June 11

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Birthdays


Ben Johnson 1572 - English Renaissance Dramatist


Joseph Warren 1741 - Doctor, played a leading role in organizations in Boston during the American Revolution.


John Constable 1776 - English Romantic painter


Jeannette Rankin 1880 - First woman to be elected to the United States House of Representatives


Bartolomeo Vanzetti 1888 - Known for his conviction of robbery and executed along with Nicola Sacco after a controversial trial in Massachusetts.


Lawrence Spivak 1900 - Publisher, journalist


Jacques Cousteau (Jacques-Yves Cousteau) 1910 - Naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker


Risė Stevens 1913 - Opera singer


Vince Lombardi 1913 - Football coach


Richard Todd 1919 - Actor, soldier


Shelly Manne (Sheldon Manne) 1920 - Drummer


William Styron 1925 - Novelist and essayist


Gene Wilder 1935 - Actor


Chad Everett 1936 - Actor


Johnny Brown 1937 - Actor


Wilma Burgess 1939 - Country music singer


Jackie Stewart (Sir John Young Stewart OBE) 1939 - Racing driver, team owner, nicknamed The Flying Scot


Luciana Paluzzi 1939 - Actress


Joey Dee (Joseph DiNicola) 1940 - Musician (Joey Dee and The Starliters)


Adrienne Barbeau (Adrienne Jo Barbeau) 1945 - Actress, author


Henry Cisneros (Henry Gabriel Cisneros) 1947 - Politician, businessman


George Willig 1949 - Known as "the human fly" or "the spiderman," known for climbing the South Tower of the World Trade Center


Ingrid Newkirk 1949 - Founder of PETA


Frank Beard 1949 - Musician (ZZ Top), ZZ Top Merchandise


Pancho Carter 1950 - Race car driver


Bonnie Pointer 1951 - Musician (Pointer Sisters)


Donald Newton "Donnie" Van Zant 1952 - Musician (.38 Special), .38 Special Merchandise


Peter Bergman 1953 - Actor ("All My Children," "Young and the Restless")


Joe Montana 1956 - Football player


Hugh Laurie 1959 - Actor ("House M.D.")


Dr. Mehmet Oz 1960 - Talk Show Host


Dan Lavery 1969 - Musician (Tonic)


Peter Dinklage 1969 - Actor


Smilin' Jay McDowell 1969 - Musician (BR5-49)


Joshua Jackson 1978 - Actor ("Dawson's Creek")


Diana Taurasi 1982 - Basketball player


Jose Reyes 1983 - Baseball player


Shia LaBeouf 1986 - Actor (Movies: "Transformers" movies, TV: "Even Stevens")



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