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History Births on June 02

Nat Mayer Shapiro
Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)


Christopher Slade
Christopher Slade, English lawyer and judge


Lasse Hallström
Lasse Hallström, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter


Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress


Larry Robinson
Larry Robinson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach


Adelaide Casely-Hayford
Adelaide Casely-Hayford, Sierra Leone Creole advocate and activist for cultural nationalism (d. 1960)


Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach, American actor


Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress


Richard Skuse
Richard Skuse, English rugby player


Feleti Mateo
Feleti Mateo, Australian-Tongan rugby league player


Jerry Lumpe
Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)


William Salmon
William Salmon, English medical writer (d. 1713)


Paulo Sérgio (footballer, born 1969)
Paulo Sérgio, Brazilian footballer


Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist and boxer


Gilbert Baker (artist)
Gilbert Baker, American artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag (d. 2017)


Charles Stewart Mott
Charles Stewart Mott, American businessman and politician, 50th Mayor of Flint, Michigan (d. 1973)


Sergio Agüero
Sergio Agüero, Argentinian footballer


Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)


Dez Cadena
Dez Cadena, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Rudolf Christian, Count of East Frisia
Rudolf Christian, Count of East Frisia, Ruler of East Frisia (d. 1628)


Maggie Thrash
Maggie Thrash, American graphic novelist and writer


Justin Long
Justin Long, American actor


Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra, Dutch photographer


Daniel Pollen
Daniel Pollen, Irish-New Zealand politician, 9th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1896)


Lex Luger
Lex Luger, American wrestler and football player


Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (d. 1928)


Adam Taggart
Adam Taggart, Australian footballer


Dayana Cadeau
Dayana Cadeau, Haitian born Canadian-American professional bodybuilder


Erwin Olaf
Erwin Olaf, Dutch photographer


Ünal Aysal
Ünal Aysal, Turkish businessman


Abby Wambach
Abby Wambach, American soccer player and coach


Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (d. 2007)


Marquis de Sade
Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and politician (d. 1814)


Lotte Reiniger
Lotte Reiniger, German animator and director (d. 1981)


Luke Williamson
Luke Williamson, Australian rugby league player


Kyle Petty
Kyle Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster


Mike Stanton (left-handed pitcher)
Mike Stanton, American baseball player


Pete Robinson (drag racer)
Lew "Sneaky Pete" Robinson, drag racer (d. 1971)


Pope Leo XI
Pope Leo XI (d. 1605)


Charles, Duke of Vendôme
Charles, Duke of Vendôme (d. 1537)


Sally Kellerman
Sally Kellerman, American actress


Constantine II of Greece
Constantine II of Greece


Yi So-yeon
Yi So-yeon, biotechnologist and astronaut, the first Korean in space


Karl Adolph Gjellerup
Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)


Steve Smith (cricketer)
Steve Smith, Australian cricketer


Neifi Pérez
Neifi Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player


Jack O'Connor (catcher)
Jack O'Connor, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)


Tim Rice-Oxley
Tim Rice-Oxley, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player


Pete Conrad
Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1999)


Pope Pius X
Pope Pius X (d. 1914)


Heather Couper
Heather Couper, English astronomer and physicist


Petra van Staveren
Petra van Staveren, Dutch swimmer


Zachary Quinto
Zachary Quinto, American actor and producer


Morena Baccarin
Morena Baccarin, Brazilian-American actress


Jonathan Evans (politician)
Jonathan Evans, Welsh lawyer and politician


Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbert, American actor and producer


Natalia Rodríguez (athlete)
Natalia Rodríguez, Spanish runner


Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews, Sri Lankan cricketer


Raúl Ibañez
Raúl Ibañez, American baseball player


Campbell Graham
Campbell Graham, Australian rugby league player


Chris Higgins (ice hockey)
Chris Higgins, American ice hockey player


Wallace Hartley
Wallace Hartley, English violinist and bandleader (d. 1912)


Johnny Weissmuller
Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)


Freddy Adu
Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer


Volodymyr Holubnychy
Volodymyr Holubnychy, Ukrainian race walker


Dominic Cooper
Dominic Cooper, English actor


Marcel Reich-Ranicki
Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-German author and critic (d. 2013)


Dimitri Kitsikis
Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek poet and educator


Jack Afamasaga
Jack Afamasaga, New Zealand rugby league player


Earl Boykins
Earl Boykins, American basketball player


Max Boyer
Max Boyer, Canadian wrestler


Frank G. Clement
Frank G. Clement, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)


Crescenzio Sepe
Crescenzio Sepe, Italian cardinal


Todd Carney
Todd Carney, Australian rugby league player


Toni Livers
Toni Livers, Swiss skier


Matthew Koma
Matthew Koma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Miyuki Sawashiro
Miyuki Sawashiro, Japanese voice actress and singer


Vidar Johansen (musician)
Vidar Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist


Craig Stadler
Craig Stadler, American golfer


Juan Antonio Bardem
Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)


Nandan Nilekani
Nandan Nilekani, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys


Jack Lowden
Jack Lowden, Scottish actor


Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (d. 2013)


Richard Long (artist)
Richard Long, English painter, sculptor, and photographer


Felix Weingartner
Felix Weingartner, Croatian-Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)


Mark Waugh
Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer and journalist


Bobby Simmons
Bobby Simmons, American basketball player


William Lawson (explorer)
William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (d. 1850)


Charles Haid
Charles Haid, American actor and director


Bonnie Newman
Bonnie Newman, American businessman and politician


Butterfly Boucher
Butterfly Boucher, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer


Pajtim Kasami
Pajtim Kasami, Swiss footballer


Frank Rich
Frank Rich, American journalist and critic


Patrik Berglund
Patrik Berglund, Swedish ice hockey player


Jan Lammers
Jan Lammers, Dutch race car driver


Yoann Huget
Yoann Huget, French rugby player


W. Watts Biggers
W. Watts Biggers, American author, screenwriter, and animator (d. 2013)


George Lohmann
George Lohmann, English cricketer (d. 1901)


Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko, Russian tennis player


Yolande Donlan
Yolande Donlan, American-English actress (d. 2014)


Michael Steele (musician)
Michael Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player


Gédéon Ouimet
Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1905)


Walter Egan (golfer)
Walter Egan, American golfer (d. 1971)


Dana Carvey
Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor


Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter


Jewel Staite
Jewel Staite, Canadian actress


Rafael A. Lecuona
Rafael A. Lecuona, Cuban-American gymnast and academic (d. 2014)


John Randolph of Roanoke
John Randolph of Roanoke, American planter and politician, 8th United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1833)


Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts, English drummer, songwriter, and producer


Jabez Bowen
Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1815)


Gata Kamsky
Gata Kamsky, Russian-American chess player


Cornel West
Cornel West, American philosopher, author, and academic


Brooke White
Brooke White, American singer-songwriter and actress


Isaac van Ostade
(baptized) Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter (d. 1649)


Caroline Link
Caroline Link, German director and screenwriter


Takijir? ?nishi
Takijir? ?nishi, Japanese admiral and pilot (d. 1945)


Russ Courtnall
Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player


Alessandro Cagliostro
Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian occultist and explorer (d. 1795)


Edward Elgar
Edward Elgar, English composer and educator (d. 1934)


Ferdinand I of Naples
Ferdinand I of Naples (d. 1494)


Lilimar Hernandez
Lilimar Hernandez, Venezuelan actress


Chiyonoyama Masanobu
Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (d. 1977)


Kate?ina Jacques
Kate?ina Jacques, Czech translator and politician


David Wheaton
David Wheaton, American tennis player, radio host, and author


Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon
Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon (d. 1709)


Nikki Cox
Nikki Cox, American actress


Lloyd Shapley
Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)


Matt Serra
Matt Serra, American mixed martial artist


A.J. Styles
A.J. Styles, American wrestler


Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan
Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, ruler of Ilkhanate (d. 1335)


Émile Munier
Émile Munier, French artist (d. 1895)


Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady, American actor, comedian, game show host, and singer


András Szennay
András Szennay, Hungarian priest (d. 2012)


Heinz Sielmann
Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and director (d. 2006)


John Lehmann
John Lehmann, English poet and publisher (d. 1987)


Jimmy Jones (singer)
Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)


Erzsi Kovács
Erzsi Kovács, Hungarian singer (d. 2014)


Mike Ahern (Australian politician)
Mike Ahern, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Queensland


Gary Bettman
Gary Bettman, American commissioner of the National Hockey League


Candace Gingrich
Candace Gingrich, American activist


Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh, Australian cricketer


Leela James
Leela James, American singer-songwriter


Rutger von Ascheberg
Rutger von Ascheberg, Courland-born soldier in Swedish service (d. 1693)


Tony Hadley
Tony Hadley, English singer-songwriter and actor


Marko Kristal
Marko Kristal, Estonian footballer and manager


Fabrizio Moretti
Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-American drummer


Tomasz Wróblewski
Tomasz Wróblewski, Polish bass player and songwriter


Wentworth Miller
Wentworth Miller, American actor and screenwriter


Thurman Arnold
Thurman Arnold, American lawyer and judge (d. 1969)


Jerry Mathers
Jerry Mathers, American actor


Concordia Selander
Concordia Selander, Swedish actress and manager (d. 1935)


Arnold Mühren
Arnold Mühren, Dutch footballer and manager


Mike Grzesiek, Esports player and streamer
Darin Zanyar, Swedish singer-songwriter
Maryka Holtzhausen, South African netball player
Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player
Teet Allas, Estonian footballer
Martin ?ech, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007)
Salvatore Scibona, American author
B Real, American rapper and actor
Kurt Abbott, American baseball player
Andy Cohen, American television host
Merril Bainbridge, Australian singer-songwriter
Remigija Nazarovien?, Lithuanian heptathlete and coach
Pedro Guerra, Spanish singer-songwriter
Anand Abhyankar, Indian actor (d. 2012)
Mark Plaatjes, South African-American runner and coach
Olga Bondarenko, Russian runner
Mark Lawrenson, English footballer and manager
Alexander Wylie, Lord Kinclaven, Scottish lawyer, judge, and educator
Mom?ilo Vukoti?, Serbian footballer and manager
Anne Phillips, English theorist and academic
Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress and singer
Peter Sutcliffe, UK serial killer
Robert Elliott, American actor (d. 2004)
Lou Nanne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
John Schlee, American golfer (d. 2000)
Charles Miller, American musician (d. 1980)
George William Penrose, Lord Penrose, Scottish lawyer and judge
Kevin Brownlow, English historian and author
Deric Washburn, American screenwriter and playwright
Robert Paul, Canadian figure skater and choreographer
Rosalyn Higgins, English lawyer and judge
Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2003)


Johnny Carter, American singer (d. 2009)
Norton Juster, American architect, author, and academic
June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2007)
Carmen Silvera, Canadian-English actress (d. 2002)
Sigmund Sternberg, Hungarian-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)
Ernie Royal, American trumpet player (d. 1983)
Betty Freeman, American photographer and philanthropist (d. 2009)
Johnny Speight, English screenwriter and producer (d. 1998)
Tex Schramm, American businessman (d. 2003)
Kathryn Tucker Windham, American journalist and author (d. 2011)
Ruth Atkinson, Canadian-American illustrator (d. 1997)
Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian spy (d. 1992)
Johnny Bulla, American golfer (d. 2003)
Elsie Tu, English-Hong Kong educator and politician (d. 2015)
Barbara Pym, English author (d. 1980)
Joe McCluskey, American runner (d. 2002)
Hector Dyer, American sprinter (d. 1990)
Dorothy West, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
Frank Runacres, English painter and educator (d. 1974)
Edwin Way Teale, American environmentalist and photographer (d. 1980)
Duchess Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg (d. 1900)