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Werner Arber

Werner Arber (June 3, 1929-)

Werner Arber is a Swiss microbiologist and geneticist. Along with American researchers Hamilton Smith and Daniel Nathans, Werner Arber shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of restriction endonucleases. Their work would lead to the development of recombinant DNA technology. Wikipedia
Gränichen
Chuck Barris

Chuck Barris (June 3, 1929-)

Charles Hirsch "Chuck" Barris is an American game show creator, producer, and host. He is best known for hosting 'The Gong Show' and creating 'The Dating Game' and 'The Newlywed Game'. He is also a songwriter, who wrote the hit "Palisades Park", and the author of 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind', a story about himself that became a film directed... Wikipedia
Oakland, New Jersey, US
Georg von Békésy

Georg von Békésy (June 3, 1899-June 13, 1972)

Georg von Békésy was a Hungarian biophysicist born in Budapest, Hungary. In 1961, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the function of the cochlea in the mammalian hearing organ. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Susannah Constantine

Susannah Constantine (June 3, 1962-)

Susannah F Constantine is an English fashion journalist, advisor, television presenter, author and designer. Her second book, entitled 'What Not to Wear', has won her a prestigious British Book Award and sold 670,000 copies. Wikipedia
Hammersmith, London, England
Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby (June 3, 1911-April 14, 1999)

Ellen Hansen Corby was an American actress. She is most widely remembered for the role of "Grandma Esther Walton" on the CBS television series 'The Waltons', for which she won three Emmy Awards. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in 'I Remember Mama.' Wikipedia
Racine, Wisconsin
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis (June 3, 1925-September 29, 2010)

Tony Curtis was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, US
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Colleen Dewhurst

Colleen Dewhurst (June 3, 1924-August 22, 1991)

Colleen Rose Dewhurst was a Canadian-American actress known most for theatre roles, and for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway." In her autobiography, Dewhurst wrote: "I had moved so quickly from one Off-Broadway production to the next that I was known, at one point, as the 'Queen of Off-Broadway'. This title was not due to my brilliance but... Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
South Salem, New York, U.S.
Charles R. Drew

Charles R. Drew (June 3, 1904-April 1, 1950)

Charles Richard Drew was an American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save thousands of lives of the Allied forces. The... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., USA
Burlington, North Carolina, USA

John Dykstra (June 3, 1947-)

John Charles Dykstra, A.S.C. is a special effects artist, pioneer in the development of the use of computers in filmmaking and recipient of three Academy Awards, among many other awards and prizes. He was one of the original founders of Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects and computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. He is well known as... Wikipedia
Long Beach, California, United States

Carlos Franzetti (June 3, 1948-)

Carlos Alberto Franzetti is a composer and arranger from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wikipedia
Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926-April 5, 1997)

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl", in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of... Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey
New York City
Roland Hayes

Roland Hayes (June 3, 1887-January 1, 1977)

Roland Hayes was an American lyric tenor and composer. He is considered the first African-American male concert artist to receive wide acclaim both at home and internationally. Critics lauded his abilities and linguistic skills with songs in French, German and Italian. Wikipedia
Curryville, Georgia
Boston, Massachusetts
Garret Hobart

Garret Hobart (June 3, 1844-November 21, 1899)

Garret Augustus Hobart was the 24th Vice President of the United States, serving under President William McKinley. He was the sixth American vice president to die in office. Wikipedia
Long Branch, New Jersey
Paterson, New Jersey
John Hodgman

John Hodgman (June 3, 1971-)

John Kellogg Hodgman is an American author and humorist. In addition to his published written works, such as 'The Areas of My Expertise', 'More Information Than You Require', and 'That Is All', he is known for his personification of a PC in contrast to Justin Long's personification of a Mac in Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign, and for his... Wikipedia
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Ian Hunter (singer)

Ian Hunter (singer) (June 3, 1939-)

Ian Hunter Patterson is an English singer-songwriter who is best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople, from its inception in 1969 to its dissolution in 1974, and at the time of its 2009 reunion. Hunter was a musician and songwriter before joining Mott the Hoople, and continued in this vein after he left the band. He... Wikipedia
Oswestry, Shropshire, England
Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva (June 3, 1982-)

Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva is a Russian pole vaulter. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a three-time World Champion, the current world record holder in the event, who is widely considered the greatest female pole-vaulter of all time. Wikipedia
Volgograd, Russia

Nikki M. James (June 3, 1981-)

Nikki Michelle James is an American actress and singer. James is best known for her performances in the popular stage musicals 'The Book of Mormon' and 'Les Misérables', her role in the former having earned her a Tony Award. Wikipedia
Summit, NJ, USA
Jason Jones (actor)

Jason Jones (actor) (June 3, 1973-)

Jason Jones is a Canadian actor and comedian best known as a correspondent on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'. Wikipedia
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Otto Loewi

Otto Loewi (June 3, 1873-December 25, 1961)

Otto Loewi was a German-born pharmacologist whose discovery of acetylcholine helped enhance medical therapy. The discovery earned for him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1936 which he shared with Sir Henry Dale, whom he met in 1902 when spending some months in Ernest Starling's laboratory at University College, London. He has been... Wikipedia
Frankfurt, Germany
New York City, United States

Jean-Marc Luisada (June 3, 1958-)

Jean-Marc Luisada is a Jewish-French pianist born in Bizerte, Tunisia. He started on the piano at six years old, "the normal age". Wikipedia
Monika Maron

Monika Maron (June 3, 1941-)

Monika Maron is a German author, formerly of the German Democratic Republic. She moved in 1951 from West to East Berlin with her stepfather, Karl Maron, the GDR Minister of the Interior. She studied theatre and spent time as a directing assistant and as a journalist. In the late 1970s, she began writing full-time in East Berlin. She left the GDR in... Wikipedia
Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942-December 26, 1999)

Curtis Lee Mayfield was a soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who was one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, and later worked as... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Roswell, Georgia, United States
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal (June 3, 1986-)

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 10. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay court player in history and has been titled "The King of Clay." His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be... Wikipedia
Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
Radha (actress)

Radha (actress) (June 3, 1966-)

Udaya Chandrika, known by her stage name Radha, is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Tamil and Telugu films. She was also starred in few Malayalam and Kannada films. She was one of the mainstream top heroine over for a decade of years from 1981 to 1991. She has acted in 100 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.... Wikipedia
Kerala, India
Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais (June 3, 1922-March 1, 2014)

Alain Resnais was a French film director whose career extended over more than six decades. After training as a film editor in the mid-1940s, he went on to direct a number of short films which included 'Night and Fog', an influential documentary about the Nazi concentration camps. Wikipedia
Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany, France
Paris, France
Torsten Wiesel

Torsten Wiesel (June 3, 1924-)

Torsten Nils Wiesel is a Swedish neurophysiologist. Together with David H. Hubel, he received the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system; the prize was shared with Roger W. Sperry for his independent research on the cerebral hemispheres. Wikipedia
Uppsala, Sweden
Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton (June 3, 1946-)

Penelope Alice Wilton is an English actress. She starred with Richard Briers in the BBC situation comedy 'Ever Decreasing Circles'. She also appeared in 'Doctor Who' and in the period drama 'Downton Abbey'. She has twice won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award. Wikipedia
Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK