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Giacomo Agostini

Giacomo Agostini (June 16, 1942-)

Giacomo Agostini is an Italian multi-time world champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. Nicknamed Ago, with an absolute record of 122 Grand Prix wins and 15 World Championships titles, he is claimed to be the greatest motorcycle rider of all time. Of these, 68 wins and 8 titles came in the 500cc class, the rest in the 350cc class. Wikipedia
Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907-November 25, 1981)

Jack Albertson was an American character actor who also performed in vaudeville. A comedian, dancer, singer and musician, Albertson is perhaps best known for his roles as Grandpa Joe in 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', Manny Rosen in 'The Poseidon Adventure', Amos Slade in 'The Fox and the Hound' and Ed Brown in the television sitcom 'Chico... Wikipedia
Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Hollywood, California
Imtiaz Ali (director)

Imtiaz Ali (director) (June 16, 1971-)

Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director and writer. He started his career with writing and directing t.v shows. He directed shows like Imtehaan, Nainaand Kurukshetra. In 2005 he made his directorial debut with 'Socha Na Tha', that did not do well. Then he earned critical and commercial success for his direction of 'Jab We Met'. 'Love Aaj Kal' and... Wikipedia
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Eileen Atkins

Eileen Atkins (June 16, 1934-)

Dame Eileen June Atkins, DBE is an English actress and occasional screenwriter. She has worked in the theatre, film, and television consistently since 1953. She has won several major acting awards, including a BAFTA, an Emmy and three Olivier's. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 and Dame Commander of the Order... Wikipedia
London, England
Daniel Brühl

Daniel Brühl (June 16, 1978-)

Daniel César Martín Brühl González Domingo, known simply as Daniel Brühl, is a Spanish-German actor. He began his work at a young age in a German soap opera called 'Forbidden Love' in 1995. In 2003, his starring role in the German film 'Good Bye, Lenin!' received wider recognition and critical acclaim which garnered him the European Film Award for... Wikipedia
Barcelona, Spain
Danny Burstein

Danny Burstein (June 16, 1964-)

Danny Burstein is an American actor of stage and screen. A Grammy Award nominee and five-time Tony Award nominee, he won a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for playing Buddy Plummer in the 2011 Broadway revival of 'Follies'. Wikipedia
upstate New York
Laurie Cadevida

Laurie Cadevida (June 16, 1984-)

Laurie Kristi Cadevida is a musical theatre performer and the younger sister of Filipino singer Kris Lawrence. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She appeared on Ed McMahon's short-lived PAX Network talent competition 'Next Big Star'. She is best known for her performances as "Kim" in Miss Saigon. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Keshia Chanté

Keshia Chanté (June 16, 1988-)

Keshia Chanté is a Canadian singer-songwriter, television personality, actress, and philanthropist. She was the host of BET's '106 & Park', along with Bow Wow. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Clifton Collins, Jr.

Clifton Collins, Jr. (June 16, 1970-)

Clifton Craig Collins, Jr. is an American actor. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Joseph Colombo

Joseph Colombo (June 16, 1923-May 22, 1978)

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Colombo, Sr. was the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the Cosa Nostra in New York. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
New Jersey, U.S.
Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier (June 16, 1941-)

Lamont Herbert Dozier is an American songwriter and record producer, born in Detroit, Michigan. Dozier has co-written and produced 14 US Billboard #1 hits and 4 number ones in the UK. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Alison Gopnik

Alison Gopnik (June 16, 1955-)

Alison Gopnik is an American professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is known for her work in the areas of cognitive and language development, specializing in the effect of language on thought, the development of a theory of mind, and causal learning. Her writing on psychology and... Wikipedia
Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham (June 16, 1917-July 17, 2001)

Katharine Meyer Graham was an American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, 'The Washington Post', for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Her memoir, 'Personal History', won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Wikipedia
New York City
Boise, Idaho
Gustaf V of Sweden

Gustaf V of Sweden (June 16, 1858-October 29, 1950)

Gustaf V was King of Sweden from 1907. He was the eldest son of King Oscar II of Sweden and Sophia of Nassau, a half-sister of Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Reigning from the death of his father Oscar II in 1907 until his own death 43 years later, he holds the record of being the oldest monarch of Sweden and the second-longest reigning after... Wikipedia
Drottningholm Palace
Drottningholm Palace

Kumari Kamala (June 16, 1934-)

Kumari Kamala is an Indian dancer and actress. Initially featured as a child dancer, Kamala appeared in almost 100 Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada films throughout her career. In the 1970s, she became a teacher of the Vazhuvoor style of dance in which she specialises. Wikipedia
Mayuram, Madras Presidency

Fred Karlin (June 16, 1936-March 26, 2004)

Frederick James "Fred" Karlin was an American composer of more than one hundred scores for feature films and television movies. He also was an accomplished trumpeter adept at playing jazz, blues, classical, rock, and medieval music. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Culver City, California, U.S.
Yuri Khanon

Yuri Khanon (June 16, 1965-)

Yuri Khanon is a pen name of 'Yuri Feliksovich Soloviev-Savoyarov', a Russian composer. Prior to 1993, he wrote under a pen name 'Yuri Khanin', but later transformed it into 'Yuri Khanon', spelling it in a pre-1918 Russian style as 'ХанонЪ'. Khanon was born on June 16, 1965 in Leningrad. In 1988 he became a laureate of the European Film Awards, and... Wikipedia
Leningrad, Russia
Ola Kvernberg

Ola Kvernberg (June 16, 1981-)

Ola Kvernberg is a Norwegian jazz musician, known for his virtuosic string swing violin playing and his international performances. He is the son of traditional musicians Liv Rypdal Kvernberg and Torbjørn Kvernberg, and the brother of traditional musicians Kari Kvernberg Dajani and fiddler Jorun Marie Kvernberg, and grandson of the fiddler and... Wikipedia
Fræna, Norway

Tami Lane (June 16, 1974-)

Tami Lane, born June 16, 1974, is an American prosthetic makeup artist who won the Academy Award for Makeup for the 2005 film 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe'. She received an additional Academy Award nomination for the 2012 film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. Wikipedia
Torgny Lindgren

Torgny Lindgren (June 16, 1938-)

Gustav Torgny Lindgren is a Swedish writer. Wikipedia
Raggsjö, Norsjö, Sweden
Ivan Lins

Ivan Lins (June 16, 1945-)

Ivan Guimarães Lins is a Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian musician. He has been an active performer and songwriter of Brazilian popular music and jazz for over 30 years. His first hit, “Madalena,” was recorded by Elis Regina in 1970. Beyond his own performance of his compositions, Simone is a notable and respected interpreter. His 1989 hit song "Love... Wikipedia
Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902-September 2, 1992)

Barbara McClintock, was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1927. There she started her career as the leader in the development of maize cytogenetics, the focus of her research for the rest of her life. From the late... Wikipedia
Hartford, Connecticut
Huntington, New York
Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry (June 16, 1991-)

Joseph "Joe" McElderry is an English singer and songwriter. He won the sixth series of the ITV show 'The X Factor' in 2009. His first single "The Climb" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Charts. He was also crowned the winner of the second series of 'Popstar to Operastar' in 2011 and the first series of 'The Jump' in... Wikipedia
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson (June 16, 1970-)

Philip Alfred Mickelson is an American professional golfer. He has won four major championships and a total of 41 events on the PGA Tour. He has reached a career-high world ranking of 2nd in multiple years. He is nicknamed "Lefty" for his left-handed swing, even though he is otherwise right-handed. Mickelson was elected into the World Golf Hall of... Wikipedia
San Diego, California
Old Tom Morris

Old Tom Morris (June 16, 1821-May 24, 1908)

Thomas Mitchell Morris, Sr., otherwise known as Old Tom Morris, was a pioneer of professional golf. He was born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, the "home of golf" and location of the St Andrews Links, and died there as well. His son was Tom Morris, Jr., best known as "Young Tom Morris." Wikipedia
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Rick Nash

Rick Nash (June 16, 1984-)

Rick Nash is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. Wikipedia
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates (June 16, 1938-)

Joyce Carol Oates is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over forty novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, for her novel 'them', two O. Henry Awards, and... Wikipedia
Lockport, New York, U.S.
Irwin Rose

Irwin Rose (June 16, 1926-June 2, 2015)

Irwin Allan Rose was an American biologist. Along with Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Deerfield, Massachusetts
Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur (June 16, 1971-September 13, 1996)

Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His double disc albums 'All Eyez on Me' and his 'Greatest Hits' are among the best selling albums in the... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Las Vegas, Nevada
William Forsyth Sharpe

William Forsyth Sharpe (June 16, 1934-)

William Forsyth Sharpe is an American economist. He is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
George Gaylord Simpson

George Gaylord Simpson (June 16, 1902-October 6, 1984)

George Gaylord Simpson was an American paleontologist. Simpson was perhaps the most influential paleontologist of the twentieth century, and a major participant in the modern evolutionary synthesis, contributing 'Tempo and mode in evolution', 'The meaning of evolution' and 'The major features of evolution'. He was an expert on extinct mammals and... Wikipedia
Adam Smith

Adam Smith (June 16, 1723-July 17, 1790)

Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and key Scottish Enlightenment figure. Wikipedia
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Jack Straus

Jack Straus (June 16, 1930-1988)

Jack "Treetop" Straus was an American professional poker player. He is best known for winning the 1982 World Series of Poker Main Event. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California

Robbin Thompson (June 16, 1949-)

Robbin Thompson is an American singer-songwriter based in Richmond, Virginia. Since 1976 he has recorded several albums which have featured guest appearances by, among others, Melissa Manchester, Steve Cropper, Waddy Wachtel, Bruce Hornsby and Ellen McIlwaine. He was also a member of an early Bruce Springsteen band, Steel Mill, and has co-written... Wikipedia
Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan (June 16, 1969-)

Tommy Tiernan is an Irish comedian, actor and writer. He and Hector Ó hEochagáin presented 'The Tommy and Hector Show' on i102-104FM. Tiernan also featured in 'Father Ted' as Fr. Kevin. Wikipedia
Carndonagh, County Donegal, Ireland
John Tukey

John Tukey (June 16, 1915-July 26, 2000)

John Wilder Tukey ForMemRS was an American mathematician best known for development of the FFT algorithm and box plot. The Tukey range test, the Tukey lambda distribution, the Tukey test of additivity, and the Teichmüller–Tukey lemma all bear his name. Wikipedia
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Gino Vannelli

Gino Vannelli (June 16, 1952-)

Gino Vannelli is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and composer. Wikipedia
Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood (June 16, 1977-)

Kerry Lee Wood is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his career he played for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees. Wood first came to prominence as a twenty-year old rookie when he recorded twenty strikeouts in a one-hit shutout against the Houston Astros, which some have argued may be the greatest... Wikipedia
Irving, Texas

Evie Wyld (June 16, 1980-)

Evelyn Rose Strange "Evie" Wyld is an Anglo-Australian author. Her first novel, 'After the Fire, A Still Small Voice', won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 2009, and her second novel, 'All the Birds, Singing', won the Encore Award in 2013 and the Miles Franklin Award in 2014. Wikipedia
London, England