17 June


1239

 Edward I
Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307. Born in Palace of Westminster, London, England. (d. 1307)

1704

 John Kay
John Kay (17 June 1704 – c. 1779) was the inventor of the flying shuttle, which was a key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Born in Walmersley, Bury, Lancashire, England. (d. 1780)

1818

 Charles Gounod
Charles-François Gounod (17 June 1818 – 17 October or 18 October 1893) was a French composer, best known for his Ave Maria, based on a work by Bach, as well as his opera Faust. Born Charles-François Gounod in Paris. (d. 1893)

1882

 Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky (17 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Born Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky in Saint Petersburg. (d. 1971)

1898

 M. C Escher
M.C. Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations. Born Maurits Cornelis Escher in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. (d. 1972)

1900

 Martin Bormann
Martin Bormann (17 June 1900 – 2 May 1945) was a prominent official in Nazi Germany as head of the Parteikanzlei (Nazi Party Chancellery). He gained immense power within the Third Reich by using his position as Adolf Hitler’s private secretary to control the flow of information and access to Hitler. Bormann probably committed suicide on a bridge near Lehrter station. The body was buried nearby on 8 May 1945, but was not found and confirmed as genuine until 1972. Born in Wegeleben, Prussia, Germany. (d. 1945)

1904

 Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy (June 17, 1904 – November 29, 1991) was an American actor whose career spanned 62 years on stage, screen and television. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Awful Truth (1937). Bellamy appeared on Broadway in one of his most famous roles, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello. He later starred in the 1960 film version. Born Ralph Rexford Bellamy in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 1991)

1910

 Diana Mitford
Diana Mitford, The Hon. Lady Mosley (born Freeman-Mitford; 17 June 1910 – 11 August 2003), was one of Britain’s noted Mitford sisters. She was married first to Bryan Walter Guinness, heir to the barony of Moyne, and secondly to Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet, of Ancoats, leader of the British Union of Fascists. Her second marriage, in 1936, took place at the home of Joseph Goebbels, with Adolf Hitler as guest of honour. Born Diana Freeman-Mitford in Belgravia, Westminster, England. (d. 2003)

1919

 Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid, OBE (17 June 1919 – 13 October 1996) was a British actress of stage and screen. She won the Tony Awardfor her performance of a lesbian soap opera star in The Killing of Sister George and her perfomance in the screen version was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Drama. In both Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley’s People Reid played Connie Sachs. For Smiley’s People she won a BAFTA for Best Actress on Television. Born Beryl Elizabeth Reid in Hereford, Herefordshire, England. (d. 1996)

1932

 Peter Lupus
Peter Lupus (born June 17, 1932) is an American bodybuilder and actor. He is best remembered for the role of Willy Armitage in the original Mission: Impossible television series in the 1960s. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1936

 Ken Loach
Ken Loach (born 17 June 1936) is an English film and television director. He is known for his naturalistic, social realist directing style and for his socialism, which are evident in his film treatment of social issues such as homelessness (Cathy Come Home) and labour rights (Riff-Raff and The Navigators).
. Born Kenneth Loach in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.

1942

 Zoot Money
George Bruno Money, known as Zoot Money (born 17 July 1942) is a British vocalist, keyboardist and bandleader best known for his playing of the Hammond organ and association with his Big Roll Band, sharing concert line-ups with Pink Floyd, Soft Machine and the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Born in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

1943

 Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich (born June 17, 1943) is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Born Newton Leroy McPherson in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
 Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as “Mandy”, “Can’t Smile Without You”, and “Copacabana (At the Copa)”. Born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York.

1944

 Chris Spedding
Chris Spedding (born 17 June 1944) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and record producer. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Spedding is best known for his studio session work. By the early 1970s, he had become one of the most sought-after session guitarists in England. He has also been a member of eleven rock bands. His only single to chart is “Motor Bikin'”. Born Peter Robinson in Staveley, Derbyshire, England.

1945

 Ken Livingstone
Ken Livingstone (born 17 June 1945) is an English politician who has twice held the leading political role in London regional government. He served as the Leader of the Greater London Council (GLC) from 1981 until the Council was abolished in 1986, and then as the first elected Mayor of London from the creation of the office in 2000 until 2008. He also served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent East from 1987 to 2001. Born Kenneth Robert Livingstone in Tulse Hill, London, England.
 Eddy Merckx
Eddy Merckx (born 17 June 1945) is a Belgian former professional road and track bicycle racer. Merckx has been regarded by many as the greatest cyclist of all-time. Merckx won a total of 525 races as both a professional and an amateur racer. Born Edouard Louis Joseph Merckx in Meensel-Kiezegem, Brabant, Belgium.

1947

 Paul Young
Paul Young (17 June 1947 – 15 July 2000) was an English singer and songwriter. He achieved success in the bands Sad Café and Mike + The Mechanics. Born in Benchill, Manchester. (d. 2000)
 Maggie Henderson
Maggie Henderson (born on June 17, 1947) is an actress, known for Bod (1975), Indiscreet (1988) and Out of the Trees (1976). Born in Barking, Essex, England.

1958

 Bobby Farrelly
Bobby Farrelly, (born June 17, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer and one of the Farrelly brothers. They have written, directed and produced several comedy films including There’s Something About Mary, Kingpin, Shallow Hal, and Me, Myself & Irene. Born Robert Leo Farrelly Jr in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
 Nicky Clarke
Nicky Clarke OBE (born 17 June 1958) is an English hair stylist and media personality, who owns well known hair salons. He initially became famous for styling the hair of various celebrities on several television shows, before earning fame in his own right.

1961

 Tracie Bennett
Tracie Bennett (born 17 June 1961) is an English stage and television actress. She trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Clapham, London. Her television debut was in the drama series Going Out, before appearing in Coronation Street between 1982 and 1984 as Sharon Gaskell, the Fairclough’s foster daughter.Best known for her work in the theatre, both dramatic and musical, Bennett received Olivier Awards for her performances in the musicals She Loves Me and Hairspray, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Judy Garland in the Broadway production of the biopic play End of the Rainbow. Born Tracey Anne Bennett in Leigh, Lancashire.

1963

 Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an American actor and television personality. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in As Good as It Gets. Kinnear appeared in films, such as Sabrina, You’ve Got Mail, Nurse Betty, We Were Soldiers, and Little Miss Sunshine. Born Gregory Buck Kinnear in Logansport, Indiana.

1964

 Erin Murphy
Erin Margaret Murphy (born June 17, 1964) is an American actress who is best known for her role as young Tabitha Stephens on the top-ten television sitcom Bewitched, which ran from 1964 to 1972. For the first season, she shared this role with her fraternal-twin sister, Diane, as they were of similar appearance and stature. As they got older and looked less alike, Erin played the part solely. Born in Encino, California.
 Diane Murphy
Diane Murphy (born June 17, 1964) is a former child actress, best known for sharing the role of “Tabitha” with her fraternal twin sister Erin in the 1960s television series Bewitched for one season. Born Diane Kathleen Murphy in Encino, California.

1966

 Jason Patric
Jason Patric (born June 17, 1966) is an American film, television and stage actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Lost Boys, Rush, Sleepers, Your Friends & Neighbors, Narc, The Losers and Speed 2: Cruise Control. Born in Queens, New York.

1978

 James Corden
James Corden, OBE (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, writer, producer, comedian, and television host. Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007–2010), for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance. Born James Kimberley Corden in Hillingdon, London, England.

1980

 Venus Williams
Venus Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association on three separate occasions, for a total of eleven weeks. Born Venus Ebony Starr Williams in Lynwood, California.

1982

 Arthur Darvill
Arthur Darvill (born 17 June 1982) is an English actor and musician. He is perhaps most recognised as Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor’s companions in the television series Doctor Who, and as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch (2013–2015). Born Thomas Arthur Darvill in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.

1983

 Connie Fisher
Connie Fisher (born 17 June 1983) is a Northern Irish-born Welsh actress and singer, who won the BBC One talent contest, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?. Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

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