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Birthdays in History in June 1896

  • Jun 6 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot and governor of Libya, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1940)
  • Jun 6 R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), born in Hampton Wick, Middlesex, England (d. 1975)
  • Jun 6 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran, born in Clapton, London (d. 2009)
  • Jun 7 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (1953-56), born in Kaposvár, Hungary (d. 1958)
  • Jun 7 Douglas Campbell, American aviator and World War I flying ace, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1990)
  • Jun 8 Samuel Gonard, Swiss lawyer and chairman (International Red Cross), born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1975)
  • Jun 9 Catherine Filene Shouse, American philanthropist (Wolf Trap Institute), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Jun 16 Jean-Pierre Peugeot III, French auto manufacturer (Peugeot) (d. 1966)
  • Jun 16 Murray Leinster [William Fitzgerald Jenkins], American science-fiction author (Time Tunnel; Land of the Giants), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1975)
  • Jun 18 Philip Barry, American dramatist (Philadelphia Story)

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Jun 19 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • Jun 21 Charles Momsen, American inventor (submarine rescue device), born in Flushing, New York (d. 1967)
  • Jun 22 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
  • Jun 27 Franciscus J. Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond (d. 1958)