On This Day

Musicians Born in June 1940

  • Jun 4 Dorothy Rudd Moore, African-American composer, born in New Castle, Delaware
  • Jun 5 Moira Anderson, Scotland, singer (Loch Lomond)
  • Jun 6 Phillip Rhodes, American composer, born in Forest City, North Carolina

Person of interestTom Jones

Jun 7 Tom Jones [Thomas John Woodward], Welsh singer (What's New Pussycat), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
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  • Jun 8 Nancy Sinatra, American singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 8 Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Jun 10 John William Stevens, jazz drummer
  • Jun 11 Joey Dee [DiNicola] American singer (The Starliters), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jun 13 Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), born in Northern California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 14 Dary John Mizelle, American composer, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Jun 15 Willem Frederik Bon, Dutch composer and pedagogue (Les Prédictions), born in Amersfoort, Utrecht, the Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Jun 23 Diana Trask, Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
  • Jun 23 Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish rocker who was the original bassist for the Beatles, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1962)
  • Jun 23 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • Jun 25 Clint Warwick [Albert Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • Jun 25 Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson's Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Jun 29 Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer, born in Moscow
  • Jun 30 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer and songwriter, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2007)

About June 1940

How Old? 80 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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