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Day History: September-24

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Famous Birthdays


15 - [[Vitellius]] -Roman emperor (d. 69)

936 - [['Adud al-Dawla]] -Buyid king (d. 983)

1301 - [[Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford]] -English soldier (d. 1372)

1501 - [[Gerolamo Cardano]] -Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (d. 1576)

1513 - [[Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg]] -(d. 1535)

1564 - [[William Adams (sailor)|William Adams]] -English sailor and navigator (d. 1620)

1577 - [[Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt]] -(d. 1626)

1583 - [[Albrecht von Wallenstein]] -Bohemian general (d. 1634)

1625 - [[Johan de Witt]] -Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1672)

1667 - [[Jean-Louis Lully]] -French composer (d. 1688)

1705 - [[Count Leopold Joseph von Daun]] -Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)

1717 - [[Horace Walpole]] -English historian, author, and politician (d. 1797)

1755 - [[John Marshall]] -American captain, jurist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (d. 1835)

1761 - [[F.L.Æ. Kunzen]] -German-Danish composer and conductor (d. 1817)

1796 - [[Antoine-Louis Barye]] -French sculptor (d. 1875)

1801 - [[Mikhail Ostrogradsky]] -Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1862)

1802 - [[Adolphe d'Archiac]] -French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)

1817 - [[Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio]] -Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)

1829 - [[Charles S. West]] -American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (d. 1885)

1845 - [[Nikolai Anderson]] -Estonian philologist and author (d. 1905)

1858 - [[Eugene Foss]] -American politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)

1859 - [[Julius Klengel]] -German cellist and composer (d. 1933)

1861 - [[Bhikaiji Cama]] -Indian activist (d. 1936)

1870 - [[Georges Claude]] -French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (d. 1960)

1871 - [[Lottie Dod]] -English tennis player, golfer, and archer (d. 1960)

1872 - [[Jaan Teemant]] -Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th State Elder of Estonia (d. 1941)

1878 - [[Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz]] -Swiss author and poet (d. 1947)

1880 - [[Sarah Knauss]] -American super-centenarian (d. 1999)

1882 - [[Max Decugis]] -French tennis player (d. 1978)

1883 - [[Franklin Clarence Mars]] -American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)

1883 - [[Lawson Robertson]] -Scottish-American high jumper (d. 1951)

1884 - [[Gustave Garrigou]] -French cyclist (d. 1963)

1884 - [[Hugo Schmeisser]] -German weapons designer (d. 1953)

1885 - [[Artur Lemba]] -Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1963)

1890 - [[Mike González (catcher)|Mike González]] -Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)

1890 - [[A. P. Herbert]] -English author and playwright (d. 1971)

1892 - [[Adélard Godbout]] -Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th List of Quebec premiers|Premier of Québec (d. 1956)

1893 - [[Blind Lemon Jefferson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)

1894 - [[Tommy Armour]] -Scottish-American golfer (d. 1968)

1894 - [[Billy Bletcher]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

1895 - [[André Frédéric Cournand]] -French physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)

1896 - [[F. Scott Fitzgerald]] -American author and poet (d. 1940)

1898 - [[Howard Florey]] -Australian pharmacologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1898 - [[Charlotte Moore Sitterly]] -American astronomer (d. 1990)

1899 - [[William Dobell]] -Australian painter (d. 1970)

1900 - [[Ham Fisher]] -American cartoonist (d. 1955)

1902 - [[Ruhollah Khomeini]] -Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (d. 1989)

1905 - [[Johannes Käbin]] -Estonian politician (d. 1999)

1905 - [[Severo Ochoa]] -Spanish–American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

1906 - [[Leonard Marsh]] -Canadian sociologist and educator (d. 1982)

1906 - [[Józef Nawrot]] -Polish footballer

1907 - [[Ben Oakland]] -American pianist, composer, and songwriter (d. 1979)

1908 - [[Renee Roberts]] -English actress (d. 1996)

1909 - [[Gerard Antoni Ciołek]] -Polish historian and architect (d. 1966)

1910 - [[Jean Servais]] -Belgian-French actor (d. 1976)

1911 - [[Konstantin Chernenko]] -Russian politician (d. 1985)

1912 - [[Don Porter]] -American actor (d. 1997)

1912 - [[Robert Lewis Taylor]] -American author (d. 1998)

1913 - [[Herb Jeffries]] -American singer and actor (d. 2014)

1914 - [[John Kerr (governor-general)|John Kerr]] -Australian politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)

1914 - [[Andrzej Panufnik]] -Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)

1916 - [[Ruth Leach Amonette]] -American businesswoman (d. 2004)

1917 - [[Arthur W. Lehman]] -American euphonium player (d. 2009)

1917 - [[Doud Eisenhower]] -American son of Dwight D. Eisenhower (d. 1921)

1917 - [[Otto Günsche]] -Adolf_Hitler's_adjutants|Adolf Hitler's personal adjutant

1918 - [[Audra Lindley]] -American actress (d. 1997)

1919 - [[Dayton Allen]] -American actor (d. 2004)

1919 - [[Jack Costanzo]] -American drummer and composer

1920 - [[Richard Bong]] -American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)

1920 - [[Jan Carew]] -Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2012)

1920 - [[Ovadia Yosef]] -Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)

1921 - [[Jim McKay]] -American sportscaster and journalist (d. 2008)

1921 - [[Sheila MacRae]] -English-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Ettore Bastianini]] -Italian opera singer (d. 1967)

1922 - [[Bert I. Gordon]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1922 - [[Cornell MacNeil]] -American opera singer (d. 2011)

1922 - [[Theresa Merritt]] -American actress and singer (d. 1998)

1922 - [[John Moffatt (actor)|John Moffatt]] -English actor and playwright (d. 2012)

1923 - [[Louis Edmonds]] -American actor (d. 2001)

1923 - [[Fats Navarro]] -American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)

1924 - [[Nina Bocharova]] -Ukrainian gymnast

1924 - [[Voula Zouboulaki]] -Egyptian-Greek actress

1925 - [[Autar Singh Paintal]] -Indian physiologist and academic (d. 2004)

1927 - [[Alfredo Kraus]] -Spanish tenor (d. 1999)

1927 - [[Arthur Malet]] -English-American actor and singer (d. 2013)

1929 - [[John Carter (jazz musician)|John Carter]] -American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 1991)

1929 - [[Edward M. Lawson]] -Canadian union leader and politician

1930 - [[Józef Krupiński]] -Polish poet (d. 1998)

1930 - [[Angelo Muscat]] -Maltese-English actor (d. 1977)

1930 - [[Benjamin Romualdez]] -Filipino politician (d. 2012)

1930 - [[John Young (astronaut)|John W. Young]] -American captain, engineer, and astronaut

1931 - [[Elizabeth Blackadder]] -Scottish painter

1931 - [[Cardiss Collins]] -American politician (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Brian Glanville]] -English journalist and author

1931 - [[Anthony Newley]] -English-American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)

1931 - [[Mike Parkes]] -English race car driver (d. 1977)

1932 - [[Dominique Michel]] -Canadian actress and singer

1932 - [[Miguel Montuori]] -Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1998)

1932 - [[Walter Wallmann]] -German politician, List of Ministers-President of Hesse|Minister-President of Hesse (d. 2013)

1933 - [[Raffaele Farina]] -Italian cardinal

1933 - [[Mel Taylor]] -American drummer (The Ventures) (d. 1996)

1933 - [[Mendel Weinbach]] -Polish-Israeli rabbi (d. 2012)

1934 - [[Tommy Anderson (footballer)|Tommy Anderson]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1934 - [[John Brunner (novelist)|John Brunner]] -English-Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 1995)

1934 - [[John-Roger Hinkins]] -American religious leader and author (d. 2014)

1934 - [[John Kasmin]] -English art dealer

1934 - [[Bernard Nevill]] -English painter, designer, and academic

1934 - [[Chick Willis]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Manfred Wörner]] -German politician and diplomat, 7th Secretary General of NATO (d. 1994)

1935 - [[Sean McCann (actor)|Sean McCann]] -Canadian actor

1936 - [[Sivanthi Adithan]] -Indian businessman (d. 2013)

1936 - [[Jim Henson]] -American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)

1938 - [[Steve Douglas (saxophonist)|Steve Douglas]] -American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (The Wrecking Crew (music)|The Wrecking Crew) (d. 1993)

1939 - [[Wayne Henderson (musician)|Wayne Henderson]] -American trombonist and producer (The Crusaders) (d. 2014)

1940 - [[Yves Navarre]] -French author (d. 1994)

1941 - [[John Mackey (American football)|John Mackey]] -American football player (d. 2011)

1941 - [[Linda McCartney]] -American singer, photographer, and activist (Wings (band)|Wings and Suzy and the Red Stripes) (d. 1998)

1942 - [[Danny (Finnish singer)|Danny]] -Finnish singer and guitarist

1942 - [[Gerry Marsden]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gerry and the Pacemakers)

1944 - [[Eavan Boland]] -Irish poet

1944 - [[Diana Körner]] -German actress

1944 - [[Sven-Ole Thorsen]] -Danish bodybuilder, actor, and stuntman

1945 - [[Lou Dobbs]] -American journalist and author

1945 - [[John Rutter]] -English composer, conductor, and producer

1946 - [[Jerry Donahue]] -American guitarist and producer, (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, The Electric Revelators, and the Hellecasters)

1946 - [[Joe Greene (American football)|Joe Greene]] -American football player, coach, and actor

1946 - [[Lars Emil Johansen]] -Greenlandic politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greenland

1946 - [[Uschi Obermaier]] -German model and actress

1946 - [[César Pedroso]] -Cuban pianist and songwriter (Los Van Van)

1946 - [[Pat Pocock]] -Welsh-English cricketer

1946 - [[María Teresa Ruiz]] -Chilean astronomer

1947 - [[Erik Hivju]] -Norwegian actor

1947 - [[Stephen Mueller]] -American painter (d. 2011)

1948 - [[Gordon Clapp]] -American actor and producer

1948 - [[Phil Hartman]] -Canadian-American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1948 - [[Garth Porter]] -New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and producer (Sherbet (band)|Sherbet)

1949 - [[Bill Connors]] -American guitarist (Return to Forever)

1950 - [[Mohinder Amarnath]] -Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

1950 - [[Alan Colmes]] -American comedian and talk show host

1950 - [[John Kessel]] -American author, poet, and playwright

1950 - [[Harriet Walter]] -English actress

1950 - [[Kristina Wayborn]] -Swedish model and actress, Miss Sweden|Miss Sweden 1970

1951 - [[Douglas Kmiec]] -American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta

1952 - [[Dieter Hochheimer]] -German footballer and manager

1952 - [[Mark Sandman]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Morphine (band)|Morphine and Treat Her Right) (d. 1999)

1952 - [[Nikos Sergianopoulos]] -Greek actor (d. 2008)

1953 - [[Peter Halley]] -American painter

1954 - [[Helen Lederer]] -Welsh actress and screenwriter

1954 - [[Lilian Mercedes Letona]] -Salvadoran activist (d. 1983)

1954 - [[Marco Tardelli]] -Italian footballer and coach

1955 - [[Riccardo Illy]] -Italian businessman and politician, List of Presidents of Friuli-Venezia Giulia|President of Friuli Venezia Giulia

1956 - [[Hubie Brooks]] -American baseball player

1957 - [[Brad Bird]] -American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor

1957 - [[Tod Howarth]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (707 (band)|707)

1957 - [[Wolfgang Wolf]] -German footballer and manager

1958 - [[Kevin Sorbo]] -American actor and producer

1959 - [[Theo Paphitis]] -Cypriot-English businessman

1959 - [[Steve Whitmire]] -American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer

1960 - [[Tony Juniper]] -English environmentalist and politician

1960 - [[Amy Sky]] -Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1961 - [[Allen Bestwick]] -American sportscaster

1961 - [[Jack Dee]] -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1961 - [[Christopher Ludwig Eisgruber]] -American lawyer, 20th President of Princeton University

1961 - [[John Logan (writer)|John Logan]] -American screenwriter and producer

1961 - [[Luc Picard]] -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1962 - [[Rosamund Kwan]] -Hong Kong actress

1962 - [[Ally McCoist]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1962 - [[Mike Phelan]] -English footballer, coach, and manager

1962 - [[Tim Supple]] -English director and producer

1962 - [[Nia Vardalos]] -Canadian actress and screenwriter

1962 - [[Ilgvars Zalāns]] -Latvian painter

1963 - [[Ben Preston]] -English journalist

1964 - [[Rafael Palmeiro]] -Cuban-American baseball player

1964 - [[Marko Pomerants]] -Estonian politician, Minister of the Interior (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of the Interior

1965 - [[Robert Irvine]] -English chef and television host

1965 - [[Njål Ølnes]] -Norwegian saxophonist (Dingobats)

1965 - [[Sean McNabb]] -American singer, bass player, and actor (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords (band)|House of Lords, and Dokken)

1965 - [[Janet Weiss]] -American drummer (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Go-Betweens, and Wild Flag)

1966 - [[Stacy Galina]] -American actress

1966 - [[Bernard Gilkey]] -American baseball player

1966 - [[Stefan Molyneux]] -Irish-Canadian philosopher, author, and blogger

1966 - [[Michael O. Varhola]] -American journalist and author

1967 - [[Noreena Hertz]] -English economist, author, and academic

1967 - [[William So]] -Hong Kong singer and actor

1969 - [[Shawn Crahan]] -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Slipknot (band)|Slipknot, To My Surprise, and Dirty Little Rabbits)

1969 - [[Lisa Matthews]] -American model and actress

1969 - [[Christopher Pincher]] -English politician

1969 - [[Shamim Sarif]] -English author, director, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Paul Ray Smith]] -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)

1969 - [[DeVante Swing]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Jodeci)

1969 - [[Goya Toledo]] -Spanish model and actress

1969 - [[Megan Ward]] -American actress

1970 - [[Imre Tiidemann]] -Estonian pentathlete

1971 - [[Michael S. Engel]] -American paleontologist and entomologist

1971 - [[Mike Michalowicz]] -American businessman and author

1971 - [[Kevin Millar]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1971 - [[Peter Salisbury]] -English drummer (The Verve and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)

1972 - [[Conor Burns]] -Irish politician

1972 - [[Kate Fleetwood]] -English actress

1973 - [[Eddie George]] -American football player and sportscaster

1973 - [[Rodrick Rhodes]] -American basketball player and coach

1974 - [[John McDonald (infielder)|John McDonald]] -American baseball player

1975 - [[Taira Imata]] -Japanese actor

1975 - [[Kyle Turley]] -American football player and singer

1976 - [[Carlos Almeida]] -Angolan basketball player

1976 - [[Stephanie McMahon]] -American wrestler and manager

1976 - [[Yakkun Sakurazuka]] -Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2013)

1976 - [[Vahur Vahtramäe]] -Estonian footballer

1977 - [[Frank Fahrenhorst]] -German footballer and manager

1977 - [[Casey Rabach]] -American football player

1978 - [[Wietse van Alten]] -Dutch archer

1979 - [[Fábio Aurélio]] -Brazilian footballer

1979 - [[Justin Bruening]] -American actor

1979 - [[Georgios Georgiou]] -German-Greek footballer

1979 - [[Casey Johnson]] -American model, actress, and author (d. 2010)

1979 - [[Kim Jong-min]] -South Korean singer and actor (Koyote)

1979 - [[Katja Kassin]] -German-American porn actress

1979 - [[Ross Mathews]] -American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1979 - [[Jenny Platt]] -English actress

1980 - [[Daniele Bennati]] -Italian cyclist

1980 - [[Woranut Bhirombhakdi]] -Thai actress

1980 - [[Dean Canto]] -Australian race car driver

1980 - [[Sabrine Maui]] -Filipino porn actress

1980 - [[Petri Pasanen]] -Finnish footballer

1980 - [[Victoria Pendleton]] -English cyclist

1980 - [[John Arne Riise]] -Norwegian footballer

1981 - [[Ryan Briscoe]] -Australian race car driver

1981 - [[Drew Gooden]] -American basketball player

1981 - [[Fernanda Urrejola]] -Chilean actress

1982 - [[Morgan Hamm]] -American gymnast

1982 - [[Paul Hamm]] -American gymnast

1982 - [[Jeff Karstens]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Liam Finn]] -Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist

1983 - [[Randy Foye]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Taylor Eigsti]] -American pianist and composer

1984 - [[Tyrone Maria]] -Curaçaoan footballer

1984 - [[Mickaël Poté]] -Beninese footballer

1985 - [[Eric Adjetey Anang]] -Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter

1985 - [[Eleanor Catton]] -Canadian-New Zealand author

1985 - [[Jessica Lucas]] -Canadian actress and singer

1986 - [[Leah Dizon]] -American-Japanese singer and model

1987 - [[Spencer Treat Clark]] -American actor

1987 - [[Matthew Connolly]] -English footballer

1987 - [[Senzo Meyiwa]] -South African footballer (d. 2014)

1988 - [[Karl Alzner]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1988 - [[Birgit Õigemeel]] -Estonian singer

1988 - [[Kyle Sullivan]] -American actor

1991 - [[Maximiliano Uggè]] -Italian footballer

1992 - [[Jack Sock]] -American tennis player

1997 - [[Malaya Watson]] -American singer

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