Birthdays in History on June 22

  • 1478 Philips de Schone, Archduke of Austrian/King of Castilia (Philips I)
  • 1674 Eugene J P, Earl of Merode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo
  • 1680 Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
  • 1701 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish architect (Christiansborg Castle)
  • 1704 John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1738 Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
  • 1757 George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island
  • 1767 Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)
  • 1796 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS]
  • 1805 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
  • 1814 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1866)
  • 1837 Paul Morphy, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1840 Ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker)
  • 1845 Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)
  • 1845 Richard John Seddon, Eccleston, England, the longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • 1856 Henry Rider Haggard, Norfolk, England, author (King Solomon's Mine, She, Dawn)
  • 1861 Maximilian von Spee, German admiral (d. 1914)
  • 1864 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • 1869 Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (AR 1933-39)
  • 1871 William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
  • 1876 Gwen (Gwendolen) John, Haverfordwest, Wales, Welsh painter
  • 1879 Thibaudeau Rinfret, jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)
  • 1885 Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Albert PAA Besnard, Dutch poet/journalist (Uprising & Remorse)
  • 1887 Julian S Huxley, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England
  • 1888 Harold Burton, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1964)
  • 1891 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)
  • 1892 Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1892 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
  • 1895 James Arthur Calata, Anglican clergyman and African National Congress (ANC) leader, Rabula, Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape.
  • 1896 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
  • 1897 Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
  • 1898 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
  • 1899 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist
  • 1901 Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), Wolmaransstad, Transvaal, poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch
  • 1902 Arnold J d'Ailly, dir (Nederlandsche Bank)/mayor (Amsterdam, 1946-56)

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1903 John Dillinger, notorious bank robber , born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger

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1906 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 1908 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher
  • 1912 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
  • 1913 Wladyslaw Sila-Nowicki, Poland, lawyer (Solidarity)
  • 1914 Lilo Hardel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1999)

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1918 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • 1920 Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1921 Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983-1997), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street, Showboat)
  • 1922 Bill Blass, Ft Wayne Ind, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
  • 1931 Henk Vonhoff, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • 1931 Hennadiy Udovenko, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-8), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Dianne Feinstein, 1st female mayor of SF/(Sen-D-Ca)
  • 1934 Arthur Miller, legal reporter
  • 1942 Margreet M H Kamp, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1942 Toyohiro Akiyama, Japan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11)
  • 1943 Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • 1947 Octavia E[stelle] Butler, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)
  • 1947 Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana
  • 1947 Howard Kaylan, founding member of The Turtles

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1949 Elizabeth Warren, American academic and US Senator (D-Massachusetts), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • 1954 Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1956 Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister
  • 1960 Erin Brockovich, American legal clerk and envirnomental campaigner, born in Lawrence, Kansas

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1964 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

Author Dan Brown
Dan Brown
  • 1966 Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, English baron/multi-millionaire
  • 1970 Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
  • 1981 Monty Oum, American Animator (RWBY), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2015)