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Eddie Adams (photographer)

Eddie Adams (photographer) (June 12, 1933-September 18, 2004)

Eddie Adams was an American photographer and photojournalist noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and for coverage of 13 wars. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969. Wikipedia
New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA
New York City, New York, USA

Irwin Allen (June 12, 1916-November 2, 1991)

Irwin Allen was an American television, documentary and film director and producer with a varied career who became known as the "Master of Disaster" for his work in the disaster film genre. His most successful productions were 'The Poseidon Adventure' and 'The Towering Inferno'. He also created several popular 1960s science fiction television... Wikipedia
New York City, USA
Santa Monica, California, USA
Vladimir Arnold

Vladimir Arnold (June 12, 1937-June 3, 2010)

Vladimir Igorevich Arnold was a Soviet and Russian mathematician. While he is best known for the Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem regarding the stability of integrable systems, he made important contributions in several areas including dynamical systems theory, catastrophe theory, topology, algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, differential... Wikipedia
Odessa, Soviet Union
Paris, France
H. C. Artmann

H. C. Artmann (June 12, 1921-December 4, 2000)

Hans Carl Artmann, also known as Ib Hansen, was an Austrian-born poet and writer, most popular for his early poems written in Viennese, which however, never after were to be the focus of his oeuvre. Wikipedia
Icíar Bollaín

Icíar Bollaín (June 12, 1967-)

Icíar Bollaín Pérez-Mínguez is a Spanish actress, director and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain
George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush (June 12, 1924-)

George Herbert Walker Bush is a retired American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993, and the 43rd Vice President of the United States. A Republican, he previously served as a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the oldest living former President and Vice President.... Wikipedia
Milton, Massachusetts, US
Frank Chapman (ornithologist)

Frank Chapman (ornithologist) (June 12, 1864-November 15, 1945)

Frank Michler Chapman was a U.S. ornithologist and pioneering writer of field guides. Wikipedia
West Englewood, New Jersey
New York City
Chick Corea

Chick Corea (June 12, 1941-)

Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Wikipedia
Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

Heri Dono (June 12, 1960-)

Heri Dono is an Indonesian visual artist as artist painter, sculptor, and installation artist. Wikipedia
Jakarta
Anne Frank

Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-about March 1945)

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was a diarist and writer. She is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary 'The Diary of a Young Girl' has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German... Wikipedia
Frankfurt, Weimar Germany
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Nazi Germany
Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen (June 12, 1953-)

Tess Gerritsen is an American novelist and retired physician. Wikipedia
San Diego, California, USA
David Gill (astronomer)

David Gill (astronomer) (June 12, 1843-January 24, 1914)

Sir David Gill FRS was a Scottish astronomer who is known for measuring astronomical distances, for astrophotography, and for geodesy. He spent much of his career in South Africa. Wikipedia
Aberdeen
London
Uta Hagen

Uta Hagen (June 12, 1919-January 14, 2004)

Uta Thyra Hagen was a German American actress and drama teacher. She originated the role of Martha in the 1962 Broadway premiere of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' by Edward Albee. Because Hagen was on the Hollywood blacklist, in part because of her association with Paul Robeson, her film opportunities dwindled and she focused her career on New... Wikipedia
Göttingen, Germany
New York City, New York, U.S,

Mayuko Kamio (June 12, 1986-)

Mayuko Kamio is a Japanese violinist. Wikipedia
John Linnell

John Linnell (June 12, 1959-)

John Sidney Linnell is an American musician, known primarily as one half of Brooklyn, New York alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants. In addition to singing and songwriting, he plays accordion, baritone and bass saxophone, clarinet, and keyboards for the group. Wikipedia
New York, NY
Fritz Albert Lipmann

Fritz Albert Lipmann (June 12, 1899-July 24, 1986)

Fritz Albert Lipmann was a German-American biochemist and a co-discoverer in 1945 of coenzyme A. For this, together with other research on coenzyme A, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1953. Wikipedia
Königsberg, Germany
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
Padmini (actress)

Padmini (actress) (June 12, 1932-September 24, 2006)

Padmini was an Indian actress and trained Bharathanatyam dancer, who acted in over 250 Indian films. She acted in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi language films. Padmini, with her elder sister Lalitha and her younger sister Ragini, were called the "Travancore sisters". Wikipedia
Thiruvananthapuram, Travancore, British India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Slava Polunin

Slava Polunin (June 12, 1950-)

Vyacheslav Ivanovich “Slava” Polunin PAR is a Russian performance artist and clown. He is the creator of the stage spectacles 'Asisyai-revue', 'Slava's Snowshow' and 'Diabolo'. Wikipedia
Novosil, Russia, USSR
Francesco Renga

Francesco Renga (June 12, 1968-)

Pierfrancesco Renga is an Italian singer-songwriter. He won the Sanremo Music Festival in 2005 with the song 'Angelo'. He also took part to Sanremo Music Festival in 2009 with 'Uomo senza età' and in 2012 with 'La tua bellezza'. Wikipedia

David Rumelhart (June 12, 1942-March 13, 2011)

David Everett Rumelhart was an American psychologist who made many contributions to the formal analysis of human cognition, working primarily within the frameworks of mathematical psychology, symbolic artificial intelligence, and parallel distributed processing. He also admired formal linguistic approaches to cognition, and explored the possibility... Wikipedia
Wessington Springs
Chelsea, Michigan
Bert Sakmann

Bert Sakmann (June 12, 1942-)

Bert Sakmann is a German cell physiologist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Erwin Neher in 1991 for their work on "the function of single ion channels in cells," and invention of the patch clamp. Bert Sakmann was Professor at Heidelberg University and is an Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Medical... Wikipedia
Marina Semyonova

Marina Semyonova (June 12, 1908-June 9, 2010)

Marina Timofeyevna Semyonova was the first Soviet-trained prima ballerina. She was born in Saint-Petersburg. She was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1975. Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg
Moscow
Richard M. Sherman

Richard M. Sherman (June 12, 1928-)

Richard Morton Sherman is an American songwriter and music director who specialized in musical film with his brother Robert Bernard Sherman. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair (June 12, 1983-)

Christine Margaret Sinclair is a Canadian soccer player and captain of the Canadian national team. She plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League and previously played for FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash in the Women's Professional Soccer. An Olympic bronze medalist and twelve-time recipient of... Wikipedia
Burnaby, Canada

Henry Slesar (June 12, 1927-April 2, 2002)

Henry Slesar was an American author, playwright, and copywriter. He is famous for his use of irony and twist endings. After reading Slesar's "M Is for the Many" in 'Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine', Alfred Hitchcock bought it for adaptation and they began many successful collaborations. Slesar wrote hundreds of scripts for television series and... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Geoff Thompson (writer)

Geoff Thompson (writer) (June 12, 1960-)

Geoff Thompson is a writer, teacher, and self-defence instructor. He has written several books on self-defence, martial arts, and fear control, as well as 'Watch My Back', an autobiography about his early years and how he came to be a nightclub doorman working in his hometown of Coventry. Wikipedia
Coventry, England, UK
Little Louie Vega

Little Louie Vega (June 12, 1965-)

Luis Fernando Vega, better known as "Little" Louie Vega, is an American musician of Puerto Rican ancestry. He is one half of the Masters At Work musical production team. He was born to a musician family, as his father, Luis Vager, was a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle was singer Héctor Lavoe of the Fania All-Stars, and he started his DJ career... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, United States