Famous Birthdays for 22nd June 2024

1869 – Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch army officer and Anti-Revolution Party (ARP) politician (Prime Minister, 1925-26 and 1933-39), born in Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands (d. 1944)
1871 – William McDougall, English psychologist and polymath, born in Tonge, Middleton (d. 1938)
1887 – Julian S. Huxley, English biologist/philosopher, Darwin’s Bulldog, born in London, England (d. 1975)
1906 – (Samuel) Billy Wilder, Austrian-American filmmaker (Stalag 17: Some Like It Hot; The Lost Weekend; The Apartment), born in Sucha, Austria-Hungary (now Sucha Beskidzka, Poland) (d. 2002)
1912 – Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, born in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (d. 1945)
1936 – Ferran Olivella, Spanish soccer defender (18 caps Spain, 2 Catalonia; FC Barcelona 214 games), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2023)
1940 – Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
1952 – Graham Greene, First Nations actor (Dances with Wolves), born in Ohsweken, Six Nations Reserve, Ontario
1958 – Ruby Turner, Jamacaian-British rock singer (“No Where to Run”), born in Montego Bay, Jamaica
1961 – Jimmy Somerville, Scottish rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Bronski Beat; Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland

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Famous Birthdays for 21st June 2024

1759 – Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1817)
1868 – Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist, born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England (d. 1946)
1894 – Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer, born in England (d. 1968)
1914 – Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
1926 – Conrad Hall, Tahitian-American cinematographer, born in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (d. 2003)
1926 – Louis Ottens, Dutch engineer, developed the audio cassette tape, and worked on the compact disc, born in Bellingwolde, Netherlands (d. 2021)
1948 – Tim Wood, American figure skater (World C’ship gold singles 1969, 70; Olympic silver 1968), born in Highland Park, Michigan
1955 – Leigh McCloskey, American actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
1961 – Joko Widodo, Indonesian politician (President of Indonesia 2014-), born in Surakarta, Indonesia
1974 – Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver (V8 Supercar Champion), born in Melbourne, Australia

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Famous Birthdays for 20th June 2024

1674 – Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
1717 – Jacques Saly, French sculptor, born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1776)
1824 – George Edmund Street, English architect, born in Woodford, London (d. 1881)
1890 – Cum Posey, American Baseball HOF executive (owner NgL Homestead Grays; 9 x consecutive NL pennants 1937–45); and Basketball HOF guard (5 x Coloured World C’ships), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)
1896 – Wilfred Pelletier, Canadian conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1982)
1928 – Martin Landau, American actor (Ed Wood; North By Northwest; Mission Impossible; Space 1999), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
1948 – Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers – “Saturday Night”), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
1967 – Joey Cathcart, American rock guitarist (Nelson – “Love and Affection”), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
1968 – Robert Rodriguez, American director (El Mariachi, Sin City, Grindhouse), born in San Antonio, Texas
1981 – Ardian Gashi, Kosovar soccer midfielder (14 caps Norway, 2 Kosovar; Vålerenga IF, Helsingborg IF 124 games), born in Đakovica, Kosovar

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Famous Birthdays for 19th June 2024

1606 – James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman, born in Hamilton Palace, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1649)
1613 – Christiaan de Placker, Flemish poet and composer, born in Poperinge, County of Flanders, Spanish Netherlands (now Belgium) (d. 1691)
1741 – Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver and art collector, born in Amsterdam (d. 1816)
1861 – José Rizal, Filipino nationalist and novelist (‘Noli Me Tángere’, ‘El Filibusterismo’), born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)
1909 – Edwin Gerschefski, American pianist, composer and teacher (Saugauck Suite), born in Meriden, Connecticut (d. 1992)
1925 – Alfred Nzo, South African General Secretary of the ANC (1969-91), born in Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2000)
1929 – Thelma Barlow (née Pigott), British actress (Coronation Street, 1971-97 – “Mavis”; Dinnerladies), and garden book writer, born in Middlesbrough, England
1932 – Marisa Pavan, Italian actress (Solomon and Sheba; The Rose Tattoo), born in Cagliari, Sardinia
1942 – Neil Chalmers, director (National History Museum, London)
1983 – Macklemore [Benjamin Hammond Haggerty], American rapper and singer-songwriter (“Thrift Shop”; “Can’t Hold Us”), born in Seattle, Washington

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Famous Birthdays for 18th June 2024

1466 – Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer, born in Fossombrone, Italy (d. 1539)
1858 – Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1931)
1895 – Manuela Fernández-Fojaco, Spanish supercentenarian (d. 2009)
1917 – Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, Azerbaijani composer, born in Nukha, Azerbaijan (d. 2002)
1927 – (Clarence) “Bud” Brown, Jr, American politician (US Representative from Ohio, 1965-83), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2022)
1928 – David T. Lykken, American behavioral geneticist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2006)
1928 – Michael Blakemore, Australian Tony Award-winning theater director (Copenhagen; Kiss Me Kate), actor, and screenwriter, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2023)
1932 – Carl Tacy, American college basketball coach (Wake Forest University 1972-85; 222-149 record), born in Huttonsville, West Virginia (d. 2020)
1975 – Jeff Saturday, American football center (6 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 2005, 07; Super Bowl 2006; Indianapolis Colts) and sports analyst (ESPN), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1981 – Teresa Cormack, New Zealand child murder victim (d. 1987)

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Famous Birthdays for 17th June 2024

1871 – James Weldon Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, lyricist (“Lift Every Voice And Sing”), civil rights activist, and leader of the NAACP, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)
1881 – Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1906–08), born in Hanover, Ontario (d. 1955)
1920 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (US Representative 1960-1971), born in The Bronx, NYC, New York (d. 1981)
1926 – Alan Walters, British political economist (Chief Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher), born in Leicester, England (d. 2009)
1927 – Lucio Fulci, Italian director “Godfather of Gore”, born in Rome (d. 1996)
1946 – Peter Rosei, Austrian writer (Wer war Edgar Allan?), born in Vienna
1964 – Michael Gross, German swimmer (3 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Frankfurt, Germany
1967 – Keith Sims, American football offensive guard (Pro Bowl 1993–95; Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins), born in Baltimore, Maryland
1983 – Mickey Guyton, American country music singer (Black Like Me), born in Arlington, Texas
1984 – John Gallagher Jr., American stage actor (The West Wing, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Wilmington, Delaware

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Famous Birthdays for 16th June 2024

1882 – Josef Christiaens, Belgian auto racer (first foreigner to enter Indianapolis Motor Speedway “Harvest Classic”), born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium (d. 1919)
1882 – Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d’état aided by the CIA and the British SIS, born in Tehran, Persia (d. 1967)
1923 – Åke Hermanson, Swedish composer, born in Mollösund, Sweden (d. 1996)
1928 – Sergiu Comissiona, Romanian-Israeli-American conductor (Haifa Symphony, 1959-64; Gothenburg Symphony, 1966-77; Philharmonic; Baltimore Symphony, 1969-84), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2005)
1929 – Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in St Helens, Merseyside (d. 2015)
1946 – Neil MacGregor, British arts administrator (Director of the British National Gallery and the British Museum), born in Glasgow, Scotland
1949 – Kale Browne, American actor (Michael Hudson-Another World), born in San Rafael, California
1967 – John Franklin, American actor (Cousin Itt in The Adams Family), born in Blue Island, Illinois
1978 – Jasmine “Fish” Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer (Courage), born in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
1982 – Matt Costa, American singer-songwriter, born in Huntington Beach California

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Famous Birthdays for 15th June 2024

28 – Emperor Ming of Han [Liu Yang], Chinese Emperor of the Han dynasty (58-69 AD), born in Luoyang, China (d. 75 AD)
1777 – János Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, born in Tolna, Hungary (d. 1819)
1914 – Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1982-84) and KGB Chief (1967-82), born in Nagutskaya, Stavropol Region, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
1917 – Alfred “Lash” LaRue, American actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp), born in Gretna, Louisiana, United States (d. 1996)
1938 – Tony Oxley, British free-jazz and avant-garde drummer, born in Sheffield, England (d. 2023)
1957 – Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
1963 – Helen Hunt, American actress (Mad About You – “Jamie”; As Good as it Gets), born in Los Angeles, California
1969 – Cedric Pioline, French tennis player (runner-up US Open 1993, Wimbledon 1997), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
1975 – Rachel Wacholder, American beach volleyballer who won eight championships and model, born in Laguna Beach, California
1979 – Yulia Nestsiarenka, Belarusian sprinter (Olympic gold, 2004), born in Brest, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

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Famous Birthdays for 14th June 2024

1812 – Fernando Wood, American politician, New York City mayor (1855-58 and 1860-62), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1881)
1931 – Marla Gibbs [Margaret Theresa Bradley], American comedian and actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227), born in Chicago, Illinois
1949 – Rochelle Firestone, American actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
1950 – Jeremy Sinden, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), born in London (d. 1996)
1952 – Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York
1953 – David Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Pere Ubu), born in Miami, Florida
1968 – Eric Murdock, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat), born in Somerville, New Jersey
1970 – Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
1982 – Freddie Gibbs [Fredrick Tipton], American rapper and actor (Down With the King), born in Gary, Indiana
1984 – Lorenzo Booker, American NFL football player, 2007-2012 (Minnesota Vikings and 2 other teams), born in Oxnard, California

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Famous Birthdays for 12th June 2024

1659 – Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Japanese samurai (d. 1719)
1771 – Patrick Gass, sergeant of Lewis and Clark Expedition, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
1877 – Thomas C. Hart, U.S. admiral and commander (Pacific Fleet), born in Davison, Michigan (d. 1971)
1895 – Eugénie Brazier, French chef who was the 1st woman to earn 3 Michelin stars (1933), and the 1st person earn 3 Michelin stars for 2 restaurants, born in La Tranclière, Ain, France (d. 1977)
1949 – John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia; King Crimson, 1972-74; Roxy Music, 1974-75; U.K.), born in Willington, England (d. 2017)
1965 – Cindy Lee Berryhill, American singer and songwriter (Baby), born in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
1971 – Ryan Klesko, American MLB outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California
1971 – Mark Henry, American 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlifter, born in Silsbee, Texas
1972 – Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC), born in Woerden, Netherlands
1972 – Inger Miller, American 100m runner, born in Los Angeles, California

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