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Today's Anniversary – Thursday, June 21

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* 1986 Lana Del Rey American singer-songwriter.
* 1982 Prince of Wales William Commonly known as Prince William, is the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales and his first wife, the late Diana, Princess of Wales and a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II He is second in the line of succession to the British Throne and the thrones of the other Commonwealth Realms, behind his father.
* 1981 Brandon Flowers Vocalist and keyboardist in the American rock band The Killers.
* 1967 Jim Breuer American comedian and actor mostly known for his appearance between 1995 and 1998 on Saturday Night Live.
* 1953 Benazir Bhutto Pakistani politician, the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, twice elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan, first in 1988 and again 1993.
* 1950 Anne Carson Canadian poet, and professor of Classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan.
* 1948 Ian McEwan British novelist.
* 1948 Andrzej Sapkowski Polish fantasy writer.
* 1947 Dana Rohrabacher American politician, who has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1989, currently representing California's 46th congressional district.
* 1945 Adam Zagajewski Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist.
* 1935 Francoise Sagan Real name Fran็oise Quoirez, was a French dramatist, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter, most famous for works with strong romantic themes involving wealthy and disillusioned bourgeois characters.
* 1932 Bernard Ingham British journalist best known for his work as press secretary to Margaret Thatcher during her time as Prime Minister.
* 1930 Gerald Kaufman British Labour Member of Parliament who was a government minister during the 1970s.
* 1927 Bob Keeshan Better known as Captain Kangaroo, was a United States television personality and childrens' advocate.
* 1912 Mary McCarthy American author and critic.
* 1905 Jean-Paul Sartre Normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist, and critic.
* 1893 Alois Haba Czech composer primarily known for his microtonal compositions.
* 1892 Reinhold Niebuhr American Protestant theologian most famous for his efforts to relate the Christian faith to the realities of politics and diplomacy.
* 1887 Hastings Ismay British soldier and diplomat, remembered primarily for his role as Winston Churchill's chief military assistant during the Second World War and his service as the first Secretary General of NATO from 1952 to 1957.
* 1873 H. M. Tomlinson British writer and journalist.
* 1839 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis Brazilian writer best known for his innovative novels and short stories, though he was also a poet, dramatist and translator.
* 1825 William Stubbs Highly influential mediaeval, constitutional and ecclesiastical historian.
* 1820 William Greenough Thayer Shedd Son of the Reverend Marshall Shedd and Eliza Thayer, was an American Presbyterian theologian.
* 1813 W. E. Aytoun Scottish poet, humorist and writer.
* 1812 Moses Hess German philosopher who is considered one of the founders of communism and zionism.
* 1781 Simeon Denis Poisson French mathematician, geometer, and physicist who specialized in applying mathematics to a wide variety of physics fields, including electricity, magnetism, hydrodynamics and celestial mechanics.
* 1639 Increase Mather Religious leader and educator in colonial New England.


† 2000 Alan Hovhaness American composer of Armenian and Scottish ancestry.
† 1970 Sukarno Known as Sukarno, was an Indonesian nationalist and orator who later became the founding President (1945–1967) of the Republic of Indonesia.
† 1940 Edouard Vuillard French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis.
† 1868 Charles (archdeacon) Dodgson English clergyman; he was Archdeacon of Richmond from 1854 to his death in 1868.
† 1788 Johann Georg Hamann German philosopher of the Counter-Enlightenment and a main proponent of the Sturm und Drang movement.
† 1631 John (explorer) Smith Admiral of New England was an English soldier, explorer, and author.
† 1529 John Skelton English poet, variously asserted to have been born in Armathwaite, Cumberland, or Yorkshire.
† 1527 Niccolo Machiavelli Florentine political philosopher, historian, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright.
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