1 June


1801

 Brigham Young
Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. He was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death in 1877. He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory. Born in Whitingham, Vermont, United States. (d. 1877)

1878

 John Masefield
John Masefield, OM (1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered as the author of the classic children’s novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and poems, including “The Everlasting Mercy” and “Sea-Fever”. Born John Edward Masefield in Ledbury, Herefordshire. (d. 1967)

1890

 Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan (June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949), was an American character actor. He is best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, and as the title character in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Born Francis Phillip Wuppermann in New York City, New York. (d. 1949)

1905

 Robert Newton
Robert Newton (1 June 1905 – 25 March 1956) was an English stage and film actor. Newton is best remembered for his portrayal of the feverish-eyed Long John Silver in the 1950 film adaptation of Treasure Island, the film that became the standard for screen portrayals of historical pirates. Born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England. (d. 1956)

1907

 Frank Whittle
Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS (1 June 1907 – 9 August 1996) was an English Royal Air Force (RAF) engineer air officer. He is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine. Born in Earlsdon, Warwickshire, England. (d. 1996)

1913

 Bill Deedes
William Francis “Bill” Deedes, Baron Deedes, KBE, MC, PC, DL (1 June 1913 – 17 August 2007) was a British Conservative Party politician, army officer and journalist; he is to date the only person in Britain to have been both a member of the Cabinet and the editor of a major daily newspaper, The Daily Telegraph. Born William Francis Deedes in Kent, England, UK. (d. 2007)

1921

 Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle, Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. Born Nelson Smock Riddle, in Oradell, New Jersey. (d. 1985)

1926

 Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He became better known for his television roles, playing the lead character in the 1960–1968 situation comedy The Andy Griffith Show and in the 1986–1995 legal drama Matlock. Born Andy Samuel Griffith in Mount Airy, North Carolina. (d. 2012)
 Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe (born June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the decades following her death, she has often been cited as both a pop and a cultural icon as well as the quintessential American sex symbol. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles, California. (d. 1962)

1928

 Bob Monkhouse
Bob Monkhouse, OBE (1 June 1928 – 29 December 2003) was an English entertainer. He was a successful comedy writer, comedian and actor and was also well known on television as a presenter and game show host. Born Robert Alan Monkhouse in Beckenham, Kent, England. (d. 2003)

1930

 Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward, OBE (1 June 1930 – 16 November 2009) was an English actor and singer. Woodward starred as Police Sergeant Neil Howie in the 1973 cult British horror film The Wicker Man. On TV he became well known for the spy series Callan and the American television series The Equalizer (1985–89). Born Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, in Croydon, Surrey, England. (d. 2009)

1934

 Pat Boone
Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is an American singer, actor, and writer. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies. Born Charles Eugene “Pat” Boone in Jacksonville, Florida.

1936

 Gerald Scarfe
Gerald Scarfe, CBE, RDI (born 1 June 1936) is an English cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked as editorial cartoonist for The Sunday Times and illustrator for The New Yorker. His other work includes graphics for rock group Pink Floyd, particularly on their 1979 album The Wall. He provided caricatures for the opening and closing sequences of TV series Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. Born Gerald Anthony Scarfe in St John’s Wood, London, England, UK.

1937

 Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus, and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Freeman has appeared in many other box office hits. Born in Memphis, Tennessee.
 Colleen McCullough
Colleen McCullough AO (1 June 1937 – 29 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds. Born Colleen Margaretta McCullough in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. (d. 2015)

1939

 Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little (June 1, 1939 – October 22, 1992) was an American stage, film, and television actor. Little began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. He starred in the role for which he is best known, as Sheriff Bart in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles. Born Cleavon Jake Little in Chickasha, Oklahoma. (d. 1992)

1940

 René Auberjonois
René Auberjonois (born June 1, 1940) is an American actor. He is known for portraying Father Mulcahy in the film version of M*A*S*H, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid and for originating a number of characters in long-running television series, including Clayton Endicott III on Benson. Born René Murat Auberjonois in New York City, New York.

1944

 Robert Powell
Robert Powell (born 1 June 1944) is an English television and film actor, best known for the title role in Jesus of Nazareth (1977) and as the fictional secret agent Richard Hannay. He is also known for his role as Mark Williams in BBC One medical drama, Holby City, and as David Briggs in the sitcom The Detectives alongside Jasper Carrott. Born in Salford, Lancashire, England.

1945

 Frederica von Stade
Frederica von Stade (born June 1, 1945) is an American mezzo-soprano. von Stade is known for her roles in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and La Cenerentola. She has made over sixty recordings, winning six Grammy nominations and several international awards. Born in Somerville, New Jersey.

1946

 Brian Cox
Brian Cox, CBE (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor. He is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in many Hollywood productions and was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in the 1986 movie Manhunter. Born Brian Denis Cox in Dundee, Scotland.

1947

 Ron Dennis
Ronald “Ron” Dennis CBE (born 1 June 1947) is a British businessman, Formula One Team Principal and is an Official British Business Ambassador. Dennis is the Global Consultant for Minsheng Investment Group and also owner of Absolute Taste. He is most well known for his role as owner, CEO, chairman and founder of McLaren Technology Group which houses a Formula 1 team, Technology Company and more. Born in Woking, Surrey, England.
 Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce, CBE (1 June 1947) is a Welsh actor and singer. He made his breakthrough screen performance in Terry Gilliam’s 1985 cult film Brazil. He has won two Tony Awards for Comedians (1977) and Miss Saigon (1991). Born John Price in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales.
 Ronnie Wood
Ronnie Wood (born 1 June 1947) is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, artist, and radio personality best known as a member of The Rolling Stones since 1975, as well as a member of the Faces and former member of the Jeff Beck Group. Born Ronald David Wood in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England.

1948

 Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe (born June 1, 1948) is an American television and film actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning 1980 portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones and his turns as TV detective Phillip Marlowe in the 1980s, as Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, as “Curly Bill” Brocious in Tombstone. Born Powers Allen Boothe in Snyder, Texas.

1950

 Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson (born 1 June 1950) is a British singer-songwriter, bassist and radio presenter, best known for the hits “Glad to Be Gay”, “2-4-6-8 Motorway”, and “Don’t Take No for an Answer”, with his Tom Robinson Band. Born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK.
 Gemma Craven
Gemma Craven (born 1 June 1950) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her role as Joan Parker in the BBC TV drama Pennies From Heaven (1978). Born Rita Gemma Gabriel in Dublin, Ireland.
 Misty Rowe
Misty Rowe (born June 1, 1950) is an American actress. She is most known for portraying the perky lisping blonde on the American television series Hee Haw for 19 years. Born Mistella Rowe in Glendora, California.

1953

 Diana Canova
Diana Canova (born June 1, 1953) is an American actress known for her role of promiscuous daughter Corinne Tate on Soap, from 1977 to 1980. Born Diane Canova Rivero in West Palm Beach, Florida.

1959

 Martin Brundle
Martin Brundle (born 1 June 1959) is a British racing driver, best known as a Formula One driver and as a commentator for ITV Sport, the BBC and Sky Sports. He was the 1988 World Sportscar Champion and won the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans race for Jaguar Cars. Born Martin John Brundle in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, UK.

1965

 Nigel Short
Nigel Short MBE (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator. Short earned the Grandmaster title at the age of 19, and was ranked third in the world by FIDE from January 1988 to July 1989. In 1993 he became the first English player to play a World Chess Championship match, when he qualified to play Garry Kasparov in the World Chess Championship 1993 in London. Born Nigel David Short in Leigh, England.

1968

 Jason Donovan
Jason Donovan (born 1 June 1968) is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 million records. He has also appeared in several stage musicals, most prominently in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the early 1990s. Born in Malvern, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

1973

 Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum (born June 1, 1973) is a German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and occasional actress. Klum became internationally known for her appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 1997, she became the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.

1974

 Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Born Alanis Nadine Morissette in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

1979

 Markus Persson
Markus Persson (born 1 June 1979), is a Swedish video game programmer and designer. Persson is known as the developer of Minecraft, a first-person sandbox video game. Born Markus Alexej Persson in Stockholm, Sweden.

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