • 1723 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian
  • 1723 Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian (d. 1808)
  • 1730 Nonnosus Madlseder, composer
  • 1733 Betty Washington sister of George Washington
  • 1737 Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese military (d. 1786)
  • 1743 Anna L Barbauld, writer of hymns
  • 1756 Joseph Martin Kraus, composer
  • 1763 Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish nationalist
  • 1770 Moses Waddel, American educator/minister and bestselling author (d. 1840)
  • 1771 Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist (d. 1820)
  • 1786 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)
  • 1808 Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (d. 1888)
  • 1819 Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1823 Jesse Lee Reno, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1824 George E Street, British (?) architect
  • 1824 John Tyler Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • 1833 Leon-J-F Bonnat, painter
  • 1852 Theodorus Heemskerk Jzn, minister of interior (1866..88) [or Jul 20]
  • 1858 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits)
  • 1858 Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (d. 1932)
  • 1860 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • 1861 Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer
  • 1864 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, born in Drachten, Friesland (d. 1919)
  • 1866 Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer/detective writer
  • 1866 Lord George ESMH Carnarvon, England, egyptologist (Tutanchamon)
  • 1868 Helen Miller Shepard, philanthropist/established Hall of Fame
  • 1872 George Carpenter, the 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
  • 1875 Othenio Able, Austria, paleontologist
  • 1883 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer
  • 1883 Jules Verstraete, [Julien G the Graef], actor (Driestuiversopera)
  • 1883 Leah Baird, actress (Lady Gangster), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1885 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish scholar (d. 1927)
  • 1887 Arnaut Colnot, painter/graphic artist
  • 1887 Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)
  • 1889 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1891 John A. Costello, second Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1976)
  • 1892 S M Tretjakow, writer
  • 1894 George Delacorte, philanthropist/publisher (Dell Books), born in NYC, New York
  • 1894 Lloyd A Hall, Illinois, pioneer in food chemistry
  • 1897 Cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (S Afr all-rounder v Eng 1922-23)
  • 1897 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer
  • 1899 Jean Moulin, hero of the French Resistance (WW II)
  • 1900 Ernest White, composer
  • 1901 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), born in Hiroshima (d. 1995)
  • 1903 Glenna Collett Vare, American Hall of Fame golfer who dominated women's golf in the 1920s, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1904 Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo, German Foreign Minister
  • 1905 Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Bob Howard, Newton Mass, singer/pianist (Sing it Again)
  • 1907 Lillian Hellman, playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes)
  • 1907 Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Billy Werber, American baseball player
  • 1909 Cecil Marley, cricketer (Jamaican batsman 1928-1946, WICBC pres)
  • 1909 Errol Flynn, actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood), born in Hobart Tasmania (d. 1959)
  • 1909 Joan Harrison, screenwriter
  • 1911 Gail Patrick, actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1911 Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
  • 1912 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Friedrich Zipp, composer
  • 1915 Terence Young, Shanghai China, director (Dr No, Thunderball)
  • 1915 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)
  • 1916 William Balchin, geographer
  • 1916 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
  • 1917 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (d. 2006)
  • 1918 George Lynch, American auto racer (d. 1997)
  • 1918 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer
  • 1919 Bruce Gordon, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables), born in London, England
  • 1919 Ronald Hines, Dutch/British actor (Pack of Lies)
  • 1920 Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge
  • 1923 Marcus Bakker, Dutch MP (CPN)
  • 1924 Chet Atkins, Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
  • 1924 Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister
  • 1925 Audie Murphy, Kingston, Texas, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Destry, Joe Butterfly)
  • 1925 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slams), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Arthur Bell, royal botanic gardens director (Kew Gardens)
  • 1927 John M Dengler, jazz bass sax/trumpet/trombone
  • 1928 David Mitchell, British MP
  • 1928 Jean-Marie le Pen, France, leader (National Front party)
  • 1928 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928 Robert Satanowski, composer
  • 1928 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • 1929 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Hayd/Mozart/Schubert)
  • 1930 Ellie Rabb, US, actor (Fabulous Baker Boys, Extreme Close-up)
  • 1930 John Waine, bishop (Chelmsford)
  • 1930 Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky, poet
  • 1930 Paul Pender, American boxer
  • 1930 Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish artist
  • 1931 Arne Nordheim, Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
  • 1931 James Tolkan Calumet MI, actor (Weekend War, Leap of Faith)
  • 1931 Olympia Dukakis, Lowell Mass, actress (Moonstruck, Cemetery Club)
  • 1931 Richard Southwood, zoologist/chancellor (Oxford University)
  • 1932 Robert Rozjdestvenski, Russian poet (Requiem, Userjoz)
  • 1933 Brett Halsey, Santa Ana California, actress (Paul-Follow the Sun)
  • 1933 Claire Tomalin, biographer/editor
  • 1933 Danny Aiello, actor (Moonstruck, Radio Days), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Earl of Cranbrook, CEO (Nature Conservancy Council)
  • 1933 Jean Boiteux, France, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1934 Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)
  • 1934 Cornel Taranu, composer
  • 1934 Wendy Craig, England, actress (Joseph Andrews)
  • 1934 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress (Helen of Troy), (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Anthony Pilkington, CEO (Pilkington Pic)
  • 1936 Billy Guy, Attasca Tx, rock baritone (Coasters-Young Blood)
  • 1936 Bobby Nunn, rocker (Coasters-Young Blood)
  • 1937 Jerry Keller, rocker/actor (If Ever I See You Again)
  • 1938 Nikolay Avksentevich Martinov, composer
  • 1939 Budge Rogers, British rugby player
  • 1939 R B Desai, cricketer (effective pace bowler for India in 60s)
  • 1940 John Mahoney, actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England
  • 1940 Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
  • 1941 Stephen Frears, film director ("Prick Up Your Ears", "Dangerous Liaisons"), born in Leicester England
  • 1941 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
  • 1942 Brian Wilson, Inglewood California, vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
  • 1943 Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California
  • 1944 Dave Nelson, baseball player
  • 1944 Terry Funk, Hammond Ind, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley)
  • 1944 David Roper, English actor
  • 1945 David S Monson, (Rep-R-UT, 1985- )
  • 1945 James F Buchli, New Rockford ND, USMC/astr (STS 51C, 61A, 29, 48)
  • 1945 John McCook, Ventura Cal, actor (Codename: Firefox, Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1945 [Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
  • 1946 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • 1946 Duchess of Gloucester
  • 1946 Bob Vila, television presenter
  • 1946 Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor
  • 1947 Candy Clark, Ok, actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti)
  • 1947 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • 1947 John Forbes, horse trainer
  • 1947 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • 1947 Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • 1947 Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • 1948 Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
  • 1948 Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • 1949 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist
  • 1949 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

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1949 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • 1951 Peter Gordon, composer
  • 1951 Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
  • 1951 Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • 1952 Jayne Thobois, Noblesville IN, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-56th)

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1952 John Goodman, actor (Dan Conner-Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • 1952 Larry Riley, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952 Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • 1953 Alan Longmuir, rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1953 Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953 Raul Ramirez, tennis player
  • 1953 Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW Sauber)
  • 1954 Alan Lamb, South African/British cricket player (79 tests for England), born in Langebaanweg, Cape Province
  • 1954 Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)
  • 1954 Ilan Ramon, Israeli combat pilot and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1956 Peter Reid, English former footballer
  • 1957 Butch Patrick, Inglewood California, actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters)
  • 1957 Koko B. Ware, American professional wrestler
  • 1958 Chuck Wagner, Nashville Tn, actor (Automan)
  • 1958 Dickie Thon, baseball player
  • 1958 Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
  • 1958 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • 1960 Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
  • 1960 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • 1960 Michael Corbett, Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young & Restless)
  • 1960 [Nigel] John Taylor, England, rock bassist (Duran Duran-Girls on Film)
  • 1961 Gary Varsho, baseball player
  • 1961 Karin Enke, Dresden German DR, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)
  • 1963 Kirk Baptiste, Beaumont Tx, 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1963 Matt Anger, Walnut Creek Cal, tennis star
  • 1963 Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy)
  • 1963 Don West, American professional wrestling announcer
  • 1964 Najee Mustafaa, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964 Paul David Goydos, PGA golfer (1994 BC Open-7th), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1964 Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1965 Michael Landon Jr, actor (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie ), born in Encino California (d. 1991)
  • 1967 Joseph William Cathcart, rock guitarist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • 1967 Pat Jablonski, Toledo, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)

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1967 Nicole Kidman, actress (Dead Calm, Far & Away), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

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  • 1968 Fred McAfee, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Garry Howe, WLAF nose tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-88, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969 Malivai Washington, Glenn Cove NY, tennis star (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Shay-Oren Smadja, Israel, men's half middleweight judoka (Oly-1996)
  • 1970 Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
  • 1970 Andrea Nahles, German politician
  • 1970 Bruce Woodcock, American computer games analyst
  • 1971 Rodney Rogers, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1971 William Gaines, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 Jeordie White, American musician (Marilyn Manson)