On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1864

  • Jun 2 Ben Webster, British actor (Old Curiosity Shop), born in London, England (d. 1947)
  • Jun 3 Ransom Eli Olds, American auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer, born in Geneva, Ohio (d. 1950)

Person of interestRichard Strauss

Jun 11 Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Quixote), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1949)

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss
  • Jun 13 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and politician who first coined the term "geopolitics", born in Torsö, Sweden (d. 1922)
  • Jun 13 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator (first President of Western Michigan University), born in Arcade, New York (d. 1939)
  • Jun 14 Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease), born in Marktbreit, Bavaria (d. 1915)
  • Jun 15 Guy Ropartz [Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz], French composer, born in Guingamp, France (d. 1955)
  • Jun 20 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, born in Drachten, Friesland (d. 1919)
  • Jun 21 Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss art historian, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1945)
  • Jun 22 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • Jun 25 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist and chemist (Nobel 1920), born in Briesen, West Prussia (d. 1941)
  • Jun 29 Anton Beer-Walbrun, German composer, born in Kohlberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • Jun 29 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, born in Poggio Mirteto, Italy (d. 1932)
  • Jun 29 Ashutosh Mukherjee, Bengali educator, jurist, barrister and mathematician described as the "Banglar Bagh" (Tiger of Bengal), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1924)