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Famous Birthdays on June 13

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 225

  • 40 Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general and Governor of Britain, conquered Wales and Northern England, born in Gallia Narbonensis (Roman province in Southern France) (d. 93)
  • 823 Charles II the Bald, King of France (843-77) and Holy Roman mperor (875-77), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 877)
  • 839 Charles the Fat, Carolingian emperor (King of West Francia and Acquitaine, 884-887), born in East Francia (d. 888)
  • 1539 Jost Amman, Swiss cartoonist, graphic artist and illustrator, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1591)
  • 1592 Tobias Michael, German composer, born in Dresden (d. 1657)
  • 1627 Fidel Molitor, Swiss composer, born in Wil (d. 1685)
  • 1649 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, born in Neuville, Picardy, France (d. 1706)
  • 1655 Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh, 1st actress in the Netherlands (Onvergelijkelijke Ariana, Amsterdam Schouwburg), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1661)
  • 1701 Angelo Antonio Caroli, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1752 Fanny Burney, English novelist (Camille, Evelina), born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England (d. 1840)
  • 1757 Christian Ludwig Dieter, German composer, born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1822)
  • 1761 Antonín Vranický, Czech violinist and composer, born in Nová Říše, Czech Republic (d. 1820)
  • 1763 José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian statesman, born in Santos, São Paulo (d. 1838)
  • 1765 Anton Eberl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1807)
  • 1773 Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), born in Milverton, Somerset, England (d. 1829)
  • 1775 Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian politician and musician, born in Vilnius, Lithuania (d. 1833)

  • 1786 Winfield Scott, American army general (Union) and presidential candidate, born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1866)
  • 1790 José Antonio Páez, President of Venezuela (1830-35), born in Curpa, Portuguesa, Venezuela (d. 1873)
  • 1795 Thomas Arnold, English educator and historian (History of Rome), born in West Cowes, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1842)
  • 1806 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1880)
  • 1809 George Philip St Cooke, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Leesburg, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • 1820 Henry the Navigator, prince of the Netherlands, third son of King William II of the Netherlands, born in Soestdijk Palace, Netherlands (d. 1879)
  • 1821 Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, Prime Minister of France (1873-74, 1977), born in Paris (d. 1901)
  • 1821 Gustavus Fox, U.S. Navy officer (Mexican–American War), born in Saugus, Massachusetts (d. 1883)
  • 1822 Carl Schmidt, Baltic German chemist, born in Mitau, Russian Empire (d. 1884)
  • 1823 Gustave Paul Cluseret, French Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Suresnes, France (d. 1900)
  • 1824 Julius Eichberg, German composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1893)
  • 1825 Benjamin J. Hill, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in McMinnville, Tennessee (d. 1880)
  • 1827 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1882)
  • 1829 Antonio Zamara, Austrian harpist and composer, born in Milan (d. 1901)

Person of interestJames Clerk Maxwell

1831 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (electromagnetic theory, speed of light), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1879)

  • 1854 Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine), born in London (d. 1931)
  • 1863 Josef Venantius von Woss, Austrian composer, born in Kotor, Montenegro (d. 1943)
  • 1863 Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer, born in London (d. 1935)
  • 1864 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and politician who first coined the term "geopolitics", born in Torsö, Sweden (d. 1922)
  • 1864 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator (first President of Western Michigan University), born in Arcade, New York (d. 1939)

  • 1865 W. B. Yeats, Irish poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923), born in Sandymount, Ireland (d. 1939)
  • 1866 Lambertus Zijl, Dutch sculptor (Trade scholarship), born in Kralingen, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • 1869 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), born in Pest (d. 1957)
  • 1870 Jules Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919), born in Soignies, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • 1874 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentine poet (Las montañas del oro), born in Villa Maria del Rio Seco, Argentina (d. 1938)
  • 1875 Max d'Ollone, French composer and writer (Le Ménestrel), born in Besançon, France (d. 1959)
  • 1875 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson, US politician, 1st US elected woman governor, Governor of Texas (1925-27, 1933-35), born in Bell County, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1876 William Sealy Gosset, English statistician (Student's t-distribution), born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1937)
  • 1879 George Gunn, English cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Johannes Geelkerken, Dutch theologian and vicar, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1960)
  • 1879 Lois Weber, American film director who became the first woman to direct a full feature-length film (The Merchant of Venice) and the first to own her own studio, born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (d. 1939)
  • 1884 Anton Drexler, German politician and founder of the German Worker's Party, born in Munich (d. 1942)
  • 1884 Gerald Gardner, British occultist and Wiccan (founding the tradition of Gardnerian Wicca), born in Blundellsands, Lancashire, England (d. 1964)
  • 1884 Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian, born in Paris (d. 1978)
  • 1887 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • 1888 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1935)
  • 1891 Nell Craig, American actress (Calling Dr Kildare, Queen of Sheba), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1965)

Person of interestBasil Rathbone

1892 Basil Rathbone, South African born British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1967)

  • 1893 Dorothy L. Sayers, English novelist (The Nine Tailors), born in Oxford, England (d. 1957)
  • 1894 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter, born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1986)
  • 1894 Mark van Doren, American poet and author (Happy Critic, Transients), born in Hope, Vermilion County, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1894 Leo Kanner, Austrian-American psychiatrist and social activist known for his work related to autism, born in Klekotów, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1894 Watson Washburn, American tennis player (runner-up Wimbledon doubles 1924, US Nationals 1921, 23; founder International Tennis Hall of Fame), born in NYC, NY (d. 1973)

Person of interestPaavo Nurmi

1897 Paavo Nurmi, Finnish middle & long distance runner (9 Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), born in Turku, Finland (d. 1973)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1899 Carlos Chávez, Mexican conductor and composer (Sinfonía india), born in Mexico City (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Ian Hunter, South African character actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn), born in Capetown, South Africa (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), born in Antwerp (d. 1944)
  • 1901 Tage Erlander, Swedish politician (25th Prime Minister of Sweden 1946-69), born in Ransäter, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1985)

Person of interestRed Grange

1903 Harold "Red" Grange, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears), born in Forksville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange
  • 1903 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), born in Aytos, Burgas (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Aldophus "Doc" Cheatham, American jazz trumpeter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1997)
  • 1905 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), born in Nawanagar State, Kathiawar, British India (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Chen Yun, Chinese political leader during and after the Chinese Civil War, considered one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party of China, born in Qingpu, Shanghai, China (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Bruno de Finetti, Italian probabilist statistician and actuary, born in Innsbruck, Austria-Hungary (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Mary Whitehouse, English social activist who opposed social liberalism and the mainstream British media, born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Spanish writer associated with the Generation of '36 movement, born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Mary Wickes, American actress (Dennis the Menace, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Albert Cleage, African-American theologian and religious leader, born in Indianapolis (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1988)
  • 1911 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and husband to Rita Hayworth, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1912 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (Regards et jeux dans l'espace), born in Sainte-Catherine de Fossanbault, Canada (d. 1943)
  • 1913 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), born in Merino, Colorado (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Etienne Leroux, Afrikaans author (Een vir Azazel), born in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape (d. 1989)
  • 1915 Don Budge, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles, Grand Slam 1938), born in Oakland, California (d. 2000)
  • 1918 Ben Johnson, American actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), born in Foraker, Shidler, Oklahoma (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Helmut Lent, German night-fighter ace in World War II, born in Pyrehne, Landsberg (d. 1944)
  • 1919 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Eiji Okada, Japanese actor (Hiroshima mon amour, The Ugly American), born in Chiba, Japan (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder (26 caps; AS Roma; Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • 1922 Mel Parnell [Melvin], Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Hans Fellner, bookseller, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Geoffrey Finsberg, British politician (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), born in Mt Vernon, Ohio (d. 1982)

  • 1927 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, born in Buvika (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, born in Zurich (d. 2006)

Person of interestJohn Nash

1928 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • 1928 Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner, philanthropist (Seattle Seahawks), born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1929 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1929 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel and Cold War spy for NATO, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Lachlan Macleay, USAF colonel and astronaut, born in Saint Louis, Missouri
  • 1931 Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist and Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 Tom King, British politician and minister (C), born in Rugby
  • 1935 Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • 1935 Christo [Javacheff], Bulgarian artist and wrapper (Running Fence), born in Gabrovo, Kingdom of Bulgaria
  • 1935 Jeanne-Claude, French artist (Running Fence), born in Casablanca, French Morocco
  • 1935 Samak Sundaravej, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Eleanor Holmes Norton, American lawyer and politician (Rep-D-DC), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 Gwynne Howell, British operatic bass, born in Gorseinon, Wales
  • 1939 Tom Cheek, American sportscaster (Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1940 Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), born in Northern California (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Tom Hallick, American actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1941 Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer (T'en vas pas), born in Safed, British Palestine
  • 1941 Marcel Lachemann, American MLB manager and pitching coach (Oakland Athletics), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 James Carr, American singer (To Love Somebody), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1943 Edward Skorek, Polish volleyball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland
  • 1943 Malcolm McDowell, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Caligula), born in Leeds, England
  • 1944 Joe Amato, NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991), born in Exeter, Pennsylvania

Person of interestBan Ki-moon

1944 Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-16), born in Injō, Japanese Korea

8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon
  • 1945 Ronald J Grabe, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, 30, 42, 57), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Whitley Strieber, American author (The Wolfen, The Hunger), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1946 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, born in London, England (d. 2017)

  • 1947 Danie Schutte, South African underminister of Justice, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1947 Jerrold Nadler, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Peter Holm, Swedish ex-husband and manager of Joan Collins
  • 1948 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive, born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1948 Joe Roth, American film executive, producer and film director (America's Sweethearts), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Dennis Locorriere, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Dr Hook), born in Union City, New Jersey
  • 1950 Michael Stark, Australian actor
  • 1950 Gerd Zewe, German football player and manager, born in Stennweiler, West Germany
  • 1951 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Liz Phillips, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1951 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy - The Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves), born in Gothenburg, Sweden

Person of interestMike Weaver

1951 Mike Weaver, American WBA World Heavyweight Champion, born in Gatesville, Texas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1951 Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1952 Tony Bruno, American sports talk radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka, born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Person of interestTim Allen

1953 Tim Allen, Canadian comedian (Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • 1954 Bo [Robert] Donaldson, American rock vocalist (Billy Don't Be a Hero), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1954 Daniel Seemiller, American table tennis player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Jorge Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Malo), born in Autlán de Navarro
  • 1954 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician (Deputy Prime Minister of Poland), born in Stowięcino, Poland (d. 2011)
  • 1954 Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer and singer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1954 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist (Minister of Finance 2011-15), born in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State
  • 1955 Alan Hansen, Scottish football player and BBC television football pundit, born in Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
  • 1959 Steve Georganas, Australian politician (MP for Adelaide), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1961 Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), born in Epping, Essex, England (d. 2014)
  • 1962 Ally Sheedy [Alexandria], American actress (Wargames, Breakfast Club), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1962 Mark Frankel, British actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), born in Pontrhydyfen, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1962 Davey Hamilton, American auto racer and broadcaster, (Indycar Series runner-up 1996-97, 98), born in Nampa, Idaho

  • 1963 Bettina Bunge, German tennis player (Virginia Slims of California 1983), born in Adliswil, Switzerland
  • 1963 Catarina Lindqvist, Swedish tennis player (Swedish Open 1986), born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
  • 1963 Edward Sturing, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • 1963 Randy Gilhen, CAnadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Zweibrücken, West Germany
  • 1963 Paul De Lisle, American musician (Smash Mouth), born in Exeter, Ontario, Canada
  • 1964 Jennifer Gillom, American WNBA center and forward (Phoenix Mercury/Olympic gold 1988), born in Abbeville, Mississippi
  • 1964 Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Lithuanian NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1964 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer and organist, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1964 Kathy Burke, English actress and playwright (Absolutely Fabulous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), born in London, England
  • 1965 Maninder Singh, Indian cricketer (Indian leftarm spinner in 35 Tests 1982-93), born in Pune, India
  • 1965 Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, younger daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía, born in Our Lady of Loreto Clinic, Madrid, Spain
  • 1965 Lukas Ligeti, Austrian composer and drummer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1966 Thyme Lewis, American actor (Jonah-Days of our Lives), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966 Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician (Proof of the Poincaré conjecture), born in Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1966 Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
  • 1968 [Denise] Deniece Pearson, English singer-songwriter (Five Star), born in Islington, London
  • 1968 David Gray, British musician (White Ladder), born in Sale, Cheshire
  • 1968 Fabio Baldato, Italian cyclist, born in Lonigo, Italy
  • 1969 Jamie Walters, American actor and singer (The Heights, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Robert Harris, American former NFL defensive end (NY Giants), born in Riviera Beach, Florida
  • 1969 Søren Rasted, Danish musician (Aqua), born in Blovstrød
  • 1969 Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian shot put athlete (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bryansk, Russia
  • 1970 Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer (son of Lance, NZ all-rounder), born in Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • 1970 Lance Ringnald, American gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1970 Shaun Young, Australian cricketer (Tasmanian all-rounder, Young Aust 1995), born in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
  • 1970 Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1971 Broderick nonuplets, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1971 David Mendenhall, American actor (Over the Top, Space Raiders, Witchfire), born in Oceanside, California
  • 1972 Sale Isaia, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 1972 Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician, born in Troy, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 1973 Ines Gorrochategui, Cordoba Arg, tennis star (1991 Futures-Brindisi)
  • 1973 Kano Hills, tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Sam Adams, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
  • 1973 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
  • 1974 Elli Overton, Canadian Australian swimmer (Olympic 5th 1992, 96)
  • 1974 Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1974 Valeri Bure, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1974 Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • 1974 Steve-O, American television personality
  • 1974 Brande Roderick, American actress
  • 1974 Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
  • 1975 Dave Roche, Lindsay, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1975 Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • 1975 Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer
  • 1976 Kym Marsh, English singer, actress, & T.V. presenter
  • 1976 Jason 'J' Brown, English Singer
  • 1977 Alexei Kariozhny, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)