Famous Birthdays on June 6

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  • 1236 Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China and scholar-general in the last years of the Southern Song Dynasty, born in Ji'an, China (d. 1283)
  • 1436 Regiomontanus [Johannes Müller von Königsberg], German mathematician and astronomer, prepares astronomical tables, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1476)
  • 1519 Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician and botanist, born in Arezzo, Italy (d. 1603)
  • 1576 Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1649)
  • 1580 Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer, the crater Vendelinus on the Moon is named after him, born in Herk-de-Stad, Belgium (d. 1667)
  • 1599 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (Las Meninas), baptized in Sevilla, Spain (d. 1660)
  • 1606 Pierre Corneille, French poet and dramatist (El Cid, Horace), born in Rouen, France (d. 1684)
  • 1622 Claude-Jean Allouez, French Jesuit missionary and explorer, born in Saint-Didier, France (d. 1857)
  • 1625 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, born in Carrara, Italy (d. 1701)
  • 1661 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1756)
  • 1676 Georg Riedel, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1738)
  • 1695 Adriaen Valckenier, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1737-41), born in Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (d. 1751)
  • 1714 Joseph, King of Portugal (1750-77), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1777)
  • 1735 Anton Schweitzer, German composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1787)

Person of interestNathan Hale

1755 Nathan Hale, American Revolutionary War patriot, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.", born in Coventry, Connecticut, North American Colonies (d. 1776)

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale
  • 1756 John Trumbull, American painter (Declaration of Independence), born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1843)
  • 1765 Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant and poet (Dwingelandij), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1834)
  • 1772 Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Royal Palace, Naples (d. 1807)
  • 1799 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • 1804 Petter Conrad Boman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • 1807 Adrien-François Servais, Belgian composer, born in Halle, Belgium (d. 1866)
  • 1813 Israel Washburn Jr., American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Maine (1853-61), born in Livermore, Massachusetts (d. 1883)
  • 1815 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, Portuguese violinist, hornist and composer (Adoração ao Sol), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1860)
  • 1819 William Howard Glover, English composer, born in London, England (d. 1875)
  • 1826 Sarah Parker Remond, African-American abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1829 John Baillie McIntosh, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1888)
  • 1829 Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese professional Go player, born in Innoshima, Bingo Province, Japan (d. 1862)
  • 1840 John Stainer, English composer (The Crucifixion), born in Southwark, London (d. 1901)
  • 1840 William Francis Bartlett, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • 1841 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (Dziurdziowie), born in Milkowszczyzna, Poland (d. 1910)
  • 1842 Steele MacKaye [James Morrison Steele MacKaye], American playwright and actor (Spectatorium, Paul Kauvar), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1844 Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (Travellers in Auvergne), born in Taganrog, Russia (d. 1905)
  • 1847 Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • 1850 Karl Ferdinand Braun, German inventor, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909), born in Fulda, Electorate of Hessen, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1857 Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (Lyapunov exponent), born in Yaroslavl, Russian Empire (d. 1918)
  • 1860 William Inge, English author, theologist and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, born in Crayke, Yorkshire (d. 1954)
  • 1862 Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England (d. 1938)
  • 1867 David Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1931)

Person of interestRobert Scott

1868 Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1912)

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • 1869 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer and conductor, born in Tribschen, Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1930)
  • 1872 Alexandra Feodorovna [Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine], last Russian tsarina (1894-1918), born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1918)

Person of interestThomas Mann

1875 Thomas Mann, German novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1955)

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1878 Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney, born in Paris (d. 1956)
  • 1879 Patrick Abercrombie, English architect and town planner, born in Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1880 William Thomas Cosgrave, President of the Irish Free State, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Paul Dudley White, American heart specialist, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • 1890 Dorothy Heyward, American playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1890 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1891 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (Duncan Toys Company), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • 1893 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian composer, born in Galați, Romania (d. 1987)

  • 1894 Sabin Drăgoi, Romanian composer, born in Seliște, Romania (d. 1968)
  • 1894 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, born in London England (d. 1972)
  • 1896 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot and governor of Libya, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1896 R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), born in Hampton Wick, Middlesex, England (d. 1975)
  • 1896 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran, born in Clapton, London (d. 2009)
  • 1898 Ninette de Valois [Edris Stannus], British ballerina (Royal Ballet), born in Blessington, Ireland (d. 2001)
  • 1898 Walter Abel, American actor (Fury, Suspicion, Dream Girl), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1987)
  • 1900 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Manfred Sakel, Polish neurophysiologist and psychiatrist, born in Nadvorna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)

Person of interestSukarno

1901 Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), born in Surabaya, Java (d. 1970)

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 1902 Avraham Daus, Israeli composer, born in Berlin (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Harold Roxbee Cox, Baron Kings Norton, British aeronautical engineer, born in Kings Norton, England (d. 1997)
  • 1902 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader, born in Fulton, Mississippi (d. 1947)
  • 1903 Aram Khachaturian, Soviet composer, (Gayane, Sabre Dance), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • 1905 John Gart, Russian orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show), born in Russia (d. 1989)
  • 1906 Max August Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn), born in Krefeld, Rhenish Prussia, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1907 Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43) and manager, born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-British philosopher, born in Riga, Latvia, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1909 M. J. Gopalan, Indian cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Ben Aerden [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1910 Toshitsugu Ogiwara, Japanese composer, born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1992)
  • 1912 María Montez [Vidal], Dominican actress known as The Queen of Technicolor (Cobra Woman, Arabian Nights), born in Barahona, Dominican Republic (d. 1951)
  • 1913 Jiří Hájek, Czech politician and diplomat, born in Krhanice, Czech Republic (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Carlo L. Golino, Italian-American scholar, born in Pescara, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1915 Vincent Persichetti, American composer (Sibyl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1917 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), born in Fresno, California (d. 2015)
  • 1917 Prior Jones, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52), born in Princes Town, Trinidad (d. 1991)
  • 1918 Richard Crane, American character actor (Surfside 6, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger), born in New Castle, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • 1918 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Kenneth Connor, English comedian and actor, best known for his "Carry On" films, born in Islington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1919 Charles Pringle, British air marshal, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Lord Carrington [Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington], British conservative politician, former British Foreign Secretary (1979-82) and NATO Secretary General (1984-8), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2018)
  • 1922 Ian Hamilton, Scottish composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1923 V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (Fidelio), born in Merseburg, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Tom Ryan, comic strip cartoonist (Tumbleweeds)
  • 1928 George Deukmejian, American politician, 35th Governor of California (1983-91), born in Menands, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1929 Boguslaw Schaffer, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1929 Viktor Konetsky, Russian screenwriter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), born in Jhelum, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), born in Farnworth, Lancashire, (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Lloyd Lindroth, American harpist, The Liberace of the Harp, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1932 Billie Whitelaw, British actress (Omen, Adding Machine), born in Coventry, Warwickshire (d. 2014)
  • 1932 David R Scott, American USAF Colonel and astronaut (Gem 8, Apol 9, 15), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1932 Ivan Chermayeff, British-born American graphic designer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), born in Buchs, Switzerland (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Albert II, King of Belgium (1993-2013), born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1934 Roy Innis, American activist, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, born in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Bobby Mitchell, American NFL running back and wide receiver (Browns, Redskins), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 1935 Jean Gattegno, French translator and scholar, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1935 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • 1936 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1938 Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne, born in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
  • 1939 Gary U.S. Bonds [Gary Anderson], American blues singer and songwriter (New Orleans), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1939 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1939 Marian Wright-Edelman, American activist and health care president (Childrens Defense Fund), born in Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • 1939 Nganani Enos J Mabuza, South African leader (Inyandza National Movement), born in Barberton, South Africa (d. 1997)
  • 1940 Phillip Rhodes, American composer, born in Forest City, North Carolina
  • 1940 Willie-John McBride, British rugby player, born in Toomebridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • 1941 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, born in Scotland (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1942 Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales
  • 1943 Asif Iqbal, Pakistani cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1943 Ken Hatfield, American football player and coach, born in Helena, Arkansas
  • 1944 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Tilsit, East Prussia (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Peter Albin, American rocker (Big Brother & Holding Co), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 David Penhaligon, British politician (President of the Liberal Party) (d. 1986)
  • 1944 Phillip Allen Sharp, American geneticist and molecular biologist (Nobel 1993), born in Falmouth, Kentucky
  • 1945 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945 David Bonior, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 Chelsea Brown, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Lasse Hallström, Swedish writer and director (Once Around, My Life as a Dog, ABBA), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1946 Tony [Anthony Frederick] Levin, American bassist (King Crimson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947 Marion Coakes, English equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, Hampshire
  • 1947 Terry Williams, rocker (First Edition)
  • 1947 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • 1947 David Blunkett, English politician
  • 1947 Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • 1948 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • 1949 Edgar Warren Williams, composer
  • 1949 Holly Near, American folksinger
  • 1950 Chantal Akerman, actor and director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1951 Dwight Twilley, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1951 Noritake Takahara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1952 Yukihiro Yakahashi, rocker (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • 1953 Ken Calvert, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1953 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1954 Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Cynthia Rylant, American author
  • 1955 Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedian (King of Comedy, Nancy on Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1956 Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

Person of interestBjörn Borg

1956 Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player (Wimbledon 1976-80), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1956 Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut (STS 58 alt, sk: 90), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Marilyn Jones, American actress (Carey-King's Crossing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Junior [Norman Giscombe], British R&B singer (Mama Used to Say), born in London, Endland
  • 1958 Elaine Crosby, LPGA golfer (1989 Mazda Japan Classic), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1959 Amanda Pays, actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits), born in London, England
  • 1959 Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician
  • 1959 Jimmy Jam, American record producer
  • 1959 Colin Quinn, American comedian
  • 1959 David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
  • 1959 Josie Lawrence, British comedian and actress (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Eastenders, Humans), born in Staffordshire, England
  • 1960 Lola Forner, Alicante SW Spain, Miss Spain (1979)
  • 1960 Steve Vai, Carle Place, New York, American guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake)
  • 1961 Bill Bates, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • 1961 Sydney Walsh, American actress (Maureen "Mo" DeMott in Hooperman), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York, United States
  • 1961 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • 1961 Tom Araya, Chilean American musician (bass guitarist and lead singer of American thrash metal band Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1961 Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • 1961 Aldo Costa, Italian engineer and the Engineering Director of the Mercedes Formula One team, born in Parma, Italy
  • 1962 Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japanese filmmaker (Shoplifters), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1963 Dannette Leininger, Kailua HA, team handball wing (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1963 Vladimir Ruzicka, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1963 Jason Isaacs, English actor
  • 1964 Konnan, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1964 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1965 David Whyte, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1965 Sally McDermid, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1965 Wendy Wiebe, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestCam Neely

1965 Cam Neely, NHL forward (Boston Bruins), born in Comox, British Columbia

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 1966 Angela Cavagna, singer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1966 Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1966 Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
  • 1967 Max Casella, actor (Vinnie-Doogie Howser)
  • 1967 Michael Timpson, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Wasim Haider, cricketer (member Pakistan's 1992 World Cup squad)
  • 1967 Paul Giamatti, American actor
  • 1968 Brian Wright, Stillwater Oklahoma, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 NM Open-2nd)
  • 1968 Craig Roberts, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1968 Edwin Vurens, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1968 François Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist
  • 1968 Alan Licht, American guitarist, composer and journalist
  • 1969 Brian Greenfield, WLAF punter (London Monarchs)
  • 1969 Douglas Lee Mitchell, Miles Mi, heavy metal artist (Southgang)
  • 1969 Mike Croel, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1969 Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996-2001), born in Gadag, Karnataka, India
  • 1970 Randy Jordan, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Eugeni Berzin, Russian cyclist
  • 1970 Sarah Dessen, American author
  • 1970 Albert Ferrer, Spanish footballer
  • 1970 Anthony Norris, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Mike Craig, St Mary's, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1972 Dulip Liyanage, cricketer (Sri Lanka righty fast-medium Test bowler)
  • 1972 Erin Woodley, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1972 Frankie King, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • 1972 Gary Downs, running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)