Saturday, June 20, 2015

June 20 Birthdays

1005 – Ali az-Zahir, Egyptian caliph (d. 1036)
1389 – John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, English politician (d. 1435)
1469 – Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Italian husband of Isabella of Naples (d. 1494)
1485 – Astorre III Manfredi, Italian lord (d. 1502)
1566 – Sigismund III Vasa, Polish king (d. 1632)
1583 – Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (d. 1652)
1634 – Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (d. 1675)
1642 – George Hickes, English scholar (d. 1715)
1647 – John George III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1691)
1699 – William Gustav of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1737)
1717 – Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
1723 – Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1816)
1733 – Betty Washington Lewis, American sister of George Washington (d. 1797)
1737 – Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese shogun (d. 1786)
1754 – Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1832)
1756 – Joseph Martin Kraus, Swedish composer (d. 1792)
1761 – Jacob Hübner, German entomologist and author (d. 1826)
1763 – Wolfe Tone, Irish general (d. 1798)
1770 – Moses Waddel, American minister and academic (d. 1840)
1771 – Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright (d. 1820)
1771 – Hermann von Boyen, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1848)
1777 – Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Canadian bishop (d. 1840)
1778 – Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac, French politician, 7th Prime Minister of France (d. 1832)
1786 – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet and author (d. 1859)
1796 – Luigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso, Italian cardinal (d. 1878)
1808 – Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1888)
1809 – Isaak August Dorner, German theologian (d. 1884)
1813 – Joseph Autran, French poet (d. 1877)
1819 – Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (d. 1880)
1855 – Richard Lodge, English historian and academic (d. 1936)
1858 – Charles W. Chesnutt, American lawyer and author (d. 1932)
1860 – Alexander Winton, Scottish automobile designer and racer (d. 1932)
1860 – Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
1861 – Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
1862 – Marco Praga, Italian playwright (d. 1929)
1865 – George Redmayne Murray, English physician (d. 1939)
1869 – Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded the Kirloskar Group (d. 1956)
1870 – Georges Dufrénoy, French painter (d. 1943)
1872 – George Carpenter, American 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
1875 – Reginald Punnett, English geneticist, statistician, and academic (d. 1967)
1876 – Romuald Joubé, French actor (d. 1949)
1882 – Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (d. 1937)
1884 – Mary R. Calvert, American astronomer (d. 1974)
1884 – Johannes Heinrich Schultz, German psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1970)
1885 – Andrzej Gawroński, Polish linguist and academic (d. 1927)
1887 – Kurt Schwitters, German painter and illustrator (d. 1948)
1889 – John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
1891 – Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Italian soprano (d. 1951)
1891 – John A. Costello, Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1976)
1893 – Wilhelm Zaisser, German politician (d. 1958)
1894 – Lloyd Hall, American chemist (d. 1971)
1896 – Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1982)
1897 – Elisabeth Hauptmann, German author (d. 1973)
1899 – Jean Moulin, French resistance leader (d. 1943)
1903 – Sam Rabin, English wrestler, sculptor, and singer (d. 1991)
1905 – Lillian Hellman, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1906 – Bob King, American high jumper (d. 1965)
1907 – Jimmy Driftwood, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (d. 1998)
1908 – Billy Werber, American baseball player (d. 2009)
1909 – Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1959)
1910 – Josephine Johnson, American author and poet (d. 1990)
1911 – Gail Patrick, American actress and singer (d. 1980)
1912 – Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
1912 – Jack Torrance, American shot putter and football player (d. 1969)
1914 – Zelda, Israeli poet and educator (d. 1984)
1914 – Gordon Juckes, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1994)
1915 – Dick Reynolds, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2002)
1915 – Terence Young, Chinese-English director and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1916 – Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Canadian politician, 21st Premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
1916 – Johnny Morris, Welsh-English television host (d. 1999)
1917 – Helena Rasiowa, Polish mathematician (d. 1994)
1917 – Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (d. 2006)
1918 – George Lynch, American race car driver (d. 1997)
1918 – Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian-American author (d. 2011)
1920 – Danny Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (d. 1954)
1920 – Thomas Jefferson, American trumpet player
1921 – Byron Farwell, American historian and author (d. 1999)
1923 – Peter Gay, German-American historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)
1923 – Jerzy Nowak, Polish actor (d. 2013)
1923 – Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Danish actor (d. 1998)
1924 – Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)
1924 – Fritz Koenig, German sculptor, designed The Sphere
1925 – Doris Hart, American tennis player (d. 2015)
1925 – Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1971)
1926 – Rehavam Ze'evi, Israeli general and politician (d. 2001)
1927 – Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist (d. 2014)
1927 – Bernard Cahier, French photo-journalist and racing driver (d. 2008)
1928 – Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1964)
1928 – Martin Landau, American actor and producer
1928 – Jean-Marie Le Pen, French intelligence officer and politician
1928 – Asrat Woldeyes, Ethiopian surgeon and educator (d. 1999)
1929 – Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1929 – Anne Weale, English journalist and author (d. 2007)
1930 – Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish sculptor
1930 – Paul Pender, American boxer (d. 2003)
1930 – John Waine, English bishop
1931 – Olympia Dukakis, American actress
1931 – James Tolkan, American actor
1932 – Robert Rozhdestvensky, Russian poet (d. 1994)
1933 – Danny Aiello, American actor
1933 – Claire Tomalin, English journalist and author
1934 – Wendy Craig, English actress and screenwriter
1934 – Rossana Podestà, Libyan-Italian actress (d. 2013)
1934 – Yuri Vizbor, Russian poet and actor (d. 1984)
1935 – Len Dawson, American football player and sportscaster
1935 – Neal Knox, American activist and author (d. 2005)
1935 – Armando Picchi, Italian footballer and coach (d. 1971)
1936 – Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2002)
1936 – Enn Vetemaa, Estonian author and screenwriter
1937 – Stafford Dean, English actor and singer
1937 – Jerry Keller, American singer-songwriter
1938 – Joan Kirner, Australian educator and politician, 42nd Premier of Victoria (d. 2015)
1938 – Mickie Most, English singer and producer (d. 2003)
1939 – Michael Buckley, English civil servant
1939 – Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)
1939 – Budge Rogers, English rugby player
1940 – Eugen Drewermann, German priest and theologian
1940 – John Mahoney, English-American actor
1941 – Stephen Frears, English actor, director, and producer
1941 – Dieter Mann, German actor
1941 – Ulf Merbold, German physicist and astronaut
1942 – Andrew Graham, English economist and academic
1942 – Richard I. Neal, American general
1942 – Neil Trudinger, Australian mathematician and theorist
1942 – Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Beach Boys)
1944 – Cheryl Holdridge, American actress (d. 2009)
1944 – John McCook, American actor
1944 – David Roper, English actor
1945 – Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist
1946 – Tony Aitken, English actor
1946 – Xanana Gusmão, Timorese politician, 1st President of East Timor
1946 – Nigel Kalton, English-American mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
1946 – David Kazhdan, Israeli mathematician
1946 – Bob Vila, American television host
1946 – Lars Vilks, Swedish sculptor
1946 – Joseph Waeckerle, American physician
1946 – André Watts, American pianist and educator
1947 – Dolores "LaLa" Brooks, American-English singer-songwriter (The Crystals)
1947 – Candy Clark, American actress
1947 – Josef Clemens, German bishop
1947 – Ivo Milazzo, Italian illustrator
1948 – Cirilo Flores, American bishop (d. 2014)
1948 – Ludwig Scotty, Nauruan politician, 10th President of Nauru
1949 – Alan Longmuir, Scottish bass player and actor (Bay City Rollers)
1949 – Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
1950 – Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi politician, 76th Prime Minister of Iraq
1951 – Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
1951 – Sheila McLean, Scottish scholar and academic
1951 – Paul Muldoon, Irish poet and academic
1951 – Bill Simon, American businessman and politician
1952 – John Goodman, American actor and singer
1952 – Gordon Marshall, English sociologist and academic
1952 – Vikram Seth, Indian author and poet
1953 – Robert Crais, American author
1953 – Ulrich Mühe, German actor (d. 2007)
1953 – Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player
1953 – Willy Rampf, German engineer
1954 – Allan Lamb, South African-English cricketer
1954 – Miles O'Keeffe, American actor
1954 – Ilan Ramon, Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
1955 – E. Lynn Harris, American author (d. 2009)
1956 – Simon Bryant, English air marshal
1956 – Peter Reid, English footballer and manager
1957 – Koko B. Ware, American wrestler
1958 – Ron Hornaday, Jr., American race car driver
1958 – Chuck Wagner, American actor
1959 – Louise Bessette, Canadian pianist
1960 – Philip M. Parker, American economist
1960 – John Taylor, English singer-songwriter, bass player, producer and actor (Duran Duran, The Power Station, and Neurotic Outsiders)
1962 – Alex Di Gregorio, Italian cartoonist
1963 – Kirk Baptiste, American sprinter
1964 – Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
1964 – Silke Möller, German runner
1967 – Nicole Kidman, Australian-American actress, singer, and producer
1967 – Dan Tyminski, American singer-songwriter
1968 – Robert Rodriguez, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1969 – Paulo Bento, Portuguese footballer and manager
1969 – Misha Verbitsky, Russian mathematician and academic
1969 – MaliVai Washington, American tennis player
1970 – Jason Robert Brown, American composer and playwright
1970 – Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
1970 – Andrea Nahles, German politician
1971 – Josh Kronfeld, New Zealand rugby player
1971 – Josh Lucas, American actor and producer
1971 – Rodney Rogers, American basketball player and coach
1972 – Alexis Alexoudis, Greek footballer
1972 – Paul Bako, American baseball player
1972 – Juan Castro, Mexican baseball player
1972 – Yuval Semo, Israeli actor
1973 – Maria Filippov, Bulgarian ice skater
1974 – Tuta, Brazilian footballer
1974 – Attila Czene, Hungarian swimmer
1974 – Lenin M. Sivam, Sri Lankan-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1975 – Daniel Zítka, Czech footballer
1976 – Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
1976 – Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
1976 – Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player
1977 – Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
1977 – Nerijus Vasiliauskas, Lithuanian footballer
1978 – LaVar Arrington, American football player and sportscaster
1978 – Quinton Jackson, American mixed martial artist and actor
1978 – Frank Lampard, English footballer
1978 – Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer
1978 – Bobby Seay, American baseball player
1979 – Charlotte Hatherley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ash, Nightnurse, and Client)
1979 – Charles Howell III, American golfer
1979 – Cael Sanderson, American wrestler and coach
1980 – Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby player
1980 – Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
1980 – Fabian Wegmann, German cyclist
1981 – Angerfist, Dutch DJ and producer
1981 – Ardian Gashi, Albanian-Norwegian footballer
1981 – Brede Hangeland, Norwegian footballer
1981 – Maricar Reyes, Filipino actress
1982 – Yas, Iranian Rapper
1982 – Aleksei Berezutski, Russian footballer
1982 – Vasili Berezutski, Russian footballer
1982 – George Forsyth, Peruvian footballer
1982 – April Ross, American volleyball player
1983 – Josh Childress, American basketball player
1983 – Cherrie Ying, Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress
1984 – Hassan Adams, American basketball player
1984 – Neetu Chandra, Indian actress
1984 – Dennis Malura, German footballer
1985 – Matt Flynn, American football player
1985 – Kai Hesse, German footballer
1985 – Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer
1985 – Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player
1985 – Halil Savran, German footballer
1985 – Camille Prats, Filipino actress
1986 – Dreama Walker, American actress
1987 – Carsten Ball, Australian tennis player
1987 – Asmir Begovic, Bosnian footballer
1987 – Joseph Ebuya, Kenyan runner
1989 – Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor
1989 – Javier Pastore, Argentinian footballer
1989 – Terrelle Pryor, American football player
1990 – DeQuan Jones, American basketball player
1991 – Rick ten Voorde, Dutch footballer
1995 – Carol Zhao, Canadian tennis player
1996 – Sam Bennett, Canadian ice hockey player
1996 – Michael Dal Colle, Canadian ice hockey player
1999 – Yui Mizuno, Japanese singer and model (Sakura Gakuin and Babymetal)

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