On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1902

  • Jun 3 Edward Wayne, English physician (Queen of Scotland, Wayne score), born in Leeds, England (d. 1990)
  • Jun 4 Richard Allen, Indian field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1928), born in Nagpur, India (d. 1969)
  • Jun 5 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 6 Avraham Daus, Israeli composer, born in Berlin (d. 1974)
  • Jun 6 Harold Roxbee Cox, Baron Kings Norton, British aeronautical engineer, born in Kings Norton, England (d. 1997)
  • Jun 6 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader, born in Fulton, Mississippi (d. 1947)
  • Jun 7 Herman B. Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University, born in Jamestown, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Albe [Renaut A. Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary), born in Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • Jun 9 Nehemiah "Skip" James, American Delta blues singer, guitarist and piano player ("I'm So Glad"), born in Bentonia, Mississippi (d. 1969)
  • Jun 10 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • Jun 11 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, Soviet composer, born in Omsk, Russia (d. 1963)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik Elias, Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44), born in Machelen, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • Jun 14 Carl Esmond, Austrian actor (Ministry of Fear, Smash-Up), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)
  • Jun 15 Erik Erikson, Frankfurt Germany, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis"
  • Jun 16 Barbara McClintock, American cytogeneticist (Jumping Genes, Nobel 1983)
  • Jun 16 Kornelis Posthumus, Dutch chemist
  • Jun 16 George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Jun 17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jun 17 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), born in Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 19 Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1977)
  • Jun 21 Wilhelm Maler, German composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Jun 22 Arnold J d'Ailly, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), born in Franeker, Netherland (d. 1967)
  • Jun 22 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jun 22 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1950)
  • Jun 23 Howard T Engstrom, computer designer (Univac), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 23 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Jun 25 Prince Yasuhito Chichibu, brother of Emperor Showa, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1953)
  • Jun 26 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Jun 26 Bill Lear, American engineer, manufacturer and CEO (Lear Jet Corp), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • Jun 26 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, born in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland (d. 2010)
  • Jun 28 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1991)

Person of interestRichard Rodgers

Jun 28 Richard Rodgers, American composer, mostly for theater (Rodgers & Hart - "Pal Joey"; "Babes In Arms"; Rodgers & Hammerstein - "Oklahoma!"; "South Pacific"; "The King And I"; "The Sound Of Music") and 1st EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers
  • Jun 29 Carl-Heinz Schroth, German actor and director (Reaching for the Stars), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1989)
  • Jun 29 Ellen Clara Pollock, British-German actress (Wicked Lady, Horror Hospital), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1997)

About June 1902

How Old? 119 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20), Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)