Birthdays in History on June 28

  • 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)
  • 1550 John Drusius, Flemish hebrew translator
  • 1577 Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision), born in Siegen (d. 1640)
  • 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
  • 1719 Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (d. 1785)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1865 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)
  • 1867 Luigi Pirandello, Italy, writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)
  • 1873 Alexis Carrel, France, surgeon/sociologist/biologist (Nobel 1912)
  • 1875 Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (d. 1941)

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1883 Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (1931-32 and 1935-36) and Head of Vichy France (1942-44), born in Châteldon, France (d. 1945)

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1884 Lamina Sankoh, early Sierra Leonean nationalist (d. 1964)
  • 1885 Berthold Viertel, writer
  • 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)
  • 1897 Jacobus J E Hondius, graphic artist
  • 1900 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
  • 1906 Maria Goeppert Mayer, US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • 1906 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, born in Maidstone, England (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer (La civilisation du phoque)
  • 1908 James L Reinsch, media-adviser (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy)
  • 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
  • 1913 Walter Oesau, German pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1914 Aribert Heim, Austrian physician
  • 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)
  • 1924 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • 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 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
  • 1928 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • 1930 Itamar Franco, President of Brazil
  • 1933 Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician
  • 1934 Carl M Levin, (Sen-D Michigan, 1979- )
  • 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)
  • 1938 Leon E Panetta, (Rep-D-CA, 1977- )
  • 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 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 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 Jane Harmon, (Rep-D-California)
  • 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 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician.
  • 1947 Mark Helprin, US writer
  • 1947 Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
  • 1949 Edward Totah, art dealer
  • 1950 Mauricio Rojas, Swedish politician
  • 1954 A. A. [Adrian Anthony] Gill, British critic (The Sunday Times), born in Edinburgh (d. 2016)
  • 1956 Noel Mugavin, Australian Rules Football player
  • 1957 Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria

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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
  • 1977 Mark Stoermer, American bass player (The Killers)
  • 1979 Florian Zeller, French novelist and playwright
  • 1994 Prince Hussein bin Al Abdullah II, Prince of Jordan