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Day History: September-19

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Famous Birthdays


86- Antoninus Pius -Roman emperor (d. 161)

866- Leo VI the Wise -Byzantine emperor (d. 912)

1377- Albert IV, Duke of Austria -(d. 1404)

1551- Henry III of France -(d. 1589)

1749- Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre -French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1822)

1754- John Ross Key -American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (d. 1821)

1759- William Kirby (entomologist)|William Kirby -English entomologist (d. 1850)

1778- Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux -Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor (d. 1868)

1774- Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti -Italian cardinal (d. 1849)

1796- Hartley Coleridge -English poet and author (d. 1849)

1802- Lajos Kossuth -Hungarian journalist, lawyer, and politician, List of heads of state of Hungary|Governor-President of Hungary (d. 1894)

1803- Maria Anna of Savoy -(d. 1884)

1811- Orson Pratt -American religious leader (d. 1881)

1828- Fridolin Anderwert -Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1880)

1840- Galen Spencer -American archer (d. 1904)

1862- Juliusz Bursche -Polish bishop (d. 1942)

1864- Ragna Wettergreen -Norwegian actress (d. 1958)

1871- Frederick Ruple -Swiss-American painter (d. 1938)

1882- Christopher Stone (broadcaster)|Christopher Stone -English radio host (d. 1965)

1883- Mabel Vernon -American educator and activist (d. 1975)

1887- Lovie Austin -American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1972)

1887- Lynne Overman -American actor and singer (d. 1943)

1888- James Waddell Alexander II -American mathematician and topologist (d. 1971)

1888- Porter Hall -American actor (d. 1953)

1889- Sarah Louise Delany -American physician and author (d. 1999)

1894- Rachel Field -American author and poet (d. 1942)

1898- Giuseppe Saragat -Italian politician, 5th President of Italy (d. 1988)

1900- Ricardo Cortez -American actor, singer, and director (d. 1977)

1901- Joe Pasternak -Hungarian-American production manager and producer (d. 1991)

1905- Leon Jaworski -American lawyer, co-founded Fulbright & Jaworski (d. 1982)

1907- Lewis F. Powell, Jr. -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1998)

1908- Robert Lecourt -French lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 2004)

1908- Tatsuo Shimabuku -Japanese martial artist (d. 1975)

1908- Alberto Socarras -Cuban-American flute player (d. 1987)

1908- Mika Waltari -Finnish author and academic (d. 1979)

1909- Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche -Austrian engineer and businessman (d. 1998)

1910- Jack Dunham -American animator and producer (d. 2009)

1910- Margaret Lindsay -American actress and singer (d. 1981)

1911- William Golding -English author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

1912- Kurt Sanderling -Polish-German conductor (d. 2011)

1913- Frances Farmer -American actress and singer (d. 1970)

1913- C. Loganathan -Sri Lankan banker (d. 1981)

1913- Maria Tănase -Romanian singer and actress (d. 1963)

1913- Helen Ward (singer)|Helen Ward -American singer (d. 1998)

1915- Germán Valdés -Mexican actor, singer, and producer (d. 1973)

1919- Roger Grenier -French journalist and author

1920- Roger Angell -American journalist and author

1921- Paulo Freire -Brazilian educator, philosopher, and theorist (d. 1997)

1922- Damon Knight -American author and critic (d. 2002)

1922- Emil Zátopek -Czech runner (d. 2000)

1924- Vern Benson -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

1924- Don Harron -Canadian actor and screenwriter

1924- Suchitra Mitra -Indian singer and composer (d. 2011)

1925- Pete Murray (DJ)|Pete Murray -English radio and television host

1925- W. Reece Smith, Jr. -American lawyer and academic (d. 2013)

1926- Masatoshi Koshiba -Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1926- James Lipton -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1926- Duke Snider -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)

1927- Helen Carter -American singer (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 1998)

1927- Rosemary Harris -English actress

1927- William Hickey (actor)|William Hickey -American actor (d. 1997)

1927- Nick Massi -American singer and bass player (The Four Seasons (band)|The Four Seasons and Four Lovers) (d. 2000)

1928- Adam West -American actor

1930- Muhal Richard Abrams -American pianist, composer, and educator

1930- Bettye Lane -American photographer and journalist (d. 2012)

1930- Antonio Margheriti -Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

1931- Brook Benton -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1988)

1931- Derek Gardner (designer)|Derek Gardner -English engineer (d. 2011)

1932- Mike Royko -American journalist and author (d. 1997)

1932- Stefanie Zweig -German journalist and author (d. 2014)

1933- Gilles Archambault -Canadian journalist and author

1933- David McCallum -Scottish actor and singer

1934- Brian Epstein -English talent manager (d. 1967)

1934- Austin Mitchell -English academic and politician

1935- Benjamin Thurman Hacker -American admiral (d. 2003)

1936- Martin Fay -Irish fiddler (The Chieftains) (d. 2012)

1936- Anna Karen -South African–English actress

1936- Milan Marcetta -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)

1936- Al Oerter -American discus thrower (d. 2007)

1937- Abner Haynes -American football player

1939- Bruce Bastin -English musicologist and author

1939- Louise Botting -English journalist and author

1939- Carl Schultz -Hungarian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

1939- Moshe Weinberg -Israeli wrestling coach (d. 1972)

1940- Caroline John -English actress (d. 2012)

1940- Bill Medley -American singer-songwriter (The Righteous Brothers)

1940- Zandra Rhodes -English fashion designer, founded the Fashion and Textile Museum

1940- Sylvia Tyson -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Quartette (band)|Quartette, Ian & Sylvia, and Great Speckled Bird (band)|Great Speckled Bird)

1940- Ed Westfall -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1940- Paul Williams (songwriter)|Paul Williams -American singer-songwriter and actor

1941- Umberto Bossi -Italian politician

1941- Cass Elliot -American singer (The Mamas & the Papas, The Mugwumps, and The Big 3 (folk group)|The Big 3) (d. 1974)

1941- Jim Fox (pentathlete)|Jim Fox -English pentathlete

1941- Mariangela Melato -Italian actress and singer (d. 2013)

1942- Freda Payne -American singer and actress

1943- André Boudrias -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1943- Joe Morgan -American baseball player and sportscaster

1944- Anders Björck -Swedish politician, 25th Minister for Defence (Sweden)|Minister of Defence for Sweden

1944- Edmund Joensen -Faroese politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

1944- Jean Succar Kuri -Lebanese-Mexican businessman

1945- Kate Adie -English journalist and author

1945- David Bromberg -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Deep (band)|The Deep)

1945- Randolph Mantooth -American actor and director

1946- Brian Henton -English race car driver

1947- Henry Bromell -American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1947- Thomas H. Cook -American author

1947- Lol Creme -English singer, guitarist, and director (10cc, Godley & Creme, Art of Noise, Producers (band)|Producers, Doctor Father, Hotlegs, and The Magic Lanterns)

1947- Brian Hill (basketball)|Brian Hill -American basketball player and coach

1947- Tanith Lee -English author

1947- Gerd Schwidrowski -German footballer

1948- Mykhaylo Fomenko -Ukrainian footballer and manager

1948- Jan Hoag -American actress

1948- Jeremy Irons -English actor and singer

1948- Mihai Timofti -Moldovan actor, director, and composer

1949- Twiggy -English model, actress, and singer

1949- Sally Potter -English director, screenwriter, and composer

1949- Ernie Sabella -American actor and singer

1949- Barry Scheck -American lawyer, co-founded the Innocence Project

1950- Joan Lunden -American journalist and author

1950- Michael Proctor (academic)|Michael Proctor -English physicist, mathematician, and academic

1951- Daniel Lanois -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1951- Darryl Read -English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Crushed Butler and Tiger (1970s band)|Tiger) (d. 2013)

1952- Rhys Chatham -American trumpet player, guitarist, and composer

1952- Bernard de Dryver -Belgian race car driver

1952- Gunnar Hökmark -Swedish politician

1952- Henry Kaiser (musician)|Henry Kaiser -American guitarist and composer

1952- Nile Rodgers -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Chic (band)|Chic and The Honeydrippers)

1952- George Warrington -American businessman (d. 2007)

1953- Sarana VerLin -American singer-songwriter and violinist

1954- Adam Phillips (psychologist)|Adam Phillips -Welsh psychotherapist and author

1954- Eleni Vitali -Greek singer-songwriter

1955- Richard Burmer -American composer and engineer (d. 2006)

1955- Rex Smith -American singer, guitarist, and actor

1956- Juan Manuel Fangio II -Argentinian race car driver

1956- Charlie Reliford -American baseball player and umpire

1957- Chris Roupas -American basketball player

1958- Lucky Ali -Indian singer-songwriter and actor

1958- Lita Ford -English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Runaways)

1958- Kevin Hooks -American actor, director, and producer

1958- Azumah Nelson -Ghanaian boxer

1958- Richard Ridings -English actor

1960- Mario Batali -American chef and author

1960- Loïc Bigois -French engineer

1960- Yolanda Saldívar -American murderer

1960- Tonja Walker -American model, actress, and singer

1961- Artur Ekert -Polish-English physicist and academic

1962- Cheri Oteri -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1962- Ken Rosenthal -American sportscaster

1963- Jarvis Cocker -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Pulp (band)|Pulp and Relaxed Muscle)

1963- David Seaman -English footballer and manager

1964- Patrick Marber -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1964- Bob Papa -American sportscaster

1964- Kim Richards -American actress

1964- Trisha Yearwood -American singer-songwriter and actress

1965- Helen Duval -Dutch porn actress, director, and producer

1965- Sabine Paturel -French singer and actress

1965- Alexandra Vandernoot -Belgian actress and producer

1965- Sunita Williams -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1966- Soledad O'Brien -American journalist and producer

1966- Eric Rudolph -American terrorist

1966- Yoshihiro Takayama -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1967- Jim Abbott -American baseball player

1967- Stéphane Crête -Canadian actor

1967- Aleksandr Karelin -Russian wrestler and politician

1968- Jimmy Bower -American drummer and songwriter (Down (band)|Down, Crowbar (American band)|Crowbar, Superjoint Ritual, Eyehategod, Clearlight (American band)|Clearlight, and Corrosion of Conformity)

1968- Monica Crowley -American talk show host and author

1969- Candy Dulfer -Dutch saxophonist

1969- Jacek Frąckiewicz -Polish footballer

1969- Alkinoos Ioannidis -Cypriot singer-songwriter and guitarist

1969- Michael Symon -American chef and author

1969- Kostya Tszyu -Russian-Australian boxer

1969- Cuong Vu -Vietnamese-American singer and trumpet player

1969- Tapio Wilska -Finnish singer-songwriter (Sethian (band)|Sethian and Finntroll)

1970- Dan Bylsma -American ice hockey player and coach

1970- Gilbert Dionne -Canadian ice hockey player

1970- Antoine Hey -German footballer and manager

1970- Takanori Nishikawa -Japanese singer, producer, and actor (Abingdon Boys School and Luis-Mary)

1970- Victor Williams (actor)|Victor Williams -American actor

1971- Sanaa Lathan -American actress

1971- Mike Sadlo -German footballer and manager

1972- Matt Cockbain -Australian rugby player and coach

1972- Ashot Nadanian -Armenian chess player and coach

1973- Nick Colgan -Irish footballer

1973- Cristiano da Matta -Brazilian race car driver

1973- Jeremy Lindsay Taylor -Australian actor

1974- Jimmy Fallon -American actor, singer, and talk show host

1974- Victoria Silvstedt -Swedish model, actress, and singer

1975- Marcus Dunstan -American director and screenwriter

1975- Gina Trapani -American blogger, founded Lifehacker

1976- Raja Bell -American basketball player

1976- Jay Electronica -American rapper and producer

1976- Jan Hlaváč -Czech ice hockey player

1976- Isha Koppikar -Indian model and actress

1976- Alison Sweeney -American actress and director

1976- Jim Ward (musician)|Jim Ward -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (At the Drive-In, Sparta (band)|Sparta, and Sleepercar)

1976- Jessica York -American television host

1977- Kyle Cease -American comedian and actor

1977- Poon Yiu Cheuk -Hong Kong footballer

1977- Aakash Chopra -Indian cricketer

1977- Tasha Danvers -English hurdler

1977- Josef Fares -Swedish director and screenwriter

1977- Danny Forster -American architect, television host, and producer

1977- Wu Jiaduo -Chinese table tennis player

1977- Fung Ka Ki -Hong Kong footballer and manager

1977- Tommaso Rocchi -Italian footballer

1977- Mike Smith (2000s pitcher)|Mike Smith -American baseball player

1977- Emil Sutovsky -Israeli chess player

1978- Amil (rapper)|Amil -American rapper, producer, and actress

1978- Nick Johnson -American baseball player

1978- Ramin Karimloo -Iranian-Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1978- Jorge López Montaña -Spanish footballer

1978- Nigel Mitchell -English radio and television host

1978- Waylon Reavis -American singer-songwriter (Mushroomhead)

1979- Dannielle Brent -English actress

1979- Joel Houston -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (Hillsong United (band)|Hillsong United)

1979- Noémie Lenoir -French model and actress

1980- James Ellison (motorcycle racer)|James Ellison -English motorcycle racer

1980- Frances Houghton -English rower

1980- Amber Lancaster -American model and actress

1980- Sara Quin -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Tegan and Sara)

1980- Tegan Quin -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Tegan and Sara)

1980- Dimitri Yachvili -French rugby player

1981- Damiano Cunego -Italian cyclist

1981- Rick DiPietro -American ice hockey player

1981- Rika Fujiwara -Japanese tennis player

1982- Shaun Barker -English footballer

1982- Eduardo Carvalho -Portuguese footballer

1982- Eleni Daniilidou -Greek tennis player

1982- Jordan Parise -American ice hockey player

1982- Columbus Short -American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer

1982- Jesse Blaze Snider -American singer-songwriter, author, and illustrator (Baptized By Fire (band)|Baptized By Fire)

1983- Eamon (singer)|Eamon -American singer-songwriter

1983- Joey Devine -American baseball player

1983- Charlie Haeger -American baseball player

1983- Matt Wiman -American mixed martial artist

1984- Eva Marie -American wrestler and model

1984- Amber Rayne -American porn actress

1984- Ángel Reyna -Mexican footballer

1984- Danny Valencia -American baseball player

1984- Kevin Zegers -Canadian actor

1985- Gio Gonzalez -American baseball player

1985- Alun Wyn Jones -Welsh rugby player

1985- Renee Paquette -American journalist

1986- Leon Best -English footballer

1986- Gerald Ciolek -German cyclist

1986- Lauren Goodger -English model, singer and television personality

1986- Ken Gushi -Japanese race car driver

1986- Omar Khadr -Canadian terrorist

1986- Mandy Musgrave -American actress and singer

1986- Chase Rice -American singer-songwriter

1986- Ilya Salmanzadeh -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer

1986- Ryan Succop -American football player

1986- Peter Vack -American actor

1987- Kenny Britt -American football player

1987- Danielle Panabaker -American actress

1987- Carlos Quintero -Colombian footballer

1988- Katrina Bowden -American actress

1988- Faye Reagan -American porn actress

1989- Tyreke Evans -American basketball player

1990- Saki Fukuda -Japanese actress and singer

1990- Savvas Gentsoglou -Greek footballer

1990- Evgeny Novikov -Russian race car driver

1991- Colin Grafton -American figure skater

1991- Oliver Merkel -German footballer

1991- Demelza Reveley -Australian model

1992- Diego Antonio Reyes -Mexican footballer

1993- Jirayu Tangsrisuk -Thai actor

1994- Alex Etel -English actor