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Day History: September-23

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Famous Birthdays


63 - [[Augustus]] -Roman emperor (d. 14)

1158 - [[Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany]] -(d. 1186)

1215 - [[Kublai Khan]] -Mongolian emperor (d. 1294)

1434 - [[Yolande of Valois]] -(d. 1478)

1598 - [[Eleonora Gonzaga (1598–1655)|Eleonore Gonzaga]] -Italian wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)

1642 - [[Giovanni Maria Bononcini]] -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1678)

1647 - [[Joseph Dudley]] -American politician, List of colonial governors of Massachusetts|Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1720)

1650 - [[Jeremy Collier]] -English bishop and theologian (d. 1726)

1713 - [[Ferdinand VI of Spain]] -(d. 1759)

1740 - [[Empress Go-Sakuramachi]] -of Japan (d. 1813)

1759 - [[Marie Clotilde of France]] -(d. 1802)

1771 - [[Emperor Kōkaku]] -of Japan (d. 1840)

1778 - [[Mariano Moreno]] -Argentinian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1811)

1781 - [[Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld]] -(d. 1860)

1791 - [[Johann Franz Encke]] -German astronomer and academic (d. 1865)

1791 - [[Theodor Körner (author)|Theodor Körner]] -German soldier and author (d. 1813)

1800 - [[William Holmes McGuffey]] -American educator and author (d. 1873)

1819 - [[Hippolyte Fizeau]] -French physicist and academic (d. 1896)

1838 - [[Victoria Woodhull]] -American journalist and activist (d. 1927)

1851 - [[Ellen Hayes]] -American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1930)

1852 - [[James Carroll Beckwith]] -American painter (d. 1917)

1852 - [[William Stewart Halsted]] -American physician and surgeon (d. 1922)

1853 - [[Princess Marie Elisabeth of Saxe-Meiningen]] -(d. 1923)

1861 - [[Robert Bosch]] -German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH (d. 1942)

1863 - [[Mary Church Terrell]] -American author and activist (d. 1954)

1865 - [[Pekka Halonen]] -Finnish painter (d. 1933)

1865 - [[Emma Orczy]] -Hungarian-English author and playwright (d. 1947)

1865 - [[Suzanne Valadon]] -French painter (d. 1938)

1869 - [[Typhoid Mary]] -Irish-American carrier of Typhoid fever (d. 1938)

1876 - [[Moshe Zvi Segal]] -Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 1968)

1877 - [[Léon Sée]] -French fencer (d. 1960)

1880 - [[John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr]] -Scottish biologist, physician, and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1889 - [[Walter Lippmann]] -American journalist and publisher, co-founded ''The New Republic'' (d. 1974)

1890 - [[Friedrich Paulus]] -German general (d. 1957)

1893 - [[Cläre Lotto]] -German actress (d. 1952)

1895 - [[Miron Merzhanov]] -Russian architect and engineer (d. 1975)

1895 - [[Johnny Mokan]] -American baseball player (d. 1985)

1897 - [[Walter Pidgeon]] -Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1984)

1898 - [[Les Haylen]] -Australian journalist and politician (d. 1977)

1898 - [[Jadwiga Smosarska]] -Polish actress (d. 1971)

1899 - [[Tom C. Clark]] -American lawyer and judge, 59th Attorney General of the United States (d. 1977)

1899 - [[Louise Nevelson]] -Ukrainian-American sculptor (d. 1988)

1900 - [[Bill Stone]] -English soldier (d. 2009)

1901 - [[Jaroslav Seifert]] -Czech poet and journalist, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

1902 - [[Su Buqing]] -Chinese mathematician and academic (d. 2003)

1905 - [[Tiny Bradshaw]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1958)

1906 - [[Bardu Ali]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 1995)

1906 - [[Charles Ritchie (diplomat)|Charles Ritchie]] -Canadian diplomat, High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom (d. 1995)

1907 - [[Albert Ammons]] -American pianist (d. 1949)

1907 - [[Anne Desclos]] -French journalist and author (d. 1998)

1907 - [[Herbert Kappler]] -German head of police and security forces in Rome during World War II (d. 1978)

1907 - [[Nicola Moscona]] -Greek opera singer (d. 1975)

1907 - [[Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza]] -(d. 1976)

1908 - [[Ramdhari Singh Dinkar]] -Indian poet, academic, and politician (d. 1974)

1909 - [[Lorenc Antoni]] -Kosovo-Albanian composer and conductor (d. 1991)

1910 - [[Jakob Streit]] -Swiss anthroposophist and author (d. 2009)

1911 - [[Frank Moss (politician)|Frank Moss]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)

1912 - [[Ghulam Mustafa Khan]] -Pakistani linguist, author, and critic (d. 2005)

1912 - [[Tony Smith (sculptor)|Tony Smith]] -American sculptor and educator (d. 1980)

1913 - [[Carl-Henning Pedersen]] -Danish painter and sculptor (d. 2007)

1914 - [[Omar Ali Saifuddien III]] -Bruneian sultan (d. 1986)

1915 - [[Julius Baker]] -American flute player and educator (d. 2003)

1915 - [[Clifford Shull]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)

1916 - [[Aldo Moro]] -Italian politician, 39th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1978)

1920 - [[Mickey Rooney]] -American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Vello Helk]] -Estonian-Danish historian and author (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Margaret Pellegrini]] -American actress and dancer (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal]] -Nicaraguan journalist and publisher (d. 1978)

1925 - [[Eleonora Rossi Drago]] -Italian actress (d. 2007)

1925 - [[Denis C. Twitchett]] -English historian and scholar (d. 2006)

1926 - [[André Cassagnes]] -French toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch (d. 2013)

1926 - [[John Coltrane]] -American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet) (d. 1967)

1926 - [[Jimmy Woode]] -American bassist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band) (d. 2005)

1927 - [[Mighty Joe Young (musician)|Mighty Joe Young]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 1999)

1928 - [[Frank Foster (musician)|Frank Foster]] -American saxophonist and composer (d. 2011)

1928 - [[Roger Grimsby]] -American journalist and actor (d. 1995)

1929 - [[Wally Whyton]] -English singer-songwriter (The Vipers Skiffle Group) (d. 1997)

1930 - [[Sehba Akhtar]] -Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 1996)

1930 - [[Colin Blakely]] -Irish-English actor (d. 1987)

1930 - [[Ray Charles]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2004)

1931 - [[Hilly Kristal]] -American businessman, founded CBGB (d. 2007)

1931 - [[Stan Lynde]] -American author and illustrator (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Gerald Merrithew]] -Canadian educator and politician (d. 2004)

1932 - [[Georg Keßler]] -German footballer and manager

1933 - [[Lloyd J. Old]] -Founder and standard-bearer of the field of cancer immunology. (d.2011)

1934 - [[Per Olov Enquist]] -Swedish author

1935 - [[Prem Chopra]] -Pakistani-Indian actor

1935 - [[Les McCann]] -American singer and pianist

1935 - [[Ron Tindall]] -English-Australian footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2012)

1935 - [[Arland D. Williams, Jr.]] -American passenger on Air Florida Flight 90 (d. 1982)

1936 - [[Valentín Paniagua]] -Peruvian lawyer and politician, 91st President of Peru (d. 2006)

1936 - [[Sylvain Saudan]] -Swiss skier

1936 - [[Tareq Suheimat]] -Jordanian physician, general, and politician

1937 - [[Jacques Poulin]] -Canadian author

1938 - [[Tom Lester]] -American actor and producer

1938 - [[Romy Schneider]] -Austrian-French actress and singer (d. 1982)

1939 - [[Henry Blofeld]] -English cricketer and journalist

1939 - [[Roy Buchanan]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Snakestretchers) (d. 1988)

1939 - [[Janusz Gajos]] -Polish actor

1939 - [[Joan Hanham, Baroness Hanham]] -English politician

1939 - [[Sonny Vaccaro]] -American businessman

1940 - [[Tim Rose]] -American singer-songwriter and banjo player (The Big 3 (folk group)|The Big 3) (d. 2002)

1940 - [[Mohammad-Reza Shajarian]] -Iranian singer-songwriter

1940 - [[Michel Temer]] -Brazilian lawyer and politician, 25th Vice President of Brazil

1941 - [[George Jackson (Black Panther)|George Jackson]] -American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (d. 1971)

1941 - [[Simon Nolet]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1941 - [[Norma Winstone]] -English singer-songwriter

1942 - [[Sila María Calderón]] -Puerto Rican businesswoman and politician, 12th Secretary of State of Puerto Rico

1942 - [[Colin Low, Baron Low of Dalston]] -Scottish scholar and politician

1943 - [[Tanuja]] -Indian actress

1943 - [[Julio Iglesias]] -Spanish singer-songwriter

1943 - [[Marty Schottenheimer]] -American football player and coach

1944 - [[Eric Bogle]] -Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1944 - [[Richard Lambert]] -English journalist and academic

1945 - [[Ron Bushy]] -American drummer (Iron Butterfly)

1945 - [[Igor Ivanov]] -Russian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Russia)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia

1945 - [[Paul Petersen]] -American actor and singer

1946 - [[Franz Fischler]] -Austrian politician

1946 - [[Bernard Maris]] -French economist and journalist (d. 2015)

1946 - [[Genista McIntosh, Baroness McIntosh]] -English politician

1946 - [[Anne Wheeler]] -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

1947 - [[Christian Bordeleau]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1947 - [[Mary Kay Place]] -American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter

1947 - [[Neal Smith (drummer)|Neal Smith]] -American drummer and songwriter (Plasmatics)

1948 - [[Don Grolnick]] -American pianist and composer (Ten Wheel Drive) (d. 1996)

1948 - [[Dan Toler]] -American guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman Band) (d. 2013)

1949 - [[Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin]] -Trinidadian-English actress, academic, and politician

1949 - [[Jerry B. Jenkins]] -American author

1949 - [[Bruce Springsteen]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (E Street Band and Steel Mill)

1949 - [[Kostas Tournas]] -Greek singer-songwriter

1950 - [[George Garzone]] -American saxophonist and educator

1951 - [[Steven Springer]] -American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2012)

1952 - [[Mark Bego]] -American author

1952 - [[Dennis Lamp]] -American baseball player

1952 - [[Jim Morrison (baseball)|Jim Morrison]] -American baseball player and manager

1952 - [[Peter Schrank]] -Swiss-English cartoonist

1953 - [[Nicholas Witchell]] -English journalist

1954 - [[Charlie Barnett (comedian)|Charlie Barnett]] -American actor (d. 1996)

1954 - [[Cherie Blair]] -English lawyer and academic, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1956 - [[Peter David]] -American author, actor, and screenwriter

1956 - [[Paolo Rossi]] -Italian footballer

1957 - [[Rosalind Chao]] -American actress

1957 - [[Tony Fossas]] -Cuban-American baseball player and coach

1957 - [[Kumar Sanu]] -Indian singer-songwriter

1958 - [[Danielle Dax]] -English singer-songwriter and producer (Lemon Kittens)

1958 - [[Khaled El Sheikh]] -Bahraini singer-songwriter

1958 - [[Marvin Lewis]] -American football player and coach

1958 - [[Larry Mize]] -American golfer

1959 - [[Jason Alexander]] -American actor, singer, director, and producer

1959 - [[Frank Cottrell Boyce]] -English author and screenwriter

1959 - [[Hans Nijman]] -Dutch mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2014)

1959 - [[Martin Page]] -English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Q-Feel)

1959 - [[Elizabeth Peña]] -American actress and director (d. 2014)

1959 - [[Karen Pierce]] -English diplomat

1960 - [[Luis Moya]] -Spanish race car driver

1961 - [[Lesley Fitz-Simons]] -Scottish actress (d. 2013)

1961 - [[Chi McBride]] -American actor and singer

1961 - [[William C. McCool]] -American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)

1962 - [[Deborah Orr]] -Scottish journalist

1963 - [[Anne-Marie Cadieux]] -Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter

1963 - [[Alex Proyas]] -Egyptian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

1964 - [[Clayton Blackmore]] -Welsh footballer and manager

1964 - [[Koshi Inaba]] -Japanese singer-songwriter (B'z)

1964 - [[Larry Krystkowiak]] -American basketball player and coach

1964 - [[Katie Mitchell]] -English director and producer

1964 - [[Julian Parkhill]] -scientist

1964 - [[Bill Phillips (author)|Bill Phillips]] -American businessman and author

1966 - [[Pete Harnisch]] -American baseball player

1966 - [[LisaRaye McCoy-Misick]] -American actress and fashion designer

1967 - [[Hilary Andersson]] -American-English journalist

1967 - [[Chris Wilder]] -English footballer and manager

1968 - [[Yvette Fielding]] -English actress and producer

1968 - [[Adam Price]] -Welsh politician

1968 - [[Sydnee Steele]] -American porn actress

1969 - [[Donald Audette]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1969 - [[Patrick Fiori]] -French singer-songwriter

1969 - [[Tapio Laukkanen]] -Finnish race car driver

1969 - [[Jan Suchopárek]] -Czech footballer and manager

1970 - [[Lucia Cifarelli]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (KMFDM, MDFMK, KGC (band)|KGC, Schwein, and Drill (band)|Drill)

1970 - [[Ani DiFranco]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1970 - [[Giorgos Koltsidas]] -Greek footballer

1971 - [[Moin Khan]] -Pakistani cricketer and coach

1971 - [[Ingebrigt Håker Flaten]] -Norwegian bassist (Atomic (jazz band)|Atomic, The Thing (jazz band)|The Thing)

1971 - [[Lee Mi-yeon]] -South Korean actress

1971 - [[Eric Montross]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1972 - [[Sarah Bettens]] -Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist (K's Choice)

1972 - [[Ana Marie Cox]] -American author and blogger

1972 - [[Jermaine Dupri]] -American rapper and producer

1972 - [[Shim Eun-ha]] -South Korean actress

1972 - [[Karl Pilkington]] -English actor and producer

1973 - [[Ingrid Fliter]] -Argentinian pianist

1973 - [[Vangelis Krios]] -Greek footballer and coach

1973 - [[Artim Šakiri]] -Macedonian footballer and manager

1974 - [[Matt Hardy]] -American wrestler

1974 - [[Harumi Inoue]] -Japanese swimmer and actress

1975 - [[Jaime Bergman]] -American model and actress

1975 - [[Layzie Bone]] -American rapper and actor (Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Bone Brothers, and Mo Thugs)

1975 - [[Kim Dong-moon]] -South Korean badminton player

1975 - [[Chris Hawkins]] -English journalist and producer

1975 - [[Eric Miller (rugby union)|Eric Miller]] -Irish rugby player, footballer, and coach

1976 - [[Sarah Blasko]] -Australian singer-songwriter and producer

1976 - [[Homaro Cantu]] -American chef (d. 2015)

1976 - [[Katarina Čas]] -Slovenian actress

1976 - [[Faune A. Chambers]] -American actress

1976 - [[Rob James-Collier]] -English model and actor

1976 - [[Kip Pardue]] -American actor

1976 - [[Volodymyr Sydorenko]] -Ukrainian boxer

1977 - [[Matthieu Descoteaux]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1977 - [[Dmitri Kulikov (footballer)|Dmitri Kulikov]] -Estonian footballer

1977 - [[Fabio Ongaro]] -Italian rugby player

1977 - [[Brett Prebble]] -Australian jockey

1977 - [[Suzanne Tamim]] -Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)

1977 - [[Rachael Yamagata]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1978 - [[Benjamin Curtis (musician)|Benjamin Curtis]] -American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (Secret Machines, School of Seven Bells, Tripping Daisy, and UFOFU) (d. 2013)

1978 - [[Anthony Mackie]] -American actor

1978 - [[Worm Miller]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1978 - [[Keri Lynn Pratt]] -American actress

1979 - [[Ricky Davis]] -American basketball player

1979 - [[Bryant McKinnie]] -American football player

1979 - [[Fábio Simplício]] -Brazilian footballer

1979 - [[Lote Tuqiri]] -Fijian-Australian rugby player

1980 - [[Cameron Litvack]] -American screenwriter and producer

1980 - [[Syu]] -Japanese guitarist

1980 - [[Matt White (musician)|Matt White]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980 - [[Hooligan (rapper)|Hooligan]] -Maltese rapper

1981 - [[Robert Doornbos]] -Dutch race car driver

1981 - [[Natalie Horler]] -German singer (Cascada and Siria)

1981 - [[Helen Richardson-Walsh]] -English field hockey player

1981 - [[Misti Traya]] -American actress

1982 - [[Mait Künnap]] -Estonian tennis player

1982 - [[Alyssa Sutherland]] -Australian-American actress and model

1983 - [[Shane del Rosario]] -American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2013)

1983 - [[Märt Israel]] -Estonian discus thrower

1983 - [[Joffrey Lupul]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1983 - [[Regan Smith]] -American race car driver

1984 - [[Kitkat (comedian)|Kitkat]] -Filipino actress and comedian

1984 - [[Patrick Ehelechner]] -German ice hockey player

1984 - [[Kate French]] -American actress

1984 - [[Matt Kemp]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Anneliese van der Pol]] -Dutch-American actress and singer

1985 - [[Brian Brohm]] -American football player

1985 - [[Joba Chamberlain]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Maki Goto]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress (Morning Musume, Nochiura Natsumi, Petitmoni, Gomattō, and Def.Diva)

1985 - [[Chris Johnson (running back)|Chris Johnson]] -American football player

1985 - [[Hossein Ka'abi]] -Iranian footballer

1985 - [[Lukáš Kašpar]] -Czech ice hockey player

1986 - [[Martin Cranie]] -English footballer

1987 - [[Skylar Astin]] -American actor and singer

1987 - [[Trinidad James]] -Trinidadian-American rapper

1988 - [[Juan Martín del Potro]] -Argentinian tennis player

1988 - [[Shanaze Reade]] -English BMX rider

1988 - [[Anthony Straker]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Yannick Weber]] -Swiss ice hockey player

1989 - [[Brandon Jennings]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Mara Scherzinger]] -German actress

1990 - [[Agustín Sierra]] -Argentinian actor and singer

1991 - [[Key (singer)|Key]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Shinee and Toheart (band)|Toheart)

1991 - [[Melanie Oudin]] -American tennis player

1991 - [[Zia Quizon]] -Filipino singer

1993 - [[Duke Johnson]] -American football player

1996 - [[Lee Hi]] -South Korean singer

2000 - [[Kalani Hilliker]] -American dancer, model, and TV personality

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