Thursday, June 01, 2006

Today XLIII

Birthdays

  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, composer, June 1, 1804 - February 15, 1857

  • Dr Henry Faulds, scientist, noted for the development of fingerprinting, June 1, 1843 - 1930

  • John Edward Masefield, OM, poet and writer, English Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death, June 1, 1878 – May 12, 1967

  • Francis Phillip Wuppermann, aka Frank Morgan, character actor, best known for his portrayal of the The Wizard of Oz, June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949

  • Margaret Pyekoon, aka Molly Picon, stage, screen, and television actress, and lyricist, June 1, 1898 - April 5, 1992

  • Emanuel Hirsch Cohen, aka John Randolph, Tony Award-winning actor, June 1, 1915 - February 24, 2004

  • Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr., bandleader, arranger. and orchestrator, June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985

  • Andy Samuel Griffith, actor, singer, writer, and producer, 1926

  • Norma Jeane Baker, aka Marilyn Monroe, actress, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962

  • Edward Woodward, actor, 1930

  • Charles Eugene Patrick 'Pat' Boone, singer and actor, 1934

  • Gerald Anthony Scarfe, cartoonist and illustrator; he provided the cover illustration for Pink Floyd's The Wall and worked on animations for the film version of the album. He also animated the title sequence for the TV series Yes, (Prime) Minister. In 1981, he married Jane Asher, 1936

  • Cleavon Little, actor, June 1, 1939 - October 22, 1992

  • René Murat Auberjonois, character actor; on his mother's side, he is descended from Joachim Murat, King of Naples, and his wife Caroline Bonaparte, sister of the Emperor Napoléon, 1940

  • Kip Stephen Thorne, Ph.D., theoretical physicist, known for his prolific contributions in the field of gravitation physics and astrophysics, 1940

  • Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, 1945

  • Jonathan Pryce< actor, 1947

  • Ronald David 'Ron' Wood, rock guitarist and painter, 1947

  • Lisa Hartman< actress, 1956

  • Derek Christopher Lowe, pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1973

  • Alanis Nadine Morissette, singer-songwriter and actress, 1974

  • Carlos Alberto Zambrano, starting pitcher, Chicago Cubs, 1981


RIP:

  • Leslie Howard Stainer, aka Leslie Howard, film actor, April 3, 1893 – June 1, 1943

  • John Lee Williamson, aka Sonny Boy Williamson I, blues harmonica player, March 30, 1914- June 1, 1948

  • Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, aka Sax Rohmer, novelist, best known for his novels featuring the master criminal, Dr. Fu Manchu, February 15, 1883 - June 1, 1959

  • George Vital "Papa Jack" Laine, drummer and band leader in New Orleans in the years from the Spanish-American War to World War I. Many of the New Orleans musicians who first spread jazz around the USA in the 1910's and 1920's got their start in the Laine bands, September 21, 1873 - June 1, 1966

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

  • Richard Greene, movie and television actor, best known for the TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood, August 25, 1918 - June 1, 1985

  • Davis Eli "David" Ruffin, soul singer, lead singer of The Temptations, January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991

  • Christopher Sydney Cockerell, engineer, inventor of the hovercraft, June 4, 1910 – June 1, 1999

  • Henry King 'Hank' Ketcham, cartoonist and animator, creator of the Dennis the Menace comic strip, March 14, 1920 – June 1, 2001

  • William Raymond Manchester, American historian and biographer, April 1, 1922 – June 1, 2004

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