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Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul (June 19, 1962-)

Paula Julie Abdul is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the... Wikipedia
San Fernando, California
Pier Angeli

Pier Angeli (June 19, 1932-September 10, 1971)

Pier Angeli was an Italian-born television and film actress. Her American cinematographic debut was in the starring role of the 1951 film 'Teresa', for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Twenty years later she was chosen to play a part in 'The Godfather', but died before filming began. Wikipedia
Cagliari, Sardinia
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi (June 19, 1945-)

# Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament . She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for... Wikipedia
Rangoon, Myanmar
Aage Bohr

Aage Bohr (June 19, 1922-September 9, 2009)

Aage Niels Bohr was a Danish nuclear physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1975 with Ben Mottelson and James Rainwater "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection". Since his father,... Wikipedia
Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Karina Brez (June 19, 1988-)

Karina Brez is a Ukrainian American beauty pageant titleholder. She is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America. Wikipedia
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Chico Buarque

Chico Buarque (June 19, 1944-)

Francisco "Chico" Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known as Chico Buarque, is a singer, guitarist, composer, dramatist, writer and poet. He is best known for his music, which often includes social, economic and cultural commentary on Brazil and Rio de Janeiro in particular. Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ernst Boris Chain

Ernst Boris Chain (June 19, 1906-August 12, 1979)

Sir Ernst Boris Chain, FRS was a German-born British biochemist, and a 1945 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on penicillin. Wikipedia
Castlebar, Ireland
Paul Dano

Paul Dano (June 19, 1984-)

Paul Franklin Dano is an American actor and producer. Dano started his career on Broadway before making his film debut in 'The Newcomers'. Wikipedia
Wilton, Connecticut, USA
Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin (June 19, 1972-)

Jean Dujardin is a French actor, director, producer and comedian. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in Paris before starting his acting career guest-starring in comedic television programs and films. He starred in Michel Hazanavicius's 'OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies' and its sequel 'OSS 117: Lost in Rio' as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de... Wikipedia

Larry Dunn (June 19, 1953-)

Larry Dunn is an American keyboardist, musical director and one of the early members of the music group Earth, Wind, & Fire. Dunn, along with other members of Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Wikipedia

Paul Flory (June 19, 1910-September 9, 1985)

Paul John Flory was an American chemist and Nobel laureate who was known for his work in the field of polymers, or macromolecules. He was a leading pioneer in understanding the behavior of polymers in solution, and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1974 "for his fundamental achievements, both theoretical and experimental, in the physical... Wikipedia
Sterling, Illinois, USA
Big Sur, California, USA

Martin Gabel (June 19, 1912-May 22, 1986)

Martin Gabel was an American actor, film director and film producer. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig (June 19, 1903-June 2, 1941)

Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse". He finished with a career batting average of .340, an on-base percentage... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Riverdale, Bronx, New York
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood

Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (June 19, 1897-October 9, 1967)

Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood OM PRS was an English physical chemist. Wikipedia
London, England
Moe Howard

Moe Howard (June 19, 1897-May 4, 1975)

Moses Harry Horwitz, known professionally as Moe Howard, was an American actor and comedian best known as the leader of The Three Stooges, the farce comedy team who starred in motion pictures and television for four decades. His distinctive hairstyle came about when he was a boy and cut off his curls with a pair of scissors, producing a ragged... Wikipedia
Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard (June 19, 1856-May 7, 1915)

Elbert Green Hubbard was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success as a traveling salesman with the Larkin Soap Company. Today Hubbard is mostly known as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement.... Wikipedia
Bloomington, Illinois
off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland

Edmond Jaloux (June 19, 1878-August 22, 1949)

Edmond Jaloux was a French novelist, essayist, and critic. His works tended to be set in Paris or his native Provence. He was interested in German Romanticism and English writers. In 1936 he joined the Académie française. He died in Switzerland in 1949. Wikipedia
Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919-September 3, 2001)

Pauline Kael was an American film critic who wrote for 'The New Yorker' magazine from 1968 to 1991. Earlier in her career, her work appeared in 'City Lights', 'McCall's' and 'The New Republic'. Wikipedia
Petaluma, California, USA
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
Sarah Kay (poet)

Sarah Kay (poet) (June 19, 1988-)

Sarah Kay is an American poet. Known for her spoken word poetry, Kay is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., a group dedicated to using spoken word as an educational and inspirational tool. Wikipedia
New York, United States of America
Sergei Makarov

Sergei Makarov (June 19, 1958-)

Sergei Mikhailovich Makarov is a Russian former ice hockey right wing and two-time Olympic gold medalist. He was voted one of six players to the International Ice Hockey Federation's Centennial All-Star Team in a poll conducted by a group of 56 experts from 16 countries. Wikipedia
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
Nancy Marchand

Nancy Marchand (June 19, 1928-June 18, 2000)

Nancy Marchand was an American actress. She began her career in theatre in 1951. She was perhaps most famous for her television portrayals of Margaret Pynchon on 'Lou Grant' and Livia Soprano on 'The Sopranos'. Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Stratford, Connecticut, U.S.
Doug Mientkiewicz

Doug Mientkiewicz (June 19, 1974-)

Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz is an American retired professional baseball first baseman. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He is one of five American players to win both an Olympic gold medal and a World Series championship. He currently manages the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Minnesota Twins' Double-A affiliate. Wikipedia
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Silje Nergaard

Silje Nergaard (June 19, 1966-)

Silje Nergaard is a Norwegian jazz vocalist and songwriter. She is also one of the best-selling jazz artists ever on the official sales chart in Norway. She became known worldwide after the release of the international bestseller 'Tell Me Where You're Going', featuring Pat Metheny on guitar. Wikipedia
Steinkjer, Norway
Otto Nielsen

Otto Nielsen (June 19, 1909-October 9, 1982)

Otto Nielsen was a Norwegian songwriter, revue writer, cabaret singer and radio personality. He participated in Norwegian cultural life for five decades, starting from the 1930s, and played an important role behind the scene as program manager for the radio program series "'Søndagsposten'" for over twenty years. Wikipedia
Trondheim, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (June 19, 1978-)

Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was chosen as the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and immediately traded to the Mavericks, where... Wikipedia
Würzburg, Germany
Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623-August 19, 1662)

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and... Wikipedia
Clermont-Ferrand, France
Paris, France
Marisa Pavan

Marisa Pavan (June 19, 1932-)

Marisa Pavan is an Italian-born actress who first became famous as the twin sister to film star Pier Angeli before achieving film stardom on her own. Her breakthrough came in the film 'The Rose Tattoo' as Anna Magnani's daughter; her role was first assigned to her twin, who at the time was unable to play the part. When Magnani won the Academy Award... Wikipedia
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Phylicia Rashād

Phylicia Rashād (June 19, 1948-)

Phylicia Rashād is an American Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom 'The Cosby Show'. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for this part in 1985 and 1986. Wikipedia
Houston, Texas
Gena Rowlands

Gena Rowlands (June 19, 1930-)

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage and television actress, best known for her career in the entertainment industry stretching over six decades. The four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner is best known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes in ten films, in two of which, 'Gloria'... Wikipedia
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie (June 19, 1947-)

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, 'Midnight's Children', won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He is said to combine magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern... Wikipedia
Mumbai, British India
Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana (June 19, 1978-)

Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario, known as Zoe Saldana or Zoë Saldaña, is an American actress. She had her breakthrough role in the 2000 film 'Center Stage' and the 2002 film 'Crossroads'. She later gained prominence for her roles as Anamaria in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl', Uhura in the 2009 film 'Star Trek' and its 2013... Wikipedia
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.

Rosie Shuster (June 19, 1950-)

Rosie Shuster is a Canadian-born comedy writer. She was a writer for Saturday Night Live during the 1970s and 1980s. Wikipedia
Toronto, Canada
Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney (June 19, 1972-)

Robin Tunney is an American actress. She is known for her role as Teresa Lisbon in the television series 'The Mentalist', as well as previous roles in the films 'Encino Man', 'Empire Records', 'The Craft', 'End of Days', 'Supernova' and 'Vertical Limit', and the television series 'Prison Break'. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner (June 19, 1954-)

Mary Kathleen Turner, better known as Kathleen Turner, is an American film and stage actress and director. Wikipedia
Springfield, Missouri

Evelle J. Younger (June 19, 1918-May 4, 1989)

Evelle Jansen Younger was California Attorney General from 1971 to 1979. Described as an exponent of steadfast moderation, he was nonetheless instrumental in enlarging the scope and power of the state's environmental protection law. Political friends included Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Gerald R. Ford. Against incumbent Jerry Brown, who was... Wikipedia
Stamford, Nebraska, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.