Famous Birthdays on June 28

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 223

  • 1476 Paul IV [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), born in Carpriglio, Italy (d. 1559)
  • 1490 Albrecht von Brandenburg, German archbishop and monarch of Mainz, born in Cölln, Germany (d. 1545)

Person of interestHenry VIII

1491 Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47) who separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, born in London (d. 1547)

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1503 Giovanni Della Casa, Italian poet (Galateo), born in La Casa, Mugello, Tuscany (d. 1556)
  • 1547 Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian composer, born in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1599)
  • 1550 Johannes van den Driesche, Flemish Hebraist, born in Oudenarde, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1616)
  • 1577 Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision), born in Siegen (d. 1640)
  • 1586 Paul Siefert, German composer and organist, born in Danzig (d. 1666)
  • 1641 Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien, queen of Poland (1676-96), born in Nevers, France (d. 1716)

Person of interestJohn Wesley

1703 John Wesley, English Christian theologian and co-founder of the Methodist movement, born in Epworth, England (d. 1791)

Evangelist John Wesley
Evangelist
John Wesley
  • 1712 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, eminent political theorist, and writer whose influential works inspired French Revolution leaders and Romantic academics (Confession), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1778)
  • 1719 Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman, born in Nancy, France (d. 1785)
  • 1734 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, born in Abbeville, Hauts-de-France, France (d. 1794)
  • 1787 Harry Smith, English military commander and leader of British-Indian forces (Battle of Aliwal), born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1860)
  • 1794 Allen Frances Gardiner, British naval officer and missionary in inter alia Port Natal, born in Basildon, Berkshire, England (d. 1851)
  • 1808 Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess and politician, born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1871)

  • 1812 Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1905)
  • 1824 Paul Broca, French brain surgeon and anthropologist (located speech center), born in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France (d. 1880)
  • 1824 William T. Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army-American Civil War), born in Toccoa, Habersham County, Georgia (d. 1884)
  • 1825 Emil Erlenmeyer, German chemist (Erlenmeyer flask), born in Wehen, Duchy of Nassau (d. 1909)
  • 1831 Joseph Joachim, German violinist (Hungarian Concerto), born in Köpcsény, Moson County, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1907)
  • 1847 Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson, Icelandic composer (Lofsöngur - National Anthem of Iceland), born in Seltjarnarnes, Iceland (d. 1927)
  • 1852 Hans Huber, Swiss composer, born in Eppenberg-Wöschnau (d. 1921)
  • 1853 Edwin Arthur Jones, American composer (Song of our Saviour), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1865 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), born in Grünberg, Province of Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1910)
  • 1867 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1867 William Courtleigh, Canadian actor (The Birth of Character, Ashes, The Nightingale), born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada (d. 1930)
  • 1873 Alexis Carrel, French surgeon, sociologist and biologist (Nobel 1912), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France (d. 1944)
  • 1874 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • 1875 Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (Lebesgue integration), born in Beauvais, Oise, France (d. 1941)
  • 1879 Sigurd von Koch, Swedish composer, born in Ägnö, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden (d. 1919)

Person of interestPierre Laval

1883 Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (1931-32 and 1935-36) and Head of Vichy France (1942-44), born in Châteldon, France (d. 1945)

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1884 Lamina Sankoh, Sierra Leonean pre-independence politician and nationalist, born in Freetown, Sierra Leone (d. 1964)
  • 1885 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1885 Giuseppe Mulè, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1951)
  • 1886 Joe Cox, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • 1886 Frank Mayo, American silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1887 Boleslav Vomáček, Czech composer, born in Mladá Boleslav Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1888 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1947)
  • 1891 Carl Panzram, American serial killer and rapist, born in East Grand Forks, Minnesota (d. 1930)
  • 1891 Esther Forbes, American novelist (Johnny Tremain), born in Westborough, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

  • 1891 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, born in Boyertown, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1892 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), born in London (d. 1982)
  • 1893 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1931)
  • 1893 Nils Björkander, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1895 Kazimierz Sikorski, Polish composer, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1986)
  • 1900 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1962)
  • 1900 Alan Bunce, American radio and television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • 1902 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1902 Richard Rodgers, American composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1906 Maria Goeppert-Mayer, American-German atomic physicist (Nobel 1963), born in Kattowitz, German Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1906 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, born in Maidstone, England (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer (La civilisation du phoque), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • 1908 James L. Reinsch, American broadcasting executive and presidential media adviser (Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy) who also advised Winston Churchill on his 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech, born in Streator, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Eric Ambler, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy), born in London, England
  • 1909 French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist
  • 1912 Audrey Langford, English singing teacher, born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor, composer, educator (Munich Philharmonic 1979-1996), born in Roman, Moldavia, Romania (d. 1996)
  • 1913 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England (d. 1998)
  • 1913 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Walter Oesau, German pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1914 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player
  • 1914 Aribert Heim, Austrian physician
  • 1915 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1917 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer considered one of the 'Great Three' of Dutch cabaret (My Fair Lady), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1917 Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)
  • 1920 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
  • 1921 P.V. Narasimha Rao, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1991-96), born in Warangal District, India (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset)
  • 1922 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Lloyd Labeach, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1923 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
  • 1924 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • 1925 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete

Person of interestMel Brooks

1926 Mel Brooks [ Melvin Kaminsky], American actor, comedian and director (Get Smart, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in NYC, New York

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • 1926 Robert Shelton Shapiro, journalist
  • 1926 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • 1927 Frank Rowland, Newport Beach, California, Nobel laureate in chemistry, (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, English cybernetician stage producer and lyricist, born in Derby (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Peter Heine, cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's)
  • 1928 Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor
  • 1928 Dr Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003
  • 1928 Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times
  • 1928 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • 1928 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, born in Lancashire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1929 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1929 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • 1930 Nikolay Nikolayevich Karetnikov, composer
  • 1930 Itamar Franco, President of Brazil
  • 1931 Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver
  • 1931 Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, Isleton CA, actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid)
  • 1933 Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson, composer
  • 1933 Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician
  • 1934 Carl M Levin, (Sen-D Michigan, 1979- )
  • 1934 Roy Gilchrist, cricketer (volatile WI fast bowler of late 50s)
  • 1935 John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Bill Orton, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- )
  • 1936 Gisela Kraft, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2010)
  • 1936 Major R Owens, (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
  • 1937 Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1937 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)
  • 1938 Leon E Panetta, (Rep-D-CA, 1977- )

  • 1938 John Byner, American comedian
  • 1938 Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (d. 2001)
  • 1939 Klaus Schmiegel, German-American chemist (invented Prozac), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • 1940 Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker (Grameen - microlending), economist (Nobel Peace Prize 2006), born in Chittagong, British India
  • 1940 Roderick Wright, ex-Scottish bishop (d. 2005)
  • 1941 Al Downing, American baseball player
  • 1941 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1942 "Chris" Martin Thembisile Hani, Secretary-General (South African Communist Party)
  • 1942 Jim Kolbe, (Rep-R-AZ, 1985- )
  • 1942 Sjoukje Dijkstra, Holland, figure skater (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1942 Martin Thembisile Hani, Cofimvaba, Transkei, Chief of Staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, military arm of the ANC
  • 1943 Ed Pastor, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • 1943 Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945 Dave Knights, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • 1945 Jane Harmon, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1946 Bruce Davison, actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Gilda Radner, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 John "Mike" Lounge, astr (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1946 Robert L Asprin, American sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)
  • 1946 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, composer
  • 1946 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician.
  • 1947 Mark Helprin, US writer
  • 1947 Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
  • 1947 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress

Person of interestKathy Bates

1948 Kathy Bates, American academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Actress Kathy Bates
Actress
Kathy Bates
  • 1949 Don Baylor, Tx, baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP)
  • 1949 Edward Totah, art dealer
  • 1950 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1950 Mauricio Rojas, Swedish politician
  • 1952 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
  • 1954 A. A. [Adrian Anthony] Gill, British critic (The Sunday Times), born in Edinburgh (d. 2016)
  • 1954 Alice Krige, South African actress (Chariots of Fire, Ladykiller)
  • 1954 Ava Barber, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1955 Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1955 Shirley Cheriton, English actress
  • 1955 Eric Gates, English footballer
  • 1955 Thomas Hampson, American baritone
  • 1956 Noel Mugavin, Australian Rules Football player
  • 1957 Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
  • 1957 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver

  • 1958 Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)

Person of interestJohn Elway

1960 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1961 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1962 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • 1963 Allen Pitts, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • 1964 Stephanie Maynor, Chester England, golfer (1995 PING Welch's-13th)
  • 1964 Susan Mascarin, American tennis player, born in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • 1964 Tommy Lynn Sells, American serial killer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2014)
  • 1965 Michele Timms, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1966 Andrew Lang, NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1966 John Cusack, American actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Mike Bellamy, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Matt Karchner, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Gil Bellows, Canadian actor, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1968 Adam Woodyatt, English actor (Ian Beale in EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
  • 1968 Chayanne, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1969 Danielle Brisebois, American actress (Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Tichina Arnold, American actress, born in Queens, NYC, New York
  • 1969 Ayelet Zurer, Israeli actress, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1970 Mushtaq Ahmed, cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-)
  • 1970 [Jack] Stephen Burton, actor (Chris-Out of this World), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1970 Mike White, American filmmaker and actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1971 Aileen Quinn, American actress (Annie), born in Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1971 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 1971 Greg Evans, NFL/WLAF safety (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Greg Keagle, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Corning, New York
  • 1971 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1971 Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • 1971 Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality, born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • 1971 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois

Person of interestElon Musk

1971 Elon Musk, American entrepreneur and inventor (SpaceX, Tesla, Paypal), born in Pretoria, South Africa

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • 1972 Arie van de Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta)
  • 1972 Eric Johnson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Jerry Colquitt, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Kelly Wiltshire, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Marvin Jones, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Ryan Fujita, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1972 Alessandro Nivola, American actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Alberto Berastegui, Spanish tennis player, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1973 Brian Maisonneuve, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Ingrid Seynhaeve, model (Look of the Year 1991), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1973 Adrian Annus, Hungarian athlete, born in Szeged, Hungary
  • 1974 Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1974 Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)