On This Day

Famous Birthdays on June 1

  • 1076 Mstislav I of Kiev (d. 1132)
  • 1300 Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (d. 1338)
  • 1480 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • 1503 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German lt col
  • 1549 Allesandre Spontone, composer
  • 1563 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and English Prime Minister (1598-1612), born in Westminster, Salisbury (d. 1612)
  • 1611 Felician Schwab, composer
  • 1633 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (d. 1687)
  • 1653 Georg Muffat, baroque composer, born in Megève, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1704)
  • 1675 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)
  • 1679 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • 1755 Frederico Fiorillo, Italian violist/composer
  • 1762 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • 1763 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer
  • 1765 Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 1765 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, German composer, born in Treuenbrietzen (d. 1831)
  • 1769 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer
  • 1771 Ferdinando Paer, composer
  • 1776 John George Schetky, American violoncellist, music teacher and composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1831)
  • 1790 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi/learned (Ereg miliem)
  • 1790 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)
  • 1796 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • 1800 Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (d. 1879)
  • 1804 Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russian composer (Kamarinskaya; Ruslan and Ludmilla), born in Novospasskoye, Smolensk, Russian Empire (d. 1857) [birth OS=May 20]
  • 1806 John B Floyd, American Governor (Virginia), Secretary of War (1857-60) and Confederate general, born in Blacksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1815 Otto of Greece, King of Greece (1832-62), born in Salzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • 1825 John Hunt Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate cavalry commander)
  • 1826 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • 1826 Hermann Zopff, composer
  • 1831 John Bell Hood, General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1833 John Marshall Harlan, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1911)
  • 1843 Henry Faulds, Scottish fingerprinting pioneer (d. 1930)
  • 1844 Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1916)
  • 1844 John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
  • 1848 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1915)
  • 1858 William Wilfred Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream, Ian of the Orcades), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1918)
  • 1862 António Feijó, Portuguese poet and diplomat, born in Ponte de Lima, Portugal (d. 1917)
  • 1873 Ada Jane Jones, English-American popular singer, among the earliest Female singers to be recorded, born in Lancashire, England (d. 1922)
  • 1878 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), born in Ledbury, Herefordshire (d. 1967)
  • 1879 Max Emmerich, American athlete and gymnast (Olympic gold, triathlon 1904), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1882 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1886 Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
  • 1887 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Frank Morgan [Francis Wuppermann], American silent and sound film character actor (The Wizard of Oz; The Affairs of Cellini), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1892 Amanullah, emir/king of Afghanistan (1919-28)
  • 1892 Samuel L M Barlow II, American composer (Mon Ami Pierrot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1894 Frank D. Smith, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame administrator (Beaches/Greater Toronto Hockey League), born in Chatham, Ontario (d. 1964)
  • 1898 Curtis Stevens, American 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1898 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Werner Janssen, American conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)

John Van Druten

1901 John Van Druten, English playwright (I Remember Mama, I am a Camera), born in London (d. 1957)

  • 1901 Tom Gorman, Australian rugby league centre and captain (10 Tests; Queensland 34 games), born in Charters Towers, Australia (d. 1978)
  • 1903 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, born in Chatham (d. 1946)
  • 1903 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
  • 1905 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • 1905 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England (d. 1956)
  • 1907 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, born in Coventry, England (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), born in Suffolk, England (d.1996)
  • 1909 Szymon Goldberg, Polish-American violinist, and conductor (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra)
  • 1909 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Gertrude Michael, American actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana, caged), born in Talladega, Alabama (d. 1964)
  • 1913 Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1915 John Randolph [Emanuel Hirsch Cohen], American actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1915 Bart Howard [Howard Joseph Gustafson], American songwriter ("Fly Me To The Moon"), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Ki Aldrich, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (TCU; Pro Bowl 1939, 42; Chicago Cardinals, Washington Redskins), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1983)
  • 1917 William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer
  • 1921 Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award-winning bandleader, conductor, and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), born in Oradell, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • 1922 Lala Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Joan Caulfield, American model and actress (My Favorite Husband), born in West Orange, New Jersey (d. 1991)
  • 1922 Joan Copeland [Miller], American actress (Roseland, A Little Sex), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1924 William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1925 Richard Erdman, Enid Ok, actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes)
  • 1925 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • 1926 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina (d. 2012)

Marilyn Monroe

1926 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

  • 1926 Darel Dieringer, American auto racer (181 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races for 7 wins and 79 top 10 finishes), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1989)
  • 1926 Johnny Berry, English soccer right winger (4 caps; Manchester United, Birmingham City), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Bob Monkhouse, comedian (Bonkers), born in Kent, England
  • 1928 Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky, Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
  • 1929 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • 1930 Edward Woodward, British singer and actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1930 Matt Poore, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (14 Tests 355 runs @ 15.43, 9 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1930 John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966)
  • 1931 Walter Horak, Austrian soccer striker (13 caps; Wiener Sport Club, Sochaux), born in Marchegg, Austria (d. 2019)
  • 1931 Hal Smith, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1957, 59²; St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Barling, Arkansas (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Frank Cameron MBE, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (19 Tests; 62 wickets), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1932 Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
  • 1932 Christopher Lasch, American historian and author (The Culture of Narcissism), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1994)
  • 1933 Alan Ameche, American College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Heisman Trophy 1954, U of Wisconsin; Pro Bowl 1955–1958, NFL C'ship 1958, 59; Baltimore Colts), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1988)
  • 1933 Charles Wilson, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1973-97), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1934 Charles "Pat" Boone, American singer ("Tutti Frutti"), actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade, No More Mr. Nice Guy) and TV personality (The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1934 Peter Masterson, actor (Ambush Bay), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1934 Willy Roggeman, Flemish writer (Goldfish, Nardis)
  • 1935 Jim George, American weightlifter (Olympic silver light heavyweight 1960; bronze 1956; WR snatch, clean & jerk 1956), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1935 John Porter, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1980-2001), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1935 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), born in Ridgeland, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Jack Kralick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1964; no hitter 1962; Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), born in Sarajevo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2010)
  • 1936 Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator (Pink Floyd's The Wall), born in London, England
  • 1937 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession, The Thorn Birds), born in Wellington, NSW, Australia (d. 2015)

Morgan Freeman

1937 Morgan Freeman, American Academy Award-winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1937 Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1939 Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 1992)
  • 1940 Rene Auberjonois, American actor and voice artist (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, God of War), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1940 Kip Thorne, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, LIGO), born in Logan, Utah
  • 1941 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
  • 1941 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Tom Mankiewicz, screenwriter (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Randy Hundley Jr., American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1969; Gold Glove Award 1967; Chicago Cubs), born in Martinsville, Virginia
  • 1942 Fernando Atzori, Italian boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1964), born in Ales, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1943 Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • 1943 Richard Goode, American concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1944 Robert Powell, English actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets), born in Salford, England
  • 1945 Linda Scott [Sampson], American pop singer ("I've Told Every Little Star"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1945 Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter (credited with making rotational technique popular), born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Brian Cox, Scottish actor (Troy; Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1946 Carol Neblett, American soprano (City and Metropolitan Operas, 1969-83), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Jonathan Pryce, Welsh stage and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Two Popes), born in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales
  • 1947 Ronnie Wood, English rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, The Rolling Stones), born in Hillingdon, England
  • 1947 Ron Dennis, British auto racing owner (McLaren F1 team principal 1989-2001; group chairman until 2016), born in Woking, England
  • 1948 Tom Sneva, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1983; USAC C'ship 1977, 78, 82-83), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1948 Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • 1948 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1950 Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink, Dutch minister of Traffic (VVD)
  • 1950 Charlene [D'Angelo], singer (I've Never Been To Me)
  • 1950 Gemma Craven, actress (Wagner, Story of Slipper & Rose), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1950 Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-10, TM-16)
  • 1952 Şenol Güneş, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (31 caps; Trabzonspor) and manager (Trabzonspor, Bursaspor, Beşiktaş, Turkey), born in Trabzon, Turkey
  • 1953 Diana Canova, American actress (Corrine-Soap), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1953 David Berkowitz, American serial killer (Son of Sam)
  • 1955 Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (31 tournament c'ships; Kyushu Tournament 1981-88), born in Fukushima, Japan (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • 1956 Lisa Hartman Black, American singer and actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1956 Robin Mattson, actress (Janet Green-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director

Jeffrey Hawkins

1957 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

  • 1958 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • 1958 Michael Landau, American session musician, engineer, and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Alan Wilder, British rock vocalist and musician (Depeche Mode, 1982-85 - "People Are People"; Recoil), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1959 Martin Brundle, British auto racer (World Sportscar C'ship 1988; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1990) and F1 television commentator (ITV, BBC), born in King's Lynn, England
  • 1960 Simon Gallup, British rock bassist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Duxhurst, Surrey, England
  • 1960 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1960 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (3 x World C'ship gold 1978; 2 x World Cup gold 1977), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1961 John Huston, American golfer (US Masters 1990 3rd, 7 PGA Tour titles), born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Paul Coffey

1961 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

  • 1961 (Marcus) "Mark" Curry, American comedian and actor (Hangin' With Mr. Cooper), born in Oakland, California
  • 1961 Werner Günthör, Swiss athlete (World C'ship gold, shot put 1987, 91, 93; Olympic bronze 1988), born in Uttwil, Switzerland
  • 1961 Peter Machajdík, Slovak contemporary classical composer (To the Rainbow So Close Again; Effugium), born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1962 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • 1962 Sherri Howard, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m hurdles 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1963 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)
  • 1963 Shawn Pelton is an American session and touring drummer and percussionist (SNL band; Sheryl Crow; Shawn Colvin: Darryl Hall, Rod Stewart; Roseann Cash), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1965 Nigel Short MBE, English chess grandmaster, columnist, coach, commentator (Vice-President FIDE; World #3 1988-89), born in Leigh, England
  • 1965 India Allen, American Playboy playmate (December 1987, Playmate of the year 1988), born in Portsmouth Virginia
  • 1965 Larisa Lazutina, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 4×5 km relay 1994, 3 x gold 1998; 10 x gold World C'ships), born in Kondopoga, Russia
  • 1965 Olga Nazarova, Russian athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 4x400m relay 1991), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1966 Greg Schiano, American football coach (College: Rutgers; NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Wyckoff, New Jersey
  • 1967 Roger Sanchez, American disc jockey
  • 1968 Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • 1968 Larry Centers, American NFL fullback (Pro Bowl 1995, 96, 2001; All-Pro 1996; Super Bowl 2003; Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, NE Patriots), born in Tyler, Texas
  • 1969 Erin Hartwell, American time trial cyclist (Olympic bronze/silver-92, 96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Luis García Postigo, Mexican soccer striker (79 caps; UNAM, Atlético Madrid, Real Sociedad) and commentator (TV Azteca), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1970 Joshua Compston, English art impresario, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1970 Rene Liu "Milk Tea", Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actress, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1970 Alexi Lalas, American soccer defender (96 caps; NE Revolution, LA Galaxy), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1970 Karen Mulder, Dutch supermodel, born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • 1970 R. Madhavan, Indian actor (Run, 3 Idiots), born in Jamshedpur, India
  • 1971 Mario Cimarro, Cuban actor
  • 1971 Roldán González, Cuban singer (Orishas)
  • 1971 Tony Sanneh, American soccer utility (43 caps; Hertha BSC, 1. FC Nürnberg, D.C. United; LA Galaxy), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1972 Mike Dunham, American ice hockey goaltender (Olympic silver 2002; NHL: Nashville Predators; NY Rangers) and GT Development coach (Boston Bruins, NY Islanders), born in Johnson City, New York
  • 1972 Leta Lindley, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1997), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1972 Daniel Casey, English actor (Midsomer Murders), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 1972 Mokhtar Belmokhtar, Algerian militant (leader of Al-Murabitoun), born in Ghardaïa, Algeria
  • 1973 Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m breaststroke 1996 WR 1:00.60), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium
  • 1973 Adam Garcia, Australian stage and screen actor (Coyote Ugly), born in Wahroonga, New South Wales
  • 1973 Derek Lowe, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2000, 02; no-hitter 2002; Boston Red Sox), born in Dearborn, Michigan

Heidi Klum

1973 Heidi Klum, German supermodel and TV presenter (Project Runway), born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia

Alanis Morissette

1974 Alanis Morissette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1974 Akis Zikos, Greek soccer midfielder (18 caps; Skoda Xanthi, AEK Athens, Monaco), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1974 Michael Rasmussen, Danish road cyclist (best climber classification Tour de France 2005, 06), born in Tølløse, Denmark
  • 1975 James Storm, American pro wrestler (TNA World Heavyweight Champion 2011; record 7-time TNA World Tag Team Champion), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 1975 Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian politician, Prime Minister of Armenia (2018-), born in Ijevan, Soviet Union
  • 1976 Marlon Devonish, MBE, English athlete (Olympic gold GB 4x100m relay 2004; World Indoor C'ship gold 200m 2003), born in Coventry, England
  • 1977 Danielle Harris, American actress
  • 1977 Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress (Prison Break, The Walking Dead), born in La Grange, Illinois
  • 1979 Santana Moss, American NFL wide receiver / punt returner (Pro Bowl 2005; New York Jets, Washington Redskins), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979 Markus Persson "Notch", Video game programmer (Mojang, Minecraft), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1979 Ladislav Nagy, Slovak ice hockey left wing (World C'ship gold 2002; NHL: SL Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars, LA Kings), born in Šaca, Slovakia
  • 1980 Oliver James, British actor
  • 1981 Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2004, 06, 08; NL wins leader 2006; no-hitter 2008), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela