Sunday, June 22, 2008

June 22 Birthdays

* 1680 - Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
* 1684 - Francesco Manfredini, Italian baroque composer (d. 1762)
* 1704 - John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
* 1713 - Lord John Philip Sackville, English cricketer (d. 1765)
* 1738 - Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
* 1757 - George Vancouver, British explorer (d. 1798)
* 1767 - Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)
* 1805 - Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian politician (d. 1872)
* 1837 - Paul Morphy, American chess master (d. 1884)
* 1845 - Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)
* 1856 - H. Rider Haggard, English author (d. 1925)
* 1861 - Maximilian von Spee, German admiral (d. 1914)
* 1864 - Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician (d. 1909)
* 1871 - William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
* 1879 - Thibaudeau Rinfret, jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)
* 1884 - James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)
* 1885 - Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
* 1887 - Julian Huxley, British biologist (d. 1975)
* 1888 - Harold Burton, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1964)
* 1892 - Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
* 1897 - Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
* 1897 - Norbert Elias, German sociologist (d. 1990)
* 1898 - Erich Maria Remarque, German writer (d. 1970)
* 1899 - Michał Kalecki, Polish economist (d. 1970)
* 1902 - Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)
* 1903 - Carl Hubbell, baseball player (d. 1988)
* 1903 - John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)
* 1906 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and pilot (d. 2001)
* 1906 - Billy Wilder, Austrian-born director (d. 2002)
* 1907 - Mike Todd, American film producer (d. 1958)
* 1909 - Maurice Adler, American film producer (d. 1960)
* 1910 - Peter Pears, English tenor (d. 1986)
* 1910 - Konrad Zuse, German engineer and computer pioneer (d. 1995)
* 1912 - Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
* 1916 - Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
* 1919 - Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)
* 1920 - Paul Frees, American voice actor (d. 1986)
* 1921 - Joseph Papp, American director and producer (d. 1991)
* 1922 - Bill Blass, American fashion designer (d. 2002)
* 1922 - Geza Vermes, Hungarian author and scholar of religious history and the Dead Sea Scrolls
* 1922 - Mona Lisa, Filipino actress
* 1927 - Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (d. 2003)
* 1930 - Yuri Artyukhin, cosmonaut (d. 1998)
* 1932 - Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)
* 1932 - Prunella Scales, English actress
* 1933 - Dianne Feinstein, American politician
* 1933 - Jacques Martin, French TV host (d. 2007)
* 1933 - Libor Pešek, Czech conductor
* 1936 - Kris Kristofferson, American singer/songwriter and actor
* 1936 - Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
* 1939 - Don Matthews, American football coach in the CFL
* 1940 - Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter
* 1940 - Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian filmmaker/poet
* 1941 - Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)
* 1941 - Michael Lerner, American actor
* 1943 - Brit Hume, American news anchor and commentator
* 1943 - Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
* 1944 - Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor
* 1944 - Peter Asher, British singer, guitarist and producer (Peter & Gordon)
* 1946 - Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
* 1947 - Octavia Butler, American author (d. 2006)
* 1947 - Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana
* 1947 - David Lander, American actor and baseball scout
* 1947 - Howard Kaylan, founding member of The Turtles
* 1947 - Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988)
* 1948 - Todd Rundgren, American songwriter and record producer
* 1949 - Meryl Streep, American actress
* 1949 - Lindsay Wagner, American actress
* 1949 - Alan Osmond, American singer
* 1952 - Graham Greene, Canadian actor
* 1953 - Cyndi Lauper, American singer
* 1953 - Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
* 1954 - Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)
* 1956 - Tim Russ, American actor
* 1956 - Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister
* 1955 - Green Gartside, Welsh singer songwriter
* 1957 - Garry Gary Beers, Australian bassist from group INXS
* 1957 - Danny Baker, English comedy writer and radio presenter
* 1958 - Bruce Campbell, American actor
* 1959 - Wayne Federman, American comedian
* 1959 - Nicola Sirkis, French singer and lyricist (Indochine)
* 1959 - Mike O'Meara, co-host of Don and Mike Show
* 1960 - Erin Brockovich-Ellis
* 1961 - Stephen Batchelor
* 1961 - Jimmy Sommerville, Scottish singer (Bronski Beat, Communards)
* 1962 - Clyde Drexler, former American NBA player
* 1962 - Stephen Chow, Hong Kong actor and director
* 1962 - Bobby Gillespie, Scottish musician (Primal Scream)
* 1963 - Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist
* 1963 - John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
* 1964 - Dan Brown, American author
* 1965 - Ľubomír Moravčík, Slovakian footballer
* 1966 - Michael Park, WRC co-pilot (d. 2005)
* 1966 - Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress
* 1968 - Darrell Armstrong, American basketball player
* 1970 - Steven Page, Canadian singer (Barenaked Ladies)
* 1970 - Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
* 1971 - Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress
* 1971 - Kurt Warner, American football player
* 1973 - Carson Daly, American television personality
* 1974 - Donald Faison, American actor
* 1974 - Joseph Vijay, Indian actor
* 1975 - Andreas Klöden, German professional road bicycle racer
* 1975 - Laila Rouass, Moroccan-Indian actress
* 1976 - Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party)
* 1978 - Champ Bailey, American football player
* 1978 - Jai Rodriguez, American TV personality
* 1978 - Dan Wheldon, British race car driver
* 1979 - Joey Cheek, American speed skater
* 1979 - Thomas Voeckler, French road bicycle racer
* 1979 - Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
* 1981 - Chris Urbanowicz, guitarist of British rock band Editors
* 1982 - Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
* 1982 - Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
* 1984 - Jerome Taylor, West Indies international cricketer
* 1984 - Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
* 1985 - Rosa Kato, Italian-Japanese model and actress
* 1985 - Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player
* 1986 - Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player
* 1988 - Kieran Lee, English football player

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