June 29th People

June 29th

06-29-1916 – 08-25-1979 Charles Clegg – Born and raised in Rhode Island. He was an American author, photographer, and Charles Cleggrailroad historian. Clegg is primarily remembered as the lifelong companion of the famed columnist and railroad author Lucius Beebe. They met in 1940. Their relationship was relatively open and well known. Clegg was a co-author of many of Beebe’s best-known books. The library of photographs produced by Clegg and Beebe is now in the collections of the California State Railroad Museum. Clegg committed suicide in 1979, on the day that he reached the precise age at which Beebe had died.

06-29-1967 Carl Hester – Born in Sark, Guernsey, English Channel Island, United Kingdom. In 2011, Hester riding the horse Uthopia was part of the British team that won the team gold Carl Hestermedal at the 2011 European Dressage Championship. Hester also won individual silver medals in the Grand Prix Freestyle and Grand Prix Special. In 2012, he was selected with three others to represent the United Kingdom at the 2012 Summer Olympic in London in the Individual and Team Dressage events. The UK dressage team won the gold medal with Hester riding Uthopia. In the New Years Honours 2013, he was appointed as a Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to services to equestrianism. He is openly gay and was previously in a relationship with international dressage rider Spencer Wilton.

06-29-1976 Ylva Lindberg – Born in Umeå, Sweden. She was a Swedish ice hockey player. She won a silver medal at the 2006 Ylva LindbergWinter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Lindberg came out as a lesbian in 2006, along with fellow hockey player Erika Holst.

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