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Day History: September-26

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Famous Birthdays


1329 - [[Anne of Bavaria]] -(d. 1353)

1711 - [[Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple]] -English politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1779)

1750 - [[Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood]] -English admiral (d. 1810)

1758 - [[Cosme Argerich]] -Argentinian physician (d. 1820)

1767 - [[Wenzel Müller]] -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1835)

1774 - [[Johnny Appleseed]] -American environmentalist (d. 1845)

1791 - [[Théodore Géricault]] -French painter and lithographer (d. 1824)

1792 - [[William Hobson]] -Irish-New Zealand explorer and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (d. 1842)

1820 - [[Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar]] -Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)

1840 - [[Louis-Olivier Taillon]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (d. 1923)

1843 - [[Joseph Furphy]] -Australian author and poet (d. 1912)

1848 - [[Henry Walters]] -American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1931)

1849 - [[Ivan Pavlov]] -Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

1865 - [[Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford]] -(d. 1937)

1867 - [[Winsor McCay]] -American illustrator and animator (d. 1934)

1869 - [[Komitas]] -Armenian-French priest and composer (d. 1935)

1870 - [[Christian X of Denmark]] -(d. 1947)

1872 - [[Max Ehrmann]] -American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)

1873 - [[Wacław Berent]] -Polish author and translator (d. 1940)

1873 - [[Alexey Shchusev]] -Russian architect, designed Lenin's Mausoleum (d. 1949)

1874 - [[Lewis Hine]] -American photographer and activist (d. 1940)

1875 - [[Edmund Gwenn]] -English-American actor and singer (d. 1959)

1876 - [[Edith Abbott]] -American economist, social worker, and author (d. 1957)

1876 - [[Philip Kassel]] -American gymnast (d. 1959)

1876 - [[Ghulam Bhik Nairang]] -Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)

1877 - [[Ugo Cerletti]] -Italian neurologist and academic (d. 1963)

1877 - [[Alfred Cortot]] -Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1962)

1878 - [[Walter Steinbeck]] -German actor (d. 1942)

1881 - [[Hiram Wesley Evans]] -American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1966)

1884 - [[Jack Bickell]] -Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1951)

1886 - [[Archibald Hill]] -English physiologist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)

1887 - [[Edwin Keppel Bennett]] -English author and poet (d. 1958)

1887 - [[Antonio Moreno]] -Spanish-American actor and director (d. 1967)

1887 - [[Barnes Wallis]] -English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (d. 1979)

1888 - [[J. Frank Dobie]] -American journalist and author (d. 1964)

1888 - [[T. S. Eliot]] -American-English publisher, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1889 - [[Gordon Brewster]] -Irish cartoonist (d. 1946)

1889 - [[Martin Heidegger]] -German philosopher and academic (d. 1976)

1890 - [[Jack Tresadern]] -English footballer and manager (d. 1959)

1891 - [[Charles Münch]] -French violinist and conductor (d. 1968)

1892 - [[Robert Staughton Lynd]] -American sociologist and academic (d. 1970)

1893 - [[Gladys Brockwell]] -American actress (d. 1929)

1895 - [[Jürgen Stroop]] -German SS officer (d. 1952)

1897 - [[Pope Paul VI]] -(d. 1978)

1897 - [[Arthur Rhys-Davids]] -English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)

1898 - [[George Gershwin]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1937)

1900 - [[Suzanne Belperron]] -French jewelry designer (d. 1983)

1901 - [[George Raft]] -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1980)

1905 - [[Millito Navarro]] -Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2011)

1905 - [[Karl Rappan]] -Austrian footballer and coach (d. 1996)

1907 - [[Anthony Blunt]] -English historian and spy (d. 1983)

1907 - [[Bep van Klaveren]] -Dutch boxer (d. 1992)

1909 - [[Bill France, Sr.]] -American race car driver, founded NASCAR (d. 1992)

1909 - [[A. P. Hamann]] -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1977)

1911 - [[Al Helfer]] -American sportscaster (d. 1975)

1913 - [[Frank Brimsek]] -American ice hockey player (d. 1998)

1913 - [[Dorothy Sloop]] -American jazz musician (d. 1998)

1914 - [[Achille Compagnoni]] -Italian skier and mountaineer (d. 2009)

1914 - [[Jack LaLanne]] -American fitness expert (d. 2011)

1917 - [[Réal Caouette]] -Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1976)

1917 - [[Tran Duc Thao]] -Vietnamese-French philosopher and theorist (d. 1993)

1918 - [[Eric Morley]] -English TV host and and the founder of the Miss World Beauty contest|pageant (d. 2000)

1918 - [[John Rankine]] -Welsh author (d. 2013)

1918 - [[John Zacherle]] -American television host, voice actor, and singer

1919 - [[Barbara Britton]] -American actress (d. 1980)

1919 - [[Matilde Camus]] -Spanish poet and author (d. 2012)

1922 - [[Takis Miliadis]] -Greek actor (d. 1985)

1922 - [[Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia]] -(d. 2014)

1923 - [[Dev Anand]] -Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

1923 - [[Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths]] -English cricketer, lawyer, and judge (d. 2015)

1923 - [[James Hennessy]] -English businessman and diplomat

1925 - [[Norm Dussault]] -American-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2012)

1925 - [[Marty Robbins]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)

1926 - [[Julie London]] -American singer and actress (d. 2000)

1926 - [[Manfred Mayrhofer]] -Austrian philologist and academic (d. 2011)

1927 - [[Robert Cade]] -American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade (d. 2007)

1927 - [[Patrick O'Neal (actor)|Patrick O'Neal]] -American actor (d. 1994)

1927 - [[Enzo Bearzot]] -Italian footballer and manager (d. 2010)

1928 - [[Bob Van der Veken]] -Belgian actor

1928 - [[Wilford White]] -American football player (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Philip Bosco]] -American actor

1930 - [[Joe Brown (climber)|Joe Brown]] -English mountaineer and author

1930 - [[Fritz Wunderlich]] -German tenor and actor (d. 1966)

1931 - [[Kenneth Parnell]] -American sex offender (d. 2008)

1932 - [[Richard Herd]] -American actor

1932 - [[Manmohan Singh]] -Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India

1932 - [[Donna Douglas]] -American actress and singer (d. 2015)

1932 - [[Joyce Jameson]] -American actress (d. 1987)

1932 - [[Vladimir Voinovich]] -Russian author and poet

1934 - [[Neil Coles]] -English golfer and architect

1935 - [[Lou Myers (actor)|Lou Myers]] -American actor (d. 2013)

1935 - [[Joe Sherlock]] -Irish politician (d. 2007)

1936 - [[Leroy Drumm]] -American songwriter (d. 2010)

1936 - [[Winnie Madikizela-Mandela]] -South African academic and politician

1937 - [[Valentin Pavlov]] -Russian banker and politician, 11th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2003)

1937 - [[Jerry Weintraub]] -American film producer and talent agent (d. 2015)

1938 - [[Lucette Aldous]] -New Zealand-Australian ballerina and educator

1938 - [[Lars-Jacob Krogh]] -Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)

1939 - [[Ricky Tomlinson]] -English actor and screenwriter

1941 - [[Salvatore Accardo]] -Italian violinist and conductor

1941 - [[Martine Beswick]] -Jamaican-English model and actress

1942 - [[Kent McCord]] -American actor

1943 - [[Ian Chappell]] -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1943 - [[Tim Schenken]] -Australian race car driver

1944 - [[Jan Brewer]] -American politician, 22nd Governor of Arizona

1944 - [[Keith O'Nions]] -English geologist and academic

1944 - [[Anne Robinson]] -English journalist and game show host

1945 - [[Louise Beaudoin]] -Canadian academic and politician

1945 - [[Gal Costa]] -Brazilian singer and actress

1945 - [[Bryan Ferry]] -English singer-songwriter (The Bryan Ferry Orchestra and Roxy Music)

1946 - [[Andrea Dworkin]] -American activist and author (d. 2005)

1946 - [[John MacLachlan Gray]] -Canadian actor, playwright, and composer

1946 - [[Togo Igawa]] -Japanese actor

1946 - [[Radha Krishna Mainali]] -Nepalese politician

1946 - [[Louise Simonson]] -American author

1946 - [[Christine Todd Whitman]] -American politician, 50th Governor of New Jersey

1947 - [[Lynn Anderson]] -American singer and actress (d. 2015)

1947 - [[Philippe Lavil]] -French singer and actor

1948 - [[Olivia Newton-John]] -English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress

1948 - [[John Foxx]] -English singer-songwriter, photographer, guitarist, keyboard player, and educator (Ultravox, Tiger Lily (UK band)|Tiger Lily, and John Foxx and the Maths)

1949 - [[Clodoaldo]] -Brazilian footballer

1949 - [[Wendy Saddington]] -Australian singer (Chain (band)|Chain and James Taylor Move) (d. 2013)

1949 - [[Jane Smiley]] -American author

1949 - [[Marie Tifo]] -Canadian actress

1949 - [[Minette Walters]] -English author

1951 - [[Ronald DeFeo, Jr.]] -American murderer

1951 - [[Stuart Tosh]] -Scottish singer-songwriter and drummer (10cc and Pilot (band)|Pilot)

1952 - [[Predrag Miletić]] -Serbian actor and singer

1953 - [[Joe Benigno]] -American radio host

1953 - [[Dolores Keane]] -Irish singer and actress (De Dannan)

1953 - [[Douglas A. Melton]] -Biologist

1953 - [[Paul Stephenson (police officer)|Paul Stephenson]] -English police officer

1954 - [[Craig Chaquico]] -American guitarist (Jefferson Starship)

1954 - [[Kevin Kennedy (baseball)|Kevin Kennedy]] -American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster

1955 - [[Carlene Carter]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1956 - [[Steve Butler]] -American race car driver

1956 - [[Linda Hamilton]] -American actress

1957 - [[Klaus Augenthaler]] -German footballer and manager

1957 - [[Michael Dweck]] -American visual artist and filmmaker

1958 - [[Darby Crash]] -American singer-songwriter (Germs (band)|Germs and Darby Crash Band) (d. 1980)

1958 - [[Robert Kagan]] -Greek-American historian and author

1958 - [[Richard B. Weldon, Jr.]] -American sailor and politician

1958 - [[Rudi Cerne]] -German figure skater and journalist

1959 - [[Rich Gedman]] -American baseball player and coach

1959 - [[Ilya Kormiltsev]] -Russian poet and translator (d. 2007)

1960 - [[Uwe Bein]] -German footballer and manager

1960 - [[Jouke de Vries]] -Dutch academic and politician

1961 - [[Charlotte Fich]] -Danish actress

1961 - [[Marianne Mikko]] -Estonian journalist and politician

1961 - [[Oliver Peyton]] -Irish businessman

1961 - [[Will Self]] -English journalist and author

1962 - [[Jacky Wu]] -Taiwanese singer, TV host and actor

1962 - [[Melissa Sue Anderson]] -American-Canadian actress

1962 - [[Peter Foster]] -Australian criminal

1962 - [[Mark Haddon]] -English author and poet

1962 - [[Lawrence Leritz]] -American actor, singer, and dancer

1962 - [[Al Pitrelli]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Asia (band)|Asia)

1963 - [[Lysette Anthony]] -English actress and producer

1963 - [[Joe Nemechek]] -American race car driver

1964 - [[Nicki French]] -English singer and dancer

1964 - [[Dave Martinez]] -American baseball player and coach

1964 - [[John Tempesta]] -American drummer (White Zombie (band)|White Zombie, Helmet, Testament (band)|Testament, The Cult, and Scum of the Earth (band)|Scum of the Earth)

1965 - [[Cindy Herron]] -American singer and actress (En Vogue)

1965 - [[Alexandra Lencastre]] -Portuguese actress

1965 - [[Petro Poroshenko]] -Ukrainian businessman and politician, 5th President of Ukraine

1966 - [[Dean Butterworth]] -English-American drummer (Good Charlotte and Sugar Ray)

1966 - [[Christos Dantis]] -Greek singer-songwriter and producer

1966 - [[Craig Heyward]] -American football player (d. 2006)

1966 - [[Jillian Reynolds]] -Canadian actress and sportscaster

1967 - [[Bruno Akrapović]] -Bosnian footballer

1967 - [[Shannon Hoon]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blind Melon) (d. 1995)

1968 - [[Jim Caviezel]] -American actor

1968 - [[Tricia O'Kelley]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1968 - [[Ben Shenkman]] -American actor

1969 - [[Anthony Kavanagh]] -Canadian comedian, actor, and singer

1969 - [[Andy Petterson]] -Australian footballer

1969 - [[David Slade]] -English director and producer

1969 - [[Holger Stanislawski]] -German footballer and manager

1969 - [[Paul Warhurst]] -English footballer and manager

1970 - [[Sheri Moon Zombie]] -American actress and fashion designer

1970 - [[David Parland]] -Swedish guitarist (Dark Funeral, War (Swedish band)|War, Necrophobic, and Infernal (Swedish band)|Infernal) (d. 2013)

1972 - [[Ras Kass]] -American rapper, producer, and actor (The Hrsmn)

1972 - [[Melanie Paxson]] -American actress

1972 - [[Shawn Stockman]] -American singer and actor (Boyz II Men)

1973 - [[Marty Casey]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lovehammers)

1973 - [[Julienne Davis]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1973 - [[Mizuki Sano]] -Japanese actor

1973 - [[Chris Small]] -Scottish snooker player

1973 - [[Olga Vasdeki]] -Greek triple jumper

1974 - [[Boris Cepeda]] -German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat

1974 - [[Gary Hall, Jr.]] -American swimmer

1974 - [[Martin Müürsepp]] -Estonian basketball player and coach

1975 - [[Emma Härdelin]] -Swedish singer and violinist (Garmarna and Triakel)

1975 - [[Jake Paltrow]] -American director and screenwriter

1975 - [[Chiara Schoras]] -German actress

1976 - [[Michael Ballack]] -German footballer

1976 - [[Tyler Denk]] -American model and actor

1976 - [[Sami Vänskä]] -Finnish bass player (Nightwish and Nattvindens Gråt)

1977 - [[Kaylynn]] -American porn actress

1978 - [[Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot]] -Kenyan runner

1979 - [[Jon Harley]] -English footballer

1979 - [[Simon Kirch]] -German sprinter

1979 - [[Naomichi Marufuji]] -Japanese wrestler

1979 - [[Fuifui Moimoi]] -Tongan-New Zealand rugby player

1979 - [[Jaycie Phelps]] -American gymnast

1979 - [[Taavi Rõivas]] -Estonian politician, Prime Minister of Estonia|16th Prime Minister of Estonia

1979 - [[Jacob Tierney]] -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1980 - [[Patrick Friesacher]] -Austrian race car driver

1980 - [[Brooks Orpik]] -American ice hockey player

1980 - [[Daniel Sedin]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1980 - [[Henrik Sedin]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1981 - [[Aras Baskauskas]] -American reality show contestant, winner of ''Survivor: Panama''

1981 - [[Yao Beina]] -Chinese singer (d. 2015)

1981 - [[Christina Milian]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1981 - [[Ayumi Tsunematsu]] -Japanese voice actress

1981 - [[Collien Ulmen-Fernandes]] -German actress

1981 - [[Serena Williams]] -American tennis player

1982 - [[Rob Burrow]] -English rugby player

1982 - [[Simon Picone]] -Italian rugby player

1982 - [[Miguel Alfredo Portillo]] -Argentinian footballer

1982 - [[Jon Richardson (comedian)|Jon Richardson]] -English comedian and radio host

1983 - [[Samantha Hammel]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1983 - [[D'Qwell Jackson]] -American football player

1983 - [[Archimede Morleo]] -Italian footballer

1983 - [[Ricardo Quaresma]] -Portuguese footballer

1984 - [[Thore Schölermann]] -German actor

1984 - [[Nev Schulman]] -American photographer, television host, and producer

1985 - [[Rina Akiyama]] -Japanese actress and model

1985 - [[Lenna Kuurmaa]] -Estonian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Vanilla Ninja)

1985 - [[Talulah Riley]] -English actress

1986 - [[Ashley Leggat]] -Canadian actress, singer, and dancer

1986 - [[Rebecca Lim]] -Singaporean actress

1987 - [[Rosanna Munter]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and actress (Play (group)|Play)

1988 - [[James Blake (musician)|James Blake]] -English singer-songwriter

1988 - [[Kiira Korpi]] -Finnish figure skater

1988 - [[Marina Kuroki]] -Japanese actress and singer

1988 - [[Mark Simpson (clarinetist)|Mark Simpson]] -English clarinet player

1989 - [[Nesma Mahgoub]] -Egyptian singer

1989 - [[Emma Rigby]] -English actress

1989 - [[Chinami Suzuki]] -Japanese model, television presenter, and actress

1990 - [[Pavel Avdeyev]] -Russian footballer

1991 - [[Alma Jodorowsky]] -French model, actress, and singer

1991 - [[Dan Preston]] -English footballer

1994 - [[Lucas Gafarot]] -Spanish footballer

1995 - [[Miloš Veljković]] -Serbian footballer

2000 - [[Princess Salma bint Abdullah]] -of Jordan

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