On This Day

Birthdays in History on June 22

  • 1478 Philips de Schone, Archduke of Austrian/King of Castilia (Philips I)
  • 1674 Jean Philippe Eugène de Mérode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo, born in Brussels (d. 1732)
  • 1680 Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
  • 1701 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish architect (Christiansborg Castle)
  • 1704 John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1738 Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
  • 1757 George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island
  • 1767 Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)
  • 1796 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS]
  • 1805 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
  • 1814 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1866)
  • 1840 Ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker)
  • 1845 Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)
  • 1845 Richard Seddon, longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand (1893-1906), born in Eccleston, England (d. 1906)
  • 1856 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), born in Bradenham, England (d. 1925)
  • 1861 Maximilian von Spee, German admiral (Commander of the East Asia Squadron during WWI), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1914)

  • 1864 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • 1869 Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (AR 1933-39)
  • 1871 William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
  • 1876 [Gwendolen] Gwen John, Welsh painter, born in Haverfordwest, Wales (d. 1939)
  • 1879 Thibaudeau Rinfret, jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1888 Harold Burton, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1964)
  • 1891 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)
  • 1892 Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1892 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
  • 1896 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
  • 1897 Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
  • 1898 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1899 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist, born in Łódź, Russian Poland (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), South African poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch, born in Wolmaransstad, Transvaal
  • 1902 Arnold J d'Ailly, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), born in Franeker, Netherland (d. 1967)

Person of interestJohn Dillinger

1903 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1934)

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger

Person of interestAnne Morrow Lindbergh

1906 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 2001)

Aviator and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviator and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 1908 George Armin Goyder, businessman and social philosopher (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)

  • 1913 Wladyslaw Sila-Nowicki, Polish lawyer (Solidarity)
  • 1914 Lilo Hardel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1999)

Person of interestCicely Saunders

1918 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
  • 1921 Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983-1997), (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Bill Blass, American fashion designer (dressed Nancy Reagan), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-98), born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Teruyuki Okazaki, Japanese karate master (10th degree black belt Shotokan Karate; founder International Shotokan Karate Federation), born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Dianne Feinstein, American politician, 1st female mayor of San Francisco (1978-88), (US Senator (D)-Ca 1992-), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942 Toyohiro Akiyama, Japan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11)
  • 1943 Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • 1944 Gérard Mourou, French scientist (Nobel Prize for Physics 2018, lasers), born in Albertville, France
  • 1947 Octavia E[stelle] Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)
  • 1947 Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian Head of State (1981-93) and President of Ghana (1993-2001), born in Accra, Gold Coast

Person of interestElizabeth Warren

1949 Elizabeth Warren, American academic and US Senator (D-Massachusetts 2013-), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • 1954 Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1956 Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister
  • 1957 Danny Baker, English writer and radio DJ, born in Deptford, London, England
  • 1960 Erin Brockovich, American legal clerk and environmental campaigner, born in Lawrence, Kansas

Person of interestDan Brown

1964 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

Author Dan Brown
Author
Dan Brown
  • 1966 Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, English baron/multi-millionaire
  • 1970 Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
  • 1975 Andreas Klöden, German professional road cyclist
  • 1979 Thomas Voeckler, French road cyclist