Famous Birthdays on this Day, June 12:

1107 - Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
1468 - Juan del Encina, composer
1519 - Cosmos de Medici, art patron (Accademia del Disegno)
1519 - Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1574)
1526 - Marc-Antoine de Muret, composer
1577 - Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
1599 - Jan W van Brederode, governor (Hertogenbosch)/fieldmarshal
1659 - Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Japanese samurai (d. 1719)
1771 - Patrick Gass, Falling Springs PA, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
1775 - Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
1777 - Robert Clark, American politician (d. 1837)
1795 - John Marston Jr, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1885
1798 - Samuel Cooper, Sect of War/General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
1802 - Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
1806 - John A. Roebling, German-America civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) (d. 1869)
1812 - Edmond Hébert, French geologist (d. 1890)
1819 - Charles Kingsley, [Parson Lot], Engl vicar/historian (Westward Ho!)
1821 - Henry Moses Judah, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
1825 - John Cook, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910
1827 - Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (d. 1901)
1829 - Johanna Spyri, Switzerland, writer (Heidi)
1842 - Rikard Nordraak, composer
1851 - Oliver Joseph Lodge, England, early radio pioneer
1857 - Achille Simonetti, composer
1861 - William Attewell, English cricketer (d. 1927)
1874 - Willem Louis Frederic Landre, composer
1875 - Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor (d. 1953)
1876 - Narciso Garay, composer
1877 - Thomas C Hart, US admiral (Asiatic fleet)
1878 - James O Curwood, US, journalist/writer (Kazan the wolfdog)
1881 - Juan de Hernandez, composer
1885 - Werner Erich Josten, Elberfeld Germany, composer (Jungle)
1888 - Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)
1890 - Egon Schiele, Austrian painter/graphic artist
1892 - John Donald Robb, composer
1892 - Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)
1893 - Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor/radio play director (Paul Vlaanderen)
1897 - Alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique)
1897 - Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon (C), British PM (1955-57)
1900 - Amadeo Roldan, composer
1900 - Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Sonna)
1902 - Hendrik J Elias, Flemish historian/(mayor-Ghent)
1903 - Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)
1904 - Eino Roiha, composer
1905 - Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
1906 - Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
1907 - Giorgio Nataletti, composer
1908 - Max Tailleur, adjudant to Prince Bernhard/Jewish humorist
1908 - Ronald Selby Wright, minister
1908 - Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian TV pioneer and president of the CBC (d. 1988)
1908 - Marina Semenova, Russian ballerina
1909 - Archie Bleyer, Corona NY, orch leader (Arthur Godfrey)
1909 - Mansel Treharne Thomas, composer
1910 - Bill Naughton, English playwright (d. 1992)
1911 - Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavia, writer/politician (New Class)
1912 - Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist
1912 - Mary Lavin MacDonald Scott, author
1912 - Russell "Lucky" Hayden, Chico Calif, actor (Judge Roy Bean)
1912 - Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
1913 - Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general (d. 1996)
1914 - Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist
1914 - William Lundigan, Syracuse NY, actor (Climax)
1915 - David Rockefeller, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
1915 - Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
1916 - Irwin Allen, NYC, director (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure)
1916 - Ivan Tors, TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper)
1917 - Priscilla Lane, US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace)
1918 - Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
1919 - Uta Hagen, Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil)/teaches acting
1919 - Vera Hruba Ralston, Czech, actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder)
1920 - Peter Jones, England, actor (From a Bird's Eye View)
1920 - Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
1920 - Jim Siedow, American actor (d. 2003)
1921 - H C Artmann, writer
1921 - Hendrik J Witteveen, economist/minister of finance/director (IMF)
1921 - James Houston, Toronto, author/filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak)
1921 - Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
1922 - Leif Thybo, composer
1923 - Marta Pan, Hungarian/French sculptor (Great spiral)
1924 - George Herbert Walker Bush, MA, 43 VP (1981-89) 41st Pres (R, 1989-93)
1926 - Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler (d. 2006)
1927 - Henry Slesar, Brooklyn NY, headwriter (Edge of Night)
1928 - Michael Wishart, artist
1928 - Richard Sherman, composer/lyricist (Mary Poppins)
1928 - Vic Damone, [Vito Farinola], Bkln, singer (Street Where You Live)
1929 - Anne Frank, Holland, Nazi victim/diarist (Diary of Anne Frank)
1929 - Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner
1930 - Barbara Harris, 1st US Episcopal female bishop
1930 - Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor (KLM-Schiphol)
1930 - Jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener of 50s)
1930 - Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
1930 - Jim Nabors, American actor
1930 - Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (d. 1993)
1932 - Jim Nabors, Sylacauga Al, actor/singer (Gomer Pyle)
1932 - Mamo Wolde, Ethiopia, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1932 - Rona Jaffe, novelist (Mazes & Monsters)
1933 - Eddie Adams, American photographer, won Pulitzer Prize (d. 2004)
1934 - John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (d. 2001)
1935 - Christoph Meckel, writer
1935 - Ian Craig, cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's)
1936 - Bill Zeliff, (Rep-R-NH)
1937 - Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician
1937 - Antal Festetics, Austrian biologist
1938 - Tom Oliver, Australian actor
1939 - Francis X McCloskey, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1983- )
1939 - GAI Schuijt, Dutch jurist (information law)
1939 - Geoff Griffin, cricketer (S Afr quick, hat-trick & chuck v Eng 1960)
1941 - Chick Corea, Chelsea Mass, jazz pianist (Delhpi I, Toy Dance)
1941 - Lucille Roybal-Allard, (Rep-D-California)
1941 - Roy Harper, Manchester, rocker (Folkjokeopus)
1941 - Marv Albert, American sportscaster
1941 - Roy Harper, English musician
1942 - Len Barry, rocker (1-2-3-Dovells)
1942 - Bert Sakmann, German physiologist, Nobel laureate
1943 - Marv Albert, NYC, "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter
1943 - Reg[inald] Presley, [Ball], rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1944 - Howard Cowart, rocker
1944 - Linda Foster, Lancaster England, actress (Doris-Hank)
1944 - Maurice Jackson, US singer (Independents-Leaving You)
1945 - Alfred Antony Francis Gell, social anthropologist
1945 - James Naughton, US, actor (Trauma Center) [7/6/46]-
1945 - Terry Anderson, Sydney NSW Aust, US rapid fire pistol (Olympic-80, 96)
1946 - Harry Glasper, English writer
1947 - Ronald J Freeman II, Elizabeth NJ, 4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1948 - Barry Bailey, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1948 - Norbert Phillip, cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s)
1948 - Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
1949 - Yuri Michaylovich Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28)
1949 - Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player
1951 - Alan Dysert, Danville Ill, actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children)
1951 - Ben E Carlos, [Brad Carlson], rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
1951 - Brad Delp, guitarist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
1951 - Dean Unruh, Riverton Wyoming, WLAF offensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
1951 - Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
1952 - Dale Krantz, singer (Crossings-Collis Band)
1952 - Oliver Knussen, Glasgow Scotland, composer (Chicara)
1952 - Seigfried Brietzke, German DR, coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)
1952 - Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders) (d. 1983)
1952 - Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush
1953 - Bun E Carlos, rocker
1953 - Grace Jones, Kingston Jamacia (she claims but actually 5/19/48)
1953 - Rebecca Holden, Austin Tx, actress (April-Knight Rider)
1953 - Rocky Burnette, Memphis, rock vocalist (Towing the Line)
1953 - Allan Weiner, American radio station owner
1954 - Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host
1954 - Neil Oatley, English engineer
1956 - Terry Alderman, cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91)
1957 - Javed Miandad, cricketer (Pakistan batsman Got a kick out of Lillee)
1957 - Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George Bush)
1957 - Timothy Busfield, East Lansing Mich, actor (Elliot-30 Something)
1958 - Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Buenos Aires Arg, astronaut
1958 - Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer
1959 - Jalal-ud-din, cricketer (Pakistani paceman, ODI hat-trick v Aust 1982)
1959 - Jenilee Harrison, Glendale Calif, actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas)
1959 - Kenneth D Herdigein, Suriname/Dutch actor (Say A)
1959 - Scott Thompson, comedian (Kids in the Hall, Larry Sanders Show)
1959 - Steve Bauer, St Catharines Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-silver-84, 96)
1959 - John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants)
1959 - Jervis Johnson, Games Designer for Games Workshop, Nottingham
1960 - Mark John Calcavecchia, Laurel NE, PGA golfer (1987 Honda Classic)
1961 - Rod Latham, cricketer (NZ opening batsman)
1961 - Jim Goad, American author
1962 - Ally Sheedy, [Alexandria], NYC, actress (Wargames, Breakfast Club)
1962 - Michael Link, Provo Utah, actor (Earl-Julia)
1962 - Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi)
1962 - John Enos III, American actor
1963 - Philippa June Baker, Wanganui NZ, double scull rower (Olympics-96)
1963 - Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer
1963 - Tim DeKay, American actor
1963 - Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler
1963 - Johnny Weiss, American professional wrestler
1963 - Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver
1964 - Paula Marshall, Rockville MD, actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons)
1964 - Peter Such, cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-)
1964 - Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver
1965 - Cathy Tyson, Liverpool England, actress (Serpant & Rainbow)
1965 - Cindy Lee Berryhill, US singer/songwriter (Baby)
1965 - Gwen Torrence, Lithonia GA, 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)
1965 - Filip Topol, Czech musician and writer
1965 - Vicky Vette, Norwegian-born adult film actress
1967 - Neil Maxwell, cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990, Victoria & NSW)
1967 - Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
1967 - Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
1968 - Patty Armstrong, Torrance Calif, diver (Olympics-96)
1968 - Scott Aldred, Flint MI, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1968 - Sherry Stringield, actress (ER)
1968 - Bobby Sheehan, American musician (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
1969 - Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Phila Eagles)
1969 - Mathieu Schneider, NYC, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders, Toronto)
1969 - Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
1970 - Damon Buford, Baltimore MD, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1970 - Lee Mayberry, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970 - Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor
1971 - Florencia Labat, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star (1992 Austrian)
1971 - Iwan Tomasz, soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord)
1971 - Mark Henry, Silsbee TX, 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlift (Oly-14th-92, 96)
1971 - Phillip Bobo, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 - Ryan Klesko, Westminster CA, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
1971 - Stephanie Thater, Kirkwood Mo, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
1971 - Thomas Bailey, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
1972 - Inger Miller, LA Calif, 100m runner
1972 - Nathalie Baudone, Rocurt Belgium, tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open)
1972 - Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC)
1972 - Scott Dawes, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics-1996)
1972 - Bounty Killer, Jamaican deejay
1973 - Hanna Riikka Nieminen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1973 - Jason Caffey, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
1973 - Rick Plum, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, MVV)
1973 - Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer
1973 - Darryl White, Australian rules footballer
1974 - Kerry Kittles, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
1974 - Vanessa Baker, Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
1974 - Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
1975 - Ryan Tucker, NFL center (St Louis Rams)
1975 - Scott Ferrier, Australia, high jumper/decathlete (Olympics-96)
1976 - Kristin Alicia Beall Ludecke, Eustis Fla, Miss America-Florida (1996)
1976 - Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
1977 - Andrea Schwartz, Winnipeg Manitoba, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96)
1977 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
1978 - Shiloh Strong, actor (Maybe This Time, House of Cards)
1978 - DJ Qualls, American model and actor
1979 - Wil Horneff, Englewood NJ, actor (Ghost in the Machine, Sandlot)
1979 - Dallas Clark, American football player
1980 - Larry Foote, American football player
1980 - Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player
1981 - Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel
1982 - Loïc Duval, French racing driver
1982 - Ben Blackwell, American musician
1982 - Jason David, American football player
1983 - Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread)
1983 - Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
1983 - Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
1985 - Blake Ross, American software developer
1985 - Tasha-Ray Evin, Canadian musician (Lillix)
1985 - Kendra Wilkinson, American Playboy bunny/Playmate/Television Personality
1985 - Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player
1985 - Chris Young, American musician
1992 - Allie DiMeco American musician and actress (The Naked Brothers Band)
1992 - Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian football player
1992 - Ryan Malgarini, American actor
1997 - William Cuddy, Canadian actor
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