Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Today LXIX

Birthdays:

  • Paul von Mauser, weapon designer, June 27, 1838 - May 29, 1914

  • Emma Goldman, anarcho-communist, known for her anarchist writings and speeches, June 27, 1869 – May 14, 1940

  • Hans Spemann, embryologist, awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of embryonic induction, June 27, 1869 – September 12, 1941

  • Helen Adams Keller, deafblind author, activist, and lecturer, June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968

  • Antoinette Perry, actress, director, and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing; the Antoinette Perry Awards, aka the Tony Awards, are named after her, June 27, 1888 - June 28, 1946

  • William Joseph WILLIE Mosconi, billiards player, winner of the United States Pool Championship eighteen times, June 27, 1913 – September 12, 1993

  • Jerome Solon Felder, aka Doc Pomus, blues singer and songwriter, January 27, 1925 - March 14, 1991

  • Robert James BOB Keeshan, actor, the original Clarabell on the Howdy Doody show, and Captain Kangaroo from 1955 to 1984, June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004

  • Henry ROSS Perot, politican, 1930

  • Martinus J.G. TINI Veltman, physicist, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions, 1931

  • Anna Moffo, operatic soprano, June 27, 1932 - March 9, 2006

  • Benjamin Baldwin, aka Bruce Johnston, member of The Beach Boys and a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, 1942

  • Americo Peter RICO Petrocelli, former MLB shortstop and third baseman, spent his entire career [1963 - 1976] with the Boston Red Sox, 1967 and 1969 All-Star, 1943

  • Isabelle Yasmine Adjani, actress, 1955

  • Magnus Lindberg, composer, 1958

  • Dan Jurgens, comic book writer and artist, 1959

  • James Patrick JIM Edmonds, MLB center fielder, plays for the St. Louis Cardinals, 1970

  • Tobias Vincent TOBY Maguire< actor, 1975

  • Daryle Ward, MLB outfielder/first baseman, plays for the Washington Nationals, 1975

  • Stefán Arason, composer, 1978

  • Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten, actress, known as Ally Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, 1991


RIP:

  • James Smithson, FRS, MA, mineralogist and chemist, left a bequest in his will which was used to fund the Smithsonian Institution, 1765 – June 27, 1829

  • Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier, lyricist, wrote the French version of O Canada, May 8, 1839 – June 27, 1920

  • Albert Romolo CUBBY Broccoli, film producer, best known for the James Bond film franchise, April 5, 1909 – June 27, 1996

  • John Uhler JACK Lemmon III, award-winning actor of his generation, February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001

  • John Alec Entwistle, aka "The Ox", multi-instrumental musician, songwriter, and artist, bass guitar player for The Who, October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002

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