On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1947

  • Jun 1 Jonathan Pryce, Welsh stage and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Two Popes), born in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales
  • Jun 1 Ronnie Wood, English rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, The Rolling Stones), born in Hillingdon, England
  • Jun 1 Ron Dennis CBE, British auto racing owner (McLaren F1 team principal 1989-2001; group chairman until 2016), born in Woking, England
  • Jun 2 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jun 3 Timothy David, diplomat
  • Jun 3 Mickey Finn, British rock percussionist (T. Rex), born in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England (d. 2003)
  • Jun 3 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • Jun 3 John Dykstra, American special effects supervisor
  • Jun 4 Viktor Klima, Austrian politician (20th Chancellor of Austria), born in Schwechat, Austria
  • Jun 4 Saoul Mamby, American boxer (WBC super lightweight title 1980-82), born in Bronx, NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jun 4 Toni Wine , American session singer (The Archies; Dawn), and songwriter ("A Groovy Kind of Love"; "Candida"), born in New York City
  • Jun 5 David Hare, English playwright and director (Plenty, The Hours, The Reader), born in St. Leonards-on-Sea, England
  • Jun 5 Eric Molobi, South African activist (ANC), born in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2006)
  • Jun 5 Tom Evans, British rock guitarist, bass player, and singer-songwriter (Badfinger -"Without You": "Maybe Tomorrow"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • Jun 5 Laurie Anderson, American violinist, composer, and avant-garde artist ("O Superman"; "Let X=X"), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Jun 6 Marion Coakes, English equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, Hampshire
  • Jun 6 Terry Williams, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The First Edition - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 6 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 6 David Blunkett, English blind politician, Home Secretary (2001-4), born in Sheffield, England
  • Jun 6 Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • Jun 7 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1971, 73–78; World Series 1977, 78; AL MVP 1976; NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • Jun 8 Joan La Barbara, American vocalist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 8 Julie Driscoll, English rocker and actress (33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee), born in London
  • Jun 8 Mick Box, British rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London, England
  • Jun 8 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist (Nobel 1995), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Jun 8 Annie Haslam, British art-rock singer-songwriter (Renaissance - "Carpet Of The Sun"; "Mother Russia") and painter, born in Bolton
  • Jun 9 John Gurda, American historian (The Making of Milwaukee,), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 10 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Jun 11 Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations, 1975-83 - "In A Lifetime"; "Power"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 11 Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration
  • Jun 11 Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician (Minister of Railways, 2004-09), born in Gopalganj, Bihar, India
  • Jun 12 Ron Freeman, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m, bronze 400m 1968), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Jun 13 Danie Schutte, South African underminister of Justice, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jun 13 Jerrold Nadler, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Peter Holm, Swedish ex-husband and manager of Joan Collins
  • Jun 13 Harold Danko, American jazz pianist (Woody Herman's Thundering Herd), and educator (Eastman School), born in Ohio
  • Jun 14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 15 Lee Purcell, Cherry Point NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
  • Jun 15 Paul Patterson, British classical composer (Spiders), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Jun 16 -minu [Hans-Peter Hammel], Swiss columnist and writer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Jun 16 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer (SNL; Blues Brothers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 17 Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Jun 17 George S. Clinton, American film score (Austin Powers movies), stage, and concert composer, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jun 17 Paul Young, British rock singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics - "All I Need Is A Miracle"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 Vlastimir Trajković, Serbian avant-garde composer, and educator, born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (d. 2017)
  • Jun 17 Gregg Rolie, American rock singer and keyboardist (Santana, 1965-71; Journey, 1973-80; Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, 2012-present), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 17 Rev. Timothy Wright, American gospel singer (Been There Done That), and pastor, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2009)
  • Jun 18 Bernard Giraudeau, La Rochelle France, actor (L'Annee des Meduses)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Young, British composer, born in London, England
  • Jun 18 Linda Thorson, actress (Tara-Avengers, Julia-1 Life to Live), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 19 James T Walsh, (Rep-R-NY)

Person of interestSalman Rushdie

Jun 19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India

Novelist Salman Rushdie
Novelist
Salman Rushdie
  • Jun 19 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • Jun 20 Candace "Candy" Clark, American actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Jun 20 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • Jun 20 Dolores Brooks, American singer (The Crystals - "Then He Kissed Me"; "Da Doo Ron Ron"), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Jun 20 Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • Jun 20 Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • Jun 21 Dana Rohrabacher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Coronado, California
  • Jun 21 Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • Jun 21 Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress (Family Ties, Bridget Loves Bernie), born in South Pasadena, California
  • Jun 21 Michael Gross, American actor (Family Ties, FBI murders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 21 Joey Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger - "Come And Get It"; "Day After Day"), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestShirin Ebadi

Jun 21 Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and 1st Iranian Muslim woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize (2003), born in Hamadan, Iran

Lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi
Lawyer and human rights activist
Shirin Ebadi
  • Jun 21 Chuck Anderson, American jazz and session guitarist, and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 22 David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jun 22 Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)
  • Jun 22 Octavia E[stelle] Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)

Person of interestPete Maravich

Jun 22 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • Jun 22 Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian Head of State (1981-93) and President of Ghana (1993-2001), born in Accra, Gold Coast (d. 2020)
  • Jun 22 Howard Kaylan {Kaplan], American rock and roll musician and songwriter (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 23 Bryan Brown, actor (F/X, Gorillas in the Mist, Kim, Tai-Pan), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 24 Walter Willison, Monterrey Park California, actor (McDuff the Talking Dog)

Person of interestMick Fleetwood

Jun 24 Mick Fleetwood, British rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"; "Tusk"; "The Chain"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • Jun 24 Marianne Delgorge, Dutch singer and actress (Ice Cream Soda), born in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
  • Jun 24 Peter Weller, Stevens Point WI, actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin)
  • Jun 24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 25 Jimmie Walker, American comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 26 Jef Labes, American session and touring keyboard player and arranger (Van Morrison; Jonathan Edwards), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 27 Francisca "Cisca" Beaudoux, actress (2 Under a Cap)
  • Jun 27 Jim Fuller, American "Godfather of surf guitar" and songwriter (The Safaris - "Wipe Out"), born in California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 28 Mark Helprin, American writer (A Soldier of the Great War), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jun 28 Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
  • Jun 28 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress, born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
  • Jun 29 Jeff Moss, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979), born in Melbourne, Australia

Person of interestRichard Lewis

Jun 29 Richard Lewis, American comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Richard Lewis
Comedian
Richard Lewis
  • Jun 29 Michael Carter, Scottish actor, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • Jun 30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux), born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • Jun 30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia (d. 2001)

About June 1947

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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