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Day History: September-22

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Famous Birthdays


1515 - [[Anne of Cleves]] -(d. 1557)

1547 - [[Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin]] -German philologist, mathematician, astronomer, and poet (d. 1590)

1593 - [[Matthäus Merian]] -Swiss-German engraver and cartographer (d. 1650)

1601 - [[Anne of Austria]] -(d. 1666)

1606 - [[Li Zicheng]] -Chinese emperor (d. 1645)

1680 - [[Barthold Heinrich Brockes]] -German poet (d. 1747)

1694 - [[Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield]] -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1773)

1715 - [[Jean-Étienne Guettard]] -French mineralogist and botanist (d. 1786)

1741 - [[Peter Simon Pallas]] -German zoologist and botanist (d. 1811)

1743 - [[Quintin Craufurd]] -Scottish author (d. 1819)

1762 - [[Elizabeth Simcoe]] -English-Canadian painter and author (d. 1850)

1765 - [[Paolo Ruffini]] -Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1822)

1788 - [[Theodore Hook]] -English composer and educator (d. 1841)

1791 - [[Michael Faraday]] -English physicist and chemist (d. 1867)

1819 - [[Wilhelm Wattenbach]] -German historian and academic (d. 1897)

1829 - [[Tự Đức]] -Vietnamese emperor (d. 1883)

1835 - [[Alexander Potebnja]] -Ukrainian linguist and philosopher (d. 1891)

1841 - [[Andrejs Pumpurs]] -Latvian soldier and poet (d. 1902)

1868 - [[Louise McKinney]] -Canadian educator and politician (d. 1931)

1869 - [[Adrien de Noailles]] -French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (d. 1953)

1870 - [[Charlotte Cooper (tennis)|Charlotte Cooper]] -English-Scottish tennis player (d. 1966)

1870 - [[Arthur Pryor]] -American trombone player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1942)

1875 - [[Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis]] -Lithuanian painter and composer (d. 1911)

1876 - [[André Tardieu]] -French journalist and politician, 97th Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)

1878 - [[Shigeru Yoshida]] -Japanese politician, 51st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1967)

1880 - [[Christabel Pankhurst]] -English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (d. 1958)

1882 - [[Wilhelm Keitel]] -German field marshal (d. 1946)

1883 - [[Ferenc Oslay]] -Hungarian-Slovene historian and author (d. 1932)

1883 - [[Frank George Woollard]] -English engineer (d. 1957)

1885 - [[Gunnar Asplund]] -Swedish architect, designed the Stockholm Public Library (d. 1940)

1885 - [[Ben Chifley]] -Australian engineer and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)

1885 - [[Erich von Stroheim]] -Austrian-American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1957)

1887 - [[Bhaurao Patil]] -Indian educator and activist (d. 1959)

1889 - [[Hooks Dauss]] -American baseball player (d. 1963)

1891 - [[Hans Albers]] -German actor and singer (d. 1960)

1891 - [[Alma Thomas]] -American painter (d. 1978)

1892 - [[Billy West (silent film actor)|Billy West]] -American actor, director, and producer (d. 1975)

1894 - [[Elisabeth Rethberg]] -German soprano (d. 1976)

1895 - [[Paul Muni]] -Ukrainian-American actor and singer (d. 1967)

1896 - [[Uri Zvi Grinberg]] -Ukrainian-Israeli poet and journalist (d. 1981)

1896 - [[Henry Segrave]] -American-English race car driver (d. 1930)

1898 - [[Katharine Alexander]] -American actress and singer (d. 1981)

1900 - [[Paul Hugh Emmett]] -American chemist and engineer (d. 1985)

1900 - [[Sergey Ozhegov]] -Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)

1900 - [[William Spratling]] -American-Mexican silversmith and educator (d. 1967)

1901 - [[Charles Brenton Huggins]] -Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

1902 - [[John Houseman]] -Romanian-American actor and producer (d. 1988)

1903 - [[Joseph Valachi]] -American gangster (d. 1971)

1904 - [[Ellen Church]] -American flight attendant (d. 1965)

1905 - [[Haakon Lie]] -Norwegian politician (d. 2009)

1905 - [[Eugen Sänger]] -Czech-Austrian engineer (d. 1964)

1906 - [[Ilse Koch]] -German wife of Karl-Otto Koch (d. 1967)

1907 - [[Maurice Blanchot]] -French philosopher and author (d. 2003)

1907 - [[Philip Fotheringham-Parker]] -English race car driver (d. 1981)

1907 - [[Hermann Schlichting]] -German engineer and academic (d. 1982)

1908 - [[Esphyr Slobodkina]] -Russian-American author and illustrator (d. 2002)

1909 - [[John Engstead]] -American photographer and journalist (d. 1983)

1910 - [[György Faludy]] -Hungarian poet and author (d. 2006)

1912 - [[Herbert Mataré]] -German physicist and academic (d. 2011)

1912 - [[Martha Scott]] -American actress and producer (d. 2003)

1913 - [[Lillian Chestney]] -American painter and illustrator (d. 2000)

1915 - [[Grigory Frid]] -Russian composer (d. 2012)

1915 - [[Arthur Lowe]] -English actor (d. 1982)

1918 - [[Hans Scholl]] -German activist (d. 1943)

1918 - [[Henryk Szeryng]] -Polish-Mexican violinist and educator (d. 1988)

1920 - [[Eric Baker (activist)|Eric Baker]] -English activist, co-founded Amnesty International (d. 1976)

1920 - [[Anders Lassen]] -Danish-English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1945)

1920 - [[Bob Lemon]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)

1920 - [[William H. Riker]] -American political scientist and academic (d. 1993)

1921 - [[Will Elder]] -American illustrator (d. 2008)

1922 - [[David Sive]] -American environmentalist and lawyer (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Dannie Abse]] -Welsh physician, poet, and author (d. 2014)

1924 - [[Bernard Gauthier]] -French cyclist

1924 - [[Charles Keeping]] -English author and illustrator (d. 1988)

1924 - [[Rosamunde Pilcher]] -English author

1924 - [[Charles Waterhouse (artist)|Charles Waterhouse]] -American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Ray Wetzel]] -American trumpet player and composer (d. 1951)

1925 - [[Virginia Capers]] -American actress and singer (d. 2004)

1926 - [[Maria Charles]] -English actress and director

1926 - [[Leila Hadley]] -American author (d. 2009)

1926 - [[Bill Smith (jazz musician)|Bill Smith]] -American clarinet player and composer

1927 - [[Gordon Astall]] -English footballer and coach

1927 - [[Colette Deréal]] -French singer and actress (d. 1988)

1927 - [[Tommy Lasorda]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1928 - [[Eric Broadley]] -English engineer and businessman, founded Lola Cars

1928 - [[James Lawson (American activist)|James Lawson]] -American activist, author, and academic

1928 - [[Eugene Roche]] -American actor (d. 2004)

1929 - [[Serge Garant]] -Canadian composer and conductor (d. 1986)

1930 - [[Joni James]] -American singer

1930 - [[P. B. Sreenivas]] -Indian singer (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Ashoka Mitran]] -Indian author

1931 - [[Fay Weldon]] -English author and playwright

1931 - [[George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie]] -Scottish banker and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2003)

1932 - [[Algirdas Brazauskas]] -Lithuanian politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 2010)

1932 - [[Ingemar Johansson]] -Swedish boxer (d. 2009)

1933 - [[Leonardo Balada]] -Spanish-American composer and educator

1933 - [[T. Cullen Davis]] -American businessman

1933 - [[Carmelo Simeone]] -Argentinian footballer (d. 2014)

1933 - [[Jesco von Puttkamer]] -German-American engineer (d. 2012)

1934 - [[Jack McGregor]] -American captain, lawyer, and politician

1934 - [[Lute Olson]] -American basketball player and coach

1934 - [[T. Somasekaram]] -Sri Lankan geographer and politician, 37th Surveyor General of Sri Lanka (d. 2010)

1936 - [[Maurice Evans (footballer)|Maurice Evans]] -English footballer and manager (d. 2000)

1938 - [[Gene Mingo]] -American football player

1939 - [[Bogdan Baltazar]] -Romanian economist and engineer (d. 2012)

1939 - [[Deborah Lavin]] -South African-English historian and academic

1939 - [[Gilbert E. Patterson]] -American bishop (d. 2007)

1939 - [[Junko Tabei]] -Japanese mountaineer

1940 - [[Anna Karina]] -Danish-French actress, director, and screenwriter

1941 - [[Anna Tomowa-Sintow]] -Bulgarian soprano

1941 - [[Jeremiah Wright]] -American pastor and theologian

1942 - [[Candida Lycett Green]] -Irish-English journalist and author (d. 2014)

1942 - [[Wu Ma]] -Chinese actor, director, producer and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1942 - [[George Erik Rupp]] -American theologian and academic

1942 - [[Rubén Salazar Gómez]] -Colombian cardinal

1942 - [[Marlena Shaw]] -American singer

1942 - [[David Stern]] -American businessman

1943 - [[Toni Basil]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1943 - [[Barry Cable]] -Australian footballer and coach

1943 - [[Paul Hoffert]] -American keyboard player, composer, and academic (Lighthouse (band)|Lighthouse)

1944 - [[Brian Gibson (director)|Brian Gibson]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1946 - [[King Sunny Adé]] -Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1946 - [[Dan Baker (PA Announcer)|Dan Baker]] -American sportscaster

1946 - [[Larry Dierker]] -American baseball player and manager

1947 - [[Jo Beverley]] -English-Canadian author

1947 - [[David Drewry]] -English glaciologist and geophysicist

1947 - [[Robert Morace]] -American author

1948 - [[Denis Burke (Australian politician)|Denis Burke]] -Australian soldier and politician, 6th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

1948 - [[Jim Byrnes (actor)|Jim Byrnes]] -American guitarist and actor

1948 - [[Mark Phillips]] -English horse rider and journalist

1949 - [[James Cartwright]] -American general

1949 - [[Jim McGinty]] -Australian politician, Attorney-General of Western Australia

1950 - [[Kirka]] -Finnish singer (d. 2007)

1951 - [[David Coverdale]] -English singer-songwriter (Whitesnake, Deep Purple, and Coverdale and Page)

1951 - [[Bobby Radcliff]] -American singer and guitarist

1952 - [[Bob Goodlatte]] -American lawyer and politician

1952 - [[Gary Holton]] -English singer-songwriter and actor (Heavy Metal Kids) (d. 1985)

1952 - [[Paul Le Mat]] -American actor

1952 - [[Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi]] -Zimbabwean singer-songwriter and actor

1952 - [[Sukhumbhand Paribatra]] -Thai political scientist and politician, 15th Governor of Bangkok

1953 - [[Richard Fairbrass]] -English singer-songwriter (Right Said Fred)

1953 - [[Ségolène Royal]] -Senegalese-French politician

1953 - [[David Wohl (actor)|David Wohl]] -American actor

1954 - [[Shari Belafonte]] -American actress and singer

1954 - [[Randy Lanier]] -American race car driver and drug trafficker

1955 - [[Jeffrey Leonard]] -American baseball player and coach

1956 - [[Debby Boone]] -American singer, actress, and author

1956 - [[Robert Bowlin]] -American guitarist and fiddler (The Time Jumpers)

1956 - [[Masayuki Suzuki]] -Japanese singer (Rats & Star)

1956 - [[Doug Wimbish]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Living Colour and Tackhead)

1957 - [[Steve Carney]] -English footballer (d. 2013)

1957 - [[Nick Cave]] -Australian singer-songwriter and actor (The Birthday Party (band)|The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman)

1957 - [[Johnette Napolitano]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Concrete Blonde)

1957 - [[Giuseppe Saronni]] -Italian cyclist and manager

1958 - [[Andrea Bocelli]] -Italian singer-songwriter and producer

1958 - [[Neil Cavuto]] -American journalist

1958 - [[Christian Dozzler]] -Austrian-American singer-songwriter

1958 - [[Lynn Herring]] -American model and actress, Miss Virginia USA|Miss Virginia USA 1977

1958 - [[Joan Jett]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress (The Runaways)

1959 - [[Tai Babilonia]] -American figure skater

1959 - [[Saul Perlmutter]] -American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize Laureate

1960 - [[Scott Baio]] -American actor, director, and producer

1960 - [[Ernest Martin (murderer)|Ernest Martin]] -American murderer (d. 2003)

1961 - [[Vince Coleman]] -American baseball player

1961 - [[Liam Fox]] -Scottish physician and politician, Secretary of State for Defence

1961 - [[Bonnie Hunt]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1961 - [[Diane Lemieux]] -Canadian politician

1961 - [[Catherine Oxenberg]] -American-English actress

1961 - [[Michael Torke]] -American composer

1962 - [[Normand D'Amour]] -Canadian actor

1962 - [[Diogo Mainardi]] -Brazilian journalist

1962 - [[Marq Torien]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (BulletBoys and Ratt)

1964 - [[Juha Turunen]] -Finnish lawyer and politician

1964 - [[Ken Vandermark]] -American saxophonist and composer

1965 - [[Dan Bucatinsky]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1965 - [[Andy Cairns]] -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Therapy?)

1965 - [[Andrii Deshchytsia]] -Ukrainian politician and diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ukraine)|Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1965 - [[Tony Drago]] -Maltese snooker player

1965 - [[Mark Guthrie]] -American baseball player

1965 - [[Robert Satcher]] -American physician, engineer, and astronaut

1966 - [[Ruth Jones]] -Welsh actress, producer, and screenwriter

1966 - [[Wes Platt]] -American game designer, created ''OtherSpace''

1966 - [[Stefan Rehn]] -Swedish footballer and manager

1966 - [[Mike Richter]] -American ice hockey player

1967 - [[Matt Besser]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Rickard Rydell]] -Swedish race car driver

1967 - [[Félix Savón]] -Cuban boxer

1967 - [[Kim Watkins]] -Australian television host

1969 - [[Sue Perkins]] -English comedian, actress, and radio host

1969 - [[Tuomas Kantelinen]] -Finnish composer

1969 - [[Matt Sharp]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Weezer, The Rentals, and Goldenboy)

1970 - [[Mystikal]] -American rapper and actor

1970 - [[Mike Matheny]] -American baseball player and manager

1970 - [[Rupert Penry-Jones]] -English actor

1970 - [[Emmanuel Petit]] -French footballer

1971 - [[Elizabeth Bear]] -American author and poet

1971 - [[Chesney Hawkes]] -English singer-songwriter and actor

1971 - [[Toomas Krõm]] -Estonian footballer

1971 - [[Ted Leonard]] -American singer-songwriter (Enchant (band)|Enchant, Spock's Beard, and Thought Chamber)

1972 - [[Dana Vespoli]] -American porn actress and director

1973 - [[Yoo Chae-yeong]] -South Korean singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2014)

1973 - [[Blake Sennett]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Rilo Kiley and The Elected)

1973 - [[Stéfan Louw]] -South African Opera tenor and producer of Opera.

1974 - [[Kostas Kaiafas]] -Cypriot footballer and manager

1975 - [[Ethan Moreau]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1975 - [[Angelique Morgan]] -French television personality

1975 - [[Svilen Noev]] -Bulgarian singer-songwriter (Ostava)

1975 - [[Bob Sapp]] -American football player, wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor

1976 - [[David Berkeley]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976 - [[Mo Collins (American football)|Mo Collins]] -American football player and coach (d. 2014)

1976 - [[Xiao Huang-Chi]] -Taiwanese singer-songwriter

1976 - [[Martin Solveig]] -French DJ and producer

1976 - [[Wowie de Guzman]] -Filipino actor and dancer

1977 - [[Thu Minh]] -Vietnamese singer, dancer, and actress

1977 - [[Paul Sculthorpe]] -English rugby player

1978 - [[Ed Joyce]] -Irish cricketer

1978 - [[Harry Kewell]] -Australian footballer

1979 - [[Emilie Autumn]] -American singer-songwriter, violinist, and poet

1979 - [[Jericho Rosales]] -Filipino actor and singer

1979 - [[Swin Cash]] -American basketball player

1979 - [[Michael Graziadei]] -German-American actor

1980 - [[Francesco D'Isa]] -Italian painter and journalist

1980 - [[Ray Foley]] -Irish radio and television host

1980 - [[Fernanda Tavares]] -Brazilian model and actress

1980 - [[Svenja Weidemann]] -German tennis player

1981 - [[Ashley Eckstein]] -American actress

1981 - [[Subaru Shibutani]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Kanjani Eight)

1981 - [[Ingrid Vetlesen]] -Norwegian soprano

1982 - [[Domenic Cassisi]] -Australian footballer

1982 - [[Mandy Chiang]] -Hong Kong singer and actress

1982 - [[Kosuke Kitajima]] -Japanese swimmer

1982 - [[Billie Piper]] -English actress and singer

1982 - [[Maarten Stekelenburg]] -Dutch footballer

1982 - [[Katie Lowes]] -American actress

1983 - [[Rianti Cartwright]] -Indonesian actress, model and presenter

1983 - [[Will Farquarson]] -English bass player (Bastille (band)|Bastille)

1983 - [[Eriko Imai]] -Japanese pop artist (Speed (Japanese band)|Speed)

1984 - [[Theresa Fu]] -Chinese singer and actress (Cookies (group)|Cookies)

1984 - [[Ross Jarman]] -English drummer and songwriter (The Cribs)

1984 - [[Eduardo Rubio]] -Chilean footballer

1984 - [[Thiago Silva (footballer)|Thiago Silva]] -Brazilian footballer

1984 - [[Laura Vandervoort]] -Canadian actress

1985 - [[Matteo Cavagna (footballer born 1985)|Matteo Cavagna]] -Italian footballer

1985 - [[Rima Fakih]] -Lebanese-American model and wrestler, Miss USA 2010

1985 - [[Faris Haroun]] -Belgian footballer

1985 - [[Jamie Mackie]] -Scottish footballer

1985 - [[Tatiana Maslany]] -Canadian actress

1985 - [[Ibragim Todashev]] -Russian-American mixed martial artist (d. 2013)

1987 - [[Derick Brassard]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1987 - [[Stefan Denifl]] -Austrian cyclist

1987 - [[Tom Felton]] -English actor and singer

1987 - [[Zdravko Kuzmanović]] -Serbian footballer

1987 - [[Alfred Rainer]] -Austrian soldier and skier (d. 2008)

1988 - [[Nikita Andreev]] -Russian footballer

1988 - [[Bethany Dillon]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1988 - [[Mohamed Faisal]] -Maldivian footballer

1988 - [[Ali Fasir]] -Maldivian footballer

1989 - [[Kim Hyo-yeon]] -South Korean singer, dancer, model and actress (Girls' Generation and Younique Unit)

1989 - [[Sabine Lisicki]] -German tennis player

1989 - [[Cœur de pirate]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist (Armistice (band)|Armistice and Bonjour Brumaire)

1990 - [[Denard Robinson]] -American football player

1991 - [[Khairul Anuar Mohamad]] -Malaysian archer

1993 - [[Chase Ellison]] -American actor

1994 - [[Jr. (singer)|Jr.]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Got7 and JJ Project)

1994 - [[Hong Yoo-kyung]] -former member of South Korean girl group A Pink

1994 - [[Ralf Tribuntsov]] -Estonian swimmer

1999 - [[Tallan Latz]] -American guitarist

1999 - [[Kim Yoo-jung]] -South Korean actress

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