Birthdays in History on June 7

  • 1082 Huizong, 8th Emperor of Song Dynasty of China (d. 1135)
  • 1502 John III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1521-57), born in the Palace of Alcáçova, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1557)
  • 1529 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters, born in Paris (d. 1615)
  • 1619 Paulus Voet, Dutch jurist and historian, born in Heusden, Netherlands (d. 1667)
  • 1761 John Rennie, Scottish engineer, born in East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1821)

Person of interestRobert Jenkinson

1770 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Tory: 1812-27), born in London (d. 1828)

British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • 1778 Beau [George Bryan] Brummel, English dandy, born in London, England (d. 1840)
  • 1811 James Young Simpson, Scottish obstetrician who popularized chloroform for medicinal use, born in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland (d. 1870)
  • 1812 Theophilus Toulmin Garrard, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Clay County, Kentucky (d. 1902)
  • 1825 R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (Norie, Lorna Doone), born in Longworth, Berkshire, England (d. 1900)
  • 1831 Amelia Edwards, English author (The Phantom Coach) and Egyptologist, born in London (d. 1892)
  • 1837 Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler, born in Strones, Waldviertel, Austrian Empire (d. 1903)
  • 1840 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1927)

Person of interestPaul Gauguin

1848 Paul Gauguin [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter who worked in French Polynesia, born in Paris (d. 1903)

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • 1862 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist (Nobel 1905), born in Pozsony, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1868 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator, born in Townhead, Glasgow (d. 1928)
  • 1877 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist (1917 Nobel Prize for Physics for X-ray scattering), born in Widnes, England (d. 1944)
  • 1879 Knud J. V. Rasmussen, Danish pole explorer (Thule), born in Jakobshavn, North Greenland, Kingdom of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • 1879 Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer, born in Madioen, Java (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy, born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • 1884 Julius P. Hoste, Belgium minister and daily newspaper publisher (Last News), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1886 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1972)
  • 1887 William Walraven, Dutch journalist and writer (Indian Daily) (d. 1943)
  • 1891 Koos [Jacobus Jan] Vorrink, Dutch politician and socialist (SDAP/AJC/PvdA), born in Vlaardingen, Zuid, Holland, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • 1896 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1896 Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (1953-56), born in Kaposvár, Hungary (d. 1958)
  • 1896 Douglas Campbell, American aviator and World War I flying ace, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1990)
  • 1899 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Jan Engelman, Dutch poet, translator and critic (Garden of Eros), born in Utrecht, the Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1902 Herman B. Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University, born in Jamestown, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Peter W. Rodino, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (1949-89), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1910 Bradford Washburn, American explorer and cartographer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1910 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer during the Great Depression, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Anthony David Machell Cox, medievalist
  • 1917 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Georges Marchais, French political leader (French Communist Party), born in La Hoguette, France (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Giorgio Belladonna, Italian bridge champion, born in Rome (d. 1995)
  • 1923 Jules Deschênes, Canadian Quebec Superior Court judge, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Martin Carter, Guyanese poet and political activist, born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, American historian, born in New York (d. 1996)
  • 1928 David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1928 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), born in Maple Lake, Minnesota (d. 2015)

Person of interestJohn Turner

1929 John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • 1931 Malcolm Morley, English-American painter, born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1933 Henk Koning, Dutch State Secretary of Finances (VVD), born in Beilen, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Thomas Kailath, American electrical engineer, born in Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • 1938 Judy Ann Scott-Fox, literary agent, born in Devon, England (d. 1994)
  • 1941 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, born in Wells (d. 1972)

Person of interestMuammar Gaddafi

1942 Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist, born in Qasr Abu Hadi, Libya

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • 1943 Mel Levine, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Nikki Giovanni, American poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1945 Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian People's Party politician, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1946 Jenny Jones [Janina Stronski], Canadian comedienne (Jenny Jones Show), born in Bethlehem, Palestine
  • 1954 Louise Erdrich, American author (Love Medicine, The Bingo Palace), born in Little Falls, Minnesota
  • 1955 Bill Koch, American skier, born in Brattleboro, Vermont
  • 1957 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • 1958 Francesca Thyssen, Swiss art collector, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1958 Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

Person of interestMike Pence

1959 Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States (Republican: 2017-) and Governor of Indiana (2013-16), born in Columbus, Indiana

48th Vice President of the United States Mike Pence
48th Vice President of the United States
Mike Pence
  • 1965 Damien Hirst, English artist, born in Bristol, England
  • 1971 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • 1978 Adrienne Frantz, (Tiffany Thorne-Sunset Beach), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • 1989 Michael Joseph Tamboli, born 01:23:45 PM on 6-7-89 in Eldersburg, Maryland
  • 1993 Jordan Fry, American actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), born in Spokane, Washington