5 June


1660

 Sarah Churchill
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (5 June 1660 – 18 October 1744) rose to be one of the most influential women of her time through her close friendship with Queen Anne of Great Britain. Sarah enjoyed a “long and devoted” relationship with her husband of more than 40 years, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Born Sarah Jenyns in Holywell House, St Albans, Hertfordshire. (d. 1744)

1718

 Thomas Chippendale
Thomas Chippendale (baptised 5 June 1718 – November 1779) was a London cabinet-maker and furniture designer in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director. Born in Otley, West Riding of Yorkshire. (d. 1779)

1723

 Adam Smith
Adam Smith (5 June 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. Smith’s most influential work is An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. (d. 1790)

1850

 Pat Garrett
Pat Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 29, 1908) was an American Old West lawman, bartender, and customs agent who became famous for killing Billy the Kid.[ Born Patrick Floyd Garrett in Cusseta, Alabama. (d. 1908)

1878

 Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923) was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. Born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula in La Coyotada, San Juan del Río, Durango, Mexico. (d. 1923)

1883

 John Maynard Keynes
John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, CB, FBA (5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946), was a British economist whose ideas fundamentally affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. Born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. (d. 1946)

1895

 William Boyd
William Boyd (June 5, 1895 – September 12, 1972) was an American film actor known for portraying cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy. Born William Lawrence Boyd in Belmont County, Ohio. (d. 1972)

1905

 John Abbott
John Abbott (5 June 1905 – 24 May 1996) was an English character actor. His memorable roles include the invalid Frederick Fairlie in the 1948 film The Woman in White and the pacifist Ayelborne in the Star Trek episode “Errand of Mercy”. He also played Sesmar on an episode of Lost in Space, “The Dream Monster” (1966). Born John Kefford in London, England. (d. 1996)

1907

 Gilbert Harding
Gilbert Harding (5 June 1907 – 16 November 1960) was a British journalist and radio and television personality. Harding regularly appeared on the BBC television panel game What’s My Line? At one time he was characterised in the tabloid press as “the rudest man in Britain”. Born Gilbert Charles Harding in Hereford, England. (d. 1960)

1908

 Bill Fraser
Bill Fraser (5 June 1908 – 9 September 1987) was a Scottish actor on the British stage and screen for many years. He became a regular actor on Hancock’s Half Hour. He then joined The Army Game as Sgt Claude Snudge, which led to a sequel called Bootsie and Snudge. He had a recurring role on Rumpole of the Bailey as Judge Roger Bullingham. Born William Simpson Fraser in Perth, Scotland. (d. 1987)

1919

 Richard Scarry
Richard McClure Scarry (June 5, 1919 – April 30, 1994) was a popular American children’s author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million units worldwide. Scarry’s characters were almost always anthropomorphic animals. Born Richard McClure Scarry in Boston, Massachusetts. (d. 1994)
 Laurence Payne
Laurence Payne (5 June 1919 – 23 February 2009) was an English actor and novelist. His film credits include: The Trollenberg Terror, Vampire Circus, The Tell-Tale Heart and Ben-Hur. His television credits include: Z-Cars, Moonstrike, The Sandbaggers. Perhaps his most famous role was as TV’s Sexton Blake (1968–71) on ITV in Britain. Born Laurence Stanley Payne in London. (d. 2009)

1928

 Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson (5 June 1928 – 14 November 1991) was an English theatre and film director and producer whose career spanned five decades. In 1964 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film Tom Jones. Born in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Born Cecil Antonio Richardson in Shipley, West Yorkshire. (d. 1991)

1932

 Christy Brown
Christy Brown (5 June 1932 – 7 September 1981) was an Irish writer and painter who had cerebral palsy and was able to write or type only with the toes of one foot. His most recognised work is his autobiography titled My Left Foot. Born in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland. (d. 1981)

1938

 Moira Anderson
Moira Anderson, OBE (born 5 June 1938) is a Scottish singer. She hosted her own television show, the popular Moira Anderson Sings on BBC 1, 1968. Born in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

1939

 Margaret Drabble
Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd DBE FRSL (born 5 June 1939), is an English novelist, biographer and critic. Drabble has published 18 novels through 2013. She has also written several screenplays, plays and short stories, as well as non-fiction such as A Writer’s Britain: Landscape and Literature and biographies of Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson. Her critical works include studies of William Wordsworth and Thomas Hardy. Born in Sheffield, England.

1944

 Colm Wilkinson
Colm Wilkinson (born 5 June 1944), is an Irish tenor, best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (in the West End and Broadway) and for taking the title role in The Phantom of the Opera at the Sydmonton Festival and in the original Canadian production. Born in Drimnagh, Dublin, Ireland.

1945

 Patrick Head
Patrick Head (born 5 June 1946) is co-founder and Engineering Director of the Williams Formula One team. For 27 years from 1977 Head was technical director at Williams Grand Prix Engineering, and responsible for many innovations within Formula One. Head oversaw the design and construction of Williams cars until May 2004.

1947

 Laurie Anderson
Laurie Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American experimental performance artist, composer and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles. She became widely known outside the art world in 1981 when her single “O Superman” reached number two on the UK pop charts. Born Laura Phillips Anderson in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
 David Hare
Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Most notable for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing The Hours in 2002, and The Reader in 2008. In the West End, he had his greatest success with the plays Plenty, Racing Demon (1990), Skylight (1997), and Amy’s View (1998). Hare has received two Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globe Award nominations, three Tony Award nominations and has won a BAFTA Award, a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and two Laurence Olivier Awards. Born in St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex.

1949

 Ken Follett
Ken Follett (born 5 June 1949) is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels. He has sold more than 350 million copies of his works. Many of his books have reached the number 1 ranking on the New York Times best-seller list. Born Kenneth Martin Follett in Cardiff, Wales.

1956

 Kenny G
Kenny G (born June 5, 1956) is an American saxophonist. Kenny G is the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all time, with global sales totaling more than 75 million records. Born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick in Seattle, Washington.

1968

 Mel Giedroyc
Mel Giedroyc (born 5 June 1968) is an English presenter, actress and former comedian, best known for her comedy work with Sue Perkins, co-hosting series including Light Lunch for Channel 4 and The Great British Bake Off for BBC Two and Mel and Sue for ITV. Born Melanie Clare Sophie Giedroyc in Epsom, Surrey.

1971

 Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years. Wahlberg later transitioned to acting, appearing in films such as the drama Boogie Nights and Three Kings during the 1990s. In the 2000s, he starred in the biographical disaster drama The Perfect Storm, and the science fiction film Planet of the Apes. Born Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg in Boston, Massachusetts.

1976

 Ross Noble
Ross Noble (born 5 June 1976) is an English stand-up comedian and actor. Noble rose to mainstream popularity through making appearances on British television. Born Ross Markham Noble in Cramlington, Northumberland, England.
 Rachel Leskovac
Rachel Leskovac (born 5 June 1976) is an Olivier award-nominated British actress known for playing serial killer nurse Kelly Yorke in the BBC medical drama Holby City and hairdresser Natasha Blakeman in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. Born in Bradford, England.

1981

 Jade Goody
Jade Goody (5 June 1981 – 22 March 2009) was an English reality-television personality. She entered the public spotlight in the third series of the then-Channel 4 programme Big Brother in 2002. Born Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody in Bermondsey, London, England. (d. 2009)

1998

 Yulia Lipnitskaya
Yulia Vyacheslavovna Lipnitskaya (born 5 June 1998) is a Russian figure skater. She was part of the Russian team to win the 2014 Winter Olympics team trophy. Individually, she is the 2014 World silver medalist, the 2014 European champion, the 2013–14 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and a two-time Russian national silver medalist (2012 & 2014). Born Yulia Vyacheslavovna Lipnitskaya in Yekaterinburg, Russia..

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