Birthdays in History on June 29

  • 1397 John II of Aragon (d. 1479)
  • 1482 Maria of Aragon, queen of Portugal (d. 1517)
  • 1517 Rembert Dodoens, [Rembertus Dodonaeus], physician/botanist
  • 1596 Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)
  • 1798 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet (d. 1837)
  • 1803 John Newton Brown, American publisher (d. 1868)
  • 1805 Hiram Powers, US sculptor (Greek Slave)
  • 1824 Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT Stempels)
  • 1831 William Thomas Clark, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1849 Sergei J Witte, Neth/Russ count/premier Russia
  • 1849 John Hunn, American businessman (d. 1926)
  • 1858 George Washington Goethals, engineer (built Panama Canal)
  • 1861 William James Mayo, surgeon/co-founder Mayo clinic in Minnesota
  • 1863 James Harvey Robinson, Ill, historian (Ordeal of Civilization)
  • 1864 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law)
  • 1865 Shigechiyo Izumi, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but birth date now disputed (120 y 237 d)
  • 1865 William E Borah, lawyer/(Sen-R-Id)
  • 1866 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1934)
  • 1868 George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)
  • 1873 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1876 Nellie Taylor Ross, 1st woman to serve as a gov (Wyoming, 1925-27)
  • 1880 Ludwig Beck, chef Germany general staff ("July 20th plot")
  • 1885 Virginia Pope, (NY Times)
  • 1886 James Van Der Zee, Lenox Ma, African American photographer
  • 1886 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician (Artus Quellin)
  • 1886 Robert Schuman, French premier
  • 1893 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet/resistance fighter
  • 1897 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1900 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
  • 1902 Carl-Heinz Schroth, Innsbruck, director (Reaching for the Stars)
  • 1903 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1905 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (La lenta libertad)
  • 1905 Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu (Bishop Zulu), Nquthu Natal, Anglican bishop of Zululand and Swaziland
  • 1906 Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (d. 1945)
  • 1907 Paul O'Dwyer, President of City Council (D-NYC)
  • 1908 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe)
  • 1911 Bernhard, Germany, Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands)
  • 1912 John Toland, US, political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)
  • 1912 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Dr Nnoseng Ellen Kate Khuzwayo, Thaba-Nchu Orange Free State, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman")
  • 1916 David Donaldson, painter
  • 1918 Jack Harkness, rose grower
  • 1919 Lloyd Richards, American director (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Ray Harryhausen, movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Vasko Popa, Yugoslavia/Serbian poet (Heaven is a Side Issue)
  • 1923 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician
  • 1926 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)
  • 1933 John Bradshaw, American theologian, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Carl Levin, (Sen-D-MI)
  • 1936 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), born in Kamembe, Rwanda (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Louise S Groenman, Dutch MP (D66)
  • 1941 Stokeley Carmichael, [Kwame Toure], US, Black Power-activist
  • 1942 Bas J van der Vlies, Dutch MP (SGP)
  • 1944 Collin Peterson, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
  • 1944 Sean O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1945 Chandrika Kumaratunga, first female President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005)
  • 1946 Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (d. 2004)
  • 1946 Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician
  • 1948 Charles McCorquodale, art historian
  • 1949 Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
  • 1949 Ann Veneman, American politician
  • 1951 Don Rosa, American ilustrator
  • 1952 Joe Johnson, English snooker player
  • 1955 Charles J Precourt, Waltham Mass, astronaut (STS 55, 71, 84, sk:91)
  • 1955 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
  • 1956 Pedro Santana Lopes, former Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1958 Leslie Browne, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Larry Parham, 4th victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (1st to die)
  • 1962 George Zamka, American astronaut
  • 1963 Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist
  • 1966 John Part, Canadian darts player
  • 1969 Toru Hashimoto, Japanese politician
  • 1969 Claude Béchard, Canadian politician
  • 1977 Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-born American poet
  • 1979 Matthew Bode, Australian Rules football player
  • 1993 Angela & Amy Lakeberg, US Siamese twins (separated on Aug 20th)