Famous Birthdays on June 8

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 247

  • 1318 Eleonora Plantagenet, daughter of King Eduard II and wife of Reinald II
  • 1625 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician, astronomer and engineer who discovered four of Saturn's moons, born in Perinaldo, Republic of Genova (d. 1712)
  • 1652 William Dampier, English explorer, born in East Coker, Sommerset (d. 1715)
  • 1671 Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (Adagio in G-minor), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1751)
  • 1717 John Collins, American politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (1786-90), born in Newport, Colony of Rhode Island, British America (d. 1795)
  • 1722 Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, German composer, born in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1794)
  • 1724 John Smeaton, British civil engineer, born in Austhorpe, Leeds, England (d. 1792)
  • 1740 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer, born in Quinzano d'Oglio, Italy (d. 1809)
  • 1743 Alessandro Cagliostro [Giuseppe Balsamo], Italian adventurer and magician (Prince of Quacks), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1795)
  • 1745 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, born in Vestby, Norway (d. 1818)
  • 1753 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, French composer, born in Muret, Haute-Garonne, France (d. 1809)
  • 1756 Cornelis van Foreest, Dutch politician, Mayor of Alkmaar, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1823)
  • 1757 Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1824)
  • 1759 Thomas Dunham Whitaker, British topographer, born in Rainham, Norfolk (d. 1821)
  • 1772 Robert Stevenson, Scottish civil engineer (Bell Rock Lighthouse, Scotland), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1850)
  • 1783 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1837)
  • 1804 Jan Baptist van Son, Dutch politician (RC), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1875)
  • 1805 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1859)
  • 1806 Gideon Johnson Pillow, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Williamson County, Tennessee (d. 1878)
  • 1810 Robert Schumann, German composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik), born in Zwickau, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1856)
  • 1812 Spyridon Xyndas, Greek composer, born in Corfu, Greece (d. 1896)
  • 1813 David Dixon Porter, United States Navy admiral, born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1891)
  • 1814 Charles Reade, English novelist (Cloister & Hearth), born in Ipsden, Oxfordshire (d. 1884)
  • 1821 John Dunlap Stevenson, American attorney, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1897)
  • 1821 Samuel White Baker, English explorer (Ceylon & Egypt), born in London, England (d. 1893)
  • 1823 Robert Morris, 1st successful African American lawyer in the US and Abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1824 James Loudon, Dutch politician, Governor-General of Dutch East Indies (1872-75), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1900)
  • 1824 William Montgomery Gardner, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1901)
  • 1829 John Everett Millais, English painter (Order of Release), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1896)
  • 1831 Thomas J. Higgins, Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of America's highest military decoration (Medal of Honor), born in Huntington, Quebec, Canada (d. 1917)
  • 1834 George Garrett, English composer, born in Winchester, England (d. 1897)
  • 1837 Jan Kleczyński Sr., Polish painist and composer, born in Janiewicze, Russian Empire (d. 1895)
  • 1837 Moritz Heyne, German germanist (Beowulf), born in Weissenfels, Germany (d. 1906)
  • 1842 John Q. A. Brackett, American politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (1890-91), born in Bradford, New Hampshire (d. 1918)
  • 1847 Ida McKinley, U.S. 1st lady (1897-1901), the wife of 25th U.S. president William McKinley, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1907)
  • 1849 Julien Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1904)
  • 1851 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist and inventor of the moving-coil D'Arsonval galvanometer, born in La Porcherie, France (d. 1940)
  • 1854 Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician, born in Hawkesbury, Ontario (d. 1921)
  • 1856 Natalia Janotha, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1932)
  • 1858 Harry Rowe Shelley, American composer (known for his hymn music), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1947)
  • 1858 Antoni Nicolau, Spanish composer and conductor, born in Barcelona (d. 1933)
  • 1859 Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure, born in Menston, Yorkshire, England (d. 1947)
  • 1860 Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1940)

Person of interestFrank Lloyd Wright

1867 Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (Guggenheim) recognized as "the greatest American architect of all time", born in Richland Center, Wisconsin (d. 1959)

  • 1879 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), born in Isington, England (d. 1965)
  • 1881 Prospero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician, Chief of the Medical Office of the Waffen-SS, born in Preetz, German Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1888 Poul Schierbeck, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1949)
  • 1889 Josef Hromádka, Czech theologist (Lenin prize 1957), born in Hodslavice, Moravia (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1896 Samuel Gonard, Swiss lawyer and chairman (International Red Cross), born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1975)

  • 1897 John G. Bennett, British scientist and author, born in London (d. 1974)

Person of interestNoel Wien

1899 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin (d. 1977)

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • 1900 H. J. Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), born in Stadskanaal, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • 1901 Lena Baker, American murderer, convicted of capital murder of her employer, Ernest Knight, born in Cuthbert, Georgia (d. 1945)
  • 1902 Albe [Renaut A. Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary), born in Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer, Dutch theologist (Dogmatic Studies), born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Ralph Webster Yarborough, American politician, U.S. Senator from Texas (1957-71), born in Chandler, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Ronald Shiner, British actor (Dry Rot, Carry on Admiral, Keep it Clean, Aunt Clara), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1905 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Nazir Ali, Indian cricketer (bro of Wazir Ali, India's 1st Test 1932), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Mary van de Berg, Flemish actress (Moutarde van Sonaansee), born in Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1909 William Odling, major-general
  • 1910 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and editor in chief (Novyj Mir), born in Zagorye, Russian Empire (d. 1971) [NS=June 21]
  • 1910 John W. Campbell, American sci-fi writer (Moon is Hell), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • 1910 Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer, born in Paris (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (Dodgers, Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • 1912 Ian Morrow, British company director, best known for saving Rolls Royce (d. 2006)
  • 1912 Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1913 Graham Watson, British-born literary agent (Curtis Brown)
  • 1913 Jagamas János, Hungarian composer, born in Dés, Romania (d. 1997)
  • 1913 Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, born in Berlin (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Joseph de Pietro, American 56kg weightlifter (Olympic gold 1948), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, born in Garnsdorf (d. 1967)
  • 1915 Gustaaf Vincent Willem van Hemert tot Dingshof, Dutch Mayor of Maarn, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), Member of Parliament for Harwich (1954-92) (d. 2004)

Person of interestFrancis Crick

1916 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • 1916 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (L'imperatore di Capri), born in Salò, Lombardy, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Byron White, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1962-93), born in Fort Collins, Colorado (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Robert Preston [Meservey], American actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1918 John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1919 Guy Overton, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director (Belgian National TV), born in Balen, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1920 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (The Lion's Bride), born in Taringa, Brisbane, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1921 Alwyn Williams, Welsh geologist and Vice-Chancellor (University of Glasgow), born in Aberdare, Wales (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Sheila Ryan, American actress (Big Fix, Mule Train, Ringside, Caged Fury), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1975)

Person of interestSuharto

1921 Suharto, 2nd President of Indonesia (1967- 98), born in Yogyakarta, Java (d. 2008)

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • 1921 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Myron Healey, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp), born in Petaluma, Sonoma County California (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Alice Coleman, geographer (UK Land Use Survey)
  • 1923 Jean Maxwell-Scott, Lady-in-Waiting (Princess Alice Duchess Gloucester), born in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (Summer Games), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1923 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924 Iain Glidewell, Lord Justice of Appeal and Judge of Appeal of the High Court of the Isle of Man (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket keeper (NZ vs England 1954-55), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2006)

Person of interestBarbara Bush

1925 Barbara Bush, First Lady of the US (1989-93) and wife of George H. W. Bush, born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • 1925 Eddie Gaedel, American 3'7" St Louis Browns pinch-hitter (he walked), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1925 Del Ennis, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Anatol Vieru, Romanian-Jewish composer, born in Iasi, Romania (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Cranley Onslow, British politician (C), born in Bexhill (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature
  • 1927 Dame Anne Warburton, 1st British female ambassador (1976) and President of Lucy Cavendish College (Cambridge) (d. 2015)

Person of interestJerry Stiller

1927 Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
  • 1927 Michael Levey, English art historian and director (British National Gallery), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Kate Wilhelm, American fiction author (Hugo Award: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1929 Earl Ferrers, 13th Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment) (d. 2012)
  • 1929 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner in 2 Tests 1959-61), born in Bangalore, India (d. 2009)
  • 1930 Bo Gunnar Widerberg, Swedish director (Elvira Madigan), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Dana Wynter, German-English actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Michael Codron, British theatrical producer, born in London
  • 1930 Yannis Ioannidis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1930 Robert Aumann, German-Israeli mathematician (The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1930 Marcel Léger, Canadian politician, born in Montreal (d. 1993)
  • 1931 Ivan V. Lalić, Serbian poet, born in Belgrade (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Leo Nichols, businessman, honorary consul and longtime friend of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Hans G. Helms, German writer and composer, born in Teterow, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Ray Illingworth, English cricketer and captain, born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1933 Dr Robert Stevens, British lawyer and Master (Pembroke College, Oxford)
  • 1933 Eric Parker, English industrialist, deputy CEO (Trafalgar House), born in Shropshire, England (d. 2014)

Person of interestJoan Rivers

1933 Joan Rivers, American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 1934 Millicent Martin, English actress (Alfie, Nothing but the Best), born in Romford, Essex
  • 1936 James Darren, American actor (TJ Hooker, Diamond Head, Venus in Furs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Bruce McCandless II, American aviator, electrical engineer and astronaut who made the 1st untethered space walk (STS 41B, STS-31), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Norma Shaw, English lawn bowler, born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire (d. 2009)
  • 1939 Bernie Casey, American actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop), born in Wyco, West Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Herb Adderley, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Nancy Sinatra, American singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1940 Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1941 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop singer (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), born in Elkins, West Virginia
  • 1941 Joop van den Berg, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Bartlehiem, Netherlands
  • 1942 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tambov, Russia
  • 1942 Gael Ramsey, Brigadier commander (HQ Aldershot Garrison)
  • 1942 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1943 Colin Baker, English actor (Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who, Swallows & Amazons), born in London
  • 1943 Willie Davenport, American bobsledder and hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 2002)
  • 1943 William Calley Jr., American war criminal,convicted by court-martial of murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1944 Boz Scaggs [William Royce], American rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1944 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), born in San Diego, California (d. 2012)
  • 1944 Mark Belanger, American baseball player, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1944 Marc Ouellet, Canadian Cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church, Archbishop of Quebec City, born in La Motte, Quebec, Canada
  • 1945 Derek Underwood, England cricket spin bowler (86 Tests, 297 wickets), born in Bromley, England
  • 1945 Donna Deitch, American film and TV director (Sexual Advances, Women of Brewster Place), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946 Elizabeth A. Lynn, American sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Richie Robinson, Australian cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977), born in East Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1947 Joan La Barbara, American vocalist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Julie Driscoll, English rocker and actress (33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee), born in London
  • 1947 Mick Box, English rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London
  • 1947 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist (Nobel 1995), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1947 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • 1949 Hildegard Falck, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Nettelrede, Germany
  • 1949 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1949 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1950 Elmar Oliveira, American violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1950 Kathy Whitton Baker, American actress (Right Stuff, 16 Candles), born in Midland, Texas
  • 1951 Bonnie Tyler [Gaynor Hopkins], Welsh rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in Skewen, Neath, Wales
  • 1951 Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
  • 1952 Lindka Cierach, fashion designer
  • 1952 Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • 1953 Ad Tak, Dutch professional cyclist, born in Nieuwe Gastel
  • 1954 Sergei Storchak, Russian deputy finance minister
  • 1955 Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)
  • 1955 James Jonathan Sylvers, rocker

Person of interestTim Berners-Lee

1955 Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor (World Wide Web), born in London, England

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • 1955 Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • 1957 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • 1957 Don Robinson, American baseball player
  • 1958 Keenan Ivory Wayans, American comedian (In Living Color), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Stan Brock, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1960 Linda Hanley, Laguna Beach California, beach volleyballer (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1960 Mick Hucknall, rocker (Simply Red-Every Time We Say Goodbye)
  • 1961 Kevin Gross, Downey CA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1961 Ursula Buchfellner, German model, playmate (Oct, 1979) and actress (Bloodline), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1962 Nick Rhodes, [Bates], keyboardist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 1962 Kristine W [Weitz], American musician ranked by Billboard as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time (The Advocate), born in Pasco, Washington
  • 1963 John Restino, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Tommy Armour), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1963 Kino Haitsma, pianist/arrangeur (Josephine)
  • 1963 Susan Smith, LPGA golfer
  • 1963 Keti Garbi, Greek singer
  • 1964 Butch [Harry Lee] Reynolds Jr, 4X400m runner, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1964 Nelli [Antoinette HC] Fiere-Cooman, Neth, runner (WR 60 m in 7.00)
  • 1965 Kevin Ritz, Eatonstown NJ, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1965 Robert Platus, American lip syncher (Milli Vanilli-Girl You Know This), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Chris Chavis, American professional wrestler
  • 1966 Brian Williams, NFL center (NY Giants)
  • 1966 Doris Pearson, Essex, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)

Person of interestJulianna Margulies

1966 Julianna Margulies, American actress (ER, The Good Wife), born in Spring Valley NY

  • 1967 Kathryn Marshall, Dundee Scotland, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr)
  • 1967 Neil Mitchell, rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet-Wishing I Was)
  • 1967 Stephane Simian, French tennis star
  • 1967 Willie Williams, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1969 Glenn Rogers Jr, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)