Birthdays in History on June 3

  • 1540 Charles I of Austria (d. 1590)
  • 1610 Jacob Neefs, Flemish engraver/publisher, baptised
  • 1659 David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (d. 1708)
  • 1685 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdam regent/diplomat
  • 1723 Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born naturalist (d. 1788)

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1726 James Hutton, geologist, born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Geologist James Hutton
Geologist
James Hutton
  • 1761 Henry Scrapnel, English inventor (shrapnel shell)
  • 1770 Manuel Belgrano, Argentina
  • 1771 Sydney Smith, Woodford Essex, preacher/reformer/author
  • 1771 Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide
  • 1773 Caspar G C Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist
  • 1780 William Hone, England, author/bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • 1782 Charles Waterton, eccentric naturalist/pioneer
  • 1804 Richard Cobden, Sussex, founder (Anti-Corn-Law League)

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1808 Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America (1861-65), born in Fairview, Kentucky (d. 1889)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1812 Pieter Mijer, Dutch gov-gen of Neth Indies (1866-72)
  • 1815 Martin Edward Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1818 Louis Faidherbe, French general (d. 1889)
  • 1819 Johann Barthold Jongkind, Lattrop Neth, Dut/Fr painter (Winter Scenes)
  • 1824 Charles Kinnaird Graham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

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1829 Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), born in Burnham-on-Sea, England (d. 1917)

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke
  • 1831 Otho French Strahl, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1839 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Der Herr im Hause)
  • 1840 Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)
  • 1843 Frederik VIII, King of Denmark (1906-12)
  • 1844 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet
  • 1844 Garret Augustus Hobart, (R) 24th US VP (1897-99)
  • 1853 William Matthew Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (d. 1942)
  • 1864 Ransom Eli Olds, auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer

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1865 George V, King of Great Britain (1910-36), born in Marlborough House, London, (d. 1936)

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1866 George Howells Broadhurst, English director (d. 1952)
  • 1868 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Camagüey Cuba, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever)
  • 1869 Maria Radulphus, inspector on Curacao (Radulphus College)
  • 1873 Otto Loewi, Frankfurt am Main Germany, physician (Nobel-1936)
  • 1877 Raoul Dufy, France, Fauvist painter (Palm)
  • 1879 Pieter J A Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer
  • 1879 Raymond Pearl, American biologist (d. 1940)
  • 1881 Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
  • 1898 Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist
  • 1899 Georg von Bekesy, physician (Nobel-1961), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1900 Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New)
  • 1902 Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)

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1904 Charles R. Drew, American physician, surgeon, and pioneer of blood plasma research, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • 1905 Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • 1906 Louis Simmonds, bookseller
  • 1906 Robert Brown Black, British diplomat/gov (Hong Kong)
  • 1910 Wilfred Thesiger, explorer/writer
  • 1911 Mason Gross, Dr/TV professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money)
  • 1912 Richard D'Aeth, president (Hughes Hall Cambridge)
  • 1912 William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • 1913 Pedro Mir, Dominican Poet Laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist
  • 1914 Ronald George Woodman, pilot
  • 1918 Lili St. Cyr, American ecdysiast (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Lord Brandon of Oakbrook, Lord of appeal (Ordinary)
  • 1922 Alain Resnais, France, director (Providence, Hiroshima, Mon Amour)
  • 1922 M Alain Resnais, Vannes France, director (Melo, I Want to Go Home)
  • 1923 Michael Jaffe, director (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge England)
  • 1923 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1924 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor
  • 1924 Michael Gow, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • 1925 Gerhard Zwerenz, writer
  • 1925 Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)

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1926 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl), born in Newark, New Jersey

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1926 Hamilton Fish Jr, (Rep-R-NY, 1969- )
  • 1926 Roscoe G Bartlett, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • 1928 Donald Judd, US, sculptor (minimal art)
  • 1929 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Howard Yanks, founder (Philadelphia folk festival)
  • 1929 Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • 1930 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American sci-fi author (Storm Queen), born in Albany, New York

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1931 Raúl Castro, 18th President of Cuba (2008-) and former revolutionary, born in Biran, Holguin, Cuba

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • 1933 Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, emir of Bahrain (d. 1999)
  • 1934 Rolland D. McCune, American theologian
  • 1935 Raoul Franklin, chancellor (City University London)
  • 1936 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist
  • 1936 Harry Pitt, vice chancellor (Reading University)
  • 1936 Larry McMurtry, US scriptwriter (Lonesome Dove, Pulitzer 1986), born in Archer City, Texas
  • 1936 Philip J Attenborough, CEO/publisher (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • 1937 Solomon P Ortiz, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • 1943 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, Born in Downpatrick (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Anita Pollack, MEP (Labour)
  • 1946 Earl of Cromer, managing director (Inchcape (China) Ltd)
  • 1947 Timothy David, diplomat
  • 1947 John Dykstra, American special effects supervisor
  • 1949 David Evenett, MP (Conservative)
  • 1950 Christos Verelis, Greek politician
  • 1961 Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer and author
  • 1962 Susannah Constantine, British fashion guru
  • 1963 Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1963 Rudy Demotte, Belgian politician
  • 1965 Suzan Kaminga, bodybuilder, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1967 Anderson Cooper, American reporter
  • 1970 Ammon McNeely, American rock climber
  • 1976 Enda Markey, Irish/Australian entertainer
  • 2002 Prince Tirso of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 2006 Countess Leonore, Member of the Dutch Royal Family