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Day History: September-21

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Famous Birthdays


1051 - [[Bertha of Savoy]] -(d. 1087)

1411 - [[Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York]] -English politician, Lord Protector of England (d. 1460)

1415 - [[Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(d. 1493)

1428 - [[Jingtai Emperor]] -of China (d. 1457)

1433 - [[Guillaume Fichet]] -French scholar and academic (d. 1480)

1452 - [[Girolamo Savonarola]] -Italian priest and philosopher (d. 1498)

1559 - [[Cigoli]] -Italian painter and architect (d. 1613)

1629 - [[Philip Howard (cardinal)|Philip Howard]] -English cardinal (d. 1694)

1645 - [[Louis Jolliet]] -Canadian explorer (d. 1700)

1706 - [[Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg]] -(d. 1735)

1756 - [[John Loudon McAdam]] -Scottish engineer (d. 1836)

1758 - [[Christopher Gore]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)

1760 - [[Ivan Dmitriev]] -Russian poet and politician, List of Ministers of Justice of Imperial Russia|Minister of Justice for Imperial Russia (d. 1837)

1819 - [[Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois]] -(d. 1864)

1840 - [[Murad V]] -Ottoman sultan (d. 1904)

1846 - [[Mihály Kolossa]] -Hungarian-Slovene author and poet (d. 1906)

1849 - [[Maurice Barrymore]] -Indian-American actor (d. 1905)

1853 - [[Heike Kamerlingh Onnes]] -Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)

1859 - [[Francesc Macià i Llussà]] -Catalan colonel and politician, 122nd List of Presidents of the Generalitat de Catalunya|President of Catalonia (d. 1933)

1860 - [[Wilson Kettle]] -Canadian centenarian (d. 1963)

1862 - [[James E. Talmage]] -English-American religious leader and author (d. 1933)

1863 - [[John Bunny]] -American actor (d. 1915)

1866 - [[Charles Nicolle]] -French-Tunisian microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

1866 - [[H. G. Wells]] -English journalist, historian, and author (d. 1946)

1867 - [[Henry L. Stimson]] -American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 46th United States Secretary of State (d. 1950)

1872 - [[Henry Tingle Wilde]] -English chief officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)

1873 - [[Papa Jack Laine]] -American drummer and bandleader (d. 1966)

1874 - [[Gustav Holst]] -English composer and educator (d. 1934)

1878 - [[Peter McWilliam]] -Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 1951)

1882 - [[Geevarghese Mar Ivanios]] -Indian metropolitan (d. 1953)

1884 - [[Dénes Kőnig]] -Hungarian mathematician (d. 1944)

1890 - [[Max Immelmann]] -German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1916)

1890 - [[Charles William Train]] -English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1965)

1892 - [[Olof Ås]] -Swedish actor and production manager (d. 1949)

1894 - [[Anton Piëch]] -Austrian lawyer, son-in-law of Ferdinand Porsche (d. 1952)

1896 - [[Walter Breuning]] -American super-centenarian (d. 2011)

1899 - [[Frederick Coutts]] -Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986)

1902 - [[Luis Cernuda]] -Spanish-American poet, critic, and academic (d. 1963)

1902 - [[Allen Lane]] -English publisher, founded Penguin Books (d. 1970)

1902 - [[Howie Morenz]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1937)

1903 - [[Preston Tucker]] -American automobile designer, designed the 1948 Tucker Sedan|Tucker Sedan (d. 1956)

1905 - [[Robert Lebel (ice hockey)|Robert Lebel]] -Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1999)

1906 - [[Henry Beachell]] -American biologist and botanist (d. 2006)

1909 - [[Kwame Nkrumah]] -Ghanaian educator and politician, 1st President of Ghana (d. 1972)

1912 - [[Chuck Jones]] -American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1912 - [[György Sándor]] -Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 2005)

1914 - [[Slam Stewart]] -American bassist and composer (d. 1987)

1916 - [[Françoise Giroud]] -Swiss-French journalist and politician, Minister of Culture (France)|French Minister of Culture (d. 2003)

1917 - [[Phyllis Nicolson]] -English mathematician and academic (d. 1968)

1917 - [[Jakob "Jackie" Gerlich]] -Austrian-American actor (d. 1960)

1918 - [[Rand Brooks]] -American actor and producer (d. 2003)

1918 - [[John Gofman]] -American physicist, chemist, and biologist (d. 2007)

1918 - [[Karl Slover]] -Slovak-American actor (d. 2011)

1919 - [[Mario Bunge]] -Argentinian-Canadian physicist and philosopher

1919 - [[Herman Fowlkes, Jr.]] -American trumpet player and educator (d. 1993)

1919 - [[Fazlur Rahman Malik]] -Pakistani philosopher and scholar (d. 1988)

1921 - [[John McHale (baseball)|John McHale]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2008)

1921 - [[Jimmy Young (disc jockey)|Jimmy Young]] -English singer and radio host

1924 - [[Hermann Buhl]] -Austrian mountaineer (d. 1957)

1926 - [[Donald A. Glaser]] -American physicist and neurobiologist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Noor Jehan]] -Pakistani actress and singer (d. 2000)

1926 - [[Fereydoon Moshiri]] -Iranian poet and critic (d. 2000)

1926 - [[Reies Tijerina]] -American pastor and activist (d. 2015)

1927 - [[Ward Swingle]] -American-French singer-songwriter and conductor (Les Double Six) (d. 2015)

1929 - [[Héctor Alterio]] -Argentinian actor and singer

1929 - [[Shafi Hadi]] -American saxophonist

1929 - [[Sándor Kocsis]] -Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1979)

1929 - [[Edgar Valter]] -Estonian author and illustrator (d. 2006)

1929 - [[Bernard Williams]] -English-Italian philosopher and academic (d. 2003)

1930 - [[John Morgan (comedian)|John Morgan]] -Welsh-Canadian actor and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1930 - [[Bob Stokoe]] -English footballer and manager (d. 2004)

1931 - [[Larry Hagman]] -American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)

1932 - [[Shirley Conran]] -English journalist and author

1933 - [[Allan Jeans]] -Australian footballer and coach (d. 2011)

1933 - [[Dick Simon]] -American race car driver

1934 - [[Leonard Cohen]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and poet

1935 - [[Jimmy Armfield]] -English footballer and manager

1935 - [[Henry Gibson]] -American actor and singer (d. 2009)

1936 - [[Ian Albery]] -English manager and producer

1936 - [[Dickey Lee]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1936 - [[Yury Luzhkov]] -Russian soldier and politician, 2nd Mayor of Moscow

1936 - [[Sunny Murray]] -American drummer

1936 - [[Diane Rehm]] -American radio host

1937 - [[John D'Amico (ice hockey)|John D'Amico]] -Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 2005)

1938 - [[Doug Moe]] -American basketball player and coach

1939 - [[Agnivesh]] -Indian philosopher, academic, and politician

1940 - [[Ron Fenton]] -English footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2013)

1940 - [[Hermann Knoflacher]] -Austrian engineer and engineer

1940 - [[Bill Kurtis]] -American journalist and producer

1941 - [[Jack Brisco]] -American wrestler and manager (d. 2010)

1941 - [[R. James Woolsey, Jr.]] -American diplomat, 16th Director of Central Intelligence

1942 - [[U-Roy]] -Jamaican singer-songwriter and DJ

1944 - [[Steve Beshear]] -American lawyer and politician, 61st Governor of Kentucky

1944 - [[Marcus Binney]] -English historian and author

1944 - [[Fannie Flagg]] -American actress and author

1944 - [[Hamilton Jordan]] -American politician, 8th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2008)

1944 - [[Bobby Tench]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gass (band)|Gass, Hummingbird (band)|Hummingbird, Humble Pie (band)|Humble Pie, and Streetwalkers)

1945 - [[Jerry Bruckheimer]] -American film and television producer

1945 - [[G. C. Cameron]] -American singer (The Spinners (American R&B group)|The Spinners and The Temptations)

1945 - [[Richard Childress]] -American race car driver

1945 - [[Shaw Clifton]] -Irish 18th General of The Salvation Army

1945 - [[Kay Ryan]] -American poet and educator

1946 - [[Rose Garrard]] -English sculptor and author

1946 - [[Moritz Leuenberger]] -Swiss lawyer and politician, 87th President of the Swiss Confederation

1946 - [[Ed Nimmervoll]] -Austrian-Australian journalist, historian, and author (d. 2014)

1946 - [[Mart Siimann]] -Estonian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Estonia

1947 - [[Don Felder]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Eagles (band)|Eagles)

1947 - [[Keith Harris (ventriloquist)|Keith Harris]] -English ventriloquist and singer (d. 2015)

1947 - [[Stephen King]] -American author and screenwriter

1947 - [[Marsha Norman]] -American playwright and author

1948 - [[Jack Dromey]] -English union leader and politician

1949 - [[Henry Butler]] -American pianist and photographer

1949 - [[Artis Gilmore]] -American basketball player and radio host

1949 - [[Yusaku Matsuda]] -Japanese actor (d. 1989)

1949 - [[Odilo Scherer]] -Brazilian cardinal

1950 - [[Charles Clarke]] -English economist and politician, Secretary of State for Education

1950 - [[Bill Murray]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1951 - [[Bruce Arena]] -American soccer player and manager

1951 - [[DeWayne Jessie]] -American actor

1951 - [[Aslan Maskhadov]] -Chechen general and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (d. 2005)

1952 - [[Dave Gregory (musician)|Dave Gregory]] -English guitarist (XTC and Big Big Train)

1952 - [[Anneliese Michel]] -German woman believed to be Demonic possession|possessed by demons (d. 1976)

1952 - [[John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Warwick]] -English lawyer and politician

1953 - [[Sunny Johnson]] -American actress (d. 1984)

1953 - [[Arie Luyendyk]] -Dutch race car driver

1954 - [[Shinzō Abe]] -Japanese politician, 90th Prime Minister of Japan

1954 - [[Thomas S. Ray]] -American ecologist

1954 - [[Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor]] -English drummer (Motörhead and Waysted)

1955 - [[François Cluzet]] -French actor

1955 - [[Gulshan Grover]] -Indian actor and singer

1955 - [[Richard Hieb]] -American engineer and astronaut

1955 - [[Mika Kaurismäki]] -Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter

1956 - [[Jack Givens]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1956 - [[Marta Kauffman]] -American screenwriter and producer

1956 - [[Ricky Morton]] -American wrestler

1957 - [[Ethan Coen]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1957 - [[Mark Levin]] -American lawyer, radio host, and author

1957 - [[Sidney Moncrief]] -American basketball player and coach

1957 - [[Kevin Rudd]] -Australian politician, 26th Prime Minister of Australia

1957 - [[Penny Smith]] -English journalist and actress

1958 - [[Bruno Fitoussi]] -French poker player and architect

1958 - [[Rick Mahorn]] -American basketball player and coach

1958 - [[Simon Mayo]] -English radio host

1959 - [[Crin Antonescu]] -Romanian politician, President of Romania

1959 - [[Andrzej Buncol]] -Polish footballer

1959 - [[Dave Coulier]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1959 - [[Danny Cox]] -English-American baseball player and coach

1959 - [[Corinne Drewery]] -English singer-songwriter (Swing Out Sister and Working Week (band)|Working Week)

1959 - [[André Hennicke]] -German actor and screenwriter

1960 - [[David James Elliott]] -Canadian-American actor and director

1960 - [[Kelley Eskridge]] -American author

1960 - [[Sikandar Sanam]] -Pakistani actor and singer (d. 2012)

1960 - [[Graham Southern]] -English art dealer and gallery owner

1961 - [[Billy Collins, Jr.]] -American boxer (d. 1984)

1961 - [[Dan Borislow]] -American businessman, invented the magicJack (d. 2014)

1961 - [[Nancy Travis]] -American actress

1962 - [[Rob Morrow]] -American actor, singer, and director

1963 - [[Curtly Ambrose]] -Antiguan cricketer and bass player

1963 - [[Cecil Fielder]] -American baseball player and manager

1963 - [[Angus Macfadyen]] -Scottish actor

1963 - [[Mamoru Samuragochi]] -Japanese composer

1964 - [[Jorge Drexler]] -Uruguayan singer-songwriter and actor

1964 - [[Lester Quitzau]] -Canadian guitarist

1965 - [[Frédéric Beigbeder]] -French author and critic

1965 - [[Cheryl Hines]] -American actress, director, and producer

1965 - [[Juanjo Mena]] -Spanish conductor

1965 - [[Johanna Vuoksenmaa]] -Finnish director and screenwriter

1965 - [[David Wenham]] -Australian actor and producer

1966 - [[Kerrin Lee-Gartner]] -Canadian skier

1966 - [[Ronna Reeves]] -American singer

1967 - [[Glen Benton]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Deicide (band)|Deicide and Vital Remains)

1967 - [[Faith Hill]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1967 - [[Suman Pokhrel]] -Nepali poet and songwriter

1967 - [[Tyler Stewart]] -Canadian drummer (Barenaked Ladies)

1968 - [[David Jude Jolicoeur]] -American rapper and producer (De La Soul)

1968 - [[Ricki Lake]] -American actress, producer, and talk show host

1969 - [[Anne Burrell]] -American chef and television host

1969 - [[Jason Christiansen]] -American baseball player

1969 - [[Curtis Leschyshyn]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1970 - [[John Cudia]] -American actor

1970 - [[Melissa Ferrick]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1970 - [[James Lesure]] -American actor

1970 - [[Samantha Power]] -Irish-American journalist, academic, and diplomat, 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

1971 - [[John Crawley]] -English cricketer and academic

1971 - [[Alfonso Ribeiro]] -American actor and director

1971 - [[David Vetter]] -American victim of Severe combined immunodeficiency|SCID (d. 1984)

1971 - [[Luke Wilson]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1972 - [[Olivia Bonamy]] -French actress

1972 - [[Liam Gallagher]] -English singer-songwriter (Oasis (band)|Oasis, Beady Eye, The Rain)

1972 - [[Jon Kitna]] -American football player and coach

1972 - [[David Silveria]] -American drummer and songwriter (Korn and L.A.P.D. (band)|L.A.P.D.)

1972 - [[Scott Spiezio]] -American baseball player

1973 - [[Brewer twins|Derek Brewer]] -American model

1973 - [[Heather Brewer]] -American author

1973 - [[Brewer twins|Keith Brewer]] -American model

1973 - [[Vanessa Grigoriadis]] -American journalist and author

1973 - [[Virginia Ruano Pascual]] -Spanish tennis player

1973 - [[Oswaldo Sánchez]] -Mexican footballer

1974 - [[Bryce Drew]] -American basketball player and coach

1974 - [[Taral Hicks]] -American actress and singer

1974 - [[Jana Kandarr]] -German tennis player

1974 - [[Andy Todd (footballer born 1974)|Andy Todd]] -English footballer and manager

1975 - [[Doug Davis (pitcher)|Doug Davis]] -American baseball player

1976 - [[Jonas Bjerre]] -Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mew (band)|Mew and Apparatjik)

1976 - [[Poul Hübertz]] -Danish footballer

1977 - [[Andre Pärn]] -Estonian basketball player

1977 - [[Brian Tallet]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Paulo Costanzo]] -Canadian actor, director, and producer

1978 - [[Luke Godden]] -Australian footballer

1978 - [[Doug Howlett]] -New Zealand rugby player

1978 - [[Mario Miranda (fighter)|Mario Miranda]] -Brazilian mixed martial artist

1979 - [[James Allan (musician)|James Allan]] -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Glasvegas)

1979 - [[Bradford Anderson]] -American actor

1979 - [[Richard Dunne]] -Irish footballer

1979 - [[Chris Gayle]] -Jamaican cricketer

1979 - [[Julian Gray]] -English footballer

1979 - [[Monika Merl]] -German runner

1979 - [[Jaymee Ong]] -Australian model and actress

1980 - [[Stacy Clark]] -American singer-songwriter

1980 - [[Robert Hoffman (actor)|Robert Hoffman]] -American actor, dancer, and choreographer

1980 - [[Kareena Kapoor Khan]] -Indian actress and singer

1980 - [[Nyree Kindred]] -Welsh swimmer

1980 - [[Aleksa Palladino]] -American actress and singer

1980 - [[Autumn Reeser]] -American actress

1980 - [[Tomas Scheckter]] -South African race car driver

1981 - [[Nicole Richie]] -American actress, singer, fashion designer, and author

1981 - [[Rimi Sen]] -Indian actress

1982 - [[Eduardo Azevedo]] -Brazilian race car driver

1982 - [[Marat Izmailov]] -Russian footballer

1982 - [[Danny Kass]] -American snowboarder

1982 - [[Parvati Shallow]] -American reality show contestant, winner of ''Survivor: Micronesia''

1982 - [[Christos Tapoutos]] -Greek basketball player

1982 - [[Rowan Vine]] -English footballer

1983 - [[Fernando Cavenaghi]] -Argentinian footballer

1983 - [[Kristian Gidlund]] -Swedish drummer and journalist (Sugarplum Fairy) (d. 2013)

1983 - [[Maggie Grace]] -American actress

1983 - [[Greg Jennings]] -American football player

1983 - [[Joseph Mazzello]] -American actor

1983 - [[Anna Meares]] -Australian cyclist

1984 - [[Wale (rapper)|Wale]] -American rapper

1984 - [[Ben Wildman-Tobriner]] -American swimmer

1985 - [[Justin Durant]] -American football player

1985 - [[Maryam Hassouni]] -Dutch actress

1986 - [[Faris Badwan]] -English singer-songwriter (The Horrors and Cat's Eyes)

1986 - [[Lindsey Stirling]] -American violinist and composer

1987 - [[Jimmy Clausen]] -American football player

1987 - [[Marcelo Estigarribia]] -Paraguayan footballer

1987 - [[Murilo Maccari]] -Brazilian footballer

1987 - [[Ashley Paris]] -American basketball player

1987 - [[Courtney Paris]] -American basketball player

1987 - [[Ryan Guzman]] -American actor

1987 - [[Michał Pazdan]] -Polish footballer

1988 - [[Doug Baldwin (American football)|Doug Baldwin]] -American football player

1988 - [[Bilawal Bhutto Zardari]] -Pakistani politician

1989 - [[Jason Derulo]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

1989 - [[Jef Gaitan]] -Filipino actress

1989 - [[Emma Watkins]] -Australian singer (The Wiggles)

1990 - [[Al-Farouq Aminu]] -American basketball player

1990 - [[Danny Batth]] -English footballer

1990 - [[Allison Scagliotti]] -American actress

1990 - [[Christian Serratos]] -American actress

1990 - [[Ivan Dorschner]] -Filipino-American actor and model

1991 - [[Anastassia Kovalenko]] -Estonian motorcycle racer

1992 - [[Rodrigo Godínez]] -Mexican footballer

1993 - [[Kwon Mina]] -South Korean singer and actress (AOA (band)|AOA)

1993 - [[Derik Osede]] -Spanish footballer

1994 - [[Fumi Nikaidō]] -Japanese actress and model

1994 - [[Ben Proud]] -English swimmer

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