Piers Akerman – Saturday, June 22, 2013 (11:03pm)
HOLDEN workers meet at the company’s Elizabeth plant in Adelaide this week to discuss a proposed 500 job cuts. The company has previously called the carbon tax “heavy and unfair”
The Coalition’s plan to dump Labor’s failed carbon dioxide tax will give the nation a boost should it put the government to rout in 82 days - but the renewable energy scam must be also be axed.
Australians are paying a huge price for nothing more than Green feel-good vanity politics that do nothing for the environment, the economy, the nation or the globe.
Last week, Maurice Newman, a former chairman of the Australian Stock Exchange and the ABC, and long regarded as one of the country’s most respected business figures, told The Guardian that continuing taxpayer subsidies for the renewable energy target (RET) represented a “crime against the people”.
Newman owns a property near a proposed wind farm in the NSW southern highlands and may be considered to have a conflict. But his argument against the expensive subsidies relies also on their effect on poorer households, and the apparent collapse of the scientific argument.
“When we look at the experience of Germany, they have not been successful in reducing emissions; when we look at the science it no longer supports the global warming theory; and when we look at the health and economic effects of wind farms and the obscene wealth transfer from poor to rich we have to ask: ‘why are we persisting with them?’ I think it is a crime against the people,” he said.
The view of Newman, who would chair the opposition’s proposed Business Advisory Council, is important.
“It is inevitable energy prices will be one of the issues that will be of concern to business,” he said.
“Low energy prices are what has always made Australia internationally competitive and because of the RET and the carbon tax we have lost that advantage.”
Newman wants to get Australian business back on its feet and so does Nationals Senator Ron Boswell, who last week spoke at a Canberra rally against renewables.
Boswell, one of the hardest working senators, will retire at the election, but he is going to fight renewables until his last day in office.
Wind power, which costs up to four times as much as coal or gas-fired power, can generate electricity only 30 per cent of the time, he told me.
“Those times are impossible to predict; wind has a reliability factor of a very low 8 per cent or less. Yet we are funnelling billions to set up unreliable wind turbines across Australia: money not from out of government’s coffers but from the hip pockets of every energy user in Australia.”
He then rattled off the names of some of the businesses endangered or killed because of the Green fetishists.
“This week, it was Simplot sending out a warning shot that its food manufacturing plants in Bathurst and Devonport are on the brink,” he said. “Their energy costs have risen 80 per cent. “Last week, it was SPC Ardmona saying that unless it received emergency safeguards, more of its jobs would go. Its energy costs have risen. It is struggling to compete with home brand imports.”
“Last month, it was farmers up in Bundaberg saying they couldn’t afford to turn on irrigation pumps. The cost of electricity to pump water to their farms is set to jump 17.5 per cent a year for the next seven years.
“And we have already seen Heinz move its food processing operations to New Zealand, where it is 50 per cent cheaper to do business. Golden Circle closed its Northgate facility, costing 160 jobs, while Rosella closed all together,” he said.
In parliament on Thursday, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott highlighted the absurdity of Labor’s position by asking Prime Minister Julia Gillard to confirm that the carbon tax would increase to more than $24/tonne on July I and up to $25/tonne next year if the government is re-elected.
He wanted to know why her government kept raising the price when the European tax fell to $6/tonne and just 75c in New Zealand. Per usual, Prime Minister Gillard blustered about climate change and failed to provide a clear answer to a straightforward question.
Senator Boswell says farming and manufacturing in Australia are going under before our eyes. According to his figures, these policies are penalising Australians $13 billion a year, with the carbon tax costing $8 billion and the RET $5 billion.
Our food processing and manufacturing sectors are being annihilated. In 2011-12 alone, 7000 food processing jobs disappeared and 355 businesses closed or moved overseas. Since 2008, 110,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost.
Across Australia, food processors and manufacturers are cutting back to save costs: BlueScope Steel in Victoria, 170 jobs gone; Boral, 790 jobs gone; Penrice Soda in SA, 60 jobs gone; Pentair in western Sydney, 160 jobs; and Amcor, 300 jobs gone. Goodman Fielder will shut 15 factories, costing 600 jobs. Norsk Hydro aluminium smelter near Newcastle is closing, costing 350 jobs. Caltex is shutting its Kurnell refinery, costing 330 jobs.
Other companies are shifting overseas: Kerry Foods, 100 jobs gone; Kresta Blinds, 72 jobs; Cussons soaps, 75 jobs; Aerogard, 190 jobs; Harley-Davidson, 212 jobs; and Bosch, 380 jobs. Golden Circle has moved processing lines and jobs to New Zealand, while our second-last Australian-owned cannery, the Windsor Farm at Cowra, closed in March, costing 70 jobs.
The flow-on effects when a processor like Golden Circle or SPC Ardmona shuts its doors are devastating. Two years ago business warned Climate Change Minister Greg Combet that the carbon tax threatened the future of oil refinery investment in Australia, with Shell saying it would “break the camel’s back”. That same year, Holden said the carbon tax was a “heavy and unfair cost”, since 85 per cent of the vehicles imported to Australia have no carbon tax associated with them.
The carbon tax has added around $412 to the price of a local car, while renewables have added about $200. That’s twice Europe’s car manufacturing costs and four times Asia’s costs. Now Holden has shed 500 jobs and is asking those left to take pay cuts.
The Gillard government and unions have tried to put the blame for rising costs on other factors like the high Australian dollar. The truth is that Labor has given away our natural advantage of cheap and abundant energy in favour of expensive and unreliable renewables.
Andrew Bolt June 23 2013 (3:52pm)
Hmm. Just to make Kevin Rudd’s return more attractive:
COMMUNICATIONS Minister Stephen Conroy will refuse to serve on the front bench if Kevin Rudd is successful in wresting the prime ministership from Julia Gillard.But I guess this interpretation is right:
The warning from Senator Conroy undercuts any hope that Labor could unify around a return by Mr Rudd to the top job, with the former Prime Minister hoping to avoid the prospect of leading a divided party should he be reinstalled.
Andrew Bolt June 23 2013 (12:01pm)
Andrew Bolt June 23 2013 (5:16am)
Eating each other alive:
This farce is soiling the reputations of so many of the players.
Gillard is fighting two election campaigns at once:
(Thanks to reader Peter and Leigh.)
GREG Combet has been accused of “double dealing” with Kevin Rudd’s supporters with his eye on his own leadership ambitions.Language!
The Gillard backer and Minister for Climate Change and Industry and Innovation has been accused by Labor MPs of hinting to intermediaries he would not stand in the way of a Rudd return, while maintaining public support for the Prime Minister…
“The problem with Greg Combet’s double dealing is he is actually being more disreputable than Bill Shorten. Combet wants a change because he could lose his seat....”
Rudd backers claim Mr Combet went “off his nut” when it was suggested last week that he backed Mr Rudd.
“Combet is trying to keep his hands clean and force Mr Shorten to do the dirty work with an eye on becoming opposition leader after the election,” a Labor MP said.
Mr Combet said last night the claims were another attempt to put pressure on caucus.
“It’s all crap. Just designed to put pressure on people to flush them out,” he said.
“People say all this shit. I don’t give a f ... ”
This farce is soiling the reputations of so many of the players.
Gillard is fighting two election campaigns at once:
Prime Minister Julia Gillard is resisting increasingly trenchant calls for her to stand down, saying in a fiery speech to Labor Party faithful: ‘’Give me a majority and we can do it all.’’UPDATE
In the speech in Sydney on Friday, Ms Gillard sent a loud message she was staying put…
An attendee described the Prime Minister as ‘’on fire’’ when delivering the speech, with a strong view among several contacted by Fairfax Media that much of the speech appeared aimed at Kevin Rudd.
SUPPORT for Julia Gillard among her traditionally strong South Australian MPs is starting to waver, with at least one MP toying with switching to Kevin Rudd if the leadership issue blows up this week…
The MP is like many in other states who holds no affection for Mr Rudd but believes the party is doomed under Ms Gillard. Any shift in her SA support base could prove lethal, as in the past only two SA MPs - Makin MP Tony Zappia and Wakefield MP Nick Champion - have backed a Rudd return.
(Thanks to reader Peter and Leigh.)
Andrew Bolt June 23 2013 (5:06am)
Oh, and imagine the fuss it it had actually been George Bush who etc etc.
Although Obama’s confusion went largely unreported in America, the BBC’s enterprising Eddie Mair got Jeffrey Osborne on the line and inveigled him into singing George Osborne’s best-known words — “Tax cuts should be for life, not just Christmastime” — to Jeffrey’s best-known tune.Read it all.
The following day Mangue Obama — whoops, my mistake, Mangue Obama was the prime minister of Equatorial Guinea from 2006 to 2008, and has a way smaller and less incompetent entourage — Barack Obama departed for Berlin (the German city, not the American songwriter or British philosopher). Five years ago at the Brandenburg Gate, he thrilled a crowd of 200,000 with his stirring clarion call to himself, “Ich bin ein Baracker.” This time, he spoke to an audience barely a fiftieth of that size — 4,500, most of whom were bored out of their lederhosen. As I wrote of Obama’s Massachusetts yawnfest in 2010, he went to the trouble of flying in to phone it in. If the BBC’s mash-up of Jeffrey Osborne’s 1982 Billboard hit and Chancellor Osborne’s recent speech at the Mansion House in London was something of an awkward fit, you could slip large slabs of “On the Wings of Love” into Obama’s telepromptered pap and none of the 27 Germans still awake would have noticed the difference:
Peace with justice means extending a hand to those who reach for freedom, wherever they live. Come take my hand and together we will rise, on the wings of love, up and above the clouds, the only way to fly . . .
Oh, and imagine the fuss it it had actually been George Bush who etc etc.
Saddest Star Trek encounter ever...http://bit.ly/11RflAs
FALLEN SOLDIER: An Australian commando has been killed in action in Afghanistan.
The unnamed Special Forces soldier was killed in a fire-fight where another soldier was shot and seriously wounded, and an airman received minor injuries.
“Sadly, despite their efforts, they could not save one of their mates,” said Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard expressed her condolences to the family of the soldier, and said the nation would be hit hard by the loss.
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Full coverage on 9 News at 6PM.
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“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects
I don't worry about rude critical or argumentative people. I just ask myself "Why did they ever trust me?" - ed
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Graphic Quotes: John Wayne on Free Speech
“We were just good Americans, and we demanded the right to speak our minds. After all, the Communists in Hollywood were speaking theirs.” John Wayne
Trolltunga, Norway ~ Edge of the earth
GILLARD CAN CHOOSE HER OWN POISON
First she needs to accept her salad days of socialism are over, terminally banished to supersede Whitlam in shameful pages of school history books.
Julia could readily choose a number of humane methods for her demise:
First, she could simply stand down and save Australia the pain of another three months of empty unfunded hoaxes and divisive gender invective.
She could choose to sit tight, unaware of when the blade might strike, or from whom. Julia thrives on that sort of excitement.
Maybe she could again slay the potential assassins before their weapons can be unsheathed. The trouble is other potential assassins are now regrouping.
Perhaps she could choose to present herself to the people and suffer ignominious death by ballot. Most of her subjects prefer this option.
Then again she could hand herself into the Victorian Fraud Squad and plead guilty to conspiring to defraud the AWU of millions in members funds, money laundering and deceiving the Commissioner of Corporate Affairs. Hmmm, 20 years is a pretty uncomfortable death.
It’s possible she could choose death by flagellation where 50 ALP members, now bereft of their seats, are locked in a room with her.
She could of course opt to die of shame. Yes, she could stay in bed strenuously denying her evil deeds until a priest eventually arrives and she grudgingly embraces God, confesses her sins, and peruses a last-meal menu.
None of the above if I know Julia.
When death looks her in the eye she will do a deal with the devil. A little bloke with a wandering appendage will offer her a way out... she will accept Bill Shorten’s offer and live happily thereafter.
A grand portrait of her will hang in Parliament House (with a full-time attendant to wipe the marks from it), grateful taxpayers will supplement her CBA bank account with six thousand bucks every week, she’ll have a car, a driver and secretarial staff.
She will be able to look down with pride on all those she said she would help and no longer will she need to turn up at functions with an embarrassing idiot.
My guess is she will hook up with Bruce Wilson and Ralph Blewitt, get smashed on a dry Riesling, and plot another political escapade with John McTernan.
Oh Gawd, the Welsh have much to answer for.
From the archives. This is what ya do when you get sick of looking around ancient cathedrals in Scottish cities. This one is beside the sea in St. Andrews. Wonderful buildering opportunities abound in places like this.
US STARTS BUILDING FIRST NUCLEAR REACTORS IN YEARS.
The USA is building 4 new nuclear reactors to add to the current 104 operating in the USA, which provide about 18% of their electricity. In USA, Coal provides 43%, natural gas 25% and Hydro 7% of their electricity generation.
In addition China is currently building another 28 nuclear reactors.
Of course, these nuclear reactors generate electricity WITHOUT emitting carbon dioxide.
So those that seek to demonise coal, and run around screaming “dangerous global warming” and that the world “must take action” perhaps need a rethink ...........
Is this the outcome they want - a mass role out of nuclear power stations around the world to “moving away from fossil fuels in order to address climate change” ?
A woman's detailed list of reasons why she broke up with her boyfriend has gone viral. HILARIOUS!http://bit.ly/19s9asT
Anthropomorphism .. actually, the Dinosaurs who saw it had a similar response to it as chickens today view astronomical events. But I think it is poignant for what it implies about today .. A gamma ray burst from a poorly placed local exploding star may have been responsible for extinction events before and could happen again. And we have no defence against it, partly because anti intellectual hucksters like Greenpeace oppose research and promote AGW alarmism. - ed
I just hold my arms out and God finds me. - ed
#RoadRageNinja strikes again
Almighty God, Whose Hands hold all matters of life, give me the grace of success in the work that I do. Help me to give it the careful thought and the strict attention that will lead to success. Forgive me my sins and cleans me with Blood of the Lamb.Watch over me and govern my actions, that I may not mar its perfection. Show me how to give my best, and let me not despise the toil that is necessary to complete it. Make my life a successful one in all i do. Give me the blessing of Your help and guidance, and suffer me not to fail. In Jesus' name. Amen.
June 23: Pentecost (Eastern Christianity, 2013); Victory Day in Estonia; Jāņi in Latvia; Grand Duke's Official Birthday in Luxembourg
- 1280 – Reconquista: Troops of the Emirate of Granada defeated those of the Kingdom of Castileand the Kingdom of Leon in the Battle of Moclín.
- 1780 – American Revolutionary War: TheContinental Army victory in the Battle of Springfield effectively put an end to British ambitions in New Jersey.
- 1926 – The College Board administered the first SAT, a majorstandardized test for university and college admissions in the United States.
- 1956 – Gamal Abdel Nasser (pictured) became President of Egypt, a post he would hold until his death in 1970.
- 1991 – The video game Sonic the Hedgehog was first released, propelling the Sega Genesis 16-bit console into mass popularity.
- 1180 – First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
- 1280 – The Battle of Moclín takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada. The battle resulted in a Granadian victory.
- 1305 – A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
- 1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
- 1532 – Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
- 1565 – Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
- 1611 – The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
- 1661 – Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
- 1683 – William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
- 1713 – The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
- 1757 – Battle of Plassey – 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah atPlassey.
- 1758 – Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld – British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
- 1760 – Seven Years' War: Battle of Landeshut – Austria defeats Prussia.
- 1780 – American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of MillburnTownship).
- 1794 – Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
- 1810 – John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
- 1812 – War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
- 1848 – Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
- 1860 – The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
- 1865 – American Civil War: at Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.
- 1868 – Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
- 1887 – The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
- 1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
- 1913 – Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.
- 1914 – Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
- 1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
- 1919 – Estonian War of Independence: the decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
- 1926 – The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
- 1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
- 1938 – The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
- 1940 – World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.
- 1941 – The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as theNazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
- 1942 – World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.
- 1942 – World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
- 1943 – World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.
- 1946 – The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
- 1946 – The National Democratic Front wins a landslide victory in the municipal elections in French India.
- 1947 – The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
- 1956 – The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.
- 1958 – The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
- 1959 – Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.
- 1959 – A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
- 1960 – The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.
- 1961 – Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.
- 1967 – Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
- 1968 – 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
- 1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
- 1972 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
- 1972 – Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
- 1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
- 1982 – Chinese American Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who had mistaken him forJapanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
- 1985 – A terrorist bomb aboard Air India Flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
- 2012 – Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.
- 47 BC – Caesarion, Egyptian son of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra (d. 30 BC)
- 1373 – Joan II of Naples (d. 1435)
- 1433 – Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488)
- 1456 – Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland (d. 1486)
- 1534 – Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (d. 1582)
- 1596 – Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (d. 1641)
- 1612 – André Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (d. 1660)
- 1668 – Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (d. 1744)
- 1683 – Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (d. 1745)
- 1703 – Marie Leszczyńska, Polish wife of Louis XV of France (d. 1768)
- 1711 – Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Italian luthier (d. 1786)
- 1716 – Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (d. 1789)
- 1750 – Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)
- 1763 – Joséphine de Beauharnais, French wife of Napoleon I (d. 1814)
- 1799 – John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)
- 1800 – Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (d. 1846)
- 1824 – Carl Reinecke, German composer, conductor, and pianist (d. 1910)
- 1863 – Sándor Bródy, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1924)
- 1877 – Norman Pritchard, Indian-English actor (d. 1929)
- 1884 – Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1979)
- 1888 – Bronson M. Cutting, American politician (d. 1935)
- 1888 – Lee Moran, American actor (d. 1961)
- 1889 – Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (d. 1966)
- 1894 – Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (d. 1972)
- 1894 – Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)
- 1897 – Alexandru Giugaru, Romanian actor (d. 1986)
- 1902 – Mathias Wieman, German actor (d. 1969)
- 1903 – Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (d. 1992)
- 1905 – Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
- 1906 – Tribhuvan of Nepal (d. 1955)
- 1907 – Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedian and actress (d. 2008)
- 1907 – James Meade, English economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
- 1909 – David Lewis, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1981)
- 1909 – Georges Rouquier, French actor, film director and screenwriter (d. 1989)
- 1910 – Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (d. 1987)
- 1910 – Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader and author, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2008)
- 1910 – Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (d. 2000)
- 1910 – Bill King, English navy officer and author (d. 2012)
- 1912 – Alan Turing, English mathematician (d. 1954)
- 1913 – William P. Rogers, American politician (d. 2001)
- 1916 – Len Hutton, English cricketer (d. 1990)
- 1918 – Madeleine Parent, Canadian labour leader and feminist (d. 2012)
- 1919 – Mohamed Boudiaf, Algerian politician (d. 1992)
- 1921 – Armand Russell, Canadian politician (d. 2012)
- 1922 – Morris R. Jeppson, American second lieutenant and assistant weaponeer on the Enola Gay (d. 2010)
- 1922 – Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
- 1923 – Tedi Thurman, American model and actress (d. 2012)
- 1923 – Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian resistance member (d. 1945)
- 1925 – Miriam Karlin, English actress (d. 2011)
- 1925 – Art Modell, American businessman (d. 2012)
- 1927 – Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
- 1928 – Jean Cione, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- 1928 – Michael Shaara, American author (d. 1988)
- 1929 – June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (Carter Family) (d. 2003)
- 1929 – Donn F. Eisele, American astronaut (d. 1987)
- 1932 – Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1934 – Bill Torrey, Canadian executive in the NHL
- 1935 – Maurice Ferre, American politician
- 1936 – Richard Bach, American writer
- 1936 – Costas Simitis, Greek politician, 180th Prime Minister of Greece
- 1937 – Martti Ahtisaari, Finnish politician, 10th President of Finland Nobel Prize laureate
- 1937 – Niki Sullivan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Crickets) (d. 2004)
- 1940 – Adam Faith, English singer, actor, and journalist (d. 2003)
- 1940 – Derry Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg, Scottish lawyer
- 1940 – Marcel Massé, Canadian politician and civil servant
- 1940 – Wilma Rudolph, American runner (d. 1994)
- 1940 – Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish singer and bassist (The Beatles) (d. 1962)
- 1941 – Robert Hunter, American singer-songwriter, musician, and poet (The Grateful Dead)
- 1941 – Roger McDonald, Australian writer
- 1941 – Richie Roberts, American detective and attorney
- 1943 – Vint Cerf, American computer scientist and author
- 1943 – James Levine, American conductor and pianist
- 1944 – Rosetta Hightower, American singer (The Orlons)
- 1945 – Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer
- 1945 – John Garang, Sudanese politician (d. 2005)
- 1946 – Ted Shackelford, American actor
- 1947 – Bryan Brown, Australian actor
- 1948 – Myles Goodwyn, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (April Wine)
- 1948 – Luther Kent, American singer
- 1948 – Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
- 1948 – Clarence Thomas, American judge, 95th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- 1949 – Gordon Bray, Australian sportscaster
- 1951 – Angelo Falcón, American political scientist, founded the National Institute for Latino Policy
- 1951 – Jim Metzler, American actor
- 1951 – Michèle Mouton, French Rally driver, the female to win a World Rally Championship event (1981 Rallye Sanremo)
- 1952 – Anthony Jackson, American bassist
- 1955 – Jordan, English actress and model
- 1955 – Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
- 1955 – Glenn Danzig, American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and author (Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig)
- 1955 – Maggie Greenwald, American director and writer
- 1955 – Jean Tigana, French footballer
- 1956 – Tony Hill, American football player
- 1956 – Randy Jackson, American musician and producer
- 1957 – Frances McDormand, American actress
- 1960 – Donald Harrison, American saxophonist, composer, and producer
- 1960 – Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese composer and programmer
- 1961 – Zoran Janjetov, Serbian illustrator
- 1961 – LaSalle Thompson, American basketball player
- 1962 – Chuck Billy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Testament and Dublin Death Patrol)
- 1962 – Steve Shelley, American drummer and producer (The Crucifucks, Sonic Youth, Dim Stars, and Disappears)
- 1962 – Kari Takko, Finnish ice hockey player
- 1962 – Kevin Yagher, American make-up artist
- 1963 – Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
- 1964 – Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
- 1964 – Nicolas Marceau, Canadian economist and politician
- 1964 – Joss Whedon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1965 – Paul Arthurs, English musician (Oasis and The Rain)
- 1965 – Mitch Longley American actor
- 1966 – Chico DeBarge, American singer and pianist (DeBarge)
- 1966 – Richie Ren, Taiwanese singer and actor
- 1967 – Helen Geake, English archaeologist
- 1969 – Martin Klebba, American actor
- 1970 – Robert Brooks, American football player
- 1970 – Martin Deschamps, Canadian singer (Offenbach)
- 1970 – Yann Tiersen, French musician and songwriter
- 1971 – Fred Ewanuick, Canadian actor
- 1971 – Félix Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1972 – Selma Blair, American actress
- 1972 – Ron Corning, American journalist
- 1972 – Zinedine Zidane, French footballer
- 1973 – Marija Naumova, Latvian singer-songwriter
- 1974 – Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
- 1974 – Mark Hendrickson, American baseball player
- 1975 – Jeffrey Carlson, American actor
- 1975 – Kevin Dyson, American football player
- 1975 – Mike James, American basketball player
- 1975 – Mik Kersten, Canadian computer scientist
- 1975 – KT Tunstall, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician
- 1976 – Wade Barrett, American soccer player
- 1976 – Joe Becker, American musician and composer
- 1976 – Patrick Monahan, Irish-Iranian comedian
- 1976 – Savvas Poursaitidis, Greek-Cypriot footballer
- 1976 – Brandon Stokley, American football player
- 1976 – Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress
- 1976 – Patrick Vieira, French footballer
- 1977 – Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
- 1977 – Hayden Foxe, Australian footballer
- 1977 – Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter and musician
- 1977 – Shaun O'Hara, American football player
- 1978 – Memphis Bleek, American rapper, actor, and producer
- 1978 – Frédéric Leclercq, French singer-songwriter and musician (DragonForce)
- 1978 – Matt Light, American football player
- 1979 – LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
- 1980 – Becky Cloonan, American writer and illustrator
- 1980 – Melissa Rauch, American actress
- 1980 – Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
- 1980 – Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player
- 1980 – Stephan Wojcikiewicz, Canadian badminton player
- 1981 – Antony Costa, English singer-songwriter and actor (Blue)
- 1981 – Rolf Wacha, German rugby player
- 1982 – Rafael Bejarano, Peruvian-American jockey
- 1982 – Derek Boogaard, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- 1983 – Jason Berrent, American actor and producer
- 1983 – Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983 – José Manuel Rojas, Chilean footballer
- 1983 – Miles Fisher, American actor and singer
- 1984 – Duffy, Welsh singer-songwriter
- 1984 – Takeshi Matsuda, Japanese swimmer
- 1984 – Levern Spencer, Saint Lucian high jumper
- 1984 – J. T. Thomas, American reality show contestant on Survivor: Tocantins
- 1984 – Dave Walsh, American gamer
- 1985 – Marcel Reece, American football player
- 1987 – Alessia Filippi, Italian swimmer
- 1987 – Jacob Lusk, American singer
- 1988 – Isabella Leong, Hong Kong singer and actress
- 1988 – Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
- 1989 – Lauren Bennett, British singer and dancer (Paradiso Girls)
- 1989 – Marielle Jaffe, American model and actress
- 1989 – Jordan Nolan, Canadian professional ice hockey player
- 1989 – Ayana Taketatsu, Japanese voice actress
- 1991 – Katie Armiger, American singer
- 1992 – Luiza Galiulina, Uzbekistani gymnast
- 1993 – Marvin Grumann, German footballer
- 1996 – Charlie Jones, English actor
- 1999 – Noah Marullo, English actor
- 79 – Vespasian, Roman emperor (b. 9)
- 1018 – Henry I, Margrave of Austria
- 1222 – Constance of Aragon (b. 1179)
- 1314 – Henry de Bohun, English knight
- 1555 – Pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer, discovered the island of Diego Garcia (b. 1470)
- 1582 – Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)
- 1615 – Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (b. 1545)
- 1677 – William Louis, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1647)
- 1686 – William Coventry, English statesman (b. 1628)
- 1707 – John Mill, English theologian (b. 1645)
- 1733 – Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (b. 1672)
- 1770 – Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
- 1775 – Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (b. 1692)
- 1779 – Mikael Sehul, Ethiopian warlord (b. 1691)
- 1806 – Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and philosopher (b. 1723)
- 1811 – Nicolau Tolentino de Almeida, Portuguese poet and satirist (b. 1740)
- 1832 – Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet, Scottish geologist (b. 1761)
- 1836 – James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian (b. 1773)
- 1856 – Ivan Kireevsky, Russian critic and philosopher (b. 1806)
- 1881 – Matthias Jakob Schleiden, German botanist, and co-founder of the cell theory (b. 1804)
- 1891 – Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (b. 1804)
- 1891 – Samuel Newitt Wood, American politician (b. 1825)
- 1893 – Theophilus Shepstone, English-South African statesman (b. 1817)
- 1945 – Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian resistance member (b. 1923)
- 1949 – Aristidis Stergiadis, Greek governor-general of Smyrna (b. 1861)
- 1956 – Reinhold Glière, Russian composer (b. 1875)
- 1959 – Boris Vian, French polymath (b. 1920)
- 1969 – Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (b. 1907)
- 1970 – Roscoe Turner, American aviator (b. 1895)
- 1980 – Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, son of Indira Gandhi (b. 1946)
- 1980 – V. V. Giri, Indian politician, 4th President of India (b. 1894)
- 1980 – Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
- 1980 – Odile Versois, French film actress (b. 1930)
- 1981 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
- 1982 – Vincent Chin, Chinese-American murder victim (b. 1955)
- 1989 – Werner Best, German jurist and Nazi party leader (b. 1903)
- 1991 – Frank Buckland, Canadian sports administrator (b. 1902)
- 1991 – Lea Padovani, Italian film actress (b. 1920)
- 1992 – Eric Andolsek, American football player (b. 1966)
- 1995 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (b. 1914)
- 1995 – Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (b. 1918)
- 1996 – Andreas Papandreou, Greek politician (b. 1919)
- 1997 – Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist, wife of Malcolm X (b. 1936)
- 1998 – Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (b. 1911)
- 1999 – Buster Merryfield, English actor (b. 1920)
- 2000 – Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (b. 1972)
- 2000 – Peter L. Pond, American activist and philanthropist (b. 1933)
- 2001 – Yvonne Dionne, Canadian model and actress (b. 1934)
- 2002 – Pedro Alcázar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
- 2005 – Shana Alexander, American journalist (b. 1926)
- 2005 – Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
- 2006 – Aaron Spelling, American actor and producer, founded Spelling Television (b. 1923)
- 2006 – Grady Johnson, American wrestler (b. 1940)
- 2007 – Rod Beck, American baseball player (b. 1968)
- 2008 – Claudio Capone, Italian-Scottish voice actor (b. 1952)
- 2008 – Arthur Chung, Guyanan politician (b. 1918)
- 2008 – Marian Glinka, Polish actor (b. 1943)
- 2008 – Judith Holzmeister, Austrian actress (b. 1920)
- 2009 – Raymond Berthiaume, Canadian jazz singer, musician, producer and composer (b. 1931)
- 2009 – John Callaway, American journalist (b. 1936)
- 2009 – Hanne Hiob, German actress (b. 1923)
- 2009 – Ed McMahon, American comedian and television host(b. 1923)
- 2009 – Jerri Nielsen, American physician (b. 1952)
- 2009 – Manuel Saval, Mexican actor (b. 1956)
- 2010 – Pete Quaife, English musician (The Kinks) (b. 1943)
- 2011 – Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
- 2011 – Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
- 2012 – Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees, English author and soldier (b. 1925)
- 2012 – James Durbin, English statistician and econometrician (b. 1923)
- 2012 – Brigitte Engerer, French pianist (b. 1952)
- 2012 – Ken Hargreaves, English politician (b. 1939)
- 2012 – Alan McDonald, Irish footballer (b. 1963)
- 2012 – Walter J. Zable, American football player and businessman, founder of the Cubic Corporation (b. 1915)
Holidays and observances
- Father's Day (Nicaragua, Poland, Uganda)
- Grand Duke's Official Birthday (Luxembourg)
- National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism (Canada)
- St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations [although this is not the real summer solstice; see June 20] (Roman Catholic Church, Northern Europe):
- United Nations Public Service Day (International)
- Victory Day (Estonia)