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Sandy Alomar, Jr.

Sandy Alomar, Jr. (June 18, 1966-)

Santos "Sandy" Alomar Velázquez, Jr., is a professional baseball catcher, coach, and manager. He played in Major League Baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets between 1988 and 2007. Wikipedia
Salinas, Puerto Rico

Richard Armstrong (author) (June 18, 1903-May 30, 1986)

Richard Armstrong was an English author who wrote for both adults and children. Most of his books were novels set at sea, or sea stories. For one of those, 'Sea Change', he won the 1948 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. He is also known for a biography of Grace Darling in... Wikipedia
Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, UK
Williton, Somerset, England, UK
Philip Barry

Philip Barry (June 18, 1896-December 3, 1949)

Philip James Quinn Barry was an American dramatist best known for his plays 'Holiday' and 'The Philadelphia Story', which were both made into films starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Wikipedia
Rochester, New York

Michael Blakemore (June 18, 1928-)

Michael Howell Blakemore OBE is an Australian actor, writer and theatre director who has also made a handful of films. A former Associate Director of the National Theatre, in 2000 he became the only individual to win Tony Awards for best Director of a Play and Musical in the same year for 'Copenhagen' and 'Kiss Me, Kate'. Wikipedia
Lou Brock

Lou Brock (June 18, 1939-)

Louis Clark "Lou" Brock is an American former professional baseball player. He began his Major League Baseball career with the Chicago Cubs, but spent the majority of his career as the left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Brock was best known for breaking Ty Cobb's all-time major league stolen base record. He is currently a special instructor... Wikipedia
El Dorado, Arkansas
Kurt Browning

Kurt Browning (June 18, 1966-)

Kurt Browning, CM is a Canadian figure skater, choreographer and commentator. He is a four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian national champion. Wikipedia
Julie Depardieu

Julie Depardieu (June 18, 1973-)

Julie Marion Depardieu is a French actress who has appeared in a number of successful films. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Leszek Długosz

Leszek Długosz (June 18, 1941-)

Leszek Długosz is a Polish actor, poet, writer and composer. For many years he has been a member of cabaret "Piwnica pod Baranami", one of the most famous cabarets during the times of People's Republic of Poland. Wikipedia

Peter Donohoe (pianist) (June 18, 1953-)

Peter Donohoe CBE is an internationally renowned virtuoso classical pianist, promoter, artistic director and educator. Wikipedia
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942-April 4, 2013)

Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the 'Chicago Sun-Times' from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2010, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert... Wikipedia
Urbana, Illinois, US
Chicago, Illinois, US

Andrew Forsyth (June 18, 1858-June 2, 1942)

Andrew Russell Forsyth FRS was a British mathematician. Wikipedia
South Kensington

Elizabeth Franz (June 18, 1941-)

Elizabeth Franz is an American stage and television actress. Wikipedia
Akron, Ohio
Andrés Galarraga

Andrés Galarraga (June 18, 1961-)

Andrés José Padovani Galarraga is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants and Anaheim Angels. He batted and threw right-handed. Wikipedia
Caracas, Venezuela
Jürgen Habermas

Jürgen Habermas (June 18, 1929-)

Jürgen Habermas is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere. Global polls consistently find that Habermas is widely recognized as one of the world's leading intellectuals. Wikipedia
Düsseldorf, Germany

George Hearn (June 18, 1934-)

George Hearn is an American actor and singer, primarily in Broadway musical theatre. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Dudley R. Herschbach

Dudley R. Herschbach (June 18, 1932-)

Dudley Robert Herschbach is an American chemist at Harvard University. He won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Yuan T. Lee and John C. Polanyi "for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes." Herschbach and Lee specifically worked with molecular beams, performing so-called "crossed molecular beam"... Wikipedia
San Jose, California, United States
Denny Hulme

Denny Hulme (June 18, 1936-October 4, 1992)

Denis Clive "Denny" Hulme was a New Zealand racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship for the Brabham team. Between his debut at Monaco in 1965 and his final race in the 1974 US Grand Prix, he started 112 Grand Prix, resulting eight victories and 33 trips to the podium. He also finished third in the overall standing in 1968... Wikipedia
Motueka, South Island, New Zealand
Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Jerome Karle

Jerome Karle (June 18, 1918-June 6, 2013)

Jerome Karle was an American physical chemist. Jointly with Herbert A. Hauptman, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985, for the direct analysis of crystal structures using X-ray scattering techniques. Wikipedia
New York City
Annandale, Virginia
William Lassell

William Lassell (June 18, 1799-October 5, 1880)

William Lassell FRS was an English merchant and astronomer. Wikipedia
Bolton, England
Maidenhead, England
Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (June 18, 1845-May 18, 1922)

Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran was a French physician who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1907 for his discoveries of parasitic protozoans as causative agents of infectious diseases such as malaria and trypanosomiasis. Following his father, Louis Théodore Laveran, he took up military medicine as profession. He obtained his medical... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France

Christopher Lloyd (screenwriter) (June 18, 1960-)

Christopher Lloyd is an American TV screenwriter and producer. Lloyd is co-executive producer of the TV series 'Modern Family', which he produces with Steven Levitan. Prior to that, Lloyd had an extensive career working for Paramount Television, producing such series as 'Frasier'. Wikipedia
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney (June 18, 1942-)

Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as the bassist of British rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the... Wikipedia
Liverpool, England
George Mikan

George Mikan (June 18, 1924-June 1, 2005)

George Lawrence Mikan, Jr., nicknamed Mr. Basketball, was an American professional basketball player for the Chicago American Gears of the National Basketball League and the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBL, the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball Association. Invariably playing with thick, round spectacles, the 6 ft 10 in... Wikipedia
Joliet, Illinois
Scottsdale, Arizona
Franco Modigliani

Franco Modigliani (June 18, 1918-September 25, 2003)

Franco Modigliani was an Italian economist naturalized American, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Department of Economics who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1985. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet (June 18, 1961-)

Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice. She came to prominence as half of the duo Yazoo and since has mainly worked as a solo artist. Wikipedia

Jack O'Brien (director) (June 18, 1939-)

Jack O'Brien is an American director, producer, writer and lyricist. He served as the Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California from 1981 through the end of 2007. Wikipedia
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Mike Ockrent

Mike Ockrent (June 18, 1946-December 2, 1999)

Mike Ockrent was a British stage director, well-known both for his Broadway musicals and smaller niche plays. He was educated at Highgate School. Through directing 'Educating Rita', 'The Nerd' and 'Follies', he became an established figure in London theatre. In 1986 he made a successful transition to New York with 'Me and My Girl' that earned... Wikipedia

Richard Powers (June 18, 1957-)

Richard Powers is an American novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. His novel 'The Echo Maker' won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction. Wikipedia
Evanston, Illinois, USA
Dizzy Reed

Dizzy Reed (June 18, 1963-)

Dizzy Reed is a contemporary rock musician, and occasional actor. He is best known for his tenure as the keyboardist, pianist and percussionist for the rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he has played, toured and recorded since 1990. Aside from frontman Axl Rose, Reed is the longest-standing and only member of Guns N' Roses to remain from the... Wikipedia
Hinsdale, Illinois
Jay Rockefeller

Jay Rockefeller (June 18, 1937-)

John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia. He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as Governor of West Virginia, a position he held from 1977 to 1985. Rockefeller moved to Emmons, West Virginia to serve as a VISTA worker in 1964, and was first elected to public office in the state,... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini (June 18, 1952-)

Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as 'Blue Velvet' and 'Death Becomes Her'. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Martin St. Louis

Martin St. Louis (June 18, 1975-)

Martin St. Louis is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. An undrafted player, St. Louis played over 1,000 games and scored 1,000 points in an NHL career that began with the Calgary Flames in 1998 and ended with the New York Rangers in 2015. St. Louis also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2000 until being traded to the Rangers in... Wikipedia
Laval, QC, CAN
Allan Sandage

Allan Sandage (June 18, 1926-November 13, 2010)

Allan Rex Sandage was an American astronomer. He was Staff Member Emeritus with the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California. He determined the first reasonably accurate values for the Hubble constant and the age of the universe. He also discovered the first quasar. Wikipedia
Iowa City, Iowa
San Gabriel, California
Bruce Smith (defensive end)

Bruce Smith (defensive end) (June 18, 1963-)

Bruce Bernard Smith is a former American football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was a member of the Buffalo Bills teams that played in four consecutive Super Bowls as AFC champions. The holder of the NFL career record for quarterback sacks, Smith was enshrined in the Pro Football... Wikipedia
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Delia Smith

Delia Smith (June 18, 1941-)

Delia Smith CBE is an English cook and television presenter, known for teaching basic cookery skills in a no-nonsense style. She is the UK's best-selling cookery author, with more than 21 million copies sold. Wikipedia
Woking, Surrey

Jerome Smith (musician) (June 18, 1953-July 28, 2000)

Jerome Smith was a guitarist at TK Records in Miami, Florida, who was a member of KC and the Sunshine Band. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Yury Solomin

Yury Solomin (June 18, 1935-)

Yury Mefodievich Solomin is a Soviet/Russian actor and director who has been art director of the Maly Theatre in Moscow since 1988. Wikipedia
Royall Tyler

Royall Tyler (June 18, 1757-August 26, 1826)

Royall Tyler was an American jurist and playwright. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Brattleboro, Vermont

Carolyn Wells (June 18, 1862-March 26, 1942)

Carolyn Wells was an American author and poet. Born in Rahway, New Jersey, she was the daughter of William E. and Anna Wells. She died at the Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City in 1942. Wikipedia
Rahway, New Jersey

Tom Wicker (June 18, 1926-November 25, 2011)

Thomas Grey "Tom" Wicker was an American journalist. He was best known as a political reporter and columnist for 'The New York Times'. Wikipedia
Hamlet, North Carolina
Rochester, VT

Jim Yardley (June 18, 1964-)

James Barrett "Jim" Yardley is an American journalist currently working in Rome. Wikipedia
New York City