Birthdays in History on June 18

  • 1269 Princess Eleanor of England (d. 1298)
  • 1318 Princess Eleanor of Woodstock (d. 1355)
  • 1466 Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (d. 1539)
  • 1511 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor/architect
  • 1511 Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence
  • 1517 Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
  • 1552 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (d. 1637)
  • 1581 Thomas Overbury, poet (baptized)
  • 1667 Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (d. 1750)
  • 1681 Feofan Prokopovich, theologian, archbishop of Novgorod, westernizer
  • 1716 Joseph M Vien, French (court) painter, born in Montpellier, France
  • 1740 Karel van Poucke, Flemish sculptor
  • 1757 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine leader (d. 1833)
  • 1758 Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch jurist/patriot
  • 1794 George Grote, British historian
  • 1799 William Lassell, discoverer (satellites of Uranus & Neptune)
  • 1809 Sylvanus William Godon, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1879)
  • 1812 Ivan Goncharov, Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)
  • 1813 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian (Zametsjatelnoje desjatileti), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1887)
  • 1824 Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1839 William Henry Seward Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1920)
  • 1845 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1922)
  • 1854 Edward Wyllis Scripps, publisher/journalist
  • 1857 Henry Clay Folger Jr, US, businessman/Shakespeare fan
  • 1858 Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist
  • 1860 Hugo Loudon, CEO (Royal Dutch Oil [Shell])
  • 1861 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os Meus Amores)
  • 1863 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (d. 1909)
  • 1868 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hungarian admiral/regent (1910-44)
  • 1870 Edouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician
  • 1877 James Montgomery Flagg, illustrator ("I want you" Uncle Sam)
  • 1881 Eduard C "Edo" Fimmen, Dutch labor leader
  • 1882 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49) [or 6/28]
  • 1884 Edouard Daladier, premier France (1933..40)

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1886 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), born in Mobberley, England (d. 1924)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • 1886 Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
  • 1888 S S Van Dine, [William Huntingdon Wright], author (Canary Murder Case)
  • 1889 Paul Joostens, Flemish painter
  • 1891 Hans Ruin, Finnish Swedish-language historian
  • 1895 Manuela Fernández-Fojaco, Spanish supercentenarian
  • 1896 Philip Barry, US, dramatist (Philadelphia Story)
  • 1898 Carleton Percy Hobbs, Farnborough England
  • 1899 James Ralph Darling, teacher
  • 1903 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)
  • 1905 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer
  • 1907 Froelich Rainey, Wisc, quiz moderator (What in the World)
  • 1908 Bud Collyer, American TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • 1913 Sylvia Porter, financial writer (Sylvia Porter's Money Book)
  • 1915 Red Adair, oilman (fought oil fires in Kuwait)
  • 1917 Arthur Tremblay, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Edward Leadbitter, politician
  • 1919 Edwin Clarke, historian/neurologist
  • 1919 Ted Leadbitter, British MP (Labour)
  • 1919 Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Aster Berkhof, [Louis Van de Bergh], Flemish writer (Furious Christ)
  • 1922 Donald L Keene, American Japanese translator/critic, born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violist/concert master
  • 1924 Liesbeth den Uyl-van Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop den Uyl
  • 1925 Rex Collings, writer/publisher
  • 1926 Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)
  • 1926 Tom Wicker, columnist (NY Times)
  • 1927 Dennis Landau, CEO (Cooperative Wholesale Society)
  • 1927 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher
  • 1928 Michael Blakemore, British theater director (Country Life)
  • 1928 David T. Lykken, American scientist
  • 1929 James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)
  • 1929 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • 1930 Peter Phillips, CEO (AB Electronics) [or Feb 10]
  • 1931 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil from 1995 to 2002
  • 1932 Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1932 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Brian Kenny, deputy supreme allied commander (Europe)
  • 1934 Carl de Winter, sect-gen (Federation of British Artists)
  • 1934 Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese manga artist (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Hugh McColl, American banker, born in Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • 1936 Ian Spurling, ballet designer
  • 1936 R Ronald Venetian, [Vene], president Suriname (1991- )
  • 1937 Gail Godwin, US, author (Perfectionists, Odd Woman)
  • 1937 John D [Jay] Rockefeller IV, (Sen-D-WV, 1985- )
  • 1937 Vitaly Mikhailovich Zholobov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
  • 1938 Joop M Worrell, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1938 Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • 1940 Bob Duncan, prison warden (Gartree Prison in UK)
  • 1942 Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa (1999-2008), 1st vice-president (1994-99) and economist, born in Mbewuleni, Eastern Cape
  • 1946 Russell Ash, British author
  • 1946 Fabio Capello, Italian football coach
  • 1949 William Randolph Hearst III, publisher/editor
  • 1949 Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
  • 1949 Lech Kaczyński, Polish president (2005-10), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1952 Barry Champagne, Louisiana, stunt coorindator (Licence to Kill)
  • 1952 Rick Gazda, trumpet player (The Miami Horns)
  • 1962 Jan[ice] Merrill, track star (US record long distance holder 1979)
  • 1964 Uday Hussein, Iraqi leader (d. 2003)
  • 1967 Pasquale Bruno, Italian American entrepreneur
  • 1969 Christopher Largen, American author
  • 1976 Witte Wartena, Dutch artist
  • 1981 Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (d. 1987)
  • 1981 Ella (Jiahua) Chen, member of the Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
  • 1982 Sean Conant, Irish-American artist
  • 2006 Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg