On This Day

Famous Birthdays on June 22

  • 1478 Philips de Schone, Archduke of Austrian/King of Castilia (Philips I)
  • 1611 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, born in Daroca, Spain (d. 1679)
  • 1613 Lambert Pietkin, Flemish baroque composer, born in Liege (d. 1696)
  • 1674 Jean Philippe Eugène de Mérode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo, born in Brussels (d. 1732)
  • 1680 Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
  • 1684 Francesco Manfredini, Italian Baroque composer, violinist, and maestro di cappella (St. Phillip's Cathedral, 1727-65), born in Pistoia, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (now Italy) (d. 1762)
  • 1701 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish architect (Christiansborg Castle)
  • 1704 John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1713 Lord John Philip Sackville, English cricketer (d. 1765)
  • 1738 Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
  • 1741 Luigi Tomasini, Italian composer (head of Prince Esterházy's court orchestra), born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1808)
  • 1742 Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, German composer, born in Schleiz (d. 1801)
  • 1757 George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island
  • 1767 Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)
  • 1796 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS]
  • 1805 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
  • 1814 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1866)
  • 1824 Frédéric Louis Ritter, French composer and conductor, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1891)
  • 1830 Theodor Leschetizky, Polish pianist, composer, and teacher (Contes de Jeunesse), born in Łańcut, Austrian Poland (d. 1915)

Paul Morphy

1837 Paul Morphy, American chess player considered the greatest of his era (1857-61), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1884)

  • 1840 Ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker)
  • 1845 Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)
  • 1845 Richard Seddon, longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand (1893-1906), born in Eccleston, England (d. 1906)
  • 1855 Samuel Morris, Australian cricketer (1st black Australian player), born in Hobart, Tasmania (d. 1931)
  • 1856 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), born in Bradenham, England (d. 1925)
  • 1859 Frank Damrosch, German-born American author and music teacher (founded NY Musical Institute of Musical Art, later Julliard), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1937)
  • 1861 Maximilian von Spee, German admiral (Commander of the East Asia Squadron during WWI), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • 1864 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • 1869 Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (AR 1933-39)
  • 1871 William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
  • 1876 [Gwendolen] Gwen John, Welsh painter, born in Haverfordwest, Wales (d. 1939)
  • 1876 H. Guy Bedwell, American thoroughbred trainer (North American champion in wins x 7; earnings 1918-19; first Triple Crown winner, Sir Barton), born in Roseburg, Oregon (d. 1951)
  • 1879 Thibaudeau Rinfret, jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)
  • 1883 José Rolón, Mexican composer, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco (d. 1945)
  • 1884 James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)
  • 1885 Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1888 Harold Burton, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1964)
  • 1891 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)
  • 1891 Harry Seymour, American actor (Boy Meets Girl, Tenderfoot), born in New York City (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1892 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
  • 1893 Osvald Chlubna, Czech composer (Symphony of Life and Love; In Spring), and musicologist, born in Brno, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic) (d. 1971)
  • 1896 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
  • 1897 Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
  • 1897 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1899 Dorothy Devore, American actress (Narrow Street, Senior Daredevil), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist, born in Łódź, Russian Poland (d. 1970)
  • 1899 Richard Gurley Drew, American inventor (created masking tape and cellophane at 3M), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1980)
  • 1900 Jennie Tourel, Russian mezzo-soprano (Metropolitan Opera 1937-47), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1900 Russell Vis, American Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold freestyle lightweight 1924), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)
  • 1901 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1901 Naunton Wayne, Welsh actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession), born in Llanwonno, Glamorganshire, Wales (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), South African poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch, born in Wolmaransstad, Transvaal
  • 1902 Arnold J d'Ailly, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), born in Franeker, Netherland (d. 1967)
  • 1902 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1950)

Carl Hubbell

1903 Carl Hubbell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; NL MVP 1933, 36; NY Giants), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1988)

John Dillinger

1903 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1934)

  • 1905 Walter Leigh, British composer, born in Wimbledon, London, England (d. 1942)

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

1906 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 2001)

Billy Wilder

1906 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmaker (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2002)

  • 1906 Richard Fanshawe, English equestrian 3 day eventing (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • 1908 George Armin Goyder, businessman and social philosopher (d. 1997)
  • 1909 Katherine Dunham, American dancer (Casbah; Stormy Weather), choreographer (Metroplitan Opera, 1963; Joplin's Treemonisha, 1972), and social activist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1909 Michael "Mike" Todd [Avrom Goldbogen], American producer (Around the World in 80 Days) and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1958)
  • 1910 Wilhelm Demian, Romanian composer and conductor, born in Braşov
  • 1910 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), born in Farnham, England (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Guus Jansen, Dutch jazz organist, pianist, composer (Net als Toen), born in Heiloo, the Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Marie Braun, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1912 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1945)
  • 1912 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
  • 1913 Wladyslaw Sila-Nowicki, Polish lawyer (Solidarity)
  • 1914 Lilo Hardel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Randolph Hokanson, American concert pianist and teacher (University of Washington, 1949-84), born in Bellingham, Washington (d. 2018)
  • 1916 Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Davey O'Brien, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1938, Texas Christian University; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1977)
  • 1918 Richard Eastham, American actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Falcon Crest), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2005)

Cicely Saunders

1918 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

  • 1919 Gower Champion, American stage dancer, choreographer and actor (42nd Street, Showboat), born in Geneva, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1920 Chandu Sarwate, Indian cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52), born in Sagar, British India (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Marea Hartman, English athletics administrator who integrated women's sports, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Paul Frees [Solomon Hersh Frees], American voice actor (voice of Boris Badenov in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1921 Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983-1997), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Joseph Papp, American stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1922 Bill Blass, American fashion designer (dressed Nancy Reagan), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Jimmy Cameron, Jamaican cricketer (WI batsman 1948-49), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), born in Bayamo, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Ruth Zechlin, German organist and composer, born in Grosshartmannsdorf (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (Home Sweet Home, Pauline & Paulette), born in Wuustwezel, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-98), born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Teruyuki Okazaki, Japanese karate master (10th degree black belt Shotokan Karate; founder International Shotokan Karate Federation), born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1932 Michael Horvit, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1932 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India- Mogambo), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Prunella Scales, British actress (Fawlty Towers, A Question of Attribution), born in Sutton Abinger, Surrey
  • 1933 Dianne Feinstein, American politician, 1st female mayor of San Francisco (1978-88), (US Senator (D)-Ca 1992-), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1933 Jacques Martin, French TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Libor Pešek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1933 Bob Bennett, American College Baseball Hall of Fame coach (Fresno State 1970-2002; record 1,302-759-4), born in Atwood, Oklahoma (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Vaman Kumar, Indian cricketer (leggie who only played 2 Tests), born in Madras, India
  • 1936 Kris Kristofferson, American country singer-songwriter ("Me And Bobby McGee"; "Help Me Make It Through The Night"), and actor (Amerika; Millennium; A Star Is Born), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • 1936 Verne Allison, American singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian jazz musician and composer, born in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, Brazil
  • 1936 Dick Huddart, English rugby league second rower (16 Tests Great Britain; St. Helens, St. George), born in Flimby, Cumberland, England (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell, English businessman and record producer (Island Records), born in Westminster, London, England
  • 1939 Bobby Harrison, British rock drummer (Procol Harum, 1967), born in West Ham, England
  • 1940 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter (That's Life), born in Berkhamsted, England
  • 1941 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Toyohiro Akiyama, Japan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11)
  • 1942 Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • 1943 Ralph Molina, American drummer (Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band), born in Puerto Rico
  • 1944 Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa)
  • 1944 Michael Obst, German coxsman (Olympic gold 1960), born in German FR
  • 1944 Peter Asher, English singer (Peter & Gordon - "World Without Love"), born in London, England
  • 1944 Steve Weber, American by psychedelic folk guitarist, (The Holy Modal Rounders - "Bird Song"; "You've Got the Right String but the Wrong Yo-Yo"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Gérard Mourou, French scientist (Nobel Prize for Physics 2018, lasers), born in Albertville, France
  • 1946 Andrew Rubin, actor (Police Academy) [or Jan 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1946 Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist and singer (Buena Vista Social Club), born in Loma de la Avispa, Cuba
  • 1947 David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1947 Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)
  • 1947 Octavia E[stelle] Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)

Pete Maravich

1947 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

  • 1947 Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian Head of State (1981-93) and President of Ghana (1993-2001), born in Accra, Gold Coast (d. 2020)
  • 1947 Howard Kaylan {Kaplan], American rock and roll musician and songwriter (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Nolan Clarke, Barbados cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • 1948 Sue Roberts, American golfer (4 LPGA titles), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1948 Todd Rundgren, American rock singer-songwriter ("We Gotta Get You A Woman"; "Hello It's Me"; "Bang The Drum All Day"), multi-instrumentalist and producer (The Tubes; XTC; Grand Funk Railroad), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Alan Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1949 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949 Larry Junstrom, American rock bassist (.38 Special), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1949 Lindsay Wagner, American actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks), born in Los Angeles, California

Meryl Streep

1949 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

Elizabeth Warren

1949 Elizabeth Warren, American academic and US Senator (D-Massachusetts 2013-), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • 1949 Russell Ebert, Australian Rules midfielder (4 x Magarey Medals; 6 x Port Adelaide FC B&F; Australian Football HOF) and coach (SA 1996-98), born in Berri, Australia (d. 2021)
  • 1950 Murphy Cross, actor (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1952 Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • 1953 Cyndi Lauper, American singer ("Girls Just Want To Have Fun"; "Time After Time"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
  • 1954 Amparo Munoz, Spanish Miss Universe (1974), born in Malgra, Spain
  • 1954 Bobby Valentino, rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1954 Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1954 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Wishmaster, Duet), born in Los Angeles, California [or Jan 22]
  • 1954 Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (Chico & the Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Jeffrey Mumford, American contemporary classical composer, and educator, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956 Derek Forbes, rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
  • 1956 Green [Gartside], rock vocalist (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)
  • 1956 Tim Russ, American actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956 Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
  • 1956 Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister
  • 1957 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs - "Kiss the Dirt"), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1957 John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • 1957 Nick Santagata, jockey
  • 1957 Danny Baker, English writer and radio DJ, born in Deptford, London, England
  • 1958 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1958 Ruby Turner, Jamacaian-British rock singer ("No Where to Run"), born in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • 1959 Wayne Federman, American comedian
  • 1959 Nicola Sirkis, French singer and lyricist (Indochine)
  • 1960 Colleen Devine, actress (Irreconcilable Differences), born in San Gabriel, California
  • 1960 Tracy Pollan, American actress (Family Ties)/aka Mrs Michael J. Fox, born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Erin Brockovich, American legal clerk and environmental campaigner, born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1960 Arturo O’Farrill, Mexican Latin jazz musician (Four Questions), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1961 Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • 1961 Jimmy Somerville, Scottish rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Bronski Beat; Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland
  • 1961 Stephen Batchelor, British Olympic hockey player, born in Beare Green, Surrey

Clyde Drexler

1962 Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, NBA guard, 1983-98, 10X All-Star (Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Olympic gold, 1992), and broadcaster, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1962 Stephen Chow, Hong Kong film director and actor (Kung Fu Hustle, The Mermaid), born in Hong Kong
  • 1963 Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • 1963 Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist (3-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, 2-time UFC Light heavyweight Champion), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1963 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1964 Amy Brenneman, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1964 Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1964 Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves - "Reprobate's Hymn")
  • 1964 Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)
  • 1964 Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones - "Devil You Know")
  • 1964 Nico Jalink, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, NAC)
  • 1964 Tommy Cunningham, rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)

Dan Brown

1964 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

  • 1965 Ľubomír Moravčík, Slovakian footballer
  • 1965 Uwe Boll, German film director
  • 1966 Camille Benjamin, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1966 Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, English baron/multi-millionaire
  • 1966 Meyrick Pringle, South African cricket fast bowler (4 Tests; 17 ODI), born in Adelaide, Cape Province
  • 1967 Eric Green, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1967 Mark van Hintum, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1968 Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • 1968 Paula Irvine, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1969 Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1970 Anne "Annie" Summertime Kakela, US rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1970 David Frisch, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Steven Page, Canadian singer/songwriter (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1970 Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
  • 1971 Brant Brown, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Porterville, California

Mary Lynn Rajskub

1971 Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress (Chloe O'Brian-24), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1971 Kurt Warner, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Super Bowl 1999 [MVP], St. Louis Rams; Pro Bowl (1999–2001, 08), born in Burlington, Iowa