Birthdays in History in June 1940

  • Jun 1 Kip Thorne, American physicist
  • Jun 2 Constantine II, deposed King of Greece (1964-73)
  • Jun 4 Gerrit H Terpstra, economist/Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Jun 4 Ludwig Schwarz, Austrian bishop
  • Jun 14 Bill Baker, (Rep-R-California)
  • Jun 16 Hans Dorrestijn, Dutch cabaret performer
  • Jun 16 Neil Goldschmidt, Governor of Oregon
  • Jun 17 Tony Marlow, MP (Conservative)

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Jun 17 George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

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  • Jun 18 Bob Duncan, prison warden (Gartree Prison in UK)
  • Jun 20 Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
  • Jun 21 Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher
  • Jun 23 Derry Irvine [Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine], Scottish politician (Labour Party) and Lord Chanceller of UK (1997-2003), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Jun 24 Vittorio Storaro, cinematographer (Taxi, Little Buddha, Dick Tracy)
  • Jun 25 A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005)
  • Jun 28 Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker (Grameen - microlending), economist (Nobel Peace Prize 2006), born in Chittagong, British India
  • Jun 28 Roderick Wright, ex-Scottish bishop (d. 2005)
  • Jun 29 Louise Groenman, Dutch director and politician (D66)