Friday, June 12, 2015

June 12 Birthdays

1107 – Emperor Gaozong of Song (d. 1187)
1519 – Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1574)
1561 – Anna of Württemberg, German princess (d. 1616)
1573 – Robert Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Sussex, soldier (d. 1629)
1577 – Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
1711 – Louis Legrand, French Sulpician priest and theologian (d. 1780)
1760 – Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai, French author, playwright, journalist and politician (d. 1797)
1771 – Patrick Gass, American sergeant (d. 1870)
1775 – Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
1777 – Robert Clark, American politician (d. 1837)
1795 – John Marston, American sailor (d. 1885)
1802 – Harriet Martineau, English sociologist and author (d. 1876)
1806 – John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (d. 1869)
1807 – Ante Kuzmanić, Croatian physician and journalist (d. 1879)
1812 – Edmond Hébert, French geologist and academic (d. 1890)
1819 – Charles Kingsley, English priest, historian, and author (d. 1875)
1827 – Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (d. 1901)
1841 – Watson Fothergill, English architect, designed the Woodborough Road Baptist Church (d. 1928)
1843 – Sir David Gill, Scottish astronomer (d. 1914)
1851 – Oliver Lodge, English physicist and academic (d. 1940)
1857 – Maurice Perrault, Canadian architect, civil engineer, and politician (d. 1909)
1858 – Harry Johnston, English botanist and explorer (d. 1927)
1858 – Henry Scott Tuke, English painter and photographer (d. 1929)
1861 – William Attewell, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1927)
1864 – Frank Chapman, American ornithologist (d. 1945)
1877 – Thomas C. Hart, American admiral and politician (d. 1971)
1875 – Sam De Grasse, Canadian-American actor (d. 1953)
1883 – Fernand Gonder, French pole vaulter (d. 1969)
1883 – Robert Lowie, Austrian-born American anthropologist (d. 1957)
1888 – Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)
1890 – Egon Schiele, Austrian painter (d. 1918)
1892 – Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)
1892 – Apostolos Grozos, Greek politician (d. 1981)
1897 – Anthony Eden, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
1899 – Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1899 – Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer (d. 1968)
1902 – Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician, Mayor of Ghent (d. 1973)
1903 – Emmett Hardy, American cornet player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (d. 1925)
1905 – Ray Barbuti, American sprinter and football player (d. 1988)
1906 – Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
1908 – Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian broadcaster (d. 1988)
1908 – Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina (d. 2010)
1908 – Otto Skorzeny, German SS officer (d. 1975)
1910 – Bill Naughton, Irish-English playwright and author (d. 1992)
1912 – Bill Cowley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1993)
1912 – Carl Hovland, American psychologist (d. 1961)
1913 – Jean Victor Allard, Canadian general (d. 1996)
1913 – Desmond Piers, Canadian admiral (d. 2005)
1914 – William Lundigan, American actor (d. 1975)
1914 – Go Seigen, Chinese-Japanese Go player (d. 2014)
1915 – Priscilla Lane, American actress and singer (d. 1995)
1915 – Christopher Mayhew, English soldier and politician (d. 1997)
1915 – David Rockefeller, American banker and businessman
1916 – Irwin Allen, American director and producer (d. 1991)
1916 – Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (d. 2015)
1918 – Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
1918 – Christie Jayaratnam Eliezer, Sri Lankan-Australian mathematician and academic (d. 2001)
1919 – Uta Hagen, German-American actress (d. 2004)
1920 – Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
1920 – Peter Jones, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1920 – Jim Siedow, American actor (d. 2003)
1921 – Luis García Berlanga, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1921 – Christopher Derrick, English author (d. 2007)
1921 – James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and illustrator (d. 2005)
1922 – Margherita Hack, Italian astrophysicist and author (d. 2013)
1923 – Monty Westmore, American make-up artist (d. 2007)
1924 – George H. W. Bush, American lieutenant and politician, 41st President of the United States
1924 – Grete Dollitz, German-American guitarist and radio host (d. 2013)
1925 – Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese psychiatrist, author, and poet (d. 1975)
1928 – Vic Damone, American singer-songwriter and actor
1928 – Petros Molyviatis, Greek politician, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs
1928 – Richard M. Sherman, American composer and songwriter
1929 – Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (d. 1995)
1929 – Anne Frank, German-Dutch author and Holocaust memoirist and victim (d. 1945)
1929 – Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani linguist and scholar
1929 – John McCluskey, Baron McCluskey, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland
1930 – Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
1930 – Jim Nabors, American actor and singer
1930 – Innes Ireland, Scottish race car driver and engineer (d. 1993)
1931 – Trevanian, American author and scholar (d. 2005)
1931 – Rona Jaffe, American author (d. 2005)
1932 – Mimi Coertse, South African soprano
1932 – Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (d. 2002)
1933 – Eddie Adams, American photographer (d. 2004)
1934 – John A. Alonzo, American actor and cinematographer (d. 2001)
1934 – Nicole Berger, French actress (d. 1967)
1934 – Kevin Billington, English director and producer
1935 – Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)
1935 – Paul Kennedy, English judge
1937 – Vladimir Arnold, Russian-French mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
1937 – Klaus Basikow, German footballer and manager
1937 – Antal Festetics, Hungarian-Austrian biologist and zoologist
1938 – Anne Cowdrey, 14th Lady Herries of Terregles, English horse trainer (d. 2014)
1938 – Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor
1938 – Ian Partridge, English tenor
1939 – Frank McCloskey, American sergeant and politician (d. 2003)
1940 – Jacques Brassard, Canadian educator and politician
1941 – Marv Albert, American sportscaster
1941 – Chick Corea, American pianist and composer (Chick Corea Elektric Band, Return to Forever, and Five Peace Band)
1941 – Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician
1942 – Len Barry, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Dovells)
1942 – Bert Sakmann, German physiologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1945 – Pat Jennings, Irish footballer and coach
1946 – Michel Bergeron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1946 – Bobby Gould, English footballer and manager
1946 – Catherine Bréchignac, French physicist
1947 – Ron Freeman, American sprinter
1948 – Hans Binder, Austrian race car driver
1948 – Lyn Collins, American singer (d. 2005)
1948 – Herbert Meyer, German footballer
1949 – Tarak Ben Ammar, Tunisian film producer
1949 – Jens Böhrnsen, German politician, President of Germany
1949 – Ivo Linna, Estonian singer (Apelsin)
1949 – Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player
1950 – Michael Fabricant, English politician
1951 – Brad Delp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Boston RTZ, and Beatlejuice) (d. 2007)
1951 – Hans Niessl, Austrian politician
1951 – Andranik Margaryan, Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
1952 – Spencer Abraham, American politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy
1952 – Oliver Knussen, Scottish composer and conductor
1954 – Neil Oatley, English engineer
1956 – Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1957 – Timothy Busfield, American actor, director, and producer
1957 – Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1958 – Meredith Brooks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958 – Rory Sparrow, American basketball player and manager
1959 – Scott Thompson, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1960 – Mark Calcavecchia, American golfer
1960 – Joe Kopicki, American basketball player
1961 – Julius Kariuki, Kenyan runner
1963 – Philippe Bugalski, French race car driver (d. 2012)
1963 – Warwick Capper, Australian footballer
1963 – Tim DeKay, American actor
1963 – Johnny Hotbody, American wrestler
1963 – T. B. Joshua, Nigerian minister and television host
1963 – Jerry Lynn, American wrestler
1963 – Patrice Martinez, American actress
1964 – Derek Higgins, Irish race car driver
1964 – Kent Jones, American journalist
1964 – Paula Marshall, American actress
1965 – Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter and pianist (Psí vojáci) (d. 2013)
1965 – Gwen Torrence, American sprinter
1965 – Cathy Tyson, English actress
1965 – Vicky Vette, Norwegian-American porn actress and model
1967 – Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director, and screenwriter
1967 – Aivar Kuusmaa, Estonian basketball player and coach
1967 – Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
1968 – Scott Aldred, American baseball player and coach
1968 – Manuel Blanc, French actor
1968 – Htay Kywe, Burmese activist
1968 – Bobby Sheehan, American bass player and songwriter (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
1969 – Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Bikini) (d. 2007)
1969 – Héctor Garza, Mexican wrestler (d. 2013)
1969 – Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
1969 – Heinz-Christian Strache, Austrian politician
1970 – Rick Hoffman, American actor
1971 – Arman Alizad, Iranian-Finnish tailor and television host
1971 – Mark Henry, American weightlifter and wrestler
1971 – Ryan Klesko, American baseball player
1971 – Jérôme Romain, Dominican-French triple jumper
1972 – Bounty Killer, Jamaican rapper and DJ (The Alliance)
1972 – Finesse Mitchell, American actor
1973 – Jason Caffey, American basketball player and coach
1973 – Jennifer Jo Cobb, American race car driver
1973 – Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer
1973 – Mitsuki Saiga, Japanese voice actress
1973 – Darryl White, Australian footballer
1974 – Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
1974 – Jason Mewes, American actor and producer
1974 – Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
1975 – Bryan Alvarez, American wrestler and publisher
1975 – Michael Muhney, American actor
1975 – Stephanie Szostak, French-American actress
1976 – Antawn Jamison, American basketball player
1976 – Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
1977 – Richard Ayoade, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1977 – Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 – Lewis Moody, English rugby player
1978 – Yumiko Shaku, Japanese actress and model
1979 – Robyn, Swedish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1979 – Dallas Clark, American football player
1979 – Martine Dugrenier, Canadian wrestler
1979 – Diego Milito, Argentinian footballer
1979 – Earl Watson, American basketball player
1980 – Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby player
1980 – Jason Dent, American mixed martial artist
1980 – Larry Foote, American football player
1980 – Ifet Taljević, German footballer
1981 – Raitis Grafs, Latvian basketball player
1981 – Paul Hasleby, Australian footballer
1981 – Jeremy Howard, American actor
1981 – Adriana Lima, Brazilian model and actress
1981 – Nora Tschirner, German actress
1982 – Ben Blackwell, American drummer (The Dirtbombs)
1982 – Diem Brown, American journalist and activist (d. 2014)
1982 – Jason David, American football player
1982 – Loïc Duval, French race car driver
1982 – Marko Popović, Croatian basketball player
1982 – Samantha Tolj, Australian actress
1983 – Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
1983 – Andy Ologun, Nigerian boxer and actor
1983 – Alexander Pipa, German rugby player
1983 – Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
1984 – James Kwalia, Kenyan-Qatari runner
1984 – Andrea Servi, Italian footballer (d. 2013)
1985 – Colin Doyle, Irish footballer
1985 – Dave Franco, American actor
1985 – Blake Ross, American software developer, co-created Mozilla Firefox
1985 – Sam Thaiday, Australian rugby player
1985 – Kendra Wilkinson, American model, actress, and author
1985 – Chris Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1986 – Carla Abellana, Filipino actress
1986 – Erik Ainge, American football player
1986 – Mario Casas, Spanish actor
1986 – Stanislava Komarova, Russian swimmer
1986 – Sergio Rodríguez, Spanish basketball player
1986 – Benjamin Schmideg, Australian actor
1987 – Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player
1987 – Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer
1987 – Abbey Lee Kershaw, Australian model
1987 – Kristjan Rand, Estonian ice dancer
1988 – Artūrs Bērziņš, Latvian basketball player
1988 – Eren Derdiyok, Swiss footballer
1988 – Mauricio Isla, Chilean footballer
1988 – Dave Melillo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Anarbor and Cute Is What We Aim For)
1988 – Dakota Morton, Canadian actor and radio host
1989 – Emma Eliasson, Swedish ice hockey player
1989 – Ibrahim Jeilan, Ethiopian runner
1989 – Krista K, Filipino-American model, actress, and singer
1990 – KevJumba, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1990 – Kevin López, Spanish runner
1990 – David Worrall, English footballer
1991 – Avisail García, Venezuelan baseball player
1991 – James Rodriguez, Colombian soccer player
1992 – Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian footballer
1993 – Junrey Balawing, Filipino dwarf
1996 – Anna Margaret, American actress and singer
2001 – John Bigelow IV, Filipino-American golfer
2005 – Ryzza Mae Dizon, Filipino actress

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