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Famous birthdays, deaths and events of June 19


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Birthdays
  • 1507 - Annibale Caro, Italian poet (d. 1566)
  • 1595 - Guru Har Gobind- 6th sikh guru, (d. 1644)
  • 1717 - Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)
  • 1764 - José Gervasio Artigas, father of Uruguay (d. 1850)
  • 1792 - Gustav Schwab, German author (d. 1850)
  • 1834 - Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892)
  • 1851 - Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1854 - Alfredo Catalani, Italian musician (d. 1893)
  • 1858 - Sam Walter Foss, American librarian and poet (d. 1911)
  • 1861 - Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
  • 1861 - José Rizal, Filipino poet and national hero (d. 1896)
  • 1877 - Charles Coburn, American actor (d. 1961)
  • 1896 - Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (d. 1986)
  • 1897 - Moe Howard, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1898 - James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
  • 1900 - Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (d. 1986)
  • 1903 - Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • 1903 - Wally Hammond, English cricketer (d. 1965)
  • 1905 - Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1909 - Osamu Dazai, Japanese author (d. 1948)
  • 1910 - Abe Fortas, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1982)
  • 1912 - Don Gutteridge, American baseball player
  • 1912 - Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1914 - Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
  • 1914 - Lester Flatt, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1919 - Louis Jourdan, French actor
  • 1919 - Pauline Kael, American movie critic (d. 2001)
  • 1924 - Leo Nomellini, American football player (d. 2000)
  • 1925 - Charlie Drake, British actor
  • 1928 - Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1928 - Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
  • 1929 - Thelma Barlow, English actress
  • 1930 - Gena Rowlands, American actress
  • 1932 - Pier Angeli, Italian-born American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1932 - Marisa Pavan, Italian-born actress
  • 1936 - Tommy DeVito, American musician and singer
  • 1936 - Shirley Goodman, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1936 - Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • 1938 - Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1938 - Ian Smith, Australian actor
  • 1939 - Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1940 - Shirley Muldowney, Racecar Driver
  • 1942 - Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, musician
  • 1942 - Jos Brink, Dutch actor (d. 2007)
  • 1944 - Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
  • 1947 - Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • 1947 - Salman Rushdie, Indian author
  • 1948 - Phylicia Rashad, American actress
  • 1948 - Nick Drake, English musician (d. 1974)
  • 1950 - Ann Wilson, American musician
  • 1951 - Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
  • 1951 - Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • 1953 - Larry Dunn, American musician
  • 1954 - Kathleen Turner, American actress
  • 1956 - Doug Stone, American singer
  • 1959 - Mark DeBarge, American singer
  • 1960 - Luke Morley, British guitarist
  • 1962 - Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • 1962 - Paula Abdul, American singer and choreographer
  • 1963 - Rory Underwood, English rugby union footballer
  • 1964 - Brian Vander Ark, American musician
  • 1965 - Sadie Frost, English actress
  • 1967 - Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
  • 1967 - Mia Sara, American actress
  • 1968 - Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
  • 1969 - Lara Spencer, American TV personality
  • 1970 - Quincy Watts, American athlete
  • 1970 - Brian Welch, American guitarist
  • 1970 - Antonis Remos, Greek singer
  • 1972 - Brian McBride, American soccer player
  • 1972 - Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress
  • 1972 - Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician
  • 1972 - Robin Tunney, American actress
  • 1973 - Jahine Arnold, American football player
  • 1973 - Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974 - Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
  • 1975 - Anthony Parker, American basketball player
  • 1975 - Hugh Dancy, English actor
  • 1976 - Bryan Hughes, English footballer
  • 1976 - Patrick Surtain, American football player
  • 1977 - Peter Warrick, American football player
  • 1977 - Veronika Vařeková, Czech supermodel
  • 1978 - Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler
  • 1978 - Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
  • 1978 - Zoe Saldana, American actress
  • 1978 - Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978 - Mía Maestro, Argentine actress
  • 1979 - John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer
  • 1979 - Quentin Jammer, American football player
  • 1980 - Adel Abdulaziz, Emiratie football player
  • 1980 - Lauren Lee Smith, Canadian actress
  • 1982 - David Pollack, American football player
  • 1982 - Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor
  • 1982 - Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
  • 1983 - Mark Selby, British snooker player
  • 1984 - Paul Dano, American actor
  • 1986 - Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • 1987 - Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
  • 1991 - Pontus Ekhem, Swedish hockey player
  • 1995 - Blake Woodruff, American actor
  • 2008 - Maddie Aldridge, daughter of Jamie Lynn Spears


Deaths
  • 1312 - Piers Gaveston, French favorite of Edward II of England
  • 1542 - Leo Jud, Swiss reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1545 - Abraomas Kulvietis Lithuanian reformer, (b. 1509)
  • 1650 - Matthäus Merian, Swiss engraver (b. 1593)
  • 1747 - Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer (b. 1669)
  • 1762 - Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (b. 1702)
  • 1921 - Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet (b. 1888)
  • 1937 - J. M. Barrie, Scottish author (b. 1860)
  • 1951 - Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • 1952 - Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • 1953 - Julius Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1918)
  • 1953 - Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1915)
  • 1966 - Ed Wynn, American actor (b. 1886)
  • 1968 - James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
  • 1975 - Sam Giancana, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1977 - Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b. 1933)
  • 1979 - Paul Popenoe, American eugenicist (b. 1888)
  • 1986 - Coluche, French comedian (b. 1944)
  • 1986 - Len Bias, American basketball player (b. 1963)
  • 1988 - Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (b. 1922)
  • 1988 - Gladys Spellman, American. Congresswoman (b. 1918)
  • 1991 - Jean Arthur, American actress (b. 1900)
  • 1993 - William Golding, English writer
  • 1997 - Olga Georges-Picot, French actress (b. 1944)
  • 1997 - Bobby Helms, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 2001 - John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • 2003 - Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • 2007 - El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • 2007 - Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
  • 2008 - Bennie Swain, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • 2010 - Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (born 1962)
  • 2013 - James Gandolfini, American actor (b. 1961)

Events
  • 1179 - The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
  • 1306 - The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
  • 1770 - Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
  • 1807 - Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
  • 1816 - Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • 1821 - Decisive defeat of the Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).
  • 1846 - The first baseball game under recognizable modern rules is played in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States.
  • 1862 - U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case.
  • 1865 - Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
  • 1867 - Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
  • 1870 - After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
  • 1875 - The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1910 - The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
  • 1934 - The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • 1943 - Race riots occur in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 1944 - World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
  • 1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
  • 1961 - Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1970 - The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
  • 1982 - In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
  • 1982 - The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
  • 1986 - Len Bias, an American college basketball player suffered a fatal cardiac arrhythmia that resulted from a cocaine overdose less than 48 hours after being selected by the Boston Celtics.
  • 1987 - The ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
  • 2006 - Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.


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