On This Day

Birthdays in History in June 1907

  • Jun 1 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, born in Coventry, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 2 Dorothy West, American journalist/author (Living is Easy)
  • Jun 4 Jacques Roumain, Haitian writer (Gouverneurs de la Rosée), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 1944)
  • Jun 4 Patience Strong [Winifred Emma May], English poet and journalist, born in Catford, London (d. 1990)
  • Jun 5 Rolf Bongs, German writer, born in Dusseldolf (d. 1981)
  • Jun 5 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Jun 10 Fairfield Porter, American painter, born in Winnetka, Illinois (d. 1975)
  • Jun 11 Anton Hildebrand, Dutch children's book writer (Man in the Moon), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Jun 11 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Washington National Gallery of Art), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Jun 14 René Char, French poet and painter, born in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France (d. 1988)
  • Jun 14 Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator, born in London (d. 1978)
  • Jun 16 John Hadfield, author/publisher (Love on a Branch Line)
  • Jun 17 Charles Eames, American designer and architect, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • Jun 18 Froelich Rainey, American anthropologist and quiz moderator (What in the World), born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin (d. 1992)
  • Jun 19 Clarence Wiseman, 10th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1985)
  • Jun 19 George de Mestral, Swiss engineer (invented Velcro), born in Colombier, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (d. 2008)
  • Jun 24 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)
  • Jun 25 J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Jun 28 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer (La civilisation du phoque), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • Jun 29 Paul O'Dwyer, Irish-American politician and President of City Council (D-NYC), born in Bohola, County Mayo, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • Jun 30 Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian nationalist and military leader, born in Krakovets, Galicia, Austria–Hungary (d. 1950)

About June 1907

How Old? 113 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Signs: Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20), Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)