Top 20 Celebrity Birthdays in June

Brigham Young

Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877)
Missionary

Brigham Young was an American Mormon leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and colonizer who significantly influenced the development of Western United States.

Martha Washington

Martha Washington (June 2 1731– May 22, 1802)
U.S. First Lady

Martha Washington was wife of President George Washington and the first lady of U.S. She was also called as “Lady Washington”.

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1807– December 6, 1889)
Government Official

Jefferson Davis was a 19th century American soldier and politician. And he also worked as the President of Confederate States of America in the time of American Civil War.

Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976)
Film Actress

Rosalind Russell was an American actress and best known for her role as fast-talking newspaper reporter in His Girl Friday movie.

Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923)
Military Leader

Pancho Villa was most prominent military leader of the Mexican Revolution, whose adventures were frequently captured by a Hollywood company.

Ferdinand Braun

Ferdinand Braun (6 June 1850 – 20 April 1918)
Physicist, Scientist, Inventor

Karl Ferdinand Braun was a German physicist. He developed wireless technology (radio, television) and got a Nobel Prize in 1909.

Imre Nagy

Imre Nagy (7 June 1896 – 16 June 1958)
Prime Minister, Government Official

Imre Nagy was a Hungarian communist politician. He was selected as Chairman for People's Republic of Hungary on two occasions.

Marie-Antoine Careme

Marie-Antoine Careme (8 June 1784 – 12 January 1833)
Chef

Marie-Antoine Careme was a practitioner and best known for his cooking for European royalty, normally known as haute cuisine.

George Stephenson

George Stephenson (9 June 1781 – 12 August 1848)
Engineer, Inventor

George Stephenson was a British engineer and built the steam locomotive in 1825 for public inter-city railway line in the world.

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005)
Author, Historian

Saul Bellow was a Canadian-born author who won the Pulitzer, the Nobel Prize for literature and won the National Book Award for Fiction three times.

Henry Hill

Henry Hill (June 11, 1943 – June 12, 2012)
Organized Crime

Henry Hill was a member of the Lucchese crime family. By inspiring Goodfellas movie he became a federal informant, which is directed by Martin Scorsese.

Brad Delp

Brad Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007)
Guitarist, Singer

Brad Delp was an American guitarist and best known as the lead singer of the rock/pop band Boston and Return to Zero bands.

William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939)
Poet, Playwright

William Butler Yeats was one of the best Irish poets of 20th century and also won the Nobel Prize literature in 1923.

Che Guevara

Che Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967)
Military Leader

Che Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary associated with Fidel Castro who went on to become an iconic cultural hero.

Bernice Gera

Bernice Gera (June 15, 1931 - September 23, 1992)
Women's Rights Activist, Baseball Player, Athlete

In 1972 Bernice Gera was the first female umpire of professional baseball, afterwards she resigned because other umpires refused to play with her.

Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992)
Botanist, Geneticist

American scientist Barbara McClintock, in 1927 she received her PhD from Cornell University in botany and won 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology.

John Wesley

John Wesley (17 June 1703 – 2 March 1791)
Evangelist, Philanthropist

John Wesley was an Anglican clergyman and theologian. He was a founder of Methodist movement in Church of England along with his brother Charles Wesley.

Franco Modigliani

Franco Modigliani (June 18, 1918 – September 25, 2003)
Economist

Italian economist Franco Modigliani won a 1985 Nobel Memorial Prize for his research of financial savings in Economics.

Paul J. Flory

Paul J. Flory (June 19, 1910 – September 9, 1985)
Journalist, Educator, Chemist, Scientist, Activist

Paul J. Flory is an American Chemist and Nobel laureate. He is best known for his work with polymers, the building blocks of plastic and rubber. Flory won the Nobel Prize in 1974 for chemistry.

Charles Chesnutt

Charles Chesnutt (June 20, 1858 – November 15, 1932)
Author, Educator

Charles Chesnutt was a mixed race author and novelist who presented African-American life in works like The Conjure Woman and The Colonel's Dream.