On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1956

  • Jun 1 Lisa Hartman Black, American singer and actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 1 Robin Mattson, actress (Janet Green-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 Mark L Polansky, pilot/astronaut, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jun 2 Mani Ratnam, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer
  • Jun 2 Malcolm Garrett, English graphic designer
  • Jun 3 Danny Wilde, rocker (Rembrandts)
  • Jun 3 Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 3 George Burley, Scottish football player and manager
  • Jun 4 John Treacy, Irish marathoner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Villierstown, County Waterford
  • Jun 4 Terry Kennedy, American baseball player, born in Euclid, Ohio
  • Jun 4 Martin Adams, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2007, 10-11), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • Jun 4 Keith David, American actor (Platoon, There's Something About Mary), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 4 John Hockenberry, American journalist (HEAT with John Hockenberry), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jun 5 Kenny G [Gorelick], American jazz saxophonist (Duotones, Breathless), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 5 Richard A Searfoss, Mount Clemons Mich, Astronaut (STS 58, 76, sk 90)
  • Jun 5 Richard Butler, English singer (Psychedelic Furs)

  • Jun 6 Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

Person of interestBjörn Borg

Jun 6 Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player (11-time Grand Slam winner), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jun 6 Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut (STS 58 alt, sk: 90), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 6 Marilyn Jones, American actress (Carey-King's Crossing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 7 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 9 Patricia Cornwell, American author (Kay Scarpetta crime novels), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 10 Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Jun 10 E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu film director, screenwriter and producer, born in Dommeru Village, India (d. 2011)

Person of interestRay Nagin

Jun 11 [Clarence] Ray Nagin, American politician (Mayor of New Orleans, 2002-2010), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin
Mayor of New Orleans
Ray Nagin

Person of interestJoe Montana

Jun 11 Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jun 11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma [Rudy McDaniel], American jazz bassist (Ornette Coleman), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Jun 12 Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91), born in Subiaco, Perth, Australia
  • Jun 14 Fred Funk, American golfer (The Tradition 2008, 10; US Senior Open 2009), born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Jun 14 Sam Irvin, American director and producer (Guilty as Charged), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Jun 14 King Diamond [Kim Petersen], Danish heavy metal musician (Merciful Fate, King Diamond), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jun 15 Ava Cadell, actress (Do or Die), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 15 Lance Parrish 'Big Wheel', American baseball player, born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 17 Nick Cook, English cricketer (left arm slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89), born in Leicester
  • Jun 18 Brian Benben, American, actor (Dream On, Gangster Chronicles), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • Jun 19 Doug Stone, American singer

  • Jun 20 Peter Reid, English former footballer
  • Jun 21 Mikhail Burtsev, Soviet sabre fencer (Olympic gold 1976, 1980), born in Moscow (d. 2015)
  • Jun 21 Rick Sutcliffe, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs), born in Independence, Missouri
  • Jun 22 Derek Forbes, rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
  • Jun 22 Green [Gartside], rock vocalist (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)
  • Jun 22 Tim Russ, actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 22 Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
  • Jun 22 Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister
  • Jun 23 Tony Hill, American football player
  • Jun 23 Randy Jackson, American bassist, singer, and record producer (American Idol judge), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jun 24 Joe Penny, English actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman), born in London, England
  • Jun 25 Boris Trajkovski, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia, born in Monospitovo, Strumica, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia (d. 2004)
  • Jun 25 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 25 Bongiwe (Bongi) Dhlomo-Mautloa, South African artist, born in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Jun 26 Azhar Cachalia, Scottish-South African leader (United Democratic Front), born in Scotland
  • Jun 26 Bernard A. Harris Jr., African American astronaut (STS 55, 63), born in Temple, Texas

Person of interestChris Isaak

Jun 26 Chris Isaak, American rock singer-songwriter (Wicked Game), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • Jun 27 Jeff Odintz, American horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 27 Brad Childress, American football coach, born in Aurora, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher (New Life Church, Colorado), born in Yorktown, Indiana
  • Jun 28 Noel Mugavin, Australian rules football player, born in Koroit, Victoria
  • Jun 29 Pedro Guerrero, Dominican MLB player (LA Dodgers), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 29 Pedro Santana Lopes, 116th Prime Minister of Portugal (2004-05), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jun 30 [Philip] Adrian Wright, British composer and keyboard player (Human League-Only Human), born in Wakefield, England
  • Jun 30 David Alan Grier, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 30 Ronald Winans, American gospel singer (Winans), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)

About June 1956

How Old? 64 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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