On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1904

Person of interestJohnny Weissmuller

Jun 2 Johnny Weissmuller, American actor (Tarzan), swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Romania (d. 1984)

Swimmer and Actor Johnny Weissmuller
Swimmer and Actor
Johnny Weissmuller

Person of interestCharles R. Drew

Jun 3 Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon who pioneered blood plasma research and developed the blood bank concept, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Metropolitan Opera, Bluebird of Happiness), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jun 11 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, American jazz pianist and singer (Boogie Woogie Piano), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 1929)
  • Jun 11 Daphne Fielding, British socialite and writer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1997)
  • Jun 11 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, born in Plzeň, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • Jun 12 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, born in Vyborg (d. 1955)
  • Jun 14 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, born in Gersau, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • Jun 14 Gilbert "Gil" Lamb, American actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Jun 14 Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jun 16 Gerard Holt, Dutch architect
  • Jun 17 Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • Jun 17 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Jun 18 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Yangtse Incident), born in Guangzhou, China (d. 1991)
  • Jun 18 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France (d. 2003)
  • Jun 19 Balys Dvarionas, Lithuanian pianist, composer and educator, born in Liepāja, Russian Empire (now Latvia) (d. 1972)
  • Jun 20 Heinrich von Brentano, German politician (Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Offenbach, German Empire (d. 1964)
  • Jun 23 Carleton Coon, American anthropologist (What in the World), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • Jun 23 Quintin McMillan, South African cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 36 wickets), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1948)
  • Jun 23 Willie Mae "Mother" Smith, gospel singer/evangelist folk artist
  • Jun 24 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), born in Linton, Indiana (d. 1995)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • Jun 25 Jan van Axel [Johannes P. Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
  • Jun 26 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), born in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • Jun 26 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer, born in Preston, Ontario (d. 1951)
  • Jun 28 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1967)
  • Jun 30 Glenda Farrell, American actress (Golddiggers of 1935), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 1971)

About June 1904

How Old? 116 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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