On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1941

  • Jun 1 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
  • Jun 1 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)

Person of interestCharlie Watts

Jun 2 Charlie Watts, British rock and jazz drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England (d. 2021)

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • Jun 2 Oda Mayumi, resident artist (Green Gulch Zen Center), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 2 Stacy Keach, American actor (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jun 2 William Guest, American soul singer (Gladys Knight Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Jun 2 Lou Nanne, Canadian-born American hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario
  • Jun 4 George Jinda, Hungarian-American smooth jazz and world music percussionist (Special EFX), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2002)
  • Jun 5 Martha Argerich, Argentine-Swiss classical piano prodigy (concert debut at age 8; Chopin Competition winner, 1964), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Person of interestSpalding Gray

Jun 5 Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2004)

Person of interestRobert Kraft

Jun 5 Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Business Magnate and NFL Owner Robert Kraft
Business Magnate and NFL Owner
Robert Kraft
  • Jun 6 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, born in Scotland (d. 2012)
  • Jun 7 Jaime Laredo, Bolivian violinist (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Prize, 1959), conductor (Vermont Symphony, 1999-), and educator, born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Jun 7 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, born in Wells (d. 1972)
  • Jun 7 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, born in Crawford, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Jun 8 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop singer (Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), born in Elkins, West Virginia
  • Jun 8 Joop van den Berg, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Bartlehiem, Netherlands
  • Jun 8 George Pell, Australian Catholic Cardinal and treasurer of the Vatican, convicted and then acquitted of child sex abuse, born in Ballarat, Australia
  • Jun 9 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017) [1]
  • Jun 9 Jon Lord, British keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), born in Leicester, England (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Peter Wilson, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Jun 10 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • Jun 10 Jurgen Prochnow, actor (Das Boot)
  • Jun 10 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy"; "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • Jun 10 Mickey Jones, American drummer (Trini Lopez; The First Edition; Bob Dylan), and actor (Home Improvement: Tin Cup; Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Jun 12 Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer; 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever, Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • Jun 12 Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Reg Presley [Reginald Ball], British rock vocalist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), and songwriter, born in Andover, Hampshire, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 12 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Roy Harper, English musician (Folkjokeopus), born in Rusholme, Manchester
  • Jun 13 Tom Hallick, American actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 13 Esther Ofarim, Israeli pop singer ("T'en vas pas"; "Cinderella Rockerfella"), born in Safed, British Palestine
  • Jun 13 Marcel Lachemann, American MLB manager and pitching coach (Oakland Athletics), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 13 Marv Tarplin American guitarist and songwriter (The Miracles , 1958-1973 - "The Tracks of My Tears"), Atlanta, Georgia, (d. 2011)
  • Jun 14 John Edgar Wideman, American writer (Brothers and Keepers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 14 Inge Danielsson, Swedish soccer midfielder (17 caps; Ifö/Bromölla IF, Helsingborgs IF, AFC Ajax, IFK Norrköping), born in Bromölla, Sweden (d. 2021)
  • Jun 15 Harry Nilsson, American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; "One"; "Without You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jun 16 Lamont Dozier, American songwriter and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland - "Heat Wave"; "Where Did Our Love Go"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 16 Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist, born in Sialkot, Pakistan (d. 2011)
  • Jun 16 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist, born in Fiume, Italy (d. 1974)
  • Jun 18 Delia Smith, English cook and television presenter, born in Woking, England
  • Jun 19 Marlene Warfield, American actress (Victoria-Maude), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 19 Václav Klaus, Czech politician and former president
  • Jun 19 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court justice and jurist
  • Jun 20 Stephen Frears, film director (Prick Up Your Ears, Dangerous Liaisons), born in Leicester, England
  • Jun 20 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
  • Jun 21 Pia Barendrecht, Indonesian-Dutch actress (Pinokkio)
  • Jun 21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor (Freaks and Geeks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 21 Mitty Collier, American gospel and R&B singer ("I Had A Talk With My Man"), and church pastor, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 22 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Jun 22 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 23 Roger McDonald, Australian author
  • Jun 23 Richard M. Richie Roberts, American former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Jun 23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Box Of Rain"; "Ripple"; "Friend Of The Devil"; "Truckin'"), and singer-songwriter, born in Arroyo Grande, California (d. 2019)
  • Jun 24 Graham McKenzie, cricketer (prolific Australian pace bowler 1961-71)
  • Jun 24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • Jun 25 Denys Arcand, French Canadian film director (Jesus of Montreal), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 25 Eddie Large [McGinnis], British comedian (Little and Large), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Jun 26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist (L'enfirouapé), born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
  • Jun 27 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Jun 27 Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Al Downing, American MLB baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jun 28 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford) (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Margitta Gummel-Helmbold, German track & field athlete (Olympic gold GDR women's shot put 1968), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2021)
  • Jun 29 Kwame Toure [Stokely Carmichael], American activist (Black Power movement), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1998)
  • Jun 29 John Boccabella, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 30 John Jameson, English cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai), born in Bombay, British India
  • Jun 30 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), born in Hamlet, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Jun 30 Mike Leander, English songwriter and record producer, born in Walthamstow, Essex (d. 1996)
  • Jun 30 Peter Pollock, South African cricketer (brother of Graeme, father of Shaun, S African quickie), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

About June 1941

How Old? 80 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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