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Alain Aspect

Alain Aspect (June 15, 1947-)

Alain Aspect is a French physicist noted for his experimental work on quantum entanglement. Wikipedia
Agen, France
Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker (June 15, 1949-)

Johnnie B. "Dusty" Baker, Jr. is an American former player and manager in Major League Baseball. He enjoyed a 19-year career as a hard-hitting outfielder, primarily with the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. He helped the Dodgers to pennants in 1977 and 1978 and to the championship in 1981. He then enjoyed a 20-year career as a manager with... Wikipedia
Riverside, California, United States
Robert Russell Bennett

Robert Russell Bennett (June 15, 1894-August 18, 1981)

was an American composer and arranger, best known for his orchestration of many well-known Broadway and Hollywood musicals by other composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers. In 1957 and 2008, Bennett received Tony Awards recognizing his orchestrations for Broadway shows. Early in his career he... Wikipedia
Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs (June 15, 1958-)

Wade Anthony Boggs is an American former professional baseball third baseman. He spent his 18-year baseball career primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but also played for the New York Yankees, with whom he won a World Series ring, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, with whom he reached 3,000 hits. His hitting in the 1980s and 1990s made him a perennial... Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska
Susan Buffett

Susan Buffett (June 15, 1932-July 29, 2004)

Susan Thompson Buffett, the first wife of investor Warren Buffett, was active in civil rights, abortion rights and population control causes. She was a director of Berkshire Hathaway, owning 2.2 percent of the company at the time of her death. She was the 153rd richest person in the world. She was president of the Buffett Foundation, which has... Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Cody, Wyoming, USA
Simon Callow

Simon Callow (June 15, 1949-)

Simon Phillip Hugh Callow, CBE is an English actor, musician, writer, and theatre director. Wikipedia
Streatham, London, England, UK
Helen Cordero

Helen Cordero (June 15, 1915-July 24, 1994)

Helen Cordero was a Cochiti Pueblo potter from Cochiti, New Mexico. She was renowned for her storyteller pottery figurines, a motif she invented, based upon the traditional "singing mother" motif. Wikipedia

Polly Draper (June 15, 1955-)

Polly Carey Draper is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. Draper received several awards, including a Writers Guild of America Award, and is noted for speaking in a "trademark throaty voice." She first gained recognition for her role in the ABC primetime television drama 'Thirtysomething'. Wikipedia
Gary, Indiana, U.S.

Sergio Endrigo (June 15, 1933-September 7, 2005)

Sergio Endrigo was an Italian singer-songwriter. Wikipedia
Pola, Istria, Italy
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson (June 15, 1902-May 12, 1994)

Erik Homburger Erikson was a German-born American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychosocial development of human beings. He may be most famous for coining the phrase 'identity crisis'. His son, Kai T. Erikson, is a noted American sociologist. Wikipedia
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Harwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
George William Goddard

George William Goddard (June 15, 1889-September 20, 1987)

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London, England
Boca Raton, Florida
Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris (June 15, 1973-)

Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series 'How I Met Your Mother', for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and for his teenage role as the title character in 'Doogie Howser, M.D.'. Wikipedia
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt (June 15, 1963-)

Helen Elizabeth Hunt is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom 'Mad About You' for seven years, and played single mother Carol Connelly in the 1997 romantic comedy film 'As Good as It Gets', for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Some of her other notable films include 'Twister', 'Cast Away',... Wikipedia
Culver City, California, U.S.
Gavriil Ilizarov

Gavriil Ilizarov (June 15, 1921-July 24, 1992)

Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov was a Soviet physician, known for inventing the Ilizarov apparatus for lengthening limb bones and for the method of surgery named after him, the Ilizarov surgery. Wikipedia
Belovezh, Polesie Voivodeship, Poland
Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings (June 15, 1937-February 13, 2002)

Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Jennings began playing guitar at 8 and began performing at 12 on KVOW radio. His first band was 'The Texas Longhorns'. Jennings worked as a D.J. on KVOW, KDAV, KYTI, and KLLL. In 1958, Buddy Holly arranged Jennings's first recording session, of "Jole Blon" and "When Sin... Wikipedia
Littlefield, Texas, United States of America
Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
George Jonas

George Jonas (June 15, 1935-)

George Jonas, CM is a Hungarian-born Canadian writer, poet, and journalist. A self-described classical liberal, he has authored 16 books, including the international bestseller 'Vengeance', the story of an Israeli operation to kill the terrorists responsible for the 1972 Munich massacre. The book has been adapted for film twice, first as 'Sword of... Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Justin Leonard

Justin Leonard (June 15, 1972-)

Justin Charles Garrett Leonard is an American professional golfer. Wikipedia
Dallas, Texas
Gary Lightbody

Gary Lightbody (June 15, 1976-)

Gary Lightbody is a Northern Irish multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Snow Patrol. Wikipedia
Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum (June 15, 1984-)

Timothy Leroy Lincecum is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He has been nicknamed "The Freak", "The Franchise", and "Big Time Timmy Jim." Wikipedia
Bellevue, Washington, United States
Lance Parrish

Lance Parrish (June 15, 1956-)

Lance Michael Parrish, aka "Big Wheel", is an American former professional baseball player, and is currently the manager of the Erie SeaWolves. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, California Angels, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Toronto Blue Jays. He was... Wikipedia
Clairton, Pennsylvania
Vladimir Petlyakov

Vladimir Petlyakov (June 15, 1891-January 12, 1942)

Vladimir Mikhailovich Petlyakov was a Soviet aeronautical engineer. Wikipedia
Sambek (Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire)
near Arzamas, USSR
Andy Pettitte

Andy Pettitte (June 15, 1972-)

Andrew "Andy" Eugene Pettitte is an American baseball starting pitcher who has played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily for the New York Yankees. He has won five World Series championships with the Yankees and is a three-time All-Star. He ranks as MLB's all-time postseason wins leader with 19. Wikipedia
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Adam Rapp (June 15, 1968-)

Adam Rapp is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, musician and film director. His play, 'Red Light Winter', was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2006. Wikipedia
Joliet, Illinois, United States

Gene Roberts (journalist) (June 15, 1932-)

Eugene Leslie "Gene" Roberts, Jr. is an American journalist and professor of journalism. He has been a national editor of 'The New York Times', executive editor of 'The Philadelphia Inquirer' from 1972 to 1990, and managing editor of 'The New York Times' from 1994 to 1997. Roberts is most known for presiding over 'The Inquirer'`s "Golden Age", a... Wikipedia
Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA

Rick Rosenthal (June 15, 1949-)

Richard L. Rosenthal, Jr. is an American film and television director, best known for directing BAD BOYS, the 1982 film that helped launch Sean Penn's career as well episodes of many popular TV series. His filmography includes 'Halloween II' and 'Halloween: Resurrection'. He is also a producer, actor, and writer. Wikipedia
New York City
Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam Defensor Santiago (June 15, 1945-)

Miriam Defensor Santiago is a Filipino politician, notable for having served in all three branches of the Philippine government – judicial, executive, and legislative. Santiago was named one of The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in 1997 by 'The Australian' magazine. In 1988, she was named laureate of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government... Wikipedia
Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
Herbert A. Simon

Herbert A. Simon (June 15, 1916-February 9, 2001)

Herbert Alexander Simon, a Nobel laureate, was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, and computer scientist whose research ranged across the fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive science, computer science, public administration, economics, management, philosophy of science, sociology, and political science,... Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Jim Varney

Jim Varney (June 15, 1949-February 10, 2000)

James Albert "Jim" Varney, Jr. was an American actor, comedian, musician, writer and voice artist, best known for his role as Ernest P. Worrell, who was used in numerous television commercial campaigns and movies, giving Varney fame worldwide and for playing Jed Clampett in the 1993 movie version of 'The Beverly Hillbillies'. Wikipedia
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
White House, Tennessee, U.S.
Malaysia Vasudevan

Malaysia Vasudevan (June 15, 1944-February 20, 2011)

Vasudevan Nair, known as Malaysia Vasudevan was a Tamil playback singer and actor in the Tamil film industry. Wikipedia
Malaysia
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Patricia Nell Warren (June 15, 1936-)

Patricia Nell Warren is an openly lesbian American author and journalist. Wikipedia
Thomas Huckle Weller

Thomas Huckle Weller (June 15, 1915-August 23, 2008)

Thomas Huckle Weller was an American virologist. He, John Franklin Enders and Frederick Chapman Robbins were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 for showing how to cultivate poliomyelitis viruses in a test tube, using a combination of human embryonic skin and muscle tissue. Wikipedia
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Needham, Massachusetts