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Day History: September-19

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Famous Birthdays


86 - [[Antoninus Pius]] -Roman emperor (d. 161)

866 - [[Leo VI the Wise]] -Byzantine emperor (d. 912)

1328 - [[Joan of Kent]] -Princess of Wales (d. 1385)

1377 - [[Albert IV, Duke of Austria]] -(d. 1404)

1551 - [[Henry III of France]] -(d. 1589)

1749 - [[Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre]] -French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1822)

1754 - [[John Ross Key]] -American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (d. 1821)

1759 - [[William Kirby (entomologist)|William Kirby]] -English entomologist (d. 1850)

1774 - [[Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1849)

1778 - [[Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux]] -Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor (d. 1868)

1796 - [[Hartley Coleridge]] -English poet and author (d. 1849)

1802 - [[Lajos Kossuth]] -Hungarian journalist, lawyer, and politician, List of heads of state of Hungary|Governor-President of Hungary (d. 1894)

1803 - [[Maria Anna of Savoy]] -(d. 1884)

1811 - [[Orson Pratt]] -American religious leader (d. 1881)

1828 - [[Fridolin Anderwert]] -Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1880)

1840 - [[Galen Spencer]] -American archer (d. 1904)

1862 - [[Juliusz Bursche]] -Polish bishop (d. 1942)

1864 - [[Ragna Wettergreen]] -Norwegian actress (d. 1958)

1865 - [[Frank Eugene]] -American photographer (d. 1936)

1871 - [[Frederick Ruple]] -Swiss-American painter (d. 1938)

1882 - [[Christopher Stone (broadcaster)|Christopher Stone]] -English radio host (d. 1965)

1883 - [[Mabel Vernon]] -American educator and activist (d. 1975)

1887 - [[Lovie Austin]] -American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1972)

1887 - [[Lynne Overman]] -American actor and singer (d. 1943)

1888 - [[James Waddell Alexander II]] -American mathematician and topologist (d. 1971)

1888 - [[Porter Hall]] -American actor (d. 1953)

1889 - [[Sarah Louise Delany]] -American physician and author (d. 1999)

1894 - [[Rachel Field]] -American author and poet (d. 1942)

1898 - [[Giuseppe Saragat]] -Italian politician, 5th President of Italy (d. 1988)

1900 - [[Ricardo Cortez]] -American actor, singer, and director (d. 1977)

1901 - [[Joe Pasternak]] -Hungarian-American production manager and producer (d. 1991)

1905 - [[Leon Jaworski]] -American lawyer, co-founded Fulbright & Jaworski (d. 1982)

1907 - [[Lewis F. Powell, Jr.]] -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1998)

1908 - [[Paul Bénichou]] -French writer, intellectual, critic, and literary historian (d. 2001)

1908 - [[Robert Lecourt]] -French lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 2004)

1908 - [[Tatsuo Shimabuku]] -Japanese martial artist (d. 1975)

1908 - [[Alberto Socarras]] -Cuban-American flute player (d. 1987)

1908 - [[Mika Waltari]] -Finnish author and academic (d. 1979)

1909 - [[Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche]] -Austrian engineer and businessman (d. 1998)

1910 - [[Jack Dunham]] -American animator and producer (d. 2009)

1910 - [[Margaret Lindsay]] -American actress and singer (d. 1981)

1911 - [[William Golding]] -English author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

1912 - [[Kurt Sanderling]] -Polish-German conductor (d. 2011)

1913 - [[Frances Farmer]] -American actress and singer (d. 1970)

1913 - [[C. Loganathan]] -Sri Lankan banker (d. 1981)

1913 - [[Maria Tănase]] -Romanian singer and actress (d. 1963)

1913 - [[Helen Ward (singer)|Helen Ward]] -American singer (d. 1998)

1915 - [[Germán Valdés]] -Mexican actor, singer, and producer (d. 1973)

1919 - [[Roger Grenier]] -French journalist and author

1920 - [[Roger Angell]] -American journalist and author

1921 - [[Paulo Freire]] -Brazilian educator, philosopher, and theorist (d. 1997)

1922 - [[Damon Knight]] -American author and critic (d. 2002)

1922 - [[Emil Zátopek]] -Czech runner (d. 2000)

1924 - [[Vern Benson]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

1924 - [[Don Harron]] -Canadian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1924 - [[Suchitra Mitra]] -Indian singer and composer (d. 2011)

1925 - [[Pete Murray (DJ)|Pete Murray]] -English radio and television host

1925 - [[W. Reece Smith, Jr.]] -American lawyer and academic (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Masatoshi Koshiba]] -Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1926 - [[James Lipton]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1926 - [[Duke Snider]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)

1927 - [[Helen Carter]] -American singer (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 1998)

1927 - [[Rosemary Harris]] -English actress

1927 - [[William Hickey (actor)|William Hickey]] -American actor (d. 1997)

1927 - [[Nick Massi]] -American singer and bass player (The Four Seasons (band)|The Four Seasons and Four Lovers) (d. 2000)

1928 - [[Adam West]] -American actor

1929 - [[Marge Roukema]] -American educator and politician (d. 2014)

1930 - [[Muhal Richard Abrams]] -American pianist, composer, and educator

1930 - [[Bettye Lane]] -American photographer and journalist (d. 2012)

1930 - [[Antonio Margheriti]] -Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1930 - [[Derek Nimmo]] -English actor (d. 1999)

1931 - [[Brook Benton]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1988)

1931 - [[Derek Gardner (designer)|Derek Gardner]] -English engineer (d. 2011)

1932 - [[Mike Royko]] -American journalist and author (d. 1997)

1932 - [[Stefanie Zweig]] -German journalist and author (d. 2014)

1933 - [[Gilles Archambault]] -Canadian journalist and author

1933 - [[David McCallum]] -Scottish actor and singer

1934 - [[Brian Epstein]] -English talent manager (d. 1967)

1934 - [[Austin Mitchell]] -English academic and politician

1935 - [[Benjamin Thurman Hacker]] -American admiral (d. 2003)

1936 - [[Martin Fay]] -Irish fiddler (The Chieftains) (d. 2012)

1936 - [[Anna Karen]] -South African–English actress

1936 - [[Milan Marcetta]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)

1936 - [[Al Oerter]] -American discus thrower (d. 2007)

1937 - [[Abner Haynes]] -American football player

1939 - [[Bruce Bastin]] -English musicologist and author

1939 - [[Louise Botting]] -English journalist and author

1939 - [[Carl Schultz]] -Hungarian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

1939 - [[Moshe Weinberg]] -Israeli wrestling coach (d. 1972)

1940 - [[Caroline John]] -English actress (d. 2012)

1940 - [[Bill Medley]] -American singer-songwriter (The Righteous Brothers)

1940 - [[Zandra Rhodes]] -English fashion designer, founded the Fashion and Textile Museum

1940 - [[Sylvia Tyson]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Quartette (band)|Quartette, Ian & Sylvia, and Great Speckled Bird (band)|Great Speckled Bird)

1940 - [[Ed Westfall]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1940 - [[Paul Williams (songwriter)|Paul Williams]] -American singer-songwriter and actor

1941 - [[Umberto Bossi]] -Italian politician

1941 - [[Cass Elliot]] -American singer (The Mamas & the Papas, The Mugwumps, and The Big 3 (folk group)|The Big 3) (d. 1974)

1941 - [[Jim Fox (pentathlete)|Jim Fox]] -English pentathlete

1941 - [[Mariangela Melato]] -Italian actress and singer (d. 2013)

1942 - [[Freda Payne]] -American singer and actress

1943 - [[André Boudrias]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1943 - [[Joe Morgan]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1943 - [[Indrek Toome]] -Estonian politician

1944 - [[Anders Björck]] -Swedish politician, 25th Minister for Defence (Sweden)|Minister of Defence for Sweden

1944 - [[Edmund Joensen]] -Faroese politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

1944 - [[Jean Succar Kuri]] -Lebanese-Mexican businessman

1945 - [[Kate Adie]] -English journalist and author

1945 - [[David Bromberg]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Deep (band)|The Deep)

1945 - [[Randolph Mantooth]] -American actor and director

1946 - [[Brian Henton]] -English race car driver

1946 - [[Michael Elphick]] -English actor (d. 2002)

1947 - [[Henry Bromell]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1947 - [[Thomas H. Cook]] -American author

1947 - [[Lol Creme]] -English singer, guitarist, and director (10cc, Godley & Creme, Art of Noise, Producers (band)|Producers, Doctor Father, Hotlegs, and The Magic Lanterns)

1947 - [[Brian Hill (basketball)|Brian Hill]] -American basketball player and coach

1947 - [[Tanith Lee]] -English author (d. 2015)

1947 - [[Gerd Schwidrowski]] -German footballer

1948 - [[Mykhaylo Fomenko]] -Ukrainian footballer and manager

1948 - [[Jan Hoag]] -American actress

1948 - [[Jeremy Irons]] -English actor and singer

1948 - [[Mihai Timofti]] -Moldovan actor, director, and composer

1949 - [[Twiggy]] -English model, actress, and singer

1949 - [[Sally Potter]] -English director, screenwriter, and composer

1949 - [[Ernie Sabella]] -American actor and singer

1949 - [[Barry Scheck]] -American lawyer, co-founded the Innocence Project

1949 - [[Sayoko Yamaguchi]] -Japanese model and actress (d. 2007)

1950 - [[Joan Lunden]] -American journalist and author

1950 - [[Michael Proctor (academic)|Michael Proctor]] -English physicist, mathematician, and academic

1951 - [[Daniel Lanois]] -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1951 - [[Darryl Read]] -English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Crushed Butler and Tiger (1970s band)|Tiger) (d. 2013)

1952 - [[Rhys Chatham]] -American trumpet player, guitarist, and composer

1952 - [[Bernard de Dryver]] -Belgian race car driver

1952 - [[Gunnar Hökmark]] -Swedish politician

1952 - [[Henry Kaiser (musician)|Henry Kaiser]] -American guitarist and composer

1952 - [[Nile Rodgers]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Chic (band)|Chic and The Honeydrippers)

1952 - [[George Warrington]] -American businessman (d. 2007)

1953 - [[Sarana VerLin]] -American singer-songwriter and violinist

1954 - [[Adam Phillips (psychologist)|Adam Phillips]] -Welsh psychotherapist and author

1954 - [[Eleni Vitali]] -Greek singer-songwriter

1955 - [[Richard Burmer]] -American composer and engineer (d. 2006)

1955 - [[Rex Smith]] -American singer, guitarist, and actor

1956 - [[Juan Manuel Fangio II]] -Argentinian race car driver

1956 - [[Charlie Reliford]] -American baseball player and umpire

1957 - [[Chris Roupas]] -American basketball player

1958 - [[Lucky Ali]] -Indian singer-songwriter and actor

1958 - [[Lita Ford]] -English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Runaways)

1958 - [[Kevin Hooks]] -American actor, director, and producer

1958 - [[Azumah Nelson]] -Ghanaian boxer

1958 - [[Richard Ridings]] -English actor

1960 - [[Mario Batali]] -American chef and author

1960 - [[Loïc Bigois]] -French engineer

1960 - [[Yolanda Saldívar]] -American murderer

1960 - [[Tonja Walker]] -American model, actress, and singer

1961 - [[Artur Ekert]] -Polish-English physicist and academic

1962 - [[Cheri Oteri]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1962 - [[Ken Rosenthal]] -American sportscaster

1963 - [[Jarvis Cocker]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Pulp (band)|Pulp and Relaxed Muscle)

1963 - [[David Seaman]] -English footballer and manager

1963 - [[Urmas Tartes]] -Estonian biologist and photographer

1964 - [[Patrick Marber]] -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1964 - [[Bob Papa]] -American sportscaster

1964 - [[Kim Richards]] -American actress

1964 - [[Trisha Yearwood]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1965 - [[Helen Duval]] -Dutch porn actress, director, and producer

1965 - [[Sabine Paturel]] -French singer and actress

1965 - [[Alexandra Vandernoot]] -Belgian actress and producer

1965 - [[Sunita Williams]] -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1966 - [[Soledad O'Brien]] -American journalist and producer

1966 - [[Eric Rudolph]] -American terrorist

1966 - [[Yoshihiro Takayama]] -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1967 - [[Jim Abbott]] -American baseball player

1967 - [[Stéphane Crête]] -Canadian actor

1967 - [[Aleksandr Karelin]] -Russian wrestler and politician

1968 - [[Jimmy Bower]] -American drummer and songwriter (Down (band)|Down, Crowbar (American band)|Crowbar, Superjoint Ritual, Eyehategod, Clearlight (American band)|Clearlight, and Corrosion of Conformity)

1968 - [[Monica Crowley]] -American talk show host and author

1969 - [[Candy Dulfer]] -Dutch saxophonist

1969 - [[Jacek Frąckiewicz]] -Polish footballer

1969 - [[Alkinoos Ioannidis]] -Cypriot singer-songwriter and guitarist

1969 - [[Michael Symon]] -American chef and author

1969 - [[Kostya Tszyu]] -Russian-Australian boxer

1969 - [[Cuong Vu]] -Vietnamese-American singer and trumpet player

1969 - [[Tapio Wilska]] -Finnish singer-songwriter (Sethian (band)|Sethian and Finntroll)

1970 - [[Dan Bylsma]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1970 - [[Gilbert Dionne]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1970 - [[Antoine Hey]] -German footballer and manager

1970 - [[Takanori Nishikawa]] -Japanese singer, producer, and actor (Abingdon Boys School and Luis-Mary)

1970 - [[Victor Williams (actor)|Victor Williams]] -American actor

1971 - [[Sanaa Lathan]] -American actress

1971 - [[Mike Sadlo]] -German footballer and manager

1972 - [[Matt Cockbain]] -Australian rugby player and coach

1972 - [[Ashot Nadanian]] -Armenian chess player and coach

1973 - [[Nick Colgan]] -Irish footballer

1973 - [[Cristiano da Matta]] -Brazilian race car driver

1973 - [[Omar Galanti]] -Italian pornographic actor

1973 - [[Jeremy Lindsay Taylor]] -Australian actor

1974 - [[Jimmy Fallon]] -American actor, singer, and talk show host

1974 - [[Victoria Silvstedt]] -Swedish model, actress, and singer

1975 - [[Marcus Dunstan]] -American director and screenwriter

1975 - [[Gina Trapani]] -American blogger, founded Lifehacker

1976 - [[Raja Bell]] -American basketball player

1976 - [[Jay Electronica]] -American rapper and producer

1976 - [[Jan Hlaváč]] -Czech ice hockey player

1976 - [[Isha Koppikar]] -Indian model and actress

1976 - [[Alison Sweeney]] -American actress and director

1976 - [[Jim Ward (musician)|Jim Ward]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (At the Drive-In, Sparta (band)|Sparta, and Sleepercar)

1976 - [[Jessica York]] -American television host

1977 - [[Kyle Cease]] -American comedian and actor

1977 - [[Poon Yiu Cheuk]] -Hong Kong footballer

1977 - [[Aakash Chopra]] -Indian cricketer

1977 - [[Tasha Danvers]] -English hurdler

1977 - [[Josef Fares]] -Swedish director and screenwriter

1977 - [[Danny Forster]] -American architect, television host, and producer

1977 - [[Wu Jiaduo]] -Chinese table tennis player

1977 - [[Fung Ka Ki]] -Hong Kong footballer and manager

1977 - [[Tommaso Rocchi]] -Italian footballer

1977 - [[Mike Smith (2000s pitcher)|Mike Smith]] -American baseball player

1977 - [[Emil Sutovsky]] -Israeli chess player

1978 - [[Amil (rapper)|Amil]] -American rapper, producer, and actress

1978 - [[Nick Johnson (baseball)|Nick Johnson]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Ramin Karimloo]] -Iranian-Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1978 - [[Jorge López Montaña]] -Spanish footballer

1978 - [[Nigel Mitchell]] -English radio and television host

1978 - [[Waylon Reavis]] -American singer-songwriter (Mushroomhead)

1979 - [[Dannielle Brent]] -English actress

1979 - [[Joel Houston]] -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (Hillsong United (band)|Hillsong United)

1979 - [[Noémie Lenoir]] -French model and actress

1980 - [[James Ellison (motorcycle racer)|James Ellison]] -English motorcycle racer

1980 - [[Frances Houghton]] -English rower

1980 - [[Amber Lancaster]] -American model and actress

1980 - [[Sara Quin]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Tegan and Sara)

1980 - [[Tegan Quin]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Tegan and Sara)

1980 - [[Dimitri Yachvili]] -French rugby player

1981 - [[Damiano Cunego]] -Italian cyclist

1981 - [[Rick DiPietro]] -American ice hockey player

1981 - [[Rika Fujiwara]] -Japanese tennis player

1982 - [[Shaun Barker]] -English footballer

1982 - [[Eduardo Carvalho]] -Portuguese footballer

1982 - [[Eleni Daniilidou]] -Greek tennis player

1982 - [[Jordan Parise]] -American ice hockey player

1982 - [[Columbus Short]] -American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer

1982 - [[Jesse Blaze Snider]] -American singer-songwriter, author, and illustrator (Baptized By Fire (band)|Baptized By Fire)

1983 - [[Eamon (singer)|Eamon]] -American singer-songwriter

1983 - [[Joey Devine]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Charlie Haeger]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Ivica Vrdoljak]] -Polish footballer

1983 - [[Matt Wiman]] -American mixed martial artist

1984 - [[Eva Marie]] -American wrestler and model

1984 - [[Amber Rayne]] -American porn actress

1984 - [[Ángel Reyna]] -Mexican footballer

1984 - [[Danny Valencia]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Kevin Zegers]] -Canadian actor

1985 - [[Gio Gonzalez]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Alun Wyn Jones]] -Welsh rugby player

1985 - [[Renee Paquette]] -American journalist

1986 - [[Leon Best]] -English footballer

1986 - [[Gerald Ciolek]] -German cyclist

1986 - [[Lauren Goodger]] -English model, singer and television personality

1986 - [[Ken Gushi]] -Japanese race car driver

1986 - [[Omar Khadr]] -Canadian terrorist

1986 - [[Mandy Musgrave]] -American actress and singer

1986 - [[Chase Rice]] -American singer-songwriter

1986 - [[Ilya Salmanzadeh]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer

1986 - [[Ryan Succop]] -American football player

1986 - [[Peter Vack]] -American actor

1987 - [[Kenny Britt]] -American football player

1987 - [[Danielle Panabaker]] -American actress

1987 - [[Carlos Quintero]] -Colombian footballer

1988 - [[Katrina Bowden]] -American actress

1989 - [[Tyreke Evans]] -American basketball player

1990 - [[Saki Fukuda]] -Japanese actress and singer

1990 - [[Savvas Gentsoglou]] -Greek footballer

1990 - [[Evgeny Novikov]] -Russian race car driver

1990 - [[Kieran Trippier]] -English footballer

1991 - [[Colin Grafton]] -American figure skater

1991 - [[Oliver Merkel]] -German footballer

1991 - [[Demelza Reveley]] -Australian model

1992 - [[Diego Antonio Reyes]] -Mexican footballer

1993 - [[Jirayu Tangsrisuk]] -Thai actor

1994 - [[Alex Etel]] -English actor

1996 - [[Pia Mia]] -American singer

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