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Day History: September-14

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Famous Birthdays


1384 - [[Ephraim of Nea Makri]] -Greek martyr and saint (d. 1426)

1388 - [[Claudius Clavus]] -Danish geographer and cartographer (d. 1438)

1486 - [[Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa]] -German theologian, astrologer, and alchemist (d. 1535)

1543 - [[Claudio Acquaviva]] -Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1615)

1547 - [[Johan van Oldenbarnevelt]] -Dutch politician (d. 1619)

1580 - [[Francisco de Quevedo]] -Spanish poet and politician (d. 1645)

1656 - [[Thomas Baker (antiquarian)|Thomas Baker]] -English historian and author (d. 1746)

1713 - [[Johann Kies]] -German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1781)

1721 - [[Eliphalet Dyer]] -American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1807)

1736 - [[Robert Raikes]] -English philanthropist and Anglican layman (d. 1811)

1737 - [[Michael Haydn]] -Austrian composer (d. 1806)

1769 - [[Alexander von Humboldt]] -German geographer and explorer (d. 1859)

1774 - [[Lord William Bentinck]] -English general and politician, 14th Governor-General of India (d. 1839)

1791 - [[Franz Bopp]] -German linguist and academic (d. 1867)

1804 - [[John Gould]] -English ornithologist and illustrator (d. 1881)

1804 - [[Louis Désiré Maigret]] -French bishop (d. 1882)

1837 - [[Nikolai Bugaev]] -Georgian-Russian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1903)

1847 - [[Fanny Holland]] -English actress and singer (d. 1931)

1850 - [[Anton Mahnič]] -Slovenian bishop, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1920)

1853 - [[Ponnambalam Arunachalam]] -Sri Lankan politician (d. 1924)

1860 - [[Hamlin Garland]] -American author and poet (d. 1940)

1864 - [[Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood]] -English lawyer and politician, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1865 - [[Edgar Aabye]] -Danish tug of war competitor (d. 1941)

1867 - [[Charles Dana Gibson]] -American illustrator (d. 1944)

1868 - [[Théodore Botrel]] -French singer-songwriter, poet, and playwright (d. 1925)

1869 - [[Kid Nichols]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)

1872 - [[John Olof Dahlgren]] -Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1963)

1879 - [[Margaret Sanger]] -American nurse and activist (d. 1966)

1880 - [[Benjamin (Fedchenkov)|Benjamin]] -Russian missionary and bishop (d. 1961)

1880 - [[Archie Hahn]] -American sprinter (d. 1955)

1883 - [[Richard Gerstl]] -Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1908)

1885 - [[Vittorio Gui]] -Italian conductor, composer, and critic (d. 1975)

1886 - [[Jan Masaryk]] -Czech politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Czechoslovakia)|Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia (d. 1948)

1887 - [[Paul Kochanski]] -Polish violinist and composer (d. 1934)

1889 - [[María Capovilla]] -Ecuadorian super-centenarian (d. 2006)

1891 - [[Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov]] -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1983)

1896 - [[José Mojica]] -Mexican tenor and actor (d. 1974)

1898 - [[Lawrence Gellert]] -Hungarian-American music collector (d. 1979)

1898 - [[Ernest Nash]] -German-Italian photographer and scholar (d. 1974)

1898 - [[Hal B. Wallis]] -American actor and producer (d. 1986)

1902 - [[Giorgos Papasideris]] -Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1977)

1902 - [[Alice Tully]] -American soprano and philanthropist (d. 1993)

1903 - [[Mart Raud]] -Estonian poet and author (d. 1980)

1905 - [[Petronella van Randwijk]] -Dutch gymnast (d. 1978)

1907 - [[Yuri Ivask]] -Estonian-Russian-American poet and literary critic (d. 1986)

1909 - [[Peter Scott]] -English ornithologist, painter, and sailor (d. 1989)

1909 - [[Stuff Smith]] -American violinist (d. 1967)

1909 - [[Andreas Tzimas]] -Greek communist politician and Resistance leader (d. 1972)

1910 - [[Lehman Engel]] -American composer and conductor (d. 1982)

1910 - [[Jack Hawkins]] -English actor and producer (d. 1973)

1910 - [[Yiannis Latsis]] -Greek businessman (d. 2003)

1910 - [[Rolf Liebermann]] -Swiss-French composer and manager (d. 1999)

1911 - [[William H. Armstrong]] -American author and educator (d. 1999)

1913 - [[Jacobo Árbenz]] -Guatemalan captain and politician, President of Guatemala (d. 1971)

1913 - [[Annalisa Ericson]] -Swedish actress and singer (d. 2011)

1913 - [[Rubby Sherr]] -American physicist and academic (d. 2013)

1914 - [[Mae Boren Axton]] -American songwriter (d. 1997)

1914 - [[Lída Baarová]] -Czech-Austrian actress (d. 2000)

1914 - [[Clayton Moore]] -American actor (d. 1999)

1915 - [[John Dobson (amateur astronomer)|John Dobson]] -Chinese-American astronomer and author, deigned the Dobsonian telescope (d. 2014)

1916 - [[Eric Bentley]] -English-American singer, playwright, and critic

1916 - [[John Heyer]] -Australian director and producer (d. 2001)

1917 - [[Rudolf Baumgartner]] -Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 2002)

1917 - [[Phyllis Frost]] -Australian philanthropist (d. 2004)

1918 - [[Georges Berger]] -Belgian race car driver (d. 1967)

1918 - [[Cachao López]] -Cuban-American bassist and composer (d. 2008)

1919 - [[Deryck Cooke]] -English musicologist and broadcaster (d. 1976)

1919 - [[Gil Langley]] -Australian cricketer, footballer, and politician (d. 2001)

1919 - [[Olga Lowe]] -South African-English actress (d. 2013)

1919 - [[Kay Medford]] -American actress (d. 1980)

1920 - [[Mario Benedetti]] -Uruguayan journalist and author (d. 2009)

1920 - [[Lawrence Klein]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Alberto Calderón]] -Argentinian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)

1921 - [[Constance Baker Motley]] -American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2005)

1921 - [[A. Jean de Grandpré]] -Canadian lawyer, businessman, and academic

1921 - [[Paul Poberezny]] -American pilot and businessman, founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (d. 2013)

1921 - [[Dario Vittori]] -Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (d. 2001)

1922 - [[Michel Auclair]] -German-French actor (d. 1988)

1922 - [[Alfred Käärmann]] -Estonian soldier and author (d. 2010)

1923 - [[Nicholas Georgiadis]] -Greek painter and costume designer (d. 2001)

1924 - [[Patricia Barringer]] -American baseball player and accountant (d. 2007)

1924 - [[Jerry Coleman]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

1924 - [[Abioseh Nicol]] -Sierra Leonean-English physician, academic, and diplomat (d. 1994)

1924 - [[Wim Polak]] -Dutch journalist and politician, List of mayors of Amsterdam|Mayor of Amsterdam (d. 1999)

1926 - [[Michel Butor]] -French author

1926 - [[Richard Ellsasser]] -American organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)

1927 - [[Martin Caidin]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)

1927 - [[Jim Fanning]] -American-Canadian baseball player and manager (d. 2015)

1927 - [[Edmund Szoka]] -American cardinal (d. 2014)

1928 - [[Jay Cameron]] -American reed player and saxophonist (d. 2001)

1928 - [[Alberto Korda]] -Cuban photographer (d. 2001)

1928 - [[Angus Ogilvy]] -English businessman (d. 2004)

1929 - [[Larry Collins (writer)|Larry Collins]] -American-French journalist, historian, and author (d. 2005)

1929 - [[Maurice Vachon]] -Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Allan Bloom]] -American philosopher and academic (d. 1992)

1930 - [[Romola Costantino]] -Australian pianist and critic (d. 1988)

1930 - [[Eugene I. Gordon]] -American physicist and engineer (d. 2014)

1932 - [[Harry Sinden]] -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1932 - [[John Tembo]] -Malawian politician

1933 - [[Zoe Caldwell]] -Australian actress

1933 - [[Harve Presnell]] -American actor and singer (d. 2009)

1934 - [[Sarah Kofman]] -French philosopher and academic (d. 1994)

1934 - [[Bob Maguire]] -Australian priest and radio host

1934 - [[Kate Millett]] -American author and activist

1934 - [[Don Walser]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

1935 - [[Fujio Akatsuka]] -Japanese illustrator (d. 2008)

1935 - [[Amanda Barrie]] -English actress and singer

1936 - [[Harry Danielsen]] -Norwegian educator and politician (d. 2011)

1936 - [[Terence Donovan (photographer)|Terence Donovan]] -English photographer and director (d. 1996)

1936 - [[Walter Koenig]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1936 - [[Ferid Murad]] -American physician and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1936 - [[Lucas Samaras]] -Greek-American painter and photographer

1937 - [[Renzo Piano]] -Italian architect, designed The Shard and The New York Times Building

1938 - [[Franco Califano]] -Libyan-Italian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013)

1938 - [[Nicol Williamson]] -Scottish-Dutch actor (d. 2011)

1939 - [[DeWitt Weaver (golfer)|DeWitt Weaver]] -American golfer

1940 - [[Larry Brown (basketball)|Larry Brown]] -American basketball player and coach

1940 - [[Jacques Godin]] -Canadian actor

1941 - [[Ian Kennedy (lawyer)|Ian Kennedy]] -English lawyer and academic

1941 - [[Alberto Naranjo]] -Venezuelan drummer and composer

1941 - [[Alex St. Clair]] -American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2006)

1942 - [[Oliver Lake]] -American saxophonist, flute player, and composer (World Saxophone Quartet)

1942 - [[Roger Lyons]] -English union leader

1942 - [[Bernard MacLaverty]] -Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter

1943 - [[Irwin Goodman]] -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)

1943 - [[Marcos Valle]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1944 - [[Joey Heatherton]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1944 - [[Günter Netzer]] -German footballer and manager

1945 - [[Martin Tyler]] -English sportscaster

1946 - [[Jim Angle]] -American journalist

1946 - [[Wolfgang Sühnholz]] -German-American soccer player and coach

1947 - [[Jon Bauman]] -American singer and actor (Sha Na Na)

1947 - [[Sam Neill]] -Irish-New Zealand actor and director

1948 - [[Marc Reisner]] -American environmentalist and author (d. 2000)

1949 - [[Steve Gaines]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd and Detroit (band)|Detroit) (d. 1977)

1949 - [[Ed King]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hunger (band)|Hunger, and Strawberry Alarm Clock)

1949 - [[Tommy Seebach]] -Danish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Sir Henry and his Butlers) (d. 2003)

1949 - [[Fred "Sonic" Smith]] -American guitarist and songwriter (MC5 and Sonic's Rendezvous Band) (d. 1994)

1949 - [[Eikichi Yazawa]] -Japanese singer-songwriter

1950 - [[Paul Kossoff]] -English guitarist and songwriter (free (band)|Free, Black Cat Bones, and Back Street Crawler (band)|Back Street Crawler) (d. 1976)

1950 - [[Masami Kuwashima]] -Japanese race car driver

1950 - [[Mike Nifong]] -American lawyer and politician

1950 - [[John Steptoe]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1989)

1953 - [[Tom Cora]] -American cellist and composer (Skeleton Crew (band)|Skeleton Crew, Third Person (band)|Third Person, and Curlew (band)|Curlew) (d. 1998)

1953 - [[Judy Playfair]] -Australian swimmer

1954 - [[Barry Cowsill]] -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (The Cowsills) (d. 2005)

1954 - [[David Wojnarowicz]] -American artist (d. 1992)

1955 - [[Edu Manzano]] -Filipino actor, host, and politician

1955 - [[Steve Berlin]] -American saxophonist, keyboard player, and producer (Los Lobos, The Flesh Eaters (band)|The Flesh Eaters, and The Blasters)

1955 - [[Geraldine Brooks (writer)|Geraldine Brooks]] -Australian-American journalist and author

1955 - [[William Jackson (Scottish composer)|William Jackson]] -Scottish harp player and composer (Ossian (band)|Ossian)

1955 - [[Ingmar Ott]] -Estonian botanist

1956 - [[Paul Allott]] -English cricketer and sportscaster

1956 - [[Kostas Karamanlis]] -Greek lawyer and politician, 181st Prime Minister of Greece

1956 - [[Nathalie Roussel]] -French actress

1956 - [[Ray Wilkins]] -English footballer and manager

1956 - [[Lefteris Zagoritis]] -Greek politician

1957 - [[Tim Wallach]] -American baseball player and coach

1957 - [[Kepler Wessels]] -South African cricketer and coach

1958 - [[Paul Clark (footballer)|Paul Clark]] -English footballer

1958 - [[Arlindo Cruz]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (Grupo Fundo de Quintal)

1958 - [[Beth Nielsen Chapman]] -American singer-songwriter

1959 - [[John Berry (singer)|John Berry]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1959 - [[Gary Cady]] -English actor

1959 - [[Mary Crosby]] -American actress

1959 - [[Morten Harket]] -Norwegian singer-songwriter (A-ha)

1960 - [[Ronald Lengkeek]] -Dutch footballer

1960 - [[Melissa Leo]] -American actress and producer

1960 - [[Callum Keith Rennie]] -English-Canadian actor and producer

1961 - [[Martina Gedeck]] -German actress

1961 - [[Freeman Mbowe]] -Tanzanian politician

1961 - [[Wendy Thomas]] -American businesswoman

1962 - [[Tom Kurvers]] -American ice hockey player and sportscaster

1963 - [[Tony Becker]] -American actor

1963 - [[Robin Singh (cricketer, born 1963)|Robin Singh]] -Trinidadian-Indian cricketer and coach

1964 - [[Stephen Dunham]] -American actor (d. 2012)

1964 - [[Faith Ford]] -American actress and producer

1965 - [[Emily Bell]] -English journalist and academic

1965 - [[Dmitry Medvedev]] -Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Russia

1965 - [[Kevin O'Hare]] -English ballet dancer and director

1965 - [[Michelle Stafford]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Ariel (DJ)|Ariel]] -Argentinian-English DJ and producer

1967 - [[Dan Cortese]] -American actor

1967 - [[Jens Lien]] -Norwegian director, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Anna Malle]] -American porn actress and director (d. 2006)

1967 - [[K. C. Martel]] -Canadian actor

1967 - [[John Power (musician)|John Power]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The La's and Cast (band)|Cast)

1968 - [[Tanel Joamets]] -Estonian pianist

1968 - [[Grant Shapps]] -English politician

1969 - [[Konstadinos Koukodimos]] -Australian-Greek long jumper and politician

1970 - [[Francesco Casagrande]] -Italian cyclist

1970 - [[Ben Garant]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1970 - [[Craig Montoya]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Everclear (band)|Everclear)

1970 - [[Enrique Plancarte Solís]] -Mexican drug lord (d. 2014)

1970 - [[Mark Webber (guitarist)|Mark Webber]] -English guitarist (Pulp (band)|Pulp

1971 - [[Jeff Loomis]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Nevermore and Sanctuary (band)|Sanctuary)

1971 - [[Andre Matos]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (Viper (band)|Viper, Angra (band)|Angra, Shaman (Brazilian band)|Shaman, and Symfonia)

1971 - [[Christopher McCulloch]] -American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter

1971 - [[Kimberly Williams-Paisley]] -American actress, director, and producer

1972 - [[David Bell (baseball)|David Bell]] -American baseball player and coach

1972 - [[Nakamura Shidō II]] -Japanese actor

1973 - [[Nas]] -American rapper and actor (The Firm (hip hop group)|The Firm)

1973 - [[Tony Bui]] -Vietnamese director, producer, and screenwriter

1973 - [[Terrell Fletcher]] -American football player

1973 - [[Mic Geronimo]] -American rapper

1973 - [[Andrew Lincoln]] -English actor

1973 - [[Linvoy Primus]] -English footballer

1973 - [[Mike Ward (comedian)|Mike Ward]] -Canadian comedian and actor

1974 - [[Chad Bradford]] -American baseball player

1974 - [[Hicham El Guerrouj]] -Moroccan runner

1974 - [[Mattias Marklund]] -Swedish guitarist (Vintersorg)

1974 - [[Helgi Sigurðsson]] -Icelandic footballer

1974 - [[Patrick van Balkom]] -Dutch sprinter

1976 - [[Agustín Calleri]] -Argentinian tennis player

1977 - [[Mattias Agabus]] -Estonian architect

1977 - [[Malik Bendjelloul]] -Swedish director and producer (d. 2014)

1977 - [[Thomas Leeb]] -Austrian guitarist

1978 - [[Ben Cohen (rugby union)|Ben Cohen]] -English rugby player

1978 - [[Carmen Kass]] -Estonian model and actress

1978 - [[Silvia Navarro]] -Mexican actress

1978 - [[Danielle Peck]] -American singer-songwriter

1979 - [[Jesse Marunde]] -American strongman (d. 2007)

1979 - [[Ivica Olić]] -Croatian footballer

1979 - [[Stefan Stam]] -Dutch footballer

1980 - [[Ayọ]] -German singer-songwriter and actress

1981 - [[Yumi Adachi]] -Japanese actress, model, and singer

1981 - [[Katie Lee (food critic)|Katie Lee]] -American chef, author, and critic

1981 - [[Miyavi]] -Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Dué le Quartz and Skin (Japanese band)|S.K.I.N.)

1981 - [[Stefan Reisinger]] -German footballer

1981 - [[Ashley Roberts]] -American singer, dancer, and actress (Pussycat Dolls)

1982 - [[Lethal Bizzle]] -English rapper (More Fire Crew)

1982 - [[Hiroki Narimiya]] -Japanese actor

1982 - [[Patrick Garcia]] -Filipino actor

1982 - [[Petr Průcha]] -Czech ice hockey player

1983 - [[Arash Borhani]] -Iranian footballer

1983 - [[Josh Outman]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Frostee Rucker]] -American football player

1983 - [[Amy Winehouse]] -English singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1984 - [[Sonja Bertram]] -German actress

1984 - [[Adam Lamberg]] -American actor

1984 - [[Tom Veelers]] -Dutch cyclist

1985 - [[Paolo Gregoletto]] -American bass player (Trivium (band)|Trivium)

1985 - [[Trevis Smith]] -American football player

1985 - [[Aya Ueto]] -Japanese actress and singer (Z-1 (band)|Z-1)

1985 - [[Delmon Young]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Tyron Perez]] -Filipino actor (d. 2011)

1986 - [[SoShy]] -French-American singer-songwriter

1986 - [[Jonathan Monaghan]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1986 - [[Steven Naismith]] -Scottish footballer

1986 - [[Alan Sheehan]] -Irish footballer

1986 - [[Tinchy Stryder]] -Ghanaian-English rapper and producer (Roll Deep)

1986 - [[Ai Takahashi]] -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume, Minimoni, Elegies (J-pop)|Elegies, and High-King)

1986 - [[A.J. Trauth]] -American actor

1987 - [[Michael Crabtree]] -American football player

1988 - [[Martin Fourcade]] -French biathlete

1988 - [[Kirsten Haglund]] -American model, Miss America|Miss America 2008

1988 - [[Diogo Salomão]] -Portuguese footballer

1989 - [[Logan Henderson]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (Big Time Rush)

1989 - [[Jesse James (actor)|Jesse James]] -American actor

1989 - [[Lee Jong-suk]] -South Korean actor and model

1990 - [[Douglas Costa]] -Brazilian soccer player

1991 - [[Dee Milliner]] -American football player

1992 - [[Zico (rapper)|Zico]] -South Korean rapper

1994 - [[Hailey Anne Nelson]] -American actress

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