Birthdays in History on June 1

  • 1076 Mstislav I of Kiev (d. 1132)
  • 1300 Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (d. 1338)
  • 1480 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • 1503 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German lt col
  • 1563 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and English Prime Minister (1598-1612), born in Westminster, Salisbury (d. 1612)
  • 1633 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (d. 1687)
  • 1675 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)
  • 1679 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • 1762 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • 1765 Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe
  • 1790 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi/learned (Ereg miliem)
  • 1790 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)
  • 1796 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • 1800 Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (d. 1879)

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1801 Brigham Young, American religious leader (Mormon church), born in Whitingham, Vermont (d. 1877)

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1806 John Buchanan Floyd, Ex-Sect of War (Union), (d. 1863)
  • 1815 Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
  • 1825 John Hunt Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate cavalry commander)
  • 1826 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • 1831 John Bell Hood, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1833 John Marshall Harlan, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1911)
  • 1843 Henry Faulds, Scottish fingerprinting pioneer (d. 1930)
  • 1844 Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1916)
  • 1844 John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
  • 1858 William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream)
  • 1862 Antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)
  • 1878 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), born in Ledbury, Herefordshire (d. 1967)
  • 1881 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1882 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1892 Amanullah, emir/king of Afghanistan (1919-28)
  • 1899 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1903 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, born in Coventry, England (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), born in Suffolk, England (d.1996)
  • 1909 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1917 William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • 1928 Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky, Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
  • 1930 John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966)
  • 1932 Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
  • 1933 Charles Wilson, (Rep-D-TX, 1973- )
  • 1934 Willy Roggeman, Flemish writer (Goldfish, Nardis)
  • 1935 John Edward Porter, (Rep-R-IL, 1980- )
  • 1935 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), born in Ridgeland, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1936 Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator
  • 1937 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1940 Kip Thorne, American physicist
  • 1947 Ron Dennis, CBE, F1 team principal (McLaren)
  • 1948 Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • 1950 Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink, Dutch minister of Traffic (VVD)
  • 1950 Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-10, TM-16)
  • 1953 David Berkowitz, American serial killer (Son of Sam)

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1957 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • 1958 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • 1967 Roger Sanchez, American disc jockey
  • 1970 Joshua Compston, art impressario