Monday, June 29, 2015

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)

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