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Day History: September-22

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Famous Birthdays


1515- Anne of Cleves -(d. 1557)

1547- Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin -German philologist, mathematician, astronomer, and poet (d. 1590)

1593- Matthäus Merian -Swiss-German engraver and cartographer (d. 1650)

1601- Anne of Austria -(d. 1666)

1606- Li Zicheng -Chinese emperor (d. 1645)

1680- Barthold Heinrich Brockes -German poet (d. 1747)

1694- Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1773)

1715- Jean-Étienne Guettard -French mineralogist and botanist (d. 1786)

1741- Peter Simon Pallas -German zoologist and botanist (d. 1811)

1743- Quintin Craufurd -Scottish author (d. 1819)

1762- Elizabeth Simcoe -English-Canadian painter and author (d. 1850)

1765- Paolo Ruffini -Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1822)

1788- Theodore Hook -English composer and educator (d. 1841)

1791- Michael Faraday -English physicist and chemist (d. 1867)

1819- Wilhelm Wattenbach -German historian and academic (d. 1897)

1829- Tự Đức -Vietnamese emperor (d. 1883)

1835- Alexander Potebnja -Ukrainian linguist and philosopher (d. 1891)

1841- Andrejs Pumpurs -Latvian soldier and poet (d. 1902)

1868- Louise McKinney -Canadian educator and politician (d. 1931)

1869- Adrien de Noailles -French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (d. 1953)

1870- Charlotte Cooper (tennis)|Charlotte Cooper -English-Scottish tennis player (d. 1966)

1870- Arthur Pryor -American trombone player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1942)

1875- Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis -Lithuanian painter and composer (d. 1911)

1876- André Tardieu -French journalist and politician, 97th Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)

1878- Shigeru Yoshida -Japanese politician, 51st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1967)

1880- Christabel Pankhurst -English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (d. 1958)

1882- Wilhelm Keitel -German field marshal (d. 1946)

1883- Ferenc Oslay -Hungarian-Slovene historian and author (d. 1932)

1883- Frank George Woollard -English engineer (d. 1957)

1885- Gunnar Asplund -Swedish architect, designed the Stockholm Public Library (d. 1940)

1885- Ben Chifley -Australian engineer and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)

1885- Erich von Stroheim -Austrian-American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1957)

1887- Bhaurao Patil -Indian educator and activist (d. 1959)

1889- Hooks Dauss -American baseball player (d. 1963)

1891- Hans Albers -German actor and singer (d. 1960)

1892- Billy West (silent film actor)|Billy West -American actor, director, and producer (d. 1975)

1894- Elisabeth Rethberg -German soprano (d. 1976)

1895- Paul Muni -Ukrainian-American actor and singer (d. 1967)

1896- Uri Zvi Grinberg -Ukrainian-Israeli poet and journalist (d. 1981)

1896- Henry Segrave -American-English race car driver (d. 1930)

1898- Katharine Alexander -American actress and singer (d. 1981)

1900- Paul Hugh Emmett -American chemist and engineer (d. 1985)

1900- Sergey Ozhegov -Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)

1900- William Spratling -American-Mexican silversmith and educator (d. 1967)

1901- Charles Brenton Huggins -Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

1902- John Houseman -Romanian-American actor and producer (d. 1988)

1903- Joseph Valachi -American gangster (d. 1971)

1904- Ellen Church -American flight attendant (d. 1965)

1905- Haakon Lie -Norwegian politician (d. 2009)

1905- Eugen Sänger -Czech-Austrian engineer (d. 1964)

1906- Ilse Koch -German wife of Karl-Otto Koch (d. 1967)

1907- Maurice Blanchot -French philosopher and author (d. 2003)

1907- Philip Fotheringham-Parker -English race car driver (d. 1981)

1907- Hermann Schlichting -German engineer and academic (d. 1982)

1908- Esphyr Slobodkina -Russian-American author and illustrator (d. 2002)

1909- John Engstead -American photographer and journalist (d. 1983)

1910- György Faludy -Hungarian poet and author (d. 2006)

1912- Herbert Mataré -German physicist and academic (d. 2011)

1912- Martha Scott -American actress and producer (d. 2003)

1913- Lillian Chestney -American painter and illustrator (d. 2000)

1915- Grigory Frid -Russian composer (d. 2012)

1915- Arthur Lowe -English actor (d. 1982)

1918- Hans Scholl -German activist (d. 1943)

1918- Henryk Szeryng -Polish-Mexican violinist and educator (d. 1988)

1920- Eric Baker (activist)|Eric Baker -English activist, co-founded Amnesty International (d. 1976)

1920- Anders Lassen -Danish-English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1945)

1920- Bob Lemon -American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)

1920- William H. Riker -American political scientist and academic (d. 1993)

1921- Will Elder -American illustrator (d. 2008)

1922- David Sive -American environmentalist and lawyer (d. 2014)

1923- Dannie Abse -Welsh physician, poet, and author (d. 2014)

1924- Bernard Gauthier -French cyclist

1924- Charles Keeping -English author and illustrator (d. 1988)

1924- Rosamunde Pilcher -English author

1924- Charles Waterhouse (artist)|Charles Waterhouse -American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2013)

1924- Ray Wetzel -American trumpet player and composer (d. 1951)

1925- Virginia Capers -American actress and singer (d. 2004)

1926- Maria Charles -English actress and director

1926- Leila Hadley -American author (d. 2009)

1926- Bill Smith (jazz musician)|Bill Smith -American clarinet player and composer

1927- Gordon Astall -English footballer and coach

1927- Colette Deréal -French singer and actress (d. 1988)

1927- Tommy Lasorda -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1928- Eric Broadley -English engineer and businessman, founded Lola Cars

1928- James Lawson (American activist)|James Lawson -American activist, author, and academic

1928- Eugene Roche -American actor (d. 2004)

1929- Serge Garant -Canadian composer and conductor (d. 1986)

1930- Joni James -American singer

1930- P. B. Sreenivas -Indian singer (d. 2013)

1931- Ashoka Mitran -Indian author

1931- Fay Weldon -English author and playwright

1931- George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie -Scottish banker and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2003)

1932- Algirdas Brazauskas -Lithuanian politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 2010)

1932- Ingemar Johansson -Swedish boxer (d. 2009)

1933- Leonardo Balada -Spanish-American composer and educator

1933- T. Cullen Davis -American businessman

1933- Carmelo Simeone -Argentinian footballer (d. 2014)

1933- Jesco von Puttkamer -German-American engineer (d. 2012)

1934- Jack McGregor -American captain, lawyer, and politician

1934- Lute Olson -American basketball player and coach

1934- T. Somasekaram -Sri Lankan geographer and politician, 37th Surveyor General of Sri Lanka (d. 2010)

1936- Maurice Evans (footballer)|Maurice Evans -English footballer and manager (d. 2000)

1938- Gene Mingo -American football player

1939- Bogdan Baltazar -Romanian economist and engineer (d. 2012)

1939- Deborah Lavin -South African-English historian and academic

1939- Gilbert E. Patterson -American bishop (d. 2007)

1939- Junko Tabei -Japanese mountaineer

1940- Anna Karina -Danish-French actress, director, and screenwriter

1941- Anna Tomowa-Sintow -Bulgarian soprano

1941- Jeremiah Wright -American pastor and theologian

1942- Candida Lycett Green -Irish-English journalist and author (d. 2014)

1942- Wu Ma -Chinese actor, director, producer and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1942- George Erik Rupp -American theologian and academic

1942- Rubén Salazar Gómez -Colombian cardinal

1942- Marlena Shaw -American singer

1942- David Stern -American businessman

1943- Toni Basil -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1943- Barry Cable -Australian footballer and coach

1943- Paul Hoffert -American keyboard player, composer, and academic (Lighthouse (band)|Lighthouse)

1944- Brian Gibson (director)|Brian Gibson -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1946- King Sunny Adé -Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1946- Dan Baker (PA Announcer)|Dan Baker -American sportscaster

1946- Larry Dierker -American baseball player and manager

1947- Jo Beverley -English-Canadian author

1947- David Drewry -English glaciologist and geophysicist

1947- Robert Morace -American author

1948- Denis Burke (Australian politician)|Denis Burke -Australian soldier and politician, 6th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

1948- Jim Byrnes (actor)|Jim Byrnes -American guitarist and actor

1948- Mark Phillips -English horse rider and journalist

1949- James Cartwright -American general

1949- Jim McGinty -Australian politician, Attorney-General of Western Australia

1950- Kirka -Finnish singer (d. 2007)

1951- David Coverdale -English singer-songwriter (Whitesnake, Deep Purple, and Coverdale and Page)

1951- Bobby Radcliff -American singer and guitarist

1952- Bob Goodlatte -American lawyer and politician

1952- Gary Holton -English singer-songwriter and actor (Heavy Metal Kids) (d. 1985)

1952- Paul Le Mat -American actor

1952- Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi -Zimbabwean singer-songwriter and actor

1952- Sukhumbhand Paribatra -Thai political scientist and politician, 15th Governor of Bangkok

1953- Richard Fairbrass -English singer-songwriter (Right Said Fred)

1953- Ségolène Royal -Senegalese-French politician

1954- Shari Belafonte -American actress and singer

1954- Randy Lanier -American race car driver and drug trafficker

1955- Jeffrey Leonard -American baseball player and coach

1956- Debby Boone -American singer, actress, and author

1956- Robert Bowlin -American guitarist and fiddler (The Time Jumpers)

1956- Masayuki Suzuki -Japanese singer (Rats & Star)

1956- Doug Wimbish -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Living Colour and Tackhead)

1957- Steve Carney -English footballer (d. 2013)

1957- Nick Cave -Australian singer-songwriter and actor (The Birthday Party (band)|The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman)

1957- Johnette Napolitano -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Concrete Blonde)

1957- Giuseppe Saronni -Italian cyclist and manager

1958- Andrea Bocelli -Italian singer-songwriter and producer

1958- Neil Cavuto -American journalist

1958- Christian Dozzler -Austrian-American singer-songwriter

1958- Lynn Herring -American model and actress, Miss Virginia USA|Miss Virginia USA 1977

1958- Joan Jett -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress (The Runaways)

1959- Tai Babilonia -American figure skater

1959- Saul Perlmutter -American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize Laureate

1960- Scott Baio -American actor, director, and producer

1960- Ernest Martin (murderer)|Ernest Martin -American murderer (d. 2003)

1961- Vince Coleman -American baseball player

1961- Liam Fox -Scottish physician and politician, Secretary of State for Defence

1961- Bonnie Hunt -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1961- Diane Lemieux -Canadian politician

1961- Catherine Oxenberg -American-English actress

1961- Michael Torke -American composer

1962- Normand D'Amour -Canadian actor

1962- Diogo Mainardi -Brazilian journalist

1962- Marq Torien -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (BulletBoys and Ratt)

1964- Juha Turunen -Finnish lawyer and politician

1964- Ken Vandermark -American saxophonist and composer

1965- Dan Bucatinsky -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1965- Andy Cairns -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Therapy?)

1965- Andrii Deshchytsia -Ukrainian politician and diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ukraine)|Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1965- Tony Drago -Maltese snooker player

1965- Mark Guthrie -American baseball player

1965- Robert Satcher -American physician, engineer, and astronaut

1966- Ruth Jones -Welsh actress, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Wes Platt -American game designer, created ''OtherSpace''

1966- Stefan Rehn -Swedish footballer and manager

1966- Mike Richter -American ice hockey player

1967- Matt Besser -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1967- Rickard Rydell -Swedish race car driver

1967- Félix Savón -Cuban boxer

1967- Kim Watkins -Australian television host

1969- Sue Perkins -English comedian, actress, and radio host

1969- Tuomas Kantelinen -Finnish composer

1969- Matt Sharp -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Weezer, The Rentals, and Goldenboy)

1970- Mystikal -American rapper and actor

1970- Mike Matheny -American baseball player and manager

1970- Rupert Penry-Jones -English actor

1970- Emmanuel Petit -French footballer

1971- Elizabeth Bear -American author and poet

1971- Chesney Hawkes -English singer-songwriter and actor

1971- Toomas Krõm -Estonian footballer

1971- Ted Leonard -American singer-songwriter (Enchant (band)|Enchant, Spock's Beard, and Thought Chamber)

1972- Dana Vespoli -American porn actress and director

1973- Yoo Chae-yeong -South Korean singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2014)

1973- Blake Sennett -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Rilo Kiley and The Elected)

1974- Kostas Kaiafas -Cypriot footballer and manager

1975- Ethan Moreau -Canadian ice hockey player

1975- Angelique Morgan -French television personality

1975- Svilen Noev -Bulgarian singer-songwriter (Ostava)

1975- Bob Sapp -American football player, wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor

1976- David Berkeley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976- Xiao Huang-Chi -Taiwanese singer-songwriter

1976- Martin Solveig -French DJ and producer

1977- Thu Minh -Vietnamese singer, dancer, and actress

1977- Paul Sculthorpe -English rugby player

1978- Ed Joyce -Irish cricketer

1978- Harry Kewell -Australian footballer

1979- Emilie Autumn -American singer-songwriter, violinist, and poet

1979- Swin Cash -American basketball player

1979- Michael Graziadei -German-American actor

1980- Francesco D'Isa -Italian painter and journalist

1980- Ray Foley -Irish radio and television host

1980- Fernanda Tavares -Brazilian model and actress

1980- Svenja Weidemann -German tennis player

1981- Ashley Eckstein -American actress

1981- Subaru Shibutani -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Kanjani Eight)

1982- Domenic Cassisi -Australian footballer

1982- Mandy Chiang -Hong Kong singer and actress

1982- Kosuke Kitajima -Japanese swimmer

1982- Billie Piper -English actress and singer

1982- Maarten Stekelenburg -Dutch footballer

1982- Katie Lowes -American actress

1983- Will Farquarson -English bass player (Bastille (band)|Bastille)

1984- Theresa Fu -Chinese singer and actress (Cookies (group)|Cookies)

1984- Ross Jarman -English drummer and songwriter (The Cribs)

1984- Eduardo Rubio -Chilean footballer

1984- Thiago Silva (footballer)|Thiago Silva -Brazilian footballer

1984- Laura Vandervoort -Canadian actress

1985- Matteo Cavagna (footballer born 1985)|Matteo Cavagna -Italian footballer

1985- Rima Fakih -Lebanese-American model and wrestler, Miss USA 2010

1985- Faris Haroun -Belgian footballer

1985- Jamie Mackie -Scottish footballer

1985- Tatiana Maslany -Canadian actress

1985- Ibragim Todashev -Russian-American mixed martial artist (d. 2013)

1987- Derick Brassard -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Stefan Denifl -Austrian cyclist

1987- Tom Felton -English actor and singer

1987- Zdravko Kuzmanović -Serbian footballer

1987- Alfred Rainer -Austrian soldier and skier (d. 2008)

1988- Nikita Andreev -Russian footballer

1988- Bethany Dillon -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1988- Mohamed Faisal -Maldivian footballer

1988- Ali Fasir -Maldivian footballer

1989- Kim Hyo-yeon -South Korean singer, dancer, model and actress (Girls' Generation and Younique Unit)

1989- Sabine Lisicki -German tennis player

1989- Béatrice Martin -Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist (Armistice (band)|Armistice and Bonjour Brumaire)

1990- Denard Robinson -American football player

1993- Chase Ellison -American actor

1994- Jr. (singer)|Jr. -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Got7 and JJ Project)

1994- Hong Yoo-kyung -South Korean singer and dancer (A Pink)

1999- Tallan Latz -American guitarist

1999- Kim Yoo-jung -South Korean actress