This Day in History

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Day History: September-13

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Famous Birthdays


64- Julia Flavia -Roman daughter of Titus (d. 91)

678- K'inich Ahkal Mo' Naab' III -Mayan ruler (d. 730)

1087- John II Komnenos -Byzantine emperor (d. 1143)

1475- Cesare Borgia -Italian cardinal (d. 1507)

1502- John Leland (antiquary)|John Leland -English poet and historian (d. 1552)

1521- William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley -English academic and politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1598)

1583- Girolamo Frescobaldi -Italian pianist and composer (d. 1643)

1594- Francesco Manelli -Italian theorbo player and composer (d. 1667)

1601- Jan Brueghel the Younger -Flemish painter (d. 1678)

1604- Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet -English commander and politician (d. 1661)

1676- Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans -French wife of Leopold, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1741)

1766- Samuel Wilson -American meat-packer, namesake of Uncle Sam (d. 1854)

1775- Laura Secord -American-Canadian War of 1812|war heroine (d. 1868)

1802- Arnold Ruge -German philosopher and author (d. 1880)

1813- John Sedgwick -American general (d. 1864)

1819- Clara Schumann -German pianist and composer (d. 1896)

1830- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach -Austrian author (d. 1916)

1842- John H. Bankhead -American soldier and politician (d. 1920)

1851- Walter Reed -American physician and biologist (d. 1902)

1857- Michał Drzymała -Polish rebel and activist (d. 1937)

1857- Milton S. Hershey -American businessman, founded The Hershey Company (d. 1945)

1860- John J. Pershing -American general (d. 1948)

1865- William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood -Indian-English field marshal (d. 1951)

1866- Ole Østmo -Norwegian target shooter (d. 1923)

1872- Kijūrō Shidehara -Japanese politician, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)

1873- Constantin Carathéodory -German mathematician and author (d. 1950)

1874- Henry F. Ashurst -American lawyer and politician (d. 1962)

1874- Arnold Schoenberg -Austrian composer and painter (d. 1951)

1876- Sherwood Anderson -American author (d. 1941)

1877- Wilhelm Filchner -German explorer (d. 1957)

1877- Stanley Lord -English captain (d. 1962)

1880- Jesse L. Lasky -American film producer, co-founded Famous Players-Lasky (d. 1958)

1880- Marcel Van Crombrugge -Belgian rower (d. 1940)

1882- Ramón Grau -Cuban physician and politician, 6th President of Cuba (d. 1969)

1883- LeRoy Samse -American pole vaulter (d. 1956)

1885- Wilhelm Blaschke -Austrian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1962)

1886- Amelie Beese -German pilot and sculptor (d. 1925)

1886- Robert Robinson (organic chemist)|Robert Robinson -English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)

1887- Leopold Ružička -Croatian-Swiss biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

1890- Antony Noghès -French-Monacan businessman, founded the Monaco Grand Prix (d. 1978)

1891- Max Pruss -German captain (d. 1960)

1893- Larry Shields -American clarinet player (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (d. 1953)

1894- J. B. Priestley -English author and playwright (d. 1984)

1894- Julian Tuwim -Polish poet, playwright, and director (d. 1953)

1895- Morris Kirksey -American rugby player and sprinter (d. 1981)

1898- Roger Désormière -French conductor (d. 1963)

1898- C. Sittampalam -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1964)

1899- Corneliu Zelea Codreanu -Romanian politician (d. 1938)

1901- James McCoubrey -Canadian-American super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1903- Claudette Colbert -French-American actress and singer (d. 1996)

1904- Gladys George -American actress and singer (d. 1954)

1908- Chu Berry -American saxophonist (d. 1941)

1908- Karolos Koun -Greek director and playwright (d. 1987)

1908- Sicco Mansholt -Dutch politician, 4th President of the European Commission (d. 1995)

1908- Mae Questel -American actress and singer (d. 1998)

1909- Ray Bowden -English footballer (d. 1998)

1909- Frits Thors -Dutch journalist (d. 2014)

1911- Bill Monroe -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)

1912- Maurice K. Goddard -American politician (d. 1995)

1912- Reta Shaw -American actress and singer (d. 1982)

1914- Leonard Feather -English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (d. 1994)

1916- Roald Dahl -English pilot, author, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1917- Carol Kendall -American historian and author (d. 2012)

1917- Robert Ward (composer)|Robert Ward -American soldier, composer, and educator (d. 2013)

1918- Dick Haymes -Argentinian-American actor and singer (d. 1980)

1919- Mary Midgley -English philosopher and author

1919- George Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld -Austrian-English publisher, philanthropist and politician

1920- Else Holmelund Minarik -Danish-American author (d. 2012)

1921- Alexander Schmemann -American priest and educator (d. 1983)

1922- Charles Brown (musician)|Charles Brown -American singer and pianist (d. 1999)

1922- Caroline Duby Glassman -American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)

1922- Yma Sumac -Peruvian-American soprano (d. 2008)

1923- Édouard Boubat -French photographer and journalist (d. 1999)

1924- Norman Alden -American actor (d. 2012)

1924- Harold Blair -Australian tenor (d. 1976)

1924- Scott Brady -American actor (d. 1985)

1924- Maurice Jarre -French composer and conductor (d. 2009)

1925- Frank Cashen -American businessman (d. 2014)

1925- Mel Tormé -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)

1926- Andrew Brimmer -American economist and academic (d. 2012)

1926- Emile Francis -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1926- J. Frank Raley Jr. -American soldier and politician (d. 2012)

1927- Tzannis Tzannetakis -Greek soldier and politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2010)

1929- Nicolai Ghiaurov -Bulgarian-Italian opera singer (d. 2004)

1930- Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron -English publisher

1931- Barbara Bain -American actress

1931- Robert Bédard (tennis)|Robert Bédard -Canadian tennis player and sportscaster

1931- Marjorie Jackson-Nelson -Australian sprinter and politician, 33rd Governor of South Australia

1932- Radoslav Brzobohatý -Czech actor (d. 2012)

1932- Bengt Hallberg -Swedish pianist and composer (d. 2013)

1933- Eileen Fulton -American actress

1933- Donald Mackay (anti-drugs campaigner)|Donald Mackay -Australian businessman and activist (d. 1977)

1933- Lewie Steinberg -American bass player (Booker T. & the M.G.'s)

1934- Tony Pickard -English tennis player and coach

1936- Stefano Delle Chiaie -Italian activist, founded National Vanguard (Italy)|National Vanguard

1936- Joe E. Tata -American actor

1937- Don Bluth -American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Sullivan Bluth Studios and Fox Animation Studios

1938- Judith Martin -American journalist and author

1938- John Smith (Labour Party leader)|John Smith -Scottish politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1994)

1939- Arleen Auger -American soprano (d. 1993)

1939- Richard Kiel -American actor (d. 2014)

1939- Joel-Peter Witkin -American photographer

1940- Óscar Arias -Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1940- Kerry Stokes -Australian businessman

1941- Tadao Ando -Japanese architect, designed Piccadilly Gardens

1941- Ahmet Necdet Sezer -Turkish judge and politician, 10th President of the Republic of Turkey

1941- David Clayton-Thomas -English-Canadian singer-songwriter (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1942- Michel Côté (Canadian politician)|Michel Côté -Canadian businessman and politician

1943- Mildred D. Taylor -American author

1944- Carol Barnes -English journalist (d. 2008)

1944- Jacqueline Bisset -English actress and producer

1944- Peter Cetera -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Chicago (band)|Chicago)

1944- Midget Farrelly -Australian surfer

1944- Leslie Harvey -Scottish guitarist (Stone the Crows) (d. 1972)

1945- Noël Godin -Belgian actor, director, and screenwriter

1945- Andres Küng -Swedish journalist and politician (d. 2002)

1946- Frank Marshall (film producer)|Frank Marshall -American director and producer

1948- Nell Carter -American actress and singer (d. 2003)

1948- Dimitri Nanopoulos -Greek physicist and academic

1948- Sitiveni Rabuka -Fijian general and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Fiji

1949- John W. Henry -American businessman

1950- Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz -Polish lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Poland

1950- Jacky Robert -French-American chef

1950- Klaus Wunder -German footballer

1950- Pat Holland|Patsy Holland -English footballer and manager

1951- Anne Devlin (writer)|Anne Devlin -Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter

1951- Jean Smart -American actress and singer

1952- Randy Jones (singer)|Randy Jones -American singer (Village People)

1952- Iyanla Vanzant -American educator and author

1952- Don Was -American bass player and producer (Was (Not Was))

1954- Steve Kilbey -English-Australian singer-songwriter and bass player (The Church (band)|The Church and Jack Frost (band)|Jack Frost)

1955- Colin Moynihan, 4th Baron Moynihan -English rower and politician

1955- Joe Morris (guitarist)|Joe Morris -American guitarist and composer

1956- Alain Ducasse -French-Moroccan chef

1956- Anne Geddes -Australian-New Zealand photographer and fashion designer

1956- Kim Genelle -American model and actress

1957- Vinny Appice -American drummer (Black Sabbath, Dio (band)|Dio, and Heaven & Hell (band)|Heaven & Hell)

1957- Judy Blumberg -American ice dancer

1957- Mal Donaghy -Irish footballer and manager

1957- Brad Hooker -English-American philosopher and academic

1957- Eleanor King (judge)|Eleanor King -English lawyer and judge

1957- John G. Trueschler -American lawyer and politician

1958- Bobby Davro -English comedian and actor

1958- Paweł Przytocki -Polish conductor and academic

1959- Tatyana Mitkova -Russian journalist

1960- Greg Baldwin -American voice actor

1960- Dave Hardman -American porn actor

1961- Fiona (singer)|Fiona -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1961- Bobbie Cryner -American singer-songwriter

1961- Dave Mustaine -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Metallica, Megadeth, and MD.45)

1961- Peter Roskam -American lawyer and politician

1962- Hisao Egawa -Japanese voice actor

1962- Tõnu Õnnepalu -Estonian poet and author

1963- Yuri Alexandrov (boxer)|Yuri Alexandrov -Russian boxer (d. 2013)

1963- Theodoros Roussopoulos -Greek politician

1964- Tavis Smiley -American talk show host, journalist, and author

1965- Annie Duke -American poker player

1965- Jeff Ross -American comedian, actor, director, and author

1965- Zak Starkey -English drummer (The Icicle Works The Semantics, ASAP (band)|ASAP, The Lightning Seeds, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band)

1966- Maria Furtwängler -German physician and actress

1966- Louis Mandylor -Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1967- Michael Johnson (sprinter)|Michael Johnson -American sprinter

1967- Tim "Ripper" Owens -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Iced Earth, Judas Priest, Beyond Fear, and Charred Walls of the Damned)

1967- Stephen Perkins -American drummer and songwriter (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, The Panic Channel, and Methods of Mayhem)

1968- Roger Howarth -American actor

1968- Brad Johnson (American football)|Brad Johnson -American football player

1968- Emma Wiklund -Swedish model and actress

1968- Bernie Williams -Puerto Rican baseball player and guitarist

1969- Sirje Kingsepp -Estonian politician

1969- Ilka Knickenberg -German actress

1969- Tyler Perry -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Shane Warne -Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

1970- Lee Abramson -American bass player and composer

1970- Martín Herrera -Argentinian footballer

1970- Louise Lombard -English actress

1970- Jason Scott Sadofsky -American historian and programmer, founded textfiles.com

1971- Goran Ivanišević -Croatian tennis player

1971- Stella McCartney -English fashion designer

1971- Manabu Namiki -Japanese pianist and composer

1973- Christine Arron -French runner

1973- Fabio Cannavaro -Italian footballer and manager

1973- Mahima Chaudhry -Indian actress

1973- Kelly Chen -Hong Kong singer and actress

1973- Olve Eikemo -Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Immortal (band)|Immortal, I (band)|I, and Old Funeral)

1973- Carlo Nash -English footballer

1974- Travis Knight (basketball)|Travis Knight -American basketball player

1974- Éric Lapointe (Canadian football)|Éric Lapointe -Canadian football player

1974- Craig Rivet -Canadian ice hockey player

1975- Akihiro Asai -Japanese race car driver

1975- Joe Don Rooney -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rascal Flatts)

1976- Craig McMillan -New Zealand cricketer

1976- Elvis Mihailenko -Latvian boxer

1976- Puma Swede -Swedish porn actress and dancer

1976- José Théodore -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- Fiona Apple -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1977- Ivan De Battista -Maltese actor, singer, director, and producer

1977- Daisuke Tsuda (musician)|Daisuke Tsuda -Japanese singer-songwriter and drummer (Maximum the Hormone)

1978- Megan Henning -American actress

1978- Peter Sunde -Swedish businessman, co-founded Flattr and The Pirate Bay

1979- Geike Arnaert -Belgian singer (Hooverphonic)

1979- Catalina Cruz -American porn actress

1979- Ivan Miljković -Serbian volleyball player

1980- Andreas Biermann -German footballer (d. 2014)

1980- Han Chae-young -South Korean actress

1980- Daisuke Matsuzaka -Japanese baseball player

1980- Evangelos Nastos -Greek footballer

1980- Viren Rasquinha -Indian field hockey player

1980- Ben Savage -American actor and director

1981- Koldo Fernández -Spanish cyclist

1981- Angelina Love -Canadian-American wrestler

1982- Nenê -Brazilian basketball player

1982- Lloyd Dyer -English footballer

1982- J. G. Quintel -American animator, screenwriter, and voice actor

1982- Miha Zupan -Slovenian basketball player

1983- James Bourne -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Busted (band)|Busted, Son of Dork, and McBusted)

1983- Molly Crabapple -American illustrator

1983- Ryan Del Monte -Canadian ice hockey player

1983- Eduard Ratnikov -Estonian footballer

1984- Nabil Abou-Harb -American director, screenwriter, and producer

1985- David Jordan (singer)|David Jordan -English singer-songwriter

1985- Emi Suzuki -Chinese-Japanese model and actress

1986- Derek Hardman -American football player

1986- Kamui Kobayashi -Japanese race car driver

1986- Sean Williams (basketball)|Sean Williams -American basketball player

1987- G.NA -Canadian-South Korean singer-songwriter and actress

1987- Edenilson Bergonsi -Brazilian footballer

1987- Jonathan de Guzmán -Canadian-Dutch footballer

1987- Luke Fitzgerald -Irish rugby player

1987- Ai Kayano -Japanese voice actress and singer

1987- Tsvetana Pironkova -Bulgarian tennis player

1988- John Park (musician)|John Park -American singer

1988- Luis Rentería -Panamanian footballer (d. 2014)

1988- Keith Treacy -Irish footballer

1989- Elysée Irié Bi Séhi -Ivorian footballer

1989- Jon Mannah -Australian rugby player (d. 2013)

1989- Thomas Müller -German footballer

1990- Luciano Narsingh -Dutch footballer

1991- Ksenia Afanasyeva -Russian gymnast

1992- Remy Põld -Estonian basketball player

1994- Ayaka Ōhashi -Japanese voice actress

1994- Anna Karolína Schmiedlová -Slovak tennis player

1995- Robbie Kay -English actor