Famous Birthdays on June 12

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 235

  • 1107 Emperor Gaozong of Song, 10th emperor of Song dynasty, born in China (d. 1187)
  • 1468 Juan del Encina, Spanish author and composer, born in Encinas, Spain (d. 1529)
  • 1519 Cosimo I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and art patron of Florence, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1574)
  • 1577 Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (Guldinus theorem), born in Mels, Switzerland (d. 1643)
  • 1599 Johan Wolfert van Brederode, Dutch governor (Hertogenbosch) and field marshal, born in Heusden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1655)
  • 1659 Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Japanese samurai (d. 1719)
  • 1771 Patrick Gass, sergeant of Lewis & Clark Expedition, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • 1775 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1851)
  • 1777 Robert Clark, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1819-21), born in Washington County, New York (d. 1837)
  • 1795 John Marston Jr, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1885)
  • 1798 Samuel Cooper, American General (Confederate Army), born in New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1802 Harriet Martineau, British controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1876)
  • 1806 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mühlhausen, Germany (d. 1869)
  • 1812 Edmond Hébert, French geologist, born in Villefargau, Yonne, France (d. 1890)
  • 1819 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), born in Holne Vicarage, England (d. 1875)
  • 1821 Henry Moses Judah, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Snow Hill, Maryland (d. 1866)
  • 1825 John Cook, American bugler (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1910)
  • 1827 Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's book author (Heidi), born in Hirzel, Switzerland (d. 1901)
  • 1842 Rikard Nordraak, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d.1866)
  • 1851 Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist, early radio pioneer, born in Penkhull, England (d. 1940)
  • 1857 Achille Simonetti, Italian violinist and composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1928)

Person of interestThomas J. Walsh

1859 Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin (d. 1933)

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh
  • 1861 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), born in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1927)
  • 1874 Willem Landré, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • 1875 Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor, born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1953)
  • 1876 Narciso Garay, Panamanian composer, born in Panama (d. 1953)
  • 1877 Thomas C. Hart, U.S. admiral and commander (Pacific Fleet), born in Davison, Michigan (d. 1971)
  • 1878 James Oliver Curwood, American journalist and writer (Kazan the wolfdog), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1927)
  • 1885 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1888 Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1920)
  • 1890 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist, born in Tulln an der Donau, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1918)
  • 1892 John Donald Robb, American composer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • 1892 Djuna Barnes, American author (Nightwood), born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1893 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor and radio play director (Tomorrow It Will Be Better), born in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1897 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1986)

Person of interestAnthony Eden

1897 Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, born in Rushyford, England (d. 1977)

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden
  • 1900 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, born in Paris (d. 1939)
  • 1900 Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Sonna), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1955)
  • 1902 Hendrik Elias, Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44), born in Machelen, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Emmett Hardy, American jazz musician, born in Gretna, Louisiana (d. 1925)
  • 1904 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, born in Vyborg (d. 1955)
  • 1905 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic Gold 1928), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1906 Sandro Penna, Italian poet, born in Perugia, Italy (d. 1977)
  • 1907 Giorgio Nataletti, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1972)
  • 1908 Max Tailleur, Dutch adjudant to Prince Bernhard and Jewish humorist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 2010)
  • 1909 Archie Bleyer, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey), born in Queens, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Mansel Treharne Thomas, Welsh composer, born in Tylorstown, Rhondda, Wales (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Bill Naughton [William John Francis Naughton], English playwright (Alfie), born in Ballyhaunis, Ireland (d. 1992)

  • 1911 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician and writer (The New Class), born in Podbišće, Montenegro (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Russell "Lucky" Hayden [Pate Lucid], American actor (Judge Roy Bean, Three Men from Texas), born in Chico, California (d. 1981)
  • 1913 Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general, born in Sainte-Monique-de-Nicolet, Quebec (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Peter Lancelot Williams, English dance journalist, born in Burton Joyce, Nottingham (d. 1995)
  • 1914 William Lundigan, American actor (Climax, Pinky, They Asked for It), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1914 Bill Kenny, American singer (The Bill Kenny Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1915 David Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1915 Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Irwin Allen, American director (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1916 Ivan Tors, Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1917 Priscilla Lane, American actress (Arsenic & Old Lace), born in Indianola, Iowa (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer and co-founder of American International Pictures, born in Fort Dodge, Iowa (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), born in Wem, Shropshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Dave Berg, American cartoonist (The Lighter Side of...), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1920 James "Jim" Siedow, American actor (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 2003)
  • 1921 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Hendrik Witteveen, Dutch economist, Minister of Finance (1963–65; 1967–71), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • 1921 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Christopher Derrick, British writer, born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, born in Holstebro, Denmark (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Marta Pan, Hungarian-French sculptor (Great spiral), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2008)

Person of interestGeorge H. W. Bush

1924 George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1926 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler, born in Islington, Greater London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Henry Slesar, American writer and playwright (The Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Michael Wishart, British figurative painter, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Richard Sherman, American composer and lyricist (The Sherman Brothers - Mary Poppins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)

Person of interestAnne Frank

1929 Anne Frank, Dutch Diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1929 Brigid Brophy, British novelist (Hackenfeller's Ape) and campaigner, born in Ealing, London (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, British India
  • 1930 Barbara Harris, 1st US Episcopal female bishop, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1930 Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1930 Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of 50s), born in Mosman, Sydney, Australia (d. 1979)
  • 1930 Donald Byrne, American chess player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1930 Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver, born in Mytholmroyd, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1993)
  • 1932 Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian marathoner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Ada'a, Oromo, Ethiopia (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Rona Jaffe, American novelist (Mazes & Monsters), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1933 Eddie Adams, American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier, Pulitzer Prize 1969), born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1934 John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (pioneered handheld work, lighting techniques and HD video development), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1935 Christoph Meckel, German writer, born in Berlin
  • 1935 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1936 Bill Zeliff, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire (1991-97), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1937 Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician (Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2010)
  • 1937 Antal Festetics, Austrian biologist and zoologist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1938 Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor (Number 96), born in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England
  • 1939 Francis McCloskey, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1983-95), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1939 Geoff Griffin, South African cricketer (South African quick, hat-trick & chuck v Eng 1960), born in Greytown, Natal Province, Union of South Africa (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer (Return To Forever, Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • 1941 Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Reg Presley [Reginald Maurice Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing) and songwriter, born in Andover, Hampshire, England (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Roy Harper, English musician (Folkjokeopus), born in Rusholme, Manchester
  • 1942 Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff], American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Bert Sakmann, German cell physiologist (Nobel 1991), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1942 Homer Neal, African-American particle physicist, born in Franklin, Kentucky (d. 2018)
  • 1944 Linda Foster, American actress (Doris-Hank), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Maurice Jackson, American singer (The Independents - "Leaving Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Alfred Gell, British social anthropologist (d. 1997)
  • 1945 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1946 Harry Glasper, English writer, born in Middlesbrough, England
  • 1946 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City
  • 1946 Eelco Gelling, Dutch blues guitarist (Cuby + Blizzards), born in Zwartsluis, Netherlands
  • 1947 Ron Freeman, American athlete, 4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1948 Barry Bailey, American rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • 1948 Norbert Phillip, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s), born in Bioche, Dominica
  • 1948 Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver, born in Zell am Ziller, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1948 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), born in Dime Box, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1949 Yuri Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1949 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Granby, Quebec, Canada
  • 1951 Alan Dysert, American actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children), born in Vermilion County, Illinois
  • 1951 Bun E. Carlos [Brad Carlson], American rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1951 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1951 Dean Unruh, WLAF offensive line coach (Rhein Fire), born in Riverton, Wyoming
  • 1951 Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (2000-07), born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Dale Krantz, American singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • 1952 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1952 Siegfried Brietzke, German coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Rostock, Germany

Person of interestPete Farndon

1952 Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • 1952 Spencer Abraham, American politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1953 Jonathan "Rocky" Burnette, American rock and roll vocalist ("Tired of Toein' the Line"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953 Allan Weiner, American pirate radio station owner, born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1954 Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host and comedian, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1954 Neil Oatley, English engineer
  • 1956 Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91), born in Subiaco, Perth, Australia
  • 1957 Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan batsman Got a kick out of Lillee), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • 1957 Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush)
  • 1957 Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1958 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Argentine-American astronaut, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1958 Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer (Knight Rider), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1959 Jalal-ud-din, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani paceman, ODI hat-trick v Aust 1982), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1959 Jenilee Harrison, American actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas), born in Glendale, California
  • 1959 Kenneth Herdigein, Surinamese-Dutch actor (Say A), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1959 Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian (The Kids in the Hall, Larry Sanders Show), born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • 1959 Steve Bauer, Canadian road racer cyclist (Olympic silver 84, 96), born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1959 John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Jervis Johnson, Games Designer for Games Workshop, Nottingham, born in London
  • 1960 Mark Calcavecchia, American professional golfer (1987 Honda Classic), born in Laurel, Nebraska
  • 1961 Rod Latham, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1961 Jim Goad, American author and publisher (ANSWER Me!), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Michael Link, American actor (Earl-Julia), born in Provo, Utah
  • 1962 Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi), born in Leeds, England
  • 1962 John Enos III, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963 Philippa June Baker, double scull rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • 1963 Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer, born in Victoria, Australia
  • 1963 Tim DeKay, American actor (White Collar), born in Lansing, New York
  • 1963 Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1963 Johnny Weiss, American professional wrestler (Johnny Hotbody), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver (d. 2012)
  • 1964 Paula Marshall, actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons), born in Rockville, Maryland
  • 1964 Peter Such, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-), born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • 1964 Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver, born in Dublin
  • 1964 Lorraine Downes, New Zealand beauty queen (Miss Universe 1983), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1965 Cathy Tyson, English actress (Serpant & Rainbow), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1965 Cindy Lee Berryhill, American singer and songwriter (Baby), born in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Gwen Torrence, Lithonia GA, 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1965 Filip Topol, Czech musician and writer
  • 1967 Neil Maxwell, cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990, Victoria & NSW)
  • 1967 Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
  • 1967 Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
  • 1968 Patty Armstrong, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1968 Scott Aldred, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968 Sherry Stringield, actress (ER)
  • 1968 Bobby Sheehan, American musician (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
  • 1969 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1969 Mathieu Schneider, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders, Toronto), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
  • 1970 Damon Buford, outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1970 Lee Mayberry, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor
  • 1971 Florencia Labat, tennis star (1992 Austrian), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971 Iwan Tomasz, soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord)
  • 1971 Mark Henry, Silsbee TX, 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlift (Olympic 14th-92, 96)
  • 1971 Phillip Bobo, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Ryan Klesko, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California
  • 1971 Stephanie Thater, Kirkwood Mo, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Thomas Bailey, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Inger Miller, 100m runner, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Nathalie Baudone, Rocurt Belgium, tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open)
  • 1972 Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC)
  • 1972 Scott Dawes, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Bounty Killer, Jamaican deejay
  • 1973 Hanna Riikka Nieminen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973 Jason Caffey, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1973 Rick Plum, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, MVV)
  • 1973 Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer