James Montgomery Flagg
James Montgomery Flagg (June 18, 1877 – May 27, 1960) was an American artist and illustrator. He worked in media ranging from fine art painting to cartooning, but is best remembered for his political posters including his famous Uncle Sam recruitment poster. Born in Pelham Manor, New York. (d. 1960)
George Mallory (18 June 1886 – 8 or 9 June 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. During the 1924 British Mount Everest expedition, Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew “Sandy” Irvine both disappeared on the North-East ridge during their attempt to make the first ascent of the world’s highest mountain. The pair were last seen when they were about 800 vertical feet (245m) from the summit. Born George Herbert Leigh Mallory in Mobberley, Cheshire, England. (d. 1924)
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (June 18, 1901 – July 17, 1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia. She was executed with her family in an extrajudicial killing by members of the Cheka, the Bolshevik secret police, on July 17, 1918. Persistent rumors of her possible escape circulated after her death. Several women have falsely claimed to have been Anastasia; the best known impostor is Anna Anderson. Born Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia in Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. (d. 1918)
Jeanette MacDonald (June 18, 1903 – January 14, 1965) was an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s with Maurice Chevalier and Nelson Eddy. During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. Born Jeanette Anna MacDonald in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (d. 1965)
Keye Luke (June 18, 1904 – January 12, 1991) was a Chinese-born American actor. He was known for playing Lee Chan, the “Number One Son” in the Charlie Chan films, the original Kato in the 1939-1941 Green Hornet film serials, and Master Po in the television series Kung Fu. Born Luk Shek Lun in Guangzhou, China. (d. 1991)
Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993) was an American lyricist, songwriter and musician. He is best known for his romantic lyrics to films and Broadway songs. Among his most enduring songs is “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”. Born Samuel Cohen in New York City, New York. (d. 1993)
E. G. Marshall (June 18, 1914 – August 24, 1998) was an American actor, best known for his television roles as the lawyer Lawrence Preston on The Defenders in the 1960s and as neurosurgeon David Craig on The Bold Ones: The New Doctors in the 1970s. Among his film roles he is perhaps best known as the unflappable, conscientious “Juror #4” in Sidney Lumet’s courtroom drama 12 Angry Men (1957). Born Everett Eugene Grunz in Owatonna, Minnesota. (d. 1998)
Red Adair (June 18, 1915 – August 7, 2004) was an American oil well firefighter. He became notable as an innovator in the highly specialized and extremely hazardous profession of extinguishing and capping blazing, erupting oil well blowouts, both land-based and offshore. Born Paul Neal Adair in Houston, Texas. (d. 2004)
Richard Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns and for starring in the TV series Have Gun – Will Travel. Born Richard Allen Boone in Los Angeles, California. (d. 1981)
Ian Carmichael, OBE (18 June 1920 – 5 February 2010) was an English actor best known for his roles in the films of the Boulting brothers such as Private’s Progress (1956) and I’m All Right Jack (1959). Later he played Lord Peter Wimsey, the character created by Dorothy L. Sayers, on television and radio. For the BBC he was Bertie Wooster, opposite Dennis Price as Jeeves. He appeared in the ITV series Heartbeat, and its spin-off The Royal. Born Ian Gillett Carmichael in Hull, England. (d. 2010)
Eva Bartok (18 June 1927 – 1 August 1998), was a Hungarian actress. She began acting in films in 1950. She is best known for appearances in Blood and Black Lace, The Crimson Pirate, Operation Amsterdam, and Ten Thousand Bedrooms. Born Éva Márta Szőke Ivanovics in Budapest, Hungary. (d. 1998)
Paul Eddington, CBE (18 June 1927 – 4 November 1995) was an English actor known for his appearances in the popular television sitcoms The Good Life and Yes Minister. Born in St John’s Wood, London, England. (d. 1995)
Michael Sheard (18 June 1938 – 31 August 2005) was a Scottish actor who featured in a large number of films and television programmes and was best known for playing villains. His most prominent television role was as strict deputy headmaster Maurice Bronson in the British children’s series Grange Hill. His most prominent film role was that of Admiral Ozzel in The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Born in Aberdeen, Scotland. (d. 2005)
Delia Smith CBE (born 18 June 1941) is an English cook and television presenter, known for teaching basic cookery skills in a no-nonsense style. She is the UK’s best-selling cookery author, with more than 21 million copies sold. Born in Woking, Surrey, England.
Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2010, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Born Roger Joseph Ebert in Urbana, Illinois. (d. 2013)
Thabo Mbeki (born 18 June 1942) is a South African politician who served nine years as the second post-apartheid President of South Africa from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008. Born Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki in Mbewuleni, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Sir Paul McCartney MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bassist of British rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Born James Paul McCartney in Liverpool, England.
Barry Evans (18 June 1943 – 9 February 1997) was an English actor and television performer best known for his appearances in British sitcoms such as Doctor in the House and Mind Your Language. Born Barry Joseph Evans in Guildford, Surrey. (d. 1997)
Fabio Capello (born 18 June 1946) is an Italian manager and a former professional footballer who has been manager of the English and the head coach of the Russia national football teams. Born in San Canzian d’Isonzo, Italy.
Luan Peters (born 18 June 1946) is an English actress. Peters is known for her appearances in Hammer horror films of the 1970s such as Lust for a Vampire. She appeared in the Fawlty Towers episode The Psychiatrist. Born Carol Hirsch in Bethnal Green, London.
Linda Thorson (born 18 June 1947) is a Canadian actress, best known for playing Tara King in The Avengers (1968–69). For her role in The Avengers, Thorson received a special BAFTA at the 2000 BAFTA TV Awards. Born Linda Robinson in Toronto, Ontario.
Philip Jackson (born 18 June 1948) is an English actor, known for his many television and film roles, most notably as Chief Inspector Japp in the television series Poirot. Born in Retford, Nottinghamshire, England.
Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg (born June 18, 1949) is an American illustrator and writer of children’s books. He has won two Caldecott Medals for U.S. picture book illustration, for Jumanji (1981) and The Polar Express (1985), both of which he also wrote. Born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Carol Kane (born June 18, 1952) is an American stage, screen and television actress. She became known in the 1970s in films such as Hester Street (for which she received an Academy Award nomination) and Annie Hall. She appeared on the television series Taxi in the early 1980s, winning two Emmy Awards for her work. Born Carolyn Laurie Kane in Cleveland, Ohio.
Isabella Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her. Born Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini in Rome, Italy.
Barbara D. Broccoli, OBE (born June 18, 1960) is an American film producer known for her work on the James Bond film series. Born in Los Angeles.
Christopher Lloyd (June 18, 1960) is an American TV screenwriter and producer. Lloyd is co-executive producer of the TV series Modern Family, which he produces with Steven Levitan. Prior to that, Lloyd had an extensive career working for Paramount Television, producing such series as Frasier. Born in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Alison Moyet (born 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex), also known as Alf, is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice. She came to prominence as half of the duo Yazoo and since has mainly worked as a solo artist. All ten of her albums have charted in the Top 30 UK Album Chart, with two reaching number one. Yazoo had several hits, including “Only You”. Solo album Alf produced three international hit singles, “Love Resurrection”, “Invisible” and “All Cried Out”. Born Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet in Billericay, Essex, England.