Today’s Birthdays: June 1st

From Those Were The Days (In Part)

1796Sadi Nicolas Léonard Carnot
physicist: pioneer in thermodynamics: discovered the 2nd law of thermodynamics; died Aug 24, 1832


1801Brigham Young
Mormon church leader: led thousands across the wilderness to settle in over 300 U.S. western towns; survived by 17 wives and 47 children; died Aug 28, 1877


1878John Masefield
poet: Sea Fever, A Wanderer’s Song, Cargoes, The Wanderer, A Consecration, To-Morrow, Spanish Waters, Christmas Eve At Sea; died May 12, 1967


1890Frank Morgan (Francis Wuppermann)
actor: The Wizard of Oz, The Stratton Story, The Three Musketeers, Tortilla Flat, The White Cliffs of Dover, Naughty Marietta, The Great Ziegfeld, Key to the City; died Sep 18, 1949


1898Molly Picon (Pyekoon)
actress: Fiddler on the Roof, Come Blow Your Horn, For Pete’s Sake, Murder on Flight 502, Cannonball Run; star of the Yiddish stage; died Apr 6, 1992

1921Nelson Riddle
Grammy Award-winning orchestra leader: Cross Country Suite; Lisbon Antigua; arranger: for Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole; died Oct 6, 1985


1922 – (Beatrice) Joan Caulfield
actress: Pony Express Rider, Daring Dobermans, Welcome Stranger, Blue Skies, The Lady Says No; died June 18, 1991


1925Richard Erdman
actor: Tomboy, Stalag 17, Namu, the Killer Whale, Cry Danger; director: Brothers O’Toole


1926Darel Dieringer
auto racer: champ: NASCAR California 500 [1963], Southern 500 [1966]


1926Andy Griffith
actor: The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock, A Face in the Crowd, No Time for Sergeants, From Here to Eternity; comedian: comedy record: Make Yourself Comfortable


1926Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Baker Mortenson)
actress: Gentleman Prefer Blondes, The Seven-Year Itch, Some Like It Hot, Bus Stop, The Asphalt Jungle, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, The Misfits, Scudda-Hoo!Scudda-Hay!; famous centerfold: Playboy [1952]; died Aug 5, 1962


1930Pat Corley
actor: Bay City Blues, Murphy Brown, Of Mice and Men, Silent Witness; died Sep 11, 2006


1930Edward Woodward
actor: The Equalizer, Code Name Kyril, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Champions, The Final Option, The Appointment, The Wicker Man, ‘Breaker’ Morant


1933Alan Ameche
football: Wisconsin: Heisman Trophy winner [1954]


1934Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone)
singer: Love Letters in the Sand, April Love, Moody River, Ain’t That a Shame, I Almost Lost My Mind, Friendly Persuasion, Don’t Forbid Me, gospel LPs; actor: State Fair, Journey to the Center of the Earth; host: The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom; descendant: frontiersman, Daniel Boone; married to Red Foley’s daughter, Shirley

1937Morgan Freeman
actor: Driving Miss Daisy, Glory, Unforgiven, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Queen, Another World, Outbreak, Amistad, Deep Impact; director: Bopha


1939Cleavon (Jake) Little
Tony Award-winning actor: Purlie [1970]; Emmy Award: Dear John [1988-1989]
;Blazing Saddles, Vanishing Point, Fletch Lives, Perfect Harmony, Separate But Equal, Murder by Numbers; died Oct 22, 1992


1940Rene Auberjonois
Tony Award-winning actor: Coco [1970]; The Ballad of Little Jo, Gore Vidal’s Billy the Kid, Police Academy 5, Pete ’n’ Tillie, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Brewster McCloud, Petulia, Benson, M*A*S*H, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


1941Dean (Wilmer) Chance
baseball: pitcher: LA Angels: Cy Young Award [1964]


1942Randy (Cecil Randolph) Hundley
baseball: catcher: SF Giants, Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1969], Minnesota Twins, SD Padres


1945Linda Scott
singer: I’ve Told Every Little Star, Don’t Bet Money Honey, I Don’t Know Why; TV host: Where the Action Is

1947Jonathan Pryce
Tony Award-winning actor: Miss Saigon [1991], Comedians [1977]; Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Carrington, Barbarians at the Gate, The Age of Innocence, Glengarry Glen Ross, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Brazil, Breaking Glass

1947Ron Wood
musician: guitarist: group: Rolling Stones [after 1975]

1948Tom Sneva
auto racer: Indianapolis 500 winner [1983]

1949Powers Boothe
Emmy Award-winning actor: Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, Skag, Sudden Death, Nixon, Extreme Prejudice, The Emerald Forest, Cruising

1950Graham Russell
singer: group: Air Supply: Lost in Love, All Out of Love, The One that You Love

1953Diana Canova (Rivero)
actress: Soap, I’m a Big Girl Now, Throb, Home Free, Night Partners, daughter of actress, Judy Canova

1953Ronnie Dunn
country singer: duo: Brooks & Dunn: LPs: Brand New Man, Hard Workin’ Man, Waitin’ on Sundown, Borderline, If You See Her, Tight Rope, Steers & Stripes; songwriter: Boot Scootin’ Boogie

1956Lisa Hartman
actress: Knots Landing, Tabitha, Bare Essentials, Deadly Blessing, Red Wind, Where the Boys Are

1959Alan Wilder
musician: keyboards, singer: group: Depeche Mode: Shake the Disease, LPs: Black Celebration, Music for the Masses

1963Mike Joyce
musician: drums: group: The Smiths: Hand in Glove, The Charming Man, What Difference Does It Make, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, William, It Was Really Nothing, Reel Around the Fountain, Suffer Little Children, Panic

1968Jason Donovan
singer: popular in Australia & Great Britain; actor: Neighbours, Rough Diamonds, The Sun, the Moon and the Stars; son of actor, Terence Donovan


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