13 June


1752

 Fanny Burney
Fanny Burney (13 June 1752 – 6 January 1840) was an English novelist, diarist and playwright. She wrote in all four novels, eight plays, one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters. Born Frances Burney in Lynn Regis, England. (d. 1840)

1831

 James Clerk Maxwell
James Clerk Maxwell FRS FRSE (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish scientist in the field of mathematical physics. His most notable achievement was to formulate the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, bringing together for the first time electricity, magnetism, and light as manifestations of the same phenomenon. Maxwell’s equations for electromagnetism have been called the “second great unification in physics”. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. (d. 1879)

1865

 William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Remembered for “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”. Born in Sandymount, County Dublin, Ireland. (d. 1937)

1892

 Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone, MC (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was a South African-born English actor. He rose to prominence in the UK as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers and, occasionally, horror films. His most famous role was that of Sherlock Holmes in fourteen Hollywood films made between 1939 and 1946. Born Philip St. John Basil Rathbone in Johannesburg, South African Republic. (d. 1967)

1893

 Dorothy L. Sayers
Dorothy L. Sayers (13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. Born Dorothy Leigh Sayers in Oxford, UK. (d. 1957)

1897

 Paavo Nurmi
Paavo Nurmi (13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) was a Finnish middle- and long-distance runner. He was nicknamed the “Flying Finn” as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century. Nurmi set 22 official world records at distances between 1500 metres and 20 kilometres, and won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in his twelve events in the Olympic Games. Born Paavo Johannes Nurmi in Turku, Finland. (d. 1973)

1899

 Larry Keating
Larry Keating (June 13, 1899 – August 26, 1963) was an American actor best known for his roles as Harry Morton on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, which he played from 1953 to 1958, and next-door neighbor Roger Addison on the television series Mister Ed, which he played from 1961 until his death in 1963. Born Lawrence Keating in St Paul, Minnesota. (d. 1963)

1900

 Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter (13 June 1900 – 22 September 1975) was an English character actor. Among dozens of film roles, his best-remembered appearances include That Certain Woman (1937) with Bette Davis, and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, as King Richard the Lionheart). Born in Cape Town, British Cape Colony. (d. 1975)

1910

 Mary Whitehouse
Mary Whitehouse, CBE (née Hutcheson, 13 June 1910 – 23 November 2001) was an English social activist known for her strong opposition to social liberalism and the mainstream British media, both of which she accused of encouraging a more permissive society. She was the founder and first president of the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association, through which she led a longstanding campaign against the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Born Constance Mary Hutcheson in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. (d. 2001)

1911

 Prince Aly Khan
Prince Ali Salman Aga Khan (13 June 1911 – 12 May 1960), known as Aly Khan, was a son of Sultan Mahommed Shah, Aga Khan III, the leader of the Nizārī Ismā’īlī Muslims, a sect of Shia Islam, and the father of Aga Khan IV. A socialite, racehorse owner and jockey, he was the third husband of actress Rita Hayworth. After being passed over for succession as Aga Khan, he served as the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, where he became a vice president of the General Assembly. Born in Turin, Italy. (d. 1960)

1915

 Don Budge
Don Budge (June 13, 1915 – January 26, 2000) was an American tennis champion who was a World No. 1 player for five years, first as an amateur and then as a professional. He is most famous as the first player to win in a single year the four tournaments that comprise the Grand Slam of tennis. Born John Donald Budge in Oakland, California. (d. 2000)

1917

 Teddy Turner
Teddy Turner (13 June 1917 – 29 August 1992) was a Yorkshire-born English actor and comedian who shot to fame as dustbin man Chalky Whiteley in the top rated ITV1 soap opera, Coronation Street. Born Joseph Edward Turner in Yorkshire, England. (d. 1992)

1918

 Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson, Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and actor. He won the 1971 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Last Picture Show. Born in Foraker, Oklahoma. (d. 1996)

1926

 Paul Lynde
Paul Edward Lynde (June 13, 1926 – January 10, 1982) was an American comedian and actor. A noted character actor with a distinctively campy and snarky persona, Lynde was well known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched, and voices of The Hooded Claw in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop and Mildew Wolf from It’s the Wolf. Born Paul Edward Lynde in Mount Vernon, Ohio. (d. 1982)

1927

 Brian Wilde
Brian George Wilde (13 June 1927 – 20 March 2008) was an English actor, best known for his roles in television comedy, including Mr Barrowclough in Porridge and “Foggy” Dewhurst in Last of the Summer Wine. Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. (d. 2008)

1928

 John Forbes Nash
John Forbes Nash, Jr. (June 13, 1928 – May 23, 2015) was an American mathematician with fundamental contributions in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations. Nash’s work has provided insight into the factors that govern chance and decision making inside complex systems in daily life. His biography, A Beautiful Mind, was made into a film of the same name starring Russell Crowe. Born in Bluefield, West Virginia. (d. 2015)

1935

  Christo
Christo (born June 13, 1935) and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon were a married couple who created environmental works of art. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile (39 km)-long artwork called Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin counties in California, and The Gates in New York City’s Central Park. Born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff in Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

1938

 Sam Groom
Sam Groom (born June 13, 1938) is an actor most noted for his numerous roles on television. He portrayed the title role in the Canadian television series Dr. Simon Locke (1971), later renamed Police Surgeon. Born in Columbus, Ohio.

1939

 Siegfried Fischbacher
Siegfried Fischbacher (born June 13, 1939) & Roy are a German-American duo of former stage magicians and entertainers who became known for their appearances with white lions and white tigers. Born in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany.

1941

 Esther Ofarim
Esther Ofarim (born June 13, 1941) is an Israeli singer. She won second place in the Eurovision Song Contest 1963 with “T’en vas pas,” representing Switzerland. In 1968 her single with Abi Ofarim “Cinderella Rockefella” hit the top of the charts in a number of countries including the UK. Born Esther Zaied in Safed, British Palestine.

1943

 Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm McDowell (born 13 June 1943) is an English actor, known for his boisterous and sometimes villainous roles, whose career spans more than five decades. McDowell is known for the films If…., O Lucky Man!, Caligula and A Clockwork Orange. Born Malcolm John Taylor in Horsforth, West Yorkshire, England.
 Peter Benson
Peter Benson (born 13 June 1943) is an English actor probably best known as Bernie Scripps in the popular ITV1 TV-series Heartbeat. He has also had parts in The Royal, Rumpole of the Bailey, Jeeves and Wooster, The Bill, Peak Practice, Casualty, Tenko and Lovejoy, among others.

1944

 Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon (born 13 June 1944) is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Born in Onnan Township, Injō County, Chūseihoku Province, Japanese Korea.

1949

 Dennis Locorriere
Dennis Locorriere (born June 13, 1949) is the American former lead vocalist and guitarist of the soft rock group Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, later Dr Hook. Born Dennis Michael Locorriere in Union City, New Jersey.

1951

 Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas (born June 13, 1951) is an American actor. He is best known for his leading role as budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama The Waltons, where he won one Emmy Award, and received nominations for another Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Born Richard Earl Thomas in Manhattan, New York City.

1953

 Tim Allen
Tim Allen (born June 13, 1953) is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement. He is also known for his starring roles in several popular films, including the Toy Story trilogy (as the voice of Buzz Lightyear), The Santa Clause trilogy, and the science fiction action comedy film Galaxy Quest (1999). Born Timothy Alan Dick in Denver, Colorado.

1955

 Alan Hansen
Alan Hansen (born 13 June 1955) is a Scottish former football player and BBC television football pundit. He played as a central defender for Partick Thistle, for the successful Liverpool team of the late 70s and 80s, and for Scotland. Born Alan David Hansen in Sauchie, Scotland.

1962

 Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy (born June 13, 1962) is an American film and stage actress, as well as the author of two books. Following her film debut in 1983’s Bad Boys, she became known as one of the Brat Pack group of actors in the films The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire. She is also known for her roles in WarGames, Psych, Short Circuit and High Art. Born Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy in New York City.

1964

 Kathy Burke
Kathy Burke (born 13 June 1964) is an English actress, comedian, playwright and theatre director. She won Best Actress at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the Gary Oldman film Nil by Mouth. In the 1990s, she became known for her regular appearances in the sketch shows French and Saunders, Harry Enfield’s Television Programme. Born Katherine Lucy Bridget Burke in Camden, London, England.

1968

 David Gray
David Gray (born 13 June 1968) is an English indie rock singer-songwriter. He received worldwide attention after the release of his album White Ladder. Born in Sale, Greater Manchester, England.

1974

  Steve-O
Steve-O (born June 13, 1974) is an American actor, stunt performer, producer, comedian, author, musician, and clown. His entertainment career is mostly centered on his performance stunts on the American TV series Jackass and related movies. Born Stephen Gilchrist Glover in London, England.

1976

 Kym Marsh
Kym Marsh (born 13 June 1976) is an English actress and former singer and songwriter, best known as a member of the cast of Coronation Street. Marsh rose to prominence in 2000 after winning Popstars with the band Hear’Say before leaving the group in 2002. Born Kimberley Gail Marsh in Whiston, Merseyside, England.
 Lisa Riley
Lisa Riley (born 13 June 1976) is a British television presenter and actress best known for playing the role of Mandy Dingle in the television soap opera Emmerdale and succeeding Jeremy Beadle as presenter of You’ve Been Framed!. Born in Bury, Greater Manchester.

1978

 Brian Dowling
Brian Dowling (born 13 June 1978) is an Irish television presenter who rose to fame after being crowned the winner of the second series of UK reality television show Big Brother in 2001. Born Brian Patrick Robert Dowling in Rathagan, County Kildare, Ireland.

1981

 Chris Evans
Chris Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor and film director. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Steve Rogers / Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Johnny Storm / Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2005). Born Christopher Robert Evans in Boston, Massachusetts.

1986

 Ashley Olsen
Ashley Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is a former American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands and the more affordable lines with her fraternal twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen. Born Ashley Fuller Olsen in Sherman Oaks, California.
 Mary-Kate Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is a former American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands and the more affordable lines with her fraternal twin sister Ashley Olsen. Olsen pursued acting independently as an adult until 2012. Born in Sherman Oaks, California.

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