On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1904

Johnny Weissmuller

Jun 2 (Johann) Johnny Weissmuller, Romanian-American actor (Tarzan) and swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Austria-Hungary (now Romania) (d. 1984)

Charles 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)

  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NBC Symphony, 1938-55; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1941-67; "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 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, born in Plzeň, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • Jun 11 Alan Roth, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 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 (née Ford), American gospel singer, evangelist, and folk artist, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 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? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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