Famous Birthdays on June 19

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  • 1301 Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (d. 1333)
  • 1507 Annibale Caro, Italian poet (d. 1566)

Person of interestJames I and VI

1566 James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1625)

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1606 James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (d. 1649)
  • 1608 Thomas Fuller, British scholar, preacher and historian (History of the Worthies of Britain), born in Aldwincle, Northamptonshire (d. 1661)
  • 1613 Christian de Placker, composer

Person of interestBlaise Pascal

1623 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist and Christian philosopher (Pascal's Law, Pascal's Wager), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1662)

Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • 1633 Philippus van Limborch, remonstrants theologist/vicar
  • 1708 Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, composer
  • 1741 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • 1749 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, French chairman (National Convention)
  • 1764 John Barrow, England, founder of the Royal Geographical Society
  • 1764 Jose Gervasio Artigas, general/father of Uruguay
  • 1766 Edmund Weber, composer
  • 1771 Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
  • 1782 Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer (L'avenir)

  • 1782 John Bray, English-born American actor and composer (The Indian Princess), born (d. 1822)
  • 1783 Thomas Sully, US portrait painter (Queen Victoria)
  • 1790 John Gibson, British sculptor, born in Conwy, Wales (d. 1866)
  • 1792 Gustav Schwab, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1850)
  • 1810 Ferdinand David, violist/compser (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels)
  • 1811 Henry Prince, American Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1814 Johannes H Weissenbruch, landscape painter
  • 1815 John William Glover, Irish composer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1899)
  • 1815 Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painter (d. 1872)
  • 1816 William Henry Webb, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • 1834 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892)
  • 1842 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer
  • 1843 Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer
  • 1846 Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928)
  • 1850 David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)
  • 1851 Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1854 Alfredo Catalani, composer
  • 1856 Elbert Hubbard, US editor, publisher and author (Message to Garcia)
  • 1858 George Alexander [Samson], British actor, theatre producer and manager, born in Reading, Berkshire (d. 1918)
  • 1858 Dirk Fock, governor-general of Neth Indies (1921-26)

Person of interestDouglas Haig

1861 Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WWI), nicknamed "Butcher Haig" due to mass casualties under his command during the Battle of the Somme, born in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (d. 1928)

General and WWI Military Leader Douglas Haig
General and WWI Military Leader
Douglas Haig

Person of interestJose Rizal

1861 José Rizal, Filipino nationalist, author ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') and ophthalmologist, born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1865 Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate
  • 1865 May Whitty, British actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1948)
  • 1867 Frank Iredale, cricketer (Australian batsman 1894-99)

  • 1868 Heinrich Schenker, [A Niloff], Austrian musicologist (Urlinie) know for his Schenkerian analysis of music, born in Wisniowczyki, Austrian Galicia (d. 1935)
  • 1874 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer (d. 1941)
  • 1877 Charles Coburn, American actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • 1878 James M Kilroe, priest of St Mary Star of the Sea, in the Bronx
  • 1880 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung)
  • 1884 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
  • 1885 Stevan Hristic, composer
  • 1886 Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer/writer (Hiawatha's Song)
  • 1889 Enrico Celio, president (Switzerland)
  • 1890 Barbara Everest, American actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1893 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch family dr/co-founder (Union National Arubano)

Person of interestWallis Simpson

1896 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • 1896 Walter Lang, Swiss composer (d. 1966)

Person of interestMoe Howard

1897 Moe Howard [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • 1898 Paul Muller-Zurich, composer
  • 1898 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
  • 1899 George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)
  • 1900 Laura Hobson, American TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901 Edward Lambert, British diplomat
  • 1902 Guy Lombardo, London Ontario Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)
  • 1903 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), born in Dover, England (d.1965)

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1903 Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1904 Balis Dvarionas, composer
  • 1905 George Voskovec [Jirí Wachsmann], Czech actor (12 Angry Men, Somewhere in Time), born in Sázava, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1905 Taneli Kuusisto, composer
  • 1905 Mildred Natwick, American actress (Barefoot in the Park, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1994)
  • 1906 Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Clarence Wiseman, 10th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1985)
  • 1907 George de Mestral, Swiss engineer (invented Velcro), born in Colombier, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91)
  • 1909 Edwin Gerschefski, composer
  • 1909 Osamu Dazai, Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)
  • 1910 Frederick Harry Baines, painter
  • 1912 Jerry Jerome, American saxophonist (Words & Music), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912 Martin Gabel, TV host (With this Ring), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912 Don Gutteridge, American baseball player
  • 1912 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1914 Alan Cranston, American politician (Sen-D-CA, 1969-1993), born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Harry Lauter, American actor (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Waterfront), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1914 Morgan Morgan-Giles, British Naval officer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1914 Lester Raymond Flatt, American bluegrass guitarist (Flatt & Scruggs - Ballad of Jed Clampett; Foggy Mountain Breakdown), born in Duncan's Chapel, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • 1914 Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Pat Buttram, actor (Mr Haney-Green Acres)
  • 1916 George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
  • 1917 Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwan minister (ZAPUA)
  • 1918 Evelle Jansen Younger, American prosecutor (Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan), born in Stamford, Nebraska (d. 1989)
  • 1919 Louis Jourdan [Robert Gendre], French actor (The Paradine Case, Count Dracula, Gigi, Octopussy), born in Marseille, France (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Pauline Kael, movie critic (NY Times, For Keeps)
  • 1921 Allan Davis, London mayor (1985-86), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter and graphic artist
  • 1921 Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
  • 1924 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1924 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Sybren Polet [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer and poet (Mannekino), born in Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Alfred Nzo, South African General Secretary of the ANC (1969-91), born in Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Charlie Drake [Charles Springall], English comedian (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Karel Kupka, Czech composer, born in Rychvald
  • 1927 Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general, Commander of the Third Army Corps (1975-79), and convicted human rights violator and murderer, born in San Martín, Buenos Aires (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Nancy Marchand, American actress (The Sopranos, Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Raymond Powell, British MP
  • 1928 Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Thelma Barlow [Pigott], British actress (Mavis on Coronation Street, Dinnerladies), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • 1930 Bryan Kneale, British sculptor
  • 1930 Jul Levi, Bulgarian composer and conductor, born in Salonica, Greece
  • 1930 Gena Rowlands, American actress (The Notebook), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1931 "Against Iain" duke of Atholl, English large landowner

  • 1932 Marisa Pavan, Cagliari Italy, actress (Solomon & Sheba, Rose Tattoo)
  • 1932 Pier Angeli [Anna Maria Pierangeli], Italian actress (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge), born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1932 Ernest Ranglin, Jamaican guitarist (Studio One, Jimmy Cliff), born in Manchester, Jamaica
  • 1933 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), born in Aktobe, Kazakhstan (d. 1971)
  • 1934 Hammond Furlonge, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests 1955-56)
  • 1934 Terence Clark, British diplomat
  • 1935 Tommy Devito, rock vocalist (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1936 Shirley Goodman, US R&B singers (Shirley & Lee-Feels so Good)
  • 1936 Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • 1938 Charles Gwathmey, architect (5 Architects)
  • 1938 John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
  • 1938 Ian Smith, Australian actor
  • 1939 Peter Duffell, Brits lt-general/minister of Defense
  • 1939 Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1940 Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, American drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1940 Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, born in Thrybergh, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Marlene Warfield, American actress (Victoria-Maude), born in Queens, New York
  • 1941 Václav Klaus, Czech politician and former president
  • 1941 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court justice and jurist
  • 1942 Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, rocker (Spanky & Our Gang-Lazy Day)
  • 1942 Jos Brink, Dutch TV host (Op Zoek)
  • 1942 Neil Chalmers, director (National History Museum, London)
  • 1942 Robert [Bob] W Kasten Jr, (Sen-R-WI, 1981- )
  • 1942 Willie Frazier, AFL/NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician

Person of interestAung San Suu Kyi

1945 Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, leader of the National League for Democracy and human rights activist (1991 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Rangoon, British Burma

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 1945 Tim Hovey, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Tobias Wolff, American writer (This Boy's Life)
  • 1945 Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician
  • 1945 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1945 Robert Franklin Palmer Jr., American writer, musicologist, and musician (Deep Blues), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1947 James T Walsh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • 1947 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1947 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • 1948 Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
  • 1948 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950 Constance Forslund, actress (Shining Season), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950 Ann Wilson, American musician (Heart-What About Love), born in San Diego, California
  • 1951 Daria Nicolodi, Italian actress (Terror, Shock), born in Florence, Italy
  • 1951 Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian leader of al-Qaeda, born in Maadi, Cairo

  • 1951 Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • 1952 Robert Ainsworth, British MP
  • 1953 Larry Dunn, [Dunhill], US keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)
  • 1954 Jim Cooper, (Rep-D-TN, 1983- )
  • 1954 Michael O'Brien, British MP
  • 1954 Kathleen Turner, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • 1954 "Taz" Tasmanian Devil, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson and Warren Foster, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Devil May Hare"
  • 1956 Doug Stone, American singer
  • 1957 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • 1959 Kimberley Leston, journalist
  • 1959 Mark DeBarge, rock vocalist (DeBarge-Who's Johnny), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1960 Heike Walpot, German, cosmonaut
  • 1960 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, American 800m runner (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Patti Rizzo, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1960 Simon Wright, heavy metal drummer (AC/DC)
  • 1960 Luke Morley, British guitarist
  • 1962 Ken Tohill, American jockey, born in Pleasanton, California

Person of interestPaula Abdul

1962 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 1962 Phillip Hatchett, Russellville Ky, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Quebec)
  • 1962 Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • 1963 Rory Underwood, English rugby union footballer
  • 1964 David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)

Person of interestBoris Johnson

1964 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Foreign Secretary, 2016-present; Mayor of London 2008-2016), born in NYC, New York

British Politician Boris Johnson
British Politician
Boris Johnson
  • 1964 Brian Vander Ark, American musician
  • 1965 Karen Davies, Wrexham N Wales, golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One-6th)
  • 1965 Sadie Frost, English actress
  • 1965 Luc Donckerwolke, Belgian car designer
  • 1966 Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur
  • 1966 Silje Nergaard, Norwegian jazz singer (Tell Me Where You're Going), born in Steinkjer, Norway
  • 1967 Eric Schweig, Inuvik Canada, actor (Dead Man's Walk)
  • 1967 Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
  • 1967 Mia Sara, American actress
  • 1968 Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1968 Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
  • 1969 Lara Spencer, American TV personality
  • 1969 Thomas Breitling, American entrepreneur
  • 1970 Chris Gray, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Claire Mitchell-Taverner, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Leonard Humphries, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Quincy Dushawn Watts, 400m runner, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1970 Scott Brumfield, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1970 Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
  • 1970 Brian Welch, American guitarist
  • 1970 Antonis Remos, Greek singer
  • 1972 Andre Strode, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1972 Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Millard Coleman, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1972 Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress (Without a Trace), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972 Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician