Born on This Day: Sunday, June 18

by | June 18, 2017 9:01 am

Last Updated: June 16, 2017 at 10:11 pm

The following folks were, for better or worse, born June 18.

1269 – Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar (d. 1298)
1517 – Emperor Ōgimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
1857 – Henry Clay Folger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Folger Shakespeare Library (d. 1930)
1896 – Blanche Sweet, American actress (d. 1986)
1912 – Glenn Morris, American decathlete (d. 1974)
1915 – Alice T. Schafer, American mathematician (d. 2009)
1925 – Robert Beadell, American composer and educator (d. 1994)
1936 – Barack Obama Sr., Kenyan economist (d. 1982)
1937 – Jay Rockefeller, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of West Virginia
1942 – Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1948 – Philip Jackson, English actor
1950 – Mike Johanns, American lawyer and politician, 28th United States Secretary of Agriculture
1952 – Carol Kane, American actress
1966 – Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater, choreographer and sportscaster
1970 – Katie Derham, English journalist
1973 – Ray LaMontagne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 – Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980 – Tara Platt, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1985 – Alex Hirsch, American animator and television producer
1986 – Edgars Eriņš, Latvian decathlete
1990 – Sandra Izbașa, Romanian gymnast
1995 – Maxim Kovtun, Russian figure skater

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