Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is an American actor. Smits is perhaps best known for his roles as attorney Victor Sifuentes on L.A. Law, as NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on NYPD Blue, and as Matt Santos on The West Wing. He is also notable for his portrayal of Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Born Jimmy L Smits in Brooklyn, New York.
Steve Coppell (born 9 July 1955) is an English football manager and former player. He won domestic honours with Manchester United and represented England at the World Cup. He has managed several English clubs, most notably Crystal Palace and Reading. Born Stephen James Coppell in Liverpool, England.
Frances McDormand (born June 23, 1957) is an American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. She has starred in a number of films by the Coen brothers, including Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Fargo (1996), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), Burn After Reading (2008), and Hail, Caesar!. Born Cynthia Ann Smith in Gibson City, Illinois.
Leee John (born 23 June 1957) is an English musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. He is perhaps best known as the lead singer of the soul band Imagination, which had three UK Top 10 hits in the early 1980s. Born Leslie McGregor John in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom.
Barbara Broccoli (born June 18, 1960) is an American film producer known for her work on the James Bond film series. Born Barbara Dana Broccoli in Los Angeles.
Christopher Lloyd (born June 18, 1960) is an American TV screenwriter and producer. Lloyd is co-executive producer of the TV series Modern Family, which he produces with Steven Levitan. Prior to that, Lloyd had an extensive career working for Paramount Television, producing such series as Frasier. Born in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Fabio Capello (born 18 June 1946) is an Italian manager and a former professional footballer who has been manager of the English and the head coach of the Russia national football teams. Born in San Canzian d’Isonzo, Italy.
Luan Peters (18 June 1946 – 24 December 2017) was an English actress. Peters is known for her appearances in Hammer horror films of the 1970s such as Lust for a Vampire. She appeared in the Fawlty Towers episode The Psychiatrist. Born Carol Hirsch in Bethnal Green, London. (d. 2017)
Sandor Elès (15 June 1936 – 10 September 2002) was a Hungarian-born British actor. He appeared in TV series such as Danger Man, The Baron, The Saint, Timeslip and Jason King. He also had major roles in the Hammer Horror movies Countess Dracula (1971) and The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) as well as appearing for four years in the 1980s as the scheming restaurant manager, Paul Ross, in the British soap opera Crossroads. Born Éles Sándor in Budapest. (d. 2002)
Wilfred Wood KA (born 15 June 1936) was Bishop of Croydon from 1985 to 2003 (and the first area bishop there from 1991), the first black bishop in the Church of England. The Queen appointed Wood a Knight of St Andrew, the highest class within the Order of Barbados “for his contribution to race relations in the United Kingdom and general contribution to the welfare of Barbadians living here”. Born Wilfred Denniston Wood in Barbados.
Joe Santos (9 June 1931 – 18 March 2016) was an American film and television actor. He was known for his roles as James Garner’s friend, LAPD Sergeant Dennis Becker in the 1970s television series The Rockford Files. Born Joseph Minieri in Brooklyn, New York. (d. 2016)
Jackie Mason (June 9, 1928 – July 24, 2021) was an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor. In 1992, Mason won an Emmy Award for his voice-over of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in The Simpsons episode “Like Father, Like Clown”, making him the first guest star to win an Emmy for his role. His 1986 one-man show The World According to Me! won a Special Tony Award, an Emmy Award, and a Grammy nomination. Born Yacov Moshe Maza in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (d. 2021)
Andrea Jaeger (born June 4, 1965) is a former World No. 2 professional tennis player from the United States. Born in Chicago, Illinois.
Shannon Walker (born June 4, 1965) is an American physicist and a NASA astronaut selected in 2004. She launched on her first mission into space on June 25, 2010 onboard Soyuz TMA-19 and spent over 163 days in space. She returned to space for her second long duration mission on November 15, 2020, onboard SpaceX Crew-1, the first operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. Born in Houston, Texas.
Dana Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American actor and stand-up comedian, known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for playing the role of Garth Algar in the Wayne’s World films. Born Dana Thomas Carvey in Missoula, Montana.
Michael Steele (born June 2, 1955) is an American bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and singer. In 1983, Steele replaced original bassist Annette Zilinskas as a member of the Bangles. She remained with the Bangles throughout the high point of their career, contributing as bassist, vocalist, and songwriter until the band’s dissolution in 1989. Born Susan Nancy Thomas in Pasadena, California.
Lasse Hallström (born 2 June 1946) is a Swedish film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) (1985) and later for The Cider House Rules (1999). Born Lars Sven Hallström in Stockholm, Sweden.
Peter Sutcliffe (2 June 1946 – 13 November 2020) was an English serial killer who was dubbed “The Yorkshire Ripper” by the press. In 1981 Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others. Born Peter William Sutcliffe in Bingley, West Yorkshire, England. (d. 2020)
Dame Jenni Murray, DBE (born 12 May 1950) is an English journalist and broadcaster, best known for presenting BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour since 1987. Born Jennifer Susan Bailey in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.
Gabriel Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. He has appeared in over 35 feature films, including Excalibur (1981), Miller’s Crossing (1990), The Usual Suspects (1995), Stigmata (1999), and End of Days (1999). Born Gabriel James Byrne in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
Bruce Boxleitner (born May 12, 1950) is an American actor, and science fiction and suspense writer. He is known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring ‘Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (with Kate Jackson), and Babylon 5. Born Bruce William Boxleitner in Elgin, Illinois.
Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, QC, FRSA, HonFRSE (born 12 May 1950), is a Scottish barrister, broadcaster, and Labour member of the House of Lords. She served as Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford from 2011 to 2018. Among her many cases, Kennedy acted as junior counsel for child murderer Myra Hindley during her 1974 trial for plotting to escape from Holloway Prison. Kennedy rebels against her party whip in the House of Lords more frequently than any other Labour Peer. Born Helena Ann Kennedy in Glasgow, Scotland.
Eric Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was previously the vocalist of rock band The Animals, famous for the single “The House of the Rising Sun”, and funk band War. Born Eric Victor Burdon in Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.
Juliet Harmer (born 11 May 1941) is an English artist, children’s author and actress who was best known in the role of Georgina Jones in the BBC TV series Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-67). Born Juliet Linda Harmer.
Nick Heidfeld (born 10 May 1977) is a German professional racing driver. Heidfeld currently holds three Formula One records; most podium finishes without a Grand Prix win (13), most second-place finishes without a win (8), and the most consecutive race classifications (41). Born Nick Lars Heidfeld in Mönchengladbach, West Germany.
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Anna Maxwell Martin (born 10 May 1977) is an English actress who has played Lyra in His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theatre and Sally Bowles in the West End production of Cabaret. She starred in the drama mini-series The Bletchley Circle (2012-2014). Born Anna Charlotte Martin in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK.
Franny Lee (born 29 April 1944) is a former professional footballer, who played in the 1960s and 1970s, including 27 appearances for the England national team. Lee played for Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City and Derby County. Born Francis Henry Lee in Westhoughton, Lancashire.
Michael Angelis (29 April 1944 – 30 May 2020) was an English actor. Angelis appeared in comedies such as The Liver Birds (1975-78) and films such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979). In 1983, he appeared at the Manchester Royal Exchange in Harold Pinter’s ‘The Caretaker’. He was a villain in the revived television series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002). He narrated the Thomas & Friends TV series in the UK from 1991 to 2012, when he took over from Ringo Starr. Born Nicolas Michael Angelis in Liverpool, England. (d. 2020)
Marianne Jean-Baptiste (born 26 April 1967) is a British actress, singer-songwriter, composer and director, best known for her roles as Hortense Cumberbatch in Secrets & Lies (1996), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and as Vivian Johnson on the American television series Without a Trace. Born Marianne Ragipcien Jean-Baptiste in London.
Trevyn McDowell (born 26 April 1967) is a former actress and a property developer, who has starred in films, television programmes, theatre and radio, predominantly in her adopted homeland of England. She appeared in the 1994 film Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and was Rosamund Vincy in Middlemarch. She is also well known for her portrayal of Michelle Hauptmann in Capital City (1989). Born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jonathan Lynn (born 3 April 1943) is an English film director, comedy writer and actor. He is known for directing comedy films like Nuns on the Run and My Cousin Vinny, and for earlier co-creating and co-writing the TV series Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. Born in Bath, Somerset, England.
Peter Benson (3 April 1943 – 6 September 2018) was an English actor probably best known as Bernie Scripps in the popular ITV1 TV-series Heartbeat. He also had parts in The Royal, Rumpole of the Bailey, Jeeves and Wooster, The Bill, Peak Practice, Casualty, Tenko and Lovejoy, among others. Born Peter Henry Benson in Wallasey, Cheshire, England. (d. 2018)
Robbie Coltrane OBE (born 30 March 1950) is a Scottish actor and author. He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough, and as Dr. Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker during the 1990s. Born Anthony Robert McMillan in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
David Janson (born 30 March 1950) is an English actor whose stage debut was in Oliver! in 1962. Janson became well known for his role as Jimmy Harker in the 1960s British soap opera, The Newcomers. He later starred in the sitcom Get Some In!. Born David Jackson in Clapham, London, England.
Lene Lovich (born March 30, 1949) is an English-American singer, songwriter and musician of Serbian and English descent based in England. She first gained attention in 1979 with the release of her hit single “Lucky Number”, which peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and made her a leading figure of the new wave music scene. Born Lili-Marlene Premilovich in Detroit, Michigan.
Sue Cook (born 30 March 1949, Ruislip, Middlesex) is a British presenter and author. She presented programmes for both radio and television—notably, You and Yours, Nationwide, Breakfast Time, Children in Need, and Crimewatch. Born Susan Lorraine Thomas in Ruislip, Middlesex.
Mervyn King, Baron King of Lothbury, KG, GBE, DL, FBA (born 30 March 1948) is a British economist and public servant who served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013. Born Mervyn Allister King in Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England.
Eddie Jordan (born 30 March 1948), also known as EJ, is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman and television personality. He was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. He was the chief analyst for Formula One coverage on the BBC from 2009 to 2015. Born Edmund Patrick Jordan in Dublin, Ireland.
Frankie Laine (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007) was an Italian American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career nearly spanned 75 years. His hits included “Mule Train”, “Jezebel”, “High Noon”, “I Believe”, “Hey Joe!”, and “Rawhide”. Born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 2007)
Marc Davis (March 30, 1913 – January 12, 2000) was a prominent American artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Disney’s Nine Old Men, the famed core animators of Disney animated films, and was revered for his knowledge and understanding of visual aesthetics. He designed and animated Snow White, Bambi, Alice, Tinker Bell, Aurora, Maleficent, and Cruella de Vil. After his work on One Hundred and One Dalmatians he permanently retired from animation. Born Marc Fraser Davis in Bakersfield, California. (d. 2000)
Jo Nesbø (born 29 March 1960) is a Norwegian writer, musician, former economist and reporter. As of March 2014 more than 3 million copies of his novels have been sold in Norway, and his work has been translated into over 40 languages, selling 30 million copies worldwide. Nesbø is primarily known for his crime novels about Inspector Harry Hole. Born in Oslo, Norway.
Annabella Sciorra (born March 29, 1960) is an American actress. Her film roles include Cadillac Man (1990), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), and What Dreams May Come (1998). She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for playing Gloria Trillo on The Sopranos (2001-04). Born Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra in Brooklyn, New York.