Famous Birthdays for 8th June 2019

1724 – John Smeaton, British civil engineer, born in Austhorpe, Leeds, England (d. 1792)
1858 – Harry Rowe Shelley, American composer (known for his hymn music), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1947)
1860 – Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1940)
1910 – John W. Campbell, American sci-fi writer (Moon is Hell), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1971)
1916 – Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (L’imperatore di Capri), born in Salò, Lombardy, Italy (d. 2007)
1925 – Eddie Gaedel, American 3’7″ St Louis Browns pinch-hitter (he walked), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
1932 – Hans G. Helms, German writer and composer, born in Teterow, Germany (d. 2012)
1949 – Hildegard Falck, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Nettelrede, Germany
1957 – Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
1958 – Keenan Ivory Wayans, American comedian (In Living Color), born in NYC, New York

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