On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1896

  • Jun 6 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot and governor of Libya, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1940)
  • Jun 6 R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), born in Hampton Wick, Middlesex, England (d. 1975)
  • Jun 6 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran, born in Clapton, London (d. 2009)
  • Jun 7 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Vivien Kellems, American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people, born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • Jun 7 Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (1953-56), born in Kaposvár, Hungary (d. 1958)
  • Jun 7 Douglas Campbell, American aviator and World War I flying ace, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1990)
  • Jun 8 Samuel Gonard, Swiss lawyer and chairman (International Red Cross), born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1975)
  • Jun 9 Aura Abranches, Portuguese actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1962)
  • Jun 9 Catherine Filene Shouse, philanthropist (Wolf Trap Institute)
  • Jun 16 Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer (Peugeot)
  • Jun 16 William Fitzgerald Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants)
  • Jun 16 Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976)
  • Jun 18 Blanche Sweet, American actress (Home Sweet Home, Avenging Conscience), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Jun 18 Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936)
  • Jun 18 Philip Barry, American dramatist (Philadelphia Story)
  • Jun 18 George Thalben-Ball, Australian-English organist (Birmingham City Organist, 1949-83), and composer (Elegy), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1987)

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Jun 19 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • Jun 20 Wilfred Pelletier, Canadian conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1982)
  • Jun 21 Dorothy Stickney, American actress (And So They Were Married), born in Dickinson, North Dakota (d. 1998)
  • Jun 21 Charles B. Momsen, American inventor, born in Flushing, New York (d. 1967)
  • Jun 22 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
  • Jun 27 Franciscus J. Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond (d. 1958)
  • Jun 29 Irene Browne, British actress (All at Sea, Peg O' My Heart), born in London, England (d. 1965)
  • Jun 29 Alfred [Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (English Captain 1929-30), born in Shamley Green, England (d. 1978)