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Géza Alföldy (June 7, 1935-November 6, 2011)

Géza Alföldy was a Hungarian Ancient historian. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Athens, Greece

Robert Allen (boxer) (June 7, 1969-)

Robert Allen is an American professional boxer from Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and fights as a middleweight. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Charles Glover Barkla

Charles Glover Barkla (June 7, 1877-October 23, 1944)

Charles Glover Barkla FRS FRSE was a British physicist, and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917 for his work in X-ray spectroscopy and related areas in the study of X-rays. Wikipedia
Widnes, Cheshire, England
Edinburgh, Scotland
Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen (June 7, 1899-February 22, 1973)

Elizabeth Bowen, CBE was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
London, United Kingdom
Napoleon Murphy Brock

Napoleon Murphy Brock (June 7, 1945-)

Napoleon Murphy Brock is an American singer, saxophonist and flute player who is best known for his work with Frank Zappa in the 1970s, including the albums 'Apostrophe', 'Roxy and Elsewhere', 'One Size Fits All', and 'Bongo Fury'. He contributed notable vocal performances to the Zappa songs "Village of the Sun" and "Florentine Pogen." Wikipedia
Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks (June 7, 1917-December 3, 2000)

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an American poet and teacher. She was the first black person to win a Pulitzer prize when she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 for her second collection, 'Annie Allen.' Wikipedia
Topeka, Kansas, US
Chicago, Illinois, US

Patrizia Ciofi (June 7, 1967-)

Patrizia Ciofi is an Italian operatic soprano. Wikipedia
Casole d'Elsa, Siena

T. E. B. Clarke (June 7, 1907-February 11, 1989)

Thomas Ernest Bennett "Tibby" Clarke was a movie scriptwriter who wrote several of the Ealing Studios comedies. His scripts always feature careful logical development from a slightly absurd premise to a farcical conclusion. In 1952 he was awarded a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his script for 'The Lavender Hill Mob', making him one of just a... Wikipedia
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Surrey, England, UK
Philippe Entremont

Philippe Entremont (June 7, 1934-)

Philippe Entremont is a French classical pianist and conductor. His recordings as a pianist include concertos by Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns and others. Wikipedia
Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich (June 7, 1954-)

Louise Erdrich is an Ojibwe writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a band of the Anishinaabe. Wikipedia
Little Falls, Minnesota, USA

Edward Field (poet) (June 7, 1924-)

Edward Field is an American poet and author. Wikipedia
Kjartan Fløgstad

Kjartan Fløgstad (June 7, 1944-)

Kjartan Fløgstad is a Norwegian author. Fløgstad was born in the industrial city of Sauda in Ryfylke, Rogaland. He studied literature and linguistics at the University of Bergen. Subsequently he worked for a period as an industrial worker and as a sailor before he debuted as a poet with his collection of poems titled 'Valfart' in 1968. He received... Wikipedia

Adrienne Frantz (June 7, 1978-)

Adrienne Danielle Frantz is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for her role as Amber Moore in 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and 'The Young and the Restless'. Wikipedia
Mount Clemens, Michigan, U.S.
Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi (June 7, 1942-October 20, 2011)

Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary and politician who 'de facto' ruled Libya for 42 years. Taking power in a 1969 coup d'etat, he ruled as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the "Brother Leader" of the Great Socialist People's Libyan... Wikipedia
Qasr Abu Hadi
Sirte, Libya
Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848-May 8, 1903)

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was a leading French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of colors and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni (June 7, 1943-)

Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni Jr. is an American writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world's most well-known African American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays, and covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children's literature. She has won numerous awards,... Wikipedia
Knoxville, Tennessee
Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman (June 7, 1869-May 14, 1940)

Emma Goldman was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Kovno, Tsarist Russia (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dolores Gray

Dolores Gray (June 7, 1923-June 26, 2002)

Dolores Gray was an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical twice, winning once. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Juan Luis Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra (June 7, 1957-)

Juan Luis Guerra Seijas, known professionally as Juan Luis Guerra, is a Dominican singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. He has sold over 30 million records, and has won numerous awards including 15 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. Guerra won 3 Latin Grammy Awards in 2010, including Album of the... Wikipedia
Bill Hader

Bill Hader (June 7, 1978-)

William "Bill" Hader is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer and writer. He is known for his work as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live', his lead role in the 2014 drama 'The Skeleton Twins', his lead voice role in 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs', and his supporting roles in comedy films, such as 'Superbad', 'Tropic Thunder',... Wikipedia
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (June 7, 1975-)

Allen Ezail Iverson, nicknamed AI and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player. He can play both the point guard and shooting guard positions. Iverson attended Bethel High School and was a dual-sport athlete; he earned the Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both football and basketball, and won the Division... Wikipedia
Hampton, Virginia

James Ivory (director) (June 7, 1928-)

James Francis Ivory is an American film director. For many years he worked extensively with Indian-born film producer Ismail Merchant, his personal as well as professional partner, and with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. All three were principals in Merchant Ivory Productions whose films won six Academy Awards. Wikipedia
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Tom Jones (singer)

Tom Jones (singer) (June 7, 1940-)

Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE, is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then, he has sung nearly every form of popular music — pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul, and gospel — and sold over 100 million records. Wikipedia
Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova (June 7, 1981-)

Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova is a Russian American retired professional tennis player. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide, despite her never winning a WTA singles title. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on Google... Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia (former Soviet Union)
Karl Lashley

Karl Lashley (June 7, 1890-August 7, 1958)

Karl Spencer Lashley was a psychologist and behaviorist remembered for his contributions to the study of learning and memory. A 'Review of General Psychology' survey, published in 2002, ranked Lashley as the 61st most cited psychologist of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Davis, West Virginia
Poitiers, France
Philipp Lenard

Philipp Lenard (June 7, 1862-May 20, 1947)

Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard, was a German physicist and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1905 for his research on cathode rays and the discovery of many of their properties. He was a nationalist and anti-Semite; as an active proponent of the Nazi ideology, he had supported Adolf Hitler in the 1920s and was an important role model... Wikipedia
Pressburg, Austria-Hungary
Messelhausen, Germany
Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen (June 7, 1985-)

Jeff Madsen is the third-youngest winner of a World Series of Poker event and the 2006 World Series of Poker Player of the Year. Wikipedia

Ashley Melnick (June 7, 1989-)

Ashley Lauren Melnick is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won the title of Miss Texas 2010. She competed in the Miss America 2011 Pageant on January 15, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, placing in the Top 12. She competed at the pageant as Miss Fort Worth and it was her third try for the title. She also won the Preliminary Talent and... Wikipedia
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

Enrico Montesano (June 7, 1945-)

Enrico Montesano, is a popular actor for theater and cinema in Italy, as well as a showman. Wikipedia
Robert S. Mulliken

Robert S. Mulliken (June 7, 1896-October 31, 1986)

Robert Sanderson Mulliken was an American physicist and chemist, primarily responsible for the early development of molecular orbital theory, i.e. the elaboration of the molecular orbital method of computing the structure of molecules. Dr. Mulliken received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1966. He received the Priestley Medal in 1983. Wikipedia
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Arlington, Virginia
Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson (June 7, 1947-August 2, 1979)

Thurman Lee Munson was an American Major League Baseball catcher. He played his entire 11-year professional baseball career for the New York Yankees. A perennial All-Star, Munson is the only Yankee to win both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards. Wikipedia
Akron, Ohio
Canton, Ohio
Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson (June 7, 1952-)

Liam John Neeson, OBE is an Irish actor. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, 'Excalibur'. Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films; most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in 'The Bounty' and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in 'The Mission'. Wikipedia
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Jack Olsen (June 7, 1925-July 16, 2002)

Jack Olsen was an American journalist and author known for his crime reporting. Olsen was Senior Editor-in-Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1954. He was Midwest bureau chief for 'Time' magazine and a senior editor for 'Sports Illustrated' in 1961. He was also a regular contributor to other publications, including 'Fortune and 'Vanity Fair'. Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk (June 7, 1952-)

Ferit Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of Turkey's most prominent novelists, his work has sold over eleven million books in sixty languages, making him the country's best-selling writer. Wikipedia
Istanbul Turkey
Prince (musician)

Prince (musician) (June 7, 1958-)

Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned as an innovator and is widely-known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence and wide vocal range. Widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis... Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Charlie Simpson

Charlie Simpson (June 7, 1985-)

Charles Robert "Charlie" Simpson is an English musician. He was the youngest member of multi-BRIT Award-winning band Busted, and is the lead vocalist, guitarist and co-lyricist in alternative rock band Fightstar. AllMusic has noted that Simpson is "perhaps the only pop star to ever make a convincing transition from fresh-faced pop band to an... Wikipedia
Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Edwin Southern

Edwin Southern (June 7, 1938-)

Sir Edwin Mellor Southern, FRS is an English Lasker Award-winning molecular biologist, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. He is most widely known for the invention of the Southern blot, now a common laboratory procedure. Wikipedia
United Kingdom
Charles Strouse

Charles Strouse (June 7, 1928-)

Charles Strouse is an American composer and lyricist. Wikipedia
Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy (June 7, 1909-September 11, 1994)

Jessica Alice Tandy was a British-American stage and film actress, who spent most of her 67-year career in the United States. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV. Wikipedia
Hackney, London, England, UK
Easton, Connecticut, U.S.
Frederick Terman

Frederick Terman (June 7, 1900-December 19, 1982)

Frederick Emmons Terman was an American academician. He is widely credited with being the father of Silicon Valley. Wikipedia
English, Indiana, USA
Palo Alto, California, USA
Karl Urban

Karl Urban (June 7, 1972-)

Karl-Heinz Urban is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in 'Star Trek' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness', Cupid and Julius Caesar in 'Xena: Warrior Princess', Kirill in 'Bourne Supremacy', Vaako in 'The Chronicles of... Wikipedia
Wellington, New Zealand

William Whitehead Watts (June 7, 1860-July 30, 1947)

William Whitehead Watts FRS was a British geologist. He was born at Broseley, Shropshire, son of farmer Isaac Watts, and educated at Denstone College, and at Sidney Sussex College, of which he was a fellow in 1888–94, and he was also an extension lecturer of the university in 1882–91. He gained first class honours in geology in 1881, graduated BA... Wikipedia

Marty Whelan (June 7, 1956-)

Martin 'Marty' Whelan is a Jacob's Award-winning Irish radio and television personality currently working for Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Frequently seen and heard on RTÉ radio and television, he has presented a variety of shows. Whelan's early television credits included his own gameshows, 'Millionaire' and 'Fame and Fortune', as well as the weekday... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland