1. Marilyn Monroe
Born on June 1, 1926, Marilyn Monroe was known as the “blonde bombshell” whose movies included “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Some Like It Hot.” She died of a drug overdose in 1962.
2. Frank Lloyd Wright
Born on June 8, 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright is one of America’s best known architects. He developed a style known as the Prairie School. Among his most famous buildings are Fallingwaters, a home in Pennsylvania, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He died in 1959.
3. Maurice Sendak
Children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928. His most famous book is undoubtedly Where the Wild Things Are. He died in 2012.
4. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Born June 14, 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an outspoken abolitionist and author who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which depicted the harsh conditions slaves endured. She died in 1896.
5. Paul McCartney
Former Beatle Paul McCartney was born June 18, 1942. The singer-songwriter continued with a successful solo career and as the leader of Wings. Sir Paul has written or co-written 32 No. 1 hits.