Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23 Birthdays

47 BC – Caesarion, Egyptian king (d. 30 BC)
1433 – Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488)
1456 – Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland (d. 1486)
1534 – Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (d. 1582)
1596 – Johan Banér, Swedish field marshal (d. 1641)
1612 – André Tacquet, Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1660)
1668 – Giambattista Vico, Italian jurist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1744)
1683 – Étienne Fourmont, French orientalist (d. 1745)
1685 – Antonio Bernacchi, Italian soprano and composer (d. 1756)
1703 – Marie Leszczyńska, Polish wife of Louis XV of France (d. 1768)
1711 – Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Italian instrument maker (d. 1786)
1716 – Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (d. 1789)
1750 – Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)
1763 – Joséphine de Beauharnais, French wife of Napoleon I (d. 1814)
1799 – John Milton Bernhisel, American physician and politician (d. 1881)
1800 – Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (d. 1846)
1824 – Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1910)
1863 – Sándor Bródy, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1924)
1877 – Norman Pritchard, Indian-English hurdler and actor (d. 1929)
1884 – Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1979)
1888 – Bronson M. Cutting, American publisher and politician (d. 1935)
1888 – Lee Moran, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1961)
1889 – Anna Akhmatova, Ukrainian-Russian poet (d. 1966)
1894 – Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)
1894 – Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (d. 1972)
1897 – Alexandru Giugaru, Romanian actor (d. 1986)
1902 – Mathias Wieman, German actor (d. 1969)
1903 – Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician, 35th Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1992)
1905 – Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
1906 – Tribhuvan of Nepal (d. 1955)
1907 – Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedian and actress (d. 2008)
1907 – James Meade, English economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1909 – David Lewis, Russian-Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1981)
1909 – Georges Rouquier, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1910 – Jean Anouilh, French playwright (d. 1987)
1910 – Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2008)
1910 – Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (d. 2000)
1910 – Bill King, English commander and author (d. 2012)
1912 – Alan Turing, English mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1954)
1913 – William P. Rogers, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 55th United States Secretary of State (d. 2001)
1916 – Len Hutton, English cricketer (d. 1990)
1918 – Madeleine Parent, Canadian activist (d. 2012)
1919 – Mohamed Boudiaf, Algerian politician (d. 1992)
1921 – Armand Russell, Canadian politician (d. 2012)
1922 – Morris R. Jeppson, American lieutenant and physicist (d. 2010)
1922 – Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1998)
1923 – Elroy Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1923 – Tedi Thurman, American model and actress (d. 2012)
1923 – Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian activist (d. 1945)
1925 – Miriam Karlin, English actress (d. 2011)
1925 – Art Modell, American businessman (d. 2012)
1927 – Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
1928 – Jean Cione, American baseball player (d. 2010)
1928 – Michael Shaara, American author (d. 1988)
1929 – June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter and actress (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 2003)
1929 – Donn F. Eisele, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1987)
1931 – Gunnar Uusi, Estonian chess player (d. 1981)
1932 – Peter Millett, British judge
1934 – Bill Torrey, Canadian businessman
1935 – Maurice Ferre, American politician, 32nd Mayor of Miami
1935 – Keith Burkinshaw, English footballer and manager
1936 – Richard Bach, American author
1936 – Costas Simitis, Greek politician, 180th Prime Minister of Greece
1937 – Martti Ahtisaari, Finnish politician, 10th President of Finland, Nobel Prize laureate
1937 – Niki Sullivan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Crickets) (d. 2004)
1940 – Adam Faith, English singer, actor, and journalist (d. 2003)
1940 – Derry Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
1940 – Marcel Massé, Canadian politician and civil servant
1940 – Wilma Rudolph, American runner (d. 1994)
1940 – Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish-English bass player (The Beatles) (d. 1962)
1941 – Robert Hunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Grateful Dead)
1941 – Roger McDonald, Australian author
1943 – Vint Cerf, American computer scientist
1943 – James Levine, American pianist and conductor
1944 – Rosetta Hightower, American singer (The Orlons)
1945 – Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and author
1945 – John Garang, Sudanese politician, President of Southern Sudan (d. 2005)
1946 – Ted Shackelford, American actor
1947 – Bryan Brown, Australian actor and producer
1948 – Myles Goodwyn, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (April Wine)
1948 – Luther Kent, American singer
1948 – Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
1948 – Clarence Thomas, American judge
1949 – Gordon Bray, Australian sportscaster
1951 – Angelo Falcón, Puerto Rican-American political scientist, founded the National Institute for Latino Policy
1951 – Jim Metzler, American actor
1951 – Michèle Mouton, French race car driver
1952 – Anthony Jackson, American bass player
1955 – Pierre Corbeil, Canadian dentist and politician
1955 – Glenn Danzig, American singer-songwriter and producer (Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig)
1955 – Maggie Greenwald, American director and screenwriter
1955 – Pamela Rooke, English model and actress
1955 – Jean Tigana, French footballer and manager
1956 – Tony Hill, American football player and sportscaster
1956 – Randy Jackson, American bass player and producer
1957 – Frances McDormand, American actress
1960 – Donald Harrison, American saxophonist, composer, and producer
1960 – Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese composer and programmer
1961 – Zoran Janjetov, Serbian illustrator
1961 – LaSalle Thompson, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1962 – Chuck Billy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Testament and Dublin Death Patrol)
1962 – Steve Shelley, American drummer and producer (The Crucifucks, Sonic Youth, Dim Stars, and Disappears)
1962 – Kari Takko, Finnish ice hockey player
1962 – Kevin Yagher, American make-up artist
1963 – Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
1963 – Wesley Warren, Jr., American elephantiasis victim (d. 2014)
1964 – Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
1964 – Nicolas Marceau, Canadian economist and politician
1964 – Joss Whedon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1965 – Paul Arthurs, English guitarist (Oasis and The Rain)
1965 – Mitch Longley American actor and stuntman
1966 – Chico DeBarge, American singer and pianist (DeBarge)
1966 – Richie Ren, Taiwanese singer and actor
1967 – Helen Geake, English archaeologist
1969 – Martin Klebba, American actor
1970 – Robert Brooks, American football player
1970 – Martin Deschamps, Canadian singer-songwriter (Offenbach)
1970 – Yann Tiersen, French composer
1971 – Fred Ewanuick, Canadian actor
1971 – Félix Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1972 – Selma Blair, American actress
1972 – Ron Corning, American journalist
1972 – Zinedine Zidane, French footballer and manager
1973 – Marija Naumova, Latvian singer-songwriter
1974 – Joel Edgerton, Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1974 – Mark Hendrickson, American basketball and baseball player
1975 – Jeffrey Carlson, American actor and singer
1975 – Kevin Dyson, American football player and coach
1975 – Mike James, American basketball player
1975 – Mik Kersten, Polish-Canadian computer scientist
1975 – Janika Sillamaa, Estonian singer
1975 – KT Tunstall, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 – Wade Barrett, American soccer player and manager
1976 – Joe Becker, American guitarist and composer
1976 – Patrick Monahan, Iranian-Irish comedian
1976 – Savvas Poursaitidis, Greek-Cypriot footballer
1976 – Brandon Stokley, American football player
1976 – Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress and singer
1976 – Patrick Vieira, French footballer and manager
1977 – Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
1977 – Hayden Foxe, Australian footballer and manager
1977 – Jaan Jüris, Estonian ski jumper
1977 – Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977 – Shaun O'Hara, American football player
1978 – Memphis Bleek, American rapper, producer, and actor
1978 – Frédéric Leclercq, French singer-songwriter and bass player (DragonForce and Heavenly)
1978 – Matt Light, American football player and sportscaster
1979 – LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
1980 – Becky Cloonan, American author and illustrator
1980 – Melissa Rauch, American actress
1980 – Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
1980 – Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player
1980 – Stephan Wojcikiewicz, Canadian badminton player
1981 – Antony Costa, English singer-songwriter and actor (Blue)
1981 – Rolf Wacha, German rugby player
1982 – Rafael Bejarano, Peruvian-American jockey
1982 – Derek Boogaard, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)
1983 – Jason Berrent, American actor and producer
1983 – Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 – José Manuel Rojas, Chilean footballer
1983 – Miles Fisher, American actor and singer
1984 – Duffy, Welsh singer-songwriter and actress
1984 – Tatjana Kivimägi, Russian-Estonian high jumper
1984 – Takeshi Matsuda, Japanese swimmer
1984 – Levern Spencer, Saint Lucian high jumper
1984 – J. T. Thomas, American reality show contestant on Survivor: Tocantins
1984 – Dave Walsh, American gamer
1985 – Kristo Aab, Estonian basketball player
1985 – Marcel Reece, American football player
1987 – Alessia Filippi, Italian swimmer
1988 – Isabella Leong, Hong Kong singer and actress
1988 – Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
1989 – Lauren Bennett, English singer and dancer (Paradiso Girls)
1989 – Marielle Jaffe, American model and actress
1989 – Jordan Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player
1989 – Ayana Taketatsu, Japanese voice actress and singer
1991 – Katie Armiger, American singer
1992 – Luiza Galiulina, Uzbekistani gymnast
1993 – Marvin Grumann, German footballer
2003 – Hala Khalaf, Singer

June 23 in History

1180 – First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
1280 – The Battle of Moclín takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada. The battle resulted in a Granadian victory.
1305 – A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
1532 – Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
1565 – Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
1611 – The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
1661 – Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
1683 – William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
1713 – The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
1757 – Battle of Plassey – 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
1758 – Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld – British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
1760 – Seven Years' War: Battle of Landeshut – Austria defeats Prussia.
1780 – American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
1794 – Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
1810 – John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
1812 – War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
1848 – Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
1860 – The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
1865 – American Civil War: at Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.
1868 – Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
1887 – The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
1913 – Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.
1914 – Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
1919 – Estonian War of Independence: the decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
1926 – The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
1938 – The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
1940 – World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.
1941 – The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
1942 – World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.
1942 – World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
1943 – World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.
1946 – The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
1946 – The National Democratic Front wins a landslide victory in the municipal elections in French India.
1947 – The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1956 – The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.
1958 – The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
1959 – Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.
1959 – A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
1960 – The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.
1961 – Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.
1967 – Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
1969 – Software Industry IBM announced that effective January 1970 it would price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.
1972 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
1972 – Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
1982 – Chinese American Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
1985 – A terrorist bomb aboard Air India Flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
1991 – Sonic the Hedgehog , the first game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series is released for the Sega Genesis in North America.
2012 – Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.
2013 – Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 22 Birthdays

662 – Rui Zong, Chinese emperor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 716)
916 – Sayf al-Dawla, Syrian Emir of Aleppo (d. 967)
1680 – Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish minister (d. 1754)
1684 – Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1762)
1704 – John Taylor, English scholar (d. 1766)
1713 – Lord John Sackville, English cricketer and politician (d. 1765)
1738 – Jacques Delille, French poet (d. 1813)
1757 – George Vancouver, English navy officer and explorer (d. 1798)
1763 – Étienne Méhul, French composer (d. 1817)
1767 – Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and diplomat (d. 1835)
1805 – Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1872)
1837 – Paul Morphy, American chess player (d. 1884)
1837 – Ernst Ziller, German-Greek architect, designed the Presidential Mansion (d. 1923)
1845 – Tom Dula, American soldier (d. 1868)
1845 – Richard Seddon, English-New Zealand politician, 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1906)
1856 – H. Rider Haggard, English author (d. 1925)
1861 – Maximilian von Spee, Danish-German admiral (d. 1914)
1864 – Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician (d. 1909)
1871 – William McDougall, English psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
1874 – Viggo Jensen, Danish weightlifter, target shooter, and gymnast (d. 1930)
1874 – Walter Friedrich Otto, German philologist (d. 1958)
1879 – Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist, 9th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)
1880 – Johannes Drost, Dutch swimmer (d. 1954)
1884 – James Rector, American sprinter (d. 1949)
1885 – Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
1887 – Julian Huxley, English biologist (d. 1975)
1888 – Harold Hitz Burton, American lawyer and politician, 45th Mayor of Cleveland (d. 1964)
1890 – Aleksander Warma, Estonian commander and politician (d. 1970)
1892 – Robert Ritter von Greim, German general (d. 1945)
1896 – Leonard W. Murray, Canadian admiral (d. 1971)
1897 – Edmund A. Chester, American journalist and broadcaster (d. 1973)
1897 – Norbert Elias, German sociologist (d. 1990)
1898 – Erich Maria Remarque, German author (d. 1970)
1899 – Michał Kalecki, Polish economist (d. 1970)
1899 – Artur Kukk, Estonian wrestler (d. 1958)
1902 – Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)
1903 – John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)
1903 – Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
1906 – William Kneale, English logician (d. 1990)
1906 – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author (d. 2001)
1906 – Billy Wilder, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1909 – Buddy Adler, American film producer (d. 1960)
1909 – Katherine Dunham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2006)
1909 – Fuller Kimbrell, American politician (d. 2013)
1909 – Mike Todd, American film and theater producer (d. 1958)
1910 – John Hunt, Baron Hunt, Indian-English army officer and mountaineer (d. 1998)
1910 – Peter Pears, English tenor (d. 1986)
1910 – Konrad Zuse, German computer scientist and engineer, invented the Z3 computer (d. 1995)
1912 – Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
1913 – Sándor Weöres, Hungarian poet (d. 1989)
1916 – Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
1919 – Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)
1920 – Paul Frees, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
1920 – Edmund Pellegrino, American ethicist and academic (d. 2013)
1920 – Jovito Salonga, Filipino lawyer and politician
1921 – Joseph Papp, American director and producer (d. 1991)
1921 – Barbara Vucanovich, American politician (d. 2013)
1922 – Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Limited (d. 2002)
1922 – Mona Lisa, Filipino actress
1923 – José Giovanni, French-Swiss director and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1924 – Larkin Kerwin, Canadian physicist (d. 2004)
1924 – Géza Vermes, Hungarian-English theologian and scholar (d. 2013)
1927 – Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (d. 2003)
1928 – Ralph Waite, American actor and director (d. 2014)
1930 – Yury Artyukhin, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1998)
1930 – Walter Bonatti, Italian mountaineer (d. 2011)
1932 – Yevgeny Kychanov, Russian orientalist (d. 2013)
1932 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)
1932 – June Salter, Australian actress (d. 2001)
1932 – Prunella Scales, English actress
1933 – Dianne Feinstein, American politician, 38th Mayor of San Francisco
1933 – Jacques Martin, French television host and producer (d. 2007)
1933 – Libor Pešek, Czech conductor
1934 – James Bjorken, American physicist
1936 – Kris Kristofferson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (The Highwaymen)
1936 – Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian accordion player and composer
1937 – Bernie McGann, Australian saxophonist and composer (d. 2013)
1939 – Don Matthews, American-Canadian football player and coach
1940 – Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter
1940 – Esther Rantzen, English journalist
1941 – Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)
1941 – Michael Lerner, American actor
1941 – Terttu Savola, Finnish politician
1942 – Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician
1943 – Judith Barker, English actress
1943 – Brit Hume, American journalist
1944 – Peter Asher, English singer, guitarist, and producer (Peter & Gordon)
1944 – Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor and director
1945 – Rainer Brüderle, German politician
1946 – Jean-François Bertrand, Canadian politician
1946 – Eliades Ochoa, Cuban singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Cuarteto Patria)
1947 – Octavia E. Butler, American author (d. 2006)
1947 – Howard Kaylan, American singer-songwriter (The Turtles, The Mothers of Invention, and Flo & Eddie)
1947 – David Lander, American actor
1947 – Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988)
1947 – Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian politician, President of Ghana
1947 – Leelo Tungal, Estonian poet and children's writer
1948 – Steve Eastin, American actor
1948 – Todd Rundgren, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Nazz, Utopia, and The New Cars)
1949 – Larry Junstrom, American bass player (38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1949 – Alan Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
1949 – Meryl Streep, American actress and singer
1949 – Luís Filipe Vieira, Portuguese businessman
1949 – Lindsay Wagner, American actress
1949 – Elizabeth Warren, American academic and politician
1950 – Adrian Năstase, Romanian lawyer and politician, 59th Prime Minister of Romania
1950 – Zenonas Petrauskas, Lithuanian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)
1952 – Graham Greene, Canadian actor
1953 – Wim Eijk, Dutch cardinal
1953 – Mauro Francaviglia, Italian mathematician (d. 2013)
1953 – Cyndi Lauper, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Blue Angel)
1953 – Bruce McAvaney, Australian sportscaster
1953 – Mai Lin, Asian-American pornographic actress
1954 – Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
1955 – Green Gartside, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (Scritti Politti)
1955 – Olevi Kull, Estonian ecologist (d. 2007)
1956 – Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
1956 – Ron Haslam, English motorcycle racer
1956 – Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani politician, 25th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Pakistan
1956 – Tim Russ, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1956 – Manuel Saval, Mexican actor (d. 2009)
1956 – Markus Schatte, German footballer, manager, and coach
1956 – Derek Forbes, Scottish bassist and sometime guitarist (Simple Minds)
1957 – Kevin Bond, English footballer and manager
1957 – Danny Baker, English journalist and screenwriter
1957 – Garry Gary Beers, Australian bass player, songwriter, and producer (INXS and Absent Friends)
1958 – Bruce Campbell, American actor, director, and producer
1958 – Jennifer Finney Boylan, American transgender author and academic
1959 – Wayne Federman, American comedian, actor, and author
1959 – Mike O'Meara, American radio host
1959 – Nicola Sirkis, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (Indochine)
1959 – Ed Viesturs, American mountaineer
1960 – Erin Brockovich, American lawyer and environmentalist
1960 – Tracy Pollan, American actress
1961 – Stephen Batchelor, English field hockey player and coach
1961 – Jimmy Somerville, Scottish singer-songwriter (Bronski Beat and The Communards)
1962 – Stephen Chow, Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1962 – Clyde Drexler, American basketball player and coach
1962 – Ain Evard, Estonian high jumper
1962 – Bobby Gillespie, Scottish singer-songwriter (Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Wake)
1962 – Gerald Hillringhaus, German footballer
1963 – Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist and actor
1963 – Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 61st Yokozuna
1963 – John Tenta, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2006)
1964 – Amy Brenneman, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1964 – Dan Brown, American author
1965 – Uwe Boll, German director, producer, and screenwriter
1965 – Ľubomír Moravčík, Czech footballer and manager
1966 – Schoolly D, American rapper and actor
1966 – Michael Park, English race car driver (d. 2005)
1966 – Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress and singer
1967 – Mike Sussman, American television writer and producer
1968 – Darrell Armstrong, American basketball player and coach
1970 – Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese businessman
1970 – Steven Page, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Barenaked Ladies)
1971 – Kambri Crews, American author
1971 – Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress
1971 – Kurt Warner, American football player
1972 – David Rees, American cartoonist
1973 – Carson Daly, American television host
1974 – Vijay, Indian actor, singer, and producer
1974 – Donald Faison, American actor
1975 – Müslüm Can, Turkish footballer
1975 – Kenshin Kawakami, Japanese baseball player
1975 – Andreas Klöden, German cyclist
1975 – Urmas Reinsalu, Estonian politician, 28th Minister of Defence for Estonia
1975 – Laila Rouass, English actress
1976 – Gordon Moakes, English bass player (Bloc Party and Young Legionnaire)
1978 – Champ Bailey, American football player
1978 – Tim Driesen, Belgian actor, singer, and dancer
1978 – Jai Rodriguez, American actor, singer, and author
1978 – Dan Wheldon, English race car driver (d. 2011)
1979 – Joey Cheek, American speed skater
1979 – Xenofon Gittas, Greek footballer
1979 – Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
1979 – Leire Martínez, Basque singer-songwriter (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
1979 – Thomas Voeckler, French cyclist
1980 – Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey player
1981 – Sione Lauaki, New Zealand rugby player
1981 – Aquivaldo Mosquera, Colombian footballer
1981 – Chris Urbanowicz, English guitarist (Editors)
1982 – Soraia Chaves, Portuguese model and actress
1982 – Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
1983 – Allar Raja, Estonian rower
1984 – Giorgos Apostolidis, Greek basketball player
1984 – Dustin Johnson, American golfer
1984 – Rubén Iván Martínez, Spanish footballer
1984 – Jerome Taylor, Jamaican cricketer
1984 – Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
1985 – Rosa Kato, Italian-Japanese model and actress
1985 – Scott MacIntyre, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1985 – Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Cameroonian-Greek basketball player
1986 – Ramin Ott, American-Samoan footballer
1987 – Joe Dempsie, English actor
1987 – Danny Green, American basketball player
1987 – Cory Gunz, American rapper
1987 – Lee Min Ho, South Korean actor and singer
1987 – Nikita Rukavytsya, Ukrainian-Australian footballer
1988 – Omri Casspi, Israeli basketball player
1988 – Portia Doubleday, American actress
1989 – Cédric Mongongu, Congolese footballer
1989 – Jung Yong-hwa, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (CN Blue)
1990 – Quinton Coples, American football player
1991 – Giuseppe De Luca, Italian footballer
1993 – Caydee Denney, American figure skater
1993 – Ingmar Lazar, French pianist
1997 – Tami Grende, Indonesian tennis player

June 22 in History

217 BC – Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.
168 BC – Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat Macedonian King Perseus who surrenders after the battle, ending the Third Macedonian War.
1527 – Fatahillah chased away Portugal from Sunda Kelapa harbour, and peoples celebrated it as birthday of Jakarta, Indonesia.
1593 – Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
1622 – Portuguese forces repel a Dutch invasion at the Battle of Macau during the Dutch–Portuguese War.
1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy.
1774 – The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
1783 – A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
1807 – In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
1813 – War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.
1825 – The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
1839 – Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears.
1870 – US Congress created the United States Department of Justice
1893 – The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet's commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
1897 – British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged.
1898 – Spanish–American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
1906 – The flag of Sweden is adopted.
1907 – The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
1911 – George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1918 – The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
1922 – Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
1940 – France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
1941 – Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
1941 – The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
1942 – Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
1944 – Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
1945 – The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end.
1954 – In Christchurch (New Zealand) Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme murder Pauline's mother because they think she is in the way of their close friendship (movie Heavenly Creatures by Peter Jackson in 1994). See Parker–Hulme murder case.
1957 – The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
1962 – An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.
1969 – The Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in the river.
1978 – Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
1990 – Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
2002 – An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slow official response.
2007 – An F5 tornado strikes Elie, Manitoba in Canada; part of the town is destroyed, but there are no fatalities or injuries.
2009 – Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing nine and injuring over 80.
2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.
2012 – Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is removed from office by impeachment and succeeded by Federico Franco.
2012 – A Turkish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter plane is shot down by the Syrian Armed Forces, killing both of the plane's pilots and worsening already-strained relations between Turkey and Syria.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 21 Birthdays

1002 – Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)
1226 – Bolesław V the Chaste, Polish husband of Kinga of Poland (d. 1279)
1528 – Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1603)
1535 – Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (d. 1596)
1588 – George Wither, English writer (d. 1667)
1639 – Increase Mather, American minister and author (d. 1723)
1646 – Maria Francisca of Savoy (d. 1683)
1676 – Anthony Collins, English philosopher (d. 1729)
1703 – Joseph Lieutaud, French physician (d. 1780)
1706 – John Dollond, English optician (d. 1761)
1710 – James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (d. 1768)
1712 – Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)
1730 – Motoori Norinaga, Japanese scholar (d. 1801)
1732 – Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer (d. 1791)
1736 – Enoch Poor, American general (d. 1780)
1738 – Gottlieb Christoph Harless, German scholar (d. 1815)
1741 – Prince Benedetto, Duke of Chablais (d. 1808)
1750 – Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French sculptor (d. 1818)
1759 – Alexander J. Dallas, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1817)
1763 – Pierre Paul Royer-Collard, French philosopher (d. 1845)
1764 – Sidney Smith, English admiral (d. 1840)
1774 – Daniel D. Tompkins, American politician, 6th Vice President of the United States (d. 1825)
1781 – Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
1786 – Charles Edward Horn, English singer-songwriter (d. 1849)
1788 – Princess Augusta of Bavaria (d. 1850)
1791 – Robert Napier, Scottish engineer (d. 1876)
1792 – Ferdinand Christian Baur, German theologian (d. 1860)
1805 – Charles Thomas Jackson, American physician (d. 1880)
1811 – Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (d. 1868)
1814 – Anton Nuhn, German physician (d. 1889)
1823 – Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)
1825 – Thomas Edward Cliffe Leslie, Irish jurist and economist (d. 1882)
1825 – William Stubbs, English bishop (d. 1901)
1828 – Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (d. 1904)
1834 – Frans de Cort, Flemish author (d. 1878)
1834 – Elizabeth Jane Caulfeild, Countess of Charlemont (d. 1882)
1839 – Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1908)
1846 – Marion Adams-Acton, British novelist (d. 1928)
1850 – Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, co-founded the Boy Scouts of America (d. 1941)
1850 – Enrico Cecchetti, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1928)
1858 – Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (d. 1928)
1859 – Henry Ossawa Tanner, American painter (d. 1937)
1862 – Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai historian (d. 1943)
1863 – Max Wolf, German astronomer (d. 1932)
1864 – Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss historian (d. 1945)
1865 – Herbert Brewer, English composer and organist (d. 1928)
1868 – Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist (d. 1946)
1870 – Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)
1870 – Anthony Michell, Australian mechanical engineer (d. 1959)
1874 – Jacob Linzbach, Estonian linguist (d. 1953)
1876 – Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist (d. 1956)
1880 – Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
1880 – Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, English economist and civil servant (d. 1941)
1882 – Lluís Companys, Spanish politician, 123rd President of Catalonia (d. 1940)
1882 – Adrianus de Jong, Dutch fencer (d. 1966)
1882 – Rockwell Kent, American painter and illustrator (d. 1971)
1883 – Feodor Gladkov, Russian author and educator (d. 1958)
1883 – Daisy Turner, American author (d. 1988)
1884 – Claude Auchinleck, English field marshal (d. 1981)
1887 – Norman L. Bowen, Canadian petrologist (d. 1956)
1889 – Ralph Craig, American sprinter (d. 1972)
1890 – Frank S. Land, American businessman, founded DeMolay International (d. 1959)
1891 – Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect and engineer, co-designed the Pirelli Tower and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (d. 1979)
1891 – Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (d. 1966)
1892 – Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (d. 1971)
1893 – Alois Hába, Czech composer (d. 1973)
1894 – F. R. G. Heaf, British physician (d. 1973)
1894 – Milward Kennedy, English journalist and civil servant (d. 1968)
1896 – Charles Momsen, American admiral, invented the Momsen lung (d. 1967)
1898 – Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and author (d. 1964)
1899 – Pavel Haas, Czech composer (d. 1944)
1899 – Miles Watson, 2nd Baron Manton, English horse breeder (d. 1968)
1902 – Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1937)
1903 – Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (d. 2003)
1905 – Jacques Goddet, French journalist (d. 2000)
1905 – Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and author (d. 1980)
1906 – Helene Costello, American actress (d. 1957)
1906 – Nusch Éluard, French model (d. 1946)
1906 – Harold Spina, American composer (d. 1997)
1906 – Grete Sultan, German-American pianist (d. 2005)
1908 – William Frankena, American philosopher (d. 1994)
1909 – Helmut Möckel, German politician (d. 1945)
1910 – Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet (d. 1971)
1911 – Chester Wilmot, Australian journalist (d. 1954)
1912 – Kazimierz Leski, Polish pilot and engineer (d. 2000)
1912 – Mary McCarthy, American author (d. 1989)
1912 – Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author (d. 2009)
1913 – Madihe Pannaseeha Thero, Sri Lankan monk (d. 2003)
1914 – William Vickrey, Canadian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1916 – Joseph Cyril Bamford, English businessman, founded J. C. Bamford (d. 2001)
1916 – Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1977)
1918 – Robert A. Boyd, Canadian engineer (d. 2006)
1918 – James Joll, English historian and scholar (d. 1994)
1918 – Eddie Lopat, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1992)
1918 – J. Clyde Mitchell, English sociologist and anthropologist (d. 1995)
1918 – Dee Molenaar, American mountaineer, painter, and author
1918 – Robert Roosa, American economist and banker (d. 1993)
1918 – Tibor Szele, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1955)
1918 – Josephine Webb, American engineer
1919 – Antonia Mesina, Italian Roman Catholic martyr, blessed (d. 1935)
1919 – Gérard Pelletier, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1997)
1919 – Vladimir Simagin, Russian chess player (d. 1968)
1919 – Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, designed the Cosanti (d. 2013)
1920 – Hans Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater
1921 – Jean de Broglie, French politician (d. 1976)
1921 – Judy Holliday, American actress and singer (d. 1965)
1921 – Jane Russell, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
1921 – William Edwin Self, American actor, producer, and production manager (d. 2010)
1922 – Heino Lipp, Estonian decathlete, shot putter and discus thrower (d. 2006)
1923 – Peter Flanigan, American banker and civil servant (d. 2013)
1923 – Jacques Hébert, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2007)
1924 – Ezzatolah Entezami, Iranian actor
1924 – Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector (d. 2006)
1924 – Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalyst (d. 2012)
1924 – Max McNab, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2007)
1925 – Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1994)
1925 – Maureen Stapleton, American actress (d. 2006)
1926 – Conrad Hall, French-American cinematographer (d. 2003)
1926 – Muhsin Mahdi, Iraqi-American islamologist and philosopher (d. 2007)
1927 – Carl Stokes, American politician, 51st Mayor of Cleveland (d. 1996)
1928 – Wolfgang Haken, German-American mathematician
1929 – Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (d. 1977)
1929 – Alexandre Lagoya, Egyptian guitarist (d. 1999)
1930 – Gerald Kaufman, English politician
1930 – Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1931 – Zlatko Grgić, Croatian-Canadian animator (d. 1988)
1931 – Margaret Heckler, American politician, 15th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
1931 – Jan Trąbka, Polish neurologist (d. 2012)
1932 – Bernard Ingham, English journalist and civil servant
1932 – Lalo Schifrin, Argentinian pianist, composer, and conductor
1932 – O. C. Smith, American singer (d. 2001)
1933 – Bernie Kopell, American actor and screenwriter
1934 – Maggie Jones, English actress (d. 2009)
1935 – Monte Markham, American actor, director, and producer
1935 – Françoise Sagan, French author and playwright (d. 2004)
1936 – Joseph Gosnell, Canadian tribal leader
1938 – John W. Dower, American historian and author
1938 – Ron Ely, American actor
1938 – Michael M. Richter, German mathematician and computer scientist
1938 – Eddie Adcock, American singer and banjo player
1939 – Rubén Berríos, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician
1940 – Mariette Hartley, American actress
1940 – Enn Klooren, Estonian actor (d. 2011)
1940 – Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher
1940 – Marika Green, Swedish-French actress
1941 – Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Indian bishop
1941 – Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor, screenwriter, and producer
1941 – Cecil Gordon, American race car driver (d. 2012)
1941 – Lyman Ward, Canadian actor
1942 – Dan Henning, American football player and coach
1942 – Marjorie Margolies, American journalist and politician
1942 – Henry S. Taylor, American author and poet
1942 – Togo D. West, Jr., American lawyer and politician
1943 – Salomé, Spanish singer
1943 – Eumir Deodato, Brazilian pianist, composer, and producer
1943 – Diane Marleau, Canadian accountant and politician (d. 2013)
1943 – Brian Sternberg, American pole vaulter (d. 2013)
1944 – Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks)
1944 – Tony Scott, English-American director and producer (d. 2012)
1944 – Corinna Tsopei, Greek model and actress, Miss Universe 1964
1945 – Adam Zagajewski, Polish author and poet
1946 – Rob Dyson, American race car driver
1946 – Per Eklund, Swedish race car driver
1946 – Brenda Holloway, American singer-songwriter
1946 – Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1946 – Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi, Iraqi-English businessman, founder of M&C Saatchi and Saatchi & Saatchi
1947 – Meredith Baxter, American actress and producer
1947 – Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, judge, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1947 – Michael Gross, American actor
1947 – Joey Molland, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Badfinger and Natural Gas)
1947 – Fernando Savater, Spanish philosopher and author
1948 – Jovan Aćimović, Serbian footballer
1948 – Ian McEwan, English author and screenwriter
1948 – Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (d. 2011)
1948 – Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish author
1948 – Philippe Sarde, French composer
1949 – John Agard, Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet and children's writer
1950 – Anne Carson, Canadian poet
1950 – Joey Kramer, American drummer and songwriter (Aerosmith)
1950 – Gérard Lanvin, French actor
1950 – Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950 – Enn Reitel, Scottish actor and screenwriter
1951 – Jim Douglas, American politician, 80th Governor of Vermont
1951 – Nils Lofgren, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (E Street Band and Crazy Horse)
1952 – Jeremy Coney, New Zealand-English cricketer and sportscaster
1952 – Kōichi Mashimo, Japanese director and screenwriter
1953 – Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani politician, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2007)
1953 – Maurice Boucher, Canadian drug trafficker and murderer
1954 – Müjde Ar, Turkish actress
1954 – Mar Guðmundsson, Icelandic economist
1954 – Mark Kimmitt, American general
1954 – Anne Kirkbride, English actress
1954 – Robert Menasse, Austrian author
1954 – Robert Pastorelli, American actor (d. 2004)
1954 – Kathy Sullivan, American lawyer and politician
1955 – Aloysius Amwano, Nauruan politician
1955 – Tim Bray, Canadian software developer, co-founded the Open Text Corporation
1955 – Jean-Pierre Mader, French singer-songwriter and producer
1955 – Leigh McCloskey, American actor and author
1955 – Michel Platini, French footballer and manager
1957 – Michael Bowen, American actor
1957 – Berkeley Breathed, American author and illustrator
1957 – Lucien DeBlois, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1957 – Vladimir Romanovsky, Russian canoe racer (d. 2013)
1957 – Luis Antonio Tagle, Filipino cardinal
1957 – Mark Brzezicki, English rock drummer (Big Country, The Cult, Ultravox, and Procol Harum)
1958 – Gennady Padalka, Russian colonel and astronaut
1959 – Tom Chambers, American basketball player
1959 – Marcella Detroit, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Shakespear's Sister)
1959 – Kathy Mattea, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960 – Kevin Harlan, American sportscaster
1961 – Karen Barber, English ice dancer
1961 – Manu Chao, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Mano Negra, Hot Pants, and Los Carayos)
1961 – Sascha Konietzko, German keyboard player and producer (KMFDM, MDFMK, Excessive Force, Schwein, and KGC)
1961 – Kip Winger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Winger)
1962 – Takeshi Asami, Japanese race car driver
1962 – Viktor Tsoi, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kino) (d. 1990)
1963 – Luc(as) de Groot, Dutch type designer
1963 – Dario Marianelli, Italian composer
1964 – Sammi Davis, English actress
1964 – David Morrissey, English actor and director
1964 – Dimitris Papaioannou, Greek director and choreographer
1964 – Doug Savant, American actor
1965 – Yang Liwei, Chinese general, pilot, and astronaut
1966 – Rudi Bakhtiar, Iranian American journalist
1966 – Gretchen Carlson, American journalist
1966 – Sergey Grishin, Russian businessman and billionaire
1966 – Mancow Muller, American radio and television personality
1966 – Pierre Thorsson, Swedish handball player
1966 – Nan Woods, American actress
1967 – Jim Breuer, American comedian and actor
1967 – Derrick Coleman, American basketball player
1967 – Pierre Omidyar, French-American businessman, founded eBay
1967 – Carrie Preston, American actress, director, and producer
1967 – Yingluck Shinawatra, Thai businesswoman and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Thailand
1968 – Sonique, English singer-songwriter and DJ
1969 – Harun Isa, Albanian footballer
1969 – Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian skier
1970 – Sindee Coxx, American porn actress
1970 – Pete Rock, American rapper and producer (Pete Rock & CL Smooth)
1970 – Eric Reed, American pianist and composer (Black Note)
1971 – Anette Olzon, Swedish singer (Nightwish and Alyson Avenue)
1972 – Neil Doak, Irish cricketer and rugby player
1972 – Alon Hilu, Israeli author
1972 – Allison Moorer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973 – Juliette Lewis, American actress and singer (Juliette and the Licks)
1973 – Pascal Rhéaume, Canadian ice hockey player
1974 – Natasha Desborough, English radio host, producer, and author
1974 – Neely Jenkins, American bass player (Park Ave. and Tilly and the Wall)
1974 – Rob Kelly, American football player
1974 – Craig Lowndes, Australian race car driver
1974 – Eero Palm, Estonian architect
1974 – Flavio Roma, Italian footballer
1976 – Antonio Cochran, American football player
1976 – Mike Einziger, American guitarist and songwriter (Incubus and Time Lapse Consortium)
1976 – Nigel Lappin, Australian footballer and coach
1977 – Michael Gomez, Irish boxer
1977 – Jochen Hecht, German ice hockey player
1977 – Sarah Slean, Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1978 – Rim'K, French rapper (113)
1978 – Erica Durance, Canadian actress and producer
1978 – Jack Guzman, Colombian-American actor
1978 – Luke Kirby, Canadian actor
1978 – Matt Kuchar, American golfer
1978 – Jean-Pascal Lacoste, French singer and actor
1978 – Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer
1978 – Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin footballer
1978 – Anthony Towns, Australian computer programmer
1979 – Kostas Katsouranis, Greek footballer
1979 – Chris Pratt, American actor
1980 – Luca Anania, Italian footballer
1980 – Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
1980 – Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
1981 – David Bortolussi, French-Italian rugby player
1981 – Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
1981 – Simon Delestre, French horse rider
1981 – Brandon Flowers, American singer-songwriter (The Killers)
1981 – Garrett Jones, American baseball player
1982 – Rob Mills, Australian singer-songwriter and actor
1982 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
1983 – Edward Snowden, American intelligence contractor and whistleblower
1983 – Marlon Davis, English actor and stand-up comedian
1984 – Jujubee, American drag queen performer
1984 – Franck Perera, French race car driver
1984 – LaRoche Jackson American football player
1985 – Kris Allen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1985 – Anthony Morelli, American football player
1985 – Byron Schammer, Australian footballer
1986 – Lana Del Rey, American singer-songwriter
1986 – Hideaki Wakui, Japanese baseball player
1987 – Pablo Barrera, Mexican footballer
1987 – Sebastian Prödl, Austrian footballer
1987 – Kim Ryeowook, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (Super Junior and Super Junior-M)
1987 – Dale Thomas, Australian footballer
1988 – Allyssa DeHaan, American basketball and volleyball player
1988 – Alejandro Ramírez, Costa Rican chess player
1988 – Tunnet Taimla, Estonian renju player
1988 – Paolo Tornaghi, Italian footballer
1989 – Finn Atkins, English actress
1989 – Abubaker Kaki, Sudanese runner
1989 – Madison Parker, Hungarian porn actress
1989 – Patrick Schönfeld, German footballer
1989 – Jascha Washington, American actor
1990 – Pietro Baccolo, Italian footballer
1990 – Kasumi Suzuki, Japanese actress
1991 – Gaël Kakuta, French footballer
1994 – Başak Eraydın, Turkish tennis player
1994 – Chisato Okai, Japanese singer and actress (Cute and Tanpopo)
1997 – Rebecca Black, American singer
1997 – Ferdinand Zvonimir von Habsburg, Austrian race car driver
2001 – Alexandra Obolentseva, Russian chess player
2001 – Eleanor Worthington Cox, English actress

June 21 in History

217 BC – The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
533 – A Byzantine expeditionary fleet under Belisarius sails from Constantinople to attack the Vandals in Africa, via Greece and Sicily.
1307 – Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.
1529 – French forces are driven out of northern Italy by Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac.
1582 – Sengoku jidai: Oda Nobunaga, the most powerful of the Japanese daimyo, was forced to commit suicide by his own general Akechi Mitsuhide.
1621 – Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
1734 – In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
1749 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
1768 – James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
1788 – New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
1791 – King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
1813 – Peninsular War: Battle of Victoria.
1824 – Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1826 – Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
1848 – In the Wallachian Revolution, Ion Heliade Rădulescu and Christian Tell issue the Proclamation of Islaz and create a new republican government.
1854 – The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.
1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road begins.
1864 – New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
1898 – The United States captures Guam from Spain.
1900 – Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi.
1900 – Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departs Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
1915 – The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
1919 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
1919 – Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
1929 – An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
1930 – One-year conscription comes into force in France.
1940 – The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1942 – World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.
1945 – World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York.
1952 – The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
1957 – Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first female Cabinet Minister.
1963 – Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as Pope Paul VI.
1964 – Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
1970 – Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
1973 – In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law.
1977 – Bülent Ecevit, of the CHP forms the new government of Turkey.
1982 – John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
2000 – Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
2001 – A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
2004 – SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
2006 – Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
2009 – Greenland assumes self-rule.
2012 – A boat carrying more than 200 refugees capsized in the Indian Ocean between the Indonesian island of Java and Christmas Island, killing 17 people and leaving 70 other missing.
2013 – A suicide bomber kills 15 and injures 20 in a Shi'ite mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.

Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20 Birthdays

1005 – Ali az-Zahir, Egyptian caliph (d. 1036)
1389 – John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, English son of Henry IV of England (d. 1435)
1469 – Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Italian husband of Isabella of Naples (d. 1494)
1485 – Astorre III Manfredi, Italian lord (d. 1502)
1566 – Sigismund III Vasa, Swedish-Polish son of John III of Sweden (d. 1632)
1583 – Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (d. 1652)
1634 – Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (d. 1675)
1642 – George Hickes, English scholar (d. 1715)
1647 – John George III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1691)
1699 – William Gustav of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1737)
1717 – Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
1723 – Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1816)
1723 – Theophilus Lindsey, English clergyman and theologian (d. 1808)
1733 – Betty Washington Lewis, American sister of George Washington (d. 1797)
1737 – Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese shogun (d. 1786)
1754 – Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1832)
1756 – Joseph Martin Kraus, Swedish composer (d. 1792)
1761 – Jacob Hübner, German entomologist and author (d. 1826)
1763 – Wolfe Tone, Irish general (d. 1798)
1770 – Moses Waddel, American minister and academic (d. 1840)
1771 – Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist (d. 1820)
1771 – Hermann von Boyen, German army officer (d. 1848)
1777 – Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Canadian bishop (d. 1840)
1778 – Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac, French politician, 7th Prime Minister of France (d. 1832)
1786 – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)
1796 – Luigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso, Italian cardinal (d. 1878)
1808 – Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (d. 1888)
1813 – Joseph Autran, French poet (d. 1877)
1819 – Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (d. 1880)
1855 – Richard Lodge, English historian (d. 1936)
1858 – Charles W. Chesnutt, American author (d. 1932)
1860 – Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
1861 – Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
1862 – Marco Praga, Italian playwright (d. 1929)
1869 – Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Indian businessman (d. 1956)
1870 – Georges Dufrénoy, French painter (d. 1943)
1872 – George Carpenter, American 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
1875 – Reginald Punnett, English geneticist (d. 1967)
1876 – Romuald Joubé, French actor (d. 1949)
1882 – Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (d. 1937)
1884 – Johannes Heinrich Schultz, German psychiatrist (d. 1970)
1885 – Andrzej Gawroński, Polish linguist (d. 1927)
1887 – Kurt Schwitters, German painter (d. 1948)
1889 – John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951)
1891 – Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Italian soprano (d. 1951)
1891 – John A. Costello, Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1976)
1893 – Wilhelm Zaisser, German politician (d. 1958)
1894 – Lloyd Hall, American chemist (d. 1971)
1896 – Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1982)
1897 – Elisabeth Hauptmann, German author (d. 1973)
1899 – Jean Moulin, French resistance leader (d. 1943)
1903 – Sam Rabin, English wrestler, sculptor and singer (d. 1991)
1905 – Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984)
1907 – Jimmy Driftwood, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (d. 1998)
1908 – Billy Werber, American baseball player (d. 2009)
1909 – Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1959)
1910 – Josephine Johnson, American author (d. 1990)
1911 – Gail Patrick, American actress and singer (d. 1980)
1912 – Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
1914 – Zelda, Israeli poet (d. 1984)
1914 – Gordon Juckes, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1994)
1915 – Dick Reynolds, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2002)
1915 – Terence Young, Chinese-English director and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1916 – Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Canadian politician, 21st Premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
1916 – Johnny Morris, Welsh television host (d. 1999)
1917 – Helena Rasiowa, Polish mathematician (d. 1994)
1917 – Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (d. 2006)
1918 – George Lynch, American race car driver (d. 1997)
1918 – Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian author (d. 2011)
1920 – Danny Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (d. 1954)
1920 – Thomas Jefferson, American trumpet player
1921 – Byron Farwell, American historian (d. 1999)
1923 – Jerzy Nowak, Polish actor (d. 2013)
1923 – Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Danish actor (d. 1998)
1924 – Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)
1924 – Fritz Koenig, German sculptor, designed The Sphere
1924 – Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1971)
1926 – Rehavam Ze'evi, Israeli general and politician (d. 2001)
1928 – Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1964)
1928 – Martin Landau, American actor
1928 – Jean-Marie Le Pen, French politician
1928 – Asrat Woldeyes, Ethiopian surgeon and educator (d. 1999)
1929 – Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1929 – Anne Weale, English journalist and author (d. 2007)
1930 – Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish sculptor
1930 – Paul Pender, American boxer (d. 2003)
1931 – Olympia Dukakis, American actress
1931 – James Tolkan, American actor
1932 – Robert Rozhdestvensky, Russian poet (d. 1994)
1933 – Danny Aiello, American actor
1934 – Wendy Craig, English actress and screenwriter
1934 – Rossana Podestà, Libyan-Italian actress (d. 2013)
1934 – Yuri Vizbor, Russian poet (d. 1984)
1935 – Len Dawson, American football player and sportscaster
1935 – Neal Knox, American activist and author (d. 2005)
1935 – Armando Picchi, Italian footballer and coach (d. 1971)
1936 – Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2002)
1936 – Enn Vetemaa, Estonian writer, translator and composer
1937 – Jerry Keller, American singer-songwriter
1938 – Mickie Most, English singer and producer (d. 2003)
1939 – Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)
1940 – Eugen Drewermann, German priest and theologian
1940 – John Mahoney, English-American actor
1941 – Stephen Frears, English actor, director, and producer
1941 – Dieter Mann, German actor
1941 – Ulf Merbold, German physicist and astronaut
1942 – Richard I. Neal, American general
1942 – Neil Trudinger, Australian mathematician
1942 – Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Beach Boys)
1944 – Cheryl Holdridge, American actress (d. 2009)
1944 – John McCook, American actor
1944 – David Roper, English actor
1945 – Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist
1946 – Xanana Gusmão, Timorese politician, 1st President of East Timor
1946 – Nigel Kalton, British-American mathematician (d. 2010)
1946 – Bob Vila, American television host
1946 – Lars Vilks, Swedish sculptor
1946 – Joseph Waeckerle, American physician
1946 – André Watts, American pianist and educator
1946 – Tony Aitken, English actor
1947 – Dolores "LaLa" Brooks, American-English singer-songwriter (The Crystals)
1947 – Candy Clark, American actress
1947 – Josef Clemens, German bishop
1947 – Ivo Milazzo, Italian illustrator
1948 – Ludwig Scotty, Nauruan politician, 10th President of Nauru
1949 – Alan Longmuir, Scottish bass player and actor (Bay City Rollers)
1949 – Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (Commodores)
1950 – Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi politician, 76th Prime Minister of Iraq
1951 – Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
1951 – Paul Muldoon, Irish poet
1951 – Bill Simon, American businessman and politician
1952 – John Goodman, American actor and singer
1952 – Vince Gotera, American poet
1952 – Larry Riley, American actor (d. 1992)
1952 – Vikram Seth, Indian author and poet
1953 – Robert Crais, American author
1953 – Ulrich Mühe, German actor (d. 2007)
1953 – Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player
1953 – Willy Rampf, German engineer
1954 – Michael Anthony, American bass player (Van Halen and Chickenfoot)
1954 – Allan Lamb, South African-English cricketer
1954 – Miles O'Keeffe, American actor
1954 – Ilan Ramon, Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
1955 – E. Lynn Harris, American author (d. 2009)
1956 – Peter Reid, English footballer and manager
1957 – Koko B. Ware, American wrestler
1958 – Ron Hornaday, Jr., American race car driver
1958 – Chuck Wagner, American actor
1959 – Louise Bessette, Canadian pianist
1959 – Evelyn Cox, American guitarist and singer
1960 – John Taylor, English bass player, songwriter, producer, and actor (Duran Duran, Power Station, Neurotic Outsiders)
1960 – Philip M. Parker, American economist, and inventor
1962 – Alex Di Gregorio, Italian cartoonist
1963 – Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy, Rough Cutt, Julien-K, and Dead by Sunrise)
1963 – Don West, American sportscaster
1964 – Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
1964 – Silke Möller, German runner
1967 – Nicole Kidman, Australian-American actress, singer, and producer
1967 – Dan Tyminski, American bluegrass composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist
1968 – Robert Rodriguez, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1969 – Paulo Bento, Portuguese footballer and manager
1969 – Peter Paige, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1969 – Misha Verbitsky, Russian mathematician
1969 – MaliVai Washington, American tennis player
1970 – Jason Robert Brown, American composer and playwright
1970 – Moulay Rachid ben al Hassan, Moroccan son of Hassan II of Morocco
1970 – Andrea Nahles, German politician
1971 – Josh Kronfeld, New Zealand rugby player
1971 – Josh Lucas, American actor and producer
1971 – Rodney Rogers, American basketball player and coach
1971 – Jeordie White, American singer-songwriter and musician (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Goon Moon and The Desert Sessions)
1972 – Alexis Alexoudis, Greek footballer
1972 – Paul Bako, American baseball player
1972 – Yuval Semo, Israeli actor
1973 – Maria Filippov, Bulgarian ice skater
1973 – Chino Moreno, American singer-songwriter (Deftones, Team Sleep, and Crosses)
1974 – Tuta, Brazilian footballer
1974 – Attila Czene, Hungarian swimmer
1974 – Lenin M. Sivam, Sri Lankan-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1975 – Daniel Zítka, Czech footballer
1976 – Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
1976 – Jerome Fontamillas, American singer and guitarist (Switchfoot, Mortal, and Fold Zandura)
1976 – Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
1976 – Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player
1977 – Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
1977 – Nerijus Vasiliauskas, Lithuanian footballer
1978 – LaVar Arrington, American football player and sportscaster
1978 – Quinton Jackson, American mixed martial artist and actor
1978 – Frank Lampard, English footballer
1978 – Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer
1978 – Bobby Seay, American baseball player
1979 – Charlotte Hatherley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ash, Nightnurse, and Client)
1979 – Charles Howell III, American golfer
1979 – Elis Meetua, Estonian footballer
1979 – Cael Sanderson, American wrestler
1980 – Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby player
1980 – Tony Lovato, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mest)
1980 – Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
1980 – Fabian Wegmann, German cyclist
1981 – Angerfist, Dutch DJ and producer
1981 – Ardian Gashi, Albanian-Norwegian footballer
1981 – Brede Hangeland, Norwegian footballer
1982 – Yas, Iranian Rapper
1982 – Example, English singer
1982 – Aleksei Berezutski, Russian footballer
1982 – Vasili Berezutski, Russian footballer
1982 – George Forsyth, Peruvian footballer
1982 – April Ross, American volleyball player
1983 – Josh Childress, American basketball player
1983 – Darren Sproles, American football player
1983 – Cherrie Ying, Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress
1984 – Hassan Adams, American basketball player
1984 – Neetu Chandra, Indian actress
1984 – Dennis Malura, German footballer
1985 – Matt Flynn, American football player
1985 – Kai Hesse, German footballer
1985 – Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer
1985 – Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player
1985 – Halil Savran, German footballer
1986 – Dreama Walker, American actress
1987 – Carsten Ball, Australian tennis player
1987 – Asmir Begovic, Bosnian footballer
1989 – Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor
1989 – Javier Pastore, Argentinian footballer
1989 – Terrelle Pryor, American football player
1990 – DeQuan Jones, American basketball player
1991 – Rick ten Voorde, Dutch footballer
1994 – Raven Rockette, American porn actress
1995 – Carol Zhao, Canadian tennis player
1998 – Jadin Gould, American actress
1999 – Yui Mizuno, Japanese idol, singer and model

June 20 in History

451 – Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.
1214 – The University of Oxford receives its charter.
1631 – The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
1652 – Tarhoncu Ahmet Paşa is appointed grand vezir of the Ottoman Empire.
1685 – Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
1756 – A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
1782 – The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
1787 – Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
1789 – Deputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
1819 – The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
1837 – Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
1862 – Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
1863 – American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
1887 – Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay.
1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
1895 – The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
1900 – Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.
1919 – 150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1921 – Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike.
1940 – World War II: Italy begins an unsuccessful invasion of France.
1942 – The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1943 – The Detroit Race Riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
1944 – World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot".
1944 – Continuation war: the Soviet Union demands an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive. The Finnish government refuses.
1945 – The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to America.
1948 – Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
1956 – A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
1959 – A rare June hurricane strikes Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
1960 – The Mali Federation gains independence from France (it later splits into Mali and Senegal).
1963 – The so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
1969 – The respected Holy Quran recitor Shiekh Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi passes away.
1972 – Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.
1973 – Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
1979 – ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.
1982 – The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
1990 – Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
1991 – The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
2001 – Andrea Yates, in an attempt to save her young children from Satan, drowns all five of them in a bathtub in Houston, Texas.
2003 – The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
2009 – During the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is captured on video and spreads virally on the Internet, making it "probably the most widely witnessed death in human history".
2009 – The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece opens to the public.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 19 Birthdays

1301 – Prince Morikuni of Japan (d. 1333)
1566 – James VI and I of England (d. 1625)
1606 – James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish military leader and politician (d. 1649)
1623 – Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1662)
1633 – Philipp van Limborch, Dutch theologian (d. 1712)
1701 – François Rebel, French violinist and composer (d. 1775)
1708 – Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, German composer (d. 1763)
1731 – Joaquim Machado de Castro, Portuguese sculptor (d. 1822)
1764 – José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan general (d. 1850)
1771 – Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
1792 – Gustav Schwab, German author (d. 1850)
1795 – James Braid, Scottish surgeon (d. 1860)
1815 – Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painter (d. 1872)
1816 – William H. Webb, American shipbuilder and philanthropist, founded the Webb Institute (d. 1899)
1834 – Charles Spurgeon, British preacher (d. 1892)
1846 – Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928)
1850 – David Jayne Hill, American historian and politician, 24th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1932)
1851 – Billy Midwinter, Australian-Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
1854 – Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer (d. 1893)
1858 – Sam Walter Foss, American poet (d. 1911)
1861 – Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, British field marshal (d. 1928)
1861 – José Rizal, Filipino polymath (d. 1896)
1865 – May Whitty, British actress (d. 1948)
1872 – Theodore Payne, English horticulturist (d. 1963)
1874 – Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish physicist and engineer (d. 1941)
1876 – Nigel Gresley, British Steam Locomotive engineer (d. 1941)
1877 – Charles Coburn, American actor and singer (d. 1961)
1884 – Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French painter (d. 1974)
1893 – Madeleine Astor, American survivor of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic (d. 1940)
1896 – Rajani Palme Dutt, British journalist and communist politician (d. 1974)
1896 – Wallis Simpson, American wife of Edward VIII (d. 1986)
1897 – Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1897 – Moe Howard, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1975)
1898 – James Joseph Sweeney, American bishop (d. 1968)
1900 – Laura Z. Hobson, American author (d. 1986)
1902 – Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American violinist and bandleader (d. 1977)
1903 – Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)
1903 – Wally Hammond, English cricketer (d. 1965)
1903 – Hans Litten, German lawyer (d. 1938)
1905 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)
1906 – Ernst Boris Chain, German-English biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
1906 – Knut Kroon, Swedish footballer (d. 1975)
1906 – Walter Rauff, German SS officer (d. 1984)
1907 – Clarence Wiseman, Canadian 10th General of the Salvation Army (d. 1985)
1909 – Osamu Dazai, Japanese author (d. 1948)
1909 – Midori Naka, Japanese actress (d. 1945)
1910 – Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1910 – Abe Fortas, American jurist (d. 1982)
1912 – Don Gutteridge, American baseball player and manager (d. 2008)
1912 – Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
1914 – Alan Cranston, American journalist and politician (d. 2000)
1914 – Lester Flatt, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1979)
1914 – Morgan Morgan-Giles, English admiral and politician (d. 2013)
1914 – Anthony of Sourozh, Swiss-English bishop (d. 2003)
1915 – Pat Buttram, American actor (d. 1994)
1915 – Julius Schwartz, American publisher and agent (d. 2004)
1917 – Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwean politician, Vice President of Zimbabwe (d. 1999)
1919 – Pauline Kael, American author and critic (d. 2001)
1919 – Dave Lambert, American singer-songwriter (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) (d. 1966)
1920 – Yves Robert, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1921 – Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer
1922 – Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
1922 – Fritz Schollmeyer, German footballer and manager
1923 – Bob Hank, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2012)
1924 – Cornelius, Estonian clergyman
1924 – Leo Nomellini, Italian-American football player (d. 2000)
1925 – Charlie Drake, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1928 – Tommy DeVito, American singer and guitarist (The Four Seasons and Four Lovers)
1928 – Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)
1928 – Barry Took, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1929 – Thelma Barlow, English actress
1929 – Raymond Bonham Carter, English banker (d. 2004)
1930 – François Abadie, French politician (d. 2001)
1930 – Gena Rowlands, American actress
1930 – Diana Sowle, American actress
1931 – Hanley Funderburk, American academic (d. 2012)
1932 – Pier Angeli, Italian-American actress (d. 1971)
1932 – José Sanchis Grau, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 2011)
1932 – Marisa Pavan, Italian-American actress
1933 – Michael M. Ames, Canadian academic (d. 2006)
1933 – Viktor Patsayev, Kazakh engineer and astronaut (d. 1971)
1934 – Gérard Latortue, Haitian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Haiti
1936 – Marisa Galvany, American soprano
1936 – Shirley Goodman, American singer (Shirley & Company) (d. 2005)
1938 – Jean-Claude Labrecque, Canadian director and cinematographer
1938 – Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (d. 2002)
1938 – Ian Smith, Australian actor and screenwriter
1939 – Bernd Hoss, German footballer and manager
1939 – Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
1940 – Shirley Muldowney, American race car driver
1940 – Paul Shane, English actor and singer (d. 2013)
1941 – Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino jurist
1941 – Václav Klaus, Czech politician, 2nd President of the Czech Republic
1942 – Jos Brink, Dutch actor and producer (d. 2007)
1942 – Merata Mita, New Zealand director and producer (d. 2010)
1942 – Jeff Moss, American screenwriter and composer (d. 1998)
1944 – Chico Buarque, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944 – Richard Monette, Canadian actor and director (d. 2008)
1945 – Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician, 1st President of Republika Srpska
1945 – Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, Nobel Prize laureate
1945 – Tobias Wolff, American author
1945 – Peter Bardens, English keyboardist (Camel) (d. 2002)
1946 – Jimmy Greenhoff, English footballer and manager
1947 – Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
1947 – Salman Rushdie, Indian author
1947 – John Ralston Saul, Canadian author
1948 – Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (d. 1974)
1948 – Phylicia Rashād, American actress and singer
1950 – Ann Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Heart)
1950 – Rosie Shuster, Canadian comedy writer
1951 – Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist, 2nd leader of al-Qaeda
1951 – Patty Larkin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1951 – Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
1951 – Karen Young, Canadian singer-songwriter
1952 – Bob Ainsworth, English politician
1953 – Larry Dunn, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1953 – Hilary Jones, English doctor
1953 – Simon Wright, English drummer best known for his time with rock n' roll bands AC/DC and Dio
1954 – Kathleen Turner, American actress
1956 – Doug Stone, American singer and actor
1956 – Danny Chauncey, American rock guitarist. He is best known for being a member of the Southern rock band 38 Special
1957 – Anna Lindh, Swedish politician, 39th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Sweden (d. 2003)
1958 – Sergei Makarov, Russian-American ice hockey player
1959 – Mark DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (DeBarge)
1959 – Christian Wulff, German lawyer and politician, 10th President of Germany
1960 – Luke Morley, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Union, Terraplane, and Thunder)
1961 – Frank Mischke, German footballer
1962 – Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1962 – Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
1963 – Rory Underwood, English rugby player
1964 – Bill Barretta, American actor and puppeteer
1964 – Brent Goulet, American soccer player and manager
1964 – Laura Ingraham, American radio host and author
1964 – Boris Johnson, American-English journalist and politician
1964 – Sixten Sild, Estonian orienteer
1964 – Brian Vander Ark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Verve Pipe)
1965 – Sabine Braun, German heptathlete
1965 – Luc Donckerwolke, Belgian car designer
1965 – Sadie Frost, English actress and producer
1966 – Joi Ito, Japanese-American businessman
1966 – Michalis Romanidis, Greek basketball player
1967 – Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
1967 – Mia Sara, American actress
1967 – Araceli González, Argentinian actress, fashion model and TV host
1968 – Alastair Lynch, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1968 – Kim Walker (actress), American actress (d. 2001)
1969 – Thomas Breitling, American journalist and businessman
1969 – Marko Reikop, Estonian television and radio journalist
1969 – Lara Spencer, American journalist
1970 – Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
1970 – Antonis Remos, German-Greek singer
1970 – Quincy Watts, American runner
1970 – Brian Welch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Korn and Love and Death)
1972 – Jean Dujardin, French actor, director, and producer
1972 – Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish singer-songwriter (Refused, AC4, Invasionen, Step Forward, and The (International) Noise Conspiracy)
1972 – Brian McBride, American soccer player
1972 – Eric Sheffer Stevens, American actor
1972 – Robin Tunney, American actress
1973 – Jahine Arnold, American football player
1973 – Yuko Nakazawa, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume and Dream Morning Musume)
1973 – Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
1973 – Mónica Ayos, Argentine actress
1974 – Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1974 – Bumper Robinson, American actor and singer
1975 – Hugh Dancy, English actor
1975 – Poppy Montgomery, Australian-American actress
1975 – Colin Osborne, English darts player
1975 – Anthony Parker, American basketball player
1975 – Geoff Ramsey, American voice actor and producer
1976 – Dennis Crowley, American businessman, co-founded Foursquare
1976 – Bryan Hughes, English footballer
1976 – Ryan Hurst, American actor
1976 – Patrick Surtain, American football player
1976 – Abdoul Thiam, German footballer
1977 – Rebecca Loos, Spanish-Dutch model and television host
1977 – Veronika Vařeková, Czech-American model
1977 – Peter Warrick, American football player
1978 – Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler
1978 – Mía Maestro, Argentinian actress and singer
1978 – Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
1978 – Zoe Saldana, American actress
1978 – Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
1979 – Moonika Aava, Estonian javelin thrower
1979 – John Duddy, Irish boxer
1979 – U Gambira, Burmese monk and activist
1979 – Quentin Jammer, American football player
1979 – José Kléberson, Brazilian footballer
1980 – Adel Abdulaziz, Emirati footballer
1980 – Dan Ellis, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 – Milka Loff Fernandes, German actress
1980 – Robbie Neilson, Scottish footballer
1980 – Nuno Santos, Portuguese footballer
1980 – Lauren Lee Smith, Canadian actress
1981 – Christina Baily, English actress
1981 – Moss Burmester, New Zealand swimmer
1981 – Quintin Geldenhuys, South African-Italian rugby player
1982 – Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor and singer
1982 – Alexander Frolov, Russian ice hockey player
1982 – Trevor Hamilton, Irish murderer
1982 – David Pollack, American football player
1982 – Chris Vermeulen, Australian motorcycle racer
1983 – Gregor Arbet, Estonian basketball player
1983 – Macklemore, American rapper
1983 – Tatjana Mihhailova, Estonian singer and actress
1983 – Mark Selby, English snooker player
1983 – Aidan Turner, Irish actor
1984 – Paul Dano, American actor and producer
1984 – Wieke Dijkstra, Dutch field hockey player
1985 – Kajal Aggarwal, Indian actress
1985 – Jason Capizzi, American football player
1985 – Stéphanie Montreux, Australian actress and singer
1985 – José Ernesto Sosa, Argentinian footballer
1986 – Nazareno Casero, Argentinian actor
1986 – Andrea De Falco, Italian footballer
1986 – Sjoerd Huisman, Dutch speed skater (d. 2013)
1986 – Diego Hypólito, Brazilian gymnast
1986 – Erin Mackey, American actress and singer
1986 – Dimitris Sialmas, Greek footballer
1986 – Marvin Williams, American basketball player
1987 – Sthefany Brito, Brazilian actress
1987 – Miho Fukuhara, Japanese singer and actress
1987 – Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
1987 – Ashli Orion, American porn actress
1987 – Rachael Todd, American model, Miss Florida 2009
1995 – Blake Woodruff, American actor
1996 – Larisa Iordache, Romanian gymnast
1998 – Atticus Shaffer, American actor

June 19 in History

1179 – The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
1269 – King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
1306 – The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
1586 – English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in North America.
1816 – Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1821 – Decisive defeat of the Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).
1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.
1850 – Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.
1862 – The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
1867 – Maximilian I of the Second Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
1875 – The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
1910 – The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
1911 – the Norwegian football club Molde FK was founded.
1913 – Natives' Land Act in South Africa implemented.
1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
1944 – World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
1953 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
1961 – Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
1965 – Nguyen Cao Ky becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyen Van Thieu becomes the figurehead chief of state.*1966 – Shiv Sena a political party in India is founded in Mumbai.
1970 – The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
1978 – Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.
1982 – In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
1982 – The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
1985 – Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
1987 – Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
1990 – The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.
1990 – The Communist Party of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is founded in Moscow.
1991 – The Soviet occupation of Hungary ends.
2007 – The Al-Khilani Mosque in Baghdad is bombed, killing 78 people and injuring 218 others.
2009 – Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.
2009 – War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Armed Forces open Operation Rah-e-Nijat against the Taliban and other Islamist rebels in the South Waziristan area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 18 Birthdays

1269 – Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar (d. 1298)
1318 – Eleanor of Woodstock (d. 1355)
1466 – Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (d. 1539)
1511 – Bartolomeo Ammannati, Italian architect and sculptor, designed the Ponte Santa Trinita (d. 1592)
1517 – Emperor Ōgimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
1667 – Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (d. 1750)
1673 – Antoni Lliteres Carrió, Spanish composer (d. 1747)
1677 – Antonio Maria Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1726)
1716 – Joseph-Marie Vien, French painter (d. 1809)
1717 – Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)
1757 – Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano manufacturer (d. 1831)
1757 – Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentinian lawyer and politician (d. 1833)
1769 – Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, Irish-English politician (d. 1822)
1812 – Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (d. 1891)
1815 – Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (d. 1881)
1834 – Auguste-Théodore-Paul de Broglie, French philosopher (d. 1895)
1839 – William H. Seward, Jr., American general (d. 1920)
1845 – Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)
1850 – Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and critic (d. 1914)
1854 – E. W. Scripps, American publisher, founded the E. W. Scripps Company (d. 1926)
1857 – Henry Clay Folger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Folger Shakespeare Library (d. 1930)
1863 – George Essex Evans, English-Australian poet (d. 1909)
1868 – Miklós Horthy, Hungarian admiral, Regent of Hungary (d. 1957)
1870 – Édouard Le Roy, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1954)
1877 – James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (d. 1960)
1881 – Zoltán Halmay, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1956)
1882 – Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Bulgaria (d. 1949)
1884 – Édouard Daladier, French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1970)
1886 – George Mallory, English mountaineer (d. 1924)
1886 – Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist and paleontologist (d. 1978)
1887 – Tancrède Labbé, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1956)
1891 – Mae Busch, Australian-American actress (d. 1946)
1895 – Manuela Fernández-Fojaco, Spanish super-centenarian (d. 2009)
1896 – Blanche Sweet, American actress (d. 1986)
1901 – Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1901 – Llewellyn Rees, English actor (b. 1994)
1903 – Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (d. 1965)
1903 – Raymond Radiguet, French author (d. 1923)
1904 – Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (d. 1991)
1904 – Manuel Rosenthal, French conductor and composer (d. 2003)
1905 – Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1982)
1907 – Frithjof Schuon, Swiss-American metaphysicist, philosopher, and author (d. 1998)
1908 – Bud Collyer, American actor and game show host (d. 1969)
1908 – Stanley Knowles, American-Canadian politician (d. 1997)
1908 – Nedra Volz, American actress (d. 2003)
1910 – Dick Foran, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
1910 – Ray McKinley, American singer, drummer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (d. 1995)
1912 – Glenn Morris, American decathlete and actor (d. 1974)
1913 – Wilfred Gordon Bigelow, Canadian surgeon (d. 2005)
1913 – Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (d. 1993)
1913 – Sylvia Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)
1913 – Françoise Loranger, Canadian playwright and producer (d. 1995)
1913 – Robert Mondavi, American winemaker (d. 2008)
1914 – E. G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)
1915 – Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)
1915 – Robert Kanigher, American author (d. 2002)
1916 – Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician, 25th President of Colombia (d. 2005)
1917 – Richard Boone, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1981)
1917 – Jack Karnehm, English sportscaster (d. 2002)
1917 – Erik Ortvad, Danish painter (d. 2008)
1917 – Arthur Tremblay, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
1918 – Jerome Karle, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1918 – Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
1919 – Jüri Järvet, Estonian actor (d. 1995)
1920 – Ian Carmichael, English actor (d. 2010)
1920 – John B. Heilman, American politician (d. 2013)
1920 – Matthew Ianniello, American mobster (d. 2012)
1922 – Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
1923 – Jean Delumeau, French historian
1924 – George Mikan, American basketball player and coach (d. 2005)
1925 – Robert Arthur, American actor (d. 2008)
1925 – Robert Beadell, American composer (d. 1994)
1926 – Philip B. Crosby, American businessman and author (d. 2001)
1926 – Allan Sandage, American astronomer (d. 2010)
1926 – Tom Wicker, American journalist (d. 2011)
1927 – Eva Bartok, Hungarian-English actress (d. 1998)
1927 – Paul Eddington, English actor (d. 1995)
1928 – David T. Lykken, American geneticist (d. 2006)
1929 – Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher
1931 – Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazilian politician, 34th President of Brazil
1931 – K. S. Sudarshan, Indian nationalist (d. 2012)
1932 – Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1932 – Geoffrey Hill, English poet and educator
1934 – Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese illustrator (d. 2004)
1935 – Hugh McColl, American banker
1936 – Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (d. 1992)
1936 – Barack Obama, Sr., Kenyan economist (d. 1982)
1936 – Ronald Venetiaan, Surinamese politician, 6th President of Suriname
1937 – Wray Carlton, American football player
1937 – Del Harris, American basketball player and coach
1937 – Jay Rockefeller, American politician
1937 – Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist, anthropologist and historian (d. 2006)
1937 – Vitaly Zholobov, Ukrainian colonel, engineer, and astronaut
1938 – Eddie Jones, American businessman (d. 2012)
1938 – Kevin Murray, Australian footballer and coach
1939 – Lou Brock, American baseball player
1939 – Jean-Claude Germain, Canadian author, journalist, and historian
1939 – Brooks Firestone, American businessman and politician
1940 – Michael Sheard, Scottish-English actor (d. 2005)
1941 – Delia Smith, English chef and author
1942 – Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1942 – Thabo Mbeki, South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa
1942 – Paul McCartney, English musician, singer and songwriter (The Quarrymen, the Beatles, Wings and the Fireman)
1942 – Carl Radle, American bass player and producer (Delaney & Bonnie and Derek and the Dominos) (d. 1980)
1942 – Nick Tate, Australian actor
1942 – Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (d. 2004)
1943 – Raffaella Carrà, Italian singer, dancer, and actress
1944 – Sandy Posey, American singer
1946 – Russell Ash, English author
1946 – Bruiser Brody, American wrestler (d. 1988)
1946 – Fabio Capello, Italian footballer and manager
1946 – Luan Peters, English actress
1946 – Gordon Murray, South African race car designer
1947 – Ivonne Coll, Puerto Rican model and actress, Miss Puerto Rico 1967
1947 – Bernard Giraudeau, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1947 – Linda Thorson, Canadian actress
1948 – Eliezer Halfin, Israeli wrestler (d. 1972)
1948 – Éva Marton, Hungarian soprano
1949 – Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
1949 – Jarosław Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Poland
1949 – Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 4th President of Poland (d. 2010)
1949 – Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Tartans) (d. 1999)
1950 – Mike Johanns, American politician, 38th Governor of Nebraska
1950 – Jackie Leven, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Doll by Doll) (d. 2011)
1951 – Mohammed Al-Sager, Kuwaiti journalist and politician
1951 – Gyula Sax, Hungarian chess player (d. 2014)
1952 – Tiiu Aro, Estonian physician and politician
1952 – Denis Herron, Canadian ice hockey player
1952 – Carol Kane, American actress, director, and screenwriter
1952 – Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress
1952 – Lee Soo-man, South Korean singer and businessman, founded S.M. Entertainment
1953 – Raimo Aas, Estonian radio host
1953 – Vladislav Terzyul, Ukrainian mountaineer (d. 2004)
1955 – Ed Fast, Canadian lawyer and politician
1956 – Brian Benben, American actor
1957 – Andrea Evans, American actress
1957 – Miguel Ángel Lotina, Spanish footballer and manager
1957 – Richard Powers, American author
1958 – Peter Altmaier, German politician
1960 – Ralph Brown, English actor
1960 – Steve Murphy, Canadian journalist
1961 – Oz Fox, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Stryper, SinDizzy, and Bloodgood)
1961 – Andrés Galarraga, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1961 – Angela Johnson, American author and poet
1961 – Alison Moyet, English singer-songwriter (Yazoo and The Vandals)
1962 – Jeff Mills, American DJ and producer (Underground Resistance)
1962 – Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese wrestler (d. 2009)
1962 – Lisa Randall, American physicist
1963 – Dizzy Reed, American keyboard player, songwriter, and actor (Guns N' Roses and Johnny Crash)
1963 – Bruce Smith, American football player
1964 – Uday Hussein, Iraqi son of Saddam Hussein (d. 2003)
1964 – Patti Webster, American publicist (d. 2013)
1965 – Kim Dickens, American actress
1966 – Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater
1968 – Frank Müller, German decathlete
1969 – Haki Doku, Albanian cyclist
1969 – Christopher Largen, American journalist and author
1969 – Vito LoGrasso, American wrestler
1970 – Robin Christopher, American actress
1970 – Ivan Kozák, Slovak footballer
1970 – Greg Yaitanes, American director and producer
1971 – Kerry Butler, American actress and singer
1971 – Mara Hobel, American actress
1971 – Gaute Kivistik, Estonian humorist and journalist
1971 – Jason McAteer, English-Irish footballer and manager
1971 – Nathan Morris, American singer (Boyz II Men)
1972 – Anu Tali, Estonian conductor
1972 – Wikus du Toit, South African actor, director, and composer
1972 – Michal Yannai, Israeli actress
1973 – Julie Depardieu, French actress
1973 – Ray LaMontagne, American singer-songwriter
1973 – Alexandros Papadimitriou, Greek hammer thrower
1974 – Vincenzo Montella, Italian footballer and manager
1974 – Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Turk Actor
1975 – Jem, Welsh singer-songwriter and producer
1975 – Jamel Debbouze, French-Moroccan actor and producer
1975 – Marie Gillain, Belgian actress
1975 – Aleksandrs Koļinko, Latvian footballer
1975 – Martin St. Louis, Canadian ice hockey player
1976 – Alana de la Garza, American actress
1976 – Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 – Witte Wartena, Dutch illustrator
1977 – Evelin Talts, Estonian runner
1978 – Wang Liqin, Chinese table tennis player
1979 – Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
1979 – Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer-songwriter
1980 – Antonio Gates, American football player
1980 – David Giuntoli, American actor
1980 – Craig Mottram, Australian runner
1980 – Colin Munroe, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1980 – Antero Niittymäki, Finnish ice hockey player
1980 – Tara Platt, American actress
1980 – Imre Tiitsu, Estonian ice sledge hockey player
1981 – Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer and actress (S.H.E)
1981 – Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (d. 1987)
1981 – Marco Streller, Swiss footballer
1982 – Nadir Belhadj, French-Algerian footballer
1982 – Marco Borriello, Italian footballer
1983 – Billy Slater, Australian rugby player
1983 – Cameron Smith, Australian rugby player
1984 – Nanyak Dala, Canadian rugby player
1984 – Janne Happonen, Finnish ski jumper
1984 – Kissy Sell Out, English DJ and producer
1984 – Ronnie Stam, Dutch footballer
1985 – Chris Coghlan, American baseball player
1985 – Gia Johnson, English model
1986 – Edgars Eriņš, Latvian decathlete
1986 – Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
1986 – Richard Madden, Scottish actor
1987 – Omar Arellano, Mexican footballer
1987 – Melanie Iglesias, American model and actress
1988 – Elini Dimoutsos, Greek footballer
1989 – Renee Olstead, American actress and singer
1990 – Luke Adam, Canadian ice hockey player
1990 – Sandra Izbaşa, Romanian gymnast
1990 – Christian Taylor, American triple jumper
1990 – Mitsuki Tanimura, Japanese actress
1991 – Willa Holland, American actress
1991 – Rei Okamoto, Japanese model and actress
1997 – Max Records, American actor
2006 – Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg