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Famous Birthdays for 24th June 2017

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:04

1535 - Joan of Spain, queen consort of Portugal (d. 1573)
1762 - Johann Paul Wessely, composer
1895 - Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)
1911 - Juan Manuel Fangio, racing driver
1960 - Trisha Meili, the "Central Park Jogger"
1961 - Curt Smith, Bath England, rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears)
1965 - Patrick Jeffrey, diver (Olympics-5th-96), born in Morristown, New Jersey
1966 - Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director and screenwriter (The Unbelievable Truth), born in Queens, New York (d. 2006)
1972 - Denis Zvegelj, Slovenian rower
1972 - Shawn King, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)

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Famous Birthdays for 23rd June 2017

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:04

1910 - Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (d. 2000)
1936 - Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece
1941 - Roger McDonald, Australian author
1943 - Vinton (Vint) Cerf, American Internet pioneer, Turing Award laureate
1955 - Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
1962 - Kevin Yagher, TV/film special effects technician
1965 - John "Chip" McKibben II, Balboa Island California, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968 - Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
1983 - Jason Berrent, American performer
1996 - Charlie Jones, British actor

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Famous Birthdays for 22nd June 2017

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:04

1757 - George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island
1871 - William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
1888 - Harold Burton, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1964)
1892 - N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
1898 - Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
1921 - Joseph Papp, Bkln, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance)
1945 - Howard Kaylan, rocker (Flo and Eddie/Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
1950 - Murphy Cross, Harve de Grace Md, actor (Phyl and Mikhy, Perfect)
1970 - Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
1971 - Brant Brown, Porterville CA, infielder (Chicago Cubs)

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Famous Birthdays for 21st June 2017

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:04

1639 - Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)
1839 - John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
1863 - Max Wolf, German astronomer (d. 1932)
1902 - Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)
1925 - Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
1925 - Maureen Stapleton, Troy NY, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite)
1928 - Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York
1967 - Pierre Omidyar, Iranian-American billionaire
1972 - Neil Doak, former Irish cricketer
1973 - Sammie Burroughs, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

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Famous Birthdays for 20th June 2017

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:04

1819 - Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
1887 - Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)
1909 - Joan Harrison, screenwriter
1934 - Cornel Taranu, composer
1948 - Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
1953 - Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1960 - Michael Corbett, Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young and Restless)
1964 - Paul David Goydos, PGA golfer (1994 BC Open-7th), born in Long Beach, California
1967 - Joseph William Cathcart, rock guitarist (Nelson-Love and Affection)
1979 - Charlotte Hatherley, English guitarist (Ash)

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Famous Birthdays for 19th June 2017

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:04

1865 - May Whitty, actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England
1898 - James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
1906 - Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
1914 - Morgan Morgan-Giles, Brits Lt admiral/MP
1914 - Harry Lauter, White Plains NY, actor (Waterfront)
1914 - Alan Cranston, (Sen-D-CA, 1969- )
1916 - George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
1941 - Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
1954 - Michael O'Brien, British MP
1975 - Hugh Dancy, English actor

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Famous Birthdays for 18th June 2017

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 21:04

1886 - Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
1892 - Edward Steuermann, composer
1919 - Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)
1926 - Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)
1932 - Geoffrey Hill, English poet, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (d. 2016)
1942 - Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England
1966 - Kurt Browning, Alberta, figure skater (Olympic-5-1994)
1976 - Blake Shelton, American Country Singer
1980 - Tara Platt, American actress
1989 - Renee Olstead, American singer and actress

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Famous Birthdays for 17th June 2017

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:04

1603 - Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (d. 1663)
1880 - Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln)
1900 - Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)
1930 - Romuald Twardowski, composer
1931 - John Baldessari, American artist
1940 - George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut
1950 - Cathy Sherk, LPGA golfer
1957 - Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
1965 - Dan Jansen, West Allis Wisc, speed skater (Oly-gold-1984, 88, 92)
1972 - James McKnight, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

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Famous Birthdays for 16th June 2017

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:04

1820 - Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875)
1912 - Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1998)
1934 - Little Caesar, vocalist (Little Caesar and the Romans)
1943 - Joan Van Ark, American actress and director (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
1944 - Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion
1951 - Michel Viso, France, cosmonaut
1968 - Patrick Stuart, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children), born in Hollywood, California
1984 - Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 - Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
1986 - Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer

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Famous Birthdays for 15th June 2017

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:04

1843 - Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Bewitched One), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1907)
1882 - Ion Antonescu, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1946)
1900 - Otto Clarence Luening, composer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1908 - Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois
1937 - Rolf Riehm, German composer, born in Saarbrücken
1943 - Johnny Halliday, rocker
1946 - Ken Henderson, baseball player
1960 - Denise Haigh, LPGA golfer
1971 - Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer (batsman), Test debut v Zimbabwe in 1996
1972 - Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)

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Famous Birthdays for 14th June 2017

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 21:04

1854 - Frederik Rung, composer
1949 - Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
1955 - Kim Lankford, Montebello California, actress (Gingers-Knots Landing)
1956 - Sam Irvin, American director and producer
1963 - Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1966 - Rod Stephens, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1978 - Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
1978 - The-Dream [Terius Nash], American RandB singer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
1989 - Lucy Hale, American actress
1992 - Evan Sabara, American actor

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Famous Birthdays for 13th June 2017

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 21:04

1884 - Etienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)
1901 - Tage F Erlander, Swedish premier (1946-69)
1911 - Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968) [or Jan 17]
1912 - Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
1918 - Ben Johnson, Foraker Oklahoma, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), (d. 1996)
1948 - Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
1963 - Randy Gilhen, Zweibrucken Ger, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1971 - David Mendenhall, actor (Over the Top, Space Raiders, Witchfire)
1973 - Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
1974 - Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor

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Famous Birthdays for 12th June 2017

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 18:04

1107 - Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
1825 - John Cook, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
1920 - Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
1930 - Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor (KLM-Schiphol)
1959 - Jenilee Harrison, actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas), born in Glendale, California
1967 - Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
1968 - Scott Aldred, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
1970 - Damon Buford, outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
1977 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
1979 - Dallas Clark, American football player

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Famous Birthdays for 11th June 2017

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 18:03

1902 - Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer
1907 - Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Man in the Moon)
1912 - William Baziotes, painter (abstract expressionist)
1934 - Pookie Hudson, vocalist (Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite-Spaniels)
1943 - Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)
1944 - James "Ox" D A van Hoften, astronaut (STS 11, STS 20), born in Fresno, California
1958 - Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 1999)
1970 - Brock Marion, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
1970 - Roman Kontsek, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
1982 - Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier

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Famous Birthdays for 10th June 2017

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:04

1632 - Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)
1825 - Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (d. 1897)
1843 - Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer
1886 - Baron Josse Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer
1907 - Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
1949 - Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
1951 - Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
1965 - Vincent Perez, actor (The Crow-City of Angels)
1969 - Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
1971 - Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer

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Famous Birthdays for 9th June 2017

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:03

1661 - Tsar Feodor III of Russia (d. 1682)
1851 - Charles Joseph Bonaparte, French politician (d. 1921)
1908 - J F Williams-Wynne, Lord-Lieutenant (Gwynedd)
1910 - Vbilmos Demian, composer
1922 - Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)
1931 - Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
1937 - Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
1963 - Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
1972 - Wesley Reid Scantlin, Kansas City Missouri, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd)
1984 - Kaleth Morales, Colombian singer and songwriter (d. 2005)

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Famous Birthdays for 8th June 2017

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:04

1823 - Robert Morris, 1st successful African American lawyer in the US and Abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts(d. 1882)
1842 - John Q. A. Brackett, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)
1896 - Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross)
1914 - Joseph de Pietro, US, 56kg weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1948)
1921 - Sheila Ryan, American actress (Big Fix, Mule Train, Ringside, Caged Fury), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1975)
1939 - Bernie Casey, Wyco WV, actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop)
1941 - Joop H van den Berg, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
1944 - Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1972 - David Sloan, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
1973 - Lucija Šerbedžija, Croatian actress

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Famous Birthdays for 7th June 2017

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:03

1865 - Guido Gasperini, composer
1924 - Dolores Gray, singer/actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois
1934 - Philippe Entremont, Rheims France, concert pianist
1943 - Mel Levine, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1955 - William Forsythe, American actor
1964 - Caroline Anne Hare, 5k/10k (Olympics-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
1974 - Jason Caswell, Winnipeg Manitoba, Skeet shooter (Olympics-96)
1981 - Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer
1988 - Michael Cera, Canadian actor (Arrested Development, Superbad), born in Brampton, Ontario
1989 - Michael Joseph Tamboli, Eldesburg Md, born 01:23:45 PM on 6-7-89

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Famous Birthdays for 6th June 2017

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:03

1676 - Georg Riedel, German composer
1765 - Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant/poet (Dwingelandij)
1872 - Alexandra Fjodorovna Romanova, last Russian tsarina (1894-1918)
1892 - Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (d. 1971)
1939 - Marian Wright-Edelman, health care president (Childrens Defense Fund)
1944 - Peter Albin, rocker (Big Brother and Holding Co), born in San Francisco, California
1945 - David Dukes, SF, actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War)
1961 - Tom Araya, Chilean American musician (bass guitarist and lead singer of American thrash metal band Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
1972 - Erin Woodley, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic-silver-96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
1978 - Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer

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Famous Birthdays for 5th June 2017

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 18:03

1646 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (d. 1684)
1874 - Jack Chesbro, baseball pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 in 1904)
1884 - Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist
1901 - Anastasia Nikolaevna, Daughter of the last Russian Tsar, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)
1913 - Friedrich Wildgans, composer
1945 - Don Reid, Va, country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall)
1951 - Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
1965 - Sandrine Piau, French soprano
1970 - Todd Burger, guard (Chicago Bears)
1981 - Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)

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