On This Day

Birthdays in History in June 1918

  • Jun 2 Robert Manry, American copy editor of the Cleveland newspaper editor who sailed the Atlantic (Tinkerbelle), born in Landour, India (d. 1971)
  • Jun 2 Ruth Atkinson, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
  • Jun 3 Lili St. Cyr, American ecdysiast (d. 1999)
  • Jun 6 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Jun 8 John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jun 13 Helmut Lent, German night-fighter ace in World War II, born in Pyrehne, Landsberg (d. 1944)
  • Jun 15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader
  • Jun 15 N'garta Tombalbaye, 1st President of Chad (1960-75), born in Bessada, Chad (d. 1975)
  • Jun 17 Maldwyn Thomas, Welsh businessman and Liberal Party politician (d. 2002)
  • Jun 17 Ajahn Chah, Thai Buddhist meditation master, born in Ubon, Thailand (d. 1992)
  • Jun 18 Bert Schierbeek, Dutch writer and poet (Cross Roads), born in Glanerbrug, Overijssel (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Evelle Jansen Younger, American prosecutor (Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan), born in Stamford, Nebraska (d. 1989)
  • Jun 20 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer, born in Magyarcsaholy, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • Jun 21 James Bysse Joll, British historian, born in Bristol, England (d. 1994)

Person of interestCicely Saunders

Jun 22 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • Jun 29 Jack Harkness, British rose grower (R. Harkness & Co. Ltd) (d. 1994)

About June 1918

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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