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Day History: September-11

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Famous Birthdays


1182 - [[Minamoto no Yoriie]] -Japanese shogun (d. 1204)

1476 - [[Louise of Savoy]] -(d. 1531)

1522 - [[Ulisse Aldrovandi]] -Italian ornithologist and botanist (d. 1605)

1524 - [[Pierre de Ronsard]] -French poet (d. 1585)

1525 - [[John George, Elector of Brandenburg]] -(d. 1598)

1611 - [[Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne]] -French general (d. 1675)

1681 - [[Johann Gottlieb Heineccius]] -German academic and jurist (d. 1741)

1700 - [[James Thomson (poet)|James Thomson]] -Scottish poet and playwright (d. 1748)

1711 - [[William Boyce (composer)|William Boyce]] -English composer (d. 1779)

1723 - [[Johann Bernhard Basedow]] -German author and educator (d. 1790)

1751 - [[Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Meiningen]] -(d. 1827)

1764 - [[Valentino Fioravanti]] -Italian organist and composer (d. 1837)

1771 - [[Mungo Park (explorer)|Mungo Park]] -Scottish surgeon and explorer (d. 1806)

1786 - [[Friedrich Kuhlau]] -German-Danish pianist and composer (d. 1832)

1798 - [[Franz Ernst Neumann]] -German mineralogist and physicist (d. 1895)

1800 - [[Daniel S. Dickinson]] -American lawyer and politician, 13th Lieutenant Governor of New York (d. 1866)

1816 - [[Carl Zeiss]] -German lens maker, created the Optical instrument (d. 1888)

1825 - [[Eduard Hanslick]] -Bohemian-Austrian musicologist and critic (d. 1904)

1836 - [[Fitz Hugh Ludlow]] -American journalist, author, and explorer (d. 1870)

1838 - [[John Ireland (bishop)|John Ireland]] -American archbishop (d. 1918)

1847 - [[Mary Watson Whitney]] -American astronomer (d. 1921)

1859 - [[Vjenceslav Novak]] -Croatian author and playwright (d. 1905)

1860 - [[James Allan (rugby union)|James Allan]] -New Zealand rugby player (d. 1934)

1861 - [[Juhani Aho]] -Finnish author and journalist (d. 1921)

1862 - [[Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy]] -English field marshal and politician, 12th Governor General of Canada (d. 1935)

1862 - [[Hawley Harvey Crippen]] -American physician (d. 1910)

1862 - [[O. Henry]] -American pharmacist and author (d. 1910)

1864 - [[Draga Mašin]] -Serbian wife of Alexander I of Serbia (d. 1903)

1865 - [[Rainis]] -Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)

1871 - [[Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince of Sulmona]] -Italian race car driver, mountaineer, and politician (d. 1927)

1876 - [[Stan Rowley]] -Australian sprinter (d. 1924)

1877 - [[Felix Dzerzhinsky]] -Polish-Russian politician (d. 1926)

1877 - [[James Hopwood Jeans]] -English physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1946)

1879 - [[Louis Coatalen]] -French engineer (d. 1962)

1883 - [[Emil Rausch]] -German swimmer (d. 1954)

1884 - [[Sudhamoy Pramanick]] -Indian independence activist(d. 1974)

1885 - [[D. H. Lawrence]] -English author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1930)

1885 - [[Herbert Stothart]] -American composer and conductor (d. 1949)

1886 - [[Lars Tvinde]] -Norwegian actor (d. 1973)

1891 - [[William Thomas Walsh]] -American historian, author, and educator (d. 1949)

1892 - [[Lucien Buysse]] -Belgian cyclist (d. 1980)

1892 - [[Pinto Colvig]] -American actor, singer, and animator (d. 1967)

1893 - [[Douglas Hawkes]] -English-Greek race car driver (d. 1974)

1894 - [[William von Wirén]] -Estonian sailor (d. 1956)

1895 - [[Vinoba Bhave]] -Indian philosopher and activist (d. 1982)

1895 - [[Nur Ali Elahi]] -Iranian jurist and philosopher (d. 1974)

1898 - [[Gerald Templer]] -English field marshal and politician, British High Commissioner in Malaya (d. 1979)

1899 - [[Philipp Bouhler]] -German politician (d. 1945)

1899 - [[Jimmie Davis]] -American singer-songwriter and politician, 47th Governor of Louisiana (d. 2000)

1899 - [[Anton Koolmann]] -Estonian wrestler and coach (d. 1953)

1900 - [[D. W. Brooks]] -American farmer and businessman, founded Gold Kist (d. 1999)

1902 - [[Barbecue Bob]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 1931)

1903 - [[Theodor Adorno]] -German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1969)

1903 - [[Stephen Etnier]] -American painter (d. 1984)

1904 - [[Karl Plutus]] -Estonian lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)

1907 - [[Lev Oborin]] -Russian pianist and educator (d. 1974)

1908 - [[Alvar Lidell]] -English journalist (d. 1981)

1911 - [[Bola de Nieve]] -Cuban singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1971)

1913 - [[Bear Bryant]] -American football player and coach (d. 1983)

1913 - [[Jacinto Convit]] -Venezuelan physician and academic (d. 2014)

1914 - [[Ralph Clanton]] -American actor (d. 2002)

1914 - [[Patriarch Pavle of Serbia]] -(d. 2009)

1916 - [[Ed Sabol]] -American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2015)

1917 - [[Donald Blakeslee]] -American colonel and pilot (d. 2008)

1917 - [[Herbert Lom]] -Czech-English actor (d. 2012)

1917 - [[Ferdinand Marcos]] -Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the Philippines (d. 1989)

1917 - [[Jessica Mitford]] -English-American journalist and author (d. 1996)

1917 - [[Daniel Wildenstein]] -French art dealer and horse breeder (d. 2001)

1921 - [[Leaford Bearskin]] -American tribal leader and colonel (d. 2012)

1921 - [[Edwin Richfield]] -English actor and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1923 - [[Alan Badel]] -English actor (d. 1982)

1923 - [[Betsy Drake]] -French-American actress and singer

1923 - [[Vasilije Mokranjac]] -Serbian composer (d. 1984)

1924 - [[Daniel Akaka]] -American soldier, engineer, and politician

1924 - [[Tom Landry]] -American football player and coach (d. 2000)

1924 - [[Rudolf Vrba]] -Czech-Canadian holocaust survivor and educator (d. 2006)

1925 - [[Yiye Ávila]] -Puerto Rican evangelist and author (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Alan Bergman]] -American songwriter

1925 - [[Harry Somers]] -Canadian composer (d. 1999)

1926 - [[Eddie Miksis]] -American baseball player (d. 2005)

1927 - [[Vernon Corea]] -Sri Lankan-English radio host (d. 2002)

1927 - [[Christine King Farris]] -American educator and author

1927 - [[G. David Schine]] -American soldier and businessman (d. 1996)

1928 - [[Reubin Askew]] -American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of Florida (d. 2014)

1928 - [[Earl Holliman]] -American actor

1928 - [[William X. Kienzle]] -American priest and author (d. 2001)

1929 - [[Luis García (third baseman)|Luis García]] -Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Primož Kozak]] -Slovenian playwright (d. 1981)

1929 - [[Patrick Mayhew, Baron Mayhew of Twysden]] -English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1930 - [[Cathryn Damon]] -American actress (d. 1987)

1930 - [[Jean-Claude Forest]] -French author and illustrator (d. 1998)

1930 - [[Renzo Montagnani]] -Italian actor (d. 1997)

1930 - [[Saleh Selim]] -Egyptian footballer, manager, and actor (d. 2002)

1931 - [[John Reger]] -American football player (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Bill Simpson (actor)|Bill Simpson]] -Scottish actor (d. 1986)

1931 - [[Hans-Ulrich Wehler]] -German historian and academic (d. 2014)

1932 - [[Peter Anderson (footballer, born 1932)|Peter Anderson]] -English footballer

1933 - [[Margaret Booth (judge)|Margaret Booth]] -English judge

1933 - [[William Luther Pierce]] -American author and activist (d. 2002)

1934 - [[Ian Abercrombie]] -English-American actor (d. 2012)

1934 - [[Norma Croker]] -Australian sprinter

1934 - [[Oliver Jones (pianist)|Oliver Jones]] -Canadian pianist and composer

1935 - [[Arvo Pärt]] -Estonian composer

1935 - [[Gherman Titov]] -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2000)

1936 - [[Roger Barkley]] -American radio personality (d. 1997)

1936 - [[Pavel Landovský]] -Czech actor, director, and playwright (d. 2014)

1937 - [[Robert Crippen]] -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1937 - [[Joseph Kobzon]] -Ukrainian-Russian singer

1938 - [[David Higgins (composer)|David Higgins]] -English composer and conductor (d. 2006)

1938 - [[Brian F. G. Johnson]] -Chemist

1939 - [[Charles Geschke]] -American businessman, co-founded Adobe Systems

1940 - [[Brian De Palma]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1940 - [[Nông Đức Mạnh]] -Vietnamese politician

1940 - [[Thomas K. McCraw]] -American historian and author (d. 2012)

1940 - [[Theodore Olson]] -American lawyer and politician, United States Solicitor General

1940 - [[Robert Palmer (computer businessman)|Robert Palmer]] -American businessman, co-founded Mostek

1941 - [[Paul Cole]] -English horse trainer

1942 - [[Lola Falana]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1942 - [[Gerome Ragni]] -American actor, playwright, and composer (d. 1991)

1943 - [[André Caillé]] -Canadian chemist and businessman

1943 - [[Jack Ely]] -American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen) (d. 2015)

1943 - [[Mickey Hart]] -American drummer (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead (band)|The Dead, and Rhythm Devils)

1943 - [[Khun Htun Oo]] -Burmese politician

1943 - [[Brian Perkins]] -New Zealand-English journalist

1943 - [[Raymond Villeneuve]] -Canadian activist

1944 - [[Everaldo]] -Brazilian footballer (d. 1974)

1944 - [[Freddy Thielemans]] -Belgian educator and politician, List of mayors of the City of Brussels|Mayor of Brussels

1945 - [[Franz Beckenbauer]] -German footballer and manager

1945 - [[Gianluigi Gelmetti]] -Italian composer and conductor

1945 - [[Leo Kottke]] -American singer and guitarist

1945 - [[Felton Perry]] -American actor

1946 - [[Anthony Browne (author)|Anthony Browne]] -English author and illustrator

1946 - [[Julie Covington]] -English singer and actress

1946 - [[John "Juke" Logan]] -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 2013)

1946 - [[Jim Shoulder]] -English footballer and manager

1946 - [[Dennis Tufano]] -American singer (The Buckinghams)

1947 - [[Bob Catley]] -English singer-songwriter (Magnum (band)|Magnum and Hard Rain (band)|Hard Rain)

1947 - [[Terry Rodgers]] -American painter, sculptor, and photographer

1948 - [[John Martyn]] -English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

1949 - [[Roger Uttley]] -English rugby player and coach

1949 - [[Bill Whittington]] -American race car driver

1950 - [[Anne Dell]] -Australian biochemist and academic

1950 - [[Bruce Doull]] -Australian footballer

1950 - [[Leonora Linter]] -Russian-Estonian businessman and activist

1950 - [[Amy Madigan]] -American actress and singer

1950 - [[Barry Sheene]] -English motorcycle racer (d. 2003)

1951 - [[Miroslav Dvořák (ice hockey)|Miroslav Dvořák]] -Czech ice hockey player (d. 2008)

1951 - [[Richard D. Gill]] -English-Dutch mathematician and academic

1951 - [[Hugo Porta]] -Argentinian rugby player

1952 - [[Catherine Bott]] -English soprano

1953 - [[Jani Allan]] -English-South African journalist

1953 - [[Renée Geyer]] -Australian singer

1953 - [[Tommy Shaw]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Styx (band)|Styx, Damn Yankees (band)|Damn Yankees and Shaw Blades)

1953 - [[Michael Tavinor]] -English priest

1954 - [[Sinan Savaskan]] -English composer

1955 - [[Sharon Lamb]] -American psychologist and academic

1956 - [[Tony Gilroy]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1957 - [[Jon Moss]] -English drummer (Culture Club, London (band)|London, and The Nips)

1957 - [[Jeff Sluman]] -American golfer

1958 - [[Roxann Dawson]] -American actress, director, and producer

1958 - [[Brad Lesley]] -American baseball player and actor (d. 2013)

1958 - [[Scott Patterson]] -American actor

1958 - [[Phoef Sutton]] -American screenwriter and producer

1959 - [[Andre Dubus III]] -American author and academic

1960 - [[Hiroshi Amano]] -Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1960 - [[Michael P. Leavitt]] -American soldier

1960 - [[Anne Ramsay]] -American actress

1960 - [[Ramón Vargas]] -Mexican tenor

1961 - [[Philip Ardagh]] -English author

1961 - [[Elizabeth Daily]] -American actress and singer

1961 - [[Virginia Madsen]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1961 - [[Samina Raja]] -Pakistani poet and educator (d. 2012)

1962 - [[Filip Dewinter]] -Belgian politician

1962 - [[Kristy McNichol]] -American actress and singer

1962 - [[Victoria Poleva]] -Ukrainian composer

1962 - [[Julio Salinas]] -Spanish footballer

1962 - [[Jenny Sanford]] -American banker and businesswoman

1963 - [[Dave Bidini]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rheostatics)

1963 - [[Colin Wells (actor)|Colin Wells]] -English actor

1964 - [[Ellis Burks]] -American baseball player and manager

1964 - [[Victor Wooten]] -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Vital Tech Tones, SMV (band)|SMV, and Chick Corea Elektric Band)

1964 - [[Tonton Gutierrez]] -Filipino actor

1965 - [[Moby]] -American singer-songwriter and DJ (Vatican Commandos)

1965 - [[Bashar al-Assad]] -Syrian marshal and politician, 21st President of Syria

1965 - [[Paul Heyman]] -American wrestling promoter, manager, and journalist

1965 - [[Andrus Kajak]] -Estonian fencer

1965 - [[David Roe]] -English snooker player

1966 - [[Kiko, Princess Akishino]] -of Japan

1967 - [[Maria Bartiromo]] -American journalist

1967 - [[Harry Connick, Jr.]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor

1967 - [[Tony David]] -Australian darts player

1967 - [[Sung Jae-gi]] -South Korean activist (d. 2013)

1967 - [[Arpad Miklos]] -Hungarian-American porn actor (d. 2013)

1967 - [[Charles Walker (British politician)|Charles Walker]] -English politician

1968 - [[Allan Alaküla]] -Estonian journalist

1968 - [[Paul Mayeda Berges]] -American director and screenwriter

1968 - [[Kay Hanley]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Letters to Cleo)

1968 - [[Blade Thompson]] -American porn actor and director

1969 - [[Stefano Cagol]] -Italian photographer

1969 - [[Gidget Gein]] -American bass player (Marilyn Manson (band)|Marilyn Manson) (d. 2008)

1969 - [[Eduardo Pérez]] -American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster

1970 - [[Chris Garver]] -American tattoo artist

1970 - [[Taraji P. Henson]] -American actress and singer

1970 - [[William Joppy]] -American boxer

1970 - [[Taja Kramberger]] -Slovenian sociologist and poet

1970 - [[Ted Leo]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Citizens Arrest, Chisel (band)|Chisel, and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists)

1970 - [[Laura Wright]] -American actress

1971 - [[Richard Ashcroft]] -English singer-songwriter (The Verve and RPA & The United Nations of Sound)

1971 - [[Markos Moulitsas]] -American soldier, blogger, and author, founded ''Daily Kos''

1971 - [[Shelton Quarles]] -American football player and scout

1972 - [[Matthew Gilmore]] -Belgian cyclist

1973 - [[In-Grid]] -Italian singer-songwriter and dancer

1974 - [[DeLisha Milton-Jones]] -American basketball player and coach

1975 - [[Juan Cobián]] -Argentinian footballer

1975 - [[Pierre Issa]] -South African footballer

1975 - [[Mark Klepaski]] -American bass player (Breaking Benjamin and Lifer)

1976 - [[Tomáš Enge]] -Czech race car driver

1976 - [[Elephant Man (musician)|Elephant Man]] -Jamaican rapper and DJ

1976 - [[Flora Redoumi]] -Greek hurdler

1977 - [[Ludacris]] -American rapper, producer, and actor, founded Disturbing tha Peace|Disturbing tha Peace Records

1977 - [[Jonny Buckland]] -English guitarist (Coldplay)

1977 - [[Matthew Stevens]] -Welsh snooker player

1977 - [[Tobias Zellner]] -German footballer

1978 - [[Ben Lee]] -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Noise Addict, The Bens, and Gerling)

1978 - [[Ed Reed]] -American football player

1978 - [[Dejan Stanković]] -Serbian footballer

1979 - [[Éric Abidal]] -French footballer

1979 - [[Leon Cort]] -English footballer

1979 - [[Frank Francisco]] -Dominican baseball player

1979 - [[Steve Hofstetter]] -American comedian, journalist, and author

1979 - [[David Pizarro]] -Chilean footballer

1979 - [[Ariana Richards]] -American actress and singer

1980 - [[Mike Comrie]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1980 - [[Dawit Kebede]] -Ethiopian journalist

1980 - [[Antônio Pizzonia]] -Brazilian race car driver

1981 - [[Andrea Dossena]] -Italian footballer

1981 - [[Charles Kelley]] -American singer-songwriter (Lady Antebellum)

1982 - [[Shriya Saran]] -Indian model and actress

1983 - [[Ike Diogu]] -American basketball player

1983 - [[Jacoby Ellsbury]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Aled de Malmanche]] -New Zealand rugby player

1984 - [[Benson Stanley]] -New Zealand rugby player

1985 - [[Robert Acquafresca]] -Italian footballer

1985 - [[Shaun Livingston]] -American basketball player

1985 - [[Zack Stortini]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1986 - [[Ryann Donnelly]] -American singer-songwriter (Schoolyard Heroes)

1986 - [[Darvin Edwards]] -Saint Lucian high jumper

1986 - [[Dwayne Jarrett]] -American football player

1986 - [[Chise Nakamura]] -Japanese actress and model

1986 - [[Chiliboy Ralepelle]] -South African rugby player

1986 - [[Rhian Sugden]] -English model and actress

1987 - [[SoMo]] -American singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Aroldis Chapman]] -Cuban baseball player

1987 - [[Tyler Hoechlin]] -American actor

1987 - [[Mai Oshima]] -Japanese singer and actress (AKB48)

1987 - [[Meamea Thomas]] -I-Kiribati weightlifter (d. 2013)

1988 - [[Lee Yong-dae]] -South Korean badminton player

1989 - [[Asuka Kuramochi]] -Japanese singer and actress (AKB48)

1989 - [[Michael J. Willett]] -American actor and singer

1990 - [[Henry Hopper]] -American actor

1990 - [[Jo Inge Berget]] -Norwegian footballer

1991 - [[Jordan Ayew]] -Ghanan footballer

1991 - [[Anastasia Rybachenko]] -Russian activist

1992 - [[Jonathan Adams (athlete)|Jonathan Adams]] -English discus thrower

1992 - [[Hayato Isomura]] -Japanese actor

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