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
  • 1757 Ignaz J Pleyel, Austria composer/piano builder (Piano method)
  • 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)

Person of interestBrigham Young

1801 Brigham Young, American religious leader (LDS), born in Whitingham, Vermont (d. 1877)

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1804 Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer ("Jota Aragonesa", "Ruslan and Ludmilla") [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)
  • 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 P Wupperman], American actor (The Wizard of Oz), 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)
  • 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/US violinist/conductor (Neth 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)

Person of interestMarilyn 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)
  • 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, 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)

Person of interestMorgan 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, 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
  • 1946 Carol Neblett, American soprano (City and Metropolitan Operas, 1969-83), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)

Person of interestJonathan Pryce

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 CBE, 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

Person of interestJeffrey Hawkins

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

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • 1958 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • 1958 Michael Landau, American session musician, engineer, and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Alan "Wild"er, English rock vocalist/music (Depeche Mode-Wild!)
  • 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, English bassist (The Cure)
  • 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

Person of interestPaul 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

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 1961 Werner Günthör, Swiss athlete (World C'ship gold, shot put 1987, 91, 93; Olympic bronze 1988), born in Uttwil, Switzerland
  • 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)
  • 1964 Mark Curry, American comedian and actor
  • 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
  • 1973 Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m breaststroke 1996 WR 1:00.60), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium
  • 1973 Adam Garcia, Australian actor

  • 1973 Derek Lowe, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2000, 02; no-hitter 2002; Boston Red Sox), born in Dearborn, Michigan

Person of interestHeidi Klum

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

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum

Person of interestAlanis Morissette

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

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette
  • 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
  • 1981 Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter

Person of interestAmy Schumer

1981 Amy Schumer, American comedian, writer and producer (Inside Amy Schumer), born in New York

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer
  • 1982 Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player (7 x Grand Slam singles titles; Olympic gold 2004; WTA Tour C'ship 2006, 07; 43 x WTA singles titles), born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1983 Jake Silbermann, American actor