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William Joscelyn Arkell

William Joscelyn Arkell (June 9, 1904-April 18, 1958)

William Joscelyn Arkell MA, D Phil, D Sc, FGS, FRS was a British geologist and palaeontologist, regarded as the leading authority on the Jurassic Period during the middle part of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Highworth, Wiltshire
Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi (June 9, 1949-)

Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician, social activist, former tennis player and a retired police officer. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service in 1972, becoming its first woman officer. Wikipedia
Amritsar, Punjab (India)
Matthew Bellamy

Matthew Bellamy (June 9, 1978-)

Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, pianist, and principal songwriter of rock band Muse. As a performer, he is often recognised for his eccentric stage persona, wide tenor vocal range, and piano and guitar playing... Wikipedia
Cambridge, England

Freda Brown (June 9, 1919-2009)

Freda Yetta Brown, born Freda Yetta Lewis in Sydney, was an Australian political activist who was a member of the Communist Party of Australia and later the Socialist Party. She married Bill Brown, a leading Australian Communist, in 1943. She is the only Australian woman to have been awarded a Lenin Peace Prize, which she received in 1977-78. Her... Wikipedia
Tedy Bruschi

Tedy Bruschi (June 9, 1973-)

Tedy Lacap Bruschi is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Arizona, and was a two-time consensus All-American. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and... Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, United States

Robert Wright Campbell (June 9, 1927-September 21, 2000)

Robert Wright Campbell, often credited as R. Wright Campbell, was an American screenwriter, author and occasional actor. He was the brother of actor William Campbell and brother in law of Judith Campbell Exner. Wikipedia
Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell (June 9, 1956-)

Patricia Cornwell is a contemporary American crime writer. She is widely known for writing a popular series of novels featuring the heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida, United States
Tora Dahl

Tora Dahl (June 9, 1886-January 30, 1982)

Tora Armida Dahl was a Swedish teacher and novelist. She was married to literary critic Knut Jaensson. Among her novels is 'Fosterbarn' from 1954. She was awarded the Dobloug Prize in 1975. Wikipedia
Henry Hallett Dale

Henry Hallett Dale (June 9, 1875-July 23, 1968)

Sir Henry Hallett Dale, OM, GBE, PRS was an English pharmacologist and physiologist. For his study of acetylcholine as agent in the chemical transmission of nerve impulses he shared the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Otto Loewi. Wikipedia
London, England
Cambridge, England
Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp (June 9, 1963-)

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor. He rose to prominence on the 1980s television series '21 Jump Street', becoming a teen idol. Wikipedia
Owensboro,Kentucky, U.S.
Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox (June 9, 1961-)

Michael J. Fox, OC is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and advocate. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the 'Back to the Future trilogy'; Alex P. Keaton from 'Family Ties', for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty in 'Spin City', for... Wikipedia
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Anuj Gurwara

Anuj Gurwara (June 9, 1981-)

Anuj Gurwara is a Filmfare Award winning playback singer, master of ceremonies, actor, voice artist, radio jockey and television show host, from Mumbai, India. Wikipedia

Erwin Hahn (June 9, 1921-)

Erwin L. Hahn is a U.S. physicist, best known for his work on nuclear magnetic resonance. In 1950 he discovered the spin echo. Wikipedia
Sharon, Pennsylvania
Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman (June 9, 1943-)

Joe William Haldeman is an American science fiction author. He is best known for his 1974 novel 'The Forever War'. That novel, and other of his works including 'The Hemingway Hoax' and 'Forever Peace', have won major science fiction awards including the Hugo Award and Nebula Award. For his career writing science fiction and/or fantasy he is a SFWA... Wikipedia
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Giles Havergal (June 9, 1938-)

Giles Pollock Havergal CBE is a theatre director, actor, director, teacher, and adaptor. He was artistic director of Glasgow's Citizens Theatre from 1969 until he stepped down in 2003, one of the triumvirate of directors at the theatre, alongside Philip Prowse and Robert David MacDonald. Wikipedia
James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard (June 9, 1951-)

James Newton Howard is an American composer, conductor, music producer and musician. Throughout his career, he has scored over 100 films of all scales and genres, earning multiple award nominations for his work. He is the recipient of a Grammy Award, Emmy Award, and eight Academy Award nominations. His best known film scores include 'Pretty Woman',... Wikipedia
Los Angeles

Ken Jones (news reporter) (June 9, 1938-May 13, 1993)

Kenneth Leon "Ken" Jones was an American television journalist, actor, reporter and news anchor. He was Los Angeles television's first black weeknight news anchor, working for Los Angeles television station KTTV-TV channel 11 and KNXT channel 2. Jones was known for his reports on the 1965 Watts riots and the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California

James Kelman (June 9, 1946-)

James Kelman is an influential Scottish writer of novels, short stories, plays, and political essays. His novel 'A Disaffection' was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 1989. Kelman won the 1994 Booker Prize with 'How Late It Was, How Late' In 1998 Kelman was awarded the Glenfiddich Spirit of... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland
Krishna (cinematographer)

Krishna (cinematographer) (June 9, 1975-)

S. Krishna is an Indian cinematographer and film director who primarily works in Kannada films. He gave a new dimension for cinematography through his breath taking visuals in 'Mungaru Male' which is considered as a romantic cult classic. Wikipedia
Bangalore, Karnataka

John Edensor Littlewood (June 9, 1885-September 6, 1977)

John Edensor Littlewood was a British mathematician, best known for his achievements in analysis, number theory and differential equations. Wikipedia
Rochester, Kent, England
Cambridge, England
Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason (June 9, 1931-)

Jackie Mason is an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor. He is ranked #63 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all-time. Wikipedia
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.
John Mather (mathematician)

John Mather (mathematician) (June 9, 1942-)

John Norman Mather is a mathematician at Princeton University known for his work on singularity theory and Hamiltonian dynamics. He is descended from Atherton Mather, a cousin of Cotton Mather. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara (June 9, 1916-July 6, 2009)

Robert Strange McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, during which time he played a large role in escalating the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. Following that, he served as President of the World Bank from 1968... Wikipedia
Oakland, California
Washington, D.C.
Dave Parker

Dave Parker (June 9, 1951-)

David Gene Parker, nicknamed "The Cobra", is an American former player in Major League Baseball. He was the 1978 National League MVP and a two-time batting champion. Parker was the first professional athlete to earn an average of one million dollars per year, having signed a 5-year, $5 million contract in January 1979. Parker's career achievements... Wikipedia
Calhoun, Mississippi
Les Paul

Les Paul (June 9, 1915-August 12, 2009)

Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible. Les taught himself how to play guitar and while he is mainly known for rock music he had an early career in... Wikipedia
Waukesha, Wisconsin
White Plains, New York
George Pérez

George Pérez (June 9, 1954-)

George Pérez is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, whose titles include 'The Avengers', 'Teen Titans', and 'Wonder Woman'. Writer Peter David has named Pérez his favorite artistic collaborator. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, US
Wolfgang Peukert

Wolfgang Peukert (June 9, 1958-)

Wolfgang Peukert is a German process engineer. He won the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2005. Wikipedia
Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Letty Cottin Pogrebin (June 9, 1939-)

Loretta "Letty" Cottin Pogrebin is an American author, journalist, lecturer, and social activist. She earned a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in English and American literature, and worked for the publishing company Bernard Geis Associates as their director of publicity and later their vice president. She also wrote a column for 'Ladies... Wikipedia
Queens, New York, U.S.
Cole Porter

Cole Porter (June 9, 1891-October 15, 1964)

Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major... Wikipedia
Peru, Indiana, U.S.
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman (June 9, 1981-)

Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller 'Léon: The Professional', opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the 'Star Wars' prequel trilogy. In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still... Wikipedia
Jerusalem, Israel
Robert Preston (actor)

Robert Preston (actor) (June 9, 1918-March 21, 1987)

Robert Preston was an American stage and film actor best remembered for originating the role of Harold Hill in the 1957 musical 'The Music Man' and the 1962 film adaptation. He is also known for his Oscar-nominated role as Carroll "Toddy" Todd in 'Victor Victoria'. Wikipedia
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Montecito, California, U.S.

Milton Rosenstock (June 9, 1917-April 24, 1992)

Milton Rosenstock was an American conductor, composer, and arranger. Trained at the Juilliard School, he was highly active as a musical director for Broadway musicals from 1942 through 1980; serving in that capacity for 29 productions, including the original productions of 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', 'Can-Can', 'Bells Are Ringing', 'Stop the World... Wikipedia

Tal Rosner (June 9, 1978-)

Tal Rosner is a London-based Israeli filmmaker and video artist. Wikipedia
Philip Simmons

Philip Simmons (June 9, 1912-June 22, 2009)

Philip Simmons was an American artisan and blacksmith specializing in the craft of ironwork. Simmons spent 78 years as a blacksmith, focusing on decorative iron work. When he began his career, blacksmiths in Charleston made practical, everyday household objects, such as horseshoes. By the time he retired 77 years later, the craft was considered as... Wikipedia
Daniel Island, South Carolina, United States
Charleston, South Carolina
Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin (June 9, 1961-)

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an American screenwriter, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays 'A Few Good Men' and 'The Farnsworth Invention'; the television series 'Sports Night', 'The West Wing', 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip', and 'The Newsroom'; and the films 'A Few Good Men', 'The American President', 'Charlie Wilson's... Wikipedia
New York, New York, United States
Bertha von Suttner

Bertha von Suttner (June 9, 1843-June 21, 1914)

Bertha Felicitas Sophie Freifrau von Suttner was an Czech-Austrian pacifist and novelist. In 1905 she was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, thus being the second female Nobel laureate after Marie Curie's 1903 award, and the first Austrian laureate. Wikipedia
Prague, Austrian Empire
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson (June 9, 1934-January 21, 1984)

Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. was an American singer and performer. Known as "Mr. Excitement", Wilson was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. He was considered a master showman, one of the most dynamic and influential singers and performers in R&B and rock history. Gaining fame in his early years as a member of the R&B... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Mount Holly, New Jersey, United States