20 June


1819

 Jacques Offenbach
Jacques Offenbach (20 June 1819 – 5 October 1880) was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s–1870s and his uncompleted opera The Tales of Hoffmann. The Infernal Galop from Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld is the tune most associated with the can-can. Born in Cologne. (d. 1880)

1905

 Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter known for her success as a playwright on Broadway, as well as her left-wing sympathies and political activism. She famously was blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) at the height of the anti-communist campaigns of 1947–52. Born Lillian Florence Hellman in New Orleans, Louisiana. (d. 1984)

1909

 Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959) was an Australian-American actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films. He helped to re-invent the action-adventure genre with a succession of films: The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936),The Prince and the Pauper (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Dawn Patrol (1938), Dodge City (1939), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) and The Sea Hawk (1940). Born Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn in Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. (d. 1959)

1912

 Anthony Buckeridge
Anthony Malcolm Buckeridge OBE (20 June 1912 – 28 June 2004) was an English author, best known for his Jennings and Rex Milligan series of children’s books. He also wrote the 1953 children’s book A Funny Thing Happened which was serialised more than once on Children’s Hour. Born in London, England. (d. 2004)

1916

 Johnny Morris
Johnny Morris OBE (20 June 1916 – 6 May 1999) was a Welsh television presenter. He was known for his children’s programmes for the BBC on the topic of zoology, most notably Animal Magic and for narrating the imported, Canadian-produced Tales of the Riverbank series of stories about Hammy the Hamster, Roderick the Rat, GP the Guinea Pig, and their assorted animal friends along a riverbank. Born Ernest John Morris in Newport, Wales. (d. 1999)

1924

 Chet Atkins
Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an American guitarist, occasional vocalist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound. Born Chester Burton Atkins in Luttrell, Tennessee. (d. 2001)
 Audie Murphy
Audie Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. At the age of 19, Murphy received the Medal of Honor after single-handedly holding off an entire company of German soldiers for an hour at the Colmar Pocket in France in January 1945, then leading a successful counterattack while wounded and out of ammunition. After the war Murphy enjoyed a 21-year acting career. Most of his films were westerns. Born Audie Leon Murphy in Kingston, Hunt County, Texas. (d. 1971)

1928

 Martin Landau
Martin Landau (born June 20, 1928) is an American film and television actor. His career started in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award) and Space: 1999. His performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994) earned him an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award. Born in Brooklyn, New York.
 Jean-Marie Le Pen
Jean-Marie Le Pen (born 20 June 1928) is a French politician who led the National Front party from its foundation in 1972 until 2011. Born in La Trinité-sur-Mer, Brittany, France.

1929

 Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett (born June 20, 1929) is an American television and film actress. She is best known for her role as Ellen Craig on the medical drama series St. Elsewhere. Born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
 Ronald Hines
Ronald Hines (born 20 June 1929) is a British television actor. He has had a lengthy career, but possibly his best-known role was as the husband in three of the four series of Not in Front of the Children. Born in London.

1931

 Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis (born June 20, 1931) is an American actress. In 1987 she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA nomination for her performance in Moonstruck. She received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra, and Emmy nominations for Lucky Day, More Tales of the City and Joan of Arc. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts.

1933

 Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello, Jr. (born June 20, 1933) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, including Once Upon a Time in America, Ruby, The Godfather: Part II, Hudson Hawk, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Moonstruck, and Léon: The Professional. Born Daniel Louis Aiello Jr in New York City, New York.
 Zia Mohyeddin
Zia Mohyeddin (born June 20, 1933) is a Pakistani actor, producer, director and television broadcaster who has appeared in both Pakistan and British cinema throughout his career. He made his film debut in Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Born in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

1934

 Wendy Craig
Wendy Craig (born 20 June 1934) is an English actress who is best known for her appearances in the sitcoms Not in Front of the Children, Butterflies, …And Mother Makes Three and …And Mother Makes Five. She played the recurring role of Matron in the TV series The Royal (2003–11). Born in Sacriston, County Durham, England.

1936

 Philip Lowrie
Philip Lowrie (born 20 June 1936) is a British television actor, best known for playing original character (Dennis Tanner) in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street, between 1960 and 1968. He reappeared in the Street, playing the same character, in 2011. Born Colin Philip Lowrie in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England.

1938

 Mickie Most
Mickie Most (20 June 1938 – 30 May 2003) was an English record producer, with a string of hit singles with acts such as The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, The Nashville Teens, Donovan, Lulu, Suzi Quatro, Hot Chocolate, Arrows, Racey, and the Jeff Beck Group, often issued on his own RAK Records label. Born Michael Peter Hayes in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. (d. 2003)

1939

 Peter Gordeno
Peter Gordeno (20 June 1939 – 18 October 2008) was a well known dancer, recording artist, cabaret singer, choreographer, and occasional actor. He appeared in the Gerry Anderson television programme UFO. Born in Rangoon, Burma. (d. 2008)

1940

 John Mahoney
John Mahoney (born 20 June 1940) is an English-born American actor. Born in Blackpool in North West England, Mahoney started his career on the stage in 1977 and moved into film in 1980. He played Martin Crane in the American sitcom Frasier on NBC from 1993 to 2004. Born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

1941

 Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears (born 20 June 1941) is an English film director. Frears has directed several critically acclaimed British feature films since the 1980s including My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen and Philomena. Born Stephen Arthur Frears in Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

1942

 Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys. In the mid-1960s, Wilson composed, arranged and produced Pet Sounds (1966), considered one of the greatest albums of all time. Born Brian Douglas Wilson in Inglewood, California.

1944

 David Roper
David Roper (born 20 June 1944) is a British film and television actor, best known for his roles on The Cuckoo Waltz and Leave It to Charlie. He also played “Geoff Barnes” on EastEnders (1994–95). Born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire.
 Oliver Cotton
Oliver Cotton (born 1944) is an English actor, known for his prolific work on stage, TV and film. His numerous TV appearances have included The Borgias. His films include The Dark Knight Rises. Born in London.
 Patricia Quinn
Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens (born 28 May 1944) is a Northern Irish actress and singer best known for her role as Magenta in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and the original stage play from which it was adapted. She also starred opposite Arlo Guthrie in his movie Alice’s Restaurant. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1945

 Anne Murray
Anne Murray CC ONS (born June 20, 1945) is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide as of 2012. Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the U.S. charts, and also the first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs, “Snowbird” (1970). Born Morna Anne Murray in Springhill, Nova Scotia Canada.

1946

 Bob Vila
Bob Vila (born June 20, 1946) is an American home improvement television show host known for This Old House (1979–1989), Bob Vila’s Home Again (1990–2005), and Bob Vila (2005–2007). Born Robert Joseph Vila in Miami, Florida.

1947

 Candy Clark
Candy Clark (born June 20, 1947) is an American film and television actress, well known for her role as Debbie Dunham in the film American Graffiti (1973), which garnered her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress category nomination. Born Candace June Clark in Norman, Oklahoma.

1949

 Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Born Lionel Brockman Richie Jr in Tuskegee, Alabama.

1951

 Tress MacNeille
Tress MacNeille (born June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress and former disc jockey best known for providing the voice of Daisy Duck and various other characters on other animated television series such as The Simpsons, Futurama, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Disney’s House of Mouse, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Rugrats, and Dave the Barbarian. Born in Chicago, Illinois.

1952

 John Goodman
John Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor. Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne (1988–1997), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1993. He is also a regular collaborator with the Coen brothers on such films as Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). Goodman’s voice roles in animated films include Pacha in Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), and Sulley in Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013). Born John Stephen Goodman in St Louis, Missouri.

1954

 Allan Lamb
Allan Lamb (born 20 June 1954) is a former England cricketer and captain who played for the first class teams of Western Province and Northamptonshire. Born Allan Joseph Lamb in Langebaanweg, Cape Province, Union of South Africa.

1956

 Peter Reid
Peter Reid (born 20 June 1956) is an English football manager, pundit and retired player. He built his reputation as one of England’s brightest midfield talents of the time at Bolton Wanderers, before signing for Everton in 1982. It was there that he enjoyed the most fruitful spell of his career, as he helped the club win domestic and European honours, including the Football League twice. He was voted as the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1985 and came fourth in the World Soccer Player of the Year award. Born in Huyton, Lancashire, England.

1960

 John Taylor
John Taylor (born 20 June 1960) is an English musician who is best known as the bass guitarist and co-founder of new wave band Duran Duran. Born Nigel John Taylor in Solihull, Warwickshire, England.

1967

 Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman’s breakthrough roles was in the 1989 featured film thriller Dead Calm and television thriller mini series Bangkok Hilton. She came to worldwide recognition for her performances in Days of Thunder (1990), Far and Away (1992), and Batman Forever (1995). Kidman’s performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours (2002) received critical acclaim and earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival. Kidman’s other notable films include the crime comedy-drama To Die For (1995), for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, the erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and the horror-thriller The Others (2001). Born Nicole Mary Kidman in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1978

 Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard OBE (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for New York City FC. He is the all-time leading goalscorer for Chelsea, where he played for 13 years, and is considered by a number of journalists and football experts to be one of the best midfielders of his generation, in addition to being widely regarded as Chelsea’s greatest ever player. Born Frank James Lampard in Romford, London, England.

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