Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 30 Birthdays

1286 – John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, English politician (d. 1347)
1470 – Charles VIII of France (d. 1498)
1503 – John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1554)
1588 – Giovanni Maria Sabino, Italian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1649)
1641 – Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, German-English general (d. 1719)
1685 – John Gay, English poet and playwright (d. 1732)
1755 – Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras, French politician (d. 1829)
1789 – Horace Vernet, French painter (d. 1863)
1791 – Félix Savart, French physicist (d. 1841)
1801 – Frédéric Bastiat, French economist and theorist (d. 1850)
1803 – Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet, playwright, and physician (d. 1849)
1807 – Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German author, poet, and playwright (d.1887)
1817 – Joseph Dalton Hooker, English botanist and explorer (d. 1911)
1823 – Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian businessman (d. 1901)
1843 – Ernest Mason Satow, English orientalist and diplomat (d. 1929)
1864 – Frederick Bligh Bond, English architect and archaeologist (d. 1945)
1880 – Franz Kröwerath, German rower (d. 1945)
1883 – Johan Olin, Finnish wrestler (d. 1928)
1884 – Georges Duhamel, French author and critic (d. 1966)
1890 – Paul Boffa, Maltese politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1962)
1891 – Man Mountain Dean, American wrestler (d. 1953)
1891 – Ed Lewis, American wrestler (d. 1966)
1892 – Pierre Blanchar, Algerian-French actor and director (d. 1963)
1892 – Bo Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mississippi Sheiks) (d. 1962)
1892 – Oswald Pohl, German SS officer (d. 1951)
1893 – Walter Ulbricht, German politician (d. 1973)
1895 – Heinz Warneke, American sculptor (d. 1983)
1899 – Madge Bellamy, American actress (d. 1990)
1899 – Harry Shields, American clarinet player (d. 1971)
1906 – Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
1906 – Anthony Mann, American actor and director (d. 1967)
1907 – Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian general and politician (d. 1950)
1908 – Winston Graham, English author (d. 2003)
1911 – Czesław Miłosz, Polish poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1912 – Ludwig Bölkow, German engineer (d. 2003)
1912 – Dan Reeves, American businessman (d. 1971)
1913 – Alfonso López Michelsen, Colombian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Colombia (d. 2007)
1913 – Harry Wismer, American sportscaster (d. 1967)
1914 – Francisco da Costa Gomes, Portuguese general and politician, 15th President of Portugal (d. 2001)
1914 – Allan Houser, American sculptor and painter (d. 1994)
1917 – Susan Hayward, American actress and singer (d. 1975)
1917 – Lena Horne, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2010)
1919 – Ed Yost, American inventor, invented the hot air balloon (d. 2007)
1925 – Fred Schaus, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)
1925 – Anna Stella Schic, Brazilian pianist and composer (d. 2009)
1926 – Paul Berg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1927 – James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 1998)
1930 – Thomas Sowell, American economist, philosopher, and author
1931 – Yo-Yo Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
1931 – Andrew Hill, American pianist and composer (d. 2007)
1931 – James Loughran, Scottish conductor
1933 – Barry Hines, English author and screenwriter
1933 – Lea Massari, Italian actress
1933 – M. J. K. Smith, English cricketer and rugby player
1933 – Orval Tessier, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1935 – John Harlin, American pilot and mountaineer (d. 1966)
1936 – Assia Djebar, Algerian-French author and translator (d. 2015)
1936 – Nancy Dussault, American actress and singer
1936 – Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1936 – Dave Van Ronk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1937 – Michael von Biel, German cellist and composer
1938 – Billy Mills, American runner
1938 – Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (d. 1999)
1939 – Tunku Annuar, Malaysian son of Badlishah of Kedah (d. 2014)
1939 – Tony Hatch, English pianist, composer, and producer
1939 – José Emilio Pacheco, Mexican poet and author (d. 2014)
1940 – Mark Spoelstra, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
1941 – Peter Pollock, South African cricketer and author
1941 – Otto Sander, German actor (d. 2013)
1942 – Robert Ballard, American lieutenant and oceanographer
1942 – Ron Harris, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1943 – Florence Ballard, American singer (The Supremes) (d. 1976)
1943 – Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Indian director and screenwriter
1943 – Eddie Rambeau, American singer-songwriter, and actor
1943 – Ahmed Sofa, Bangladeshi author, poet, and critic (d. 2001)
1944 – Terry Funk, American wrestler and actor
1944 – Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist and author
1944 – Glenn Shorrock, English-Australian singer-songwriter (Little River Band, The Twilights, Axiom, Esperanto, and Birtles Shorrock Goble)
1944 – Ron Swoboda, American baseball player and sportscaster
1945 – Sean Scully, Irish-American painter
1947 – Barry Bremen, American businessman (d. 2011)
1947 – David Meara, English priest
1948 – Vilen Künnapu, Estonian architect and academic
1948 – Murray McLauchlan, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949 – Uwe Kliemann, German footballer, coach, and manager
1949 – Andy Scott, Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sweet)
1950 – Leonard Whiting, English actor
1951 – Stanley Clarke, American bass player and composer (Return to Forever, Animal Logic, and SMV)
1952 – Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician and academic
1952 – David Garrison, American actor
1953 – Jane Denton, English nurse
1953 – Lin Feng-jiao, Taiwanese actress
1953 – Hal Lindes, American-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dire Straits)
1954 – Stephen Barlow, English organist, composer, and conductor
1954 – Pierre Charles, Dominican politician, 5th Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)
1954 – Serzh Sargsyan, Armenian politician, 3rd President of Armenia
1954 – Wayne Swan, Australian politician, 14th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
1955 – David Alan Grier, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1955 – Brian Vollmer, Canadian singer (Helix)
1956 – Volker Beck, German hurdler
1956 – David Lidington, English politician, Minister of State for Europe
1957 – Bud Black, American baseball player and manager
1957 – Sterling Marlin, American race car driver
1957 – Rich Vos, American comedian
1958 – Tommy Keene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958 – Lina Nikolakopoulou, Greek composer
1958 – Wilhelm Reisinger, German footballer
1958 – Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish conductor and composer
1959 – Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter
1959 – Daniel Goldhagen, American political scientist and author
1959 – Sakis Tsiolis, Greek footballer and manager
1959 – Sandip Verma, Baroness Verma, Indian-English businesswoman and politician
1960 – Murray Cook, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Wiggles and Bang Shang a Lang)
1960 – Jack McConnell, Scottish educator and politician, 3rd First Minister of Scotland
1961 – Lynne Jolitz, American computer scientist
1962 – Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player
1962 – Anelia Nuneva, Bulgarian sprinter
1962 – Julianne Regan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (All About Eve)
1963 – Olha Bryzhina, Ukrainian sprinter
1963 – Rupert Graves, English actor
1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist and songwriter (Steeler and Alcatrazz)
1964 – Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg
1964 – Mark Waters, American director and producer
1965 – Steve Duchesne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
1965 – Anna Levandi, Russian figure skater
1965 – Gary Pallister, English footballer and sportscaster
1965 – Mitch Richmond, American basketball player
1966 – Andrey Abduvaliyev, Tajikistani-Uzbekistani hammer thrower
1966 – Cheryl Bernard, Canadian curler
1966 – Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor
1966 – Wendy Davis, American actress
1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer and actor
1967 – Patrik Bodén, Swedish javelin thrower
1967 – Nitin Ganatra, Kenyan-English actor
1967 – Victoria Kaspi, American-Canadian astrophysicist
1967 – Silke Renk, German javelin thrower
1968 – Phil Anselmo, American singer-songwriter and producer (Pantera, Arson Anthem, Down, and Superjoint Ritual)
1969 – Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricketer and politician
1969 – Uta Rohländer, German sprinter
1969 – Sébastien Rose, Canadian director and screenwriter
1970 – Brian Bloom, American actor and screenwriter
1970 – Antonio Chimenti, Italian footballer and manager
1970 – Mark Grudzielanek, American baseball player
1971 – Megan Fahlenbock, Canadian actress
1971 – Anette Michel, Mexican actress
1971 – Monica Potter, American actress
1972 – Sandra Cam, Belgian swimmer
1972 – James Martin, English chef and journalist
1973 – Robert Bales, American soldier
1973 – Chan Ho Park, South Korean baseball player
1973 – Frank Rost, German footballer and manager
1973 – Noam Zylberman, Israeli-Canadian actor
1974 – Tony Rock, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1974 – Hezekiél Sepeng, South African runner
1975 – James Bannatyne, New Zealand footballer
1975 – Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver
1975 – Rami Shaaban, Swedish-Egyptian footballer
1977 – Mark van Gisbergen, New Zealand-English rugby player
1977 – Justo Villar, Paraguayan footballer
1978 – Ben Cousins, Australian footballer
1978 – Patrick Ivuti, Kenyan runner
1978 – Claudio Rivalta, Italian footballer
1979 – Matisyahu, American rapper and actor
1979 – Sylvain Chavanel, French cyclist
1979 – Rick Gonzalez, American actor
1979 – Allari Naresh, Indian actor and singer
1979 – Faisal Shahzad, Pakistani-American terrorist, attempted the Times Square bombing
1980 – Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
1980 – Seyi Olofinjana, Nigerian footballer
1981 – Can Artam, Turkish race car driver
1981 – Tom Burke, English actor
1981 – Matt Kirk, Canadian football player
1981 – Karolina Sadalska, Polish canoe racer
1981 – Barbora Špotáková, Czech javelin thrower
1981 – Ben Utecht, American football player
1982 – Willam Belli, American drag queen performer and singer (DWV)
1982 – Lizzy Caplan, American actress
1982 – Ignacio Carrasco, Mexican footballer
1982 – Otis Harris, American sprinter
1983 – Marcus Burghardt, German cyclist
1983 – Cheryl Cole, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and model (Girls Aloud)
1983 – Katherine Ryan, Canadian-English comedian and actress
1984 – Miles Austin, American football player
1984 – Gabriel Badilla, Costa Rican footballer
1984 – Fantasia Barrino, American singer-songwriter and actress
1984 – Ron Morales, Filipino actor and model
1985 – Trevor Ariza, American basketball player
1985 – Rafał Blechacz, Polish pianist
1985 – Michael Phelps, American swimmer
1985 – Cody Rhodes, American wrestler and actor
1985 – Fabiana Vallejos, Argentinian footballer
1986 – Alicia Fox, American wrestler and model
1986 – Fredy Guarín, Colombian footballer
1986 – Jamai Loman, Dutch singer and actor
1986 – Nicola Pozzi, Italian footballer
1986 – Hugh Sheridan, Australian actor and singer
1986 – Allegra Versace, Italian-American businesswoman
1987 – Ryan Cook, American baseball player
1989 – Asbel Kiprop, Kenyan runner
1989 – Steffen Liebig, German rugby player
1989 – David Myers, Australian footballer
1989 – Miguel Vítor, Portuguese footballer
1990 – Petra Krejsová, Czech tennis player
1991 – Kaho, Japanese actress
1992 – Alfred Labatos, Filipino actor
1993 – Patrick Rastner, Italian luge athlete
1997 – Iryna Shymanovich, Belarusian tennis player

This Day in History: June 30

350 – Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed in Rome by troops of the usurper Magnentius.
1422 – Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
1520 – Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fight their way out of Tenochtitlan.
1521 – Spanish forces defeat a combined French and Navarrese army at the Battle of Noáin during the Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre.
1559 – King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.
1651 – The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising – the Battle of Beresteczko ends with a Polish victory.
1688 – The Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William (continuing the English rebellion from Rome), which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution.
1758 – Seven Years' War: The Battle of Domstadtl takes place.
1794 – Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.
1805 – The U.S. Congress organizes the Michigan Territory.
1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place.
1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".
1882 – Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.
1886 – The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.
1892 – The Homestead Strike begins near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1905 – Albert Einstein publishes the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduces special relativity.
1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.
1908 – The Tunguska event occurs in remote Siberia.
1912 – The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28. It remains Canada's deadliest tornado event.
1917 – World War I: Greece declares war on the Central Powers.
1921 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft Chief Justice of the United States.
1922 – In Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Dominican Ambassador Francisco J. Peynado sign the Hughes-Peynado agreement, which ends the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic.
1934 – The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place.
1936 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appeals for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country.
1937 – The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London
1944 – World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
1956 – A TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crash, killing all 128 on board both airliners.
1960 – Congo gains independence from Belgium.
1963 – Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo.
1966 – The National Organization for Women, the United States' largest feminist organization, is founded.
1968 – Pope Paul VI issues the Credo of the People of God.
1971 – The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.
1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.
1972 – The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.
1977 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
1985 – Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.
1986 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Bowers v. Hardwick that states can outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.
1990 – East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.
1997 – The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.

Monday, June 29, 2015

This Day in History: June 29

226 – Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
1149 – Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
1194 – Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
1444 – Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.
1644 – Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.
1659 – At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
1776 – First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey
1776 – Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.
1786 – Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
1807 – Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
1850 – Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
1864 – Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
1874 – Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
1880 – France annexes Tahiti.
1881 – In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.
1888 – George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.
1895 – Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
1914 – Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
1915 – The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is the worst flood in Edmonton history.
1916 – The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
1922 – France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes".
1926 – Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
1927 – First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable-pitch propeller.
1928 – The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
1945 – Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
1972 – The United States Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
1974 – Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband, President Juan Perón, had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later.
1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.
1975 – Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.
1976 – The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
1976 – The Conference of Communist and Workers Parties of Europe convenes in East Berlin
1995 – Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
1995 – The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
2002 – Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.
2014 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.

June 29 Birthdays

1136 – Petronilla of Aragon (d. 1173)
1398 – John II of Aragon (d. 1479)
1475 – Beatrice d'Este, Italian wife of Ludovico Sforza (d. 1497)
1482 – Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (d. 1517)
1517 – Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (d. 1585)
1543 – Christine of Hesse (d. 1604)
1596 – Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)
1746 – Joachim Heinrich Campe, German linguist, educator, and author (d. 1818)
1793 – Josef Ressel, Czech-Austrian inventor, invented the propeller (d. 1857)
1798 – Willibald Alexis, German author (d. 1871)
1798 – Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (d. 1837)
1803 – John Newton Brown, American minister and author (d. 1868)
1818 – Angelo Secchi, Italian astronomer and academic (d. 1878)
1819 – Thomas Dunn English, American politician, author, and songwriter (d. 1902)
1833 – Peter Waage, Norwegian chemist (d. 1900)
1844 – Peter I of Serbia (d. 1921)
1849 – Pedro Montt, Chilean politician, 15th President of Chile (d. 1910)
1849 – Sergei Witte, Russian politician, 1st Chairmen of Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire (d. 1915)
1849 – John Hunn, American businessman and politician, 51st Governor of Delaware (d. 1926)
1858 – George Washington Goethals, American general and engineer, co-designed the Panama Canal (d. 1928)
1858 – Julia Lathrop, American social reformer, director of the United States Children's Bureau (1912-22) (d. 1932)
1861 – William James Mayo, American physician, co-founded the Mayo Clinic (d. 1939)
1863 – Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1934)
1865 – Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese centenarian (d. 1986)
1868 – George Ellery Hale, American astronomer and journalist (d. 1938)
1870 – Joseph Carl Breil, American tenor, composer, and director (d. 1926)
1873 – Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (d. 1938)
1877 – Ruurd Leegstra, Dutch rower (d. 1933)
1879 – Benedetto Aloisi Masella, Italian cardinal (d. 1970)
1879 – Zsigmond Móricz, Hungarian author (d. 1942)
1880 – Ludwig Beck, German general (d. 1944)
1881 – Harry Frazee, American director, producer, and agent (d. 1929)
1881 – Curt Sachs, German-American composer and musicologist (d. 1959)
1882 – Henry Hawtrey, English runner (d. 1961)
1882 – Franz Seldte, German politician (d. 1947)
1886 – Robert Schuman, Luxembourgian-French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1963)
1886 – James Van Der Zee, American photographer (d. 1983)
1888 – Alexander Friedmann, Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1925)
1888 – Squizzy Taylor, Australian gangster (d. 1927)
1889 – Willie Macfarlane, Scottish golfer (d. 1961)
1890 – Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, Dutch super-centenarian (d. 2005)
1890 – Robert Laurent, American sculptor (d. 1970)
1892 – Henry Gerber, German-American activist, founded the Society for Human Rights (d. 1972)
1893 – Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (d. 1958)
1893 – Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian scientist, economist, and statistician (d. 1972)
1897 – Fulgence Charpentier, Canadian journalist (d. 2001)
1898 – Yvonne Lefébure, French pianist and educator (d. 1986)
1900 – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and pilot (d. 1944)
1901 – Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (d. 1967)
1903 – Alan Blumlein, English engineer, developed the H2S radar (d. 1942)
1903 – Paul Newlan, American actor (d. 1973)
1906 – Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Ukrainian general (d. 1945)
1906 – Heinz Harmel, German general (d. 2000)
1908 – Leroy Anderson, American composer and conductor (d. 1975)
1908 – Erik Lundqvist, Swedish javelin thrower (d. 1963)
1910 – Frank Loesser, American composer and conductor (d. 1969)
1910 – Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1911 – Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (d. 2004)
1911 – Katherine DeMille, Canadian-American actress (d. 1995)
1911 – Bernard Herrmann, American composer (d. 1975)
1912 – José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1958)
1912 – Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
1912 – John Toland, American historian and author (d. 2004)
1913 – Earle Meadows, American pole vaulter (d. 1992)
1914 – Rafael Kubelík, Czech-American conductor and composer (d. 1996)
1914 – Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek-American mathematician (d. 1976)
1916 – Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
1919 – Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Mexican cardinal (d. 2008)
1919 – Slim Pickens, American actor (d. 1983)
1919 – Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 2006)
1920 – César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1995)
1920 – Ray Harryhausen, American animator and producer (d. 2013)
1921 – Frédéric Dard, French author and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1921 – Reinhard Mohn, German businessman (d. 2009)
1921 – Harry Schell, American race car driver (d. 1960)
1922 – Vasko Popa, Serbian poet (d. 1991)
1922 – John William Vessey, Jr., American general
1923 – Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer and educator
1924 – Ezra Laderman, American composer and educator (d. 2015)
1924 – Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)
1924 – Roy Walford, American pathologist and gerontologist (d. 2004)
1925 – Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician, 11th President of Italy
1925 – Hale Smith, American pianist and composer (d. 2009)
1925 – Cara Williams, American actress
1926 – Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler, 3rd Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)
1927 – Pierre Perrault, Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1928 – Jean-Louis Pesch, French author and illustrator
1928 – Radius Prawiro, Indonesian economist and politician (d. 2005)
1929 – Pat Crawford Brown, American actress
1929 – Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author (d. 2006)
1930 – Ernst Albrecht, German economist and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (d. 2014)
1930 – Robert Evans, American actor and producer
1932 – Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, Northern Irish politician and jurist, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
1934 – Corey Allen, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
1935 – Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos, Greek captain and businessman (d. 2011)
1935 – Sally Greengross, Baroness Greengross, English politician
1935 – Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball player and manager
1936 – Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)
1939 – Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer
1939 – Lo Lieh, Hong Kong martial artist, actor, and director (d. 2002)
1939 – Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Brazilian footballer and coach
1940 – Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer
1940 – John Dawes, Welsh rugby player and coach
1941 – John Boccabella, American baseball player
1941 – Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (d. 1998)
1941 – Margitta Gummel, German shot putter
1942 – Charlotte Bingham, English author and screenwriter
1942 – Paul Lorieau, Canadian singer (d. 2013)
1942 – Mike Willesee, Australian journalist
1943 – Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)
1944 – Gary Busey, American actor and singer
1944 – Andreu Mas-Colell, Spanish economist
1944 – Seán Patrick O'Malley, American cardinal
1945 – Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lankan politician, 5th President of Sri Lanka
1946 – Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician, 33rd President of Panama
1946 – Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (d. 2004)
1947 – Richard Lewis, American comedian and actor
1948 – Sean Bergin, South African-Dutch saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012)
1948 – Fred Grandy, American actor and politician
1948 – Ian Paice, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (Deep Purple and Paice Ashton Lord)
1948 – Usha Prashar, Baroness Prashar, Kenyan-English politician
1949 – Greg Burson, American voice actor (d. 2008)
1949 – Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician, 116th Mayor of Barcelona
1949 – Ann Veneman, American politician, 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture
1950 – Don Moen, American singer-songwriter and producer
1951 – Don Rosa, American author and illustrator
1953 – Don Dokken, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dokken)
1953 – Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian singer, guitarist, and actor (Men at Work)
1954 – Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Brazilian footballer, coach, and manager
1955 – Charles J. Precourt, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1956 – Nick Fry, English economist and businessman
1956 – Pedro Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player and manager
1956 – Pedro Santana Lopes, Portuguese politician, 118th Prime Minister of Portugal
1956 – Michael McIntyre, British yacht racer
1956 – A. K. Shiva Kumar, Indian economist and academic
1956 – Pyotr Vasilevsky, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1957 – Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Turkmen politician, 2nd President of Turkmenistan
1957 – María Conchita Alonso, Cuban-Venezuelan singer and actress
1957 – Robert Forster, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Go-Betweens and Tuff Monks)
1957 – Michael Nutter, American politician, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia
1957 – Terry Wyatt, Physicist
1958 – Dieter Althaus, German politician
1958 – Rosa Mota, Portuguese runner
1958 – Ralf Rangnick, German footballer and manager
1961 – Kimberlin Brown, American actress
1961 – Greg Hetson, American singer and guitarist (Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, Black President, and Redd Kross)
1961 – Sharon Lawrence, American actress, singer, and dancer
1962 – Amanda Donohoe, English actress
1962 – Joan Laporta, Spanish lawyer and politician
1962 – George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1963 – Khalid El-Masri, Kuwaiti-German kidnapped victim
1963 – Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist
1964 – Stedman Pearson, English singer-songwriter and dancer (Five Star)
1965 – Tripp Eisen, American guitarist (Static-X, Dope, and Murderdolls)
1965 – Panagiotis Karatzas, Greek basketball player
1966 – Yoko Kamio, Japanese author and illustrator
1966 – John Part, Canadian darts player
1967 – Jeff Burton, American race car driver
1967 – Melora Hardin, American actress and singer
1967 – Seamus McGarvey, Irish cinematographer
1968 – Theoren Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
1968 – Judith Hoag, American actress and educator
1969 – Claude Béchard, Canadian politician (d. 2010)
1969 – Pavlos Dermitzakis, Greek footballer and manager
1969 – Tōru Hashimoto, Japanese lawyer and politician
1970 – Melanie Paschke, German sprinter
1970 – Mike Vallely, American skateboarder and actor
1971 – Matthew Good, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Matthew Good Band)
1971 – Anthony Hamilton, English snooker player
1972 – DJ Shadow, American DJ and producer (Unkle)
1972 – Samantha Smith, American actress, author, and activist (d. 1985)
1972 – Külli Tomingas, Estonian soprano
1972 – Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
1973 – George Hincapie, American cyclist
1976 – Daniel Carlsson, Swedish race car driver
1976 – Bret McKenzie, New Zealand guitarist, producer, and actor (Flight of the Conchords, The Black Seeds, and Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra)
1977 – Sotiris Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
1977 – Zuleikha Robinson, English actress and singer
1978 – Nicole Scherzinger, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Pussycat Dolls and Eden's Crush)
1979 – Barış Akarsu, Turkish singer and actor (d. 2007)
1979 – Matthew Bode, Australian footballer
1979 – Abz Love, English singer and DJ (Five)
1979 – Andy O'Brien, English footballer
1979 – Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer
1980 – Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano
1980 – Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver
1981 – Nino, Greek singer-songwriter
1981 – Joe Johnson, American basketball player
1981 – Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2005)
1982 – Lily Rabe, American actress
1982 – Ott Sepp, Estonian actor and singer
1983 – Aundrea Fimbres, American singer-songwriter and dancer (Danity Kane)
1984 – Christopher Egan, Australian actor
1984 – Han Ji-hye, South Korean actress
1984 – Paula Peralejo, Filipino actress
1984 – Aleksandr Shustov, Russian high jumper
1986 – Iya Villania, Filipino actress, singer, dancer, VJ, and host
1986 – José Manuel Jurado, Spanish footballer
1986 – Edward Maya, Romanian singer-songwriter and producer
1987 – Ana Free, Portuguese singer-songwriter
1987 – Luke McLean, Australian-Italian rugby player
1987 – Yasuka Saitō, Japanese actor
1987 – Ilya Shesterkov, Russian footballer
1988 – Éver Banega, Argentinian footballer
1988 – Elnur Mammadli, Azerbaijani martial artist
1988 – Jewel Mische, Filipino actress
1990 – Yann M'Vila, French footballer
1990 – The Sxplay, Japanese singer
1991 – Suk Hyun-Jun, South Korean footballer
1991 – Kawhi Leonard, American basketball player
1991 – Addison Timlin, American actress
1992 – Adam G. Sevani, American actor and dancer
1993 – George Sampson, English actor and dancer
1993 – Alyssa Valdez, Filipino volleyball player
1994 – Elina Born, Estonian singer
1994 – Shin Dongho, South Korean singer and actor (U-KISS)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

June 28 Birthdays

1476 – Pope Paul IV (d. 1559)
1490 – Albert of Mainz, German archbishop (d. 1545)
1491 – Henry VIII of England (d. 1547)
1503 – Giovanni della Casa, Italian author and poet (d. 1556)
1547 – Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian organist and composer (d. 1599)
1577 – Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter (d. 1640)
1582 – William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English politician (d. 1662)
1641 – Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien, Polish wife of John III Sobieski (d. 1716)
1664 – Nicolas Bernier, French composer (d. 1734)
1703 – John Wesley, English cleric and theologian (d. 1791)
1712 – Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and polymath (d. 1778)
1719 – Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French general and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1785)
1734 – Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French organist and composer (d. 1794)
1742 – William Hooper, American physician, lawyer, and politician (d. 1790)
1824 – Paul Broca, French physician, anatomist, and anthropologist (d. 1880)
1831 – Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1907)
1836 – Emmanuel Rhoides, Greek journalist and author (d. 1904)
1852 – Charles Cruft, English showman, founded Crufts Dog Show (d. 1938)
1867 – Luigi Pirandello, Italian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
1873 – Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
1875 – Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
1883 – Pierre Laval, French politician, 101st Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
1884 – Lamina Sankoh, Sierra Leonean banker and politician (d. 1964)
1888 – George Challenor, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1947)
1890 – Howard Drew, American sprinter (d. 1957)
1891 – Esther Forbes, American historian and author (d. 1968)
1891 – Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)
1891 – Carl Andrew Spaatz, American general (d. 1974)
1893 – August Zamoyski, Polish sculptor (d. 1970)
1900 – Bob Taggart, Scottish centenarian (d. 2009)
1902 – Richard Rodgers, American playwright and composer (d. 1979)
1906 – Maria Goeppert-Mayer, Polish-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
1907 – Jimmy Mundy, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1983)
1907 – Emily Perry, English actress and dancer (d. 2008)
1909 – Eric Ambler, English author and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1912 – Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (d. 2007)
1913 – Franz Antel, Austrian director and producer (d. 2007)
1913 – George Lloyd, British composer (d. 1998)
1913 – Walter Oesau, German colonel and pilot (d. 1944)
1914 – Aribert Heim, Austrian physician (d. 1992)
1915 – David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1916 – Olle Björklund, Swedish actor and journalist (d. 1981)
1918 – William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw, Scottish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1999)
1920 – A. E. Hotchner, American author and playwright
1921 – P. V. Narasimha Rao, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (d. 2004)
1922 – Lloyd La Beach, Panamanian sprinter (d. 1999)
1923 – Pete Candoli, American trumpet player (d. 2008)
1923 – Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2012)
1923 – Gaye Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2010)
1926 – Mel Brooks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1927 – Correlli Barnett, English historian and author
1927 – Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1928 – Hans Blix, Swedish politician, 33rd Minister for Foreign Affairs for Sweden
1928 – Cyril Smith, English politician (d. 2010)
1930 – Itamar Franco, Brazilian politician, 33rd President of Brazil (d. 2011)
1930 – Jack Gold, English director and producer
1930 – Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff, American born Georgian aristocrat and New York City highway commissioner (d. 2011)
1931 – Hans Alfredson, Swedish actor, film director and writer
1931 – Junior Johnson, American race car driver
1931 – Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (d. 1995)
1932 – Pat Morita, American actor (d. 2005)
1934 – Robert Carswell, Baron Carswell, Irish lawyer and judge, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
1934 – Carl Levin, American lawyer and politician
1934 – Georges Wolinski, Tunisian-French journalist and cartoonist (d. 2015)
1935 – John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)
1936 – Chuck Howley, American football player
1937 – Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
1937 – Fernand Labrie, Canadian endocrinologist and academic
1937 – Tom Magliozzi, American radio host (d. 2014)
1938 – John Byner, American actor
1938 – Leon Panetta, American politician, 23rd United States Secretary of Defense
1940 – Karpal Singh, Malaysian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1940 – Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1941 – Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist, developed the OBJ language (d. 2006)
1941 – David Johnston, Canadian academic, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor-General of Canada
1942 – Chris Hani, South African politician (d. 1993)
1942 – Hans-Joachim Walde, German decathlete (d. 2013)
1942 – Frank Zane, American bodybuilder
1943 – Jens Birkemose, Danish painter
1943 – Donald Johanson, American paleontologist and academic
1943 – Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1945 – Ken Buchanan, Scottish boxer
1945 – Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1989)
1946 – Robert Asprin, American author (d. 2008)
1946 – Howard Barker, English playwright
1946 – Bruce Davison, American actor and director
1946 – David Duckham, English rugby player
1946 – Jaime Guzmán, Chilean lawyer and politician (d. 1991)
1946 – Gilda Radner, American actress and singer (d. 1989)
1946 – Robert Xavier Rodriguez, American composer
1947 – Mark Clark, American activist (d. 1969)
1947 – Anny Duperey, French actress and author
1947 – Mark Helprin, American journalist and author
1947 – Laura Tyson, American economist and academic
1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress, singer, and director
1948 – Sergei Bodrov, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1948 – Deborah Moggach, English author and screenwriter
1948 – Daniel Wegner, Canadian-American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
1950 – Philip Fowke, English pianist
1950 – David Lanz, American pianist
1950 – Mauricio Rojas, Chilean-Swedish economist and politician
1950 – Chris Speier, American baseball player and coach
1951 – Lalla Ward, English actress and author
1952 – Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter and politician (d. 2013)
1952 – Jean-Christophe Rufin, French physician and author
1954 – A.A. Gill, Scottish author and critic
1954 – Alice Krige, South African-English actress and producer
1954 – Deborah Grabien, American author
1955 – Eric Gates, English footballer
1955 – Steven M. Greer, American ufologist and author
1955 – Thomas Hampson, American opera singer
1956 – Amira Hass, Israeli journalist and author
1957 – Lance Nethery, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1957 – Georgi Parvanov, Bulgarian historian and politician, 4th President of Bulgaria
1957 – Mike Skinner, American race car driver
1958 – Donna Edwards, American lawyer and politician
1958 – Félix Gray, French singer-songwriter
1960 – John Elway, American football player and manager
1960 – Addison Cresswell, British comedy talent agent and producer (d. 2013)
1960 – Roland Melanson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961 – Jeff Malone, American basketball player and coach
1961 – Eliezer Melamed, Israeli rabbi and author
1962 – Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu, Romanian long jumper
1962 – Artur Hajzer, Polish mountaineer (d. 2013)
1962 – Ann-Louise Skoglund, Swedish hurdler
1963 – Charlie Clouser, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Nine Inch Nails)
1963 – Wisit Sasanatieng, Thai director and screenwriter
1964 – Mark Grace, American baseball player and sportscaster
1964 – DJ Quicksilver, Turkish-German DJ and producer
1964 – Steve Williamson, English saxophonist and composer (Jazz Warriors)
1965 – Belayneh Densamo, Ethiopian runner
1965 – Jessica Hecht, American actress
1966 – Peeter Allik, Estonian painter and illustrator
1966 – John Cusack, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress, director, and producer
1967 – Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian politician, 7th Canadian Minister of Health
1967 – Gil Bellows, Canadian actor and producer
1967 – Lars Riedel, German discus thrower
1967 – Zhong Huandi, Chinese runner
1968 – Chayanne, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer
1969 – Tichina Arnold, American actress and singer
1969 – Danielle Brisebois, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (New Radicals)
1969 – Fabrizio Mori, Italian hurdler
1969 – Ayelet Zurer, Israeli-American actress
1970 – Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1970 – Mike White, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1971 – Lorenzo Amoruso, Italian footballer
1971 – Fabien Barthez, French footballer
1971 – Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer and coach
1971 – Norika Fujiwara, Japanese model and actress
1971 – Bobby Hurley, American basketball player and coach
1971 – Aileen Quinn, American actress, singer, and director
1971 – Ray Slijngaard, Dutch rapper (2 Unlimited and Ray & Anita)
1972 – Ngô Bảo Châu, Vietnamese-French mathematician and academic
1972 – Jon Heidenreich, American wrestler
1972 – Christopher Leslie, English politician
1972 – Alessandro Nivola, American actor, singer, and producer
1973 – Adrián Annus, Hungarian hammer thrower
1973 – Corey Koskie, Canadian baseball player
1974 – Rob Dyrdek, American skateboarder, actor, and producer
1975 – Ning Baizura, Malaysian singer and producer
1975 – Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Dissection and Ophthalamia) (d. 2006)
1976 – Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player
1976 – Seth Wescott, American snowboarder
1977 – Measha Brueggergosman, Canadian soprano and actress
1977 – Chris Spurling, American baseball player
1977 – Mark Stoermer, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (The Killers)
1977 – Harun Tekin, Turkish singer and guitarist (Mor ve Ötesi)
1978 – Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress and singer
1979 – Jeanette Aw, Singaporean actress, singer, and dancer
1979 – Felicia Day, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1979 – Kaidi Jekimova, Estonian footballer
1979 – Randy McMichael, American football player
1979 – Neil Shanahan, Irish race car driver (d. 1999)
1979 – Florian Zeller, French author and playwright
1980 – Jevgeni Novikov, Estonian footballer
1981 – Guillermo Martínez, Cuban javelin thrower
1981 – Brandon Phillips, American baseball player
1982 – Ibrahim Camejo, Cuban long jumper
1983 – Maui Taylor, Filipino-English model, actress, and singer
1985 – Phil Bardsley, English footballer
1985 – Colt Hynes, American baseball player
1986 – Kellie Pickler, American singer-songwriter
1986 – Shadia Simmons, Canadian actress
1986 – Suzuko Mimori, Japanese voice actress and singer
1987 – Sonata Tamošaitytė, Lithuanian hurdler
1987 – Terrence Williams, American basketball player
1988 – Gaku Hamada, Japanese actor
1988 – Kanon Wakeshima, Japanese singer and cellist
1989 – Julia Zlobina, Russian-Azerbaijani figure skater
1989 – Lucy Rose, English singer-songwriter
1989 – Mark Edward Fischbach, American actor, voice actor, comedian
1990 – Jasmine Richards, Canadian actress and singer
1991 – Seohyun, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls' Generation and Girls' Generation-TTS)
1991 – Kevin De Bruyne, Belgian footballer
1991 – Kang Min-hyuk, South Korean singer, drummer, and actor (CN Blue)
1993 – Bradley Beal, American basketball player
1994 – Hussein bin Abdullah, Crown Prince of Jordan
1995 – Kåre Hedebrant, Swedish actor
1996 – Donna Vekić, Croatian tennis player
1999 – Markéta Vondroušová, Czech tennis player

This Day in History: June 28

1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosull.
1360 – Muhammed VI becomes the tenth Nasrid king of Granada after killing his brother-in-law Ismail II.
1461 – Edward IV is crowned King of England.
1519 – Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
1635 – Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
1651 – The Battle of Beresteczko between Poland and Ukraine starts.
1709 – Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
1745 – War of the Austrian Succession: A New England colonial army captures Louisbourg, New France, after a forty-seven-day siege (New Style).
1776 – The Battle of Sullivan's Island ends with the first decisive American victory in the American Revolutionary War leading to the commemoration of Carolina Day.
1776 – Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.
1778 – The American Continentals engage the British in the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse resulting in standstill and British withdrawal under cover of darkness.
1807 – Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelock lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the locals.
1838 – Coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.
1841 – The Paris Opera Ballet premieres Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier
1855 – Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded in North America.
1859 – The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
1865 – The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.
1880 – The Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
1881 – Secret treaty between Austria and Serbia.
1882 – The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone.
1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
1895 – El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.
1895 – Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis' claim to Barony of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent."
1896 – An explosion in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston City, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.
1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.
1904 – The SS Norge runs aground and sinks
1914 – Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by Bosnia Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.
1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, bringing fighting to an end in between Germany and the Allies of World War I.
1921 – Serbian King Alexander I proclaimed the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.
1922 – The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
1926 – Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
1936 – The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
1940 – Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union after facing an ultimatum.
1942 – World War II: Nazi Germany started its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue
1945 – Poland's Soviet-allied Provisional Government of National Unity is formed over a month after V-E Day.
1948 – The Cominform circulates the "Resolution on the situation in the Communist Party of Yugoslavia"; Yugoslavia is expelled from the Communist bloc.
1948 – Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.
1950 – Korean War: Seoul is captured by North Korean troops.
1950 – Korean War: Suspected communist sympathizers, argued to be between 100,000 and 200,000 are executed in the Bodo League massacre.
1950 – Korean War: Packed with its own refugees fleeing Seoul and leaving their 5th Division stranded, South Korean forces blow up the Hangang Bridge to in attempt to slow North Korea's offensive.
1950 – Korean War: North Korean Army conducted Seoul National University Hospital Massacre.
1956 – in Poznań, workers from HCP factory went to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.
1964 – Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
1967 – Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
1969 – Stonewall Riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.
1973 – Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
1976 – The Angolan court sentences US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.
1978 – The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
1981 – A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of Islamic Republic Party.
1987 – For the first time in military history, a civilian population is targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.
1989 – On the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Slobodan Milošević delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle.
1992 – The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.
1994 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan; Seven people are killed, 660 injured.
1996 – The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
1997 – Holyfield–Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield's ear.
2001 – Slobodan Milošević is deported to ICTY to stand trial.
2004 – Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.
2009 – Honduran president Manuel Zelaya is ousted by a local military coup following a failed request to hold a referendum to rewrite the Honduran Constitution. This was the start of the 2009 Honduran political crisis.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

This Day in History: June 27

1358 – Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
1497 – Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.
1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs are burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.
1743 – War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: On the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. The last time that a British monarch would command troops in the field.
1759 – General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
1760 – Cherokee warriors defeat British forces at the Battle of Echoee near present-day Otto, North Carolina during the Anglo-Cherokee War.
1806 – British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasions of the Río de la Plata.
1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
1899 – A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.
1905 – Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war.
1927 – Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi leads a conference to discuss Japan's plans for China; later, a document detailing these plans, the "Tanaka Memorial" is leaked, although it is now considered a forgery.
1941 – Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
1941 – German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.
1946 – In the Canadian Citizenship Act, the Parliament of Canada establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship.
1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
1952 – Guatemala passes Decree 900, ordering the redistribution of uncultivated land.
1954 – The Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, the Soviet Union's first nuclear power station, opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
1954 – The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.
1957 – Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.
1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".
1973 – The President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolves Parliament and establishes a dictatorship.
1974 – U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
1976 – Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
1977 – France grants independence to Djibouti.
1980 – Italian Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 mysteriously explodes in mid air while en route from Bologna to Palermo, killing all 81 on board. Also known in Italy as the Ustica disaster
1981 – The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its "Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China", laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.
1982 – Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
1985 – U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System.
1988 – Gare de Lyon rail accident In Paris a train collides with a stationary train killing 56 people.
1991 – Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.
2007 – Tony Blair resigns as British Prime Minister, a position he had held since 1997.
2007 – The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
2008 – In a highly scrutizined election President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is re-elected in a landslide after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn a week earlier, citing violence against his party's supporters.
2013 – NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.

June 27 Birthdays

1040 – Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
1350 – Manuel II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1425)
1462 – Louis XII of France (d. 1515)
1550 – Charles IX of France (d. 1574)
1696 – William Pepperrell, American merchant and soldier (d. 1759)
1717 – Louis-Guillaume Le Monnier, French botanist and physicist (d. 1799)
1767 – Alexis Bouvard, French astronomer (d. 1843)
1805 – Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer (d. 1883)
1806 – Augustus De Morgan, English mathematician and logician (d. 1871)
1817 – Louise von François, German author (d. 1893)
1838 – Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1894)
1838 – Paul Mauser, German weapon designer, designed the Gewehr 98 (d. 1914)
1846 – Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (d. 1891)
1850 – Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (d. 1919)
1850 – Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese author (d. 1904)
1862 – May Irwin, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1938)
1865 – John Monash, Australian engineer and general (d. 1931)
1869 – Kate Carew, American illustrator and journalist (d. 1961)
1869 – Emma Goldman, Lithuanian philosopher and activist (d. 1940)
1869 – Hans Spemann, German embryologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1870 – Frank Rattray Lillie, American zoologist and embryologist (d. 1947)
1872 – Heber Doust Curtis, American astronomer (d. 1942)
1872 – Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1906)
1880 – Natalia Brasova, Russian wife of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (d. 1952)
1880 – Helen Keller, American author, political activist and lecturer; first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree (d. 1968)
1882 – Eduard Spranger, German philosopher and educator (d. 1963)
1884 – Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (d. 1962)
1885 – Pierre Montet, French Egyptologist (d. 1966)
1885 – Guilhermina Suggia, Portuguese cellist (d. 1950)
1886 – Charlie Macartney, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1958)
1888 – Lewis Bernstein Namier, Polish-English historian and academic (d. 1960)
1888 – Antoinette Perry, American actress and director (d. 1946)
1892 – Paul Colin, French illustrator (d. 1985)
1899 – Juan Trippe, American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways (d. 1981)
1901 – Merle Tuve, American geophysicist (d. 1982)
1905 – Armand Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
1906 – Catherine Cookson, English author (d. 1998)
1906 – Vernon Watkins, Welsh-American poet and painter (d. 1967)
1907 – John McIntire, American actor (d. 1991)
1908 – João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian physician and author (d. 1967)
1908 – Gene Venzke, American runner (d. 1992)
1909 – Billy Curtis, American actor (d. 1988)
1913 – Elton Britt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)
1913 – Philip Guston, American painter (d. 1980)
1913 – Willie Mosconi, American pool player (d. 1993)
1914 – Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
1914 – Giorgio Almirante, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1988)
1915 – Grace Lee Boggs, American author and activist
1915 – John Alexander Moore, American zoology professor
1921 – Muriel Pavlow, English actress
1923 – Jacques Berthier, French organist and composer (d. 1994)
1923 – Beth Chatto, English gardener
1923 – Elmo Hope, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
1924 – Rosalie Allen, American singer (d. 2003)
1925 – Leonard Lerman, American geneticist and biologist (d. 2012)
1925 – Doc Pomus, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
1928 – James Lincoln Collier, American journalist and author
1928 – Rudy Perpich, American dentist and politician, 34th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1995)
1929 – Peter Maas, American journalist and author (d. 2001)
1930 – Tommy Kono, American weightlifter
1930 – Ross Perot, American businessman and politician
1931 – Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist
1931 – Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1932 – Eddie Kasko, American baseball player and manager
1932 – Anna Moffo, American soprano and actress (d. 2006)
1932 – Magali Noël, French actress and singer
1932 – Hugh Wood, English composer
1935 – Laurent Terzieff, French actor (d. 2010)
1935 – Ramon Zamora, Filipino actor and director (d. 2007)
1936 – Lucille Clifton, American author and poet (d. 2010)
1937 – Joseph P. Allen, American physicist and astronaut
1937 – Otto Herrigel, Namibian lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1937 – Kirkpatrick Sale, American author and scholar
1938 – Bruce Babbitt, American lawyer and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Interior
1938 – Kathryn Beaumont, English actress and singer
1938 – Shirley Anne Field, English actress
1938 – Yevgeniy Ivchenko, Ukrainian race walker (d. 1999)
1938 – Konrad Kujau, German illustrator (d. 2000)
1939 – R. D. Burman, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1994)
1940 – Ian Lang, Baron Lang of Monkton, Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1941 – James P. Hogan, English author (d. 2010)
1941 – Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1942 – Bruce Johnston, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Beach Boys and Bruce & Terry)
1942 – Frank Mills, Canadian pianist and composer
1942 – Jérôme Savary, Argentinian-French actor and director (d. 2013)
1942 – Danny Schechter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1943 – Raveendra 'Ravi' Batra, Indian-American economist
1943 – Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian-English actress
1943 – Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
1944 – Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist
1945 – Joey Covington, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) (d. 2013)
1948 – Camile Baudoin, American guitarist (The Radiators)
1949 – Vera Wang, American figure skater and fashion designer
1951 – Julia Duffy, American actress
1951 – Mary McAleese, Irish politician, 8th President of Ireland
1952 – Madan Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
1953 – Igor Gräzin, Estonian academic and politician
1953 – Alice McDermott, American author and academic
1954 – Richard Ibbotson, English admiral
1955 – Isabelle Adjani, French actress and singer
1956 – Heiner Dopp, German field hockey player and politician
1956 – Scott Cunningham, American author (d. 1993)
1956 – Ted Haggard, American pastor, founded the Association of Life-Giving Churches
1957 – John Bolaris, American meteorologist
1957 – Gabriella Dorio, Italian runner
1958 – Magnus Lindberg, Finnish pianist and composer
1959 – Dan Jurgens, American author and illustrator
1959 – Lorrie Morgan, American singer
1960 – Craig Hodges, American basketball player and coach
1960 – Robert King, English harpsichord player and conductor
1961 – Meera Syal, English actress, singer, and producer
1962 – Michael Ball, Welsh actor and singer
1962 – Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Hong Kong actor and singer
1962 – Sunanda Pushkar, Indian-Canadian businesswoman (d. 2014)
1963 – Wendy Alexander, Scottish politician
1963 – Johnny Benson, Jr., American race car driver
1963 – Inva Mula, Albanian opera lyric soprano
1963 – Igor Kusin, Croatian linguist and author
1964 – Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter
1964 – Chuck Person, American basketball player and coach
1965 – Simon Sebag Montefiore, English journalist, historian, and author
1965 – Óscar Vega, Spanish boxer
1966 – J. J. Abrams, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1966 – Jörg Bergen, German footballer and manager
1967 – Sylvie Fréchette, Canadian swimmer
1967 – Vasiliy Kaptyukh, Belarusian discus thrower
1968 – Kelly Ayotte, American lawyer and politician
1968 – Pascale Bussières, Canadian actress
1969 – Viktor Petrenko, Ukrainian figure skater
1969 – Draco Rosa, American-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and producer (Menudo and Maggie's Dream)
1970 – Ahmed Ahmed, Egyptian-American actor and screenwriter
1970 – Régine Cavagnoud, French skier
1970 – John Eales, Australian rugby player
1970 – Jim Edmonds, American baseball player and sportscaster
1971 – Yancey Arias, American actor and producer
1971 – Kieren Keke, Nauruan physician and politician
1972 – Dawud Wharnsby, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1973 – George Hincapie, American cyclist
1974 – Christian Kane, American singer-songwriter and actor
1974 – Christopher O'Neill, English-American businessman
1975 – Sarah Evanetz, Canadian swimmer
1975 – Heli Koivula Kruger, Finnish jumper
1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor and producer
1976 – Leigh Nash, American singer-songwriter (Sixpence None the Richer)
1977 – Raúl, Spanish footballer
1977 – Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footballer
1978 – Courtney Ford, American actress
1979 – Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress
1979 – Benjamin Speed, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
1979 – John Warne, American bass player (Relient K and Ace Troubleshooter)
1980 – Hugo Campagnaro, Argentinian footballer
1980 – Kevin Pietersen, South African-English cricketer
1980 – Craig Terrill, American football player
1983 – Alsou Abramova, Russian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1983 – Jim Johnson, American baseball player
1983 – Dale Steyn, South African cricketer
1983 – Evan Taubenfeld, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1984 – José Holebas, German-Greek footballer
1984 – Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer
1984 – Khloé Kardashian, American businesswoman, model, and radio host
1984 – D.J. King, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 – Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
1984 – Julie Ordon, Swiss model and actress
1985 – James Hook, Welsh rugby player
1985 – Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
1985 – Nico Rosberg, German race car driver
1986 – Drake Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1986 – Evgeniya Belyakova, Russian basketball player
1986 – Sam Claflin, English actor
1986 – LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter
1986 – Sean Plott, American gamer
1987 – Ed Westwick, English actor
1988 – Stefani Bismpikou, Greek gymnast
1988 – Matthew Spiranovic, Australian footballer
1988 – Kate Ziegler, American swimmer
1989 – Hana Birnerová, Czech tennis player
1989 – Bruna Tenório, Brazilian model
1990 – Aselin Debison, Canadian singer
1990 – Taylor Phinney, American cyclist
1991 – Rayvon Owen, American singer
1991 – Madylin Sweeten, American actress
1992 – Sohee, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Wonder Girls)
1993 – Johanna Talihärm, Estonian biathlete
1996 – Tanay Chheda, Indian actor and author

Friday, June 26, 2015

This Day in History: June 26

4 – Augustus adopts Tiberius.
221 – Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
363 – Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
687 – Pope Benedict II chosen.
699 – En no Ozuno, a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu Ōshima.
1243 – Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse Dağ.
1295 – Przemysł II crowned as King of Poland king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white eagle is added to the Polish coat of arms.
1407 – Ulrich von Jungingen becomes Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
1409 – Western Schism: The Roman Catholic church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
1460 – Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and Edward, Earl of March, land in England with a rebel army and march on London.
1483 – Richard III becomes King of England.
1522 – Ottomans begin the second Siege of Rhodes.
1541 – Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
1573 – French Wars of Religion: Siege of La Rochelle ends.
1579 – Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory begins.
1718 – Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
1723 – After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
1740 – A combined force Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins' Ear.
1794 – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Fleurus marked the first successful military use of aircraft.
1830 – William IV becomes king of Britain and Hanover.
1843 – Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British "in perpetuity".
1848 – End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
1857 – The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
1870 – The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
1886 – Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.
1889 – Bangui is founded by Albert Dolisie and Alfred Uzac in what was then the upper reaches of the French Congo.
1906 – 1906 French Grand Prix, the first Grand Prix motor racing event held
1907 – The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery took place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi.
1909 – The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
1917 – The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I.
1918 – World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
1924 – American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic.
1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
1934 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
1936 – Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
1940 – World War II: Under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
1941 – World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
1942 – The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
1944 – World War II: The Battle of Osuchy in Osuchy, Poland, one of the largest battles between Nazi Germany and Polish resistance forces, ends with the defeat of the latter.
1945 – The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
1948 – The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
1948 – William Shockley files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
1948 – Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
1952 – The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewide labour parties.
1953 – Lavrentiy Beria, head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
1955 – The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
1959 – The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America's Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.
1960 – The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
1960 – Madagascar gains its independence from France.
1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.
1963 – Levi Eshkol becomes the Israeli Prime Minister.
1967 – Karol Wojtyła (later John Paul II) made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
1973 – At Plesetsk Cosmodrome nine people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
1977 – The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she is the first victim who is not a prostitute.
1977 – Elvis Presley performs the final concert of his life in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1991 – Ten-Day War: The Yugoslav people's army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
1995 – Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
1995 – Attempted assassination of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa.
1997 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2000 – President Clinton announces the completion of the first survey of the entire human genome.
2000 – John Paul II reveals the third secret of Fátima.
2003 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
2004 – Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is re-elected as President of Iceland.
2006 – Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
2007 – Benedict XVI reinstates the traditional laws of papal election in which a successful candidate must receive 2/3 of the votes.
2012 – The Waldo Canyon Fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.
2013 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2013 – Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injuring 21 others.
2013 – Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani became Prime Minister of Qatar.

June 26 Birthdays

1501 – Cho Shik, Korean poet and scholar (d. 1572)
1575 – Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (d. 1612)
1582 – Johannes Schultz, German composer (d. 1653)
1681 – Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (d. 1708)
1689 – Edward Holyoke, American clergyman and academic (d. 1769)
1694 – Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
1699 – Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, famous French salon hostess of the Enlightenment (d. 1777)
1702 – Philip Doddridge, English educator and hymnwriter (d. 1751)
1703 – Thomas Clap, American minister and academic (d. 1767)
1712 – Johann Andreas Silbermann, German organ builder (d. 1783)
1726 – Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia (d. 1796)
1730 – Charles Messier, French astronomer (d. 1817)
1764 – Jan Paweł Łuszczewski, Polish politician (d. 1812)
1786 – Sunthorn Phu, Thai poet (d. 1855)
1796 – Jan Paweł Lelewel, Polish painter (d. 1847)
1798 – Wolfgang Menzel, German poet and critic (d. 1873)
1817 – Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (d. 1848)
1819 – Abner Doubleday, American general (d. 1893)
1821 – Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian politician, 6th President of Argentina (d. 1906)
1824 – William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish physicist and engineer (d. 1907)
1835 – Thomas W. Knox, American journalist and author (d. 1896)
1839 – Sam Watkins, American soldier and author (d. 1901)
1854 – Robert Laird Borden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1937)
1865 – Bernard Berenson, Lithuanian-American historian and author (d. 1959)
1866 – George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English archaeologist and banker (d. 1923)
1869 – Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish journalist and author (d. 1954)
1875 – Oskar Goßler, German rower (d. 1953)
1880 – Mitchell Lewis, American actor (d. 1956)
1881 – Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1960)
1885 – Antonie Nedošinská, Czech actress (d. 1950)
1892 – Pearl S. Buck, American author and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1893 – Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist (d. 1989)
1895 – George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1950)
1898 – Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer and businessman (d. 1978)
1898 – Chesty Puller, American general (d. 1971)
1899 – Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1901 – Stuart Symington, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1988)
1902 – Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor (d. 2010)
1903 – Big Bill Broonzy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1958)
1904 – Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
1904 – Peter Lorre, Slovak-American actor (d. 1964)
1905 – Lynd Ward, American author and illustrator (d. 1985)
1906 – Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (Lecuona Cuban Boys) (d. 1974)
1906 – Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer and sculptor (d. 2008)
1908 – Salvador Allende, Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (d. 1973)
1909 – Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-American talent manager (d. 1997)
1909 – Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American animator, director, and producer (d. 1985)
1911 – Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American golfer and basketball player (d. 1956)
1911 – Bronisław Żurakowski, Polish engineer, plane constructor and glider test pilot (d. 2009)
1913 – Aimé Césaire, French poet, author, and politician (d. 2008)
1913 – Maurice Wilkes, English computer scientist and physicist (d. 2010)
1914 – Kathryn Johnston, American shooting victim (d. 2006)
1914 – Laurie Lee, English author and poet (d. 1997)
1915 – Paul Castellano, American mobster (d. 1985)
1915 – Charlotte Zolotow, American author and poet (d. 2013)
1916 – Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (d. 1988)
1916 – Giuseppe Taddei, Italian opera singer (d. 2010)
1919 – Richard Neustadt, American political scientist and academic (d. 2003)
1920 – Jean-Pierre Roy, Canadian-American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2014)
1921 – Violette Szabo, French secret agent (d. 1945)
1922 – Walter Farley, American author (d. 1989)
1922 – Eleanor Parker, American actress (d. 2013)
1922 – Dick Smith, American make-up artist (d. 2014)
1923 – Franz-Paul Decker, German conductor
1924 – Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher (d. 2010)
1925 – Pavel Belyayev, Russian soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1970)
1925 – Wolfgang Unzicker, German Chess Grandmaster
1927 – Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author and poet (d. 2011)
1928 – Jacob Druckman, American composer (d. 1996)
1928 – Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
1929 – Fred Bruemmer, Latvian-Canadian photographer and author (d. 2013)
1929 – Milton Glaser, American graphic designer
1930 – Jackie Fargo, American wrestler (d. 2013)
1931 – Colin Wilson, English philosopher and author (d. 2013)
1933 – Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (d. 2014)
1933 – Gene Green, American baseball player (d. 1981)
1935 – Carlo Facetti, Italian racing driver
1936 – Benjamin Adekunle, Nigerian general (d. 2014)
1936 – Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, Scottish politician
1936 – Edith Pearlman, American author
1936 – Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (d. 2015)
1936 – Nancy Willard, American author and poet
1937 – Sombat Metanee, Thai actor and director
1937 – Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1937 – Reggie Workman, American jazz double bassist.
1938 – Neil Abercrombie, American sociologist and politician, 7th Governor of Hawaii
1938 – Billy Davis, Jr., American singer (The 5th Dimension)
1938 – Margret Göbl, German figure skater (d. 2013)
1938 – Gerald North, American climatologist and academic
1938 – Krzysztof Baranowski, Polish yachtsman and sailor
1939 – Chuck Robb, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th Governor of Virginia
1940 – Vyacheslav Ionov, Russian canoe racer (d. 2012)
1941 – Yves Beauchemin, Canadian author and academic
1941 – Hiro Narita, Japanese-American cinematographer
1942 – Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and politician
1943 – Georgie Fame, English singer and pianist
1943 – Warren Farrell, American author and educator
1944 – Wolfgang Weber, German footballer and manager
1944 – Gennady Zyuganov, Russian politician
1946 – Candace Pert, American neuroscientist and pharmacologist (d. 2013)
1949 – Fredric Brandt, American dermatologist and author (d. 2015)
1949 – Adrian Gurvitz, English singer-songwriter
1950 – Jaak Joala, Estonian singer (d. 2014)
1951 – Pamela Bellwood, American actress
1951 – Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer and manager (d. 2014)
1952 – Gordon McQueen, Scottish footballer and manager
1952 – Greg Palast, American journalist and author
1953 – Robert Davi, American actor and singer
1954 – Steve Barton, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2001)
1955 – Dick Mol, Dutch paleontologist
1955 – Gedde Watanabe, American actor
1956 – Chris Isaak, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1956 – Patrick Mercer, English colonel and politician
1957 – Philippe Couillard, Canadian surgeon and politician, 31st Premier of Quebec
1958 – Riho Sibul, Estonian singer and guitarist (Ultima Thule and Propeller)
1959 – Mark McKinney, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1960 – Mark Durkan, Irish politician, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland
1961 – Greg LeMond, American cyclist
1961 – Terri Nunn, American singer and actress (Berlin)
1962 – Jerome Kersey, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1963 – Richard Garfield, American game designer, created Magic: The Gathering
1963 – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
1964 – Tommi Mäkinen, Finnish race car driver
1966 – Dany Boon, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1966 – Yūko Minaguchi, Japanese voice actress
1967 – Inha Babakova, Ukrainian high jumper
1967 – Olivier Dahan, French director and screenwriter
1967 – Todd Pletcher, American horse trainer
1968 – Isshin Chiba, Japanese voice actor
1968 – Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
1968 – Shannon Sharpe, American football player and sportscaster
1969 – Carlo Boszhard, Dutch singer and television host
1969 – Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
1969 – Francis Magee, Irish actor
1969 – Geir Moen, Norwegian sprinter
1970 – Paul Thomas Anderson, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1970 – Paul Bitok, Kenyan runner
1970 – Irv Gotti, American record producer, co-founded The Inc. Records
1970 – Sean Hayes, American actor, singer, and producer
1970 – Takeshi Konomi, Japanese illustrator
1970 – Matt Letscher, American actor and playwright
1970 – Adam Ndlovu, Zimbabwean footballer (d. 2012)
1970 – Chris O'Donnell, American actor and producer
1970 – Nick Offerman, American actor and producer
1971 – Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
1972 – Garou, Canadian singer
1972 – Asako Tajimi, Japanese volleyball player
1972 – Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper
1973 – Amen, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lordi)
1973 – Gretchen Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974 – Derek Jeter, American baseball player
1974 – Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer and actress (The 4 Cats)
1974 – Kristofer Steen, Swedish guitarist (Refused and Final Exit)
1974 – Matt Striker, American wrestler, sportscaster, and actor
1975 – Chris Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 – Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Canadian opera singer
1976 – Ed Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player
1976 – Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
1976 – Chad Pennington, American football player and sportscaster
1977 – Mark Jindrak, American wrestler
1977 – Florian Kehrmann, German handball player
1977 – Tite Kubo, Japanese illustrator
1977 – Quincy Lewis, American basketball player
1978 – Maxime Boilard, Canadian canoe racer
1979 – Brandi Burkhardt, American actress and singer
1979 – Ryo Fukuda, Japanese race car driver
1979 – Walter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player
1979 – Ryan Tedder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (OneRepublic)
1980 – Sinik, French rapper
1980 – Hamílton Hênio Ferreira Calheiros, Togolese footballer
1980 – Michael Jackson, English footballer
1980 – Jason Schwartzman, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Phantom Planet)
1980 – Michael Vick, American football player
1981 – Natalya Antyukh, Russian sprinter and hurdler
1981 – Paolo Cannavaro, Italian footballer
1981 – Kanako Kondō, Japanese voice actress
1981 – Damien Sargue, French singer and actor
1981 – Takashi Toritani, Japanese baseball player
1982 – Zuzana Kučová, Slovak tennis player
1983 – Vinícius Rodrigues Almeida, Brazilian footballer
1983 – Toyonoshima Daiki, Japanese sumo wrestler
1983 – Felipe Melo, Brazilian footballer
1983 – Antonio Rosati, Italian footballer
1984 – José Juan Barea, Puerto Rican basketball player
1984 – Yankuba Ceesay, Gambian footballer
1984 – Raymond Felton, American basketball player
1984 – Priscah Jeptoo, Kenyan runner
1984 – Aubrey Plaza, American actress
1984 – Jūlija Tepliha, Latvian figure skater
1984 – Gabrielle Walcott, Trinidadian model, Miss Trinidad & Tobago Universe 2011
1984 – Deron Williams, American basketball player
1985 – Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader, 17th Karmapa Lama
1985 – Arjun Kapoor, Indian actor
1986 – Xisco, Spanish footballer
1986 – Duvier Riascos, Colombian footballer
1987 – Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian race car driver
1987 – Samir Nasri, French footballer
1987 – Hamilton Pereira, Uruguayan footballer
1988 – Rina Nakanishi, Japanese model and singer (AKB48)
1988 – Oliver Stang, German footballer
1988 – Masakazu Tashiro, Japanese footballer
1989 – Lü Huihui, Chinese javelin thrower
1989 – Carlos Lopez, American actor and stuntman (d. 2014)
1990 – Belaynesh Oljira, Ethiopian runner
1990 – Igor Subbotin, Estonian footballer
1991 – Houssem Chemali, French footballer
1991 – Diego Falcinelli, Italian footballer
1992 – Joel Campbell, Costa Rican footballer
1992 – Jennette McCurdy, American actress and singer
1993 – Ariana Grande, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
2005 – Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

Thursday, June 25, 2015

June 25 Birthdays

1242 – Beatrice of England (d. 1275)
1328 – William de Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English commander (d. 1397)
1373 – Joanna II of Naples (d. 1435)
1560 – Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)
1612 – John Albert Vasa, Polish cardinal (d. 1634)
1709 – Francesco Araja, Italian composer (d. 1762)
1715 – Joseph Foullon de Doué, French politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1789)
1755 – Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
1799 – David Douglas, Scottish-English botanist and explorer (d. 1834)
1814 – Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (d. 1896)
1852 – Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (d. 1926)
1858 – Georges Courteline, French author and playwright (d. 1929)
1860 – Gustave Charpentier, French composer (d. 1956)
1863 – Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat (d. 1935)
1864 – Walther Nernst, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1884 – Géza Gyóni, Hungarian poet (d. 1917)
1884 – Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art collector and historian (d. 1979)
1886 – Henry H. Arnold, American general (d. 1950)
1887 – George Abbott, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1887 – Frigyes Karinthy, Hungarian author, poet, and journalist (d. 1938)
1892 – Shirō Ishii, Japanese microbiologist and general (d. 1959)
1894 – Hermann Oberth, Romanian-German physicist and engineer (d. 1989)
1900 – Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (d. 1979)
1900 – Zinaida Aksentyeva, Ukrainian/Soviet astronomer (d. 1969)
1901 – Harold Roe Bartle, American politician, 47th Mayor of Kansas City (d. 1974)
1902 – Prince Chichibu of Japan (d. 1953)
1903 – George Orwell, Indian-American author and critic (d. 1950)
1903 – Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
1905 – Rupert Wildt, German astronomer (d. 1976)
1907 – J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1908 – Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and academic (d. 2000)
1911 – William Howard Stein, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
1912 – William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
1913 – Cyril Fletcher, English actor (d. 2005)
1917 – Nils Karlsson, Swedish skier (d. 2012)
1918 – P. H. Newby, English author (d. 1997)
1921 – Celia Franca, English-Canadian ballerina, founded the National Ballet of Canada (d. 2007)
1922 – Johnny Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)
1923 – Sam Francis, American painter (d. 1994)
1923 – Dorothy Gilman, American author (d. 2012)
1924 – Sidney Lumet, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
1924 – Madan Mohan, Iraqi-Indian composer (d. 1975)
1925 – Clifton Chenier, American singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 1987)
1925 – June Lockhart, American actress
1925 – Robert Venturi, American architect and educator
1926 – Margaret Anstee, English diplomat
1926 – Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (d. 1973)
1926 – Kep Enderby, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (d. 2015)
1927 – Antal Róka, Hungarian runner (d. 1970)
1927 – Newton Russell, American politician (d. 2013)
1927 – Chuck Smith, American pastor, founded the Calvary Chapel (d. 2013)
1927 – Arnold Wolfendale, English astronomer and academic
1928 – Peyo, Belgian author and illustrator, created The Smurfs (d. 1992)
1928 – Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1928 – Michel Brault, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1928 – Bill Russo, American pianist and composer (d. 2003)
1928 – Alex Toth, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1929 – Eric Carle, American author and illustrator
1929 – Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)
1931 – V. P. Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (d. 2008)
1932 – Peter Blake, English painter
1932 – George Sluizer, French-Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1933 – James Meredith, American activist
1933 – Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, designed the Porto School of Architecture
1934 – Jean Geissinger, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1934 – Jack W. Hayford, American minister and author
1934 – Beatriz Sheridan, Mexican actress and director (d. 2006)
1935 – Larry Kramer, American author, playwright, and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis
1935 – Tony Lanfranchi, English race car driver (d. 2004)
1935 – Charles Sheffield, English-American mathematician, physicist, and author (d. 2002)
1936 – B. J. Habibie, Indonesian engineer and politician, 3rd President of Indonesia
1936 – Bert Hölldobler, German biologist and author
1935 – Eddie Floyd, American singer-songwriter (The Falcons)
1937 – Derek Foster, Baron Foster of Bishop Auckland, English politician
1937 – Karin Graßhof, German jurist
1937 – Doreen Wells, English ballerina and actress
1939 – Allen Fox, American tennis player
1940 – Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer
1940 – A. J. Quinnell, English author (d. 2005)
1940 – Clint Warwick, English bass player (The Moody Blues) (d. 2004)
1941 – Denys Arcand, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1941 – Eddie Large, Scottish comedian and actor
1941 – Roy Marsden, English actor
1942 – Patricia Brake, English actress
1942 – Nikiforos Diamandouros, Greek academic and politician
1942 – Willis Reed, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1942 – Michel Tremblay, Canadian author and playwright
1944 – Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1945 – Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and television producer (d. 2013)
1945 – Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter
1945 – Philip Watts, English priest
1946 – Roméo Dallaire, Dutch-Canadian general and politician
1947 – John Hilton, English table tennis player
1947 – John Powell, American discus thrower
1947 – Jimmie Walker, American actor
1949 – Richard Clarke, Irish archbishop
1949 – Patrick Tambay, French race car driver
1950 – Nitza Saul, Israeli-English actress
1950 – Marcello Toninelli, Italian author
1952 – Péter Erdő, Hungarian cardinal
1952 – Tim Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter (Finn Brothers, Crowded House, and Split Enz)
1952 – Martin Gerschwitz, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Iron Butterfly)
1952 – Alan Green, Northern Irish sportscaster
1953 – Olivier Ameisen, French-American cardiologist and educator (d. 2013)
1954 – Mario Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player
1954 – David Paich, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Toto)
1954 – Daryush Shokof, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter
1954 – Sonia Sotomayor, American judge
1956 – Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author
1956 – Frank Paschek, German long jumper
1956 – Boris Trajkovski, Macedonian politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
1957 – Greg Millen, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1959 – Lutz Dombrowski, German long jumper
1959 – Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper
1959 – Efren Reyes, Jr., Filipino actor
1959 – Paris Themmen, American actor
1959 – Bobbie Vaile, Australian astrophysicist (d. 1996)
1960 – Alastair Bruce, English journalist and author
1960 – Craig Johnston, South African-Australian footballer
1960 – Brian Hayward, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1961 – Timur Bekmambetov, Kazakh director, producer, and screenwriter
1961 – Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, director, and producer
1962 – Phill Jupitus, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1963 – Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1963 – John Benjamin Hickey, American actor
1963 – Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author
1963 – George Michael, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1964 – Dell Curry, American basketball player and coach
1964 – Johnny Herbert, English race car driver
1964 – Greg Raymer, American poker player
1964 – Emma Suárez, Spanish actress
1966 – Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American basketball player
1967 – Tanel Tuhal, Estonian architect
1968 – Vaios Karagiannis, Greek footballer and manager
1970 – Ariel Gore, American journalist and author
1970 – Roope Latvala, Finnish guitarist (Children of Bodom, Stone, Sinergy, and Waltari)
1970 – Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete and politician
1970 – Aaron Sele, American baseball player
1971 – Karen Darke, English cyclist and author
1971 – Angela Kinsey, American actress
1971 – Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1971 – Sébastien Levicq, French decathlete
1971 – Jason Lewis, American model and actor
1971 – Michael Tucker, American baseball player
1972 – Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican baseball player and coach
1972 – Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Libyan engineer and politician
1973 – René Corbet, Canadian ice hockey player
1973 – Milan Hnilička, Czech ice hockey player
1973 – Jamie Redknapp, English footballer and coach
1974 – Nisha Ganatra, Canadian director, prouder, and screenwriter
1974 – Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
1974 – Glen Metropolit, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 – Chenoa, Argentinian-Spanish singer
1975 – Kiur Aarma, Estonian journalist and guitarist
1975 – Linda Cardellini, American actress
1975 – Albert Costa, Spanish tennis player
1975 – Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress
1975 – Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player
1975 – Michele Merkin, American model and television host
1976 – José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer
1976 – Carlos Nieto, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1977 – Layla El, English wrestler, model, and dancer
1977 – Lola Ponce, Argentinian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress
1978 – Aramis Ramírez, Dominican-American baseball player
1978 – Luke Scott, American baseball player
1978 – Aftab Shivdasani, Indian actor and producer
1978 – Chakrit Yamnam, Thai actor
1979 – Marko Albert, Estonian triathlete
1979 – Hirooki Goto, Japanese wrestler
1979 – Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer
1979 – Busy Philipps, American actress
1980 – Maja Latinović, Serbian model
1980 – Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress and singer
1981 – Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
1981 – Irina Osipova, Russian basketball player
1981 – Sheridan Smith, English actress, singer, and dancer
1981 – Pooja Umashankar, Sri Lankan-Indian actress
1982 – Rain, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1982 – Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
1983 – Cristian Baroni, Brazilian footballer
1983 – Marc Janko, Austrian footballer
1984 – Lauren Bush, American model and fashion designer
1985 – Karim Matmour, Algerian footballer
1986 – Charlie Davies, American soccer player
1986 – Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer and actress (GAM, Gomattō, 3nin Matsuri, and Def.Diva)
1987 – Brian Canter, American bull rider
1987 – Alissa Czisny, American figure skater
1987 – Takahiro Itō, Japanese actor (d. 2009)
1988 – Jhonas Enroth, Swedish ice hockey player
1988 – Miguel Layún, Mexican footballer
1989 – Zaden Alexander, Portuguese actor
1989 – Rafael Morais, Portuguese actor
1990 – Andi Eigenmann, Filipino actress
1991 – Kyousuke Hamao, Japanese actor and singer
1991 – Shōta Iizuka, Japanese sprinter
1991 – Liisi Rist, Estonian cyclist
1991 – Christa Theret, French actress
1991 – Anna Zaja, German tennis player
1993 – Piero Vergara, Filipino actor