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Day History: September-16

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Famous Birthdays


16 - [[Julia Drusilla]] -Roman daughter of Germanicus (d. 38)

1507 - [[Jiajing Emperor]] -of China (d. 1567)

1557 - [[Jacques Mauduit]] -French composer (d. 1627)

1615 - [[Heinrich Bach]] -German organist and composer (d. 1692)

1651 - [[Engelbert Kaempfer]] -German physician and botanist (d. 1716)

1666 - [[Antoine Parent]] -French mathematician and theorist (d. 1716)

1678 - [[Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke]] -English philosopher and politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1751)

1716 - [[Angelo Maria Amorevoli]] -Italian tenor (d. 1798)

1722 - [[Gabriel Christie (British Army officer)|Gabriel Christie]] -Scottish-Canadian general (d. 1799)

1725 - [[Nicolas Desmarest]] -French geologist, zoologist, and author (d. 1815)

1745 - [[Mikhail Kutuzov]] -Russian field marshal (d. 1813)

1777 - [[Nathan Mayer Rothschild]] -German-English banker and financier (d. 1836)

1782 - [[Daoguang Emperor]] -of China (d. 1850)

1823 - [[Francis Parkman]] -American historian and author (d. 1893)

1827 - [[Jean Albert Gaudry]] -French geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1908)

1830 - [[Patrick Francis Moran]] -Irish-Australian cardinal (d. 1911)

1837 - [[Pedro V of Portugal]] -(d. 1861)

1844 - [[Paul Taffanel]] -French flute player and conductor (d. 1908)

1846 - [[Anna Kingsford]] -English author, poet, and activist (d. 1888)

1853 - [[Albrecht Kossel]] -German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)

1858 - [[Edward Marshall Hall]] -English lawyer and politician (d. 1927)

1858 - [[Bonar Law]] -Canadian-Scottish banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1923)

1859 - [[Yuan Shikai]] -Chinese general and politician, President of the Republic of China (d. 1916)

1866 - [[Georg Voigt (politician)|Georg Voigt]] -German politician, List of mayors of Marburg|Mayor of Marburg (d. 1927)

1870 - [[John Pius Boland]] -Irish-English tennis player and politician (d. 1958)

1875 - [[James Cash Penney]] -American businessman, founded J. C. Penney (d. 1971)

1876 - [[Francisco Camet]] -Argentinian fencer (d. 1931)

1877 - [[Jacob Schick]] -American-Canadian inventor and businessman, founded Schick (razors)|Schick Razors (d. 1937)

1878 - [[Karl Albiker]] -German sculptor (d. 1961)

1880 - [[Alfred Noyes]] -English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1958)

1881 - [[Clive Bell]] -English philosopher and critic (d. 1964)

1883 - [[T. E. Hulme]] -English poet and critic (d. 1917)

1886 - [[Jean Arp]] -Alsatian sculptor and painter (d. 1966)

1887 - [[Nadia Boulanger]] -French composer and educator (d. 1979)

1888 - [[W. O. Bentley]] -English engineer, racing driver and founder of Bentley|Bentley Motors Limited (d. 1971)

1888 - [[Frans Eemil Sillanpää]] -Finnish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)

1891 - [[Karl Dönitz]] -German admiral and politician, List of German presidents|President of Germany (d. 1980)

1891 - [[Stephanie von Hohenlohe]] -Austrian-German spy (d. 1972)

1893 - [[Alexander Korda]] -Hungarian-English director, producer, and screenwiter (d. 1956)

1893 - [[Albert Szent-Györgyi]] -Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

1895 - [[Zainal Abidin Ahmad (writer)|Zainal Abidin Ahmad]] -Malaysian author and scholar (d. 1973)

1896 - [[Margaret Fitzgerald (supercentenarian)|Margaret Fitzgerald]] -Canadian super-centenarian (d. 2009)

1897 - [[Milt Franklyn]] -American composer (d. 1962)

1898 - [[H. A. Rey]] -American author and illustrator, co-created ''Curious George'' (d. 1977)

1899 - [[Hans Swarowsky]] -Hungarian-Austrian conductor and educator (d. 1975)

1905 - [[Vladimír Holan]] -Czech poet and author (d. 1980)

1906 - [[Jack Churchill]] -English colonel (d. 1996)

1910 - [[Erich Kempka]] -German colonel and chauffeur (d. 1975)

1910 - [[Karl Kling]] -German race car driver (d. 2003)

1911 - [[Wilfred Burchett]] -Australian journalist (d. 1983)

1911 - [[Paul Henning]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)

1914 - [[Allen Funt]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1914 - [[Josef Peters (racing driver)|Josef Peters]] -German racing driver (d. 2001)

1915 - [[Cy Walter]] -American pianist (d. 1968)

1916 - [[Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw]] -Caribbean politician, 1st Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis (d. 1978)

1916 - [[M. S. Subbulakshmi]] -Indian singer and actress (d. 2004)

1916 - [[Frank Leslie Walcott]] -Barbadian cricketer, umpire, and politician (d. 1999)

1918 - [[Władysław Kędra]] -Polish pianist (d. 1968)

1919 - [[Laurence J. Peter]] -Canadian-American hierarchiologist and educator (d. 1990)

1919 - [[Andy Russell (singer)|Andy Russell]] -American singer and actor (d. 1992)

1920 - [[Sheila Quinn]] -English nurse and educator

1920 - [[Art Sansom]] -American cartoonist (d. 1991)

1921 - [[Jon Hendricks]] -American singer-songwriter

1921 - [[Korla Pandit]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1998)

1922 - [[Guy Hamilton]] -French-English director and screenwriter

1922 - [[Marcel Mouloudji]] -French actor and singer (d. 1994)

1922 - [[Janis Paige]] -American actress and singer

1923 - [[Lee Kuan Yew]] -Singaporean lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2015)

1924 - [[Lauren Bacall]] -American actress and singer (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Charlie Byrd]] -American guitarist (d. 1999)

1925 - [[Charles Haughey]] -Irish accountant, lawyer, and politician, 7th Taoiseach|Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2006)

1925 - [[B.B. King]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2015)

1926 - [[Tommy Bond]] -American actor and singer (d. 2005)

1926 - [[William Cole (public servant)|William Cole]] -Australian public servant

1926 - [[Eric Gross]] -Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (d. 2011)

1926 - [[John Knowles]] -American soldier and author (d. 2001)

1926 - [[Rogers McKee]] -American baseball player (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Robert H. Schuller]] -American pastor and author (d. 2015)

1926 - [[Takao Tanabe]] -Canadian painter

1927 - [[Peter Falk]] -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2011)

1927 - [[Jack Kelly (actor)|Jack Kelly]] -American actor and politician (d. 1992)

1927 - [[Sadako Ogata]] -Japanese academic and diplomat, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

1928 - [[Rex Trailer]] -American television host, actor, and singer (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Lady Gwen Thompson]] -English author and educator (d. 1986)

1930 - [[Anne Francis]] -American actress (d. 2011)

1931 - [[K. D. Arulpragasam]] -Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (d. 2003)

1931 - [[Little Willie Littlefield]] -American-Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2013)

1932 - [[Micky Stewart]] -English cricketer and coach

1933 - [[Steve Shirley]] -German-English businesswoman and philanthropist, founded Xansa

1934 - [[Elgin Baylor]] -American basketball player and coach

1934 - [[George Chakiris]] -American actor, singer, and dancer

1934 - [[Ronnie Drew]] -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Dubliners) (d. 2008)

1934 - [[Dick Heckstall-Smith]] -English saxophonist (Blues Incorporated, The Graham Bond Organisation, and Colosseum (band)|Colosseum) (d. 2004)

1935 - [[Carl Andre]] -American sculptor

1935 - [[Billy Boy Arnold]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1935 - [[Jules Bass]] -American director, producer, composer, and author

1935 - [[Bob Kiley]] -American-English businessman

1935 - [[Esther Vilar]] -Argentinian-German author and playwright

1937 - [[Pavel Bobek]] -Czech singer (d. 2013)

1937 - [[Aleksandr Medved]] -Belarusian wrestler and coach

1937 - [[Vince Naimoli]] -American businessman and philanthropist

1939 - [[Breyten Breytenbach]] -South African-French poet and painter

1939 - [[Bill McGill]] -American basketball player (d. 2014)

1940 - [[Hamiet Bluiett]] -American saxophonist and composer (World Saxophone Quartet)

1941 - [[Joe Butler]] -American singer, autoharp player, and drummer (The Lovin' Spoonful)

1941 - [[Richard Perle]] -American political scientist and politician

1942 - [[Bernie Calvert]] -English bass player and keyboard player (The Hollies)

1942 - [[Dennis Conner]] -American sailor

1942 - [[Susan L. Graham]] -American computer scientist

1942 - [[Tadamasa Goto]] -Japanese mobster

1943 - [[Wang Houjun]] -Chinese footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1943 - [[James Alan McPherson]] -American author and academic

1944 - [[Winston Grennan]] -Jamaican drummer (Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Toots and the Maytals) (d. 2000)

1945 - [[Pat Stevens]] -American actress (d. 2010)

1946 - [[Cathee Dahmen]] -American model (d. 1997)

1946 - [[Mike Reynolds (politician)|Mike Reynolds]] -Australian politician

1946 - [[Camilo Sesto]] -Spanish singer-songwriter and producer

1947 - [[Dusty Hughes (playwright)|Dusty Hughes]] -English director and playwright

1947 - [[Enrique Krauze]] -Mexican historian, critic, and publisher

1948 - [[Ron Blair]] -American bass player (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

1948 - [[Rosemary Casals]] -American tennis player and sportscaster

1948 - [[Julia Donaldson]] -English author and playwright

1948 - [[Kenney Jones]] -English drummer (The Small Faces, Faces (band)|Faces, The Who, The Law (band)|The Law, and The Jones Gang)

1948 - [[Susan Ruttan]] -American actress

1949 - [[Chrisye]] -Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

1949 - [[Ed Begley, Jr.]] -American actor and producer

1950 - [[The Bellamy Brothers|David Bellamy]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Bellamy Brothers)

1950 - [[Henry Louis Gates]] -American educator, scholar, and author

1950 - [[Loyd Grossman]] -American-English singer, guitarist, and television host

1951 - [[Vince Bell]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1951 - [[Andy Irvine (rugby union)|Andy Irvine]] -Scottish rugby player and coach

1952 - [[Tony Cunningham]] -English educator and politician

1952 - [[Česlovas Laurinavičius]] -Lithuanian historian and politologist

1952 - [[Karen Muir]] -South African swimmer and physician (d. 2013)

1952 - [[Mickey Rourke]] -American boxer, actor, and screenwriter

1953 - [[Alan Barton]] -English singer and guitarist (Black Lace (band)|Black Lace and Smokie (band)|Smokie) (d. 1995)

1953 - [[Kurt Fuller]] -American actor

1953 - [[Nancy Huston]] -Canadian-American author

1953 - [[Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Malloch-Brown]] -English journalist and politician, 2nd Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

1953 - [[Jerry Pate]] -American golfer and sportscaster

1953 - [[Eric Vail]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1954 - [[Sanjoy Bandopadhyay]] -Indian sitar player and composer

1954 - [[Earl Klugh]] -American guitarist and composer

1954 - [[William McKeen]] -American author and academic

1954 - [[Colin Newman]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (Wire (band)|Wire, Githead, and Immersion (artists)|Immersion)

1954 - [[Frank Reed (singer)|Frank Reed]] -American singer-songwriter (The Chi-Lites) (d. 2014)

1955 - [[Ron Brewer]] -American basketball player

1955 - [[Janet Ellis]] -English actress and television host

1955 - [[Yolandita Monge]] -Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and actress

1955 - [[Robin Yount]] -American baseball player and coach

1956 - [[Maggie Atkinson]] -English educator and civil servant

1956 - [[David Copperfield (illusionist)|David Copperfield]] -American magician and actor

1956 - [[Dave Schulthise]] -American bass player (The Dead Milkmen) (d. 2004)

1957 - [[Clara Furse]] -Canadian-English businesswoman

1957 - [[Norman Lamb]] -English lawyer and politician

1957 - [[David McCreery]] -Irish footballer and manager

1957 - [[Anca Parghel]] -Romanian singer and pianist (d. 2008)

1958 - [[Orel Hershiser]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1958 - [[Maura O'Connell]] -Irish singer and actress (De Dannan)

1958 - [[Neville Southall]] -Welsh footballer and manager

1958 - [[Jennifer Tilly]] -American actress and poker player

1959 - [[Peter Keleghan]] -Canadian actor

1959 - [[Tim Raines]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1959 - [[Dave Richardson]] -South African cricketer, manager, and lawyer

1959 - [[Victory Tischler-Blue]] -American bass player, director, and producer (The Runaways)

1960 - [[Jayne Brook]] -American actress

1960 - [[Kurt Busiek]] -American author

1960 - [[Ean Evans]] -American bass player (Lynyrd Skynyrd and Outlaws (band)|Outlaws) (d. 2009)

1960 - [[Graham Haynes]] -American trumpet player and composer

1960 - [[Danny John-Jules]] -English actor, singer, and dancer

1960 - [[Yianna Katsoulos]] -American-French singer

1961 - [[Bilinda Butcher]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (My Bloody Valentine (band)|My Bloody Valentine)

1961 - [[Annamária Szalai]] -Hungarian journalist, economist, and politician (d. 2013)

1962 - [[Seth (cartoonist)|Seth]] -Canadian author and illustrator

1963 - [[Richard Marx]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1964 - [[Mary Coustas]] -Australian actress and screenwriter

1964 - [[Rossy de Palma]] -Spanish-French model and actress

1964 - [[Dave Sabo]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Skid Row (American band)|Skid Row)

1964 - [[Molly Shannon]] -American actress and singer

1965 - [[Katy Kurtzman]] -American actress

1965 - [[Karl-Heinz Riedle]] -German footballer and manager

1966 - [[Sean Frye]] -American actor

1966 - [[Wil McCarthy]] -American author and playwright

1966 - [[Scott Workman]] -American stuntman and actor (d. 2013)

1966 - [[Kevin Young (hurdler)|Kevin Young]] -American hurdler

1967 - [[Hiroya Oku]] -Japanese author and illustrator

1968 - [[Marc Anthony]] -American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer

1968 - [[Walt Becker]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1968 - [[Tommy Keane]] -Irish footballer (d. 2012)

1969 - [[Justine Frischmann]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Elastica and Suede (band)|Suede)

1969 - [[Janno Gibbs]] -Filipino singer-songwriter and actor

1969 - [[Emanuele Guidi]] -Sammarinese archer

1970 - [[Mark Schultz (musician)|Mark Schultz]] -American singer-songwriter

1971 - [[Amy Poehler]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1971 - [[Joel Heyman]] -American actor

1972 - [[Mark Bruener]] -American football player

1972 - [[Mike Doyle (actor)|Mike Doyle]] -American actor

1972 - [[Shalane McCall]] -American actress

1972 - [[Alessandro Nunziati]] -Italian singer-songwriter (Theatres des Vampires, Lord Vampyr's Shadowsreign, Cain (band)|Cain)

1972 - [[James Westman]] -Canadian opera singer

1973 - [[George Corrie]] -English footballer

1973 - [[Justin Haythe]] -American author and screenwriter

1973 - [[Alexander Vinokourov]] -Kazakh cyclist

1974 - [[Monique Brumby]] -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1974 - [[Joaquín Castro]] -American lawyer and politician

1974 - [[Julian Castro]] -American lawyer and politician, 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

1975 - [[Gal Fridman]] -Israeli windsurfer

1975 - [[Jason Leffler]] -American race car driver (d. 2013)

1975 - [[Loona]] -Dutch singer-songwriter and dancer

1975 - [[Shannon Noll]] -Australian singer-songwriter

1976 - [[Elīna Garanča]] -Latvian Mezzosopranist

1976 - [[Tina Barrett]] -English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (S Club)

1976 - [[Greg Buckner]] -American basketball player and coach

1977 - [[Greg Ball (politician)|Gregory Ball]] -American captain and politician

1977 - [[Musiq Soulchild]] -American singer-songwriter

1978 - [[Dan Dickau]] -American basketball player and coach

1978 - [[Claudia Marx]] -German runner

1978 - [[Matthew Rogers]] -American singer and television host

1978 - [[Ebonie Smith]] -Puerto Rican-American actress

1978 - [[Ane Carmen Roggen]] -Norwegian singer (Pitsj)

1978 - [[Ida Roggen]] -Norwegian singer (Pitsj)

1979 - [[Fanny (singer)|Fanny]] -French singer

1979 - [[Aileen Celeste]] -Venezuelan actress

1979 - [[Bobby Korecky]] -American baseball player

1979 - [[Flo Rida]] -American rapper

1980 - [[Ken Mizorogi]] -Japanese actor

1980 - [[Patrik Štefan]] -Czech ice hockey player

1980 - [[Kenny van Weeghel]] -Dutch wheelchair racer

1981 - [[Fan Bingbing]] -Chinese actress, singer, and producer

1981 - [[Alexis Bledel]] -American actress

1981 - [[LaVerne Jones-Ferrette]] -Virgin Islander sprinter

1982 - [[Leon Knight]] -English footballer

1982 - [[Michele Rizzo]] -Italian rugby player

1982 - [[Fiete Sykora]] -German footballer

1982 - [[Ryan Thomson (footballer, born 1982)|Ryan Thomson]] -Scottish footballer

1983 - [[John Afoa]] -New Zealand rugby player

1983 - [[Katerine Avgoustakis]] -Belgian singer and pianist

1983 - [[Kirsty Coventry]] -Zimbabwean swimmer

1983 - [[Brandon Moss]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Legedu Naanee]] -American football player

1984 - [[Sabrina Bryan]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1984 - [[Serginho Catarinense]] -Brazilian footballer

1984 - [[Katie Melua]] -Georgian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1985 - [[Madeline Zima]] -American actress

1986 - [[Gordon Beckham]] -American baseball player

1986 - [[Ian Harding]] -German-American actor

1986 - [[Kyla Pratt]] -American actress and singer

1987 - [[Daren Kagasoff]] -American actor

1987 - [[Kyle Lafferty]] -Irish footballer

1987 - [[Louis Ngwat-Mahop]] -Cameroonian footballer

1987 - [[Burry Stander]] -South African cyclist (d. 2013)

1987 - [[Travis Wall]] -American dancer and choreographer

1988 - [[Teddy Geiger]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1988 - [[Sarah Steele]] -American actress

1989 - [[Braden Holtby]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1989 - [[José Salomón Rondón]] -Venezuelan footballer

1989 - [[Dustin Tokarski]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1990 - [[Serri (singer)|Serri]] -South Korean singer, dancer, actress, and model (Dal Shabet)

1991 - [[Diāna Bukājeva]] -Latvian tennis player

1991 - [[Alexandra Paul (figure skater)|Alexandra Paul]] -Canadian figure skater

1991 - [[Kyle Smith (motorcyclist)|Kyle Smith]] -English motorcycle racer

1992 - [[Vytenis Čižauskas]] -Lithuanian basketball player

1992 - [[Nick Jonas]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Jonas Brothers and Nick Jonas & the Administration)

1992 - [[Jake Roche]] -English singer-songwriter and actor (Rixton (band)|Rixton)

1996 - [[Ryusei Yokohama]] -Japanese actor and model

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