Famous Birthdays on June 6

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  • 1236 Wen Tianxiang, Chinese prime minister (d. 1283)
  • 1436 Regiomontanus (Johannes Muller), prepares astronomical tables
  • 1519 Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher and botanist (d. 1603)
  • 1576 Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (d. 1649)
  • 1580 Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer (d. 1667)
  • 1599 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)
  • 1606 Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (El Cid, Horace)
  • 1622 Claude-Jean Allouez, French Jesuit missionary and explorer (d. 1857)
  • 1625 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor
  • 1661 Giacomo Antonio Perti, composer
  • 1676 Georg Riedel, German composer
  • 1695 Adriaen Valckenier, gov-gen Neth-Indies (1737-41)/killed 8,000 Chinese
  • 1714 King Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
  • 1722 Adrien Trudo Sale, composer
  • 1735 Anton Schweitzer, composer

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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, US painter (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1765 Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant/poet (Dwingelandij)
  • 1772 Maria Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Holy Roman Empire Empress consort (d. 1807)
  • 1799 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • 1804 Petter Conrad Boman, composer
  • 1807 Adrien Francois Servais, composer
  • 1813 Israel Washburn, gov (Union), (d. 1883)
  • 1815 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer
  • 1819 William Howard Glover, composer
  • 1826 Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist
  • 1829 John Baillie McIntosh, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1888)
  • 1829 Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (d. 1862)
  • 1840 John Stainer, composer
  • 1840 William Francis Bartlett, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • 1841 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (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 (d. 1905)
  • 1847 Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • 1850 Karl F Braun, German co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909)
  • 1857 Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918)
  • 1860 William Inge, English theologist and Deacon St Paul's Cathedral, born in Crayke, Yorkshire (d. 1954)
  • 1862 Henry John Newbolt, English sea historian/poet
  • 1867 David Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (d. 1931)

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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/conductor
  • 1872 Alexandra Fjodorovna Romanova, last Russian tsarina (1894-1918)

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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 (d. 1956)
  • 1879 L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect
  • 1880 William T Cosgrave, president Irish Free state
  • 1886 Paul Dudley White, American heart specialist, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • 1890 Dorothy Heyward, American playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1890 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Istvan Kardos, composer
  • 1891 Vladislac Vancura, writer

  • 1892 Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (d. 1971)
  • 1893 Ludovic Feldman, composer
  • 1894 Sabin V Dragoi, composer
  • 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/gov-gen of Libya (La marcia su Rome)
  • 1896 Robert Sheriff, playwright (Journey's End)
  • 1896 Henry Allingham, English first world war veteran
  • 1898 Ninette de Valois, [Edris Stannus], Engl, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
  • 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 psychiatrist (d. 1957)

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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, composer
  • 1902 Harold Roxbee Cox Kings Norton, aeronautical engineer
  • 1902 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (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)
  • 1906 Max Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn)
  • 1907 Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43) and manager, born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Isaiah Berlin, philosopher
  • 1909 M J Gopalan, cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34)
  • 1910 Ben Aerden, [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1910 Toshitsugu Ogiwara, composer
  • 1912 María Montez [Vidal], Dominican actress known as The Queen of Technicolor (Cobra Woman, Arabian Nights), born in Barahona, Dominican Republic (d. 1951)
  • 1913 Jiri Hajek, Czech jurist/foreign minister
  • 1913 Carlo L. Golino, American scholar (d. 1991)
  • 1915 Vincent Persichetti, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
  • 1917 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), born in Fresno, California (d. 2015)
  • 1917 Prior Jones, cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52)
  • 1918 Richard Crane,American character actor (Surfside 6, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger), born in New Castle, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • 1918 Tom Scott, poet/editor
  • 1919 Charles Pringle, British air marshal
  • 1922 Ian Hamilton, composer
  • 1923 V. C. Andrews, American author (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Klaus Tennstedt, Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio)
  • 1926 Tom Ryan, comic strip cartoonist (Tumbleweeds)
  • 1928 George Deukmejian, Menands NY, (Gov-Cal)
  • 1929 Boguslaw Schaffer, composer
  • 1929 Viktor Konezki, writer
  • 1929 Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Frank Tyson, cricketer ("Typhoon" England pace destroyer mid-50's), born in Farnworth, Lancashire, (2015)
  • 1931 Lloyd Lindroth, the Liberace of the Harp
  • 1932 Billie Whitelaw, English actress (Omen, Adding Machine), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, (d. 2014)
  • 1932 David R Scott, Col USAF/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), (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Ad G J Lansink, chemist/Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1934 Albert II FHTCEM, king of Belgium (1993- )
  • 1934 Philippe Entremont, French pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra)
  • 1934 Roy Innis, American activist, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, born in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Bobby Mitchell, NFL running back/wide receiver (Browns, Redskins)
  • 1935 Jean Gattegno, translator/scholar
  • 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)
  • 1938 Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne
  • 1939 Gary "US" Bonds, [Anderson], Fla, singer/songwriter (New Orleans)
  • 1939 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction)
  • 1939 Marian Wright-Edelman, health care president (Childrens Defense Fund)
  • 1939 Nganani Enos J Mabuza, South African leader (Inyandza National Movement)
  • 1940 Phillip Rhodes, composer
  • 1940 Willie-John McBride, British rugby player
  • 1941 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, (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, cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80)
  • 1943 Ken Hatfield, former N.C.A.A. Football Head Coach
  • 1944 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Vienna Austria
  • 1944 Peter Albin, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Co), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 David Penhaligon, British politician
  • 1944 Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1945 David Dukes, actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945 David E Bonior, (Rep-D-MI, 1977- )
  • 1946 Chelsea Brown, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Lasse Hallstrom, director (Once Around, My Life as a Dog, ABBA)
  • 1946 Tony [Anthony Frederick] Levin, American bassist (King Crimson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947 Marion Coakes, England, equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 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, actress (King of Comedy, Nancy-Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1956 Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

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1956 Björn Borg, Swedish tennis champion (Wimbledon 1976-79), 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 Mike Gatting, cricketer (England batsman 1977-95 & captain)
  • 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)
  • 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, New York City, 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
  • 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)

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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)