Harriet Martineau "Men who pass most comfortably through this world are those who possess good digestions and hard hearts."

Harriet Martineau
(06/12/1802 – 06/27/1876)
English sociologist ("How to Observe Morals and Manners")
Charles Kingsley "He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them."

Charles Kingsley
(06/12/1819 – 01/23/1875)
English clergy ("The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby")
Johanna Spyri "She knows what she sees. She has her eyes in the right place."

Johanna Spyri
(06/12/1827 – 07/07/1901)
Swiss writer ("Heidi")
"Weep not that the world changes—did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep."

William Cullen Bryant
(11/03/1794 – 06/12/1878)
US writer ("Thanatopsis")
Djuna Barnes "I'm a fart in a gale of wind, a humble violet under a cow pat."

Djuna Barnes
(06/12/1892 – 06/18/1982)
US writer ("Nightwood")
(died near her birthday)
Anthony Eden "If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette."

Anthony Eden
(06/12/1897 – 01/14/1977)
British Prime Minister (43)
(same dates as Uta Hagen)
Uta Hagen "More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic."

Uta Hagen
(06/12/1919 – 01/14/2004)
German actor ("A Challenge for the Actor")
(same dates as Anthony Eden; was married to Jose Ferrer)
George Herbert Walker Bush "When it comes to the minds and hairdos of our young people, something had to be done."

George Herbert Walker Bush
(06/12/1924 – 11/30/2018)
US President (41), VP (43) , on a CIA investigation of the "highly suspect" number of British bands with U.S. contracts
(married to Barbara, father with her of dubya; same dates as Jim Nabors)
Anne Frank "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

Anne Frank
(06/12/1929 – 02/??/1945)
Dutch diarist ("The Diary of a Young Girl")
Brigid Brophy "I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals."

Brigid Brophy
(06/12/1929 – 08/07/1995)
English writer ("The Snow Ball")
Jim Nabors "I never knifed anybody in the back. It was just not my nature at all and that is why I was so surprised that I made it in show business at all."

Jim Nabors
(06/12/1930 – 11/30/2017)
US actor ("Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.")
(same dates as George Bush)
"Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots."

Karl Kraus
(04/28/1874 – 06/12/1936)
Austrian writer ("The last days of mankind; a tragedy in five acts")
Armando Anthony Corea "It's very difficult for me to dislike an artist. No matter what he's creating, the fact that he's experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we're in a brotherhood of some kind... we're in it together."

Chick Corea
(06/12/1941 – 02/09/2021)
US pianist, composer ("Spain")
John Linnell "We're like the opposite of Al Gore—the internet invented us."

John Linnell
(06/12/1959 – )
US singer, songwriter, accordionist (They Might Be Giants) ("Birdhouse in Your Soul")
"Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."

Saul Alinsky
(01/30/1909 – 06/12/1972)
US political activist ("Rules for Radicals")
"There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income."

Edmund Wilson
(05/08/1895 – 06/12/1972)
US critic ("Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War")
(was married to Mary McCarthy)
Norma Shearer "An actress must never lose her ego—without it she has no talent."

Norma Shearer
(08/11/1902 – 06/12/1983)
Canadian actor ("The Divorcee")
(was married to Irving Thalberg)
"Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong."

Leo Buscaglia
(03/31/1924 – 06/12/1998)
US writer, "Hug Doctor" ("The Way of the Bull")
"Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette."

Bill Blass
(06/22/1922 – 06/12/2002)
US fashion designer
"The sheepskin conferred on a student by a college hardly compensates for the human hide that will be knocked off him later in the school of experience." *

Charlie Jones
(11/09/1930 – 06/12/2008)
US sportscaster
Sylvia Scheinwald "People will come and go, but theatrical memorabilia will never let you down as long as you keep it in clear plastic."

Sylvia Miles
(09/09/1924 – 06/12/2019)
US actor ("Midnight Cowboy")