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Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta (June 2, 1973-)

Carlos Yunior Acosta Quesada CBE is a Cuban-born British ballet dancer. He has danced with many companies including the English National Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. He has been a permanent member of The Royal Ballet since 1998, and in 2003 was promoted to Principal Guest Artist, a rank which reduced... Wikipedia
Havana, Cuba

Alejandro Agresti (June 2, 1961-)

Alejandro Agresti is an Argentine film director, writer and producer. He directed 'The Lake House' with Hollywood actors Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in 2006. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Juan Antonio Bardem (June 2, 1922-October 30, 2002)

Juan Antonio Bardem was a Spanish screen writer and film director. He was best known for 'Muerte de un ciclista' which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, and 'El puente' which won the Golden Prize at the 10th Moscow International Film Festival. His 1979 film 'Seven Days in January' won the Golden Prize at the 11th Moscow... Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Mike Binder

Mike Binder (June 2, 1958-)

Mike Binder is an award winning American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady (June 2, 1972-)

Wayne Alphonso Brady is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality, known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'. He was the host of the daytime talk show 'The Wayne Brady Show', the original host of Fox's 'Don't Forget the Lyrics!', and has... Wikipedia
Orlando, Florida

Kevin Brownlow (June 2, 1938-)

Kevin Brownlow is a British film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, author, and film editor. Brownlow is best known for his work documenting the history of the silent era. Brownlow became interested in silent film at the age of eleven. This interest grew into a career spent documenting and restoring film. He has rescued many silent... Wikipedia
Crowborough, Sussex
Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey (June 2, 1955-)

Dana Thomas Carvey is an American actor and stand-up comedian, known for his work as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' and for playing the role of Garth Algar in the 'Wayne's World' films. Wikipedia
Missoula, Montana, United States
Paul Clark (poker player)

Paul Clark (poker player) (June 2, 1947-April 15, 2015)

Robert Paul '"Eskimo"' Clark was an American professional poker player who lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana
Andy Cohen (television personality)

Andy Cohen (television personality) (June 2, 1968-)

Andrew "Andy" Cohen is an American talk show host and author. Cohen hosts the Bravo nightly series 'Watch What Happens: Live' and is the author of a memoir, 'Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture.' He is the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show. After holding the title as head of development for Bravo for... Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri

Michel Dalberto (June 2, 1955-)

Michel Dalberto is a French concert pianist. Wikipedia

Bernd Giese (June 2, 1940-)

Bernd Giese is a guest professor in chemistry at the University of Fribourg in Fribourg, Switzerland who specializes in the bio-organic chemistry and synthesis of radicals in biological systems. Wikipedia
Hamburg, Germany
Karl Adolph Gjellerup

Karl Adolph Gjellerup (June 2, 1857-October 13, 1919)

Karl Gjellerup was a Danish poet and novelist who together with his compatriot Henrik Pontoppidan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1917. He belonged to the Modern Break-Through. He occasionally used the pseudonym Epigonos. Wikipedia
Roholte vicarage at Præstø, Denmark
Klotzsche, Germany
Joanna Gleason

Joanna Gleason (June 2, 1950-)

Joanna Gleason is a Canadian actress and singer. She is a Tony Award-winning musical theatre actress and has also had a number of notable film and TV roles. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Erin Good

Erin Good (June 2, 1985-)

Erin Elise Good is a beauty queen from Fairfield, Maine who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2007. Wikipedia
Bangor, Maine, U.S.
Tony Hadley

Tony Hadley (June 2, 1960-)

Anthony Patrick "Tony" Hadley is an English pop singer-songwriter, occasional stage actor and radio presenter who first rose to fame in the 1980s as the lead vocalist of the New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. Hadley is recognisable for his suave image, as well as his powerful blue-eyed soul voice, which has been described by AllMusic as a "dramatic... Wikipedia
Islington, London, England
Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch (June 2, 1944-August 6, 2012)

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor. He is one of only twelve people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. He is one of ten people to win three or more Oscars in one night and the only one other than a director or screenwriter to do so. He is one of only two people to have won those four prizes and a Pulitzer Prize.... Wikipedia
New York, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Christopher Hill (historian)

Christopher Hill (historian) (June 2, 1912-February 23, 2003)

John Edward Christopher Hill, usually known simply as Christopher Hill, was an English Marxist historian and author of textbooks. Wikipedia

Wilfred Hudleston Hudleston (June 2, 1828-January 29, 1909)

Wilfred Hudleston Hudleston FRS was a British geologist. Wikipedia

Ilaiyaraaja (June 2, 1943-)

Ilaiyaraaja is an Indian film composer who works predominantly in the South Indian cinema since the late 1970s. Regarded as one of the finest music composers in India, Ilaiyaraaja is also an instrumentalist, conductor, singer, and a songwriter. He has composed more than 5000 songs and is the only composer in the history of cinema to provide film... Wikipedia
Pannaipuram, Theni, Madras Presidency
Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach (June 2, 1941-)

Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. is an American actor and narrator. He is mostly known for his dramatic roles; however, he has done narration work for 'The Opie & Anthony Show' on Sirius XM satellite radio, and in educational programming on PBS and the Discovery Channel, as well as some comedy and musical roles. He is also known for portraying fictional... Wikipedia
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Greg Mueller

Greg Mueller (June 2, 1971-)

Greg Mueller is a German and Canadian professional poker player and former professional ice hockey defenceman. Wikipedia
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Kevin Newman (journalist)

Kevin Newman (journalist) (June 2, 1959-)

Kevin Newman is a Canadian journalist and news anchor. From 2001 to 2010, he was the chief anchor and executive editor of 'Global National'. In August 2012, he became the host of CTV's 'Question Period' and correspondent for the investigative series 'W5'. He is co-author of 'All Out', a memoir written with his son Alex. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario

Clarence Page (June 2, 1947-)

Clarence Page is an American journalist, syndicated columnist, and senior member of 'The Chicago Tribune' editorial board. Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio, USA

Robert Paul (June 2, 1937-)

Robert Paul is a Canadian former pair skater. He teamed up with Barbara Wagner in 1952. They became the 1960 Olympic champions, four-time World champions, and five-time Canadian national champions. After retiring from competition, the pair toured with Ice Capades. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Neifi Pérez

Neifi Pérez (June 2, 1973-)

Neifi Neftali Pérez is a former Major League baseball player. He stands tall and weighs . He was a switch hitter who threw right-handed. During his career, he played with the Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Detroit Tigers. Wikipedia
Villa Mella, Dominican Republic
Pope Pius X

Pope Pius X (June 2, 1835-August 20, 1914)

Pope Saint Pius X, born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, Joseph Melchior Sarto was Pope from 4 August 1903 to his death in 1914. He was canonized in 1954. Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology. His most important reform was to publish the... Wikipedia
Riese, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire
Apostolic Palace, Rome
Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam (June 2, 1956-)

Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam Iyer, commonly known by his screen name,Mani Ratnam, is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema, based out of Chennai. Starting his career as a management consultant, he made an entry into films through the Kannada film 'Pallavi Anu Pallavi' in 1983. Despite a commercial... Wikipedia
Tim Rice-Oxley

Tim Rice-Oxley (June 2, 1976-)

Timothy James "Tim" Rice-Oxley, is a musician, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist best known for being keyboardist, singer and songwriter in the British band Keane. In 2010 he formed a side-project, Mt. Desolation, with his Keane bandmate Jesse Quin. Wikipedia
Oxford, England
Larry Robinson

Larry Robinson (June 2, 1951-)

Larry Clark Robinson is a former ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League. Robinson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995 and is currently the associate coach for the San Jose Sharks. He has also served as head coach for the New Jersey Devils on two separate occasions, as well as for the Los Angeles Kings. Larry... Wikipedia
Winchester, ON, CAN
Lloyd Shapley

Lloyd Shapley (June 2, 1923-)

Lloyd Stowell Shapley is a distinguished American mathematician and Nobel Prize–winning economist. He is a Professor Emeritus at University of California, Los Angeles, affiliated with departments of Mathematics and Economics. He has contributed to the fields of mathematical economics and especially game theory. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer

Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer (June 2, 1850-March 29, 1935)

Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer FRS FRSE was an English physiologist. Wikipedia
Hornsey, Middlesex, England
North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

Carol Shields (June 2, 1935-July 16, 2003)

Carol Ann Shields was an American-born Canadian author. She is best known for her 1993 novel 'The Stone Diaries', which won the U.S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's Award in Canada. Wikipedia
Oak Park, Illinois
Victoria, British Columbia

Sigmund Sternberg (June 2, 1921-)

Sir Sigmund Sternberg is a British philanthropist, interfaith campaigner, businessman and Labour Party donor. Wikipedia
Edwin Way Teale

Edwin Way Teale (June 2, 1899-October 18, 1980)

Edwin Way Teale was an American naturalist, photographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. Teale's works serve as primary source material documenting environmental conditions across North America from 1930 - 1980. He is perhaps best known for his series 'The American Seasons', four books documenting over of automobile travel across North America... Wikipedia
Joliet, Illinois, United States

Qazi Touqeer (June 2, 1988-)

Qazi, won the show Fame Gurukul – along with Ruprekha Banerjee. He is a singer in the Kashmiri and Hindi languages. On 20 October 2005, he managed to grab the top prize along with Ruprekha Banerjee. He was voted by the Indian public to be the winner of "Fame Gurukul," India's version of "Fame Academy." The president of India, in regards to Qazi... Wikipedia

Elsie Tu (June 2, 1913-)

Elsie Tu GBM, CBE, is an English-born Hong Kong social activist, former elected member of the Urban Council of Hong Kong, and former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. She moved to Hong Kong in 1951 following a period as a missionary in China. She became known for her strong antipathy towards colonialism and corruption, as well as for... Wikipedia
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh (June 2, 1965-)

Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO is a former Australian cricketer and twin brother of cricketer Mark Waugh. A right-handed batsman, he was also a medium-pace bowler. Wikipedia
Canterbury, New South Wales

Shlomo Zemach (June 2, 1886-November 6, 1974)

Shlomo Zemach was a Polish-born Israeli author, agriculturalist and early Zionist pioneer. Wikipedia
Płońsk, Poland