Famous Birthdays on June 20

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 238

  • 236 BC Scipio Africanus, Roman statesman and general of the Second Punic War (d. 183 BC)
  • 1005 Ali az-Zahir, caliph (d. 1036)
  • 1389 John, Duke of Bedford, regent of England (d. 1435)

Person of interestSigismund III Vasa

1566 Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1587-1632) and King of Sweden (1592-99), born in Gripsholm Castle, Sweden (d. 1632)

  • 1583 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (d. 1652)
  • 1585 Lazaro Valvasensi, composer
  • 1615 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, born in Arenella, Italy (d. 1673)
  • 1634 Charles Emanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1638-75)
  • 1642 George Hickes, English linguistic (Old German Philology)
  • 1647 Johann Georg III, Elector of Saxony (1680-91)
  • 1674 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • 1694 Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe
  • 1717 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
  • 1723 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian
  • 1723 Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian (d. 1808)
  • 1730 Nonnosus Madlseder, composer
  • 1733 Betty Washington sister of George Washington
  • 1737 Tokugawa Ieharu, tenth shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan (1760 to 1786), born in Edo, Japan (d. 1786)
  • 1743 Anna L Barbauld, writer of hymns
  • 1756 Joseph Martin Kraus, German composer, born in born in Miltenberg am Main, Bavaria (d. 1792)
  • 1763 Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish nationalist
  • 1770 Moses Waddel, American educator/minister and bestselling author (d. 1840)
  • 1771 Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist (d. 1820)
  • 1786 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)
  • 1808 Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (d. 1888)
  • 1819 Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1823 Jesse Lee Reno, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1862)
  • 1824 George E Street, English architect, born in Woodford, London (d. 1881)
  • 1824 John Tyler Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • 1833 Leon-J-F Bonnat, painter
  • 1852 Theodorus Heemskerk Jzn, minister of interior (1866..88) [or Jul 20]
  • 1858 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits)
  • 1858 Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (d. 1932)
  • 1860 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • 1861 Arthur Battelle Whiting, American composer and teacher, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1936)
  • 1861 Frederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), born in Eastbourne, England (d. 1947)
  • 1864 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, born in Drachten, Friesland (d. 1919)
  • 1866 Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer/detective writer
  • 1866 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier and Egyptologist who funded the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, born in Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England (d. 1923)
  • 1868 Helen Miller Shepard, philanthropist/established Hall of Fame
  • 1872 George Carpenter, the 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
  • 1875 Othenio Able, Austrian paleontologist
  • 1883 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer
  • 1883 Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • 1883 Leah Baird, American actress (Lady Gangster), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • 1885 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish scholar (d. 1927)
  • 1887 Arnaut Colnot, painter and graphic artist
  • 1887 Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)
  • 1889 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer, born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 1951)
  • 1891 John A. Costello, second Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1976)
  • 1892 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)

  • 1894 George Delacorte, American philanthropist/publisher (Dell Books), born in NYC, New York
  • 1894 Lloyd A Hall, Illinois, pioneer in food chemistry
  • 1897 Cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (South African all-rounder v Eng 1922-23)
  • 1897 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer
  • 1899 Jean Moulin, hero of the French Resistance (WWII)
  • 1900 Ernest White, composer
  • 1901 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), born in Hiroshima (d. 1995)
  • 1903 Glenna Collett Vare, American golfer who dominated women's golf in the 1920s, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1904 Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo, German Foreign Minister
  • 1905 Lillian Hellman, American playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Bob Howard, singer/pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1907 Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Billy Werber, American baseball player
  • 1909 Cecil Marley, cricketer (Jamaican batsman 1928-1946, WICBC pres)
  • 1909 Errol Flynn, Australian actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 1959)
  • 1909 Joan Harrison, screenwriter
  • 1911 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • 1911 Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
  • 1912 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Friedrich Zipp, composer
  • 1915 Terence Young, director (Dr No, Thunderball), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1915 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)
  • 1916 William Balchin, English geographer, born in Aldershot, England (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
  • 1917 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Ash Brownridge, American conservationist (National Wildlife Federation), creator of Ranger Rick, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1918 George Lynch, American auto racer (d. 1997)
  • 1918 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer
  • 1920 Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge
  • 1923 Marcus Bakker, Dutch politician (CPN)
  • 1924 Chet Atkins, Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
  • 1924 Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister
  • 1924 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), born in Wurzburg (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), born in Kingston, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1925 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Arthur Bell, royal botanic gardens director (Kew Gardens)
  • 1927 John M Dengler, jazz bass sax/trumpet/trombone
  • 1928 William Berger, Austrian American actor (Face to Face, Adventure of Hercules), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1928 David Mitchell, British MP
  • 1928 Jean-Marie le Pen, French leader (National Front party)
  • 1928 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Robert Satanowski, composer
  • 1928 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • 1929 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert)
  • 1929 Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1930 John Waine, bishop (Chelmsford)
  • 1930 Paul Pender, American boxer
  • 1930 Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish artist
  • 1931 Arne Nordheim, Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
  • 1931 James Tolkan, American actor (Weekend War, Leap of Faith), born in Calumet, Michigan
  • 1931 Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American actress (Man Equals Man, Moonstruck, Cemetery Club), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1931 Richard Southwood, zoologist/chancellor (Oxford University)
  • 1932 Robert Rozhdestvensky, Soviet poet, born in Kosikhinsky District, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1933 Brett Halsey, actress (Paul-Follow the Sun), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1933 Claire Tomalin, biographer/editor
  • 1933 Danny Aiello, American actor (Moonstruck, Radio Days), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Earl of Cranbrook, CEO (Nature Conservancy Council)
  • 1933 Jean Boiteux, French 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1934 Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)
  • 1934 Cornel Taranu, composer
  • 1934 Wendy Craig, England, actress (Joseph Andrews)
  • 1934 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress (Helen of Troy), (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Anthony Pilkington, CEO (Pilkington Pic)
  • 1936 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters-Young Blood), born in Itasca, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1937 Jerry Keller, rocker/actor (If Ever I See You Again)
  • 1938 Nikolay Avksentevich Martinov, composer
  • 1939 Budge Rogers, British rugby player
  • 1939 R B Desai, cricketer (effective pace bowler for India in 60s)
  • 1940 John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
  • 1941 Stephen Frears, film director (Prick Up Your Ears, Dangerous Liaisons), born in Leicester, England
  • 1941 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)

Person of interestBrian Wilson

1942 Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (Beach Boys), born in Inglewood, California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson
  • 1943 Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California
  • 1944 Dave Nelson, baseball player
  • 1944 Terry Funk, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1944 David Roper, English actor
  • 1945 David S Monson, (Rep-R-UT, 1985- )
  • 1945 James F Buchli, New Rockford ND, USMC/astr (STS 51C, 61A, 29, 48)
  • 1945 John McCook, Ventura Cal, actor (Codename: Firefox, Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1945 [Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
  • 1946 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • 1946 Birgitte Eva Henriksen, Duchess of Gloucester, born in Odense, Denmark
  • 1946 Bob Vila, television presenter
  • 1946 Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor
  • 1947 Candace "Candy" Clark, American actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1947 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • 1947 John Forbes, horse trainer
  • 1947 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • 1947 Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • 1947 Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • 1948 Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
  • 1948 Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • 1949 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist
  • 1949 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestLionel Richie

1949 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • 1951 Peter Gordon, composer
  • 1951 Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
  • 1951 Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • 1952 Jayne Thobois, Noblesville IN, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-56th)

Person of interestJohn Goodman

1952 John Goodman, American actor (Dan Conner on Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • 1952 Larry Riley, American actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • 1952 Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • 1953 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1953 Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953 Raul Ramirez, tennis player
  • 1953 Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW Sauber)
  • 1954 Alan Lamb, South African/British cricket player (79 tests for England), born in Langebaanweg, Cape Province
  • 1954 Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)
  • 1954 Ilan Ramon, Israeli combat pilot and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1956 Peter Reid, English former footballer
  • 1957 Koko B. Ware, American professional wrestler, born in Union City, Tennessee
  • 1958 Chuck Wagner, actor (Automan), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958 Dickie Thon, baseball player
  • 1958 Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
  • 1958 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • 1960 Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
  • 1960 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • 1960 Michael Corbett, Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young & Restless)
  • 1961 Gary Varsho, baseball player
  • 1961 Karin Enke, Dresden German DR, speed skater (Olympic gold 1980, 84)
  • 1963 Kirk Baptiste, 200m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1963 Matt Anger, tennis star, born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1963 Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy)
  • 1963 Don West, American professional wrestling announcer
  • 1964 Najee Mustafaa, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964 Paul Goydos, American golfer (4th 59 in PGA history), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1964 Michael Landon Jr., American actor (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie), born in Encino, California
  • 1964 Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1967 Joseph William Cathcart, rock guitarist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • 1967 Pat Jablonski, Toledo, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)

Person of interestNicole Kidman

1967 Nicole Kidman, American actress (Dead Calm, The Hours), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress Nicole Kidman
Actress
Nicole Kidman
  • 1968 Fred McAfee, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Garry Howe, WLAF nose tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969 Malivai Washington, tennis star (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York
  • 1970 Shay-Oren Smadja, Israeli men's half middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Ofakim, Israel
  • 1970 Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, born in Rabat, Morocco
  • 1970 Andrea Nahles, German politician, Leader of Social Democratic Party (2018-), born in Mendig, West Germany
  • 1970 Bruce Woodcock, American computer games analyst
  • 1970 Michelle Reis, Hong Kong actress (Fallen Angels), born in Hong Kong
  • 1971 Rodney Rogers, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1971 William Gaines, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 Jeordie White, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
  • 1972 Jo Roberts, WLAF quarterback (Barcelona Dragons)