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This Month in Science History – Scientists Born in June

Team StoryWeavers|March 24, 2022, 08:45 IST| 31

Science is constantly evolving, helping us understand the world better. Throughout history, some of the greatest inventors and scientists were born in June. Their contributions to science have changed the way we understand and perceive the world. But most importantly, these scientists inspire us to strive for better, question more, and trust our instincts to reach our goals.

              Here are a few famous scientists born in June

Virginia Apgar

Birthday:  June 7, 1909

Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

Profession: Doctor

Honours: Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (1966), Woman of the Year in Science, and Ladies Home Journal (1973).

Known for: Inventing the APGAR (Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity and Respiration) score.

Tim Berners-Lee

Birthday:  June 8, 1955

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Computer Scientist

Honours: Mountbatten Medal (1996), Marconi Prize (2002), Internet Hall of Fame for Innovators (2012),  Turing Award (2017).

Known for: Inventing the World Wide Web, Web Browser, HTML and Hypertext Transfer Protocol

John Forbes Nash Jr.

Birthday: June 13,  1928

Birthplace: West Virginia, United States

Profession: Mathematician

Honours: John von Neumann Theory Prize (1978), Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1994), a member of the National Academy of Sciences (1996), and Abel Prize (2015).

Known for: Contributions to game theory, differential geometry, Nash-Moser Theorem, and the study of partial differential equations.

James Clerk Maxwell

Birthday: June 13, 1831

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Scientist

Honours: Smith’s Prize (1854), Adams Prize (1857), Rumford Medal (1860), and Keith Prize (1869–71).

Known for: Formulating the electromagnetic theory and Maxwell theorems.

Maria Goeppert Mayer

Birthday: June 28, 1906

Birthplace: California, United States

Profession: Theoretical physicist

Honours: Nobel Prize in Physics (1963).

Known for: Proposing the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus.

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Birthday:  June 29, 1893

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Profession: Scientist

Honours: Padma Vibhushan (1968), an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE, 1942), Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), and Weldon Memorial Prize.

Known for: Creating the Mahalanobis Distance Feldman–Mahalanobis Model.

Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao 

Birthday: June 30, 1934

Birthplace: Bengaluru, India

Profession: Chemist

Honours: Bharat Ratna, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, Hughes Medal, and Dan David Prize ​in the Future​ Time Dimension.

Known for: Working in solid-state chemistry, and materials science.

Which scientist do you share your birthday with?

Do tell us about your favourite scientists and how they inspire you. 

Also read,

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June 2, 2020

I am a big fan of Albert Einstein .He was born on 14th March. And he inspired me a lot. And A.P.J Abdul kalam he seems like my goal. Because he a inspirational missile for me. He inspired me a lot that started believing myself. And next Thomas Alva Edition, he is just the perfect example of “everything is possible, if you tried a lot” and the “failure is the key of success ” .He give me a knowledge about the hope. They are the three legends for me. Great Respect and love to them. l


January 14, 2020

I am also celebrating my birthday on june
I wishing sir’s and man’s
A very happy birthday?????????


August 3, 2019

Thanks for such a great information byjus


July 30, 2019



July 21, 2019

Happy birthday to all scientist born in June????

Archana biju

July 8, 2019

I liked james clerk

Aditi Tyagi

July 7, 2019

Thanks byju’s for this information
Thankyou so much


July 6, 2019

Happy birthday sirs???

Prasant Sahu

July 4, 2019

Hello. My name is prasant sahu and i admire nikola tesla as my favourite and most inspiring scientist , who saw this world with an alternative and unique perspective. According to many researches it was found that he was planning to create wireless energy that had infinite power and could provide free enery to aĺl the people. He was simply great.
When ALBERT EINSTEIN was asked “Sir, how do you feel to be the smartest personof the world?”
He replied “you should have asked this to NIKOLA TESLA.
This proves even greatest of greatest scientists admire him.
Thank you for reading ??

Srinivas kasarla

July 3, 2019

Cool info. Thank you


July 2, 2019

Thanks for good information ?

Tarun Ramesh

July 2, 2019

I share my birthday with sir Chintmani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao


July 1, 2019

Can we know the scientists who’s birthdays are on February ?


June 30, 2019

I wish all the scientists a very Happy Birthday ???????????

Rupesh kumar kamat

June 30, 2019

I know the most important day in our life is birthday day and my dream is also to become a scientist when i grow up and make my parents proud

Shavul Hameed

June 30, 2019

Thanks for this information
Happy birthday to scientists

Tanisha Jaiswal

June 30, 2019

I share my birthday with Prasanta Chandra



June 29, 2019

Wish you happy birthday all scientists who born in June ?????????????????????????????god bless you all be happy

Aaska keshari

June 29, 2019

Thanks byjus for this information
And my birthday is in December but my dad’s birthday is on june


June 29, 2019

Stephen hawking

Anmol saraswat

June 29, 2019

Thanks Byjus for giving me this information.???


June 29, 2019



June 29, 2019

Thanks Byju’s for such a great information ?
But my birthday comes in November

Binni Sebastian

June 28, 2019

Thanks for Byjus


June 28, 2019

Oh no!!!????????
Noone shares their birthday with me.
No scientist was born on 21st June.
Very annoying…


June 28, 2019

I wish you all scientists who celebrate their BIRTHDAYS in June. ????
Wish you happy birthday once again. ? Happy birthday ?!


June 28, 2019

Thanks byjus for this information.

Raniya Jaleel

June 28, 2019

Thanks for a great informative topic

Sayani Das

June 28, 2019

Thomas Alva Edison
Born-11 feb,1847,Ohio,United state
Deid-18 oct,1931,New Jersey,United State
Famous for his bulb invation

Hardik sharma

June 28, 2019

Sir /mam please announce the results of summer camp family tree competition



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