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  • What happened on June 13
  • June 13 is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on June 13
  • 313 – The Edict of Milan, signed by Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius granting religious freedom throughout theRoman Empire, is posted in Nicomedia.
  • 1373 – Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.
  • 1381 – The Peasants’ Revolt led by Wat Tyler culminated in the burning of the Savoy Palace.
  • 1514 – Henry Grace à Dieu, at over 1,000 tons the largest warship in the world at this time, built at the new Woolwich Dockyard in England, is dedicated.
  • 1525 – Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
  • 1625 – King Charles I of England marries Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France
  • 1740 – Georgia provincial governor James Oglethorpe begins an unsuccessful attempt to take Spanish Florida during the Siege of St. Augustine.
  • 1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
  • 1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition: scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
  • 1881 – The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
  • 1886 – A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 1886 – King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM.
  • 1893 – Grover Cleveland notices a rough spot in his mouth and on July 1 undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; the operation was not revealed to the public until 1917, nine years after the president’s death.
  • 1898 – Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
  • 1910 – The University of the Philippines College of Engineering is established. This unit of the university is said to be the largest degree granting unit in thePhilippines.
  • 1917 – World War I: The deadliest German air raid on London of the war is carried out by Gotha G.IV bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
  • 1927 – Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Villers-Bocage – German tank ace Michael Wittmann ambushes elements of the British 7th Armoured Division, destroying up to fourteen tanks, fifteen personnel carriers and two anti-tank guns in a Tiger 1 tank.
  • 1944 – World War II: German combat elements – reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division – launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
  • 1944 – World War II: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.
  • 1952 – Catalina affair: A Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
  • 1966 – The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
  • 1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 1969 – Governor of Texas Preston Smith signs a bill into law converting the former Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, originally founded as a research arm of Texas Instruments, into the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • 1970 – “The Long and Winding Road” becomes The Beatles’ last U.S. number one song.
  • 1971 – Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.
  • 1977 – Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
  • 1981 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1982 – Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
  • 1983 – Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune.
  • 1990 – First day of the June 1990 Mineriad in Romania. At least 240 strikers and students are arrested or killed in the chaos ensuing from the first post-Ceaușescu elections.
  • 1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
  • 1996 – The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
  • 1997 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 1997 – Uphaar cinema fire, in New Delhi, India, killed 59 people, and over 100 people injured.
  • 2000 – President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
  • 2000 – Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Ağca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
  • 2002 – The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 2007 – The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.
  • 2010 – A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.
  • 2012 – A series of bombings across Iraq, including Baghdad, Hillah and Kirkuk, kills at least 93 people and wounds over 300 others.
  • 2013 – Czech investigative authorities start a raid against organized crime, affecting the top levels of Czech politics.
  • 2015 – A man opens fire at policemen outside the police headquarters in the Texas city of Dallas, while a bag containing a pipe bomb is also found. He was later shot dead by police.

 

 

  • Births on June 13
  • AD 40 – Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general (d. 93)
  • 823 – Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 877)
  • 839 – Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 888)
  • 1508 – Alessandro Piccolomini, Italian astronomer and philosopher (d. 1579)
  • 1595 – Jan Marek Marci, Czech physician and scientist (d. 1667)
  • 1561 – Anna Maria of Anhalt (d. 1605)
  • 1649 – Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (d. 1706)
  • 1672 – Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg (d. 1741)
  • 1711 – Sir Richard Glyn, 1st Baronet, of Ewell, English banker and politician, Lord Mayor of London (d. 1773)
  • 1752 – Frances Burney, English novelist and playwright (d. 1840)
  • 1761 – Antonín Vranický, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1820)
  • 1763 – José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian poet, academic, and politician (d. 1838)
  • 1773 – Thomas Young, English physicist and physiologist (d. 1829)
  • 1775 – Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian composer and politician (d. 1833)
  • 1786 – Winfield Scott, American general (d. 1866)
  • 1790 – José Antonio Páez, Venezuelan general and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 1873)
  • 1809 – Heinrich Hoffmann, German psychiatrist and author (d. 1894)
  • 1822 – Carl Schmidt, Latvian-German chemist and academic (d. 1894)
  • 1827 – Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)
  • 1831 – James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician (d. 1879)
  • 1854 – Charles Algernon Parsons, English engineer, founded C. A. Parsons and Company (d. 1931)
  • 1863 – Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
  • 1864 – Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and academic (d. 1922)
  • 1864 – Dwight B. Waldo, American historian and academic (d. 1939)
  • 1865 – Karl Blossfeldt, German photographer (d. 1932)
  • 1865 – W. B. Yeats, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1939)
  • 1868 – Wallace Clement Sabine, American physicist and academic (d. 1919)
  • 1870 – Jules Bordet, Belgian immunologist and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1872 – Thomas N. Heffron, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1951)
  • 1873 – Karin Swanström, Swedish actress, director, and producer (d. 1942)
  • 1875 – Paul Neumann, Austrian swimmer and physician (d. 1932)
  • 1876 – William Sealy Gosset, English chemist and statistician (d. 1937)
  • 1877 – Joseph Stella, Italian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1946)
  • 1879 – Heinrich Gutkin, Estonian businessman and politician (d. 1941)
  • 1879 – Charalambos Tseroulis, Greek general and politician, Greek Minister for Military Affairs (d. 1929)
  • 1884 – Leon Chwistek, Polish painter, philosopher, and mathematician (d. 1944)
  • 1884 – Anton Drexler, German politician (d. 1942)
  • 1884 – Gerald Gardner, English religious leader, founded Gardnerian Wicca (d. 1964)
  • 1884 – Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and academic (d. 1978)
  • 1885 – Henry George Lamond, Australian farmer and author (d. 1969)
  • 1887 – André François-Poncet, French politician and diplomat (d. 1978)
  • 1887 – Bruno Frank, German-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1945)
  • 1888 – Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and critic (d. 1935)
  • 1892 – Basil Rathbone, South African-born British-American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1893 – Alan Arnold Griffith, English engineer (d. 1963)
  • 1893 – Dorothy L. Sayers, English author and poet (d. 1957)
  • 1894 – Leo Kanner, Ukrainian-American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1981)
  • 1894 – Jacques Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter (d. 1986)
  • 1897 – Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner and coach (d. 1973)
  • 1899 – Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer, conductor, and journalist, founded the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra (d. 1978)
  • 1901 – Tage Erlander, Swedish lieutenant and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1985)
  • 1903 – Willard Harrison Bennett, American physicist and chemist (d. 1987)
  • 1903 – Red Grange, American football player and actor (d. 1991)
  • 1905 – Doc Cheatham, American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (McKinney’s Cotton Pickers) (d. 1997)
  • 1905 – James T. Rutnam, Sri Lankan historian and author (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – Xian Xinghai, Chinese composer (d. 1945)
  • 1906 – Bruno de Finetti, Austrian-Italian mathematician and statistician (d. 1985)
  • 1909 – E. M. S. Namboodiripad, Indian theorist and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Kerala (d. 1998)
  • 1910 – Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Spanish journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1999)
  • 1910 – Mary Wickes, American actress and singer (d. 1995)
  • 1910 – Mary Whitehouse, English activist, founded the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association (d. 2001)
  • 1911 – Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
  • 1911 – Maurice Copeland, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1911 – Erwin Wilhelm Müller, German physicist and academic (d. 1977)
  • 1912 – Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Canadian poet and painter (d. 1943)
  • 1913 – Ralph Edwards, American radio and television host (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Yitzhak Pundak, Israeli general, diplomat and politician
  • 1914 – Frederic Franklin, English-American ballet dancer and director (d. 2013)
  • 1915 – Don Budge, American tennis player and coach (d. 2000)
  • 1916 – Wu Zhengyi, Chinese botanist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1917 – Teddy Turner, English actor (d. 1992)
  • 1918 – Ben Johnson, American actor and stuntman (d. 1996)
  • 1918 – Helmut Lent, German soldier and pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1918 – Percy Rodriguez, Canadian-American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Rolf Huisgen, German chemist and academic
  • 1920 – Iosif Vorovich, Russian mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1921 – Lennart Strand, Swedish runner (d. 2004)
  • 1922 – Etienne Leroux, South African author (d. 1989)
  • 1925 – Kristine Miller, Argentinian-American actress (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Jérôme Lejeune, French pediatrician and geneticist (d. 1994)
  • 1926 – Paul Lynde, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
  • 1928 – Giacomo Biffi, Italian cardinal (d. 2015)
  • 1928 – Renée Morisset, Canadian pianist (d. 2009)
  • 1928 – John Forbes Nash, Jr., American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Alan Civil, English horn player (d. 1989)
  • 1929 – Ralph McQuarrie, American illustrator (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Robert W. Scott, American farmer and politician, 67th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1930 – Gotthard Graubner, German painter and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel and spy (d. 2004)
  • 1930 – Paul Veyne, French archaeologist, historian, and academic
  • 1931 – Nora Kovach, Hungarian-American ballerina (d. 2009)
  • 1931 – Reed Scowen, Canadian politician
  • 1931 – Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist and academic
  • 1932 – Raymond Jolliffe, 5th Baron Hylton, English politician
  • 1932 – Billy Williams, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – Tom King, Baron King of Bridgwater, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Defence
  • 1933 – Norman Lloyd-Edwards, Welsh lawyer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan
  • 1934 – Bill Blakeley, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)
  • 1934 – Lucjan Brychczy, Polish footballer and coach
  • 1934 – Manuel Clouthier, Mexican businessman and politician (d. 1989)
  • 1934 – James Anthony Griffin, American bishop
  • 1934 – Uriel Jones, American drummer (The Funk Brothers) (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Janet Pilgrim, American model
  • 1934 – Leonard Kleinrock, American computer scientist and engineer
  • 1935 – Christo, Bulgarian-French sculptor and painter
  • 1935 – Jeanne-Claude, Moroccan sculptor and painter (d. 2009)
  • 1935 – Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – Michel Jazy, French runner
  • 1936 – Michael H. Jordan, American businessman (d. 2010)
  • 1937 – Eleanor Holmes Norton, American lawyer and politician
  • 1937 – Erich Ribbeck, German footballer and manager
  • 1937 – Andreas Whittam Smith, English journalist and publisher, co-founded The Independent
  • 1939 – Tom Cheek, American sportscaster (d. 2005)
  • 1939 – Siegfried Fischbacher, German-American magician
  • 1940 – Bobby Freeman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1940 – Dallas Long, American shot putter and physician
  • 1941 – Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1941 – Serge Lemoyne, Canadian painter (d. 1998)
  • 1941 – Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer-songwriter
  • 1941 – Marv Tarplin, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1942 – Yiannis Boutaris, Greek businessman and politician, Mayor of Thessaloniki
  • 1942 – James Carr, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1942 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and activist (d. 1980)
  • 1942 – Viktor Suslin, Russian-German composer (d. 2012)
  • 1943 – Harry Collins, English sociologist, author, and academic
  • 1943 – Malcolm McDowell, English actor and producer
  • 1943 – Jim Guy Tucker, American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Arkansas
  • 1944 – Christine Beasley, English nursing administrator
  • 1944 – David Curry, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
  • 1944 – Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and diplomat, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • 1945 – Whitley Strieber, American author
  • 1946 – Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepalese politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Nepal
  • 1946 – Paul L. Modrich, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1946 – Gabriel of Komana, Belgian-Dutch archbishop (d. 2013)
  • 1948 – Garnet Bailey, Canadian-American ice hockey player and scout (d. 2001)
  • 1948 – Joe Roth, American director and producer, co-founded Morgan Creek Productions
  • 1949 – Ann Druyan, American popular science writer
  • 1949 – Ulla Schmidt, German educator and politician, German Federal Minister of Health
  • 1949 – Red Symons, English-Australian guitarist, actor, and radio host
  • 1950 – Belinda Bauer, Australian-American actress and psychologist
  • 1950 – Nick Brown, English politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • 1950 – Gerd Zewe, German footballer and manager
  • 1951 – Howard Leese, American guitarist and producer
  • 1951 – Richard Thomas, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1951 – Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor
  • 1951 – Robert P. Young, Jr., American lawyer and jurist
  • 1952 – Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian martial artist and politician
  • 1953 – Tim Allen, American actor, comedian, and producer
  • 1954 – Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (d. 2011)
  • 1954 – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria
  • 1955 – Alan Hansen, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
  • 1955 – Leah Ward Sears, German-American lawyer and jurist
  • 1956 – Blair Chapman, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 – Pedro Larraquy, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1956 – Sal Paolantonio, American lieutenant and journalist
  • 1957 – Ron Areshenkoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 – Roy Cooper, American lawyer and politician, 48th North Carolina Attorney General
  • 1957 – Bruce Flowers, American basketball player
  • 1957 – Andrzej Morozowski, Polish journalist and author
  • 1957 – Dicky Thompson, American golfer
  • 1958 – Gary Martin, British voice actor and actor
  • 1959 – Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian footballer and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
  • 1959 – Steve Georganas, Australian politician
  • 1959 – Klaus Iohannis, Romanian educator and politician, 5th President of Romania
  • 1959 – Lance Kinsey, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Jacques Rougeau, Canadian wrestler
  • 1961 – Bob Crow, English union leader (d. 2014)
  • 1961 – Kaire Indrikson, Estonian swimmer and coach
  • 1961 – Anders Järryd, Swedish tennis player
  • 1962 – Davey Hamilton, American race car driver
  • 1962 – Glenn Michibata, Canadian-American tennis player and coach
  • 1962 – Rudolf Povarnitsyn, Ukrainian high jumper
  • 1962 – Ally Sheedy, American actress and author
  • 1962 – Hannah Storm, American journalist and author
  • 1963 – Bettina Bunge, Swiss-German tennis player
  • 1963 – Sarah Connolly, English soprano and actress
  • 1963 – Paul De Lisle, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1963 – Catarina Lindqvist, Swedish-American tennis player
  • 1963 – Audrey Niffenegger, American author and academic
  • 1964 – Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian organist, composer, and educator
  • 1964 – Kathy Burke, English actress, director, and playwright
  • 1964 – Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1965 – Infanta Cristina Federica of Spain
  • 1965 – Vassilis Karapialis, Greek footballer
  • 1965 – Lukas Ligeti, Austrian-American drummer and composer
  • 1965 – Maninder Singh, Indian cricketer
  • 1966 – Henry Bond, English photographer and curator
  • 1966 – Naoki Hattori, Japanese race car driver
  • 1966 – Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician and academic
  • 1967 – Taşkın Aksoy, German-Turkish footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Elmo Tiisvald, Estonian conductor
  • 1968 – Fabio Baldato, Italian cyclist
  • 1968 – Peter DeBoer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1968 – Darren Dreger, Canadian sportscaster
  • 1968 – David Gray, English-Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1968 – Tim Leveque, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 – Denise Pearson, English singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Marcel Theroux, Ugandan-English journalist and author
  • 1969 – Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Spanish actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1969 – Virginie Despentes, French author, screenwriter, and director
  • 1969 – Joseph Keter, Kenyan runner
  • 1969 – Laura Kightlinger, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1969 – Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian shot putter
  • 1969 – Søren Rasted, Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1969 – Jamie Walters, American actor and singer
  • 1970 – Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Rivers Cuomo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Nóra Köves, Hungarian tennis player
  • 1972 – Meelis Aasmäe, Estonian skier
  • 1972 – Kristjan Järvi, Estonian-American conductor
  • 1972 – Natalie MacMaster, Canadian fiddler
  • 1973 – Sam Adams, American football player
  • 1973 – Tanner Foust, American race car driver and television host
  • 1973 – Mattias Hellberg, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1973 – Stuart Karppinen, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1973 – Ville Laihiala, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Valeri Bure, Russian-American ice hockey player
  • 1974 – Mathew Goggin, Australian golfer
  • 1974 – Steve-O, American actor, comedian and stunt performer
  • 1975 – Ante Covic, Australian footballer
  • 1975 – Jeff Davis, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1975 – Jennifer Nicole Lee, American model, actress, and author
  • 1975 – Jaan Pehk, Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer
  • 1976 – Kym Marsh, English singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1977 – Dragoș Bucur, Romanian actor and producer
  • 1977 – Tarmo Kikerpill, Estonian basketball player
  • 1977 – Romain Mesnil, French pole vaulter
  • 1977 – Earthwind Moreland, American football player
  • 1978 – Ethan Embry, American actor
  • 1979 – Esther Anderson, Australian actress
  • 1979 – Nila Håkedal, Norwegian volleyball player
  • 1979 – Miguel Pate, American long jumper
  • 1979 – Ryan Pickett, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1980 – Sarah Connor, German singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1980 – Florent Malouda, French footballer
  • 1980 – Diego Mendieta, Paraguayan footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1980 – Jamario Moon, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish basketball player
  • 1980 – Darius Vassell, English footballer
  • 1980 – Markus Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • 1981 – Daryl Blonder, American actor and author (d. 2012)
  • 1981 – Chris Evans, American actor and producer
  • 1981 – Blake Judd, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1981 – Radim Vrbata, Czech-American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian runner
  • 1982 – Krzysztof Bosak, Polish politician
  • 1982 – Jessica Caban, American model and actress
  • 1982 – Nate Jones, American football player
  • 1982 – Jess Manafort, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Steve Novak, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Jason Spezza, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer
  • 1984 – Kaori Icho, Japanese wrestler
  • 1984 – Antje Möldner-Schmidt, German runner
  • 1985 – Raz-B, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1985 – Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese race car driver
  • 1985 – Silvio Bankert, German footballer
  • 1985 – Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Kat Dennings, American actress and comedian
  • 1986 – Keisuke Honda, Japanese footballer
  • 1986 – Ashley Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman
  • 1986 – Mary-Kate Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman
  • 1986 – Lea Verou, Greek computer scientist and author
  • 1987 – Marko Grgić, Croatian footballer
  • 1988 – Gabe Carimi, American football player
  • 1988 – Cody Walker, American actor
  • 1989 – Ben Barba, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – James Calado, English racing driver
  • 1989 – Daniel Mortimer, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – Andreas Samaris, Greek footballer
  • 1989 – Tommy Searle, English motocross racer
  • 1989 – Hassan Whiteside, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Nicole Riner, Swiss tennis player
  • 1990 – Aaron Taylor-Johnson, English actor
  • 1991 – Will Claye, American jumper
  • 1991 – Ryan Mason, English footballer
  • 1992 – Semi Radradra, Fijian rugby league player
  • 1993 – Simona Senoner, Italian ski jumper (d. 2011)
  • 1993 – Denis Ten, Kazakhstani figure skater
  • 1995 – Emily Fanning, New Zealand tennis player
  • 1995 – Laura Ucrós, Colombian tennis player
  • 2000 – Penny Oleksiak, Canadian swimmer

 

 

  • Deaths on June 13
  • 220 – Xiahou Dun, Chinese general
  • 1036 – Ali az-Zahir, Egyptian caliph (b. 1005)
  • 1231 – Anthony of Padua, Portuguese priest and saint (b. 1195)
  • 1256 – Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
  • 1636 – George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
  • 1645 – Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese samurai (b. 1584)
  • 1665 – Egbert Bartholomeusz Kortenaer, Dutch admiral (b. 1604)
  • 1699 – Molly Malone, famed Dublin fishmonger (date disputed)
  • 1784 – Henry Middleton, American farmer and politician, 2nd President of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
  • 1846 – Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès, French geographer and author (b. 1767)
  • 1881 – Joseph Škoda, Czech physician and dermatologist (b. 1805)
  • 1886 – Ludwig II of Bavaria (b. 1845)
  • 1898 – Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1904 – Nikiforos Lytras, Greek painter and educator (b. 1832)
  • 1917 – Louis-Philippe Hébert, Canadian sculptor (b. 1850)
  • 1918 – Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1878)
  • 1930 – Henry Segrave, American-English race car driver (b. 1896)
  • 1931 – Kitasato Shibasaburō, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1851)
  • 1943 – Kočo Racin, Macedonian author and activist (b. 1908)
  • 1948 – Osamu Dazai, Japanese author (b. 1909)
  • 1951 – Ben Chifley, Australian engineer and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  • 1957 – Irving Baxter, American high jumper and pole vaulter (b. 1876)
  • 1958 – Edwin Keppel Bennett, English poet and academic (b. 1887)
  • 1965 – Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli philosopher and theologian (b. 1878)
  • 1965 – David Drummond, Australian farmer and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1969 – Pralhad Keshav Atre, Indian journalist, director, and producer (b. 1898)
  • 1972 – Georg von Békésy, Hungarian biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1972 – Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German spy (b. 1891)
  • 1979 – Demetrio Stratos, Egyptian-Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1945)
  • 1980 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and activist (b. 1942)
  • 1981 – Olivério Pinto, Brazilian zoologist and physician (b. 1896)
  • 1982 – Khalid of Saudi Arabia (b. 1912)
  • 1982 – Riccardo Paletti, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)
  • 1984 – António Variações, Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1986 – Benny Goodman, American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1909)
  • 1987 – Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 1989 – Fran Allison, American television personality and puppeteer (b. 1907)
  • 1991 – Ljubov Rebane, Estonian physicist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 1992 – Erik Paaske, Danish actor and singer (b. 1933)
  • 1993 – Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • 1993 – Deke Slayton, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1924)
  • 1994 – Nadia Gray, Romanian-French actress (b. 1923)
  • 1997 – Nguyen Manh Tuong, Vietnamese lawyer and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1998 – Alfred Gerrard, English sculptor and academic (b. 1899)
  • 1998 – Birger Ruud, Norwegian ski jumper (b. 1911)
  • 1998 – Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (b. 1917)
  • 2002 – John Hope, American navigator and meteorologist (b. 1919)
  • 2002 – Maia Wojciechowska, Polish-American author (b. 1927)
  • 2003 – Malik Meraj Khalid, Pakistani lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • 2004 – Dick Durrance, American skier (b. 1914)
  • 2004 – Ralph Wiley, American journalist and author (b. 1952)
  • 2005 – Jonathan Adams, English actor and singer (b. 1931)
  • 2005 – Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese academic and politician (b. 1913)
  • 2005 – David Diamond, American pianist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – Charles Haughey, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Walid Eido, Lebanese judge and politician (b. 1942)
  • 2008 – Tim Russert, American journalist and lawyer (b. 1950)
  • 2009 – Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2009 – Fathi Yakan, Lebanese scholar and politician (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman, founded Jimmy Dean Foods (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Sam Beddingfield, American pilot and engineer (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Graeme Bell, Australian pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1914)
  • 2012 – Roger Garaudy, French philosopher and author (b. 1913)
  • 2012 – Jože Humer, Slovenian composer and translator (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Erica Kennedy, American journalist and author (b. 1970)
  • 2013 – Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, Saudi Arabian footballer (b. 1971)
  • 2013 – David Deutsch, American businessman, founded Deutsch Inc. (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Sam Most, American flute player and saxophonist (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Edmund Pellegrino, American ethicist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Albert White Hat, American educator and activist (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Mahdi Elmandjra, Moroccan economist and sociologist (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Gyula Grosics, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Jim Keays, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – Chuck Noll, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Robert Peters, American poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Buddy Boudreaux, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Sergio Renán, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Mike Shrimpton, New Zealand cricketer and coach (b. 1940)

 

 

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  • Inventors’ Day (Hungary)
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