On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1961

  • Jun 1 John Huston, American golfer (US Masters 1990 3rd, 7 PGA Tour titles), born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Person of interestPaul Coffey

Jun 1 Paul Coffey, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Norris Trophy 1984–85, 1985–86, 1994–95; 14 x NHL All Star; Stanley Cup 1984, 85, 87-Edmonton, 1991-Pittsburgh), born in Weston, Ontario

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Jun 1 Werner Günthör, Swiss athlete (World C'ship gold, shot put 1987, 91, 93; Olympic bronze 1988), born in Uttwil, Switzerland
  • Jun 1 Peter Machajdík, Slovak contemporary classical composer (To the Rainbow So Close Again; Effugium), born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 2 John Cameroon, guitarist (Claw Boys Claw)
  • Jun 2 Kerry Junna-Saxby, Australian 10k walker (Olympics-15th-1992, 96)
  • Jun 2 Dez Cadena, American punk musician (Black Flag), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jun 2 Liam Cunningham, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 3 Kevin Arnott, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 101* v NZ 1992)
  • Jun 3 Peter Glen Vidmar, gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/silver-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 3 Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer and author
  • Jun 3 César Zabala, Paraguayan soccer defender (49 caps; Cerro Porteño), born in Luque, Paraguay (d. 2020)
  • Jun 4 El Debarge, American pop-rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Debarge - "Rhythm of the Night"), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jun 4 Ferenc Gyurcsány, Prime Minister of Hungary (2004-09), born in Pápa, Hungary
  • Jun 4 Kym Ambrose, Australian jazz vibraphonist (The Brazilian Ensemble), born
  • Jun 5 Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis star (Davis Cup 1987), born in Chennai, India
  • Jun 5 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • Jun 6 Bill Bates, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Jun 6 Sydney Walsh, American actress (Maureen "Mo" DeMott in Hooperman), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York, United States
  • Jun 6 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • Jun 6 Tom Araya, Chilean-American heavy metal bass guitarist and lead singer (Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Jun 6 Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • Jun 6 Aldo Costa, Italian engineer and the Engineering Director of the Mercedes Formula One team, born in Parma, Italy
  • Jun 6 Bob Gilmore, Irish keyboard player (Trio Scordatura), educator, and musicologist (Harry Partch: A Biography), born in Larne, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Dave Catching, American session and touring musician (Eagles of Death Metal; earthlings?), born in Memphis, Tennesee
  • Jun 8 Kevin Gross, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Downey, California
  • Jun 8 Keti Garbi, Greek pop singer (To Kati), born in Athens, Greece

Person of interestMichael J. Fox

Jun 9 Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor, author, comedian and activist (Family Ties; Back To The Future; Teen Wolf), born in Edmonton, Alberta

  • Jun 9 Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter and playwright (A Few Good Men; The West Wing), born in New York City
  • Jun 10 Maxi Priest [Max Elliott], Jamaican/English singer (Wild World)
  • Jun 10 Kim Deal, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bass player (Pixies; The Breeders - "Cannonball"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jun 10 Kelley Deal, American rock guitarist, and singer (The Breeders - "Cannonball"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jun 11 María Barranco, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
  • Jun 12 Rod Latham, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jun 12 Jim Goad, American author and publisher (ANSWER Me!), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 12 Yuri Rozanov, Russian sports broadcaster (NTV Plus, Match TV; TEFI Award 2012), born in Zagorsk, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Jun 13 Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), born in Epping, Essex, England (d. 2014)

Person of interestBoy George

Jun 14 Boy George [O'Dowd], British singer-songwriter (Culture Club - "Karma Chameleon"), born in Bexley, Kent, England

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George
  • Jun 14 Grace Jackson, Jamaican 200m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in St. Ann, Jamaica
  • Jun 14 Sam Perkins, American NBA forward and center (Seattle Supersonics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 15 Kai Eckhardt, Liberian-German jazz-fusion bassist (Garaj Mahal), born in Mainz, Germany
  • Jun 15 Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
  • Jun 15 Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese j-pop singer ("Touch"), born in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 16 Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)
  • Jun 18 Andres Galarraga, Venezuelan infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Caracas
  • Jun 18 [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, English rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf), born in Essex, England
  • Jun 20 Gary Varsho, baseball player
  • Jun 20 Karin Enke, German speed skater (3 Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in Dresden, Germany
  • Jun 21 Kip Winger, American rocker (Winger), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 21 Manu Chao, Spanish musician, born in Paris, France
  • Jun 21 Sascha Konietzko, German musician ( KMFDM), born in Hamburg, Germany

Person of interestJoko Widodo

Jun 21 Joko Widodo, Indonesian politician (President of Indonesia 2014-), born in Surakarta, Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Jun 22 Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • Jun 22 Jimmy Somerville, Scottish rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Bronski Beat; Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland
  • Jun 22 Stephen Batchelor, British Olympic hockey player, born in Beare Green, Surrey
  • Jun 23 LaSalle Thompson, NBA forward/center (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 23 Mark Drillich, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
  • Jun 23 Zoran Janjetov, Serbian comic artist
  • Jun 24 Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jun 24 Curt Smith, British-American rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"; "Shout"), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • Jun 24 Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jun 24 Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Person of interestRicky Gervais

Jun 25 Ricky Gervais, English actor and comedian (The Office), born in Reading, England

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais
  • Jun 25 Timur Bekmambetov, Russian Kazakh director (Night Watch), born in Guryev, Soviet Union
  • Jun 26 Greg LeMond, American professional road cyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990), born in Lakewood, California
  • Jun 26 Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin - "Take My Breath Away"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 27 Tim Whitnall, English actor (Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story), born in Canvey Island, Essex, England
  • Jun 27 Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress (Goodness Gracious Me), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
  • Jun 28 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 28 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jun 29 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jun 29 Kimberlin Brown, American actress (Sheila Carter-The Young and The Restless), born in Hayward, California
  • Jun 29 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 30 Karolyn Kirby, American beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

About June 1961

How Old? 60 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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