23 June


1763

 Joséphine de Beauharnais
Joséphine de Beauharnais (23 June 1763 – 29 May 1814) was the first wife of Napoleon I, and thus the first Empress of the French. Her marriage to Napoleon I was her second; her first husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was guillotined during the Reign of Terror, and she herself was imprisoned in the Carmes prison until five days after Alexandre’s execution. Born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie in Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique. (d. 1814)

1894

 Edward VIII
Edward VIII (23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year. Born Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David in White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey. (d. 1972)
 Alfred Kinsey
Alfred Kinsey (June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956) was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is best known for writing Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), also known as the Kinsey Reports, as well as the Kinsey scale. Born Alfred Charles Kinsey in Hoboken, New Jersey. (d. 1956)

1910

 Jean Anouilh
Jean Anouilh (23 June 1910 – 3 October 1987) was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, Anouilh is best known for his 1943 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles’ classical drama, that was seen as an attack on Marshal Pétain’s Vichy government. Born Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh in Bordeaux, France. (d. 1987)

1912

 Alan Turing
Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Born Alan Mathison Turing in Maida Vale, London, England. (d. 1954)

1915

 Dennis Price
Dennis Price (23 June 1915 – 6 October 1973) was an English actor, remembered for his role Louis Mazzini in the film Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and for his portrayal of the omniscient valet Jeeves in 1960s television adaptations of P.G. Wodehouse’s stories. Born Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price in Twyford, Berkshire, England. (d. 1973)

1925

 Miriam Karlin
Miriam Karlin, OBE (23 June 1925 – 3 June 2011) was an English actress whose career lasted for more than 60 years. She was best known for her role as Paddy in The Rag Trade, a 1960s BBC and 1970s LWT sitcom, and in particular for the character’s catchphrase “Everybody out!”. Born Miriam Samuels in Hampstead, London, England. (d. 2011)

1927

 Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American dancer, musical theatre choreographer, director, screenwriter, film director and actor. He won 8 Tony Awards for choreography, more than anyone else, as well as one for direction. He was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning for his direction of Cabaret.
. Born Robert Louis Fosse in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 1987)

1929

 June Carter Cash
June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was an American singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and author who was a member of the Carter Family and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. Carter Cash won five Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She was ranked No. 31 in CMT’s 40 Greatest Women in Country Music in 2002. Born Valerie June Carter in Maces Spring, Virginia. (d. 2003)

1940

 Adam Faith
Adam Faith (23 June 1940 – 8 March 2003), was a British teen idol, singer, actor, and financial journalist. He was one of the most charted acts of the 1960s. He became the first UK artist to lodge his initial seven hits in the Top 5 including “What Do You Want?” and “Someone Else’s Baby” . He starred as the eponymous hero in the 1970s television series Budgie (LWT/ITV), about an ex-convict. Born Terence Nelhams-Wright in Acton, London, England. (d. 2003)
 Stuart Sutcliffe
Stuart Sutcliffe (23 June 1940 – 10 April 1962) was a Scottish-born artist and musician best known as the original bassist for the Beatles. Sutcliffe left the band to pursue his career as an artist. Born Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe in Edinburgh, Scotland. (d. 1962)

1950

 Sally Geeson
Sally Geeson (born 23 June 1950) is an English actress with a career mostly on television in the 1970s. Her most famous role was as Sid James’ daughter, Sally, in Bless This House. Born Sally Louise Geeson in Cuckfield, West Sussex, England.

1955

 Maggie Philbin
Maggie Philbin (born 23 June 1955) is an English radio and television presenter whose credits include Tomorrow’s World, and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop. Born Margaret Elizabeth Philbin in Manchester.
  Jordan
Pamela Rooke (born 23 June 1955) is an English model and actress noted for her work with Vivienne Westwood and the SEX boutique in the Kings Road area of London in the mid-1970s, and for being a fixture at many of the early Sex Pistols performances. Her style and dress sense—a bleached platinum-blonde bouffant hairdo with dark raccoon-like eye make-up—made her a highly visible icon of the London punk subculture. Along with Johnny Rotten, Soo Catwoman and Siouxsie Sioux, she is credited with creating the W10 London punk look. Born Pamela Rooke in Seaford, East Sussex, England.

1956

 Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson (born June 23, 1956) is an American bassist, former television music competition judge, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and television personality. He is best known from his former work as a judge on American Idol and executive producer for MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Jackson has won a Grammy Award as a producer. Born Randall Darius Jackson in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1958

 Gerry Cowper
Gerry Cowper (born 23 June 1958) is an English actress who is best known for playing Rosie Miller in EastEnders. In the mid-1980s she took the part of Clare France in After Henry on BBC radio and also appeared on television as Jim Hacker’s daughter in Yes Minister. She featured in two episodes of Only Fools and Horses as Trigger’s niece Lisa and played Rowan Morrison in the horror film The Wicker Man (1973). Born Geraldine Cowper in London, England.

1963

 Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born 23 June 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer. He has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999. He has won 31 European Tour events, the most of any British player, placing him fourth on the all time list of golfers with most European Tour victories. Born Colin Stuart Montgomerie in Glasgow, Scotland.

1964

 Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon(born June 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter, film and television director, film and television producer, comic book author and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002), Dollhouse (2009) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–present). Whedon co-wrote the Pixar film Toy Story (1995), co-wrote and produced the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012), and wrote and directed the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films The Avengers (2012) and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Born Joseph Hill Whedon in New York, New York.

1972

 Selma Blair
Selma Blair (born June 23, 1972) is an American film, television and theater actress. Since Blair made her professional acting debut in 1995, she has starred in a variety of film genres, including several commercial Hollywood motion pictures, indie and art house films. Born Selma Blair Beitner in Southfield, Michigan.
 Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane (born 23 June 1972) is a retired French footballer and current coach of Real Madrid Castilla. He played as an attacking midfielder for the France national team, Juventus and Real Madrid. Zidane was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll, and has been described as one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Born Zinedine Yazid Zidane in Marseille, France.

1975

 KT Tunstall
KT Tunstall (born 23 June 1975) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” on Later… with Jools Holland. She has enjoyed commercial and critical success since, picking up three nominations before winning a BRIT Award, and a Grammy Award nomination. She is also the recipient of an Ivor Novello Award. Born Kate Victoria Tunstall in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1980

 Melissa Rauch
Melissa Rauch (born June 23, 1980) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Born Melissa Ivy Rauch in Marlboro Township, New Jersey.

1984

  Duffy
Duffy (born 23 June 1984) is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actress. With “Mercy”, Duffy became the first Welsh woman to achieve number-one on the UK Singles Chart since 1983. In 2009, she won three Brit Awards for British Breakthrough, Best British Female and Best British Album. Born Aimee Ann Duffy in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales.

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