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Day History: September-23

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Famous Birthdays


63 BC- Augustus -Roman emperor (d. 14)

1158- Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany -(d. 1186)

1215- Kublai Khan -Mongolian emperor (d. 1294)

1434- Yolande of Valois -(d. 1478)

1598- Eleonora Gonzaga (1598–1655)|Eleonore Gonzaga -Italian wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)

1642- Giovanni Maria Bononcini -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1678)

1647- Joseph Dudley -American politician, List of colonial governors of Massachusetts|Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1720)

1650- Jeremy Collier -English bishop and theologian (d. 1726)

1713- Ferdinand VI of Spain -(d. 1759)

1740- Empress Go-Sakuramachi -of Japan (d. 1813)

1759- Marie Clotilde of France -(d. 1802)

1771- Emperor Kōkaku -of Japan (d. 1840)

1778- Mariano Moreno -Argentinian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1811)

1781- Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld -(d. 1860)

1791- Johann Franz Encke -German astronomer and academic (d. 1865)

1791- Theodor Körner (author)|Theodor Körner -German soldier and author (d. 1813)

1800- William Holmes McGuffey -American educator and author (d. 1873)

1819- Hippolyte Fizeau -French physicist and academic (d. 1896)

1838- Victoria Woodhull -American journalist and activist (d. 1927)

1852- William Stewart Halsted -American physician and surgeon (d. 1922)

1853- Princess Marie Elisabeth of Saxe-Meiningen -(d. 1923)

1861- Robert Bosch -German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH (d. 1942)

1863- Mary Church Terrell -American author and activist (d. 1954)

1865- Emma Orczy -Hungarian-English author and playwright (d. 1947)

1869- Typhoid Mary -Irish-American carrier of Typhoid fever (d. 1938)

1876- Moshe Zvi Segal -Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 1968)

1877- Léon Sée -French fencer (d. 1960)

1880- John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr -Scottish biologist, physician, and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1889- Walter Lippmann -American journalist and publisher, co-founded ''The New Republic'' (d. 1974)

1890- Friedrich Paulus -German general (d. 1957)

1893- Cläre Lotto -German actress (d. 1952)

1895- Miron Merzhanov -Russian architect and engineer (d. 1975)

1895- Johnny Mokan -American baseball player (d. 1985)

1897- Walter Pidgeon -Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1984)

1898- Les Haylen -Australian journalist and politician (d. 1977)

1898- Jadwiga Smosarska -Polish actress (d. 1971)

1899- Tom C. Clark -American lawyer and judge, 59th Attorney General of the United States (d. 1977)

1899- Louise Nevelson -Ukrainian-American sculptor (d. 1988)

1900- Bill Stone -English soldier (d. 2009)

1901- Jaroslav Seifert -Czech poet and journalist, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

1902- Su Buqing -Chinese mathematician and academic (d. 2003)

1905- Tiny Bradshaw -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1958)

1906- Bardu Ali -American singer and guitarist (d. 1995)

1906- Charles Ritchie (diplomat)|Charles Ritchie -Canadian diplomat, High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom (d. 1995)

1907- Albert Ammons -American pianist (d. 1949)

1907- Anne Desclos -French journalist and author (d. 1998)

1907- Nicola Moscona -Greek opera singer (d. 1975)

1907- Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza -(d. 1976)

1908- Ramdhari Singh Dinkar -Indian poet, academic, and politician (d. 1974)

1909- Lorenc Antoni -Kosovo-Albanian composer and conductor (d. 1991)

1910- Jakob Streit -Swiss anthroposophist and author (d. 2009)

1911- Frank Moss (politician)|Frank Moss -American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)

1912- Ghulam Mustafa Khan -Pakistani linguist, author, and critic (d. 2005)

1912- Tony Smith (sculptor)|Tony Smith -American sculptor and educator (d. 1980)

1913- Carl-Henning Pedersen -Danish painter and sculptor (d. 2007)

1914- Omar Ali Saifuddien III -Bruneian sultan (d. 1986)

1915- Julius Baker -American flute player and educator (d. 2003)

1915- Clifford Shull -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)

1916- Aldo Moro -Italian politician, 39th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1978)

1920- Mickey Rooney -American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1923- Vello Helk -Estonian-Danish historian and author (d. 2014)

1923- Margaret Pellegrini -American actress and dancer (d. 2013)

1924- Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal -Nicaraguan journalist and publisher (d. 1978)

1925- Eleonora Rossi Drago -Italian actress (d. 2007)

1925- Denis C. Twitchett -English historian and scholar (d. 2006)

1926- André Cassagnes -French toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch (d. 2013)

1926- John Coltrane -American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet) (d. 1967)

1926- Jimmy Woode -American bassist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band) (d. 2005)

1927- Mighty Joe Young (musician)|Mighty Joe Young -American singer and guitarist (d. 1999)

1928- Frank Foster (musician)|Frank Foster -American saxophonist and composer (d. 2011)

1928- Roger Grimsby -American journalist and actor (d. 1995)

1929- Wally Whyton -English singer-songwriter (The Vipers Skiffle Group) (d. 1997)

1930- Sehba Akhtar -Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 1996)

1930- Colin Blakely -Irish-English actor (d. 1987)

1930- Ray Charles -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2004)

1931- Hilly Kristal -American businessman, founded CBGB (d. 2007)

1931- Stan Lynde -American author and illustrator (d. 2013)

1931- Gerald Merrithew -Canadian educator and politician (d. 2004)

1932- Georg Keßler -German footballer and manager

1935- Prem Chopra -Pakistani-Indian actor

1935- Les McCann -American singer and pianist

1935- Ron Tindall -English-Australian footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2012)

1935- Arland D. Williams, Jr. -American passenger on Air Florida Flight 90 (d. 1982)

1936- Valentín Paniagua -Peruvian lawyer and politician, 91st President of Peru (d. 2006)

1936- Sylvain Saudan -Swiss skier

1936- Tareq Suheimat -Jordanian physician, general, and politician

1937- Jacques Poulin -Canadian author

1938- Tom Lester -American actor and producer

1938- Romy Schneider -Austrian-French actress and singer (d. 1982)

1939- Henry Blofeld -English cricketer and journalist

1939- Roy Buchanan -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Snakestretchers) (d. 1988)

1939- Janusz Gajos -Polish actor

1939- Joan Hanham, Baroness Hanham -English politician

1939- Sonny Vaccaro -American businessman

1940- Tim Rose -American singer-songwriter and banjo player (The Big 3 (folk group)|The Big 3) (d. 2002)

1940- Mohammad-Reza Shajarian -Iranian singer-songwriter

1940- Michel Temer -Brazilian lawyer and politician, 25th Vice President of Brazil

1941- George Jackson (Black Panther)|George Jackson -American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (d. 1971)

1941- Simon Nolet -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1941- Norma Winstone -English singer-songwriter

1942- Sila María Calderón -Puerto Rican businesswoman and politician, 12th Secretary of State of Puerto Rico

1942- Colin Low, Baron Low of Dalston -Scottish scholar and politician

1943- Tanuja -Indian actress

1943- Julio Iglesias -Spanish singer-songwriter

1943- Marty Schottenheimer -American football player and coach

1944- Eric Bogle -Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1944- Richard Lambert -English journalist and academic

1945- Ron Bushy -American drummer (Iron Butterfly)

1945- Igor Ivanov -Russian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Russia)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia

1945- Paul Petersen -American actor and singer

1946- Franz Fischler -Austrian politician

1946- Genista McIntosh, Baroness McIntosh -English politician

1946- Anne Wheeler -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

1947- Christian Bordeleau -Canadian ice hockey player

1947- Mary Kay Place -American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter

1947- Neal Smith (drummer)|Neal Smith -American drummer and songwriter (Plasmatics)

1948- Don Grolnick -American pianist and composer (Ten Wheel Drive) (d. 1996)

1948- Dan Toler -American guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman Band) (d. 2013)

1949- Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin -Trinidadian-English actress, academic, and politician

1949- Jerry B. Jenkins -American author

1949- Bruce Springsteen -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (E Street Band and Steel Mill)

1949- Kostas Tournas -Greek singer-songwriter

1950- George Garzone -American saxophonist and educator

1951- Steven Springer -American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2012)

1952- Mark Bego -American author

1952- Dennis Lamp -American baseball player

1952- Jim Morrison (baseball)|Jim Morrison -American baseball player and manager

1952- Peter Schrank -Swiss-English cartoonist

1953- Nicholas Witchell -English journalist

1954- Charlie Barnett (comedian)|Charlie Barnett -American actor (d. 1996)

1954- Cherie Blair -English lawyer and academic, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1956- Peter David -American author, actor, and screenwriter

1956- Paolo Rossi -Italian footballer

1957- Rosalind Chao -American actress

1957- Tony Fossas -Cuban-American baseball player and coach

1957- Kumar Sanu -Indian singer-songwriter

1958- Danielle Dax -English singer-songwriter and producer (Lemon Kittens)

1958- Khaled El Sheikh -Bahraini singer-songwriter

1958- Marvin Lewis -American football player and coach

1958- Larry Mize -American golfer

1959- Jason Alexander -American actor, singer, director, and producer

1959- Frank Cottrell Boyce -English author and screenwriter

1959- Martin Page -English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Q-Feel)

1959- Elizabeth Peña -American actress and director (d. 2014)

1959- Karen Pierce -English diplomat

1960- Luis Moya -Spanish race car driver

1961- Lesley Fitz-Simons -Scottish actress (d. 2013)

1961- Chi McBride -American actor and singer

1961- William C. McCool -American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)

1962- Deborah Orr -Scottish journalist

1963- Anne-Marie Cadieux -Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter

1963- Alex Proyas -Egyptian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

1964- Clayton Blackmore -Welsh footballer and manager

1964- Koshi Inaba -Japanese singer-songwriter (B'z)

1964- Larry Krystkowiak -American basketball player and coach

1964- Katie Mitchell -English director and producer

1964- Bill Phillips (author)|Bill Phillips -American businessman and author

1966- Pete Harnisch -American baseball player

1966- LisaRaye McCoy-Misick -American actress and fashion designer

1967- Hilary Andersson -American-English journalist

1967- Chris Wilder -English footballer and manager

1968- Yvette Fielding -English actress and producer

1968- Adam Price -Welsh politician

1969- Donald Audette -Canadian ice hockey player

1969- Patrick Fiori -French singer-songwriter

1969- Tapio Laukkanen -Finnish race car driver

1969- Jan Suchopárek -Czech footballer and manager

1970- Lucia Cifarelli -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (KMFDM, MDFMK, KGC (band)|KGC, Schwein, and Drill (band)|Drill)

1970- Ani DiFranco -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1970- Giorgos Koltsidas -Greek footballer

1971- Moin Khan -Pakistani cricketer and coach

1971- Lee Mi-yeon -South Korean actress

1971- Eric Montross -American basketball player and sportscaster

1972- Sarah Bettens -Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist (K's Choice)

1972- Ana Marie Cox -American author and blogger

1972- Jermaine Dupri -American rapper and producer

1972- Shim Eun-ha -South Korean actress

1972- Karl Pilkington -English actor and producer

1973- Ingrid Fliter -Argentinian pianist

1973- Vangelis Krios -Greek footballer and coach

1973- Artim Šakiri -Macedonian footballer and manager

1974- Matt Hardy -American wrestler

1974- Harumi Inoue -Japanese swimmer and actress

1975- Jaime Bergman -American model and actress

1975- Layzie Bone -American rapper and actor (Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Bone Brothers, and Mo Thugs)

1975- Kim Dong-moon -South Korean badminton player

1975- Chris Hawkins -English journalist and producer

1975- Eric Miller (rugby union)|Eric Miller -Irish rugby player, footballer, and coach

1976- Sarah Blasko -Australian singer-songwriter and producer

1976- Katarina Čas -Slovenian actress

1976- Faune A. Chambers -American actress

1976- Rob James-Collier -English model and actor

1976- Kip Pardue -American actor

1976- Volodymyr Sydorenko -Ukrainian boxer

1977- Matthieu Descoteaux -Canadian ice hockey player

1977- Dmitri Kulikov (footballer)|Dmitri Kulikov -Estonian footballer

1977- Fabio Ongaro -Italian rugby player

1977- Brett Prebble -Australian jockey

1977- Suzanne Tamim -Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)

1977- Rachael Yamagata -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1978- Benjamin Curtis (musician)|Benjamin Curtis -American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (Secret Machines, School of Seven Bells, Tripping Daisy, and UFOFU) (d. 2013)

1978- Anthony Mackie -American actor

1978- Worm Miller -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1978- Keri Lynn Pratt -American actress

1979- Ricky Davis -American basketball player

1979- Bryant McKinnie -American football player

1979- Fábio Simplício -Brazilian footballer

1979- Lote Tuqiri -Fijian-Australian rugby player

1980- Cameron Litvack -American screenwriter and producer

1980- Syu -Japanese guitarist

1980- Matt White (musician)|Matt White -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981- Robert Doornbos -Dutch race car driver

1981- Natalie Horler -German singer (Cascada and Siria)

1981- Helen Richardson-Walsh -English field hockey player

1981- Misti Traya -American actress

1982- Mait Künnap -Estonian tennis player

1982- Shyla Stylez -Canadian porn actress

1982- Alyssa Sutherland -Australian-American actress and model

1983- Shane del Rosario -American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2013)

1983- Märt Israel -Estonian discus thrower

1983- Joffrey Lupul -Canadian ice hockey player

1983- Regan Smith -American race car driver

1984- Patrick Ehelechner -German ice hockey player

1984- Kate French -American actress

1984- Matt Kemp -American baseball player

1984- Anneliese van der Pol -Dutch-American actress and singer

1985- Brian Brohm -American football player

1985- Joba Chamberlain -American baseball player

1985- Maki Goto -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress (Morning Musume, Nochiura Natsumi, Petitmoni, Gomattō, and Def.Diva)

1985- Chris Johnson (running back)|Chris Johnson -American football player

1985- Hossein Ka'abi -Iranian footballer

1985- Lukáš Kašpar -Czech ice hockey player

1986- Martin Cranie -English footballer

1987- Skylar Astin -American actor and singer

1987- Trinidad James -Trinidadian-American rapper

1988- Juan Martín del Potro -Argentinian tennis player

1988- Shanaze Reade -English BMX rider

1988- Anthony Straker -English footballer

1988- Yannick Weber -Swiss ice hockey player

1989- Brandon Jennings -American basketball player

1989- Mara Scherzinger -German actress

1990- Agustín Sierra -Argentinian actor and singer

1991- Key (singer)|Key -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Shinee and Toheart (band)|Toheart)

1991- Melanie Oudin -American tennis player

1996- Lee Hi -South Korean singer