On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1952

  • Jun 1 Şenol Güneş, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (31 caps; Trabzonspor) and manager (Trabzonspor, Bursaspor, Beşiktaş, Turkey), born in Trabzon, Turkey
  • Jun 2 Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • Jun 3 Billy Powell, American musician and keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "That Smell"; "Freebird"), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Jun 3 David Richards, Welsh motor racing entrepreneur (chairman Prodrive, Motorsport UK, Aston Martin, team principal BAR, Benetton F1 teams; World Rally C'ship 1981), born in Denbighshire, Wales
  • Jun 4 Carlene Watkins, American actress (Tough Enough), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jun 4 Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 5 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2001)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Katzen, American French horn player (Boston Symphony, 1979-2008), and teacher (University of Arizona, 2008-), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 5 Mukesh Bhatt, Indian film producer (Vishesh Films), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jun 5 Monnette Sudler, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 6 Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese pop-rock drummer and singer (Yellow Magic Orchestra), born in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

Liam Neeson

Jun 7 Liam Neeson, Irish-American actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables), born in Ballymena, County Antrim

  • Jun 7 Hubert Auriol, French off-road motorcyclist and auto racer (Dakar Rally 1981, 83, 92), born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia (d. 2021)
  • Jun 7 Royce Campbell, touring, session, and jazz guitarist (Marvin Gaye; Henry Mancini), born in North Vernon, Indiana
  • Jun 8 Lindka Cierach, fashion designer
  • Jun 8 Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Jun 9 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • Jun 11 Donnie Van Zant, American rock vocalist (.38 Special), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 12 Dale Krantz, American singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jun 12 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Jun 12 Siegfried Brietzke, German coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Rostock, Germany

Pete Farndon

Jun 12 Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

  • Jun 12 Spencer Abraham, American politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jun 13 Tony Bruno, American sports talk radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 13 Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka, born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium
  • Jun 13 Russell Javors, American rock guitarist (Billy Joel's band, 1976 to 1989), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 14 Eddie Mekka [Mekjian], American stage and screen singer and actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Carmine - The Big Ragoo"), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Jun 14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Jun 14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Jun 15 Lorna Young, Scottish promoter of Fairtrade products, born in Dumfries, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Jun 16 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jun 16 Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer ("Living Inside Myself"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 16 Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits - In the Dutch Mountains)
  • Jun 16 George Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (2009-11), born in St Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 17 Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive, born in Brighton, Massachusetts
  • Jun 18 Carol Kane, actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Simka-Taxi), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Isabella Rossellini

Jun 18 Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress and model (Big Night, Blue Velvet), born in Rome, Italy

  • Jun 18 Rick Gazda, trumpet player (The Miami Horns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 18 Idriss Déby, Chadian politician & military officer (President of Chad, 1990–2021), born in Berdoba, Chad (d. 2021)
  • Jun 19 Robert Ainsworth, British MP

John Goodman

Jun 20 John Goodman, American actor (Dan Conner on Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • Jun 20 Larry Riley, American actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • Jun 20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet and novelist (A Suitable Boy), born in Calcutta, India
  • Jun 21 Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director (Bee Train Production), born in Tokyo
  • Jun 21 Marcella Detroit [Levy], American rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter ("Lay Down Sally"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 21 Judith Bingham, British mezzo-soprano, and contemporary classical composer, born in Nottingham, England
  • Jun 22 Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • Jun 23 Anthony Jackson, American jazz, jazz-fusion, R&B, session and touring electric 4 and 6-string bassist (Philadelphia International Records, Billy Paul, Paul Simon, Chaka Kahn, Steve Kahn, Al DiMeola, Roberta Flack), born in New York City
  • Jun 24 Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
  • Jun 25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1992)
  • Jun 25 Tim Finn, New Zealand rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Split Enz - "I Got You"; Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"), and theatre and film composer ("Puberty Blues"), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • Jun 25 Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1982)
  • Jun 26 Gordon McQueen, Scottish soccer player (Manchester United), born in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Jun 27 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)), born in Taplejung, Nepal (d. 1993)
  • Jun 28 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), born in Barletta, Apulia, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Jun 28 Alan Pasqua, American jazz and rock pianist, composer and educator (Standards; Twin Bill), born in New Jersey
  • Jun 30 Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician, born in Cefalonia, Greece
  • Jun 30 David Garrison, American Broadway and television actor (Wicked), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

About June 1952

How Old? 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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