Birthdays of Personalities on August 6

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1542 :Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg
1638 :Gerrit A Berckheyde, Dutch painter
1668 :Peter Burmannus, [Pieter Burman], Dutch attorney/classicist
1747 :John Paul Jones, naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight")
1747 :John Paul Jones, naval hero (I have not yet begun to fight)
1753 :John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, baptized
1782 :Luis [Philippus] Brion, Cura‡ao commander of Colombian fleet
1785 :William J Hooker, English botanist/director (Kew Gardens)
1793 :Jacob M de Kempenaer, Dutch lawyer/min of Internal Affairs (1848-49)
1796 :Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55)
1809 :Alfred Lord Tennyson
1811 :Sir Alexander Fleming
1814 :Justus McKinstry, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1818 :Adolf Anderssen, Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66)
1821 :Edward Winston Pettus, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1907
1832 :Maximilian F J, archduke of Austria/Emperor of Mexico
1856 :Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail/PTT
1859 :Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)
1868 :Petrus A Euwens, Dutch vicar/editor (Amigoe di Cura‡ao)
1873 :Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich)
1877 :Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier/president of Spain (1931-36)
1878 :Eino Leino, Finland, poet/playwright/novelist (El m„n Koreus)
1880 :Leo Carrillo
1881 :Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Quadriga, Pumpernickel)
1884 :Andr‚ Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter/cartoonist
1884 :Harold Vanderbilt, NY, America Cup (1930,34,37)/inv contract bridge
1884 :Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (town hall Hilversum/Beehive Rotterdam)
1892 :Baron Willy Coppens de Houthulst, Belgian WW I pilot
1892 :Hoot Gibson
1893 :Guthrie McClintic
1896 :Thomas W McKnew, president (National Geographic Society)
1897 :Richard Krautheimer, art Historian
1900 :Dutch Schultz
1900 :Emil Barth, writer
1903 :Axel Theorell, Sweden, biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
1904 :Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
1906 :Kate A ter Horst-Arri‰ns, Dutch nurse (Battle of Arnhem)
1907 :M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter/wife of Diego Rivera
1908 :Leonce Grass, Flemish singer/conductor
1911 :Lucille Ball
1915 :Dorothy Kirsten, Montclair NJ, soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show)
1915 :Laverne Andrews, Minneapolis MN, singer (Andrews Sisters)
1916 :Unica Zorn, writer
1917 :Robert Mitchum
1918 :Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch journalist/poet (Crossing)
1918 :Eugene List, Phila Penn, pianist/prof (Eastman School of Music)
1919 :Dorothy Kirsten, opera singer/Alzheimer disease activist
1919 :Earnest Haefliger, Swiss tenor (St„dtische Oper Berlin)
1922 :Francisco Moncion, dancer
1922 :Freddie Laker
1923 :Nancy Davis Reagan, [Anne Francis Robbins], NYC, 1st Lady (1981-89)
1923 :Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general/pres (1989-90)
1924 :Robert Michael White, NYC, test pilot (X-15)
1925 :Bill Haley, Highland Park Mich, rock vocalist (Rock Around the Clock)
1925 :Huub H Jacobse, member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal)
1925 :Merv Griffin, San Mateo Calif, TV host (Merv Griffin Show)
1926 :Nicky Hilton, 1st husband of Elizabeth Taylor
1927 :Pat Paulsen, Wash, comedian/pres candidate (Smothers Bros Show)
1927 :[Jan] Hein Donner, Dutch chess master
1928 :Andy Warhol
1930 :Fran‡oise Mallet-Joris, [F Lilar], Belgian writer (Signs & Wonders)
1930 :H J Heise, writer
1931 :Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader
1935 :14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader
1937 :Gene Chandler, [Eugene Dixon], Chicago, rocker (Duke of Earl)
1937 :Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gorki Rus, pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961)
1939 :Jet Harris, [Terence Harris], London, rock bassist (Drifters)
1944 :Byron Berline, rocker
1945 :Rik Elswit, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show-
1946 :George Walker Bush Jr, George's son (Gov-R-TX)
1946 :Jamie Wyeth, Penn, artist (An American Vision-Boston)
1948 :Brad Park, Toronto, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
1950 :Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
1950 :Ramon Guzman, jockey
1952 :Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon
1953 :Nanci Griffith, US singer/songwriter (Poet in My Window)
1956 :John Jorgenson, Madison Wisc, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
1957 :Ron Duguay, Canada, hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
1959 :John Keeble, London, rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True)
1960 :Jozef/Josef Pribilinec, Czech, speed walker (world record 10K)
1965 :Tim Camargo, jockey
1969 :Michael Grant, vocalist (Musical Youth)
1979 :Nicolas Daniel Maricio, Prince of Netherlands



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