Birthdays in History in June 1947

  • Jun 1 Ron Dennis, CBE, F1 team principal (McLaren)
  • Jun 3 Timothy David, diplomat
  • Jun 3 John Dykstra, American special effects supervisor
  • Jun 4 Viktor Klima, Chancellor of Austria
  • Jun 5 David Hare, playwright (Strapless, Plenty, Wetherby, Fatale)
  • Jun 5 Eric Molobi, South Africa, activist (ANC)
  • Jun 6 Terry Williams, rocker (First Edition)
  • Jun 6 David Blunkett, English politician
  • Jun 8 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Jun 9 John Gurda, American historian
  • Jun 11 Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration
  • Jun 11 Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician
  • Jun 13 Daniel P A "Danie" Schutte, South African underminister of Justice
  • Jun 13 Jerrold Nadler, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Jun 13 Peter Holm, boyfriend of Joan Collins
  • Jun 16 -minu [Hans-Peter Hammel], Swiss columnist and writer
  • Jun 19 James T Walsh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Jun 19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jun 20 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • Jun 20 Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • Jun 20 Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • Jun 21 Dana Rohrabacher, (Rep-R-California)
  • Jun 21 Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Jun 22 Octavia E[stelle] Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)
  • Jun 22 Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana
  • Jun 22 Howard Kaylan, founding member of The Turtles
  • Jun 24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 28 Mark Helprin, US writer
  • Jun 28 Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
  • Jun 30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut