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Scott Adams

Scott Adams (June 8, 1957-)

Scott Raymond Adams is an American cartoonist, creator of the 'Dilbert' comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation. Wikipedia
Windham, New York
Robert Aumann

Robert Aumann (June 8, 1930-)

Robert John Aumann is an Israeli-American mathematician and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He also holds a visiting position at Stony Brook University and is one of the founding members of the Stony Brook Center... Wikipedia
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax (June 8, 1949-)

Emanuel Ax is a Grammy-winning American classical pianist. He is an internationally acclaimed performer, and a teacher on the faculty of the Juilliard School. Wikipedia
Eion Bailey

Eion Bailey (June 8, 1976-)

Eion Francis Hamilton Bailey is an American actor. He is known for playing Pvt. David Kenyon Webster in the HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers' and his roles in the films 'Fight Club', 'Center Stage', 'Mindhunters', and 'Sexual Life'. He had a recurring role on the USA Network series 'Covert Affairs' and the ABC series 'Once Upon a Time'. He also had... Wikipedia
Santa Ynez Valley, California, U.S.
Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker (June 8, 1950-)

Katherine Whitton "Kathy" Baker is an American stage, film and television actress, known for her leading and supporting performances in film and television. Wikipedia
Midland, Texas, U.S.
Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee (June 8, 1955-)

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol client and server via the Internet sometime... Wikipedia
London, England
Malcolm Boyd

Malcolm Boyd (June 8, 1923-February 27, 2015)

Malcolm Boyd was an American Episcopal priest and author. He was active in the civil rights movement as one of the Freedom Riders in 1961 and as a minister. Boyd reached people with his book of prayers, 'Are You Running with Me, Jesus?', which became a bestseller. In 2005 it was published in a 40th-anniversary edition. Boyd also was active in the... Wikipedia
Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters (June 8, 1983-)

Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters is a retired Belgian professional tennis player. Clijsters is a former World No. 1 in both singles and doubles. Wikipedia
Bilzen, Belgium

Michael Codron (June 8, 1930-)

Sir Michael Victor Codron CBE is a British theatre producer, known for his productions of the early work of Harold Pinter, Christopher Hampton, David Hare, Simon Gray and Tom Stoppard. He has been honoured with a Laurence Olivier Award for Lifetime Achievement, and owns the Aldwych Theatre in the West End, London. Wikipedia
London, England
Francis Crick

Francis Crick (June 8, 1916-July 28, 2004)

Francis Harry Compton Crick, OM, FRS was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with James Watson. Together with Watson and Maurice Wilkins, he was jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries... Wikipedia
Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England, UK
San Diego, California, USA
Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport (June 8, 1976-)

Lindsay Ann Davenport is a former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles. She was ranked World No. 1 on eight different occasions. Since 1975, she is one of four women who have been the year-end World No. 1 at least four times; the others are Chris... Wikipedia
Palos Verdes, California
Richard Fleeshman

Richard Fleeshman (June 8, 1989-)

Richard Jonathan Fleeshman is an English actor and singer-songwriter. His television career began as a twelve-year-old, playing Craig Harris for four years in 'Coronation Street' and he later starred in 'All The Small Things'. Wikipedia
Manchester, England, UK

Dan Futterman (June 8, 1967-)

Daniel Paul "Dan" Futterman is an American actor and screenwriter. Although he is known for several high-profile acting roles, including Val Goldman in the film 'The Birdcage', and Vincent Gray on the CBS television series 'Judging Amy', he is also a screenwriter. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

James Goldstone (June 8, 1931-November 5, 1999)

James Goldstone was an American film and television director for over 30 years, with his last credit dating from 1990. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Shaftsbury, Vermont

Gwen Harwood (June 8, 1920-December 9, 1995)

Gwen Harwood AO, née Gwendoline Nessie Foster, was an Australian poet and librettist. Gwen Harwood is regarded as one of Australia's finest poets, publishing over 420 works, including 386 poems and 13 librettos. She won numerous poetry awards and prizes. Her work is commonly studied in schools and university courses. Wikipedia
Taringa, Queensland, Australia
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Mick Hucknall

Mick Hucknall (June 8, 1960-)

Michael James "Mick" Hucknall is an English pop singer and songwriter. Formerly the lead singer of the modestly successful punk rock band the Frantic Elevators, Hucknall achieved international fame in the 1980s as the lead singer and songwriter of the soul-influenced pop band Simply Red, with whom he enjoyed a 25-year career and eventually sold... Wikipedia
Manchester, England

Geoffrey Hutchings (June 8, 1939-July 1, 2010)

Geoffrey Hutchings was an English stage, film and television actor. Wikipedia
Dorchester, Dorset, England, UK
London, England, UK
Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge (June 8, 1970-)

Seu Jorge is a Brazilian musician, singer/songwriter and actor. Born Jorge Mário da Silva, he was raised in a favela in what is now known as the city of Belford Roxo, near Rio de Janeiro. When he was 19, he became homeless and remained homeless for three years; nonetheless, his musical talent flourished when he was living in the streets and he... Wikipedia
Dimple Kapadia

Dimple Kapadia (June 8, 1957-)

Dimple Chunnibhai Kapadia is an Indian film actress. Kapadia made her acting debut at the age of 16, playing the title role in Raj Kapoor's teen romance 'Bobby'. In that same year she married Indian actor Rajesh Khanna. She is the mother of Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna, both former actresses. Kapadia returned to the film industry in 1984 after... Wikipedia
Mumbai, India

Clyde Klotz (June 8, 1961-)

Errol Clyde Klotz is a Canadian television art director and production designer. He worked as an assistant art director on several TV series filmed in Vancouver, such as 'The Hitchhiker', '21 Jump Street' and 'The X-Files'; and as an illustrator on the films 'This Boy's Life' and 'Look Who's Talking Too'. Wikipedia
Canada
Gury Marchuk

Gury Marchuk (June 8, 1925-March 24, 2013)

Gury Ivanovich Marchuk was a prominent Soviet and Russian scientist in the fields of computational mathematics, and physics of atmosphere. Academician; the President of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1986 - 1991. Among his notable prizes are the USSR State Prize, Demidov Prize, Lomonosov Gold Medal. Wikipedia
Petro-Khersonets, Orenburg Governorate, Russian Empire
Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies (June 8, 1966-)

Julianna Luisa Margulies is an American actress and producer. Wikipedia
Spring Valley, New York, U.S.
Jefferson Mays

Jefferson Mays (June 8, 1965-)

Jefferson Mays is an American theatre and film actor. Wikipedia
Connecticut, United States
Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky (June 8, 1947-)

Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. Wikipedia
Ames, Iowa
Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov

Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov (June 8, 1892-July 30, 1944)

Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov was a Soviet aeronautical engineer and aircraft designer, known as "King of Fighters". He designed the I-15 series of fighters, and the I-16 Ishak "Little Donkey" fighter. Wikipedia
Oryol Oblast, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR

George C. Rable (June 8, 1950-)

George C. Rable is the Charles Summersell Professor of Southern History at the University of Alabama. Education: B.A. Bluffton College, 1972, M.A. Louisiana State University, 1973, Ph.D Louisiana State University, 1978 [T. Harry Williams student] His 2002 book 'Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!', is notable for winning the 2003 Lincoln Prize, a... Wikipedia
Lima, Ohio
Mike Reno

Mike Reno (June 8, 1955-)

Joseph Michael John "Mike" Reno is a Canadian drummer/musician and the lead singer of the rock band Loverboy. He is reported to have played the guitar, being self-taught. He fronted other bands, including Moxy, before helping form Loverboy. Reno has a son from his first marriage, Alex Reno, who was born on January 23, 1988. Wikipedia
New Westminster, BC, Canada
Nick Rhodes

Nick Rhodes (June 8, 1962-)

Nick Rhodes is an English musician, best known as the founding member and keyboardist of the new wave band Duran Duran. Wikipedia
Moseley, Birmingham, England
Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers (June 8, 1933-September 4, 2014)

Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona—where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
John D. Roberts

John D. Roberts (June 8, 1918-)

John Dombrowski Roberts is an American chemist. He has made contributions to the integration of physical chemistry, spectroscopy and organic chemistry for the understanding of chemical reaction rates. Another characteristic of Roberts' work was the early use of NMR, the concept of spin-spin coupling. Wikipedia
Los Angeles
Erwin Schulhoff

Erwin Schulhoff (June 8, 1894-August 18, 1942)

Erwin Schulhoff was a Czech composer and pianist. He was one of the figures in the generation of European musicians whose successful careers were prematurely terminated by the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany and whose works have been rarely noted or performed. Wikipedia
Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
Weißenburg, Bavaria, Greater German Reich (now Federal Republic of Germany)
Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty (June 8, 1975-)

Shilpa Shetty Kundra is an Indian film actress and model. Since making her debut in the film 'Baazigar', she has appeared in nearly 40 Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films, her first leading role being in the 1994 film 'Aag'. Her performances in 'Dhadkan' and 'Rishtey' were appreciated, while her portrayal of an AIDS patient in 'Phir Milenge'... Wikipedia
Tamil Nadu, India
Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith (June 8, 1921-June 9, 1993)

Alexis Smith was a Canadian-born stage, film, and television actress and singer. She appeared in several major Hollywood movies in the 1940s and had a notable career on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony Award in 1972. Wikipedia
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller (June 8, 1927-)

Gerald Isaac "Jerry" Stiller is an American comedian and actor. Wikipedia
New York City, U.S.
Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone (June 8, 1915-November 19, 2011)

Ruth Stone was an American poet, author, and teacher. Wikipedia
Roanoke, Virginia 1915
Ripton, Vermont 2011
Suharto

Suharto (June 8, 1921-January 27, 2008)

Suharto was the second President of Indonesia, having held the office for 31 years from 1967 following Sukarno's removal until his resignation in 1998. Wikipedia
Kemusuk, Dutch East Indies
Jakarta, Indonesia
Bonnie Tyler

Bonnie Tyler (June 8, 1951-)

Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She spent seven years performing in pubs and clubs around South Wales before being signed to RCA Records in 1975. Tyler is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s. Wikipedia
Skewen, Wales, United Kingdom
Keenen Ivory Wayans

Keenen Ivory Wayans (June 8, 1958-)

Keenen Ivory Wayans is an American actor, comedian, director and writer known as the host and creator of the Fox sketch comedy series 'In Living Color'. Wayans is the director/creator of 'Scary Movie', the highest grossing movie ever directed by an African American. He briefly hosted his own show called 'The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Kanye West

Kanye West (June 8, 1977-)

Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer. West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint', as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production... Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Eric F. Wieschaus

Eric F. Wieschaus (June 8, 1947-)

Eric Francis Wieschaus is an American developmental biologist and 1995 Nobel Prize-winner. Wikipedia
South Bend, Indiana
Kenneth G. Wilson

Kenneth G. Wilson (June 8, 1936-June 15, 2013)

Kenneth Geddes Wilson was an American theoretical physicist and a pioneer in leveraging computers for studying particle physics. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on phase transitions—illuminating the subtle essence of phenomena like melting ice and emerging magnetism. It was embodied in his fundamental work on the... Wikipedia
Waltham, Massachusetts
Saco, Maine
Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867-April 9, 1959)

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by... Wikipedia
Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar (June 8, 1903-December 17, 1987)

Marguerite Yourcenar was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist. Winner of the 'Prix Femina' and the Erasmus Prize, she was the first woman elected to the Académie française, in 1980, and the seventeenth person to occupy Seat 3. Wikipedia
Brussels, Belgium
Mount Desert Island, Maine, USA