This Day in History

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Day History: September-24

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Famous Birthdays


15- Vitellius -Roman emperor (d. 69)

936- 'Adud al-Dawla -Buyid king (d. 983)

1301- Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford -English soldier (d. 1372)

1501- Gerolamo Cardano -Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (d. 1576)

1513- Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg -(d. 1535)

1564- William Adams (sailor)|William Adams -English sailor and navigator (d. 1620)

1583- Albrecht von Wallenstein -Bohemian general (d. 1634)

1625- Johan de Witt -Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1672)

1667- Jean-Louis Lully -French composer (d. 1688)

1705- Count Leopold Joseph von Daun -Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)

1714- Alaungpaya -Burmese king (d. 1760)

1717- Horace Walpole -English historian, author, and politician (d. 1797)

1755- John Marshall -American captain, jurist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (d. 1835)

1761- F.L.Æ. Kunzen -German-Danish composer and conductor (d. 1817)

1796- Antoine-Louis Barye -French sculptor (d. 1875)

1801- Mikhail Ostrogradsky -Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1862)

1802- Adolphe d'Archiac -French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)

1817- Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio -Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)

1829- Charles S. West -American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (d. 1885)

1845- Nikolai Anderson -Estonian philologist and author (d. 1905)

1858- Eugene Foss -American politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)

1859- Julius Klengel -German cellist and composer (d. 1933)

1861- Bhikaiji Cama -Indian activist (d. 1936)

1870- Georges Claude -French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (d. 1960)

1871- Lottie Dod -English tennis player, golfer, and archer (d. 1960)

1872- Jaan Teemant -Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th State Elder of Estonia (d. 1941)

1878- Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz -Swiss author and poet (d. 1947)

1880- Sarah Knauss -American super-centenarian (d. 1999)

1882- Max Decugis -French tennis player (d. 1978)

1883- Franklin Clarence Mars -American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)

1883- Lawson Robertson -Scottish-American high jumper (d. 1951)

1884- Gustave Garrigou -French cyclist (d. 1963)

1884- Hugo Schmeisser -German weapons designer (d. 1953)

1885- Artur Lemba -Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1963)

1890- Mike González (catcher)|Mike González -Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)

1890- A. P. Herbert -English author and playwright (d. 1971)

1892- Adélard Godbout -Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th List of Quebec premiers|Premier of Québec (d. 1956)

1893- Blind Lemon Jefferson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)

1894- Tommy Armour -Scottish-American golfer (d. 1968)

1894- Billy Bletcher -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

1895- André Frédéric Cournand -French physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)

1896- F. Scott Fitzgerald -American author and poet (d. 1940)

1898- Howard Florey -Australian pharmacologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1899- William Dobell -Australian painter (d. 1970)

1900- Ham Fisher -American cartoonist (d. 1955)

1902- Ruhollah Khomeini -Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (d. 1989)

1905- Johannes Käbin -Estonian politician (d. 1999)

1905- Severo Ochoa -Spanish–American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

1906- Leonard Marsh -Canadian sociologist and educator (d. 1982)

1907- Ben Oakland -American pianist, composer, and songwriter (d. 1979)

1908- Renee Roberts -English actress (d. 1996)

1909- Gerard Antoni Ciołek -Polish historian and architect (d. 1966)

1910- Jean Servais -Belgian-French actor (d. 1976)

1911- Konstantin Chernenko -Russian politician (d. 1985)

1912- Don Porter -American actor (d. 1997)

1912- Robert Lewis Taylor -American author (d. 1998)

1913- Herb Jeffries -American singer and actor (d. 2014)

1914- John Kerr (governor-general)|John Kerr -Australian politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)

1914- Andrzej Panufnik -Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)

1916- Ruth Leach Amonette -American businesswoman (d. 2004)

1917- Arthur W. Lehman -American euphonium player (d. 2009)

1917- Doud Eisenhower -American son of Dwight D. Eisenhower (d. 1921)

1918- Audra Lindley -American actress (d. 1997)

1919- Dayton Allen -American actor (d. 2004)

1919- Jack Costanzo -American drummer and composer

1920- Richard Bong -American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)

1920- Jan Carew -Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2012)

1920- Ovadia Yosef -Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)

1921- Jim McKay -American sportscaster and journalist (d. 2008)

1921- Sheila MacRae -English-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)

1922- Ettore Bastianini -Italian opera singer (d. 1967)

1922- Bert I. Gordon -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1922- Cornell MacNeil -American opera singer (d. 2011)

1922- Theresa Merritt -American actress and singer (d. 1998)

1922- John Moffatt (actor)|John Moffatt -English actor and playwright (d. 2012)

1923- Louis Edmonds -American actor (d. 2001)

1923- Fats Navarro -American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)

1924- Nina Bocharova -Ukrainian gymnast

1924- Voula Zouboulaki -Egyptian-Greek actress

1925- Autar Singh Paintal -Indian physiologist and academic (d. 2004)

1927- Alfredo Kraus -Spanish tenor (d. 1999)

1927- Arthur Malet -English-American actor and singer (d. 2013)

1929- John Carter (jazz musician)|John Carter -American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 1991)

1929- Edward M. Lawson -Canadian union leader and politician

1930- Józef Krupiński -Polish poet (d. 1998)

1930- Angelo Muscat -Maltese-English actor (d. 1977)

1930- Benjamin Romualdez -Filipino politician (d. 2012)

1930- John Young (astronaut)|John W. Young -American captain, engineer, and astronaut

1931- Elizabeth Blackadder -Scottish painter

1931- Cardiss Collins -American politician (d. 2013)

1931- Brian Glanville -English journalist and author

1931- Anthony Newley -English-American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)

1931- Mike Parkes -English race car driver (d. 1977)

1932- Dominique Michel -Canadian actress and singer

1932- Miguel Montuori -Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1998)

1932- Walter Wallmann -German politician, List of Ministers-President of Hesse|Minister-President of Hesse (d. 2013)

1933- Raffaele Farina -Italian cardinal

1933- Mel Taylor -American drummer (The Ventures) (d. 1996)

1933- Mendel Weinbach -Polish-Israeli rabbi (d. 2012)

1934- Tommy Anderson (footballer)|Tommy Anderson -Scottish footballer and manager

1934- John Brunner (novelist)|John Brunner -English-Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 1995)

1934- John-Roger Hinkins -American religious leader and author (d. 2014)

1934- John Kasmin -English art dealer

1934- Bernard Nevill -English painter, designer, and academic

1934- Chick Willis -American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)

1934- Manfred Wörner -German politician and diplomat, 7th Secretary General of NATO (d. 1994)

1935- Sean McCann (actor)|Sean McCann -Canadian actor

1936- Sivanthi Adithan -Indian businessman (d. 2013)

1936- Jim Henson -American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)

1938- Steve Douglas (saxophonist)|Steve Douglas -American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (The Wrecking Crew (music)|The Wrecking Crew) (d. 1993)

1939- Wayne Henderson (musician)|Wayne Henderson -American trombonist and producer (The Crusaders) (d. 2014)

1940- Yves Navarre -French author (d. 1994)

1941- John Mackey (American football)|John Mackey -American football player (d. 2011)

1941- Linda McCartney -American singer, photographer, and activist (Wings (band)|Wings and Suzy and the Red Stripes) (d. 1998)

1942- Danny (Finnish singer)|Danny -Finnish singer and guitarist

1942- Gerry Marsden -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gerry and the Pacemakers)

1944- Eavan Boland -Irish poet

1944- Diana Körner -German actress

1944- Sven-Ole Thorsen -Danish bodybuilder, actor, and stuntman

1945- Lou Dobbs -American journalist and author

1945- John Rutter -English composer, conductor, and producer

1946- Jerry Donahue -American guitarist and producer, (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, The Electric Revelators, and the Hellecasters)

1946- Joe Greene (American football)|Joe Greene -American football player, coach, and actor

1946- Lars Emil Johansen -Greenlandic politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greenland

1946- Uschi Obermaier -German model and actress

1946- César Pedroso -Cuban pianist and songwriter (Los Van Van)

1946- Pat Pocock -Welsh-English cricketer

1947- Erik Hivju -Norwegian actor

1948- Gordon Clapp -American actor and producer

1948- Phil Hartman -Canadian-American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1948- Garth Porter -New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and producer (Sherbet (band)|Sherbet)

1949- Bill Connors -American guitarist (Return to Forever)

1950- Mohinder Amarnath -Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

1950- Alan Colmes -American comedian and talk show host

1950- John Kessel -American author, poet, and playwright

1950- Harriet Walter -English actress

1950- Kristina Wayborn -Swedish model and actress, Miss Sweden|Miss Sweden 1970

1951- Douglas Kmiec -American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta

1952- Dieter Hochheimer -German footballer and manager

1952- Mark Sandman -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Morphine (band)|Morphine and Treat Her Right) (d. 1999)

1952- Nikos Sergianopoulos -Greek actor (d. 2008)

1954- Helen Lederer -Welsh actress and screenwriter

1954- Lilian Mercedes Letona -Salvadoran activist (d. 1983)

1954- Marco Tardelli -Italian footballer and coach

1955- Riccardo Illy -Italian businessman and politician, List of Presidents of Friuli-Venezia Giulia|President of Friuli Venezia Giulia

1956- Hubie Brooks -American baseball player

1957- Brad Bird -American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor

1957- Tod Howarth -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (707 (band)|707)

1957- Wolfgang Wolf -German footballer and manager

1958- Kevin Sorbo -American actor and producer

1959- Theo Paphitis -Cypriot-English businessman

1959- Steve Whitmire -American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer

1960- Tony Juniper -English environmentalist and politician

1960- Amy Sky -Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1961- Allen Bestwick -American sportscaster

1961- Jack Dee -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1961- John Logan (writer)|John Logan -American screenwriter and producer

1961- Luc Picard -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1962- Rosamund Kwan -Hong Kong actress

1962- Ally McCoist -Scottish footballer and manager

1962- Mike Phelan -English footballer, coach, and manager

1962- Tim Supple -English director and producer

1962- Nia Vardalos -Canadian actress and screenwriter

1963- Ben Preston -English journalist

1964- Rafael Palmeiro -Cuban-American baseball player

1964- Marko Pomerants -Estonian politician, Minister of the Interior (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of the Interior

1965- Robert Irvine -English chef and television host

1965- Sean McNabb -American singer, bass player, and actor (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords (band)|House of Lords, and Dokken)

1965- Janet Weiss -American drummer (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Go-Betweens, and Wild Flag)

1966- Stacy Galina -American actress

1966- Bernard Gilkey -American baseball player

1966- Stefan Molyneux -Irish-Canadian philosopher, author, and blogger

1966- Michael O. Varhola -American journalist and author

1967- Noreena Hertz -English economist, author, and academic

1967- William So -Hong Kong singer and actor

1969- Shawn Crahan -American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Slipknot (band)|Slipknot, To My Surprise, and Dirty Little Rabbits)

1969- Lisa Matthews -American model and actress

1969- Christopher Pincher -English politician

1969- Shamim Sarif -English author, director, and screenwriter

1969- Paul Ray Smith -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)

1969- DeVante Swing -American singer-songwriter and producer (Jodeci)

1969- Goya Toledo -Spanish model and actress

1969- Megan Ward -American actress

1970- Imre Tiidemann -Estonian pentathlete

1971- Michael S. Engel -American paleontologist and entomologist

1971- Mike Michalowicz -American businessman and author

1971- Kevin Millar -American baseball player and sportscaster

1971- Peter Salisbury -English drummer (The Verve and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)

1972- Conor Burns -Irish politician

1972- Kate Fleetwood -English actress

1973- Eddie George -American football player and sportscaster

1973- Rodrick Rhodes -American basketball player and coach

1974- John McDonald (infielder)|John McDonald -American baseball player

1975- Kyle Turley -American football player and singer

1976- Carlos Almeida -Angolan basketball player

1976- Stephanie McMahon -American wrestler and manager

1976- Yakkun Sakurazuka -Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2013)

1976- Vahur Vahtramäe -Estonian footballer

1977- Frank Fahrenhorst -German footballer and manager

1977- Casey Rabach -American football player

1978- Wietse van Alten -Dutch archer

1979- Fábio Aurélio -Brazilian footballer

1979- Justin Bruening -American actor

1979- Georgios Georgiou -German-Greek footballer

1979- Casey Johnson -American model, actress, and author (d. 2010)

1979- Kim Jong-min -South Korean singer and actor (Koyote)

1979- Katja Kassin -German-American porn actress

1979- Ross Mathews -American comedian, actor, and talk show host

1979- Jenny Platt -English actress

1980- Daniele Bennati -Italian cyclist

1980- Woranut Bhirombhakdi -Thai actress

1980- Dean Canto -Australian race car driver

1980- Sabrine Maui -Filipino porn actress

1980- Petri Pasanen -Finnish footballer

1980- Victoria Pendleton -English cyclist

1980- John Arne Riise -Norwegian footballer

1981- Ryan Briscoe -Australian race car driver

1981- Drew Gooden -American basketball player

1981- Fernanda Urrejola -Chilean actress

1982- Morgan Hamm -American gymnast

1982- Paul Hamm -American gymnast

1982- Jeff Karstens -American baseball player

1983- Liam Finn -Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist

1983- Randy Foye -American basketball player

1984- Taylor Eigsti -American pianist and composer

1984- Tyrone Maria -Curaçaoan footballer

1984- Mickaël Poté -Beninese footballer

1985- Eric Adjetey Anang -Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter

1985- Eleanor Catton -Canadian-New Zealand author

1985- Jessica Lucas -Canadian actress and singer

1986- Leah Dizon -American-Japanese singer and model

1987- Spencer Treat Clark -American actor

1987- Matthew Connolly -English footballer

1987- Senzo Meyiwa -South African footballer (d. 2014)

1988- Karl Alzner -Canadian ice hockey player

1988- Birgit Õigemeel -Estonian singer

1988- Kyle Sullivan -American actor

1991- Maximiliano Uggè -Italian footballer

1992- Jack Sock -American tennis player

1997- Malaya Watson -American singer