On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1894

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian-English publisher, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1976)
  • Jun 6 Sabin Drăgoi, Romanian composer, born in Seliște, Romania (d. 1968)
  • Jun 6 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, born in London England (d. 1972)
  • Jun 8 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • Jun 10 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Stmivani, [Twilight]), born in Prague (d. 1972)
  • Jun 11 Dai Vernon [David Frederick Wingfield Verner], Canadian magician, The Professor (d. 1992)
  • Jun 13 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter, born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1986)
  • Jun 13 Mark van Doren, American poet and author (Happy Critic, Transients), born in Hope, Vermilion County, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Jun 13 Leo Kanner, Austrian-American psychiatrist and social activist known for his work related to autism, born in Klekotów, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Jun 14 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, born in Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg (d. 1924)
  • Jun 15 Robert Russell Bennett, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jun 15 Nikolai Chebotaryov, Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1947)
  • Jun 16 Norman Kerry, American actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1956)
  • Jun 20 George Delacorte, American philanthropist and publisher (Dell Books), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 20 Lloyd Hall, African-American chemist and pioneer in food chemistry (science of food preservation), born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • Jun 21 Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)
  • Jun 23 Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (Kinsey Report), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1956)

Person of interestEdward VIII

Jun 23 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), born in Richmond, England (d. 1972)

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • Jun 25 Hermann Oberth, German physicist (founded modern astronautics), born in Hermannstadt, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Jun 26 Bill Wirges, American orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1971)