On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1924

  • Jun 1 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1996)
  • Jun 1 William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • Jun 1 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jun 2 June Callwood, Canadian jounalist and activist (d. 2007)
  • Jun 3 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor
  • Jun 3 Michael Gow, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • Jun 3 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)
  • Jun 3 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band), born in Ruleville, Mississippi (d. 1997)
  • Jun 4 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Jun 5 Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/orientalist
  • Jun 6 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • Jun 7 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Jun 8 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 8 Iain Glidewell, Lord Justice of Appeal and Judge of Appeal of the High Court of the Isle of Man (d. 2016)
  • Jun 8 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests, 4 dismissals), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • Jun 8 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)

  • Jun 8 Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2006)
  • Jun 9 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 9 Anthony "Tony" Britton, British actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jun 11 Ed Farhat, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit (d. 2003)

Person of interestGeorge H. W. Bush

Jun 12 George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jun 13 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • Jun 14 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • Jun 15 Mohammed Ghazali, Pakistani cricketer (off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2003)
  • Jun 15 Ezer Weizman, 7th President of Israel (d. 2005)
  • Jun 16 Sayed Idries Shah, thinker
  • Jun 16 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • Jun 17 Gotthold Gloger, German writer and painter, born in K√∂nigsberg, East Prussia, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Jun 17 Henk Hoekstra, Dutch politician (Dutch Communist Party), born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)

Person of interestGeorge Mikan

Jun 18 George Mikan, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All Star 1951-54; NBL MVP 1948; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2005)

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Jun 18 Liesbeth den Uyl-van Vessem, Dutch feminist and wife of Prime Minister Joop den Uyl, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Jun 19 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 19 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
  • Jun 19 Sybren Polet [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer and poet (Mannekino), born in Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Jun 20 Chet Atkins, American guitarist (Me & My Guitar), born in Luttrell, Tennessee (d. 2001)

  • Jun 20 Rainer Barzel, German politician (CDU-CSU) and minister, born in Braunsberg, East Prussia, Free State of Prussia (d. 2006)
  • Jun 20 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), born in Wurzburg (d. 2017)
  • Jun 21 Wally Fawkes, British-Canadian cartoonist and jazz clarinetist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 21 Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker, born in Paris (d. 2012)
  • Jun 24 Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • Jun 24 Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • Jun 25 Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Jun 26 Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, born in Long Ashton, Somerset (d. 2013)
  • Jun 26 Syd Lawrence, British bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 26 Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2010)
  • Jun 27 Paul Conrad, American cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • Jun 27 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 27 Efua Sutherland, Ghanaian writer (Nyamekye), born in Cape Coast, Ghana (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch journalist and VARA radio host, born in Hamburg (d. 1989)
  • Jun 29 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 2006)

About June 1924

How Old? 96 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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