3 June


1808

 Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American soldier and politician who was the President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861–1865). In 1876, Davis was specifically excluded from a universal amnesty bill that restored the full citizenship rights of the remaining former Confederates. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter officially restored his full citizenship rights. Born Jefferson Finis Davis in Fairview, Kentucky,. (d. 1889)

1865

 George V
George V (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. Born George Frederick Ernest Albert in Marlborough House, London. (d. 1936)

1877

 Raoul Dufy
Raoul Dufy (3 June 1877 – 23 March 1953) was a French Fauvist painter. He is noted for scenes of open-air social events. He was also a draftsman, printmaker, book illustrator, Scenic designer, a designer of furniture, and a planner of public spaces. Born in Forcalquier, France. (d. 1953)

1904

 Charles Richard Drew
Charles Richard Drew (June 3, 1904 – April 1, 1950) was an American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. Born in Washington, D.C., USA. (d. 1950)

1906

 Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the “Black Pearl,” “Bronze Venus” and even the “Creole Goddess”. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri. (d. 1975)

1910

 Paulette Goddard
Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990) was an American actress. A child fashion model and a performer in several Broadway productions as a Ziegfeld Girl, she became a major star of the Paramount Studio in the 1940s. Her most notable films were her first major role, as Charles Chaplin’s leading lady in Modern Times, and Chaplin’s subsequent film The Great Dictator. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in So Proudly We Hail! (1943). Her husbands included Chaplin, Burgess Meredith and Erich Maria Remarque. Born Pauline Goddard Levy in Whitestone Landing, Queens, New York. (d. 1990)

1911

 Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby (June 3, 1911 – April 14, 1999) was an American actress. She is most widely remembered for the role of “Grandma Esther Walton” on the CBS television series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama. Born Ellen Hansen Corby in Racine, Wisconsin. (d. 1999)

1918

 Patrick Cargill
Patrick Cargill (3 June 1918 – 23 May 1996) was a British actor remembered for his lead role in the British television sitcom Father, Dear Father. Born in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. (d. 1996)

1925

 Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis (born June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. His films included Sweet Smell of Success(1957), The Vikings (1958), Some Like It Hot (1959), and Operation Petticoat (1959). His most significant dramatic part came in 1968 when he starred in the true-life drama The Boston Strangler. Born Bernard Schwartz in The Bronx, New York. (d. 2010)

1926

 Allen Ginsberg
Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. Born Irwin Allen Ginsberg in Newark, New Jersey. (d. 1997)

1936

 Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas. He is known for his 1975 novel Terms of Endearment, his 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, and for co-writing the adapted screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. Born Larry Jeff McMurtry in Archer City, Texas,.

1939

 Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter (born 3 June 1939) is an English singer-songwriter who is best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople, from its inception in 1969 to its dissolution in 1974. They are probably best known for the song “All the Young Dudes”. Born Ian Hunter Patterson in Oswestry, Shropshire, England.

1942

 Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was a soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who was one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music Born Curtis Lee Mayfield in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 1999)
 Anita Harris
Anita Harris (born 3 June 1942) is an English actress, singer and entertainer. Harris sang with the Cliff Adams Singers, and had a number of chart hits in the 1960s. She appeared in the Carry On films Follow That Camel and Carry On Doctor. Born Anita Madeleine Harris in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England.

1945

 Hale Irwin
Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945) is an American professional golfer. He was one of the world’s leading golfers from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. He is one of the few players in history to have won three U.S. Opens. Born Hale S. Irwin in Joplin, Missouri.
 Bill Paterson
Bill Paterson (born 3 June 1945) is a Scottish stage, film and television actor. The early 1980s saw Paterson beginning to appear in films, including The Killing Fields, Comfort and Joy and A Private Function (all 1984). His extensive and award winning TV career includes villain Ally Fraser in series 2 of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1986), Smiley’s People (1982), The Singing Detective (1986), Traffik (1988), and The Crow Road (1996). Born in Glasgow, Scotland.

1946

 Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilton, OBE (born 3 June 1946) is an English actress. She starred with Richard Briers in the BBC situation comedy Ever Decreasing Circles. She also appeared in the period drama Downton Abbey. She has twice won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award. Wilton’s film career includes roles in The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), Cry Freedom (1987), Iris (2001), Calendar Girls (2003), in Woody Allen’s film Match Point (2005) and in The History Boys (2006). Born Penelope Alice Wilton in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

1950

 Suzi Quatro
Suzi Quatro (born June 3, 1950) is an American born, British-based singer-songwriter, bass guitar player, and actor.[6] She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star breaking a barrier to women’s participation in rock music.[ Born Susan Kay Quatro in Detroit, Michigan.
 Deniece Williams
Deniece Williams (born June 3, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s. Williams is known for “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” (1984), and for her duets with Johnny Mathis. Born June Deniece Chandler in Gary, Indiana.

1953

 John Moulder Brown
John Moulder-Brown (London, 3 June 1953) is a British actor who started his career as a child; he is perhaps best remembered for his role in the film Deep End (1970). Born in London, England.

1957

 Clive Mantle
Clive Mantle (born 3 June 1957) is an English actor. He is best known for playing general surgeon Dr Mike Barrett in the BBC hospital drama series Casualty and Holby City in the 1990s. Born Clive Andrew Mantle in Barnet, Middlesex, England.

1960

 Kathryn Apanowicz
Kathryn Apanowicz (born 3 June 1960) is a British actress best known for her 1980s television appearances in the BBC soap operas, Angels and EastEnders. As a child appeared in the film Bugsy Malone. Born in Horsforth, West Yorkshire.

1964

 James Purefoy
James Purefoy (born 3 June 1964) is an English actor best known for portraying the title character in the 2009 epic fantasy film Solomon Kane, for portraying Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome, and for his role as Joe Carroll, a professor-turned-serial-killer in the TV series The Following. Born James Brian Mark Purefoy in Taunton, Somerset, England.

1986

 Rafael Nadal
“Rafa” Nadal (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 27 titles ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and 15 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. Born Rafael Nadal Parera in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain.

1987

 Michelle Keegan
Michelle Keegan (born 3 June 1987) is an English actress and model. She portrayed Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2008 and 2014. In 2015, Keegan played the role of Tracy in the BBC drama series Ordinary Lies. Born Michelle Elizabeth Benson Keegan in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

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