Famous Birthdays on July 6

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 235

  • 1542 Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg
  • 1580 Johann Stobaeus, composer
  • 1632 Albert Schop, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1667)
  • 1632 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, born in Genoa (d. 1685)
  • 1638 Gerrit A Berckheyde, Dutch painter
  • 1668 Peter Burmannus [Pieter Burman the Elder], Dutch attorney and classicist, born in Utrecht (d. 1741)
  • 1678 Nicola Francesco Haym, composer
  • 1686 Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist (d. 1758)
  • 1702 Franz Anton Maichelbeck, composer
  • 1736 Daniel Morgan, American soldier and politician (Battle of Cowpens, Whiskey Rebellion), born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey (d. 1802)
  • 1739 Freidrich Wilhelm Rust, composer
  • 1747 Coelestin Jungbauer, composer
  • 1747 John Paul Jones, naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight")
  • 1753 John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, baptized
  • 1755 John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • 1766 Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born naturalist (d. 1813)

  • 1773 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer

Person of interestStamford Raffles

1781 Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore, born in off the coast of Port Morant, Jamaica (d. 1826)

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • 1782 Luis [Philippus] Brion, Curacao commander of Colombian fleet
  • 1782 Maria Louisa of Spain, queen of Etruria (d. 1824)
  • 1785 William J Hooker, English botanist/director (Kew Gardens)
  • 1789 Maria Isabella of Spain, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1846)
  • 1793 Jacob M de Kempenaer, Dutch lawyer/min of Internal Affairs (1848-49)
  • 1796 Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55)
  • 1800 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, composer
  • 1814 Justus McKinstry, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1897)
  • 1817 Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (d. 1905)
  • 1818 Adolf Anderssen, Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66)
  • 1819 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1821 Edward Winston Pettus, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)

Person of interestMaximilian I

1832 Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, born in Vienna, Austria

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • 1837 Władysław Żeleński, Polish organist and composer, born in Grodkowice (d. 1921)
  • 1838 Vatroslav Jagic, Croatian scholar (d. 1923)
  • 1852 John Albert Delany, composer
  • 1856 Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail/PTT
  • 1859 Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)
  • 1864 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazil, composer/conductor (Artemis)
  • 1865 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician, composer, and pedagogue (Dalcroze Eurythmics), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1950)
  • 1868 Petrus A Euwens, Dutch vicar/editor (Amigoe di Curacao)
  • 1868 Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1935)
  • 1873 Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich)

Person of interestHarry Ford Sinclair

1876 Harry Ford Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Oil (Teapot Dome Scandal), born in Benwood, West Virginia

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
  • 1877 David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • 1877 Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier/president of Spain (1931-36)
  • 1878 Eino Leino, Finnish poet (d. 1926)
  • 1881 Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Quadriga, Pumpernickel)
  • 1883 Ralph Morgan [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • 1884 Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter/cartoonist
  • 1884 Harold Vanderbilt, NY, America Cup (1930,34,37)/inv contract bridge
  • 1884 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (town hall Hilversum/Beehive Rotterdam)
  • 1885 Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1887 Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist (I & The Village), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1888 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1890 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • 1892 Baron Willy Coppens de Houthulst, Belgian WW I pilot
  • 1893 Wilton St Hill, WI cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30)
  • 1896 Thomas W McKnew, president (National Geographic Society)
  • 1897 Richard Krautheimer, art Historian
  • 1898 Hanns Eisler, German/US composer/German DR-minister for propaganda
  • 1900 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screen writer (d. 2012)
  • 1903 Axel Theorell, Swedish biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
  • 1904 Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
  • 1904 Erik Wickberg, Salvation Army general (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens, composer

Person of interestFrida Kahlo

1907 Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter who explored questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender and race in Mexican society, born in Coyoacán, Mexico City (d. 1954)

Painter Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
  • 1908 Leonce Grass, Flemish singer/conductor
  • 1910 Dorothy Kirsten, soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1911 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1912 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2006)
  • 1914 Jens Rohiner, composer
  • 1915 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon)
  • 1916 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1970)
  • 1917 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire)
  • 1917 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch journalist/poet (Crossing)
  • 1918 Eugene List, American concert pianist and teacher (Eastman School of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1918 Sebastian Cabot, British actor (Kismet, Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1920 William Worthington, horse trainer

Person of interestNancy Reagan

1921 Nancy Reagan [Anne Frances Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

Person of interestDmitri Polyakov

1921 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • 1922 Francisco Moncion, dancer
  • 1922 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), born in Siluria, Alabama (d. 1970)
  • 1923 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • 1923 Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general/pres (1989-90), born in Karow, (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Robert Michael White, American test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Louie Bellson, American jazz drummer and orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show), born in Rock Falls, Illinois (d. 2009)

Person of interestBill Haley

1925 Bill Haley, American rock vocalist known as the father of Rock 'n' Roll (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1981)

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • 1925 Huub H Jacobse, member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal)
  • 1925 Merv Griffin, TV host (Merv Griffin Show), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1925 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (Mother and Son), born in Maitland (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr., American hotel heir and 1st husband of Elizabeth Taylor, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1969)
  • 1927 Charles Whittenberg, composer

Person of interestJanet Leigh

1927 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), born in Merced, California (d. 2004)

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
  • 1927 Pat Paulsen, Wash, comedian/presidential candidate (Smothers Bros Show)
  • 1927 Susan Cabot, American actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1927 [Jan] Hein Donner, Dutch chess master
  • 1927 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality (Pick of the Pops), born in New South Wales, Australia (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Francoise Mallet-Joris, [F Lilar], Belgian writer (Signs & Wonders)
  • 1930 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, born in Bublitz (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Donal Donnelly, Irish actor (The Godfather: Part III, Dead), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader
  • 1931 Jean Campeau, French Canadian businessman and politician
  • 1931 Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese writer and women's rights activist (Birds of September, A Cat’s Diary), born in Kfeir, Lebanon (d. 2018)
  • 1931 László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), born in Košice, Slovakia (d. 2018)
  • 1932 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Frank Austin, English footballer

Person of interestTenzin Gyatso

1935 14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists, born in Taktser, Qinghai, China

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso

  • 1936 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1937 Gene Chandler, [Eugene Dixon], rocker (Duke of Earl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Ned Beatty, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1937 Tony Lewis, cricketer (England batsman, captain 1972-73)
  • 1937 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist and conductor (Tchaikovsky-1962), born in Gorky, Russia
  • 1937 Bessie Head, Botswana writer (When Rain Clouds Gather, Maru, A Question of Power), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1986)
  • 1938 Franco, Zaire, composer/guitarist/leader (Masumbuku)
  • 1939 Helena Dupont, American equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
  • 1939 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Man Mohan Sood, cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India)
  • 1939 Mary Peters, England, pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940 Viktor Kuzkin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1940 Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan
  • 1940 Jeannie Seely, American singer
  • 1944 Byron Berline, American world premier fiddle player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • 1944 Gunhild Hoffmeister, German FR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1944 Donald Ritchie, Scottish ultrarunner who set a world record, running 100 miles in 11:51:11 in 1979, born in Lossiemouth, Moray (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Burt Ward, [Gervis], actor (Robin-Batman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Rik Elswit, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show-In the Right Place)
  • 1945 Rodney Matthews, English fantasy artist and illustrator
  • 1946 Fred Dryer, Hawthone California, NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams)/actor (Hunter)

Person of interestGeorge W. Bush

1946 George W. Bush Jr, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX), born in New Haven, Connecticut

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 1946 Jamie Wyeth, Penn, artist (An American Vision-Boston)

Person of interestSylvester Stallone

1946 Sylvester Stallone, American actor and director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra), born in NYC, New York

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1946 Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
  • 1947 Richard Beckinsale, Nottingham England, actor (Porridge, Doing Time)
  • 1947 Lance Clemons, baseball player
  • 1948 Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • 1948 Nathalie Baye, Mainneville France, actress (Beau Pere, Honeymoon)
  • 1948 Wadih Saadeh, Lebanese-Australian poet
  • 1948 Tom Curley, American media executive
  • 1949 Shelley Hack, actress (Tiffany Welles-Charlie's Angel), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1949 Michael Shrieve, American drummer, percussionist, and composer (Santana), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1950 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • 1950 Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1950 John Byrne, American comic book author & artist
  • 1950 Hélène Scherrer, Canadian politician

Person of interestGeoffrey Rush

1951 Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor (Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech), born in Toowoomba, Queensland

  • 1952 Grant Goodeve, US actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in Middlebury, Connecticut
  • 1952 Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon

  • 1952 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • 1952 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2009)
  • 1953 Nanci Griffith, US singer/songwriter (Poet in My Window)
  • 1954 Allyce Beasley, actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 James Kiberd, actor (Trevor Dillon-Loving, All My Children)

Person of interestWillie Randolph

1954 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1955 William Wall, Irish writer
  • 1955 Sherif Ismail, Prime Minister of Egypt (2015-present), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1956 John Jorgenson, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1956 Matt Bahr, NFL kicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants)
  • 1956 Casey Sander, American actor
  • 1957 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • 1957 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1958 Jennifer Saunders, Sleaford England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • 1958 Mark Benson, cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21)
  • 1958 Ossie Moore, Murwillumbah NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1959 John Keeble, rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1959 Tahir Naqqash, cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85)
  • 1960 Caroll-Ann Alie, sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1960 Jozef/Josef Pribilinec, Czech, speed walker (world record 10K)
  • 1960 Lauri Merten, American LPGA golfer (1993 US Women's Open), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi
  • 1961 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, Virg, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1961 Kimberly Foster, actress (It Takes Two)
  • 1963 Edwin Gorter, soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht)
  • 1964 Lillie Leatherwood, Northport Ala, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1965 Glenn Scarpelli, actor (Alex-One Day At a Time, Fantasy), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1965 Tim Camargo, American jockey, born in Kennewick, Washington
  • 1966 Brian Posehn, American actor
  • 1967 David Whitmore, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Omar Olivares, Mayaguez Puerto Rico, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1967 Heather Nova, Bermudian singer
  • 1968 Alvin Harper, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968 Anthony Kershler, cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95)
  • 1969 Michael Grant, vocalist (Musical Youth)
  • 1969 Sophia Witherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1969 Brian Van Holt, American actor
  • 1970 Antonio Harvey, NBA center/forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1970 Inspectah Deck [Jason Hunter], American rapper and producer (Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Frank Salvato II, Italian-American Sound Engineer and Composer
  • 1970 Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?)
  • 1971 Adam Laurent, Santa Cruz California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Kari Kupcinet, actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, Palmerston North NZ, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Kenya D. Williamson, American actress
  • 1972 Billy Davis, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Isabelle Boulay, French-Canadian singer
  • 1972 D-Styles, American scratch DJ
  • 1972 Greg Norton, American baseball player