Birthdays in History on June 1

  • 1076 Mstislav I of Kiev (d. 1132)
  • 1300 Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (d. 1338)
  • 1480 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • 1503 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German lt col
  • 1563 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and English Prime Minister (1598-1612), born in Westminster, Salisbury (d. 1612)
  • 1633 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (d. 1687)
  • 1675 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)
  • 1679 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • 1762 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • 1765 Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 1790 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)
  • 1790 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi/learned (Ereg miliem)

Nicolas Léonard Sadi CarnotNicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796-1832)

French mechanical engineer and mathematician known as the "father of thermodynamics", born in Paris, France

  • 1800 Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (d. 1879)

Brigham YoungBrigham Young (1801-1877)

American religious leader (Latter-day Saints), born in Whitingham, Vermont

  • 1806 John B Floyd, American Governor (Virginia), Secretary of War (1857-60) and Confederate general, born in Blacksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1815 Otto of Greece, King of Greece (1832-62), born in Salzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • 1825 John Hunt Morgan, American Brigadier General (Confederate cavalry commander - Morgan's Raid), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1864)
  • 1831 John Bell Hood, American Confederate general during the American Civil War (Army of Tennessee), born in Owingsville, Kentucky (d. 1879)
  • 1833 John Marshall Harlan, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1911)
  • 1843 Henry Faulds, Scottish fingerprinting pioneer (d. 1930)
  • 1844 Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1916)
  • 1844 John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
  • 1858 William Wilfred Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream, Ian of the Orcades), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1918)
  • 1862 António Feijó, Portuguese poet and diplomat, born in Ponte de Lima, Portugal (d. 1917)
  • 1878 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), born in Ledbury, Herefordshire (d. 1967)
  • 1881 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1882 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1892 Amanullah, emir/king of Afghanistan (1919-28)
  • 1894 Frank D. Smith, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame administrator (Beaches/Greater Toronto Hockey League), born in Chatham, Ontario (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1903 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, born in Coventry, England (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), born in Suffolk, England (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1917 William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • 1928 Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky, Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
  • 1930 John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966)
  • 1932 Christopher Lasch, American historian and author (The Culture of Narcissism), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1994)
  • 1932 Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
  • 1933 Charles Wilson, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1973-97), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1934 Willy Roggeman, Flemish writer (Goldfish, Nardis)
  • 1935 John Porter, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1980-2001), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • 1935 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), born in Ridgeland, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession, The Thorn Birds), born in Wellington, NSW, Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Kip Thorne, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, LIGO), born in Logan, Utah
  • 1947 Ron Dennis, British auto racing owner (McLaren F1 team principal 1989-2001; group chairman until 2016), born in Woking, England
  • 1948 Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • 1950 Annemarie Jorritsma, Dutch politician and Parliamentary leader in the Senate (2015-), born in Hengelo, Netherlands
  • 1950 Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-10, TM-16)
  • 1953 David Berkowitz, American serial killer (Son of Sam)

Jeffrey HawkinsJeffrey Hawkins (65 years old)

1957 American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

  • 1958 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • 1967 Roger Sanchez, American disc jockey
  • 1970 Joshua Compston, English art impresario, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1972 Mokhtar Belmokhtar, Algerian militant (leader of Al-Murabitoun), born in Ghardaïa, Algeria
  • 1975 Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian politician, Prime Minister of Armenia (2018-), born in Ijevan, Soviet Union