Famous Birthdays on 28th June

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  • 1367 Sigismund, German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia
  • 1476 Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], inquisition/Pope (1555-59)
  • 1490 Albrecht von Brandenburg, German archbishop/monarch of Mainz/cardinal

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1491 Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47) who separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, born in London (d. 1547)

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1503 Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (d. 1556)
  • 1547 Cristofano Malvezzi, composer
  • 1550 John Drusius, Flemish hebrew translator
  • 1577 Peter Paul Rubens, Siegen, Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision)
  • 1586 Paul Siefert, composer
  • 1641 Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien, queen of Poland (d. 1716)

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1703 John Wesley, English Christian theologian and co-founder of the Methodist movement, born in Epworth, England (d. 1791)

Evangelist John Wesley
Evangelist
John Wesley
  • 1712 Jean Jacques Rousseau, France, composer/social contractor (Confession)
  • 1719 Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (d. 1785)
  • 1734 Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier, composer
  • 1787 Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces
  • 1787 Sir Henry George Wakelyn (Harry) Smith, Wittlesea England, governor at the Cape Colony
  • 1794 Allen Frances Gardiner, Berkshire, England, naval officer and missionary in inter alia Port Natal
  • 1806 Napoleon Coste, composer
  • 1808 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess/politician
  • 1812 Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter
  • 1816 Jacob P P baron van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Min Foreign Affairs (1852-53)
  • 1824 Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
  • 1824 William Tatus Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • 1825 Richard ACE Erlenmeyer, German chemist (Erlenemyer kolf)
  • 1831 Joseph Joachim, Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
  • 1847 Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson, composer
  • 1852 Hans Huber, Swiss composer, born in Eppenberg-Wöschnau (d. 1921)
  • 1853 Edwin Arthur Jones, composer
  • 1865 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)
  • 1867 Luigi Pirandello, Italy, writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)
  • 1867 William Courtleigh, Guelph Ontario, actor (Eyes of Youth, Madame X)
  • 1873 Alexis Carrel, France, surgeon/sociologist/biologist (Nobel 1912)
  • 1874 Oley Speaks, composer
  • 1875 Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (d. 1941)
  • 1879 Sigurd von Koch, composer
  • 1883 Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Lamina Sankoh, early Sierra Leonean nationalist (d. 1964)
  • 1885 Berthold Viertel, writer
  • 1885 Giuseppe Mule, composer
  • 1886 Joe Cox, cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England)
  • 1887 Boleslav Vomacka, composer
  • 1888 George Challenor, cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman)
  • 1889 Frank Mayo, silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters)
  • 1891 Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)
  • 1891 Esther Forbes, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Carl Spaatz, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, American Air Force general (d. 1974)
  • 1892 Edward H Carr, England, historian (History of Soviet Russia)
  • 1893 Luciano Gallet, composer
  • 1893 Nils Bjorkander, composer
  • 1894 Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1895 Kazimierz Sikorski, composer
  • 1897 Jacobus J E Hondius, graphic artist
  • 1900 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
  • 1902 Pierre Brunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
  • 1902 Richard Rodgers, Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  • 1903 Alan Bunce, Westfield NJ, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert)
  • 1904 Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer
  • 1906 Maria Goeppert Mayer, US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • 1906 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, artist/educator
  • 1906 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/music historian
  • 1907 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer (La civilisation du phoque)
  • 1908 James L Reinsch, media-adviser (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy)
  • 1909 Arnold Shaw, composer
  • 1909 Eric Ambler, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy), born in London, England
  • 1909 French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist
  • 1912 Audrey Langford, singing teacher
  • 1912 Sergiu Celibidache, conductor
  • 1913 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (Serf, John Socman)
  • 1913 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Walter Oesau, German pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1914 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player
  • 1914 Aribert Heim, Austrian physician
  • 1915 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1917 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer/actor (My Fair Lady)
  • 1917 Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)
  • 1920 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
  • 1921 P V Narasimha Rao, premier of India (1991- )
  • 1922 Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset)
  • 1922 Michael Vale, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Erik Bauersfeld, voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Lloyd Labeach, Panama City, 100m/200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1948)
  • 1923 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
  • 1924 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • 1925 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete

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1926 Mel Brooks, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in New York City

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • 1926 Robert Shelton Shapiro, journalist
  • 1926 Robert Ledley, Flushing, physiologist, biophysicist, and radiologist, born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • 1927 Frank Rowland, Newport Beach, California, Nobel laureate in chemistry, (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, cybernetician stage producer/lyricist
  • 1928 Peter Heine, cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's)
  • 1928 Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor
  • 1928 Dr Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003
  • 1928 Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times
  • 1929 Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, Fix), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • 1930 Nikolay Nikolayevich Karetnikov, composer
  • 1930 Itamar Franco, President of Brazil
  • 1931 Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver
  • 1931 Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, Isleton CA, actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid)
  • 1933 Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson, composer
  • 1933 Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician
  • 1934 Carl M Levin, (Sen-D Michigan, 1979- )
  • 1934 Roy Gilchrist, cricketer (volatile WI fast bowler of late 50s)
  • 1935 John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Bill Orton, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- )
  • 1936 Gisela Kraft, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2010)
  • 1936 Major R Owens, (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
  • 1937 Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1937 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)
  • 1938 Leon E Panetta, (Rep-D-CA, 1977- )
  • 1938 John Byner, American comedian
  • 1938 Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (d. 2001)
  • 1940 Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker, economist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1940 Roderick Wright, ex-Scottish bishop (d. 2005)
  • 1941 Al Downing, American baseball player
  • 1941 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1942 "Chris" Martin Thembisile Hani, sec-gen (South African Communist Party)
  • 1942 Jim Kolbe, (Rep-R-AZ, 1985- )
  • 1942 Sjoukje Dijkstra, Holland, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1942 Martin Thembisile Hani, Cofimvaba, Transkei, Chief of Staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, military arm of the ANC
  • 1943 Ed Pastor, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • 1943 Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945 Dave Knights, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • 1945 Jane Harmon, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1946 Bruce Davison, Phila, actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk)
  • 1946 Gilda Radner, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 John "Mike" Lounge, astr (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1946 Robert L Asprin, US, sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)
  • 1946 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, composer
  • 1946 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician.
  • 1947 Mark Helprin, US writer
  • 1947 Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
  • 1947 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef
  • 1947 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress

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1948 Kathy Bates, academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Actress Kathy Bates
Actress
Kathy Bates
  • 1949 Don Baylor, Tx, baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP)
  • 1949 Edward Totah, art dealer
  • 1950 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1950 Mauricio Rojas, Swedish politician
  • 1952 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
  • 1954 Alice Krige, South African actress (Chariots of Fire, Ladykiller)
  • 1954 Ava Barber, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1955 Mitch Addock, Macon MS, Nike golfer (1992 BC Open-11th)
  • 1955 Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1955 Shirley Cheriton, English actress
  • 1955 Eric Gates, English footballer
  • 1955 Thomas Hampson, American baritone
  • 1956 Noel Mugavin, Australian Rules Football player
  • 1957 Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
  • 1957 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
  • 1958 Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)

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1960 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1961 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders)
  • 1961 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat)
  • 1962 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romania, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1963 Allen Pitts, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1964 Stephanie Maynor, Chester England, golfer (1995 PING Welch's-13th)
  • 1964 Susan Mascarin, tennis star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965 Michele Timms, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics-1988, 96)
  • 1966 Andrew Lang, NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1966 John Cusack, actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Mary Stuart Masterson, actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Mike Bellamy, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1967 Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Matt Karchner, Berwick PA, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1967 Gil Bellows, Canadian actor
  • 1968 Adam Woodyatt, English actor
  • 1968 Chayanne, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1969 Danielle Brisebois, American actress (Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Tichina Arnold, Queens, actress (Ryan's Hope, Sharla-All My Children)
  • 1969 Ayelet Zurer, Israeli actress
  • 1970 Mushtaq Ahmed, cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-)
  • 1970 [Jack] Stephen Burton, actor (Chris-Out of this World), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1970 Mike White, American filmmaker and actor
  • 1971 Aileen Quinn, actress (Annie)
  • 1971 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1971 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • 1971 Greg Evans, NFL/WLAF safety (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Greg Keagle, Corning NY, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1971 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Tichina Arnold, American actress
  • 1971 Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer
  • 1971 Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality
  • 1971 Ron Mahay, American baseball player

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1971 Elon Musk, American entrepreneur and inventor (SpaceX, Telsta, Paypal), born in Pretoria, South Africa

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • 1972 Arie van de Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta)
  • 1972 Eric Johnson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Jerry Colquitt, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Kelly Wiltshire, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Marvin Jones, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1972 Ryan Fujita, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1972 Alessandro Nivola, American actor
  • 1973 Alberto Berastegui, Spain, tennis star
  • 1973 Brian Maisonneuve, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Detroit, Michigan