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Famous Birthdays on June 14

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 209

  • 1479 Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1552)
  • 1529 Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Governor of Bohemia, born in Linz (d. 1595)
  • 1657 Cornelis Cruys, [Niels Olsen Creutz], Norwegian Dutch admiral, commanded the Russian Baltic fleet, born in Stravanger, Denmark-Norway (d. 1727)
  • 1691 Jan Francisci, Slovak composer, born in Banská (d. 1758)
  • 1730 Antonio Sacchini, Italian opera composer, born in Florence (d. 1786)
  • 1736 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist (formulated Coulomb's Law), born in Angoulême, France (d. 1806)
  • 1760 Candido Jose Ruano, Spanish composer, born in El Viso, Spain (d. 1803)
  • 1763 Johannes Simon Mayr, Italian composer, born in Mendorf, Bavaria (d. 1845)
  • 1769 Dominique Della-Maria, French Italian composer (The Prisoner), born in Marseilles France (d. 1800)
  • 1796 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician, born in Neu-Raußnitz, Austrian Empire (d. 1866)
  • 1801 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (Church of the latter Day Saints), born in Sheldon, Vermont (d. 1868)
  • 1805 Robert Anderson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1871)

Person of interestHarriet Beecher Stowe

1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1896)

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1812 Fernando Wood, American politician, New York City mayor (1855-58 and 1860-62), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1881)
  • 1819 Henry Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (1855-58), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • 1820 John Bartlett, American writer and publisher (compiled Familiar Quotations), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1905)

  • 1835 Nikolay Rubinstein, Russian composer and pianist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1881) (O.S. 2 June)
  • 1836 Thomas Wilberforce Egan, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1844 Édouard Naville, Swiss Egyptologist (Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1926)
  • 1854 Frederik Rung, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • 1855 Robert M. La Follette, American lawyer and presidential candidate (Progressive), born in Primrose, Wisconsin (d. 1925)
  • 1856 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (Markov Chain), born in Ryazan, Russian Empire (d. 1922)
  • 1864 Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease), born in Marktbreit, Bavaria (d. 1915)
  • 1865 Auguste Serieyx, French composer and pedagogue, born in Amiens, France (d. 1949)
  • 1868 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930), born in Baden bei Wien, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1870 Sophia of Prussia, Queen consort of Constantine I of Greece, born in New Palace, Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1932)
  • 1871 Theo Frenkel, Dutch actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1871 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish watchmaker and inventor (powered flight), born in Bakkebølle, Denmark (d. 1946)
  • 1874 Edward Bowes, American radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1877 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano, born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • 1882 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician (1940-1944), born in Argeș County, Romania (d. 1946)
  • 1882 Michael Zadora, American pianist and composer, born in New York City (d. 1946)
  • 1883 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, born in Presles, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1884 John McCormack, Irish-American tenor (Irish folksongs), born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 1945)
  • 1889 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist and paleontologist, born in Antwerp (d. 1964)
  • 1890 May Allison, American actress (A Fool There Was, Almost Married), born in Rising Fawn, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1893 Siggie Nordstrom, American singer (The Nordstrom Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1894 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, born in Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg (d. 1924)
  • 1895 Cliff Edwards "Ukulele Ike", American singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1895 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), born Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)

  • 1900 June Walker, American stage actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1902 Carl Esmond, Austrian actor (Ministry of Fear, Smash-Up), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)
  • 1903 Arthur McDonald, Royal Air Force officer and radar pioneer, born in South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, born in Gersau, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1904 Gilbert "Gil" Lamb, American actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1907 René Char, French poet and painter, born in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator, born in London (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • 1908 John Scott Trotter, American orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Burl Ives, American folk singer and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Hunt City, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1912 E. Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Pauline Moore [Joless Love], American actress (Colorado, Young Mr. Lincoln), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands) , born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1916 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, German composer, born in Breckerfeld, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Gentlemen's Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (number theory), born in Langesund, Norway (d. 1917)
  • 1917 Katherine Rawls, American swimming and diving champion, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • 1918 LeRoy T. Walker, American CEO (US Olympic Committee), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1919 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, Karelian composer, born in Zlatoust, Ural (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Kevin Roche, Irish architect (Pritzker Prize winner, 1982), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2019)
  • 1923 Donald Smith, English cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957), born in Broadwater, Sussex, England
  • 1923 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Theodore Bloomfield, American conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1923 Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator (The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog books), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1924 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Barbara Avedon, American scriptwriter (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1925 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Pierre Salinger, American newsman (ABC) and press secretary (John F. Kennedy), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Madison, New Jersey (d. 2019)

Person of interestChe Guevara

1928 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary (Cuban Revolution), author and physician, born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 1967)

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1929 Alan Davidson, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder), born in Lisarow, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1929 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Charles McCarry, American author and former CIA spy (The Tears of Autumn), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1931 Marla Gibbs [Margaret Theresa Bradley], American comedian and actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1932 Joe Arpaio, American former sheriff of Maricopa County (1993-2016), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist (The Painted Bird, Being There), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1991)
  • 1933 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach, born in Liski, Russian SFSR (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1936 Irmelin Sandman Lilius, Swedish-Finnish writer, born in Helsinki
  • 1937 Jørgen Leth, Danish film director (A Sunday in Hell), born in Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1938 Gustavo Ávila, Venezuelan jockey (Kentucky Derby/Preakness 1971), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1939 Steny Hoyer, American politician (Rep-D-MD, 1981-), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist and author, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1940 William P. Baker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Oakland, California
  • 1940 Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Dary John Mizelle, American composer, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 1941 John Edgar Wideman, American writer (Brothers and Keepers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1943 Jim Sensenbrenner, American politician ( Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Billy Tauzin, American politician and lobbyist (Rep-D-LA, 1980-2005), born in Chackbay, Louisiana
  • 1943 Harold Wheeler, American composer and orchestrator, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943 John Miles, British racing driver, born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Dewey Lindon "Spooner" Oldham, American songwriter and session musician, born in Center Star, Alabama
  • 1944 Laurie Colwin, American author (Happy All the Time), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1944 Joe Grifasi, American actor, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1945 Rod Argent, English rock musician (The Zombies, Argent), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire

Person of interestDonald Trump

1946 Donald Trump, 45th US President, real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) and TV personality (The Apprentice), born in NYC, New York

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 1946 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, American newspaper publisher (The New Haven Register), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Stephen John Hunter, American guitarist, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1949 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled), born in Pelton, County Durham, England

  • 1949 Bob Frankston, American programmer (VisiCalc), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Rochelle Firestone, American actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1949 Jim Lea, British musician (Slade), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
  • 1949 Harry Turtledove, American author (The Guns of the South), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Jeremy Sinden, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1950 Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1950 Bart van Lier, Dutch trombonist, born in Haarlem
  • 1951 Paul Boateng, British Labour politician 9British High Commissioner to South Africa), born in Hackney, England
  • 1952 Eddie Mekka, American actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1952 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1952 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1953 David Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Pere Ubu), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1953 Janet Mackey, New Zealand politician (Member of the New Zealand Parliament for East Coast), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1954 Will Patton, American actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1955 Kim Lankford, American actress (Gingers-Knots Landing), born in Montebello, California
  • 1955 Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
  • 1955 Vince Evans, American NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1955 Michael D. Duvall, American politician (Member of the California State Assembly from the 72nd district), born in Alameda County, California
  • 1956 Fred Funk, American golfer (The Tradition 2008, 10; US Senior Open 2009), born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • 1956 Sam Irvin, American director and producer (Guilty as Charged), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1956 King Diamond [Kim Petersen], Danish heavy metal musician (Merciful Fate, King Diamond), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1958 Brian David Willis, rock drummer (Quarterflash)
  • 1958 Eric Heiden, American speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBoy George

1961 Boy George [O'Dowd], British singer-songwriter (Culture Club), born in Bexley, Kent, England

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George
  • 1961 Grace Jackson, Jamaican 200m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in St. Ann, Jamaica
  • 1961 Sam Perkins, American NBA forward and center (Seattle Supersonics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962 Scott Radecic, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Chris DeGarmo, American guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence), born in Wenatchee, Washington
  • 1963 James Patrick, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1964 Jamie Dukes, American NFL center (Arizona Cardinals), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1964 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer, born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
  • 1965 Trina Shoemaker, American mixer, record producer, and sound engineer (Queens of the Stone Age, Sheryl Crow), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1966 Ricky Siglar, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1966 Rod Stephens, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1966 Traylor Howard, American actress (Joy Byrnes-Boston Common), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1967 Ante Miše, Croatian soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse), born in Vukovar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1967 Dedrick Dodge, American NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • 1967 Wendy Lian Williams, American diver (Olympic bronze 1988, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • 1967 Kelly Nash, American radio personality
  • 1968 Brian Wiggins, American NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1968 Eric Murdock, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat), born in Somerville, New Jersey
  • 1968 Tony Smith, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • 1968 Yasmine Bleeth, American actress (Ryan's Hope, 1 Life to Live, Baywatch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Faizon Love, American actor and comedian, born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1969 Éric Desjardins, Canadian NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Canada), born in Rouyn, Quebec, Canada
  • 1969 Eugene Chung, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts), born in Prince George's County, Maryland

Person of interestSteffi Graf

1969 Steffi Graf, German tennis player (Golden Slam 1988, 22 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Mannheim, Germany

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1969 Kyle Hebert, American voice actor for anime and video game, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1969 MC Ren [Lorenzo Jerald Patterson], American rapper, born in Compton, California
  • 1970 Todd Manning, fictional character portrayed by Roger Howarth and Trevor St. John from US daytime drama "One Life to Live", is born
  • 1970 Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • 1971 Bruce Bowen, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Merced, California
  • 1971 Fred Baxter, American NFL tight end (NY Jets), born in Brundidge, Alabama
  • 1971 Ramon Vega, former Swiss footballer
  • 1972 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972 Rick Brunson, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1972 Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist (KDE)
  • 1972 Shaun Keaveny, British radio DJ
  • 1973 Daniel Marsh, cricketer (son of Rod South Aust slow lefty since 1993)
  • 1973 Michael Cade, American actor (Sylvester Winkle-California Dreams), born in New Jersey
  • 1973 Sam Shade, NFL strong safety (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973 Sami Kapanen, Vantaa Fin, NHL left wing (Whalers, Carolina, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1973 Stepfret Williams, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973 Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer
  • 1974 Rod Payne, corner (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress
  • 1974 Phillip Rhys, British actor
  • 1975 A J Mleczko, American ice hockey forward, broadcaster (Olympics gold 1998; NBC), born in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 1975 Chris Onstad, American cartoonist
  • 1975 Bob Nanna, American musician (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film)
  • 1976 Alan Carr, British Stand-up comedian, Television presenter
  • 1976 Massimo Oddo, Italian football player
  • 1977 Massimiliano Neri, Italian Supermodel
  • 1977 Chris McAlister, American football player
  • 1978 Diablo Cody, American screenwriter
  • 1978 Steve Bégin, French-Canadian hockey player
  • 1978 Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
  • 1978 The-Dream [Terius Nash], American R&B singer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
  • 1981 Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
  • 1981 Chauncey Leopardi, American actor
  • 1982 Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • 1982 Lang Lang, Chinese concert pianist (The Painted Veil, Berlin Philharmonic), born in Shenyang, China
  • 1983 John Stocco, American football player
  • 1983 Louis Garrel, French actor
  • 1984 Siobhán Donaghy, British singer (ex-Sugababes)
  • 1984 Lorenzo Booker, American football player
  • 1985 Andrew Bonner, Scottish football player