Friday, June 6, 2008

June 6 Birthdays

* 1236 - Wen Tianxiang, Chinese prime minister (d. 1283)
* 1436 - Regiomontanus, German mathematician (d. 1476)
* 1502 - King John III of Portugal (d. 1557)
* 1519 - Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (d. 1603)
* 1542 - Richard Grenville, English soldier and explorer (d. 1591)
* 1576 - Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (d. 1649)
* 1580 - Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer (d. 1667)
* 1599 - Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)
* 1606 - Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1684)
* 1622 - Claude-Jean Allouez, French Jesuit missionary and explorer (d.1857)
* 1714 - King Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
* 1755 - Nathan Hale, American writer and patriot (d. 1776)
* 1756 - John Trumbull, American painter (d. 1843)
* 1772 - Maria Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Holy Roman Empire Empress consort (d. 1807)
* 1799 - Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet (d. 1837)
* 1810 - Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin, German classical scholar (d. 1856)
* 1829 - Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (d. 1862)
* 1841 - Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (d.1910)
* 1844 - Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (d. 1905)
* 1850 - Karl Ferdinand Braun, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918)
* 1857 - Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918)
* 1862 - Henry John Newbolt, English author (d. 1938)
* 1867 - David Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (d. 1931)
* 1868 - Robert Falcon Scott, English explorer (d. 1912)
* 1872 - Tsarina Alexandra of Russia (d. 1918)
* 1875 - Thomas Mann, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
* 1890 - Ted Lewis, American bandleader (d. 1971)
* 1892 - Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (d. 1971)
* 1896 - Henry Allingham, English first world war veteran
* 1898 - Ninette de Valois, Irish dancer (d. 2001)
* 1898 - Walter Abel, American actor (d. 1987)
* 1900 - Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (d. 1957)
* 1901 - Sukarno, first President of Indonesia (d. 1970)
* 1902 - Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
* 1903 - Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (d. 1978)
* 1906 - Max August Zorn, German-born mathematician (d. 1993)
* 1907 - Bill Dickey, American baseball player (d. 1993)
* 1913 - Carlo L. Golino, American scholar (d. 1991)
* 1915 - Vincent Persichetti, American composer (d. 1987)
* 1916 - Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
* 1917 - Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman
* 1918 - Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
* 1923 - V. C. Andrews, American author (d. 1986)
* 1924 - Jinyong, Chinese novelist
* 1926 - Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (d. 1998)
* 1929 - Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (d. 2005)
* 1932 - David Scott, American astronaut
* 1933 - Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1934 - King Albert II of Belgium
* 1934 - Roy Innis, American civil rights activist
* 1936 - Levi Stubbs, American musician (The Four Tops)
* 1936 - A. Venkatesh Naik, Indian politician
* 1938 - Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne
* 1939 - Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer
* 1939 - Gary U.S. Bonds, American musician
* 1939 - Ed Giacomin, hockey player
* 1940 - Larry Lujack, American disc jockey
* 1941 - Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist
* 1943 - Ken Hatfield, former N.C.A.A. Football Head Coach
* 1943 - Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1944 - David Penhaligon, British politician
* 1944 - Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
* 1945 - David E. Bonior, American politician
* 1945 - David Dukes, American actor (d. 2000)
* 1947 - David Blunkett, English politician
* 1947 - Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
* 1948 - Tony Levin, American bassist (King Crimson)
* 1948 - Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
* 1949 - Robert Englund, American actor
* 1949 - Holly Near, American folksinger
* 1950 - Chantal Akerman, Belgian film director
* 1951 - Noritake Takahara, Japanese racing driver
* 1952 - Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese musician and singer (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
* 1952 - Harvey Fierstein, American actor
* 1952 - Jean Hamel, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1953 - Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician
* 1954 - Cynthia Rylant, American author
* 1955 - Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedian
* 1956 - Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player
* 1956 - Bubbi Morthens, Icelandic singer and songwriter
* 1957 - Mike Gatting, English cricketer
* 1959 - Jimmy Jam, American record producer
* 1959 - Colin Quinn, American comedian
* 1959 - David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
* 1959 - Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician
* 1960 - Gary Graham, American actor
* 1960 - Steve Vai, American musician
* 1960 - Jozef Pribilinec, Slovak athlete
* 1961 - Bill Bates, American football player
* 1961 - Tom Araya, Chilean musician (Slayer)
* 1961 - Nir Brand, Israeli composer
* 1961 - Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
* 1963 - Wolfgang Drechsler, German social scientist
* 1963 - Jason Isaacs, English actor
* 1965 - Cam Neely, Canadian hockey player
* 1966 - Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
* 1966 - Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
* 1967 - Paul Giamatti, American actor
* 1968 - François Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist
* 1968 - Alan Licht, American guitarist, composer and journalist
* 1970 - Eugeni Berzin, Russian cyclist
* 1970 - Anthony Norris, American professional wrestler
* 1970 - James Shaffer, American rock musician (Korn)
* 1970 - Sarah Dessen, American author
* 1972 - Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
* 1973 - Kat Swift, US Presidential Candidate (Green Party)
* 1974 - Danny Strong, American actor
* 1975 - Cheer Chen, Taiwanese singer and musician
* 1975 - Nina Kaczorowski, American actress
* 1975 - Staci Keanan, American actress
* 1975 - Niklas Sundström, hockey player
* 1976 - aKido, Canadian musician
* 1976 - Ross Noble, British comedian
* 1976 - Geoff Rowley, British skateboarder
* 1977 - David Connolly, Irish footballer
* 1978 - Carl Barât, English musician (The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things)
* 1978 - Judith Barsi, American actress (d. 1988)
* 1978 - Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer
* 1980 - Matt Belisle, American baseball player
* 1980 - Martin Devaney, English footballer
* 1983 - Gemma Bissix, British actress
* 1983 - Gianna Michaels, American porn actress
* 1984 - Noor Sabri, Iraqi footballplayer
* 1984 - Shannon Stewart, American model
* 1985 - Drew Galloway, Scottish professional wrestler
* 1987 - Kyle Falconer, Scottish musician
* 1987 - Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor

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