14 June


1811

 Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut. (d. 1896)

1864

 Alois Alzheimer
Alois Alzheimer (14 June 1864 – 19 December 1915) was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin. Alzheimer is credited with identifying the first published case of “presenile dementia”, which Kraepelin would later identify as Alzheimer’s disease. Born Aloysius Alzheimer in Marktbreit, Bavaria. (d. 1915)

1909

 Burl Ives
Burl Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives’s work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theatre, television, and motion pictures. He also sang the best-known version of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Born Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives in Hunt City in Jasper County, Illinois. (d. 1995)

1916

 Dorothy McGuire
Dorothy McGuire (June 14, 1916 – September 13, 2001) was an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1947 for Gentleman’s Agreement. Other notable films include A Summer Place, Three Coins in the Fountain, Swiss Family Robinson and The Greatest Story Ever Told. Born Dorothy Hackett McGuire in Omaha, Nebraska. (d. 2001)

1919

 Gene Barry
Gene Barry (June 14, 1919 – December 9, 2009) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. Barry is best remembered for his leading roles in the films The Atomic City (1952) and The War of The Worlds (1953) and for his portrayal of the title characters in the TV series Bat Masterson and Burke’s Law, among many roles. Born Eugene Klass in New York City. (d. 2009)
 Sam Wanamaker
Sam Wanamaker, CBE (June 14, 1919 – December 18, 1993) was an American film director and actor and is credited as the person most responsible for the modern recreation of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Born Samuel Wanamaker in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 1993)

1925

 Pierre Salinger
Pierre Salinger (June 14, 1925 – October 16, 2004) was a White House Press Secretary to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later became known for his work as an ABC News correspondent, and in particular for his stories on the American hostage crisis in Iran, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland, and his claims as to the cause of the explosion of TWA flight 800. Born Pierre Emil George Salinger in San Francisco, California. (d. 2004)

1926

 Don Newcombe
Don Newcombe (born June 14, 1926) is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949–51 and 1954–58), Cincinnati Reds (1958–60) and Cleveland Indians (1960). Born Donald Newcombe in Madison, New Jersey.

1928

 Che Guevara
Che Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967) was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia within popular culture. Born Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Rosario, Argentina. (d. 1967)

1931

 Marla Gibbs
Marla Gibbs (born June 14, 1931) is an American television and film actress and singer, who in her five decades of television is probably best remembered for playing Louise and George Jefferson’s sarcastic maid, Florence Johnston, on The Jeffersons. Born Margaret Theresa Bradley in Chicago, Illinois.
 Junior Walker
Junior Walker (June 14, 1931 – November 23, 1995) was an American musician. His group, Junior Walker & the All Stars, were signed to the Motown label in the 1960s, and became one of the label’s signature acts. Born Autry DeWalt Mixon in Blytheville, Arkansas. (d. 1995)
 Kenneth Cope
Kenneth Cope (born 14 April 1931) is an English actor. He is most famous for his roles as Marty Hopkirk in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and Jed Stone in Coronation Street. He had a regular role in the influential satirical series That Was The Week That Was (1962–1963). He also took leading roles in two Carry On films. Born in Liverpool, Lancashire.

1938

 Julie Felix
Julie Felix (born 14 June 1938) is an American born, British-based folk recording artist who achieved success in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1966 Felix became the resident singer on the popular BBC TV programme The Frost Report, presented by David Frost. Born Julie Ann Felix in Santa Barbara, California.

1941

 Mike Yarwood
Mike Yarwood, OBE (born 14 June 1941), is an English impressionist and comedian. He was one of Britain’s top-rated entertainers, regularly appearing on television from the mid-1960s to the late 1980s. Born in Bredbury, Stockport, Cheshire.

1945

 Rod Argent
Rod Argent (born 14 June 1945) is an English rock musician and a founding member of the 1960s English pop group The Zombies and the 1970s band Argent. Born Rodney Terence Argent in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

1946

 Donald Trump
Donald Trump, Sr. (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump’s extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice have made him a well-known celebrity. Born Donald John Trump in Queens, New York City.

1949

 Antony Sher
Sir Antony Sher, KBE (born 14 June 1949) is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director. Sher’s television appearances include the mini-series The History Man (1981). He also has several film credits to his name, including Yanks (1979), Superman II (1980). Born in Cape Town, South Africa.

1950

 Rowan Williams
Rowan Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth, PC FBA FRSL FLSW (born 14 June 1950) is an Anglican bishop, poet and theologian. He was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All England, offices he held from December 2002 to December 2012. Born Rowan Douglas Williams in Ystradgynlais, Swansea, Wales.
 Jeremy Sinden
Jeremy Sinden (14 June 1950 – 29 May 1996) was an English actor who specialised in playing eccentric military men and overgrown schoolboys. He made his film debut as a rebel fighter pilot in Star Wars (1977). Born Jeremy Mahony Sinden in London. (d. 1996)

1951

 Paul Boateng
Paul Boateng, Baron Boateng (born 14 June 1951) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent South from 1987 to 2005, becoming the UK’s first black Cabinet Minister in May 2002, when he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Following his departure from the House of Commons, he served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009. He was introduced as a member of the House of Lords on 1 July 2010. Born Paul Yaw Boateng in Hackney, London.

1955

 Paul O’Grady
Paul O’Grady, MBE (born 14 June 1955) is an Anglo-Irish comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio disc-jockey and BAFTA TV Award winner, best known for his comedic drag queen character, Lily Savage, and later became well known for presenting TV shows as himself, such as The Paul O’Grady Show. Born Paul James Michael O’Grady in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.
 Debbie Arnold
Debbie Arnold (born 14 June 1955) is a British actress and voice artist. She has had roles in many successful television programmes. Born Jeanette Debbie Arnold in Sunderland, County Durham.

1961

 Boy George
Boy George (born on 14 June 1961) is an English singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romanticism movement which emerged in the early-mid-1980s. Born George Alan O’Dowd in Bexley, Kent.

1968

 Yasmine Bleeth
Yasmine Bleeth (born June 14, 1968) is an American actress. Her television roles include Caroline Holden in the long-running series Baywatch and Lee Anne Demerest on the soap opera One Life to Live. Born Yasmine Amanda Bleeth in New York City.

1969

 Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a former World No. 1 German tennis player. In total, Graf won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. Born Stefanie Maria Graf in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany.

1976

 Alan Carr
Alan Carr (born 14 June 1976) is an English comedian and television personality. He began his comedy career in Manchester. Carr’s breakthrough was in 2001, winning the City Life Best Newcomer of the Year and the BBC New Comedy Award. Since 2009 has hosted a popular comedy chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Born Alan Graham Carr in Weymouth, Dorset.

1978

 Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody (born June 14, 1978) is an American screenwriter, producer, stripper and director. She first became known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper. Later, Cody achieved high critical acclaim for her debut script Juno (2007), winning awards such as the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. Born Brook Busey-Maurio in Lemont, Illinois.

1982

 Lang Lang
Lang Lang (born 14 June 1982) is a Chinese concert pianist who has performed with leading orchestras in Europe, the United States and his native China. Lang currently resides in New York City. Born in Shenyang, Liaoning, China.

1992

 Daryl Sabara
Daryl Sabara (born June 14, 1992) is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids film series. Born Daryl Christopher Sabara in Torrance, California.

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