4 June: today's birthdays

  • Cecilia Bartoli - Italian opera singer
  • Anthony Braxton - American composer, musician and philosopher
  • Bruce Dern - American actor
  • Natal'ja Gončarova (Natalia Goncharova) - Russian paintress
  • Ferenc Gyurcsány - Hungarian Politician
  • Richie Hawtin - English-born Canadian musician and DJ
  • Ekrem İmamoğlu - Turkish politician and Mayor of Istanbul
  • Lorenzo Insigne - Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian professional footballer, currently playing as a forward for Serie A club Napoli, but he will join Major League Soccer club Toronto FC beginning 1 July 2022. The correct pronunciation of Lorenzo is law-rehn-zo, with the letter “z” pronounced as in pizza. It is hard to pronounce the last name Insigne because of the sound of the letters “gn”. We will transcribe the “gn” sound with "ñ", a more familiar sound to English-speakers as it is used in common foreign words like "piñata" or "niño". The correct pronunciation of Insigne is een-see-ñeh.
  • Angelina Jolie - American actress, born Angelina Jolie Voight. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2000 for his role in the film Girl, Interrupted. She  was married to American actor Brad Pitt
  • Bronisław Komorowski - Polish politician
  • Alexander Manninger - Austrian soccer player
  • Aleksej Naval'nyj (Alexei Navalny) - Russian lawyer, activist, politician, and blogger, born Alexei Anatolievich Navalny



     
  • François Quesnay - French economist, physician and naturalist
  • Jürgen Sparwasser - Former German soccer player
  • Noah Wyle - American actor
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