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Alphadi (June 1, 1957-)

Alphadi is a notable Nigerien fashion designer often known as the "Magician of the Desert". He is Touareg, from an upper caste lineage, on both his parents sides. Alphadi was born in Timbuktu, Mali, but moved to his parents native Niger at a young age. Wikipedia
René Auberjonois

René Auberjonois (June 1, 1940-)

René Murat Auberjonois is an American actor. He is known for portraying Father Mulcahy in the film version of 'M*A*S*H', Chef Louis in 'The Little Mermaid', and for originating a number of characters in long-running television series, including Clayton Endicott III on 'Benson', Odo on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine', and Paul Lewiston on 'Boston... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States

Angela Perez Baraquio (June 1, 1976-)

Angela Perez Baraquio Grey, known professionally by her birth name of Angela Perez Baraquio, was crowned Miss America 2001 on October 14, 2000 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, becoming the first Asian American, first Filipino American, and first teacher ever to win the pageant. She participated in the pageant as Miss Hawaii 2000. A member of a now... Wikipedia
Honolulu, Hawaii

Patrick Besson (June 1, 1956-)

Patrick Besson is a French writer and journalist. Wikipedia
Andy Bloch

Andy Bloch (June 1, 1969-)

Andrew Elliot Bloch is a professional poker player. He holds two electrical engineering degrees from MIT and a JD from Harvard Law School. Wikipedia
Pat Boone

Pat Boone (June 1, 1934-)

Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone is an American singer, actor, and writer. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. His hit songs were cover versions of black R&B artists' hit songs, when parts of the country were racially segregated and black musical artists were not played on white radio stations. He sold... Wikipedia
Jacksonville, Florida
Martin Brundle

Martin Brundle (June 1, 1959-)

Martin John Brundle is a British racing driver, best known as a Formula One driver and as a commentator for ITV Sport from 1997 to 2008, the BBC from 2009 to 2011 and Sky Sports from 2012. Wikipedia
King's Lynn, Norfolk, Great Britain
Joan Copeland

Joan Copeland (June 1, 1922-)

Joan Copeland is an American actress and the younger sister of celebrated playwright Arthur Miller. She began her career during the mid-1940s, appearing in theatre in New York City, where, shortly thereafter, she would become one of the very first members admitted to the newly formed Actors Studio. She moved into television and film during the... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Brian Cox (actor)

Brian Cox (actor) (June 1, 1946-)

Brian Denis Cox, CBE is a Scottish actor. He is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in many Hollywood productions playing parts such as Dr. Guggenheim in 'Rushmore', Captain O'Hagan in 'Super Troopers', William Stryker in 'X2: X-Men United' and... Wikipedia
Dundee, Angus, Scotland, UK

Gemma Craven (June 1, 1950-)

Gemma Craven is an Irish actress. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Ismail Darbar

Ismail Darbar (June 1, 1964-)

Ismail Darbar is an Indian composer and violinist, a popular name in Indian Film Industry: Bollywood. Wikipedia
Surat, Gujarat
Douglas Day

Douglas Day (June 1, 1932-October 10, 2004)

Douglas Turner Day III was an American novelist, biographer, scholar and critic. He was a popular professor of English literature at the University of Virginia, where he taught almost four decades. Wikipedia
Panama
Virginia
Hazel Dickens

Hazel Dickens (June 1, 1935-April 22, 2011)

Hazel Jane Dickens was an American bluegrass singer, songwriter, double bassist and guitarist. Her music was characterized not only by her high, lonesome singing style, but also by her provocative pro-union, feminist songs. Cultural blogger John Pietaro noted that "Dickens didn’t just sing the anthems of labor, she lived them and her place on many... Wikipedia
Mercer County, West Virginia, U.S.
Washington
Jason Donovan

Jason Donovan (June 1, 1968-)

Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap opera 'Neighbours', before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 million records, and his début album 'Ten Good Reasons' was one of the highest-selling albums of 1989 with UK sales of over 1.5 million copies. He has had... Wikipedia
Malvern, Melbourne, Australia
Ronnie Dunn

Ronnie Dunn (June 1, 1953-)

Ronnie Gene Dunn is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being one-half of Brooks & Dunn. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist following the breakup of Brooks & Dunn. He released his self-titled debut album for Arista Nashville on June 7, 2011, reaching the Top 10 with its lead-off single... Wikipedia
Coleman, Texas, USA
Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank

Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (June 1, 1935-)

Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, OM, HonFREng is a British architect whose company, Foster + Partners, maintains an international design practice famous for high-tech architecture. Wikipedia
Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire, England

Gianni Franciolini (June 1, 1910-January 1, 1960)

Gianni Franciolini was an Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed 19 films between 1939 and 1959. Wikipedia
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman (June 1, 1937-)

Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in 'Street Smart', 'Driving Miss Daisy', 'The Shawshank Redemption' and 'Invictus', and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for 'Million Dollar Baby'. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors... Wikipedia
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris (June 1, 1977-)

Danielle Andrea Harris is an American actress and film director, best known as a scream queen for her roles in various horror films, four of these in the 'Halloween' series: 1988's 'Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers', 1989's 'Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers', 2007's 'Halloween' and 2009's 'Halloween II'. Other such turns include... Wikipedia
Plainview, New York, United States
Justine Henin

Justine Henin (June 1, 1982-)

Justine Henin, known as Justine Henin-Hardenne between 2002 and 2007, is a Belgian retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1. Wikipedia
Liège, Belgium

Annabel Jankel (June 1, 1955-)

Annabel Jankel is an English film and TV director who first came to prominence as a music video director and the co-creator and director of the pioneering cyber-character Max Headroom. She is the sister of musician and songwriter Chaz Jankel, who is best known as a member of new wave band Ian Dury & The Blockheads. Wikipedia
London, England
Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum (June 1, 1973-)

Heidi Klum is a German American model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and an occasional actress. In 2008, she became an American citizen while maintaining her native German citizenship. Wikipedia
Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westfalia, West Germany
William Standish Knowles

William Standish Knowles (June 1, 1917-June 13, 2012)

William Standish Knowles was an American chemist. He was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. Knowles was one of the recipients of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He shared half the prize with Ryōji Noyori for their work in asymmetric synthesis, specifically for his work in hydrogenation reactions. The other half was awarded to K. Barry Sharpless for... Wikipedia
Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
Chesterfield, Missouri
Christopher Lasch

Christopher Lasch (June 1, 1932-February 14, 1994)

Christopher Lasch was a well-known American historian, moralist, and social critic. Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska.
Pittsford, New York

Rosaleen Linehan (June 1, 1937-)

Rosaleen Linehan is an Irish stage, screen and television actress. Wikipedia
Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little (June 1, 1939-October 22, 1992)

Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. Little began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of 'Purlie' for which he earned both a Drama Desk and a Tony Award. In 1972, Little starred as the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom 'Temperatures Rising.' Two... Wikipedia
Chickasha, Oklahoma
Sherman Oaks, California
R. Madhavan

R. Madhavan (June 1, 1970-)

Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer, film producer and television host. Madhavan has received two Filmfare Awards, an award from the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards alongside recognition and nominations from other organisations. He has been described as one of the few actors in India who is able to achieve pan-Indian appeal, appearing in films from... Wikipedia
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
John Masefield

John Masefield (June 1, 1878-May 12, 1967)

John Edward Masefield, OM was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels 'The Midnight Folk' and 'The Box of Delights', and poems, including "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever". Wikipedia
Ledbury, Herefordshire England
Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Peter Masterson (June 1, 1934-)

Peter Masterson is an American actor, director, producer and writer. Wikipedia
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926-August 5, 1962)

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, US
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, US
Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette (June 1, 1974-)

Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Morissette began her career in Canada, and as a teenager recorded two dance-pop albums, 'Alanis' and 'Now Is the Time', under MCA... Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nargis

Nargis (June 1, 1929-May 3, 1981)

Nirmala Dutt, born Fatima Rashid but known by her screen name, Nargis, was an Indian film actress working in the Hindi cinema. She made her screen debut as a child artist in 'Talash-E-Haq' in 1935, but her acting career began in 1942 with 'Tamanna'. During a career from the 1940s to the 1960s, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as... Wikipedia
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
New Delhi, India

Pól Ó Foighil (June 1, 1928-March 21, 2005)

Pól Ó Foighil was an Irish politician and activist for Irish-speaking, coastal and island communities. A teacher turned co-operative manager, he was an active member of the Fine Gael party, and as a long-serving councillor he was the party's only elected representative in the Connemara Gaeltacht for two decades. He also served as a senator from... Wikipedia
Mal Peet

Mal Peet (June 1, 1947-March 2, 2015)

Mal Peet was an English author and illustrator best known for young-adult fiction. He has won several honours including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize, British children's literature awards that recognise "year's best" books. Three of his novels feature football and the fictional South American sports journalist Paul Faustino. 'The... Wikipedia
North Walsham, Norfolk, England, UK
UK
Markus Persson

Markus Persson (June 1, 1979-)

Markus Alexej Persson, also known as Notch or xNotch, is a Swedish video game programmer and designer. Persson is known as the founder of Mojang, the video game company he founded alongside Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser in late 2010. Wikipedia
Ystad, Sweden
Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce (June 1, 1947-)

Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre's 'Hamlet', led to... Wikipedia
Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Nelson Riddle

Nelson Riddle (June 1, 1921-October 6, 1985)

Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. His work for Capitol Records kept such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith household... Wikipedia
Oradell, New Jersey U.S.A.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Gerald Scarfe (June 1, 1936-)

Gerald Anthony Scarfe, CBE, RDI is an English cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked as editorial cartoonist for 'The Sunday Times' and illustrator for 'The New Yorker'. Wikipedia
St John's Wood, London, England, UK
Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer (June 1, 1981-)

Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC's 'Last Comic Standing', and she placed second on Comedy Central's 'Reality Bites Back'. In 2012, she held a recurring role on the Adult Swim series 'Delocated'. She is the star of the new comedy series 'Inside Amy Schumer', which... Wikipedia
Long Island, New York
Tom Sneva

Tom Sneva (June 1, 1948-)

Thomas E. "Tom" Sneva is a retired American race car driver, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1983. He primarily raced in Indy cars, and was named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005. Wikipedia
Spokane, Washington
Martha Washington

Martha Washington (June 1, 1731-May 22, 1802)

Martha Washington was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime she was often referred to as "Lady Washington". Wikipedia
Chestnut Grove, New Kent County, Virginia, U.S.
Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
Frank Whittle

Frank Whittle (June 1, 1907-August 9, 1996)

Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS was an English Royal Air Force engineer air officer. He is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine. A patent was submitted by Maxime Guillaume in 1921 for a similar invention; however, this was technically unfeasible at the time. Whittle's engines were developed some... Wikipedia
Earlsdon, Coventry, England.
Columbia, Maryland. United States

Günter Wirths (June 1, 1911-January 26, 2005)

Günter Wirths was a German chemist who was an authority on uranium production, especially reactor-grade. He worked at 'Auergesellschaft' in the production of uranium for the 'Heereswaffenamt' and its 'Uranverein' project. In 1945, he was sent the Soviet Union to work on the Russian atomic bomb project. When he was released from the Soviet Union, he... Wikipedia
Edward Woodward

Edward Woodward (June 1, 1930-November 16, 2009)

Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE was an English actor and singer. Wikipedia
Croydon, Surrey, England
Truro, Cornwall, England