Monday, June 15, 2015

June 15 Birthdays

1330 – Edward, the Black Prince of England (d. 1376)
1479 – Lisa del Giocondo, Italian model, subject of the Mona Lisa (d. 1542)
1519 – Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1536)
1542 – Richard Grenville, English captain and explorer (d. 1591)
1594 – Nicolas Poussin, French painter (d. 1665)
1615 – Thomas Randolph, English poet and dramatist (d. 1635)
1623 – Cornelis de Witt, Dutch politician (d. 1672)
1624 – Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (d. 1704)
1640 – Bernard Lamy, French mathematician and theologian (d. 1715)
1749 – Georg Joseph Vogler, German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1814)
1754 – Juan José Elhuyar, Spanish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1796)
1755 – Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist and entomologist (d. 1809)
1763 – Franz Danzi, German cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1826)
1763 – Kobayashi Issa, Japanese priest and poet (d. 1827)
1765 – Martin Baum, American businessman and politician (d. 1831)
1765 – Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1831)
1767 – Rachel Jackson, American wife of Andrew Jackson (d. 1828)
1777 – David Daniel Davis, Welsh physician (d. 1841)
1789 – Josiah Henson, American minister, author, and activist (d. 1883)
1792 – Thomas Mitchell, Scottish-Australian colonel and explorer (d. 1855)
1801 – Benjamin Wright Raymond, American politician, 3rd Mayor of Chicago (d. 1883)
1805 – William B. Ogden, American politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (d. 1877)
1809 – François-Xavier Garneau, Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)
1835 – Adah Isaacs Menken, American actress, painter and poet (d. 1868)
1843 – Edvard Grieg, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1907)
1848 – Gheevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala, Indian bishop and saint (d. 1902)
1872 – Thomas William Burgess, English swimmer (d. 1950)
1875 – Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-Canadian skier (d. 1987)
1876 – Margaret Abbott, Indian-American golfer (d. 1955)
1882 – Ion Antonescu, Romanian field marshal and politician (d. 1946)
1884 – Harry Langdon, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1944)
1888 – Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet (d. 1921)
1890 – Georg Wüst, German oceanographer (d. 1977)
1894 – Robert Russell Bennett, American composer (d. 1981)
1894 – Nikolai Chebotaryov, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1947)
1898 – Hubertus Strughold, German-born physiologist and prominent medical researcher (d. 1986)
1900 – Gotthard Günther, German philosopher and academic (d. 1984)
1900 – Otto Luening, German-American composer and conductor (d. 1996)
1901 – Elmar Lohk, Russian-Estonian architect (d. 1963)
1902 – Erik Erikson, German-American psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1994)
1906 – Gordon Welchman, English-American mathematician and author (d. 1985)
1906 – Léon Degrelle, Belgian SS officer (d. 1994)
1907 – James Robertson Justice, English actor (d. 1975)
1908 – Sam Giancana, American mobster (d. 1975)
1909 – Elena Nikolaidi, Greek-American soprano (d. 2002)
1910 – David Rose, English-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
1911 – Wilbert Awdry, English author, co-created Thomas the Tank Engine (d. 1997)
1914 – Yuri Andropov, Russian politician (d. 1984)
1914 – Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (d. 1999)
1914 – Hilda Terry, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
1915 – Thomas Huckle Weller, American biologist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1916 – Olga Erteszek, Polish-American fashion designer (d. 1989)
1916 – Horacio Salgán, Argentinian pianist, composer, and orchestra leader
1916 – Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
1917 – John Fenn, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
1917 – Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1917 – Lash LaRue, American actor (d. 1996)
1918 – Zhang Ruifang, Chinese actress (d. 2012)
1920 – Alla Kazanskaya, Russian actress (d. 2008)
1920 – Sam Sniderman, Canadian businessman, founded Sam the Record Man (d. 2012)
1920 – Alberto Sordi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1921 – Erroll Garner, American pianist and composer (d. 1977)
1922 – Jaki Byard, American pianist and composer (d. 1999)
1922 – Ronald King Murray, Lord Murray, Scottish judge and politician
1922 – John Veale, English composer (d. 2006)
1923 – Erland Josephson, Swedish actor and director (d. 2012)
1923 – Ninian Stephen, English-Australian lieutenant, judge, and politician, 20th Governor-General of Australia
1924 – Ezer Weizman, Israeli general and politician, 7th President of Israel (d. 2005)
1925 – Ross Andru, American illustrator (d. 1993)
1925 – Richard Baker, English journalist and author
1926 – Shigeru Kayano, Japanese activist (d. 2006)
1926 – Mac McGarry, American game show host (d. 2013)
1927 – Ibn-e-Insha, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (d. 1978)
1927 – Ottó Foky, Hungarian animator (d. 2012)
1927 – Hugo Pratt, Italian author and illustrator (d. 1995)
1930 – John Fretwell, English diplomat, British Ambassador to France
1930 – Victor Lundin, American actor and singer (d. 2013)
1930 – Miguel Méndez, American author (d. 2013)
1930 – Marcel Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
1931 – Joseph Gilbert, English air marshal
1932 – David Alliance, Baron Alliance, Iranian-English businessman and politician
1932 – Mario Cuomo, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New York (d. 2015)
1932 – Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Indian singer (d. 2013)
1932 – Bernie Faloney, American-Canadian football player (d. 1999)
1933 – Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1933 – Mark Jones, English footballer (d. 1958)
1933 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Iranian politician, 2nd President of Iran (d. 1981)
1934 – Mikel Laboa, Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
1935 – John Perry, English bishop
1936 – Claude Brasseur, French actor
1936 – William Levada, American cardinal
1937 – Pierre Billon, Canadian author
1937 – Anna Hazare, Indian activist
1937 – Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Highwaymen) (d. 2002)
1938 – Billy Williams, American baseball player and coach
1939 – Ward Connerly, American activist and businessman, founded the American Civil Rights Institute
1941 – Neal Adams, American illustrator
1941 – Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1994)
1942 – Ian Greenberg, Canadian broadcaster, founded Astral Media
1942 – John E. McLaughlin, American diplomat
1942 – Peter Norman, Australian sprinter (d. 2006)
1943 – Johnny Hallyday, French singer and actor
1943 – Xaviera Hollander, Dutch madam and author
1943 – Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Danish politician, 38th Prime Minister of Denmark
1943 – Lee Shallat-Chemel, American director and producer
1943 – Larry Whitty, Baron Whitty, English politician
1944 – Robert D. Keppel, American police officer and detective
1945 – Nicola Pagett, British actress
1945 – Miriam Defensor Santiago, Filipino judge and politician
1945 – Robert Sarah, Guinean cardinal
1945 – Lawrence Wilkerson, American colonel
1946 – Brigitte Fossey, French actress
1946 – Noddy Holder, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Slade)
1946 – John Horner, American paleontologist
1946 – Demis Roussos, Egyptian-Greek singer-songwriter and bass player (Aphrodite's Child) (d. 2015)
1947 – John Hoagland, American photographer
1948 – Mike Holmgren, American football player and coach
1948 – Alan Huckle, English politician and diplomat, Governor of Anguilla
1948 – Henry McLeish, Scottish footballer, academic, and politician, 2nd First Minister of Scotland
1949 – Dusty Baker, American baseball player and manager
1949 – Simon Callow, English actor and director
1949 – Russell Hitchcock, Australian singer-songwriter (Air Supply)
1949 – Jim Varney, American actor (d. 2000)
1950 – Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Ghanaian nurse and politician
1950 – Lakshmi Mittal, Indian-English businessman
1951 – Vance A. Larson, American painter (d. 2000)
1951 – John Redwood, English politician, Secretary of State for Wales
1951 – Steve Walsh, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Kansas and Streets)
1952 – Dirceu, Brazilian footballer (d. 1995)
1952 – Satya Pal Jain, Indian politician
1953 – Vilma Bardauskienė, Lithuanian long jumper
1953 – Eje Elgh, Swedish race car driver
1953 – Xi Jinping, Chinese engineer and politician, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
1953 – Raphael Wallfisch, English cellist and educator
1954 – Jim Belushi, American actor and singer
1954 – Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan humanitarian
1954 – Zdeňka Šilhavá, Czech discus thrower
1954 – Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (d. 1996)
1955 – Polly Draper, American actress, producer, screenwriter and political fundraiser
1955 – Julie Hagerty, American model and actress
1956 – Ava Cadell, Hungarian-American actress and therapist
1956 – Robin Curtis, American actress
1956 – Yevgeny Kiselyov, Russian journalist
1956 – Lance Parrish, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1957 – Brad Gillis, American guitarist (Night Ranger and Rubicon)
1957 – Stephen Lloyd, British politician
1957 – Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
1957 – Peeter Pere, Estonian architect
1958 – Wade Boggs, American baseball player
1958 – Riccardo Paletti, Italian race car driver (d. 1982)
1959 – Alan Brazil, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1959 – Eileen Davidson, American actress
1959 – Vicki Genfan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960 – Michèle Laroque, French actress
1960 – Marieke van Doorn, Dutch field hockey player
1961 – Brad Armstrong, American wrestler (d. 2012)
1961 – Laurent Cantet, French director and screenwriter
1961 – Kai Eckhardt, German-American bass player and songwriter (Garaj Mahal and Vital Information)
1961 – Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese singer and actress
1961 – Dave McAuley, Irish boxer
1961 – Scott Norton, American wrestler
1962 – Chris Morris, English actor, director, and producer
1962 – Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano
1963 – Marina Azyabina, Russian hurdler
1963 – Mario Gosselin, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1963 – Helen Hunt, American actress, director, and producer
1963 – Igor Paklin, Kyrgyzstani high jumper
1963 – Blanca Portillo, Spanish actress
1963 – Tom Taaffe, Irish horse trainer
1964 – Valeri Bukrejev, Estonian pole vaulter
1964 – Courteney Cox, American actress, director, and producer
1964 – Michael Laudrup, Danish footballer and manager
1965 – Annelies Bredael, Belgian rower
1965 – Karim Massimov, Kazakhstani politician, 7th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
1965 – Adam Smith, American lawyer and politician
1967 – Yūji Ueda, Japanese voice actor and singer
1968 – Oh Dal-su, South Korean actor
1968 – Károly Güttler, Hungarian swimmer
1969 – Jesse Bélanger, Canadian ice hockey player
1969 – Ice Cube, American rapper, producer, and actor
1969 – Nasos Galakteros, Greek basketball player
1969 – Oliver Kahn, German footballer and sportscaster
1969 – Jeff Neal, American drummer (Boston)
1969 – Maurice Odumbe, Kenyan cricketer
1969 – Cédric Pioline, French tennis player
1970 – Christian Bauman, American author
1970 – Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano
1970 – Leah Remini, American actress
1970 – Žan Tabak, Croatian basketball player and coach
1971 – Edwin Brienen, Dutch-German actor, director, and producer
1971 – Jake Busey, American actor, singer, and producer
1971 – Isménia do Frederico, Cape Verdean sprinter
1971 – Christos Myriounis, Greek basketball player
1971 – Bif Naked, Indian-Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and poet
1972 – Chloe Dao, American fashion designer
1972 – Marcus Hahnemann, American soccer player
1972 – Justin Leonard, American golfer
1972 – Andy Pettitte, American baseball player
1972 – Hank von Helvete, Norwegian singer and guitarist (Turbonegro and Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult)
1973 – Tore André Flo, Norwegian footballer and coach
1973 – Neil Patrick Harris, American actor, singer, and director
1973 – Pia Miranda, Australian actress
1973 – Greg Vaughan, American actor
1974 – Chakri, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1976 – Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Snow Patrol, Listen... Tanks!, Tired Pony, and The Reindeer Section)
1976 – Jiří Ryba, Czech decathlete
1977 – Michael Doleac, American basketball player
1977 – Nina Liu, Australian actress
1977 – Mario Vazquez, American singer
1978 – Wilfred Bouma, Dutch footballer
1978 – Zach Day, American baseball player
1979 – Yulia Nestsiarenka, Belarusian sprinter
1979 – Christian Rahn, German footballer
1979 – Charles Zwolsman, Jr., Dutch race car driver
1980 – Mary Carey, American porn actress and director
1980 – Almudena Cid Tostado, Spanish gymnast
1980 – Cara Zavaleta, American model and actress
1981 – John Paintsil, Ghanaian footballer
1981 – Jeremy Reed, American baseball player
1981 – Jordi Vilasuso, American actor
1982 – Katie Chapman, English footballer
1982 – Mike Delany, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1982 – Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
1983 – Derek Anderson, American football player
1983 – Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist
1983 – Laura Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983 – Josh McGuire, Canadian fencer
1984 – Luke Hodge, Australian rules footballer
1984 – Eva Hrdinová, Czech tennis player
1984 – Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
1984 – Mauro Rizzo, Italian footballer
1984 – Edison Toloza, Colombian footballer
1985 – Nadine Coyle, Irish singer-songwriter and actress (Girls Aloud and Six)
1986 – Stjepan Hauser, Croatian cellist (2Cellos)
1987 – Ani Mijačika, Croatian tennis player
1987 – Rohullah Nikpai, Afghan martial artist
1988 – Barakat Al-Harthi, Omani sprinter
1988 – Miku Ishida, Japanese singer and actress
1989 – Víctor Cabedo, Spanish cyclist (d. 2012)
1990 – Miwa, Japanese singer-songwriter
1991 – Kristina Bannikova, Estonian footballer
1992 – Dafne Schippers, Dutch heptathlete and sprinter
1993 – Kanna Arihara, Japanese singer (Cute)
1993 – Jacopo Galimberti, Italian footballer
1994 – Rina Hidaka, Japanese voice actress
1995 – Tucker West, American luge athlete

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