11 June


1776

 John Constable
John Constable, RA (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English Romantic painter. He is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—now known as “Constable Country”. His most famous paintings include The Cornfield, Dedham Vale and The Hay Wain. His paintings are now among the most popular and valuable in British art. Born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, East Anglia, England. (d. 1837)

1864

 Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome; his lieder and his tone poems. Born Richard Georg Strauss in Munich. (d. 1949)

1910

 Carmine Coppola
Carmine Coppola (June 11, 1910 – April 26, 1991) was an American composer, flautist, editor, musical director, and songwriter who contributed original music to The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, and The Godfather Part III, all directed by his son Francis Ford Coppola. Born in New York City, New York. (d. 1991)
 Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Cousteau AC (11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. Born Jacques-Yves Cousteau in Saint-André-de-Cubzac
Gironde, France. (d. 1997)

1913

 Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970), was an American football player, coach, and executive. He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total National Football League championships in seven years, including winning the first two Super Bowls. Born Vincent Thomas Lombardi in Brooklyn, New York. (d. 1970)

1919

 Richard Todd
Richard Todd OBE (11 June 1919 – 3 December 2009) was an Irish-born British stage and film actor and soldier. He participated in the British Airborne Operation Tonga during the D-Day landings. Todd was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Hasty Heart in 1949. He was also voted favourite British male film star in Britain’s National Film Awards. The defining role of his movie career was as Wing Commander Guy Gibson in The Dam Busters (1955). Born Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd in Dublin, Ireland. (d. 2009)

1931

 June Laverick
June Laverick (born 11 June 1931) was an English film, television and stage actress. She is probably best remembered as the fictional wife of Dickie Henderson in The Dickie Henderson Show. Born in Redcar, North Yorkshire.

1932

 Athol Fugard
Athol Fugard (born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director who writes in English. He is best known for his political plays opposing the South African system of apartheid. Born Harold Athol Lannigan Fugard in Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
 Ed Bishop
Ed Bishop (11 June 1932 – 8 June 2005) was an American film, television, stage, radio and voice actor based in the United Kingdom. His most prominent screen role of all was as Commander Ed Straker in Anderson’s science-fiction series UFO (1970-71). Born George Victor Bishop in Brooklyn, New York. (d. 2005)

1933

 Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder (born June 11, 1933), is an American stage and screen comic actor, director, screenwriter, author, and activist. Although his first film role was portraying a hostage in the 1967 motion picture Bonnie and Clyde, Wilder’s first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1968 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974’s Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, which Wilder co-wrote, garnering the pair an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wilder is known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1937

 Chad Everett
Chad Everett (June 11, 1937 – July 24, 2012) was an American actor who appeared in more than 40 films and television series. Born Raymon Lee Cramton in South Bend, Indiana. (d. 2012)

1939

 Christina Crawford
Christina Crawford (born June 11, 1939) is an American writer and actress, best known as the author of Mommie Dearest, an autobiographical account of alleged child abuse by her adoptive mother, famous Hollywood actress Joan Crawford. Born in Los Angeles, California.
 Jackie Stewart
Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE (born 11 June 1939) is a British former Formula One racing driver from Scotland. Nicknamed the “Flying Scot”, he competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers’ Championships. Between 1997 and 1999, in partnership with his son, Paul, he was team principal of the Stewart Grand Prix Formula One racing team. Born John Young Stewart in Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
 Diana Moran
Diana Moran (born 11 June 1939) is an English model, fitness expert and journalist. In the 1960s and 1970s, Moran was a successful print and catwalk model. Her greatest fame was achieved between 1983 and 1987, when she hosted the popular exercise segment of BBC1’s Breakfast Time programme. Because of her trademark green leotard, she became known as “The Green Goddess”. Born Diana Ruth Dicker in Bristol, England.
 Rachael Heyhoe Flint
Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint, OBE, DL (born 11 June 1939) is an English former cricketer. She was a member of the English women’s cricket team from 1960 to 1982. She was captain of England from 1966 to 1978, and was unbeaten in six Test series. She was captain when England won the inaugural Women’s Cricket World Cup, held in England in 1973. Born in Wolverhampton, England.

1948

 Lynsey de Paul
Lynsey de Paul (born 11 June 1948 or 1950 – 1 October 2014) was an English singer-songwriter. She had chart hits in the UK and US in the 1970s, starting with the single “Sugar Me”. She represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest and then had a successful career as a composer, actress and television celebrity. Born Lyndsey Monckton Rubin in Cricklewood, north London. (d. 2014)

1956

 Joe Montana
Joseph Clifford “Joe” Montana, Jr. (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired professional American football player, a hall of fame quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

1959

 Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie, OBE (born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster in the 1980s and 1990s. From 2004 to 2012, he played Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist of House, for which he received two Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and six Emmy nominations. He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama. Born James Hugh Calum Laurie in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

1960

 Caroline Quentin
Caroline Quentin (born 11 July 1960) is an English actress. Quentin became known for her television appearances: portraying Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly (1992–1998), Maddie Magellan in Jonathan Creek (1997–2000), and DCI Janine Lewis in Blue Murder (2003–2009). Born Caroline Jones in Reigate, Surrey, England.

1964

 Jean Alesi
Jean Alesi (born 11 June 1964) is a French racing driver of Italian origin. His Formula One career included spells at Tyrrell, Benetton, Sauber, Prost, Jordan and Ferrari. He won the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, but this proved to be the only win of his Formula One career. Born Giovanni Alesi in Avignon, Vaucluse, France.

1969

 Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage (born June 11, 1969) is an American actor. He starred in many films, such as Elf (2003), and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008). Born Peter Hayden Dinklage in Morristown, New Jersey.

1970

 Jane Goldman
Jane Goldman (born 11 June 1970) is an English screenwriter, author and producer. She is mostly known for co-writing, with Matthew Vaughn, the screenplays of Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015), X-Men: First Class (2011), Kick-Ass (2010) and Stardust (2007). Born Jane Loretta Anne Goldman in Hammersmith, London, England.

1986

 Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf (born June 11, 1986) is an American actor and director. He played Sam Witwicky in the Transformers movies and Henry “Mutt Williams” Jones III in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Born Shia Saide LaBeouf in Los Angeles, California.

1987

  Dappy
Dappy, (born 11 June 1987), is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor. He is best known for being the lead singer of the Camden-based grime trio N-Dubz, with his cousin Tulisa and their friend Fazer. Born Costadinos Contostavlos in Camden, London, England.

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