Famous Birthdays on June 29

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 221

  • 1397 John II, King of Aragon and Navarre, born in Medina del Campo, Spain (d. 1479)
  • 1482 Maria of Aragon, queen of Portugal (1500-17), born in Córdoba, Kingdom of Castile (d. 1517)
  • 1517 Rembert Dodoens [Rembert Van Joenckema], Flemish physician and botanist, born in Mechelen, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1585)
  • 1596 Emperor Go-Mizunoo, 108th Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1680)
  • 1738 Constantin Reindl, German composer, born in Jettenhofen, Oberpfalz, Germany (d. 1799)
  • 1783 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1852)
  • 1798 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (The Poems of Leopardi), born in Recanati, Italy (d. 1837)
  • 1803 John Newton Brown, American publisher and Baptist teacher, born in New London, Connecticut (d. 1868)
  • 1805 Hiram Powers, American sculptor (Greek Slave), born in Woodstock, Vermont (d. 1873)
  • 1816 Jacob van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs (1852-53), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1890)
  • 1824 Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT Stempels)
  • 1831 William Thomas Clark, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1905)
  • 1842 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, born in Hořovice, Bohemia (d. 1924)
  • 1849 Sergei Witte, 1st Prime Minister of Russia (1905-06), born in Tiflis, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire (d. 1915)
  • 1850 Joseph Paul Skelly, Irish-American composer (I Should Say So!), born in Ireland (d. 1895)
  • 1858 George Washington Goethals, American engineer (built Panama Canal), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1928)
  • 1861 William James Mayo, American surgeon and co-founder (Mayo Clinic in Minnesota), born in Le Sueur, Minnesota (d. 1939)
  • 1863 James Harvey Robinson, American historian (Ordeal of Civilization), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1936)
  • 1864 Anton Beer-Walbrun, German composer, born in Kohlberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1864 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, born in Poggio Mirteto, Italy (d. 1932)
  • 1864 Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, prolific Bengali educator, jurist, barrister and mathematician described as the "Banglar Bagh" (Tiger of Bengal), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1924)
  • 1865 Shigechiyo Izumi, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but birth date now disputed (120 y 237 d), born in Isen, Tokunoshima, Satsuma Domain, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1865 William E. Borah, American lawyer and politician (Republican U.S. Senator from Idaho), born in Fairfield, Illinois (d. 1940)
  • 1868 George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (discovery of magnetic fields in sunspot), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1938)
  • 1870 Joseph Carl Breil, American composer (Les amours de la reine Élisabeth), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • 1873 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1938)
  • 1874 Georg Göhler, German composer (Rückert), born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1876 Nellie Tayloe Ross, American politician and the 1st woman to serve as a governor (Wyoming, 1925-27), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1880 Ludwig Beck, German general (July 20th plot), born in Biebrich, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1881 Harry Frazee, American baseball team owner (Boston Red Sox), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1881 Curt Sachs, German musicologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1885 André Gailhard, French classical music composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1885 Virginia Pope, American fashion editor (New York Times), born in Chicago (d. 1978)
  • 1886 George Frederick Boyle, Australian-American composer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1948)
  • 1886 James Van Der Zee, African-American photographer, born in Lenox, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1886 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician (Artus Quellin) (d. 1958)
  • 1886 Robert Schuman, Luxembourg-born French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1947-48), born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (d. 1963)
  • 1888 Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor, Australian gangster, born in Brighton, Victoria (d. 1927
  • 1889 Willie MacFarlane, Scottish professional golfer, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1961)
  • 1893 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet and resistance fighter, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1893 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1958)
  • 1893 Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian scientist and applied statistician (Mahalanobis distance), whose birthdate is celebrated annually in India as "National Statistics Day", born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 1972)
  • 1896 Irene Browne, British actress (All at Sea, Peg O' My Heart), born in London, England (d. 1965)
  • 1896 Alfred [Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (English Captain 1929-30), born in Shamley Green, England (d. 1978)
  • 1897 Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), born in Braunfels, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1897 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1899 Lester Vail, American actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1900 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and pioneering aviator (The Little Prince), born in Lyon, France (d. 1944)
  • 1901 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Pride & Prejudice), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1901 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • 1901 Nelson Eddy, American baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1967)

  • 1902 Carl-Heinz Schroth, German actor and director (Reaching for the Stars), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Ellen Clara Pollock, British-German actress (Wicked Lady, Horror Hospital), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1942)
  • 1905 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet and publisher (La lenta libertad), born in Málaga, Spain (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, Anglican bishop of Zululand and Swaziland, born in South Africa (d. 1988)
  • 1906 Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (youngest ever Soviet general of the army), born in Uman, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1907 Paul O'Dwyer, Irish-American politician and President of City Council (D-NYC), born in Bohola, County Mayo, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe), born in Borgerhout, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1908 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, born in Travers (d. 2006)
  • 1908 Leroy Anderson, American composer (Syncopated Clock), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys And Dolls, Baby It's Cold Outside), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1910 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), born in Tarboro, North Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (Citizen Kane; Psycho; Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1911 Bernhard, German Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands), born in Jena, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Joan Davis, American actress (I Married Joan), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1961)
  • 1912 John Toland, American political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • 1912 José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (Huapango), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1958)
  • 1912 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist, born in Madiran, Gers, France (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (Cornelia Farooli), born in Býchory, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician, born in Chalandri, Athens, Greece (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Ellen Kuzwayo, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman"), born in Thaba-Nchu, Orange Free State (d. 2006)
  • 1916 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, born in Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Jack Harkness, British rose grower (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), born in Kingsburg, California (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Frédéric Dard, French writer (San-Antonio), born in Bourgoin-Jallieu, Isère, France (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Vasko Popa, Yugoslavia-Serbian poet (Heaven is a Side Issue), born in Grebenac, Vojvodina, Yugoslavia (d. 1991)
  • 1923 Chou Wen-Chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), born in Yantai, Shandong, China
  • 1923 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925 Hale Smith, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1925 Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician, President of Italy (2006-15), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1926 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, born in Kuwait City (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland Islands (1982-1985), born in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Mamiya Michio, Japanese composer, born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 1929 Pete George, American weightlifter (Olympic gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1929 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives, General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 1982)

Person of interestRobert Evans

1930 Robert Evans, American director and actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), born in NYC, New York

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1930 Viola Léger, American-Canadian actress, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • 1931 Ed Gilbert, American actor (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1933 Bob Shaw, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1933 John Bradshaw, American theologian, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Carl Levin, American attorney and politician (U. S. Senator from Michigan), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1934 Henning Kronstam, Danish dancer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1995)
  • 1935 Johnnie Richardson, American R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1988)
  • 1936 David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1960), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1936 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Payette, Idaho (d. 2011)
  • 1936 Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • 1936 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), born in Kamembe, Rwanda (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Billy Storm, American singer (Valiants-This is the Night), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1938 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer
  • 1939 Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler through 60s), born in Skipton, Victoria, Australia
  • 1939 Ron Headley, West Indian cricketer (son of George, 2 Tests WI v England 1973), born in Mountain View, Vineyard Town, Kingston, Jamaica Current a
  • 1940 Louise Groenman, Dutch director and politician (D66), born in Meppel, Netherlands
  • 1940 Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer, born in Moscow
  • 1941 Margitta Gummel, German shot putter (Olympic gold 1968), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1941 Kwame Toure [Stokely Carmichael], American activist (Black Power movement), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1998)
  • 1941 John Boccabella, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942 Bas van der Vlies, Dutch politician (SGP), born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands
  • 1942 Larry Snyder, American jockey, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1942 Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter (This Day Tonight), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1943 Roger Ruskin Spear, English saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England

Person of interestLittle Eva

1943 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), born in Belhaven, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • 1944 Collin Peterson, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • 1944 Gary Busey, American actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born), born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • 1944 Seán Patrick O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Lakewood, Ohio
  • 1945 Chandrika Kumaratunga, first female President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005), born in Colombo, British Ceylon
  • 1946 Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • 1946 Ernesto Pérez Balladares, President of Panama (1994-99), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1947 Jeff Moss, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979), born in Melbourne, Australia

Person of interestRichard Lewis

1947 Richard Lewis, American comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Richard Lewis
Comedian
Richard Lewis
  • 1947 Michael Carter, Scottish actor, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1948 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • 1948 Bill Kirchen, American singer and guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1948 Charles McCorquodale, art historian, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1948 Fred Grandy, American actor (The Love Boat) and politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1948 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer (White Snake, Deep Purple), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1949 Dan Dierdorf, American football offensive lineman and sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1949 Joan Clos, Spanish politician (116th Mayor of Barcelona & Minister of Industry), born in Parets del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain
  • 1949 Ann Veneman,5th Executive Director of UNICEF and 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture, born in Modesto, California
  • 1951 Don Rosa, American comic book writer and illustrator (Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1952 Joe Johnson, English snooker player
  • 1953 Billy Hinsche, American musician (Dino, Desi & Billy), born in Manila, the Philippines
  • 1953 Don Dokken, heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again)
  • 1953 Colin Hay, Kilwinning, Scotland, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work)
  • 1954 Rick Honeycutt, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1955 Charles J Precourt, Waltham Mass, astronaut (STS 55, 71, 84, sk:91)
  • 1955 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
  • 1956 Pedro Guerrero, baseball player
  • 1956 Pedro Santana Lopes, former Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1957 Maria Conchita Alonso, Cuba, actress (Moscow on the Hudson)
  • 1957 Robert Forster, Australian musician
  • 1958 Leslie Browne, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Richard Mettee, horse trainer
  • 1958 Rosa Mota, Portuguese marathon runner and 1st Portuguese sportswoman to win Olympic gold (1988 Seoul Olympics), born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1959 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1959 Larry Parham, 4th victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (1st to die)
  • 1960 Sergey Kopylov, USSR, cyclist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1960 Kevin "The Caveman" Shirley, South African music producer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1960 "The Caveman" Kevin Shirley, South African music producer and mixer (Journey, Iron Maiden, Europe, Led Zeppelin), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1961 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1961 Kimberlin Brown, American actress
  • 1961 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist
  • 1962 Amanda Donohoe, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England
  • 1962 George Zamka, American astronaut
  • 1963 Anne-Sophie Mutter, Rheinfeldin Germany, violinist (Berlin Phil)
  • 1963 Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist
  • 1964 Pepper Johnson, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1964 Stedman Pearson, Essex, rock vocalist (Five Star-Silk & Steel)
  • 1964 Wendy Kilbourne, actress (Devon-Midnight Caller) [1964 Approx]
  • 1965 Barry D, [Iain Bakker], English pop musician (Jesus Jones)
  • 1965 Paul Jarvis, cricketer (England pace bowler 1988-93)
  • 1965 Tripp Eisen, American musician
  • 1966 John Part, Canadian professional darts player and commentator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967 John Wehner, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Melora Hardin, actress (Family Tree, Best Times), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 Murray Foster, Canadian musician (Moxy Früvous: Great Big Sea), born in Thorn Hill, Ontario
  • 1968 Theoren Fleury, Oxbow Sask, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada)
  • 1969 Erik Tammer, soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1969 Simon Brown, cricketer (Durham pace bowler, England 1996)
  • 1969 Toru Hashimoto, Japanese politician
  • 1969 Claude Béchard, Canadian politician
  • 1969 Ilan Mitchell-Smith, American actor
  • 1970 Troy Drayton, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder
  • 1971 Dennis Gerritsen, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1971 Mike Sillinger, Regina, NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks)
  • 1971 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California
  • 1971 Matthew Good, Canadian musician
  • 1972 Fabrice L'Henry, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1972 Samantha Smith, Houlton Mo, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street)
  • 1972 Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
  • 1973 George Hincapie, road cyclist (Olympics-76th-92, 96), born in Queens, New York
  • 1975 Mathew Gates, Baldock England, dance skater (& Chalom-1995 Nat Jr champ)
  • 1976 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician and comedian (Flight of the Concords), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1977 Sharon Cripps, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Tania Joy Gibson, Lake Barrington Ill, Miss America-Illinois (1997)
  • 1977 Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-born American poet
  • 1977 Zuleikha Robinson, English actress
  • 1978 Sam Farrar, American bassist
  • 1978 Nicole Scherzinger, American singer and actress
  • 1979 Andy O'Brien, English footballer (Republic of Ireland), born in Harrogate, England
  • 1979 Abs Breen, English singer