On This Day

Birthdays in History in June 1912

  • Jun 3 Richard D'Aeth, president (Hughes Hall Cambridge)
  • Jun 3 William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • Jun 4 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1993)
  • Jun 5 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Jun 8 Ian Morrow, British company director, best known for saving Rolls Royce (d. 2006)
  • Jun 8 Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jun 10 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • Jun 10 William Gordon Harris, British civil engineer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • Jun 10 Jean Lesage, Canadian politician (19th Premier of Quebec), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 William Baziotes, American painter (abstract expressionist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • Jun 11 Mary Lavin, Irish author (Tales from Bective Bridge), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Jun 13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (Regards et jeux dans l'espace), born in Sainte-Catherine de Fossanbault, Canada (d. 1943)
  • Jun 14 E. Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1986)

Person of interestEnoch Powell

Jun 16 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1998)

British Politician Enoch Powell
British Politician
Enoch Powell
  • Jun 16 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Wessel Couzijn, Dutch sculptor and cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • Jun 20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (Jennings), born in London (d. 2004)
  • Jun 21 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1989)
  • Jun 22 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)

Person of interestAlan Turing

Jun 23 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), born in London (d. 1954)

Computer Scientist Alan Turing
Computer Scientist
Alan Turing
  • Jun 24 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • Jun 24 Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • Jun 25 Virginia Lacy Jones, American librarian and presidential advisor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • Jun 25 William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (1970-74), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Audrey Langford, English singing teacher, born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England (d. 1994)
  • Jun 29 John Toland, American political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • Jun 29 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist, born in Madiran, Gers, France (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Madhaviah Krishnan, Indian naturalist and wildlife photographer, born in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 1996)
  • Jun 30 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer, born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 2003)

About June 1912

How Old? 108 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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