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Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (June 6, 2007-)

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is an American actress best known for her role as Lily Tucker-Pritchett in the TV series 'Modern Family' for which she, along with the rest of the show's cast, won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California, US
Louis Andriessen

Louis Andriessen (June 6, 1939-)

Louis Andriessen is a Dutch composer and pianist based in Amsterdam. He was a composition teacher at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He was recipient of the Gaudeamus International Composers Award in 1959. Wikipedia
Italo Balbo

Italo Balbo (June 6, 1896-June 28, 1940)

Italo Balbo was an Italian Blackshirt leader who served as Italy's Marshal of the Air Force, Governor-General of Libya, Commander-in-Chief of Italian North Africa, and the "heir apparent" to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Wikipedia
Ferrara, Italy
Skies over Tobruk, Libya
Isaiah Berlin

Isaiah Berlin (June 6, 1909-June 5 AD)

Sir Isaiah Berlin OM, CBE, FBA was a Russo-British Jewish social and political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas, "thought by many to be the dominant scholar of his generation". He excelled as an essayist, conversationalist and raconteur; and as a brilliant lecturer who improvised, rapidly and spontaneously, richly allusive and... Wikipedia
Riga, Russia (now Latvia)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard (June 6, 1955-)

Sandra Bernhard is an American comedian, singer, actress and author. She first gained attention in the late 1970s with her stand-up comedy in which she often bitterly critiques celebrity culture and political figures. Bernhard is number 97 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time. Wikipedia
Flint, Michigan, United States
Bhavana (actress)

Bhavana (actress) (June 6, 1986-)

Karthika Menon better known by her stage name Bhavana, is an Indian film actress from Thrissur, Kerala, who works in the South Indian film industry. She made her acting debut in Kamal's 'Nammal', which won her critical acclaim and various honors. In a career spanning over a decade, she has appeared in over sixty films and won two Kerala State Film... Wikipedia
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Pierre Bismuth

Pierre Bismuth (June 6, 1963-)

Pierre Bismuth is a French contemporary artist. He lives and works in Brussels. Wikipedia
Neuilly-sur-Seine
Björn Borg

Björn Borg (June 6, 1956-)

Björn Rune Borg is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. Between 1974 and 1981 he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles. He won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and six French Open singles titles. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Karl Ferdinand Braun

Karl Ferdinand Braun (June 6, 1850-April 20, 1918)

Karl Ferdinand Braun was a German inventor, physicist and Nobel laureate in physics. Braun contributed significantly to the development of the radio and television technology : he shared with Guglielmo Marconi the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics. Wikipedia
Fulda, Electorate of Hessen, Germany
Brooklyn, New York

Max Casella (June 6, 1967-)

Max Casella is an American actor. He is known for his roles on the television series 'The Sopranos', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Doogie Howser, M.D.' and the voice of Daxter in the 'Jak and Daxter' video game series. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States

Jean Cayrol (June 6, 1911-February 10, 2005)

Jean Cayrol was a French poet, publisher, and member of the Académie Goncourt born in Bordeaux. He is perhaps best known for writing the narration in Alain Resnais's 1955 documentary film, 'Night and Fog'. He was a major contributor to the subversive, philosophical French publication 'Tel Quel'. Wikipedia
Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux, France
Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille (June 6, 1606-October 1, 1684)

Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly forty years. Wikipedia
Rouen
Paris
Deborah Crombie

Deborah Crombie (June 6, 1952-)

Deborah Crombie is an American author of the Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James mystery series set in the United Kingdom. Crombie was raised in Richardson, Texas, and has lived in the United Kingdom. She now lives in McKinney, Texas. Wikipedia
Dallas, Texas
Ninette de Valois

Ninette de Valois (June 6, 1898-March 8, 2001)

Dame Ninette de Valois, OM, CH, DBE, FRAD, FISTD was an Irish-born British dancer, teacher, choreographer and director of classical ballet. Most notably, she danced professionally with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, later establishing The Royal Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies of the 20th century and one of the leading ballet... Wikipedia
Blessington, County Wicklow, Ireland
London, England

Sarah Dessen (June 6, 1970-)

Sarah Dessen is an American writer who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Wikipedia
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein (June 6, 1954-)

Harvey Forbes Fierstein is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Fitzhugh L. Fulton

Fitzhugh L. Fulton (June 6, 1925-February 4, 2015)

Fitzhugh L. "Fitz" Fulton, Jr. was a civilian research pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from August 1, 1966, until July 3, 1986, following 23 years of distinguished service as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Wikipedia
Blakely, Georgia
Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.
Jeremy Gara

Jeremy Gara (June 6, 1978-)

Jeremy Gara is a Canadian drummer from Ottawa, Ontario. Wikipedia
Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti (June 6, 1967-)

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti is an American actor. Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Montell Griffin

Montell Griffin (June 6, 1970-)

Montell Julian Griffin is an American retired boxer who was the WBC light-heavyweight world champion. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
William Inge (priest)

William Inge (priest) (June 6, 1860-February 26, 1954)

William Ralph Inge KCVO was an English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, which provided the appellation by which he was widely known, Dean Inge. Wikipedia
Crayke, Yorkshire, England
Wallingford, England

Will James (artist) (June 6, 1892-September 3, 1942)

Will James was an artist and writer of the American West. He is known for writing 'Smoky the Cowhorse', for which he won the 1927 Newbery Medal. Wikipedia
Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton, Quebec, Canada
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Edwin G. Krebs

Edwin G. Krebs (June 6, 1918-December 21, 2009)

Edwin Gerhard Krebs was an American biochemist. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize of Columbia University in 1989 together with Alfred Gilman and, together with his collaborator Edmond H. Fischer, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for describing how... Wikipedia
Lansing, Iowa
Seattle, Washington

Rajendra Krishan (June 6, 1919-September 23, 1987)

Rajendra Krishan also credited as Rajinder Krishan, was an Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Mumbai, India
Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin (June 6, 1925-February 6, 2014)

Maxine Kumin was an American poet and author. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1981–1982. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Warner, New Hampshire, United States
Jay Lake

Jay Lake (June 6, 1964-June 1, 2014)

Joseph Edward "Jay" Lake, Jr. was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. In 2003 he was a quarterly first place winner in the Writers of the Future contest. In 2004 he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction. He lived in Portland, Oregon, and worked as a product manager for a voice services company. Wikipedia
Taiwan
Portland, Oregon, United States

Eda LeShan (June 6, 1922-March 3, 2002)

Eda LeShan was an American writer, television host, counselor, educator, and playwright. She was a "voice of respect for the inherent integrity of children." LeShan was married to Lawrence LeShan, the American psychologist and writer. Wikipedia
Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann (June 6, 1875-August 12, 1955)

Paul Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul... Wikipedia
Lübeck, Germany
Zurich, Switzerland

Mignon McLaughlin (June 6, 1913-December 20, 1983)

Mignon McLaughlin was an American journalist and author. In the 1950s, she began publishing aphorisms that were later collected in three books, entitled, 'The Neurotic’s Notebook', 'The Second Neurotic’s Notebook' and 'The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook'. Wikipedia
Malangatana Ngwenya

Malangatana Ngwenya (June 6, 1936-January 5, 2011)

Malangatana Valente Ngwenya was a Mozambican painter and poet. He frequently exhibited work under his first name alone. He died on January 5, 2011 in Matosinhos, Portugal. Wikipedia
Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn (June 6, 1959-)

Colin Edward Quinn is an American stand-up comedian and writer best known for his five years in the cast of 'Saturday Night Live', as the sidekick/announcer of MTV's late 1980s gameshow 'Remote Control' and as host of 'Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn' on Comedy Central from 2002–2004. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Robert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon Scott (June 6, 1868-March 29, 1912)

Robert Falcon Scott, CVO was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. During this second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald... Wikipedia
Devonshire, England
Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Phillip Allen Sharp

Phillip Allen Sharp (June 6, 1944-)

Phillip Allen Sharp is an American geneticist and molecular biologist who co-discovered RNA splicing. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard J. Roberts for "the discovery that genes in eukaryotes are not contiguous strings but contain introns, and that the splicing of messenger RNA to delete those introns can occur in... Wikipedia
Falmouth, Kentucky
Sam Simon

Sam Simon (June 6, 1955-March 8, 2015)

Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist, boxing manager, tournament poker player, and philanthropist, most noted as co-creator of the television series 'The Simpsons'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, U.S.
Richard Smalley

Richard Smalley (June 6, 1943-October 28, 2005)

Richard Errett Smalley was the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. In 1996, along with Robert Curl, also a professor of chemistry at Rice, and Harold Kroto, a professor at the University of Sussex, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the... Wikipedia
Akron, Ohio
Houston, Texas
Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith (June 6, 1944-)

Tommie Smith is an African American former track & field athlete and wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith won the 200-meter dash finals in 19.83 seconds – the first time the 20 second barrier was broken. His Black Power salute with John Carlos atop the medal podium caused controversy at the time as it... Wikipedia
Clarksville, TX
Danny Strong

Danny Strong (June 6, 1974-)

Daniel W. "Danny" Strong is an American actor and writer in film and television. As an actor, Strong is best known for his roles as Jonathan Levinson in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and Doyle McMaster in 'Gilmore Girls'. He also wrote the screenplays for 'Recount', the HBO adaptation 'Game Change', 'Lee Daniels' The Butler', and the two-part finale... Wikipedia
Manhattan Beach, California, U.S.
Sukarno

Sukarno (June 6, 1901-June 21, 1970)

Sukarno was the first President of Indonesia, serving in office from 1945 to 1967. Wikipedia
Blitar, Dutch East Indies
Jakarta, Indonesia
Billie Whitelaw

Billie Whitelaw (June 6, 1932-December 21, 2014)

Billie Honor Whitelaw, CBE was an English actress. She worked in close collaboration with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett for 25 years and was regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of his works. She was also known for her portrayal of Mrs Baylock, the demonic nanny in the 1976 horror film 'The Omen'. Wikipedia
Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Hampstead, London, England

Marvin Worth (June 6, 1925-April 22, 1998)

Marvin Worth was an American film producer, screenwriter and actor perhaps best known for his efforts to bring the biography of Malcolm X to the big screen. His efforts spanned from 1967, when he purchased the rights to 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X', leading to the production of the 1972 documentary, for which he received an Oscar nomination.... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Los Angeles, California