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Famous Australian June Birthdays

JUne 1 to 15     June 16 to 31

Were you or someone you know born in June? You'll find below some notable Australian politicians, footballers, actors, musicians, athletes and even a couple of Brownlow Medal winners that have June birthdays.

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JAN   1-15   16-31 APR   1-15   16-30 JULY   1-15   16-31 OCT   1-15   16-31
FEB   1-15   16-29 MAY   1-15   16-31 AUG   1-15   16-31 NOV   1-15   16-30
MAR   1-15   16-31 JUNE   1-15   16-31 SEPT   1-15   16-30 DEC   1-15   16-31
Birth Death Aussies Born in June A little bit about them . . .
17 June 1867 -1922 Henry Lawson Australian poet (Drovers Wife, Freedom on the Wallaby), honoured in 1949 with his likeness on an Australian postage stamp and in 1966 on the Australian $10 note.
17 June 1955   Gail Jones Australian author (Sorry, Dreams of Speaking, Black Mirror)
17 June 1988   Andrew Ogilvy Australian basketball player, played for Chicago Bulls in NBA Summer League 2010 in the USA
18 June 1863 -1909 George Essex Evans Australian poet (Women of the West)
18 June 1891 -1946 Mae Busch Australian actress (Foolish Wives, Unholy Three, Sons of the Desert, many Laurel & Hardy comedies) worked in silent and sound films in early Hollywood, has a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
18 June 1938   Kevin Murray Australian rules footballer, Brownlow Medal 1969, Australian Football Hall of Fame 2010
18 June 1980   Craig Mottram Australian distance runner, silver medallist 2006 Commonwealth Games
18 June 1983   Daniel Alan Keighran Australian soldier, awarded Victoria Cross for Australia for operations in Afghanistan 24 June 2010, served in East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan operations, member Royal Australian Regiment, portrait appears on Australian postage stamp in 2015 Australian Legends series
19 June 1938   Ian Smith Australian actor and screenwriter (Neighbours, Prisoner, Bellbird, Homicide)
19 June 1968   Alastair Lynch Australian rules footballer, AFL Mark of the Year 1989
19 June 1970   Claire Mitchell-Taverner Australian field hockey player, gold medallist 2000 Olympics, gold medal 1998 Commonwealth Games
19 June 1975   Poppy Montgomery Australian actress (Without a Trace, Glory Days, Strange Magic, True Blue)
20 June 1915 -2002 Dick Reynolds Australian rules footballer and coach, Brownlow Medallist 1934, 1937, 1938, his statue erected 2004 at Parade of Champions, Melbourne Cricket Ground
21 June 1948 -2011 Lionel Rose Australian bantamweight boxer, first Indigenous Australian to win a world title (1968), first Indigenous Australian named Australian of the Year (1968),
Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame (2003)
21 June 1974   Craig Lowndes Australian race car driver, V8 Supercar champion 1999, 2000, 2005 - 2007, Bathurst 1000 winner 1996 and Bathurst 1000 winner 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
21 June 1976   Nigel Lappin Australian rules footballer, All-Australian 2001-2004, Australian Asthma Sportsman of the Year 1998
22 June 1953   Bruce McAvaney Australian sports broadcaster, Order of Australia Medal
22 June 1957   Garry Beers Australian musician, founding bass guitarist for rock group INXS (By My Side)
22 June 1987   Lara Bingle Australian fashion model, best known for 2006 Tourism Australia ad "So where the bloody hell are you?"
23 June 1940   Diana Trask Australian singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Jack Benny TV show)
23 June 1941   Roger McDonald Australian author (1915, Slipstream, Rough Wallaby, Shearers' Motel), Miles Franklin Literary Award 2006
23 June 1949   Gordon Bray Australian sports broadcaster, Member of the Order of Australia
23 June 1974   Joel Edgerton Australian actor (Secret Life of Us, Kinky Boots, Warrior)
24 June 1924 -1991 Brian Bevan Australian rugby league footballer, featured on British 1995 stamp, only player inducted into both  Australian (2005) and British (1988) rugby league Hall of Fame
24 June 1951   Raelene Boyle Australian sprinter, silver medal (1968, 1972) Olympics, 7 gold medals (1970, 1974, 1982) and 2 silver medals (1978, 1982) Commonwealth Games, named a National Living Treasure in 1998
24 June 1971   Nicole Livingstone
Nicole Stevenson
Australian swimmer, TV sports commentator, backstroker, bronze medals 1992 & 1996 Olympics, silver medal 1996 Olympics
24 June 1972   Robbie McEwen Australian cyclist, silver medal at 2002 UCI Road Cycling World Championship
24 June 1980   Andrew Jones Australian race car driver, won 2004 Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series
26 June 1910 -1994 Charles Spry Australian security chief, first ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) Director-General, was knighted on 1 January 1964
27 June 1963   Paul Roos Australian rules footballer and coach, Australian Football Hall of Fame, named All-Australian 7 times, named Australian Father of the Year 2008
27 June 1979   Benjamin Speed Australian musician and film composer, 2010 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award
28 June 1981   Michael Crafter Australian musician and singer-songwriter, member of bands: I Killed the Prom Queen, Confession, Carpathian, Bury Your Dead
29 June 1942   Mike Willesee Australian television presenter (Four Corners, A Current Affair, This Day Tonight), inducted into the TV Week Logies Hall of Fame 2002
29 June 1953   Colin Hay Scottish-Australian musician and singer, co-founded the band Men at Work
29 June 1957   Robert Forster Australian musician and singer-songwriter, co-founded the band The Go-Betweens
29 June 1984   Christopher Egan Australian actor, (Home and Away, Kings, Vanished, Empire, Resident Evil: Extinction)
30 June 1944   Glenn Shorrock Australian singer, founding member of: Axiom, The Twilights, Little River Band. Inducted into ARIA Hall of Fame 1991 (solo artist) and 2004 (band member)
30 June 1948   Galarrwuy Yunupingu Aboriginal leader and land rights activist, one of 100 Australian National Living Treasure, 1978 Australian of the Year, member of the Yolngu people
30 June 1960   Murray Cook Australian musician and songwriter, wearing his red shirt he's best known as a founding member of the children's band The Wiggles. 2010 was made a Member of the Order of Australia
30 June 1978   Ben Cousins Australian rules footballer, Brownlow Medal 2005

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